Administrative Announcements
Banner Finance Self-Service Checkout Form

To be in compliance with University property procedures, departments are reminded to process online checkout forms for assets used off campus for University business. To process checkout forms, access myWings and click "Banner Finance Self-Service." Limit the check-in date to three years; limit each form to one asset. For more information, contact Jim Mousa, property assets coordinator.

Contact:

Jim Mousa

j.mousa@unf.edu

(904) 620-2779

Campus Outbound Phone Lines Busy Signal

The start of fall term typically sees a large increase in the number of inbound phone calls; high call volumes may result in a temporary busy signal on outbound phone calls. If you get an outbound busy signal, wait and try again.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Delaney Student Union Pressure Washing

Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, Physical Facilities will conduct its annual pressure washing of the Delaney Student Union, Building 58, to be completed after hours for about three weeks. There shouldn't be any disruption, aside from barricades and additional equipment around the building. Excess water may drip from the roof in the mornings.

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

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EEP/TSP Fall Semester Enrollment Open

The fall semester Employee Education Program/Tuition Scholarship Program benefit submission form is open for eligible University employees and their dependents. Visit the One-Stop Student Services Fees, Scholarships and Waivers page for instructions and details. Remember to rank your courses.  Requests must be submitted before 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, via the Employee Self-Service portal in myWings. If using the TSP, make sure the parent portal is set up before submitting the request; view instructions via the Parent Portal webpage. For issues or questions, call Human Resources at (904) 620-2903, before the Aug. 26 deadline.

Contact:

Riley Sackett

r.sackett@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

Statement of Ethical Conduct Workshops

The University has recently revised its Statement of Ethical Conduct (1.0020P). The revised policy is available on the Policies and Regulations website. Joann Campbell, chief compliance officer, will host a series of workshops with University personnel to discuss the standards of ethical behavior expected of members of the University community. A general discussion and Q&A period will follow a short presentation covering major policy points. Workshops will be offered as follows:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 27: 3 to 4 p.m.; Social Sciences Building, Building 51, COAS Conference Room, Room 3201
  • Thursday, Sept. 26: 2 to 3 p.m.; Hicks Hall, Building 53, Rooms 1420 and 1430
  • Friday, Oct. 25: 10 to 11 a.m.; Campus location TBA
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20: 11 a.m. to noon; Campus location TBA
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18: 1 to 2 p.m.; Campus location TBA

Register via the Center for Professional Development and Training portal in myWings.

Contact:

Joann Campbell

jcampbel@unf.edu

(904) 620-2258

UNF in the News
  • Center for Entrepreneurship announces first cohort: With the start of the fall semester, 14 entrepreneurs start in the University’s first cohort at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Jacksonville Daily Record and Becker’s Hospital Review featured the budding entrepreneurs.

  • New accelerated master’s program: The University has a new program that makes it faster—and less costly—to obtain a master's degree. The UNF+Pathways to Success Program allows qualified students to enroll in graduate studies toward a master’s degree during their junior and senior undergraduate years. The per-credit-hour rate has been lowered to $275, a 33% reduction. The Jacksonville Daily Record highlighted the new offering.

  • New Coding Bootcamp helps community get software jobs:  Edythe Abdullah, Continuing Education dean, told First Coast News that about half of all the jobs available have some sort of information technology function and discussed the new Coding Bootcamp, a training program for jobs that are strictly focused on coding. 

  • Transportation/Logistics master's degree program launched: Dr. Dawn Russell, associate professor of logistics, and Amy Bishop, Coggin College of Business academic advisor, discussed the new master's degree program for transportation and logistics on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."

  • 'Sing' sculpture unveiled in downtown Jacksonville: Dr. Jenny Hager, sculpture professor, and Lance Vickery, assistant professor of sculpture, brought a new public art piece to life in Jacksonville's Cathedral District for the Jacksonville Children's Chorus. The sculpture was highlighted by WJCT Public Radio.

 

For more stories about UNF faculty, staff and students, go to "Featured Stories."

Contact:

Joanna Norris

jnorris@unf.edu

(904) 620-2102

Academics
Canvas Alternative File Formats

Students can download accessible formats of electronic documents from their Canvas courses. Next to the document’s file name is a "drop down" icon and when "Alternative Formats" is selected, the student will have the option of choosing one of the following: HTML, ePub (read as an e-book), electronic braille or audio. This new tool will allow for the continuation of a more inclusive learning environment for all users. This webpage shows students how to access the alternative file formats in Canvas.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Carpenter Library Trial Databases

New databases are available for trial; access the Library Databases webpage.

