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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October 21, 2014
The 20th Annual UNF Family Weekend is designed to provide a taste of campus life with enjoyable and informative activities for students and their families. Jeanne Middleton, Student Affairs director, and Katie Delaney, UNF Parent and Family Programs coordinator, discussed the upcoming weekend's events and importance on "UNF On the Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
October 14, 2014
Nicolas Michaud, UNF graduate research assistant in the College of Education and Human Services, investigates the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise in his latest book collaboration “Jurassic Park and Philosophy: The Truth is Terrifying” during “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
October 8, 2014
The UNF Writing Center opened its doors on campus this fall and is available to all students, faculty and staff. Linda Howell, Writing Program director, and David MacKinnon, Writing Center coordinator, discuss how the campus community can tap into the services it provides on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 30, 2014
Dr. Daniel Moon, UNF Department of Biology chair, and David Jones, Florida Wildlife Commission biologist and UNF alumnus, discuss sea turtle necropsies and what it means for understanding the life cycles of these endangered animals on "UNF On the Record," a weekly radio show.
September 23, 2014
UNF’s Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship program has teamed up with the Jacksonville Jaguars’ food services provider, Levy Food Services, to administer food plans to the team’s professional athletes. Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, and nutrition major Elle Baker, discuss this new partnership on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 16, 2014
What do "Game of Thrones" and "Supernatural" have to do with creative writing and culture? Linda Howell, UNF Writing Program director, and Will Pewitt, English instructor, discuss how using pop culture in the classroom engages students and enhances the learning experience on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 9, 2014
Dr. Elissa Barr, UNF associate professor of public health, was among a handful of sex educators nationwide who recently came together to develop and release the National Teacher Preparation Standards on Sexuality Education. She discusses the importance of these standards on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
September 2, 2014
Sculpture Walk Jax is a one-year international sculpture exhibition that will be showcased in downtown Jacksonville. Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture and Sculpture Walk producer and curator, discusses this new creative project on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 26, 2014
DeeAnne Crookham, director, and Courtney King, coordinator, for the Office of Campus Life, are responsible for organizing the Week of Welcome. They shared tips on how students can make the most of this exciting first week back on campus on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 19, 2014
Dr. Cathy Christie, associate dean in the Brooks College of Health, shares tips on how college students can avoid weight gain on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 12, 2014
Dr. Jeff Coker, dean of Undergraduate Studies, discusses ways students can succeed in their college careers on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
August 5, 2014
The outdoors and exercise seem to go together, but heat and exercise can be a risky combination. Dr. Peter Magyari, UNF Undergraduate Exercise Science Program director, 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.
July 29, 2014
Nicolas Michaud, a UNF graduate research assistant in the College of Education and Human Services, investigates the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, values and our future on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 22, 2014
Dr. Michael Lentz, associate professor of biology, is studying yeast strains and analyzing the physiology and biochemistry of yeast isolates. He discussed his findings and the applications in the craft-brewing process on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 15, 2014
UNF junior John Spinks is a building construction management major and part of the Season 1 cast on HGTV’s “Flipping the Block,” which premieres Sunday, July 20, at 9 p.m. He uses his construction skills to transform a run-down condo into a move-in ready showpiece and describes this challenging renovation project on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
July 8, 2014
Dr. Elissa Barr, UNF associate professor of public health, is among a handful of sex educators nationwide who came together to develop and release the National Teacher Preparation Standards on Sexuality Education. She discusses these new standards with KCSN 88.5 FM in California.
July 8, 2014
Ignite Media reported on the who, what, when, where, why and how of One Spark in downtown Jacksonville in April. Now, a revamped student group called ‪#‎ZUNDENMEDIA‬ is aiming to do the same in Berlin, Germany, this fall. Jomaris Rodriguez and Carter Roush, student reporters, discussed this unique learning experience on "UNF On the Record."
