Administrative Announcements
Liberty Mutual Auto/Home Employee Perks

Liberty Mutual has teamed up with the University to offer home and car insurance perks to employees. Visit the Employee Perks website and click "Liberty Mutual Insurance" to view a free quote. 


Michelle Phillips

(904) 620-2942

Moratorium on Personnel Actions

Due to a scheduled change to the University's chart of accounts effective Monday, July 1, there will be a moratorium on personnel actions for all positions during pay period 15 beginning Saturday, June 29, through Friday, July 12. The July 1 New Employee Orientation won't take place. The moratorium will include all personnel actions, including but not limited to:

  • Budgeted position new hires
  • Departmental promotions
  • Reclassifications
  • Special pay increases
  • Student and OPS personnel actions

The next available effective date for budgeted personnel actions will be Saturday, July 13; New Employee Orientation will take place Monday, July 15. For questions, contact Human Resources.


Human Resources

(904) 620-2903

Osprey Update ADA Compliance

To comply with ADA regulations, links to PDF files will no longer be accepted in Osprey Update beginning Monday, July 1. It will still be possible to link to UNF webpages that contain links to PDF files, just not directly to the files themselves. For questions, contact Amanda Ennis, public relations specialist.


Amanda Ennis

(904) 620-2192

Presidential Excellence Award Nominations Open

The Presidential Excellence Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the spring awards. Nominate a colleague or department for one of the following:

  • Presidential Excellence Award
  • Presidential Quality Customer Service Award
  • Presidential Spot Award

Recipients will be recognized at the annual Presidential Recognition Awards Ceremony during the Professional Development Forum next spring. The nomination deadline is Saturday, June 15; view instructions and the application via the webpage.


Gayle Stillson

(904) 620-1056

Statement of Ethical Conduct Workshops

The University has recently revised its Statement of Ethical Conduct (1.0020P). The revised policy is available on the Policies and Regulations website. Joann Campbell, chief compliance officer, will host a series of workshops with University personnel to discuss the standards of ethical behavior expected from them as members of the University community. She will give a short presentation covering the major points of the policy then have a general discussion and Q&A. Workshops are offered as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 25: 11 a.m. to noon; Social Sciences Building, Building 51, COAS Conference Room, Room 3201
  • Monday, July 8: 3 to 4 p.m. Hicks Hall, Building 53, Tampa/Orlando Conference Room, Room 2416/2420
  • Wednesday, July 24 10 to 11 a.m. Social Sciences Building, Building 51, COAS Conference Room, Room 3201
  • Friday, Aug. 9: 10 to 11 a.m. Hicks Hall, Building 53, Tampa/Orlando Conference Room, Room 2416/2420

Sign up through the Center for Professional Development and Training portal in myWings.


Joann Campbell

(904) 620-2258

Summer B Special Hours

Summer B begins Monday, June 24, and continues through Friday, Aug. 2. Summer C also ends August 2. Many offices will keep normal business hours. Below are special hours of operation:

  • Bookstore:
    • Open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23
    • Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Open noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29
    • Beginning Sunday, June 30, through Friday, Aug. 2:
      • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Fridays: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Saturdays: Open noon to 4 p.m.
      • Sundays: Closed
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Fridays: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sundays: Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Delaney Student Union:
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sundays: Closed
  • Dining Services: Visit the website
  • Eco Adventure: Open noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays with gear return and Lake Oneida access closing 4:30 p.m.
  • Field House:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Fridays: Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Open noon to 6 p.m.
  • Game Room:
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open noon to 10 p.m.
    • Sundays: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Fridays: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sundays: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Ogier Gardens:
    • Tuesdays: Open 8 to 11 a.m. 
    • Wednesdays and Fridays: Open 8 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Recreation and Wellness Business Office: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
    • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center:
      • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays: Open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Saturdays and Sundays: Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
    • Osprey Cliff:
      • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 5 to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays: Open 5 to 9 p.m.
      • Saturdays and Sundays: Open 1 to 5 p.m.


