Press Release for Friday, February 12, 2010
Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
of Media Relations and Events
of North Florida will
celebrate its annual homecoming Friday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 27. Come
out for Nest Fest 2010 and enjoy a variety of lively and fun events with fellow
Ospreys, family and friends. This year’s schedule features a variety of
exciting activities designed to appeal to alumni and students of all ages!
Homecoming Men’s Baseball Games
Feb. 19: Ohio State;
7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20: Richmond,
Feb. 21: Florida
A&M, 3 p.m.
seniors (55+) and youth (13 to 17) $5; children under 12, free
The UNF men’s
baseball team kicks off their 2009-2010 season with a weekend of high powered
match-ups! Come support longtime winning coach Dusty Rhodes as he begins his
For more information about tickets call (904) 620-2473 or
Saturday, Feb. 20
Student Union Amphitheater
a mainstream alternative band, will be performing in concert.
This is also an opportunity for
students to become aware and to show compassion to those who are hurting
locally and globally. Goods will be collected to provide relief in Haiti.
puff football game will consist of teams from around campus, who will compete
for points towards winning the Nest Fest 2010 Spirit Cup.
Mr. & Mrs. UNF Pageant
Arts Center Lazzara Performance Hall
The Mr. and
Ms. UNF Pageant will feature contestants from various campus organizations. The
winners will represent UNF at various events throughout the year. Local artist
Shawn Fisher will be performing a small concert during intermission.
Life as a
Legend: Marilyn Monroe Exhibit and Reception
6 p.m. to 8
Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF
Alumni Association invites alumni and a guest to enjoy the “
a Legend: Marilyn Monroe exhibit
UNF art professor Dr. Debra Murphy.
This is an international touring exhibition that celebrates the many sides of
the 1950s glamour goddess. Enjoy a private reception with Murphy prior to her
lecture as well as a private tour of this exhibition afterwards.
event is free; however a suggested donation of $10 or more will be accepted at
the door. Please RSVP to the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.
featuring Natalie Stovall and the band Trotline along with free barbecue, a
bull-riding contest and giveaways.
Emeriti Luncheon and Campus Tour
to 3 p.m. (lunch and tour)
and faculty in their retirement
years are invited to enjoy lunch,
special guest speakers and entertainment. RSVP is required for the lunch and
the tour. Guests and companions are welcome. Please RSVP to the Office of
Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.
A Day of Fun
The Day of
Fun features a Grease-style carnival with carnival food stands and various
Basketball Double Header
men’s and women’s basketball teams swoop into action against conference rival East Tennessee
perform a 5-miunte piece that conveys the theme, “A Cinematic Adventure.” The
event will also feature an MTV Real World/Road Rules celebrity host.
Alumni Recognition Dinner
6 p.m. to 9
person (business attire)
annual Alumni Recognition Dinner is
the Alumni Association’s signature event. Each year, a distinguished group of UNF supporters are honored for
their outstanding personal and
professional achievements. The evening
begins with a reception, followed by
a seated dinner and the awards
ceremony. Please RSVP by contacting
the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.
admission for UNF students (only open to UNF students and alumni)
features comedian Kevin Hart who has played in movies such as “Scary Movie 4,” “In
the Mix” and “The 40 Year Old Virgin.”
Homecoming Campus Tour
3 p.m. to 4
Saturday evening with a UNF campus tour, which is free; however an RSVP is
required by contacting the Office of
Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.
Basketball Double Header and Tailgate
Saturday evening for some college hoops! The UNF Lady Ospreys swoop into action against
followed by the men’s team as they also face Campbell in
Atlantic Sun Conference play. To reserve your game tickets, please RSVP by contacting
the Office of Alumni Services (904) 620-4723 or send an email to email@example.com.
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