Wednesday Update for September 9, 2015

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Wednesday Update for September 9, 2015

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General Announcements

Friends for Life
Are you looking for a way to become involved with volunteering? Interested in helping to raise money benefiting pediatric cancer research? Interested in gaining a leadership position within a club here at UF? Then maybe Friends for Life is right for you!

Friends for Life of America is a non-profit, student organization here at UF dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families. As students at the Universtiy of Florida we aim to bring together the Gainesville Community for a common cause. Every year we sponsor various programs that seek to improve the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients. Gain valuable volunteer expereince while having fun with kids!

Come check our club out on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 pm in McCarty B room G086! (There will be pizza!)

Just Chat: Are Traumatized Students Disabled? – September 14th, 12-1pm in Norman 2329
Join Teaching for Social Justice (TSJ) for an informal lunchtime chat about newsworthy topics in education. We’ll listen to the NPR story, “Are Traumatized Students Disabled? A Debate Straight Outta Compton,” eat lunch, and just chat. All students and faculty are welcome. Click here for article or visit our Facebook page: Teaching for Social Justice.

Florida Connected Conference
Education, no matter the country, is a vital part of that society. Projects for Haiti’s Florida Connected Conference brings together teachers from all over the U.S. who strive towards implementing a global curriculum in their classrooms. This year’s conference will be on November 14th!! Reserve your spot here:

If you are completing an Elementary or Special Education full-time internship in the Spring 2016 term, applications are due by Tuesday, September 15th. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 15th.

Standardized Testing: Education Policy and Politics (hosted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service)
The rise of standardized testing has dominated the political discussion surrounding public education for the last decade. Nathan Crabbe, editorial page editor from the Gainesville Sun, will moderate a panel discussion on this important issue, Wednesday, September 16th at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora. Panelists include: Alachua County Schools Superintendent Owen Roberts, local League of Women Voters President Sue Legg and local teacher Susan Bowles and Shan Goff, Florida policy director, Foundation for Excellence in Education.

3D Printing Workshop
Curious about 3D Printing? Join us at the Education Library for an introduction workshop. Free and open to faculty, students and staff. Please register at

UF Graduate Student Research Day
The Graduate School Advisory Council (GSAC) and the Graduate School, in collaboration with the Office of Research and Office of the Provost, are proud to announce the fourth annual celebration of research with Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) held on October 27th. This annual event features research from all graduate students at the University of Florida as well as prominent speakers including a keynote address by President Kent Fuchs. See attachment for more information.

UF in Rome – Teach the World Summer A: April 23 – May 7, 2016
A joint venture between the UF College of Education and the College of the Arts, Teach the World-Rome, offers students an opportunity to earn three credits for a short-term, international teaching internship. Application details, cost, and other information are located on the UF in Rome flyer.

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship program
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. The application is due November 2, 2015.

FATE 2015 Conference Announcement
We are excited to announce that the 2015 Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) conference will be taking place October 16th and 17th in Gainesville, Florida. This two-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The featured speakers include: author and researcher Dr. Pedro Noguera, FDOE Program Specialist Alvin Davis, Deputy Director of Just Read Florida! Laurie Lee, and CNN Hero Connie Siskowski. We hope you will consider attending. The registration form can be found online at and the student registration fee is $50.00. We hope to see you in October!

Food Drive for UF organization
Gators for Equal Opportunity is a UF organization that helps tutor kids from migrant families in Alachua County. They are collecting snacks to provide to the children at their tutoring session. Please consider dropping off a donation in the box located at Library West or at the COE library.

Sustainablity Adventure Programs Abroad
The GREEN Program is recruiting for 2016 Winter and Spring programs in Iceland and Peru. Click here for more information and the application.

Opportunities and Employment

First Generation Life Coach Program – Now Accepting Applications!
The Machen Florida Opportunities Scholars Program is recruiting UF faculty, staff, and graduate students to serve as a life coach for the 2015-2016 academic year. As our students are first in their families to attend college, they are also first to graduate; we are looking for dedicated coaches to provide students with guidance during this transition. Coaches meet with their paired “coachee” various times during the semester to discuss subjects related to life after college. Coaches will also participate in a brief training in October before being paired.

For more information about the program, visit Should you be interested in serving as a life coach, click on the ‘apply to be a life coach’ tab on the left of the page and submit a little information about yourself and we’ll pair you soon! Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 25th.

