ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00089998/00204
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Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: English Language Institute, University of Florida
Publisher: English Language Institute
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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Highlights Welcome Notes from the Office Notes about the Weekly Student Voices T h e ELI Weekly Welcome! The ELI would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students during this busy first week of the Summer B 20 1 1 semester! We want all of you to feel as comfortable as possible while you are studying with us here at the ELI. We strongly urge you to share any questions and/or concerns that you might have with your teachers, your Language Assistants, our staff me mbers or administra tors. We are here to help you. For questions about your I 20 or other immigration matters you might experience, our Admissions Coordinator Daryl Bish is the p erson to talk to. You can find him by making an appointment to see h im in th e ELI Main Office, 315 Norman. You may also talk to Daryl about any special concerns about university or community college admissions that you might have For personal problems and concerns, Emily Kirby is the person to see. You can find her in her office, 316 Norman. Daryl and Emily will do their best to answer your questions or to point you in the right direction to someone who can. All of us here at the ELI hope that you will learn a lot in your qu est to further your English education -but remember to try to have some fun too! I would like to greet you personally as your ELI Weekly Editor, Melina Jimenez I hope you come to trust the Weekly to give you the information you need to make your expe rience here the best possible. You will receive the Weekly each week during your Reading/Writing class. In addition, each week's Weekly will be posted in the "News" section of the ELI Home page at http://www.eli.ufl.edu/ publications.htm. e Our Director, Megan Forbes has a message of welcome for all of you: Welcome, new and returning ELI students. I am pleased to greet you one and all through this message, and I look forward to meeting each of you during the semester. I thank you per sonally and congratulate you for being here. It is always difficult to leave family and friends and go far away from what is familiar to study a foreign language and spend time with people we have never seen, from countries far from our own. We, whose wo rk depends on your courage and fortitude, appreciate your presence here. We look forward to making your experience here the very best it can be. We have built programs and prepared guidelines designed specifically for your benefit. They are intended to m aximize the effort you plan to furnish so that your success and our success will be one and the same. By joining the English Language Institute (ELI), you have become a part of a vibrant team dedicated to the highest achievements and enthusiastic about it s goals. Our overriding aim is to provide you with an array of opportunities in class and outside of class -to increase your knowledge of English as an active and living communicative system, to use linguistic and social interaction for providing you wit h practice, to insert you as much as possible into the local community, where English is used naturally, and to challenge you daily to extend yourself just a bit more in your English experience. I am happy to be welcoming you to the ELI team, a team dedic ated to the success of all of its members. For a team to succeed, it takes a 100% effort by everyone involved. You will, we fervently hope, take this invitation to heart and give 110% in all that you do at the ELI. This team effort is already a regular whose dedication goes unquestioned. These teachers, language assistants, support staff members, and administrators enjoy their work for you, are proud to be at the ELI, and care deeply about your success. In the many opport unities taken by students and employees to express their feelings about this school, one can find numerous superlatives. Everyone at the ELI takes great pride in these and delights in welcoming you, convinced that you will add yours when the time comes. F or now, we thank you for being here. Welcome to an experience of a lifetime. Notes from the Office Phone Home -If you haven't called home to let your family know you are here, please try to do it as soon as possible. Tuition Deadline -Tuition will be due on Wednesday, July 6 th before 1 :30pm Please try to pay your tuition before the deadline. For any questions you have about your tuition, see Judith Strack in the ELI Main Office, Room 315 Norman. Immunization Deadline Proof of immuniz ations must be received by Wednesday, July 6 th or you will not be allowed to continue to attend classes. No exceptions. Turns -When the office is crowded, please try to wait your turn. If everyone is patient, things move in a swifter and more orderly m anner. Everyone will be served eventually. Feeling Sick? -Please don't call the office for 1 or 2 day illnesses. You may simply talk to your teachers when you get back. If, however, you are going to be out for 3 or more days, do call. Student Mailb ox -Please come to the office from time to time and check the mailbox for any mail that you may have received over the last few weeks. If you are waiting for something and do not see it, however, you may assume that it has not come yet, and you will not need to ask in the office. Class Attendance -Remember, your attendance is very, very important. Your teachers are taking The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute Volume 126 Special July 1, 2011


