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Press Release for Tuesday, February 3, 2009

UNF celebrates Nest Fest 2009 Homecoming

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida will celebrate its annual homecoming Saturday, Feb. 7, through Saturday, Feb. 14. Nest Fest 2009 features numerous events, including a comedy show with funny guys Christian Finnegan and Stephen Lynch, “Kickin’ It Old School” lip sync competition, Swoop the Loop 5K run, basketball games and much more.

Saturday, Feb. 7
Swoop the Loop 5K
UNF Arena
Registration, 8 a.m.; Race, 9 a.m.
Free with student ID
Alumni and general public $20
Come out and race for a cause. Registration is $20 with proceeds benefiting the UNF On Campus Transition Program. You can register online at or on the day of the race.

Homecoming Comedy Show
UNF Arena
8 p.m.
$5 for UNF alumni; $10, general public
Enjoy an evening with funny guys Christian Finnegan and Stephen Lynch. Finnegan is a comedian, writer and actor who can currently be seen as a panelist on VH1’s hit series “Best Week Ever” and as host of TV Land’s game show “Game Time.” Lynch is a comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor who is best known for his songs mocking daily life and popular culture. Tickets are available at the UNF Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878.

Sunday, Feb. 8
Powder-puff Football Game
Robinson Theater
11 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 9
Mr. and Ms. UNF Pageant
Robinson Theater
7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10
Georgia O’Keeffe Lecture
Cummer Museum
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Free (RSVP required)
The UNF Alumni Association invites alumni to enjoy Georgia O’Keeffe and “Her Times: American Modernism” from the Lane Collection, featuring UNF professor Dr. Deborah Murphy. This event is free, however a suggested donation of $10 or more will be accepted at the door. Please RSVP to the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.

“Kickin’ It Old School” Lip Sync Competition
UNF Arena
8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Emeriti Luncheon
UNF University Center
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free (RSVP is required)
UNF alumni and faculty in their retirement years are invited to enjoy lunch, special guest speakers and entertainment. Please RSVP to the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.

Day of Fun on the Green
UNF Green
Noon to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 12
Career Connections Panel Discussion and Luncheon
UNF Robinson Student Life Center
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free (RSVP is required)
If you’re a young alum or UNF student looking for insight on how to position yourself for professional advancement, this panel discussion and luncheon is for you. Please RSVP to the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.

J-Who? Dolphin Fry/ Yell like Hell
UNF Green
1 p.m.

Homecoming Men’s Basketball Game
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
7:15 p.m.
Adults $10, Seniors +55 & youth 13-17 $5, children under 12 Free
The UNF Men’s basketball team SWOOPS into action against cross-town rival Jacksonville University! Come be a part of the SunTrust River City Rumble and watch the competition for the popular Old Wooden Barrel!

Friday, Feb. 13
Alumni Recognition Dinner
UNF University Center
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$50 per person (business attire)
Each year we are pleased to honor a distinguished group of UNF supporters for their outstanding personal and professional achievements. Please RSVP by contacting the Office of Alumni Services at (904) 620-4723.

Masquerade Ball
University Center
8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14
Homecoming Basketball Double Header
UNF Arena
Lady Ospreys—2 p.m.
Men’s Team—4:15 p.m.
Adults $5, Seniors +55 & youth 13-17 $3, children under 12 Free
The UNF Lady Ospreys SWOOP into action against Campbell University followed by the Men’s team as they also face Campbell in Atlantic Sun Conference play.