Administrative Announcements
Carpenter Library Open 24 Hours

The Carpenter Library will be open 24 hours starting today, Monday, April 16, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 27.

Contact:

Paul Mosley

pmosley@unf.edu

(904) 620-1527

Website
Graduation Ceremonies Campus Tele-Video Live Broadcast

All three spring graduation ceremonies will broadcast live in HD, 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, on the Student Wellness Channel 16-1. Broadcast sponsored by Spinnaker Media, Student Wellness Complex and the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

Contact:

Mo Baker

m.baker@unf.edu

(904) 620-1598

UNF In The News
  • Forbes names UNF 2018 'Best Value College': The University has been named a Forbes 2018 "Best Value College" and is among an exclusive class of only 300 schools nationwide ranked to help students as well as families evaluate the likely return on their investment.  Read more.
  • UNF ROTC students gain skills to carry into combat: First Coast News and Action News stopped by to witness Army ROTC students in action completing a combat care training exercise with a Black Hawk helicopter on campus.
  • Could jetty in St. Augustine save beach, make great surfing waves too?: Four UNF civil engineering students think they've found a way to ease beach erosion at a troubled spot in St. Augustine Beach — while also providing some fine waves for surfing and some pretty good fishing and diving too. The Florida  Times-Union, First Coast News, Action News and WJXT Ch. 4 covered the Senior Capstone Project.
  • Cultures short in everyday patience: Dr. Dominik Guess, psychology professor, spoke to "First Coast Living" about the new European study he and his students conducted while abroad concerning patience in different cultures.
  • 'Dolphin Tale' trainer speaks at UNF: Abigale Stone, real-life caregiver for Winter the dolphin from the movie "Dolphin Tale," spoke to coastal biology students about her career and rehabilitating the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Action News Jax was there.

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Summer Term Parking Permit Sales Begin Today

Parking permit sales for summer term begin 9 a.m. today, Monday, April 16. Students must register for classes prior to ordering a permit. Purchase a permit through myWings via the "Student Account" tab or through the Parking Services webpage. For questions, review the following: permit ordering steps, valid parking locations and FAQs

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics
New Library Databases

Two new research databases are available on the Library Databases webpage.

  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context: an online resource for debaters, covering important social issues that includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps and infographics; periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science and more
  • Grove Art Online (Oxford Art Online): a scholarly art encyclopedia that covers global art/architecture from prehistory to present day; includes peer-reviewed articles contributed by nearly 7,000 scholars from around the world, accompanied by images, bibliographies and links to additional resources

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Athletics and Recreation
Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Summer Camps: Day Academy

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

  • Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8
  • Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15
  • Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13
  • Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20

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; aftercare is available for an additional fee.

 

DMSA Summer Camps: UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp

  • Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Saturday, June 2

The North Florida Summer Identification Camp is designed for elite club and high school players to demonstrate their skills in front of the North Florida coaching staff and other coaches in attendance.

 

DMSA Summer Camps: Elite Residential Academy

  • Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1

The DMSA 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 collegiate 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, visit the Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy website.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will interview Dr. Ari Kim, candidate for the sport management instructor position, 322330. For more information, contact Judy Chacinski, office manager.

Contact:

Judy Chacinski

j.chacinski@unf.edu

(904) 620-1801

General Meetings
Art in State Buildings Selection Committee Meeting

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Campus Planning, Design and Construction Conference Room, Room 3200

Skinner-Jones Hall's Art in State Buildings Selection Committee will have a public meeting to review submission scoring results and determine finalists and/or existing art purchase. Any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 24 hours prior to the event by contacting the Disability Resource Center at (904) 620-2769. For those hearing or speech impaired, contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, (800) 955-8771 for TDD or (800) 955-8770 for voice. Visit the website to learn more about the project. For more information, contact Angela Johnson, Campus Planning, Design and Construction executive secretary, at (904) 620-2024, or Mary Mory, coordinator facilities planning.

Contact:

Mary Mory

m.mory@unf.edu

(904) 620-2269

Everything Else
Public Opinion Research Lab Hiring

The Public Opinion Research Lab is looking to hire students for the summer and fall terms. The position will require data collection via phone calls and in-person event interviewing. If interested, email the Lab for more information.

  • Rate of pay: $10 per hour
  • Hours: 4 to 9 p.m.
  • Convenient on-campus location: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2222
  • Flexible schedule

Contact:

Mark Cooper

porl@unf.edu

(904) 620-2784

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26th Annual Small Business Week Celebration

Friday, May 4, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Network with 300 of North Florida’s small business leaders, lenders and supporters as the U.S. Small Business Administration presents the Small Business Week Awards and Top Lender Awards. This event will feature a keynote, "Bridge the Gap Between Generations in your Business," presented by Alicia Rainwater, Center for Generational Kinetics speaker. Learn more and register on the website.

