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
Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post Impressionism with Dr. Deb Murphy
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave
Cost: There is no charge for this event, however a suggested donation of $10 will be accepted at the door.
The UNF Alumni Association invites you and a guest to enjoy the exhibit Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the High Museum of Art showcasing almost 50 paintings, drawings and prints by such renowned artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. Enjoy a private reception followed by a lecture and tour of the exhibit with UNF Professor Dr. Deb Murphy. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Please R.S.V.P. no later than March 2 by calling (904) 620-4723 or e-mail to email@example.com.
UNF Alumni Club Event - Washington, D.C.
Date: Thursday, March 08, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Buffalo Billiards, Adirondack Room,1330 19th Street, NW
Join fellow alumni, family and friends from universities around Florida for a fun social event! The social will take place at Buffalo Billiards in the Adirondack Room from 6 - 8 p.m. Happy Hour prices will be available. Buffalo Billiards is located at 1330 19th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20036 (Dupont Metro: South Exit).
For questions or to R.S.V.P. please contact Sean Corcoran at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 671-8382.
Atlanta UNF Alumni Social
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time: 6 to 8 p.m
Location: Gordon Biersch Buckhead, 3242 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta area UNF alums Chris and Jen Lessahafft, have reached out to the UNF Alumni Association with the hopes of starting a UNF Alumni Club in Atlanta. To jumpstart the group, they are hosting an Atlanta UNF Alumni Social to connect with other area alums. The social will take place at Gordon Biersch Buckhead from 6 - 8 p.m. Happy Hour prices will be available. Gordon Biersch Buckhead is located at 3242 Peachtree Road NE, Buckhead.
For questions or to R.S.V.P., please contact Jen Lesshafft at J.Lesshafft@gmail.com or (386) 214-5476.
UNF Alumni Book Club
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Time: 10 to11:30 a.m.
Location: UNF Alumni Hall (4804 South Kernan Blvd.)
For March, the UNF Alumni Book Club will be reading “Hedy's Folly,” by Richard Rhodes. Hedwig (Hedy) Kiesler may be one of the greatest unsung heroes of the 20th century technological progress. An opportunistic Austrian immigrant driven by curiosity and a desire to make it as a Hollywood actress in the early years of World War II, Hedy worked with avant-garde composer George Antheil to create the technology that we depend upon today for cell phones and GPS - frequency hopping. Though Richard Rhodes presents details about everyone involved in the separate experiences that the two inventors drew upon to make their breakthrough in Hedy’s Folly, the invention itself takes center stage, driving the remarkable story with precision.
This meeting of the book club will be Wednesday, March 14. The Alumni Book Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10 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) 620-4723.
UNF Alumni Wine Tasting
Date: Friday, March 23, 2012
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: University Center
Cost: Reservations required -- there is no charge for this event; however, a suggested donation of $20 (per person) will be accepted at the door.
The UNF Alumni Association invites you to attend our annual Wine Tasting event. We will be sampling different and unique wines from around the world. So come and see, swirl, sniff, sip and savor a night of wine appreciation and fun. This is a seated event and one of our most popular so bring your friends!
Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, March 19, by contacting the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or email@example.com. Limited space, so don't delay!
UNF Alumni Third Thursday - No Event in March!
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery, Southside near Tinseltown
Cost: Free appetizers
Due to UNF Spring Break, there will be no UNF Third Thursday at Seven Bridges in March. Join us the following month, April 19, as we welcome the soon-to-be UNF graduates to this great event. UNF Third Thursday is a casual evening of fun and networking with fellow alumni and friends. The appetizers are free, compliments of Seven Bridges.
Contact the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It's one of our most popular events so come on out to Seven Bridges and be part of the scene. Don't forget to bring your frequent "fly"er card! If you don't have one, make sure you ask for one!
