Administrative Announcements
Information Regarding Organization’s Presence on Campus

The University Police Department would like to notify the campus community about a group known as Church of God the Mother, which has been coming on campus. As a public university, organizations such as this are entitled to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Campus police are aware of its presence. If you are threatened by members of this organization, any other group or individual, contact the UPD at (904) 620-2800.

Internal Auditing Best Business Practices

The Office of Internal Auditing aims to reinforce good internal controls within all departments. As a tool, OIA has created a self-assessment checklist to help offices stay current in various best practices. All offices are encouraged to self-assess business practices and reach out to OIA if any questions or concerns arise. Not all items on the checklist will be practiced in all departments. To learn more, visit the webpage.

 

Attend a training course to learn about the checklist and the importance of internal controls by registering through the Center for Professional Development and Training portal in myWings. The next course is 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1430.

Contact:

Julia Hann

julia.hann@unf.edu

(904) 620-3395

Online Transparency Portal for Enrolled Health Plan Members Now Available

All state group health insurance enrollees and their dependents can now use the new online transparency portal through Healthcare Bluebook as well as the bundled surgical services benefit offered through SurgeryPlus. Enrollees/dependents are automatically enrolled and can access the benefits on a voluntary basis at no cost.

 

Enrollees/dependents who use these benefits may receive a share of the savings they generate through financial rewards deposited into savings and spending accounts of their choice. Enrollees can select an account or change their account selection any time in People First. For more information about savings and spending accounts available to employees, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Michelle Phillips

mphillips@unf.edu

(904) 620-2942

Paying Tuition Online with 529 Plan

Students can now pay their tuition bill with 529 plans. To make a payment, visit the "My UNF Bill" link in myWings, next hit "Click Here To Make Payment" then select "529 Plan" as the payment method. There will be a list of available plans that are currently partnered with the University's payment gateway vendor. If your plan isn't listed, email Student Financial Services.

Contact:

Margaret Partyka

n00404278@unf.edu

(904) 620-2449

President David Szymanski's Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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

The inauguration of President Szymanski as UNF’s sixth president will include many activities for the entire Osprey community. If you haven't already done so, register for the ceremony. View the inauguration website as well as the full list of campus activities.

Contact:

Public Relations

(904) 620-2125

Academics
Carpenter Library Purchase Request Deadline

To ensure availability for the first day of classes, all purchase requests for library materials needed for the summer semester should be submitted to your department's library liaison or through the Purchase Request Form by Friday, March 15.

Contact:

Apryl Price

lib-acq@unf.edu

(904) 620-1516

Digital Humanities Minor Accepting Course Suggestions

The Digital Humanities Institute has prepared preliminary lists of summer and fall courses that can count toward the digital humanities minor; view course list. Anyone with suggestions on additional courses that might be considered for inclusion should contact DHI curriculum committee co-chairs Dr. Laura Heffernan and Katie Sarria by Friday, Feb. 22. For more information, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Faculty Grant Reviewers Needed

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking faculty members to serve on the Undergraduate Research Grant Review Committee for the 2018-19 grant season. Committee members will review up to 10 grants per semester, fall and spring only. Interested faculty members should contact Kelsey Eagen, coordinator.

Contact:

Kelsey Eagen

our@unf.edu

(904) 620-3942

Florida Digital Humanities Consortium Registration Open

Registration is now open for the inaugural statewide conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium. The conference will be hosted by the Digital Humanities Institute Friday, March 29, through Saturday, March 30, at UNF. Participation is free to all, but a paid ticket is required for those who plan to attend the dinner/plenary talk 6 to 9 p.m. March 29. For more information, visit the website or register

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Link to Library Now Available In myWings

A link to the Carpenter Library is now available for faculty and staff in myWings. To access, click on the "Employee Resources" tile and then "Employee Tools."

Contact:

Jennifer L. Murray

jennifer.murray@unf.edu

(904) 620-5160

Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship

The Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates campus or community advocacy for minority and/or LGBT populations, particularly in the pursuit of justice and equality. The annual award is $2,500. For application information and materials, visit the webpage. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15.

