Everything the University of
North Florida has to offer now fits in the palm of your hand.
At least, that’s the idea of
the University’s new, free mobile app. Developed through a joint effort by UNF Information
Technology Services and the mobile branch of education software giant Blackboard,
the new UNF app comes loaded with nearly everything students, faculty, staff, alumni
and donors need to stay plugged in to life at UNF.
UNF goes mobile
The app can be downloaded from
both the Android and Apple app stores right now. It’s free to download, works
on the iPhone, iPad and Android phones and comes loaded with a wealth of
UNF-related info. That includes maps, event
listings, phone directories and much more.
assistant director of Enterprise Systems, said the app development process took
months, most of which was spent translating the different technology
requirements of the University and Blackboard. He said once all of the
University’s systems were deemed compatible with Blackboard Mobile and vice
versa, the app came together in short order. He said Blackboard’s app, which
has been adopted by dozens of upper-tier universities such as Duke, Stanford
and Princeton, is the best in the business.
it’s fast-loading and it is easy for anyone with a basic familiarity with
mobile computing to grasp,” he said.
The template for
the app was developed by Blackboard, and UNF ITS integrated it into the
University’s servers so it could effectively display only the most updated
information, Bond said.
It’s also not just a one-size-fits-all
app. It works off of what’s called a springboard, which allows users to organize
the modules in the way that works best for them, further personalizing their
Getting lost on campus
should be a thing of the past. With the map function, you will be able to see
exactly where you are on campus, find where you want to be and figure out the
best route to take. You can also check out a picture of some of the main campus
buildings so you know what landmark to locate.
Now, anyone on campus is
truly just a tap away. Search the public directory for faculty, staff and
administrators. Send an e-mail or place a call, right from the app. Save
contact information from the directory directly into your phone’s address book and
move directly to Maps to find a professor’s office.
If it’s happening on or
around campus, it’s here. Browse concerts, lectures, exhibits and more. Search
for specific events, bookmark them for easy reference and even see where they’re
happening. Add events to your device’s calendar. Questions about the event?
Call or e-mail the event organizer directly from the app.
your finger on the pulse of campus life has never been simpler. With News, you can monitor multiple feeds
of the latest headlines and stories pertaining to your campus no matter where
you are. No need to switch to a browser, because you’ll read UNF-related
articles right from the app.
Students and alumni benefit too
Kelcey Rose Weimer, a
senior communication major featured in a video advertising the app, said she was impressed by the app’s
functionality and extensive content.
“It’s great,” she said. “I
can’t think of anything else a student could need to stay in the loop about
things happening on campus.”
The same can be said for alumni. Kim
Diamon, associate director of Alumni Services, said the app will be a great way
to keep alumni plugged in to all the concerts, shows and events happening at
their alma mater.
“This gives us yet another way to
let the community know about all the great things happening on or around
campus,” Diamon said. “And with all of our alumni who own mobile phones and
tablet computer, it just makes sense that we’d communicate with them through
the same channels they use on a daily basis.”
Mobile web overhaul
The new University app isn’t the only way
UNF is embracing the mobile world. Bond said his team in ITS converted all
University web pages into a mobile-friendly format so users who browse on their
cell phones or tablet computers like Amazon’s Kindle Fire will have the best
viewing experience possible.
Some web pages might have misplaced text
or pictures when viewed on a mobile device for the time being. If you see any
formatting issues and want to help out the University’s mobile transition, you
can report any irregularities to University Web Specialist Jamie Spruell at
(904) 620-2191 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even the pickiest of eaters should find something to like
inside the University of North Florida’s new on-campus dining facility.
Built on the same site as UNF’s previous cafeteria, which
served Ospreys since the late 1970s, the new UNF dining facility — known as The
Commons — is a four-story monolith of food and service.
old cafeteria — a one-story building that was one of the oldest structures on
campus — was demolished in mid-2011. Construction of the new, $13-million
facility started in May 2011, and it started this August during a soft opening
for faculty and staff. The first full dinner service took place Friday, Aug.
After stepping foot in the 26,000-square-foot, first-and-second
floor Osprey Café dining area, diners familiar with the older facility will
undoubtedly be impressed by the widespread improvements to the menu and
Jordan, resident district manager for Chartwells, said the facility focuses on
a few important culinary factors. Food will be made-to-order as much as
possible, eliminating the heat lamp-driven style of service one could expect
from a buffet.
focus is first and foremost — fresh,” he said.
