Osprey Update Edition for Faculty-Staffhttp://www.unf.edu/OspreyUpdateArena Bridge Demolition June 13 - July 18

Start Date:
2016-06-06
End Date:
2016-07-18
Headline: Arena Bridge Demolition June 13 - July 18
Description:

The demolition of the Arena bridge, connecting the Arena, Building 34, and the Arena Parking Garage, Building 38, will take place in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Will begin Monday, June 13, and will conclude Friday, June 17. UNF Drive will be closed between the Student Union, Building 58, service drive and the Arena Parking Garage entrance. Both the Student Union service drive and Arena Parking Garage will remain open. Lot 4, adjacent to the Student Union, will be closed. The pedestrian crosswalk located between Lot 4 and the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, will remain open for the duration of the project.
    • Due to the temporary road closure, the JTA bus pick-up and drop-off station in front of Lot 4 and across from the Student Wellness Complex will be restricted. The other two accessible stations are located in front of the Carpenter Library, Building 12, and the east end of Lot 11, adjacent to Osprey Clubhouse, Building 17.
    • Due to the Lot 4 closure, the vendor, 20-minute and disability spaces will be inaccessible. Other available disability spaces are located on the first and second floors of the Arena Parking Garage. None of the vendor or 20-minute spaces will be temporarily relocated.
  • Phase 2: Will begin Monday, June 20, and will conclude Friday, July 1. UNF Drive will re-open for through traffic. Lot 4 will remain closed. The JTA bus station in front of Lot 4 and across from the Student Wellness Complex will re-open. All parking spaces in Lot 4 will remain inaccessible.
  • Phase 3: Will begin Tuesday, July 5, and will conclude Monday, July 18. Lot 4 will re-open and UNF Drive will be reduced to two lanes between the Lot 4 exit and the Arena Parking Garage.

This project won’t affect the Osprey Connector Shuttle route, but may slightly delay the drop-off and pick-up times due to anticipated increase in volume traffic on Varsity Lane for the duration of the project. The bridge demo phasing plans are available here

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
John Lind
Contact Email:
john.lind@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-5230



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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 15:14:55 GMT
Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship

Start Date:
2016-06-13
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship
Description:

The Johnson Scholarship, funded by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is available to undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in a State University System institution. Students must meet the following requirements to be considered:

  • Be a Florida resident for tuition purposes, based on Section 1009.21, Florida Statutes
  • Be seeking a first baccalaureate degree
  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Meet academic requirements
  • Provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid or renewal FAFSA form by the required deadline and be determined to have unmet fiscal need

For further information, contact Edward Zirkle, coordinator of disability services. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 24.

URL: https://www.unf.edu/drc/Scholarships.aspx
Category:
Academics
Contact Name:
Edward Zirkle
Contact Email:
edward.zirkle@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2769



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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 17:20:23 GMT
One-Stop Student Services Hours

Start Date:
2016-06-17
End Date:
2016-06-30
Headline: One-Stop Student Services Hours
Description:

One-Stop Student Services is now open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. However, phones open at 9 a.m. on Fridays. 

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
One-Stop Student Services
Contact Email:
onestop@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-5555



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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:34:42 GMT
Blackboard to Canvas Transition

Start Date:
2016-06-16
End Date:
2016-06-29
Headline: Blackboard to Canvas Transition
Description:

The University is transitioning its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas. Both systems will be available for term courses during the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. The Center for Instruction and Research Technology is offering workshops every week to help faculty and staff learn how to use Canvas and migrate their courses. Blackboard will be retired Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Learn more about the Canvas transition and Canvas News.

URL: http://www.unf.edu/canvas/
Category:
Academics
Contact Name:
ITS Help Desk
Contact Email:
helpdesk@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-4357



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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:47:39 GMT
P-Card Year-End Usage Deadline

Start Date:
2016-06-16
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: P-Card Year-End Usage Deadline
Description:

The last day to use a P-Card to ensure purchases are charged to the current fiscal year is Friday, June 24. 

