Administrative Announcements
Lock Shop Window Closed Until Thursday

Due to a staff shortage, the Lock Shop window is closed until Thursday, Sept. 21. Urgent requests for key services may be made through the Physical Facilities Service Desk at (904) 620-2483.

Contact:

Wallace Harris, Director Facilities Operations

wharris@unf.edu

(904) 620-1310

Academics
Library Tutoring Schedule

Students can receive help with math, chemistry, physics, research and writing at the Carpenter Library, Building 12, Perdue Study Area, second floor. Tutors from the Office of Student Academic Success Services and the Writing Center are available throughout the semester. Librarians will offer one-on-one and online research consultations for all students, faculty and staff. Availability is as follows:

  • Research Consultations, by appointment:
    • Monday through Friday
  • Math, Chemistry, Physics:
    • Monday through Wednesday: 5:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Tuesday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Sunday: 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Writing:
    • Monday: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 3:30 to 6 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 5 to 7 p.m.

Click to view detailed tutoring schedule and complete Writing Center hours.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

SAILS Applications Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for the Student Affairs International Learning Scholarship that provides funding for approved undergraduate/graduate study-abroad experiences that enrich academic and individual development. Attend the session "How To Write a Successful SAILS Application," 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, International Center, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2300. More information is available on the website

Contact:

Luisa Martine

luisa.martinez@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657

Travel/Conference Grants Deadline Extended

Due to Hurricane Irma closures, the Office of Undergraduate Research is extending the deadline of travel and conference grants to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22. Grant applications and instructions can be viewed on the website

Contact:

Kelsey Eagen

kelsey.eagen@unf.edu

(904) 620-3942

Clubs and Organizations
American Marketing Association Features Speaker Michelle McCormick

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Room 1111

Michelle McCormick, a nonprofit organization professional from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville, will discuss the differences in marketing strategy for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Learn, network and grab a bite to eat.

Sponsor: Coggin College of Business

Contact:

Young-Tae Choi

y.choi@unf.edu

(904) 620-1119

Facebook Event
Exercise Science Student Association Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Mellow Mushroom-Southside, 9734 Deer Lake Court, Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Ten percent of all proceeds will go to the Exercise Science Student Association when you mention "UNF Exercise Science" to servers/cashier.

Contact:

Melissa Hartman

m.conway-hartman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5159

Finance and Investment Society/Financial Planning Association Annual Banquet

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

This will be the second annual banquet to honor students and professors as well as to celebrate their achievements throughout the year.

Sponsor: North Florida Financial Corporation

Contact:

Oliver Schnusenberg

oschnuse@unf.edu

(904) 982-6070

Food Fighters Orientation/Training

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3602

Learn how to become a part of Food Fighters, a food recovery program aiming to fight food waste, eradicate hunger and promote food justice in Jacksonville. Discussion will highlight the context of food injustices and the many ways in which to contribute to the growing food justice movement.

Sponsor: Environmental Center

Contact:

Courtney Hogan

courtney.hogan@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Facebook Event
Stock Basics and Trading Psychology

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3703C

Talon Traders' first meeting will discuss the basics of stocks and trading psychology followed by an open discussion. This event is open to the campus community.

Contact:

Adrian Santos

n00798593@unf.edu

(904) 803-7967

Facebook Event
Student Club Registration Open

Fall registration for student clubs is now open. Students can register new clubs and re-register existing clubs at the website until the deadline Thursday, Sept. 21. For more information, email Romainique Tota, club alliance assistant director. 

Contact:

Romainique Tota

sgacaadi@unf.edu

(904) 620-1470

Arts and Entertainment
Escape Ten Percussion Duo Concert

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, Room 1200

Concert features percussionist duo Dr. Andrea Venet, assistant professor, and Dr. Annie Stevens, assistant professor at Virginia Tech.

Cost: Adults $5; Students Free with Valid Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kolanda Douglas

k.douglas@unf.edu

(850) 620-2864

Website Facebook Event
Faculty Recital CD Release Concert: 'In The Mists - Songs of Karol Szymanowski'

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, Room 1200

A concert featuring Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, associate professor of classical voice, and Dr. Michael Baron, special guest pianist. 

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kolanda Douglas

k.douglas@unf.edu

(904) 620-2864

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Jazz Combo Concert

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, Room 1200

Lynne Arriale, associate professor of jazz piano, will serve as the director.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kolanda Douglas

k.douglas@unf.edu

(904) 620-2864

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'Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha' Opening Reception Rescheduled

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, Room 2401

The University and local communities are invited to attend the opening reception for "Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha," a collaboration between Gainesville painter Margaret Ross Tolbert and St. Augustine-based environmental filmmaker Matt Keene. This multimedia exhibition of images, sculpture and film will feature works by Tolbert, Keene, Karen Chadwick, Mark Long and others. The exhibit will display Thursday, Sept. 21, through Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Cost: Event Free Admission; Parking $5

Sponsor: Student Affairs

Contact:

Brigid Fitzpatrick

brigid.fitzpatrick@unf.edu

(904) 620-5334

Website
Nexus String Quartet with Special Guest Guitarist Giorgio Mirto

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, Room 1200

The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents this concert featuring Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, associate professor of classical voice, as the artistic director. 