Different cuisines — everything from grilled
favorites to healthier vegan and gluten-free fare or varied ethnic staples —
will be split into separate pods. There will be no reheating or microwaved food
— everything will be made fresh in front of diners.
Korey Konopasek, Chartwells’ director of operations, said there will be a total of seven different
points of service with two separate action stations where Chartwells chefs will
prepare the day’s special.
who come in for the first time, they might be a little overwhelmed with all the
food choices,” he said. “There are so many options, they’ll spend some time
wondering where to go.”
The Heart Stone Ovens pod
features a cast-fired oven with a stone slab
inside for making from-scratch pizza, strombolis, calzones and other baked
dishes. Opposite from the oven is an action station offering made-to-order
pastas and omelets during breakfast service. The Baker’s Crust pod will
spotlight an assortment of baked goods — rolls, paninis, desserts — that are
all made fresh in-house. And hungry diners can make their own entrées in the My
Pantry pod, which includes make-your-own equipment for waffles and ice
As for the building itself, it follows a similar model to
other new campus structures — heavy on glass and natural light while being mandated to achieve at least LEED Silver
Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the non-profit organization
that promotes sustainability and administers LEED certification. Overlooking
UNF’s Candy Cane Lake, it offers a picturesque view of the campus’ natural
landscape while being positioned in a readily accessible location for hungry
students, faculty and staff.
The new facility is a massive
improvement in every area of comparison to the old dining hall, Jordan said.
It’s open longer hours. It has
a larger staff of about 60 part-time student and full-time workers. Osprey Café
occupies the first two floors. The third floor includes office space for Campus
Planning, Design and Construction staff, the Faculty Association, the Office of Faculty Enhancement and the United Faculty of Florida. The fourth floor boasts a Faculty Lounge
with a built-in bar, fireplace and seating for about 30. The rest of the fourth
floor is called the Talon Room, a ballroom with seating for 200 that can be
used to host University functions. The Talon Room is equipped with a warming
kitchen, storage and audio/visual equipment and includes a balcony with
additional seating. It is expected to open in November or December.
The construction crew was even led by one
of UNF’s own. Will Schat, a
1994 construction management graduate, served as the project director for
Barton Malow, the company in charge of the build. Two other graduates of
construction management were also involved in The Commons project: Denny Bucy, Miller Electric Company
project manager; and Ryan Schmitt,
president of Petticoat Schmitt Contracting, Inc.
In the electrical engineering world, there are a few industry titans
that top the internship placement lists of thousands of students.
Snagging a summer gig with either Texas Instruments or IBM would be a dream
scenario for any MIT or Stanford student.
Alex Wegznek, a senior electrical engineering major at the University of
North Florida, has interned at both companies the past two summers.
No big deal, he said.
“I was lucky,” Wegznek said humbly. “Because of my professors here at
UNF, I had a lot of help with finding contacts and keyword optimizing my
resume. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Dr. Jerry Merckel, associate dean of the College of Computing, Engineering
and Construction, helped Wegznek with both internship applications. He said
Wegznek’s back-to-back internships placements go beyond plain luck. A focused
scholar with a tremendous work ethic, Wegznek had the initiative to set his
sights high and not give up, Merckel said.
knew it, he was working in the processor development group at IBM in
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. just one summer after training with the TI team in Dallas,
Tex. When some of his peers were hitting the beach and relaxing away the
summer, he was working with an advanced coding
language and designing a sequence that automated the work of his IBM colleagues
and cut down on the time needed to finish their assignments.
no substitute for that practical, hands-on experience I’ve gotten through my
internships,” he said. “When you’re actually in the industry, it’s less about
formulas and more about on-the-job experience. That’s one thing my UNF
professors have made clear to me — it’s much more than just the classroom.”
Wegznek is a shining example of the fact that UNF is steadily raising
its academic profile for incoming students and producing some of the most
gifted and driven scholars in the country. He entered college after notching a
perfect math score on the ACT and SAT and chose UNF over a host of other
universities because of the unparalleled access he had to his professors and to
Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLOs).
He said he
likely wouldn’t have received such in-depth advice and mentorship from his
professors, including Merckel, if he attended another larger school.
