officially in 2006 with about 400 members, UNF’s Parents Association today has
more than 3,900 members, is providing $35,000 in grants this year to
departments and campus organization for student enrichment programs and will
begin offering almost $100,000 in endowed scholarships next academic year.
after Jeanne Middleton joined UNF in the early ’90s, then-president Adam
Herbert observed parents waiting around campus while their children received
academic advising and asked her to find ways to better engage them with the
University. Middleton began providing informative sessions to parents during
the student orientation process on how to assist their child’s academic success
and growing independence. Years later, her series of lectures for parents
blossomed into the UNF Parents Association and an annual celebration of parents
held every October since 1995.
2005, Middleton, assistant director of the Student Affairs’ Office of Parent and
Family Programs, was tapped to develop a permanent program to assist families with the transition to college, educate parents and
families about University policies and campus resources and serve as the first
point of contact for parents. Middleton said she has been astounded by the association’s
explosive growth, which is due in large part to her own18 years of persistent
“Whenever a parent has any question about UNF – from
financial aid to academic services – or about what ways they can be supportive,
the Office of Parent and Family Programs should be their one stop-place for
answers,” said Middleton. “Letting a son or daughter become an independent
adult can be just as big of a transition for parents as it is for students.”
Lora Barrett, vice president of the Parents Association,
has a son, Troy, who is a junior majoring in finance. She has been very active
for the past two years, volunteering at several events and even designing a
brochure for the association. “I have hosted two Summer Send-Off Receptions at
our home in Ocala, where incoming freshmen and their parents meet each other as
well as returning students and their parents, UNF alumni and UNF staff,”
Barrett said. “Recognizing how deeply important these gatherings are to UNF’s
newest students and their families is very rewarding.”
biggest gathering and recruitment opportunity each year for the Parents
Association is Family Weekend, which will be Oct. 15-17. It provides the chance
for parents to come to campus to learn more about the University and enjoy the
campus with their UNF student. They have the opportunity to interact with
administrators, staff and faculty and network with other parents. There also
will be tours of campus, special receptions and dinners, art exhibits, concerts,
nature walks and guest speakers.
year our programming is focused on retaining members and increasing attendance
by adding specifics topics of interest for the parents of upperclassmen in the
Family Weekend schedule as well as throughout the year,” Middleton said.
Family Weekend, four colleges will be open to showcase major programs, and
parents will have the opportunity to talk with faculty and students in the
programs. Middleton said it is a great recruiting opportunity for the colleges
and also an opportunity for parents and students to learn about the various
majors these colleges offer students.
some parents, Family Weekend is much more. In addition to helping two days
every week with the Parent Orientation Program since May 2008, Cathy Evans, the
mother of a senior who is studying music, has volunteered at the event with her
husband, Harry, since their son’s freshman year.
of our favorite times volunteering has been at the Family Weekend. It
is a chance to again meet many of the parents we connected with during
orientation,” Evans said. “Parents will be armed with information and will
be confident their student made the right choice to make the University of
North Florida their new home.”
any parent with an enrolled student has access to the office’s general
services, parents who choose to pay an annual, four-year or one-time lifetime
membership fee receive added benefits. Among those benefits are a monthly
e-news update, a chance to win a book scholarship each semester, a toll-free
direct line to Middleton and various discounts. Member parents can volunteer for major activities, such as planning Family Weekend,
participate on orientation panels and serve as regional area coordinators to
host send-offs and serve as contacts for incoming parents. In 2008, a
steering committee of parent volunteers served in an advisory capacity.
That volunteer committee was formalized into the Parent’s Council last year,
with officers appointed to two-year terms by Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez, vice
president for Student and International Affairs.
portion of the dues have been used over the past three years to build up a
$100,000 endowment to provide scholarships beginning in the 2011-12 academic
year. The scholarships will be awarded based on need and academic standing in
amounts between $1,500 and $3,000 over two semesters. Another portion, about
$35,000, is being used this year to help fund student enrichment activities and
services, including a Women’s Center helpline, the Greek Life IMPACT Program,
Interfaith Center Religious Awareness Week, LBGT awareness, Osprey Radio,
Worldfest and the Student Leadership Summit.
said Parents Association is a valuable resource to the UNF community as well.
College administrators may send invitations to events through the e-newsletter
or partner with the association to bring parents to their events or programs.
And, faculty can always ask for assistance with parent concerns, she said.
University and association’s activities have earned rave reviews from involved
parents and students.“Being a part of this academic
institution is stimulating and enriching for me. I am always inspired by the
quality, care and opportunities UNF champions for its students. Having this
link to such a wonderful institute of higher education is an honor,” Barrett
said. “Troy also feels I better understand the challenges and rewards
of his experiences and we have yet another avenue for dialog and bonding.”
Office of Parent & Family Programs is located on the second floor of the
newly remodeled Founders Hall, in Suite 2100.
Three years ago, Drs.
Sam Kimball and Jeanette Berger and Instructor Linda Howell set out to enhance
how the UNF Writing Program assesses what students learn through their writing
and to offer more lower-level course options to engage and stimulate
critical-thinking skills. With support and encouragement from Barbara Hetrick,
dean of the College of Art and Sciences, and the Department of English, they
developed the Writing Across the Curriculum program.
Students are already
required to take College Writing and Introduction to Literature courses to meet
general-education requirements, but now they now have several other courses
from which to fulfill their third and final required class. The options include
technical writing, special topics courses in composition, literature and
creative writing. The special topics courses offer students opportunities to
write about different disciplines, such as health, business or engineering,
which might be applicable to the degrees they want to pursue or interests they
want to explore.
Along with increased
course options, the Department of English is concerned with raising student
awareness of what professors expect from their writing, and how they can be
responsible for their own achievements and level of learning through use of
reflective judgment and the UNF Writes rubrics. These rubrics are an assessment
tool that students and instructors use to define different levels of
sophistication with respect to different aspects of writing. The department
currently assesses thesis, logic, evidence, mechanics and intellectual mastery
as applied to a thesis-driven analytical essay.
“People use rubrics all the time, but the department
wanted the use of rubrics as an assessment to have education value for the
students. So the real principle is that when instructors and professors give
students feedback on their work, they are really trying to teach students how
to talk to themselves about their writing in the way that accomplished writers
do and no longer have to verbalize,” said Kimball, chair of the Department of
English. “We wanted to devise the rubrics in such a way that students would
know what questions to ask themselves about their writing to determine if they
are doing a good job or not.”
The Department of
English produces a student reader every year that introduces the UNF Writes
rubrics and the concept reflective judgment, a cognition-orientated approach to
learning that involves the notion of self-talk. The “self-talk” aspect of
reflective judgment is an inherent part of the UNF Writes rubrics, enabling
students to improve their own writing by encouraging them to ask themselves the
right questions about their work.
David MacKinnon, a UNF
alumni with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, now teaches students
using the UNF Writes rubrics as a tool in his courses.
