Administrative Announcements
Lock Shop Extended Hours

The Lock Shop, UNF Annex, Building 6, Room 1206, will be open for extended hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 25, to accommodate additional key requests at the start of the fall term. Normal operating hours 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. will resume Monday, Aug. 28.

Contact:

Bill Bigham

b.bigham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2669

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Additional Sessions: Visitor Validations, Special Event Parking Pass Changes Class

Due to high demand, additional Visitor and Event Parking Class sessions will take place 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 16, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 1400. Register for the class through the CPDT portal of your myWings account. For more information, contact Parking Services at (904) 620-2815.

Contact:

Salena Tepas

salena.tepas@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Virtual Parking Permits Begin August 16

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 16, annual and term parking permits will be virtual; the vehicle's license plate number is now your parking permit. Verify that your license plate number is listed correctly in your parking account via the myWings portal. License plates will be scanned by tag-recognition cameras, so vehicles need to park "nose in." If there's an empty parking space in front of the one you are pulling into, don't pull forward. Most questions are addressed on the tutorial videopermit info or FAQ for Virtual Permit Program webpages. For further assistance, contact Parking Services. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics
Carpenter Library Instruction

Instruction librarians are available to provide hands-on training in the Library's numerous electronic resources and collections. Orientations are tailored to class needs and cover research tools specific to the subject being taught. Instruction sessions typically take place in the Library's training rooms but can be relocated. Work with librarians to fit course needs with synchronous, live session or a completely asynchronous library instruction experience for both online and hybrid courses. Schedule a fall class.

Contact:

Stephanie Weiss

s.weiss@unf.edu

(904) 620-2431

Chinese Language, Tai Chi/Martial Arts Courses

The Confucius Institute at UNF will offer two Chinese Language courses as well as a Tai Chi/Martial Arts course, beginning the week of Monday, Aug. 21. These courses are free for University students, faculty and staff. Register in advance on the website, where detailed information can be found under "Events and News" and "CI Programs."

Contact:

Natalia Gallimore

confuciusinstitute@unf.edu

(904) 620-5436

Office of Academic Testing Closure

The Office of Academic Testing permanently closed in June. The list of testing services previously provided can be found at the website. To determine where these tests can now be taken, as well as to find out how to retrieve test scores, contact Lori Collins, program assistant.

Contact:

Lori Collins

lori.collins@unf.edu

(904) 620-4356

OneSearch: Library Reading Lists Live August 14

OneSearch: Library Reading Lists, a new tool that allows instructors to easily compile a reading list without ever having to leave Canvas, will go live Monday, Aug. 14. From inside Canvas, instructors can use OneSearch to identify electronic library materials, including journal articles, ebooks, digital recordings and video as well as add them to course reading lists. Outside websites and notes to students can also be included.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Website
Psychology Master's Thesis Defense

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 3131

John Copeland, psychology graduate student, will defend his thesis, "Loneliness and Student Health: Replication and Exploratory Analysis."

Contact:

Dr. Lori Lange

llange@unf.edu

(904) 620-1638

School of Computing Master's Thesis Defense

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 15, John E. Mathews Jr. Computer Science Building, Room 2203

Dishi Shrivastava, a computing graduate student, will defend her thesis, "The Impact of Social Presence and User Experience on Gender Sensitive E-Tailing Websites."

Contact:

Karthikeyan Umapathy

k.umapathy@unf.edu

(904) 620-1329

Professional Development and Training
Canvas 101

Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2102B

This hands-on, instructor-led session provides an overview of Canvas, the University's new learning management system. Instructors learn about the Canvas interface and how to create content, assignments, quizzes and discussions. Mobile apps, student tracking and grade management are also covered. Registration is required; click here.

Sponsor: Center for Instruction and Research Technology

Contact:

Justin Lerman

j.lerman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Canvas 101

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2102B

This hands-on, instructor-led session provides an overview of Canvas, the University's new learning management system. Learn about the Canvas interface and how to create content, assignments, quizzes and discussions. Mobile apps, student tracking and grade management are also covered. Registration is required; click here.

