Administrative Announcements
2018 Online W-2 Wage and Tax Statements

In preparation for the 2018 W-2 wage and tax statements to be distributed in January, the previous years' online W-2 wage and tax statements will be taken offline from myWings Employee Self-Service Monday, Oct. 22. After that date, employees requiring a copy of their W-2 wage and tax statements should contact the Payroll Office.

Contact:

Payroll Office

banner-payroll@unf.edu

(904) 620-2984

2019 Benefits Open Enrollment Period

Open enrollment begins 8 a.m. today, Monday, Oct. 15, and ends promptly 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Participants are able to change benefits during open enrollment as many times as needed. However, once open enrollment ends, there must be an appropriate qualifying status change event to make a change during the plan year. The 2019 plan year information can be viewed via the myBenefits website. Open enrollment packages will be sent via the mail; review the packet as there are new supplemental plans available. Employees are encouraged to make changes to their benefits online via the People First website; instructions are provided in the People First open enrollment package. For more information, visit the Human Resources Open Enrollment webpage.

Contact:

Human Resources

hr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

2019 Social Security Wage Base Increase

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced Thursday, Oct. 11, that the 2019 social security wage base will be $132,900, which is an increase of $4,500 from $128,400 in 2018; view the SSA fact sheet. As in prior years, there's no limit to the wages subject to the Medicare tax; therefore all covered wages are still subject to the 1.45 percent tax. As in 2018, wages paid in excess of $200,000 in 2019 will be subject to an extra 0.9 percent Medicare tax that will be withheld only from employees' wages; employers won't pay the extra tax.

 

The FICA tax rate, which is the combined Social Security tax rate of 6.2 percent and the Medicare tax rate of 1.45 percent, will be 7.65 percent for 2019 up to the Social Security wage base. The maximum Social Security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2019 is $8,239.80, an increase of $279 from $7,960.80 in 2018.

Contact:

Payroll

banner-payroll@unf.edu

(904) 620-2715

Banner Unavailability October 20

All Banner applications will be unavailable 4 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, while the Banner Data Center undergoes maintenance. No changes to the interface are expected. Students, faculty and staff will still be able to access Canvas and email in myWings during the downtime.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Benefits Fair

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballroom, Room 3703

The Office of Human Resources hosts an annual Benefits Fair during the open enrollment period to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to learn more about benefit plans/wellness options available through the University as well as have personal meetings with plan representatives. For more information, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Human Resources

hr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

Ensure Online Safety at Work

The focus for the third week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month is about doing your part in ensuring online safety in the workplace. Employees are the first and last line of defense in keeping an organization safe online. Visit UNF's Cyber Security Awareness webpage to learn what can be done to help ensure the online safety and security of your department.

 

Tip of the week:                                                              

If you collect it, protect it. Follow reasonable security measures to protect individuals' personal information from inappropriate and unauthorized access.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

INB Upgrade to Banner Administrative Pages October 22

Internet Native Banner (INB) will be upgraded to Banner Administrative Pages Monday, Oct. 22. The new Administrative Pages will have a more modern interface and will be a transformed, web-based version of INB forms. View the First Day with Banner Admin Pages flyer to learn what to expect and how to access the application. The current Banner 8 Self-Service applications won't be upgraded to Banner 9 until late 2019. Visit the Banner 9 webpage to view FAQs, new keyboard shortcuts, how to create requisitions and available training.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

SAILS Application Form Restored

Students weren't able to submit a SAILS application through the online form due to a brief service interruption this morning, Thursday, Oct. 18. The application form has been restored and is functioning  normally. Applications are due 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. For questions, contact the International Center at (904) 620-2657.

Contact:

Luisa Martinez Joyce

luisa.martinez@unf.edu

UNF In The News
  • Princeton Review names UNF ‘Best in the Southeast’ college: For the 10th consecutive year, UNF is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends UNF in its “Best in the Southeast” list for 2019. Read more.
  • UNF's THRIVE program: Dr. Tara Rowe, THRIVE program director, and Ron Tucker, junior communication major and THRIVE program participant, discussed the program and their upcoming Transition to Success Conference on "First Coast Connect."
  • Music mentors strike a chord with Jacksonville kids: Students in the UNF Music Mentor program volunteer to work with underserved youth in Jacksonville at Don’t Miss A Beat, teaching them various instruments as well as music theory and performance skills. The Florida Times-Union stopped by to listen.
  • Plastic blamed for local shark death: Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program, discussed whether microplastics can be harmful to marine life with Action News.
  • UNF professor shares religious studies expertise: Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor and religious studies program director, spoke with Florida Today about how church members bond together and give back after natural disasters like Hurricane Michael.
  • Role of faith in public policy and politics: Dr. Matthew Corrigan, political science professor, discussed religion's role in politics and public policy on WJCT's "Faith Matters," a quarterly program addressing societal issues through faith perspectives.
  • UNF professor's study indicates flowers reduce stress: Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, associate professor of public health, spoke with the Times-Union about her new study that reveals flowers can reduce stress.

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

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Academics
African American Faculty/Staff Association Scholarship Applications Open

The African American Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship was established to celebrate diversity by providing financial support to any University undergraduate and graduate student who exhibits interest in enriching and supporting individuals of African-American descent, leadership in promoting an understanding of challenges that African-Americans or other minorities experience in higher education or awareness of African-American cultural, educational and civic activities. This year, the AAFSA will award at least four $500 scholarships. A completed application form including personal statement, letter of recommendation from a current AAFSA voting member and an optional letter of reference from an individual/organization must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Submit an application via the website. For questions, email the AAFSA.

Contact:

Ricarla Jackson

r.jackson@unf.edu

(904) 620-1134

Conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research Abstracts Open

The Annual Conference of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Abstracts will be accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 31; submit via the website. Students may volunteer for five- or 10-hour shifts at the conference; interested participants should  email Amanda Faherty, student coordinator.

Contact:

Dominik Guess

dguess@unf.edu

(904) 620-1634

Database Day

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Second Floor

Students and faculty are invited to learn more about library resources that support teaching, learning and research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and health. Training sessions and demonstrations will be offered for CINAHL, SciFinder, Web of Science, Joanna Briggs Evidence Based Practice Database, Journals @ OVID, IOP Science, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, RefWorks and APA Style Central. Register via the website.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

IEEExtreme Computer Programming Contest

For the fourth consecutive year, students from the School of Computing and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - Computer Society student club will participate in the global IEEExtreme 24-hour programming contest, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Watch the live video stream via the website.

Contact:

Walter Schuller

wschul@unf.edu

(904) 620-1303

Library Trial Databases

The following databases are currently available for trial on the Library Databases webpage.

 

  • Marketline provides an interactive platform that profiles major companies, industries and geographies, with a wealth of business intelligence. The database presents information in easy-to-digest formats. The trial ends Sunday, Oct. 21.
  • America's Historical Newspapers contains 350,000 full searchable issues from over 710 historical American newspapers. This resource chronicles American culture and daily life from 1690 to the recent past. The trial ends Wednesday, Nov. 14.
  • Mango Languages provides a self-paced learning program that teaches over 70 world languages and English as a Second Language from 22 different languages. Mango Languages teaches through relevant and topical dialogue using the four key components — vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture — for improving proficiency in another language. The trial ends Monday, Nov. 19.

 

Provide feedback on these databases using the Database Trial Feedback form.

Contact:

Thomas Caswell

t.caswell@unf.edu

(904) 620-5455

Website
Library Trial Databases

The following databases are currently available for trial on the Library Databases webpage; trials end Friday, Nov. 9.

  • Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts offers instant, searchable access to over 170 books, which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more across the main visual arts disciplines.
  • Bloomsbury Architecture Library offers access to a collection of fully-searchable text and image content. This includes scholarly eBooks on architecture, architectural history, theory design, urbanism, landscape and interiors including The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design.
  • Bloomsbury Cultural History is an unparalleled digital reference tool providing students and researchers with exclusive digital access to Bloomsbury's ground-breaking Cultural Histories Series which offers an authoritative survey of a wide range of subjects throughout history.
  • Bloomsbury Design Library gives comprehensive global coverage of the history, theory and practice of crafts and design from prehistoric times to the present day. It provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts worldwide from 1500 BC to the present day.
  • Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers features critical biographies of individuals who have contributed to the history of intellectual thought. It currently includes over 6,500 philosophers, politicians, mathematicians, poets, economists and scientists from North America, Britain, Ireland and the Middle East.
  • Bloomsbury Popular Music provides scholarship and serious in-depth analysis of popular music in a global context. It's a resource for students and academics across disciplines, including music, ethnomusicology, performing arts, media/communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.
  • Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. The original core collection features 1,200 titles from the pre-eminent theatre lists from Bloomsbury's Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints as well as Faber and Faber Ltd. It now also includes video with 21 filmed theatrical performances from Shakespeare's Globe on Screen.

Provide feedback on these databases using the Database Trial Feedback form.

Contact:

Thomas Caswell

t.caswell@unf.edu

(904) 620-5455

Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award Nominations Open

Nominations for the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award are being accepted through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Nominations may be submitted online, via email to an advisor or by completing a paper nomination at the various advising units. For more information, contact Katie Sarria, Academic Advising Council Governance Committee member.

Contact:

Katie Sarria

katie.sarria@unf.edu

(904) 620-2775

Spring SAILS Application Available

Students wishing to study abroad during the spring semester can now apply for the Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship (SAILS). This competitive scholarship provides funding for approved undergraduate and graduate international educational experiences that enrich academic/individual development. Scholarship recipients may receive either $1,500 to support a short-term (less than 10 weeks) international activity or $2,500 for a long-term (10 weeks or longer) international activity. Applications will be reviewed by the SAILS Committee, comprised of University students, faculty and staff as per the specified deadlines. The Office of Financial Aid will distribute funds, and final awarding is contingent upon their rules and regulations as well as upon acceptance to an approved international activity. The spring semester application must be submitted via myWings by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct 19. The scholarship is funded by the Student Life and Services Fee.

Contact:

Luisa Martinez Joyce

luisa.martinez@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657

Website
Athletics
Swim Versus University of North Carolina Asheville (Senior Day)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

The Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Blvd.

Come support your Osprey swim team as it faces University of North Carolina Asheville for Senior Day.The first 50 fans will receive free UNF swim tank tops.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kaitlyn 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

Mindful Skills Group

Your mind and body need a break from constant doing and thinking. In this group, participants will practice Qigong, a Chinese method that combines soft body movements with mental concentration/breathing to increase human energy, and sitting meditation accompanied by live singing bowls. The Mindful Skills Group meets at 11 a.m. every Friday, Founders Hall, Building 2, Counseling Center, Room 2012.

Contact:

Christy Brown

counselingctr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2602

Swoopocalypse

Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Building 61, Student Wellness Complex, to Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Participate as a runner and get chased by the undead or volunteer as a zombie during the 6th annual Zombie Run. Registration begins 6 p.m. and the race starts at 7 p.m. Volunteers will get a Swoopocalypse T-shirt as well as runners with at least one flag still attached. Pick up an application at the front desk of the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, or sign up on the day of the race. 

Contact:

Michael Hines

dhplife@unf.edu

(904) 620-4769

Website
Arts and Entertainment
Fall Improv Show

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Room 1016

The Fall Improv Show will feature students in theatre and acting courses taught by Maureen Mccluskey, English instructor. The show will include skits, games and character scenes created by students over the course of several semesters.

Cost: Free, open to the public

Contact:

Morgan Keene

n01185705@ospreys.unf.ed

(904) 903-9486

Website
Iron Pour

Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sculpture Yard, lot behind Building 6, Building Services

Watch students pour and cast molten iron. Attendees can create an iron piece by making a scratch block in sand and having it cast; no prior experience is necessary. Small scratch blocks cost $10 and large $15. Parking will be available in parking Lots 9 and 10.

