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A Message from the President
Winter/Spring Break Holidays

I wanted to let you know we've set the days off for the winter break holiday this year and spring break in 2017. Many of you like to plan vacations well in advance, so I thought it would be helpful to get the word out early. For all support, law enforcement, administrative, nine- and 12-month faculty and executive services employees, you'll receive paid holiday leave for winter break, beginning Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. This is a total of 10 days off. December 26, and January 2, are considered regular holiday leave. Normal campus operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3. In addition, the last two days of spring break, Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, 2017, will be paid holidays.

Contact:

Michelle Selph

michelle.selph@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

Administrative Announcements
Adjuncts, OPS, Contractors and Part-Time Staff Intellikey Expiration

Intellikeys for adjuncts, OPS employees, contractors and part-time staff will expire Monday, May 9. For a key to remain active beyond that date, the department will need to e-mail Bill Bigham, locksmith supervisor, with the key holder(s) name and N-number. The key will have to be brought to the Lockshop, located in the UNF Annex, Building 6, Room 1206, to be updated. Allow two days after sending the list for the information to be updated before bringing the key to the shop. Departments will be charged $40 for lost or stolen keys that aren't returned.

Contact:

Bill Bigham

b.bigham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2669

Arena Garage/Lot 4 Reserved Parking May 3

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, there will be 12 Blue Lot spaces reserved on the second floor of the Arena Parking Garage, Building 38, adjacent to the Arena, Building 34, and one reserved space in Lot 4, adjacent to the Student Union, Building 58, for Board of Trustees meeting attendees. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 5 p.m.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Intersession Hours of Operation/Closures

Intersession begins Friday, April 29, and continues through Tuesday, May 10. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Friday, April 29: Close at 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dining: Visit the website under "Places to Eat" then "Hours of Operation"
  • Fieldhouse: Saturday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 10: Closed
  • Game Room: 
    • Saturday, April 30, through Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, April 29; will resume 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 11
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, April 29; will resume 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11
  • Student Union:
    • Saturday, April 30: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 5: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, April 29; will resume 10 a.m. Monday, June 20
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, April 30: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 5: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF in the News
  • Summer school in session at five area YMCA branches through UNF program: The Division of Continuing Education and First Coast YMCA have partnered to bring the University's non-credit course and certificate program LEARN Jacksonville to five area YMCA branches. Read more in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Are you consuming enough water?: Dr. Zhiping Yu, assistant professor of nutrition, shared ways to replenish your body's water on "First Coast Living."
  • Puppies help students de-stress during finals: Finals week can be a stressful time for students, so UNF turned to some cute, cuddly canine friends for help. Read more from WJXT.
  • Arrests down, say Duval County Public Schools: Dr. Angela Mann, assistant professor of psychology, told First Coast News that the hope is the right consequences are being found that are going to help mediate student behaviors.
  • Expert expects more sharks off Northeast Florida beaches this summer: Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, Shark Biology Program director, told Action News he predicts more sharks off the Florida coast as summer approaches.

Read more about UNF faculty, staff and students in "Featured Stories."

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Providing Equal Access for Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Populations Training

Monday, May 23, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3703

This training will explore the breadth of identities associated with transgender and gender nonconforming communities, including the intersecting experiences of race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic circumstances and disability. Participants will learn to utilize culturally competent language and behavior; increase knowledge of health care access, legal and policy issues that impact transgender communities; and identify best practices for providing equal access in community health, social service and juvenile detention settings.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: An Goldbauer Perspective Photografie; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center; Partnership for Child Health; Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center; Children's Home Society of Florida

Contact:

Jake Moore

jake.moore@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Regulation Development Forum

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 3201

This forum allows the University community the opportunity to discuss proposed new and revised regulations as follows:

  • 2.0381R Admissions – FTIC (Amend) 
  • 2.0382R Admissions – Transfer Students (Amend)
  • 6.0210R Service, Assistance and Other Animals on Campus (New)
  • 11.0030R Payment of Tuition and Fees (Amend) 
  • 11.0040R Waiver and Exemption of Tuition and Fees (Amend)   

Time will be devoted to answering questions and discussing proposed revisions and any new regulations.

