Administrative Announcements
CMS Unavailability December 13-14

The University's Content Management System will be unavailable Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday, Dec. 14, due to a scheduled system upgrade. During this time, the UNF website will continue to be available to the public; however, users won't be able to make any changes in CMS during the upgrade. Users need to make all necessary arrangements to update any time-sensitive content on department webpages before 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12. Continue to watch the CMS login page for announcements.

Contact:

Web Services

webmaster@unf.edu

(904) 620-2191

Website
CMS Unavailability December 13-14

The University's Content Management System will be unavailable Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday, Dec. 14, due to a scheduled system upgrade. During this time, the UNF website will continue to be available to the public; however, users won't be able to make any changes in CMS during the upgrade. Users need to make all necessary arrangements to update any time-sensitive content on department webpages before 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12. Continue to watch the CMS login page for announcements.

Contact:

Web Services

katherine.thompson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2191

Indoor PA Test December 14

The Crisis Management Team will test the campus indoor public address system 2:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14. A message indicating "this is a test" will play throughout indoor buildings. Occupants don't have to vacate buildings since this is only a test. The test message will repeat to provide an opportunity for building supervisors to report the audibility of the message and the visibility of the strobe lights. In the event of an emergency, the University will implement an appropriate emergency management plan, the plans can be found on the Crisis Management webpage. For more information, contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at (904) 620-2019.

Contact:

Dan Endicott

dendicot@unf.edu

(904) 620-2019

Internet Native Banner Decommissioned December 14

Internet Native Banner (INB) will be decommissioned Friday, Dec. 14, and will no longer be available. Faculty and staff have been using Banner 9 Administrative Pages since October 22. Learn more about Banner 9 Administrative Pages.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Intersession/Winter Break Special Hours and Closures

Intersession begins Saturday, Dec. 8, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 6. Winter Break begins Monday, Dec. 24, and continues through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Business Services:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Thursday, Dec. 20: Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Friday, Dec. 21: Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 4: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 6: Closed
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 26: Closed
    • Thursday, Dec. 27, through Monday, Dec. 31: open for limited email support
    • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • College Optical: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 11, through Wednesday, Jan. 2
  • Community First Credit Union: Closed Monday, Dec. 17, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • Delaney Student Union:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Friday, Dec. 21: Open business days 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays Closed
    • Saturday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 6: Open business days 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday Closed
  • Dining Services: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Eco Adventure:
    • Nature Tails: Open sunrise to sunset Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
    • Gear Checkout, Osprey Challenge Course​, Pavilion: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Field House: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Game Room: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Golf Complex: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 5: Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Saturday
    • Sunday, Jan. 6: Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. for phone support only
  • Ogier Gardens: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • OneJax: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • One-Stop Student Services: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • Osprey 1Card Office:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, with a modified housing route
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; will resume 7:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7
  • Student Government: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center:
      • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Tuesday, Dec. 18: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays
      • Wednesday, Dec. 19, through Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
      • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Friday, Jan. 4: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Osprey Cliff: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
    • Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Closed Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Jan. 6
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; will resume 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 23: Open business days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturdays and Sundays
    • Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed
    • Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 30: Open business days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
    • Monday, Dec. 31: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 1: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 2, through Thursday, Jan. 3: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 4: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 5, through Sunday, Jan. 6: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UPS Store: Closed Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Osprey Update Unavailability December 13-14

Osprey Update will be unavailable Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday, Dec. 14, due to a scheduled Content Management System upgrade. On the morning of December 13, the Osprey Update daily email will go out to faculty and staff. During the upgrade, the Osprey Update submission form won't be available and Osprey Update won’t go out December 14. Any time-sensitive items should be submitted with the CMS upgrade schedule in mind. The deadline to submit Osprey Update items for December 13 is no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. For questions, email Osprey Update.

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Osprey Update Unavailability December 13-14

Osprey Update will be unavailable Thursday, Dec. 13, and Friday, Dec. 14, due to a scheduled Content Management System (CMS) upgrade. On the morning of December 13, the Osprey Update daily email will go out to faculty and staff. During the upgrade, the Osprey Update submission form won't be available and Osprey Update won’t go out December 14. Any time-sensitive items should be submitted with the CMS upgrade schedule in mind. The deadline to submit Osprey Update items for December 13 is no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. For questions, email Osprey Update.

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF In The News
  • UNF student recognized for her volunteer work: The Florida-Times Union highlighted Amanda Olsavsky, who graduated last week with a degree in education, for earning the Senior Service Award.
  • 'Early 20th Century Nativism and Immigration': Dr. David Courtwright, history professor, lectured about historical changes in immigration demographics on C-SPAN.

Read more about UNF faculty, staff and students in "Featured Stories."

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Garage Maintenance December 12-15

Due to inclement weather over the weekend, all garage maintenance was delayed. There will be partial closures in both Arena Garage, Building 38, and Fine Arts Center Garage, Building 44, Wednesday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 15, with signs indicating which floors aren't available each day.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Lot 3 Unavailability December 7-January 1

Lot 3, in front of Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, will be unavailable beginning Friday, Dec. 7, until Tuesday, Jan. 1, due to maintenance. Using a valid parking permit, make plans to park in other locations, such as Lot 2, in front of the Carpenter Library, Building 12, or the Arena Garage, Building 38, during this time. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Spring Visitor Validation Parking Code Request

Visitor validation codes for spring-term guest parking are available; departments must request these Pay-by-Plate kiosk codes for guests to use when parking on campus. To request a code, access myWings "Employee Forms" and select "Banner Online Forms" followed by  the "Departmental Parking Requests" tab, next click on "Visitor Parking Validations," then select "Spring 2019" from the drop-down menu. For more information, visit the Visitor Parking website.

