A Message from the President
Message from the President: Freedom of Expression Statement

During a news conference yesterday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida higher education leaders presented a statement signed by the presidents of Florida’s 12 public universities reaffirming the State University System’s commitment to freedom of expression on Florida’s university and college campuses. Here at UNF, we encourage the open exchange of ideas and perspectives, and I'm proud to join the other SUS presidents in this effort to preserve these fundamental rights. Open dialogue and debate are at the core of a university’s mission to provide a vigorous environment for learning, and university campuses should be a place where freedom of expression is not only protected but encouraged and expected. View statement.

Administrative Announcements
CIRT Closed May 3

CIRT locations will close 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, for a community service project. Faculty can still receive email support during this time. 

Contact:

Taylor Kennedy

taylor.kennedy@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Honors Hall First Floor Restrooms Unavailability

First floor restrooms will be closed for renovations 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, through Sunday, June 16, Honors Hall, Building 10. The restrooms located on the second floor will remain open for use.

Contact:

Stephen Fagan

stephen.fagan@unf.edu

(904) 620-1173

Intersession Hours

Intersession begins Saturday, April 27, and continues through Tuesday, May 7. Most University offices will keep normal business hours. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Bookstore:
    • Saturday, April 27: Open noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 28: Closed
    • Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5: Closed
    • Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Business Services:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Friday, May 3: Closed 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Delaney Student Union:
    • Saturday, April 27: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 28: Closed
    • Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3: Open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 4: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 5: Closed
    • Monday, May 6, through Tuesday, May 7: Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dining Services: Visit the website
  • Eco Adventure: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • Field House: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • Game Room: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ogier Gardens:
    • Tuesday, April 30: Open 9 a.m. to noon
    • Wednesday, May 1: Open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, May 3: Open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, May 7: Open 9 a.m. to noon
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, April 26; will resume 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 8
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, April 26; will resume 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 8
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Business Office:
      • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
      • Mondays through Fridays: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center:
      • Saturday, April 27, through Sunday, April 28: Closed
      • Monday, April 29, through Friday, May 3: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      • Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
    • Osprey Cliff: Closed Saturday, April 27, through Tuesday, May 7
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, April 26; will resume 10 a.m. Monday, June 17
  • UPS Store:
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Closed
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Network Maintenance April 28

Various University systems will experience brief service interruptions while network maintenance is performed during the weekly 5 to 9 a.m. maintenance period Sunday, April 28. 

Contact:

Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Osprey 1Card Unavailability April 27-29

The Osprey 1Card will be unavailable for monetary transaction use Saturday, April 27, through Monday, April 29, as the University transitions to a new operating vendor. Following the transition, all functionality of the Osprey 1Card will remain the same. Users will still be able to use the card to gain access to essential campus services, such as the Carpenter Library, during the downtime.

Contact:

Osprey 1Card Office

myosprey1card@unf.edu

(904) 620-4000

Ozzie Bucks Discontinuing Off Campus Use

Starting Friday, April 26, Ozzie Bucks will no longer be accepted at off-campus locations. Students and employees may continue to take advantage of the Ozzie Bucks program at several on-campus locations. Since Ozzie Bucks never expire, remaining account balances will continue to be available after April 26. To log in and check your Ozzie Bucks balance visit the webpage.

Contact:

Osprey 1Card Office

myosprey1card@unf.edu

(904) 620-4000

People First Insurance Benefits Deduction Process Reminder

If an employee is receiving benefits and the premium(s) is underpaid, review the following reminders:

  • People First will send an email (first notice) when the carrier file for the next coverage month runs out and when the employee is underpaid by at least $4 for one or more plans.
  • If the premium remains underpayed, a letter (second notice) is sent at the end of the coverage month that is underpaid and when the employee is underpaid by at least $4 for one or more plans.
  • Underpayment deductions eliminate the need for active employees to write a personal check when underpayments occur.
  • Underpayment deductions won't occur on the third bi-weekly payroll since insurance benefits aren't deducted on this payroll.
  • Notices will advise employees they have an underpayment and that the underpayment will be deducted from the next payroll.

Contact:

Human Resources

m.phillips@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

Website
Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Student Scholarship Recipient

Haiden Baier, a graduate student, is the recipient of the 2019 Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. Baier​ helped the University address discrimination and stigma by playing a large role in launching the Gender Inclusive Housing Community, a living-learning community that affirms and celebrates gender identity at UNF. In an internship with the Bay Area Youth Services Juvenile Diversion Alternative Program, Baier​ created an LGBTQ+ based workbook for youth to help them with coming out. He facilitates the Club Can Do mentoring program at the LGBT Resource Center. Baier​ is working toward a master’s degree in social work.