URL: http://www.unf.edu/controller/FY16_Year-End_Resources.aspx
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Denise Durden
Contact Email:
d.durden@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1738



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Wed, 25 May 2016 09:31:40 GMT
Astronomy Night June 24

Start Date:
2016-06-17
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Astronomy Night June 24
Description:

View the Moon, planets, stars and nebulae through the Department of Physics' new 14-inch telescope. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the night sky and ask questions of professors and students. Observation takes place on the roof, so dress comfortably and for the outdoors. Telescope viewings can only take place if cloud cover permits. Check the website the day of the event for updates. There will be two opportunities as follows:

  • 9 to 10 p.m.: Reservations only to provide everyone several chances to look through the telescope. Space is limited. 
  • 10 to 11 p.m.: Walk-ins welcome. We will try to allow everyone an opportunity to look through the telescope, but space is limited. There is no guarantee that everyone who arrives will be allowed on the roof if it's very crowded.
URL: https://www.unf.edu/coas/physics/Observing.aspx
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Jack Hewitt
Contact Email:
dr.hewitt@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1965
Event Date: 2016-06-24
Event Time:
9:00 p.m.
Event Location:
Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Roof
Event Cost:
Free
Event Sponsor:



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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 23:46:15 GMT
Upcoming Canvas Training

Start Date:
2016-06-20
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Upcoming Canvas Training
Description:

The University is changing its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas. The Center for Instruction and Research Technology will offer multiple Canvas workshops each week for faculty and staff. Registration is required. Upcoming sessions are as follows:

  • Canvas 101: 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 21
  • Canvas Migration Boot Camp: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 22
URL: http://cirt.libcal.com/calendar.php?cid=306&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal%5B%5D=306
Category:
Professional Development and Training
Contact Name:
Justin Lerman
Contact Email:
j.lerman@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-5299



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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:33:49 GMT
Center for Community-Based Learning

Start Date:
2016-06-20
End Date:
2016-06-28
Headline: Center for Community-Based Learning
Description:

Interviews with Dr. Marnie Jones, a candidate for the director of the Center for Community-Based Learning position, 335250, will take place Wednesday, June 29, as follows:

  • 9 to 10 a.m.: Search committee interview, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2600
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m.: Open session, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2800 
URL:
Category:
Search Committee News
Contact Name:
Marianne Jaffee
Contact Email:
mjaffee@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2710



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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:13:24 GMT
Osprey Shuttle Fall Advertisement

Start Date:
2016-06-20
End Date:
2016-06-25
Headline: Osprey Shuttle Fall Advertisement
Description:

Fall shuttle advertising packages are available through Parking and Transportation Services. Be aware the cost has increased due to more active shuttle buses and more available shuttle poster slots. Click here for fall package details. The request deadline is Thursday, July 1. For more information, contact Felicia Rivera, parking event coordinator.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Felicia Rivera
Contact Email:
f.rivera@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2360



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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 11:03:22 GMT
Summer B Hours of Operation/Closures

Start Date:
2016-06-20
End Date:
2016-08-05
Headline: Summer B Hours of Operation/Closures
Description:

Summer B begins Monday, June 20, and continues through Friday, Aug. 5. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1  to 10 p.m.
  • Dining: Visit the website under "Places to Eat" then "Hours of Operation"
  • Fieldhouse:
    • Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.
  • Game Room: 
    • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Osprey Connector: 
    • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: No service
  • Osprey Transit: 
    • Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: No service
  • Student Union:
    • Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Monday through Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.to 9 p.m.
  • Town Center Shuttle:
    • Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Friday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Sunday: Closed
URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Andrea Mestdagh
Contact Email:
andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2192



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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:38:25 GMT
Uncut After Dark

Start Date:
2016-06-20
End Date:
2016-06-25
Headline: Uncut After Dark
Description:

This is an interactive dance party where attendees will have the opportunity to witness artistic pole dance performances by members of Bittersweet Studios, participate in interactive dance tutorials taught by studio instructors and test out their new dance skills.

