The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute
Cool off on beautiful Lake Wauburg this Saturday, May 27.
We'll gather together to canoe, kayak, hike, rock climb, play
sports, or simply relax by the water. Bring your family and
friends, and experience the beauty of Florida's natural wonders.
Lake Wauburg is about fifteen minutes away by car, so we'll
meet at ll:30am in the Norman Hall Garage to carpool. Each
car will decide when they're ready to return, though most will
probably come back around 4pm. To participate, sign up on the
activities board by 5pm on Thursday, May 25th. In case of
rain, call 392-3354, extension 230, after 8am, to find out if our
plans are still the same.
There's no cost to enter Lake Wauburg, nor to rent canoes and
kayaks, as long as you bring your UF ID. You should
wear your bathing suit and bring water and a
picnic lunch. There are grills on which to
barbeque if you would like.
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There's something going on with the
Cultural Immersion Program every
weeknight! Visit the activities board or
ask your Language Assistant for more
Monday, Lamia, Naomy, and George
welcome your help in planning an ELI
talent show. Meet at 4:30pm in 341B
On Tuesday, Rome coordinates game
time: pool and bowling, to be exact.
Meet in the Norman Garage at 4:30pm,
and bring $5-$6 for bowling shoes and
Every Wednesday, Lamia and Jackie
host Coffee Talk and shopping at the
farmer's market. Meet at either 3 or
4:45pm at Norman Garage. Riding the
bus is free with your UF ID, but coffee
costs a few dollars at the downtown
Thursday offer different activities
every week, as Andrew coordinates
Thrilling Thursdays. Check the
activities board every week for details.
On Friday, Carol will lead a group to
Movie Nights, free with your UF ID.
Meet at 6pm in Norman Garage.
Apologies to our students from Bolivia,
whose country was not listed in last
Inside this issue:
Lake Wauburg Weekday Activities IAlligator Safety
We're still looking for your input! If you have a question about U.S.
manners and culture, please email our ELI Weekly editor, Nora
Spencer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or put questions in her
mailbox (marked Spencer in the ELI Main Office).
Q: How can I stay safe from alligators?
A: You may have heard about the
recent alligator attacks in Florida.
According to the Florida Fish and
Commission, alligators are more
active in the springtime. As the
weather gets warmer, their
metabolism increases, and they
must eat an increasing amount of
food. Still, alligators are generally more likely to hide from humans
than attack them.
These recent incidents are a reminder that we should be cautious. If
you see an alligator, leave the area immediately. Don't linger to take
photos or watch the animal. Never, ever feed an alligator-it's illegal
and unwise. Avoid swimming in areas that are dense with vegetation,
and be careful walking on trails by water, especially during dawn and
dusk. In the rare case that an alligator chases you, don't run in a
zigzag pattern, as one myth suggests. Instead, run straight away from
the gator as fast as you can-they usually don't run very far.
For more information on alligators, visit http://myfwc.com/.
Happy birthday wishes this week to:
May 24: Adel Hadal
May 26: Ali Al-Deshan
May 29: Kwang Sung Jung
Immunization Deadline-Proof of
immunizations must be received by
Friday, June 2nd, or you will not be
allowed to continue to attend classes.
your attendance is very, very
important. Your teachers are taking
note of both your absences and your
tardies in every class, every day. If
students miss more than 15% of
classes during the semester, they will
not receive a certificate.
Sleep in late, get a few extra hours of
studying, or have a picnic with some
friends-Monday, May 29th is the
Memorial Day holiday, and there are
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