“I think the rubrics are very helpful. They help
students to intuit their own problems and ask questions about their own
writing. It enables them to see their own deficiencies or proficiencies and
make the next step to the next level,” MacKinnon said. “Students are a little
stand-offish at the beginning of the semester, but they take to it pretty
quickly. Students learn to use the language of the rubrics to respond to my
questions about their writing or ask questions about their writing. It’s nice
to have the same language to use.”
The Writing Across the
Curriculum Program recently expanded to include collaboration between the
Department of English and the Coggin College of Business. Coggin students
enrolled in the gateway course for their major during Summer 2010 were assessed
using the UNF Writes Rubrics. During the course, students were given classroom
instruction and attended workshops to learn how to utilize the rubrics to
improve their writing and then were reassessed at the exit exam. The Department
of English provided an initial report to the Coggin College of Business of how
the students fared, and both have agreed to continue the collaboration.
While this Department of English initiative continues to
collect data and determine the best format to present its findings, the Writing
Across the Curriculum Program encourages students to think about writing in new
and different ways. According to Kimball, the name for the rubrics, UNF Writes,
was chosen “to indicate to students that University-wide faculty are engaged in
a cooperative venture of focusing on the value of writing well.” And Berger,
writing coordinator for the Department of English, believes this new way of
thinking “ties self-talk and how one can improve one’s writing to a growth
mindset. Students come to realize they have the power to change how they think
and can become more accountable for their own learning.”
The Department of English is consulting with individual
faculty in other departments and colleges who are interested in the Writing
Across the Curriculum Program. For more information, contact the Department of
English at (904) 620-2273.
In today’s economy, it is more
important than ever to prepare students with the tools to enter the job market
with an edge over other applicants. From the beginning of a UNF student’s college
career, Career Services is available to assist students in exploring career
paths, developing employability skills and even finding jobs through UNF’s
established relationships with employers. The Career Services Center reopened
in March 2010 at its new location on the first floor of Founders Hall. The
staff set right to work to utilize the new facility to draw more attention to
the services they offer students, alumni, UNF colleges and employers in the
According to Rick Roberts, director
of Career Services, one of the services offered is Career Discoveries, which is
designed to assist freshman and sophomores with career planning. Students who
participate in this program learn to explore different majors and discover
their interests through career counseling with the center staff and online
Both students and alums can
participate in the Skills to Achieve Results Program, also known as the
S.T.A.R. Program, which provides training in conducting a job search,
developing a cover letter and resumé, and preparing for a job interview, as
well as information about what to expect in an interview. Career Services also
critiques cover letters and resumés, and arranges practice interviews. In
addition to honing these skills, Career Services provides an online
registration and referral system called CareerWings that connects students and
alumni to employer-posted job opportunities, job fairs and showcases.
As an added bonus, students who
complete the S.T.A.R Program receive a certificate, and a S.T.A.R. lapel pin. “We
tell them to wear it to the job fairs, and we tell employers to look for those
pins to identify students who have been through the S.T.A.R Program and are a
cut above the rest,” Roberts said. This year, those who have completed the
S.T.A.R. program will be invited to enter Career Services’ events early to
interact with prospective employers.
“Students who go through the
S.T.A.R. Program will find that it helps them get focused, it gets their resumé
in order, and they learn how to interview and present themselves. It’s a really
good program,” Roberts said.
Student Nicole Sabol agrees. She
recently completed the program, with good results. “I strongly encourage students to
complete the S.T.A.R. Program, especially underclassmen. Career Services
provides a lot of beneficial information that many students aren’t aware of,”
Sabol said. As part of the program, she completed a practice interview with the
City of Jacksonville. “It was very good practice, but for me, it was also great
for networking.” After her interview, Sabol’s resumé was passed to several
prospective employers. As a result, she has had opportunities for internships
and has received job offers.
According to Roberts, the
struggling economy is making it tough on job applicants. This year, only 50
employers are coming for the fall employer showcase, when in the past, more
than 100 had attended. Jobs are harder to find and there are fewer of them, he
“It is an employer’s market right
now. But even when times are tough, there are still jobs, but it is more
competitive. So students have to be equally competitive. They need to know how
to interview well, follow up with employers and network. If students take
advantage of our services, it will give them an edge with employers.”
Clare Sapp, an alumnae with a B.A
in sociology, agrees. She landed her “dream job” after working with Career
Services to improve her résumé and hone her interviewing skills.
“It was the targeted résumé which
made all the difference. I e-mailed my newly polished résumé to the
appropriate person on a Thursday evening. Within an hour, I had
a reply back from the hiring manager requesting to meet with me the next day,”
Sapp said. “I was smiling, prepared and confident during the interview. Then I was offered the position the following Monday. It occurred quickly
because it was evident that I had the qualifications they were seeking. Career
Services gave me an edge over other applicants.”
director of UNF’s School of Nursing donned scuba gear while the dean of the
College of Education and Human Services dropped underwater, momentarily
escaping Florida’s heat.
joined 14 other faculty, staff and students who recently volunteered their time
and dignity to get dunked as part of an effort to help raise money for UNF.
donor to The Power of Transformation campaign has been asked to make a comparable sacrifice as the 16
soggy volunteers in this event. Sponsored by the newly established Student
Philanthropy Council and the Faculty Staff Campaign Committee, the
“Dunk-the-Dean” event was part of the Week of Welcome. However, in a
larger sense it also served as the warm up act for the 2011 Faculty Staff
Campaign’s official kickoff Oct. 4.
annual Faculty Staff Campaign has enjoyed ever increasing levels of
participation on campus in part because of events like the Dunk-the-Dean. In
four years, participation has increased from 18 to more than 48 percent. By
contrast, the average among peer institutions is 35 percent, according to a
national benchmarking survey conducted by the UNF Annual Giving staff.
year, Lyndse Costabile, assistant director of Annual Giving, is shooting for the
participation rate to surpass 50 percent.
reason for the ever-increasing participation rate is illustrated by the
comments of those who participated in the “Dunk-the-Dean” event.
Li Loriz, director of Nursing and representing the Brooks College of Health,
showed up in the scuba gear (and pearls). She said she agreed to do it because
it was a great purpose. “I’m always willing to support UNF and our students. My
philosophy is ‘life is short, get wet.’”
Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, said he
agreed to draw the attention of students and employees to the importance of
giving back to the University. “Whatever we do as deans sets an example for
others, and I hope that my serving as a ‘dunkee’ helped others to focus on the
importance of philanthropy, particularly giving to UNF’s Foundation.”
Government President Sitou Gilles Byll-Cataria, who also participated, said he
was a little hesitant at first until he was told the reason for it. “Knowing the invaluable benefits of
philanthropy to a university’s growth and advancement, I jumped at the chance
to support a vital initiative,” he said.
actual “Dunk- the-Dean” event raised about $1,200 but also symbolized the
broader campus participation in the annual fundraising initiative. With more
than 50 members on the Faculty Staff Campaign Committee, Costabile said
communication and campaign visibility have improved on campus. “More and more
faculty and staff are realizing that they can make a donation and target it to
any specific need on campus. They know their donation makes a difference,” she
year’s Faculty Staff Campaign raised more than $100,000 for 184 different
projects on campus – the first time the campaign has exceeded that threshold.
