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Upcoming Events

 

Find information about upcoming lectures, concerts, receptions, local and regional socials, informal get-togethers for alumni and other events on campus. Network and have fun with fellow Ospreys.

 

For reasonable accommodations in order to participate in any of our events, please call the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at least five days in advance at (904) 620-4723.


We are asking for YOUR advice! We want to help recent graduates start their career and begin developing a network. Through our Alumni Advice Wall, we are offering recent graduates the knowledge and confidence they need to start their career. If you would like to submit advice to share on social media for fellow Ospreys, fill out this survey.

 

We are excited to announce that Community First Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of our UNF Alumni Third Thursdays!

 

Thanks to the generosity of Community First Credit Union, you can look forward to seeing alumni and friends at the following Third Thursdays listed below.



Caste

May UNF Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents - 2020

 

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. 

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Texas Town Hall with President Szymanski

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

12:00 p.m. Central Time

Location: Zoom Webinar

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The Town Hall with President Szymanski has been rescheduled for May 19, 2021. All viewers are eligible to win a UNF swag giveaway when they tune in until the end. The webinar is hosted by UNF alumnus and Texas local Ed Jones, who graduated from UNF in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science and again in 1999 with a master's degree in Business Administration. The town hall will feature President and First Lady Szymanski, as well as special guest speaker Karen Bowling, VP of Jobs at UNF.
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May Third Thursday

Thursday, May 20, 2021

6 p.m.

Location: Main & Six Brewing Company

Join us for May Third Thursday on May 20 at Main & Six for trivia, drinks and a food truck! Come hang out and challenge your fellow Ospreys to a game of trivia while drinking a delicious beer at this alumni-owned brewery! The first 25 alumni to arrive will receive a free Third Thursday pint glass and one lucky attendee will win a $50 Visa gift card. This event is sponsored by Community First Credit Union.
Nashville Town Hall

Nashville Town Hall with President Szymanski

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

12:00 p.m. Central Time

Location: Zoom Webinar

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We're bringing the Nest to our Nashville alumni for a Town Hall with President Szymanski!
One attendee will win a UNF swag giveaway! To be entered, tune in during the webinar until the end. Eat your lunch while you watch (this is a webinar format, so you'll see and hear our speakers only), and learn about the latest and greatest news from UNF.
This webinar will be hosted by UNF alumnus and Nashville local, Travis Shore. Travis graduated in 1994 with a  Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance and serves on the UNF Foundation Board. He is Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Vanderbilt University Office of Investments where he leads the private and public market investment teams. The town hall will feature President and First Lady Szymanski, as well as special guest speaker Dr. Richard Buttimer Jr., Dean of the Coggin College of Business.
American Dirt

June UNF Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

10: 00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

American Dirt - Jeanine Cummins, 2020

 

Lydia Quixano Perez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable.

Father of Lions

July UNF Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Father of Lions by Louise Callaghan, 2021

 

Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut. 

 

Combining a true-to-life narrative of humanity in the wake of war with the heartstring-tugging account of rescued animals, Father of Lions will appeal to audiences of bestsellers like the Zookeeper's Wife and the Bookseller of Kabul as well as fans of the true animal stories such as A streetcat Named Bob, Marley and Me, and Finding Atticus. 

The Warsaw Protocol

August UNF Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry, 2020

 

After former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone witnesses the theft of one of them, he learns from his old boss, Stephanie Nelle, that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder - blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons. 

The Watergate Girl

September UNF Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

The Watergate Girl by Jill Wine-Banks, 2020

 

It was a time, much like today, when Americans feared for the future of their democracy, and women stood up for equal treatment. At the crossroads of the Watergate scandal and the women's movement was a younger lawyer named Jill Wine Volner (as she was then known), barely thirty years old the only woman on the team that prosecuted the highest-ranking White House officials. Called "the mini-skirted lawyer" by the press, she fought to receive the respect accorded her male counterparts -- and prevailed.