Press Release for Monday, May 19, 2003

Media Tip Sheet (May 19 - June 2, 2003)

(904) 620-2140

Each week we prepare a “TIP SHEET” for Jacksonville-area media highlighting events and activities of interest to the community. Please feel free to contact the Office of News&Publications at (904) 620-2140 for additional information on any event. Information also can be obtained by visiting the UNF Web calendar at Individuals attending all events on campus are reminded that $2 parking permits are required and can be purchased at the Information Booth as they enter campus.

Trustees to Make Decision on Presidential Selection

The University of North Florida Board of Trustees will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Board of Trustees Room at the University Center to make a decision concerning the selection of a new president for the University.

Business in West Africa Symposium

The Florida-West Africa Linkage Institute will host a trade symposium on doing business in West Africa on Wednesday, May 21, at the University Center.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Ambassadors and officials from Benin, Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone will participate, as well as senior officials from Enterprise Florida, the U.S. Department of Commerce, World Trade Center, Overseas Private Investment Corp. and the Florida Export Finance Corp.

The program will be divided into a morning panel discussion on "How to do business in West Africa," a lunch session with a keynote speaker, an afternoon panel discussion by the ambassadors on "Business opportunities in West Africa," and an evening networking reception ending at 6 p.m.

For further information, contact Betty Flinchum at or call the FLAWI office at (904) 620-1950.

University Closed for Holiday
UNF will be closed Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day.

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