UNF, he’s also boosted his industry knowledge and overall confidence by
engaging in different TLOs, including his first trip outside
the country to Holland. He studied renewable energy, such as windmills and
second-generation generators and compared those with developments in the United
has prepared him to finish off his final semesters at UNF on a high note. He
hopes the high-profile summer jobs on his resume will be a major draw to
potential employers. And when he starts searching for that first full-time job
out of college, he said he’d turn to his professors and academic mentors for
helped me every step of the way,” he said. “At UNF, you can tell the faculty
really cares about making sure you’re prepared for everything. I’ve had great
luck so far, and with them on my side, I’ll be set in the future. That’s a good
A kaleidoscopic array of
natural colors marks the walls of the University of North Florida’s new
Biological Sciences Building.
Yellow represents the
fragrant jasmine planted outside in the building’s courtyard. Blue symbolizes
the vitality of the river and its importance to the research going on within
the building’s high-tech laboratories.
Every color choice for the
hexagonal sculptures adorning the walls of the Biological Sciences Building is
directly influenced by the natural world, said St. Augustine sculptor and glass
blower Thomas Long, whose work is now on display inside the new building.
“Basically, I saw the
building drawings and thought about it from the perspective in the space, the
light and the flow of the building,” Long said. “In my blown glass sculpture, I
like to try to bring outside natural elements inside, and I’m fascinated by
mathematics that are found in nature, so this project in this building was a
really good fit for my interests.”
“Wellspring,” comprises 87 pieces of hand-blown glass spanning more than 100
feet around the Biological Sciences Building. It was installed in July and will
be on permanent display.
He first heard about the
opportunity for his work to be featured inside UNF’s newest academic building
through a national call to artists as a part of the Florida’s Art in State
Buildings Program, which is administered by the Florida Division for Cultural
An outline for the project
was issued by UNF’s campus art committee, and Long said it spoke to his interests
in the Florida environment. The building’s status as UNF’s seventh green
facility on campus since 2005 also appealed to his creative process.
Most of the other buildings
on campus, including the Biological Sciences Building are Silver LEED Certified
by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization that awards
certification. The new building is going one step further, however, as it has
been submitted for Gold certification, which requires a higher standard of
green compliance. Everything, from the widespread use of glass as opposed to
physical lighting down to the building’s air system, was designed to work
smoothly with a minimal energy footprint.
Long applied through the bid
process and was selected as one of the finalists to present a formal proposal. The design process lasted only a few weeks. The actual fabrication of
the hexagonal sculptures took Long and his glass assistant, Lauren Shirer, four
months. They blew all the glass components individually, cold-worked the glass,
welded and fabricated the framework, powder coated the pieces and installed
them by hand.
He said the organic exchange of information
between students, professors and researchers helped drive the creative process
“A wellspring, it’s
where ideas take place and are shared,” he said. “It’s like a river. That’s
what causes the ideas to move forward, join together and come apart into new
ideas or currents. I was excited for the opportunity to propose this element in
a large-scale sculpture in such a
fantastic building. I hope that it brings inspiration to the students, faculty
and visitors to the UNF campus.”
More of Long’s work is
available online at www.createglass.com.
of North Florida is now offering a Master of Public Administration
Public Policy Concentration.
The first classes of the new concentration
started this semester. It’s the first graduate-level program in public policy
in Northeast Florida.
Like the rest of UNF’s MPA offerings, the
public policy concentration is accredited by the National Association of
Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the leading accreditation body
for MPA programs.
The MPA program caters to mid-career professionals, offering
almost all courses in the evening, usually from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Internships and
online courses are all offered to help prospective students juggle the demands
of their jobs while still pursuing their education.
The program features four other different concentrations
outside of public policy — general administration, health administration, local
government policy and administration and non-profit management — and is
well suited for dozens of different public-sector positions.
Dr. George Candler, program director and associate
professor, said the vast majority of MPA students stay in the region to
work. To read more about the program, check out this alumni Journal
article on the program and its distinguished alumni base.
Get to Know
Job title: Associate
Professor of Jazz Studies, Director of Small Ensembles
What do you
I teach jazz piano and run the combo program.
had the greatest impact on your life?
your favorite UNF-related memory?
All the moments when it was very evident that my
students were growing as musicians and as human beings.
What is your
favorite thing about working at UNF?
The students and faculty are wonderful.
If you could
choose any other career, what would it be and why?
I’m happy being a musician.
If you were
not working at UNF, what would you be doing?
