Administrative Announcements
UNF in the News
  • A new leader for UNF: Dr. David Szymanski, the University’s next president, told the Jacksonville Daily Record he sees endless opportunities for what the University can become.
  • Next UNF president must embrace Delaney's visionary spirit:The Florida Times-Union highlighted President John Delaney's legacy at the University over the last 15 years. 
  • Percussion professor/students setting Guinness World Record: Dr. Andrea Venet, assistant professor of percussion, spoke with First Coast News about how she and her students are trying to set the Guinness World Record for the world's largest marching machine, a unique percussion instrument that sounds like marching feet. 
  • Florida lawmakers face political pressures after Parkland shooting: Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science, talked to ABC News about the pressures facing Florida lawmakers in the wake of the shooting at Parkland. 

Read more about UNF faculty, staff and students in "Featured Stories."


Joanna Norris

(904) 620-2102

COEHS Scholarships Open

The College of Education and Human Services offers an increasing number of undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships. The application process is now open for COEHS students and will close 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1. For more information, visit the website


Carolyne Ali-Khan

(904) 620-1883

Dr. Susana Urbina Psychology Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 Dr. Susana Urbina Scholarship for psychology students. Apply by visiting the Psychology Office, Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 3404, or by requesting an application via email to Denise Anderson by noon Friday, March 2.


Denise Anderson

(904) 620-2807

Library Trial Databases

Two new databases are available for free trial through the Library Databases webpage:

  • The Science of Synthesis: This database provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. It's searchable by text, reaction and structure or via the interactive table of contents. The free trial ends Thursday, March 8.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery - A Transnational Archive, Parts I-IV: This archive consists of more than five million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from many different countries. It covers a wide spectrum of interests related to the history of slavery, such as legal issues, the Caribbean, children and women, modes of resistance and much more. Free trial ends Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Send feedback on these databases to Stephanie Race, Carpenter Library head of research and outreach.


Stephanie Race

(904) 620-5177

Student Affairs Scholarships Available

The following 2018-19 Student Affairs scholarships are available:

  • UNF Parents Association Endowed Scholarship
  • UNF Taylor Leadership Institute Student Leadership Scholarship
  • Friends of Student Affairs Community Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Gandhi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Satya and Kamal Pachori Scholarship

Scholarship information and applications, including application deadlines, can be found on the Student Affairs website.


Kate Engel

(904) 620-5272

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Center, Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Room 2501, will offer the following student workshops:

  • How to Write an Effective Summary: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16
  • Writing Tips for Paragraph Structure: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19
  • Creating a Story Arc in Creative Writing: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26

Faculty are welcome to attend sessions.


The Writing Center

(904) 620-2774

Clubs and Organizations
Child Psychology Club General Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 3102

This meeting will feature guest speakers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a national program aimed towards reducing stigma and helping the public better understand suicide. A presentation on suicide prevention as well as a discussion on ways to get involved with AFSP through volunteer activities will take place. Students who are passionate about mental health are encouraged to attend. 


Dr. Rebecca Marcon

(904) 620-1639

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TLS Snack and Learn 'International Logistics'

Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3806

The Transportation and Logistics Society will feature guest speaker Tad Strong, McKesson Corporation's vice president of Global Supplier Operations. He will discuss how McKesson sources goods internationally, the complexities of trade compliance and the regulatory environment in the U.S. and abroad, as well as share insights on career opportunities and how best to prepare for a job in international logistics/supply chain. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Student Government


Lynn Brown

(904) 620-1961

Transportation/Logistics Society Lend-A-Wing Pantry Drive

TLS is sponsoring a semester-long drive to support the Lend-A-Wing Pantry, which provides essential supplies to students in need at no cost. Drop off food and hygiene-product donations to Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 2460.


Lynn Brown

(904) 620-1961

Athletics and Recreation
Baseball Versus Southern Illinois University Weekend Games

Support Osprey baseball against Southern Illinois, Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27: 

  • Friday, Feb. 23: 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: 2:05 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 25: 1:05 p.m.

