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Academics
Faculty Awards Nomination Deadline

The nomination deadline for the 2014-15 Distinguished Professor, Outstanding Faculty Scholarship, Outstanding Faculty Service Awards and Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. The guidelines for each are on the Faculty Association website under "Faculty Awards." Any individual within the University community including students, alumni, faculty, staff and/or administration may nominate a faculty member for an award. Nominations should be submitted via online; by e-mail to facassn1@unf.edu; or handwritten/typed forms may be delivered to the Faculty Association Office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 3100. For more information, contact Cindy Chin, Faculty Association executive secretary.

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

UNF In the News
  • UNF ranks in top 50 in 2015 Best Online Colleges: UNF was recognized by the Affordable Colleges Foundation, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, by earning a place in the top 50 on its new ranking of 2015's Best Online Colleges. Watch the WJXT Ch. 4 story here.
  • Coastal Biology Flagship Program Flourishes: In 2006, Coastal Biology became one of four flagship programs at the University at that time. Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of the Coastal Biology Flagship Program, discussed this flagship and how it's grown during "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research. Listen here.
  • Outstanding volunteerism: Recent graduate Rachel Kurzinski was recognized by The Florida Times-Union for going above and beyond in doing volunteer work as a student. Read it here.
  • Bush as Fla. governor vs. president: Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration chair, spoke with MSNBC about how former governor Jeb Bush's policies as governor will affect his run for president. Read the story here. Watch him on WJXT Ch. 4 here. Read the USA Today story here.
  • U.S. and Cuba relations: Dr. David Schwam-Baird, associate professor of political science, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4 the Local Station about the U.S. government easing travel restrictions, opening an embassy and expanding trade, a few of the new policies aimed at rebuilding relations between the U.S and Cuba. Watch the interview here.
  • Avoiding holiday meltdowns: Dr. Gabe Ybarra, associate professor of psychology, discussed how to handle stressful family situations during the holidays on First Coast News' "The Chat." Watch the segment here.
  • Workforce dropouts first battle despair, then many retire early: Dr. Paul Mason, economics professor, told The Florida Times-Union that the labor force participation rate has been low due to a relatively older population. Read it here.

For more UNF news stories, click here.

Contact:

Jessica Scott

jessica.scott@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Administrative Announcements
Banner Unavailability Dec. 28

All Banner applications will be unavailable Sunday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 9 a.m. to perform an upgrade. No changes to the interface are expected. Students, faculty and staff will have access to Blackboard and e-mail in myWings during the down time.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Holiday Break/Intersession Hours

Bookstore
The Bookstore's hours will vary during the holiday break. For a detailed listing of hours, visit the website.


Dining
Chartwells' dining options will vary during the holiday break. For a detail listing of hours, visit the website.


Game Room

  • Monday, Dec. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 6: Close
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7: Resume regular hours

ITS Help Desk/General Purpose Computer Lab

  • Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Dec. 23: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Friday, Jan. 2: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 3, and Sunday, Jan. 4: Closed
  • Monday, Jan. 5: Resume regular hours


Student Government

  • Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7: Resume regular hours


Student Government Print Lab

  • Monday, Dec. 15, through Tuesday, Jan. 6: Close
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7: Resume regular hours

 

Student Union

  • Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 20: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Dec. 23: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Regular hours resume Wednesday, Jan. 7

 

Student Wellness Complex
Complex hours will vary during the holiday break. For a detailed listing of hours, visit the website.

 

Carpenter Library

  • Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 1: Closed
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7: Resume regular hours

Contact:

Jessica Scott

jessica.scott@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Arts and Entertainment
Mad Hatter's Ball: New Year's Eve at MOCA Jacksonville

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Building 99, MOCA, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL

Go through the looking glass and welcome 2015 in style. This year's fete at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, will once again prove to be the thing to do on New Year's Eve. Revel the night away on the dance floor, try your luck at the tables, enjoy festive drinks and eats and experience the best ball drop countdown in the city. Black tie is optional. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Cost: Singles/$100; Couples/$180

Sponsor: MOCA Jacksonville

Contact:

Denise Reagan

info@mocajacksonville.org

(904) 620-3224

Athletics and Recreation
Alumni Sixth Man Baskbetball Game

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 34, Arena

The Alumni Association is selling Sixth Man ticket packages, which includes a game ticket, T-shirt and Ozzie Bucks to use at the concession stand. Packages will be distributed from 6 to 7 p.m. on game day in front of the Arena, Building 34. Click here to purchase a package. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Services.

Cost: General admission/$6; Students/Free with Osprey1 Card

Sponsor: Alumni Association

Contact:

Office of Alumni Services

unf-alum@unf.edu

(904) 620-4723

General Meetings
January Faculty Association Meeting

Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

Check the Faculty Association website for the agenda. Click "Current Agenda" for the complete packet and "Hotline" for the current events. The January agenda packet can be viewed here. Limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Dr. Scott Hochwald, Faculty Association vice president.

Contact:

Scott Hochwald

shochwal@unf.edu

(904) 620-2653

Everything Else
Spinnaker Survey

Each semester, Spinnaker Media conducts a survey to determine how often students and faculty listen, watch and read its produced content.Click here to take this two-minute survey to voice an opinion and shape the future of Spinnaker Media.

Contact:

Jessica Bolden

promotions@unfspinnaker.com

(407) 376-8939

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