I would be continuing to tour internationally
with my group.
you like to do when you retire?
I don’t plan to retire. But, if I had more free
time, I would practice piano more, compose more and have more leisure time.
What is the
best thing you ever won?
First prize in the Great American Jazz Piano
band(s)/musician(s) would perform the soundtrack to your life?
If you won
the lottery, what would do with the money?
I would ponder that question if I ever won the
lottery — but that is highly unlikely, as I would never buy a lottery ticket.
What is your
favorite way to blow an hour?
Playing the piano.
If you were
asked to paint a picture about anything you wanted, what would you paint?
I would paint a picture that would communicate
that things are rarely as they seem.
What was the
best money you ever spent?
Food, shelter and music lessons
something that would surprise people to know about you:
I’d rather just surprise them.
What was the
first concert you ever attended, and what was the most recent concert you
I attended a symphony concert when I was very
young, and the last concert I attended was a solo concert that I played two
What are you
most passionate about?
Clarity in communications and kindness
Who is the
most famous person you ever met?
Gene Hackman and Lily Tomlin
What do you
hope to accomplish that you have not done yet?
I simply want to continue to grow as a person and
as a musician.
about your family.
I have a sister who lives in New Mexico.
“The Big Short” by Michael Lewis
Faculty & Staff
Brooks College of Health
Nursing: The faculty and graduate students of the
Nurse Anesthesia Program had 13 research papers accepted for presentation at
the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2012 Annual Meeting in San
Francisco, Calif. in August.
Public Health: Elissa Barr presented “The New National
Sexuality Guidelines” at the Summer Academy for Teachers of Health Education
sponsored by the Florida Department of Education in Gainesville in July.
College of Arts & Sciences
Dr.Dale Casamatta was approved for a second term as the program
director for the Psychological Society of America. He also had accepted, with
D. Stani, M. Gantar and L.L. Richardson, “Characterization of Roseonema reptotaenium (Oscillatoriales,
Cyanobacteria) gen. et sp. nov. isolated from Caribbean black band
disease” in Phycologia, and,
with Beaver, J.R., D.E. Jensen, C.E. Tausz, K.C.
Scotese, Kristen M. Buccier, “Response of phytoplankton communities of
six reservoirs of the middle Missouri River (USA) to drought and a major flood
event: Importance of water residence time” in Hydrobiologia.
Dr. Matt Gilg had accepted for publication,
Johnson, J. Gobin, B.M. Bright and A. Ortolaza, “Population genetics of
introduced and native populations of the green mussel, Perna viridis: Determining patterns of introduction” in Biological Invasion.
Gilg and Tony Rossi, with
and P. Stiling, had accepted “The gall
midge, Asphondylia borrichiae,
(Diptera: Cecidomyiidae): An indigenous example of host–associated genetic
divergence in sympatry” in Environmental
Dr. Mike Lentz and student Eric Luman published an article “The Accuracy of Pitching
Yeast by Mass in a Small Microbrewery” in the Master Brewers Association of the
Americas Technical Quarterly.
Dr. Dan Moon and Jamie Moon published “Examining the factors influencing keystone
interactions” in Trends in Ecology.
Drs. Dan Moon and Tony Rossi, with
R. C. Meyer and K. Stokes,
published “Restoration and plant composition in former pine tree farms
restoration and plant composition in former pine tree farms” in Southeastern
Dr. Terri Ellis and her students presented a poster entitled “The
Impact of Antibiotic Exposure on the Protein Profile of Outer Membrane Vesicles
Produced by Resistant Strains of
Klebsiella pneumonia” at the American Society for Microbiology Annual
Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Kelly Smith and her student, Patrick Goodwin, presented a poster at the Florida
Lake Management Society Meeting titled "Developing a long term monitoring
program on campus: Student monitoring of lake water quality at University of
English: Mark Ari published his
poem, “Hama, July 31, 2011; for Ibrahim Qashoush,” in Poetry Quarterly.
Dr. Nicholas de Villiers had his article, “The Amicable Return
of Roland Barthes,” published by the University of Minnesota Press on its weblog.
Dr. Christopher Gabbard published his book review of A History of Intelligence and “Intellectual
Disability: The Shaping of Psychology in Early Modern Europe” in the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability
Marcus Pactor published his short story, “Minor Repair," in Forge; he also published four poems — “Apocryphal,” “Dial that
Robin,” “The Nihilist Chews” and “Untitled” — on the online poetry site, Firestorm
Literary & Arts Journal.