Cost information: Students, Free with Valid Osprey 1Card; Adults, $5; Youth/Military/Faculty/Staff/Seniors, $3; Group Rate (10 or more), $2 each; Ticket information


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Men's Basketball ASUN Tournament Play

The Ospreys' journey back to the NCAA Tournament begins with a trip to New Jersey Institute of Technology for the first round of the ASUN Tournament, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. For fans going to the game, purchase tickets in the UNF section and a special fan pack for $20 here. For fans who can't make the trip to NJIT, join the Osprey family for a watch party, new Buffalo Wild Wings at the St. Johns Town Center, 4594 Tropea Way, Jacksonville; a portion of the proceeds will go back to the Athletics Department.


Joel Lamp

(904) 620-5036

Women's Soccer Versus Flagler College

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 46, Hodges Stadium

Support Osprey women's soccer against Flagler. 

Cost: Students, Free with valid Osprey 1Card; Faculty/Youth/Seniors, $3; Adults, $5


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Education Doctorate Information Session

The doctoral program in Educational Leadership will hold information sessions during the spring term. Attendees will learn about the doctoral program, including the admission process, course of study and program structure. Two sessions will be offered each day, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 3201. Session dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • Tuesday, March 13
  • Wednesday, April 4

For more information, email program leader Dr. David Hoppey, Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education associate professor, or Michael Morris, executive secretary.


Michael Morris

(904) 620-2990

Educator Preparation Institute Information Session

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sandalwood High School, 2750 John Promenade Blvd., Jacksonville, 32246

Learn about the steps needed to acquire a professional teaching certificate in the state of Florida. The Educator Preparation Institute, housed in the Center for Urban Education and Policy in the College of Education and Human Services, will discuss the admission process and pathway to alternative certification in K-12 without a traditional education degree. This free event is open to the public.


Brooke Cobbin

(904) 620-1823

Free Speech/Campus Culture Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Room 1009

Student Affairs with other campus departments will host a panel discussion on First Amendment protection and how freedom of speech intersects with diversity and inclusion policies on campus. This free event will feature a panel of experts on law, constitutional protections, University policy and social media.

Cost: Free


Bill Delaney

(904) 616-2600

Queer Talks: Sex/Gender Technicalities

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Room 1111

Bring a packed lunch to the LGBT Resource Center for a discussion on the gray areas/technicalities of sex and gender; facilitated by Jasmine Elise Graham, student assistant.


Dwan Love

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
Rare Disease Day Awareness Program

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 1100A

Rare Disease Day takes place annually on the last day in February to raise awareness of rare diseases and the special challenges faced by those afflicted as well as to provide an active learning opportunity for the campus community, especially those looking to go into medical fields. This year's focus will be mitochondrial disorders. Dr. Beyza Aslan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics associate professor, will be the speaker/moderator; lunch and beverages will be provided.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Disability Resource Center


Dr. Beyza Aslan

(904) 620-3713

Science Cafe Presents 'See the Girl'

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Chamblin Room

This event will feature a Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center research team member discussing, "See the Girl: Research Behind Our Program Models." The Science Cafe is a monthly public series hosted by the Department of Psychology. Lunch will be provided by Brio Tuscan Grille; RSVP not required.


Denise Anderson

(904) 620-1622

用中文讲政治笑话:有的不是真的 [Telling Political Jokes in Chinese]

Monday, February 26, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Room 2245

"Telling Political Jokes in Chinese: Some are Not Real," a conversation in Chinese with Yongan Wu, associate professor of Chinese, is part of International Mondays, a series of informal conversations about the world today, conducted in various languages, with guests from across the campus and the North Florida area. All are welcome, including native/heritage speakers and language learners at all levels.

Sponsor: International Studies Program


Clayton McCarl

(904) 620-1242

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Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Monday, February 26, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will conduct an interview with Dr. Linda Skrla, a candidate for the associate professor of educational leadership position, 313770. Contact Michael Morris, office assistant, for more information.


