Osprey Update Edition for Studentshttp://www.unf.edu/OspreyUpdateChoral Ensembles Accepting New Members

Start Date:
2018-04-23
End Date:
2018-06-01
Headline: Choral Ensembles Accepting New Members
Description:

Choral ensembles positions are open for all voice ranges. To join, submit a recording of yourself singing "Happy birthday to Mia" and include name, N-number and desired ensemble group via email. Rehearsal times for the open groups are as follows:

  • 5 o’clock Singing Ospreys: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays; tenors/basses 
  • Osprey Treble Chorus: 1 to 2:20 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; sopranos/altos
  • Chorale: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; admission to this ensemble requires further audition
URL:
Category:
Arts and Entertainment
Contact Name:
Dr. Cara Tasher
Contact Email:
chorus@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2960



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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:38:14 GMT
Meal Memberships Available

Start Date:
2018-05-07
End Date:
2018-05-21
Headline: Meal Memberships Available
Description:

Meal Memberships for the summer and fall terms are now on sale via myWings. A variety of meals by the week or by the term are available for purchase. To learn more, visit the website.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Dennis Negrin
Contact Email:
d.negrin@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1959



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Tue, 01 May 2018 19:07:53 GMT
Intellikey Expiration May 9

Start Date:
2018-05-07
End Date:
2018-05-21
Headline: Intellikey Expiration May 9
Description:

Intellikeys for adjuncts, OPS employees, contractors and part-time staff will expire Wednesday, May 9. In order for a key to remain active beyond that date, the department will need to email Bill Bigham, locksmith supervisor, with the key holder's name and N number. Bring keys to the Lock Shop, UNF Annex, Building 6, Room 1206, to be updated. Allow two days for the information to be updated before bringing keys to the Lock Shop. Departments will be charged $40 for expired keys that aren't returned.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Bill Bigham
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2669



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Mon, 07 May 2018 12:26:02 GMT
Cyber Security Symposium May 22

Start Date:
2018-05-08
End Date:
2018-05-22
Headline: Cyber Security Symposium May 22
Description:

The fifth annual Cyber Security Symposium will feature members of the University's Information Technology Services security team and representatives from Microsoft and Dell. Topics will include how-to's for securing data and protecting organizations, as well as recommended security road maps for mitigating cyber threats. Registration is required for this public event.

URL:
Category:
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Contact Name:
Todd Vatter
Contact Email:
todd.vatter@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-4357
Event Date: 2018-05-22
Event Time:
9:00 a.m.
Event Location:
Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Board of Trustees Ballroom, Room 1058
Event Cost:
Free
Event Sponsor:
Information Technology Services Security



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Mon, 07 May 2018 15:47:37 GMT
Student Self Service Unavailability May 18 to 21

Start Date:
2018-05-08
End Date:
2018-05-21
Headline: Student Self Service Unavailability May 18 to 21
Description:

Student Self-Service will be unavailable 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 21, to update the hardware in preparation for the Banner 9 deployment taking place later this year. Links to student records, degree evaluation, course schedule, academic transcript, etc. won't be available during the downtime. MyWings will be available but could experience slowness. Canvas may be accessed directly here and Ospreys email here.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
ITS Help Desk
Contact Email:
helpdesk@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-4357



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Mon, 07 May 2018 20:52:32 GMT
Stay Safe this Semester

Start Date:
2018-05-09
End Date:
2018-05-22
Headline: Stay Safe this Semester
Description:

In the event of an emergency, the University will use multiple means of communication to notify and update the campus community regarding the nature of a crisis. Means of communication may include social media, text messages, cell phone calls and indoor/outdoor mass communication systems. In the event of an active shooter emergency while in a classroom or other University building, individuals are encouraged to take the actions listed below:

  • RUN: When an active shooter is in your vicinity, if there is an escape path, and it's safe to do so, attempt to evacuate.
  • HIDE: If evacuation isn't possible, find a place to hide.
  • FIGHT: As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter.

When law enforcement arrives, remain calm and follow instructions, keep your hands visible at all times, avoid pointing or yelling and know that help for the injured is on the way. When informed to evacuate by emergency personnel, leave all personal effects behind, unless instructed otherwise by emergency personnel. Upon exiting the classroom space, promptly proceed to the location designated by or led to by emergency personnel. Don't re-enter classroom space until directed or given an all-clear by emergency personnel. Visit the Crisis Management website for more information.

