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University of North Florida is home to a growing body of alumni from all walks of life, and the UNF Office of Alumni Services is dedicated to serving this community. On this site, you will find links to our many benefits and services as well as information to keep you updated, connected, and informed.

 

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  Book Club: August 2014  

UNF Alumni Book Club 

For August, the UNF Alumni Book Club will be reading "The Spinning Heart" by Donal Ryan.

 

In Donal Ryan’s compact debut novel, “The Spinning Heart,” effects of the economic downturn ripple through an Irish village whose laborers, flush during the boom, have been left in the lurch now that the local developer, Pokey Burke, has skipped town.

 

The spinning heart of the title, a decorative ornament on a cottage gate, “skewered on a rotating hinge,” is an apt image both for the town’s collective heartache and for the narrative progression, which moves continuously from one villager to the next, 21 narrators (and chapters) in all. Each speaker has been wounded — by the economy as well as by grim parents, cruel lovers, violence, mental illness and the grief of accidental loss.

 

At the book’s figurative heart is the construction foreman Bobby Mahon, a young husband and father whose moral decency anchors the story. Both his goodness and his brogue lend the novel an old-fashioned, storybook quality (“He drank out the farm to spite his father”) that overlaps convincingly with mentions of Facebook, “prefab” doors and dubious investments in Dubai to create an affecting portrayal of contemporary rural Ireland.

 

The Alumni Book Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Office of Alumni Services located at Alumni Hall. Beverages and snacks will be provided.  

 

To join us or for more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Services by calling (904) 620-4723 or by e-mailing unf-alum@unf.edu.

 


 

 Third Thursday (2)  

UNF Alumni Third Thursday 

Third Thursday is a casual evening of fun and networking with fellow alumni and friends. The appetizers are free, compliments of Seven Bridges.

 

This is one of our most popular events, so come out to Seven Bridges and be part of the scene. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Services by calling (904) 620-4723 or by e-mailing unf-alum@unf.edu. Don't forget to bring your frequent "fly"er card. If you don't have one, make sure you ask for one!


 

 YAC Ginnie Springs 2009

UNF Alumni Association's #SwoopinSaturday at Ginnie Springs

The UNF Alumni Association and Young Alumni Committee (YAC) are heading to Ginnie Springs for some swoopin’, springin’ and BBQin’ on #SwoopinSaturday, Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Dogwood Pavilion. Grab your sunscreen and your floats and join fellow UNF alumni, friends and family for this SWOOPin’ good time! The BBQ, provided by the UNF Alumni Association, starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Pavilion and if you're up for it, bring a tent and stay the night. For more information about this event and to R.S.V.P., contact the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or (800) UNF-GRAD (863-4723) or by e-mailing unf-alum@unf.edu

Individuals are responsible for beverages, park fees and rentals. Carpooling is encouraged. For more information regarding directions, admission and rental rates, visit the Ginnie Springs website.

 


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