Title: ELI weekly : the weekly newsletter of the English Language Institute
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Publication Date: March 9, 2007
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* Spring Break
* Midterm Picnic

The ELI Weekly

Spring Break
Relax! Enjoy!

Just in case you aren't already aware of
it, our Spring Break is next week. Since
we have no scheduled trip this week
and there is no major news, we thought
that this week we might let you know
that there are quite a few things that
you can do if you don't already have
plans. Even if you're staying here in
town, there is a good bit that you can
find right here in Gainesville.

If you do not yet have any plans for
Spring Break, we have some
suggestions for you! Within an easy
day's drive from Gainesville, you will
find Atlanta at one end and Miami at
the other, with Savannah, Jacksonville,
Cedar Key, Orlando, Tampa/St.
Petersburg, and many other interesting
places in between. There are a number
of good Internet resources to help you
locate last-minute hotel and flight
reservations, notably Travelocity,
Expedia, and Orbitz, found at
www.expedia.com, and
www.orbitz.com. And, if you really
want good bargains and are feeling
adventurous, then you can try out
Priceline bidding at www.priceline.com
or blind purchasing on Hotwire at
www.hotwire.com. If you're planning
on renting a car, then be sure to call all
of the companies in town to check on
the available rates.

If you are among those staying in
Gainesville, there are lots of things to
do, too! If you like museums, there are
the Harn Museum of Art and the
Florida Museum of Natural History,
both located on the southwest side of
campus. Each of these provides an
afternoon of cultural enjoyment. If you
like nature, check out the Devil's
Millhopper State Geological Site and
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. And if
you like bicycling, there is the
Gainesville-Hawthome Rail Trail-15
miles of paved cycling trail that winds
through Paynes Prairie and beyond.
Also, you can try the Depot
Avenue/Waldo Road trail system.
Also, Paynes Prairie itself has some
really nice walking paths worth
checking out.

If you're traveling, do please remember
that missing any classes on the Friday
before Spring Break or the Monday
after do count toward total absences.

Check out some of the web links below
for some information about traveling
or things to do here in Gainesville.


I The Ne

Next week, on Saturday, March 17th,
our next trip will be The Midterm
Picnic at Yulee Pit. This will be a
fun day in the sun to welcome the new
B-Term ELI students. All ELI
students, staff, and friends are invited
to join us. There will be sports, games,
and lot of fun. There will also be lots
of great food!

The picnic will be at 11:30am. If it is
: ,;;, _. call 392-3354, x230 after 9am
to see if the picnic has been moved to
Sunday. C-Term students, please
sign up early (before break) on the
Activities Board by 5pm on
Thursday, March 8t, so we know
how much food to order.

Wear tennis shoes and sunblock.

Everyone is welcome!

* Birthdays
* Manners

She Weekly Newsletter o
the English Language Institute
Volume 102, Issue 9
March 9, 2007


> Time Change: Remember to set
your clocks 1 hour FORWARD
on Saturday night, March 10th.
The time changes officially at 2am
on Sunday, March 11th for Daylight
Savings Time. This is 3 weeks
earlier than in previous years. You
may also want to go to
microsoft.com (or apple.com for
Mac users) to download a patch so
that your computer will
automatically update to the new
> Spring Break: There will be no
ELI classes during the week of
March 12th to 16th. Regular classes
will resume on March 19th. Please
remember that Friday, March
9W is a regular day ofclass.
> Appointments: Students, when
you receive a note from the office
asking you to make an
appointment to see one of our
administrators, or if you have a
need to see someone, please go to
our receptionist, Natalie, in the
main office to make the
appointment rather than going
directly to the administrator. This
allows for time to prepare and have
an adequate amount of time to
discuss whatever issues may be
> Lost and Found: If you should
lose something in the classrooms

or elsewhere at the ELI, do come
and check to see if it has been
turned in in the Main Office,
Room 315. Also, if you find
something in the classrooms that
got left behind, this is the place to
bring it!

The following are ELI birthdays from
March 9-22:

March 12: Bader Alsayyar
March 21: Abdullah Almekbel

March 17: MelinaJimenez
March 18: Marianna Tuninskaya

Happy Birthday, one and all!

Q: Why don't students here wear uniforms?
Are there any rules for appropriate clothing at
the university?

A: In general, no. Different colleges
and units (the ELI included) have some
requirements for student assistants and
those who deal regularly with the
public, but for the majority of the
students at the university, pretty much
anything goes. Of course, if clothing

doesn't cover up the body parts that are
illegal to show off, a student could be
asked to leave. That's about it.

As to the first part of your question,
public universities in the US have a
long history of being places for creative
free expression; this has definitely
included, for better or for worse,
fashion choices.

Q: People tellme that I shouldn't go out alone
at night. Isn't Gainesville safe?

A: Safer than many places in the US.
Our violent crime rate is pretty low in
Gainesville-the number one crime
here in town is bicycle theft! Still, it can
be dangerous to be out walking in
places that are isolated or not very well
lit when you are by yourself. The
common sense thing to do is to go with
a friend or two if you're going to be out
after dark.

Don't reserve your best behavior for
special occasions. You can't have two
sets of manners, two social codes one
for those you admire and want to
impress, another for those whom you
consider unimportant. You must be the
same to all people.
Lillian Eichler Watson

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

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