Student Philanthropy Council is an indirect outgrowth of the success of the
Faculty Staff Campaign. “We found our participation rate increased as more
faculty and staff became aware of the importance of philanthropy. We hope the
same holds true of our students. If the Student Philanthropy Council raises
awareness of the importance of giving, they are more likely to give as alumni,”
seconded the need for the student council. “The main reason I believe this
council is needed is because of the benefits it brings to each UNF student, by
raising the prestige of their UNF diplomas. Supporting the Student Philanthropy
Council is supporting the future of every Osprey. It’s needed to improve our
university and thereby ourselves.”
enhancing the culture of philanthropy on campus is a primary goal, Costabile
said it’s also important to illustrate to students the concept of “paying it
forward” by helping future generations of students.
and staff can look forward to hearing about more campus events designed to
support the annual campaign.
not just the dollar amount that matters most,” Costabile emphasized. “It’s the
investment in the future of the University.”
in the Dunk-the-Dean event included:
The Challen Cultural Series will host a free public performance by
influential singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in
the Robinson Theater.
songstress, part comedian, Wheeler is a unique performer who has been
entertaining audiences for more than 25 years and recorded several studio
albums. Her songs have been performed and recorded by artists as diverse as Dan
Seals, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura
O'Connell, Kathy Mattea, Holly Near and Peter, Paul and Mary. Her song,
“Addicted,” recorded by Seals in 1988, reached the top of the county music
primarily as a New England folk singer/songwriter, Wheeler, 60, is a critically
acclaimed artist who possesses a haunting voice that fills her ballads with a
sense of yearning, regret and everlasting hope. Yet, that same voice can be
playful and whimsical as she sings and tells humorous tales that are self-contained
sitcoms. It is that very openness into her process that made her a perfect fit
for the Challen Cultural Series.
goal is to provide exposure to highly original, thought-provoking and
entertaining artists, like Cheryl Wheeler, who have been influencing the music
scene for generations and who can provide insights into their songwriting
process,” said Pierre Allaire, vice president of Institutional Advancement. “It
will be a mix of ‘Austin City Limits’ meets ‘VH1 Storytellers.’”
said her first concert was to a captive audience. She found an old toy ukulele
in a neighbor's attic and serenaded her mother, who was taking a bath at the
time. A year later she got a real ukulele, then finally got her first guitar. A
neighbor taught her and a group of boys to play guitar and each week, they
would come together to play just about any song they could think of for hours
on end. Her first public performance was at a Hootenanny-type show when she was
12. She started writing songs when she was 17.
professional shows were at a steakhouse in her hometown of Timonium, Md. The
place only had one public-address system — and she jokes that many performances
were interrupted with: "Jones, party of four ... Jones, party of
moving to New England in 1976, she spent about two years as a substitute music
teacher in Baltimore.
In the late
‘70s, Wheeler got her big break when her idol, folk singer Jonathan Edwards,
asked her to play bass for him at a performance in Rhode Island. “The big problem
was I had no idea how to play it,” she said. “So, I picked up a bass and amp
for about $10 from a friend, learned how to play it in about two weeks, and got
to jam with Jonathan. He’s the one who really encouraged me to become a
and rousing concert style makes her a hit at folk festivals, clubs and anywhere
she plays. Rather than simply introducing the next song in a carefully
orchestrated set list, Wheeler tells a story that has the audience rolling in
the aisles, and then sings a song that leaves them wiping tears from their
eyes. She talks about some serious current events, and then sings a song that has
audience members howling with laughter. Her style is entertaining and engages
Wheeler interprets how she sees the world by being frank and witty, gentle and
endearing, true to self and non-apologetic. I leave her concerts with a new
perspective, a lighter heart, and tears of laughter streaming,” said Dawn
O’Connor, a research integrity coordinator with the Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs who has been to several of Wheeler’s performances. “Each
show is a long-awaited gift — one where I’ve seen the package, anticipated the
content and been grateful to be a recipient.”
is free, although e-tickets are required. To reserve tickets, go to http://capricorn.anf.unf.edu/ticketing/wheeler.asp.
Donations for the First Generation Scholarship program will be accepted
following the performance. For additional information, contact Carl Holman in Public
Relations at (904) 620-1921.
generations of researchers want to see what Jacksonville looked like in the
early ’70s, they may get the best picture by browsing through the more than
50,000 images by award-winning photographer Lawrence V. Smith recently donated
to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library.
the donation, part of The Power of Transformation campaign, the Library’s Special
Collections unit is sponsoring an exhibit of some of the more noteworthy
Jacksonville photos. On display through Oct. 15, the exhibit includes
everything from the gritty to the glamorous. Container ships at JAXPORT share exhibit
space with dramatic sunrises over the downtown skyline.
unintentionally has become a type of memorial for Smith, who died in
Jacksonville Aug. 30 of congestive heart failure after a long illness. He was
Playing a key
role in going through more than 500,000 images was his wife, Linda Smith, a
librarian and charter UNF faculty member who recently retired. “Larry and I
discussed this donation for a long time and he was very enthusiastic about the
gift. Fortunately, he was still at home when I sorted through the
images and made the job a lot easier," she said. "Larry helped me focus on those
images most reflective of his work in Jacksonville."
As a native of
the city, Linda enjoyed working with and donating materials about
Jacksonville to the Library's Special Collections. "It was a natural
outgrowth for me of my interest in local history and Larry and I both hoped it
will be a resource for the University and the community, not only from a
historical perspective, but because the collection represents such a rich
visual resource,” she said.
She said her
husband was especially proud of his photos of the Dames Point Bridge, downtown
and Mayport Naval Station. Her job was to sort through hundreds of nearly
identical images and select the best shots.
Because of space
limitations, the exhibit only hints at the span of Smith’s incredibly varied career,
which took him from the steaming jungles of Vietnam to the numbing cold of the
Arctic. Over nearly a half-century, Smith amassed numerous awards including four
Emmys. The photos and films he created tell the story of some of the era’s most
turbulent events, including revolutions and wars. He documented Fidel Castro as he overthrew the Batista
regime in 1959 and served as a camera correspondent for ABC-TV during the early
stages of the Vietnam War in 1965. As the director of photography for Wild Kingdom,
Smith traveled from the Arctic Circle to South America to film animals in their
native habitats. The Wild Kingdom efforts won him two Emmy Awards to add to two
earlier awards for his Cuban revolution coverage and Vietnam work.
worked for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and the Air Force photographing the
latest technology, whether from the deck of an aircraft carrier or the control
room of a Trident submarine.
