Administrative Announcements
Standard UNF Contracts

Several standard form contracts are available on the Office of General Counsel website under the heading "Standard Contracts."  Be reminded to access a standard contract directly from the website each time a contract is needed. The standard forms are revised and updated regularly for changes in the law and it's crucial that the most current contract form be used. Using the current form will avoid additional delay in the contract process.


Procurement Services and General Counsel

(904) 620-2828

UNF in the News
  • UNF sees more expansion, programs on the horizon: President John Delaney discussed what's on the horizon for the University with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
  • Challengers open up wide polling lead over incumbent State Attorney Corey and Public Defender Shirk: A new poll by the Public Opinion Research Lab and The Florida Times-Union showed challengers Melissa Nelson and Charles Cofer well ahead of incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk.
  • Marriage gap: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, discussed new research that finds the marriage gap is mostly due to a decline in marriage rates among the less educated on "The Chat."
  • Young man fulfills dream of going to college: Incoming freshman Corey Woosley achieved one of his goals when he was accepted into The Arc Jacksonville at UNF, a program designed to help students with learning disabilities. Learn more in this First Coast News story.
  • Presidential and local political races: Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, spoke about the presidential and local state attorney's race on "The Chat."
  • Moritz signs contract with Toronto: Left-handed pitcher Daniel Moritz signed a professional contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming the third Osprey from the 2016 roster to ink a deal with a MLB franchise this summer.

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


Andrea Mestdagh

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Lot 34 Reserved Parking August 26/27

From 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, until 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 24 Blue Lot spaces within Lot 34, adjacent to the Field House, Building 26, will be blocked off for the load-in crew of the Welcome to the Nest event. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 7 a.m. August 28.   


Parking and Transportation Services

(904) 620-2815

Lot 7 Shuttle Stop Temporary Pedestrian Access

Due to construction activities for the repurposing of Skinner-Jones Hall, temporary access from the Lot 7 shuttle stop to Daniel Hall, Building 1, Founders Hall, Building 2, and Skinner-Jones Hall South, Building 3, will be on the existing sidewalk on the north side of the Biological Sciences Building, Building 59, and the sidewalk between Skinner-Jones Hall South and the Biological Sciences Building. The temporary route will be in place until project completion in December 2017.


Angela Johnson

(904) 620-2016

Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Monday, August 29, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Renita Thompson, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation, "Examining Perceptions of Black Administrators in Higher Education Regarding Administrative Leadership Opportunities." 


Michele Verkerk

(904) 620-2990

Library Instruction

Instruction librarians are available to provide hands-on training in the library's numerous electronic resources and collections. Orientations are tailored to class needs and cover research tools specific to the subject being taught. Instruction sessions typically take place in the library's training rooms, but can be in other locations. Teaching online or in hybrid mode? Work with librarians to fit course needs with synchronous, live session or a completely asynchronous library instruction experience. Schedule a fall class.  


Lauren Newton

(904) 620-1531

Lovee K. Kliman Scholarship for Artistic Expression

To be eligible for the $2,000 Lovee K. Kliman Scholarship for Artistic Expression, students must:

  • Be enrolled full time, 12 credits, as an undergraduate student at UNF and in good standing
  • Declare a major or minor in the creative or performing arts, such as ceramics, graphic design, digital media, painting/drawing/printmaking, photography, sculpture, creative writing, film studies or music performance
  • Have a minimum UNF GPA of at least 3.0

Applicants must complete an application with an essay in person by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. E-mail Meg Vaysben, assistant director of development, for more information and to request an application. 


Meg Vaysben

(904) 620-2596

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Jacksonville Startup Weekend

A 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. The schedule is as follows at various locations at the Student Union, Building 58W: 

  • Friday, Sept. 9: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 10: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 11: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visit the website for more information. 


Diane Denslow

(904) 620-1381

Zika Virus Update

Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

Student Health Services and Environmental Safety will present an update about the Zika virus.

Cost: Free


Candace Ford

(904) 620-2175

Arts and Entertainment
Mid-Autumn Festival Concert

Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 1100

The concert will feature artists from Orlando and Jacksonville performing traditional Chinese songs, Beijing opera and music. The event is free, but an e-ticket is required. 

Sponsor: Confucius Institute


Allison McLarty

(904) 640-5436

'UNF Wood-Fired Ceramics Invitational' Opening Reception

Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Room 2401

The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery's fall exhibit, "UNF Wood-Fired Ceramics Invitational," will feature ceramics by University students who participated in building the wood-fired kiln as well as a few invited guests. The exhibit will take place Thursday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Oct. 14. The Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Intercultural Center for PEACE


Lorna Bautista

(904) 620-2845

General Meetings
Faculty Association September Meeting

Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The agenda packet can be viewed here. Check the Faculty Association website and click "Current Agenda" for the complete agenda packet. Limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary.


Cindy Chin

(904) 620-2872

UNF Foundation Executive Committee Conference Call

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2112

The first quarter UNF Foundation Executive Committee conference call meeting will take place. 


Patricia Madrid

(904) 620-2111

Everything Else
Alumni Award Nominations Open

Nominate a deserving individual for one of the University's Alumni Recognition Awards, presented annually during homecoming. These awards honor alumni who demonstrate outstanding professional, philanthropic or volunteer accomplishments. Nominations should be submitted with the official nomination form and all necessary supporting documentation no later than Thursday, Sept. 15.


Jennifer Perkins

(904) 620-2490

Bring VS PINK Back-to-School Bash to Campus

The University is competing to win Victoria's Secret PINK Campus Showdown. The winning university will receive a back-to-school bash featuring a Top 40 musical artist, VS PINK model visits and more. Download the PINK Nation app to help bring PINK to the University. The games begin Tuesday, Aug. 23. Follow @pinkunf on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for more information.


Sasha Hemmingway

(904) 576-4526

Celebration for Mid-Autumn Festival/Confucius Institute Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 1100A

Lunch will be provided as well as cultural activities and games. The event is free, however a R.S.V.P. is required to Allison McLarty, office manager, by Monday, Sept. 12. Space is limited.  

Sponsor: Confucius Institute


Allison McLarty

(904) 640-5436

Coggin College of Business Advising Office-Warming Event

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Coggin College of Business Advising Office, Room 1350

Swoop in for breakfast with the Coggin College of Business advising team. 

Cost: Free


Jennifer Doster

(904) 620-1292

Physics Photo Contest

Capture a concept of physics in a single photo. The contest is open to any student in the Jacksonville area. The Top 10 photos will be determined by a committee of Department of Physics faculty members then posted to the Physics Facebook page. The three photos that receive the most "Likes" will win prizes. For more information, contact Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen, assistant professor of physics, or visit the photo contest webpage. The photo submission period is Thursday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Oct. 28.


Jason T. Haraldsen

(904) 620-2235

UNF Fore Scholarships Golf Classic

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, 3985 Hunt Club Road N., Jacksonville, FL 32224

This joint Alumni Association and University Athletics event raised more than $75,000 last year to support student scholarships. Both player and sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to learn more or download and complete a registration form here.  

Cost: Varies


Ryan Lebeuf

(904) 620-1891