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A Message from the President
New Hire Payroll Processing

When hiring, departments can't allow any new employee to begin work until that new employee has processed for payroll in the Office of Human Resources. Federal immigration laws require that certain paperwork be completed before an employee can start work. The University is subject to fines if this paperwork is done later than the start date.


Department personnel, when processing a part-time OPS, student or graduate assistant new hire, may not enter a start date in an OASys recruitment or an EPAF in self-service before physically receiving the yellow payroll processing confirmation sheet from a new employee. For full-time OPS or budgeted new hires, Human Resources will continue to send departments the "approval to hire notification" via e-mail. There are no exceptions. This procedure is in place to ensure compliance with federal regulations. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Office of Human Resources

(904) 620-2903

CODI Research Award Applications

The President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) announces a call for applications for its 2015-16 Research Award. The application can be accessed here. The purpose of the award is to facilitate scholarly productivity that pertains to diversity, inclusion and equity. Awards can be used as "seed funding" to develop a new project or to support a previously established line of inquiry. The research grants are competitively awarded to the most meritorious proposals. For the 2015-16 funding cycle, two proposals in the amount of $4,000 each will be awarded. Visit the website for complete details. Applications should be e-mailed as one PDF document directly to CODI no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Late or incomplete submissions won't be considered.


Edythe Abdullah


(904) 620-5408

Style Workshop: Transform Your Language

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 3, Skinner-Jones Hall South, Writing Center, Room 1200

Learn how to write clearly and effectively using the basic elements of plain English style such as active verbs, transitional phrases and sentence structure among other components.

Sponsor: Writing Center


Michele Boyette


(904) 620-2774

Administrative Announcements
Banner Unavailability and Java Notification for INB Users

All Banner applications will be unavailable 7 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in order to perform maintenance. MyWings could be offline briefly for a restart. After the maintenance is completed, Internet Native Banner (INB) users will encounter Java warning prompts when they first connect. Accept the warnings and click “run” on the appropriate screens. INB users can review instructions here. Blackboard and faculty/staff e-mail will still be available through myWings or directly through Blackboard and the Outlook web app


ITS Help Desk


(904) 620-4357

October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In recognition of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Information Technology Services will sponsor events throughout October that focus on several areas of online information security. Weekly themes include:

  • STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Best Practices for All Digital Citizens: Monday, Oct. 5, to Friday, Oct. 9
  • Creating a Culture of Cyber Security at Work: Monday, Oct. 12, to Friday, Oct. 16
  • Staying Protected While We Are Always Connected: Monday, Oct. 19, to Friday, Oct. 23
  • Your Evolving Digital Life: Monday, Oct. 26, to Friday, Oct. 30

For more information and to get involved, visit the Cyber Security Awareness Web page.


ITS Help Desk


(904) 620-4357

Red Maple Boardwalk/Trail Closure

The Red Maple Boardwalk and portions of the boardwalk/trail system will be closed for a structural assessment of its condition, beginning today, Friday, Oct. 2, until further notice. Closure locations are marked and trail detours are in place for those areas. For more information, contact Eco Adventure at (904) 620-5952 or visit the website.


Becky Purser


(904) 620-1590

UNF in the News

Feeding time: Students in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program are teaming up with the Jacksonville Jaguars to help meet the nutritional needs of their players. Scroll to page 81 to read the article in the September issue of Jacksonville Magazine.
State of race relations: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology and race expert, discussed the state of race relations in America after a recent poll showed race relations is at its lowest point in the country on WJCT's  "First Coast Connect."
Do school uniforms impact academic performance?: Dr. Gabe Ybarra, psychology professor, detailed the results of his study on school uniforms and its impact on classroom performance and conduct on "The Chat."
'Building God’s Kingdom': Dr. Julie Ingersoll, religious studies professor, discussed her new book, "Building God's Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction," on "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 36:54-minute mark to hear the interview.
St. Johns River's rising salinity fuels concern: Dr. Radha Pyati, Department of Chemistry chair and co-principal investigator on the State of the River report, told The Florida Times-Union that it's important the biological impacts of salinity in the St. Johns River are recognized.
Oatmeal 101: Jenna Braddock, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program and registered dietician, discussed different varieties of oatmeal on "First Coast Living."


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


Joanna Norris


(904) 620-2102

Arts and Entertainment
Native American Celebration

Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Celebrate Native American arts and crafts, historic artifacts, traditional music, drumming, dance and food.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center for PEACE


Naomi Karp


(904) 620-2475

Win a Free Trip to Paris Raffle Fundraiser

Members of Chamber Singers are selling raffle tickets for a trip to Paris for two, provided by Encore Tours. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50 and can be obtained via e-mail. The trip will include three nights in a three- or four- star hotel, as well as airfare from Orlando or Atlanta. The winner will have an option of taking the trip during one of the following holiday weekends in 2016 or 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day or Veterans Day. The raffle drawing will take place at noon on Saturday, Oct. 10. Winner does not need to be present to win and will be called or e-mailed. Winner must book with Encore Tours by Thursday, Oct. 15, to secure trip dates.


