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Administrative Announcements
Alumni Drive Resurfacing and UNF Drive Repairs

Work to resurface Alumni Drive will begin Saturday, May 2, and continue through Wednesday, May 13. Although one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction, traffic patterns may be altered as the work progresses. Additionally, the section of UNF Drive between Lot 100, adjacent to Parking Services, Building 52, and the entrance to Parking Lot 12, adjacent to Osprey Village, will be closed for repairs between 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 11. Detour signs will be posted.


Stephen Fagan


(904) 620-2237

Blackboard Unavailability May 10

Blackboard will be unavailable 5 to 9 a.m. Sunday, May 10, for scheduled maintenance. During this downtime, students, faculty and staff will be unable to access Blackboard or make Blackboard Course Requests (BbCAR).


ITS Help Desk


(904) 620-4357

Indoor Public Address System Test

The Crisis Management Team will test the campus indoor public address system at 2:45 p.m. Friday, May 8. A message indicating "this is a test" will play throughout indoor buildings. Occupants don't have to vacate buildings since this is only a test. The test message will be repeated to provide an opportunity for building supervisors to report on the audibility of the message and the visibility of the strobe lights. For more information, contact Environmental Health and Safety.


Dan Endicott


(904) 620-2019

ITS Help Desk/General Purpose Computer Lab Move to Library

The ITS Help Desk and General Purpose Lab will move to the Thomas G. Carpenter Library Friday, May 8. This centralized location will provide students easier access to all Help Desk services. The General Purpose Computer Lab will close Monday, May 4, to accommodate the relocation. The Help Desk will remain open.


ITS Help Desk


(904) 620-4357

Student Financial Services Temporary Location

The Student Financial Services Cashier's Office renovation will begin Monday, May 11. During construction, a satellite office will be open in Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1300. Due to the relocation, students are encouraged to use the online payment portal, "View and Pay my Bill" to avoid long wait times. Students, staff and faculty may contact the office. Construction will conclude at the beginning of August.


Cashier's Office


(904) 620-2472

Arts and Entertainment
'Southern Exposure - Portraits of a Changing Landscape' Preview Reception

Friday, May 15, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 99, MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, FL

"Southern Exposure - Portraits of a Changing Landscape"  explores the territories that exist in the collective memory of the Southern landscape—as it was and as it exists today. The photographs on view, by such renowned artists as William Christenberry, Sally Mann and Andrew Moore, present a timeless portrait of the Southern landscape. The exhibition runs from Saturday, May 16, through Sunday, Aug. 30.

Cost: Free with MOCAJax Membership or Osprey1 Card


Denise Reagan


(904) 366-6911

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Competitive Professional School Application Information Session

Friday, May 15, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

Building 59, Social Sciences, Room 2701

Dr. Judith Ochrietor, pre-medical professions advisor and biomedical program director, will provide information regarding submission of competitive applications for medical and professional programs. Tips from medical and professional program admissions counselors from colleges within Florida will be discussed.

Cost: free

Sponsor: UNF Biomedical Program


Judith D. Ochrietor


(904) 620-2827

Educator Preparation Institute Information Session

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Nease High School Performing Arts Center, 10550 Ray Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

UNF Educator Preparation Institute provides an alternative route for individuals to obtain a professional teaching certification in the state of Florida. The program is designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in a non-education major and wish to become teachers, but don't wish to pursue an additional degree. Learn more from Dr. Betty Bennett, program director. For more information, visit the website or call the Education Preparation Institute.


UNF Educator Preparation Institute

(904) 620-1823

IRBNet Demo Workshop

IRBNet is the online submission software for entering Institutional Review Board projects for review. In this workshop, research integrity administrators will give a demonstration of various IRBNet features and answer IRBNet-related questions. This free event is open to faculty, staff and students. A R.S.V.P. to the IRB office via e-mail is requested to attend the following workshops:

  • Monday, May 18: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 21: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The location of the workshops will be provided upon registration. Research integrity administrators can hold a private session for groups or individuals.


Kayla Champaigne


(904) 620-2312

Search Committee News
Department of Psychology

Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences, Room 1103

There will be an on-campus interview with Dr. Joseph Schmuller, for the psychology instructor position, 321560, 311520 or 314980. He will conduct a presentation, "Constructs, Variables and Hypothesis Testing."


Gabriel Ybarra


(904) 620-2807

Everything Else

Find support in an inclusive and affirming therapy group during gender affinity exploration. For more information, contact the Counseling Center.


Counseling Center


(904) 620-2602

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