History: Dr. David Courtwright presented “Airworld: The History, Culture, and
Prospects of American Aviation,” at the 2012 BAA Cultures of Mobility
conference in Munich, Germany in July.
Dr. Theo Prousis published a book, “Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte (1822):
The Eastern Crisis” in a projected four-volume study.
Literatures and Cultures: Clayton McCarl presented a paper titled "ChocQuibTown y la invisibilidad
nacional" at the 2012 meeting of the Latin American Studies Association in
San Francisco in May.
Dennis Marks has been
touring with six-time Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval during the summer.
big band chart arrangement of “The Swan” has been published by Really Good
Laura Dwyer taught at the
Anatomy of Sound Workshop at the University of Michigan. She performed in the
Colorado Music Festival for six weeks, and she will be teaching at Keith
Underwood’s Flute Workshop at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.
Nick Curry served on the faculty of the Meadowmount School of Music during
the month of July. Meadowmount is one of the top string camps in the country
and is where Yo-Yo Ma, Itzak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman and Lynn Harrell
attended as youths. Curry also performed as a soloist on multiple concerts
around South Africa as one of the faculty leaders on the UNF Chamber Singers
tour. Finally, Curry also served on faculty at the Tennessee Valley Music
Festival for the fourth straight year where he was assisted by UNF rising
sophomore cellist Hannah Hoffman.
Huebner presented “A Meteor Crater
in Jacksonville?” to the Kiwanis Club of Deerwood in July.
Dr.Huebner also posted a crowd-source
project to www.petridish.org for
funding. The site will remain active through September.
Dr. James Garner made a presentation at
the American Physical Society sponsored conference at the American Center for
Physics in Washington, D.C. in June.
and Anthropology: Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull was
an invited speaker as part of the Seminar “Benarkah Indonesia Semakin Tidak Toleran dalam Kehidupan Umat Beragama?” (Is it True that
Indonesia is Becoming More Intolerant in Religious Life?) sponsored
by the Center for Research and Development of Religious Life, Ministry of
Religious Affairs, Republic of Indonesia.
the invited lecture, “Religion and Secularization from a Western
Perspective” at the School of Shariah and Law at the National
Islamic University Syarif Hidyatullah in Jakarta in June. Lukens-Bull alsopresented the
invited lecture “Linguistic Modeling of Variation in Islam” at the
National Islamic Institute Sunan Ampel in Surabaya in June.
Dr. Krista Paulsen published “Introduction
to Cities: How Place and Space Shape Human Experience” with Xiangming
Chen and Anthony M. Orum.
Jaffee published the
article “The General Education
Initiative in Hong Kong: Organized Contradictions and Emerging Tensions.”
Dr. Ronald Kephart delivered a presentation titled “TMA, Negation, and
Stress in Carriacou Creole English” at the meetings of the Society for
Caribbean Linguistics in Nassau, Bahamas, in July.
Rakita presented a paper entitled: “The Longue Durée of Mortuary Ritual in Chihuahua, Mexico” at the 54th International Congress of Americanists
in Vienna, Austria.
College of Computing, Engineering &
Dr. Ken Martin has been selected to chair
a Computing Accreditation Commission/ABET accreditation visit to evaluate a
computer science program at an American university. He has also been
selected to be a member of a CAC/ABET accreditation visit to evaluate two
information systems' programs at a Southeast Asian university.
Winton, an invited attendee to the July 2012 Global Conference on
Educational Robotics, was appointed President for KISS Institute for Practical
Robotics beginning in 2013.
Roggio, Tetiana Bilyayeva and James R. Comer presented and published their
paper, “Everyday Cloud Computing with SaaS” at the 2012 Software Engineering
Research and Practice Conference in July.
Management: Drs. David Lambert and Pat Welsh recently received a $5,000
grant from NOAA for the "Development of a Real-time, Location-based
Learning System Model for RABOB in GTMNERR.” The EMMAPS
Lab team, which includes Terry
Smith and Robert Richardson,
will be developing and evaluating an innovative STEM
education approach that will leverage the real-time data from the
team's water quality buoys. Partners in the project include the St.
Johns County Water Quality Science Academy and the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association.
