Administrative Announcements
Building 4 Fire Alarm Testing Week of March 27

Due to continued construction renovation work activities, periodic fire alarm system testing will occur in Skinner-Jones Hall North, Building 4, between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31. For questions, contact Rich Elmore, campus planning, design and construction assistant director.

Contact:

Rich Elmore

relmore@unf.edu

(904) 620-1748

Canvas 'What If' Feature

Students can view grades based on "what if" scores to help determine how grades will be affected by upcoming or resubmitted assignments. This features allows students to test scores for an assignment that has yet to be graded in order to simulate updates to current and final grades. Note that instructors may restrict students from viewing current and/or final grades. Visit the Canvas Guides for step-by-step instructions on using this feature.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

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Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Reserved Parking Arena Garage March 30

From 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, there will be 40 Blue Lot parking spaces reserved on the fourth floor of the Arena Parking Garage, Garage 38, adjacent to the Student Union, Building 58, for those attending the Construction Management Information Conference. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 10 a.m.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Reserved Parking Lots 18, 5, 46, April 2

The following lots will be reserved for the Jacksonville Armada Football Club event, Sunday, April 2: 

  • Lot 18: 1 to 5 p.m. for general admission attendees.; parking free with valid UNF parking permit, or $5 per vehicle, only cash payments accepted
  • Lot 46: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for event staff and emergency vehicles
  • Lot 5: 1 to 5 p.m. for team members and media

All lots will return to normal parking activity after 5 p.m. For additional event questions, visit Jacksonville Armada Football Club

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics
Biology Master's Thesis Defense

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 59, Biological Sciences Building, Room 2703

Karina Kakareka, biology graduate student, will defend her master’s thesis proposal, "Transcriptional Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy-induced Gene Expression by Muscle RING Finger 1 and Myogenic Regulatory Factors."

Contact:

David Waddell

d.s.waddell@unf.edu

(904) 620-1958

Biology Master's Thesis Defense

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Building 39, Brooks College of Health, Room 1002

Samantha Ehnert, biology master's candidate, will defend her thesis proposal, "Mercury Accumulation and Effects in the Brain of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks."

Contact:

Dr. Jim Gelsleichter

jim.gelsleichter@unf.edu

(904) 620-2830

Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Joanna Lea Ale, educational leadership graduate student, will defend, "Appreciating Neurodiversity: ASD Perceptions of Experiences in a Higher Education Transition Program and the Implications for Higher Ed Leaders."

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Enita Barrett, educational leadership graduate student, will defend, "Belizean Teachers' Perceptions of Intercultural Bilingual Education as a Language Preservation Tool: A Q Methodology Study."

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-1520

Psychology Master's Theses Defense

Psychology graduate students will defend their master's theses in the Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 3131, as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Friday, March 17: Jourdan Rodak, "PTSD's True Color"
  • 11 a.m. Friday, March 17: Alexus Lepere, "Effects of Coloring in the Elderly"
  • 10 a.m. Friday, March 31: Brett Wallace, "On the Relationship of Working Memory and False Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Contact:

Tracy Alloway

t.alloway@unf.edu

(904) 620-1614

Psychology Master's Theses Defenses

Psychology graduate students will defend their master's theses in the Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 3102, as follows:

  • Noon Tuesday, March 28: Michael Rodriguez, "Learning Strategies Employed by College Aged Students With Disabilities: The Link Between Metacognition, Motivation, And Working Memory"
  • 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 29: Mikaela Raley, "Social Connectedness Versus Social Support: Which Is a Better Predictor of Health Outcomes in a College Student"
  • 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30: Dominique Levert, "Attrition in Behavioral Parent Training Programs in School Settings: A Meta-Analytic Review"
  • Noon Friday, March 31: Brett Wallace, "On the Relationship of Working Memory and False Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"
  • 1 pm. Friday, March 31: Nathan Kawczynski, "Risk-Loss Domains and Adolescent Depression"

Contact:

Tracy Alloway

t.alloway@unf.edu

(904) 620-1614

Clubs and Organizations
Choral Ensemble Auditions

The UNF Chorale, as well as the Osprey Men's and Women's Choruses, are seeking experienced choral musicians. These choral ensembles are open by voice placement to all faculty, staff and students, as well as music majors. For more information, including rehearsal and performance schedules, contact Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral studies.

Contact:

Cara Tasher

cara.tasher@unf.edu

(904) 620-3839

Athletics and Recreation
Baseball Versus Bethune-Cookman

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Building 27, Harmon Baseball Stadium

Cheer on Ospreys baseball as they take on Bethune-Cookman University.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

Day Academy Schedule for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:

  • Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9 
  • Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16
  • Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14
  • Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21

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; for each camp session attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle will be offered. Pool time is included; after-care is available for an additional fee.

 

Overnight Senior Elite Residential Academy Schedule for boys ages 14 through 20:

  • Friday, July 7, through Sunday, July 9

The DMSA Senior 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 college 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, click here.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

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Women's Basketball Team Managers Needed

Student team managers are being sought for the 2017-18 season. Applicants must be a full-time student, have experience playing or knowledge of basketball, be able to learn quickly and handle various, unpredictable situations. Email a resume and other pertinent information about yourself to Sara Nuxol, director of basketball operations.