Closer to home,
Smith had among his corporate clients JAXPORT, CSX, Crowley Transportation and
Trailer Bridge, amassing thousands of images of boats, trains, planes and
trucks. He is credited with creating one of the largest collections of
transportation images in the United States, making the exhibit of his work especially
appropriate for a University with a flagship logistics program.
head of Special Collections and University Archives, said Smith’s photo
collection will be available to researchers as soon as all pieces are fully
catalogued. In addition to file cabinets full of slides, the collection
includes advertisements from numerous publications in which the images have
been used, including many corporate and local government annual reports. “These
alone will be valuable to future researchers,” she said.
The span of the
images is remarkable for a single photo collection ranging from the early 1970s
to the mid-2000s. The photos
document a transformation for Jacksonville from a sleepy backwater town into a
dynamic metropolitan area. Any depiction of Jacksonville’s history will not be
complete without a photo from the collection of Lawrence V. Smith.
Nominations for the 2010-2011 Outstanding Undergraduate and
Graduate Teaching Awards are now being accepted. The deadline for nominations
is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.
Guidelines for the awards can be found on the UNF Faculty
Association website at http://www.unf.edu/groups/unffaa by clicking on "Online
Forms." Nomination forms may be downloaded from the same site. Completed
nomination forms can be sent by e-mail to email@example.com or delivered to the
Faculty Association Office in Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1120.
Faculty who perform meritoriously in undergraduate teaching
during the previous two academic years are eligible to receive an Outstanding
Undergraduate Teaching Award. UNF allocated funds for this fiscal year for nine
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards of $2,000 each.
UNF also will award a $2,000 stipend to the winner of the
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. This award is to be given annually in
recognition of excellence in graduate teaching during the previous two academic
Department: Office of
the General Counsel
Job title: Associate General CounselYears at UNF: 6
What do you do at UNF? Describe your job duties.
I am an attorney with a primarily transactional practice. I work
in the areas of real estate, construction, contract negotiation and drafting. I
also represent the University’s legal interests in procurement, risk management
and TLO matters.
Tell us about your family.
My wife, Mary, and I have been married for 24 years. We have two
sons: Paul, a junior at Stanton,
and David, a fourth-grader at Hendricks Avenue Elementary.
Tell us something that would surprise people to know about you.
To get through college, I loaded and unloaded boxcars and was a
short-order cook. Every now and then I crave a cigarette.
Tell us something about you that even your friends don’t know:
When I was a kid, I used to shoplift at the dime store.
What is your favorite way to blow an hour?
A trip to a bookstore or garden center
What was the best money you ever spent?
Summer trips with my wife and kids to Ocean City, NJ
What is the best thing you ever won?
My wife’s heart
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Depending on the amount, I’d take my family and all my friends on
a cruise, give a big chunk to my church and friends who need it and build an
enormous closet to house my wife’s clothes and shoes. I’d buy my elder son a
Vespoli racing shell and my younger son every product LEGO ever made.
If you were not working at UNF, what would you be doing?
Looking for a job
If you could choose any other career, what would it be and why?
Probably teaching English. I’m teaching a legal writing class at
UNF this term, and I really enjoy it.
What would you like to do when you retire?
I’d like to write, read a lot, work in my yard, take on more
responsibilities in my church, learn some carpentry, travel with my family and
take afternoon naps. I also want to work with Latin American immigrants, so I’m
learning Spanish now.
What is your favorite thing about working at UNF?
I like feeling that my work contributes to public education. I
believe public education is the glue that binds our society together across
economic, racial and religious lines. It is our best hope for a culture that values
equality, common purpose, and respect for all viewpoints. Also, I love my boss.
What is the proudest/happiest moment of your life?
The births of our boys. Nothing beats being a dad.What do you hope to accomplish that you have not done yet?
I hope to live to see my boys settle into meaningful careers and
happy marriages and make me a granddad.
What was the first concert you ever attended, and what was the
most recent concert you attended?
I don’t remember the first. The most recent was a performance of
the Fauré “Requiem.” I know it seems dull, but it is beautiful.
What person had the greatest impact on your life?
What are you most passionate about?
Great writing, systematic theology and liberal politics
Who is the most famous person you ever met?
Donald Trump and Marla Maples (in church, believe it or not)
What’s the last book you read?
“Violence and the Sacred” by René Girard
Brooks College of Health
Public Health: Dr. Rob Haley (with A. Khlaifa, S.
Beg and N. Sobh) published “Globalization and the Ethical Implications for the
Egyptian Healthcare System” in World Hospital and Health Services, Vol. 46, No.
2, pages 8-11 (2010).
Bill Ahrens received the Navy Nurse Corps Association
Professional Nursing Award, which recognizes a Navy Nurse Corps Association (NNCA)
member for significant contributions to nursing service, nursing practice,
history or research that brings honor or recognition to the NNCA.
Peggy Hoff was awarded the “HAZEL Award” for being an outstanding
employee in the Health Services Department at the Sulzbacher Center.
Coggin College of Business
Accounting & Finance: Dr. Lynn Comer Jones’ article, “Tax Court
Rules on Medical Necessities,” was published in The Tax Adviser’s October
Economics & Geography: Dr. Chris W. Baynard was invited to
present his work on land-use and land-cover change metrics of oil exploration
and production activities in Venezuela, at Chevron’s Next Generation Remote
Sensing meeting in San Ramon, Calif., in August.
Dr. Lakshmi Goel has an article titled “From Space to Place:
Predicting Users’ Intention to Return to Virtual Worlds" accepted in MIS
Quarterly, the top journal in information systems. Goel and Drs. Pieter de Jong
and Oliver Schnusenberg (Accounting & Finance) co-authored a paper titled
“Toward a Comprehensive Framework of Study Abroad Intentions and Behaviors”
which was accepted for publication in the Journal of Teaching International
Dr. Antony Paulraj’s article titled “Understanding the
Relationships between Internal Resources and Capabilities, Sustainable Supply
Management, and Organizational Sustainability” was accepted for publication in
the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
Marketing & Logistics: Dr. A.C. “Josh”
organized a special session at the Annual Conference of American Marketing
Association in Boston in August. In the same session, Samli presented a paper
titled “Globalization from the Bottom Up,” based on his recent book by the same
title. The AMA summer educators’ conference is the largest in the world where
nearly 1,000 professors from around the world attend. In addition, Samli
co-authored and published an article (with Dr. Michael Czinkota from Georgetown
University) titled “The People Dimension in Modern International Marketing:
Neglected but Crucial” in Thunderbird International Business Review
(September/October 2010). Finally, the Journal of Global Marketing reports that
Samli’s article (co-authored by Merici Fevrier) titled “Achieving and Managing
Global Brand Equity: A Critical Analysis” is the fifth-most-downloaded free
article from 2009.
College of Arts and Sciences
Criminology & Criminal Justice: Dr. Michael
presented a professional paper at the British Society of Criminology in
Leicester, U.K., titled “Actuarialism in Prisoner Reentry” in July.