Sponsor: Office of the General Counsel

Contact:

Stephanie Howell

showell@unf.edu

(904) 620-1028

'Religion and Extremism: A Cross-Cultural Conversation'

Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044

Due to a scheduling conflict, Indonesian Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono will no longer be a part of the panel discussion. In his stead, Ardian Wicaksono, counselor for political affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, D.C., will join the panel. "Religion and Extremism: A Cross-Cultural Conversation" will feature Indonesian Muslim clerics Imam Shamsi Ali and Ustadzah Fauziah Fauzan; Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull, professor of anthropology and religious studies; Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor of religious studies; and facilitator, Dr. Parvez Ahmed, professor of finance and frequent writer about the American-Muslim experience. Admission is free, however, an e-ticket is required.

Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs; Atlantic Institute of Jacksonville

Contact:

Whitney Meyer

whitney.meyer@unf.edu

(904) 620-2117

Athletics and Recreation
Blue and Gray Payday Golf Ball Drop

The Blue and Gray Pay Day golf ball drop, presented by Angie's Subs, will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, immediately following the baseball game versus USC Upstate, at Harmon Stadium, Building 27. Purchase tickets for a chance to win up to $20,000. Click here for complete rules and further event details.

Contact:

Ryan Lebeuf

ryan.lebeuf@unf.edu

(904) 620-1891

Summer Soccer Camps

The Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy, run by the Osprey men's soccer coach, is North Florida's premier summer soccer camp and features a professionally licensed coaching staff, first-class fields and campus facilities. Campers enjoy a fun learning experience for all-around soccer skills development. The schedule is as follows: 

  • DMSA Day Academy for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:
    • Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17
    • Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24 
    • Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15
    • Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
  • DMSA Senior Elite Residential Academy, for boys ages 14 through 20: 
    • Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

Twilight Track and Field Meet

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Building 46, Hodges Stadium

Cheer on the North Florida men's and women's track and field teams.

Cost: Students/Free with valid Osprey1 Card; Faculty and staff/$5

Contact:

Lauren Brooks

lauren.brooks@unf.edu

(904) 620-5116

General Meetings
UNF Foundation Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2012

The fourth quarter UNF Foundation Executive Committee meeting will take place. 

Contact:

Patricia Madrid

p.madrid@unf.edu

(904) 620-2111

UNF Foundation Finance and Audit Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2012

The UNF Foundation Finance and Audit Committee Meeting will take place.

Sponsor: University Development and Alumni Engagement

Contact:

Patricia Madrid

p.madrid@unf.edu

(904) 620-2111

Everything Else
Bookstore Rental Check-In May 3

Rental books are due back to the Bookstore by Tuesday, May 3. The Bookstore is open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day through Friday, April 29, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Contact:

Matt Davidson

mrdavidson@follett.com

(904) 620-2665

Custodial Breakfast

Monday, May 16, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

There will be food and prizes. President Delaney and others will speak during the event. Contact Ted Hornoi-Centerwall, University Support Personnel Association president, with any questions.

Contact:

Ted Hornoi-Centerwall

hort0008@unf.edu

(904) 620-1525

JASMYN's Alternative Prom Donations

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center is collecting new/lightly used formal wear/accessories, including gowns, tuxedos, suits and shoes, that will transform the JASMYN Youth Center into a formal wear boutique for the 16th annual Alternative Prom, which provides a safe space for LGTBQ and Ally young people in Jacksonville to be who they are and have fun in a supportive space. Donations will be accepted at the LGBT Resource Center, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111, through Wednesday, May 4. 

Contact:

Kaitlin Legg

k.legg@unf.edu

(904) 620-2939

Purchase an Osprey Paver

Buy a paver in Osprey Plaza, adjacent to the Student Union, Building 58. The decorative 8-inch by 8-inch pavers will be incorporated into the pathway between the Student Union buildings. Pavers are an ideal way to give a gift to a recent graduate, say you were here, remember a loved one or pay tribute to the University. Visit the website for more information. 

Contact:

Lindsay DiAngelo

l.diangelo@unf.edu

(904) 620-5272

Small Business Week Celebration Luncheon

Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present its Small Business Week awards, spotlighting the outstanding contributions of North Florida business leaders and champions at the district level. North Florida’s top SBA Lenders will also be recognized for significant participation in the 7(a) and 504 loan programs. The keynote speaker will be David Brown, chairman and CEO/president of Web.com.

Cost: $35

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center

Contact:

Ali Stephens

ali.stephens@unf.edu

(904) 620-2441

USPA Spring Assembly

Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703

The event will be carnival-themed with games, food and prizes. President Delaney, as well as others, will speak and University Support Personnel Association officers elections will take place. Contact Ted Hornoi-Centerwall, USPA president, with any questions.

Contact:

Ted Hornoi-Centerwall

hort0008@unf.edu

(904) 620-1525

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