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MLK Celebration Month: The University of Florida Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is an annual campus-wide committee under the direction of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs. The campus-wide celebration brings together many student organizations and university departments to make the celebration a success. See more (

I, Too, Am America: Civil Rights Photographs by Steve Schapiro: I, Too, Am America: Civil Rights Photographs by Steve Schapiro features forty-eight photographs from the late 1950s/1960s Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition is curated by Harn Curator of Photography, Carol McCusker, in collaboration with photojournalist Steve Schapiro. The exhibition title comes from a poem by Langston Hughes. See more (

David Lawrence Jr. author talk, “A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child.”     
Join us on Thursday, January 17 at 3pm in the Reitz Union for a discussion with the former publisher of the Miami Herald, David Lawrence Jr., about his new book “A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child.”

In 1999, Lawrence retired as publisher of the Miami Herald to work in the area of early childhood development and readiness. Along with leading The Children’s Movement of Florida, aimed at making children the state’s top priority for investment, he also supports the David Lawrence Jr. Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Studies at UF’s College of Education.

Please RSVP to by Tuesday, January 15th.

Minorities in Philosophy Conference at UF    
This is a conference to uplift minority voices within philosophy. Minority voices in philosophy include women, persons of color, and many other underrepresented group in philosophy. In promoting minority voices, we also encourage papers on minority issues or topics, such as queer theory, philosophy of race, philosophy of oppression, etc. The call for papers is attached.

The due date for papers is January 1st of 2019, and the conference will be held January 26th at UF. We will have Dr. Peter Westmoreland from the UF Philosophy Department as our Keynote speaker. The title of his talk is “Self-Knowledge and Domination”.

Overall, we hope that you keep us in mind as you are writing your final papers, polishing a writing sample, or otherwise working on a paper! If you have any questions please email: or

12th Annual Souper Fun Sunday – Sunday, January 27, 1:00-3:30pm 
Souper Fun Sunday is Gainesville’s premier soup tasting competition featuring over 30 soups from area restaurant and catering chefs. Local celebrity judges and attendees determine the winners. Come taste the delicious soups Gainesville has to offer and vote for your favorite!

Doral Academy Teacher Recruitment Fair – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9-11am   
LOOKING FOR TEACHERS CERTIFIED IN THE AREAS OF Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Electives. Please RSVP by completing this form

4th Annual College of Education Research Symposium – Thursday, March 21, 2019

Introducing: the Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium – June 17-18, 2019
The University of Cambridge and University of Florida invite you to the Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium. This symposium will convene a diverse group of educational leaders for a collaborative dialogue on the challenges facing the field.  Learn more at: .


Scholarship Opportunities for COE students   
The 2019-2020 College of Education Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications. The awards distributed through this process are available to any graduate or undergraduate student who will be enrolled in a COE program in the 2019-2020 academic year. Find more information and the application instructions here. The deadline for submission of all application materials is 5pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Please email with any questions.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

PK Yonge Position Announcements –
Algebra II Honors (
High School English Language Arts Honors (
High School Chemistry Honors/Advanced Placement (
Elementary Visual Arts (preference for fluent Spanish speaker) (

English Position at St Francis Catholic Academy
ENGLISH TEACHER (Full-Time).  Saint Francis Catholic Academy is looking for a FULL-TIME Freshman English Teacher. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills as well as a Florida Certification or be eligible for certification in English. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and Diocese of St. Augustine Employment Application to Debbie Couch, Assistant to the Principal, at

ECE Job Opportunity in South Florida
Montessori Learning Land (, is looking for a new teacher for their Nido Group (Ages 1-2 y/o).  The school would love to have someone with the Montessori training.

Sonshine Day Preschool located in Westside Baptist Church is hiring afternoon teachers.  Those interested must be able to work Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30pm.  Additional morning hours are optional if available. Completed 45 DCF training hours are a plus, but not required to be hired.  Must be willing to start DCF hours within first 90 days. Immediate positions available, must complete level II Background screening.  For more information or to apply please contact Chris Pappas: or 352-333-0017.

Federal Work Study – Dean’s Office Student Assistant Position Available
A part-time Federal Work Study (FWS) position as a student assistant with the College of Education’s Dean’s Office is available for the Spring semester. Students must be able to work approximately 10+ hours per week (maximum of 20hrs). This position is likely to continue for future semesters, if the selected candidate is a good fit. Specifically, we are looking for someone with a high level of professionalism, customer service skills, phone answering abilities, and self-motivation.

If you are interested in the position, please send an email to Mirela Vasconcelos ( including your CV, class schedule and FWS approval. Only students who include all three items will be considered for the position.

Summer Teaching Positions Available – Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages
Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Each year we hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.

As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn more than $6,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $500-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.  Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

Camp Counselor and Employment at Camp Ramapo (Rhinebeck, NY)
Ramapo for Children is a highly regarded non-profit organization that serves children and young adults with social, emotional and learning differences. At Ramapo we offer college student and recent graduates unique job and internship opportunities through summer and year-round programs on our Rhinebeck, New York campus. Camp Counselor and Employment Opportunities

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring in Micanopy

Monday-Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm; Contact: Dolly Stokes (352-283-1098)

Willie Mae Stokes Community Center
355 NW 6 Avenue
Micanopy, FL

Service Opportunity for Students Available – applications due Friday, January 11th
We are looking for dedicated and passionate UF students to serve as individual tutors for underserved children aged 5 to 13. As a tutor, you will be paired with a student to help them in reading, social science, math, or science. Tutors must commit to attending weekly tutoring sessions on Monday from 6-7pm in Alachua through the end of Spring 2019. At the start of the program, you will attend a training session on the requirements and responsibilities of being a tutor with Children Within Our Borders.

