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
Young Alumni Club at the Jacksonville Sharks
Date: Friday, July 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
The UNF Young Alumni Club is teaming up with the Jacksonville Sharks Arena Football for a night of fun and fast-paced arena football! The deadline to purchase tickets in the UNF Alumni section has passed but click here to purchase general tickets to the game. The pre-game happy hour will take place at City Hall Pub at 7 p.m.
Please contact Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 for more information.
UNF Alumni Washington, D.C. Event with Dr. Pierre Allaire
Date: Tuesday, July 10
Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Location: Loggia Lounge at the Fairmont Hotel
The UNF Alumni Association invites all alums living in the Washington, D.C. area to attend a happy hour event with Dr. Pierre Alliare, Vice President for Instituional Advancement at UNF. This event will take place Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Loggia Lounge in the Fairmont Hotel. A free drink and free appetizers are available to all attendees.
Please contact Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or email@example.com for more information and to R.S.V.P.
UNF Alumni Book Club
Date: Wednesday, July 11
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: UNF Alumni Hall (4804 South Kernan Blvd.)
For July, the UNF Alumni Book Club will be reading The Great Bridge by David McCullough. This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation’s history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible. During 14 years of construction, the odds against success seemed overwhelming. Thousands of people were put to work. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, notorious political empires fell and surges of public doubt constantly threatened the project. But the story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge is not just the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time, replete with heroes and rascals who helped either to construct or to exploit the great enterprise.
This meeting of the book club will be Wednesday, July 11. The Alumni Book Club meets the second 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 Washington, D.C. Event
Date: Thursday, July 12
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: BlackFinn American Saloon (1620 I Street NW)
Cost: Happy Hour specials will apply
The UNF Alumni Association invites all alumni in the Washington, D.C. area to join a happy hour with other D.C. area alumni from FSU, UCF, USF, FAU, FAMU, UF, FGCU and UWF. This group event will take place Thursday, July 12 at BlackFinn American Saloon at 6 p.m. Bring your business cards and interact with alumni from UNF along with other Florida institutions. Happy Hour specials will apply.
For more information and to RSVP please contact Sean Corcoran at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 671-8382.
UNF Third Thursday “Summer Sizzler” co-hosted by Coggin College Alumni Chapter
Date: Thursday, July 19
Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery, Southside near Tinseltown
Cost: Free appetizers and a Free drink!
Beat the heat and join usThursday, July 19 at Seven Bridges for a casual evening of fun and networking with fellow alumni and friends. The appetizers are free, compliments of Seven Bridges. This month all Coggin College of Business alumni will receive a Free drink compliments of the Coggin College of Business Alumni Chapter!
Also, the YACs will be helping to “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for children in the Jacksonville area. Items needed include (all NEW please) backpacks, lunch boxes, crayons, markers, paper, notebooks, tissues and all the standard school supplies. Anyone who brings a donation to Third Thursday will receive a FREE beverage as well.
This is one of our most popular events, so come out to Seven Bridges and be part of the scene. For more information call or e-mail Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or email@example.com.
Upcoming Campus Events and Information
Call for Applications
The UNF Alumni Association is currently seeking candidates to fill at-large vacancies for the Board of Directors. The Board helps set the strategic direction for Association activities and programs that benefit alumni and the University community. At-large directors serve three-year terms and may serve two terms consecutively. Ideal candidates are alumni who have interests and expertise in the areas of golf, marketing and communications and social media strategies. Responsibilities include attending three Board meetings per year and participating on one or more Association committees. Applications will be accepted through July 27.
For more information or to request an application, please call Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or e-mail Faith Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNF GolfPlex - Get Golf Ready Program
Starting July 7, the UNF GolfPlex will offer the Get Golf Ready program for golfers with little or no experience. This program consists of a series of five introductory golf lessons conducted by a quality PGA Professional. These lessons are provided in a small-group environment for the affordable price of only $99. This program is a wonderful opportunity for you, your family, friends or business colleagues to learn the game of golf or build upon existing skills. There are three sessions to choose between:
6:30 – 7:45 p.m. beginning July 13
6 – 7:15 p.m. beginning July 24
10 – 11:15 a.m. beginning August 18
For more information and to register contact John Berardi at email@example.com or (904) 620-2050.
The Joys of Collecting: Selections from the Eisen Collection
The UNF Department of Art and Design presents selections from the collection of Judy Eisen and the late Dr. Saul Eisen.
If one word were used to describe the Eisen’s collection, it would have to be quality. Many of the artists’ names represented here are well known to the museum-going public: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Robert Motherwell, Richard Diebenkorn, Jean Dubuffet and Lucien Freud. The works of these artists are in many important museums, and their works on display are united by being highly characteristic of their styles and movements, which range from Pop Art to Art Brut to abstract and figural expressionism.
For information about the exhibit and museum hours click here.
UNF Athletic Summer Camps
The coaching staffs of the University of North Florida athletic programs will be hosting a variety of summer camps this summer. Camps are geared towards children of all ages and offer many different levels of skill development.
A full list of available summer camp options is available here on the UNF Athletics website.
Nominations for Alumni Association Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the October 2012 Alumni Recognition Dinner. Awards include the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Young Alumni Achievement Award, Outstanding Alumni Award and Honorary Alumni Award. For more information on these awards and to nominate a deserving alumnus, please click here. Deadline for submissions is July 30.
ArtCamp at MOCA Jacksonville
Grow your child’s creativity with a memorable summer at MOCA! MOCA Jacksonville offers artcamp@MOCA, nine week-long sessions of creative art making for ages 4-17. Experienced art educators provide a variety of art making activities while having fun being creative. Your child will learn about contemporary art and grow their visual vocabulary. For more information click here.
UNF in the News
Founding faculty member retires: After 40 years at UNF, Dr. Dale Clifford, associate professor of history, will retire this week, leaving only one founding faculty member still at the University. Click here to read The Florida Times-Union article.
'UNF On The Record' discusses graphic novels: Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy and author of "Really Reading with Graphic Novels," discussed early reader graphic novels on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life as well as faculty and student research. Click here to listen to the interview.
Decoding food labels: Jenna Braddock, registered dietician and nutrition instructor, talked to First Coast Living about understanding health claims on food packaging labels. Click here and then scroll to the "June 27 Decoding Food Labels" interview to watch the segment.
The Goods—The truth about arugula: Dr. Nancy Correa-Matos, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discussed arugula, in "The Goods" column, which runs every month in the Times-Union. Click here to read the column.
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 UNF students study abroad at twice the national average? To learn more about these programs click here.
Mention this fun fact to an Alumni Services staff member at an upcoming alumni event and receive a prize!