Administrative Announcements
Ospreys Swoop Into Semifinals

With last night's win over Jacksonville University, the men's basketball team advances to the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament semifinals. The team will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday, March 2, to take on Lipscomb University. The game will air live on ESPN3. If interested in attending, contact the Athletics Ticket Office at (904) 620-2473 or email

Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award Nominations Open

The University's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is accepting nominations for the 2017 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 midnight Friday, March 10.


Melonie Handerson

(904) 620-2500

COAS Majors TLO Scholarships Available

The  College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Council is accepting applications for the 2017 Transformational Learning Scholarships. These are competitive, merit-based awards in support of undergraduate students engaged in scholarly/creative projects that enrich academic learning and personal development. Scholarship recipients will receive up to $3,500. Scholarship eligibility requirements are available on the webpage. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1. Email Meg Vaysben, assistant director of development, with requests for applications.​


Meg Vaysben

(904) 620-2560

Digital Commons Surpasses One Million Downloads

In January, the UNF Digital Commons surpassed one million downloads. The repository began in 2011 and showcases the research/scholarship of faculty and students as well as the history of the University. The Commons now contains nearly 13,000 digital objects, including 186 faculty articles/projects and one faculty-edited open access journal. For information on submitting research, contact Courtenay McLeland, head of digital projects.


Courtenay McLeland

(904) 620-5550

Eisner Week at Tommy G's

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Chamblin Room

Eisner Week promotes the Carpenter Library’s growing collection of graphic novels. Dr. Katie Monnin, associate professor of childhood education, literacy and TESOL, will join assistant librarian Maria Atilano and Jeff Bowen, librarian, for a discussion about comic book literacy and classroom use. Snacks will be provided.


Maria Atilano

(904) 620-1564

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Graduate School Scholarship

The Graduate Scholarship Program is available for first-time graduate students for the summer/fall semesters. Eligible students will receive $10,000 in scholarships that may be awarded over two years. View eligibility requirements and the application here. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 3. For questions, email the Graduate School with "Graduate Scholarship" in the subject line.


Graduate School

(904) 620-1360

New SOARS Scholarship Opportunity

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host the 16th annual Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship Friday, April 14. This year, showcase awards for a research scholarship of up to $300 will be offered. Abstracts for SOARS awards are due Wednesday, March 15. For more information about SOARS and to submit abstracts, visit the website.


Kelsey Eagen

(904) 620-3942

Writing in APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

This workshop will focus on APA format, such as creating in-text citations, structuring a reference page, employing correct headings, using appropriate language, assessing the credibility of a source and incorporating sources appropriately. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Writing Center


Michele Boyette

(904) 620-2774

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Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
'Around the World in 90 Minutes: A Peace Corps Information Session'

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 39A, J. Brooks Brown Addition, Room 1028

Celebrate Peace Corps Week and the 56th anniversary of the agency with photos, clothing, art, music and more from global Peace Corps volunteers. Local staff will answer questions about the application process and provide tips/resources.

Sponsor: International Studies Program, COAS Career Success Center


Clayton McCarl

(904) 620-1242

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Courageous Conversations 'When Love Hurts'

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

Courageous Conversations is a collaborative speaker series examining current national issues that directly impact the community. This event will look at relationship violence, featuring the film "Escalation," presented by The One Love Foundation, followed by group dialogs led by University and community facilitators. A reception sponsored by the Taylor Leadership Institute will follow. The event is free, but registration is required.

Sponsor: Commission on Diversity and Inclusion


Alison Cruess

(904) 620-2583

Cyber Security Symposium

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Highlights of the Cyber Security Symposium include a keynote address by Johannes Ullrich, dean of research for SANS Technology, as well as a talk on identity theft by the Office of the Attorney General. Also featured will be several information technology security experts from the community. Registration is required for this public event.

Cost: Free


ITS Help Desk

(904) 620-5397

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Leadership Speakers Bureau

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

Jeanne Miller, CEO/president of the Jacksonville Civic Council, will discuss "Consensus Building." A reception catered by Chartwells will immediately follow. Parking is available in Lot 9, next to the UNF Annex, Building 6, and Physical Facilities, Building 5.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Taylor Leadership Institute/Student Life and Services Fee


Korie Hilliard

(904) 620-5698

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'Race and Guns in America, The New Normal: A Conversation with the Rev. Marc Smith'

Monday, March 6, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

Builiding 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

The Rev. Dr. Marc D. Smith serves the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri as Bishop's Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention. Prior to this appointment, he led a congregation primarily of Ferguson residents. Smith is a priest associate of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in University City, Missouri.  

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Hicks Honors College


Dawn Button

(904) 620-2649

'TA-ing with Confidence' Strategies for Teaching Assistants

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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

Originally scheduled for February 23, Dr. Brandi Denison, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies, will offer strategies for planning discussions and connecting with other University teaching assistants. RSVP at


Dan Richard

(904) 620-1447

'The Impact of Culture on Management Theory and Practice'

Friday, March 3, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 1209

This presentation by Paul Fadil, professor and chair of the Coggin College Department of Management, is the fifth event in "Unseen Forces," the spring International Studies lecture series. 