Poiencot and Dr. Chris Brown
published their paper, “Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide Transportation Deployment
Alternatives for Florida, USA,” in Florida
Scientist in July.
College of Education & Human
Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL: Dr. Katrina Hall was on the planning team and Dr. Gigi Morales David
presented information and hands-on activities focused on the academic value
associated with block play for the Early Learning Institute this summer. There
were 90 people from many early childhood agencies in Jacksonville that serve
young children including JCC, ECS, ELCand the main library downtown in
attendance at Bethesda Park for the block play explorations.
Dr. Chris Weber presented
a workshop with W.A. Behrens titled “Enhancing professional development using
case studies” and a paper with W.A. Behrens titled “Decision making strategies
in professional development” at the 12th Asia-Pacific Conference for
Giftedness, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Katie Monnin chaired
and presented at San Diego Comic Con in July. Her panel, which focused on
transitioning young graphic novel readers into graphic novel writers, included
Joe Kelly (creator of Cartoon Network's “Ben 10,” “Generator Rex,” Disney's
“The New Ultimate Spiderman,” “I Kill Giants” and “Four Eyes”), Jenni and Matt
Holm (graphic novelists of “Babymouse” and “Squish”), Dr. Meryl Jaffe (Dr.
Monnin's co-author on her fourth book, “Teaching Content Area Graphic Novels”),
Dr. James Bucky Carter (author of “Building Literacy Connections with Graphic
Novels”), John Hogen (Executive Editor and Director of graphicnovelreporter.com)
and Jimmy Gownley (graphic novelist of “Amelia Rules!”).
Over the summer,
Monnin also reported twice on her monthly Action News segment Katie's Korner. Her
segments are online. Her monthly graphic novel review column, Katie's Korner:
Graphic Novel Reviews for Your School and Library also appeared in various
publications from Diamond Comic Book Distributors monthly newsletter. Monnin also
was invited to be a featured speaker at the following upcoming events: Panama
City’s Creative Con, Rhode Island’s National Literacy for All Conference and
Florida Reading Association's annual conference. In August, Monnin presented
twice at the St. John's county High Impact Literacy Conference. Her topics
included “Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels” and “Teaching
Secondary Content Area Graphic Novels.”
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management: Drs.
Terry Cavanaugh, Marcia Lamkin and Helen Hu had an article
published in the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks. They based their
research on the effectiveness of using checklists for better submission
completion and on-time submission in online classes. They found that there was
a significant improvement in submission times when a generalized checklist of
online elements was emailed to students on a weekly basis.
Dr. Rebecca Schumacher
recently participated in the American Counseling Association Leadership
Institute in July in Washington, D.C. In addition to attending the Leadership
Institute training, one day was devoted to advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill
where she met with Florida’s representatives to request support for the
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program, authorized as part of the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This is a critical grant awarded to
school districts to increase school based counseling programs to improve
student achievement in persistently low-achieving schools.
UNF Sport Management students, Jesy Rose and Kacey Sims, are taking part in a Global Sport
Management international learning experience provided by Florida State
University's Sport Management program. As part of this experience, the two
students are involved in a variety of sport experiences throughout the summer,
including the London Olympic Games.
Deaf and Interpreter Education: Dr. Debbie Reed and graduate student Kelsey Alderfer presented at the Gulf
South Summit conference on Service Learning in Hattiesburg, Miss. They
presented “Service Learning and Transformational Experiences with Students with
Moderate and Severe Disabilities,” based
on service learning work completed by students at Lakeshore
Reed also gave three presentations in June at the
National Association for Persons Supporting Employment conference in
Washington, D.C. Reed also gave a presentation with her father, Ron Inlow,
and daughter Caitlynn on family disability advocacy. Reed’s father hired
several adults with intellectual disabilities to work at the University of
Richmond and earn competitive wages upon their exit from
institutions in the early ’80s.
Maira Martelo, assessment assistant in the dean’s office and
doctoral candidate of the Educational Leadership program, recently published
her article titled “Use of Bibliographic Systems and Concept Maps: Innovative
Tools to Complete a Literature Review.” The article was published in
Research in the Schools, a peer-reviewed
journal of the Mid-South Educational Research Association. This article
presents a process for utilizing a bibliographic system built with Microsoft
Excel as well as concept maps to organize and synthesize information that can
be included in a literature review. A review of the conceptual framework behind
these tools is included, as well as a detailed description about how to build
the system in Excel. Also discussed in this article is the importance of the
literature review as a dynamic component of any scholarly work.
