Congratulations to the Winners of the Snowflake Contest!
Congratulations to our contest winners, Marissa Hartman (staff/faculty) and Abbey Capezza (students)! Marissa guessed 500 and Abbey guessed 525 — both very close with the final number of snowflakes totaling 536! Thank you to everyone who participated. Student Services wishes you all a happy end of the semester, and happy holidays!
Future of Florida Summit Applications
The annual Future of Florida Summit, hosted by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, gathers Florida’s future leaders from colleges and universities across the state to explore the most important issues facing us today. This year’s summit topic is K-12 education! Throughout the summit, you will collaborate and compete with students from around the state in small groups to create innovative policy proposals. No prior public policy knowledge is required, and all majors are welcome. Competitive applicants display strong collaboration skills, creative thinking, and a passion for change.
The Summit will take place in person February 10-12 in Gainesville. There will be an online Public Policy Prep Workshop on February 5. Sixty scholars will be selected from across the state. There is no charge to attend: food is provided for the length of the summit.
Application deadline is January 13 at 11:59pm. If you would like more info on the Public Policy Summit, you can visit our website at Home – Future of Florida Summit or direct your questions to FOF-GrahamCenter@ufl.edu.
The Spring 2023 Issue of Waves – Submission deadline: Friday, January 20, 2023
We’re currently accepting submissions to the Spring 2023 issue of Waves: an Undergraduate Journal—a space for research-based, creative, or public-facing works that explore humanistic questions across disciplines and media. We encourage you to check out our recent special issue, “Health, Medicine, and Society,” as well as our Fall 2022 issue, which features autoethnographic, poetic, autobiographical, and psychoanalytic approaches to critical inquiry.
Submissions: Waves showcases undergraduate projects across disciplines and media. Whether submitted projects deal with city planning, Japanese cinema, or wildlife toxicology, they should have a humanistic dimension: What does your project teach us about society, culture, or identity? Who is impacted? Whose voice needs to be heard? How do we look to the past to make a better future? What can we do to rebuild the systems around us?
Waves accepts submissions in a variety of genres, including, but not limited to:
To be considered for publication in the Spring 2023 issue of Waves, please send your project and accompanying writer’s memo in a single .docx file to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 20. Submissions received after January 20 will be considered for the Fall 2023 issue. Alternative media projects such as podcasts and video essays can be sent in a suitable format for your project (e.g., .mp3 or .mp4 files, YouTube links, etc.). For guidelines on submissions, please see our Submission Guidelines and Policies.
Spring Course Announcement: The Role of Schools in Democratic Society, EDF 5552 ,
EDF 5552 is designed to engage teacher-scholars in key issues centered around the place of schooling in a robust, deliberative democracy. We will consider the climate of political polarization, attacks on the nature of the public sphere, race and class segregation as determinants of what kind of civic education students will get, and the challenges of teaching controversial issues. We will explore theoretical, political, and educational perspectives, while maintaining a focus on classroom teachers and the challenging work they do to prepare students for participation in a vibrant civic culture. My additional goals are to facilitate students’ use of this body of work to inform their own scholarship and teaching, and to support their skills and confidence in facilitating and participating in scholarly discussions with peers. Ultimately, the goal is to explore a variety of models for democratic citizenship education, so that students can draw their own conclusions about what they want their model to look like in their own classroom. For questions, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Washington email@example.com.
Spring Course Announcement: Data Collection & Management, LAS 6292
“Data Collection & Management” (LAS 6292) is designed for students from any academic discipline and any stage of their graduate program.
The course is an introduction to methods for collecting, organizing, and managing different types of qualitative and quantitative data. Students will gain hands-on experience with best practices and tools for data collection, entry, correction, and organization, as well as how to make data collection more efficient, finding and working with publicly available data sets, and safely storing and archiving data. Students will also become familiar with current issues surrounding privacy, human subjects, and legal and ethical issues related to data collection and use. Int is taught as a workshop, with in-class activities using data sources from text corpora to photographs to ecological data. Students will work with real datasets (ideally their own) and prepare a data collection and management plan for their research projects.
More information can be found on the course web page: https://las6292.netlify.app/. Please contact Emilio Bruna if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University Press of Florida Internships
Description: University Press of Florida at UF is seeking interns for the Spring 2023 semester in acquisitions and marketing. Our internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing.
Persimmon Early Learning Academy
Description: Persimmon Early Learning Academy is hiring!
Application: To apply, please send your resume to email@example.com or call 352-505-0144.
Reef Relief Conservation Internship
Description: For details, please see the flyer below.
Application: To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Laurel South Camp Counselors
Description: Camp Laurel South is a residential summer camp in Maine seeking well-rounded college students to be activity instructors and camp counselors for the summer of 2023. This is an amazing experience that can change your life, while also fulfilling many internship requirements!
When: This is a two month experience from June 13 – August 14. Click on the link below to find out more information.
Application: To apply, please visit Camp Laurel South’s website: https://www.camplaurelsouth.com
Mastery Hour Volunteers
Description: masteryhour.org is a non-profit project which provides free math tutoring to K-12th grade children via zoom. We need more student volunteers to help us meet the needs of the millions of families who are struggling to catch up on learning as schools re-open. Tutoring with masteryhour.org is much like being a homework helper for a younger sibling or a peer! We provide free training so no experience is required.
Application: Interested tutors can learn more or apply at masteryhour.org/tutor
Middle School Tutor
Description: Tutors needed for two middle schoolers who need after school help with homework, and transportation from school to home. The position would be for 5-8 hours a week with pay rate negotiable, beginning January 3, 2023.
Contact: To apply, please contact Carrie at email@example.com.