Administrative Announcements
Thanksgiving Special Hours/Closures

Most University offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Business Services: Closed Thursday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology: Closed Thursday, Nov. 23, through Saturday, Nov. 25; Open for email support only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Carpenter Library: Closed starting 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 25; Open regular operating hours Sunday, Nov. 26
  • College Optical: Closed
  • Community First Credit Union: Closed
  • Dining Services: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Field House: Closed starting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Game Room: Closed starting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Golf Complex: Open normal hours
  • ITS Help Desk: Closed starting 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 25; Open 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26
  • OneJax: Closed
  • Osprey 1Card/Event Ticketing: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, with a modified housing route
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22; will resume 7:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27
  • Student Government Offices: Closed
  • Student Union: Closed starting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Student Wellness Complex: Closed starting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22; will resume 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27
  • UNF Bookstore: Closed
  • UPS Store: Closed


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Lot 18 Reserved Parking November 21

7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 160 parking spaces in the southwest section of Lot 18, adjacent to Hodges Stadium, Building 46, will be reserved for guests attending the men's basketball game tailgate event. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 9 p.m.


Ervin Lewis

(904) 620-2833

Educational Leadership Doctoral Defense

Monday, November 20, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Jennifer Jackson, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation "Experiences of First-Generation Students of Color."


Michael Morris

(904) 620-2990

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference Registration

Registration for the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference is open until the Friday, Jan. 19, deadline. This multi-disciplinary conference is open to all undergraduate students in Florida who are interested in gaining presentation and networking skills. The conference will take place Friday, Feb. 23, through Saturday, Feb. 24, at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida. The Office of Undergraduate Research will provide travel and hotel accommodations for all students who wish to attend and present. For more information, visit the website.


Kelsey Eagen

(904) 620-3942

Writing Assistance for Engineering Students Now Available

The Writing Program/Center offers targeted tutoring and workshops to support writing across many disciplines. The program offers one-on-one and group tutoring as well as topical workshops for undergraduate and graduate students. Content-specific engineering tutoring is available by appointment 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Book appointments online, by calling The Writing Center at (904) 620-5394 or stopping by the office in Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Room 2501.


Mikayla Beaudrie

(904) 620-5394

Clubs and Organizations
Coggin Delegation Application Deadline December 8

Interested in making friends from all over the world? Consider joining the Coggin Delegation, an organization where UNF students are paired with incoming exchange students from Coggin's exchange universities all over the world. UNF students will welcome the international exchange students to campus and will help them adapt to American culture by communicating regularly and attending various events together throughout the semester. The spring 2018 application deadline is Friday, Dec. 8; apply here.


Alyssa Kyff

(904) 620-5317

Athletics and Recreation
Men's Basketball Versus Edward Waters College

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 34, UNF Arena

Cheer on the men's basketball team as they make its 2017-18 home debut against Edward Waters.

Cost: Students Free with Osprey1 Card; Reserved $15; General Admission $10; Groups (10 or more) $5 each; Children 2 and under Free


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Arts and Entertainment
Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series Presents Pianist Josu Okiñena

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Dr. Josu Okiñena has appeared at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and taken part in a number of international festivals, performing with renowned orchestras. Having received numerous prizes and awards, Okiñena has recorded several albums and immersed himself in different musical projects reflecting his unique style. Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, associate professor of classical voice, is the artistic director. This event is free; an eticket is required.

Sponsor: School of Music


Kolanda Douglas

(904) 620-2864

Facebook Event
Gratitude Monday

Monday, November 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Celebrate the things that bring us together as Ospreys. Get ready for Thanksgiving break with food, music, games and contests. Meet representatives from various Student Affairs departments, including the Department of Diversity Initiatives, International Center, Campus Life and the Student Union.

Sponsor: Student Affairs


Bill Delaney

(904) 620-5379

The Florida Ballet 'Nutcracker' Ticket Discount

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 1100

The Florida Ballet is offering a discount to faculty, staff and students for upcoming performances of "The Nutcracker Ballet." The promo code "UNF2017" provides 50 percent off any ticket to any of the four Lazzara Performance Hall performances. To purchase tickets online, visit the website, select performance, choose seats and proceed to checkout. Enter the promo code in the coupon code box and click "validate." All tickets are nonrefundable. Four two-hour performances are scheduled, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. All vehicles must have a valid parking permit or pay the daily parking fee at a pay-by-plate kiosk.

Cost: $43 Orchestra, $33 Mezzanine, $23 Balcony, $80 Balcony Family 4-Pack

Sponsor: The Florida Ballet


Martha Lemire

(904) 353-7518

Twisted Tuesday Holiday Craft

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Get into the end-of-the-semester spirit by creating a holiday craft. Supplies are provided; be sure to arrive early as this  giveaway/craft is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Sponsor: Campus Life


Maria Figuerado

(904) 620-5369

Facebook Event
Wind Symphony Concert Band Performance

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 1100

The UNF Wind Symphony is composed of approximately 50 woodwind, brass and percussion players. Dedicated to promoting and performing the finest in traditional and contemporary wind literature, this ensemble has firmly established a reputation for musical excellence. Members enjoy opportunities to perform with nationally renowned guest artists, as well as premier new works by leading composers. Dr. Gordon Brock, professor of music, is the conductor. Purchase tickets here.

Cost: Students free with valid Osprey 1Card; Adults $10


Kolanda Douglas

(904) 620-2864

Facebook Event
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Courageous Conversations: Intersections and the "Isms"

Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

The Commission on Diversity and Inclusion will host a collaborative speaker event that examines the intersection of identities related to race, ethnicity, ability, sexuality, gender and sexual orientation. A panel of students, faculty and staff will discuss social identities and the cross cutting of identity status, roles and labels. University facilitators will lead small group dialogues immediately following the panel. The event is free, but an eTicket is required.


Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

(904) 620-2583

Cyber Security Forum Feautures 'Patches and Backups'

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 53, Hicks Hall, Room 1420

The Cyber Security Forum, "Patches and Backups: The Only Sure Way to Survive Ransomware" will be discussed.

Sponsor: Information Technology Services


IT Security

(904) 620-2820

International Mondays: 'Repas en France' [Meals in France]

Monday, November 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Room 2245

"Repas en France, Nourriture et Interactions Sociales" (Meals in France: Food and Social Interactions,) is a conversation in French with Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of operations management, and special guest Sara Kunz. This event 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.


Clayton McCarl

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course

Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 2146

A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification provides the tools needed for analytical problem-solving, critical thinking and process-improvement skill development. The first class of the five-day course will take place Friday, Dec. 1. On day five, participants will take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate exam. Yellow Belt concepts will be covered; no prior Six Sigma training is required. Click here for class dates and times as well as cost. For more information and to register, visit the webpage.

Sponsor: Division of Continuing Education


Jessica Murray

(904) 620-5801

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Monday, November 20, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will meet to discuss applicants for the sport management assistant professor position, 315360. For more information, contact Michael Morris, office assistant.


Michael Morris

(904) 620-2990

Department of Chemistry

There will be on-campus interviews for the physical chemistry assistant professor position, 319150, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Science and Engineering Building, Building 50, Room 3500, on the following days:

  • Monday, Nov. 20: John Determan
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27: Daniel Zaleski


Dr. Amy Lane

(904) 620-2315

Everything Else
'A Home for Ozzie' Book Sale

"A Home for Ozzie" books are on sale at the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Room 1000, front desk. This book was written by Amy Costa, assistant director for Eco Adventure and Jake FitzRoy, former coordinator of Environmental Education Programs. The illustrations were done by the late Vernon Payne, University graphic designer for over 30 years. The story follows mascot Ozzie the Osprey as he meets and interacts with several animals on his search for a place to live. All of these species mentioned can be found on campus within the Sawmill Slough Preserve and the scenes are based on places along the trails. The cost for a hard-cover book is $19.95 plus tax; cash, check or credit card payments are accepted. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the UNF Trail Foundation for continuing maintenance and improvements as well as to the John Golden Foundation, which supports the Environmental Education Program.


