Administrative Announcements
Concur Transition: New Travel/Expense/P-Card Application

Beginning Wednesday, March 28, Concur will become the University's travel, expense and purchasing card application, used to request travel authorization, book travel, process travel reimbursements and reconcile purchasing card transactions. When Concur goes live March 28, Banner Travel and Expense (T&E) will become unavailable. If a department has a travel authorization (TA) not yet entered in Banner T&E that can wait to be submitted, it's recommended the TA not be entered until March 28 or after. All travel reimbursements currently submitted into workflow will need to be approved by Wednesday, March 21. P-card transactions posted on or after March 28 will be coded in Concur. P-card transactions posted before March 28 will be coded in Banner. Since the posting dates vary with credit card purchases, departments should check both Banner and Concur to ensure they don't miss a purchasing card transaction between March 28 and early April. Travel authorizations already in T&E and not expensed before March 28 will be closed out using a Direct Pay method (the same process followed at year end).


Concur is a robust and full-featured system; training is highly recommended to ensure successful use of the new application. Register for a "Concur Made Easy" training class using CPDT's registration link in myWings. In addition to weekly training classes, there will be weekly Concur hands-on users lab sessions. Faculty and staff are encouraged to drop in with specific questions about using the system. Registration is not required for the hands-on lab sessions. Visit the Concur webpage to view the User Guide and additional information.


Controller's Office

(904) 620-2713

One-Stop Limited Services March 21

One-Stop will have limited services due to a staff development event, Wednesday, March 21.


Will Hunter

(904) 620-2409

Presidential Excellence Awards Nominations Open

The Presidential Excellence Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the spring awards. Nominate a colleague or department for one of the following:

  • Presidential Excellence Award
  • Presidential Quality Customer Service Award
  • Presidential Spot Award

Recipients will be publicly recognized at the annual Presidential Recognition Awards Ceremony during the Professional Development Forum. The nomination deadline is 4 p.m. Friday, June 15. Instructions and the application can be found here


Megan Kuehner

(904) 620-1361

Spring Break Foundation Check Processing

The Foundation check run will be processed Tuesday, March 20, during the week of spring break. Check requisitions must be received by 3 p.m. Monday, March 19, to be included in the weekly check run. For questions, contact Megan Porter, senior accountant, at (904) 620-5254, or Lola Argalas, Training and Services Institute associate director.


Lola Argalas

(904) 620-2749

Spring Break Special Hours/Closures

Spring break for students is Monday, March 19, through Sunday, March 25. Most University offices will be closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18: Closed
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24: Closed
    • Sunday, March 25: Open 1 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23: Closed
    • Saturday, March 24, through Sunday, March 25: Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. email support only
  • Dining: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Eco Adventure: Closed Sunday, March 18, through Sunday, March 25
  • Fieldhouse: Closed Saturday, March 17, through Sunday, March 25
  • Game Room: Closed Saturday, March 17, through Sunday, March 25  
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18: Closed
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24: Closed
    • Sunday, March 25: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • OneJax: Closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
  • One-Stop Student Services: Closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
  • Osprey 1Card Office:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 10 p.m. Friday, March 16; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, March 25
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, March 16; will resume 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 26
  • Student Government Rotunda and Business Offices: Closed Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23
  • Student Union:
    • Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Ticketing Box Office:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, March 16; will resume 11 a.m. Monday, March 26
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, March 17: Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, March 18: Closed
    • Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25: Closed
  • UPS Store:
    • Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25: Closed


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Updated University Policy

Minor/technical changes have been made to the Return of Title IV Funds When a Student Withdraws policy. View all University Policies and Regulations


Joann Campbell

(904) 620-2258

Carpenter Library Faculty Materials Order Deadline

The deadline to order Library materials to be purchased during the 2017-18 fiscal year is Thursday, April 5. Requests should be submitted to your department's library liaison; view names here or through the Purchase Request Form.


Stephanie Race

(904) 620-5177

Library Trial Database

A new library database is available for trial on the Library Databases webpage.

  • Colonial America - Module 3 - The American Revolution: This module charts the upheavals of the 1770s and 80s, which saw the throwing off of British rule in the Thirteen Colonies. Contents include volumes of intercepted letters between colonists, the military correspondence of the British commanders in the field and material produced by the Ordnance Office/Secretary at War as well as two copies of the "Dunlap" edition of the Declaration of Independence. The trial ends Monday, April 2.

