Wednesday Update for June 10, 2015

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Wednesday Update for June 10, 2015 


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General Announcements

SAGE SocialThursday, June 11th
Please join SAGE (the Student Alliance of Graduates in Education) for our summer social! SAGE will be hosting a pizza social (we’re buying!) at Piesano’s on Thursday, June 11th at 5:30pm. If you would like additional information, please see SAGE’s Facebook page ( or email SAGE’s secretary, Lisa Lundgren, at for additional questions.

Fall 2015 Graduate Supplemental Retention Scholarship
The Supplemental Retention Scholarship (SRs) offers limited tuition assistance for UF students enrolled in a Ph.D .or MFA degree program who have no more than three semesters to completion, and have exhausted all opportunities for a fellowship, assistantship, or other College/Departmental funding.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  The funding is designed to assist students with the completion of their degree programs by providing limited tuition assistance.   Information and applications are available at:

Deadline:  APPLICATIONS will be accepted until July 6, 2015

If you have questions concerning the Supplemental Retention Scholarship, please contact Sarah Perry at or at 392-6444.

ENC 5319- Scholarly Writing for Publication- Writing for Intersectional & 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.

Opportunities and Employment

The Teaching Center is looking to employ 7 graduate students this fall semester for the following: Mathematics Center tutor coordinator and supplemental instructors for courses in anthropology, humanities (Good Life), psychology, sociology, education, and public speaking. Employment would be quarter-time as teaching assistants (except for math coordinator which is half-time) or temporary OPS. To complete an employment application, please go to

We are looking for a highly organized individual who can use resources available to problem solve and accomplish various web tasks for the College of Education. Tasks require strong attention to detail and the ability to work under deadlines. The ideal candidate will take initiative in finding issues to fix on the website.

Help the Webmaster with updates to P.K. Yonge’s web presence and 130+ college subsites, including:
•Field basic help requests from faculty to make website changes
•Fix PDFs, tweak photos and prepare other documents to post to website
•Search for public domain and iStock images

Minimum Requirements:
Must have experience with WordPress’ content management system, plugins widgets, themes, etc.
Basic skills in Photoshop, Excel, Acrobat
CSS troubleshooting experience preferred

Complete the online application at

Teaching Positions
Ruth Rains Middle School, located in Cross City, Florida, has the following instructional openings available for immediate hire:

Reading (must be reading endorsed)
Middle Grades Science (may teach out of field up to 1 year)
Middle Grades English Language Arts

Applicants should send resumes to Alexa Mills via fax (352-498-1283) or email

Applicants must print an application online ( and mail or fax it to:

Attention: Nicole Chesser
16077 NE 19 Highway
Instructional Services Building 2
Cross City, FL 32628
Fax: (352) 498-1308

Kid’s Yoga Volunteer Position
Milestones in the Making, Lisa Schiavoni & Associates is a family-owned & -operated private practice serving children & families in Greater-Gainesville for 30 years. Our staff is looking for volunteers to assist with a ‘Yoga for Youth’ initiative this summer. Volunteers will receive personalized training in behavioral modalities & oversight by a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Position expectations range from 3-6 hours biweekly; & require a minimum commitment of >1 academic semester. Yoga experience is desirable but NOT required.  Classes – in need of volunteer support – vary in time, date & venue; but a current ‘Kids Yoga Schedule’ can be referenced at Interested parties should send a resume with cover letter ASAP to

Applicants should include (1) what about the position interests you AND (2) communicate general schedule availability in their inquiries. More info available on attached flyer.

Volunteer in Peru
Looking for something to do this Summer/Winter? Are you interested in Volunteering and Helping Communities? See flyer for details and application.

ROOMY LUXURY TRIMARK STUDIO APARTMENT JUST BECAME AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE UPCOMING 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR! Beautifully furnished. Also available is a parking space right next to your apartment. You don’t have to worry about furnishing your place and you don’t have to worry about roommate drama. Plenty of seating/lounging to host friends or family. Roomy high-end kitchen with granite. Washer & dryer in your apartment. Easy 1 block walk to campus! Very close to Norman, sorority row, and the rest of the UF campus. If you prefer, furniture can be removed and parking is an optional add-on. Please email for price and details:

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

English Writing Tutor Needed
I am looking for an English writing tutor for my son during summer break. My son will be in 11th grade and we are looking for someone who can help improve his English writing ability. Graduate student who is majoring in language art and native English. $15/hour but is negotiable. Contact

Sitter Needed
UF professor looking for motivated and reliable graduate/undergraduate education student to watch and work with bright and caring 10-year-old twins during summer (afternoons). Looking for someone to pick them up from camp and work with them on assignments. Pay negotiable. Must have reliable transportation. Contact Katheryn at (352) 359-1861 or

Part-Time Nanny Needed
My husband and I are looking for a student who can help us with child care in the weekdays evening probably from 5pm to 8pm and some weekends. My children are 4 and 6. They will need to be picked up from school. The nanny may have to take them to an evening activity or take them home and help with evening routine (Dinner etc.). We are looking for someone with safe driving record, active and playful and has some child care experience. I can be contacted via or phone: 925-321-6446.

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

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