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ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: March 25, 2011
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Highlights Farewell Arts Festival Birthdays Manners T h e ELI Weekly Volunteer Day Help others while learning English This Saturday, March 26 th we are holding our second Volunteer Day of the spring term. This is your chance to help out the community while practicing your English in a real life environment. Below is a description of the volunteer activities going on. We will meet at different times. Students, language assistants, teachers, and staff will meet at the NRN Garage and carpool t o the different sites. Please sign up on the Activities Board for your choice of activity by 4pm on Thursday, March 2 4 th Join us for the HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 3 6k RACE from 6:30 8:30am. We will pick you up. Help with registration, water handling and time keeping as runners go through the race. Do you like talking with the elderly ? Join us at EMERITUS from 1 :45 p m 5 pm and then play games and talk with older people. M eet at Cabana Beach rental office How about helping the hom e less ? Volunteer for AN GEL FOOD MINISTRIES from 8:30 11am Help collect, package, and distribute food for the homeless. Meet at Norman Garage. Want to meet new American friends and UF students? Join us for PROJECT DOWNTOWN GAINEVILLE from 12:30 2:30 pm Prepare and serve lunch to homeless people Meet at Norman Garage. Join us for the SPRING FESTIVAL AT NORTH FLORIDA REHAB from 9:45am 12noon. Help residents make arts and crafts projects. Meet at Norman Garage. Have a great day, everyone! Notes from the Office Library Fines and Infirmary Fees Since we're coming closer to the end of the semester, we just want to remind you that now is a good time to think about clearing up any fees and fines that you might have with the university. If there are any outstanding balances owed we won't be able to release any of your academic inf ormation or certificates to you Students, Daryl wishes for us to let you know that, effective immediately, he will only be available to speak with students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and not on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This includes both walk ins and appointments. The Next Trip Next weekend, on Saturday, April 2 nd we will be going to Lake Wauburg South for Ro ck Climbing Details about the trip will be on the Activities Weekly Manners and Culture a university? A: Not as much as there used to be; colleges lately seem to be taking the big enough. Traditionally, the main difference is that a university is a larger institution made up of many colleges. Also, even though some older colleges (such as a place like Boston College) retain the name for tradition purposes, they really are universities by this definition. One major thing that differentiates the whole list is the types of degrees offered. Pretty much you can say that a Degrees (AA, AS), a college of fers The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 114, Issue 10 March 25 th 2011

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plus graduate degrees (MA, MS, and up). Many Community Colleges, such as Santa Fe here in Gainesville, are starting to offer the BA and BS degrees, so rd A: Like so many words in this category, used. The term traditionally refers to less educated, rural southerners (working out in the sun tends to by such people in a gentle, fun way, but it also can be directed at people to say that you think they are ignorant or Q: Why are women so hard to understand? might not understand the answer. Q: Why do some students arrive late for class all the time? Is this polite in their own country? have to ask them that. However, I can certainly tell you that extreme emergency, terribly selfish and rude here! Birthdays The following are ELI birthdays from March 25 31 : Students : March 27: Chia Yin Tsai March 30: Hamzah Qadiri Staff: March 27: Roxy Fraser March 30: Sarah Adams Happy Birthday, one and all! Grammar A: Depending on which grammar book to mean (in other words, to introduce an example or series of conversational, or informal. In other of people use anyway. is the way many of us would express such an idea, but the correct way to say it is Student Voices Deadline Two more weeks everyone! Steve wants to let you know that the deadline for Student Voices submissions is fast approaching. We would like to have everything in by Friday, April 8 th Submissions can include any student work that you might like to see in print. You can submit your entries for the Voices to mail at sflocks@ufl.edu Let's see what you can come up with! Quote of the Week Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all. Walt Whitman English Language Institute PO Box 117051 315 Norman Hall Gainesville, FL 32611 7051, USA Phone: (352) 392 2070 Fax: (352) 392 3744 Email: StudyEnglish@eli.ufl.edu Webpage: www.eli.ufl.edu