Wednesday Update for October 15, 2014

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

Announcements

General Announcements

EVENTS TODAY – Holographic 3D/ zSpace demo, FEA Workshop, & Projects for Haiti applications DUE

Holographic 3D, zSpace demonstration – Wednesday, October 15th
Nicole Aitken, a representative from Katz and also a COE alum, is demonstrating zSpace on Wednesday, October 15 at 10 AM in the Terrace Room. This is a nice opportunity to see a new tool and to extend a warm welcome to a COE alum. Please feel free to just stop by but, if you can, please RSVP to Megan Lewis, meganelewis@coe.ufl.edu.  Please see the attached Presentation description.


FEA Workshop – Wednesday, October 15th
Florida Education Association’s next workshop of the semester is Wednesday October 15th at 7:30pm in the Terrace Room!  This workshop will focus on movement in the classroom and we will have guest speakers come in to talk about and demonstrate Zumba for kids and kid’s yoga with us!  This will be a very exciting and interactive workshop and we hope to see you there Edugators!


Hey, EduGators!  It’s Homecoming week and time to Get Up and Give! Show your spirit and help support our College of Education by making a donation: GetUpAndGive.ufl.edu/EDU. Just $10 will touch lives through scholarships, research, outreach and more. When 30,000 EduGators come together, there’s no stopping us!


Graduate Students Personal & Professional Development – October 20th
UF Gator McKnights Unite invites you to attend Stages of Success: Knowing the Right Resources at the Right Time. If you are interested in learning first-hand what resources provided at the University of Florida meet the needs of its matriculating students, then this workshop is for YOU!  The focus will be on the dissemination of knowledge to increase students awareness and perceived usefulness of resources that are meant to promote retention and graduation. These resources have been linked to students having a greater sense of the skills and abilities needed to be successful at various parts of the journey to graduation and beyond. Please RSVP on GatorConnect.


LGBTQ Bullying Community Lecture
During childhood and adolescence, youth spend significant portions of their lives at school, but what if school is an uncomfortable space where they feel harassed or even bullied? Sadly, this is the reality too many LGBT youth face while in school. Join us October 21st as Dr. Elizabethe Payne hosts a discussion about the importance of restructuring school culture in order to address the issue of LGBT bullying. The event will begin at 6pm and will be hosted at Cymplify Central located at 5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605. Sponsored by UF LGBT Affairs and Gainesville Equality Youth.

Dr. Payne is a leading authority on the issues of LGBT bullying. Dr. Payne is Founder and Director of The Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI) currently located at Hunter College, CUNY, in New York City. Dr. Payne’s qualitative research with QuERI covers topics such as elementary teachers experiences working with transgender students, the effectiveness of LGBTQ professional training, and the role school structures play in LGBTQ student’s school experiences.

Dr. Payne’s work is unique in the field of educational research and is necessary in order to create positive school cultures that affirm LGBT youth identities.


SAGE Workshop: Creating and Delivering Engaging Presentations, Thursday, October 23rd at 12:30 pm in the Terrace Room
Come join fellow grad students in the College of Education to learn how to design and deliver conference presentations that will engage your audience, promote discussion, and make your research memorable. Light refreshments will be provided. Please visit the UF SAGE Facebook page for updates!


Student Leader Roundtable – Interested in the first ever Student Leader Roundtable revolving around the topic of Education? This opportunity focuses on student organizations discussing and addressing prominent education-field related issues, connecting and collaborating with similar organizations, and discovering ways the Center for Leadership and Service can best provide support. Any 2-3 officers from your organization whose mission is primarily service, philanthropy, or leadership education can attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Bryan Hall 232

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1v6c0xv

You are welcome to invite a faculty member from within the field to attend. Please have them RSVP at http://bit.ly/Zs2SKq. Questions? Please contact laurendg@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  For additional information, visit http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


Upcoming ECC Workshop Dates!
Mark your calendars: November 3rd and December 5th


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAILS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=strea


MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2015. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and Comparative Education with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 10-E1.   Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both. 

Opportunities and Employment

Projects for Haiti (P4H) – RSVP by Wednesday, October 15th
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows: Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP, please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


Davis Projects for Peace 2015
$10,000 grant for undergraduate students
Deadline: January 9th, 2015 

The University of Florida, a partner institution in the Davis United World College Scholars Program, is pleased to announce an opportunity for undergraduate students to design a grassroot project for peace anywhere in the world!  The Davis Foundation will award the winning project $10,000 for the project to be implemented during the summer of 2015.  Use your creativity to design a project that focuses on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict.  Due to this generous funding, UF students have had the opportunity to travel and perform service projects all over the world (Bolivia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Palestine, Swaziland, Macedonia, and Uganda).

Come out to our info session on Monday, October 20th from 5:30 – 7pm in the International Center at the Hub.  It will be an opportunity to find out how to apply and hear from last year’s project winners.


Want to increase your group’s impact? Apply for the UF Servant Leader Institute!

The Servant Leadership Institute is a day long experience, sponsored by the UF Center for Leadership and Service, for student groups who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on the UF campus and in the greater-Gainesville Community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, problem solve,and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building, and service-learning with other student leaders, Gainesville community members, and UF faculty and staff. The Institute will take place on November 8th from 9am-7pm. Application are due by November 3rd. You and two other members of your organization are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply to be a participant, please visit:http://bit.ly/UFServantLeader


GAINESVILLE HIPPY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
GAINESVILLE HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters; http://www.gainesvillehippy.org/) SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to work closely with children and families during monthly meetings that are held throughout the community. HIPPY needs volunteers to:  Plan special occasions for HIPPY staff and families; Collect research data on the program (interviewing parents and staff); Read to HIPPY children during parents group meetings; Assist with child care activities at group meetings.  For more information, please contact:  Yolanda Hagley, Program Director, Gainesville HIPPY INC, 352-371-8300, yolandahagley@gainesvillehippy.org


Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.


Volunteer Programs in South Africa – next application deadline Friday, October 24th
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered:April 20 – November 6, 2015. As an OHS Volunteer, you will:  Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift; Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students; Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world; Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports; Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students; Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue.  We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.  Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!  Next Application Deadline: October 24.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.

Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 2 month old in her home. The mother will be present, but wishes to work from home. She needs assistance 10-20 hours a week. Days and times flexible. Please contact Kate at kcasey27@gmail.com. 


Tutor/Homework/Life Coach needed
Tutor needed to help motivate and assist with study skills for a bright 14-year old freshman at Buchholz High School. Student enrolled in AP Environmental Science, Spanish II Honors, Algebra II Honors, World History, English I Honors, and PE.  Hours are flexible, but the preferable time is about two hours between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, up to five days a week. Pay is $25/hour and sometimes you can stay for dinner! Located in Haile Plantation. If interested, please contact bennja@radiology.ufl.edu


Tutor Needed – 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Science
We are in need of a reading, writing, and science tutor for our fifth grade son on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm.  Preferably someone with experience tutoring children with ADHD to help with homework and study skills. Familiarity with the Constructed Response Graphic Organizer would be helpful.  If interested, please contact Julie at bearcubsmom@gmail.com with your resumé or tutoring experience.


