Administrative Announcements
Canvas Preferred Name Change

Users who have a preferred first name listed in Banner will now see it displayed in Canvas; users who don't, won't see a change. The University recognizes that many students, faculty and staff prefer to use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. To request the use of a preferred name, students can access the form on the One Stop Student Services site and employees can access the form on the Human Resources site.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Controller's Office Year-End Deadline

Interdepartmental recharges from Business Services and Physical Facilities for fiscal year 2018 will be posted Tuesday, July 3. Campus units should contact the department initiating the charge with any questions.

Contact:

Ana Guzman

acancel@unf.edu

(904) 620-2924

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Dean of Students, Ombuds, Student Conduct New Locations

The Offices of the Dean of Students, Student Conduct and the Ombuds have all relocated to the second floor of Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, as follows: 

  • Office of the Dean of Students/Ombuds: Suite 2700 
  • Student Conduct: Suite 2750 

If you notice a student exhibiting distressing or alarming behavior, Supporting our Students (SOS) concerns can be submitted through the online referral form. Visit the Dean of Students webpage for more information.

Contact:

Liz Arflin

e.arflin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1491

Human Resources Midyear Reminders

Important Office of Human Resources midyear reminders follow:

 

Support staff personal holiday: Support employees with regular status who haven't used their personal holiday during the current fiscal year must use it no later than June 30.  If you aren't sure it's been used, log into "Employee Self Service" then click "Time Off Current Balances and History."  An available balance of hours under "Personal Holiday" indicates the personal day hasn't been used.

 

Address verification and update: Verify the accuracy of your home address on your next paycheck statement. The address on record is used for numerous important communications. To change your address, log into "Employee Self Service" and click the "Personal Information" tab; then click "Update Address." Update the permanent or "PR" address choice. 

 

Background checks - employment: In support of efforts to maintain/foster the safety and security of students, faculty and staff, the University requires pre-employment Level 2 criminal background checks, including fingerprinting, pursuant to Florida Statute 435.04 for all prospective faculty/staff hires and promotions. Volunteers and students are generally exempt from background checks unless special conditions apply as related to Positions of Trust. Additionally, any current employee who occupies a position of trust as defined in the University's Background Checks Regulation 4.0080R, is required to successfully undergo a Level 2 background check as a condition of continued employment in such a position.

 

Background checks - notice: Faculty members whose assigned duties, including scholarly activity, result in a designation as occupying a position of trust are required to complete a background check pursuant to Florida law. Positions of trust include the following types of duties:

  • Faculty working with a person under the age of 18 who is not enrolled or accepted for enrollment at UNF
  • Faculty whose responsibilities require unsupervised or significant access to vulnerable populations, examples of which include child care centers, summer camps for minors and pre-college or enrichment programs

All faculty members who fill positions of trust as defined, must self-report this information by email to hr@unf.edu

 

Campus Alert System: University administrators send faculty and staff an automatic voicemail when an urgent situation on campus arises. Therefore, provide your contact information by logging into "Employees Self Service" and clicking on the "Personal Information" tab; then click "Campus Emergency Alert System."

 

Disclosure of outside activity: Employees working outside of the University of North Florida or those who are engaged in outside activities where the need to verify that no conflict of interest exists, including additional employment within UNF, are reminded that a new Outside Activity Report must be completed and approved for year 2018-19.  

 

Emergency contact  information: Verify the accuracy of your emergency contact information by logging into "Employee Self Service." Click the "Personal Information" tab; then click "View Emergency Contacts." If the emergency contact person has changed or you want to add an additional contact, make the necessary updates.

 

Employee exit checklist: When an employee is separating from UNF or is transferring internally to a new department, supervisors must complete the Employee Exit Checklist form to ensure the employee returns all University equipment and property as well as removes access to computer systems.

 

Employment offers/salary confirmations: Departments are required to consult with Human Resources prior to extending any A&P or support staff job offers above the advertised rate. HR must review salary changes and provide final approval before any changes are communicated to employees.

