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Osprey Update for Students

 
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Important Message

All courses for UNF Summer Session B, which begins June 22, will be conducted remotely. View the full message at www.unf.edu/coronavirus.

As special hours of operation for University services are confirmed, hours will be posted on the webpage

Contact:

Amanda Ennis

amanda.ennis@unf.edu

(904) 6202192

Administrative Announcements

Digital Collaboration is vital to achieving success in the current remote learning/working environment. Using Microsoft Teams can help assist with maintaining engagement. Microsoft Education has produced a video training series offering a variety of 90-second, how-to instructions for users to gain an easy understanding of the features available in Teams. Search for the videos that meet your specific needs at the Microsoft Teams homepage.  

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

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View updated Dining Services hours of operation. Dining Services is taking great care to ensure a safe environment for all by complying with all sanitation guidelines from the University, CDC and local health department. Hours of operation are subject to change based on updated guidance. Select operations will remain open to serve guests in a to-go/carry-out capacity only. We ask for your understanding as certain items and/or service formats may not be available at this time. 

Due to the University's transition to temporary remote work until further notice, some OPS and student employees may not have work available to be done remotely. If this situation applies to you, you may be eligible to receive reemployment assistance, which provides temporary wage replacement (unemployment benefits) to eligible individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own. To determine if you are eligible for Reemployment Assistance and what documents are needed to complete the application, visit the Florida Jobs webpage. You also have the option to apply for benefits by calling 1 (800) 681-8102. Under Florida Statute, UNF does not have the authority to pay our OPS and student employees for hours not worked, however new federal legislation may open up alternative income options and HR will issue guidance on those options in the coming weeks. If you have questions or need assistance, email Human Resources at Benefits.retirement@unf.edu

Contact:

Human Resources

benefits.retirement@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

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The Osprey 1Card office is closed until further notice. For a replacement card, email myosprey1card@unf.edu. You can choose to have a replacement card mailed to you or to pick up at the Dining Services office. Replacement card fees will be applied to your account. If you choose to have your replacement card mailed to you, include the following in your email:

  • N-number
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Mailing address
  • Copy of a government-issued ID, such as a drivers license or passport

You should receive your replacement ID Card in three to five business days.

Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students, faculty and staff, so that they can continue to work remotely. To enable access to the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device, please follow the instructions.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

UNF Marketing & Communications is looking to uplift the Osprey community, share helpful resources and showcase the extraordinary actions of our students, faculty and staff during these trying times. Please send a photo and/or video along with a brief description of how remote learning looks for you, creative ideas, positive things you are doing to help others, advice/tips for remote working, educational health/wellness resources or how you are staying motivated via email to communications@unf.edu. Use #UNFfromHome when posting on social media. Your content will be considered for UNF social media posts, news coverage and marketing publications. We miss our Ospreys and can’t wait to see how creative and innovative we can be during this difficult time.

Contact:

Marketing & Communications

communications@unf.edu

The Victim Advocacy Program serves as a resource and support service for anyone in the University community who has been a victim of actual or threatened violence. Crisis intervention services are available 24-hours a day to provide immediate assistance to the UNF community remotely via phone and video call. To speak with an advocate, please call (904) 620-1010.

Contact:

Whitney Washington

whitneywashington@unf.edu

(904) 620-1010

Academics

The Carpenter Library's featured database for April is Mango Languages. Mango Languages provides a self-paced learning program that teaches over 70 world languages and English as a Second Language from 22 different languages.

Contact:

Library Acquisitions

lib-acq@unf.edu

(904) 620-5673

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Friday, April 3, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Zoom

Dawn Washington, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation, "Lift Ev’ry Voice: Using Q Methodology to Understand the Shared Perspectives of African American Undergraduate Students Regarding Strategies that Predominantly White Institutions Can Use to Support their Persistence in STEM." Access via Zoom at: https://unf.zoom.us/j/979899928.

Contact:

Thomas Higginbotham

thomas.higginbotham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Friday, April 10, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Zoom

Clifford Harrell, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend his dissertation, "Examination of Athletic Academic Support Services of NCAA D-I HBCUs." Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/872736967.

Contact:

Thomas Higginbotham

thomas.higginbotham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Zoom

Dione Thomas, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend her dissertation, "Perspectives of Overage Graduates: Issues Related to Age that Affected their Schooling." Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/213669495.

Contact:

Thomas Higginbotham

thomas.higginbotham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Friday, April 10, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Zoom

Lisa Cooper, biology graduate student, will defend her master’s thesis entitled, “Functional Analysis of Fam83d and Dupd1 - Two Novel Neurogenic Skeletal Muscle Atrophy-Induced Genes." Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/391545125. 

Contact:

David Waddell

d.s.waddell@unf.edu

(904) 620-1958

Walk-in based, virtual information sessions for anyone interested in learning more about the UNF doctoral program in Educational Leadership will be held via Zoom. Dr. David Hoppey, COEHS associate professor, will be available to answer any admission and program-related questions. Information sessions take place as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 1: Noon and 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8: 5 p.m.
  • Monday, April 13: 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15: 5 p.m.

To learn more, visit the website.

Contact:

David Hoppey

David.hoppey@unf.edu

The annual Showcase of Osprey Achievements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) has been transformed by CIRT and the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) into an interactive virtual conference. Visit the OUR SOARS webpage for important details and information, including the link to the SOARS 2020 Virtual Conference website. Undergraduate/graduate research and creative project posters, some with sound recordings, as well as Projects of Merit and the identities of the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year and the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year will be unveiled at noon Wednesday, April 8.

Contact:

Dr. Karen S. Cousins

karen.cousins@unf.edu

(904) 620-3942

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Recreation and Wellness

The Osprey Fit will feature a six-week step counting program highlighting health education on relationships, nutrition and more for a chance to win weekly prizes. Registration is open until Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Building 61, Student Wellness Complex, Room 1200.

Contact:

unfhealthyosprey@gmail.com

(904) 620-4769

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All current students can receive free nutrition counseling with a registered dietitian through remote phone or video call via Zoom. For more information and how to schedule an appointment, email Kelly Schooley at k.schooley@unf.edu.

Contact:

Kelly Schooley

k.schooley@unf.edu

(904) 620-5223

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Arts and Entertainment

MOCA Jacksonville launched its virtual museum tours, designed to bring the art, artists and ideas of our time to your home. View the tour

Military/Veterans Affairs

Students are invited to volunteer to participate in a research study on the transition from military life to college life that will help in the development of reliable assessments of stress and functioning. The study involves questionnaires, heart rate monitoring, auditory and balance tests. Participants need to wear clothing that provides easy access for heart rate monitoring, preferably a shirt and pants/shorts. After both sessions, participants will receive a $20 gift card. If you are enrolled in a psychology course that accepts SONA extra credit, you can receive two credit hours.

Contact:

Jessica Ledwith

unfphysiolab@gmail.com

(904) 620-2807

Professional Development and Training

This robust four-session program provides sales professionals with the entire framework needed to properly prepare for prospecting and sales calls, create dynamic discovery questions, overcome complex objections, close deals and build long-term valuable relationships. Register through the Division of Continuing Education

Contact:

Jessica Murray

jessica.murray@unf.edu

(904) 620-4200