Congratulations to the following employees who will celebrate a milestone
anniversary at UNF in September:
35 years Verna Urbanski, University
Librarian, Thomas G. Carpenter Library20 years Bruce Herring, Instructional
Specialist, Training and Services Institute
Pansy Tapper, Associate Director of TSI Accounting, Training and
Services Institute15 years Philip Geist, Associate Director,
Small Business Development Center
O'Farrell, Director, Field Experiences
Education and Human Services10 years
Hardy, Admissions Evaluator,
Enrollment Services Processing Office
Angela Gibson, Contracts Grants Accounts Coordinator, Office of Research
and Sponsored Programs
Sandra Gupton, Professor, Leadership, School Counseling and Sport
Five years Keith Ashley, Research Program
Services Coordinator, Sociology and Anthropology
Brown, Mental Health Counselor,
Shoemaker, Senior Engineer Techical
Designer, Physical Facilities
Crookham, Assistant Director of Student
Affairs, Student Affairs
Stephen Keels, Accountant, Controller
Lily Wang, Accounting Coordinator, Controller
Tiffany Winemiller, Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts
Kathryn Macinnes, Assistant Director, Admissions
Lilith Reigger, Assistant Director, Graduate School
The following employees were either hired by UNF or were promoted from OPS
positions from mid-July to early-August:Peter Bacopoulos, Assistant
Professor, Taylor Engineering Research Institute
Sarah Bloom, Admissions Marketing Coordinator, Admissions
Stephan Boka, Instructor, English
Branaman, Coordinator, Student Affairs
Center for International Education
Theresa Buchs, Office Assistant, Student Affairs
Kim Cheek, Assistant Professor, Childhood Education, Literacy and
Covington, Instructor, Criminology
Czerwinska, Instructor, Mathematics
DelGiudice, Instructor, Music
Earles-Bennett, Marketing and
Publications Coordinator, Music
Edwards, Maintenance Mechanic, Student
Union-Maintenance and Energy Management
Kelly Gates, Assistant Director of Special Events, Public Relations
Stephen Gosden, Instructor, Music
Gregg, Instructor, Leadership
Hoskins, Faculty Administrator, CIRT
Jerry Johnson, Assistant Professor, Leadership
Bryan Knuckley, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Corinne Labyak, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics
Ricky Law, Instructor, History
Joshua LeGros, Groundskeeper, Student Union Groundskeeper
Lieberman, Assistant Professor, English
Joseph Lucca, Instructor, Clinical and Applied Movement Science
Ghulam Maharvi, Instructor, Chemistry
Mitchell, Custodial Worker, Physical Facilities
Mark Milton, Law Enforcement Officer, University Police Department
Kacie McFate, Student Affairs Coordinator, Recreation
James Mckoy, Irrigation Technician, Grounds
Jody Nicholson, Assistant Professor, Psychology
Jeffrey Pigg, Head Athletic Coach, Athletics
Pinkstaff, Assistant Professor, Health Daniel Santavicca, Instructor, Physics
Schuller, Computer Systems Coordinator,
Simmons, Custodial Worker, Physical
Slater, Custodial Worker, Physical
Aaron Spalding, Instructor, Public Health
Truelove, Assistant Professor,
Warrah, Groundskeeper, Grounds
Tamar Wiley, Custodial Worker, Physical Facilities Joseph Wilkins, Custodial Worker, Custodial Services
Hope Wilson, Assistant Professor, Foundations and Secondary Education
The following employees were promoted from mid-July to early-August.Kent Grandy, Facilities and
Operations Assistant, Stadium-Sports Complex
Angela Lee, Training Coordinator, Financial Systems Department
Jean Leone, Office Manager, Educational Field Experiences
Sonia Moyeno, Senior Custodial Worker, University Housing
Daniel Pitts, Facilities & Operations Assistant, Intercollegiate
Joyce Smith, Office Assistant, Academic Center for Excellence
Erin Soles, Senior Instructional Designer, Distance Center for
Instruction and Research Technology
Leanne Thomas, Accounts Payable Manager, Controller
The following faculty members were approved for tenure and
promoted to associate professor during the recent Board of Trustees meeting.