Amanda Ennis

(904) 620-2192

Timesheets Unavailable June 15-19

In coordination with the 2018-19 fiscal year-end closing and the 2019-20 transition process, web/departmental timesheets for the pay period Saturday, June 15, to Friday, June 28, will be unavailable to access June 15 through Wednesday, June 19. This is necessary to complete the Banner position budget rollover process. Web and departmental timesheets for the pay period Saturday, June 1, to Friday, June 14, won't be affected by this process and will still be available to submit/approve by the normal deadline 10 a.m. Monday, June 17. Questions concerning the position budget rollover process may be directed to the Budget Office at (904) 620-2502. Questions concerning web and departmental timesheets may be directed to the Payroll Office via email or by calling (904) 620-2984, (904) 620-2706 or (904) 620-2992.

UNF In The News
  • UNF addresses lack of minority teachers with Holmes Scholars Program: Hoping to increase the number of local minority teachers, the College of Education and Human Services is recruiting underrepresented students through the Holmes Scholar Program. News4Jax had the story.
  • Criminology class studies inmate and canine rehabilitation: Students in a criminal justice course are interviewing inmates working with dogs in the TAILS (Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills) program at local correctional institutions to understand the need for successful rehabilitation. Action News Jax stopped by to observe.
  • Surf Team heads to Nationals: For five consecutive years, the UNF Surf Team club has claimed the “Best on the East Coast” title by winning the NSSA East Coast Championship. First Coast News spoke to the team before they headed to this weekend’s National Championship in Southern California.
  • The breaking of America's fossil monument: Dr. Barry Albright, paleontologist and associate lecturer, spoke to Cosmos Magazine about one of America's vast and valuable fossil deposits in danger of being lost to mining and private collectors.
  • Physics professor says motorcyclists especially vulnerable to lightening: Dr. Jason Haraldsen, associate professor of physics, explained to News4Jax why riding motorcycles in a lightning storm can be very dangerous.
  • Golf trio lead area qualifiers in Florida women's amateur: Ten players with First Coast ties, led by three members of the UNF women's golf team, qualified for match play in the 90th Florida Women's Amateur. The Florida Times-Union had the story.
  • Nearly half of LGBTQ employees fear being 'out' at work: Kaitlin Legg, LGBT Resource Center director, shared her insight about a recent national LGBTQ workforce survey with News4Jax.
  • Biology professor to study green fuel alternative: Dr. Mike Aspinwall, assistant biology professor, spoke with Times-Union about the nearly $500,000 grant he received from the USDA to study alternative fuel properties of switchgrass.
  • 'It's a glorious thing to make a thing:' Mark Ari, creative writing associate instructor, spoke with the Jacksonville Public Library's "Completely Booked" podcast about his heritage, artistic endeavors and cultivating a creative community in Jacksonville.
  • Alumnus named Denmark's next national soccer coach: The Danish soccer union said Kasper Hjulmand, former men's soccer midfielder, will take over as coach of the country's national team after next year's European Championship. The Times-Union had the story.

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


Amanda Ennis

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Parking Software Transition

Parking and Transportation Services is transitioning to a new parking software. To facilitate the conversion, online services for permits, citations and appeals will be offline Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21. Limited account activity can be completed in the office June 20; no account activity can occur June 21. In July, faculty and staff will receive information regarding permit renewals, when to update account information and when to sign up for a waitlist. Direct questions to Parking and Transportation Services.


Parking and Transportation Services

(904) 620-2815

Carpenter Library Partnership with HathiTrust

The Library has attained partnership access to HathiTrust, an international community of research libraries committed to the long-term preservation and availability of the cultural record. As a member institution, patrons can now access complete digital copies of out-of- print, damaged or lost books owned by the University, either through HathiTrust or in the Library catalog. Students, faculty and staff can also access the HathiTrust Research Center, which supports computational analysis of the digitized content.


Emily Ray

(904) 620-5673

New Interlibrary Loan System

The Carpenter Library's Interlibrary Loan System (ILL) will be moving from ILLiad to Tipasa, a cloud-based system that will simplify and streamline the interlibrary loan experience beginning Wednesday, June 19. The ILL System will be unavailable and no new requests will be processed Tuesday, June 18. For more information, visit What's New at the UNF Library.


