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Master's Thesis Defense

Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 3131

Psychology graduate student Shaquille Rainge will defend her master's thesis proposal, "Pro-Environmental Behavioral Spillover: Does One Good Deed Deserve Another?"


Dr. Heather Truelove


(904) 620-1643

Master's Thesis Defense

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences, Room 3131

Psychology graduate student Catherine Zakoske will defend her master's thesis, "Is Revenge Sweet or Sour? A Meta-Analysis of Revenge Outcomes."


Dr. Dan Richard


(904) 620-1446

Master's Thesis Defense

Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall North, Room 1249

Ahmed Gamal, an electrical engineering graduate student, will defend his master's thesis, "Autonomous Small Scale Data-Logger for Temperature Mapping."


Juan Aceros


(904) 620-1684

New Library Databases

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library has acquired three new research databases:

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers: Provides the largest single collection of English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • 19th Century British Newspapers: Offers full runs of national, regional and local 19th century British newspapers from the extensive holdings of the British Library.
  • Artemis Primary Resources: Cross-searches the above databases and provides workflow tools and features.

All research databases can be accessed online from the Library's website.


Alice Eng


(904) 620-5044

Administrative Announcements
Academic Affairs Administrative Changes

The recent and upcoming administrative changes in the Division of Academic Affairs are as follows:

  • Academic Affairs Provost: Dr. Earle Traynham
  • Coggin College of Business Dean: Dr. Mark Dawkins
  • Undergraduate Studies Dean and Faculty Resources Associate Vice President: Dr. Dan Moon
  • College of Computing, Engineering and Construction Acting Associate Dean : Dr. Chip Klostermeyer
  • School of Computing Interim Director: Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy
  • Department of Philosophy Chair: Dr. Mitch Haney
  • Department of Psychology Chair: Dr. Lori Lange
  • Department of Political Science and Public Administration Chair (while Dr. Matthew Corrigan is on sabbatical): Dr. Pam Zeiser
  • Department of Economics and Geography Chair: Dr. Albert Loh
  • Department of Marketing and Logistics Chair: Dr. Reham Eltantawy


Marianne Jaffee


(904) 620-2710

Building 14E Second Floor Restrooms Temporarily Closed

The restrooms on the second floor of the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Building 14E, Rooms 2954 and 2958, will be closed Monday July 6, through Monday, July 20, for a minor construction project. The first-floor restrooms will remain open.


John Lind


(904) 620-5230

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Payroll On-Demand/Late Timesheets

The deadline for all payroll on-demand and late timesheet requests for the 2014-15 fiscal year is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9. After this date, all on-demand and late timesheets will be processed against the 2015-16 budget. Questions can be directed to the Payroll Office at (904) 620-2984, (904) 620-2706 or (904) 620-2992, or email to banner-payroll@unf.edu

UNF Foundation Changing to One Check Run Per Week

Effective the week of Monday, July 6, Foundation Accounting will return to producing checks once per week on Thursdays. The weekly check requisition deadline will be 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. The first weekly check run will be Thursday, July 9. For more information, contact Megan Johnson at (904) 620-5254 or Lola Argalas at (904) 620-2749.

UNF in the News

UNF grad leads new Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's study: Alumna Melissa Murray is a neuroscience researcher at the Mayo Clinic and is the lead author on a new Alzheimer's study. She discussed her research findings on "UNF On The Record."
UNF course empowers nonprofits, saves millions in funds: Since 2011, senior and graduate engineering and business students have helped 14 Northeast Florida nonprofits save a minimum of $3.5 million. Read The Florida Times-Union article.
Lenny Curry prepares to take over as mayor: Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor of political science, told WJXT Ch. 4 that Mayor Lenny Curry's relationship with the new Jacksonville Sheriff is key to helping reduce crime, one of voter's top concerns. Watch here.
Eat a fish, save the reef: Dr. Eric Johnson, assistant professor of biology, talked to EU Jacksonville about the growing lionfish problem in Florida. Click on the July issue and scroll to page 16 to read the article.
Debate over Confederate symbols: Jay Smith, an adjunct history instructor, discussed the debate of the Confederate flag and its symbolism on WJXT Ch. 4. Watch here.
Sheriff John Rutherford says farewell: Dr. David Forde, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, and Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discussed John Rutherford's time as Jacksonville's sheriff with the Times-Union.


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


Joanna Norris


(904) 620-2102

Items Available for Property Transfer
Round Lobby Table Available

Parking Services, located in Building 52, has a round table that is 4-feet in diameter and is 3-feet by 3-inches in height with built-in shelving located underneath the table top. The table has a gray multi-color top with a maple color base and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Parking and Transportation Services


(904) 620-2815

Professional Development and Training
Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:


University International Travel Training: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, Building 12, Room 4301
Finance Self Service: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, Building 12, Room 4301
SharePoint Essentials for End Users: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, Building 53, Room 1400
Qualtrics Reporting Tools: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, Building 12, Room 4301
Travel and Expense Training for Delegates: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, Building 12, Room 4301
Improving my Coaching Style for Long Term Success: 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 10, Building 53, Room 1420
Access 2013- Level 3 Advanced: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, Building 53, Room 1400



Center for Professional Development and Training


(904) 620-1707

Everything Else
Flora Coleman Retirement Party

Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, President's Conference Room, Room 2800

The campus community is invited to attend a reception in honor of Flora Coleman, Equal Opportunity and Diversity office manager, who will retire Tuesday, Aug. 25.  Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. to Kate Tower, office manager.

Sponsor: Human Resources


Kate Tower


(904) 620-1707

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