Graphic design assistant– part-time (20 hours). Student is preferable.
Individual hired for this position will be working for the College of Education to assist the Creative Services Team with: the design and creation of 2D graphics, layouts and promotional materials for print and web, photo editing for print and web, following style guides when applicable (*must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. AfterEffects and Premiere a plus) This position is part-time ($12/hr- avg. 20 hours/week).​​

Web-assistant (content creator for WordPress). Student is preferable.
The individual hired for this position will be working for the College of Education to create, develop and manage content for organization’s web presence (requires working with WordPress) maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web properties as provided by the Web Strategist & Information Architect, and write, copyedit, and proofread web content. This position is part-time ($12/hr- avg. 20 hours/week).

Job Opportunities at Girls Place 
This is an exciting time here at Girls Place as we are expanding our enrollment and our programs. To meet our needs, we need additional counselors and an administrative assistant.  We will provide on-going professional development, opportunities for growth within our organization, and part-time positions evolving into full-time positions in the summer.

Our organization would love to hire students who have desire to gain experience and growth outside the classroom. For questions, please contact Lisa Kopp at lisa@girlsplace.net

Scholarships Available
Alpha Delta Kappa an Honorary International Women’s Teaching Organization is looking to award up to three $1000 scholarships to deserving  young women in the field of education. Please see flyer for details.

Science teachers needed in Pinellas County
need for science teachers (physics, chemistry, biology, etc.). If interested, please contact Andrew Oyer, 9-12 Science Specialist, Pinellas County Schools at (727) 588-6075.

Hiring Web Development and Design Student Assistant
The CEEDAR Center in the School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies is hiring a student to work as a part of our technology team. The applicant should have experience in using a CMS such as WordPress, Terminal4, or Joomla as well as familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite. He/she should also have a track record of working in diverse collaborative workgroups. The position pays $10/hr, 10-20 hours per week with flexible hours. Read more and apply at

Undergraduate Seminars on Faith and Vocation
Would you like $300 to put toward your vocational development? The Christian Study Center, an organization separate from UF, is glad to offer Undergraduate Seminars on Faith and Vocation. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to explore the intersection of faith and vocation with the leadership of local Christian professionals. Students who participate fully receive a $300 fellowship award to use for academic and career formation! We have great mentors committed to lead the following tracks this year: Christian Ministries, Counseling, Psychology & Human Services, Entrepreneurship, Engineering & Technology, Medicine & Health, Primary & Secondary Education, None of the Above. Applications are due Sept 8th. Visit for more information and to apply online. Questions? Email Betsy Clover at

Balance 180 Seeking Volunteers
We are a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. This semester we are offering two separate programs and are recruiting volunteers that are excited to work with children with special needs!

The first one is our Special Olympics Young Athletes Program (YAP) that runs on Tuesday evenings 5:30pm-6:30pm. It is an inclusive program for children between the ages of 2 and 7 years old. During YAP, the athletes work on basic skills like relays, kicking, hitting, jumping, climbing, and many more. Students who are interested in this program can email Shannon Marble, our YAP Volunteer Coordinator, directly at

The second program is our Adaptive Gymnastics class that runs on Saturday afternoons 12:30pm-1:25pm (for kids 8-16 years) and 2:00-2:55pm (ages 2-8 years). It is a gymnastics class specifically designed for children with varying abilities. We set the gym up in 4 rotations that includes vault, floor, beam, and bars, so that our athletes can work on a variety of motor skills. The athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cerebral palsy. Students who are interested in volunteering in this program can email Natalie Ziev, directly at

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.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Seeking Driver and Part time sitter
Someone who can pick our son up at Glen Springs Elementary and take him to our house that is less than a ½ mile away and ensure he is in the house safely. Time would be 1:45 Tuesday and 12:30 Wednesday. In addition we would like to have someone stay with him until at least 5 on Wednesdays.

Also, we need someone to pick up our daughter at PK Yonge Tuesday at 5:30, Wednesday at 4 and Thursday at 2:05 and transported to our home.  Please contact Matt 352-215-3815

Tutor Needed for help with middle school study, especially reading and writing. 1 or 2 times a week (for 2 hrs). Pay $15~20 for an hour. Preferably female tutor. Near Oaks mall. Email or text 352-300-2191

Young professional family looking for childcare for our 1 year old little guy on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings – either day is flexible from 8:30a-12:30p. And occasional evenings for both of our kiddos (our oldest is a 3.5 y/o boy). We are located close to the UF Stadium. Email Melissa Marante at or call (561) 313.3841

I am an Arab student and study in UF. I want someone to help teach me me English and I teach him Arabic. Email

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