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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 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.

The Overstory

March UNF Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

The Overstory, By Richard Powers - 2018

 

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in fiction, is a sweeping impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of - and paean to- the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Power's twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours -- vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is a story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. 

Anxious People

April UNF Alumni Book Club

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

10:00 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

 

Anxious People, By Fredrick Backman, 2020
 
Looking at real estate isn't usually a life or death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can't fix their own marriage. There's a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can't seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has a lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment's only bathroom, and you've got the worst group of hostages in the world.
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.