Play a Round for Scholarships - UNF Alumni Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, April 30, 2012
Time:11 a.m. Registration, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start
Location: Slammer & Squire, World Golf Village
Cost: $185/person or $700/foursome
Mark your calendar for the Play a Round Fore Scholarships Alumni Association Golf Tournament. Join us in our efforts to provide financial support for deserving UNF students and the Alumni Association. This will be an outstanding opportunity for you to enjoy a great day of quality golf with friends and associates while supporting a most worthy cause. We are raising funds through charitable donations, door prizes and sponsorships. The tournament will take place Monday, April 30 at the Slammer & Squire in the World Golf Village. The format is Captain’s Choice with a shotgun start. Players will enjoy 18 holes of golf (including cart), lunch, door prizes, goodie bags, skill contests and an awards banquet. Visit the golf website for more information or call the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723!
Upcoming Campus Events & Information
UNF Men's Basketball ASun Tournament
The 2012 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Basketball Championship seeds are set and ready for play starting this week through March 3 on the campus of Mercer University. The North Florida Ospreys earned the No. 5 seed, the best in program history.
The Ospreys will take on No. 4 seed ESTU Thursday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m.
Click here for more information and where to catch the action!
Fun, Adventure and Sports Available at UNF Summer Camps
The University of North Florida’s Department of Campus Recreation will offer three great camps this summer, including Youth Sports and Fitness Camp as well as EcoCamp.
Summer camp registration begins Thursday, March 1. All registration will be done online. Click here to register for any of the three summer camps. If you need help registering your child, call the Department of Campus Recreation at (904) 620-2998. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the UNF Arena.
This summer marks the 31st year for UNF Youth Sports and Fitness Camp, which begins Monday, June 11, and ends Friday, Aug. 10, for children between the ages of 5 and 14 years old. The camp utilizes the state-of-the-art facilities on the UNF campus, such as the indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool, UNF Arena, the soccer stadium and more. Each day offers something different for campers, including flag football, stickball, tennis, track, soccer, arts and crafts plus field trips every week to locations such as Little Talbot Island, Metro Park, a Suns baseball game, bowling and more.
UNF Transportation & Logistics Flagship Program Executive Spotlight
Cold Chain Logistics: Examining the high stakes of keeping cargo fresh & safe
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Time: Networking 5 to 6 p.m.; Panel Discussion 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Location: UNF University Center
Controlling and validating the cold chain to protect products and extend the shelf life for fresh produce, seafood, frozen food, pharmaceuticals and global clinical trials is a complicated and risky business. Industry experts will discuss the challenges, best practices, technology solutions and trends that are transforming the field of cold chain logistics.
Terry Brown, President Seaonus (formerly ICS Logistics)
Scott Lane, CIO Beaver Street Fisheries
Phil Shook, Director of Intermodal C.H. Robinson
Bill Hudson, President & CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance
Event is free and open to the public and registration is not required. For more information please contact Logistics@unf.edu.
Jacksonville SuperFest - Music & Arts Festival
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Presents
Jacksonville SuperFest - Music & Arts Festival
Aloft Tapestry Park, April 13
University of North Florida, April 14 and 15
Not just a Festival. Jacksonville SuperFest is Northeast Florida's annual heart thumping, fist pumping, earth quaking, ground shaking multi-day musical extravaganza that promises a sensory overload of the most notable and buzz worthy local artists, bands and musicians. Jacksonville SuperFest converges communities and fuses diverse entertainment, music genres and stimulating activities to keep you hydrated, educated, satiated and motivated.
There are more than 70 acts performing on three stages -- Pop, Rock, Electronic, Country, Hip Hop, R&B, Christian, House, Dub Step, Reggae, Latin and Jazz. There will be activities for the entire family, including an arts market and Kids Zone.
The event is $15 a day for students and $20 a day for general admission.
UNF Alumni discounts available here:
VIP Launch Party, April 13
Jacksonville SuperFest, April 14 and 15
Proceeds to Benefit the Florida School for The Deaf and The Blind and the Arc Jacksonville.
