UNF In the News
     Television News Coverage

Students, faculty and staff at the University of North Florida are constantly making headlines, whether it be local, regional, state or national news. Because of the expertise of our faculty, they are often viewed as an authority in their fields and are interviewed weekly either on television, radio or in print, such as newspapers or magazines. To see the latest television coverage about UNF students, faculty or staff, click one of the interviews below.


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November 17, 2011
Shannon Italia, director of the Career Management Center in the UNF Coggin College of Business, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about careers that are in demand and how students can make themselves more marketable for these jobs.
October 27, 2011
UNF is known as one of the most environmentally responsible schools in the country, according to the Princeton Review, but there is always room for improvement. That's why students were sifting through campus trash to see how much people recycle during its 5th annual Garbage on the Green trash and recycling audit.
October 24, 2011
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, a UNF political science professor, shares his insight on what Libya can expect after Gadhafi's death on WJXT Ch. 4.
October 12, 2011
Dr. Gordon Rakita, a UNF anthropology professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the various careers anthropology majors fill throughout the state.
September 1, 2011
UNF communications instructor, Paula Horvath-Neimeyer, points to technology for the layoffs seen at newspapers around the country on Action News.
August 19, 2011
UNF President John Delaney discusses the University ranking No. 19 on Forbes Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Buy Colleges” list with Action News This Morning.
August 5, 2011
Taylor Leedy, camp counselor for UNF's Youth Sport and Fitness Camp, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about how they keep kids safe in the heat.
July 25, 2011
Dr. Brian Thornton, a professor in the Department of Communication at UNF, talks to Action News about the removal of police radios from local newsrooms by the end of August.
July 18, 2011
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, launched its Project Atrium series with a dramatic, salon-style installation of Los Angeles photographer Melanie Pullen’s “High Fashion Crime Scenes.” The exhibition will be on display until Sunday, Nov. 6.
July 5, 2011
EcoCamp is a fun outdoor adventure camp for kids right here on our campus and was featured as a "Cool Camp" recently on Action News This Morning.
June 22, 2011
Dr. Katie Monnin, author and assistant professor of Literacy at UNF, discusses graphic novels as summer reading for children on Action News This Morning.
June 15, 2011
Heather Kite, assistant director of Aquatics Recreation at UNF, talks to Action News This Morning about the dangers of prolonged breath-holding while in the pool and new CPR guidelines.
June 1, 2011
Anissa Agne, director of Financial Aid at UNF, gives advice on how to avoid college debt with WJXT Ch. 4.
June 1, 2011
The UNF Police Department and the Florida Department of Transportation released new statistics as part of the "Click It, Ticket" campaign, showing an almost 50 percent drop in traffic fatalities. John Dean, UPD chief, tells The Florida Times-Union that 90 percent of UNF students wear seat belts.
June 1, 2011
The chances of surviving a bad crash are greatly diminished when not wearing a seat belt. That's why UNF has parked a totaled car on campus to remind students to buckle up.
May 6, 2011
Shoppers are stocking up their carts as food prices continue to rise. The reason for the cost increase can be attributed to prices at the pump, says Dr. Mary Borg, a UNF economic expert, who says gas prices directly affect the cost of what people eat.
April 25, 2011
Derrick Robinson, program assistant at the UNF Environmental Center, provides tips for living green with First Coast Living.
April 21, 2011
Dr. Judy Poppell, assistant professor in Educational Leadership at UNF, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about options proposed by the School Board for four Duval County schools facing closure.
April 7, 2011
Junior DeSean Kirkland, a music major at UNF, knows firsthand how The Jacksonville Commitment can help Duval County students. He was the first student admitted to the University three years ago into the program.
April 4, 2011
Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the turmoil in Libya with WJXT Ch. 4.
March 29, 2011
UNF students were recently slinging mud during Mudfest 2011. They held a mud football tournament, tug-o-war amd a mud volleyball competition, all part of a meet-and-greet for residence life students living on campus.
February 22, 2011
Dr. Paul Mason, chair of the Department of Economics and Geography, discusses the 2012 budget President Obama proposed to Congress with WJXT Ch. 4.
February 17, 2011
Alexandra Marshall, a UNF nursing student, shares how she has succeeded in academics despite having dyslexia with WJXT Ch. 4.
February 14, 2011
Dr. Adel El Safty, a UNF civil engineering professor, was born, raised and educated in Egypt and discusses the unfolding Egypt crisis with WJXT Ch. 4.
February 9, 2011
Dr. Catherine Christie, chair of the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses the health benefits of chocolate on Action News.
February 2, 2011
Greg DiFranza, tactical enforcement coordinator at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF, and Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses privacy issues related to new police technology on WJXT Ch. 4.
February 2, 2011
The crisis in Egypt is cause for concern, according to former U.S. Ambassador and UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar Nancy Soderberg, who discussed the evolving situation on WJXT Ch. 4.
January 25, 2011
Dr. Henry Thomas, a UNF political science professor, discusses the health care repeal by the House on WJXT Ch. 4.
January 20, 2011
Diane DeMell Jacobsen discussed a few of the 40-plus chairs in her private collection on WJXT Ch. 4 that were selected for “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design” exhibition, which opens Friday, Jan. 21, at Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art, a cultural resource of UNF.
January 11, 2011
Dr. Katie Monnin, author and assistant professor of Literacy at UNF, talked to WJXT Ch. 4 about how comic books and graphic novels are considered real reading for kids as well as adults.
January 11, 2011
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discussed upcoming changes in Congress with WJXT Ch. 4.
January 11, 2011
Dr. Matthew Corrigan,chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses what Floridians can expect from Governor Rick Scott's administration.
January 6, 2011
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a UNF biology professor, discusses shark behavior on WJXT Ch. 4 in response to a great white shark recently attacking a boat in Australia.
January 5, 2011
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration at UNF, provides WJXT Ch. 4 viewers insight into the inaugural address of Rick Scott, Florida's 45th governor.