Cost: $40

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center

Contact:

Ali Stephens

ali.stephens@unf.edu

(904) 620-2441

Facebook Event
Carpenter Library Finals Week

The Carpenter Library, Building 12, will offer the following student events and activities during finals week:

  • Free late-night coffee, tea and snacks: Items will be available 8 p.m. daily until supplies run out, Monday, April 23, through Wednesday, April 25; First Floor
  • Zzz-Zone: A quiet place for naps, during finals hours, Friday, April 20, to Friday, April 27; Third Floor
  • Coloring Station: Keep calm and color away the stress, during finals hours, Friday, April 20, to Friday, April 27; Second Floor

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

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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.

Color Away Stress

Ease the stress of finals with coloring and coffee/tea, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24, Writing Center, Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Room 2501.

Contact:

Holly Seaver

rubrics@unf.edu

(904) 630-5394

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Computing Summer Camps

The School of Computing will host week-long summer camps for middle and high school students. Programs run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with drop-off beginning 8 a.m. and pick-up until 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Session dates are as follows:

  • Cybersecurity: June 18 through June 22, and July 23 through July 27
  • Java and Minecraft: June 25 through June 29 
  • Python Programming: July 16 through July 20

For questions, email the School of Computing.

Contact:

Sherif Elfayoumy

computing@unf.edu

(904) 620-2985

Free Nutrition Counseling Available

There are two types of free nutrition counseling available to the campus community:

  • The Department of Recreation and Wellness provides dietitians for general nutrition counseling, including guidance in healthy eating, weight management, sports nutrition, vegetarian/vegan diets, mindful eating and more. Dietitians work one-on-one with clients to educate, develop personalized recommendations and create SMART goals. Contact Callie Stewart or Kelly Schooley, wellness dietitians, to schedule an appointment.
  • Dining Services offers one-on-one nutrition consultations specializing in food allergies/intolerances and dietary restrictions while guiding individuals towards healthier options on campus. For more information on how to enhance your dining experience, schedule an appointment through the Dining Services website and click the "Meet Our Registered Dietitian" tab or contact registered dietitian Yemila Lowry.

Contact:

Callie Stewart

c.stewart@unf.edu

(904) 620-5223

Free Summer A Chinese Language/Tai Chi Martial Arts Courses

The Confucius Institute is offering free, six-week, non-credit Summer A courses for students, faculty and staff:

  • Chinese Language and Culture I: Noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, May 9 through June 18
  • Chinese Language and Culture II: 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 10 through June 19; preparation for the HSK proficiency test Levels 3 and 4
  • Tai Chi/Martial Arts: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, May 10 through June 15
  • Tai Chi/Martial Arts: 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays, May 13 through June 17

Register via the website.

Contact:

Natalia Gallimore

n.gallimore@unf.edu

(904) 620-5436

PAWS Your Stress

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor

Students can PAWS finals week stress by enjoying cuddles and kisses from the service-dogs-in-training of the local chapter of Canine Companions for Independence.

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

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Spring Commencement Ceremonies Live Stream

Spring commencement ceremonies will broadcast live via the website as follows:

  • 9 a.m.: Brooks College of Health, College of Education and Human Services
  • 12:30 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences, Coggin College of Business
  • 4 p.m.: College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact:

Robert Richardson

ricr0015@unf.edu

(904) 620-1885

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Summer B Kickoff/Week of Welcome Event Tabling Requests

If your club, department or organization would like to participate in the Summer B Cookout, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 25, and Week of Welcome's Block Party, 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, email Maria Figuerado.

Contact:

Maria Figuerado

maria.figuerado@unf.edu

(904) 620-5369

Summer/Fall Meal Memberships Now Available

A variety of weekly and by-the-semester meal memberships are now available via MyWings. Visit the Dining Services webpage to learn more.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

'Tools to Quit' Smoking Cessation Class

Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 61, Student Wellness Complex, Room 1200

A smoking cessation class for those wanting to kick the tobacco habit, this course offers participants two weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy. Topics covered include reasons for smoking, personal triggers, dealing with withdrawal symptoms and the rewards of quitting tobacco. Participants will receive information about additional resources. Pre-register by contacting Michael Hines, health education coordinator.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Recreation and Wellness

Contact:

Michael Hines

m.hines@unf.edu

(904) 620-1576

Veterans Plaza Customized Pavers Available

Ospreys can now order a customized Veterans Plaza paver, which makes a great graduation gift. Proceeds from sales benefit the Military and Veterans Resource Center; orders placed by Friday, June 1, will be installed over the summer. For more information and pricing, visit the website.

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

veteransplaza@unf.edu

(904) 620-5042