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Academics
School of Computing Symposium

Friday, December 5, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

The symposium features course projects, thesis projects and other research projects. Students and faculty members will share their project work via poster presentations. This event will provide an opportunity to have one-on-one interaction with faculty and computing students, to test products and provide feedback. Light refreshments will be served. To register for the event, visit the website.

Contact:

Karthikeyan Umapathy

k.umapathy@unf.edu

(904) 620-1329

Administrative Announcements
Enrollment Status for Federal Financial Aid

Only courses that count toward a degree may be paid for with federal financial aid. If students are enrolled in courses that aren't required for completion of a degree, some financial aid award may be reduced or canceled. For questions about which courses are applicable toward a degree, contact an academic adviser. For questions about  financial aid, contact One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555.

Contact:

Anissa Ange

anissa.agne@unf.edu

(904) 620-2681

Spring Housing Rent Due

The deadline to pay or defer rent for students living on campus for the spring semester is Monday, Dec. 1. The housing contract and deferment request worksheet can be found at the website.

Contact:

Housing

housing@unf.edu

(904) 620-4663

Thanksgiving Closures/Hours

Dining

 

Visit the Dine on Campus website for a full list of holiday hours and special closures.

 

Information Technology Services Help Desk/Mathews General Purpose Computer Lab

  • Wednesday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 29: Closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 30: Resume regular operating hours

 

Student Government

  • Closed: Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28

 

Student Wellness Complex

 

Visit the website to view the special hours of operation.

 

Thomas G. Carpenter Library

  • Wednesday, Nov. 26: Close at 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 27, through Saturday, Nov. 29: Closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 30: Resume regular operating hours

 

Transportation

  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. Service will resume 6 pm to midnight Sunday, Nov. 30, with the modified housing route.
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26. Service will resume at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Service will at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.
     

UNF Bookstore

  • Wednesday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 1: Resume regular hours
     

Contact:

Jessica Scott

jessica.scott@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF In the News
  • Relationships in the digital age: Dr. Noelle Pomeroy, a clinical sexologist and licensed mental health counselor at UNF's Counseling Center, discussed how technology has become a barrier to true intimacy among couples on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research. Listen to it here.
  • How UNF's logistics program is shaping the local industry: Transportation and logistics was one of the original majors when the University opened in 1972. Lynn Brown, associate director of the Transportation and Logistics Flagship program, spoke with the Jacksonville Business Journal about the high demand for transportation and logistics graduates and what it means for the program. Read the story here.
  • UNF and Army Corps of Engineers partner to develop STEM students: The University joined forces with the Jacksonville district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an educational partnership to develop students in the STEM subject areas — science, technology, engineering and math. Read the Jacksonville Business Journal article here.
  • Social media lights up after grand jury decision: Dr. Jeffrianne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, spoke to First Coast News about how the country is using social media to weigh in on the events in Ferguson, Mo. Watch the interview here.
  • Changes in immigration laws: Dr. Josh Gellers, assistant professor of political science and public administration, weighed in with WJXT Ch. 4 on the controversy surrounding President Obama's immigration plan. Watch here.
  • Positive parenting tips: Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate psychology professor, spoke with First Coast News' "The Chat" about positive reinforcement in parenting. Watch the segment here.

For more UNF news stories, click here.

Contact:

Jessica Scott

jessica.scott@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Varsity Lane and Lot 34 Closure

Varsity Lane and Lot 34, behind Building 34, Arena, won’t be accessible due to construction near the north cellular tower, on the following dates:

  • Saturday, Nov. 23
  • Sunday, Nov. 24
  • Thursday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 29

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Arts and Entertainment
'Christmas Wedding Baby' Premiere

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Student Union Auditorium, Room 2704

This free premiere of the movie, "Christmas Wedding Baby" is open to students, staff, faculty and the public. The story centers on three sisters struggling to find happiness through the holiday season. The youngest sister, a bride-to-be, discovers that her first love has been hired as her wedding photographer. Shooting locations include Spinnaker TV studio and the Student Union. Writer, producer and director, Kiara C. Jones, will attend the premier.

Sponsor: Spinnaker Media

Contact:

Jessica Bolden

promotions@unfspinnaker.com

(407) 376-8939

Lewis Black Presale Tickets

The UNF Fine Arts Center is proud to present world-renowned comedian Lewis Black on his only Jacksonville stop on "The Rant Is Due: Part Deux" tour. Black will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Performance Hall. Pre-sale begins for students, faculty and staff Monday, Dec. 1. General public ticket sales begin Monday, Dec. 15. Click here for ticket pricing and purchase details.

Contact:

Fine Arts Center

finearts@unf.edu

(904) 620-1895

Osprey Choral Ensembles Auditions

The UNF Chorale, the Osprey Men's Chorus and the Osprey Women's Chorus will be auditioning members. Choral ensembles are open to faculty, staff and students. Auditions will take place Monday, Dec. 8, and Tuesday, Dec. 9. To schedule an audition time with Dr. Cara Tasher, choral activities director, click here.

Contact:

Justin Walker

justin.walker@unf.edu

(904) 450-5921

Clubs and Organizations
Jaguars Tickets Available

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Collegiate Chapter at UNF is selling tickets to Jaguars home games for $40, $45 and $50 through the Give and Go Campaign. This campaign is a community partnership and gives the chapter an opportunity to fundraise so members can attend and host conferences, as well as experience out-of-the-classroom learning opportunities. For more information, contact Sarah Rose Stewart, chapter president.

Contact:

Sarah Rose Stewart

sarahrosestewart@gmail.com

(904) 504-3063

General Meetings
Faculty Association Meeting

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The December agenda packet can be viewed here. Limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. Check the Faculty Association website and click "Current Agenda" for the complete packet. For more information, contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary.

Sponsor: Faculty Association

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

Everything Else
Alumni Association Holiday Party

Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, 3985 Hunt Club Road, Jacksonville, FL

This annual celebration is open to alumni and guests. Food, music, dancing, photo booth fun, door prizes and more will be provided. Donations will be accepted at the door or via the ticket link.

Cost: $20 minimum donation per person

Contact:

Office of Alumni Services

unf-alum@unf.edu

(904) 620-4723

Coggin Delegation Deadline

Learn valuable skills while creating global friendships. Join the Coggin Delegation and be a buddy to an incoming exchange student. Attend events throughout the semester with a buddy to help introduce an exchange student to the University and Jacksonville. The application deadline for new members is Friday, Dec. 5. For more information, visit the Coggin College of Business Study Abroad website.

Contact:

Caitlin Jaeger

Caitlin.Jaeger@gmail.com

(904) 620-2919

Military and Veteran Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

Graduating active duty military, ROTC, veterans and reservists will be presented with a red, white and blue graduate cord at a special recognition ceremony. Family and friends are welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided. A R.S.V.P. is required via e-mail or phone call to Diane Stover, program assistant.

Sponsor: Military and Veterans Resource Center, Alumni Association

Contact:

Diane Stover

mvrc@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Susan B. Anthony Award Nominations Open

The Women's Center's prestigious Susan B. Anthony Award is presented annually to one member of the University community who has made significant contributions to enhancing gender equality at UNF. Nominations are now being accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Building 2, Founders Hall, Women's Center, Room 2100. Click here for nominations form.

Contact:

Women's Center

womenctr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

'The Vagina Monologues' Auditions

Students and faculty who wish to audition for "The Vagina Monologues" should record a one-minute audition video and submit it via e-mail to womenct2@unf.edu. To download the audition application and script, visit the website.

Contact:

Bree Wynne

b.wynne@unf.edu

(904) 620-1128

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