 

Forms/reference guides/manuals: Use the latest versions located on the Human Resources website; discard or update those that have been downloaded/saved to your desktop.

 

Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report: Schools covered by the Clery Act are required to publish an annual security report. The ASR is available online here, or a paper copy may be requested in the Office of Human Resources, J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 1101. 

 

OPS terminations: When an OPS employee's assignment is complete, a termination PAF should be routed for signature and submitted to HR, so the job can be ended in the system.

 

Payroll processing requirement: When hiring, departments can't allow any new employee, including all OPS and student OPS, to begin work until the new employee has processed for payroll in the Office of Human Resources. If hiring or rehiring a student, send them to HR to process in before they begin working. There are no exceptions to this procedure. The following original documents are required:

  • Photo identification: driver's license, state ID, school ID, military ID, passport, etc.
  • Social security card or birth certificate or passport
  • Voided personal check for direct deposit

 

Public records exemptions: With the exception of social security numbers and medical information, employee personnel records are generally public record and must be released in response to a public records request. However, there are statutory exemptions that make home addresses and personal phone numbers exempt from disclosure based on certain situations for employees, their spouses and parents. The Office of Human Resources captures this information at the point of hire; however, the University encourages current employees to periodically review the exemptions to determine if a change in employment or spouse's employment may make home address information exempt from disclosure. The exemptions can be reviewed here. If your exemption status has changed, complete the form and forward to HR by email or by campus mail to Office of Human Resources, J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 1000.   

 

Reemployment after retirement: Effective July 1, 2010, Florida statutes changed the provisions under which a retiree, which by statutory definition can occur at any age, may be reemployed at an FRS participating employer. Click here for more information.

 

Timesheet approvers and proxies: All timesheet approvers are required to set up a proxy who can approve timesheets in their absence. If you are designated as a proxy approver, never approve your own timesheet. If you are approving time as a proxy and there is no other proxy to approve your time, contact HR at (904) 620-2903.

 

Workers' compensation: In the event of a medical emergency, an injured employee immediately should be transported to the nearest medical facility for treatment; AmeriSys, the University's workers' compensation administration partner, should be notified a soon as possible thereafter.  All other injuries, regardless of whether treatment is sought, should be reported to/coordinated through AmeriSys. Click here for detailed information.  

 

Concerns/issues: For discrimination and Title IX concerns, click here or call (904) 620-2507. For employee and labor relations concerns, call (904) 620-2981.

Contact:

Human Resources

l.mccloskey@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

P-Card Year-End Deadline

The last day to use the P-Card to ensure purchases are charged to the current fiscal year 2018 is Monday, June 25.

Contact:

Denise Durden

d.durden@unf.edu

(904) 620-1738

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Security Login Screen Updated

The security login screen that students, faculty and staff see when authenticating to some services has changed. When accessing services and applications through myWings, users won’t notice any change, but if accessing an application directly, users will see a different University-branded login screen. View changes.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Summer B Special Hours

Summer B begins Monday, June 25, and continues through Friday, Aug. 3. Summer C also ends Aug. 3. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Bookstore:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: Open noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Dining Services: Visit the website
  • Eco Adventure: Open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday for gear checkout
  • Field House:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Open noon to 6 p.m.
  • Game Room: 
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: Open noon to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Friday: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Saturday: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Student Union:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Fridays: Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sundays: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Monday through Thursday: Open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: Open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Town Center Shuttle: Services resume 10 a.m. Monday, June 18

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF In The News
  • UNF steps up fight against cancer with special microscope: Researchers at the Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility are using the one-of-a-kind TESCAN Q-Phase microscope to study cancer cells. The Jacksonville Business Journal and First Coast News stopped by to see this groundbreaking research tool.
  • Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship awarded to UNF faculty member: Dr. Thobias Sando, associate professor of civil engineering, is working in Tanzania with graduate student Festo Mjogolo to conduct a 12-week Infrastructure Management Research Clinic. Read more in The Spinnaker.
  • UNF biology faculty shares dolphin insight: Dr. Quincy Gibson, biology assistant professor, spoke to the The Florida Times-Union about habits of the local dolphin population.
  • UNF professor lends his research expertise on national issue: Dr. David Courtwright, history professor, spoke with In Sickness and in Health podcast about the opioid overdose crisis. Scroll down to Episode 11 and pick a media player to listen for free.
  • UNF surfers finish third at NSSA finals: The Surf Team finished third best in the nation at the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s collegiate championships. The Times-Union had the story.

