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Wednesday Update for September 21, 2016

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UF Mindfulness Day 2016 – Theme is “Integrating Mindfulness in Life” 
On Monday, Sept. 26, the University of Florida will host the second “UF Mindfulness Day” featuring a full day of lectures and activities designed to introduce mindfulness theory and practice to students, faculty and staff.  For a complete schedule of events, visit  For more information about the UF Mindfulness Program, please visit

2016 Florida Connected Conference
For the 3rd annual Florida Connected Conference, we are anticipating over 300 educators from around the state of Florida to come together in the name of global education and global citizenry. We are confident that this conference will inspire educators to create global citizens in their classrooms. Register Now! For more information, visit If you have any question or concerns, please email

Brevard Public Schools Intern Teacher Job Fair
This event is scheduled for Thursday, December 15 at the Education Service Center (Brevard School Board) in Viera, Florida. Additional details and contact information is located on the Brevard Intern Job Fair flyer.

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


Environmental Education Workshop
Project Learning Tree, an award-winning international environmental education program is offering this workshop on Saturday, Oct 22nd. Additional details are located on the PLT Flyer. Please remember to RSVP. Questions? Contact Joe MacKenzie,

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.

AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research is now accepting applications. Questions should be directed to or 202-238-3200. The application deadline is November 1, 2016. Visit the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research for the Call for Proposals and the online application.

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.

Writing in the Workplace course
To help UF students become better writers in the work environment, Writing in the Workplace is a free online course that teaches best practices including efficient, persuasive e-communication. The course is taught by Dr. Fiona Barnes, director of the Center for Management Communication. Enrollment is limited, and the course begins next week. Register today at Watch video.

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.

Employment / Internship

7th/8th Grade ELA Position
This is an instructional position with responsibility for guiding and directing the learning experiences of students in a group or class in grades 6 through 8. Please contact Personnel Specialist, Cindy Howell, with any questions. Job description details are located here.

Student Assistant Position in the College of Education
The College of Education Business Office is seeking an undergraduate student assistant to provide clerical and administrative support for the remainder of the Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 semesters. Duties will include but not be limited to: document sorting and distribution, data entry, document imaging, filing and making copies, and providing excellent customer service. Interested applicants must have unmet financial aid need, availability to work 10-15 hours per week Mon.-Fri., and be enrolled at least ½ time for the fall and spring semester. Hourly rate of pay is $10.00. To apply please email a resume and copy of your current course schedule to

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on campus Tuesday, October 4 at 7 pm in Mccarty Hall 1142 to discuss careers in community organizing with individuals interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. RSVP at More details here.

Harn Museum of Art Spring Internships
The Harn Museum of Art is taking applications for spring 2017 interns! Applications due October 15th. Internships are offered in all museum departments including Education, Curatorial and more. These internship projects and activities will provide strong materials for a portfolio and resume.  Interested candidates can find instructions, application form and all project descriptions on the Harn website at For any questions, please contact Layne Thue-Bludworth at or 352-392-9826 x.2112.

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.

Volunteering – Service

ACORN Clinic Haunted Trail Fundraiser
FUN volunteers in costume needed for this event which will be on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. See   ACORN – Volunteers Needed for more details.

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

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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