Contact:

Dr. Jennifer Wesely

jwesely@unf.edu

(904) 620-1685

Scholarships Available

The following 2019-20 scholarship applications are currently available to students:

  • Taylor Leadership Institute Student Leadership Scholarship
  • Parents Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Friends of Student Affairs Community Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Gandhi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Satya and Kamal Pachori Scholarship
  • LGBT Building Bridges, Creating Community Full-Time and Part-Time Scholarship

The application deadline is Monday, March 25. Applications and additional scholarship information can be found on the scholarship page

Contact:

Kate McMillan

k.engel@unf.edu

(904) 620-5272

SOARS Accepting Abstracts

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host the annual Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) Wednesday, April 3. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for potential, in-progress and completed research. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, March 6. Submit through the SOARS abstract portal.

Contact:

Kelsey Eagen

n00696177@unf.edu

(904) 620-3942

Recreation and Wellness
Free Throw/3 Point /Horse Contest Registration

Free throw, 3-point and horse shooting contests will be offered in men's and women's categories for students, faculty and staff. Participants can sign up for a single contest or all three. Registration begins 8 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 7, and ends 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Tournament brackets will be available after the registration period ends; format will be determined based on the number of entries. To register, students can visit the "Student Life and Activities" tab in myWings, then click on the "Intramural Sports" link; faculty and staff can email Beth Harrell, assistant director intramural sports. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information.

Contact:

Beth Harrell

bharrell@unf.edu

(904) 626-5342

March National Nutrition Month Events

Dining Services and the Department of Recreation and Wellness are collaborating with various on-campus departments and clubs to host events for National Nutrition Month in March. Most events are free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card. Some of the many events are as follows:

  • Camping on Campus
    • 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2; Eco Adventure, adjacent to the J. M. Golden Environmental Education Pavilion, Building 54
    • Enjoy camp games, zip-lining, night nature hikes and quality time with friends under the stars. Free food provided by Earth Fare. Must RSVP with Eco Adventure by calling (904) 620-5951.
  • Pick Your Own Salad
    • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
    • Ogier Gardens, north of Lot 18, next to Intramural Fields
    • Pick your own salad from the Gardens and learn how to create your own dressing.
  • Longest Picnic
    • Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
    • The Green, adjacent to the Fine Arts Center, Building 45
    • Bring a blanket and friends to enjoy free food, games and good company while attempting to break the UNF record for longest picnic. 
  • Thrifty Bites Cooking Demo: Student Edition
    • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27
    • Brooks Brown Hall, Building 39, Brooks College Food Lab, Room 3017
    • The Student Nutrition and Dietetics Association will demonstrate how easy it can be to prepare meals while on a budget with limited cooking space.

To view the full schedule of events, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Yemila Lowry

y.lowry@unf.edu

(904) 620-2247

Summer Youth Camps Registration Opens March 1

The Department of Recreation and Wellness offers two youth day camps during the summer. Each camp is designed to so that each child has fun and learns new skills while staying active. Camps are offered on a weekly basis and run for nine weeks, Monday, June 3, through Friday, Aug. 2. UNF’s Youth Sport & Fitness Camp and Eco Camp registration will begin 8 a.m. Friday, March 1.

Contact:

Recreation and Wellness

swc@unf.edu

(904) 620-2998

Website
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Fifth Annual Women Leaders in STEM Conference

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044

Celebrate International Women's Week with keynote speaker Emily Calandrelli, aerospace engineer, Emmy-nominated host/executive producer of "Xploration Outer Space" and author of the Ada Lace children's book series. There will also be a panel of prominent engineering leaders, networking opportunities and break-out sessions. A special tour of the School of Engineering for local middle and high school students will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required via the webpage. Learn more about Calandrelli via her webpage

Contact:

Alexandra Schonning

aschonni@unf.edu

(904) 620-2357

Facebook Event
Gulfs Between Us 'Yanga’s Freedom Cry' Lecture

Friday, February 22, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Room 1705

Dr. Keith Cartwright, Department of English professor and chair, will present the lecture "Gulfs Between Us 'Yanga's Freedom Cry': Making a Movie about Patriotism and Blackness in Mexico and Bringing It Home." This is the fifth event in "Rediscoveries," the spring International Studies Lecture Series.

Sponsor: International Studies Program; Latin American and Caribbean Council

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
Master of Social Work Program's Professional Development Brown Bag Session

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Conference Room, Room 2121

The Master of Social Work Program will present a Professional Development Brown Bag Session. Beth Shorstein, licensed clinical social worker, will discuss. "Individual Counseling: Where to Start?" For more information about the session or the MSW program, contact Jennifer Spaulding-Givens, MSW program director.

