The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 01, Issue 9
October 23, 2006
This Sunday, October 29th at
2am, Daylight Saving Time
ends and standard time begins
anew when we set our clocks
back one hour. Don't forget to
adjust your clocks and watches
to avoid being an hour early
for everything! At 2am, you
should change your clock to
Those of you from the tropics
and equatorial countries do not
normally observe Daylight
Savings Time since the length
of day and night is similar in
The United States began
observing Daylight Savings
Time during World War I in an
effort to save on energy costs.
Do you know who first
proposed the idea of changing
the clocks an hour ahead in
spring and an hour ahead in
fall? That's right, Benjamin
This Saturday, October 28th, you are invited to the Midterm Picnic.
Come and greet the new ELI B-term students and visit with your friends,
LA's, and teachers and ELI administrators. The picnic will begin at
ll:30am at Yulee Pit, across from Broward Basketball Courts.
There is no cost, but you must sign up on the activities board by
Thursday at 3pm so we know how much food to buy. (B-term students
do not need to sign up).
If it is raining on Saturday, call 392-3354 ext. 230 after 9am and listen to
find out if the picnic has been moved or cancelled.
This Sunday, October 29th, your worst Norman Hall nightmares will
come true! The ghosts of 100 years will emerge to terrify us all! Do you
dare enter? If so, meet at Norman Garage at 7pm. The cost is $3 per
Inside this issue:
Hour Change Haunted Norman Midterm Picnic
Q: Can you suggest a good hair salon in Gainesville? What is
considered an appropriate tip for the hairdresser?
A: After conducting an informal survey in the ELI, the following
list has been compiled:
1. Elan, 115 N Main St, Gainesville, FL
(352) 378-0072 (Ashley is very good).
2. JC Penney Salon, Oaks Mall, Gainesville, FL
(352) 331-4138 (Phil is recommended)
3. Hair Plus, Oaks Mall, Gainesville, FL
4. Scissors, 411A SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL
Most people generally tip somewhere between 15% and 20%. So,
a forty dollar hair cut might receive an eight dollar tip.
Thanks for your input! Ifyou have a question about U.S. manners
and culture, please email our ELI Weekly editor, Jen Ramos, at
jenramos@hotmail..com, or put questions in her mailbox (marked
Ramos in the ELI Main Office).
Oct. 25th: Abdullah Abrahim,
Oct. 26th: Chia Ching Huang,
Oct. 28th: Wonyoung Kim
F UNIVERSITY of
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744