Administrative Announcements
AXA-Advisor Representatives on Campus

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Office of Human Resources, Room 1101

AXA-Advisor representatives will meet with current and potential clients. Walk-ins are welcome or to schedule an appointment, contact Jeffrey Hunt, AXA advisor, at Jeffrey.Hunt@axa-advisors.com.

Contact:

Jennifer Neidhardt

j.neidhardt@unf.edu

(904) 620-2905

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 1901

The committee will meet to review applications for the assistant professor of social work position, 388820.

Contact:

Robert Thunen

rthunen@unf.edu

(904) 620-1655

Employee Education Program Submission Deadline

All applications for the Employee Education Program and Tuition Scholarship Program (EEP/TSP) must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Late submissions will not be accepted. The EEP/TSP program covers tuition and mandatory fees; it doesn't cover lab, distance learning or any other miscellaneous fees. Certain classes such as internship and dissertation aren't allowed. After submission, your tuition and fees will be deferred until payment is received, which is generally the fourth week of the semester. Application forms are available online through MyWings.

Contact:

Margaret Partyka

mpartyka@unf.edu

(904) 620-2449

Important Tax Return Document: 2016 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement

The electronic 2016 W-2 wage and tax statements will be available through the myWings Employee Self-Service portal Friday, Jan. 20, to employees who elected to receive the statement in electronic format. The deadline to elect electronic W-2 is Wednesday, Jan. 18. Refer to Instructions for Electronic Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statement, Navigation Guide: Online W-2 Consent Form and Navigation Guide: Online W-2 Wage and Tax Statement for assistance. No action is required of active employees who already provided consent.

 

Paper 2016 W-2 wage and tax statements will be mailed Monday, Jan. 30, to all current employees who didn't elect to receive statements in electronic format and former employees who are required to receive the W-2 statements in paper format. The paper W-2 wage and tax statements will be mailed to each employee's permanent address, the address printed on payroll checks and myWings pay stubs. Employees should revisit permanent address information and make necessary changes via myWings Employee Self-Service portal by the end of business day January 18 for the W-2 statement to be mailed to a new address. Questions can be directed to the Payroll Office at banner-payroll@unf.edu, (904) 620-2984, (904) 620-2706 or (904) 620-2992.

Contact:

UNF Payroll Office

banner-payroll@unf.edu

(904) 620-2984

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Academics
Academic Technology Grants

The academic technology unit of Information Technology Services invites proposals from faculty for University Academic Technology Grants. The purpose of these grants is to support and advance the faculty's technology needs, in teaching, research, creative and service activities. The grant program will provide support of up to $1,000 towards information technology requirements per funded individual project or up to $2,000 for multiple faculty members working together. Applications for the spring 2017 funding round are due Friday, Feb. 3. Click here for more information and application details. 

Contact:

Gordon Rakita

grakita@unf.edu

(904) 620-1658

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Ben Giaim Presents 'An Overview and Comparison of Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism'

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 7:10 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Room 2419

Ben Giaim, former president of the UNF Chinese Culture Club, will discuss "An Overview and Comparison of Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism," part of the ongoing Ben Ben's Lecture series. Giaim earned a master's degree in Ancient Chinese Characters and Literature from Shaanxi Normal University in Xi'an, China.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: The Confucius Institute at UNF

Contact:

Allison McLarty

a.mclarty@unf.edu

(904) 620-5436

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Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship

The Community Engagement Research Faculty Fellowship provides an opportunity for faculty members to engage in research that measures the impact of community-based transformational learning and community engagement with students, faculty and the community. For more information or to submit an application and research proposal, visit the Center for Community Based Learning website. The submission deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

Contact:

Heather Burk

hburk@unf.edu

(904) 620-3549

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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Room 3042

The committee will meet to conduct Skype interviews with candidates for the Nutrition and Dietetics assistant professor position, 318570.

Contact:

Linda Bravard

n01236934@unf.edu

(904) 620-2810

European Regional Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3805

All faculty with academic interests in Europe are invited to this event hosted by the European Regional Council. During the meeting, ways to enhance communication between individual faculty with common European interests across the different colleges will be discussed. The Council would like to cultivate the sharing of broad-based academic programs and/or potential research initiatives. The development of activities that would be of interest to students is a possible topic for discussion as well. A R.S.V.P. is requested but not required. Contact Dr. Debra Murphy, chair of the Department of Art and Design, or Dr. Tim Robinson, director of International Affairs, with any questions. Light refreshments will be served. 

Sponsor: International Affairs

Contact:

Tim Robinson

trobinso@unf.edu

(904) 620-1099

Professional Development and Training
Carpenter 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 also 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 spring class.

Contact:

Lauren Newton

lauren.newton@unf.edu

(904) 620-1531

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Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Popcorn and Politics

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor

Popcorn and Politics is a monthly event to promote political inquiry and discussion among the campus community in a civil environment. Each month, faculty will lead discussions around a changing theme. This month Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science, will facilitate a conversation about the election and the upcoming administration.

