Wednesday Update for September 17, 2014

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 General Announcements

FEA Workshop – TONIGHT – Community Building in the Classroom
Hello Edugators!  Don’t forget we will be having our first fall workshop Wednesday September 17th at 7:30 pm in the Terrace Room!! Our workshop series this semester will focus on community building in the classroom!  We will be having two guest speakers that will be discussing positive behavior management strategies. This workshop could be extremely helpful to all aspiring educators especially those that are nearing the end of their time hear at UF!  So please come out next Wednesday night at7:30 pm in the Terrace Room so we can enjoy some refreshments and can get some insight on some helpful strategies that we can use in the classroom!  Can’t wait to see all current and new members at the meeting!

Upcoming ECC Workshop Dates!
October 8th ~ November 5th ~ December 3rd
All workshops are held in the Norman Terrace Room at 7 PM!  As always there will be snacks and prizes!

If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.

Honors Program Lateral Admission
First-year students who started summer B or fall 2014 are invited to apply for the UF Honors Program through lateral admissions. Those interested in applying are required to attend an information session in September. Note, this is the last opportunity to apply for the UF Honors Program. For more information, visit

The 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Conference is now accepting applications
This year’s conference will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables March 6-8, 2015.  The early decision deadline is October 17th.  See for information.

Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at

Fall 2014 Degree Application
If you will be completing you degree requirements in Fall 2014, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ONE.UF under the My Record menu> degree application from the ONE.UF left menu. The application deadline is September 19th by 5:00pm.  Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications.   Let us make sure you are set to go!   Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to

Project Makeover Project Captain Applications
Project Makeover is a student-run organization dedicated to creating a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students in Alachua County. We are looking for students (esp. first and second year) to serve as Project Captains to help facilitate volunteer projects such as painting murals, landscaping, and a special dream project. This year’s makeover will be held the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2015 at Metcalfe Elementary.  Check out our Facebook page at for more information.  Applications can be found at and are due Friday, 9/19 at midnight.

FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAIS: please check our facebook:

UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam.  The workshop will run from Monday – Thursday, September 29 – October 2nd.  We will cover the Math section on Monday & Wednesday from 5-7 pm, and the Verbal on Tuesday  & Thursday  from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.   To register and learn the room location, go to the Teaching Center website — —  and click on “Study Skills & GRE Workshop.”  If you get the message that you are on the waiting list, please attend – we’ll make room for you.

Harn Free Student Memberships LIVE on Gator1 Central!
Through the generous support of Student Government, the Harn Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it is offering another 2,000 free student memberships via Gator1 Central for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please see the attached a document outlining the process.

 Fall 2014 Tapping Class – Savant Leadership Honorary
Do you consider yourself to be an established student leader who values character, integrity, and providing equal opportunities for all UF students?  Founded in 1967, Savant is a prestigious group of leaders from many different areas of campus involvement. By collaborating with each other, members use their unique experiences and roles to educate and develop fellow students. In addition to proactive networking, Savant encourages community service, diversity education, preparation for professional careers, and leadership development.  Applications to become a part of the Fall 2014 Tapping Class are currently open and can be found at All applications must be submitted by September 26th at 10pm. If you have further questions, please email

The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students
The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students is pleased to offer undergraduates a quick and easy way to get any questions about research answered. Additionally, they will help guide them through the research process from refining their research interests to helping find a research position that suits your needs and interests. Walk-in hours are between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, M-W-Th-F. Their office is located in Yon Hall, Room 429.  If they cannot make it during these times, contact them at to schedule a separate meeting.

Seminar: How to find an off-campus summer research experience
Sept. 10, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. For Science, math and engineering students (including social sciences) Registration required:

Seminar: How to find an on-campus research experience
Sept. 17, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. For students in all majors and years. Registration required:

Seminar: How to apply to graduate school
Applying to grad school is very different that applying to undergrad or med school. If you are even considering this as a possibility, come find out how to do this successfully. For all disciplines and years, as it is never too early to start preparing for this. Sept. 24, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. Registration required:

Opportunities and Employment

Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more.  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.
No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at  If you still have questions, email If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.

 Projects for Haiti (P4H)
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1st, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows:  Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP please fill out the short form at by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!

UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to

Environmental Education Workshop Opportunity
Attached is a flyer with information regarding an upcoming Project Learning Tree workshop taking place on Oct 4, 2014 from 8:30-3:00 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center in Gainesville. This is a great opportunity for any education, forestry, wildlife, agriculture, natural resource, or other student interested in learning how to teach youth about the environment. PLT provides formal, non-formal, and pre-service educators with the resources and curriculum to teach environmental education to youth through activities and lessons integrated through other subjects.  The workshop is only $5. To register for this workshop, go to   

Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Fall 2014 Career Showcase is scheduled from 9:00am to 3:00pm on September 30th at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. 


Babysitter for a toddler
A local parent is seeking a babysitter for her son who is 2 years and 9 months now. We are looking for a nice and energetic student to stay with our son several times a week for 2 hours, to play and to talk so that he could start learning English. Please contact Alena Prikhidko at

English Language Tutor needed
A UF MBA student  from Korea is seeking a tutor to speak english with for 1~2 hour a week at Starbucks.  Payment per hour can be $15~20.  If somebody is interested, contact me with

Math Tutor needed
I am seeking a math tutor for my sixth grade granddaughter who attends High Springs Community School.   A female tutor is preferred because Elisabeth needs a female role model to show her that girls can do math too.  Please call Rita Russell at   386-454-5208.

Paid tutor wanted
Paid tutor wanted for 7 year old girl for enrichment tutoring in math and reading once a week.  Please contact Hannah Sokol at 352-226-3764 or

Golden Opportunity for right person
Part-time after- school/ evening [structure and organizational] guidance for a very bright, musical and wonderful adolescent male. Understanding cognitive ADD/ ODD a plus! Please call or text: 352-870-0505.”

Babysitter needed
A local family is interested in hiring a  a babysitter with Spanish language skills. Please contact Janice L. Krieger at

Childcare needed
Seeking energetic and responsible student with childcare experience to sit with my eleven year old daughter Kyndal on an as needed basis. I am a hard working single mother and am in desperate need of someone willing to help us out. Please email resume’ and or any questions to

 Tutoring and Day care needed
A local parent is seeking is seeking a student to pick up his 9th grade son from Buchholz, occassionally drive him to appointments and provide tutoring for math, science, writing, and studying any high school subject. If there are no appointments, he could be brought home or to the public library or some other convenient location to get his schoolwork done for the day. The pay would be $10.00 dollars per hour and would include 30 minutes for travel time.  If interested, please send your resume or something describing your experience or ability to do this job to me via email.  I look forward to talking with you.  Send to Richard A. Johansen at

 Looking for a nanny/baby sitter
Looking for a nanny/baby sitter for 2 boys (7 and 10 years old) on Mon, Tue and Thursday evenings – 4:30/4:45-7:30 PM. Person must be energetic and reliable.  We live in town of tioga off newberry road.  Duties would be as follows:  Pick up kids from school and bring home (Oak hall school on tower road); Help with HW assignments each day; Supervise outdoor play time; Help with kids laundry and grocery shopping once a week only; willingness to help with other small chores – clean up etc would be a plus.  Please call Jas at 408 717 0152 and send me resume at Refrences and a good driving record is imp

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