Dr. Kareem Jordan and S. L. Gabbidon published an article
titled “Race/Ethnicity and Perceptions of Safety Among a National Sample of
Americans” in Criminal Justice Review, Vol. 35, No. 3, pages 281-294 (2010).
English: Dr. Mary Baron gave three presentations (on teaching
disadvantaged students) at the Communities in Schools staff training conference
Dr. Tiffany Beechy published an article, "Eala Earendel:
Extraordinary Poetics in Old English," in Modern Philology, Vol. 108, No.
1, pages 1-19 (August 2010).
Dr. Clark Lunberry published “Writing on Water, Murmur of Words”
(an extended account of his 2008 “Writing on Water” installation at the Thomas
G. Carpenter Library) in New Writing: The International Journal for the
Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.
Mathematics & Statistics: Dr. Richard Patterson was an invited
researcher and presented colloquiums at Istanbul Commerce University in
Dr. Rama Rao gave a talk titled “A Calculus-oriented
Inquiry Based Learning Approach to Teach a PreCalculus Course” at the
Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Political Science & Public Administration: Dr. George Candler
"Towards a Public Spirited Public Management Economics: An Essay in Honor
of John Kenneth Galbraith" in Administrative Theory & Praxis, Vol. 32,
No. 3, September 2010; “Alberto Guerreiro Ramos: the ‘In-Betweener’ as
Intellectual Bridge Builder?” (with C. Ventriss, G. Candler and J. Francisco
Salm) in Organizações e Sociedades, Vol. 17, No. 52, 2010; and “New Fields of
Old Fields for Social Equity Scholarship: A Comment on Ken Oldfield’s Social
Equity Scholarship” (with Candler) in Administration & Society, Vol. 42,
No. 3, 2010. In addition, Candler and Dr. Georgette Dumont published “A
Nonprofit Accountability Framework” in Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 53,
No. 3, 2010; and “The Price of Citizenship: Civic Responsibility as the Missing
Dimension of Public Administration Theory” in Public Administration Quarterly,
Vol. 34, No. 2, pages 169-201.
Dr. Hyunsun Choi’s article “Religious Institutions and Ethnic
Entrepreneurship in the Los Angeles Koreatown” was published in Economic
Development Quarterly in August 2010.
Sociology & Anthropology:
Dr. Ronald Kephart presented a paper “Taking the ‘Broken’ out of
‘Broken English’: Teaching Against Linguistic Prejudice” at the meetings of the
Society for Caribbean Linguistics, held in Barbados, in August. His article
titled “How Do You Spell That?: Thoughts on Orthographies for West Indian
Creoles,” which was published in the proceedings of the 17th Biennial
Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics in Conjunction with the
Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in Cayenne, French Guiana, in July
2008, was also published on CD in July.
Dr. Adam Shapiro presented a paper titled "Revisiting the
Cost-Saving of Home and Community-Based Services" at the Florida Council
on Aging Annual Conference in Orlando.
Dr. Suzanne Simon published the article "Throwing a Wrench
into 'Transition': Testing the Limits of Transparency, Development, and
Democratization in the Oaxaca Wind Park Controversy" in the International
Journal of Social Policy Research and Development Vol. 1, No. 1, pages 1-13,
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
School of Computing: Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy presented his paper,
“From Service Conversation Models to WS-CDL," at the Americas Conference
on Information Systems in August 2009.
School of Engineering: Dr. Chiu Choi presented and
published his paper, “Computational Method for Medium Scale Stiff Lyapunov
Differential Equations,” at the 7th Asian Control Conference in August 2009.
Dr. Daniel Cox and R. Bartz published their paper, “Building
Blocks for Project-Centered Education: Integrating New Experiments into RLab
Remote Development Environment,” in Innovations 2010: World Innovations in
Engineering Education and Research, iNEER International Network for Engineering
Educations and Research, Vol. 10, No. 7, pages 81-91, August 2010 (ISBN
978-0-9818868-1-7). Cox (with Z. Meric, R. Bartz and C. Ctistis) published and
presented the paper “Complementary Simulation and Remote Laboratory Experiences
to Hands-on Control Systems Curriculum” at the International Conference on
Engineering Education in July 2010 (ISSN 1562-3580).
Dr. Dean Krusienski published his paper, “A Method for Visualizing
the Independent Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Brain Activity,” in the EURASIP
Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (special issue on statistical signal
processing in neuroscience), article ID 948961 (2009).
Dr. Adel El-Safty gave an invited lecture at the American
University in Cairo on "Construction Trends in the US." El-Safty also
served as the faculty adviser to a student civil engineering design team in the
Big Beam National Competition sponsored by the Prestressed/Precast Concrete
Institute. The UNF student team finished in second place regionally.
Jean Fryman presented “K-12 Make the Connection Outreach Program” to
Duval County teachers at their annual back-to-school conference.
Dr. Susan Vasana and Kevin Phillips published their paper,
“System Simulation of DS-TRD and TH-PPM Modulation Schemes for Ultra-Wide Band
(UWB) Wireless Communications,” in the International Journal of Modeling and
Simulation, Vol.30, No.2, August 2010.
Dr. Pat Welsh gave a presentation, “St. Johns River Water
Quality,” to the City of Jacksonville's Environmental Protection Board
Symposium on Sustainability for Jacksonville's Future, in August 2009.
College of Education and Human Services
Childhood Education: Dr. Katie Monnin has been invited to
New York City Comic-Con by First Second Books to do a workshop on teaching
comics and graphic novels in K-12 classrooms. Her workshop on teaching comics
and graphic novels will take place Oct. 9.
Dr. Nile Stanley, with Alaskan storyteller Brett Dillingham,
published an article titled, “Telling Tales: Teaching Performance Literacy
Through Storytelling” in the September issue of Language Magazine, an
international journal which focuses on teaching English as a Second Language.
Dr. Christine Weber was invited to present "Exploring Issues
in Gifted Education" at the August National Association for Gifted
Children WOW Virtual Conference on Back to School/Back to Gifted Classroom
Tools and Techniques to Jumpstart the School Year.
Exceptional Student & Deaf Education: Dr. Deborah Reed was appointed
president to the Board of Directors of Florida APSE: Advancing Employment.
Connecting People (founded
in 1988 as the Association for Persons in Supported Employment). APSE is a national organization with an exclusive focus
on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals
with disabilities. The goals of the state chapters include establishing and
expanding equitable employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities,
advocating with federal, state, and local legislators for legislation promoting
integrated employment, raising awareness within the business community as to
the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities and advocating for social
change to help those with severe disabilities achieve a lifestyle that
approximates that of individuals without disabilities.
The 21st International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED)
was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, in July. The congress is the largest
such gathering of professionals in the field of education of the deaf in the
world, convening every five years. There were more than 750 participants from
62 countries, with more than 300 professional presentations. Faculty from the
Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education were well represented. Dr.