Contact:

Cat Silvers

cat.silvers@unf.edu

(904) 620-5062

Spring 2017 Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703

University students and professors, study abroad advisors and vendors as well as global exchange partners will share information about study-abroad options, the process and travel tips/tricks. Enjoy casual conversation, light refreshments, an interactive photo booth and other activities. Information on scholarships and specific faculty-led exchanges will also be available.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: UNF International Center

Contact:

Lauren Hodge

l.hodge@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657

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'The War is Against Me'' Featuring CeCe McDonald

Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballroom C, Room 3703

CeCe McDonald, who has helped turn a national spotlight on the violence and discrimination faced by transgender women of color, will be speaking about "The War is Against Me." After using deadly force to protect herself from a group of people who attacked her on the streets of Minneapolis, she served 19 months in prison. In her discussion, McDonald speaks about violence against trans women, the prison industrial complex and how to combat it.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: LGBT Resource Center

Contact:

Logan Judd

logan.judd@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

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Search Committee News
Carpenter Library

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2400

There will be an on-campus interview for the director of library systems and technology position, 334040. For a complete itinerary contact Susie Parks, executive secretary.

Contact:

Susie Parks

s.parks@unf.edu

(904) 620-2553

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering, Room 2500

The committee will interview candidate Dr. Michael Berthaume for the mechanical engineering assistant professor position, 330050. Berthaume will give a “Bioanthropological Engineering" presentation.

Contact:

Paul Eason

paul.eason@unf.edu

(904) 620-1875

College of Education and Human Services

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will conduct Skype interviews for the assistant professor in school counseling position, 315300.

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

College of Education and Human Services

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will discuss applications for the educational leadership position, 313770.  Contact Michele Verkerk, office assistant, for a complete itinerary.

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

College of Education and Human Services

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will discuss applications for the educational leadership position, 313770.  Contact Michele Verkerk, office assistant, for a complete itinerary and exact times.

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Department of Economics and Geography

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Room 2004

The committee will interview a candidate for the assistant professor of economics position, 310180.

Contact:

Andrés Gallo

agallo@unf.edu

(904) 620-1694

Department of Physics

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Science and Engineering, Building 50, Room 2606

A meeting will take place to discuss the search for the lab lecturer position, 338850. 

Contact:

Trevor Cheatham

t.cheatham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2729

Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Friday, January 20, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2400

The committee will meet to have an on-campus interview for the director of library systems and technology, position 334040.  For a complete itinerary, contact Susie Parks.

Contact:

Susie Parks

s.parks@unf.edu

(904) 620-2553

Athletics and Recreation
Gate River Run Training

The 2017 Gate River Run 15K will start in downtown Jacksonville at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 11. For those interested in training for the race, a running coach will be available at the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Lobby, today through Wednesday, March 8, as follows:

  • Mondays: 11 a.m. (closed on Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday)
  • Tuesdays: 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 9 a.m. or 3:15 p.m.

The full training calendar can be viewed on the UNF Campus Recreation Facebook page.

Contact:

Kacie Smith

kacie.smith@unf.edu

(904) 620-5217

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Group Fitness Classes

Group fitness classes at the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, begin today, Tuesday, Jan. 17. Classes are free to students, full-time faculty/staff and Student Wellness Complex members. A valid Osprey1 card must be scanned at the member services desk for entry. For the full schedule with class descriptions, click here. For questions, contact the Student Wellness Complex at (904) 620-2853.

Contact:

Kacie Smith

kacie.smith@unf.edu

(904) 620-5217

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Arts and Entertainment
'Meaure for Measure' Shakespeare-in-the-Park Auditions

The Department of English, in conjunction with the City of Atlantic Beach Department of Parks and Recreation, will hold auditions for "Measure for Measure," the eighth annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park. The production seeks a multi-cultural cast. There are roles for 25 males and females, ages 16 to 60, including several singing roles. A two-minute prepared modern or classical monologue is required. There will also be script readings. Vocalists should prepare to sing a cappella. The production will run for three weekends in April. Auditions will take place at the Student Union, Building 58, Auditorium, Room 2704, as follows:

  • Friday Jan. 20: 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 21: 1 to 4 p.m.

For information, contact Dr. Pam Monteleone, associate professor of English, or Linda Ginsberg at gins912@gmail.com.

Contact:

Pam Monteleone

pmontele@unf.edu

(904) 704-3207

General Meetings
Department of Development and Alumni Engagement

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2112

The committee will meet to review applicants for the director of development, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction position, 314580/333040.

Contact:

Barbara Ruby

b.ruby@unf.edu

(904) 620-2264

Clubs and Organizations
American Marketing Association Seeking Officer Positions

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2116

The UNF chapter of the American Marketing Association is seeking chapter officers. The club will meet to discuss this and other club announcements.