Provide feedback on this database to Stephanie Race, Carpenter Library head of research and outreach. 


Stephanie Race

(904) 620-5177

Mentor of the Year/Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Nominations Open

Each year during the Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship, the Office of Undergraduate Research honors the winners of the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year award and Mentor of the Year award. Undergraduate or graduate students working with a faculty member on a research project, may nominate them for Mentor of the Year. Faculty or staff members working with an outstanding undergraduate may nominate them for Undergraduate Researcher of the Year. The deadline to submit all nominations is Wednesday, March 14. For more information and to submit, visit the website.


Kelsey Eagen

(904) 620-3942

SOARS Abstracts Submission Deadline

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host the 17th annual Showcase of Osprey Advancement in Research and Scholarship conference, Friday, April 13. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit abstracts for preliminary, in progress or completed research as well as literature reviews and conceptual papers. Submit abstracts via the website by Wednesday, March 28.


Kelsey Eagen

(904) 620-3942

Student Affairs Scholarships Available

Remind students that the following Student Affairs scholarships for 2018-19 are currently available: 

  • UNF Parents Association Endowed Scholarship
  • UNF Taylor Leadership Institute Student Leadership Scholarship
  • Friends of Student Affairs Community Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Gandhi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Satya and Kamal Pachori Scholarship
  • UNF LGBT Building Bridges, Creating Community Full-Time Scholarship
  • UNF LGBT Building Bridges, Creating Community Part-Time Scholarship

The deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Monday, March 26. For more information, visit the website.


Kate Engel

(904) 620-5272

Thesis Crafting Workshop

Monday, March 26, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Writing Center, Room 2501

The Writing Center will host a student workshop on crafting a strong, solid thesis; faculty/staff are welcome to attend.


Writing Center

(904) 620-5394

Professional Development and Training
OASys Applicant Tracking

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 4301

A training session to instruct users in the Applicant Tracking recruitment module of the online application system will take place. Register via the Center for Professional Development and Training portal in myWings.


Allison McLarty

(904) 620-1707

Search Committee News
Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Monday, March 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2405A

The committee will discuss the electronic resources librarian position, 320700.


Susie Parks

(904) 620-2553

Athletics and Recreation
Baseball Versus University of Memphis Series

Cheer on the baseball team as it hosts the University of Memphis, Building 27, Harmon Baseball Stadium, in a three-game series as follows:

  • Friday, March 16: 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17: 2:05 p.m. 
  • Sunday, March 18: 1:05 p.m.

Family four-packs including four tickets, four drinks and four hotdogs for $20 are available for Sunday's game. Ticket information.


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Summer Camps: Day Academy

Day Academy sessions for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:

  • Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8
  • Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15
  • Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13
  • Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20

The DMSA Day Academy has established itself as North Florida's premier soccer summer day camp. Designed to teach soccer skills, tactics and fundamentals, the camp includes individual instruction by qualified coaching staff and age-specific curriculum with an emphasis on fun. Every camper will receive one soccer ball, plus for each camp attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; aftercare is available for an additional fee.


DMSA Summer Camps: UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp

Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Saturday, June 2


The North Florida Summer Identification Camp is designed for elite club and high school players to demonstrate their skills in front of the North Florida coaching staff and other coaches in attendance.


DMSA Summer Camps: Elite Residential Academy

Session for boys ages 14 through 20: Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1


The DMSA Elite Residential Academy is an overnight camp for high school soccer players aspiring to play at the next level or to further those who already do. The Academy, conducted by collegiate and nationally licensed coaches, will offer daytime advanced tactical, technical and fitness training as well as competitive night games.


For more information, tuition costs and registration, visit the Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy website.


Derek Marinatos

(904) 620-2948

March Student Wellness Complex Group Fitness Special Events

March's special fitness events will take place, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, as follows:

  • Music Video Spin: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, Indoor Cycling Studion, Room 1700
  • Sunset Mixed Level Yoga: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Second Floor Patio; mats provided
  • Total Body Turn Up - 300 Burpee Challenge: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, Group Fitness Studio, Room 1800

Osprey 1Card must be presented to enter the Student Wellness Complex.


Kacie Smith

(904) 620-5217

The Hayt Men's Golf Tournament

Cheer on the men's golf team as it hosts The Hayt annual home tournament, starting 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18, and Monday, March 19, Sawgrass Country Club, 10034 Golf Club Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach. 