Contact:

Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

codi@unf.edu

(904) 620-2583

Spring Commencement Security Protocol

The University has implemented changes in security protocols to provide an additional level of security for our campus community and guests during spring commencement ceremonies. All graduates, faculty, staff, vendors and guests will be screened by metal detectors and all bags will be checked upon each entry into the Field House and the Arena. Plan accordingly and arrive early to ensure adequate time for these procedures.

Student Email Accounts Changing May 7

In order to provide better collaboration with the Office 365 tools, students will soon have an email account in the same environment as faculty and staff. During this transition, students will have two UNF mailboxes, their old one that uses "N-number@ospreys.unf.edu" and a new one that uses "N-number@unf.edu." Starting Tuesday, May 7, email communication from University systems will be delivered to the @unf.edu account only. Students will click the "Email" tile in myWings to access their new email account.

 

Beginning May 7, students will want to log in to their Ospreys account by clicking on the "Old Email" tile in myWings and activate automatic forwarding so any email still being sent to their Ospreys account is redirected to the new account. It's recommended students also turn on an "Automatic Reply" notice that directs email senders to contact them at their new @unf.edu address. Both the UNF and Ospreys accounts will be active for a period of time to enable transition to the new Office 365 environment. Communication will be sent prior to the Ospreys account being deactivated. Visit this webpage for additional information.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Commencement Parking Congestion for Faculty/Staff Permit Holders

Commencement ceremonies occur 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Arena, Building 34. Keep in mind: 

  • All attendees are informed and directed to park in Lot 18, adjacent to Hodges Stadium, Building 46.
  • Disability attendees are directed to park in the marked disability spaces on the first and second floors of the Arena Garage, Garage 38.
    • Overflow disability parking is allowed to park in designated Faculty/Staff, not Reserved, spaces on the first floor and ramp up to the second floor of the Arena Garage.
  • Due to the virtual permit system, it's difficult for parking staff to identify permit holders while simultaneously directing the critical volume of traffic during these times. Drive slowly with extra caution when entering the Arena Garage.
  • Parking staff will direct all foot traffic towards the designated crosswalk to the Arena, as opposed to allowing all foot traffic to leave through the main garage entrance for pedestrian safety.
  • Tips to avoid traffic:
    • Arrive earlier than usual.
    • Leave your vehicle parked in the same spot for the day.
    • If possible, avoid the Arena Garage and park in other available spaces in Lot 2, in front of the Carpenter Library, Building 12; Lot 5, adjacent to the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61; and the Fine Arts Center Garage, Garage 44.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Varsity Lane Closure

Varsity Lane will be closed to through traffic Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, May 26, and will reopen on Monday, May 27. During the closure, access to Lot 34 will be provided via UNF Drive only. Eco Road will serve as the detour route when traveling between the campus core and the athletic fields/Lot 18. To review the temporary traffic patterns, visit Temporary Traffic Control Detour Plan

 

Temporary mixed-permit parking accommodations for April 27 through May 26:

  • Lot 18 shuttle stops won't be serviced and all Gray Permit holders may park in both Blue and Gray Lots. To review Blue Lot locations, visit the campus map.
  • The Arena/Wellness shuttle stops on Varsity Lane will be inaccessible, as an alternative, utilize the temporary shuttle stop on UNF Drive located immediately across from the Delaney Student Union shuttle stop and entrance to Arena Garage.
  • When shuttle operations return to normal on May 27, Gray Permit holders must again park in Gray Lot spaces only.

Contact:

John Lind

john.lind@unf.edu

(904) 620-5230

Academics
Carpenter Library Open 24 Hours

The Carpenter Library will be open 24 hours starting today, Monday, April 15, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.

Contact:

Paul Mosley

pmosley@unf.edu

(904) 620-1527

Website
Faculty Association May Meeting/Time Change

Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The Faculty Association meeting time has changed from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Lunch will begin at noon. View the complete May meeting agenda and the packet in color or black/white. Limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Dr. David Fenner, chair, or Cindy Chin, executive secretary.

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

Website
Faculty Association Standing/University Committees Election Results

The 2019-21 Standing/University committees election results are now posted on the FA website. View Standing Committee results and University Committee results. Faculty can also view the 2019-20 Standing Committees directory and University Committees directory. All terms will begin in this fall. For information, contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary.

