Upcoming Events


Courageous Conversations: Racism and Reality

Thursday, September 15, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: Student Union Auditorium (Bldg. 58 W, Rm. 2704)

Cost: Free

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Courageous Conversations is a collaborative speaker series that examines current events and policies in our nation that directly impact our community. This event will examine: Racism and Reality.


Join us as highly trained facilitators guide students, educators, employees, community leaders, and citizens through civil discussion to address current issues on race and the way the media portrays people of color in our society. Included in this is a discussion of the evolution of technology as it affects racial matters. Small group discussions will follow focusing on ways the media can improve its portrayal of people of color in our community and across the nation. A reception will follow sponsored by the Taylor Leadership Institute. 


Event Facilitators:


Dr. Roy Kaplan - Past Executive Director, National Conference of Christian and Jews

Dr. Navita Cummings James - Associate Professor, Department of Communications, University of South Florida (USF)


Event Sponsors:


Office of the President

Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs

Division of Student Affairs

Coggin College of Business


Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations

Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

Taylor Leadership Institute

African American Faculty and Staff Association

University Police Department

U.S. Department of Justice 

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8th Annual Student Leadership Summit

Friday, October 28, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Student Union Ballrooms, Bldg. 58W, Rm 3703 (3rd Floor)

Cost: Free

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The Taylor Leadership Institute, in partnership with Undergraduate Studies, presents the Eighth Annual UNF Student Leadership Summit on Friday, October 28th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Student Union Ballrooms, building 58W, room 3703, 3rd floor.


This year's theme Initiative to Innovation: YOUR Commitment to Action and Leadership will challenge attendees to develop their inner drive to initiate change through innovation and action. Dr. Bremely Lyngdoh, a global leader in environmental sustainability initiatives, will emphasize the importance of today's leaders taking positive action toward social change in the world. Dr. Lyngdoh is a high energy, innovative world leader! He will share his riveting journey with us and demonstrate how we too can make a difference in the world. 


Fostering fun and opportunity, the Annual Student Leadership Summit is packed full of experiential learning opportunities for attendees, community leaders and volunteers.