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Women's Tennis Versus University of South Florida

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 37, Tennis Clubhouse

Cheer on the women's tennis team as it takes on USF.

Cost: Free


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Arts and Entertainment
'Iron Wedding' Pour/Performance

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sculpture Yard, behind Building 6, Building Services

Celebrate fire, art, music and true love at the "Iron Wedding" performance. This event is the rehearsal for the actual wedding between two Department of Art and Design alumni, Nik James and Nicole Bovasso. It will feature iron casting, original music, printmaking, painting and photography. Attendees can create an iron piece by making a scratchblock of sand and having it cast in iron; no prior experience necessary. Small scratchblocks cost $10 and large are $15. Parking will be available in Parking Lot 9 and 10. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Art and Design


Jenny Hager

(904) 620-4687

Facebook Event
Clubs and Organizations
Supplies for Soldiers Donation Drive

This semester, the Military Veterans Resource Center and Volunteer Services are collecting snacks for service members and families. The snacks will be distributed by the Greater Jacksonville United Service Organizations at the Jacksonville airport USO Welcome Center. There is a list of approved snacks to donate on the sides of the donation boxes, items include: granola bars, apple sauce, fruit snacks, juice, instant drink mix packets, macaroni and cheese, cheese crackers, cookies, soup cups and trail mix. Campus drop-off locations include Career Services, Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 2700; MVRC, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1100; LGBT Resource Center, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111; Carpenter Library, Building 12; Outtakes at Student Union, Building 58E; and Outtakes at Alumni Square, Frederick H. Schultz Hall, Building 9.


Kristiana Brown

(904) 620-2955

Everything Else
Carpenter Library Requests Ceramic Mug Donations

The Carpenter Library is seeking new or gently-used ceramic mugs, as an environmentally friendly alternative to Styrofoam cups, to be given to students during the Late-Night Coffee and Snacks finals week events in April. Any color or design is welcome. To donate, faculty/staff should contact Maria Atilano, student outreach librarian, to arrange for pickup.


Maria Atilano

(904) 620-1564

Dr. Elizabeth Curry Retirement Breakfast Reception

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The Carpenter Library will celebrate the retirement of Dr. Elizabeth A. Curry, Library dean, with a breakfast reception. RSVP to Susie Parks, Library administrative assistant, by Friday, March 23.


Susie Parks

(904) 620-2553

Healthy Osprey Icon Identifies Best Meal Dining Options

Look for the Healthy Osprey icon, a blue apple, to identify some of the best meal options with balanced nutrients offered at Osprey Cafe and around campus. The logo, designed in partnership with the Department of Recreation and Wellness, includes nutrition criteria set by Yemila Lowry, Dining Services registered dietitian. For more information, email Yemila Lowry or visit the website.


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

Lavender Graduation Registration Open

Each Spring, the LGBT Resource Center hosts a Lavender Graduation to honor and acknowledge the achievements and contributions to the University from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students. The free event, Thursday, April 19, University Center, Building 43, will feature a catered reception followed by a ceremony where graduates are individually honored with a purple cord and certificate. Graduates who wish to participate must register.


Dwan Love

(904) 620-5197

Noor Inayat Khan Community Service Scholarship Award

The Interfaith Center is now accepting applications for the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award. Two outstanding students will each receive a tuition scholarship in the amount of $500 and a commemorative award. Applications are due 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. View eligibility requirements and application instructions on the website.


Dori Schaffield

(904) 620-5522

Osprey Community Engagement Medallion Spring/Summer Application Deadline

The Center for Community-Based Learning's Osprey Community Engagement Medallion application deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. This award recognizes up to 25 students who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through community-based learning, volunteerism, social advocacy, community-based federal work-study and political engagement. The award will be presented in the spring and includes potential summer graduates. Visit the website for more information.


Ryan Doan

(904) 620-3547

School of Music Middle/High School Camps

The School of Music will host summer camps for middle and high school students, Fine Arts Center, Building 45:

  • Middle School Band Camp: For rising seventh through ninth graders; Sunday, June 10, through Friday, June 15
  • High School Band Camp: For rising ninth graders through graduating seniors; Sunday, June 17, through Friday, June 22

For more information, costs and registration, visit the Music Camp website.


Dr. Michael Bovenzi

(904) 620-2961