UNF In the News
     Radio News Coverage

Students, faculty and staff at the University of North Florida are constantly making headlines, whether it be local, regional, state or national news. Because of the expertise of our faculty, they are often viewed as an authority in their fields and are interviewed weekly either on television, radio or in print, such as newspapers or magazines. The University also produces a weekly radio show, "UNF On The Record," which features campus life as well as faculty and student research, keeping the UNF community in touch with what's new and exciting on campus. To see the latest radio coverage about UNF students, faculty or staff, click one of the interviews below.


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UNF In the News

December 16, 2013
Work and life balance solutions
Ashley Ballard, UNF health education coordinator, shares solutions to finding equilibrium in one’s life on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
December 10, 2013
Social media workplace etiquette
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF organizational management professor, discussed how social media in the workplace could compromise individual and corporation privacy on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life as well as faculty and student research.
December 4, 2013
First UNF flagship program garners accolades
Dr. Pam Chally, UNF Brooks College of Health dean, shares about the University's first flagship program and how it’s getting national attention on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life as well as faculty and student research.
December 2, 2013
UNF education faculty and students aid new Beaches charter school
Dr. Katrina Hall, UNF associate professor of childhood education, and Dr. Elizabeth Fullerton, principal of Seaside Community Charter School and UNF adjunct education professor, discuss Seaside Community Charter School, which is being aided by UNF faculty and student-teachers.
November 21, 2013
President John F. Kennedy conspiracy
UNF Visiting Associate Professor of History Dr. Alan Bliss discusses JFK as a man, myths and legend on WBOBO Radio's "Cindy Graves Show." Go to the 14:36-minute mark to hear the interview.
November 20, 2013
ESPN anchor Sara Walsh discusses dream job
UNF alumna Sara Walsh, an ESPN anchor, discusses her dream job and how her education got her where she is today on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
November 13, 2013
Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program flourishes
In 2011, Nutrition and Dietetics became one of six flagship programs at the University. Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics chair, discusses this flagship program and how it’s grown on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
November 5, 2013
Working memory
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Ross Alloway, UNF psychology research scholar, discuss their new book, “The Working Memory Advantage,” and how their vital new approach can make your brain work stronger, smarter and faster on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
October 30, 2013
Frankenstein and Philosphy
Nicolas Michaud, UNF graduate research assistant in the College of Education and Human Services, talks about his recent book collaboration, “Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth,” and how this stitched-together corpse has inspired intense debate on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
October 22, 2013
Osprey Racing competes in Formula SAE Design Competition
UNF sophomore Coulter Fordham, an Osprey Racing member, discusses how the campus non-profit organization is focusing on building an improved race car to compete in its third Formula SAE Design Competition next year on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
October 8, 2013
St. Johns River Report findings
Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. Lucinda Sonnenberg, director of the Millar Wilson Laboratory for Chemical Research at Jacksonville University, discuss improvements and concerns regarding the conditions of the St. Johns River on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
October 2, 2013
UNF Reads Program Highlights Outliers Author
Dr. Jeff Coker, Undergraduate Studies dean at UNF, and Dawn Wessling, instructor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education at UNF, discuss how faculty are incorporating this year’s UNF Reads! book, “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell, into first-year students' curriculum on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 24, 2013
Innovation Program seeks to tap research for job-creating potential
UNF’s new Innovation Program has a goal to add research licensing and patents to the top of the list. Dr. Jerry Merckel, director of the Innovation Program, discusses this new research-focused initiative on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 17, 2013
New International Business undergraduate double degree
UNF is now offering an undergraduate double degree in international business with a top business school in France. Dr. Jeffrey Michelman, International Business Flagship director, discusses this new degree program on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 11, 2013
Student-teachers receive training to teach military students
Dr. Marsha Lupi, associate dean in the College of Education and project director, and Kelly Turner, education graduate research assistant, discuss the Strengthening Future Teachers’ Ability to be Effective and Supportive Teachers of Students from Military Families project on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 9, 2013
Strike on Syria
Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, shares her insight on possible U.S. military air strikes against Syria on "The Lunchtime Show," which airs on Newstalk 106-108 FM Radio in Dublin, Ireland.
September 3, 2013
New Osprey Clubhouse design
Zak Ovadia, director of Campus Planning, Design and Construction, and Bob Boyle, director of Housing and Residence Life, discuss the plans and design for the new Osprey Clubhouse on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 28, 2013
Freshman 15 and healthy food attitudes
Dr. Cathy Christie, UNF associate dean in the Brooks College of Health, shares tips on eating healthier on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 20, 2013
Flash fiction genre gains recognition
Mark Ari, creative writing instructor in the Department of English, sheds light on flash fiction and its growing popularity on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 13, 2013
Rags to Riches or Rags to Rags?
Dr. Tes Tuason, associate professor in the Department of Public Health, discusses a qualitative study on the psychological experience of poverty and how some people born in extreme poverty become rich while others remain poor on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 6, 2013
UNF history professor examines conservative politics in America
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor and author of “No Right Turn: Conservative Politics in a Liberal America,” examines the perceived conservative shift in politics in the United States on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 31, 2013
Continuing Ed Launches New Health Information Technology Certificate Program
UNF is uniquely positioned to fill a growing demand for skilled health care job candidates through its new Health Information Technology Certificate Program in the Division of Continuing Education. Dr. Aaron Spaulding, UNF assistant professor of public health, shared about this new program on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 23, 2013
UNF professor discovers two Lyme bacterial species can infect humans
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, has found two species of Lyme disease bacteria previously unknown to infect humans and discusses his recent findings on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 17, 2013