Sponsor: Center for Instruction and Research Technology

Contact:

Justin Lerman

j.lerman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5299

Search Committee News
Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 2223

A meeting to discuss the assistant professor position, 338860, will take place. For questions, contact Julie Van Laere, office manager.

Contact:

Julie Van Laere

j.van-laere@unf.edu

(904) 620-1744

University Development and Alumni Engagement

Monday, August 21, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Graduate School Conference Room, Room 2000

The committee will receive the hiring charge and review applications for the Academic Affairs director of development position, 331780/333760.

Contact:

Barbara Ruby

b.ruby@unf.edu

(904) 620-2264

University Development and Alumni Engagement

Monday, August 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Conference Room, Room 2112

The committee will receive the hiring charge and review applications for the University Development and Alumni Engagement assistant vice president position, 336040.

Contact:

Janice Ishii

jishii@unf.edu

(904) 620-2130

General Meetings
Focus Group Meeting

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Building 14E, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Room 1700

A general focus group meeting will take place on the third Thursday of every month for multiple departments to disseminate information to the campus community and answer questions. To be added to the focus group e-mail distribution list for meeting reminders and special updates, contact Leanne Thomas, accounts payable manager. View the monthly newsletter here.

Sponsor: Controller's Office

Contact:

Leanne Thomas

leanne.thomas@unf.edu

(904) 620-1093

Items Available for Property Transfer
Binders and Supplies Available

The Environmental Center, J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2200, has the following items available:

  • Multiple 1-inch and two 3-inch, three-ring binders
  • One HP 58 printer ink cartridge
  • Two boxes of CD/DVD envelopes
  • Three black plastic stackable letter trays
  • Two black plastic magazine files
  • One wire basket

Contact:

James Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Desk Chairs Available

Five desk chairs are available, Taylor Leadership Institute, Building 9, Room 1103. 

Contact:

Alison Noonan

alison.noonan@unf.edu

(352) 478-5274

Office Desks/Printer Toner Available

Three office desks, two 12A black HP toners and two 36A black HP toners are available, English Language Program,  Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Building 14E, Room 1710. For pictures and more information, contact Michelle Artiga, office manager. 

Contact:

Michelle Artiga

m.artiga@unf.edu

(904) 620-5463

Everything Else
Convex Mirrors Available

Two glass convex safety/security mirrors are available, Academic Affairs, J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2500.

Contact:

Trudy Cochrane

t.cochrane@unf.edu

(904) 620-2700

Move-in Volunteer Opportunity

The Department of Housing and Residence Life's Osprey Movers and Groovers volunteer program assists with the move-in process by welcoming Ospreys and families, distributing water or moving belongings into residence halls, beginning Friday, Aug. 18. Faculty, staff, students, University departments and officially recognized student organizations are encouraged to participate. To learn more, view shift days/times/locations and to register as a volunteer, click here.

Contact:

Jamie Hargrove

jamie.hargrove@unf.edu

(904) 620-4612

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coxwell Amphitheater, Adjacent to Building 58, Student Union

Department of Physics students/faculty will be onsite to answer questions as well as provide a limited number of safe-viewing glasses and telescopes. Hawaiian-shaved ice will be available for purchase; free to students with a valid Osprey 1Card. Attendees are encouraged to enter the University via North Entrance Road and park in Lot 18 by Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27. Visitor parking will cost $2 at lot kiosks/permit dispensers.

Cost: Free; open to the public

Sponsor: Student Union, Campus Life, Physics Department

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

Facebook Event
Week of Welcome Study Abroad Alumni Social

Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 17, Osprey Clubhouse

Students, faculty, advisors and alumni will share stories from study-abroad trips. Learn about scholarships, specific faculty-led exchanges, travel tips/tricks and general information on the study-abroad process; light refreshments will be served.

Sponsor: International Center, International Business Flagship

Contact:

Lauren Hodge

l.hodge@unf.edu

(904) 620-2657