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Wednesday Update – February 28, 2018

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Researcher Seeking Participants
You are invited to participate in a study being conducting to better understand students’ experiences related to the Education Library renovation project. Participants will be asked to meet with the researcher for a one-on-one interview about their experiences that will take no more than 60 minutes.

Your responses will inform future decisions about the Education Library. There are no perceived risks of your participating in this study. Every participant will receive a $10 gift certificate (up to 12 participants).

Participation is voluntary and has been approved by the University of Florida IRB 201800327. Any personally-identifiable information collected will not be shared and will remain confidential.
If you have questions about this study, your participation in it, or wish to participate, please contact Rachael Elrod at (352) 273-2627 or

The UF Human Subjects office can be reached at (352) 273-0433 for questions about research participation rights. Thank you for participating!

FREE TUTORING SUPPORT for Students Working on Papers or Graduate Applications
The University Writing Studio, in 302 Tigert Hall, offers free, one-on-one writing help to all UF students.  We work with undergrads and graduate students, from all fields of study, on documents from one-page memos up to dissertations.  Our experienced tutors are mostly grad students, but we’ve also got undergrad honors students who work mostly with undergraduate writers.   We can help with clarity, structure and style, as well as sentence-level patterns of error or weakness.   Although we don’t purely proofread papers — our goal is to help you become a better writer, rather than just to copy edit a specific paper — we will help you improve whatever document you bring in.

We are open from M-F 9:30 – 3:30 in 302 Tigert Hall, and M-R evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 in Library West.  You can schedule an appointment through our website:   Please bring a paper copy of your document to your appointment.  If you have any questions, please email the Director, Martin Simpson, at

Student Conduct Committee 
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution in the Dean of Students Office is currently recruiting faculty, staff, and graduate students to serve on our Student Conduct Committee.  Student Conduct Committee members hear all types of cases involving alleged violations of the Student Honor and Conduct Codes, and play an integral role in educating students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the UF community, in addition to upholding community behavioral standards.  Those who are interested in becoming members will be required to attend a training, with the next one occurring on Friday March 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM in Criser 201A – L. Vernon Voyles Presentation Room.  If you or someone you know may be interested, or if you have any questions please contact Amanda Campbell at  This is a volunteer role.

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Employment & Internship Opportunities

IFAS Intern Opportunities – deadline to apply is Thursday, March 1
We have several exciting, paid internship positions for spring/summer 2018! These internships are a great opportunity for undergraduates to get field and lab experience in natural resource fields. What is it like? See a summary of the experiences from our 2017 internship program.

TO APPLY: Visit to view the internship opportunities available for 2018 and application instructions. The deadline for applications is March 1st.

Harn Museum of Art – Summer 2018
Have you ever wondered what is like to work in an art museum? Harn internships are offered with the goal of providing professional experience, growth opportunities and guidance from museum professionals. Interns have gone on to careers ranging from history to education at institutions such as the Guggenheim, Christie’s Auction House, and LACMA.
Summer internships are available in Education, Social Media and Web, Retail Management, Human Resources, Development and more! Deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.  Interested candidates can find instructions, applications and project descriptions at Questions? Contact Paige Willis, Education Program Assistant, at 352.294.7062 or

Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Student Volunteer Opportunity in Peru
Hands on Peru offers a unique volunteer experience to students who are passionate in global public health – our program is designed for university students with a future in global health, medicine, public health, nursing, education, and international development. In 4 years, we have hosted over 150 volunteers, over 75 health campaigns, and have reached well over 3,000 people! Many of our volunteers have continued on to medical school, nursing school, and the Peace Corps! Volunteers can apply online today at We have 3 special sessions: March 3 – 9, May 18 – June 22 and June 29 – August 3, as well as year-round volunteering opportunities.

For more information about our CESAPU project, watch our video and check out our Facebook: H O P Hands on Peru or Cesapu – Centro de Salud Pública.

Childcare & Tutoring

Wanted: homework coach for a 6th grade girl. Job entails picking her up from Westwood Middle School at 3:30, taking her to the Millhopper Library and overseeing her do her homework her until parent collects her at 5:00. Pay is $120 weekly for four days per week, through the end of April and possibly longer.  Please contact Marta Wayne at

Reading Tutor Needed
I have a 9 years old daughter that has Special needs.  She is struggling with reading and I am looking for tutoring for her. My phone number is 352-286-6457 and email is

I am currently looking for a reading tutor for a 1st grade student. She needs extra practice with reading and reading comprehension.  She currently is reading 48 words per minute.  She is a great student but needs extra confidence and practice with her reading. We are looking for a tutor who could do 2 sessions per week for 30-45 minutes or  once a week for 1 hour.  $20  for each of the shorter sessions or $40 for the hour session.  Please contact Gina Murray with any questions 352 870 6079

Study Abroad

Summer A 2018 Study Abroad Programs –Australia, New Zealand, and/or Fiji– Sustaining Humans and their Environments
Tourism, Recreation and Sports Management is offering three interdisciplinary study abroad programs with a focus on sustainability open to all majors: 
North Queensland, Australia – LEI 4955/LEI 6931 (6 credits) May 14th-June 10th, 2018. Field-based course including two research days on the Great Barrier Reef, live with an Australian farm family and study rural life, spend two nights in the Outback experiencing “life off the grid”, take part in a service learning project on an Aboriginal owned ranch, and finish the program exploring Sydney. 
New Zealand – LEI 4955/6931 (6 credits) May 15th -June 8th, 2018.  Field-based course with a focus on sustainability and natural resource management across the South and the North islands of New Zealand.  Learn about eco-tourism in Kaikoura and swim with dolphins, experience adventure tourism in Queenstown, learn about Maori culture, and visit Hobbiton and learn about movie related tourism  
Fiji – LEI 4955/6931 – (3 credits) June 10th-19th 2018.  Field-based course with three days working on an ecotourism project on Barefoot Island in the Yasawas, experience life in a traditional Fijian village, and visits to the Nadi craft markets. This program can be taken by itself for 3 credits or may be added to the North Queensland or New Zealand program for a total of 9 credits.
Find out more at our information session:  Wednesday February 28th Florida Gym 320 at 5pm.  
Contact Dr. Heather Gibson, for more information. Instagram @FloridaDownUnder; Twitter @FLDownUnder

UF in Ireland: Language and Education. This unique and informative 3 credit study abroad will take place from 27 April to 10 May this year. The study abroad is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Please email Maria Coady for more details.

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