  • ASTM Compass includes all 13,000 ASTM Standards as well as the ASTM Digital Library with access to ASTM manuals, monographs, STPs peer- reviewed publications, data series, proceedings and nine journals. Trial ends Sunday, Dec.15. 
  • JoVE Science Education:
    • The Environmental Science collection, an interdisciplinary approach to explore and evaluate environmental systems, uses simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations of key concepts and fundamental techniques. Topics include soil and water contaminants, invasive species, alternative energy and forestry. 
    • The Environmental Microbiology collection explores common methods used to study environmental microbiology, providing an introduction to environmental microbial communities and their roles in ecosystems.
    • Trial ends Sunday, Sept. 15.
  • Science of Synthesis, a full text resource for  synthetic organic chemistry methods, provides critical reviews for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry's synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to date. Trial ends Sunday, Sept. 15.

Provide feedback on these databases.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

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Faculty Promotion/Tenure Review Workshops

These workshops hosted by the Carpenter Library staff are designed to introduce faculty to library resources and services that can expand the visibility of research and support preparation for third-year, tenure or promotion review. All sessions will take place at the Library, Building 12, Room 2405, as follows:

  • Enhancing the Visibility of Your Research Profile: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13
  • Determining Your Research Impact: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27
  • Copyright for Online Learning: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11

Register online.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Website
International Research Symposium Proposals

The third annual interdisciplinary UNF International Research Symposium will take place noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Delaney Student Union, Building 53W, Ballrooms A/B, Room 3703. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present research on international topics. Students may also propose presentations that reflect critically or creatively upon learning that took place as part of study-abroad experiences, including internships with an international focus. For details, see the International Research Symposium webpage. The deadline for proposal submissions is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.15. The International Research Symposium is organized through a partnership between the International Studies Program; the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; the Office of Undergraduate Research; and the International Center.

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Student Success Workshop 'Making Time to be Successful'

Student Academic Success Services offers free workshops on various academic skills. The "Making Time to be Successful" workshop includes strategies to help students develop time management skills and study habits, take control of obligations, formulate a plan to maintain goals as well as align priorities and schedules with easy-to-use templates. Sessions will take place as follows:

  • Monday, Aug. 26: 11 a.m to noon, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2200
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27: 7 to 8 p.m., Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2200
  • Thursday, Aug. 29: 4 to 5 p.m., Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2200

Contact:

Matt Harris

matthew.harris@unf.edu

(904) 620-5891

UNF Online

UNF Online is an Academic Affairs unit providing leadership for the development and delivery of high quality online learning experiences, focusing on student success for online learners, program development, compliance, policy development and fiscal management. For additional information on services and staffing, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Patrice Kapcio

p.kapcio@unf.edu

(904) 620-1385

Arts and Entertainment
Swoop Troupe Productions 'Sound of Music' Auditions

Swoop Troupe Productions, formerly the UNF Musical Theatre Club, will present "The Sound of Music," the University's third musical production and the final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein "...destined to become the world's most beloved musical." Auditions will take place on campus; exact times and locations to be announced, as follows:

  • Saturday, Sept. 7: First round of auditions for singing roles
  • Sunday, Sept. 8: Non-speaking roles, dance auditions and cold reads

An audition packet available on the Swoop Troupe website must be filled out and submitted the day of auditions. A sign-up list of audition slots as well as updated cast and crew audition dates/times/locations will be posted on the website as well as Facebook and Twitter @unfswooptroupe.

Contact:

Maureen McCluskey

m.mccluskey@unf.edu

(904) 620-2273

Website
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Science Cafe 'Why Are We Green?'

Friday, September 6, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, 1st Floor, Chamblin Room

The Science Café presents "Why Are We Green? Using Psychology to Understand Pro-Environmental Behavior," featuring Dr. Heather Truelove, Department of Psychology associate professor. For questions, contact Stephanie Race via email or phone (904) 620-5177. Register.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Psychology and Biology Departments

Contact:

Erica Samples

e.samples@unf.edu

(904) 620-1622

Diversity Initiatives
Online Bias Incident Reporting

The Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) provides an online form for reporting incidents of bias, also viewable by clicking "Report a Bias Incident" on the CODI website. Tracking bias incidents allows the University to better address issues of culture, climate and inclusion. Examples of incidents of bias include, but are not limited to, any activity that intimidates, demeans, mocks, degrades, marginalizes or threatens individuals/groups based on that person/group's actual or perceived:

  • Ability
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Citizenship/immigration status
  • Creed
  • Gender expression
  • Parenting/pregnancy status
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Religious practice
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran status

The online form doesn't replace reporting a situation/incident to the University Police Department, Counseling Center, Equal Opportunity Office, Ethics Hotline, Victim Advocacy or other University offices.