Math tutor needed
Twice a week, Monday through Thursday, one hour per session, between 4 and 6pm, $15.00 per hour, 6th grade math. Please contact 352-538-4087.


Tutors needed for Local Youth Sports Team
Tutors needed to assist with homework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in tutoring local children ages 10-14 who really need your help, please contact redklay@gmail.com or (352)283-3770. Practice is at Fred Cone Park and the children do their homework at the Cone Park Library located at 2841 E. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32641. Please contact Mr. Perry as soon as possible if you are able to assist.


Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for our kids; 11 year old (boy) and 5 year old (girl). We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references and reliable car. Duties include: Pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours: 2.45PM-5.30 PM (room for some flexibility of start time if 2.45 PM not possible), Mon through Friday (approx. 10 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only few days a week we would consider that as well. CONTACT: Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to asmita.gupte@medicine.ufl.edu.


Nanny/Babysitters Needed
Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency is seeking nannies and babysitters who have previous child care experience, love kids, and have afternoon availability.  Ideal candidates will have availability starting at 2pm M-F.  CPR certification and references will be required.  Please email info@twinkletoesnanny.com or call 352.538.2012 if interested.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Twinkle Toes team!


English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. If you are interested, contact bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.

 

Archived Newsletters

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/

Wednesday Update for October 8, 2014

Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter should be sent to SS.Update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

General Announcements

ECC Workshop TONIGHT!
ECC will be holding their 2nd workshop of the semester tonight at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. The topic will be Classroom Management! As always there will be snacks and prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend!   If you are not able to make it tonight, our next workshops will be held November 5th and December 3rd


Holographic 3D, zSpace demonstration – Wednesday, October 15th
Nicole Aitken, a representative from Katz and also a COE alum, is demonstrating zSpace on Wednesday, October 15 at 10 AM in the Terrace Room. This is a nice opportunity to see a new tool and to extend a warm welcome to a COE alum. Please feel free to just stop by but, if you can, please RSVP to Megan Lewis, meganelewis@coe.ufl.edu.  Please see the attached Presentation description.


FILM:  Gainesville Latino Film Festival: September 12th – October 11th
Presented by the Latina Women’s League. Free admission. For more information and calendar of films: www.gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com or info@gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com


FEA Workshop – Wednesday, October 15th
Florida Education Association’s next workshop of the semester is Wednesday October 15th at 7:30pm in the Terrace Room!  This workshop will focus on movement in the classroom and we will have guest speakers come in to talk about and demonstrate Zumba for kids and kid’s yoga with us!  This will be a very exciting and interactive workshop and we hope to see you there Edugators!


Graduate Students Personal & Professional Development – Monday, October 20th                                                                                                                                                                                     UF Gator McKnights Unite invites you to attend Stages of Success: Knowing the Right Resources at the Right Time. If you are interested in learning first-hand what resources provided at the University of Florida meet the needs of its matriculating students, then this workshop is for YOU!  The focus will be on the dissemination of knowledge to increase students awareness and perceived usefulness of resources that are meant to promote retention and graduation. These resources have been linked to students having a greater sense of the skills and abilities needed to be successful at various parts of the journey to graduation and beyond. Please RSVP on GatorConnect.   


LGBTQ Bullying: Understanding the Importance of School Bullying
Please join Nationally Renowned Speaker on LGBTQ Bullying, Dr. Elizabeth Payne, on Tuesday, October 21st at Cymplify (Newberry Road and 8th Avenue) beginning at 6pm.

Dr. Payne is Founder and Director of QuERI. QuERI moved with Dr. Payne into the Hunter College LGBT Social Science & Policy Center at Roosevelt House. Prior to coming to Hunter College, she was part-time Associate Professor in the Syracuse University School of Education and in the LGBT Studies program from 2005-2014. As a sociologist of education, she specializes in qualitative research methodology, critical theory, youth culture, queer girlhoods, and LGBTQ issues in education. Her current research addresses LGBTQ bullying, explores education professionals’ experiences working with transgender elementary school students, the effectiveness of LGBTQ professional development for educators, heteronormativity in sex education curricula, and adolescent lesbian/queer girls’ experiences with the gender binary. Dr. Payne served on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Task Force, the DASA State Policy Group, and the New York State School Professional Certification Committee on Diversity. DASA is the New York State student anti-harassment law, which went into effect July, 2012. She was a high school English teacher in Houston, Texas before returning to graduate school.


Student Leader Roundtable – Interested in the first ever Student Leader Roundtable revolving around the topic of Education? This opportunity focuses on student organizations discussing and addressing prominent education-field related issues, connecting and collaborating with similar organizations, and discovering ways the Center for Leadership and Service can best provide support. Any 2-3 officers from your organization whose mission is primarily service, philanthropy, or leadership education can attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Bryan Hall 232

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1v6c0xv

You are welcome to invite a faculty member from within the field to attend. Please have them RSVP at http://bit.ly/Zs2SKq. Questions? Please contact laurendg@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  For additional information, visit http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAILS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=strea


MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2015. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and Comparative Education with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 10-E1.   Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both. 

Opportunities and Employment

RA/RCA Applications Available for Spring & Fall 2015!  Due Monday, October 13th
The Department of Housing and Residence Education is currently seeking applicants for the position of Resident Assistant/Residential College Advisor for Spring 2015 and the 2015-2016 academic year. RAs/RCAs serve as advisers to residents, build a community for their residents, enforce policies and regulations, exercise good judgment in possible crisis situations and are role models. Our staff members gain a sense of accomplishment, pride, self-worth and receive personal and professional growth opportunities. Some requirements include: have lived on campus at least 1 semester (including this current semester), be in good academic/disciplinary standing and have a 2.5 cumulative UF GPA. Applications are available online at www.housing.ufl.edu and are due Monday October 13, 2014 at 4:00PM.  If you have additional questions, please contact Nikki Steinberger at RARCASelection@housing.ufl.edu. Visit www.housing.ufl.edu for details on Information Sessions, the application process, and position description.


GAINESVILLE HIPPY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
GAINESVILLE HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters; http://www.gainesvillehippy.org/) SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to work closely with children and families during monthly meetings that are held throughout the community. HIPPY needs volunteers to:  Plan special occasions for HIPPY staff and families; Collect research data on the program (interviewing parents and staff); Read to HIPPY children during parents group meetings; Assist with child care activities at group meetings.  For more information, please contact:  Yolanda Hagley, Program Director, Gainesville HIPPY INC, 352-371-8300, yolandahagley@gainesvillehippy.org


Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.