Donald Moores gave a keynote presentation titled “Deaf Students with Diverse
Needs.” He also gave two other presentations: “Education of the Deaf in the U.S.A.”
for a symposium titled “Deaf People Around the World”; and “Issues and Future
Trends” at the Pre-Congress Leaders Summit. Graduate assistant Amber Moore
assisted Moores with his numerous responsibilities at the congress. Dr. Caroline
Guardino presented a strand of her research that involves helping teachers
of the deaf design classroom environments to maximize academic engagement and
minimize disruptive behavior. Her presentation was titled “Changing Behaviors
by Changing the Classroom Environment: Identifying Environmental Factors that
Impact Student Learning.” In addition, Guardino and Dr. Susan Syverud presented their
collaborative research in a platform session titled “Teaching Phonological
Skills to Young Deaf Struggling Readers Using a Direct Instruction Curriculum.”
Q: From Nancy Miller, assistant basketball
coach and recruiting coordinator for Athletics -- At peak times during the day,
traffic gets severely backed up at the crosswalk between the parking garage and
Arena with students walking in a constant stream across the street. Has
the university considered putting in “WALK” and “DON'T WALK” signs so that
traffic can proceed at a normal pace and it is safer for students as they cross
the street in a group?
A: From John Dean, chief of police for the
University Police Department –- Yes, the University has considered it, however, because of the
cost and construction issues that are involved, the decision was made to
install the tabletops, or raised crosswalks, and lights like we currently have
at the crosswalks and continue to give the students the right of way.
From Lynn Brown, associate director, Transportation & Logistics --
On my way into work I noticed what
looks like some kind of birdhouse on top of a tall pole was installed in Osprey
Village. Is it a birdhouse or maybe a bat house?
Steve Crews, assistant director of facilities management for Housing &
Residence Life -- That
is a new bat house that was added this summer. It’s designed to hold as many as
Tyran Lance, office manager for the Graduate School -- How come there are only
parking spaces on one side of the parking garage [near the Arena] and no
handicapped parking closest to the stairwell of Building 50?
Vince Smyth, director of Auxiliary Services -- The elevator for this facility is in the northwest
corner and the second-floor ramp connecting the garage to other facilities is
along the west section so the disability spaces are placed along the west
section as well. The walkway from the third floor of the garage to Building 50
has stairs and Environmental Health and Safety does not want disability spaces
placed in locations where the access requires the use of stairs. While not
every disabled individual is physically challenged, placement does suggest
there is full access for all disabilities along the walkway. On the first
floor, there are disability spaces next to the south exit from the garage,
closest to Building 50.
Adonna Gattis, police records clerk for the University Police Department -- Is
it true that UNF students who attend art courses at MOCA have to pay for
parking there? If a student has already purchased an annual parking pass on
campus, this seems unfair, especially if the course is required for the
student’s chosen degree. I think students who are taking required classes that
are only offered at MOCA should not be charged for parking there.
Marianne Jaffee, executive assistant for Academic Affairs -- It is sometimes the case that an
academic program will necessitate a student’s travel to an off-campus site
during the term, for example in the case of programs like Nursing and
Education, and that student will be required to manage his or her own
parking. With respect to MOCA classes specifically, the chair of the Art
and Design Department, Dr. Debra Murphy, confirms that any student who submits
a reasonable request for an alternate assignment to a MOCA class will be
Employees who have UNF-related questions they would like
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Williams at email@example.com.
Congratulations to the following employees who will celebrate a
milestone anniversary at UNF in October.
Rickey Calloway, landscape maintenance specialist, Physical
Armisha Bartley, custodial supervisor, Custodial Services
Faith Hall, director, Alumni Services
Linda Keith, office assistant, Training & Services Institute
Richmond Wynn, mental health counselor, Counseling Center
Anissa Agne, director of student financial aid, Enrollment Services
Adonna Gattis, police records clerk, Campus Police
Donald Harris, senior IT systems engineer, Information
Erica Kelly, coordinator of research and program services, Physics
Miwa Nguyen, senior academic adviser, Brooks College of Health
Stephanie Peters, coordinator of budgets, Auxiliary Services
The following employees were either hired by UNF or were promoted
from OPS positions from mid-August to mid-September:
John Adcox, coordinator of student financial aid, University Housing
Michael Antal, adjunct, School of Computing
Teresa Arington, adjunct, Political Science & Public
Joshua Bailey, recycle refuse worker, Physical Facilities
Brian Becker, office manager, Building Construction
Jennifer Behnam, adjunct, Sociology & Anthropology
Bryan Boyer, adjunct, College of Education & Human Services
David Briglio, adjunct, Civil Engineering
Daniel Brock, adjunct, Accounting & Finance
Artie Brown, faculty administrator, Florida Institute of Education
William Carle, applications systems analyst, Information
Scott Carter, adjunct, Mathematics & Statistics
Wilma Case-Starks, academic adviser, College of Arts &
Jannefer Coleman, adjunct, World Languages
Carrie Cragun, mental health counselor, Counseling Center
Kim Cross, academic adviser, College of Arts & Sciences
Carrie (Merideth) Crouch, public relations associate, Public Relations
Anisia Dawes, adjunct, College of Education & Human
Sandra Della Rocca, adjunct, Psychology
William Dunn, groundskeeper, Physical Facilities
Marsha Easley, adjunct, Brooks College of Health
John Elac, adjunct, Political Science & Public Administration
Renate Falkner, adjunct, Music
Matthew Finn, instructor, Art & Design
Susan Goebertus, adjunct, College of Education & Human
Leah Grace, office assistant, Training & Services Institute
Karna Gurung, custodial worker, Physical Facilities
Bobbie Harman, adjunct, Mathematics & Statistics
William Harrington, research analyst, Mechanical Engineering
Jason Hibbard, adjunct, Music
Helen Holman, adjunct, Nursing
Lori Homra, registered nurse, Student Health Services
Wendy Hutchins-Deck, program assistant, Enrollment Services
Khristi Keefe, adjunct, College of Education & Human
Deatrice Kennedy, academic adviser, Intercollegiate Athletics
Peter Kneedler, adjunct, Management
Constanza Lopez, adjunct, World Languages
Libin Luo, adjunct, Economics
Michael Manocchia, adjunct, Sociology & Anthropology
Adam Margulies, accounting associate, Controller’s Office
Steven Martin, adjunct, Sociology & Anthropology
James Massol, adjunct, Music
Michael Mastronicola, adjunct, Music
Abra Maxey-Billings, administrative secretary, English
Walter McDermott, adjunct, Psychology
Ronald Meadows, police communications operator, Campus
Paul Mettler, adjunct, Clinical & Applied Movement
Katherine Miller, adjunct, Art & Design
Marla Mulraney, program assistant, Child Development and
Jesse Nolan, adjunct, Art & Design
Sarah Page-Chan, adjunct, Sociology & Anthropology
William Pewitt, adjunct, English
Christie Purifoy, adjunct, English
Shanta Rayaprolu, program assistant, Child Development and
Tia Rivera, instructional specialist, Student Affairs
Jeffrey Rommel, mental health counselor, Counseling Center
April Seliga, adjunct, Brooks College of Health
Sandra Stratton, administrative secretary, History
Kathryn Strickland, adjunct, Communication
Benjamin Swanson, research analyst, Mechanical Engineering
Andrea Thoermer, adjunct, College of Education & Human
Paula Thornton, adjunct, Music
Jorge Torres, coordinator of admissions, Admissions
Kara Tucker, coordinator of admissions, Enrollment Services
Christian Vaccaro, adjunct, Sociology & Anthropology
Stewart Verney, adjunct, Communication
Robert Walker, adjunct, English
Noel White, groundskeeper, Physical Facilities
Veronica White, adjunct, Brooks College of Health
Tiffany Whitfield, adjunct, Art & Design
Christine Williams, financial aid specialist, Enrollment
The following employees were promoted at UNF from mid-August to
Roderick Andrews, coordinator of student financial aid,
Randy Blankenship, technical support technician, Enrollment
Annabel Brooks, director, Student Affairs
Amanda Byrd, senior applications programmer, Enterprise Systems
Jo Carlisle, senior academic adviser, Enrollment Services
Lauren Chartier, office manager, Nutrition & Dietetics
DeeAnne Crookham, coordinator of student conduct, Student
Richard Elmore, assistant director, Facilities Planning
Marice Hague, assistant director, Small Business
John Hannaford, law enforcement sergeant, Campus Police
Rabena Johnson, office manager, Academic Affairs
Erin Jones, coordinator of admissions, Admissions
Stephanie Royal, assistant director, Small Business
Robert Shepherd, university conduct officer, Student Conduct
Bowen (Thomas G.