Adam Chalmers

(904) 620-1410

Diversity Initiatives

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy dinner, interfaith trivia and making new friends with the Interfaith Center during Summer B Week of Welcome.


Kalilah Jamall

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
Enrollment Services

Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Multiple Locations

The search committee will conduct an on-campus interview with Nechell Bonds, a candidate for the Enrollment Services associate vice president position, 315890. A complete schedule is available via email to Margaret Saunders, administrative assistant.


Margaret Saunders

(904) 620-5227

Office of Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Room 1300

The committee will meet to conduct on-campus interviews for the Undergraduate Research director position, 318880.


Brenda Rolison

(904) 620-2261

University Development and Alumni Engagement

The committee and members of UDAE will host on-campus interviews for the Annual Giving director position, 321160, in Alumni Hall, Building 60, as follows:

  • Friday, June 14: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cameron Hall
  • Monday, June 17: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Evann Coad

Contact Amelia Rubino, administrative assistant, for location details.


Amelia Rubino

(904) 620-1891

General Meetings
African American Faculty and Staff Association General Assembly

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

The summer general assembly will highlight Juneteenth, the oldest-known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. AAFSA activities and meetings are open to all University employees as well as invited guests. RSVP.


Fantei Norman

(904) 620-1065

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

The UNF Board of Trustees' quarterly meeting will take place.


Sharon Bove

(904) 620-2500

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Northstar Board Room, Room 3803

The Strategic Planning Committee will meet. Open Listening sessions for students, faculty and staff will be scheduled separately.


Susan Russo

(904) 620-1206

Strategic Planning Listening Sessions for Faculty/Staff

The Strategic Planning Committee invites faculty and staff to share their input into the University’s strategic planning process at this scheduled listening session. The consultant will be present to listen, record and share all feedback provided. Sessions take place Brooks Brown Hall, Building 39, Room 1016, as follows: 

  • Wednesday, June 12:
    • 10 to 11:30 a.m. for staff
    • Noon to 1:30 p.m. for faculty
  • Thursday, June 20:
    • 10 to 11:30 a.m. for staff
    • Noon to 1:30 p.m. for faculty

Light refreshments will be provided.


Susan Russo

(904) 620-1206

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

The following CIRT workshops are available:

  • Ally (accessibility tool): 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 2102B; Register
  • Turnnitin (plagiarism detection tool): 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, Online; Register
  • Strategies for Teaching Large Online Classes: 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 19, Honors Hall, Building 10, Room 1102; Register
  • Canvas' New Gradebook: 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Online; Register
  • Canvas Basics: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, Online; Register


Taylor Kennedy

(904) 620-5299

Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:

  • Excel 2016 Level 1 - Beginner: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 17, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Adobe PDF Document Compliance Lab:
    • 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
    • 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • CMS - Intro to AMP and Workshop: 11:30 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m Tuesday, June 18, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • CCP - Cultural Competency Pursuit 101: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2100
  • Originating an ePAF: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 19, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • P-Card Concur Training: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Banner 9 Administrative Pages: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • CMS - Website Accessibility Workshop: 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Introduction to Public Speaking - Part 1: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 1306
  • Year-End Hands-On Labs: 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400 


Kim Roberts

(904) 620-4808

Everything Else
Middle/High School Summer Computing Camps

The School of Computing will host week-long summer camps for middle and high school students. Programs run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with drop-off beginning at 8 a.m. and pick-up until 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, June 17 through 21, June 24 through 28, and July 8 through 12. University employees receive a 50% discount; use coupon code "UNFEMPLOYEE" and provide your N-number to receive the discount. For questions, email or call the School of Computing at (904) 620-2985.


Sherif Elfayoumy

(904) 620-2985

Parent and Family Welcome Reception Final Dates

Enrollment Services invites the campus community to discuss current office/department initiatives at the Parent and Family Orientation Welcome Reception. There will be no tabling, this is an open invitation to chat with new Osprey parents and family members. The receptions will take place at the Boathouse, Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2600, from 4:45 to 6 p.m. on the following days: 

  • Tuesday, June 18
  • Wednesday, June 19
  • Thursday, June 20
  • Thursday, July 11

Light refreshments will be served.


Jennifer Joyce

(904) 620-1138