 

It's strongly recommended that students watch a video supplied by the FBI titled "Run, Hide, Fight," found here

 

In addition, the University Police Department recommends students go to the App Store for Apple products and Google Play Store for Android products and download the free-of-charge app called Safe Ospreys. If prompted, grant permission to receive app notifications. By downloading the app, users will have access to the UNF Alert Feed for emergency notifications and these six safety feature buttons:

  • Mobile BlueLight: Just like the blue emergency phones on campus, this button simultaneously sends your location and calls the dispatchers in the University Police Department.
  • Friend Walk: This allows individuals to send your location in real-time to a friend or parent, so they can monitor as you walk to your destination and trigger a call to emergency services, if needed.
  • Report a Tip: Users can report a tip of unusual or criminal activity to UPD using one of three options—a Tip Report, the Silent Witness program or a call to UPD’s dispatch center.
  • Safety Toolbox: This button reveals a set of tools with directions—Flashlight, Share Map of your location and Notification History.
  • Emergency Plans: Even without internet access, users will be able to view and keep informed of the University’s emergency plans, such as procedures for bomb threats, campus disturbances, hazardous release, fire and facility evacuation.
  • Support Resources: This button offers links to the University’s Counseling Center and Women’s Center.

The University encourages the entire campus community to download and utilize the app as soon as possible.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Chief Frank Mackesy
Contact Email:
mackesyf.mackesy@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2800



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Wed, 09 May 2018 12:08:59 GMT
University Support Personnel Association Children's Book Drive

Start Date:
2018-05-10
End Date:
2018-05-21
Headline: University Support Personnel Association Children's Book Drive
Description:

The USPA is collecting new and gently used children's books, reading levels pre-K through fifth grade, for the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville to distribute to children in the Jacksonville area to promote continued learning throughout the summer. Drop off books by Monday, May 21, Physical Facilities, Building 5, Room 1304. Books will also be collected noon, May 21, USPA assembly meeting, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Talon Room, Room 4202. For questions, contact Glenda Kelsey, USPA staff affairs committee member.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Glenda Kelsey
Contact Email:
gkelsey@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1145



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Wed, 09 May 2018 17:02:02 GMT
Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

Start Date:
2018-05-14
End Date:
2018-05-25
Headline: Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps
Description:

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.

URL:
Category:
Athletics and Recreation
Contact Name:
Derek Marinatos
Contact Email:
derek.marinatos@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2948



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Tue, 01 May 2018 13:33:19 GMT
New myWings Portal

Start Date:
2018-05-14
End Date:
2018-05-25
Headline: New myWings Portal
Description:

Beginning today, students, faculty and staff can try out the new myWings portal by clicking the yellow button on the login area of myWings and entering your UNF ID and password. The current portal has become outdated and is no longer supported by the vendor. The new portal features a modern look, search capabilities, real-time notifications, mobile app and the ability to customize the view. Both the old and the new interfaces will be usable until late summer, when the old portal will be retired. Learn more about the new portal.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
ITS Help Desk
Contact Email:
helpdesk@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2583



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Fri, 11 May 2018 20:57:19 GMT
Computing Summer Camps

Start Date:
2018-05-14
End Date:
2018-05-25
Headline: Computing Summer Camps
Description:

The School of Computing will host weeklong 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 pickup 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

View more information at the website.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Sherif Elfayoumy
Contact Email:
computing@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2985



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Mon, 07 May 2018 18:34:32 GMT
Smoking Cessation Class

Start Date:
2018-05-16
End Date:
2018-05-29
Headline: Smoking Cessation Class
Description:

The Department of Recreation and Wellness is hosting a smoking cessation class for those wanting to kick the habit of tobacco. The class is free and offers participants two weeks of complementary nicotine replacement therapy. In the course, participants will learn about reasons for smoking, personal triggers, dealing with withdrawal symptoms and the rewards of quitting tobacco. Participants will also receive information on other resources to aid them in the attempt to quit. Preregistration is required, call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Michael Hines
Contact Email:
m.hines@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1576
Event Date: 2018-06-18
Event Time:
5:30 p.m.
Event Location:
Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Room 1420
Event Cost:
Event Sponsor:



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Tue, 15 May 2018 14:42:19 GMT
Veterans Plaza Customized Pavers Available

Start Date:
2018-05-16
End Date:
2018-05-27
Headline: Veterans Plaza Customized Pavers Available
Description:

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.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Theresa Hammock
Contact Email:
veteransplaza@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-5042