Student Employment Opportunity
Seeking 1 to 2 people to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Duties include data collection, data organization and entry, and video processing and coding. Experience with early childhood intervention programs and/or early childhood home visiting services desired. Ideal candidate(s) will have :

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions,
  • Ability to operate hand held video equipment and process video using various software

Some travel within Alachua County area may be required.  Either one 20-hour/week position or two 10-hour/week positions will be considered. Compensation will depend on experience. The position will potentially begin October 2014 through end of Spring 2015 semester.  If interested please send current CV or resume to Dr. Helena Mawdsley at hmawdsley@coe.ufl.edu.


Volunteer Programs in South Africa – next application deadline Friday, October 24th
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered:April 20 – November 6, 2015. As an OHS Volunteer, you will:  Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift; Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students; Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world; Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports; Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students; Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue.  We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.  Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!  Next Application Deadline: October 24.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


Projects for Haiti (P4H) – RSVP by Wednesday, October 15th
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows: Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP, please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.


Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

Tutor Needed – 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Science
We are in need of a reading, writing, and science tutor for our fifth grade son on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm.  Preferably someone with experience tutoring children with ADHD to help with homework and study skills. Familiarity with the Constructed Response Graphic Organizer would be helpful.  If interested, please contact Julie at bearcubsmom@gmail.com with your resumé or tutoring experience.


Math tutor needed
Twice a week, Monday through Thursday, one hour per session, between 4 and 6pm, $15.00 per hour, 6th grade math. Please contact 352-538-4087.


Tutors needed for Local Youth Sports Team
Tutors needed to assist with homework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in tutoring local children ages 10-14 who really need your help, please contact redklay@gmail.com or (352)283-3770. Practice is at Fred Cone Park and the children do their homework at the Cone Park Library located at 2841 E. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32641. Please contact Mr. Perry as soon as possible if you are able to assist.


Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for our kids; 11 year old (boy) and 5 year old (girl). We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references and reliable car. Duties include: Pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours: 2.45PM-5.30 PM (room for some flexibility of start time if 2.45 PM not possible), Mon through Friday (approx. 10 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only few days a week we would consider that as well. CONTACT: Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to asmita.gupte@medicine.ufl.edu.


Nanny/Babysitters Needed
Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency is seeking nannies and babysitters who have previous child care experience, love kids, and have afternoon availability.  Ideal candidates will have availability starting at 2pm M-F.  CPR certification and references will be required.  Please email info@twinkletoesnanny.com or call 352.538.2012 if interested.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Twinkle Toes team!


English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. If you are interested, contact bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.

 

Archived Newsletters

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/

Wednesday Update for October 1, 2014

*Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information newsletter can be sent to ronw@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

 General Announcements

STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE SPRING 2015
DUE TODAY
If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.


 SAGE Workshop:  Coursework to Quals to Prospectus with Dr. Nancy Waldron – Thursday  October 2nd at 12:30 in the Terrace Room
Come join your peers and Dr. Nancy Waldron in a discussion that will examine how to transition from coursework into qualifying exams, strategies for coping with the written and oral sections of the exams, and suggestions on making it through the dissertation writing process.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit the UF SAGE Facebook page.


Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies Presents – John Forster
The Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (CEECS) invites you to join us for a presentation to be given by John Forster on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room. John is the Chief Executive Officer of Noah’s Ark, located in Victoria, Australia. In addition to serving as CEO for Noah’s Ark, he has led systems-level efforts in Victoria and throughout Australia to foster early childhood inclusion. The title of his presentation is Australian Perspectives on Early Childhood Inclusion: From Promise to Practice.


 ECC Workshop October 8th!
ECC will be having our next workshop October 8th at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. The topic is Classroom Management!  As always there will be snacks and prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend!  Mark your calendars with our other fall workshop dates: November 5th and December 3rd


 Holographic 3D, zSpace demonstration
Nicole Aitken, a representative from Katz and also a COE alum, is demonstrating zSpace on Wednesday, October 15 at 10 AM in the Terrace Room. This is a nice opportunity to see a new tool and to extend a warm welcome to a COE alum. Please feel free to just stop by but, if you can, please RSVP to Megan  Lewis at meganelewis@coe.ufl.edu.  Please see the attached Presentation description.


 Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Career Resource Center would like to invite youand your students to our Fall Career Showcase on September 30th and October 1st , 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the O’Connell Center. This event is open to students and alumni only and we would love to see you and your students there! It is a two-day event featuring more than 350 employers to network with our UF candidates. The first day is Non-Technical Day (i.e. Accounting, Sales, Retail, Communications, and more) and the second day is Technical Day (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, etc.).


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement


 FILM:  Gainesville Latino Film Festival
Sept. 12th- Oct. 14th
Presented by the Latina Women’s League. Free admission. For more information and calendar of films: www.gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com or info@gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com


MUSIC:  Ribab Fusion
Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 pm ~ University Auditorium
A fusion of jazz, Moroccan funk and Afropop, Ribab Fusion invokes the spirit of Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast with a modern twist. These seven musicians are on a mission to revolutionize the ribab, a one-stringed, bowed instrument. Ribab Fusion’s celebration of Morocco’s Amazigh culture encompasses an entire spectrum of music, from slow jams to 70’s-style funk. The traditional meets contemporary in this bold and exciting performance. For more information, click here.


Project Makeover Project Captain Applications
Project Makeover is a student-run organization dedicated to creating a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students in Alachua County. We are looking for students (esp. first and second year) to serve as Project Captains to help facilitate volunteer projects such as painting murals, landscaping, and a special dream project. This year’s makeover will be held the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2015 at Metcalfe Elementary.  Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ufprojectmakeover for more information.  Applications can be found at http://goo.gl/mclx4g and are due Friday, 9/19 at midnight.


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAIS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=strea


 MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2014. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and Comparative Education with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 10-E1.   Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both. 

Opportunities and Employment

Part-time teaching opportunities at a local Charter School
A local charter school (boulwarecharter.com) is seeking students who are interested in getting experience working with elementary school children in a fun, supportive, and inspiring environment. We are looking for students to come teach Specials classes on either Mondays or Wednesdays from 9:45-2:45 with a 30 min break for lunch. Students will either lead arts/crafts or music (we have a piano) or another Special that they are qualified to teach. The pay is $15/hr. and the position will begin the week of Oct 6th and end the week of Dec 15th, with the possibility for renewal in the next term. Supplies are provided. Please email Megan Lane at meganlane@boulwarecharter.com with interest and/or questions.


 RA/RCA Applications Available for Spring & Fall 2015!
The Department of Housing and Residence Education is currently seeking applicants for the position of Resident Assistant/Residential College Advisor for Spring 2015 and the 2015-2016 academic year. RAs/RCAs serve as advisers to residents, build a community for their residents, enforce policies and regulations, exercise good judgment in possible crisis situations and are role models. Our staff members gain a sense of accomplishment, pride, self-worth and receive personal and professional growth opportunities. Some requirements include: have lived on campus at least 1 semester (including this current semester), be in good academic/disciplinary standing and have a 2.5 cumulative UF GPA. Applications are available online at www.housing.ufl.edu and are due Monday October 13, 2014 at 4:00PM.  If you have additional questions, please contact Nikki Steinberger at RARCASelection@housing.ufl.edu. Visit www.housing.ufl.edu for details on Information Sessions, the application process, and position description.


 GAINESVILLE HIPPY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
GAINESVILLE HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters; http://www.gainesvillehippy.org/) SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to work closely with children and families during monthly meetings that are held throughout the community. HIPPY needs volunteers to:  Plan special occasions for HIPPY staff and families; Collect research data on the program (interviewing parents and staff); Read to HIPPY children during parents group meetings; Assist with child care activities at group meetings.  For more information, please contact:  Yolanda Hagley, Program Director, Gainesville HIPPY INC, 352-371-8300 office yolandahagley@gainesvillehippy.org


Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.


Student Employment Opportunity
Seeking 1 to 2 people to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Duties include data collection, data organization and entry, and video processing and coding. Experience with early childhood intervention programs and/or early childhood home visiting services desired. Ideal candidate(s) will have :

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions,
  • Ability to operate hand held video equipment and process video using various software

Some travel within Alachua County area may be required.  Either one 20-hour/week position or two 10-hour/week positions will be considered. Compensation will depend on experience. The position will potentially begin October 2014 through end of Spring 2015 semester.  If interested please send current CV or resume to Dr. Helena Mawdsley at hmawdsley@coe.ufl.edu.


The UF Alumni Association is looking for candidates for the Fall 2014 Outstanding Leader Awards
Applications should be submitted by undergraduate seniors who have applied for graduation this semester.  The deadline for applications is Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:30pm. Packets can be sent via email to Kay Lewis at klewis@ufalumni.ufl.edu, faxed to (352) 846-3636 with attention: Kay Lewis, or dropped off in-person on the 3rd floor of Emerson Alumni Hall.  Each applicant should complete and submit the following:

  • Contact form (attached)
  • 1-page essay on leadership, question prompt attached
  • At least 1 UF-affiliated recommendation letter
  • Leadership resume

Volunteer Programs in South Africa
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered:April 20 – November 6, 2015. As an OHS Volunteer, you will:  Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift; Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students; Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world; Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports; Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students; Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue.  We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.  Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!  Next Application Deadline: Sept 26.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


 Projects for Haiti (P4H)
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1st, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows:  Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.


Environmental Education Workshop Opportunity
Attached is a flyer with information regarding an upcoming Project Learning Tree workshop taking place on Oct 4, 2014 from 8:30-3:00 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center in Gainesville. This is a great opportunity for any education, forestry, wildlife, agriculture, natural resource, or other student interested in learning how to teach youth about the environment. PLT provides formal, non-formal, and pre-service educators with the resources and curriculum to teach environmental education to youth through activities and lessons integrated through other subjects.  The workshop is only $5. To register for this workshop, go to http://fallpltworkshop.eventbrite.com/.   

 Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. . If you are interested, contact me with bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.


 Seeking a babysitter for a toddler
A local parent is seeking a babysitter for her son who is 2 years and 9 months now. We are looking for a nice and energetic student to stay with our son several times a week for 2 hours, to play and to talk so that he could start learning English. Please contact Alena Prikhidko at a1978@ufl.edu 

Archived Newsletters

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/

Special Thursday Edition of the Wednesday update for September 25, 2014

*Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information newsletter can be sent to ronw@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

 General Announcements

 SAGE Workshop:  Coursework to Quals to Prospectus with Dr. Nancy Waldron – Thursday  October 2nd at 12:30 in the Terrace Room
Come join your peers and Dr. Nancy Waldron in a discussion that will examine how to transition from coursework into qualifying exams, strategies for coping with the written and oral sections of the exams, and suggestions on making it through the dissertation writing process.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit the UF SAGE Facebook page.


Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies Presents – John Forster
The Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (CEECS) invites you to join us for a presentation to be given by John Forster on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room. John is the Chief Executive Officer of Noah’s Ark, located in Victoria, Australia. In addition to serving as CEO for Noah’s Ark, he has led systems-level efforts in Victoria and throughout Australia to foster early childhood inclusion. The title of his presentation is Australian Perspectives on Early Childhood Inclusion: From Promise to Practice.


 ECC Workshop October 8th!
ECC will be having our next workshop October 8th at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. The topic is Classroom Management!  As always there will be snacks and prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend!  Mark your calendars with our other fall workshop dates: November 5th and December 3rd


STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE SPRING 2015
If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.


 Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Career Resource Center would like to invite youand your students to our Fall Career Showcase on September 30th and October 1st , 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the O’Connell Center. This event is open to students and alumni only and we would love to see you and your students there! It is a two-day event featuring more than 350 employers to network with our UF candidates. The first day is Non-Technical Day (i.e. Accounting, Sales, Retail, Communications, and more) and the second day is Technical Day (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, etc.).


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement


 FILM:  Gainesville Latino Film Festival
Sept. 12th- Oct. 14th
Presented by the Latina Women’s League. Free admission. For more information and calendar of films: www.gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com or info@gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com


MUSIC:  Ribab Fusion
Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 pm ~ University Auditorium
A fusion of jazz, Moroccan funk and Afropop, Ribab Fusion invokes the spirit of Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast with a modern twist. These seven musicians are on a mission to revolutionize the ribab, a one-stringed, bowed instrument. Ribab Fusion’s celebration of Morocco’s Amazigh culture encompasses an entire spectrum of music, from slow jams to 70’s-style funk. The traditional meets contemporary in this bold and exciting performance. For more information, click here.


2014 Graduate Student Research Day
Monday, Sept. 29, 5:00 pm – Student’s Deadline to submit Abstracts
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) and I-Cubed Program are pleased to announce the 2014 Graduate Student Research Day will be held on October 28th (Tuesday). The event is open to all graduate students and will feature posters from hundreds of students and workshops related to the theme ‘Standing Out, It’s A Race To The Top!’  Graduate Student Research Day will feature a Poster Contest with monetary awards given to the highest-scoring posters. Participation in the poster contest is optional; you may submit an abstract for a poster without entering the contest (view poster instructions here).  There will also be a raffle of some cool Apple products! The more events you attend, the more raffle tickets you get and better your chances of winning! More info http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/2014-graduate-student-research-day/


Project Makeover Project Captain Applications
Project Makeover is a student-run organization dedicated to creating a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students in Alachua County. We are looking for students (esp. first and second year) to serve as Project Captains to help facilitate volunteer projects such as painting murals, landscaping, and a special dream project. This year’s makeover will be held the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2015 at Metcalfe Elementary.  Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ufprojectmakeover for more information.  Applications can be found at http://goo.gl/mclx4g and are due Friday, 9/19 at midnight.


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAIS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=stream


 FREE GRE WORKSHOP
UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam.  The workshop will run from Monday – Thursday, September 29 – October 2nd.  We will cover the Math section on Monday & Wednesday from 5-7 pm, and the Verbal on Tuesday  & Thursday  from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.   To register and learn the room location, go to the Teaching Center website — www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu —  and click on “Study Skills & GRE Workshop.”  If you get the message that you are on the waiting list, please attend – we’ll make room for you.


 MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2014. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and ComparativeEducation with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 9-11.  Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both.


 Fall 2014 Tapping Class – Savant Leadership Honorary
Do you consider yourself to be an established student leader who values character, integrity, and providing equal opportunities for all UF students?  Founded in 1967, Savant is a prestigious group of leaders from many different areas of campus involvement. By collaborating with each other, members use their unique experiences and roles to educate and develop fellow students. In addition to proactive networking, Savant encourages community service, diversity education, preparation for professional careers, and leadership development.  Applications to become a part of the Fall 2014 Tapping Class are currently open and can be found at www.savantuf.org. All applications must be submitted by September 26th at 10pm. If you have further questions, please email ufsavantpresident@gmail.com.


The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students
The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students is pleased to offer undergraduates a quick and easy way to get any questions about research answered. Additionally, they will help guide them through the research process from refining their research interests to helping find a research position that suits your needs and interests. Walk-in hours are between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, M-W-Th-F. Their office is located in Yon Hall, Room 429.  If they cannot make it during these times, contact them at ufcurbs@gmail.com to schedule a separate meeting. 

Opportunities and Employment

Student Employment Opportunity
Seeking 1 to 2 people to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Duties include data collection, data organization and entry, and video processing and coding. Experience with early childhood intervention programs and/or early childhood home visiting services desired. Ideal candidate(s) will have :

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions,
  • Ability to operate hand held video equipment and process video using various software

Some travel within Alachua County area may be required.  Either one 20-hour/week position or two 10-hour/week positions will be considered. Compensation will depend on experience. The position will potentially begin October 2014 through end of Spring 2015 semester.  If interested please send current CV or resume to Dr. Helena Mawdsley at hmawdsley@coe.ufl.edu.


The UF Alumni Association is looking for candidates for the Fall 2014 Outstanding Leader Awards
Applications should be submitted by undergraduate seniors who have applied for graduation this semester.  The deadline for applications is Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:30pm. Packets can be sent via email to Kay Lewis at klewis@ufalumni.ufl.edu, faxed to (352) 846-3636 with attention: Kay Lewis, or dropped off in-person on the 3rd floor of Emerson Alumni Hall.  Each applicant should complete and submit the following:

  • Contact form (attached)
  • 1-page essay on leadership, question prompt attached
  • At least 1 UF-affiliated recommendation letter
  • Leadership resume

Volunteer Programs in South Africa
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered:April 20 – November 6, 2015. As an OHS Volunteer, you will:  Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift; Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students; Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world; Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports; Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students; Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue.  We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.  Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!  Next Application Deadline: Sept 26.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


 Projects for Haiti (P4H)
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1st, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows:  Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.


Environmental Education Workshop Opportunity
Attached is a flyer with information regarding an upcoming Project Learning Tree workshop taking place on Oct 4, 2014 from 8:30-3:00 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center in Gainesville. This is a great opportunity for any education, forestry, wildlife, agriculture, natural resource, or other student interested in learning how to teach youth about the environment. PLT provides formal, non-formal, and pre-service educators with the resources and curriculum to teach environmental education to youth through activities and lessons integrated through other subjects.  The workshop is only $5. To register for this workshop, go to http://fallpltworkshop.eventbrite.com/.   

 Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. . If you are interested, contact me with bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.


 Seeking a babysitter for a toddler
A local parent is seeking a babysitter for her son who is 2 years and 9 months now. We are looking for a nice and energetic student to stay with our son several times a week for 2 hours, to play and to talk so that he could start learning English. Please contact Alena Prikhidko at a1978@ufl.edu


English Language Tutor needed
A UF MBA student  from Korea is seeking a tutor to speak english with for 1~2 hour a week at Starbucks.  Payment per hour can be $15~20.  If somebody is interested, contact me with junpyojeon@ufl.edu


Math Tutor needed
I am seeking a math tutor for my sixth grade granddaughter who attends High Springs Community School.   A female tutor is preferred because Elisabeth needs a female role model to show her that girls can do math too.  Please call Rita Russell at   386-454-5208.


Paid tutor wanted
Paid tutor wanted for 7 year old girl for enrichment tutoring in math and reading once a week.  Please contact Hannah Sokol at 352-226-3764 or hannahwsokol@yahoo.com.


Golden Opportunity for right person
Part-time after- school/ evening [structure and organizational] guidance for a very bright, musical and wonderful adolescent male. Understanding cognitive ADD/ ODD a plus! Please call or text: 352-870-0505.”


Babysitter needed
A local family is interested in hiring a  a babysitter with Spanish language skills. Please contact Janice L. Krieger at janicekrieger@jou.ufl.edu


Childcare needed
Seeking energetic and responsible student with childcare experience to sit with my eleven year old daughter Kyndal on an as needed basis. I am a hard working single mother and am in desperate need of someone willing to help us out. Please email resume’ and or any questions to sllmarshall2003@aol.com.


 Tutoring and Day care needed
A local parent is seeking is seeking a student to pick up his 9th grade son from Buchholz, occassionally drive him to appointments and provide tutoring for math, science, writing, and studying any high school subject. If there are no appointments, he could be brought home or to the public library or some other convenient location to get his schoolwork done for the day. The pay would be $10.00 dollars per hour and would include 30 minutes for travel time.  If interested, please send your resume or something describing your experience or ability to do this job to me via email.  I look forward to talking with you.  Send to Richard A. Johansen at richnickjohansen@msn.com


 Looking for a nanny/baby sitter
Looking for a nanny/baby sitter for 2 boys (7 and 10 years old) on Mon, Tue and Thursday evenings – 4:30/4:45-7:30 PM. Person must be energetic and reliable.  We live in town of tioga off newberry road.  Duties would be as follows:  Pick up kids from school and bring home (Oak hall school on tower road); Help with HW assignments each day; Supervise outdoor play time; Help with kids laundry and grocery shopping once a week only; willingness to help with other small chores – clean up etc would be a plus.  Please call Jas at 408 717 0152 and send me resume at jasleendhir@yahoo.com. Refrences and a good driving record is imp

Archived Newsletters

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/

Wednesday Update for September 17, 2014

*Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information newsletter can be sent to ronw@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

 General Announcements

FEA Workshop – TONIGHT – Community Building in the Classroom
Hello Edugators!  Don’t forget we will be having our first fall workshop Wednesday September 17th at 7:30 pm in the Terrace Room!! Our workshop series this semester will focus on community building in the classroom!  We will be having two guest speakers that will be discussing positive behavior management strategies. This workshop could be extremely helpful to all aspiring educators especially those that are nearing the end of their time hear at UF!  So please come out next Wednesday night at7:30 pm in the Terrace Room so we can enjoy some refreshments and can get some insight on some helpful strategies that we can use in the classroom!  Can’t wait to see all current and new members at the meeting!


Upcoming ECC Workshop Dates!
October 8th ~ November 5th ~ December 3rd
All workshops are held in the Norman Terrace Room at 7 PM!  As always there will be snacks and prizes!


STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE SPRING 2015
If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.


Honors Program Lateral Admission
First-year students who started summer B or fall 2014 are invited to apply for the UF Honors Program through lateral admissions. Those interested in applying are required to attend an information session in September. Note, this is the last opportunity to apply for the UF Honors Program. For more information, visit http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Lateral.aspx


The 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Conference is now accepting applications
This year’s conference will be held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables March 6-8, 2015.  The early decision deadline is October 17th.  See www.cgiu.org for information.


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement


Fall 2014 Degree Application
If you will be completing you degree requirements in Fall 2014, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ONE.UF under the My Record menu> degree application from the ONE.UF left menu. The application deadline is September 19th by 5:00pm.  Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications.   Let us make sure you are set to go!   Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


Project Makeover Project Captain Applications
Project Makeover is a student-run organization dedicated to creating a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students in Alachua County. We are looking for students (esp. first and second year) to serve as Project Captains to help facilitate volunteer projects such as painting murals, landscaping, and a special dream project. This year’s makeover will be held the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2015 at Metcalfe Elementary.  Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ufprojectmakeover for more information.  Applications can be found at http://goo.gl/mclx4g and are due Friday, 9/19 at midnight.


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAIS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=stream


 FREE GRE WORKSHOP
UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam.  The workshop will run from Monday – Thursday, September 29 – October 2nd.  We will cover the Math section on Monday & Wednesday from 5-7 pm, and the Verbal on Tuesday  & Thursday  from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.   To register and learn the room location, go to the Teaching Center website — www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu —  and click on “Study Skills & GRE Workshop.”  If you get the message that you are on the waiting list, please attend – we’ll make room for you.


Harn Free Student Memberships LIVE on Gator1 Central!
Through the generous support of Student Government, the Harn Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it is offering another 2,000 free student memberships via Gator1 Central for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please see the attached a document outlining the process.


 Fall 2014 Tapping Class – Savant Leadership Honorary
Do you consider yourself to be an established student leader who values character, integrity, and providing equal opportunities for all UF students?  Founded in 1967, Savant is a prestigious group of leaders from many different areas of campus involvement. By collaborating with each other, members use their unique experiences and roles to educate and develop fellow students. In addition to proactive networking, Savant encourages community service, diversity education, preparation for professional careers, and leadership development.  Applications to become a part of the Fall 2014 Tapping Class are currently open and can be found at www.savantuf.org. All applications must be submitted by September 26th at 10pm. If you have further questions, please email ufsavantpresident@gmail.com.


The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students
The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students is pleased to offer undergraduates a quick and easy way to get any questions about research answered. Additionally, they will help guide them through the research process from refining their research interests to helping find a research position that suits your needs and interests. Walk-in hours are between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, M-W-Th-F. Their office is located in Yon Hall, Room 429.  If they cannot make it during these times, contact them at ufcurbs@gmail.com to schedule a separate meeting.


Seminar: How to find an off-campus summer research experience
Sept. 10, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. For Science, math and engineering students (including social sciences) Registration required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mQzopw6gLB7_157FhZ7aHNqgTQx-4v9-dpTmaKvZAwc/edit?usp=drive_web#


Seminar: How to find an on-campus research experience
Sept. 17, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. For students in all majors and years. Registration required:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xEdifeWR8QjivWHAXQFaeWOBnAd8ngK_eVWqRWD_n6I/edit?usp=drive_web#


Seminar: How to apply to graduate school
Applying to grad school is very different that applying to undergrad or med school. If you are even considering this as a possibility, come find out how to do this successfully. For all disciplines and years, as it is never too early to start preparing for this. Sept. 24, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. Registration required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1os9p7zwQSU8l-T6E72PKWmpIRmrZ-yUGFqKUDmB6kvw/edit?usp=drive_web#

Opportunities and Employment

Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.
No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


 Projects for Haiti (P4H)
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1st, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows:  Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.


Environmental Education Workshop Opportunity
Attached is a flyer with information regarding an upcoming Project Learning Tree workshop taking place on Oct 4, 2014 from 8:30-3:00 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center in Gainesville. This is a great opportunity for any education, forestry, wildlife, agriculture, natural resource, or other student interested in learning how to teach youth about the environment. PLT provides formal, non-formal, and pre-service educators with the resources and curriculum to teach environmental education to youth through activities and lessons integrated through other subjects.  The workshop is only $5. To register for this workshop, go to http://fallpltworkshop.eventbrite.com/.   


Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Fall 2014 Career Showcase is scheduled from 9:00am to 3:00pm on September 30th at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. 

 Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

Babysitter for a toddler
A local parent is seeking a babysitter for her son who is 2 years and 9 months now. We are looking for a nice and energetic student to stay with our son several times a week for 2 hours, to play and to talk so that he could start learning English. Please contact Alena Prikhidko at a1978@ufl.edu


English Language Tutor needed
A UF MBA student  from Korea is seeking a tutor to speak english with for 1~2 hour a week at Starbucks.  Payment per hour can be $15~20.  If somebody is interested, contact me with junpyojeon@ufl.edu


Math Tutor needed
I am seeking a math tutor for my sixth grade granddaughter who attends High Springs Community School.   A female tutor is preferred because Elisabeth needs a female role model to show her that girls can do math too.  Please call Rita Russell at   386-454-5208.


Paid tutor wanted
Paid tutor wanted for 7 year old girl for enrichment tutoring in math and reading once a week.  Please contact Hannah Sokol at 352-226-3764 or hannahwsokol@yahoo.com.


Golden Opportunity for right person
Part-time after- school/ evening [structure and organizational] guidance for a very bright, musical and wonderful adolescent male. Understanding cognitive ADD/ ODD a plus! Please call or text: 352-870-0505.”


Babysitter needed
A local family is interested in hiring a  a babysitter with Spanish language skills. Please contact Janice L. Krieger at janicekrieger@jou.ufl.edu


Childcare needed
Seeking energetic and responsible student with childcare experience to sit with my eleven year old daughter Kyndal on an as needed basis. I am a hard working single mother and am in desperate need of someone willing to help us out. Please email resume’ and or any questions to sllmarshall2003@aol.com.