tenure and promoted to associate professor
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, Education and Human
ServicesPeter Magyari, CAMS, Brooks College of HealthConnie Roush, Nursing, Brooks College of Health
Heartfelt well wishes in their new endeavors for the following employees, who
left UNF from mid-July to early-August:
Margaret Armstrong, Assistant
Director of ELP, Student Affairs
Campbell, Senior University Union
Programming Specialist, Student Government
Heather Carty, Student Affairs Coordinator, Recreation
Peter Durr, Admissions Coordinator, Admissions
Justin Gaudry, Senior Instructor, School of Computing
Vernice Green, Professor, Music
Robert Hansell, Admissions Coordinator, Admissions
Dervisa Hurem, Custodial Worker, Physical Facilities
Nelson, Assistant Professor,
Foundations and Secondary Education
John “Pat” Plumlee, Associate Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Public
Douglas Short, Manager Accounts Payable Receiving, Controller
Sindt, Student Union Coordinator,
Stanford, Assistant Director, Fine Arts
Abdoulaye Sy, Custodial Worker, Physical Facilities
Kenneth Wilburn, Associate Professor, Leadership, School Counseling
and Sport Management
The Goods: The truth about kiwi
fruit are relative newcomers to the United States and give us another exotic
fruit choice to include in our daily diets. Dr. Judy Perkin, professor in the
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and
facts about this furry fruit that is packed with nutrients. To help you use it
in your diet, a recipe is provided.
Myth:Kiwi fruit have relatively little nutritional value.
Fact: Published nutritional analyses of
the kiwi fruit indicate that kiwi is a good source of many nutrients, and it’s
a particularly excellent food source of Vitamin C. Kiwi has also been found to
contribute to dietary needs for potassium, magnesium and fiber.
Myth:Kiwi fruit originated in New Zealand.
Fact: Although food production data
indicates that New Zealand is a kiwi producer, food history experts tell us
that the kiwi plant first originated in China and was given the name Chinese
gooseberry. They add that it was only in relatively recent history that the
name kiwi fruit was used because of the outer fruit’s resemblance to a New
Zealand bird called a kiwi. Kiwi fruits are also grown in the United States,
with California being a major producer.
Myth:You should always peel kiwi fruit and not eat the skin.
Fact: The “Fruits & Veggies: More Matters”
health campaign says it’s fine to eat kiwi with or without the skin. If the
fruit is to be eaten with the skin, they recommend both washing and drying the
skin before consumption.
Myth:Kiwi should always be eaten raw.
Fact: Although for many, eating or
using raw kiwi in recipes is common, other recipes can be found that call for
kiwi to be baked in a food product. For example, there are recipes for cobbler,
muffins and other baked good products containing kiwi available on the
Myth:Kiwi’s only culinary value is as a fruit.
Fact: Food encyclopedias and numerous
fact sheets confirm that kiwi fruit can also be used as a tenderizing agent. They
relate this use to the specific types of acid found in the fruit.
Kiwi Fruit Cobbler
large kiwi fruit, peeled and cut into three-quarter-inch cubes
tablespoon brown sugar
tablespoon grated lemon peel
tablespoon all-purpose flour
teaspoon ground cinnamon
package (3.2 ounces) prepared corn muffin mix
tablespoon additional brown sugar
teaspoon ground nutmeg
ice cream or cream (optional)
Preheat oven to
375 degrees. Place cubed kiwi fruit in well-greased baking casserole. Combine
brown sugar, lemon peel and flour. Sprinkle on top of fruit. Mix lightly and
place in hot oven for 25 minutes. Prepare one-half package muffin mix as
directed. When fruit mixture is hot and bubbling, spoon on prepared mix. Mix the
extra brown sugar and nutmeg. Sprinkle on top. Return cobbler to oven for another
18 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and done. Remove and allow to
cool. Serve warm, with ice cream or cream, if desired.
Preparation time:30 minutes plus baking time.
Nutritional information per serving
Fat: 2.5 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Fat: 0.5 grams
of Calories from fat: 11 percent
ingredients are not included in dietary analysis.
and nutritional analysis used with permission by the Produce for Better Health
Foundation and “Fruits & Veggies—More Matters” website at www.FruitsAndVeggiesMoreMatters.org.
The Goods is a
monthly column about food myths and facts by faculty members in the Department
of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program and runs in The Florida
Times-Union’s “Taste” section. Have a question about kiwi? Contact Dr. Perkin
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