Press Release for Monday, February 10, 2003

MEDIA TIP SHEET (Feb. 10 . 24, 2003)




(904) 620-2140



Each week we prepare a “TIP SHEET” for Jacksonville-area media highlighting events and activities of interest to the community. Please feel free to contact the Office of News&Publications at (904) 620-2140 for additional information on any event. Information also can be obtained by visiting the UNF Web calendar at Individuals attending all events on campus are reminded that $2 parking permits are required and can be purchased at the Information Booth as they enter campus.

Help with the FCAT

With Florida students preparing for the FCAT, Dr. Mary O. Borg and Dr. Roy Singleton Jr. can comment on standardized testing. Borg has evaluated the efficacy of using FCAT scores to evaluate school effectiveness. Singleton has studied the value and instruction of reading, and standardized tests. To speak with Borg or Singleton, please call the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140.

Former Congressmen Visiting UNF

A bipartisan team of former congressmen are visiting UNF to raise civic awareness among university students. Barber Conable, a Republican from New York, and Ken Hechler, a Democrat from West Virginia, will participate in The Stennis Center for Public Service’s Congress to Campus visit Feb. 10-12.

A public lecture on The Challenge of Global Inequality will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Student Life Center, Building 14, Room 1700, on the UNF campus. During their visit, the former congressmen also will interact with students in class, and meet with students and faculty. Time is available for media interviews. Contact the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140 to arrange an interview.

The College to Campus visit is sponsored at UNF by the Political Science and Public Administration Department and the Undergraduate Academic Enrichment Program.

UNF Homecoming Continues


UNF’s Homecoming celebrations continue this week. Events include the Powder Puff Tournament, Alumni Emeriti Luncheon; Alumni Recognition Dinner; Faculty vs. Student Basketball Game, Pep Rally and Bonfire; “Have a Heart” National Donor Day; Homecoming comedians Mitch Hedberg and Harland Williams; Alumni Golf Outing; and the Homecoming Game with the Ospreys taking on USC Spartanburg.

The Homecoming Parade starts Saturday, Feb. 15, at 11:30 a.m. and arrives at the Arena at noon.

For information on these and other events, contact the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140.

Board of Trustees Conference Call

The UNF Board of Trustees will conduct a conference call Thursday, Feb. 20, at 2:30 p.m. Agenda items include a report on a request by the United Faculty of Florida for recognition as the faculty bargaining agent and updates on legislative issues and the presidential search process.

Individuals interested in listening to the conference call may do so on the web by going to and clicking on the appropriate icon. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by visiting Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting may contact Shannon McLeish at (904) 620-2500 at least three working days before the meeting.

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