 Tutoring and Day care needed
A local parent is seeking is seeking a student to pick up his 9th grade son from Buchholz, occassionally drive him to appointments and provide tutoring for math, science, writing, and studying any high school subject. If there are no appointments, he could be brought home or to the public library or some other convenient location to get his schoolwork done for the day. The pay would be $10.00 dollars per hour and would include 30 minutes for travel time.  If interested, please send your resume or something describing your experience or ability to do this job to me via email.  I look forward to talking with you.  Send to Richard A. Johansen at richnickjohansen@msn.com


 Looking for a nanny/baby sitter
Looking for a nanny/baby sitter for 2 boys (7 and 10 years old) on Mon, Tue and Thursday evenings – 4:30/4:45-7:30 PM. Person must be energetic and reliable.  We live in town of tioga off newberry road.  Duties would be as follows:  Pick up kids from school and bring home (Oak hall school on tower road); Help with HW assignments each day; Supervise outdoor play time; Help with kids laundry and grocery shopping once a week only; willingness to help with other small chores – clean up etc would be a plus.  Please call Jas at 408 717 0152 and send me resume at jasleendhir@yahoo.com. Refrences and a good driving record is imp

Archived Newsletters

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/

Wednesday Update for September 10, 2014

*Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information newsletter can be sent to ronw@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

 General Announcements

ELEMENTARY, EARLY CHILDHOOD, & SPECIAL ED FULL-TIME INTERNS
Professional Orientation Seminar TODAY ~ Kirby Smith Board Room ~ 1:30-3:00  pm
If you are completing your full-time internship this FALL as an Elementary, Early Childhood, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, September 10th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00  pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification.


ECC School Safety Workshop *Tonight*!
Join the ECC for our first workshop of the semester September 10th at 7pm in the Norman Terrace Room!  We will have a school resource officer from Alachua Country talking to us about procedures and giving us important information about how to keep our students safe.  All future teachers are encouraged to attend. We will have snacks, free giveaways, and a raffle!  We hope to see you there!

STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE SPRING 2015
If you are completing an Elementary or Special Education full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term, applications are due by Monday, September 15th. If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.


Honors Program Lateral Admission
First-year students who started summer B or fall 2014 are invited to apply for the UF Honors Program through lateral admissions. Those interested in applying are required to attend an information session in September. Note, this is the last opportunity to apply for the UF Honors Program. For more information, visit http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Lateral.aspx


Alcohol-FreeTailgate and Potluck!
The Collegiate Recovery Community invites you to an Alcohol-Free Tailgate and Potluck this Saturday, September 13th at 3:00PM (Game starts 7:30PM). Come out and watch the game on our 40” flat-screen and enjoy hamburgers and hot dogs fresh from the grill! Feel free to bring your favorite snack or dish to share.  This Saturday at 3:00PM ~ In front of the Student Health Care Center (180 Fletcher Dr.)


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement


Fall 2014 Degree Application
If you will be completing you degree requirements in Fall 2014, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ONE.UF under the My Record menu> degree application from the ONE.UF left menu. The application deadline is September 19th by 5:00pm.  Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications.   Let us make sure you are set to go!   Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


UF Best Buddies
Best Buddies is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. UF’s chapter of Best Buddies is about to kick off the semester, and we couldn’t be more excited! We are having information sessions on Monday, September 15th, and Tuesday, September 16th. Both meetings are from 7:20-8:15pm in Little Hall, room 125. If friendship is your thing, come check us out!  Check out the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/276104779265109/  Search Facebook: “UF Best Buddies” ~ Email us at: bestbuddies@gmail.com


 FREE GRE WORKSHOP
UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam.  The workshop will run from Monday – Thursday, September 29 – October 2nd.  We will cover the Math section on Monday & Wednesday from 5-7 pm, and the Verbal on Tuesday  & Thursday  from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.   To register and learn the room location, go to the Teaching Center website — www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu —  and click on “Study Skills & GRE Workshop.”  If you get the message that you are on the waiting list, please attend – we’ll make room for you.


Harn Free Student Memberships LIVE on Gator1 Central!
Through the generous support of Student Government, the Harn Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it is offering another 2,000 free student memberships via Gator1 Central for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please see the attached a document outlining the process.


2014 Graduate Student Research Day on October 28
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom ~ Workshop Rooms: Auditorium, Career Resource Center & The Matthews Conference room
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) will be hosting its Third Annual Celebration of Graduate Research. The event is open to all graduate students, postdoctoral fellows/associates, researchers and faculty. We encourage undergraduate students participating in research activities to attend the event.  This year’s Graduate Student Research Day is themed around STANDING OUT. There will be a competitive poster session for graduate students, including undergraduate students involved in research, with cash prizes for the winning posters. This event will also offer a networking workshop with industry contacts, a panel discussion with UF’s new preeminent scholars, information on how to get involved with the Three-Minute Thesis competition and much more!  To register and/or submit an abstract please visit: http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/2014-graduate-student-research-day/  Abstract submission deadline: September 29, 2014 ~ Event Registration deadline: October 10, 2014 ~ Register as a poster judge deadline: October 10, 2014.  We’d like, especially, to ask faculty to consider becoming a poster judge and to encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract and/or attend the event. For questions on the poster session at Graduate Student Research Day, contact Nalini Kumar at nkumar@ufl.edu ~ For general questions on Graduate Student Research Day, contact Regina Martuscello at rmartuscello@ufl.edu ~ For questions related to GSAC, contact Khanh Ha at ha@chem.ufl.edu


The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students
The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students is pleased to offer undergraduates a quick and easy way to get any questions about research answered. Additionally, they will help guide them through the research process from refining their research interests to helping find a research position that suits your needs and interests. Walk-in hours are between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, M-W-Th-F. Their office is located in Yon Hall, Room 429.  If they cannot make it during these times, contact them at ufcurbs@gmail.com to schedule a separate meeting.


Seminar: How to find an off-campus summer research experience
Sept. 10, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. For Science, math and engineering students (including social sciences) Registration required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mQzopw6gLB7_157FhZ7aHNqgTQx-4v9-dpTmaKvZAwc/edit?usp=drive_web#


Seminar: How to find an on-campus research experience
Sept. 17, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. For students in all majors and years. Registration required:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xEdifeWR8QjivWHAXQFaeWOBnAd8ngK_eVWqRWD_n6I/edit?usp=drive_web#


Seminar: How to apply to graduate school
Applying to grad school is very different that applying to undergrad or med school. If you are even considering this as a possibility, come find out how to do this successfully. For all disciplines and years, as it is never too early to start preparing for this. Sept. 24, 4:15 pm, Room 302 Infirmary Building. Registration required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1os9p7zwQSU8l-T6E72PKWmpIRmrZ-yUGFqKUDmB6kvw/edit?usp=drive_web#

Opportunities and Employment

UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.


Online Teaching and tutoring opportunities
Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Teaching Opportunities in Fort Pierce
We are currently looking for a dynamic person to join the Cobra family in the following areas:  Exceptional Student Education and English.  If interested please email:  Principal Todd Smith: Todd.Smith@stlucieschools.org and Assistant Principal Kristi Pacocha: Kristi.Pacocha@stlucieschools.org


Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Fall 2014 Career Showcase is scheduled from 9:00am to 3:00pm on September 30th at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. 

 Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

Paid tutor wanted
Paid tutor wanted for 7 year old girl for enrichment tutoring in math and reading once a week.  Please contact Hannah Sokol at 352-226-3764 or hannahwsokol@yahoo.com.


Golden Opportunity for right person
Part-time after- school/ evening [structure and organizational] guidance for a very bright, musical and wonderful adolescent male. Understanding cognitive ADD/ ODD a plus! Please call or text: 352-870-0505.”