Carpenter Library) recently completed the Sunshine State Library Leadership
Institute, a 10-month leadership development program sponsored by the Florida
State Library and Archives. Another UNF library faculty member, Susan A.
Massey, has been
selected as a participant in the 2010-11 institute, which begins in late
Recreation) and Dusty Rhodes, former UNF Baseball coach, were
married at Old St. Andrews
Church in Jacksonville with the reception at The Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville, where Dusty threw out the first pitch. The first 3,000
attending the game received bobble-head dolls resembling Dusty. More
people attended the reception, including current and former UNF
and students. Longtime UNF supporter Dave Polovina was the officiant,
former UNF president Dr. Adam Herbert was the wedding photographer (a
he’s picked up since retiring from education).
Facilities) announces the birth of his grandson, Jonathan D Calloway, born Aug.
9 to Calloway’s daughter, Tanika Calloway. (PHOTO)
new funk-music CD “Shake It Up Shake It Down” was recently released in Orlando
and is expected to sell worldwide. For more information or to order his CD, go
Packing a Healthy, Fun and Nutritious School Lunch
By Dr. Catherine Christie, chair, UNF Department of
Nutrition & Dietetics
Fixing healthy and appetizing school lunches is an art and
requires a little effort. Parents will find if they enlist their child in
planning, choosing and preparing their own lunches, the child is more likely to
enjoy them at school.
What are the basics of a healthy lunch?
Lunch doesn’t have to be the traditional peanut butter and
jelly sandwich, although there’s nothing wrong with that. You can even branch
out to other nut butters such as almond or cashew. Start with a heart-healthy
whole grain bread or whole wheat tortilla, pita or wrap. Sandwiches should
include a source of lean protein such as turkey, tuna, chicken, ham, roast beef
or cheese. Pack lettuce, tomato or pickles in a separate bag to keep the
sandwich fresher until lunch time and use light mayonnaise or mustard to reduce
extra fat and calories. Instead of fried chips, try baked chips, low-fat
popcorn, trail mix, fresh or dried fruit or veggies, such as carrots, broccoli,
cauliflower or celery and dip. Send low-fat milk or water as beverages. Kids
who eat a healthy lunch have a better nutritional status, which positively
affects school performance.
How do you avoid the morning rush to prepare a healthy
Buying the prepackaged lunch meats often provides excess
salt and calories; however, making your own can be much healthier. Prepare
individual plastic containers over the weekend that can be stored safely until
packed. Good choices are vanilla yogurt and frozen blueberries or other fruit; salad
or veggies with dressing on the side; mixed fruit salads; nuts such as almonds,
cashews or walnuts; veggies with dip; prepackaged cheese sticks or low-fat
What else can I send when they get tired of sandwiches?
Leftovers make great lunches and can even be frozen and
thawed in time for lunch, which keeps food safe. Consider stews, casseroles,
soups or chili, pasta dishes or even pizza. Chicken or tuna salad as well as green
salads with lean meat and dressing on the side are great too.
What if they don’t like what I fix?
Children like what is familiar, so if they are used to
eating healthy foods at home, healthy lunch choices will be no different. One rule
of feeding your children is that parents should provide healthy food and
children can choose whether or not to eat it. This works as long as your
lunches don’t get traded for some other child’s lunch.
What about food safety?
Traditional brown paper bags are fine, especially if at
least some of the food is already cold or frozen. Metal or plastic lunch boxes
are sturdier but also need something cold to maintain the right temperature.
Insulated lunch bags may be the best choice, especially if they come with
freezer packs. This will keep the lunch safe, fresh and appealing until lunch
Every month, the column “Ask UNF” runs in Inside and The
Florida Times-Union, promoting the expertise of UNF faculty and staff. If you
have questions about this topic, contact Dr. Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Goods on
Shank, MS, RD
claimed this pungent bulb in the lily family wards off demons and keeps your
heart healthy. What’s the truth about garlic?
Using fresh garlic is too much
trouble to bother with.
Fact: Nothing beats fresh garlic! First,
don’t confuse a garlic bulb with a clove. You’ll be purchasing a single bulb
(or several), and each bulb contains 10 to 20 individual cloves. Remove the
papery skin and chop or mince. The finer the chop, the stronger the taste.
Also, garlic added at the end of cooking will give a stronger taste than garlic
Garlic keeps vampires,
werewolves and evil spirits at bay.
Fact: Probably not, but years ago people
believed this partly because of garlic’s potent medicinal properties. Modern
science has showcased garlic’s ability to fight infections and destroy harmful
bacteria. And although the science is not conclusive, research shows promise
for garlic’s capacity to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and to thwart
pre-cancerous lesions. Allicin is the natural chemical in garlic most
responsible for the healing properties and pungent, sulfury flavor, and it
becomes more available for the body’s use when garlic is chopped or crushed.
There is no remedy for garlic breath.
Fact: The browning enzymes in fruits and
vegetables most prone to surface browning—apples, bananas, potatoes and
mushrooms—can transform those stinky garlic molecules lingering in your mouth
into odorless bliss. So, eating an apple or banana will help. Mouthwashes that
contain chloramines may help as well.