Sponsor: Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Contact:

Jennifer Spaulding-Givens

j.spaulding-givens@unf.edu

(904) 620-1640

Professional Workshop Series: LinkedIn

Friday, February 22, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2102B

Kayla Hilliar, English alumna, will teach the ins and outs of LinkedIn as well as how to build an online professional profile in this three-part professional workshop series presented by the English Graduate Organization and COAS Career Services. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Walk past the computers on the second floor of the Library, take a right at the first hallway and Room 2102B will be directly on the right. If interested in the other professional workshops offered this semester, visit the EGO's Facebook event page.

Contact:

Paige Perez

paige.m.perez@unf.edu

Facebook Event
Student Civility in a Mobile Age

Monday, February 25, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Online Learning Lab, Room 1102

As mobile devices provide more social interaction, face-to-face encounters are becoming more rare and many people feel that society is growing increasingly disconnected. Also, anonymity in online interactions can lead to arguments, trolling and cyberbullying. This session will discuss perspectives on civility in the context of higher education and suggestions for encouraging civil discourse among faculty/staff and students. Register.

Sponsor: Faculty Enhancement

Contact:

Dan Richard

drichard@unf.edu

(904) 620-1446

T&L Flagship Program Coffee Break

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, T&L Flagship Office, Room 2460

The Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program is hosting an open house with free coffee and cookies. Learn about scholarships, facility tours, case competitions, student travel, internships, recruitment events, the Logistics Information Technology Solutions Lab and the Transportation and Logistics Society club. This event is free and all University students, faculty and staff are welcome to stop by. 

Contact:

Lynn Brown

lmbrown@unf.edu

(904) 620-1961

The Flipped Classroom: Online Tools for Engagement

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, OFE/FA COnference Room, Room 3108

The flipped classroom is an innovative way of helping students explore course content in an online environment and to receive direct support in the face-to-face classroom. A flipped model will be utilized in this session. Faculty will discuss online tools that facilitate virtual learning before and after the face-to-face instruction. Participating faculty are encouraged to watch two short videos related to online tools ARCMedia and Perusall. Register.

Sponsor: Office of Faculty Enhancement, Center for Instruction and Research Technology

Contact:

Dan Richard

drichard@unf.edu

(904) 620-1446

Women's History Month Luncheon

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

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

The Women’s History Month Luncheon speaker is New York Times journalist Kim Barker. Barker is a multi-talented investigative journalist, war zone reporter and narrative writer. Barker's story was the inspiration for the movie, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," starring Tina Fey. Tickets are free for students and available for the public to purchase for $25 via the webpage or at the Ticket Box Office, Lassiter Hall, Building 8, Room 1100. Tables are also available for purchase at $250; each table seats eight guest and includes table signage, preferential seating and recognition during the program. For more information, email Joanna Young, Women's Center coordinator. 

Contact:

Joanna Young

joanna.young@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

Diversity Initiatives
Exercising the Rainbow Group Program

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Exercising the Rainbow promotes exercise and healthy habits for LGBTQ+ individuals. The group will meet at the LGBT Resource Center; then walk over to the Student Wellness Center where this week's focus will be Warm-Up and Stretches 101. Exercising the Rainbow is open to all LGBTQ+, questioning and ally students. This is a peer led group; no certified personal trainer or other accredited professional are available at these events.

Contact:

Miles Taylor

n01239403@ospreys.unf.edu

(904) 620-4720

Facebook Event
Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award Nominations Open

The University's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is accepting nominations for the 2019 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award. This award acknowledges and honors the exemplary efforts of a student, faculty or staff member who promotes the understanding and appreciation for advancing/celebrating diversity and inclusion at UNF. For more information and to make a nomination, visit the CODI website. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.

Contact:

Alison Cruess

acruess@unf.edu

(904) 620-2583

Search Committee News
Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3510

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview with Dr. Cynthia Livingston, a candidate for the clinical assistant professor position, 338810. For more information, contact Adelyn Fleming, office assistant.

Contact:

Adelyn Fleming

adelyn.fleming@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Room 2606

The committee will meet to review applicants for the social work assistant professor position, 336250.

Contact:

Yentl Dunbar

y.dunbar@unf.edu

(904) 620-2850

Enrollment Services

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, Venice Conference Room, Room 2650

The search committee will meet to prepare interview questions for the admissions director position, 321740.

