Administrative Announcements
Carpenter Library Open 24 Hours

The Carpenter Library will be open 24 hours starting today, Monday, April 16, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 27.


Paul Mosley

(904) 620-1527

Concur Recommendations

Faculty and staff have been using Concur, the University's new travel, expense and purchasing card application, successfully for a couple of weeks. Below are some recommendations that will be helpful as usage continues:

  • Add both a travel assistant and delegate if you haven't already done so. Having a designated travel assistant configured in Concur will enable someone, such as your administrator, to make reservations on your behalf. Having a delegate will enable someone, such as your administrator, to process your expense reports, e.g. purchasing card purchases. Directions for adding a travel assistant and delegate are on pages 9 through 11 in the Concur User Guide.

  • If Concur emails are being sent to the Junk email folder, easily adjust the settings in Outlook.

  • Travel authorizations in Banner Travel and Expense that need to be expensed will be closed out using a Direct Pay method, the same process followed at year-end.

  • Training is highly recommended; register for a "Concur Made Easy" training class using CPDT's registration link in myWings. In addition to weekly training classes, there will be weekly hands-on users lab sessions. Faculty/staff are encouraged to drop in with specific questions about system usage. Registration isn't required for these lab sessions. Visit the Concur® webpage to view the User Guide and additional information.


Controller's Office

(904) 620-2713

UNF In The News
  • Forbes names UNF 2018 'Best Value College': The University has been named a Forbes 2018 "Best Value College" and is among an exclusive class of only 300 schools nationwide ranked to help students as well as families evaluate the likely return on their investment.  Read more.
  • UNF ROTC students gain skills to carry into combat: First Coast News and Action News stopped by to witness Army ROTC students in action completing a combat care training exercise with a Black Hawk helicopter on campus.
  • Could jetty in St. Augustine save beach, make great surfing waves too?: Four UNF civil engineering students think they've found a way to ease beach erosion at a troubled spot in St. Augustine Beach — while also providing some fine waves for surfing and some pretty good fishing and diving too. The Florida  Times-Union, First Coast News, Action News and WJXT Ch. 4 covered the Senior Capstone Project.
  • Cultures short in everyday patience: Dr. Dominik Guess, psychology professor, spoke to "First Coast Living" about the new European study he and his students conducted while abroad concerning patience in different cultures.
  • 'Dolphin Tale' trainer speaks at UNF: Abigale Stone, real-life caregiver for Winter the dolphin from the movie "Dolphin Tale," spoke to coastal biology students about her career and rehabilitating the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Action News Jax was there.


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Summer Parking Visitor Validation Code Request

Visitor validation codes for summer term guest parking are available. Departments must request the Pay-by-Plate kiosk codes for guests to use when parking on campus. To request a code, access myWings "Employee Online Forms" and select the "Departmental Parking Requests" tab. Click on "Visitor Parking Validations," then select "Summer 2018" from the drop-down menu. For more information, view the Visitor Parking website.


Gerald Davis

(904) 620-5361

New Library Databases

Two new research databases are available on the Library Databases webpage.

  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context: an online resource for debaters, covering important social issues that includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps and infographics; periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science and more
  • Grove Art Online (Oxford Art Online): a scholarly art encyclopedia that covers global art/architecture from prehistory to present day; includes peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies and links to additional resources


Stephanie Race

(904) 620-5177

Professional Development and Training
Division of Continuing Education Courses/Programs

The following Continuing Education courses are available:

  • Project Management Information Session: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., Thursday, April 26; Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, Room 2144; Register
  • Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance (2-15) Prelicensing Course: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 4; University Center, Building 43, Room 2144; Register
  • PMP Certification Preparation Course: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5; University Center, Building 43, Room 2144; Register
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Monday, May 7; University Center, Building 43, Room 2144; Register
  • Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 8; University Center, Building 43, Room 2144; Register
  • International Logistics: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 11; University Center, Building 43, Room 2144; Register

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


The LEARN Jacksonville program is celebrating 10 years of "learning for the fun of it;" visit the website for more information. 


