Wednesday Update for July 29, 2015

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Wednesday Update for July 29, 2015 


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General Announcements

Requirement for All New Students, Including Graduate & Professional students – CampusClarity “Think About It”
Please be aware that starting July 1, the University of Florida requires completion of the Campus Clarity “Think About It” online training course for all new students.  The course addresses the interconnection between drug and alcohol abuse, hookup culture, and sexual violence, and encourages students to reflect critically on the personal beliefs, social norms, and cultural pressures that enable high-risk behaviors.

This mandatory program will replace the “eCheckup” requirement that was previously required of all new undergraduate students. The new, “Think About It” course is mandatory for all new undergraduate, graduate and professional UF students, both online and traditional.  The mandate is in accordance with the Campus SaVE Act which will go into effect this year. Graduate and professional students will have a hold placed on their record which will be lifted when the course is completed.  Students will not be able to register for Spring 2016 courses until the hold is lifted. More information about the “Think About It” requirement and course is available at:

Study Abroad with The GREEN Program
The GREEN Program is recruiting for 2016 Winter and Spring programs in Iceland and Peru and offering an Early Bird Special to accepted students worth $200 off of their deposit until July 31st. Click here for more information and the application.

Critical Questions in Education Conference — Deadline extended — August 1st
The conference—in its 11th year—is designed so participants can share challenging conversations about educational ideas important at both the K-12 and university levels. Paper sessions, panel discussions, book discussions, keynote speakers, social gatherings—all happen at CQIE. The conference attracts university professors from many different disciplines, especially teacher education (and especially in educational foundations). Submission deadlines, topics, and further information located here and on the website,

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

Lake Butler Middle School
Looking for teachers who have their ESE certification in the following areas:  5th Grade Elem Ed, Social Studies ESE, Science ESE, or Middle Grades ESE. If interested, please email Principal Carolyn Parrish,

Gilchrist County Schools
Hiring two high school science teachers. Positions located at Bell High School and Trenton High School. For inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 352-463-4403.

Buchholz High School
BHS currently has two positions advertised for Advanced Placement Chemistry and Physics. Additional information can be found on the ACPS website,

Part-Time Student Services Specialist
Santa Fe College Blount Center is looking to hire a part-time student services specialist. Please see flyer for additional details and application information.

Teaching Positions in Polk County
It’s not too late to secure employment. Polk County still needs 350 teachers for the upcoming school year! See the online articles by 10 News and Bay News 9 about the teaching positions available.

We also have a Teacher Fair on August 14th. (Graduates or Former Alum who register for the fair, may contact the Recruiting Office for assistance with hotel accommodations up to 2 nights. Email

Student Internship (fall) Opportunity – Projects for Haiti
Projects for Haiti, Inc. (P4H), a local 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, is accepting resumes for our internship program for the Fall 2015 semester from students with relevant past experience and education. Internship positions are available in our Finance, Marketing and Communications, Networking, Productions, and Development departments. For more information, please click here.

Extended Day Enrichment Program
Energetic, knowledgeable people wanted to work with elementary school children doing arts & crafts, sports, dance and much more in an after school program at various schools. Please see flyer for application information.

Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City, Florida
Currently hiring for an instructional position, Middle Grade Sciences. Please visit to access the application. Please mail or fax (352-498-1308) complete applications to:

Attention: Nicole Chesser
16077 NE 19 Highway
Instructional Services Building 2
Cross City, FL 32628

Forward Resumes to:
Phone: (352) 498-1346
Fax: (352) 498-1283 

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Educator for Formative Assessments Needed
I home school my son and wish to hire an educator to assess him. He is eight and advanced in math. The principle responsibility is to perform periodic formative assessments to provide feedback to improve his education. Additionally, the State of Florida requires submission of an annual appraisal of home school students by a qualifed person, so a teaching certification would be helpful. Please contact Bob Irwin at 386-679-6043;

Tutor Needed
Tutor needed for 10 year old Williams Elementary student five days a week using the Great Leaps Reading and Math Program. Anticipate 30 minutes a day. Contact Ramona Chance at 352-335-3189 or

Tutor Needed
I need a tutor for my son and his friend for help with English (Reading & Writing). They are 2nd grade and 5th grade. Location is NW39th Ave. If interested, please contact

Nanny Needed
We recently moved to Gainesville and are in search of a nanny for our children aged 4 and 2 (with another on the way!). Hours are flexible, and we are also willing to consider a live-in position in exchange for childcare hours. Please contact Gemma Golub at

Babysitter Needed
I am looking for a part time babysitter for my two children, aged 2 1/2 and 7 years old. A responsible sitter with references is required. Please contact me by email :

Babysitter Needed
Looking to make some extra money before the fall term starts? Faculty members seek babysitter for toddler for the following dates: 7/28-7/31 and 8/5-8/6. Preferred hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., but negotiable. Caregiver should be conscientious and responsible. Previous experience with toddlers and reference required. Completion of some coursework in child development and training in child CPR preferred. E-mail Dr. Benjamin Phalin: Contact number: (352) 283-5768.

Nanny Needed
Our family is looking for a nanny for our 2-yr-old boy from August 17th (or as soon as possible after that) until the end of the semester, with the option of continuing through the spring semester. The job is Mon-Fri, 7:30am until 1pm.

Responsibilities include potty training, engaging him with music/toys/dancing/speaking with him, as well as some light household upkeep (dishes, folding and putting away children’s laundry). Please contact or call 352-871-5211.

Gainesville MYcroSchool needs Tutors
We are currently hiring tutors for ALL subject areas for the upcoming Fall semester at MYcroSchool. Please see flyer for details.

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