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Mon, 14 May 2018 17:23:44 GMT
Surplus Property Auction

Start Date:
2018-05-16
End Date:
2018-05-29
Headline: Surplus Property Auction
Description:

The Controller's Office in conjunction with First Coast Auction and Realty, Inc. will have a surplus property auction. Anyone interested in bidding may preview items one hour prior to the auction. To view items online, visit the First Coast Auction webpage or Procurement Services. For more information, email Jim Mousa, property manager.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Jim Mousa
Contact Email:
j.mousa@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2779
Event Date: 2018-06-01
Event Time:
9:00 a.m.
Event Location:
Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1003
Event Cost:
Event Sponsor:



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Fri, 11 May 2018 12:32:55 GMT
Student Self Service Unavailable May 18 through May 21

Start Date:
2018-05-17
End Date:
2018-05-21
Headline: Student Self Service Unavailable May 18 through May 21
Description:

Student Self Service will be unavailable 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 21, to update the hardware in preparation for the Banner 9 deployment taking place later this year. Links to student records, degree evaluation, course schedule, academic transcript, etc. won't be available during the downtime. MyWings will be available, but could experience slowness. Canvas may be accessed directly here and faculty/staff email here.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
ITS Help Desk
Contact Email:
helpdesk@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-4357



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Wed, 16 May 2018 14:45:19 GMT
Carpenter Library Website Redesign Survey

Start Date:
2018-05-18
End Date:
2018-06-01
Headline: Carpenter Library Website Redesign Survey
Description:

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library is redesigning its website to make it more user-friendly, engaging and functional. Students, faculty and staff are invited to complete a short survey to provide redesign feedback. The survey will be open until Monday, June 4.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Jennifer Murray
Contact Email:
jennifer.murray@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-5160



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Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:01 GMT
UNF In The News

Start Date:
2018-05-18
End Date:
2018-05-24
Headline: UNF In The News
Description:
  • Who is UNF's new president? Dr. David Szymanski will soon be the University's sixth president as John Delaney retires May 31. The Spinnaker shares more personal insight into our new leader.
  • New research by UNF economist shows immigrants may boost employment of natives:  Dr. Madeline Zavodny, economics professor and former economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, spoke to Forbes about a study she conducted for the National Foundation for American Policy.
  • Local teachers receive Gladys Prior Awards: Next week, four local teachers will receive big money from local philanthropist Gilchrist Berg and the College of Education and Human Services, which has administered the annual awards for several years. Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, COEHS dean, and Joan Bacon, Gladys Prior Award recipient and LaVilla School of the Arts teacher, joined "First Coast Connect" to talk about the awards.
  • UNF civil engineering professor building ocean-current tracking technology: Dr. William Dally, associate professor of civil engineering, dreamed for years about building his Surf Rover, a one-of-a-kind device that uses tracking technology to gather ocean current data. He and his grad students talk to "River City Live" about how this unusual vehicle will be used in coastal research.
  • Genealogy website used to find serial killer: Dr. Matthew Gilg, biology professor and genetics expert, spoke to First Coast News about use of DNA information collected by genealogy websites.
  • For UNF's Dan Schafer, local history is life's work: Dan Schafer, a retired history professor, signed on in 1972 as the University’s first history professor, and it didn’t take him long to start digging into the past of his new home. On the surface, that didn’t seem to be the most glamorous or fruitful pursuit. But as he’s found, the past in Northeast Florida is much more than just local. The Florida Times-Union had the story.
URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Amanda Dawson
Contact Email:
amanda.dawson@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2192



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Thu, 17 May 2018 18:24:21 GMT
Rape Aggression Defense System Women's Self Defense Class

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-06-03
Headline: Rape Aggression Defense System Women's Self Defense Class
Description:

The University will host a four-day R.A.D. Women's Self Defense training, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 10, through Wednesday, June 13, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 1100A.  The class focuses on safety awareness and teaches basic hands-on physical defense involving strikes, kicks and escape techniques. Register early as attendance is limited. To sign up, contact Karen Livingston, UNFPD law enforcement officer.

URL:
Category:
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Contact Name:
Karen Livingston
Contact Email:
karen.livingston@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 315-6585



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Sat, 19 May 2018 02:48:01 GMT
Osprey CareerLink Access Ends June 1

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-06-01
Headline: Osprey CareerLink Access Ends June 1
Description:

Osprey CareerLink is being replaced by Handshake, a popular online career network that is more user-friendly and expected to increase students’ access to local, regional and national employers. This database is free to University students, alumni and recruiters. It allows users to search and apply for jobs/internships, as well as register for career development activities, networking and recruiting events on campus. 