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

Amanda.Dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF-Wireless Network

Information Technology Services will begin installing a new wireless network this week. The new network, UNF-Wireless, is a multi-year project that will ultimately triple the number of access points on campus, enable a faster connection and provide a better experience. Phase 1 begins with Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, which will be converted to the new network the morning of Thursday, June 14. Housing areas occupied for Summer B will be converted next; these students will be able to enjoy the new network upon move-in. Phase 1 will continue throughout the summer, with the aim to complete all remaining residence halls, John A. Delaney Student Union and the Coggin College of Business before the fall term begins. View the planned conversion schedule and learn more about connecting to the University's wireless networks.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Fall Shuttle Advertisement

Fall shuttle advertising packages are available via the Parking and Transportation Services website. The request deadline is Friday, June 29; the last day to submit artwork is Friday, July 13. For more information, contact Felicia Rivera, parking event coordinator.

Contact:

Felicia Rivera

f.rivera@unf.edu

(904) 620-2360

Academics
Educational Leadership Doctoral Defense

Monday, July 2, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Robert Allan Greene, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend his dissertation "The Effect of Modality on Student Achievement and Course Completion in a Developmental Mathematics Course."

Sponsor: Department of Leadership, School Counseling, Sport Management

Contact:

Adelyn Fleming

adelyn.fleming@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Jim and Millie Milligan Family Foundation Presidential Fellowship

The Jim and Millie Milligan Family Foundation Presidential Fellowship provides financial means for graduate students to complete thesis/dissertation requirements. These funds are intended to encourage timely graduation and are available to candidates already working towards completion. This fellowship awards existing students with a total of $3,000 in one term, in-state tuition waiver and out-of-state tuition reduction if applicable. The deadline to submit a fall fellowship application is Friday, July 20. To view eligibility requirements, the application and more information, visit the Graduate School website.

Contact:

Graduate School

graduateschool@unf.edu

(904) 620-1360

New Library Database

A new research database, HeinOnline: Gun Regulation and Legislation, is available on the Thomas G. Carpenter Library's  Databases webpage. This resource brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, U.S. Supreme Court briefs, monographs and other related materials on the controversial topic of regulating firearms in the U.S. Librarians are available to provide demonstrations and classroom instruction for all library resources.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

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

The upcoming CIRT workshops are as follows:

  • Canvas 101: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 2102B; Register
  • Hands-On Rubrics Workshop: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register

Contact:

Taylor Kennedy

taylor.kennedy@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Upcoming Division of Continuing Education Courses/Programs

Upcoming continuing education courses/programs take place Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, as follows: 

  • PMP Certification Preparation Course: 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 6; Room 2136; Register
  • Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 10; Room 2136; Register
  • Certified Financial Planner General Principles: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 13; Room 2144; Register
  • Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance (2-15) Prelicensing Course: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, July 13; Room 2136; Register
  • International Logistics: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 13; Room 2144; Register

The entire Course Catalog is available online. Students, faculty and staff receive a 50 percent discount off of all course offerings. To receive the discount, contact the Customer Care Team at (904) 620-4200 or via email.

Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:

  • Back to the Basics Nutrition Series - Reading Food Labels and Added Sugar: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2100
  • Concur Made Easy - Travel Requests, Booking and Expenses: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 28, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400

Contact:

Tyler Williamson

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-1707

Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 1070

The committee will meet to discuss candidate applications for the Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL resident clinical faculty position, 331352. 