Contact:

Richmond Nelson

richmondn96@gmail.com

(904) 631-7905

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Everything Else
2017 Susan B. Anthony Award Nominations Due

The Women’s Center annually presents the Susan B. Anthony Award to a member of the University community who has made significant contributions to the women of UNF. It's awarded to a positive role model who promotes growth and works to improve the position of women at the University. Nomination forms are due 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

Contact:

Women's Center

womenctr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

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Astronomy Night

Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fort Frederica National Monument, 6515 Frederica Rd., Saint Simons Island, GA, 31522

As part of the Night Skies Initiative, Fort Frederica National Monument in conjunction with UNF, will offer a special astronomy night. Dr. John Hewitt, assistant professor of physics, will offer a short presentation about the wonders of the night sky followed by viewing through telescopes. A limited number of telescopes will available for public use, participants are encouraged to bring their own telescope to reduce viewing times.

Contact:

Jack Hewitt

dr.hewitt@unf.edu

(904) 620-1965

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Interfaith Community Service Award Nominations

The Interfaith Center presents the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award each spring to two outstanding students. Each winner receives a tuition scholarship in the amount of $500. Staff and faculty are invited to nominate a student. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, March 17. For information on eligibility and access to the nomination form, click here. For questions, contact Dorianna Schaffield, Interfaith Center office assistant.

Contact:

Dorianne Schaffield

d.schaffield@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Lend-A-Wing Open House

Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Room 1202

Faculty and staff are invited to this informational session and private tour of Lend-A-Wing food pantry to foster a better understanding of the resources available to students. Help us to help our Ospreys soar to a better future by ending campus hunger.

Contact:

Erin Mitts

lendawing@unf.edu

(904) 620-5754

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Mindful Meditation Workshops

The Department of Health Promotion is putting on several workshops exploring various formats of Mindful Meditation to help you relax and rejuvenate. A non-judgmental environment and yoga mats will be provided. Workshops begin Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Mind Body Studio, Room 1017. For a full schedule of workshops, check the featured events on the Healthy Osprey Facebook page.

Contact:

Department of Health Promotion

dhplife@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

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Multicultural Student Welcome Reception

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3804

Meet, mingle and get to know multicultural faculty, staff and student organizations on campus.

Sponsor: Department of Diversity Initiatives

Contact:

Brandi Winfrey

ddi@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

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Nutrition Counseling Available

The Department of Health Promotion has availability for nutritional counseling for the spring term. To reserve an appointment with a dietitian, contact Health Promotion at (904) 620-1570.

Contact:

Yemila Lowry

y.lowry@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

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Osprey Community Engagement Medallion Spring Application

The Center for Community-Based Learning is accepting applications for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion. This recognizes 25 graduating students who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based federal work-study and political engagement. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Monday, March 6. Visit the website for more information and the application.

Contact:

Ryan Doan

l.ryan.doan@unf.edu

(904) 620-3547

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Preserve Ambassador Camping Clinic

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Building 54, J. M. Golden Environmental Education Pavilion

At the Preserve Ambassador event, the Environmental Center will teach the tips, tricks and basics needed to enjoy a weekend of camping.

Contact:

Kyle Kenney

kyle.kenney@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

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Presidential Inauguration Watch Party

Friday, January 20, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor

The campus community is invited to a viewing of the inauguration ceremony, where the president-elect will be sworn in, hosted by the Carpenter Library. This event is the last in the Presidential Election Watch Parties series. Popcorn and soda will be served courtesy of the Library Dean's Leadership Council.

Sponsor: Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Contact:

Cat Silvers

cat.silvers@unf.edu

(904) 620-5062

'Take the Stairs' Campaign

The Healthy Osprey initiative introduces the "Take the Stairs" campaign, encouraging everyone on campus to take the first step to a healthier lifestyle. For those who are able, taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a quick, easy way to incorporate small changes into a daily routine. Signs will be posted near elevators to remind the campus of a healthier option. Post a picture of yourself taking the stairs on Instagram, using #UNFTAKETHESTAIRS for a chance to win a weekly prize. For more information about the "Take the Stairs" campaign or for those that are unable to participate but are interested in improving cardio health, contact the Department of Health Promotion at (904) 620-1570.

Contact:

Ashley Ballard

a.ballard@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

UNF Faculty Awards Nominations Deadline

The nominations deadline for the 2016-17 distinguished professor, outstanding faculty scholarship, outstanding faculty service awards and outstanding faculty community engaged scholarship award is 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 17. View award guidelines on the Faculty Association website under "Faculty Awards."  Any person within the University can submit a nomination as follows:

  • Via the "Online Forms" link on the Faculty Association website
  • Email  
  • Deliver a handwritten or typed nomination to the Faculty Association office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 3100 

For more information, contact Dr. Radha Pyati, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, via email or at (904) 620-1918 or Cindy Chin, Faculty Association executive secretary.

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

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Women's History Month Scholarship Applications Available

Each year, the Women's Center awards a $1,000 Women's History Month Scholarship to an eligible student for outstanding work that enhances gender equality on campus or in the local community. The scholarship is presented at the annual Women's History Month Luncheon in March. Application packets are due 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.

Contact:

Women's Center

womenctr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

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