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.
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Date: Thursday, Dec. 5
Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
Location: The Casa Marina Hotel
Cost: Suggested minimum donation of $20 per person
Don't miss out! The UNF Alumni Association 22nd annual holiday party will take place Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach. Come enjoy great food, music, dancing, door prizes, photo booth fun and more!
A suggested minimum donation of $20 per person can be made when you R.S.V.P. via the link below. Donations will also be accepted at the door.
For reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please call the Office of Alumni Services at least five days in advance.
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 11
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: UNF Alumni Hall
For December, the UNF Alumni Book Club will be reading "Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary" by Denis Kitchen and Michael Schumacher.
Al Capp (1909-79), whose comic strip “Li’l Abner” ran for 43 years and reached 90 million readers at its peak, was a celebrity: a radio personality, magazine essayist, talk-show regular and college speaker. Among his strip’s contributions to the cultural landscape were the expression “double whammy” and the invention of Sadie Hawkins Day, a mock holiday (and national craze in its time) that inspired Sadie Hawkins dances. Capp's story is one of incredible highs and lows as told here through Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen's probing biography.
This meeting of the book club will be Wednesday, Dec. 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.
Date: Thursday, Dec. 19
Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery, Southside near Tinseltown
Cost: Free appetizers
Kick-off the holidays and join us Dec. 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 is one of our most popular events, so come out to Seven Bridges and be part of the scene!
We will also be saying farewell to Faith Hall, director of Alumni Services, as she has taken a new job and will be leaving UNF at the end of the year. We hope you'll stop by and send her off the Osprey way!
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or email@example.com. Don't forget to bring your frequent "fly"er card. If you don't have one, make sure you ask for one!
Date: Thursday, Jan. 9
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: UNF Arena
Cost: Free for alumni*
The UNF Alumni Association is giving away FREE TICKETS for one of the biggest games of the season when the Ospreys take on the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. All UNF alumni who R.S.V.P. will receive free game tickets, plus a food voucher good for one free hot dog or popcorn and a soda!*
To reserve your tickets, contact the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Jan. 6.
*Limit up to 4 free tickets per alum. Food vouchers for alumni only.
The UNF Sports Network is getting set for the 2013-2014 hoops season. During the upcoming year, fans can hear all 32 regular season men's basketball contests, 13 coach's shows along with 25 baseball games.
For the fourth consecutive year, the UNF Coach's Show with Matthew Driscoll will have a new home. During the season fans can join the "Voice of the North Florida Ospreys," Robert Harper and the coach every Tuesday night at 7 p.m. from Sneaker's Sports Grille on Baymeadows Road. The three shows prior to the New Year will be taped and aired Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
Joining Harper as analyst for select games during the 2013-2014 basketball season will be former Osprey Josh Bowling. Bowling, who played for former head coach Matt Kilcullen, received his accounting degree in 2004 before joining Kilcullen's staff in 2005.
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center
Learn to start a business from the ground up during a special entrepreneurship training event designed specifically for military veterans. Training sessions include developing an idea for a business, entrepreneurial networking and free sources, getting started in government contracting and "the real deal" on the time/effort required to start and run a business. Lunch is included, but registration is required. Contact Theresa Buchs at (904) 620-5131 or e-mail email@example.com for more information. This event is sponsored by the Military and Veterans Resource Center. Click here to visit their website to learn more.
The Center for Student Media is searching for alumni who have previously worked with the Spinnaker. They're excited to offer the opportunity to network and connect with one another over a mutual link at the University of North Florida. The Spinnaker has transitioned from a weekly newspaper to a monthly magazine and was given the opportunity for growth with this change. If you worked with the Spinnaker and are interested in learning more, contact Sarah Lehman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brittney Darner at email@example.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, presents ArtFusion. ArtFusion is a Sunday afternoon program for families, free with paid admission and for members, that provides a creative and inspiring environment for children to work with their parents or adult caregivers. Enrich your creative mind through hands-on projects related to the Permanent Collection and the current featured exhibition Abstraction over Time: The Paintings of Michael Goldberg. The first ArtFusion program will take place Sunday, Dec. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. and will focus on Modern Sculpture. For more information and upcoming events, click here.
Contact: Joanna Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 620-2102.
Due in part to our outstanding Military and Veterans Resource Center, G.I. Jobs Magazine named UNF a Military Friendly School for the fourth consecutive year.
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UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.
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