Press Release for Monday, March 25, 2002

What's Happening at UNF/Media Tip Sheet

Issues in Organ Transplants for HIV Patients: March 26

There will be symposium on the ethical issues of organ transplants for individuals infected with HIV on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the University Center. Featured participants are Drs. Gavin Divertie and Chris Hughes of the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville.

The Wilkins Event: March 27

Adults with disabilities will attend a UNF baseball game for fun, food and games on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. behind the baseball stadium. Sponsored by the Wilkins Foundation along with the Student Council for Exceptional Children.

Irish folklore by Eilis Ni Dhuibhne: March 27-28

There will be lecture on Irish folklore by folklorist/fiction writer, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne on Wednesday, March 27 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the Robinson Center, Room 1700. She will also introduce and read excerpts from her fiction on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. Admission is free A reception and book signing will follow.

2002 Disaster Preparedness Seminar: March 28

Learn the practical steps of how your company can be prepared for a disaster of any kind and reduce the effect on you and your business with a disaster preparedness seminar on Thursday, March 28. Hear how Jacksonville is equipped to deal with a disaster including from recovery to contingency plans. Find out what steps area businesses are taking to protect against terrorism. The event is sponsored by JEA, Cingular Wireless, American Red Cross, The Business Journal, Duval County Emergency Preparedness. The seminar will be at the University center from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Advance registration is $25. For more information contact Von Fuller at 665-7579.

Bill McBride speaking at UNF: March 28

Florida gubernatorial candidate Bill McBride will speak at the University Center Foundation Board Room on Thursday, March 28. Refreshments will be served from 3 p.m. with the event stating at 3:30 p.m. McBride’s appearance is sponsored by the UNF College Democrats and Students for McBride.

Diplomacy in the Age of Terror

Three time ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, who has more than 45 years of diplomatic exerience with the U.S. Dept. of State, will speak on "Diplomacy in the Age of Terror" on Monday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center. Roy served as an ambassador to Singapore, People's Republic of China and Indonesia. After retiring from the State Dept. in 2001 he is now managing director of Kissinger Associates Inc, a strategic consulting firm. The lecture is free but tickets are required and can be obtained from the UNF Box Office at 620-2878.

The Future Uncovered/Face the Challenges of the Uninsured

This seminar On April 2-3 will explore the growing number of uninsured in the Jacksonville community and how this trend is affecting health care. This presentation is part of the ongoing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida annual Health Issues Lecture Series in partnership with UNF. The seminar will address the issues of the uninsured from the perspectives of employers, medical care providers, health care companies, government and consumer advocates. It will take place in the university center.

Registration is $75 and $25 for students. For more information contact 620-2810.

UNF Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

The UNF Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Charlotte Mabrey will present their annula spring concert on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. It will feature pieces by Carlos Chavez, J.S. Bach, Gareth Farr, Mark Ford, Chris Brooks, and Phil Faini. with a special guest appearance by Lisa D'Augustine on the accordion. Admission is free.

The Idea of Faith-Based Initiatives

President Bush’s recent proposals to expand government support for religisly based social services will be the subject of a public symposium sponsored by the Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions on Thursday, April 4 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the small auditorium of the Fine Arts center. The featured speaker is Dr. Mary Segers, Professor of Political Science and Graduate Chair, Rutgers Univesity Newark

Great American Jazz Series: Eddie Palmieri -- The Sun of Latin Music

Five-time Grammy Award winner and pianist Eddie Palmieri will be in concert on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. The UNF Jazz Ensemble III under the direction of Marc Dickman and the UNF Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of Keith Javors will be opening the show. The second half features the Eddie Palmieri Group. Closing the show will be Eddie Palmieri and the Jazz Ensemble I. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $8 for students.