URL: http://www.unf.edu/campus-life/Friday,_June_24.aspx
Category:
Arts and Entertainment
Contact Name:
Brandi Winfrey
Contact Email:
b.winfrey@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2528
Event Date: 2016-06-24
Event Time:
7:00 p.m.
Event Location:
Building 58W, Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703
Event Cost:
Free
Event Sponsor:
Women's Center



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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:21:40 GMT
Independence Day Holiday Pay Schedule

Start Date:
2016-06-21
End Date:
2016-06-27
Headline: Independence Day Holiday Pay Schedule
Description:

The Independence Day holiday, Monday, July 4, is a recognized University holiday and since most University offices will be closed, the payroll processing schedule for the pay period Saturday, June 18, through Friday, July 1, has been modified to process payroll in a timely manner. The revised schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, June 24: PAFs deadline to Budget Office by noon
  • Monday, June 27: PAFs deadline to Human Resources by 4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 1: Web and departmental time sheets online submission and approval by 10 a.m.
  • Friday, July 8: Checks will be released at the Payroll Office, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Room 2850. Payroll direct deposits will be credited to employees' bank accounts.

For more information, contact the Budget Office at (904) 620-2503, Human Resources at (904) 620-2903 or the Payroll Office at (904) 620-2984, (904) 620-2706, (904) 620-2992 or via e-mail.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:



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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:10:08 GMT
Osprey IdentiTree Art Project

Start Date:
2016-06-21
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Osprey IdentiTree Art Project
Description:

The University community is invited to participate in the Osprey IdentiTree Art Project, an interdepartmental collaboration celebrating the unique and diverse body of UNF. Come out to Osprey Plaza, Building 58, Student Union, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, through Friday, June 24, to paint a wood block representing your unique identities. The blocks will be on display through Friday, July 1, near the Student Union.

URL:
Category:
Everything Else
Contact Name:
Rachael McNeal
Contact Email:
rachael.mcneal@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2837



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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:25:14 GMT
Arena Bridge Demolition/Partial UNF Drive Closure

Start Date:
2016-06-22
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Arena Bridge Demolition/Partial UNF Drive Closure
Description:

Due to safety concerns while demolishing the Arena bridge, UNF Drive will remain closed between the Student Union, Building 58, service drive and the Arena Parking Garage, Building 38, entrance through Friday, June 24. Due to the temporary road closure, the JTA bus pick-up and drop-off station, located in front of Lot 4 and across from the Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, will be restricted. The other two accessible JTA stations are located in front of the Carpenter Library, Building 12, and the east end of Lot 11, adjacent to Osprey Clubhouse, Building 17.

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
John Lind
Contact Email:
john.lind@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-5230



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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:51:46 GMT
Biology Master's Thesis Defense

Start Date:
2016-06-22
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Biology Master's Thesis Defense
Description:

Biology graduate student Olivia Scheffler will defend her thesis, "Functional Characterization of a Novel Disaccharide Membrane Transporter in the Digestive Tract of the American Lobster, Homarus Americanus."

URL:
Category:
Academics
Contact Name:
Dr. Gregory A. Ahearn
Contact Email:
gahearn@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1806
Event Date: 2016-06-27
Event Time:
2:30 p.m.
Event Location:
Building 59, Biological Sciences Building, Room 2701
Event Cost:
Event Sponsor:



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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:11:44 GMT
UNF Baseball Youth Camp

Start Date:
2016-06-23
End Date:
2016-07-15
Headline: UNF Baseball Youth Camp
Description:

It’s not too late to register for Smoke Laval's Baseball Camp. There are two different weeks of camp, as follows: 

  • Monday, July 18, though Thursday, July 21
  • Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28

More information is available on the website.

URL: http://www.smokelavalbaseball.com/
Category:
Athletics and Recreation
Contact Name:
Joseph Bialkoski
Contact Email:
n00797530@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 401-4893



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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:28:50 GMT
Carpenter Library

Start Date:
2016-06-24
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Carpenter Library
Description:

There will be a meeting to discuss the head of acquisitions and collection development position, 316180.

