Press Release for Monday, April 5, 2004

Media Tip Sheet (April 5-18, 2004)

Contact Sharon Ashton
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2115

The Department of Media Relations and Events prepares a "tip sheet" for media highlighting events and activities of interest to the community. Information on these and other events can be accessed by visiting the UNF Web calendar at Individuals attending events on campus are reminded that $2 parking permits are required and can be purchased at the Information Booths at the campus entrances.

'Vision for Space Exploration'

Tracy Lamm, government relations officer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, will present "The Vision for Space Exploration: NASA's Initiative to Send Robotic and Human Missions to the Moon, Mars and Beyond" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Science and Engineering Building, Building 50, Room 1102. Lamm will explore the technological and logistical hurdles involved in long-duration space travel. Admission is free, but seats are limited.

Town Hall Meeting: America After 9-11

Panelists will discuss the access to information through the media and its role in civil liberties after Sept. 11, 2001, in a nonpartisan town hall meeting format Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.

Town Hall Meeting Part II: America After 9-11, the Media and Our Rights is the second in a series created by the Institute of Government in 2003 to explore issues regarding civil liberties and America’s response to the terrorist attacks in 2001. The event is free and open to the public.

The panelists will take questions from the audience during a fast-paced and informative exchange on the issues. The exchange also will include conservative and liberal responses to the panelists’ opening statements. The responses will be provided by Bruce Barcelo, president of Barcelo and Associates, and Ron Littlepage, columnist for “The Florida Times-Union.”

Heather Murphy, press secretary to Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton and an adjunct professor at UNF, will moderate the panel.

Computing, Engineering and Construction Symposium

The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction at the University of North Florida will hold the second student-organized Symposium and Career Showcase on Thursday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University Center. The event is free.

During the morning session, chief information officers and information technology directors from the Jacksonville area will discuss the effects of globalization upon the IT industry. A lunchtime presentation will feature Park Beeler, chief executive of Trinity Partners, on the Jacksonville Network Access Point. The afternoon session will include Dr. John F. Alexander, Distinguished Professor in engineering at UNF. Alexander will discuss some of his research interests. UNF students will present their research findings and projects throughout the day, and a journal will be distributed on compact disc.

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