Administrative Announcements
Global Malware Outbreak: Use Caution Opening Links/Attachments

There has been a global outbreak of Ransomware, a type of malicious software that takes over a computer and locks the user out, preventing access to any files until a sum of money is paid.  Many times, Ransomware infects a computer when the user opens an attachment or clicks on a link that leads to a fake website.

 

The best defenses are to keep software up to date and practice good cyber security behaviors. Be cautious when clicking on links or opening attachments in emails. Delete unexpected emails as well as email from unknown senders. Restart University computers regularly to apply software patches. Ensure that personally owned computers are running the latest security patches and antivirus definitions.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

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Strategic Plan Open Forum

Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The University will host an open forum to discuss the Strategic Plan draft. This open forum will be the fourth in a series of five and will discuss the second goal of the plan. Access the plan draft via myWings under "Quick Links."

Sponsor: Office of the President

Contact:

Melonie Handerson

mhanders@unf.edu

(904) 620-2500

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Arena Garage/Lot 4 Reserved Parking May 24

From 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, there will be 10 Blue Lot spaces reserved on the second floor of the Arena Parking Garage, Building 38, adjacent to the Arena, Building 34, and one reserved space in Lot 4, adjacent to the Student Union, Building 58, for guests attending the Board of Trustees meeting. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 4:30 p.m.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Lots 18/34, Arena Garage Reserved Parking Multiple Days

The Arena Garage, Building 38, and Parking Lots 18 and 34, will be utilized for guests attending high school graduation ceremonies 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 24; Thursday, May 25; Tuesday, May 30; and Friday, June 2, as follows:

  • Lot 18: Reserved for general admission attendees; those with valid University parking permits may park, but be aware there may be parking/traffic congestion
  • Lot 34: Reserved for disability and VIP attendees
  • Arena Garage: Reserved for disability overflow parking on the first floor; general admission attendees may park on the second to fourth floors. Those with valid University parking permits may park here, however, it's recommended to park in Lots 5, 2, 52 and the second to fourth floors of Fine Arts Center Garage, Building 44.

Refer to the Master Calendar for individual high school graduation scheduled times.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Lots 5, 18, 46 Reserved Parking May 28

The following lots will be reserved for the Jacksonville Armada Football Club event, Sunday, May 28: 

  • Lot 5: reserved 1 to 5 p.m. for team members and media. 
  • Lot 18: reserved 1 to 5 p.m. for general admission attendees. Parking will cost $5 per vehicle, only cash payments accepted; those with valid University parking permits may park at no charge
  • Lot 46: reserved 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for event staff and emergency vehicles

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

Athletics and Recreation
Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

Day Academy Schedule for Boys/Girls Ages 6 through 13: 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, plus for each camp attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; after care is available for an additional fee. The dates are as follows:

  • 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

UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp: The North Florida Summer Identification Camp is designed for elite club and high school players ages 14 to 20 to demonstrate skills for the North Florida coaching staff and other coaches in attendance. Fees are $115 per player until Friday, June 9.

  • Saturday, June 10, 2017

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

  • Friday, June 30, through Sunday, July 2

For more information, tuition costs and registration, click here.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

Summer Group Fitness Schedule

Summer group fitness classes begin Monday, May 15, and run through Friday, July 28, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61. A wide variety of classes for all fitness levels and interests in a group atmosphere will be offered for free to students, full-time faculty/staff and Student Wellness Complex members. A valid Osprey 1Card must be scanned at the Member Services desk for entry. For questions, contact (904) 620-2853.

Contact:

Kacie Smith

kacie.smith@unf.edu

(904) 620-5217

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General Meetings
UNF Foundation Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2112

The fourth-quarter conference call will take place.

Sponsor: University Development and Alumni Engagement

Contact:

Patricia Madrid

p.madrid@unf.edu

(904) 620-2111

Everything Else
Art Therapy Open Studio

This open studio takes place 1:30 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday, Counseling Center, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2300; enter from the hallway to Room 2011. Materials are included; regular attendance isn't required.

Contact:

diane engelhardt

counselingctr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2602

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English Language Program Seeks Volunteers

The English Language Program is looking for volunteers for the Conversation Partner Program. Partners meet with international students one-on-one for one hour per week during the summer. For an opportunity to gain volunteer hours, help someone practice English, learn about a new culture and make a new friend, visit the English Language Program, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Building 14E, Room 1710, or email Sarah Flaniken, English instructor.

Contact:

Sarah Flaniken

s.flaniken@unf.edu

(904) 620-4281

Free Supplemental Food Products

Supplemental products for those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are available at no cost for faculty, staff and students. If interested, contact Yemila Lowry, campus dietitian. 

Contact:

Yemila Lowry

y.lowry@unf.edu

(904) 620-5223

Jacksonville Racial Justice Summit

Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballroom, Room 3703

Leaders from Jacksonville's communities of color will meet with leaders of the local LGBTQ community to discuss challenges faced by both groups, focusing on reaching restorative, impactful and meaningful change. The aim is to make progress towards full recognition of equality. This event is free and lunch will be provided; register here.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, Equality Florida

Contact:

Kaitlin Legg

k.legg@unf.edu

(904) 620-2939

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Ogier Gardens Custom Pickling Workshop

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

A workshop to pickle cucumbers grown at the Frederick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens will take place. RSVP at OgierGardens@unf.edu.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Health Promotion

Contact:

Mallory Schott

ogiergardens@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

Facebook Event
Osprey Community Engagement Medallion

The Center for Community-Based Learning is accepting applications for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion. This award recognizes up to 25 students, graduating in the summer semester, who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based federal work-study and political engagement. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, June 16. Visit the website for more information and to submit an application.

Contact:

Ryan Doan

l.ryan.doan@unf.edu

(904) 620-3547

Senior Service Award Nominations

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for the summer 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 Monday, June 5; click here to make a nomination.

Contact:

Leah Case

l.case@unf.edu

(904) 620-2132

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