note of both your absences and your tardies in every class every day. Fire Drills/Alarms -Please remember, whenever you hear a fi re alarm, whether in Norman Hall or in any other building, you need to leave the building quickly and quietly. Period. We do have drills occasionally to ensure that everyone knows what to do -but you should never assume that the alarm you hear is only a drill. Getting out in an orderly and expedient fashion may well save your life. Also, please note that the fire alarms must never, ever be pulled by anyone other than building management unless there is an actual emergency. F alsely pulling a fire alarm is against the law. Bicycling -Bicycle safety is very, very important -and it will be taken very seriously here in Gainesville and on the UF campus. If you bike, be sure that you familiarize yourself with the rules of the road. If you're caught breaking them, in addition to possible injuries you might suffer, it can result in tickets and fines. Traffic violators on bicycles are subject to the same fines as violators in automobiles, $1 54 for a moving violation, $252.00 for running a red light, $ 104 for a non moving violation, and $ 52 .50 for a violation specific to bicycle operation. Lost and Found -If you lose personal items, b e sure to check in the ELI Main Office. We keep a box that is usually full of things that people have left in classrooms and around the ELI. If you find something that was left behind, be sure to bring it to us. Smoking -The use of cigarettes or other tobacco products on the UF campus, including in parking lots and vehicles, is not permitted. Absolutely no smoking is allowed inside Norman Hall or any other building on the UF campus. This includes ALL areas inside buildings. UF is leading the state in promoting tobacco free university campuses with the goal of providing a healthy and comfortable campus environment for everyone. Birthdays Each week, this section of the ELI Weekly will list all of the birthdays for our students and staff that occur dur ing the week. REMEMBER: in the US, the birth date is written month/day/year. If you submitted yours as day/month/year on your forms, then it will appear wrong in the Weekly For those of you that this may happen to, we apologize in advance. The following are ELI Birthdays for the week of July 1 7: Students: July 1: Kariem Ghazal July 1: Sangbum Jang July 2: Yeongbin Shin July 3: Saleh Alharbi Staff: None this week! Happy Birthday, one and all! Student Voices For any and all students who would like to see their work in print and have an extra opportunity to take something of this experience home with you, we want to let you know about our student publication, the ELI Student Voices edited by Steve Flocks Thi s publication is a collection of works written by you our students. You may submit anything of your work that you wish; it will receive only minimal editing. Past submissions have included essays, poetry, creative stories, class projects, research paper s, and other interesting works on a variety of topics. If you want to turn something in for publication, simply give it to your mailbox marked Flocks in the ELI Main Office). Include your name and class on your submission. Teachers, as has now been done many times in the past, this makes for a great project for all classes -not just Reading/Writing. Let's see what you can do! Sports and Activities Once again this semester, the Cultural Immersion staff is already holding regular sports and activities each evening of the week. The activities schedule is currently posted on the Activities Board outside Room 315. Remember to check the board regularly for changes. We will also publish any changes here in the Weekly The Next Trip This week, on Saturday, July 2 nd we will be enjoying The Welcome Picnic raining, call 273 4395 after 9:30am to see if the picnic has been moved WHERE : Behind Broward and Yulee Halls (across 13 th Street from the ELI). COST: This trip is completely FREE! Manners, Cult ure and Grammar Each week, the ELI Weekly includes a culture column under the name "Manners and Culture" and a grammar column under the name know if something is socially correct, send me some questions and I will do my best to answer them. Likewise, dilemma, ask me about it. Teachers and Language Assistants, make this an activity to get your students thinking. If you have questions that you would like to ask and see in print, you may ask me in person (Room 331E), email me at evestar@ufl.edu, or put them in my mailbox (ELI Office, Room 315, box marked Jimenez ) anytime the office is open. Quote of the Week The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr