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    Visiting professor at the University of Florida
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    Academic program
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    Faculty news
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    Cultivating knowledges
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        Page 5
    Around the Center
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Ntozake Shange: Visiting Professor
at the University of Florida and
Guest Speaker at the "Cultivating
Knowledges" Symposium
by Raja Abdulrahim

Ntozake Shang6, a nationally acclaimed poet and
award-winning playwright, is a visiting professor
in Women's Studies and African American Studies in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the department
of theatre and dance in the College of Fine Arts.
Shang6 draws inspiration from many different sourc-
es, she said October 25th during a performance at the
Samuel P. Ham Museum. Her performance was part of the
25th anniversary symposium for the Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research. Shang6 first gained national
recognition with her choreopoem For Colored Girls who
have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf She
has gone on to write four poetry books, five plays, four
children's books, three novels and a cookbook.
She started the night with a poem that was intended
to teach the audience about herself. "Yes, what I write is
autobiographical," she said. "Can I prove it? No, I only feel
the need to justify my emotional terrain. The richness of
my memories bleed into others, my job as a writer is to use
them well," she read. "Always I say I'm from Charleston
cause that's what I heard my grandmother say."
During the reading of this poem, the audience of about
200 alternated between laughs and sighs. Shang6 read sev-
eral poems throughout the night and explained her inspira-
tion for each one.
One of her readings was from "The Silk Road," writ-
ten for a competition sponsored by Bvlgari in which writ-
ers were asked to write on either leather or silk. "I decided
that if I wrote about leather it would be much too lascivi-
ous," she said. "So I wrote about silk." Shang6 won the
contest and the poem was featured in a three-page spread
in the New Yorker.
Shang6 had a radio show in San Francisco for a few
years. She would invite musicians to play live on the air
from 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. while she commented on their music.
One night, when no musicians showed up, she began talk-
ing. She spent the whole five hours doing so. Afterwards a
poem, "I Live in Music" came from that experience. This

Left to right: Mildred Hill-Lubin, Nozake Shange, Shirley Jones, and
Judge R. Morgan Hamilton
later became a children's book.
Even though much of her work is drawn from memo-
ries or events in her life, she sometimes must sit down and
force herself to write, Shang6 said after the performance.
"They are not always inspired, it comes from discipline,"
she said. "It's what I love to do, and to explore the African
experience in the Western Hemisphere."
Debra Walker King, an English professor at UF who
teaches some of Shang6's work in her class, said that
Shang6's performance is important in encouraging aspir-
ing writers and activists. "We are at a place now when we
need to hear from people who made our history," King
said. "People, like her, who changed our times."
After her reading, Shang6 was presented with flowers
by several of her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority sisters: Dr.
Mildred Hill-Lubin, associate professor of English at UF,
Judge R. Morgan Hamilton, Chicago, who was also a par-
ticipant in the Cultivating Knowledges Symposium, and
Ms. Shirley Jones.
The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
is pleased to have Dr. Shang6 teaching a class for the
Center during the Spring 2003 semester. The class,
"Global Voices of Feminism," will explore feminist voices
throughout the world with In This Issue
most of the course focusing
on women's short fiction From the Director .......... 2
and poetry, though theo-
retical issues will also be Academic rogram....... 2
addressed. Faculty Hews. .............. 3

Cultivating Knowledges... 4

Around The Center .........6

From the Director
Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland

T his fall we celebrate the 25th anni-
versary of Women's Studies at the
University of Florida. We are firmly
a part of this university and our com-
munity, and involved in many disparate
efforts to educate and learn about women
and gender. As we grow with the addi-
tion of new courses, degree options, and initiatives, it is
worth reminding ourselves why our program and others like
it continue to thrive. Women's Studies did not begin in uni-
versities and colleges. It began in communities, and in the
questions and confrontations of women's and men's everyday
lives. Rewriting history from women's point of view, explor-
ing society, psychology, and politics with gender as the lens,
and questioning the objectivity of science and economics,
occurred because individuals recognized inequities, discrep-
ancies, and absences in the public record or in their own lives.
Maintaining that connection to the world beyond the academy
is crucial to Women's Studies intellectual purpose.
Our initiatives for this fall reinforce this aspect of our
mission. We welcomed our program's first Master's students:
Jana Bailey and Kim Helm. We submitted a proposal to
institute a regular major in Women's Studies, and if all goes
well we hope to be offering a B.A. in Women's Studies by
the fall of 2003. Our B.A. will emphasize internships in the
Gainesville area, courses on women in international contexts,
and study abroad, as well as the more traditional research and
writing skills. Our 25th anniversary symposium October 24-
26th focused on the research going on at UF on women and
gender, provided informal workshops and panels to expand
our Women's Studies network, and we shared several excit-
ing guest speakers. We were particularly pleased to be able
to sponsor "An Evening with Ntozake Shange." Ms. Shange
is an award-winning author of plays, novels, and poetry and
one of only four African American women to have their work
performed on Broadway. Amy Dickerson of the University
Gallery created a new art exhibit in conjunction with the
symposium, and performance artist Laurie Anderson was on
the bill at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts the last evening. The symposium also hosted sessions
that focused on non-academic activities related to women's
lives, including political participation, housing, health, and
our community's role in the struggle for women's and civil
rights in the 1970s.
Although I'm amazed to realize it, this is my third year as
Director. I now have met several people in every school and
college of the University, and worked on projects with many.
It will be invigorating to celebrate our birthday together.

News and Views
Volume 13, Issue 1
Angel Kwolek-Folland, Ph.D., Director
Dawn Ramsey, Editor
Paula Ambroso, Assistant Editor
Yelizaveta Batres, Assistant Editor
News and Views is published each semester to inform faculty,
staff, students and Women's Studies supporters of activi-
ties at the CWSGR at the University of Florida. For further
information about the Center's upcoming events, academic
programs, course schedules, and scholarships, or to see the
newsletter online, visit our website at: http://web.wst.ufl.edu

Goerings Book Store and the Friends of Women's Studies
present the 11th Annual Holiday Book Sale on December
8th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. The book sale will be held at
Goerings Book Store at Westgate, 3433 West University
Avenue. Tickets for the book sale are a $3 donation to
Women's Studies. Tickets are available at 3324 Turlington
Hall or at the door the day of the event. Goerings Book
Store will donate 20% of all sales from the event to
the Friends of Women's Studies. Refreshments will be
served. Bring your holiday shopping list and help support
the CWSGR!

WST 3000 Women and Diversity in US History -
WST 3015 Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women
(2 sections) Rigney Barolet and Davis
WST 3930 Women and Science Eagan
WST 3930 Witches, Wives, and Whores Kerley
WST 3930 Feminist Performance Sfire
WST 3930 Women of Color in the US Houts
WST -).'15 0.. i)5 Independent Study
WST 4-)3r /6935 Global Voices of Feminism N'higi-
WST 4-,3r) Lesbian and Gay Studies Alden
WST 4' -3r Women in Islam Simmons
WST 4- 3r1 Images of Women in Modern Israeli
Literature Balaban
WST 4'-3ri Human Nature and Gender 1350-1650 -
WST 4'3rS Immigrant Writing Wyatt-Brown
WST 4-)411 Internship
WST 6935 Human Rights Seminar: Women in the
Americas Hernandez-Truyol
WST 6936 Feminist ( ho//, ~g to Traditional
Paradigms Broad

Nora Alter, German and Slavic Studies, has been rec-
ognized as one of three University of Florida Research
Foundation Professors.
Sylvie Blum, Romance Languages and Literature, attend-
ed the "New Women's Writing in French" conference at the
University of London, September 26-28, and presented a
paper on "Linda L6's Ghost Stories." She has also done
a review of Alison Butler's new book Women's Cinema:
The Contested Screen, which appears this fall in L'Esprit
Diana Boxer, Linguistics, recently published, Applying
Sociolinguistics: Domains and Face-to-Face Interaction.
The book's theme is oral interactions of a variety of situa-
tions including social, religious, family, and educational.
Kendal Broad, CWSGR and Sociology, has recently pub-
lished two articles, "Social Movement Selves" Sociological
Perspectives, September 2002 and "Is it G, L, B and T?
Gender/Sexuality Movements and Transgender Collective
Identity (De)Constructions," International Journal of Sexuality
and Gender Studies.
Allan Burns, Anthropology, received the William R. Jones
Most Valuable Mentor Award at the 8th Annual McKnight
Fellows Meeting held in Tampa, October 25-27. This award
recognizes and applauds his outstanding support of gradu-
ate students in general and McKnight Fellows in particular
in their quest to obtain their Ph.D. from the University of
Yumiko Hulvey, African and Asian Languages, has accept-
ed the position of Associate Dean forAcademicAffairs in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Congratulations!

M. J. Hardman, Linguistics and Anthropology, received
the 2002 Organization for the Study of Communication,
Language, and Gender Feminist Teacher/Mentor award.

The following scholarships are available to undergradu-
ate and graduate students through the Center:

*Irene Thompson Scholarship
*Judith Brown Women's Liberation Leadership
Endowment Scholarship
*Alice Charlotte Hogsett Award for Education
for Women and Girls
*Tybel Spivack Scholarship
*Carolyn Osterhoudt Fabal Memorial Scholarship
*Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Scholarship

Applications can be picked up at 3324 Turlington Hall or
visit our webpage at: http://web.wst.ufl.edu/scholars.

Tace Hedrick, CWSGR and English, and Debra King,
English, published ajoint-authored chaptercalled "Theorizing
Love: Women of Color and Twenty-First Century Feminism"
in Introducing Twenty-First Century Criticism, edited by
Julian Wolfreys. Dr. Hedrick also published a review of A
Latina in the Land of Hollywood and Other Essays on Media
Culture, byAngharad N. Valdivia, in the Canadian Review of
Comparative Literature.
Angel Kwolek-Folland, CWSGR and History, was award-
ed the Harold F. Williamson Prize in Business History. The
award is presented to scholars who have made significant
contributions in business history. Additionally, Dr. Kwolek-
Folland's book, Incorporating Women: A History of Women
and Business in the United States, was published in paper-
back this year.
Terry Mills, Sociology, was appointed as Assistant Dean
of the Graduate School with primary responsibilities for the
Office of Graduate Minority Programs.
Vasudha Narayanan, Religion, was named the 2002-03
President of the American Academy of Religion. This orga-
nization consists of 9000 members who conduct scholarly
research in all areas of religion throughout the world.
Judith Page, English, was awarded a Skirball Visiting
Fellowship to spend the Spring 2003 semester in England
at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.
Milagros Pefla, CWSGR and Sociology, received a $66,000
grant from the Notre Dame Latino Studies Institute for col-
laborative work with Dr. Edwin Hernandez of Notre Dame
and Dr. Caroline Sotelo-Turner of Arizona State University-
-Tempe, co-investigators on the Hispanic Church Research
Initiative. This grant is part of a larger grant funded by the
PEW Charitable Trusts for the Hispanic Church Research

Announcing the Custom Copies & Textbooks,
Inc., Women's Studies Initiative Fund Challenge

We are pleased to announce the Custom Copies &
Textbooks, Inc., Women's Studies Initiative Fund chal-
lenge. Until January 1, 2003, your contributions will be
matched by the challenge dollar for dollar (up to a total
of $2,000) by Kenneth Roberts of Custom Copies &
Textbooks, Inc. This is an excellent time to maximize your
giving to the Center! For more information about the chal-
lenge, contact the Center at (352)392-3365 or to make a
donation, make checks payable to:
UF Foundation/CWSGR
University of Florida
PO Box 117352
Gainesville, FL 32611

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T he 25th anniversary symposium, Cultivating
Knowledges was a real success! The event was orga-
nized by the Center for Women's Studies and Gender
Research at UF featuring the knowledge (both theoretical
and community-based) created by Florida faculty, students,
and community members. The symposium was intended
to be a place where Florida researchers, community mem-
bers, teachers, performers, students, administrators, and
activists could examine the ways in which we develop and
cultivate knowledge about women and gender. In particu-
lar, the symposium focused on three aspects of Women's
Studies and gender knowledge(s): Reclaiming Knowledges,
Creating Knowledges, and Action Knowledges. In conjunc-
tion with the symposium, there were several performances
and art exhibits at both the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts and the University Gallery.
The symposium began with aplenary session, Reclaiming
Knowledges: The Work of Zora Neale Hurston, which
was presented by Dr. Irma
McClaurin. Dr. McClaurin
is an associate professor
of Anthropology at the
University of Florida. She
is currently on sabbatical
and is serving as Deputy
Provost at Fisk University.
Dr. McClaurin presented
Barbara Risman and Kendal Broad material from the intel-
lectual biography she is
writing about Zora Neale
Hurston, the well-known anthropologist, folklorist, and
As part of the symposium, the CWSGR hosted the
opening reception for Women on the Verge: Cultivaitring
Knowledges at the University Gallery. This exhibit of origi-
nal work is from the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami.
The Bernice Steinbaum Gallery is the only mainstream
gallery that exhibits the best art made in a democratized
culture, represent 50% women, and the only mainstream

gallery whose rosters of artists includes 35% artists of color
(African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latino-Americans,
and Native Americans). The exhibit will run through
December 14, 2002.
On Thursday evening, Citizenship or Bondage?
Considering Women's Work, Law and The Constitution was
an evening of two performances featuring Judge Martha
Ann Lott, Judge Jacqueline Griffin, Judge R. Morgan
Hamilton, Professor Jane Larson, Professor Elizabeth Dale,
Professor Berta Hemandez-Truyol, Professor Nancy Dowd,
Ms. Lindsay Connor, Ms. Katie McKinley, Mr. Scott
Underwood, Mr. Steven Klein, and Ms. Kelly Daoud. The
first performance was a reenactment of the historic Bradwell
vs. Illinois case, which was an 1869 case considering wheth-
er women should be allowed to practice law. The second
performance was a moot court oral argument considering
the practice of posting pictures of arrested prostitutes on the
web. The evening offered a complex portrait of the variety
of perspectives for
understanding the
place of women and
gender in law. The
event was organized
by Danaya Wright,
associate professor of
law at UF, and spon-
sored by UF's Levin
College of Law. Left to right: Heather Alexander,
On Friday, a Suezette Robotham, Amanda Davis,
number of breakout Laurean Robinson, and Elizabeth Faist
sessions were held
throughout the day. A plenary session titled, Gender Vertigo
was presented by Dr. Barbara Risman. Dr. Risman, pro-
fessor and director of the sociology graduate program at
North Carolina State University, co-chair of the Council
on Contemporary Families, and the 2002 Sociologists for
Women in Society Feminist Lecturer, delivered an engaging
lecture to an audi-
ence of students,
faculty and commu-
nity members. She
spoke about femi-
nist scholarship,
feminist social sci-
ence, and her book
about today's fami-
lies. She explained
that for her book Participants at the Symposium
she studied how
single fathers, married baby boom mothers, and heterosex-
ual egalitarian couples and their children created families

without gender as a central organizing principle.
Before her lecture, Risman met with a group of sociology
faculty and graduate students to discuss research on families
and gender.
On Saturday morning, at the Holiday Inn University
Center ballroom, Mary Ann Burg, director of UF's Women's
Health Research Center, coordinated a morning of network-
ing and creating action plans about the following community
issues: health care equity, violence against women, women
and poverty, reproductive rights for women, and women
aging in our society. Representatives from Gainesville and
Alachua County organizations (Area Agency on Aging,
Eastside Clinic, Peaceful Paths, Planned Parenthood, and
the Women's Health Research Center) spoke to the nature
of these issues in our
a communities, the
services presently
-,n available, and areas
for future work. The
session ended with a
lively discussion about
how to foster coalition
between organizations
and create opportuni-
Madelyn Lockhart and Mildred Hill-Lubin ties for fruitful links
between the university
and the community.
The morning session was followed by the Friends of
Women's Studies luncheon also held in the ballroom. The
luncheon was well attended by faculty, staff and community
leaders. During the luncheon, Dr. Phyllis Meek presented
Drs. Mildred Hill-Lubin and Madelyn Lockhart with the
CWSGR "Uppity Woman" award.
Dr. Mildred Hill-Lubin, during her time at the University
of Florida, has held administrative positions such as Assistant
Dean of the Graduate School and Director of the English
Program for Specially Admitted Students. She also has been
a very productive scholar and writer as well as an outstand-
ing teacher. For example, she was one of the first faculty
members to teach courses in African and African American
literature with a particular focus on Black women writers
from Africa and the United States. She has been an outspo-
ken advocate for students and particularly for women. She
was one of the founders of the Women's Studies Program, a
controversial program when it was begun in 1977. She has
continued as an active affiliate of the Program.
Dr. Lockhart was a member of the first six-woman
Steering Committee for the Women's Studies Program. She
was an outspoken advocate for both students and other women
faculty prior to becoming Dean of the Graduate School in
1985. During her tenure as Dean of the Graduate School

she particularly
had to display
her strength and
courage as she
often was the
only voice advo-
cating for female
students as well
as for women
faculty and staff.
She was not hesi- Left to right: Helga Kraft, Ofelia Schutte, and
tant to take what Connie Shehan
some viewed as
controversial positions on certain issues. She especially
promoted the recognition of the accomplishments and the
presence of graduate students on a predominantly under-
graduate campus. She also provided financial support
to projects that benefited women graduate students. She
remained Dean of the Graduate School until 1993. The cen-
ter would like to congratulate both women on their awards.
Following the luncheon, Carol Giardina shared her and
others experiences in the making of the women's liberation
movement in Gainesville, Florida. She told the group about
the creation of a manifesto that later became known as "The
Florida Paper," that made the women's liberation movement
world-known. She also shared her part in the protest of the
Miss America Beauty Pageant on the UF campus.
The Panhellenic Council at UF co-sponsored Jessica
Weiner's Do I Look Fat in This? Decoding the Language
of Body Hatred a dramatic program in which story-
telling, video, and Ms.
Weiner's own personal
experiences were woven
together to form a dia-
logue shared from the
heart. Ms. Weiner deliv-
ered a message of hope
and clarity around the
worlds of eating disor-
ders, body loathing and
self-esteem. The sympo- Participants at the Women's Studies
sium was rounded out Luncheon
with an evening perfor-
mance by artist Laurie Anderson titled, Happiness at the
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This new
solo work featured stories and electronic music. Like much
of her work, she looked at contemporary culture through
various filters: synthetic language, love songs, animal com-
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Fall 2002 Opening Reception

Albert Matheny and Ntozake Shange

Left to right: Symantha O'Byrne,
Conner O'Byrne, Rita Munoz, Gil Munoz,
Odina Brusso (recipient of the Carolyn
Osterhoudt Fabal Memorial Scholarship),
and Danielle Munoz-Ostroot

The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research Opening Reception for the
2002-2003 academic year was held on September 5th, at the Keene Faculty Center,
Dauer Hall. The program began with welcoming remarks and introductions by Angel
Kwolek-Folland, Director of the CWSGR.
Neil S. Sullivan, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS),
discussed the importance of the Center and his desire to see a Ph.D. program
implemented in Women's Studies. Stacey Langwick, who has a joint appointment
in Women's Studies and Anthropology, discussed her research interests and her
recent trip to Uganda and Tanzania where she went on a fact-finding mission for the
CWSGR for the possible development of an exchange program between UF and
the East African universities in the region. She also spoke about the Fall 2002 and
Spring 2003 Gender Conversations series, which will feature a number of scholars
from around the University.
Celia Andriello and Kathryn Stephan, students who were enrolled in the summer
Study Abroad Program in Guyaquil, Ecuador, talked about their positive learn-
ing experience in the program. The speakers were followed by the presentation of
the CWSGR sponsored scholarships. Tace Hedrick, Graduate and Undergraduate
Coordinator of the CWSGR, presented awards for the 2001-2002 academic year.
The Irene Thompson Scholarship was awarded to Gemma Torvicia and the Alice
Charlotte Hogsett Award was awarded to Jessica Harless. Odina Brusso is the first
recipient of the Carolyn Osterhoudt Fabal Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship
is given to a student who, first and foremost, shows integrity and a sense of honor as
guiding principles to her/his actions. Family members of Carolyn Osterhoudt Fabal
were present at this year's opening reception.

Angel Kwolek-Folland and Kenny Roberts
of Custom Copies

Fall 2002 opening reception

Ecuador Study Abroad Program: A Unique
and Wonderful Experience by Elena Bastidas

Four University of Florida students, from diverse academic backgrounds,
participated in the first Ecuador Study Abroad Program/GEAP course, this past
summer. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences offered this interdisci-
plinary course, in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, and the University of
Florida International Center, during the summer semester at ESPOL (Escuela
Superior Politecnica del Litoral) in Guyaquil, Ecuador.
The first week of the course was spent in Guayaquil, where students had
orientation and introductory sessions at ESPOL, field visits to important agricul-
tural areas of the region and several meetings on different topics related to the

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Students in the Ecuador study abroad pro-
gram, left to right : Katie Stephan, Christina
Iturralde, Celia Andriello and Alyson Dagang.

Alumni and Student News

Kiran Asher, who received her Ph.D. from the University
of Florida in 1998, is an assistant professor in Government
at Clark University. Asher was awarded a Rockefeller
Fellowship at the Institute for Research on Women at
Rutgers University for the 2001-2002 academic year. The
fellowship will allow her to complete her book titled,
Contested A krgin lities. Contradictory Modernities: Afro-
Colombian Rights, Economic Development and Biodiversity
Conservation in the Pacific Lowlands of Colombia.