Babysitter needed
A local family is interested in hiring a  a babysitter with Spanish language skills. Please contact Janice L. Krieger at janicekrieger@jou.ufl.edu


Childcare needed
Seeking energetic and responsible student with childcare experience to sit with my eleven year old daughter Kyndal on an as needed basis. I am a hard working single mother and am in desperate need of someone willing to help us out. Please email resume’ and or any questions to sllmarshall2003@aol.com.


 Tutoring and Day care needed
A local parent is seeking is seeking a student to pick up his 9th grade son from Buchholz, occassionally drive him to appointments and provide tutoring for math, science, writing, and studying any high school subject. If there are no appointments, he could be brought home or to the public library or some other convenient location to get his schoolwork done for the day. The pay would be $10.00 dollars per hour and would include 30 minutes for travel time.  If interested, please send your resume or something describing your experience or ability to do this job to me via email.  I look forward to talking with you.  Send to Richard A. Johansen at richnickjohansen@msn.com


 Looking for a nanny/baby sitter
Looking for a nanny/baby sitter for 2 boys (7 and 10 years old) on Mon, Tue and Thursday evenings – 4:30/4:45-7:30 PM. Person must be energetic and reliable.  We live in town of tioga off newberry road.  Duties would be as follows:  Pick up kids from school and bring home (Oak hall school on tower road); Help with HW assignments each day; Supervise outdoor play time; Help with kids laundry and grocery shopping once a week only; willingness to help with other small chores – clean up etc would be a plus.  Please call Jas at 408 717 0152 and send me resume at jasleendhir@yahoo.com. Refrences and a good driving record is imp

Archived Newsletters

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/

Wednesday Update for September 3, 2014

*Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information newsletter can be sent to ronw@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

 General Announcements

STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE SPRING 2015
If you are completing an Elementary or Special Education full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term, applications are due by Monday, September 15th. If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.


Honors Program Lateral Admission
First-year students who started summer B or fall 2014 are invited to apply for the UF Honors Program through lateral admissions. Those interested in applying are required to attend an information session in September. Note, this is the last opportunity to apply for the UF Honors Program. For more information, visit http://www.honors.ufl.edu/Lateral.aspx


SAGE Graduate Student Workshop:  Writing for Journal Publication.
Thursday, September 4th at 12:30pm in the Terrace Room. 
How can you increase your chances to publish in academic journals? What happens to your manuscript once it’s submitted? Join COE Professors Dr. Fang, Dr. Kramer, and Dr. Reichow, all of whom have experience publishing, as they share their insights into the world of academic publishing.  Light refreshments will be provided.


Fall 2014 Degree Application
If you will be completing you degree requirements in Fall 2014, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is September 19th by 5:00pm.  Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications.   Let us make sure you are set to go!   Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


ELEMENTARY, EARLY CHILDHOOD, & SPECIAL ED FULL-TIME INTERNS
If you are completing your full-time internship this FALL as an Elementary, Early Childhood, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, September 10th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00  pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification.


Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Spring 2014!   In recognition of your hard effort you have earned your place on the Dean’s List.  Congrats!   If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu with your full name and UF ID number from your Gatorlink address.  We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio.  Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


 2014 Graduate Student Research Day on October 28
Location: Reitz Union Grand Ballroom ~ Workshop Rooms: Auditorium, Career Resource Center & The Matthews Conference room
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) will be hosting its Third Annual Celebration of Graduate Research. The event is open to all graduate students, postdoctoral fellows/associates, researchers and faculty. We encourage undergraduate students participating in research activities to attend the event.  This year’s Graduate Student Research Day is themed around STANDING OUT. There will be a competitive poster session for graduate students, including undergraduate students involved in research, with cash prizes for the winning posters. This event will also offer a networking workshop with industry contacts, a panel discussion with UF’s new preeminent scholars, information on how to get involved with the Three-Minute Thesis competition and much more!  To register and/or submit an abstract please visit: http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/2014-graduate-student-research-day/  Abstract submission deadline: September 29, 2014 ~ Event Registration deadline: October 10, 2014 ~ Register as a poster judge deadline: October 10, 2014.  We’d like, especially, to ask faculty to consider becoming a poster judge and to encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit an abstract and/or attend the event. For questions on the poster session at Graduate Student Research Day, contact Nalini Kumar at nkumar@ufl.edu ~ For general questions on Graduate Student Research Day, contact Regina Martuscello at rmartuscello@ufl.edu ~ For questions related to GSAC, contact Khanh Ha at ha@chem.ufl.edu

Opportunities and Employment

Teaching Opportunities in Fort Pierce
We are currently looking for a dynamic person to join the Cobra family in the following areas:  Exceptional Student Education and English.  If interested please email:  Principal Todd Smith: Todd.Smith@stlucieschools.org and Assistant Principal Kristi Pacocha: Kristi.Pacocha@stlucieschools.org


Daycare teachers and volunteers needed
Hawthorne Academy is a new daycare facility in Hawthorne, FL  looking for teachers and volunteers for children ages 12 months to 12 years old.  State mandated 40 hours and 1st aid/cpr is a plus. Applicants please submit resumes and/or credentials to employchildcare@gmail.com


Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Fall 2014 Career Showcase is scheduled from 9:00am to 3:00pm on September 30th at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.


 UF Habitat for Humanity: 1st Meeting!
UF Habitat for Humanity is having its first general body meeting on Tuesday, September 9th at 7:20 PM in Rinker 220. Come join us to hear Scott Winzeler, Executive Director of Alachua Habitat, as well as a Habitat family speak about their wonderful experiences with our organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a family who has been through the process and lived the Habitat mission. Attendees can also sign-up for weekend builds after the meeting.  Hope to see you there! 

 Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

Golden Opportunity for right person
Part-time after- school/ evening [structure and organizational] guidance for a very bright, musical and wonderful adolescent male. Understanding cognitive ADD/ ODD a plus! Please call or text: 352-870-0505.”


Babysitter needed
A local family is interested in hiring a  a babysitter with Spanish language skills. Please contact Janice L. Krieger at janicekrieger@jou.ufl.edu


Childcare needed
Seeking energetic and responsible student with childcare experience to sit with my eleven year old daughter Kyndal on an as needed basis. I am a hard working single mother and am in desperate need of someone willing to help us out. Please email resume’ and or any questions to sllmarshall2003@aol.com.


Nanny needed
A local family is in need of a mothers helper ASAP for 3 days a week in the mornings until 3. This would be for 2 boys ages 16 mos. & 3 years old. The mother is recovering from some Back procedures and needs help with the boys and some light housekeeping and food preparation. The hours are flexible and will change once the mother can return back to work. If interested please contact Erin Crawford by email emurph42@yahoo.com


Babysitter & Driver for Monday Afternoons
Needed: babysitter/driver for Mondays 1:45-5 pm in NW Gainesville.  Two fun children ages 10 and 7, plus small dog.  $10/hr plus gas.  International background a plus.  If interested, email online_tara@yahoo.com


 

Archived Newsletters

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/