Cost: Free


Clayton McCarl

(904) 620-1242

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Transportation and Logistics Executive Spotlight

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Michael O'Malley, CSX vice president of procurement and supply chain, and Carlos Nicot, Acosta vice president of procurement, will discuss how procurement professionals use strategic sourcing models to improve supply-chain efficiency, drive innovation and mitigate risk in a challenging and dynamic business environment. "A Tale of Two Supply Chains: CSX, Acosta and the Power of Strategic Sourcing" will begin at 6 p.m. following a networking reception.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program, Florida's First Coast Chapter of the Institute for Supply Management, Transportation Intermediaries Association


Lynn Brown

(904) 620-1961

Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

The committee will conduct phone interviews with candidates for the director of academic support services position, 310590, Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 3510, as follows:

  • Monday, Feb. 27: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28: noon to 2:30 p.m.


Dee Crawford

(904) 620-1784

Department of Art and Design

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Gallery of Art, Room 1001

The committee will meet with Andrew Kozlowski, a candidate for the printmaking position, 332630. Direct questions to Regan Bartley, administrative secretary.


Regan Bartley

(904) 620-3894

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 14E, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Room 2738

The committee will conduct Skype interviews with candidates for the assistant professor of mathematics position, 316080.


Patricia Dombroski

(904) 620-2654

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 14E, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Room 2738

The committee will discuss the assistant professor of mathematics position, 316080.


Patricia Dombroski

(904) 620-2654

Department of Physics

There will be all-day on-campus interviews with candidates for the lab lecturer positions, 338850/318350, Science and Engineering Building, Building 20, Room 2600, as follows:

  • Wednesday, March 1: Dr. Nuwan Karunaratne
  • Monday, March 6: Warren Huelsnitz
  • Wednesday, March 8: James Montgomery

For an itinerary, contact Trevor Cheatham, office manager.


Trevor Cheatham

(904) 620-2729

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

The committee will meet with Dr. Shinwoo Choi, a candidate for the assistant professor position, 388820, as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 16: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 1103
    • 9:45 a.m: Interview
    • 3:05 p.m.: Teaching Presentation, "Older Adults' Experience of Racial Discrimination: A Life Course Perspective"
  • Friday, Feb. 17: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2121
    • 9:30 a.m.: Research Presentation, "Racial Minority Immigrants' Psychological Well-Being: Dealing with Racial Discrimination"


Jeff Will

(904) 620-4408

Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Nutrition Conference Room, Room 3047

The committee will conduct a Skype interview for the assistant professor position, 318570. For more information, contact Linda Bravard, office manager.


Linda Bravard

(904) 620-4138

School of Engineering

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Room 2500

The committee will interview Dr. Brian Wingender, a candidate for the mechanical engineering assistant professor position, 338800.


Paul Eason

(904) 620-1875

School of Nursing Flagship

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Building 39A, J. Brooks Brown Addition, Conference Room, Room 4136

The committee will interview Dr. Helene Vossos, a candidate for the assistant/associate professor position, 441330. An interview will take place at 11 a.m., followed by a noon presentation. For more information, contact Judy Kraft, office manager.


Judy Kraft

(904) 620-1475

Athletics and Recreation
Department of Campus Recreation Summer Camps

Online registration for the Youth Sport & Fitness Camp and the Eco Camp will begin Wednesday, March 1.


Becky Purser

(904) 620-2998

Smoke Laval Summer Youth Baseball Camp

The University is hosting a Youth Baseball Camp for kids ages 6 to 12, Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27, Dusty Rhodes Field. There will be two sessions, as follows:

  • Monday, July 10, through Thursday, July 13:
    • 9 a.m. to noon
    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch included
  • Monday, July 17, through Thursday, July 20:
    • 9 a.m. to noon
    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lunch included

More information is available on the website.


Joseph Bialkoski

(904) 401-4893

Arts and Entertainment
'Exploring Northeast Florida's Special Places' Premiere

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Intuition Ale Works, 929 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Join the UNF Environmental Center and Public Trust Law for the official debut of "Exploring Northeast Florida's Special Places," a documentary series showcasing the city, state and national parks on the First Coast. The 19-episode film series was produced by Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership program. Short video episodes highlight the amenities, history and natural beauty found in each park. The event will feature live music by Whetherman, a silent auction, community forum, screenings, networking and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

Cost: $10

Sponsor: Environmental Center


Sean Lahav

(561) 376-3196

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Rare Performance Event Pianists Needed

Pianists are being sought to participate for 30 minute or longer segments in a rare performance of Eric Satie’s 1893 composition "Vexations." This collaborative event between Dr. Clark Lunberry, Department of English, and Dr. Erin Bennett, School of Music, is in conjunction with Lunberry’s spring course, “Being Bored: The Art of Ennui," and the spring semester's "Series of Boring Events.” The concert will begin 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, and will continue uninterrupted until 3 a.m. Thursday, March 16, Carpenter Library, Building 12, lobby. To participate, contact Dr. Erin Bennett at or Clark Lunberry. Download the score of Vexations here. An excerpt of "Vexations" can be heard on YouTube.


