Administrative Announcements
45th Annual Fall Convocation

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

At this celebration of the accomplishments of many of our colleagues and friends, President John Delaney will deliver the State of the University address and Dr. Earle Traynham, provost, will offer remarks on the University’s efforts to strengthen and refine its mission and values. Faculty achievements in the areas of international service, international leadership, teaching, scholarship, service and advising will also be recognized. Dr. C. Dominik Güss, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences, will be honored as UNF's Distinguished Professor. 

Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs


Erin Kendrick

(904) 620-1452

Fall Federal Work Study Program

The Office of Student Financial aid is getting ready to begin staffing Federal Work Study students for fall. Departments and supervisors who employed FWS students during the 2015-16 academic year, and those who've expressed interest in hiring FWS students, will be contacted via e-mail with instructions on next steps. All others may e-mail to indicate you are, or may be, interested in hiring FWS students for the upcoming semester.


Marla Lewis

(904) 620-1285

Lot 53 Project

Starting 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, the west/main entrance into Lot 53, across from The Flats at UNF, Building 65, will be inaccessible until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, for lot maintenance and repair. Use the east/second entrance into Lot 53, and park within the open lot section. During this time, parking spaces closest to the Osprey Connector shuttle stop will also be inaccessible, but the sidewalk leading to the shuttle stop will be accessible to foot traffic. This project will be completed in two phases to allow parking in one section while the other is under repair. Construction on the west section will begin after Sept. 16. 


Parking and Transportation Services

(904) 620-2815

Memorial Service for John Hutcheson

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall, Room 1200

A memorial service will take place for John Hutcheson, former instructor of printmaking in the Department of Art and Design. The service will be immediately followed by a reception in the Printmaking Studio, Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Room 1603.


Marianne Jaffee

(904) 620-2710

Qualtrics Interface Changing August 1

Qualtrics, the University's online survey tool, will be upgraded Monday, Aug. 1. No downtime is expected, but the interface, known as Insight Platform, will have a new look and feel. Learn more here.


Center for Instruction and Research Technology

(904) 620-3927

Student Employee Personnel Action Form Submission Deadline

All current student employee positions will automatically end Friday, Aug.12, to correspond with the end of the summer semester. The last summer paycheck will be issued Friday, Aug. 19. Departments with student employees working after Aug.12 must submit new Electronic Personnel Action Forms to the Office of Human Resources no later than noon Aug. 22, for student employees to continue to receive payments during the fall/spring semesters. All student employee EPAFs must adhere to the beginning and end dates set by Human Resources. To view EPAF beginning and end dates for the fall semester and a guide to determine what date(s) to use, click here. Student employees who are enrolled at least half-time during the fall/spring semesters qualify for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act exemption. For more information on the FICA exemption, click here.


Office of Human Resources

(940) 620-2903

UNF in the News
  • Running barefoot: Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, examined if running barefoot is better for your memory on The Academic Minute.
  • Republican National Convention: Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discussed the Republican National Convention on WJCT.
  • Emoji diversity and a new law in England: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, talked about emoji diversity and a recent law passed in England about catcalling on "The Chat."
  • Pokemon Go or Pokemon No? A First Coast Guide: Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, elaborated on the cognitive benefits of the new Pokemon Go app/game with First Coast News.

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


Andrea Mestdagh

(904) 620-2192

Arts and Entertainment
Pokemon Go Tournament

Friday, July 29, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

All levels of Pokémon trainers and members are invited to find more than 40 Pokéstops around the central area of campus that'll have active Pokémon lures. Attendees can compete with friends and other Pokémon Go enthusiasts during two competitions for a chance to win VISA gift cards. The tournament is free and open to the public, however registration is required by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, July 28. Participants must check-in at Osprey Plaza, Student Union, Building 58, on tournament day. Discuss on social media using #UNFPokemonGo.


School of Computing

(904) 620-2985

General Meetings
Homecoming Information Meeting

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Senate Chambers, Third Floor, Room 3200

This meeting is open to the campus community to learn how to get more involved with homecoming, including:

  • Introduction of the Homecoming Steering Committee
  • Roll-out of official homecoming 2017 date(s)
  • How each college/unit/area can participate at existing signature events
  • Process for developing events to be incorporated into the homecoming schedule 


Jennifer Perkins

(904) 620-2490

Title IX Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, President's Conference Room, Room 2800

A meeting will take place and the public is invited to attend.

Sponsor: Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity


Ricarla Jackson

(904) 620-2507

UNF Foundation Bylaws Committee Meeting

Monday, August 1, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2112

A meeting will take place. 


Patricia Madrid

(904) 620-2111

Everything Else
Community Engagement Projects Inventory Survey

The Center for Community-Based Learning is collecting information about community engagement projects that were led or organized by University faculty, staff and/or students during the 2015-16 academic year via this survey. Community engagement projects are activities and events sponsored by the University as a course, department, club, unit or office, that engage students in one or more types of community-based activities that benefit the larger Jacksonville community and beyond. Submit information by Tuesday, Aug. 2.


Ryan Doan

(904) 620-3547

Genuinely U/AAFSA Back to School Supply Drive

Genuinely U, in partnership with the African American Faculty and Staff Association, is sponsoring a back to school supply drive. All school supplies are welcome, including gently used backpacks and binders. Items can be dropped off at the following locations: 

  • Women's Center, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100, Lobby 
  • Housing and Residence Life, Building 14B, Lobby

All donations must be received by Tuesday, Aug. 9. 


Sheila Spivey

(904) 620-2528