Donna Carlson

(904) 620-5212

Center for Community-Based Learning Recognizes Outstanding Partnerships: C.A.M.P. Osprey

Highlighted this month is the partnership between Dr. Matthew Ohlson's C.A.M.P. Osprey initiative and regional K-12 schools. Visit the website to learn more about how UNF students are helping elementary and middle school kids develop leadership skills through the Collegiate Achievement Mentoring Program.


Ryan Doan

(904) 620-3547

Dining Services Feedback Survey

Provide feedback by taking this survey. Participants may enter their email address to receive a small coffee or fountain-drink coupon redeemable at any on-campus dining location.


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Einstein Bros. Bagels New Items

New seasonal items are now available at Einstein's in the Student Union Food Court, Building 58W. New items include holiday bagel sandwiches, new scmearfuls bagel bites, cinnamon sweet cream cold brew and a cinnamon caramel latte.


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Jaxwell Network Initiative

The Jaxwell Network is looking for faculty and students from all disciplines to volunteer for this nonprofit initiative, a joint partnership between the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics and First Coast YMCA. The project aims to promote health and wellness throughout Jacksonville and act as a health-resource center by bridging various health-focused organizations through the Jaxwell Network. Participants will receive training and work as life-wellness coaches at local YMCA branches. If interested in joining Jaxwell, visit the website. For questions, email Dr. Alireza Jahan-Mihan, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics.


Dr. Alireza Jahan-mihan

(904) 620-5359

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, Jan. 3, 2018; visit the webpage.


Kate Engel

(904) 620-5272

Let's Talk About It: Racism on Campus

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2703

A respectful multidisciplinary panel discussion that aims to build a space for conversations about race, will take place. Let's Talk About It: breaking barriers, building bridges, many voices, our UNF.

Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences


Alicia Crystalus

(904) 620-1699

Mindful Meditation Workshops

Learn different skills/techniques that can aid in reaching relaxation and improving sleeping habits at one of Healthy Osprey's meditation workshops from 3 to 4 p.m., Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Mind/Body Studio, on the following Tuesdays: Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 28.


Healthy Osprey

(904) 620-4769

Spinnaker Survey

Spinnaker media serves everyone on campus by providing quality news, radio and TV updates. Take our survey to help us meet the needs of the campus community in the best ways possible.


Ronnesha Rodgers

(904) 352-4021

Spring Meal Memberships Available

Spring Meal Memberships are now available. Students may enroll now and pay later online via MyWings. First-time-in-college students living in University Housing must enroll on or before Monday, Dec. 4, to avoid being automatically placed on a 14 meals-per-week membership. For more information on resident, commuter and faculty/staff memberships, visit the website.


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Student Wellness Complex Holiday Sale

A holiday sale is taking place, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Member Services desk on the first floor, until Friday, Dec. 22. A 25-percent discount will be offered on select items.


Beth Harrell

(904) 620-5212

Textbook Collection

The Environmental Center is collecting unwanted textbooks to help support literacy programs worldwide through Better World Books. Donations are accepted throughout the year at the Environmental Center office, Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2200, and outside the Bookstore in the blue collection bin.


James Taylor

(904) 620-5804

Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience

Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Join the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil remembering the lives of transgender and gender nonconforming people lost to violence and hate.

Cost: Free


Kaitlin Legg

(904) 620-2939

Facebook Event
Transportation and Logistics Society Hubbard House Holiday Drive

Hubbard House is a full-service shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Since 2002, the Transportation and Logistics Society has partnered with the Propeller Club of Jacksonville to sponsor a drive to collect new toys, books, diapers, hygiene items, gift cards, new or gently-used clothing and cash for larger purchases. Donate online or drop off donations during regular business hours, now until Friday, Dec. 1, Transportation and Logistics Flagship office, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 2460. TLS members will deliver collected items and decorate the Hubbard House lobby Saturday, Dec. 2. For more information on Hubbard House, click here.


Lynn Brown

(904) 620-1961

UNF Bookstore Campus Survey

The Bookstore is conducting a survey, now through Sunday, Nov. 26. The responses will help the Bookstore provide campus-appropriate products and services as well as pinpoint areas of opportunity to better serve the University and students. Access the survey here


Matt Davidson

(904) 620-2665