Contact:

Alison Cruess

codi@unf.edu

(904) 620-2583

Website
Search Committee News
Department of Biology

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Building 59, Biological Sciences Building, Room 3001

The committee's initial meeting to discuss the bioinformatics assistant professor position job description will take place.

Contact:

David Waddell

d.s.waddell@unf.edu

(904) 620-2830

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 2121

The committee will meet to discuss the Criminology and Criminal Justice assistant professor position, 314450.

Contact:

Perrin Murray

perrin.murray@unf.edu

(904) 620-2758

General Meetings
Strategic Planning Committee

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Northstar Board Room, Room 3803

The Strategic Planning Committee will meet. Open Listening sessions for students, faculty and staff will be scheduled separately.

Contact:

Susan Russo

susan.russo@unf.edu

(904) 620-1206

Dining Services
Faculty/Staff Meal Memberships Sale

Faculty/staff meal memberships are still available for purchase and offer a significant Osprey Cafe per meal savings. Guests may also opt in for payroll deduction. For more information, visit the webpage or stop by Dining Services, Osprey Commons, Building 16, second floor, inside the Osprey Cafe.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Website
Nutrition Blog

Stay updated on the latest nutrition trends as well as specific tips for eating healthy at the Nest by subscribing to Dining Services' Nutrition Blog. The first 10 students, staff or faculty members to subscribe will receive dining dollars to be spent at any on-campus dining locations. Visit the website and click the "Subscribe" link in the right sidebar.

Contact:

Yemila Lowry

y.lowry@unf.edu

(904) 620-2247

Professional Development and Training
Upcoming Center for Instruction and Research Technology Workshops

The following CIRT workshops are available:

  • Canvas's New Gradebook: 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 26, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register
  • Turnitin-Plagiarism Detection Tool: 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, online; Register
  • Introduction to Creating Accessible Documents-Basic: 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register
  • Canvas Advanced: 1 to 2:30 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 29, online; Register
  • Studio-Video Publishing/Communication Tool for Canvas: 10 to 11 a.m.Friday, Aug. 30, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register

Contact:

Taylor Kennedy

taylor.kennedy@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:

  • Making Documents Accessible for Administration and Finance Web Editors: 10 to noon Tuesday, Aug. 27, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Originating an ePAF: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Statement of Ethical Conduct Workshop: 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 3201
  • Service Request-Famis Cloud for Campus Requestors:
    • 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
    • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
    • 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
    • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • CMS Training Beginner: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • OASys Applicant Tracking: 10 to noon Thursday, Aug. 29, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • Working with CMS and SharePoint for Document Accessibility for Administration and Finance Web Editors: 10 to noon Thursday, Aug. 29, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • OASys Position Management Training: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • Information for Search and Screen Committee Members and Title IX Briefing: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 1306

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

Website
Everything Else
Alumni Jaguars Game Day Experience

Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

TIAA Bank Field, Lot X, 1 TIAA Bank Field Dr., 32202

The 10th Annual UNF Alumni Jaguars Game Day Experience will take place Sunday, Oct. 27, when the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the New York Jets. Represent Duval with fellow Ospreys at the pregame tailgate party with live music, exclusive Jaguars giveaways, classic tailgate games and delicious food. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. Purchase your Game Day Experience package by Thursday, Oct. 17.

Cost: Tailgate Packages start at $15

Contact:

Kelly Rhoden

k.rhoden@unf.edu

(904) 620-4723

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Faculty/Staff/Alumni Discounted Jaguars Tickets Available

Discounted Jacksonville Jaguars 2019 season and single game tickets are now available for faculty, staff and alumni. Purchase season tickets; use promo code: UNFJags. No promo code is needed for single game tickets. For additional alumni benefits, visit the the Alumni Association Benefits webpage.

Contact:

Lauren Hodge

l.hodge@unf.edu

(904) 620-4723

Swing Club Kick-off Event

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58, John A. Delaney Student Union, Osprey Plaza

The UNF Swing Club kicks off the fall semester with the fun, energetic Lindy Hop. Begin with a short warmup, followed by a lesson and conclude with a dance practice; no experience or partner necessary. Swing Club events take place 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Osprey Plaza, Delaney Student Union, Building 58. The Lindy Hop will be featured Aug. 21 and Aug. 28.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Yuval Lavi

n01065383@unf.edu

(904) 910-9467

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