Press Release for Monday, February 23, 2004

Media Tip Sheet (Feb. 23-March 8, 2004)

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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 Media Relations and Events at (904) 620-2115 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.

Speaker to Address Body Image, Advertising

Jean Kilbourne will speak on "Eating Our Hearts Out: The Obsession with Thinness in Advertising" at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the Robinson Theatre on the UNF campus.

Kilbourne is noted internationally for her films and videos, including the “Killing Us Softly” series and “Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness.” She also is the author of “Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel.” Kilbourne’s free speech comes at the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which runs Feb. 23 to 29.

Board of Trustees Committee Meetings

The Board of Trustees will hold committee meetings Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Wednesday, Feb. 25. The Finance and Audit Committee will meet at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the University Center. Agenda items include approval of the state transition plan and a review of new parking fees. The Educational Policy Committee will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the University Center. Agenda items include splitting Communications and Visual Arts into two
departments and consideration of the free speech rule.

A copy of the agendas may be obtained by visiting Anyone requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings may contact Valerie Reynolds at 620-2500 (voice/TDD) at least three working days before the meetings.

UNF Homecoming

UNF’s ninth annual Homecoming celebration continues with a show by comedians Carlos Mencia and Pablo Francisco on Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the UNF Arena. The show is free for UNF students, and general admission tickets are $5. Tickets are available from the University Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Events continue on Saturday, Feb. 28, with the Alumni Scholarship 5k walk/run, which begins at 9 a.m. in front of the UNF Arena. Registration forms are available from the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-2132.

After the walk/run, the campus will turn to “Wild Western Days” for the Ozzie Gras Parade and pre-game tent party at the Arena at noon.

For information on UNF Homecoming events, contact the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-2132.

Zakaria Returns to Speak at UNF

Noted Newsweek foreign affairs editor and columnist Fareed Zakaria will discuss his recent book, “The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad,” Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the University Center on the UNF campus. The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available from the Ticket Box Office at 620-2878. The lecture is sponsored by UNF, the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, Water Street Capital and the UNF Foundation.

Flagler President Named UNF Distinguished Alumnus

The UNF Alumni Association will honor Dr. William Abare, president of Flagler College in St. Augustine, as its 2003

Distinguished Alumnus at the Alumni Association’s ninth annual Alumni Recognition Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the University Center. Tickets are $25 each and are available from the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.

The dinner also will honor UNF’s honorary and outstanding alumni. The 2003 honorary alumni include Dr. Betty Flinchum, Lisa M. Kaye, David A. Stein, and J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver.

Lecture from the Heart

The volunteer leadership of Us will sponsor a lecture by Dr. Nieca Goldberg, author of "Women Are Not Small Men," on Tuesday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre, Building 14, Room 1700. Goldberg will discuss the gender differences in cardiovascular disease, the clinical assessment of coronary heart disease, and review the latest guidelines on prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. The lecture is free, but seats are limited and a ticket is required.

Goldberg also will speak at a sold-out Us kick-off luncheon Tuesday, March 2, at the Marriott Hotel, 4670 Salisbury Road. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. College of Health students will display their related research activities at a poster presentation prior to the event. For information or tickets, contact Pam Niemczyk at 620-2810.

National Women's Conference

The Women's Center and the Division of Continuing Education will present Women Moving at the Speed of Dreams, a national conference for women moving toward creativity, health and wealth in business, on March 4 to 5 on campus. For information, visit WomensConference6.html.

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