Contact:

Margaret Saunders

margaret.saunders@unf.edu

(904) 620-5227

Political Science and Public Administration

The committee will conduct Skype interviews with select candidates for the assistant professor position, 331500, Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2206, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 18
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20

For more information, contact Lauren Chartier, office manager.

Contact:

Lauren Chartier

l.chartier@unf.edu

(904) 620-2997

Political Science and Public Administration

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 2206

The committee will meet to discuss interviews with applicants for the assistant professor position, 331500. For more information, contact Lauren Chartier, office manager.

Contact:

Lauren Chartier

l.chartier@unf.edu

(904) 620-2997

Provost Candidate Notebooks Available

Semifinalists and vitas for the 10 provost position candidates are available via the webpage, as well as in notebooks that can be viewed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, March 1, at the following locations:

  • Department of Communication, Robinson Jr. Building, Building 14D, Room 2039
  • Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2309
  • President's Office, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2800

BlueJeans interviews for the provost position will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Ballrooms, Room 3703, as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 14
  • Friday, Feb. 15

Contact:

Celeste Watkins

c.watkins@unf.edu

(904) 620-2510

University Development and Alumni Engagement

The committee will meet to conduct Skype interviews with candidates for the Coggin College of Business development director position, 319950/333010/440560, in Alumni Hall, Building 60, Room 2112, as follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20: 2:30 to 4 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 21: 8 to 9 a.m.

Contact:

Amelia Rubino

amelia.rubino@unf.edu

(904) 620-1891

General Meetings
African American Faculty and Staff Association General Assembly

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 1100A

The AAFSA general assembly meeting will take place. The spring general assembly theme is "Being Intentional with Black History." AAFSA activities and meetings are open to all University employees as well as invited guests. RSVP.

Contact:

Fantei Norman

aafsa@unf.edu

(904) 620-1065

Focus Group Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Building 14E, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Room 1700

A general focus group meeting takes place on the third Thursday of every month for multiple departments to disseminate information to the campus community and answer questions. To be added to the focus group email distribution list for meeting reminders and special updates, contact Leanne Thomas, accounts payable manager. View the monthly newsletter

Sponsor: Controller's Office

Contact:

Leanne Thomas

leanne.thomas@unf.edu

(904) 620-1093

Dining Services
Boathouse Taco Tuesday

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. is Taco Tuesday at the Boathouse, Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2600. Enjoy $1 off tacos.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Chick-fil-A Scavenger Hunt Starts Today

Starting today, Monday, Feb. 18, search for hidden cows to find discounts to the on-campus Chick-fil-A. One lucky winner who finds the golden cow will redeem a month of free Chick-fil-A. The scavenger hunt continues through Friday, Feb. 22, or until the golden cow has been found. Follow @unfdining on Instagram for hints.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Osprey Cafe $5 Day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Osprey Cafe

Enjoy an "all you care to eat" meal for just $5.

Cost: $5 plus tax or one meal swipe

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Facebook Event
Vegetarian Chili Now Available

A new vegetarian chili is on the menu at Chop'd and Wrap'd in Alumni Square, Schultz Hall, Building 9.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

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

The following CIRT workshops are available:

  • Creative Ways to Document Study Abroad Projects: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, Honors Hall,  Building 10, Room 1102; Register
  • Creating Accessible Electronic Documents: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register
  • Windows 10 Essentials: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register
  • Arc - Video Publishing & Communication Tool for Canvas: 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, Online; Register

Contact:

Taylor Kennedy

taylor.kennedy@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:

  • Creating and Managing Online Surveys: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • Information for Search and Screen Committee Members and Title IX Briefing: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 1306
  • Procurement 101: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 19, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • OASys Applicant Tracking: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • CMS Training - Beginner: 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • CBTL Course Attribute Assignment: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 20, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • Policies and Procedures for Travel Training: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Best Business Practices: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1430
  • OASys Position Management Training: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Competency in Race and Ethnicity: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2100

Contact:

Kelly Harrison

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-1709

Website
Women in Business Society's Ninth Annual Professional Development Forum

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Stein Auditorium, Room 1020

The Women in Business Society will host the Ninth Annual Professional Development Forum, "Strong Women Make Change." The event will include multiple break-out sessions as well as keynote presentations by a representative from Merrill Edge and Debbie Buckland, market president at BB&T. The forum will include a networking social where students and professionals can mix and mingle. This free event will prepare students for success in their personal, academic and professional lives. Dress attire is business casual. RSVP and view the event agenda via the webpage.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Women in Business Society; Student Government; Coggin Career Management Center