Fore more information please visit one of the following websites
UNF Transportation & Logistics Flagship Program Annual Banquet
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: UNF University Center
Cost: Free for T&L students, $25 suggested donation for guests
Students and their families; UNF T&L alumni, faculty and staff; and friends from the professional community are invited to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of the academic year. The event is free for students in the UNF T&L Flagship program. A donation of $25 for family, friends and business partners is suggested.
RSVP by April 16 to Logisitics@unf.edu or (904) 620-1961. Business professional attire.
ReFocus: Art of the '60s
ReFocus: Art of the 1960s delves into one of the seminal and radical periods of contemporary art. The arts, literature, art, dance, and theater—went through a fascinating period of growth and change during the 1960s.
Join MOCA as it explores major movements of the decade: Pop Art, Op Art, Performance Art, Minimalism, Color Field Painting, Action Painting and Post-Painterly Abstraction. Experience master works by artists that defined a generation: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. This exhibit runs through April 8, 2012.
For more information about the exhibit and museum hours click here.
Save the Date - Sanctuary Project Event
Did you meet your spouse at UNF? If you met your loved one on UNF's campus and would like to participate in the April 21 wedding vow renewal ceremony, please contact Holly Morse, assistant director of special events, at (904) 620-2117.
Be sure to check your mail for the Spring 2012 copy of The Journal magazine for more information regarding the Sanctuary Project and how you can get involved!
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament
The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament Presents the “University Kingfish Cup Challenge” on July 19 and 20. To qualify for the University Cup Challenge the crew must consist of at least one alumnus, student or parent of an alumnus or student of that university and be registered in the General Tournament. Anglers entered into the University Kingfish Cup Challenge who record the largest kingfish during tournament will have a scholarship in their name presented to their school and receive a plaque to be displayed in the Tournament Office.
Visit the website at www.kingfishtournament.com for details.
UNF in the News
International violence rising: Dr. David Schwam-Baird, associate professor of Political Science, discussed violence in Syria and Afghanistan on WJXT Ch. 4. Click here to watch the live studio interview.
Cell phones could get slower, more expensive: Dr. David Deeley, an assistant professor of Communication, talked to Action News about the "spectrum crunch," a problem where the wireless spectrum is running out of space. Click here to watch the interview.
UNF team has buoy that spells bad news for the Guana: A group of UNF professors and students have made a water-quality buoy, dubbed RABOB (pronounced Ray-Bob), a real-time advanced basic observation buoy. The one in the Guana shows the lake is stressed, another symptom of the effects of the multi-year drought in the southeastern states. Click here to read The Florida Times-Union story.
Heart health in women: Dr. Irma Anchetta, an associate professor of Nursing, discussed women and heart disease on Action News This Morning. Click here to watch the live studio interview.
Pain at the pump: Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, told Action News that Republicans could gain a new advantage thanks to rising pump prices. Click here to watch the interview.
American foreign affairs: Former U.N. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discussed Iran's nuclear efforts on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville." Click here to watch the interview.
No peace dividend for Duval: Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, examined the Duval County Jail and rising costs of the county justice system on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Click here and scroll to "First Coast Connect" and click on "Monday."
The fight against bullying: Dr. Betty Bennett, an education professor and director of the Educator Preparation Institute at UNF, talked to WJXT Ch. 4 about recent bullying issues among school-aged kids. Click here to watch the live studio interview.
To read more about UNF faculty, staff and students "In the News," click here. Anyone with an expertise or event to share with the media is encouraged to contact Joanna Norris, associate director of Public Relations.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the new $20 million Student Wellness Complex is a state-of-the-art wellness, fitness and sports-learning center? The Complex, located across from the UNF Arena, is set to open summer 2012.
Mention this fun fact to an Alumni Services staff member at an upcoming alumni event and receive a prize!