Wednesday Update for May 27, 2015

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Wednesday Update for May 27, 2015 


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General Announcements

Peace Corps Application Workshop: Tips for Success – June 3rd 3:00-4:30pm
Have questions about applying for the Peace Corps? Come to the International Center in HUB to make your application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to walk through the application process with your campus recruiter and find out what information Peace Corps needs from you. Learn about the important role your resume plays in determining your placement. You will have your questions answered and gain valuable tips to guide you through the application process. Check out for a current listing of available positions. Applications are due July 1 for spring departures. Email for more information.

ENC 5319 – Scholarly Writing for Publication – Writing for Intersectional and Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.

E-Cigarette Survey
The Researchers in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health at UF, in collaboration with GatorWell, are recruiting UF students to develop a health communication campaign on electronic cigarettes. Interested students will begin by completing a brief survey to assess eligibility for the study. If selected, participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon giftcard for completion of each portion of the study- up to $15 for completion of the entire study. Please contact Kiarash P. Rahmanian at for more information or begin the two-part questionnaire now:

Opportunities and Employment

International School of Ho Chi Minh City hiring 4th grade PYP position for August 2, 2015 – June 18, 2016
Founded in 1993, the International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is the first and most established international school in Ho Chi Minh City. ISHCMC is a non-denominational, co-educational and multi­cultural international school with over 50 nationalities represented. Teaching in the English medium, ISHCMC is certified to provide all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes (Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and the IB Diploma) for all of our students ages 2 to18 years.

Requirements: Single teacher with no dependents must have a valid teacher certificate; extensive background checks will be performed by the school. Ideally a teacher with IB/PYP experience/certification, but if not then someone willing to learn and adapt to the PYP philosophy of teaching. For more info on the IB/PYP program read this: See attachment for benefits. Email the Principal, Kurtis Peterson,, and Headmaster, Simon Leslie, directly at

Teacher Interns Needed
Lancaster Correctional Institute is in need of teacher interns to assist with instruction to prepare youthful offenders ages 18 -24 to take the GED. The hours would be 4:30 – 7:30pm Monday-Friday. Day classes are also held from 8 – 11am. Please contact Education Supervisor, Gloria Myers at (352) 463-4915

Academia La Providencia (Providence Academy) in Honduras still needs 2 people to come and join the La Providencia family as teachers!
Have you ever wanted to teach abroad? Is God calling you to serve Him in a practical way? Is it time to get out of your comfort zone? Then come and join Academia La Providencia in August – June 2015. Speaking Spanish is not a requirement – your classes will be in English! You will gain far more from this experience than you could ever give. Contact Katharine Marrow at:

Balance 180 Seeking Volunteers
We are a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. We are gearing up for the start of our Summer Adaptive Gymnastics class and our Summer Camp! We are looking for volunteers that are excited to work with kids with special needs! All of our volunteers work one-on-one or two-on-one with the participating athletes. The athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy and many more. During our Adaptive program the athletes will work on developing new motor skills, improve social interactions, and gain confidence! The Adaptive Program is offered from May 30th-August 1st. We will be holding two sessions every Saturday. The first class will be offered from 12:30- 1:25pm (> 8 yrs) and the second (2-8yrs) from 2:00-2:55pm.

If you are not available on Saturdays, Balance 180 is also running its third annual summer camp and needs volunteers who are excited to work with children with special needs. Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. Summer camp will take place during the last three weeks in July. If interested in volunteering e-mail us at We have a limited number of volunteer spots available so it is very important for anyone interested to contact us ASAP. Thanks!

Harn Fall Internships
Applications for fall term internships are due June 1st. Internships are offered in all museum departments and provide guidance from museum professionals. More information, including project descriptions and application forms, can be found on the Harn’s website at Please contact Layne Thue-Bludworth with any questions

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutors needed for UF student organization!
Gators for Equal opportunity (GEO) need volunteers for the summer semester. Our volunteer service consists of helping underprivileged children in Alachua city with their homework and also provide additional support for those subjects that might be hard for them. We meet on Wednesday in Alachua city at 6 pm. If you want more details, email me, visit our webpage or our facebook page

Part-time Nanny Needed
My husband and I are looking for a student in the school of education to serve as a part time nanny. My daughter is 15 months old, and we would be looking for the student to come to our house 3-4 days a week. We are fairly flexible on the times, but most likely 8am-noon or 2-4:30pm. We are looking for someone who will create educational learning experiences for our daughter during her time at the house. I can be contacted via emai, or phone at 727-608-3016.

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