Administrative Announcements
Banner Unavailability March 26

All Banner applications will be unavailable 5 to 9 a.m. Sunday, March 26, to perform maintenance. No changes to the interface are expected. Students, faculty and staff will still be able to access Blackboard, Canvas and email in myWings during the downtime.


ITS Help Desk

(904) 620-4357

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.


Rich Elmore

(904) 620-1748

Spring Break Special Hours/Closures

Spring break is Monday, March 20, through Sunday, March 26. Most University offices will be closed Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19: Closed
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Saturday, March 25: Closed
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Thursday, March 23, through Saturday, March 25: Closed
    • Sunday, March 26: Email support, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Dining: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Eco Adventure: Closed Sunday, March 19, through Sunday, March 26
  • Fieldhouse: Closed Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, March 26
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19: Closed
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Saturday, March 25: Closed
    • Sunday, March 26: 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Ogier Gardens:
    • Friday, March 24: Closed
  • One Stop Student Services:
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Friday, March 24: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 10 p.m. Friday, March 17; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26, with a modified housing route. Click here for more information.
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, March 17; resumes 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 27
  • Student Government Offices (including Business and Accounting Offices):
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24: Closed
  • Student Union:
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26: Closed
    • See the entries for UNF Bookstore and Dining for different hours
  • Student Wellness Complex: Closed Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, March 11; resumes 10 a.m. Monday, March 27
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Sunday, March 19: Closed
    • Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26: Closed
  • UPS Store:
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26: Closed


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Educational leadership students will defend their doctoral dissertations in Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 3201, as follows:

  • 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, March 27: Rudolph F. Jamison Jr., "Black Male Perspectives of Black Male Leader/Leadership Development in the World of Work"
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28: Theresa J. Coker, "Secondary-School Principals' Perceptions of Their Role in the Retention of Novice Teachers"

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Services


Michele Verkerk

(904) 620-2990

'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


Dan RIchard

(904) 629-1446

'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


Dan Richard

(904) 620-1446

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"


Tracy Alloway

(904) 620-1614

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


Mallory Schott

(904) 620-1570

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 2223

The committee will discuss candidate applications for the childhood education assistant professor position, 338860.


Katie Monnin

(904) 620-4358

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"


Jeff Will

(904) 620-4408

Athletics and Recreation
Baseball Series Versus Dallas Baptist

Cheer on Ospreys baseball as they take on Dallas Baptist University in a three-game series, Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27, as follows:

  • Friday, March 24: 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25: 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 26: Noon

Free with valid Osprey 1Card.


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Department of Campus Recreation Summer Camps

Both the Youth Sports and Fitness Camp and the Eco Camp registrations are open. It is recommended that you use Internet Explorer to register online and don't create duplicate accounts. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation website. To have you or your child's customer type revised, call Campus Recreation at (904) 620-2998.


Campus Recreation

(904) 620-2998

Arts and Entertainment
OZ Music Fest

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater

The Oz Music Festival will feature the Mowgli's, Matt and Kim, Daya as well as local performances by Master Radical and Palm Trees and Powerlines. Food trucks, Red Bull, rides, henna, body art, an oxygen bar, tarot card reading, airbrush tattoos and other attractions will be available. Students can pick up a free ticket at the Ticket Box Office, Lassiter Hall, Building 8, Room 1100. General admission tickets can be purchased here

Cost: Students/Free with valid Osprey 1Card, General Admission/$20

Sponsor: Osprey Productions


Junine Castin

(904) 620-4386

Facebook Event
General Meetings
'Genuinely U' Spring Breakfast Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3703

The annual spring meeting for the general body of "Genuinely U," the University's support network for female faculty and staff, will take place. To partake of breakfast, attendees are required to RSVP here by 5 p.m. Monday, March 20.

Cost: Free


Sheila Spivey

(904) 620-2528

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


Patricia Madrid

(904) 620-2111

Everything Else
Alumni Service Day

Make a difference in the community; be a part of Alumni Service Day 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8. Volunteer alongside fellow Ospreys, friends and families at several locations around Jacksonville: Arlington/Fort Caroline YMCA, North Florida School for Special Education/Berry Good Farms or The Arc Jacksonville Village. Activities vary by location but include tasks for all ages, abilities and interests. RSVP online


Kate McClung

(904) 620-1672

Facebook Event
Lavender Graduation RSVP

Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony that recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally graduates of the University, encouraging continued connection with UNF, other students, alumni and the Jacksonville community. This event is open to students who graduated in fall 2016 or will graduate this spring/summer. Graduating students will receive lavender graduation cords to wear at commencement and a certificate of recognition. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the ceremony will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. A RSVP is required


Logan Judd

(904) 620-5518

Osprey Community Ambassadors Recruiting

Osprey Community Ambassadors are paraprofessional student-staff members in the Center for Community-Based Learning, who contribute to community engagement by participating in local hands-on learning opportunities. The year-long commitment for active undergraduate or graduate students begins May, 2017, and concludes April, 2018. Faculty and staff are asked to send contact names/emails to Justin Sipes, Academic Support Services coordinator, for students who would qualify for this program. The application deadline is Friday, March 31. For more details or to apply, visit the website


Justin Sipes

(904) 620-3548

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


Sarah Rosen

(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.


Courtney King

(904) 620-5539

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.


Susie Parks

(904) 620-2579