 

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

Website
Spring Commencement Ceremonies Live Stream Website/TV

Spring commencement ceremonies will broadcast live Friday, April 26, via the website and on Spinnaker TV, Channel 15-1, as follows:

  • 9 a.m.: Brooks College of Health; College of Education and Human Services
  • 12:30 p.m.: College of Arts and Sciences (art, biology, chemistry, economics, English, fine arts, French studies, history, interdisciplinary studies, international studies, math, music, philosophy, physics, practical philosophy and applied ethics, religious studies, Spanish and statistics); Coggin College of Business
  • 4 p.m.: College of Computing, Engineering and Construction; College of Arts and Sciences (anthropology, communication, criminal justice, political science, public administration, psychology, social work and sociology)
Athletics
Baseball Versus Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Cheer on the baseball team as it hosts Florida A&M at Harmon Stadium, Building 27 as follows:

  • Saturday, April 27: 4:05 p.m.
    • Military Appreciation Game
      • Free admission to veterans and current military
  • Sunday, April 28: 1:05 and 4:30 p.m. 
    • Doubleheader

Purchase tickets.

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy Summer Camps

DMSA Day Camps: Day Academy                            

Day Academy sessions for boys/girls ages 6 through 14:

  • Monday June 3, through Friday, June 7
  • Monday June 10, through Friday, June 14
  • Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12
  • Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

The DMSA Day Academy has established itself as North Florida’s premier soccer summer day camp. Designed to teach soccer skills, tactics and fundamentals, the camp includes individual instruction by qualified coaching staff and age-specific curriculum with an emphasis on fun. Every camper will receive one soccer ball plus, for each camp camp attended, a DMSA T-shirt, drawstring bag and water bottle. Pool time is included; after-care is available for an additional fee.

 

DMSA Day Camps: UNF Men's Soccer Identification Camp

Session for boys ages 14 through 20:

  • Saturday, June 8, 2019

The North Florida Summer Identification Camp is designed for elite club and high school players to demonstrate their skills in front of the North Florida coaching staff and other coaches in attendance.

 

DMSA: Overnight Senior Elite Residential Academy

Session for boys ages 14 through 20:

  • Friday, June 28, through Sunday, June 30, 2019

The DMSA Senior Elite Residential Academy is an overnight camp for high school soccer players aspiring to play at the next level or to further those who already do. The Academy, conducted by collegiate and nationally licensed coaches, will offer daytime advanced tactical, technical and fitness training as well as competitive night games.

 

For more information on the camps, tuition costs and registration, visit the Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy website.

Contact:

Derek Marinatos

derek.marinatos@unf.edu

(904) 620-2948

Osprey Nation Student Rewards App

Students should download the new Osprey Nation Student Rewards App to stay up to date on all athletics, Student Government, Osprey life and productions events as well as earn points and win prizes/experiences. Register using your Ospreys email address, then fill out a full profile to earn 300 points immediately. Download the app for Android or for iPhone. For more information, visit the webpage.

Contact:

Logan Owle

logan.owle@unf.edu

(904) 620-5116

Softball Versus Jacksonville University (River City Rumble)

Cheer on the softball team as it hosts crosstown rival JU at the Softball Complex, Building 31, as follows:

  • Sunday, April 28: 1 and 3 p.m.
    • Doubleheader
    • Senior Day
      • Five senior players will be honored in between games one and two
  • Monday, April 29: 1 p.m.

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Diversity Initiatives
Club Can-Do Mentors Needed

Club Can-Do is a mentoring and student development program for students who identify as LGBTQ+. Mentors help prepare students for their future as out LGBTQ+ professionals after graduation. Mentorship applications are being accepted now through Saturday, Aug. 31, for out LGBTQ+ professionals at UNF as well as the Jacksonville community. Apply today.

Contact:

Haiden Baier

h.baier@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

Lavender Graduation Cords Available

Lavender graduation cords for LGBTQ+ or ally students for the spring commencement ceremony this Friday, April 26, are available for pickup at the LGBT Resource Center, Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111.

Contact:

Haiden Baier

h.baier@unf.edu

(904) 620-4720

Search Committee News
Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL

Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 2223

The committee will meet to discuss the literacy assistant professor position, 310250. For more information, contact Julie Van Laere, office manager.

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Services

Contact:

Julie Van Laere

j.van-laere@unf.edu

(904) 620-2611

Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3614

The committee and representatives from the search firm Myers Mcrae will conduct Zoom interviews with candidates for the Carpenter Library dean position, 310410. For more information, contact Michael Morris, office manager.

Contact:

Michael Morris

m.d.morris@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

University Development and Alumni Engagement

Monday, April 29, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, multiple locations

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview with Brady Koch, a candidate for the donor engagement and stewardship director position, 441220.

Contact:

Stephanie Paige

stephanie.paige@unf.edu

(904) 620-2110

University Development and Alumni Engagement

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, multiple locations

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview with Jennifer Lesshafft, a candidate for the donor engagement and stewardship director position, 441220.

Contact:

Stephanie Paige

stephanie.paige@unf.edu

(904) 620-2110

Professional Development and Training
Canvas Basics Online Training Session

Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Online

This hands-on session is geared toward face-to-face instructors. Topics will include how to create different assessment types, grade columns, file uploads and a Gradebook overview. Register. Join the web event.

Sponsor: Center for Instruction and Research Technology

Contact:

Taylor Kennedy

taylor.kennedy@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:

  • Website Accessibility: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Direct Pay and Electronic Invoice Approval: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • UPS CampusShip: 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 1100B
  • CMS Training - Beginner: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • CCP - Cultural Competency Pursuit 101 (A&F Division Only): 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 24, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1430
  • P-Card Concur Training: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • OASys Applicant Tracking: 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • Banner 9 Administrative Pages: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400
  • OASys Position Management Training: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

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Upcoming Professional Development Training Sessions

The upcoming professional development training sessions are as follows:

  • Statement of Ethical Conduct Workshop: 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 1100A
  • Quillix Capture 5: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • OnBase Web Client Training: 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 4301
  • Finance Self Service: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400

Contact:

Kim Roberts

training@unf.edu

(904) 620-4808

Website
Everything Else
Environmental Center Book Recycle

The Environmental Center is collecting unwanted textbooks to help support literacy programs worldwide through Better World Books. Donations are accepted throughout the year at the Environmental Center office, Building 1, Daniel Hall, Room 2200, and in the blue collection bin outside the Bookstore, Delaney Student Union, Building 58W. Faculty may also request a pickup of textbooks by contacting the Environmental Center.

Contact:

James Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Eric Faulconer Girls Summer Soccer Camps

4v4 Girls Skills Camp

Eric Faulconer 4v4 Girls Skills Camp for girls ages 4-12 will focus on making the game of soccer easy and fun. Participants will learn the skills of dribbling, passing, kicking and making goals. The typical day includes fundamentals and match-related skills training, tactical awareness training, competitive group and team play. Players at all skill levels will benefit from the program. Every camper will receive an Eric Faulconer Skills Camp T-shirt.

  • Dates: Monday June 17, through Thursday, June 20
  • Sessions:
    • Half-Day: Ages 4 to 6
    • Full Day: Ages 6 to 12
  • Location: Hodges Stadium, Building 46

 

Finishing/Goalkeeper Camp

This finishing/goalkeeper camp is for girls ages 10 to 18 and will feature goal scoring training for all field players and specialized goalkeeping training. Field players and goalkeepers will train both independently and together to maximize their experience.

  • Date: Saturday, July 13
  • Location: Hodges Stadium, Building 46

 

UNF Women’s Soccer Elite ID Camp

The College ID Camp is designed for serious girl soccer players ages 13 to 18 who are looking to experience college-level training sessions and match play. This camp offers the opportunity to interact with the Osprey coaches and players in a collegiate environment. A separate goalkeeping curriculum will be offered for this specialized position. T-shirt and lunch are provided Saturday, July 27.

  • Dates: Saturday July 27, through Sunday, July 28
  • Location: Hodges Stadium, Building 46

 

For more information on the camps, tuition costs and registration, visit the Eric Faulconer Soccer Camps website.

Contact:

Devin Zvosec

efsoccercamp@gmail.com

(904) 620-5554

Library Finals Week Activities

The Carpenter Library, Building 12, will offer the following events and activities for students during finals week:

  • PAWS Your Stress: Meet friendly service dogs in training from Canine Companions for Independence; Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, April 22
  • Free late-night coffee, tea and snacks: Items will be available on the first floor until supplies run out; Starting 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, through Wednesday, April 24
  • Sponsored Group Study Rooms: First floor group study rooms will be stocked with freebies, goodies and more, courtesy of partnering campus departments throughout the week
  • Zzz-Zone: A quiet place for naps in the third floor reading room; Friday, April 19, to Friday, April 26
  • Coloring and Game Stations: De-stress on the second floor; Friday, April 19, to Friday, April 26

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

Website