Donor Day Celebration-Feb. 14
The campus community is invited to sign up to become an organ donor for blood, organ, tissue, and marrow at the National Donor Day celebration Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Green. The event will include free food, music, and prizes for all participants including an $1,800 moped and a trip for two to the Billboard Music Awards. For more information contact Erin Geraghty in Student Government at 620-2750.
Folklorist Demonstrates Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier-Feb. 14
Nationally know folklorist and former Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra violinist Alan Jabbour will perform and lecture Thursday, Feb. 14 at UNF. The presentation will be 7:30 p.m. in the small recital hall in the Fine Arts Center (Bldg. 45, Room 1200). The program, "Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier," will explore the intercultural influences that shaped what is now described as old time fiddling on the Appalachian frontier in the late 18th and 19th centuries. He will play tunes on the fiddle to illustrate his lecture. Admission is free.
Ethics and Sociobiology-Feb. 15
The Center for Ethics, Public Policy, and the Professions presents "Ethics and Sociobiology," a free lecture by Professor Vittorio Hoesle, Paul Kimball Professor of
Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame on Friday, Feb. 15 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Building 3, Room 1381.
Maya Cities and Their Kings-Feb. 15-17
The Department of History and the David C. Johnson Latin American Studies Fund will sponsor a weekend of activities devoted to the ancient Maya cities. There will be an opening slide lecture on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Mathews Computer Science Building, Room 1303 that will present a brief overview of the classic Maya and their history in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. This free lecture is intended for the general public and may be attended independently of the Classic Maya Inscriptions workshop on Feb. 16-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mathews Computer Science Building, room 1303. The workshop sessions will combine guided instruction and hands-on analysis of hieroglyphic texts from a selection of important Maya sights. The sessions will be divided into beginning and intermediate, according to the level of preparation of participants. Participants will receive a workbook that explains the topics covered with reference material on hieroglyphic writing an d the Maya calendar, as well as drawings of selected texts.
Admission for the workshop is $30 for the general public, $20 for students and $15 for UNF students. Preregistration is requested by calling 620-2886.
Jacksonville Scottish Highland Games Athletic Workshop-Feb. 16
Come out and learn to throw a telephone pole, toss a rock and be a real Scottish
man. The Jacksonville Scottish Highland Games is sponsoring a workshop on Saturday, Feb. 16 on the athletic events that will be part of the Feb. 23 festival on the UNF campus. The workshop will be at 9 a.m. on the Athletic Fields. There is a $20 fee to participate and spectators are welcome to attend free of charge.
UNF Board of Trustees Meeting
The UNF Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2:30 –5 p.m. in the University Center. The agenda items include housing fees for 2002-2003 and proposed reorganization of the Department of Health Science and approving criteria for new program approval. Presentations will be made regarding on-campus housing, the College of Health and the College of Education and Human Services. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing to: James VanVleck, Office of the President, University of North Florida, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road, South, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-2648 or by calling (904) 620-2500.
2nd Annual Excellence in Training&Employee Development Awards
The UNF Division of Continuing Education will host the second annual Excellence in Training&Employee Development Awards at the University Center on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Individuals, teams and organizations from North Florida whose outstanding achievements have significantly advanced workplace learning and performance will be recognized. Tickets are $65. For more information contact Continuing Education at 620-4270.
Ossie Davis to Speak at Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship Lunch
Tickets for the 21st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon are now on sale in the Ticket Box Office. Ossie Davis, actor, director, scriptwriter, and producer will be the featured speaker this year. The event raises money for scholarship funds for outstanding African American students who have excelled in academics and participated in campus and community service activities. Two of the awards will presented at the lunch. The luncheon will be in the University Center from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 22. Individual tickets are $33 and $15 for students. Corporate tables are $400. Immediately following the luncheon, Davis will sign copies of his books in the Banquet Reception area. For more information contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs at 620- 2475.
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