Academics
Diplomat in Residence

The Department of Political Science and Public Administration will host Amy Radetsky, diplomat in residence from the U.S. Department of State (DoS), for the spring semester. Radetsky, a 15-year Foreign Service Officer with the DoS, will be available to students for walk-ins to discuss internship opportunities and careers with the DoS and the U.S. Foreign Service in the Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2504, as follows:

  • Mondays: 1-3 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 23: 9 -11 a.m.
  • Monday, January 30: No office hours
  • Thursdays: 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2: No office hours

Walk-in or schedule an appointment with Radetsky at radetskyas@state.gov.

Contact:

Tim Robinson

trobinso@unf.edu

(904) 620-1099

Library Dean's Leadership Council Scholarship

The Library Dean's Leadership Council Scholarship is awarded each semester to students interested in majoring in STEM-related programs, such as computer and information sciences, engineering or mathematics, with preference given to students working in the Carpenter Library and/or who are involved in community service. Eligibility information and the application are available here. Applications are due by Monday, Feb. 6. Submit online or through the Library dean’s office, Building 12, Room 2400.

Contact:

Susie Parks

s.parks@unf.edu

(904) 620-2553

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Clubs and Organizations
Club Fest

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

Building 58, Student Union, Plaza

Students, want to get involved on campus? Join a club. Meet over 60 clubs at the University's annual Club Fest at the Student Union Plaza. Enjoy free food from the Happy Grilled Cheese food truck, hot cocoa and prizes.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Student Government

Contact:

Jaclyn Glosson

sgacaadi@unf.edu

(904) 620-1470

Facebook Event
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 humbling hunger and poverty simulation dinner experience. Global and local hunger problems will be the focus of discussion and the simulation, which marks the launch of the Food Fighters' food recovery program that serves leftover food from 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. It's suggested to bring a nonperishable food donation of canned vegetables or beans to supplement the meals served through the food recovery program. 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

Odyssey Student Writers Wanted

Students, looking for a platform to share your stories, perspectives, ideas and opinions? Being part of the UNF Odyssey team will give you the tools and guidance needed to create and share meaningful content with the world. Request an invitation to join here. Contact Bethany Pruitt, editor-in-chief, if you have any further questions.

Contact:

Bethany Pruitt

bethanyleighann@gmail.com

(904) 229-7463

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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 Kennesaw State University

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 34, Arena

Cheer on the men's basketball team in the first home Atlantic Sun Conference game against Kennesaw State.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Sponsor: Vystar

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Women's Tennis Verses Flagler

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Building 37, Tennis Clubhouse

Cheer on the women's tennis team in their home opener against Flagler College.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Arts and Entertainment
Clubhouse Friday

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Building 17, Osprey Clubhouse

Participate in a variety of fun and games at the Osprey Clubhouse, every Friday, beginning Friday, Jan. 20, funded by the Student Life and Services Fee.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Sponsor: Office of Campus Life

Contact:

Jessica LeClair

jessica.leclair@unf.edu

(904) 620-5355

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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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Leave Your Mark: Art and Expression Workshop

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3805

Learn how to transform ideas into art in this introductory workshop. Students will meet with artist and muralist Nico Suave, a.k.a. Nicole Holderbaum, to brainstorm ideas for a campus art project. Students who attend this event will be invited to attend a second art workshop later this semester, culminating in the creation of a community art project that will hang in the LGBT Resource Center.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center

Contact:

Logan Judd

logan.judd@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

Facebook Event
'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

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

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will discuss applications for the educational leadership position, 313770.  Contact Michele Verkerk, office assistant, for a complete itinerary and exact times.

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Department of Physics

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Science and Engineering, Building 50, Room 2606

A meeting will take place to discuss the search for the lab lecturer position, 338850. 

Contact:

Trevor Cheatham

t.cheatham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2729

Everything Else
2017 Susan B. Anthony Award Nominations Due

The Women’s Center annually presents the Susan B. Anthony Award to a member of the University community who has made significant contributions to the women of UNF. It's awarded to a positive role model who promotes growth and works to improve the position of women at the University. Nomination forms are due 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

Contact:

Women's Center

womenctr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

Website
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

Website
Boathouse Swoop and Swish Series

Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Boathouse, Room 2600

The Boathouse will host a pre-game party for the men's basketball team as they take on Kennesaw State University at home. The event will feature music by a local DJ and $1 off all burgers and milkshakes.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Chartwells

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Facebook Event
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

Website
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

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

Facebook Event
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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Preserve Ambassador Camping Clinic

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Building 54, J. M. Golden Environmental Education Pavilion

At the Preserve Ambassador event, the Environmental Center will teach the tips, tricks and basics needed to enjoy a weekend of camping.

Contact:

Kyle Kenney

kyle.kenney@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Facebook Event
Presidential Inauguration Watch Party

Friday, January 20, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor

The campus community is invited to a viewing of the inauguration ceremony, where the president-elect will be sworn in, hosted by the Carpenter Library. This event is the last in the Presidential Election Watch Parties series. Popcorn and soda will be served courtesy of the Library Dean's Leadership Council.

Sponsor: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Contact:

Cat Silvers

cat.silvers@unf.edu

(904) 620-5062

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

Website
'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

Website