UNF Nest Notes
An electronic newsletter for UNF alumni designed to provide you with up-to-date information on upcoming happenings at the University of North Florida and to promote activities of the UNF Alumni Association. Prepared by the UNF Office of Alumni Services.
Upcoming Alumni Events and Information
Student Survey - Please Help!
A group of Coggin College of Business students are currently working on a statistics project to determine how long it takes a graduate to get a job. Please take a minute to assist them by taking this quick 10 question survey before Monday, November 1st. They need 50 replies to complete the report. However 100 replies qualify them to receive a 50% bonus to their final project grade! You do not have to be a Coggin College graduate to participate.
Click here to take the survey!
UNF Third Thursday at Seven Bridges
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery, Southside near Tinseltown
Cost: Free appetizers
Kick off the fall and join us at Seven Bridges for a casual evening of fun and networking with fellow alumni and friends. The appetizers are free, compliments of Seven Bridges. Contact Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 for more information. It's one of our most popular events so come on out to Seven Bridges and be part of the scene. You never know who will be there, but you can bet it will be a fun crowd!
Coggin College Alumni Chapter 4th Fridays Networking Breakfast
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Panera Bread at St. John’s Town Center
Join fellow Coggin College alumni at a “before hours” networking social. Start the end of your work week with a little fun and connect with other alumni over your morning cup of coffee. There is no cost to participate in this event and it’s a great way to kick off your Friday. For more information contact the Coggin College of Business at (904) 620-2590.
14th Annual Johnson Social
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Home of Debbie and Jay Johnson (5310 Hampton Gable Court West)
It’s that time of year again! The 14th Annual UNF Fall Gathering is just around the corner. UNF Alumni Association past Presidents Debbie and Jay Johnson are opening their Mandarin home for a casual gathering of alumni and friends on Thursday, November 4th from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Come mix and mingle with fellow alumni and become part of this wonderful University tradition. Please RSVP by October 29th by contacting the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited so please call today.
UNF Emeriti Book Club
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: UNF Alumni Hall (4804 South Kernan Blvd.)
For November, the UNF Emeriti Book Club will be reading “Thunder on the River” by UNF’s very own Dan Schafer. “Thunder on the River” is an enchanting history of the Civil War in northeast Florida and in it, Schafer offers the history of our city and region, which was precariously situated as a major center of commerce on the brink of frontier Florida.
Dr. Schafer is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of North Florida, is the author of six books, including Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner.
The Emeriti Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of Alumni Services located at Alumni Hall. Beverages and snacks will be provided. To join us or for more information please contact the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-2490.
Denim & Diamonds - November 13th
Date: Friday, November 13, 2010
Time: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Location: MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF
Cost: $40/person or $75/couple
Grab your friends and join us for a casually elegant evening in downtown Jacksonville! The event will take place on Saturday, November 13th from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. at MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF. Throw on your best denim, add some bling, and dance the night away. This third annual event is sure to be a blast!
Tickets are $40/person or $75/couple and include complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, raffle and silent auction. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit student scholarships for study abroad.
Buy your tickets today, this event is sure to sell out fast! Contact Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or e-mail email@example.com to purchase your tickets by November 8th. You can also send your payment to the Office of Alumni Services. Click here for the printable form. *$20 of each ticket purchased is tax-deductible.
Save the Date! UNF Alumni Association Holiday Party - December 2ndSave the Date! The UNF Alumni Association Holiday Party will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach. You don't want to miss great food, live music, dancing and door prizes so mark your calendar today! More information to follow at a later date.
UNF Athletics - Home Soccer Games for a Cause
October 21 & 23 - Men's soccer games
October 22 - Women's soccer game
UNF men's and women's soccer team will participate in their final home matches of the season this week at Hodges Stadium. In association with National Cancer Awareness Month, the Atlantic Sun Conference men’s soccer programs have partnered with the Coaches vs. Cancer Foundation. In the five A-Sun men’s soccer contests played on Thursday and Friday, all players competing will be wearing pink armbands and tape, while the coaches will be showing support by wearing pink polo shirts on the sidelines.
The lady Ospreys will be wearing pink warm-up gear as well as pink shoelaces to support breast cancer awareness. Any donations made to the women’s soccer team will be put together with women’s basketball in February and a check will be sent from North Florida women’s athletics as one donation to the Kay Yow Foundation. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the matches to help support cancer research and the UNF soccer teams. For game times and more information please visit www.unfospreys.com.
Selected Photographs from the Lawrence V. Smith Image Collection
Date: August 24 - October 29, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Location: Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Special Collections Reading Room, first floor
This exhibit showcases the Library’s latest Special Collection, recently donated by Linda and Lawrence Smith. Smith, a resident of Jacksonville for over five decades, had a distinguished career earning four Emmy awards for his photography. He and his wife Linda, a retired charter member of the Carpenter Library (1972-2010), donated a large collection of his photographs, slides, and related memorabilia in March 2010.This gift represents a major addition to the Special Collections of the Carpenter Library. Of particular interest is the diversity of subjects, ranging from transportation scenes to aerial images of the University of North Florida. Also included is a representative selection of the photo advertisements created by Smith during his career.
For further information contact Eileen Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 620-1533.
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