Michael Morris

(904) 620-1787

General Meetings
March Faculty Association Meeting/Annual Nominations

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The Faculty Association will meet. Final nominations for fall 2018 standing committees and University committees will be taken from the floor; view a list of nominee names/committee charges on the Faculty Association Hotline page. Faculty who are interested in serving on a committee are encouraged to contact any member of the Nominations and Elections Committee or email Dr. Heather Truelove, chair. The March agenda packet can be viewed in color or in black/white; limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. Check the Faculty Association Website and click "Current Agenda" for the complete agenda packet. For more information, contact Dr. Radha Pyati, president, or Cindy Chin, executive secretary. 


Cindy Chin

(904) 620-2872

Everything Else
China Study Abroad Applications Open

The Confucius Institute is now accepting applications for its China trip Saturday, June 9, to Saturday, June 23. Students will travel to Beijing and Xi'An, visiting historic sites such as the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven and the Terracotta Warriors. The itinerary also includes workshops on Chinese calligraphy, painting, culture and more. Only 15 to 25 students will be accepted; apply now on the website event page or contact the Confucius Institute via email or at (904) 620-5436, for more information.

COAS Career Success Center New Social Media Pages

College of Arts and Sciences students can explore majors and careers, receive job/internship postings, resume tips, employer highlights and more by following the COAS Career Success Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Katherine Bourcier

(904) 620-2976

Cross Country/Track and Field Team Seeks Volunteers

The track and field team seeks volunteers for upcoming home meets, including the Spring Break Invitational and Pre-State Meet college races, Friday, March 23, and high school races, Saturday, March 24. Volunteers will have the opportunity to earn service hours, help support a local collegiate program, cheer on student athletes and learn more about the sport. Meals and shirts will be provided to all volunteers. If interested, contact Rachel McFarlane, cross country/track and field assistant coach. For more information, visit the website


Rachel McFarlane

(734) 716-6097

'Dunks for Douglas' Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Fundraiser

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Building 26, The Fieldhouse

The UNF Interfraternity Council will host "Dunks For Douglas," a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to support the Parkland, Florida community and victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. This is a free event to attend; a $50 registration fee is required for each team to play. There will be free food, live music, games and a silent auction. One hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the official Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund. To learn more about the event and how to show support as well as to register a team, click here.


Mark Favia

(630) 774-0016

Healthy Osprey Icon Identifies Best Meal Dining Options

Look for the Healthy Osprey icon, a blue apple, to identify some of the best meal options with balanced nutrients offered at Osprey Cafe and around campus. The logo, designed in partnership with the Department of Recreation and Wellness, includes nutrition criteria set by Yemila Lowry, Dining Services registered dietitian. For more information, email Yemila Lowry or visit the website.


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

Legacy Brick Pavers Available

Leave a lasting impression on the University; commemorate your experience or honor someone you know by ordering a customized brick paver. Engravings can include graduation year, dedications, Greek letters or an inspirational quote. The deadline to order is Wednesday, May 30; order via the website.


Kate Engel

(904) 620-5272

Picnic on The Green

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, The Green

Brook Adams, executive chef, and Yemila Lowry, campus dietitian, will kick off National Nutrition Month with free tandoori chicken burritos, music and games.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Dining Services


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

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Student Union Fall Reservations Requests Open

Fall 2018 reservation requests for Student Government agencies and all registered student organizations in good standing with Club Alliance, may book one reoccurring event and one special event beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, through Friday, Feb. 23. On-campus departments, agencies, organizations, Greek chapters and off-campus groups may may book as many events as needed beginning Monday, Feb. 26. Make reservations in person, Student Union, Administration Office, Building 58E, Room 1302, online or via email. For availability inquiries, call the Student Union at (904) 620-2525, or visit the office.


Zach Neaves

(904) 620-1496

Vegan Cooking Demo

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Nutrition Lab, Room 3000A

Nutrition and Dietetic Association students will demonstrate how to make a tasty and nutritious vegan meal. This event is limited to 25 seats; an RSVP via email to Yemila Lowry is required.

Cost: Free


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

Writing Center Open House

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Writing Center, Room 2501

Celebrate the beginning of spring and relax from the onset of midterms at the Writing Center's pizza and a potluck open house. Students, faculty and staff will enjoy music, games, prizes, free food and refreshments.

Cost: Free


Kayla Hilliar

(904) 620-5394

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