Faith Amon, Journalism and
Communication, is the winner
of the Curltivatring Knowledges
logo contest. Faith received a
$200 scholarship for her winning
design. Congratulations! (logo on
i p Apage 4)
Faith Amon

The Center would like to
welcome it's first graduate
students, Kim Helm and
Jana Bailey. Kim's main

Kim Helm and Jana Ba
and its effects on percep-
tions of women's health in different cultures. Jane
focuses on how feminist women use tattooing a
resistance to "beauty culture" and as an alternati
beauty for themselves.

Artistic Impressions

The Spirit of the
A Multi-media
Art Exhibit and
The CWSGR Fall 2002
art exhibit features
the work of Meika A.
Alberici titled The Spirit
of the Southwest.
Meika's artwork is on
display until November 27, 2002 in 3324
Turlington Hall. Meika uses a variety of
media including photography, pottery, and
sculpture. The exhibit is free and open to the


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Conversations about Gender Research:
An Open Forum for Research Discussion
Fall 2002 Schedule
219 Dauer Hall

Rigorous feminist perspectives guiding qualitative
research processes: What, how, and why?
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg
Department of Educational Psychology
Tuesday, September 10, 2002, 11:45-12:45 p.m.

Racial and Gender Inequality in Latin America:
Black Women Organize
Helen Safa
Latin American Studies
Wednesday, October 2, 2002, 11:45-12:45 p.m.

A Burned Bridge? How Radical Activists BirthedA
Liberal Jewish Feminist Movement
Tamara Cohen
Department of Religion
Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 11:45-12:45 p.m.

Reconfiguring Primitivism: the Artist as Spectacle in
Anglophone Caribbean Accounts of Post WWI Europe
Leah Rosenberg
Department of English
Tuesday, December 3, 2002, 11:45-12:45 p.m.
Check out www.wst.ufl.edu for Spring schedule

Congratulations to Paula Ambroso, office manager for
CWSGR who received the 2001-2002 CLAS Employee
of the Year Award!

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
USPS/TEAMS Employee Excellence Award 2003

CLAS will once again sponsor a program honoring College staff perform-
ing outstanding and meritorious service. This year's program, CLAS USPS/
TEAMS Employee Excellence Award, will encompass all USPS and TEAMS
employees. This includes those formerly classified as A&P employees, who
were not eligible last year. Two award winners will receive $1,500 and a
plaque at the Service Pin Ceremony in March 2003.
CLAS faculty, staff and students can submit nominations. Self-nomi-
nations will also be accepted. Nominees should have made a significant
achievement or positive contribution that reflects the highest standards of
quality, excellence and innovation. The evaluation committee will consider a
list of criteria including strong work ethic, service-oriented attitude, dedica-
tion to the job and unit and willingness to assist beyond normal expectations.
Visit http://web.clas.ufl.edu/CLASannounce to download an applica-
tion form, or pick one up from the Dean's Office in 2014 Turlington Hall.
Applications must be submitted to Mary Anne Morgan, 2014 Turlington Hall,
PO Box 177300, no later than Monday, February 3, 2003.










course. Christina Iturralde said, "Arriving in Ecuador was the
beginning of a three-week long journey that has helped bring
my studies full-circle. In the first few days of the course, the
knowledge I have accumulated in my Political Economy and
Development courses at UF was reaffirmed and brought to life
in the discussions we were privileged to have." The second
week, students traveled to the Sierra by car, where the group
interacted with local farmers in La Libertad commune, hiked in
the paramo of El Angel and visited development and conserva-
tion projects. "In La Libertad, we slept in the homes of the farm-
ers who guided us on our hike (in the paramo)... Staying with
the families was the most impacting event of our course... What
impressed me was the simplicity of their homes and lifestyles
and how happy they were despite the difficulty of their lives,"
commented Katie Stephan. During the third week students
explored the Pacific Coast, traveling through the "route of the
sun" where students had the opportunity to watch the hump-
back whales that come to breed off the coast of Ecuador. Celia
Andriello stated, "One's first whale sighting stirs a multitude of
emotions and brings the viewer back into focus with the reality
of his or her own self."
GEAP plans to offer the course next year. For more informa-
tion about the 2003 Ecuador course, please contact Jeff Luzar,
Program Assistant at 392-1965 or by e-mail jluzar@ufl.edu or
visit the website at http://web.wst.ufl.edu/equador.html.

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