Aliyah Smith

(904) 620-4200

Professional Development Forum Registration Open

The 14th annual Professional Development Forum's theme, "Navigating the Winds of Change," will focus on how change can impact and alter personal/professional lives. The forum will empower employees with tools to see change as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Registration opens today, Thursday, April 12, through close of business Wednesday, April 25. Register here or through the Center for Professional Development and Training website.


Allison McLarty

(904) 620-1707

Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will interview Dr. Ari Kim, candidate for the sport management instructor position, 322330. For more information, contact Judy Chacinski, office manager.


Judy Chacinski

(904) 620-1801

Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Room 3138

The committee will meet to discuss the assistant/associate professor of logistics and supply chain management position, 312520.


David Swanson

(904) 620-5228

Athletics and Recreation
ASUN Conference Men's/Women's Tennis Tournament

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Building 37, Tennis Clubhouse

Cheer on the men's and women's tennis teams this weekend as they host the ASUN Conference Tennis Tournament. The men's team enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed and the women's team enters as No. 2 seed. Come out and support the Ospreys!


Ospreys will begin play against Friday's first-round match winners:

  • Saturday, April 21:
    • Men's: 9 a.m.
    • Women's: 5 p.m.

If the Ospreys win, they will play Sunday for the ASUN Conference Championship:

  • Sunday, April 22:
    • Men's: 10 a.m. 
    • Women's: 1 p.m

Cost: Free


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Summer Camps: Day Academy

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

  • Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8
  • Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15
  • Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13
  • Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20

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 attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; aftercare is available for an additional fee.


DMSA Summer Camps: UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp

  • Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Saturday, June 2

The North Florida Summer Identification Camp is designed for elite club and high school players to demonstrate their skills in front of the North Florida coaching staff and other coaches in attendance.


DMSA Summer Camps: Elite Residential Academy

  • Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1

The DMSA 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 collegiate 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, visit the Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy website.


Derek Marinatos

(904) 620-2948

General Meetings
Art in State Buildings Selection Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Campus Planning, Design and Construction Conference Room, Room 3200

Skinner-Jones Hall's Art in State Buildings Selection Committee will have a public meeting to review submission scoring results and determine finalists and/or existing art purchase. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 24 hours prior to the event by contacting the Disability Resource Center at (904) 620-2769. For those hearing or speech impaired, contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, (800) 955-8771 for TDD or (800) 955-8770 for voice. Visit the website to learn more about the project. For more information, contact Angela Johnson, Campus Planning, Design and Construction executive secretary, at (904) 620-2024, or Mary Mory, coordinator facilities planning.


Mary Mory

(904) 620-2269

Items Available for Property Transfer
End Tables Available

Student Academic Success Services has three light tan end tables available, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2200. Photos available upon request via email.


Matt Harris

(904) 620-2996

Everything Else
26th Annual Small Business Week Celebration

Friday, May 4, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044

Network with 300 of North Florida’s small business leaders, lenders and supporters as the U.S. Small Business Administration presents the Small Business Week Awards and Top Lender Awards. This event will feature a keynote, "Bridge the Gap Between Generations in your Business," presented by Alicia Rainwater, Center for Generational Kinetics speaker. Learn more and register on the website.

Cost: $40

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center


Ali Stephens

(904) 620-2441

Facebook Event
Carpenter Library Finals Week

The Carpenter Library, Building 12, will offer the following student events and activities during finals week:

  • Free late-night coffee, tea and snacks: Items will be available 8 p.m. daily until supplies run out, Monday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 25; First Floor
  • Zzz-Zone: A quiet place for naps, during finals hours, Friday, April 20, to Friday, April 27; Third Floor
  • Coloring Station: Keep calm and color away the stress, during finals hours, Friday, April 20, to Friday, April 27; Second Floor


Maria Atilano

(904) 620-1564

Computing Summer Camps

The School of Computing will host week-long summer camps for middle and high school students. Programs run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with drop-off beginning 8 a.m. and pick-up until 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Session dates are as follows:

  • Cybersecurity: June 18 through June 22, and July 23 through July 27
  • Java and Minecraft: June 25 through June 29 
  • Python Programming: July 16 through July 20

For questions, email the School of Computing.


Sherif Elfayoumy

(904) 620-2985

Free Nutrition Counseling Available

There are two types of free nutrition counseling available to the campus community:

  • The Department of Recreation and Wellness provides dietitians for general nutrition counseling, including guidance in healthy eating, weight management, sports nutrition, vegetarian/vegan diets, mindful eating and more. Dietitians work one-on-one with clients to educate, develop personalized recommendations and create SMART goals. Contact Callie Stewart or Kelly Schooley, wellness dietitians, to schedule an appointment.
  • Dining Services offers one-on-one nutrition consultations specializing in food allergies/intolerances and dietary restrictions while guiding individuals towards healthier options on campus. For more information on how to enhance your dining experience, schedule an appointment through the Dining Services website and click the "Meet Our Registered Dietitian" tab or contact registered dietitian Yemila Lowry.


Callie Stewart

(904) 620-5223

Free Summer A Chinese Language/Tai Chi Martial Arts Courses

The Confucius Institute is offering free, six-week, non-credit Summer A courses for students, faculty and staff:

  • Chinese Language and Culture I: Noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 9 through June 18
  • Chinese Language and Culture II: 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 10 through June 19; preparation for the HSK proficiency test Levels 3 and 4
  • Tai Chi/Martial Arts: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, May 10 through June 15
  • Tai Chi/Martial Arts: 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, May 13 through June 17

Register via the website.


Natalia Gallimore

(904) 620-5436

May Third Thursday: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

Experience the family-friendly fun of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp with the Alumni Association for May's edition of Third Thursday. Registration includes entry to the game, a reserved seat in the Sea Best Shrimp Deck and buffet access. The Jumbo Shrimp also will host Thirsty Thursday for those 21 and older with proper ID, to include 12-ounce Budweiser products for $1 or 24-ounce for $2. Register here.

Cost: $15


Kelly Rhoden

(904) 620-2133

Facebook Event
PAWS Your Stress

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor

Students can PAWS finals week stress by enjoying cuddles and kisses from the service-dogs-in-training of the local chapter of Canine Companions for Independence.


Maria Atilano

(904) 620-1564

Website Facebook Event
Summer/Fall Meal Memberships Now Available

A variety of weekly and by-the-semester meal memberships are now available via MyWings. Visit the Dining Services webpage to learn more.


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

'Tools to Quit' Smoking Cessation Class

Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 61, Student Wellness Complex, Room 1200

A smoking cessation class for those wanting to kick the tobacco habit, this course offers participants two weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy. Topics covered include reasons for smoking, personal triggers, dealing with withdrawal symptoms and the rewards of quitting tobacco. Participants will receive information about additional resources. Pre-register by contacting Michael Hines, health education coordinator.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Recreation and Wellness


Michael Hines

(904) 620-1576

Unwanted Textbook Collection

The Environmental Center is collecting unwanted textbooks to help support literacy programs worldwide through Better World Books. Donations are accepted throughout the year at the Environmental Center office, Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2200, and outside the Bookstore in the blue collection bin. Faculty/staff may also request a pickup by contacting the Environmental Center.


James Taylor

(904) 620-5804

Veterans Plaza Customized Pavers Available

Ospreys can now order a customized Veterans Plaza paver, which makes a great graduation gift. Proceeds from sales benefit the Military and Veterans Resource Center; orders placed by Friday, June 1, will be installed over the summer. For more information and pricing, visit the website


Theresa Hammock

(904) 620-5042