Avoid handling garlic because
your hands will smell bad throughout the day.
Fact: Try this trick after handling
garlic: Rinse your hands in cool water and rub them along something stainless
steel for 30 seconds—a sink is ideal, but a knife or spoon will also work. It
seems the sulfur compounds in the garlic bind with the metals in the stainless
steel and lift the garlic off of your fingers.
Garlic should be stored in the
Fact: Store garlic in a cool, dry place
away from direct sunlight. Refrigerated storage diminishes the beloved garlicky
flavor and encourages more generic onion flavors. Also, refrigerated garlic is
more prone to mold growth. Special “garlic keeper” pots are availablein which to store whole bulbs and
unused cloves to maximize storage life.
Shank, MS, RD, LD/N, is the undergraduate nutrition program director in the
Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at UNF. The department has about 250
students, both undergraduate and graduate, plus eight full-time faculty and
several adjunct instructors. Areas of faculty research include obesity
prevention, metabolic syndrome, cultural food patterns, nutrition education in
underserved populations, HIV/AIDS, and eating disorders. If you have questions
about garlic, you can contact Shank by e-mail at
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
This classic dish is French comfort
food at its simple and satisfying best.
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup dry
inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette
fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)
Remove and discard giblets and neck
from chickens. Rinse chickens with cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat; remove
skin. Cut each chicken into eight pieces. Combine butter and oil in a 12-inch
nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over
chicken. Add half of chicken pieces to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or
until golden. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with
Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic;
cook 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown, stirring frequently. Arrange
chicken on top of garlic. Add broth and wine; cover and cook 25 minutes or
until chicken is done.
Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
Increase heat to medium-high; cook 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced to
about 1 cup. Serve sauce and garlic with chicken and bread. Garnish with
chopped parsley, if desired.
Yield: 8 servings (serving size:
about 4 ounces chicken, 2 tablespoons sauce, 5 garlic cloves, and 3 bread
Note:In a pinch, you can substitute 6
pounds of chicken pieces. The garlic softens in flavor as it roasts and is easy
to spread over the baguette slices. Serve with steamed vegetables or salad.
facts per serving:343 calories, 13.7 gms total fat (3.6 gms saturated fat), 2 gms fiber,
111 mgs cholesterol, 2.3 mgs iron, 468 mgs sodium.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, June 2005
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the
following grants and contracts:
Barry Albright (Physics), “Paleomagnetic Survey of Late Cretaceous Strata –
Kaiparowits Plateau, Utah,” U.S. Department of the Interior, $5,000
Michelle Boling (Clinical and Applied Movement Science), “Epidemiology of
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Identifying Gender Specific Risk Factors,”
National Institutes of Health, $72,866
Chris Brown (Engineering), “Independent External Peer Review: Alton to Gale Organized
Levee Districts, Illinois and Missouri,” Battelle Memorial Institute/U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, $5,805
Daniel Cox and Alexandra Schönning (Engineering), “Supplement: IIP: PFI:
Florida’s First Coast Manufacturing Innovation Partnership – Amendment 5,”
National Science Foundation, $8,000
Donaldson (Small Business Development Center), “Small Business Development
Services for St. Johns County,” St. Johns County, $40,000; and “The Procurement
Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 2010-2011,” University of West Florida/U.S.
Defense Logistics Agency, $60,000
Cheryl Fountain (Florida Institute of Education), “School Readiness Technical
Assistance and Support Initiative 2010-2011,” Agency for Workforce
Innovation/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, $560,562; “School
Readiness Technical Assistance and Support Initiative 2010-2011 (ARRA),” Agency
for Workforce Innovation/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
$394,170; and “The Virtual School Readiness Incubator: A Practitioner/Researcher
Problem-focused R&D Mechanism,” U.S. Department of Education, $250,000
James Gelsleichter (Biology), “Cooperative Atlantic States Shark Pupping and Nursery
(COASTSPAN) Survey of North Florida Waters – Continuation,” National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, $5,000; “Population Structure, Gene Flow and
Genetic Demography of the Blacknose Shark (Carcharhinus acronotus) in U.S. Waters and
Genetic Marker Development,” Texas A&M University/National Ocean and
Atmospheric Administration, $11,100; “Re-evaluation of Reproductive Biology and
Population Structure of the Blacknose Shark (Carcharhinus arcronotus) in U.S. Waters,”
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, $226,966; and “Smalltooth
Sawfish Research and Outreach: A Collaborative Program,” Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission/National Oceanic and Atmospheric
(Fine Arts Center), “All the School’s a Stage: Professional Development for
Arts Educators, Year 3,” Duval County Public Schools/U.S. Department of
John Hatle (Biology), “Testing Direct Effects of Reproduction on Stress and
Mortality via Ovariectomy,” National Institutes of Health, $339,757
Paul Harwood (Public Opinion Research Laboratory), “National Consortium for
the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism,” University of Maryland
Center of Excellence: National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses
to Terrorism/U.S. Department of Homeland Security, $22,438
Lillia Loriz (Nursing), “Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships 2010-2011,”
Health Resources and Services Administration, $24,927
Maged Malek (Building Construction Management), “Research Center for Construction/Engineering with AUC,” $21,000
John McDonough (Nursing), “Advanced Education Nursing Program,” Health Resources
and Services Administration, $476,680
Karen Patterson (Exceptional Student and Deaf Education), “Florida Inclusion
Network 2010-2011,” Florida Department of Education/U.S. Department of
Radha Pyati (Environmental Center), “Third, Fourth and Fifth State of the
River Report,” City of Jacksonville, $90,089
Thobias Sando (Engineering), “Operational Analysis of Shared Lane Markings on
Roadways with Speeds Greater than 35 Miles per Hour,” Florida Department of
Behrooz Seyed-Abbassi (Computing), “BCBSFL/UNF Partnership for Educational Collaboration,” Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, $80,000
Adam Shapiro (Sociology and Anthropology) and Chung-Ping Loh (Economics and
Geography), “Advanced Performance Outcomes Measurement Project (POMP),” Florida
Department of Elder Affairs/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Jeffrey Steagall (Economics and Geography), “Consortium for Small and Medium-size
Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Education,” Clemson University/U.S. Department
of Education, $1,848
Alissa Swota (Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions), “Pilot
Project: Clinical Ethicist for Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Year 4,” Wolfson
Children’s Hospital, $31,117
Christine Weber (Childhood Education), “Working on Gifted Issues 2010-2011,”
North East Florida Educational Consortium/Florida Department of Education,
Jeffry Will (Center for Community Initiatives), “Healthy Start/Magnolia
Infant Mortality Reduction Project 2009-2010,” Northeast Florida Healthy Start
Coalition, Inc./Health Resources and Services Administration, $92,370; “The
Camellia Project,” Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, Inc./Health
Resources and Services Administration, $29,751; and “Western Nassau County
Homeless Needs Assessment,” Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County/U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, $2,500
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