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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: www.writing.ufl.edu. Please bring a paper copy of your document to your appointment. If you have any questions, please email the Director, Martin Simpson, at email@example.com.
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 AmandaC@dso.ufl.edu. This is a volunteer role.
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Employment & Internship Opportunities
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.
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 www.harn.ufl.edu/intern. Questions? Contact Paige Willis, Education Program Assistant, at 352.294.7062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.handsonperu.org. We have 3 special sessions: March 3 – 9, May 18 – June 22 and June 29 – August 3, as well as year-round volunteering opportunities.
Childcare & Tutoring
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 email@example.com
READING TUTOR WANTED
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/