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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 15TH!!! Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
The Disability Resource Center has scholarships available for students with a documented disability. Students don't have to be registered with the DRC but will need to submit proof of disability for eligibility. The application deadline for consideration is being extended through Monday, May 15. For more information, visit
Contact: Rusty Dubberly at or (904) 620-5407



Florida Anthropological Society (FAS) Annual Meeting


The UNF Archaeology Lab, with the support of the Jacksonville Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, is honored to host the 2017 annual meeting of the Florida Anthropological Society (FAS). The event will be held on campus May 5-7, 2017. For more information visit the FAS website  




Congratulations to Professor Dawn Sweeten for being named Educator of the Year by our local National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Further congratulations to our student, Ms. Kasey Hart, as she was selected BSW Student of the Year.



Congratulations to our faculty on their publications and presentations! Great job everyone!  


Dr. David Jaffee and Dr. David Bensman published the article, “Draying and Picking: Precarious Work and Labor Action in the Logistics Sector” in WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, 19 (March), 57-79, 2016.


Dr. Ron Lukens-Bull presented “When Pluralism Became a Value for a Muslim Militia: The Case of Banser (Barisan Ansor Serba Gen)” on the Panel Islamic Authenticity and Uncivil Society in Indonesia (sponsored by the Indonesia Timore Leste Studies Committee) at the Association of Asian Studies meetings.  Seattle, March 31, 2016


Dr. Jenny Stuber presented her a research talk titled, “Inside the College Gates: Education as a Social and Cultural Process,” at the Aarhus University Danish School of Education on March 15th and March 17th.


Ross McDonough delivered a presentation on Wednesday March 30, 2016 to the Duval County Public Schools Association of School Psychologists and Social Workers: “Making a Difference to a Child in a Time/Resource-Limited Environment.”




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