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Wednesday Update for September 14, 2016

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UF COE Student Welcome Social
All College of Education Students, please join us on Thursday, September 15th from 2:45-4:00pm in the Norman Hall Courtyard to find out about COE Student Organizations, meet other students, participate in a raffle for an iPad mini and FREE ice cream!

New Graduate Student Orientation
The College of Education will be holding an orientation event for new graduate students.  The orientation will be held on Friday, September 16th from 12:00-2:00pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room.

The orientation will provide a chance for entering graduate students to connect with the college. New graduate students will learn about important opportunities and resources available to them during their graduate school careers including student organizations, scholarships, and more. Additionally, there will be a panel of current COE doctoral- and masters-level students available to discuss their graduate school experiences at the College of Education.

Celebrate the International Day of Peace at UF 
“Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World”

September 21 from 11:00am to 1:15pm in Plaza of the Americas. For additional information, visit our FB page: Peace Day at UF

11:00-12:00 Sit for Peace with opening Gong meditation with Melissa Montilla
12:00-12:20 International Day of Peace flag ceremony
12:20-1:00 Live Music for Peace with Bob McPeek and friends
1:00-1:15 River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding presents a community model for peacebuilding
11:00-1:15 Art for Peace: draw, color, write & share your message on peace
Art Exhibit: Victory Over Violence with facilitator Toshi Mizuta

UF International Center Study Abroad Fair
The UF International Center (UFIC) is proud to host the UF Study Abroad Fair at the Reitz Union North Lawn on Wednesday, September 21st from 10am to 3pm. Study abroad programs help students discover new cultures, increase global awareness, enhance foreign language skills, make new friends and establish new contacts. Overseas internship opportunities are available. Most financial aid can be used for study-abroad programs and study abroad can be used to satisfy summer residency requirements. Faculty that are interested in teaching abroad or leading a program are also invited to learn more about the endless number of opportunities.

UF study abroad program directors, independent program providers and former study-abroad students will be available to share their international experiences. The UF Study Abroad Services staff will be available to explain the application process and help students begin the steps to find the right program.

The International Center encourages prospective “Global Gators” to visit or call (352) 273-1539 for more information.

Fall 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Doctoral Degrees: Friday, December 16, 4:00pm (assemble at 2:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Saturday, December 17, 2:00pm (assemble at 12:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit


Fall 2016 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Fall 2016, degree candidates must complete an online degree application. (Select My Record > Certificate/Degree Application from the left menu.) The deadline is Friday, September 16th by 4:30pm. More information here.

Fall 2016 Outstanding Leader Award
The UF Alumni Association has opened the call for nominations for the Fall 2016 Outstanding Leader Awards. Applications are due September 30th at 12:00PM and should be submitted by undergraduate seniors who have applied for graduation this semester. Click here for more info.

Free Professional Development Courses
We’re excited to announce to you the Bridge to Employment Success Today (BEST) program at the University of Florida. You have the opportunity to take FREE courses that will better prepare you for the job market. Two of the courses – app development and writing in the workplace – begin the week of September 26, so apply for enrollment today!

FREE GRE WORKSHOP. The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, September 26-29, from 5-7 p.m. each day. The Verbal sessions are Monday & Wednesday, and the Math sessions are Tuesday and Thursday. Go to, then “study skills” then workshops” to register.

I am a graduate student at UF conducting focus groups revolving around suicide prevention. My co-facilitators and I want to know what works in terms of suicide prevention on our campus and what doesn’t. How can we best help our students in need? We need your help to figure it out. Attached is a flyer to participate in the focus groups if you are able. Any UF student is eligible to participate. You will receive pizza and a gift card for your participation.

Student Florida Education Association (SFEA) Workshop
Please join the Student Florida Education Association (SFEA) for the first workshop of Fall 2016 on September 19th at 7:30pm in the Norman Terrace Room! Deanna Lamport, an educator of 20 years, will be giving a presentation on differentiation of instruction; and provide tools and resources to assist future educators become successful in the classroom.

If you are completing an Elementary or Special Education full-time internship in the Spring 2017 term, applications are due by Thursday, September 15th. Please email a PDF of your completed application to Rebecca Kidwell at, by 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 15th.

Free professional development in September!
Learning Conference on Friday, September 16th from 10am-1pm. Click here for presentations.

Earn $50 in Cash
Looking for college students with dyslexia or a history of reading difficulties to participate in a study. Please see flyer for details and contact information.

Employment / Internship

Fall Education internship at the Harn Museum of Art
The internship will be supervised and will include developing a museum-based k12 program that supports specific Florida teaching standards. This project, and other internship activities, will provide strong materials for a portfolio and resume. This internship, and more within our Education department, will also be open for the Spring semester. Applications for that are due October 15.

We are particularly hoping to fill them with a student from the College of Education. Please visit or click here for more information.

Upward Bound Tutors – Afterschool and Saturday Teacher
Santa Fe College’s Upward Bound program prepares students for college in grades 9-12 at Bradford High School in Bradford County and Newberry High School in Alachua County. We are hiring dedicated people who can teach and tutor in Math, Science (Biology or Chemistry), Language Arts, English, Spanish, and Test Prep. For more information and application instructions, click here.

Paid Graduate Intern Position Available at the CRC
Apply NOW for a position as a Graduate Intern for Career and Professional Development. This position supports the career and professional development of graduate and international students at the University of Florida through workshops, career coaching, outreach, and resource development. The CPD Intern will also help educate students about graduate school preparation. Review begins September 16th. Questions? Contact Melissa Lyon at

Volunteering – Service

DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEER HOURS and love working with kids?
We are MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) and are looking for volunteers to watch children ages 0-4. We meet the 2nd & 4th TUESDAY of each month. Our next meeting is on September 27th from 9:15-11:45am, located at Harvest Chuch off 34th Street. Please contact me if you are interested or have any questions. Melissa Marante; (561)313-3841

IMPACT Autism at UF First General Body Meeting
Join us for our first general body meeting: Thursday, September 15th @ 6:30 in HPNP Room G-301. FREE PIZZA!!!! Want more information? Visit, IMPACT Autism @ UF or email 

Childcare – Tutoring

Looking for a Tutor
I am looking for someone to tutor my son in Algebra 1 Honors twice a week, preferably at the Tower Road Library.  He is in 8th grade and is taking Algebra 1 Honors at Florida Virtual School. He has excellent math skills but needs a little extra help with the different processes that he is learning. Please email

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