Contact:

Dee Dee Wyckoff, WBS advisor

d.wyckoff@unf.edu

(904) 620-5289

Everything Else
Binders/Ink Cartridges Available

A variety of three-ring binders, including one, two and three inch sizes, as well as one CE254A- Toner Collection and one CE484 A Fuser Kit ink cartridges are available at the Carpenter Library. If interested, call Patricia Madrid, budgets coordinator, at (904) 620-1485.

Delaney Student Union Fall Reservations Opening

Groups may submit fall reservation requests for one recurring event and one special event to the Delaney Student Union beginning 8 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, Feb. 18: Student Government agencies and all registered student organizations in good standing with Club Alliance 
  • Thursday, Feb. 21: Greek chapters 
  • Monday, Feb. 25: On-campus departments 

All groups, including on-campus departments, agencies, organizations, Greek chapters and off-campus groups may make requests for as many events as needed beginning Thursday, Feb. 28. For more information and to access the online reservation form, visit the website, or stop by the administration office, Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1302.

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

'Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans: Franchising'

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1058

This free and informative workshop on the basics of franchising is for active-duty military, veterans, Guard, Reserve and military spouses. Determine if a franchise business is right for you, discover ways to fund the business and cover initial fees, ask questions of local franchisees and more. Led by professionals from The Entrepreneur's Source, a franchise-coaching organization that provides a safe space for clients to explore business ownership. Parking, breakfast, lunch and a "Your Career 2.0" book are included for participants. Register

Sponsor: Military and Veterans Resource Center

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

mvrc@unf.edu

(904) 620-5042

Homecoming Office Decorating Contest Winner

The Homecoming Office Decorating Contest winner is the International Center. Honorable mentions to the Military and Veterans Resource Center; Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures; and Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. Stop by to see the creative office decorations during Homecoming week.

Contact:

Courtney King

courtney.king@unf.edu

(904) 620-5539

President Szymanski's Inauguration Live Coverage

Spinnaker Media is partnering with the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction to show live coverage of the inauguration of President David Szymanski. Spinnaker will simulcast the inauguration live on Spinnaker TV Channel 15-1, 95.5 WSKR Spinnaker Radio as well as livestream the event via the Spinnaker website. Live inauguration special coverage begins 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, followed by the ceremony at 10 a.m. 

Contact:

Mo Baker

m.baker@unf.edu

(904) 620-1598

UNF Homecoming Nest Fest 2019

UNF Homecoming Nest Fest 2019 is an exciting week-long celebration for the Osprey community, Sunday, Feb. 17, through Saturday, Feb. 23. Some of the many events and activities are highlighted below: 

  • Men's Basketball at Jacksonville University Watch Party
    • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Johns Town Center, 4594 Tropea Way
  • Blue & Gray Bash: A Taste of the Town
    • 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, The Field House, Building 26
    • Alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to sample items from local restaurants, groove to live music from the band Be Easy, dance and support student scholarships by bidding in live and silent auctions.
    • Admission is open to the public; cost: $50 per person. Register
  • Swoop the Loop 5K and Fun Run
    • 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Coxwell Amphitheater, outside the Delaney Student Union, Building 58
    • Support student scholarships and the Lend-A-Wing Pantry with a 5K run through campus or participate in the 1-mile Fun Run.
    • Day-of-race registration will take place from 8 to 9 a.m.; Preregister
  • Women’s Basketball versus Liberty University
    • 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; UNF Arena, Building 34
    • Tickets
  • Baseball Double Header versus Fordham University
    • 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27
    • Tickets
  • Homecoming Village: Party in the Plaza 
    • 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Arena Plaza, outside the Arena, Building 34
    • Get in the swoop spirit with this free, family-friendly event featuring food/refreshments, music, a photo booth, face painting, inflatable games and more prior to the men’s basketball game.
  • 6th Man Game Men’s Basketball versus Liberty University
    • 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Arena, Building 34
    • Enjoy a special ticket package for alumni, tickets.
    • General admission, tickets.

For a full schedule of events, visit the Homecoming website