This is a fantastic opportunity to attend a recurring volunteering event that can help you give back to your local community to the best of your abilities. Spanish-speakers are highly encouraged to apply!

To apply, please visit! Applications are due Friday, January 11th.

Childcare – Tutoring

Childcare Needed
Family seeking available and dependable babysitter. Parents travel frequently (no overnights needed). Boys are 7 and 6 years old. Mostly needed on some weekdays (evenings); occasionally weekends. Must be able to help kids with HW, have fun, and be energetic. Pay $10/hr. Please contact LaZendra Danforth at or 352-246-5483. Thank you!

Afterschool Childcare Provider
UF faculty member looking to hire a reliable person to help during late afternoon/evening on two or more afternoons, Monday thru Thursday (4 to 8:30 pm).  Additional babysitting opportunities on weekends are available.  Duties include picking up my 11-yr old girl and 8-yr old boy from school and driving them to sports/music activities or to home and help with homework and housework at home (emptying dishwasher, making lunches for next day, etc.).  Requirements: Prior experience as a babysitter/nanny, safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable car.   Contact Andrea Dutton at with references.

Childcare in my Home
I am in need of childcare for two girls age 6 and 8 in my home in Newberry, Fl. I can provide room and board if that is required. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license, pass background check, and provide references. It is a fulltime job, but no nights or weekends. Salary negotiable depending on experience and references.  Thank you for your interest!

Babysitter Needed
Babysitter needed for 2 boys ages 14 & 12,  Monday-3:00-5:30 (sometimes 4:30).  Hired sitter will pick up boys from their respective schools.  Schools near each other. Good driving record a must.  Rate: $10.00 HR. Other sitting opportunities may occur as current sitters schedules change.  Email:

Reading Tutor Needed
I am in need of a reading tutor once a week in Gainesville, Fl.  My daughter is 7 years old and is in the 1st grade. She needs help with sight words and over all reading. This is a paid job after 5:30p. If interested please email

Babysitter Needed

Our two year-old son is the light of our life. He is a wonderful person to be around and we need a little assistance with him due to our active lifestyles. Both parents are business owners and have demanding schedules. We want to spend as much QUALITY TIME with our baby and need some help. We are looking for 1-2 people who are experienced to aid in continuing his positive growth and development and would also like to share the working schedule (because we know how busy your academic schedules can be). We need help during both weekday mornings and late afternoons. The schedules and pay rate/hour will be discussed in person.If you are interested please email us at Thank you.

Spring 2019 – Courses, Seminars, and Study Abroad

AFA 4905: African Americans in Paris (Spring Break Class)
Dr. Sharon Austin, Director of the African American Studies Program and Professor of Political Science, is teaching an African Americans in Paris class during spring break 2019. Students can earn 2-3 hours of credit hour and the course is open to all students, all majors, and to both graduate and undergraduate students. In Paris, we will visit a number of historic sites of significance to African Americans.  The $2750 cost for undergraduates doesn’t include airfare, but does include lodging, some meals, transportation in Paris, and tickets to all of the site visits.  Please contact Dr. Austin at or click here for more information.  If interested, please apply here.

EDA 6931: Mentoring for Career Development (fully online)
This special topics elective is open to any graduate level student in any major as well as staff. This course will be beneficial to those who are getting ready to launch a career, or already working. Mentoring is for everyone! See attachment for additional information.

EDG 4910: Education Undergraduate Research (in School Mental Health)
Dr. Joni Splett’s research focuses on the prevention and intervention of emotional and behavioral concerns for youth in schools. She is currently working on projects related to universal mental health screening, child and adolescent mental health service utilization trends in school and community settings, expanding multi-tiered systems of support to be inclusive of mental health promotion, prevention and intervention (Interconnected Systems Framework), and continued development and testing of a cognitive-behavioral, self-regulatory intervention for girls in middle school demonstrating relationally aggressive behaviors and their families called GIRLSS (Growing Interpersonal Relationships through Learning and Systemic Supports).

To participate in this research you will need to sign up for the spring 2019 course EDG 4910 (see attachment). Please email to receive an application. Applications are currently being accepted. Additional Course details can be found here.

EDG 6931: Doctoral Seminar on Rural Education 
Although nearly one-third of Florida’s schools are considered “rural” following US education definitions of rurality (NCES, 2004, 2006), we know very little about how schools function in rural settings (Nugent, Kunz, Sheridan, Glover, & Knoch, 2017) and ways to improve learning for rural students. This advanced graduate level seminar explores rural education, and unpacks ‘rurality’, stereotypes and beliefs surrounding rural schools. Additional course details here.

ENG 1131: Writing through Media: Disability in Print and Visual Culture
This course has plenty of seats open!  In this course, students will practice a variety of critical writing methods for different audiences including: written essays, podcasts, video blogs, and social media. For more information about this course, please contact

ENY 4905: From Ancient Farms to Modern Tables
Study Abroad course for Summer A 2019 (June 8-June 23, 2019). See the following attachments, UF in Greece and ENY4905,  for further information. Questions? Please contact Roberto Pereira at

– GEB4930, 2 credits, no pre-reqs or French needed
– Immersive business visits in the wine and aerospace industries, museums, restaurants, and tours
– Application Deadline Monday, December 10, 2018
– Contact Dr. Phalin for more information:

PHC – Biostatistics Course Offerings – Spring 2019
See attachment for a complete list of the spring 2019 course offerings.


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