Human Resources requests that all employees review and update their contact phone numbers in myWings. The phone number on file will be used when necessary for notifications of potential exposures to COVID-19. To update, visit myWings, click the Employee Resources tab, click Employee Records, click Personal Information, and click Update Address(es) and Phone(s).
Departments are reminded to maintain an equipment checkout log for vehicles, trailers and vessels that are taken off campus for University business. For information, contact Jim Mousa, property assets coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 620-2779.
Azure Dev Tools provide access to professional developer and designer tools, software and services commonly used in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs. UNF faculty and students can download these applications at no cost through the Azure Dev Tools sign in page using their UNF ID and password.
ITS Help Desk
Contact information in People First must be current and accurate to ensure you receive important notices related to the upcoming Open Enrollment period, Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Nov. 6. All employees should login to People First and make sure your contact information and address is up to date. You may view this information on myWings by clicking the Employee Resources tab, then choose Employee Records, click Personal Information, and finally Update Address(es) and Phone(s).
Benefits and Retirement
Part of the Field House, Building 26, is being used as a campus tour check-in hub. There are barriers located in Lot 34 near the athletic fields and only campus tour guests are permitted to park behind the barriers, as these are pre-purchased spots.
The College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Undergraduate Research are pleased to announce their collaboration to identify and fund proposals in support of COAS faculty and undergraduate student teams wishing to advance research in the field of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). The new EDI Research Grant seeks to support up to 3 pertinent student-faculty research projects with awards up to $1,500 in student funding and up to $500 in faculty funding per project team. More details about the grant, including the official application, can be found on the OUR website. Grant applications must be submitted to the OUR via email no later than midnight Thursday, Oct. 1.
Dr. Karen Cousins
Professional U is a career development forum targeted to College of Arts and Sciences students. Each virtual session will provide students the opportunity to understand the value of COAS majors in connection to various careers and industries as well as gain professional skills to network with employers for internship and employment opportunities. Speakers include alumni, employers and community partners. This multi-day event takes place Monday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Oct. 2. Visit the website for session information and Zoom webinar links.
Megan McMillan, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation, "Leading Effective Inclusive Schools: How Principals Make the Difference." Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/99525358143.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dea Zgjani, a psychology graduate student, will defend her thesis, "Shared Family Mealtimes and Child Development Outcomes: Exploring Shared Family Mealtimes as a Predictor for Positive Child Outcomes." Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/96494768092.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
at 1:00 p.m.
The Environmental Center is now accepting faculty applications for the 2021 Seed Grants. The Seed Grant program was established in order to stimulate the creation of interdisciplinary research projects related to the environment. One grant will be awarded in the amount of $8,000. The deadline for applications is at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Further guidelines and grant application are available on the Environmental Center website.
James W. Taylor
To facilitate classroom conversations that encourage students' electoral participation and to learn why election-related conversations matter and suggestions on conducting them, consider attending a free webinar hosted by College Election Engagement Project. For access to the webinar, contact email@example.com.
Monday, September 28, 2020
from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Campus Election Engagement Project & Center for Community-Based Learning
The Carpenter Library has created a Hispanic Heritage Month online book display with free library resources that celebrate the history, culture and contribution of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. View the display online.
A new database is available for trial. Access is available on the Library Databases webpage.
The Pre[serve] Art Exhibit opens in the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 10. This juried art exhibition by UNF students and alumni features works inspired by UNF's 382-acre Sawmill Slough Preserve. The exhibition will be open by appointment only through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Visit the UNF Galleries website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on visiting.
The seventh Cyber Security Symposium will be available via a live virtual webinar and limited to 50 in-person attendees to ensure proper social distancing in accordance with UNF COVID-19 safety guidelines. This year’s Symposium features representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, associate professor of computing; Dr Patrick Kreidl, associate professor of electrical engineering; and members of the University's Information Technology Services security team. Register online.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Board of Trustees Ballroom, Room 1058
The Distinguished Voices Lecture Series will present a lecture by Vincent Brooks, retired four-star general and former U.S. Army commander, on "How Long Should We Stay in Korea?" Register for a free eticket.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Development and Alumni Engagement
Students at all levels and in all majors are invited to join a webinar on time management and study habits as part of Student Academic Success Services’ webinar series. This presentation focuses on getting control of obligations, formulating a plan and maintaining goals. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/91780411041.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
at 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Student Academic Success Services
The UNF African American Faculty and Staff Association, in partnership with Student Government, presents #SwoopInToVote, a social media campaign that helps reinforce the importance of voting and promotes voter participation. Every member of the Osprey community is encouraged to #SwoopInToVote and join the UNF Voting Squad. Follow AAFSA on Instagram at @unfaafsa for weekly reminders.
In honor of last week’s Chef Appreciation Week at the Osprey Café, we are still accepting virtual comments. The UNF Community is encourage to leave positive comments to Dining Services staff members. Include the name and venue of the hero you are supporting and make submissions via @unfdining Instagram or the website.
Dining Services offers a variety of contactless catering for the campus community. Disposable packaging and single use utensils are available, in addition to various services such as boxed lunches, coffee bar service, breakfast service, and premium dinner options like boxed salads and full entrees. Online ordering is available through the Catertrax website. For questions, contact John Schneider, director of catering, at email@example.com.
Dining Services has updated hours of operation as of 9/20. To view the hours, visit the website.
The Tech Bootcamps through UNF’s Division of Continuing Education offer coding and cybersecurity bootcamps designed for early-career or experienced professionals to help fill the high demand for skilled technology workers in Jacksonville and beyond. UNF alumni receive a $500 tuition discount. The upcoming cyber cohort begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and coding cohort on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Due to popular demand, another session for the class "Above the Line: Application of Compliance and Ethics in Your Day-To-Day Operations for Managers, Directors, Chairs and Aspiring Leaders" is now available for registration. The session will be available via Zoom, and invitations will be provided by email 24 to 48 hours before the class.
Monday, October 5, 2020
from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Visit the CIRT events webpage to register. If you have a disability and require an accommodation for this occasion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the event to enable us to provide you with a reasonable accommodation.
The upcoming professional development training sessions are available via Zoom, and invitations will be provided by email 24 to 48 hours before the class:
As a proud partner of UNF, Community First Credit Union will make your first $100 deposit when students, faculty or staff open a free checking account. This offer is valid through Thursday, Dec. 31. Learn more at the full-service branch located in the Delaney Student Union.
The Carpenter Library invites students, faculty and staff to participate in a Virtual Book Club during the month of September. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or email at email@example.com, to help choose this month's book and interact with the host Giannina Medell, library outreach services associate, as she reads and shares her comments.
Do you know a graduating student who has contributed greatly to the community through activities such as community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based Federal work-study, and/or political engagement during their years at UNF? Consider nominating them for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion. For more information about the distinction and eligibility, please refer to the website, or contact the Center for Community-Based Learning.
Leave a legacy on campus by purchasing a commemorative brick paver at Osprey Plaza outside the John A. Delaney Student Union. To purchase, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.