Courtney Fitzgerald


Clubs and Organizations
2015-16 Online AAFSA Scholarship

The African American Faculty and Staff Association will offer three $500 scholarships to students during the 2015-16 academic year. As a result of member donations and contributions, the organization is able to promote the scholarly endeavors of undergraduate and graduate students by contributing financially to their academic success. The scholarship application and guidelines can be found here and on the  AAFSA website. The application deadline is Monday, Nov. 2. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the fall general assembly Wednesday, Dec. 2. For additional information, contact Dr. Cheresa Y. Boston, AAFSA president.


Dr. Cheresa Y. Boston


(904) 620-2444

USPA Fall Assembly

Monday, October 5, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

The University Support Personnel Association Fall Assembly will have a tropical luau theme. Guest speakers will discuss health and education opportunities, lunch will be provided and Ozzie Osprey will make an appearance. 

Cost: Free


Ted Hornoi-Centerwall


(904) 620-1525

'Writing in Cuba Today: A Conversation with Two Contemporary Cuban Authors'

Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

Jorge Febles, Spanish professor, will moderate "Writing in Cuba Today: A Conversation with Two Contemporary Cuban Authors," a discussion featuring authors Luis Lorente and Charo Guerra.

Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Council


Clayton McCarl


(904) 620-1242

General Meetings
Instructors and Lecturers Get-Together

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Special Collections

This is an opportunity for instructors and lecturers to meet/discuss hopes, concerns and frustrations. United Faculty of Florida members and non-members are welcome. Refreshments will be available.

Sponsor: United Faculty of Florida


Mark Ari


(904) 699-7559

UNF Foundation Board Committee on Directors Meeting

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2012

A meeting of the committee will take place.

Sponsor: Development and Alumni Engagement


Barbara Ruby


(904) 620-2264

Items Available for Property Transfer
Vertical File Cabinet, Table and Three Lounge Chairs Available

The Environmental Center, located in J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2200, has the following available for transfer:

  • One five-drawer black vertical file cabinet
  • One six by two and a half foot table without drawers
  • Three green rolling lounge chairs

Photos are available upon request.


James Taylor


(904) 620-5804

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
'Gun Control: A Loaded Topic'

Monday, October 12, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

"Gun Control: A Loaded Topic" is the next program in the Civil Discourse Series, moderated panel discussions on issues that challenge deeply-held beliefs about controversial topics. The purpose is to promote and model civility in interacting with one another in a calm and inclusive manner on "hot" topics in order to increase understanding of opposing viewpoints. Moderated by John A. Delaney, University president, the panel will present diverse perspectives on gun rights and gun control. Panelists include Cord Byrd, Esquire, National Rifle Association representative; Eric Friday, Esquire, Florida Carry representative; Richard Collier, former NFL offensive lineman; and William J. Sheppard, Esquire, criminal trial lawyer. Registration is required to attend.

Cost: Free with ticket

Sponsor: OneJax Institute, The Florida Times-Union, WJCT and Jacksonville Human Rights Commission


Ginger Pickett


(904) 620-1529

Institutional Review Board Planning Workshops

The Institutional Review Board reviews all research involving human subjects prior to initiation to ensure that it complies with federal, state, local and institutional regulations, requirements and policies for protecting human subjects. During this workshop a research administrator will discuss different elements of IRB review and documentation, as well as provide information about the IRB perspective to facilitate the review and approval of IRB submissions. A R.S.V.P. to the IRB office via e-mail is requested to attend the following workshops:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13: 9:30 to 11 a.m. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 29: 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
  • Monday, Nov. 9: 6 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • Monday, Nov. 23: 1:30 to 3 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9: 9:30 to 11 a.m. 

Workshop location will be provided upon receipt of a R.S.V.P. Private sessions may be scheduled for individuals or groups by request.


Kayla Champaigne


(904) 620-2312

IRBNet Demo Workshops

IRBNet is the online submission software for submitting Institutional Review Board projects for review. In these workshops, a research integrity administrator will give a demonstration of various IRBNet features and answer IRBNet-related questions. This free event is open to faculty, staff and students. An R.S.V.P. to the IRB office is requested via e-mail to attend the following workshops:

  • 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 9
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4
  • 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18

Workshop location will be provided upon R.S.V.P. receipt. Private sessions may also be scheduled for individuals or groups by request.