URL:
Category:
Search Committee News
Contact Name:
Susie Parks
Contact Email:
s.parks@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2553
Event Date: 2016-06-29
Event Time:
1:00 p.m.
Event Location:
Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2400
Event Cost:
Event Sponsor:



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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:54:43 GMT
Division of Administration and Finance

Start Date:
2016-06-24
End Date:
2016-07-01
Headline: Division of Administration and Finance
Description:

As part of on-campus, all day interviews with candidates for the director of Information Technology Service management position, 333100, open sessions will take place as follows at the Carpenter Library, Building 12, Library Conference Room, Room 2400:

  • Justin Begle: 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, June 27
  • Matthew Hodgson: 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, June 30
  • Christopher Petrello: 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 1
URL:
Category:
Search Committee News
Contact Name:
Maria Cartolano
Contact Email:
mcartolano@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-5931



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:09:28 GMT
Lot 100 Construction

Start Date:
2016-06-24
End Date:
2016-07-08
Headline: Lot 100 Construction
Description:

Beginning today, Monday, June 27, construction of an ADA ramp will begin at the Parking Services Building, Building 52, located at the intersection of UNF Drive and Eco Road. Throughout this project, some parking and traffic patterns will be affected as follows: 

  • Vehicles entering Lot 100, adjacent to the Parking Services Building, from the I-295 campus entrance won't be able to immediately turn left towards the front of the Parking Services Building, but will be able to access the service window. The building will be accessible from the southeast end of the lot. 
  • Vehicles entering from the southeast entrance won't be able to access the service window and are encouraged to park and walk-in to the office for service.  
  • Four of the six 20-minute parking spaces located in front of the Parking Services Building will be blocked off as a designated area for construction and to allow vehicles to be able to turn around due to the lot section closure.
URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Wallace Harris
Contact Email:
wharris@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1310



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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:35:54 GMT
Office Supplies/Equipment Available

Start Date:
2016-06-24
End Date:
2016-06-24
Headline: Office Supplies/Equipment Available
Description:

The Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Science, located in J. Brooks Brown Hall, Building 39, Room 2037, has the following available:

  • Approximately 60 binders available in various sizes and colors, including some long-edge binders
  • Overhead projector with cart 
  • Blank CDs
  • Two older, used rolling office chairs that are in fair condition

Photos available upon request. 

URL:
Category:
Items Available for Property Transfer
Contact Name:
Amanda Lovins
Contact Email:
a.lovins@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-1054



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:56:09 GMT
UNF in the News

Start Date:
2016-06-24
End Date:
2016-06-30
Headline: UNF in the News
Description:
  • Public art brings beauty to the beach: A once empty lot across from Oceanfront Park in Jacksonville Beach now teems with vibrant ocean life - an anemone and its clownfish, a chunk of coral reef and some coastal fauna - as part of the new UNF Seaside Sculpture Park in Jacksonville Beach. Read more in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Decline in empathy: Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, discussed a decline in empathy among younger generations and the cause of this social shift on "The Chat."
  • UNF aims to attract more women to the computing field: The School of Computing was selected for the 2016-18 National Center of Women and Information Technology Pacesetters program, a project designed to attract more women into the field of computing. Learn more in this WJCT story.
  • Learning with robots: Bronwyn McLemore, curriculum research associate at the Florida Institute of Education at UNF, talked to "River City Live" about a new pilot program that uses a robot to teach preschoolers about programming and problem-solving skills. Read more about the program in the Times-Union.
  • Jacksonville teens celebrate diversity through 'Metrotown': WJCT attended the last day of the OneJax Metrotown Institute, which promoted respect and understanding across the differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status and ability to 60 high school-aged students.

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

URL:
Category:
Administrative Announcements
Contact Name:
Andrea Mestdagh
Contact Email:
andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu
Contact Phone:
(904) 620-2192



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:30:32 GMT