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Important Message

Human Resources requests that all employees review and update their contact phone numbers in myWings. The phone number on file will be used when necessary for notifications of potential exposures to COVID-19. To update, visit myWings, click the Employee Resources tab, click Employee Records, click Personal Information, and click Update Address(es) and Phone(s).

Contact:

Human Resources

hr@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

Administrative Announcements

Departments are reminded to maintain an equipment checkout log for vehicles, trailers and vessels that are taken off campus for University business. For information, contact Jim Mousa, property assets coordinator, at j.mousa@unf.edu or (904) 620-2779.

Azure Dev Tools provide access to professional developer and designer tools, software and services commonly used in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs. UNF faculty and students can download these applications at no cost through the Azure Dev Tools sign in page using their UNF ID and password. 

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

  • UNF names Dr. Karen B. Patterson as interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. Read the full story and learn more in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
  • The Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education celebrates International Week of the Deaf by sharing a host of information and resources that help spread awareness and uplift the Deaf community. Learn more.
  • UNF names Dr. Tru Leverette as the director of Africana Studies, a new interdisciplinary major being created in the College of Arts and Science. Read more.
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently hosted their inaugural Demo Day where six of the Center’s promising start-up entrepreneurs revealed their developed business concepts. Read the full story and learn more in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
  • A UNF Wind Symphony performance from the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles conference in Buñol, Spain is now available on Spotify. Listen.
  • The UNF physics photo contest is open to all local students, watch
  • Dr. Mike Binder, political science associate professor, discussed the influence Justice Ginsburg's death may have in the election with First Coast News.
  • For 39 years, Janice Donaldson has been helping the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF launch entrepreneurs. Read more in the Jacksonville Daily Record.
  • Dr. Jason Haraldsen, physics associate professor, discussed the UNF physics photo contest on the News4Jax “Morning Show.”

Contact information in People First must be current and accurate to ensure you receive important notices related to the upcoming Open Enrollment period, Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Nov. 6. All employees should login to People First and make sure your contact information and address is up to date. You may view this information on myWings by clicking the Employee Resources tab, then choose Employee Records, click Personal Information, and finally Update Address(es) and Phone(s).

Contact:

Benefits and Retirement

benefits.retirement@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

Transportation and Parking Services Notices

Part of the Field House, Building 26, is being used as a campus tour check-in hub. There are barriers located in Lot 34 near the athletic fields and only campus tour guests are permitted to park behind the barriers, as these are pre-purchased spots.

Contact:

Gabriela Vargas-Uribe

gabriela.vargas-uribe@unf.edu

(904) 620-1183

Academics

The College of Arts and Sciences and Office of Undergraduate Research are pleased to announce their collaboration to identify and fund proposals in support of COAS faculty and undergraduate student teams wishing to advance research in the field of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). The new EDI Research Grant seeks to support up to 3 pertinent student-faculty research projects with awards up to $1,500 in student funding and up to $500 in faculty funding per project team. More details about the grant, including the official application, can be found on the OUR website. Grant applications must be submitted to the OUR via email no later than midnight Thursday, Oct. 1.

Contact:

Dr. Karen Cousins

karen.cousins@unf.edu

904-620-3942

Professional U is a career development forum targeted to College of Arts and Sciences students. Each virtual session will provide students the opportunity to understand the value of COAS majors in connection to various careers and industries as well as gain professional skills to network with employers for internship and employment opportunities. Speakers include alumni, employers and community partners. This multi-day event takes place Monday, Sept. 28, through Friday, Oct. 2. Visit the website for session information and Zoom webinar links.

Contact:

Brooke Hammon

brooke.hammon@unf.edu

(904) 620-2976

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Megan McMillan, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation, "Leading Effective Inclusive Schools: How Principals Make the Difference." Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/99525358143.

Contact:

Thomas Higginbotham

thomas.higginbotham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

Dea Zgjani, a psychology graduate student, will defend her thesis, "Shared Family Mealtimes and Child Development Outcomes: Exploring Shared Family Mealtimes as a Predictor for Positive Child Outcomes." Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/96494768092.

Contact:

Abagail Padgett

abagail.padgett@unf.edu

(904) 620-2807

The Environmental Center is now accepting faculty applications for the 2021 Seed Grants. The Seed Grant program was established in order to stimulate the creation of interdisciplinary research projects related to the environment. One grant will be awarded in the amount of $8,000. The deadline for applications is at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Further guidelines and grant application are available on the Environmental Center website.

Contact:

James W. Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Monday, September 28, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Online

To facilitate classroom conversations that encourage students' electoral participation and to learn why election-related conversations matter and suggestions on conducting them, consider attending a free webinar hosted by College Election Engagement Project. For access to the webinar, contact rachel@campuselect.org.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Campus Election Engagement Project & Center for Community-Based Learning

Contact:

Susan Trudeau

s.trudeau@unf.edu

(904) 620-3547

Website

The Carpenter Library has created a Hispanic Heritage Month online book display with free library resources that celebrate the history, culture and contribution of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. View the display online.

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

A new database is available for trial. Access is available on the Library Databases webpage.

  • The Siku Quanshu (四库全书) is the largest single assembly of Chinese classical works in the world. The Siku Quanshu (“Complete Library of Four Treasures”) is a compendium of 3,000 years of Chinese knowledge, including literature, history, medicine, science and technology, diplomacy, philosophy, linguistics, the arts and more. 

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Website

Arts and Entertainment

The Pre[serve] Art Exhibit opens in the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 10. This juried art exhibition by UNF students and alumni features works inspired by UNF's 382-acre Sawmill Slough Preserve. The exhibition will be open by appointment only through Wednesday, Sept. 30. Visit the UNF Galleries website or contact unfgalleries@unf.edu for information on visiting.

Contact:

Katherine Wagman

k.wagman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5103

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Board of Trustees Ballroom, Room 1058

The seventh Cyber Security Symposium will be available via a live virtual webinar and limited to 50 in-person attendees to ensure proper social distancing in accordance with UNF COVID-19 safety guidelines. This year’s Symposium features representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, associate professor of computing; Dr Patrick Kreidl, associate professor of electrical engineering; and members of the University's Information Technology Services security team. Register online.

Contact:

Todd Vatter

todd.vatter@unf.edu

(904) 620-5397

Facebook Event

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Zoom

The Distinguished Voices Lecture Series will present a lecture by Vincent Brooks, retired four-star general and former U.S. Army commander, on "How Long Should We Stay in Korea?" Register for a free eticket

Sponsor: Development and Alumni Engagement

Contact:

Lauren Giliberto

l.giliberto@unf.edu

(904) 620-4334

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Zoom

Students at all levels and in all majors are invited to join a webinar on time management and study habits as part of Student Academic Success Services’ webinar series. This presentation focuses on getting control of obligations, formulating a plan and maintaining goals. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/91780411041.

Sponsor: Student Academic Success Services

Contact:

Matt Harris

sass@unf.edu

(904) 620-5891

Diversity Initiatives

The UNF African American Faculty and Staff Association, in partnership with Student Government, presents #SwoopInToVote, a social media campaign that helps reinforce the importance of voting and promotes voter participation. Every member of the Osprey community is encouraged to #SwoopInToVote and join the UNF Voting Squad. Follow AAFSA on Instagram at @unfaafsa for weekly reminders.

Contact:

Wanda Lastrapes

aafsa@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

Website

Dining Services

In honor of last week’s Chef Appreciation Week at the Osprey Café, we are still accepting virtual comments. The UNF Community is encourage to leave positive comments to Dining Services staff members. Include the name and venue of the hero you are supporting and make submissions via @unfdining Instagram or the website.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Dining Services offers a variety of contactless catering for the campus community. Disposable packaging and single use utensils are available, in addition to various services such as boxed lunches, coffee bar service, breakfast service, and premium dinner options like boxed salads and full entrees. Online ordering is available through the Catertrax website. For questions, contact John Schneider, director of catering, at john.schneider@unf.edu.

Dining Services has updated hours of operation as of 9/20. To view the hours, visit the website.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Professional Development and Training

The Tech Bootcamps through UNF’s Division of Continuing Education offer coding and cybersecurity bootcamps designed for early-career or experienced professionals to help fill the high demand for skilled technology workers in Jacksonville and beyond. UNF alumni receive a $500 tuition discount. The upcoming cyber cohort begins Tuesday, Oct. 13, and coding cohort on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

Contact:

Customer Care

unfce@unf.edu

(904) 620-4200

Monday, October 5, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Zoom

Due to popular demand, another session for the class "Above the Line: Application of Compliance and Ethics in Your Day-To-Day Operations for Managers, Directors, Chairs and Aspiring Leaders" is now available for registration. The session will be available via Zoom, and invitations will be provided by email 24 to 48 hours before the class.

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

Website
  • Canvas Bites - Pages: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, Online
  • Canvas Bites - Modules: 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, Online
  • Using Canvas Analytics to Improve Student Success: 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, Online

Visit the CIRT events webpage to register. If you have a disability and require an accommodation for this occasion, please contact k.commissaris@unf.edu before the event to enable us to provide you with a reasonable accommodation.

Contact:

Katie Commissaris

k.commissaris@unf.edu

(904) 620-3927

The upcoming professional development training sessions are available via Zoom, and invitations will be provided by email 24 to 48 hours before the class:

  • Search and Screen Training for Committee Liaisons TRS: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28
  • OASys Applicant Tracking TRS: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 29
  • OASys Position Management Training TRS: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29
  • Finance Self Service TRS: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

Website

Everything Else

As a proud partner of UNF, Community First Credit Union will make your first $100 deposit when students, faculty or staff open a free checking account. This offer is valid through Thursday, Dec. 31. Learn more at the full-service branch located in the Delaney Student Union. 

Contact:

Express Team

communityfirst@c1cufl.org

(904) 224-9077

Website

The Carpenter Library invites students, faculty and staff to participate in a Virtual Book Club during the month of September. Follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or email at lib-promo@unf.edu, to help choose this month's book and interact with the host Giannina Medell, library outreach services associate, as she reads and shares her comments.

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

Website

Do you know a graduating student who has contributed greatly to the community through activities such as community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based Federal work-study, and/or political engagement during their years at UNF? Consider nominating them for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion. For more information about the distinction and eligibility, please refer to the website, or contact the Center for Community-Based Learning.

Contact:

Justin Sipes

unfcares@unf.edu

(904) 620-3545

Leave a legacy on campus by purchasing a commemorative brick paver at Osprey Plaza outside the John A. Delaney Student Union. To purchase, visit the website or email ospreyplazapavers@unf.edu

Contact:

Katherine Wagman

k.wagman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5103

Website