Kayla Champaigne


(904) 620-2312

Leadership Speakers Bureau Features John Phillips

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

John Phillips, a Jacksonville attorney, recently named the "Face of Justice" by 904 Magazine, will speak about how he has developed a strong leadership presence by aligning his inner passion for helping and serving others through action in the Jacksonville community. He will also discuss examples of how different and individual leadership appears. A reception catered by Chartwells will immediately follow the presentation.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Taylor Leadership Institute


Alison Noonan


(904) 620-5710

Movement and Migration Lecture Series

Friday, October 9, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 1205

The International Studies Senior Seminar Lecture Series will feature "Interpreting Across Cultural Boundaries: Confucianism as Case Study," presented by Sarah Mattice, assistant professor of philosophy. This is the fifth event in the Movement and Migration lecture series.


Clayton McCarl


(904) 620-1242

Taking Care of Business Day

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Lobby

Enrollment Services is hosting a day to help students and their families take care of the business of applying to the University. Admissions, financial aid and transfer experts will be on-site to help prospective students finalize paperwork/documentation required to complete an application and register for orientation. Learn more about the Honors Program, housing, dining and can take a campus tour. Parking is available directly adjacent to the event.

Cost: Free


Cathy Cole


(904) 620-1860

Professional Development and Training
Dis/ability Identity Workshop

Friday, October 9, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3601

This is one of six core competency workshops in the Student Affairs cultural competency pursuit curriculum. This workshop will focus on equity, diversity and inclusion around dis/ability identity. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate, contact Tarah Trueblood, director of the Interfaith Center, at (904) 620-5715 or via e-mail. Learn about prerequisites and register for this course on the CPDT website.


Lindsay DiAngelo


(904) 620-5272

Search Committee News
Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 2206

There will be a meeting to discuss the pre-law position, 318330, and to decide on candidates for phone interviews.


Nicholas Seabrook


(904) 620-5856

Everything Else
2015-16 Outstanding Undergraduate/Graduate Teaching Awards Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015-16 Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Awards through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. Awards guidelines are available on the Faculty Association website under "Faculty Awards." Any person within the University community is welcome to nominate a faculty member. Nominations may be submitted via the "Online Forms" section on the Faculty Association website, by e-mail or by delivering the handwritten or typed nominations to the Faculty Association Office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 3100.  For more information, contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary, or Dr. Chip Klostermeyer, associate dean of the School of Computing, at wkloster@unf.edu or at (904) 620-1327.


Cindy Chin


(904) 620-2872

80s Night

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Osprey Cafe

Enjoy a blast from the past with an 80s themed dinner menu, complete with "shake and bake" chicken, stir-fry and meatballs.


Courtney Wolf


(904) 620-1959

Field House Grand Opening

Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Building 26, The Field House

Facility tours and cake will be provided.

Sponsor: Student Government


Becky Purser


(904) 620-1590

Flu Shots Available

Student Health Services will offer flu shots on a walk-in basis at J. Brooks Hall Addition, Building 39A, Room 2098, as follows:

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12
  • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13

The cost is $15 for students, $20 for faculty and staff. Cash or check will be accepted.


Karen McSheffrey


(904) 620-1595

Jaguars Game Day

Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, The Boathouse, Room 2600

Watch the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Indianapolis Colts and enjoy food and drink specials.


Courtney Wolf


(904) 620-1959

Meatless Monday

Monday, October 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Osprey Cafe

According to the Humane Society, taking a holiday from meat one day a week is a great way to look and feel better, save precious natural resources and spare animals from factory farms. 


Courtney Wolf


(904) 620-1959

Spinnaker Survey

In an effort to better serve the campus community, Spinnaker Media, an on-campus organization providing the University community with news, entertainment and a forum for the exchange of ideas, is asking for feedback in a short survey.


Mo Baker


(904) 620-1598

Take Back the Night

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Take Back the Night unites the campus community to take a stand against interpersonal violence and abuse. The event features a resource awareness fair, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Student Union, Building 58, Osprey Plaza. The cross-campus march will begin at 7:30 p.m. Osprey Crossings Courtyard adjacent to Buildings Q-S, and will end at Osprey Plaza. A survivor speak-out and candlelight vigil will immediately follow the march.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Women's Center


Brandi Winfrey


(904) 620-2528

UNF Goes Purple for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In observance of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, purple ribbons will be placed around campus trees to symbolize an international movement to eradicate interpersonal violence, domestic and dating violence, sexual violence and stalking in communities. Ribbons will remain in place throughout October and members of the campus community are invited to wear purple ribbons to demonstrate a personal commitment to ending interpersonal violence. A limited number of purple lapel ribbons are available at the Women's Center, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2101.


Women's Center


(904) 620-2528

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