* Notes from the Office
The EIT Weekly
The WeeklyNewsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 102, Issue 3
January 26, 2007
nte Kennedy Space Center
VISITOR COMPLEX See it 1.
Come explore NASA's launch
headquarters located on Florida's West
coast on Saturday with the ELI!
Astronaut Hall of Fame
Interactive Space Flight Simulators
Cost: (van ticket), $38 + tax
(admissions), souvenir/food money
How: Buy your van ticket at the TRiP
office, admission ticket at Kennedy Space
When: We will leave from the Reitz
Union TRiP office at 8:00 a.m. on
Saturday; we will return to Gainesville
around 8:30 p.m.
Don't miss out
on your chance
to visit the
NASA has very strict regulations about
what may be brought into the complex,
much like an airport. Forbidden items
Fire arms of any type (with or
without a permit)
Ammunition (live or spent)
Knives of any size
Box cutters or like items
Nail clippers with knife blades
Any other sharp/pointed items,
including pointed scissors or nail
Coolers, luggage or other large bags are
not permitted through the front gate.
All bags, purses and other items will be
opened and inspected at the Visitor
Complex. (Procedures to search all bags
carried into the complex by visitors &
employees are actions taken as part of the
increase in security and not part of a
specific threat to our facilities.)
All electronic devices such as digital
cameras, MP3 players, mobile/cellular
phones, video recorders, voice recorders
and pagers must be in working condition
before entering the complex. Devices that
cannot be powered on, broken devices or
devices without properly charged
batteries will not be permitted through
the front gate.
Stand alone GPS equipment is not
permitted on property
> Immunizations-Don't forget; we
must have proof of your
immunizations for you to be allowed
to attend classes. The deadline this
semester is Friday, January 26th. We
often have quite a few students who
are very surprised to be pulled out of
classes at this particular time for this
particular reason. Don't be one of
> Class Attendance-Remember, your
attendance is very, very important.
Your teachers are taking note of both
your absences and your tardies in
every class every day.
> Student Mailbox-Don't forget to
check the student mailbox in the
main office from time to time. There
is mail for some returning students
> Smoking-Remember, students, that
it is state law now that not only is
there no smoking inside state
buildings, you must be at least 50 feet
from the building to smoke at all.
The following is our activity schedule for
the semester; this may change from time
to time, so please watch the Activities
Meet at Reitz
Pool and Union Game
4:30pm Room and
Bowling Mo, a Room and
(Carmen) Monay Bnng UF ID;
Sports... will Meet at NRN
change 4:30pm Garage; Free;
weekly Tuesday Bringyour UF
Meet at Archer
7pn Road Starbucks
Coffee Talk 7pm (New
(Dan and Stef) Wednesday Location');
Wild Card Meet at NRN
Thursday Dpmn Norman
Thursday Garage; Vanes
Meet at Reitz
Gator Nights 5:45pm Union, Ground
Friday Bring your UF
Activities may be added or cancelled
during the semester; we'll keep you
Next weekend, we will be here in
Gainesville our first Volunteer Day of
the semester. Details will be on the
Activities Board and in next week's
The following are ELI Birthdays for the
week of January 26th to February 1st:
January 31: Abdulaziz Alsalman
None this week!
We don't have any questions yet this
semester (Teachers! Help!), so here are a
few from last year at this time:
Q: Why don't thepeople work in gas stations?
A: I'm guessing that you are wondering
why almost all of our gasoline is self-serve
these days. It's cheaper. If we don't have
to pay extra people to pump the gas, then
the gas can be sold for less. Most people
in the US seemed, when the concept was
first introduced, to prefer to pump their
own gas rather than to pay more for the
Q: Why do American people talk so loud on
their cellphones in pubic?
A: Mercifully, it's not all of us. Those
that do are rude, plain and simple.
Unfortunately, we have a lot of really
rude and thoughtless people roaming
around these days.
Q: Why do people in the US like to suntan?
A: Because there are a lot of idiots who
are slaves to fashion over health, and it's
still considered by some people to be
fashionable. Experts war that there is
no such thing as "safe" t ,iii_-. period.
Tanning itself is actually a representation
of damage to the skin. People hate
listening to experts.
Q: Why do Americans use so manyplastic bags
in the supermarket?
A: They're more convenient and easy to
carry. Thankfully, we do have a choice;
we can request paper bags. Also, many
supermarkets have recycling bins for used
plastic bags. Personally, I do use the
plastic ones (I live in a 2nd floor
apartment-it's MUCH easier to carry
them up the stairs!), but I always take
them back to the store on my next visit
and put them in the recycling bin.
Use what you have to run toward your
best that's how I now live my life.
UF UNIVERSITY of
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744