Administrative Announcements
AFSCME Negotiation Session

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2600

An American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees negotiation session will take place.

Sponsor: Office of Human Resources

Contact:

Greg Catron

g.catron@unf.edu

(904) 620-2981

Building 4 Fire Alarm Testing Week of March 27

Due to continued construction renovation work activities, periodic fire alarm system testing will occur in Skinner-Jones Hall North, Building 4, between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31. For questions, contact Rich Elmore, campus planning, design and construction assistant director.

Contact:

Rich Elmore

relmore@unf.edu

(904) 620-1748

Payroll Deductions March 31

Friday, March 31, will be the third payday of the month and benefit deductions won't be subtracted. Click here for a list of the deductions that won't be included. Questions concerning payroll/deductions may be directed to the Payroll Office.

Contact:

UNF Payroll Office

banner-payroll@unf.edu

(904) 620-2984

United Way Kickoff Breakfast

Monday, April 10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

Investing in the United Way of Northeast Florida helps make a difference in our community. The United Way Campaign Kickoff will feature a hot breakfast and prize drawings. All persons who donate that day or donate via payroll deduction are eligible to win. Make a reservation here.

Contact:

Susie Parks

s.parks@unf.edu

(904) 620-2579

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Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Reserved Parking Arena Garage March 28

From 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 28, there will be 50 Blue Lot spaces reserved on the second floor of the Arena Parking Garage, Garage 38, adjacent to the Student Union, Building 58, for guests attending the Foundation Board meeting. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 2:30 p.m.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Reserved Parking Arena Garage March 30

From 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, there will be 40 Blue Lot parking spaces reserved on the fourth floor of the Arena Parking Garage, Garage 38, adjacent to the Student Union, Building 58, for those attending the Construction Management Information Conference. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 10 a.m.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Reserved Parking Lots 18, 5, 46, April 2

The following lots will be reserved for the Jacksonville Armada Football Club event, Sunday, April 2: 

  • Lot 18: 1 to 5 p.m. for general admission attendees.; parking free with valid UNF parking permit, or $5 per vehicle, only cash payments accepted
  • Lot 46: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for event staff and emergency vehicles
  • Lot 5: 1 to 5 p.m. for team members and media

All lots will return to normal parking activity after 5 p.m. For additional event questions, visit Jacksonville Armada Football Club

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics
Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Joanna Lea Ale, educational leadership graduate student, will defend, "Appreciating Neurodiversity: ASD Perceptions of Experiences in a Higher Education Transition Program and the Implications for Higher Ed Leaders."

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Enita Barrett, educational leadership graduate student, will defend, "Belizean Teachers' Perceptions of Intercultural Bilingual Education as a Language Preservation Tool: A Q Methodology Study."

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-1520

'Hate Group Work! Collaborative Learning for Unmotivated Students'

Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Online Learning Lab, Room 1102

Faculty will address the rewards and challenges of group projects. Presenters will focus on the effects of student motivation and will provide practical solutions to help students make the most of group projects.

Sponsor: Office of Faculty Enhancement

Contact:

Dan RIchard

drichard@unf.edu

(904) 629-1446

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'Interactive Teaching Strategies: Engaging All Students'

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Online Learning Lab, Room 1102

This interactive session will present a variety of teaching methods and strategies designed to engage students in the learning process. From "the onion ball" to "mission possible," participants will be actively involved in learning and practicing 10 different strategies that can be modified to meet the needs of diverse content fields.

Sponsor: Office of Faculty Enhancement

Contact:

Dan Richard

drichard@unf.edu

(904) 620-1446

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Psychology Master's Theses Defense

Psychology graduate students will defend their master's theses in the Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 3131, as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Friday, March 17: Jourdan Rodak, "PTSD's True Color"
  • 11 a.m. Friday, March 17: Alexus Lepere, "Effects of Coloring in the Elderly"
  • 10 a.m. Friday, March 31: Brett Wallace, "On the Relationship of Working Memory and False Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Contact:

Tracy Alloway

t.alloway@unf.edu

(904) 620-1614

Psychology Master's Theses Defenses

Psychology graduate students will defend their master's theses in the Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 3102, as follows:

  • Noon Tuesday, March 28: Michael Rodriguez, "Learning Strategies Employed by College Aged Students With Disabilities: The Link Between Metacognition, Motivation, And Working Memory"
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29: Mikaela Raley, "Social Connectedness Versus Social Support: Which Is a Better Predictor of Health Outcomes in a College Student"
  • 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30: Dominique Levert, "Attrition in Behavioral Parent Training Programs in School Settings: A Meta-Analytic Review"
  • Noon Friday, March 31: Brett Wallace, "On the Relationship of Working Memory and False Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
  • 1 pm. Friday, March 31: Nathan Kawczynski, "Risk-Loss Domains and Adolescent Depression"

Contact:

Tracy Alloway

t.alloway@unf.edu

(904) 620-1614

Professional Development and Training
FMLA/Workers' Compensation/ADA Training

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Room 1430

An interactive training session to help supervisors and managers dispel many of the myths and misconceptions associated with the Family Medical Leave Act, Workers' Compensation and the American with Disabilities Act. For additional information and to register, visit the CPDT website.

Contact:

Jennifer Neidhardt

j.neidhardt@unf.edu

(904) 620-2905

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Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
'Building Soil With Fermented Plant Fertilizers'

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fredrick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens, Adjacent to Park Lake and Lot 18 Walkway

Valerie Herrmann, local permaculture expert and The Food Park Project director, will discuss how to make fermented plant juice and other Korean natural farming inputs, which help build healthy bacteria, fungus and other life in soil.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Health Promotion

Contact:

Mallory Schott

mallory.schott@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

Facebook Event
Mental Health Aid Training

This eight-hour course is divided into two four-hour sessions, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 7. The workshop will provide key skills in aiding those with developing mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis. A three-year certification will be given upon completion. RSVP to Ashley Ballard, director health promotions, at a.ballard@unf.edu.

Contact:

Ashley Ballard

a.ballard@unf.edu

(904) 620-1571

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Sport Management Meet and Greet

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballroom, Room 3703

This event is for students interested/currently majoring in sport management. Meet the sport management faculty members and explore internships, volunteer opportunities and/or paid positions with over 20 sport organizations, including Sports Media Technology, PGA Tour, Jacksonville Jaguars and YMCA. Attire is business casual; a resume is optional.

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Services

Contact:

E. Maurice Graham

m.graham@unf.edu

(904) 620-1841

Search Committee News
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

The committee will meet with Dr. Shinwoo Choi, a candidate for the assistant professor position, 388820, as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 16: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 1103
    • 9:45 a.m: Interview
    • 3:05 p.m.: Teaching Presentation, "Older Adults' Experience of Racial Discrimination: A Life Course Perspective"
  • Friday, Feb. 17: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2121
    • 9:30 a.m.: Research Presentation, "Racial Minority Immigrants' Psychological Well-Being: Dealing with Racial Discrimination"

Contact:

Jeff Will

jwill@unf.edu

(904) 620-4408

Athletics and Recreation
Baseball Versus Bethune-Cookman

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Building 27, Harmon Baseball Stadium

Cheer on Ospreys baseball as they take on Bethune-Cookman University.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

Day Academy Schedule for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:

  • Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9 
  • Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16
  • Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14
  • Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21

The DMSA Day Academy has established itself as North Florida’s premier soccer summer day camp. Designed to teach soccer skills, tactics and fundamentals, the camp includes individual instruction by qualified coaching staff and age-specific curriculum with an emphasis on fun. Every camper will receive one soccer ball plus, for each camp camp attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; after-care is available for an additional fee.

Overnight Senior Elite Residential Academy Schedule for boys ages 14 through 20:

  • Friday, July 7, through Sunday, July 9

The DMSA Senior Elite Residential Academy is an overnight camp for high school soccer players aspiring to play at the next level or to further those who already do. The Academy, conducted by college and nationally licensed coaches, will offer daytime advanced tactical, technical and fitness training as well as competitive night games.

For more information, tuition costs and registration, click here.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

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Arts and Entertainment
'County Missives' Opening Reception

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, Room 2401

"County Missives", a Cathedral Arts Project directed by Tony Rodrigues, features expressive works from incarcerated juveniles who were adjudicated as adults.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Student Affairs

Contact:

Brigid Fitzpatrick

brigid.fitzpatrick@unf.edu

(904) 620-2600

General Meetings
UNF Foundation Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Senate Chambers, Room 3200

The third quarter Foundation Board meeting will take place.

