Press Release for Monday, June 16, 2003

Media Tip Sheet (June 16-30, 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.

Board of Trustees Conference Call


The UNF Board of Trustees will conduct a conference call Thursday, June 19, at 2:30 p.m. The purpose of the call is to approve the 2003-04 budget; 2003-2004 tuition increase; major gifts and Courtelis allocations for 2003-2004; ratification of land purchase from First Coast Technology Park; 2004-2005 housing rate increases; parking fee increases; lease modification agreement; and review of proposed new student union.

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 the same web site.

Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting may contact Shannon McLeish at (904) 620-2500 (voice/TDD) at least three working days before the meeting.

Study on Juvenile Witnesses to Violence

Dr. Michael Hallett looked at more than 10,000 Jacksonville cases in which juveniles were witnesses to violence to provide hard data of the problem in Jacksonville. His research found that several ZIP codes make up the bulk of cases and that juveniles who witness three of more acts of violence are more likely to be arrested later. His results can be used by community agencies to get targeted funding for areas with the highest incidences.

To speak with Hallett, please contact the Office of News and Publications at (904) 620-2140.

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