Art in the Library Program showcases collection
Christina Levine, director of development for the UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library, and Courtenay McLeland, head of digital projects and preservation, discuss how the Art in the Library project has grown to include more than 100 pieces on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 10, 2013
New social work degree program launches this fall
In order to meet the growing demands of the social work profession, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UNF will offer a new Bachelor of Social Work degree. Jennifer Spaulding-Givens, Bachelor of Social Work program director, discusses this new degree program on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 2, 2013
OLLI provides senior course offerings
The UNF Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, offers a broad array of courses, events and activities for adults 50 and over. Jeanette Toohey, OLLI director, and Dennis Sullivan, OLLI president, will discuss this growing program for seniors on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
June 26, 2013
UNF ultramarathoner trains for word’s toughest foot race
Amy Costa, UNF assistant director of Eco Adventure, is an ultramarathoner and is training to compete in the Badwater Ultramartahon, the world’s toughest foot race. She discusses her passion for running and working at UNF on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
June 18, 2013
Tips for Exercising in the Heat
The outdoors and exercise seem to go together, but heat and exercise can be a risky combination. Dr. Peter Magyari, director of the Undergraduate Exercise Science Program, shares tips to stay safe in hot weather on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
June 13, 2013
UNF grad discusses debut novel
UNF alumna Laura Lee Smith recently released her debut novel, “Heart of Palm,” which was chosen by Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O, as one of “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.” She discusses her new book on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
June 3, 2013
UNF Community Cemetery Project
UNF anthropology students have been stepping out of the classroom and into local cemeteries in order to chip away at their research. Dr. Gordon Rakita, UNF associate professor of anthropology, discusses the Community Cemetery Project on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
May 28, 2013
UNF visiting scholar to China
As part of a new cultural exchange program, Dr. Nile Stanley, UNF associate professor in the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, recently traveled to China to teach as a visiting scholar at a local university. He discusses his experiences on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
May 20, 2013
Recent grad brings stand up paddle boarding to campus
Stand up paddle boarding, better known as SUP, has become a big hit in the Northeast Florida area. Allison Shirley, a recent UNF graduate, discusses the formation of the UNF SUP Jax Club on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
May 13, 2013
UNF offers unique summer camp
Dr. Caroline Guardino, UNF assistant professor in the Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education, discusses a one-of-a-kind iRead Graphic Novels summer camp for students who are deaf or hard of hearing on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
April 24, 2013
New endowment grows nonprofit leaders
Dr. Georgette Dumont, UNF assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and George Candler, director of the Masters of Public Administration Program at UNF, discuss the new Nina Waters Nonprofit Leadership Endowed Scholarship on Cox Radio’s “First Coast Forum.”
April 22, 2013
Coggin mentor and mentee share experiences
Phil Baratelli, Chief Financial Officer of Kanders & Company, and UNF student Michael Grande, a senior Finance major, discuss their experiences in the Coggin Mentor Program on "UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
April 15, 2013
UNF researchers discuss new sources for human drugs
Dr. Amy Lane, UNF assistant professor of chemistry, and UNF undergraduate student researcher Vishal Patel discuss ongoing research regarding new sources for human drugs on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
April 8, 2013
UNF race scholar discusses colorism
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race scholar, discusses colorism and how color matters are central to the broader discussion of race matters in the 21st century on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
April 2, 2013
UNF student boosts energy with new product
UNF student Brian Smith is the creator and CEO of Fighter Energy, a new energy booster. He discusses his product and what it’s like to be both an entrepreneur and a student on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
March 25, 2013
UNF on the Record Showcases Masters Swim Team
Carlos Mejia, head coach of the Masters Swimming Program at the UNF Aquatic Center, discusses this budding program on "UNF on the Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
March 11, 2013
UNF Chamber Singers experience South African TLO
Dr. Cara Tasher, associate professor of voice and director of choral activities in the Music Flagship Program, discusses the UNF Chamber Singers' Transformational Learning Opportunity overseas for a musical tour in South Africa.
March 4, 2013
UNF blind mice study hopes to save human eyesight
Dr. Judy Ochrietor, UNF associate professor of biology, has been studying blind mice in an attempt to slow down retinal degeneration in humans. She discusses her findings on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
February 25, 2013
A look inside the college gates
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology and anthropology, discusses how class and culture matter in higher education on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
February 18, 2013
UNF On The Record Spotlights Campus MovieFest
"UNF On The Record," a production of the Department of Public Relations, is a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research. Brent Fine, Osprey Productions director, and UNF communication major Henna Bakshi, discuss Campus MovieFest, the world's largest student film festival that is coming to UNF as part of its 12th annual world tour.
February 11, 2013
MOCA exhibit showcases interpretation of time through photography and film
Carl Holman, MOCA communications manager, discusses “Slow: Marking Time in Photography and Film,” the museum’s newest exhibit showcasing seven artists’ interpretation of time on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
February 4, 2013
UNF sinks teeth into new great white shark research program
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Shark Program, talks about the new great white shark research program in the Department of Biology and a new database he’s established to track them on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
January 28, 2013
UNF Career Services transitions students to work world
UNF Career Services Director Rick Roberts discusses how Career Services helps students and alumni make a successful transition from academics to the world of work on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
January 14, 2013
Freshman 15 myths
Dr. Cathy Christie, associate dean in the Brooks College of Health, shares tips on eating healthier and ways to avoid weight gain as a freshman on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
January 7, 2013
Center promotes well-being of women on campus
Women’s Center Coordinator Chantell Waters discusses the Center as being a place on campus to promote the growth, productivity and well-being of women in the University community on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.