Clark Lunberry

(904) 620-2273

UNF Sculpture Iron Pour

Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 6, Building Services, Outside Behind Building

During the semi-annual cast iron pour, sculpture students, faculty and staff will cast molten iron into custom molds. The Sculpture Guild will sell scratch blocks, which attendees can purchase and carve that day to have casted. Parking is available in Lots 9 and 10.

Cost: Free Admission; $10/small scratch block; $15/large block


Jenny Hager

(904) 620-4687

Women's History Month Exhibition

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Jacksonville Main Public Library, 303 N. Laura St., Jacksonville, FL 32202

This student designed/run event that celebrates women's accomplishments will take place downtown during Art Walk. Highlights will include readings and Q&A with published female writers, make-your-own bookmark stations and a variety of interactive booths. Giveaways and refreshments will be provided. Meters are free after 6 p.m. for street parking.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of English


Jennifer Lieberman

(217) 766-6825

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General Meetings
March Faculty Association Meeting/Annual Nominations

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

Final nominations for the fall Standing and University Committees will be taken from the floor. View a list of nominee names and Standing Committee charges here. Faculty interested in serving on a committee are encouraged to contact any member of the Nominations and Elections Committee or Dr. Dana Hart, chair, at (904) 620-5316, or via email. The meeting agenda packet can be viewed here or by visiting the Faculty Association website and clicking "Current Agenda." Limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary.


Cindy Chin

(904) 620-2872

Items Available for Property Transfer
Chairs Available

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics has six rolling chairs and five nonrolling chairs available.


Brittney Pringle

(904) 620-1700

Clubs and Organizations
African American Faculty and Staff Historical Bus Tour Reservations

The African American Faculty and Staff Association Historical Bus Tour will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Open to AAFSA members and the campus community, the tour of Jacksonville's historical African-American sites will depart/return from the University. Thirty spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to view costs and the complete itinerary as well as to reserve your non-refundable seat by Friday, March 10. For more information, contact Dr. Cheresa Boston, director, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.


Dr. Cheresa Y. Boston

(904) 620-2444

Women in Business Society Professional Development Forum

Friday, March 3, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, First Floor

"Finding Your True North and Keeping It," is the theme of the eighth annual WBS forum. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Sheila Green, principal for Green Productivity Solutions, as well as break-out sessions and a networking social where attendees can mix and mingle with professionals. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Jacksonville business community are invited to attend.  For more information, contact the Career Management Center at (904) 620-2067. A RSVP is requested.

Cost: Free


Shannon Italia

(904) 620-2067

Everything Else
Career Services Launches Career Nest

The Career Nest is a new career development lab in Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 2700. The lab is open to students for walk-ins 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students can work on various aspects of career development such as skills, interests, career self-assessment and exploration of academic majors, with the help of a career counselor. For more information, contact Rick Roberts, director, career development services. 


Rick Roberts

(904) 620-2955

Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence

Nominations are being accepted for this annual recognition of four career teachers who have at least 10 years experience. Each teacher will be awarded $15,000 for inspiring students to learn. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 3. Click here to learn more and make a nomination.


Anne Swanson

(904) 620-1839

International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 2704

This event celebrates the diverse cultures of international female students at the University. It will feature a performance by an African dance troupe, an internationally-themed fashion show and a facilitated discussion on issues faced by women around the globe. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsor: International Center, Women's Center


Kate Moore

(904) 620-2657

Jon Vredenburg Comedy Show

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Boathouse, Room 2600

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, a show featuring Jon Vredenburg, sports dietitian and comedian, will dispel myths about protein overload and supplementation. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Cost: Free Admission

Sponsor: UNF Dining Services


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

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Market Day Spring Break Fair

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Hosted by the Department of Health Promotion, the event will feature a 70-foot obstacle course, free prizes, craft making and music.


Michael Hines

(904) 620-1570

Osprey Cafe Mardis Gras Lunch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Osprey Cafe

This themed lunch will feature live music by a local jazz band.

Cost: $9.75 with tax

Sponsor: UNF Dining Services


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Pick Your Own Ogier Garden Salad

Friday, March 3, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fredrick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens, Adjacent to Park Lake and Lot 18 Walkway

Identify, build and enjoy a healthy, freshly picked salad; bring a mason jar or storage container.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Healthy Osprey Club


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

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Student Union Fall Reservations

Fall semester reservation requests for Student Government agencies and all registered student organizations in good standing with Club Alliance will begin 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27. On-campus departments, agencies, organizations, Greek chapters and off-campus groups may make requests beginning Monday, March 6. Reservations may be made in person, online or via email. For availability inquiries, call the Student Union at (904) 620-2525, or visit the administration office, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1302.


Zach Neaves

(904) 620-1496