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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.”  – 6pm, Thursday, January 17 at the UF Hilton    
If you have not yet registered, please do so today! Or, you can register on-site. If you experience any issues with the on-line registration system, contact Mandi Shaffer at   Join the University of Florida Anita Zucker Center, the UF College of Journalism, the UF Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the UF College of Education, and other members of our community for the unique opportunity to spend an evening with a distinguished UF alumnus and Floridian who has held leadership roles in journalism, early childhood studies, and early childhood policy and advocacy.

WELCOME BACK SOCIAL – Tuesday, January 22, 4-6pm        
Come and meet your College of Education student clubs and organizations! Learn about various involvement opportunities and enjoy some refreshments and merchandise by ECC! If you would like to table, contact ECC at  Additional details here.

Networking with Nonprofits & More Opportunity –  Wednesday, January 23, 11am-1pm     
Are you wanting to get plugged into Alachua County and help better the Gainesville community outside of UF? Looking for an internship with a charity or non-profit or do you want to connect with better volunteer opportunities? Come join us on January 23rd from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Reitz Union room 2365 for our first annual Networking with Nonprofits & More! You can interact directly with organizations and seek out opportunities ranging from volunteering at a center for young girls to interning at an office that works with veterans and service animals! Registration is not required to come, but highly encouraged!  Please RSVP and upload your resume here if you are interested in attending:

General Meeting for SFEA – Wednesday, January 23 @ 6pm
Join the Student Florida Education Association (SFEA) for the first general meeting of Spring 2019.

UF Chemistry Outreach Orientations – 7pm, Wednesday, January 23 & Friday, January 25
UF Chemistry Club Science Outreach is a volunteer program for all majors. We provide hands-on service and teaching experience to volunteers while exciting children about STEM fields. If you could send the following information to Education undergraduates to help spread the word, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your help!

The UF Chemistry Club Science Outreach Program is an exciting volunteering opportunity for anyone interested in sharing their love for science with children and get hands on teaching experience! We perform fun and simple experiments with local elementary and middle school students. Details here.

ACCENT Presents: John R. Kasich. The keynote presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 at the University Auditorium.

Education College Council Hosts Scholastic Books – Thursday, January 24 @ 8pm
Come enjoy free goodies, learn how to get free books and build your classroom library.

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!

Employer Perspectives Workshop – Monday, January 28, 2:30-3:30p   
Academics in Paradise? How Your Research Cred Differentiates You in The Private and Non-Profit Sectors. Workshop details here.

EdCamp Putnam – Saturday, February 23, 8:30a-1:20p   
EdCamp Putnam is a great way to learn about schools in the surrounding counties! We have educators from Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Suwannee, and of course Putnam County registered for this event! Meet people already in the field, teachers, principals, media specialists, curriculum and tech coaches, from K-12. It will be a great day of collaborating, learning and growing your Personal Learning Network. More details here.

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: .


Kappa Delta Pi applications
Applications to join Kappa Delta Pi are now open! KDP is the University of Florida’s only educational honor society. Every semester, we open up applications for new initiates. The Spring 2019 Application is DUE on January 25, 2019 at 6pm to Initiation is on January 29, 2019 at 8:15pm. We invite everyone to join us as we grow together through professional development and networking opportunities. Additional details here.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Southwest Recreation Center hiring
RecSports and Intramural sports are looking for dynamic members to join our team for part time employment. Please attend any and all sessions that you are interested in.

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.

Gainesville psychological office with multiple providers hiring part time receptionist. Seeking one year commitment minimum. Front desk responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scheduling patients, answering phones, verifying insurance, processing patient payments, filing and chart maintenance, and computer skills for data and billing entry. Six months of experience required, within the last two years. Hours 12:30-4:30PM, M-F; beginning salary $10/hr. Background check required.

Ideal candidate: focused on patient service, possesses a great work ethic, has strong communication skills, works well with others, and is trustworthy, dependable, and timely. Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment.  Remains calm and effective in multitasking and emergency situations.

If you have previously applied for this position, there is no need to do so again. We are currently interviewing.  Please fax resume that includes past work history with dates and professional references contact information to 352-338-7710 or email resume to

KenMont and KenWood Camps
Currently recruiting Counselors for this summer at KenMont and KenWood Camps. We are a premier summer camp located in Kent, CT about 2 hours from New York City. We have a 200 acre facility which includes team sports, individual sports, waterfront activities, arts programs, and outdoor adventure activities.

Our campers are from ages 8 to 15 and come from NY, NJ, CT, FL, MD, CA and various other places. Our staff is from all over the world- all across the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  If interested, please contact Program Director Emily Sussman at

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.

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Glen Springs Elementary needs volunteers for Science Night! 
When: Evening of Tuesday, February 5th
Where: Glen Springs Elementary
Please contact Angela Adams at if you are interested

Gator Junior Golf Association
If you love kids and are looking for a way to get involved, then consider volunteering with the Gator Junior Golf Association, Gainesville’s only non-profit junior golf program! As a volunteer, you would be mentoring and helping kids ages 5-17 to develop both golf skills and life skills that can be used on and off the course. Only basic golf knowledge is required. If interested, please visit our website,, for more info or email John Reger at

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

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 & Summer 2019 – 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.

EDG 4930: UF in Seville – Comparative International Education & Spanish Language
Are you interested in improving your Spanish while working with youth in schools or engaging in exciting service learning opportunities in the south of Spain? If so, this 6 credit Summer A (13 May – 8 June) Study Abroad in Seville, Spain is for you. Homestays, language classes for credit, and coursework in international comparative education will supplement your experiences working in diverse areas. Optional weekend excursions include Malaga and Morocco. Sign up ASAP or contact Dr. Coady for additional information

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:


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