Contact:

Sara Nuxol

sara.nuxol@unf.edu

(904) 620-4279

Arts and Entertainment
'County Missives' Opening Reception

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

"County Missives", a Cathedral Arts Project directed by Tony Rodrigues, features expressive works from incarcerated juveniles who were adjudicated as adults.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Student Affairs

Contact:

Brigid Fitzpatrick

brigid.fitzpatrick@unf.edu

(904) 620-2600

Ozzie's 'Carnival of the Peculiar'

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

Celebrate the upcoming end of the semester with amazing sideshow performances. The event will feature fire breathing, aerial silks, quirky cabaret, art vendors, music and free food from local food trucks.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Sponsor: Student Union, Campus Life, Student Life and Services Fee

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

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'Project: Frame' Samuel Beckett Film Screening

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

An outdoor screening of film adaptations of the works of Samuel Beckett, Irish playwright and novelist. This event is the first of the "Project: Frame" film series, featuring experimental and non-narrative films. Though some seating will be provided, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs/blankets. To view the list of Beckett's works and learn more about the next "Project: Frame" screening, click here.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of English

Contact:

Ryan Bell

r.bell@unf.edu

(352) 317-6629

Facebook Event
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
'Building Soil With Fermented Plant Fertilizers'

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fredrick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens, Adjacent to Park Lake and Lot 18 Walkway

Valerie Herrmann, local permaculture expert and The Food Park Project director, will discuss how to make fermented plant juice and other Korean natural farming inputs, which help build healthy bacteria, fungus and other life in soil.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Health Promotion

Contact:

Mallory Schott

mallory.schott@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

Facebook Event
'Don Quijote en Manhattan: Ecos cervantinos en el cine de Woody Allen' ['Don Quixote in Manhattan: Echoes of Cervantes in the Cinema of Woody Allen']

Monday, April 3, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Room 2245

A presentation and discussion in Spanish led by Dr. Ángeles Fernández Cifuentes, associate professor of Spanish. This event is part of International Mondays, a series of informal conversations about the world today, conducted in various languages, with guests from the University and the North Florida area. All are welcome, including native/heritage speakers and language learners at all levels.

Sponsor: International Studies Program, International Business Flagship Program, International Center, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
'Madalena: The Entangled History of One Indigenous Floridian Woman in the Atlantic World'

Friday, March 31, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 1209

A presentation by Scott Cave, doctoral candidate in history, Pennsylvania State University. This is the seventh event in "Unseen Forces," the spring International Studies Lecture Series.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: International Studies Program, UNF Latin American and Caribbean Council, Department of History

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
Mental Health Aid Training

This eight-hour course is divided into two four-hour sessions, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6, and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 7. The workshop will provide key skills in aiding those with developing mental health problems or experiencing a mental health crisis. A three-year certification will be given upon completion. RSVP to Ashley Ballard, director health promotions, at a.ballard@unf.edu.

Contact:

Ashley Ballard

a.ballard@unf.edu

(904) 620-1571

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Sport Management Meet and Greet

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballroom, Room 3703

This event is for students interested/currently majoring in sport management. Meet the sport management faculty members and explore internships, volunteer opportunities and/or paid positions with over 20 sport organizations, including Sports Media Technology, PGA Tour, Jacksonville Jaguars and YMCA. Attire is business casual; a resume is optional.

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Services

Contact:

E. Maurice Graham

m.graham@unf.edu

(904) 620-1841

Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Friday, March 31, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3600

The committee will conduct phone interviews for the childhood education assistant professor position, 338860.

Contact:

Katie Monnin

kmonnin@unf.edu

(904) 620-4358

College of Education and Human Services

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

There will be a Skype interview for the assistant professor of educational leadership position, 313770. 

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

General Meetings
Faculty Association April Meeting

Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The April agenda packet can be viewed here; limited hard copies will be available. Check the Faculty Association website and click "Current Agenda" for the complete agenda packet and "Hotline" for the current event. For more information, contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary.

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

Everything Else
Public Opinion Research Lab Now Hiring

The Public Opinion Research Lab is now hiring students who are available to work the spring and/or summer semesters. The position requires making phone calls and recording data for research. If interested or for more information, email porl@unf.edu.

Contact:

Mark Cooper

porl@unf.edu

(904) 620-4433

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Spring Volunteer Fair

Monday, April 3, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Learn about getting involved on campus and in the community through hands-on volunteer opportunities with 20 various local organizations.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Sarah Rosen

sarah.rosen@unf.edu

(904) 620-2955

'Supplies for Soldiers' Donation Drive

This is the last week to donate to the "Supplies for Soldiers" drive, a team effort of the Military and Veterans Resource Center, Volunteer Services and the Greater Jacksonville USO. Donation drop-offs are located at various points on campus: Career Services, Building 57, Room 2700; MVRC, Building 2, Room 1100; Carpenter Library, Building 12, First Floor Lobby. After donations are collected, student and staff volunteers will assemble care packages and write letters to send to deployed service members, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the MVRC. Find more information and view the list of requested items here.

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

thammock@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Teaching Kitchen Cooking Demo

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Food Lab, Room 3005

This month will focus on improving knowledge about measuring ingredients accurately. The Teaching Kitchen is a monthly series that offers basic cooking skills for students. An RSVP is required; email Yemila Lowry, campus dietitian. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: UNF Dining Services

Contact:

Yemila Lowry

y.lowry@unf.edu

(904) 620-2247

Facebook Event
Tricia Booker Reading/Book Signing

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Bookstore, Room 1800

Tricia Booker, visiting journalism instructor and award-winning author, will offer a reading and sign copies of her new memoir, "The Place of Peace and Crickets: How Adoption, Heartache and Love Built a Family."

Sponsor: UNF Bookstore

Contact:

Matt Davidson

n00956167@unf.edu

(904) 620-2665