Cost: Free, open to the public

Sponsor: Department of Art and Design

Contact:

Jenny Hager

j.hager@unf.edu

(904) 620-4687

Facebook Event
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series Presents Pianist Denise Wright

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall

Jacksonville native Denise Wright, one of the First Coast's most sought after collaborative pianists, will perform Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and more. Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, associate professor of voice, is the artistic director.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kolanda Douglas

k.douglas@unf.edu

(904) 620-2864

Website Facebook Event
UNF Seaside Sculpture Park Opening Reception

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Seaside Sculpture Park, 480 1st St. South

Celebrate the new sea creature sculptures that have been installed at the UNF Seaside Sculpture Park. The large-scale jellyfish and a jumbo shrimp were created by art and design students Jenn Peek, a senior, and junior Olivia Warro.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Art and Design, Student Affairs

Contact:

Jenny Hager

j.hager@unf.edu

(904) 620-4687

Facebook Event
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
10th Annual Student Leadership Summit

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703

The Taylor Leadership Institute will present its 10th annual Student Leadership Summit. This year's theme is "Leadership and Activism: Awakening the Change Agent in You." Participants will explore the intersection of leadership and activism, highlighting the ways in which students can become actively engaged to create positive change. Through a series of impactful and interactive sessions, students will develop a deeper understanding of the values and passions that drive them, hear from inspiring activist leaders and learn the tools they need to take action in their own communities. Funded through the Student Life and Services Fee, this is a free event open to all students and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Register via the website.

Contact:

Korie Hilliard

korie.hilliard@unf.edu

(904) 620-5698

Chinese History Lecture

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Room 1009

Guest speaker Dr. Victor Mair, Chinese language and literature professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture on the "Origins and Evolution of Heresy in Early China."

Contact:

Dr. Sarah Mattice

s.mattice@unf.edu

Psychology Lecture: 'Conservation, Education and Animal Wellness at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens'

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

Tony Vecchio, executive director at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, will discuss "Conservation, Education and Animal Wellness at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: Opportunities and Challenges."  A RSVP isn't required.

Sponsor: Department of Psychology, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Contact:

Denise Anderson

d.anderson@unf.edu

(904) 620-1622

'Reflections on Two Years in Spain' Spanish Conversation

Monday, October 22, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Room 2245

Enjoy "Reflexiones sobre dos años en España," a conversation in Spanish with Wesley Wilkins, UNF Class of 2015 Spanish alum and graduate of the Masters in Bilingual and Multicultural Education program at Instituto Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá de Hernares. This is the second event in the fall International Mondays series.

Sponsor: International Studies Program

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
Science Cafe Series Features Dr. Sarah Beal

Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Chamblin Room

The Science Cafe, a monthly public series hosted by the Library and the departments of Psychology and Biology, will present a lecture by Dr. Sarah Beal, assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics and Behavioral Medicine and clinical psychology expert at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Beal will discuss "The Interplay of Psychosocial Development and Health in Adolescent Foster Youth." Lunch will be provided by Brio Tuscan Grille; a RSVP isn't required.

Contact:

Denise Anderson

d.anderson@unf.edu

(904) 620-1622

'Señorita María' Screening/Conversation with Director Rubén Mendoza

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 14A, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Room 1314

Enjoy a screening of the film "Señorita María, la Falda de la Montaña" (Miss María, Skirting the Mountain) and a conversation with film director Rubén Mendoza, moderated by Dr. Constanza López, associate professor of Spanish. This event is part of "Life and Death," the fall International Studies Lecture Series; and is co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center, the Latin American and Caribbean Council, the Department of English and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
The State of Social Media Panel Discussion

Friday, October 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1027

Social media experts from various areas of the communication industry will offer their perspective and insight on social media trends.