July 1, 2014
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, UNF associate professor of public health, and Cori Ottenstein, education graduate student, recently conducted a pilot study on whether outdoor classrooms help kindergartners stay focused. They discuss this unique outdoor classroom experience on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
June 24, 2014
Operation New Hope, a Jacksonville-based community development corporation that provides leads on affordable housing and promotes workforce reintegration programs for ex-offenders, and UNF's Division of Continuing Education have partnered to help ex-offenders gain valuable job training. Lori Frederick, program director, discusses the partnership on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
June 17, 2014
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.
June 10, 2014
UNF's Department of Biology has established a new lab on campus in partnership with the South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation that allows our students to work with scientists and threatened species. Dr. Dan Moon, Department of Biology chair, and Kelly Hensley, a UNF biology major, discuss this unique partnership on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
June 4, 2014
Dr. Don Resio, director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at UNF, discusses hurricane preparedness with WOKV Newstalk Radio.
June 3, 2014
Dr. John Kantner, UNF associate professor of anthropology and assistant vice president of research, successfully used drones to unearth a 1,000-year-old village in northwestern New Mexico. He discusses his findings on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
May 27, 2014
Dr. Randall Tinnin, UNF Music Department chair, discusses how the Music Flagship Program has grown during the last three years on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
May 20, 2014
Dr. Julie Richmond, assistant professor of biology, is living her dream of traveling to the Antarctic to study Weddell seals. She discussed her research trip to this icy continent on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
May 13, 2014
Dr. Paul Fadil, chair in the Department of Management at UNF, talks about why having women in leadership roles is good business on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
May 6, 2014
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 1, 2014
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 22, 2014
Dr. Noelle Pomeroy, a clinical sexologist and licensed mental health counselor at UNF's Counseling Center, discusses how technology has become more of a barrier to true intimacy among couples on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
April 16, 2014
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF associate professor of literacy and author of “Really Reading with Graphic Novels,” discusses early reader graphic novels on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
April 8, 2014
Mark Ari, UNF senior creative writing instructor, and UNF senior Alex Ender, an English major, will discuss a new, unique course that teaches students ghostwriting, the act of writing as someone else, on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
April 1, 2014
Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan, UNF assistant professor of computing, discusses her research involving a multi-modal approach to identifying style in pop/rock music on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
March 26, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Furdell, UNF professor of history emerita, discusses how medical historians rely on evidence available to them to diagnose populations before the modern era on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
March 12, 2014
UNF mechanical engineering students Chelsea Partridge, a junior, and Jimmy Beeler, a senior, are among a team of engineering students that have been selected by NASA to fly aboard the agency's G Force One aircraft to conduct experiments. The duo discussed their upcoming NASA experience on "UNF On The Record" radio show.
March 6, 2014
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race expert, discusses the progression of black women in higher education and how they have transformed the academy on "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
February 25, 2014
UNF journalism faculty Dr. Paula Horvath and Nick Tatro discuss a new Department of Communication film series that connects the community via the cinema on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
February 20, 2014
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race expert, discusses the progression of black women in higher education and other race issues on The Cindy Graves Show. The interview begins at the 29:08-minute mark.
February 18, 2014
Dr. John Hatle, UNF biology professor, discusses his research on the direct effects of reproduction on longevity on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
February 11, 2014
Dr. Courtney Hackney, UNF Coastal Biology Flagship Program director, talks about the growth of the program and how it’s leading the way in determining currents risks to our coastal systems on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
February 5, 2014
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, and Steve McCoy, Prisoners of Christ executive director, discuss their new 15-month study that shows how religious spirituality has been found to be a significant resource for keeping ex-offenders from returning to a life of crime on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
January 30, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF associate professor of criminology and criminal justice and author of “Being Female: The Continuum of Sexualization,” probes the sources and consequences of sexualization in girls’ and women’s lives on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
January 21, 2014
Doreen Perez, UNF Student Health Services director, shares signs, triggers and treatment for your throbbing head on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
January 16, 2014
Universities are investing time and money into studies that identify factors that lead to student success. Dr. Jeff Coker, Undergraduate Studies dean, discusses ways students can succeed in college on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.
January 9, 2014
Dr. Mary Baron, a UNF English professor and author, has a new audio recording of poems titled, “Storyknife." She discussed this collection of poems and poetry as an oral art on “UNF On The Record,” a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research.