Press Release for Monday, February 25, 2002

What's Happening at UNF/Media Tip Sheet

Health Awareness Week: Through March 1

The week of Feb. 25-March 1 marks national Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the UNF campus will host several activities designed to raise positive body awareness. Students are asked to give away jeans which no longer fit them comfortably for the Great Jeans Giveaway which will be collected and displayed in a central area of the school on Wednesday, Feb. 27 and donated to a worthy charity. Students will also display magazine photos on either the Wall of Shame or Wall of Fame.

Student Health Services and Recreation will present "Healthy You 2002" on Friday, March 1 from 12 until 2 p.m. in the Fitness Center. The event will include guest speakers covering a variety of body image, fitness and nutrition related topics along with a fashion show of fitness wear.

The Tempest-Feb. 26

The National Shakespeare Company, a group of young actors from New York City, will perform "The Tempest" in the Robinson Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. The show is one and a half hours long with no intermission and no admission fee. There will also be a student acting workshop that day in the Robinson Center, Room 1602 from 1- 2 p.m.

1959 Pink Thunderbird: Feb. 28-March 1

The Corbomite Players Theatre Club presents "1959 Pink Thunderbird" and "Laundry and Bourbon with Lone Star" by James McLure that present the he/she view of marriage, love and life. The performances are in the Robinson Theatre and are free, although donations are appreciated. Performances will be Feb. 28-March 1 at 8 p.m.

Dialogue Lecture: Feb. 27

The UNF Women's Center is hosting a Brown Bag Lecture, "Dialogue: A Step Beyond Communication" by Dr. Charles Galloway on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at noon in the Robinson Center, Room 1606. The lecture is a part of the Women's Center's year-long Leadership Series created to offer ways for professionals and students alike to strengthen their leadership skills. Galloway is a professor in the Educational Leadership Doctoral program at UNF and serves in a leadership capacity for The Florida Center for Public Policy and Leadership Development.

Wind Ensemble Spring Concert: Feb. 26

The UNF Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Gordon R. Brock will present a musical dedication to the power of love and the joy of dance on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The free concert will be in the Fine Arts Center Small Recital Hall.

First Cost Regional Winterguard Competition: March 2

Flag corps will participate in the First Coast Regional Winterguard Competition on Saturday, March 2 starting at 8 a.m. in the UNF Arena.

Kick-Off for Women's History Month: March 4

The UNF Women’s Center will open Women’s History Month on Monday, March 4, at noon in the Robinson Center, Room 1606. Anita Vorreyer-Hedges, director of the Women’s Center will speak on the Leadership Series: Women Leading the Way in the 21st Century.

Master Panel of Entrepreneurs: March 6

The UNF Small Business Development Center presents “Master Panel of Entrepreneurs” on Wednesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the University Center. Some of North Florida’s best entrepreneurs will share their business successes and challenges during a panel discussion, addressing various issues when growing a company such as raising capital, international expansion and the economy. The cost is $35 and preregistration is required by calling 620-2478.

Immigration Lectures: March 7

Dr. Alex Stepick director of Immigration and Ethnicity Institute, Florida International University, Miami will give two talks on Thursday, March 7. "The Impact of Immigration on Miami" will be at 10:50 a.m. in Schultz Hall, (Bldg. 9) Room 1421. "God is Not Dead: The Impact of Immigrants on America's Religious Landscape" will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Mathews Building, Room 1304. This event is sponsored by: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice; The International Studies Program; The Office of Faculty Enhancement; The Hispanic Council; and The Anthropology Club. For more information please contact Dr. Rosa De Jorio at 620-1642.

Keith Javors Quartet: March 7

The director of the UNF Jazz Ensemble I, Keith Javors, introduces his own jazz quartet to the Jacksonville audience on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center, SmallRecital Hall. Javors will play piano, Dane Bays on alto saxophone, Ricky Ravelo on bass, and Alex Brooks on drum set. The quartet will be performing pieces from his CDs “From Here to the Street” and “Mantra,” and from their newest CD “In Essence.” World-renowned jazz saxophonist and director of UNF's Jazz Program, Bunky Green will be the featured guest player.

Philosophy Student Conference

The UNF Philosophy Club and UNF Department of Philosophy will host their annual student conference March 8-9. The keynote speaker will be Dr. George Sher, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Philosophy, Rice University who will speak on "When Good People Do Bad Things" Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life” on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Health, Room 1009. The plenary address will be presented by Dr. Linda Martin Alcoff, professor of Philosophy, Political Science, and Women's Studies at Syracuse University who will speak on "Latinos, Asians, and the Black/White Paradigm" at 4 p.m. on March 9 in the College of Health, Room 1009.

A Festive Evening of Irish Music and Dance

Enjoy a free evening of Irish music and dance by Celtic Soul, the duo of Paddy League and Grey Larsen and the Glas Tara Irish step dancers on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre.