Important Message
UPD Apprehends Craigslist Suspect

After several months of investigating, the University Police Department has arrested a Jacksonville man and charged him with battery. In November, a UNF student responded to a Craigslist advertisement from a single dad asking for a babysitter. During the encounter with the suspect, the UNF student was battered, but, fortunately, not physically harmed. As a result of the follow-up investigation, the UPD was able to identify the suspect as 45-year-old Eyad Tawil, a Jacksonville resident. He was taken into custody yesterday and booked into the Duval County Jail. As a reminder, UPD asks the campus community to use extreme caution when meeting with individuals encountered on the internet. Additional safety tips can be found here. If you encounter suspicious activity on campus, always contact the UPD at (904) 620-2800.

Contact:

(904) 620-2102

Administrative Announcements
TIAA-CREF Representatives on Campus

TIAA-CREF representatives will meet with current and potential clients, Monday, Jan. 23, and Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Office of Human Resources, Building 1, Room 1101. To schedule a required appointment, click here or call (800) 732-8353.

Contact:

Jennifer Neidhardt

j.neidhardt@unf.edu

(904) 620-2905

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Academics
Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship

The Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship provides an opportunity for faculty members to engage in research that measures the impact of community-based transformational learning and community engagement with students, faculty and the community. For more information or to submit an application and research proposal, visit the Center for Community Based Learning website. The submission deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

Contact:

Heather Burk

hburk@unf.edu

(904) 620-3549

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European Regional Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3805

All faculty with academic interests in Europe are invited to this event hosted by the European Regional Council. During the meeting, ways to enhance communication between individual faculty with common European interests across the different colleges will be discussed. The Council would like to cultivate the sharing of broad-based academic programs and/or potential research initiatives. The development of activities that would be of interest to students is a possible topic for discussion as well. A RSVP is requested but not required. Contact Dr. Debra Murphy, chair of the Department of Art and Design, or Dr. Tim Robinson, director of International Affairs, with any questions. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sponsor: International Affairs

Contact:

Tim Robinson

trobinso@unf.edu

(904) 620-1099

Professional Development and Training
Community Scholars Program Cohort Applications

The Center for Community-Based Learning announces its ninth round of the Community Scholars Program, a professional community of practice to support faculty members and student affairs professionals in the practice of community-based, transformational learning instruction. Full-time, tenured, tenure-earning and nontenure-earning faculty members and student-affairs professionals with interests are eligible to apply. For more information and the application, visit the Center for Community-Based-Learning website. The submission deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1.

Contact:

Ryan Doan

l.ryan.doan@unf.edu

(904) 620-3547

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Search/Screen Committee Members Training

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3703A

This is a required training for all individuals serving on the Search and Screen Committee. A list of future trainings can be found in the Center for Professional Development and Training online course catalog.

Contact:

Katie Haft

k.haft@unf.edu

(904) 620-1065

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Spring 2017 Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703

University students and professors, study abroad advisors and vendors as well as global exchange partners will share information about study-abroad options, the process and travel tips/tricks. Enjoy casual conversation, light refreshments, an interactive photo booth and other activities. Information on scholarships and specific faculty-led exchanges will also be available.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: UNF International Center

Contact:

Lauren Hodge

l.hodge@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657

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'The War is Against Me' Featuring CeCe McDonald

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballroom C, Room 3703

CeCe McDonald, who has helped turn a national spotlight on the violence and discrimination faced by transgender women of color, will be speaking about "The War is Against Me." After using deadly force to protect herself from a group of people who attacked her on the streets of Minneapolis, she served 19 months in prison. In her discussion, McDonald speaks about violence against trans women, the prison industrial complex and how to combat it.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center

Contact:

Logan Judd

logan.judd@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

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Search Committee News
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering, Room 2500

The committee will interview Dr. Grant Bevill, a candidate for the mechanical engineering assistant professor position, 330050. A research presentation "Biomechanics for Mechanical Engineering" will take place. For a complete itinerary, contact Dr. Paul Eason, director of materials science and engineering research facility.

Contact:

Paul Eason

paul.eason@unf.edu

(904) 620-1875

Department of Communication

Monday, January 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 14D, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Center, Room 2014

The committee will meet to discuss the results of on-campus interviews for the instructor of media production position, 314750.

Contact:

Siho Nam

snam@unf.edu

(904) 620-3806

Department of Development and Alumni Engagement

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2112

The committee will meet to review applicants for the director of development, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction position, 314580/333040.

Contact:

Barbara Ruby

b.ruby@unf.edu

(904) 620-2264

Department of Economics and Geography

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Room 2004

The committee with interview Huiying Chen, a candidate for the assistant professor position, 310180.

Contact:

Andrés Gallo

agallo@unf.edu

(904) 620-1694

Division of Administration and Finance

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Room 2200

A meeting will take place to discuss candidates' resumes for the director of university facilities planning position, 310060.

Contact:

Maria Cartolano

m.cartolano@unf.edu

(904) 620-5931

Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Monday, January 23, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2400

There will be an on-campus interview for the director of library systems and technology position, 334040. For the complete itinerary, contact Susie Parks, executive secretary.

Contact:

Susie Parks

s.parks@unf.edu

(904) 620-2553

Athletics and Recreation
Gate River Run Training

The 2017 Gate River Run 15K will start in downtown Jacksonville at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11. For those interested in training for the race, a running coach will be available at the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Lobby, today through Wednesday, March 8, as follows:

  • Mondays: 11 a.m. (closed on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday)
  • Tuesdays: 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m. or 3:15 p.m.

The full training calendar can be viewed on the UNF Campus Recreation Facebook page.

Contact:

Kacie Smith

kacie.smith@unf.edu

(904) 620-5217

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Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes at the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, begin today, Tuesday, Jan. 17. Classes are free to students, full-time faculty/staff and Student Wellness Complex members. A valid Osprey 1card must be scanned at the member services desk for entry. For the full schedule with class descriptions, click here. For questions, contact the Student Wellness Complex at (904) 620-2853.

Contact:

Kacie Smith

kacie.smith@unf.edu

(904) 620-5217

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Men's Basketball Versus Lipscomb University

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 34, Arena

Cheer on the men's basketball team against Lipscomb.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Women's Basketball Versus Lipscomb University

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Building 34, Arena

Cheer on the women's basketball team against Lipscomb.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Women's Tennis Versus Florida A&M University

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Building 37, Tennis Clubhouse

Cheer on the women's tennis team against FAMU.

Cost: Free with Valid Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

kparsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Women's Tennis Versus University of South Carolina

Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 37, Tennis Clubhouse

Cheer on the women's tennis team against South Carolina.

Cost: Free with Valid Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Arts and Entertainment
Lantern Festival Concert

Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 14A, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater

The Confucius Institute at UNF will host a Lantern Festival concert celebration featuring performers from Shaanxi Normal University School of Music. Enjoy songs, dancing, Erhu/Guqin/Guzheng playing, Kung Fu demonstrations and other Chinese cultural activities. The event is free but an e-ticket is required.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: The Confucius Institute at UNF

Contact:

Allison McLarty

a.mclarty@unf.edu

(904) 640-5436

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'Meaure for Measure' Shakespeare-in-the-Park Auditions

The Department of English, in conjunction with the City of Atlantic Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, will hold auditions for "Measure for Measure," the eighth annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park. The production seeks a multicultural cast. There are roles for 25 males and females, ages 16 to 60, including several singing roles. A two-minute prepared modern or classical monologue is required. There will also be script readings. Vocalists should prepare to sing a cappella. The production will run for three weekends in April. Auditions will take place at the Student Union, Building 58, Auditorium, Room 2704, as follows:

  • Friday, Jan. 20: 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 21: 1 to 4 p.m.

For information, contact Dr. Pam Monteleone, associate professor of English, or Linda Ginsberg at gins912@gmail.com.

Contact:

Pam Monteleone

pmontele@unf.edu

(904) 704-3207

Items Available for Property Transfer
Chairs Available

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics has six rolling chairs and five nonrolling chairs available.

Contact:

Brittney Pringle

n01173375@unf.edu

(904) 620-1700

Clubs and Organizations
Hunger Simulation Dinner

Monday, January 30, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Ballroom, Room 3703

The Food Fighters student club will present a simulated hunger and poverty dinner experience, marking the launch of the Food Fighters food recovery program. Global and local hunger problems will be the focus of discussion and the simulation. The food recovery program serves surplus food from the Osprey Cafe to community partners. This event has a coalition of sponsors, including the Environmental Center, Department of Health Promotions, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Chartwells and the Northeast Florida AIDS Network. A nonperishable food donation of canned vegetables or beans is suggested. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call the Department of Health Promotion at (904) 620-1570.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Courtney Hogan

courtney.hogan@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

Everything Else
Astronomy Night

Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fort Frederica National Monument, 6515 Frederica Rd., Saint Simons Island, GA, 31522

As part of the Night Skies Initiative, Fort Frederica National Monument in conjunction with UNF, will offer a special astronomy night. Dr. John Hewitt, assistant professor of physics, will offer a short presentation about the wonders of the night sky followed by viewing through telescopes. A limited number of telescopes will be available for public use, participants are encouraged to bring their own telescope to reduce wait times.

Contact:

Jack Hewitt

dr.hewitt@unf.edu

(904) 620-1965

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Club Grant Applications Now Available

Do you know of a student club searching for sponsors to fund a specific project, trip or cause? Two student clubs are eligible for grant funding by the Alumni Association for up to $1,000 per club. Applications for the spring semester are due by Tuesday, Feb. 14. Click here to learn more and for an application. 

Contact:

Leah Case

l.case@unf.edu

(904) 620-2132

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Homecoming Office Decorating Contest

The theme for the office decorating contest is "Osprey Pride." All on-campus departments/offices are eligible to participate. Photos will be taken, and judging will take place the week of Homecoming. Winners will be determined by the Office of Campus Life staff and volunteer judges. Interested contest participants should sign up here by Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Contact:

Courtney King

courtney.king@unf.edu

(904) 620-5539

Interfaith Community Service Award Nominations

The Interfaith Center presents the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award each spring to two outstanding students. Each winner receives a tuition scholarship in the amount of $500. Staff and faculty are invited to nominate a student. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, March 17. For information on eligibility and access to the nomination form, click here. For questions, contact Dorianna Schaffield, Interfaith Center office assistant.

Contact:

Dorianne Schaffield

d.schaffield@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Lend-A-Wing Open House

Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Room 1202

Faculty and staff are invited to this informational session and private tour of Lend-A-Wing food pantry to foster a better understanding of the resources available to students. Help us to help our Ospreys soar to a better future by ending campus hunger.

Contact:

Erin Mitts

lendawing@unf.edu

(904) 620-5754

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Mindful Meditation Workshops

The Department of Health Promotion is hosting several workshops exploring various formats of Mindful Meditation to help relax and rejuvenate. A nonjudgmental environment and yoga mats will be provided. Workshops begin Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Mind Body Studio, Room 1017. For a full schedule of workshops, view the featured events on the Healthy Osprey Facebook page.

Contact:

Department of Health Promotion

dhplife@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

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Nutrition Counseling Available

The Department of Health Promotion has availability for nutritional counseling for the spring term. To reserve an appointment with a dietitian, contact Health Promotion at (904) 620-1570.

Contact:

Yemila Lowry

y.lowry@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

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Osprey Community Engagement Medallion Spring Application

The Center for Community-Based Learning is accepting applications for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion. This recognizes 25 graduating students who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based federal work-study and political engagement. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Monday, March 6. Visit the website for more information and the application.

Contact:

Ryan Doan

l.ryan.doan@unf.edu

(904) 620-3547

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Senior Service Award: Nominations

The Alumni Association is accepting nominations from faculty, staff and students for the spring Senior Service Award. This award is presented to a graduating senior who has made significant contributions to the University and/or the community through volunteerism while maintaining an outstanding academic record. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 3, to nominate a deserving student click here.

Contact:

Leah Case

l.case@unf.edu

(904) 620-2132

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'Take the Stairs' Campaign

The Healthy Osprey initiative introduces the "Take the Stairs" campaign, encouraging everyone on campus to take the first step to a healthier lifestyle. For those who are able, taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a quick, easy way to incorporate small changes into a daily routine. Signs will be posted near elevators to remind the campus of a healthier option. Post a picture of yourself taking the stairs on Instagram, using #UNFTAKETHESTAIRS for a chance to win a weekly prize. For more information about the "Take the Stairs" campaign or for those that are unable to participate but are interested in improving cardio health, contact the Department of Health Promotion at (904) 620-1570.

Contact:

Ashley Ballard

a.ballard@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

Women's History Month Scholarship Applications Available

Each year, the Women's Center awards a $1,000 Women's History Month Scholarship to an eligible student for outstanding work that enhances gender equality on campus or in the local community. The scholarship is presented at the annual Women's History Month Luncheon in March. Application packets are due 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.

Contact:

Women's Center

womenctr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

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