Press Release for Monday, October 27, 2003

Media Tip Sheet (Oct. 27-Nov. 10, 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.

UNF Faculty Available to Comment on Schiavo Case

As the case of Terri Schiavo is appealed through the Florida courts, three UNF faculty members are available to discuss aspects of the issue.

Dr. Assya Pascalev, assistant professor of philosophy and a bioethicist, is available to discuss issues relating to death and dying.

Dr. Matt Corrigan, associated professor of political science, is available to discuss the political implications of the recently enacted legislation to restore a feeding tube for Schiavo.

Dr. Marty Edwards, director of UNF Pre-Law Program, is available to discuss the legal implications of expected court challenges to the legislation.

To arrange interviews, contact the Office of News&Publications at 620-2140.

"Fiesta Hispana"

A new student committee dedicated to multiculturalism, D.I.V.E. (Appreciating Difference, Individuality, Values and Equality), along with Residence Life and Osprey Productions will present the first "Fiesta Hispana" on Monday, Oct. 27, from 8-10 p.m. in the Robinson Center, Building 14, Rooms 1603-1604. This event will feature live music by the Latin jazz band Ya' Gozo' and a free dinner catered by Madrid.

Space Historian to Discuss Shuttle Problems

One of the country’s most respected space historians will discuss the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and the recent federal task force report on the accident.

Roger Launius, who is a member of the space history division at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will discuss “After the Shuttle: How We Got in This Fix and How We Can Get Out of It” Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the UNF University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Launius, who previously was the chief historian for NASA, has written several books. The most recent book, “Space Stations, Base Camps to the Stars,” was published in June.
Launius is available for media interviews on the afternoon of Oct.28. To arrange interviews, contact the Office of News&Publications at (904) 620-2140.

His lecture is part of the UNF Distinguished Voices Lecture Series.

Major Gift Announcement Wednesday

A major gift announcement will be made by UNF President John Delaney on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. at the University Center. The gift will be made by a prominent Jacksonville business family. Delaney and the donors will be available for interviews following the announcement.

UNF Is Bright Futures Tour Stop

Sen. Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie, is bringing his Brighter Futures Express Educational Tour to UNF on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. at Wackadoo’s. Pruitt has been traveling the state to raise support for Bright Futures Scholarships.

Haunted Hall

The Osprey Hall residence building will transform Thursday, Oct. 30, into Haunted Hall between 7 and 8:30 p.m. for children in the community to trick or treat, play games and have fun. Costumes are welcome. Osprey Hall is next to the Gray and Blue Café and in from of Lot 10.

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