Cost: Free, open to the public

Contact:

D'Lynn Phelps

d.phelps@unf.edu

(904) 620-2651

Website
'Uncovering Jax' Documentary Screening

Monday, October 22, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

"Uncovering Jax" is a series of short student documentaries about the little-known stories of historic Jacksonville residents. This year's stories include Jospeh E. Blodgett, Jacksonville's first African-American millionaire; Richard E. Norman, pioneer race filmmaker during the era of silent film; Anna Kingsley, former slave turned landowner; A. Philip Randolph, civil rights activist; and the gentrification of the old Brooklyn neighborhood in Jacksonville. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

Cost: Free

Contact:

D'Lynn Phelps

d.phelps@unf.edu

(904) 620-2651

Website
Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home/Healing Conference

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Board of Trustees Room, Room 1058

This conference is for Vietnam veterans, their loved ones and all interested in learning tools to provide hope and healing across generations. This first-of-its-kind conference will cover topics ranging from anger and healing to finding peace when reliving the Vietnam experience. Presentation topics will cover the coming home experience, a discussion on post-traumatic growth and a panel on assistance services. Registration is free and a complimentary breakfast will be provided. To register, visit the website or call (904) 407-6790.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Community Hospice Veterans Partnership, Military and Veterans Resource Center

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

thammock@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Diversity Initiatives
Chinese Literature

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Room 1018

Come learn about both classical and modern Chinese literature during the Chinese Culture Corner. Refreshments will be provided.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Confucius Institute

Contact:

Morgan Gurr

n00818549@unf.edu

(904) 808-5868

OneJax Campus Community Suppers

Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 3703

The Interfaith Center and OneJax will host a meal and meaningful dialogue about diversity and inclusion in our community; small groups of eight to 10 students will sit with a community/campus leader to discuss. Dinner will be provided. Interested students register here; faculty/staff register here

Contact:

Matt Hartley

m.hartley@unf.edu

(904) 620-5715

Facebook Event
Wear a Turban Day

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 58, John A. Delaney Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Join the Interfaith Center and members of the Jacksonville Sikh community at Market Days for a day to increase understanding and build bonds of friendship. Learn about the Sikh religion, try on a turban of various colors, provided by the Sikh Society of Northeast Florida, and taste an appetizer from Fifth Element Indian Restaurant.

Contact:

Matt Hartley

m.hartley@unf.edu

(904) 620-5715

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
Administration and Finance

Monday, October 22, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Administration and Finance Conference Room, Room 2200

The committee will hold an introductory meeting for the associate vice president and CIO position, 310090.

Contact:

Maria Cartolano

m.cartolano@unf.edu

(904) 620-5931

One-Stop Student Services

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Room 2727

The committee will meet to review applications for the One-Stop Student Services director position, 314220.

Contact:

Margaret Saunders

margaret.saunders@unf.edu

(904) 620-2881

Dining Services
UNF Dining Services Annual Guest Survey

The Dining Services annual guest survey is now available online via the website or by texting "KVJJ" to 99299 to receive the survey link via text. This new survey, Voice to Vision, is designed to gather feedback from the entire campus community and will be used to help improve the dining program on campus and solicit feedback. At the conclusion of the survey, guests may enter their email address for a chance to win one month of free Chick-fil-A. For full details on this promotion, visit the survey page.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 673-8730

Professional Development and Training
Upcoming Center for Instruction and Research Technology Workshops

The following CIRT workshops are available:

  • Creative Ways to Document Study Abroad Projects: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 23, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register
  • Online Testing Best Practices Webinar: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 25, online; Register

Contact:

Taylor Kennedy

taylor.kennedy@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:

  • Policies and Procedures for Travel Training: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • PCard Concur Training: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • CMS Training - Beginner: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Building Supervisor Training: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1420
  • Banner 9 Administrative Pages: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Hicks Halls, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Originating an ePAF: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • Cultural Competency Pursuit 101: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2100
  • Direct Pay/Electronic Invoice Approval: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Information for Search and Screen Committee Members/Title IX Briefing: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 2405
  • Concur Made Easy - Travel Requests, Booking and Expenses: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 26, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400

Contact:

Allison McLarty

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-1707

Website
Everything Else
24th Annual Family Weekend

The 24th Annual Family Weekend takes place Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 21. Meet fellow Osprey families, experience our beautiful campus and take part in fun events. The weekend's entertainment includes an ice cream social, Bingo and brownies, a movie under the stars featuring "Christopher Robin," a family dinner with show by Master Illusionist Elliot Zimet and more. Registration is required to attend and is currently open via the website. Note that the Elliot Zimet show is open to all students with a valid Osprey 1Card, regardless of family weekend participation. 

Contact:

Courtney King

courtney.king@unf.edu

(904) 620-5539

Astronomy Night: The Moon

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Room 1102/Rooftop

NASA made history 50 years ago this year with the success of Apollo 8, putting humans in orbit around the moon for the first time. NASA Solar System Ambassador Sam Turley will explore the legacy of this extraordinary mission and the new discoveries being made about Earth’s only permanent, natural satellite with a 30-minute presentation in Room 1102, then participants will move up to the rooftop for viewing. A second talk and tour will begin at 9 p.m. for Family Weekend attendees.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Dr. Jack Hewitt

dr.hewitt@unf.edu

(904) 620-1965

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Bookstore Big Weekend Sale

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Bookstore

Save 25 percent on all Nike apparel, logo gear and Tervis tumblers through Sunday, Oct. 21.

Contact:

Heather Czigan

0647gm@follett.com

(904) 620-2069

Bulletin Board Available

A cork bulletin board, with a light wood frame measuring approximately three feet by four feet and in good condition, is available in the Brooks College of Health Dean's Office. If interested, contact Susan Russo, administrative services coordinator.

Contact:

Susan Russo

susan.russo@unf.edu

(904) 620-1206

Kite Aerial Photography Workshops

Dr. Christopher Baynard, Center for Sustainable Business Practices director and Department of Economics and Geography associate professor, will present three kite aerial photography workshops. Attendance at all three events isn’t necessary, but it will be helpful for participants to take the courses in consecutive order. Workshops take place 2 to 4 p.m. at the Digital Humanities Institute, Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Room 2800, as follows:

  • Thursday, Nov. 1: Participants will learn to prepare and fly specialized kites for use in kite aerial photography. Kite assembly/selection, equipment, launching and flying as well as weather conditions will be discussed. Time and weather permitting, camera equipment will be discussed and flown.
  • Thursday, Nov. 15: Participants will learn to attach cameras, phones and other equipment to kites and possibly balloons for capturing imagery. Participants will fly the kites and/or balloons, weather permitting, to capture imagery of the UNF campus; imagery will be reviewed at the end of the session.
  • Thursday, Nov. 29: Participants will prepare and process the imagery that they captured in the previous workshops for georeferencing, mosaicking and 3D models using ArcGIS, Pix4D or DroneDeploy. Participants will have digital products of the imagery they captured for display or further analysis. 

Check the website for specific instructions, relevant training videos and more information to prepare before attending the workshops. To register, email David Wilson, Digital Humanities Institute Tools and Training subcommittee co-chair and CIRT assistant director, by Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Contact:

David Wilson

david.wilson@unf.edu

(904) 620-1415

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Legacy Brick Pavers Available

Become a part of UNF's history with a commemorative brick paver in Osprey Plaza. Honor a student, graduate, favorite professor or friend; memorialize a loved one or commemorate your time at the University. Orders may be placed via the website

Contact:

Kate Engel McMillan

k.engel@unf.edu

(608) 334-0199

MLK Luncheon - Save the Date

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center

The 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon will honor King's legacy and support the scholarships that are awarded every year to students whose leadership as well as service reflect his teachings. For more information, contact the Intercultural Center for Peace at (904) 620-2475

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2475

Student House Calls Volunteers Needed

Approximately 40 volunteers are still needed to participate in House Calls, 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. This is an opportunity for faculty and staff to meet residential students on campus and discover how to help them succeed while at the University. Dinner will be provided at the Osprey Café. To sign up as a volunteer, email Margaret Saunders, Enrollment Services administrative assistant, by Monday, Oct. 22.

Contact:

Margret Saunders

margaret.saunders@unf.edu

(904) 620-5227

UNF Surf Team Lessons

Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

6th Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach

Learn to surf from students on the UNF Surf Team, one of the top three surf teams in the nation. Look for the UNF Surf Team banner on the beach in front of 6th Ave. S. and stop by for an informal lesson.

Cost: Free, open to the public

Contact:

Ray Bunch

rbunch@unf.edu

(904) 620-5107