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kolanda Douglas

k.douglas@unf.edu

(904) 620-2864

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'Potpourri: A Concert of Compositions and Improvisations' by Composer-Pianist Dr. Gary Smart

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, Room 1200

This concert features Dr. James Hall, assistant professor of voice; Dr. Sunshine Simmons, assistant professor of clarinet; Dr. Michael Bovenzi, assistant professor of saxophone; and Dr. Nick Curry, assistant professor of cello.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kolanda Douglas

k.douglas@unf.edu

(904) 620-2864

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Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Cyber Security Forum: 'Protecting Your Data'

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Room 1420

Recently, there has been a rise in Ransomware and faculty/staff data being lost. Simply browsing the wrong website or clicking the wrong link/attachment in an email can lead to losing all computer files. Hard drives also fail and become corrupted. Learn about protecting/backing up important data and using the best security guidelines.

Sponsor: Information Technology Services

Contact:

IT Security

itsecurity@unf.edu

(904) 620-2820

Hispanic Women of Influence Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Special Collections Room, Room 1301

Notable Hispanic women in the community will discuss their leadership paths. The panel will include Janny Rodriguez, First Coast News anchor; Maria Castro, University career counselor; and Belkis Plata, attorney.

Sponsor: Women's Center, Latin American Student Organization

Contact:

Joanna Hillman

joanna.hillman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515

Jacksonville Environmental Symposium New Date

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Main Banquet Hall/BOT Boardroom, Rooms 1044/1058

The Jacksonville Environmental Symposium presents a unique opportunity for members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy. The symposium features the release of the annual State of the River Report for the Lower St. Johns River Basin. The symposium also features a number of break-out sessions on various topics of interest. 

Cost: $25-50

Sponsor: Environmental Center; Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board

Contact:

James Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

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'Making the Strange Familiar and the Familiar Strange'

Friday, September 22, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3806

This lecture by Dr. Julie Ingersoll, Religious Studies program coordinator, is part of "Friends and Foes," the fall 2017 International Studies Lecture Series.

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
On Interpretation: The Bible and the Constitution

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Special Collections Reading Room, Room 1300

Dr. Julie Ingersoll, Religious Studies program coordinator, will discuss the importance of context when interpreting the Constitution and the Bible.

Sponsor: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

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Science Cafe Presents 'Did Psychoactive Drugs Determine the Origins and Social Structure of Human Civilization?'

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 1205

The Science Cafe, a monthly public series hosted by the Department of Psychology, will present this lecture by Dr. David T. Courtwright, history professor.

Contact:

Denise Anderson

d.anderson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2807

Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Learn about study-abroad programs, scholarships, specific faculty-led exchanges, the application process and travel tips/tricks from other University students/faculty, study-abroad advisors, vendors and global exchange partners from around the world. Students who attend will have the opportunity to be awarded one of two $1,500 International Center study-abroad scholarships to use towards their choice of an approved study-abroad program. The UPS Store will be taking passport photos available for purchase. There will be light refreshments, including Rita's Italian Ice, an interactive photo booth and other activities.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: International Center

Contact:

Lauren Hodge

l.hodge@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657

Website
Veterans Center Lunch and Learn: 'How to Rock the Osprey Career Fair'

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Room 1100

The Osprey Career Fair is Friday, Sept. 22, and the Military and Veterans Resource Center wants to ensure everyone is prepared for the hundreds of employers who will be looking to hire qualified students and alumni for full-time, part-time and internship positions. Topics include: preparing for and navigating a job fair, dressing for success, researching employers, preparing an elevator speech, standing out from other resumes and more. RSVP via email to mvrc@unf.edu.

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

thammock@unf.edu

(904) 620-5042

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General Meetings
Skinner-Jones Hall Art in State Buildings Orientation Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

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

This public meeting will take place to determine potential sites, possible media/themes and method of solicitation for artwork in Skinner-Jones Hall.

Contact:

Mary Mory

m.mory@unf.edu

(904) 620-2016

Everything Else
Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week, Monday, Sept. 25, to Friday, Sept. 29, is a national celebration of the freedom to read. This year, the Thomas G. Carpenter Library will highlight graphic novels under attack. There will be several events and activities throughout the month, including a banned book bracket that is available here.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Website
Boathouse Weekly Events

The Boathouse, Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2600, will resume normal weekly programming starting today, Monday, Sept. 18. Highlights include:

  • Monday Trivia with Campus Life, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday Live Music featuring the UNF Jazz Combos, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday Comedy Night with local improv group MadCowford, 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Thursday Karaoke, 6 to 9 p.m.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Counseling Center Hurricane Recovery Resources

As the University recovers from Hurricane Irma, the Counseling Center has compiled a list of resources regarding recovering and dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters. The American Psychological Association provides resources for the public on the Psychology Help Center. Materials include managing traumatic stress, tips for parents/caregivers and understanding reactions/responses following a natural disaster. Following is a selection of helpful materials:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also has a list of resources.

Contact:

Bill Delaney

bill.delaney@unf.edu

(904) 620-5379

Florida Small Business Development Center Nonprofit Conference

Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

The seventh annual one-day event is for local nonprofit professionals, leaders and volunteers focusing on fundraising, financial stability and growth. Learn strategies, techniques/methods for building your organization's capacity; gain tools to solve challenges. The event will feature keynote speaker Michael Linnington, CEO of Wounded Warrior Project. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 29; register here. Students interested in attending may contact Ali Stephens, marking coordinator, about discounted rates. 

Cost: $75

Contact:

Ali Stephens

ali.stephens@unf.edu

(904) 620-2441

Free Nutrition Counseling

Dietitians will provide clients with guidance in healthy eating, weight loss/gain, sports nutrition, vegetarian/vegan diets, mindful eating, food allergies and more. In a nutrition counseling session, wellness dietitians work with clients to assess dietary patterns, provide education, personalize feedback and create short-term and long-term goals. Schedule an appointment today via email to Callie Stewart or Kelly Schooley, wellness dietitians, or calling the nutrition office at (904) 620-5223. 

Contact:

Callie Stewart

c.stewart@unf.edu

(904) 620-5223

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National Center for Women in Technology Aspirations in Computing Conference

The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction is hosting the NCWIT Aspriations in Computing conference, as an affiliate partner for the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia region. This conference is for female high school and undergraduate college students who are interested in technology and computing fields. The conference will take place April 21, 2018, Adam W. Herbert University Center. For more information and to apply, visit the website

Contact:

Kathie Carswell

kathie.carswell@unf.edu

(904) 620-1358

Nature Trails Temporary Closure

For the safety of the campus community and patrons, the nature trails are closed until further notice to allow for debris cleanup following Hurricane Irma. Signage is posted at trail entry points.

Contact:

Heather Kite

hkite@unf.edu

(904) 620-4769

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Osprey Career Fair

Friday, September 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Meet with over 90 employers to discuss career and job opportunities; bring several resume copies and be prepared to network. Professional dress is required. Shuttle service will run 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from the Carpenter Library, Building 12, to the University Center, Building 43.

Cost: $10/Community members; Free/University students and alumni

Contact:

Brooke Hammon

brooke.hammon@unf.edu

(904) 620-2976

Outstanding Undergraduate, Graduate, Adjunct Teaching Award Nominations Open

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017-18 Outstanding Undergraduate, Graduate and Adjunct Teaching Awards, now through 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The guidelines for the awards are listed on the Faculty Association website under "Faculty Awards." Any person within the University community may nominate one faculty and one adjunct member for an award. Nominations may be submitted online; via email; or by sending to the Faculty Association Office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 3100. For more information, contact Dr. Radha Pyati, Faculty Association president, via email or by calling (904) 620-1918 or contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary. 

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

Peace Corps Prep Kick-off Event

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Peace Corps Prep Program, a new certificate that integrates coursework with hands-on experience and professional development, is designed to prepare students for international development work and potential Peace Corps service. Upon program completion, students will receive an official certificate and a competitive edge when applying for service. Tabling with returned Peace Corps volunteers from the Jacksonville area and a regional recruiter will take place before the official launch and presentation.

Sponsor: International Affairs

Contact:

Tim Robinson

trobinso@unf.edu

(904) 620-1099

Senior Service Award Nomination Deadline

This Friday, Sept. 22, is the nomination deadline for the fall 2017 Senior Service Award, presented at each commencement ceremony 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 recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and a $500 monetary reward. Students, faculty and staff may make a nomination here.

Contact:

Leah Case

l.case@unf.edu

(904) 620-2132

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Senior Service Award Nominations Open

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for the fall semester Senior Service Award. This award is presented at each commencement ceremony 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 recipient receives a commemorative plaque, a $500 monetary reward and is recognized at the commencement ceremony. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 22; click here to make a nomination.

Contact:

Leah Case

l.case@unf.edu

(904) 620-2132

Student Club Grants Application Available 

The UNF Alumni Association offers grant funding for two student clubs of up to $1,000 per club to fund a specific project, trip or cause. Applications for the fall semester are due by Thursday, Sept. 28. Click here to apply. 

Contact:

Leah Case

l.case@unf.edu

(904) 620-2132

Student House Calls

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Residence Halls

The Provost, Enrollment Services and Housing as well as Residence Life are hosting the annual House Calls, a chance for faculty and staff members to go door to door in residence halls in two-person teams to chat one-on-one with students to see how they are doing at the University. House Calls are a great opportunity to get to know students outside of the classroom and let them know that UNF cares. For more information, email Cathy Cole, assistant vice president of Enrollment. 

Sponsor: Enrollment Services, Housing and Residence Life

Contact:

Cathy Cole

cathy.cole@unf.edu

(904) 620-1860

UNF Bookstore Poster Sale

The Bookstore is having its annual poster sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Sept. 22.

Contact:

Matt Davidson

n00956167@unf.edu

(904) 620-2648