Contact:

Julie Van Laere

j.van-laere@unf.edu

(904) 620-1744

Athletics and Recreation
Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Summer Camps: Day Academy

Day Academy sessions for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:

The DMSA Day Academy has established itself as North Florida's premier soccer summer day camp. Designed to teach soccer skills, tactics and fundamentals, the camp includes individual instruction by qualified coaching staff and age-specific curriculum with an emphasis on fun. Every camper will receive one soccer ball, plus for each camp attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; aftercare is available for an additional fee.

 

DMSA Summer Camps: Elite Residential Academy

The DMSA Elite Residential Academy is an overnight camp for high school soccer players aspiring to play at the next level or to further those who already do. The Academy, conducted by collegiate and nationally licensed coaches, will offer daytime advanced tactical, technical and fitness training as well as competitive night games.

 

For more information, tuition costs and registration, visit the Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy website.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

Summer B Kickoff Group Fitness Classes

Summer B Kickoff group fitness special events are offered free for students and full-time faculty/staff members with a valid Osprey 1Card, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61. For class schedule and full descriptions, visit the group fitness webpage and click the link for "Summer B Kickoff Classes."

Contact:

Kacie Smith

kacie.smith@unf.edu

(904) 620-5217

Arts and Entertainment
Dinner/Show Featuring Geexella and Willie Evans Jr.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballroom, Room 3703

The second annual Dinner and Show will feature GeeXella and Willie Evans Jr. performing; a pasta bar will be available. Event and food is free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card, plus one guest. 

Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center, Campus Life

Contact:

Dwan Love

d.love@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
General Meetings
Compliance, Ethics and Risk Oversight Committee Meeting

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Tampa/Orlando Conference Room, Room 2416/2420

The committee will meet; view the agenda on the Compliance, Ethics and Risk Oversight Committee webpage.

Contact:

Julia Hann

julia.hann@unf.edu

(904) 620-3953

Everything Else
Binders Available

Good condition, white binders are available, Office of Institutional Research, J. J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2700. 

Contact:

Martha Meyers

m.meyers@unf.edu

(904) 620-2015

FIFA World Cup Events/Watch Parties

Events and activities related to the FIFA World Cup will occur on campus for the duration of the championship, hosted by the International Center, Game Room and Campus Life. The kickoff watch party with a for-entertainment-only bracket pool and raffle begins 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Game Room, John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58W. Watch parties and programs will run through the final match, Sunday, July 15. This monthlong programming is funded by the Student Life and Services Fee. All World Cup matches will be aired in the Game Room during regular operating hours. Some special events include a FIFA18 videogame tournament, a themed dinner in the Osprey Cafe, a three-on-three soccer tournament, juggling and free kick competitions. For event details and updates, visit the Facebook Event page or the International Center website.

Contact:

Lauren Hodge

l.hodge@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657

Free Rapid HIV Testing

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 1111

The LGBT Resource Center and Department of Recreation and Wellness will provide free, rapid HIV testing.

Contact:

Dwan Love

d.love@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
I-Dinner Summer Kickoff

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Building 58, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballrooms A/B, Room 3703

Kick off Summer B semester by enjoying an evening of free food, fun, activities and community with the Interfaith Center.

Contact:

Dori Schaffield

d.schaffield@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event
LGBT Resource Center Lunch Hour

Every Thursday during the summer, bring your lunch and hang out with other students/staff, noon to 1 p.m., LGBT Resource Center, Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 1111. 

Contact:

Dwan Love

d.love@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
Meal Memberships Available

A variety of block, weekly and faculty/staff meal memberships are available for purchase via myWings. Take advantage of the significant cost savings. For more information, visit the Dining Services website.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 673-8730

Printer Toner Available

Desktop printer cartridges, four HP LaserJet 36A (CB436A) and two HP LaserJet 12A (Q2612A), are available, Housing and Residence Life Building, Building 14B, reception area.

Contact:

Johnnie Geake

johnnie.geake@unf.edu

(904) 620-4619

Summer Lounge

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Room 2100

This Women’s Center lounge event will feature food, fun and great conversation; decorate sandals/sunglasses and make ice cream sundaes.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Joanna Hillman

joanna.hillman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515