Sponsor: University Development and Alumni Engagement

Contact:

Patricia Madrid

p.madrid@unf.edu

(904) 620-2111

United Faculty of Florida Bargaining Session

Friday, March 31, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 1306

A UFF bargaining session has been scheduled.

Sponsor: Office of Human Resources

Contact:

Greg Catron

g.catron@unf.edu

(904) 620-2981

Items Available for Property Transfer
Furniture/Computer Desk Available

The following are available in the Academic Center for Excellence, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1200:

  • One computer desk, 59.5 inches long by 24 inches wide
  • One blue couch
  • Seven blue benches
  • Chairs: 20 burgundy and gray; 28 various colors

Contact:

Kelly Millican

kelly.millican@unf.edu

(904) 620-1012

Clubs and Organizations
CAMP Osprey Leadership Day

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3605

The CAMP Osprey Leadership Mentoring Program, a partnership between the Taylor Leadership Institute and the College of Education and Human Services, will host an on-campus leadership day. Regional elementary and middle school students will learn about the University and how to become college and career ready leaders from our LDR3003 mentors.

Contact:

Matthew Ohlson

matthew.ohlson@unf.edu

(904) 620-5271

Choral Ensemble Auditions

The UNF Chorale, as well as the Osprey Men's and Women's Choruses, are seeking experienced choral musicians. These choral ensembles are open by voice placement to all faculty, staff and students, as well as music majors. For more information, including rehearsal and performance schedules, contact Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies.

Contact:

Cara Tasher

cara.tasher@unf.edu

(904) 620-3839

Everything Else
Jacksonville Armada Meet and Greet

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Boathouse, Room 2600

The coaches and players of the Jacksonville Armada Football Club will hold a meet and greet and Q&A session with members of the University community. Happy hour will start at 2 p.m. with specials including milkshakes and frozen drinks/select drafts for adults 21 and older with proper ID.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Dining Services

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Facebook Event
Spring Volunteer Fair

Monday, April 3, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Learn about getting involved on campus and in the community through hands-on volunteer opportunities with 20 various local organizations.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Sarah Rosen

sarah.rosen@unf.edu

(904) 620-2955

Summer B Kickoff/Week of Welcome Event Submissions Open

Summer B Kickoff will take place Sunday, June 25, through Saturday, July 1; Week of Welcome will run Friday, Aug. 18, through Saturday, Aug. 26. Departments interested in hosting events during these weeks should contact Courtney King, Student Affairs assistant director, to receive an event submission form.

Contact:

Courtney King

courtney.king@unf.edu

(904) 620-5539

'Supplies for Soldiers' Donation Drive

This is the last week to donate to the "Supplies for Soldiers" drive, a team effort of the Military and Veterans Resource Center, Volunteer Services and the Greater Jacksonville USO. Donation drop-offs are located at various points on campus: Career Services, Building 57, Room 2700; MVRC, Building 2, Room 1100; Carpenter Library, Building 12, First Floor Lobby. After donations are collected, student and staff volunteers will assemble care packages and write letters to send to deployed service members, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the MVRC. Find more information and view the list of requested items here.

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

thammock@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Swooping for Scholarships: THE PLAYERS

“Chip In for Youth” tickets for the 2017 Players Tournament are available, allowing participants to save money and contribute to UNF scholarships. A one-day grounds ticket for $50, regularly priced at $58, is available for purchase until Saturday, April 29. For every ticket purchased, $25 will go to the UNF Parents Association Endowed Scholarship fund, and the remaining net proceeds will be donated to a TPC charity. The Office of Parent and Family Programs has some tickets on consignment. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit the website or contact parents@unf.edu.

Contact:

Laura Berger

laura.berger@unf.edu

(904) 620-1538

United Way Kick-Off Breakfast RSVP

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

Investing in the United Way of Northeastern Florida helps make a difference in our community. The United Way Campaign Kick-off will feature a hot breakfast and prize drawings. All persons who donate that day or who donate via payroll deduction are eligible to win. Make a reservation here.

Contact:

Susie Parks

s.parks@unf.edu

(904) 620-2579

Website
Zak Ovadia Retirement Reception

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

A retirement celebration will take place to honor Zak Ovadia, director of University Facilities Planning, for over 12 years of service to the University.

Sponsor: Division of Administration and Finance

Contact:

Maria Cartolano

m.cartolano@unf.edu

(904) 620-5931