The Weekly Newsletter of the English Language Institute
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On Saturday, June 17th,
you can spend the day
canoeing down the Santa Fe
River with your ELI friends
and family. We'll rent
canoes and float for
approximately three hours
while enjoying Florida's
sunshine and wildlife-the
area is filled with birds,
turtles, fish, and gorgeous
plants, and the Santa Fe
connects with several of
If you're interested, meet at Norman Hall Garage at 9 AM. We will
likely return to Gainesville around 3 PM. The cost for renting a
canoe all day is $17 per person. You should wear your bathing suit
and shoes that can get wet. Bring a picnic lunch, drinking water,
suncreen, and a towel. Don't bring valuables that could get lost in
the river. If you bring a camera, be sure to put it in a sealed plastic
bag so it won't get wet.
If it is raining on Saturday, call 392-3354, ext. 230 after 7:30 AM to
find out if the trip has been cancelled.
Although the water of the
Santa Fe River runs as clear as the
Ichetucknee, it's covered with a
thin, reddish-brown layer-
called tannin-that makes the
water look tea-colored. This layer
is made from leaves
decomposing in the water.
Inside this issue:
Canoeing on the Santa Fe | Free Printing I Manners and Culture
Please remember to speak quietly in
the hallways. As you probably
have noticed, noise echoes and
carries easily in Norman Hall.
Most students will be asked to write
a paper at some point during the
semester and, in most cases, this
means typing and printing your
work. Did you know there are a
number of places on campus where
printing is inexpensive or even
free? Here are a list of options:
All UF libraries offer printing
at 130 per page using a copy
The CIRCA lab in the
basement of Norman Hall (and
several other locations on
campus) allows students to
print for 100 page; visit
labs. circa. ufl. edu for
The Student Government
computer lab on the third floor
of the Reitz Union offers free
printing to all students; see
sg.ufl.edu for more info.
Most photocopy shops along
University Avenue have
Internet-able computers where
you can download your
documents and print them out
for pennies per page.
Volume 100, Issue 7
June 14, 2006
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Florida's natural springs.
Q: Why do people in the U.S. wear shoes inside the house? Don't
their feet need to breathe and relax? Why aren't they worried
about bringing dirt inside their homes?
A: Well, as a die-hard barefoot-when-possible girl, I wonder the
same things. Still, most people in the U.S. keep their shoes on
inside the house; many are uncomfortable taking off their shoes in
front of other people and regard it as somewhat impolite. This
depends entirely on the individual, however. Perhaps because
there's not one single opinion on bare feet, most people in the U.S.
allow their guests to choose whether they keep shoes on or not,
hoping they choose whichever makes them most comfortable.
Thanks for your input! Ifyou have a question about U.S. manners
and culture, please email our ELI Weekly editor, Nora Spencer, at
email@example.com, or put questions in her mailbox (marked
Spencer in the ELI Main Office).
Summer break is only a week and a
half away! If you plan to leave the US
at all during the break-even on a
cruise or a day trip to Canada or
Mexico-please remember to come to
the office to have your 1-20 signed so
that you won't have trouble getting
back into the country!
Happy birthday wishes this week to:
June 17: Bandar Almuaibed
June 20: Kimihiko Sato
English Language Institute
PO Box 117051
315 Norman Hall
Gainesville, FL32611-7051, USA
Phone: (352) 392-2070
Fax: (352) 392-3744