 

Students and alumni have until Friday, June 1, to download and save in another location, any documents remaining in Osprey CareerLink, including résumés, cover letters and reference materials. These documents, as well as Osprey CareerLink profiles, won't be transferred to Handshake or accessible after June 1. For more information and questions, contact the career center that serves your college.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Melinda Santos
Contact Email:
m.santos@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2067



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Thu, 17 May 2018 20:04:00 GMT
High School Graduation Traffic Advisory Today

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-05-21
Headline: High School Graduation Traffic Advisory Today
Description:

Be advised that traffic around the Arena, Building 34; Arena Garage, Building 38; Lot 18, near Harmon Stadium, Building 27; and Lot 5, adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, will be increased during the Allen D. Nease High School graduation, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, May 21.

URL:
Category:
Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Contact Name:
Recreation and Wellness
Contact Email:
d.nutt@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2998



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Mon, 21 May 2018 12:53:30 GMT
Meal Memberships Available

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-06-04
Headline: Meal Memberships Available
Description:

Meal Memberships for summer and fall terms are on sale now via myWings. A variety of weekly and semesterlong options are available. Memberships are tax free and offer a significant savings per meal. For more information, visit the website

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Dennis Negrin
Contact Email:
d.negrin@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 673-8730



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Mon, 14 May 2018 15:04:48 GMT
Memorial Day Special Hours/Closures

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-05-28
Headline: Memorial Day Special Hours/Closures
Description:

Most University offices will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Bookstore: Closed
  • Business Services: Closed
  • Carpenter Library: Closed
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology: Closed
  • Dining Services: Ozzie’s at Osprey Fountains, Building 55, open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; all other dining locations closed
  • Eco Adventure: Closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28 
  • Field House: Closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28 
  • Game Room: Closed
  • Golf Complex: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • ITS Help Desk: Closed
  • Lend-A-Wing Pantry: Closed
  • OneJax: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, May 25; services will resume 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 29
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, May 25; services will resume 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 29
  • Student Government: Closed
  • Student Union: Closed
  • Student Union Administration: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex: Closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28 
  • Town Center Shuttle: Remains inactive until 10 a.m. Monday, June 18
URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Amanda Dawson
Contact Email:
amanda.dawson@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2192



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Fri, 18 May 2018 13:54:05 GMT
Osprey Cafe Summer A Deals

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-06-03
Headline: Osprey Cafe Summer A Deals
Description:

The Osprey Cafe at Osprey Commons, Building 16, will offer special lunch/dinner discounts for students during the remainder of Summer A:

  • Wednesdays: Students may bring a guest for $5
  • Fridays: Reduced door rate of $8
URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Dennis Negrin
Contact Email:
d.negrin@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 673-8730



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Mon, 14 May 2018 16:16:58 GMT
Undergraduate Studies Offers Student Services

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-05-28
Headline: Undergraduate Studies Offers Student Services
Description:

The Office of Undergraduate Studies offers numerous programs to benefit student success. The First-Year Advising Office, previously the Academic Center for Excellence, offers high-quality academic advising to first-year and exploratory students. Student Academic Success Services offers supplemental instruction, peer tutoring and academic coaching. Undergraduate Studies also coordinates scholarships for transformational learning opportunities. Stop by Undergraduate Studies, Founders Hall, Building 2, Suite 1200, to learn more.

URL:
Category:
Academics
Contact Name:
Cristina Helbling
Contact Email:
undergrad.studies@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2261



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Fri, 18 May 2018 14:00:33 GMT
Upcoming Division of Continuing Education Courses/Programs

Start Date:
2018-05-21
End Date:
2018-06-03
Headline: Upcoming Division of Continuing Education Courses/Programs
Description:

Upcoming Division of Continuing Education courses/programs will take place, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, as follows:

  • Certified Financial Planner Information Session: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, Room 2144; Register
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 1, Room 2136; Register       
  • Project Management Certificate: 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, Room 2136; Register
  • Construction Quality Management for Contractors: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, Room 2144; Register
  • Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance (2-15) Prelicensing Course: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 13, Room 2136; Register  
  • Certified Financial Planner - General Principles: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday July 13, Room 2144; Register

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

URL:
Category:
Professional Development and Training
Contact Name:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:



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Fri, 11 May 2018 14:13:53 GMT