Press Release for Monday, April 1, 2002

What's Happening at UNF/Media Tip Sheet

Diplomacy in the Age of Terror: April 1

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

UNF Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert: April 2

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

The Future Uncovered/Face the Challenges of the Uninsured: April 2-3

This seminar on April 2-3 in the University Center will explore the growing number of uninsured in the Jacksonville community and how this trend is affecting health care. This presentation is part of the ongoing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida annual Health Issues Lecture Series in partnership with UNF. The seminar will address the issues of the uninsured from the perspectives of employers, medical care providers, health care companies, government and consumer advocates. Registration is $75 and $25 for students. For more information contact 620-2810.

Board of Trustees Educational Policy Committee: April 4

The Educational Policy Committee of the UNF Board of Trustees announces a public meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 11 a.m. in the University Center. Agenda items include: tenure recommendations; discussion of retreat; change of designation for the school of nursing; organizational issues. A copy of the agenda may be obtained at

Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting is asked to contact James Van Vleck at 620-2500 (voice/ TDD) at least three working days before the meeting.

The Idea of Faith-Based Initiatives: April 4

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

Great American Jazz Series: Eddie Palmieri : April 4

Seven-time Grammy Award winner and pianist Eddie Palmieri will be in concert on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. The UNF Jazz Ensemble III under the direction of Marc Dickman and the UNF Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of Keith Javors will perform during the first half of the show. In the second half Eddie Palmieri on piano will be joined by Joe Santiago on bass, Jose Madera on timbales, Conrad Herwig on trombone, and the UNF Jazz Ensemble I for more Latin jazz. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $8 for students.

Harp Extravaganza with Kayo Ishimaru: April 7

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Principal Harpist Kayo Ishimaru and her harpist-husband, Richard Fleisher will perform works for solo harp, two harps, and harp and chamber ensemble on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Small Recital Hall. On the program are works by Claude Debussy, Alfonse Hasselmans, Cesar Franck, Carlos Salzedo, Ernesto Lecuona ("Malaguena") and others. The chamber ensemble consists of Philip Pan (violin), Melissa Barrett (violin), Merryn Corsat (viola), Laurie Casseday (cello), and Kevin Casseday (contrabass). Tickets are $15 for general admission and $7 for students.

Sexual Assault Awareness Fair: April 9

The UNF Women’s Center will present it’s annual Sexual Assault Awareness Fair on Tuesday, April 9 the University Green starting at 10 a.m. The fair will be a showcase of campus and community services offered to students.

The Decline of Civic Involvement in America: April 10

The Institute of Government is sponsoring "The Decline of Civic Involvement in America: Real or Imagined?" on Wednesday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the UNF University Center. Funded by the Florida Humanities Council, the program is free and open to the public. The forum is designed to inform and involve citizens in the discussion of the level of civic involvement in out area and nationally. Dr. Sherry Magill, executive director of the Jesse Ball duPont Fund, will be the keynote speaker. The forum will also include three panels: Traditional Agencies; Grassroots Organizations and New Movements/Causes. For more information contact the Institute of Government at 620-2844.

National Alcohol Screening Day: April 11

The Campus Alcohol&Drug Information Center will participate in

National Alcohol Screening Day on Thursday, April 11 on the University Green from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Irish Poet Richard Murphy: April 11

Richard Murphy, legendary Irish poet, will present a reading of his poetry on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. A reception hosted by the Friends of Irish Studies and the Department of English and Foreign Languages and a book signing will follow.