Press Release for Monday, April 12, 2004

Media Tip Sheet (April 12-26, 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.

You Know the Music, Now Hear It in Person

The Concert Choir and the Percussion Ensemble will unite for a special presentation of "Carmina Burana" on Tuesday, April 13, in the Lazzara Performance Hall of the Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The stirring music of "Carmina Burana" has been heard in background music for college and pro football and also was featured during dramatic scenes of the movie "Excalibur." The performance features soloists Brittany Palmer, soprano, David Scheininger, baritone, and Professor William Brown, tenor, plus a two-piano accompaniment played by Dr. Gary Smart and Concert Choir accompanist Edie Hubert. Also appearing will be the Art Singers, a small ensemble of children’s voices from La Villa School of the Arts.

Relay for Life at UNF

The American Cancer Society and UNF’s Student Government have teamed for the Relay for Life from 6 p.m. Friday, April 23, until noon Saturday, April 24. The all-night event will have teams walking, running or jogging around the track at the UNF stadium to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The opening lap will be led by cancer survivors, and a candle-lighting ceremony will be held. Relay for Life brings together people who remember those who have lost to cancer, who have faced cancer, and who hope that one day cancer will be eliminated.

UNF Students Are Making a Difference

Mercy Makka and Alison Oberne, both residents of Jacksonville’s Southside, were recognized for their caring spirits April 7.

Makka, who lives on the UNF campus, is a nursing major with an interest in pediatric AIDS and a desire to help her home country of Nigeria. She received the Albert D. Ernest Jr. Caring Award, which recognizes a UNF student who demonstrates the spirit of caring, humanitarianism and volunteerism exemplified by Albert Ernest.

Oberne is a psychology major who has tried to gain a deeper understanding of her community through volunteer work. She received the Caring Scholarship to intern at the Heart of America Foundation in Washington, D.C. Oberne will spend about two months in Washington working with the national not-for-profit humanitarian network.

Both women are involved in the Jacksonville community and campus life. To learn more about them, contact the Department of Media Relations and Events at 904-620-2102.

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