Upcoming Events

Warm Welcome – Fall Edition

Monday, October 17 | 9 – 10:30 a.m. | Harn Museum of Art

The event aims to officially welcome new staff to the university, foster a sense of belonging and community, and offer inspiration from UF leaders. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow staff. 

We welcome existing staff to attend as well. Space is limited* as this is an in-person event. Breakfast will be served.

*Please note: We anticipate a waitlist for this event. If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please cancel your registration so that we can accept additional attendees from the waitlist.

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Fall 2-0-2-2 Warm Welcome presenters

Get to Know Campus: HiPerGator

Tue, Oct 25, 2022, 3:30 PM

Get to know campus with fellow APA members through a tour of the HiPerGator facility. “HiperGator3 is the high-performance computing cluster run by the team at the University of Florida Information Technology Research Computing center. The system is powered by nearly four hundred Lenovo ThinkSystem SR645 servers with AMD EPYC™ processors supporting over 40,000 processing cores as well as over 600 GPU cards. The cluster enables students and researchers to leverage the power of AI on large data sets to extrapolate insights and apply AI to unique niche areas previously not touched by supercomputing.” Read more here.

The tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude by around 4:30 p.m.

Space is limited, so please cancel your registration well in advance if you can no longer attend, to allow a colleague time to sign up.

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C3’s Resumes for Professionals

Thu, Nov 3, 2022, 10:30 AM

The Career Connections Center is better known for assisting UF students with career planning. APA has partnered with C3’s Senior Assistant Directors Sara Gould and Erin Lin to offer this resume workshop for professionals! Whether you’re ready for a career move, in need of updating your recent experiences, or a hiring manager, this workshop is for your professional development.

The workshop will being promptly at 10:30AM in the C3’s Innovation Room, located in the C3 suite of the Reitz Union. We recommend bringing a copy of your current resume and something to keep notes with. Bonus: network with some fellow APA members and grab lunch together after!

Space is limited, so please cancel your registration well in advance if you can no longer attend, to allow a colleague time to sign up.

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APA Networking: Annual Bowling with Strangers

Wed, Nov 16, 5 PM

Back by popular demand, please join us for our hit networking event, Bowling with Strangers! Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with other UF employees, your own colleagues, and the APA board.

Registrants will bowl for free and have their shoe rental covered. For others, bowling is $5.00 per game per person, and $3.50 per pair of bowling shoes. The Reitz Union Game Room also offers billiards, foosball, and other fun activities.

If you cannot make the event, please cancel your registration at least a day or two in advance, so your colleagues have time to sign up.

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ICYMI: Warm Welcome: Spring Edition

View the recording of our Spring 2022 Warm Welcome

Leadership panel:

Hub Brown, Dean, UF College of Journalism and Communications

Dr. Marsha McGriff, UF Chief Diversity Officer

Kim Pace, Assistant Vice President, Division of Student Affairs

Melissa Curry, Assistant Vice President, UF HR

Moderator: Ryan Hope Travis, Assistant Professor, School of Theatre + Dance, College of the Arts,

Past Events

What Our Members Say

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Warm Welcome

The Warm Welcome is our annual first event of the academic year. We started the Warm Welcome to officially welcome newer staff to the UF community, foster a sense of belonging and community among all staff, offer inspiration from UF leaders, and spark new connections across the institution.

Monthly Mingle

Gator Baseball Game – April 2022

A-P-A members at the Gator baseball game

Bowling with Strangers

Bowling with strangers 2022
Members at the Bowling with Strangers event

Getting to Know Campus Tours

Carnivore Tour – Meat Processing Center 2022

UF Innovate, The Hub

HiPerGator, UF Data Center

Cypress Hall and the Disability Resource Center

Facility Services Training Center

Members touring Facility Services

Baughman Center and Butterfly Rainforest

Executive Series

President Fuchs

Athletics Director: Jeremy Foley

Jeremy Foley with members of the A-P-A