Press Release for Monday, April 15, 2002

Media Tip Sheet for the Week of April 15, 2002

Tribute to Rich Matteson- April 16

A faculty recital featuring J.B. Scott, trumpet, the UNF Jazz Ensemble II, UNF Jazz Combo, and special guests will pay tribute to Rich Matteson who was instrumental in founding the jazz studies program at UNF with a concert on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre. Admission is free but donations will be accepted for the Rich&Mikki Matteson Jazz Scholarship.

United Nations Lecture-April 16

Jeffrey Laurenti, executive director of Policy Studies at the United Nations Association, will speak on "The New Global Agenda: What Role for the United Nations in an Age of American Dominance?" in the Gooding Auditorium, Jacksonville University, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. This free event is jointly sponsored by the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, the JU Department of Political Science, and the Jacksonville Chapter of the United Nations Association.

UNF Board of Trustees Committee and Full Board Meeting-April 18

The UNF Board of Trustees announces two public meetings on April 18. The Board's Finance and Audit Committee will meet at 1 p.m. in Room 1097 of the University Center to review and approve the revised budget; receive an update on the new financial system and discuss a board retreat. At 2:30 p.m. the full Board of Trustees will meet in the Board of Trustees Room at the University Center. On the agenda: consideration and approval of revised budget; update on new financial system; tenure recommendations; Department of Nursing change of designation to School of Nursing; presentations by colleges; retreat planning, legislative update. Copies of the agenda may be obtained at www/

Florida Film&Video History-April 18

Historic highlights of early movies and telecasts in the region will be featured in a media presentation on "Florida Film and TV History" by Steven Davidson, executive director of the Florida Moving Image Archive, a state-designated collection of video and motion pictures located in Miami. The Department of Communications and Visual Arts is sponsoring his only public appearance in North Florida. The screening and discussion, open to students, faculty and the public, will be in the Mathews Building 15, Room 1303 on Thursday, April 18, at 5 p.m.

Maxi Priest at Earth Music Fest-April 20

International reggae star Maxi Priest headlines this year's Earth Music Fest on Saturday, April 20, at the UNF Soccer Stadium. The free annual outdoor multicultural festival celebrating Earth Day runs from 12 to 6 p.m. and features live music, arts and crafts vendors, environmental organizations, Jamaican food, concessions, and a "Kid Stuff" play area. Music is non-stop with DJ Paul Ledgister spinning between sets. No coolers or pets are permitted. Event is rain or shine. For more information, call Osprey Productions at 620-2460.

Kid Fest-April 20

The Presidential Envoys, a student host group and the UNF Alumni Association will sponsor Kid Fest, a fun day on campus for underprivileged children on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the University Green. For more information contact 620-4723.

Unity Celebration-April 20

The annual celebration encouraging unity in the campus community through food and music will be in the Quad (behind the Robinson Center) from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Wind Ensemble Concert –April 23

The UNF Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gordon R. Brock will be

presenting a joint concert with the Bartram Trail High School Symphonic Band, directed by Jason Duckett. This free program on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Center features works by internationally renowned composers such as Jack Stamp, Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Holst, Dimitri Shostakovich, and the award-winning music of John Williams’ Star Wars Trilogy.

Leadership Guru Sally Helgesen-April 24

The Women’s Center will present Sally Helgesen, author of “Everyday Revolutionaries” who will talk about her theories of leadership and organizational development on Wednesday, April 24. She will speak at a preview session at 2:30 p.m. in the Robinson Center, Room 1606. At 7 p.m. she will speak on “Evolving Notions of Femininity” at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre as the final event in the Women’s Center yearlong leadership series. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. To reserve a seat call the UNF Women’s Center at 620-2528.

Take Our Daughters To Work Day-April 25

The Women’s Center will sponsor the university’s annual “Take Our Daughters To Work Day” on Thursday, April 25 from 12-4 p.m. The event and activities are designed to increase awareness among young women about career possibilities.

Janet Reno to Visit UNF-April 25

Former Attorney General and current gubernatorial candidate Janet Reno will speak on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Her appearance is sponsored by the UNF College Democrats. For more information contact Lance Hunt at 608-9278.

Stone Temple Pilots-April 26

Multi-platinum rock giants the Stone Temple Pilots will play the Arena on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 for individuals and are available at the University Ticket Box Office or through TicketMaster local outlets, online, or by phone at 353-3309. Tickets are $15 for UNF and FCCJ students and are also available at the University Ticket Box Office. All seating is general admission with the doors opening at 7 p.m. This is an all ages show. No cameras, laser pointers, umbrellas, audio-visual or recording equipment is permitted in the Arena. The opening band is Home Town Heroes. For more information, call Osprey Productions at 620- 2460.