Contact:

Gerald Davis

gerald.davis@unf.edu

(904) 620-5361

Academics
Graduate School UNF+ Pathways to Success

The Graduate School now offers UNF + Pathways program for high-achieving undergraduate students who are interested in graduate programs. To learn more and to review the frequently asked questions, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Dekira Hemingway

d.hemingway@unf.edu

(904) 620-5340

Sexual Health Research Symposium Call for Proposals

The Community Sexual Health Education and Research Initiative (CSHERI), in collaboration with the LGBT Resource Center, is hosting a Sexual Health Research Symposium during Pride-U-Cation Week in March. The one-day symposium will feature sexual health research and scholarship from across disciplines. Proposals showcasing related projects and work from students, faculty, staff and community agencies are now being accepted. Details regarding the event, proposals and deadlines are available via the website. Questions can be directed via email to Dr. Robert Zeglin, CSHERI director.

Contact:

Robert Zeglin

csheri@unf.edu

(904) 620-5048

Athletics
Men’s Basketball Versus Charleston Southern University (Holiday Game)

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Building 34, Arena

Cheer on the men's basketball team as it takes on Charleston Southern. Early arrivers will receive a free UNF holiday ornament. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to the game that will be donated to the Sulzbacher Center. View tickets.

Cost: General admission, $10; Groups (10 or more when purchased online), $5 each

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Recreation and Wellness
Intramural Sand Volleyball/Kickball Registration Open

Intramural sand volleyball as well as kickball league registration begins 8 a.m. today, Thursday, Oct.18, and ends 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. Time slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Two-versus-two and four-versus-four sand volleyball tournaments will be offered for men's, women's and co-recreational​ teams. Kickball teams must have at least five players on the roster to compete in the three-week season plus tournament-style playoffs. The sand volleyball tournament bracket as well as kickball league schedules will be available after the registration period ends; play will begin during the week of October 29. To register a team, visit the "Student Life and Activities" tab in myWings, then click on the "Intramural Sports" link. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information.

Contact:

Beth Harrell

bharrell@unf.edu

(904) 620-2646

Search Committee News
Department of Biology

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 59, Biological Sciences Building, Room 2001

The committee will conduct video conferencing interviews with five applicants for the assistant professor of biology, functional morphology, position, 332620.

Contact:

James Gelsleichter

jim.gelsleichter@unf.edu

(904) 620-1575

Department of Physics

Monday, December 17, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering, Room 2600

The committee will meet to screen the first applications for the assistant professor of experimental condensed matter physics/biophysics, tenure-track position, 322900.

Contact:

Loraine Morgan

l.morgan@unf.edu

(904) 620-2729

Department of Psychology

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 3404

The committee will meet to conduct telephone interviews for the assistant professor of psychology position, 316120. Contact Alicia Erchul, office manager, for more information.  

Contact:

Alicia Erchul

a.erchul@unf.edu

(904) 620-1699

Dining Services
Spring Meal Memberships Available

A variety of meal memberships are available to meet individual dining needs. Students may sign up via myWings and faculty/staff should sign up at the Dining Services office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 2100.

Contact:

Brianna Ballard

brianna.ballard@unf.edu

(904) 620-5152

Items Available for Property Transfer
Furniture Available

Six wood-framed accent chairs with cushions are available in the Center for Urban Education and Policy, Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 1070; photos provided upon request.

Contact:

Tiffany King

tiffany.king@unf.edu

(904) 620-1935

Office Desk Available

A metal office desk measuring 5 feet wide and 2.5 feet high is available in the English department, Roy Lassiter Hall, Building 8, Room 2601; picture provided upon request.

Contact:

James Roarty

j.roarty@unf.edu

(904) 620-2273

Professional Development and Training
Upcoming Certified Financial Planning Courses

The Division of Continuing Education is offering Certified Financial Planning (CFP) courses at the University Center, Building 43, as follows:

  • CFP Informational Session: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, Room 2136; Register
  • CFP General Principles: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Room 2144; Register

The entire Course Catalog is available online. Students, faculty and staff receive a 50-percent discount on all course offerings. To receive the discount, contact the Customer Care Team via email or by calling (904) 620-4200.

Contact:

Savannah Feustel

savannah.feustel@unf.edu

(904) 620-4200

Everything Else
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application Open

The Intercultural Center for Peace is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16. For scholarship eligibility and more information, visit the Intercultural Center for Peace website or stop by the office at Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100. 

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2475

Honors Hall/Daniel Hall Restroom Unavailability

Restrooms will be closed for renovations, as follows: 

  • Second floor restrooms in Honors Hall, Building 10, closed 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2
  • Second floor men's restroom in Daniel Hall, Building 1, closed 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, through 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2

Restrooms located on the first floor of both buildings will remain in service. 

Contact:

Stephen Fagan

stephen.fagan@unf.edu

(904) 620-1173

Surplus Property Auction

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1003

The Controller's Office, in conjunction with First Coast Auction and Reality Inc., will have a surplus property auction. Those interested in bidding may preview items from 8 to 9 a.m. prior to the auction. To view the auction items online, visit the website. For more information, contact Jim Mousa, property manager.

Contact:

Jim Mousa

j.mousa@unf.edu

(904) 620-2779

Surplus Property Auction

Friday, December 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1003

The Controller's Office, in conjunction with First Coast Auction and Reality Inc., will have a surplus property auction. Those interested in bidding may preview items from 8 to 9 a.m. prior to the auction. To view the auction items online, visit the website. For more information, contact Jim Mousa, property manager.

Sponsor: Controller's Office

Contact:

Jim Mousa

j.mousa@unf.edu

(904) 620-2779