Administrative Announcements
Osprey Eyes Positions Available

The Osprey Eyes Mystery Patron Program is seeking applications for student reviewers. The program's mission is to achieve excellent customer service; reviewers will anonymously visit various campus departments, food venues and retail establishments and will record the results via online survey. For a complete job description and to apply, visit the website.


Todd Vatter

(904) 620-4357

Paying Tuition Online with 529 Plan

Students can now pay their tuition bill with 529 plans. To make a payment, visit the "My UNF Bill" link in myWings, next hit "Click Here To Make Payment" then select "529 Plan" as the payment method. There will be a list of available plans that are currently partnered with the University's payment gateway vendor. If your plan isn't listed, email Student Financial Services.


Margaret Partyka

(904) 620-2449

President David Szymanski's Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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

The inauguration of President Szymanski as UNF’s sixth president will include many activities for the entire Osprey community. If you haven't already done so, register for the ceremony. View the inauguration website as well as the full list of campus activities.


Public Relations

(904) 620-2125

UNF in the News
  • Political science professor comments on city's plan for sea level rise: Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor of political science, spoke about the political implications of new environmental policies with WJCT Public Radio.
  • Hamadi honored as 'Emerging Scholar': Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, associate professor of health administration, was honored as a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
  • Finance instructor discusses tax frustrations: Jeffrey Gottlieb, accounting and finance instructor, discussed the new tax code and why some taxpayers aren't finding relief on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
  • MVRC director discusses campus resources: Bob Buehn, Military Veterans Resource Center director, spoke about how the work done at the Center helps the community with City Rescue Mission's Buzz TV.
  • Florida is one of the most overincarcerated places in the U.S.: Dr. Michael Hallett, criminology professor, told the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange that increased incarceration isn't the reason why the crime rate has dropped in the last generation.


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


Joanna Norris

(904) 620-2102

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Lot 18 Reserved Parking February 18

Seventy Gray-Lot spaces will be reserved in Lot 18, closest to Hodges Stadium, Building 46, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. today, Monday, Feb. 18, for guests attending President's Day at the Nest. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 10 a.m.


Parking and Transportation Services

(904) 620-2815

Florida Digital Humanities Consortium Registration Open

Registration is now open for the inaugural statewide conference of the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium. The conference will be hosted by the Digital Humanities Institute Friday, March 29, through Saturday, March 30, at UNF. Participation is free to all, but a paid ticket is required for those who plan to attend the dinner/plenary talk 6 to 9 p.m. March 29. For more information, visit the website or register


Clayton McCarl

(904) 620-1242

Graduate School Grant Application Open

The Graduate School Grant application for the 2019-20 academic year is now open. This grant awards first-time graduate students with a total of $5,000 each academic year, split between fall and spring semesters, and can be awarded for up to two years as long as the student remains eligible. Learn more. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1.


Dekira Hemingway

(904) 620-5340

Hendricks Day School Scholarship Applications Open

Current students who attended Hendricks Day School, or whose parents attended Hendricks, are eligible to apply for the Hendricks Day School Legacy Scholarship. To apply, contact the Foundation Scholarships office via email.


Foundation Scholarships

Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship

The Sarah Patterson Social Justice Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrates campus or community advocacy for minority and/or LGBT populations, particularly in the pursuit of justice and equality. The annual award is $2,500. For application information and materials, visit the webpage. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15.


Dr. Jennifer Wesely

(904) 620-1685

Scholarships Available

The following 2019-20 scholarship applications are currently available to students:

  • Taylor Leadership Institute Student Leadership Scholarship
  • Parents Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Friends of Student Affairs Community Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Gandhi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Satya and Kamal Pachori Scholarship
  • LGBT Building Bridges, Creating Community Full-Time and Part-Time Scholarship

The application deadline is Monday, March 25. Applications and additional scholarship information can be found on the scholarship page


Kate McMillan

(904) 620-5272

SOARS Accepting Abstracts

The Office of Undergraduate Research will host the annual Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) Wednesday, April 3. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for potential, in-progress and completed research. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, March 6. Submit through the SOARS abstract portal.


Kelsey Eagen

(904) 620-3942

Clubs and Organizations
Child Psychology Club General Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences, Room 3131

Join us for an afternoon of refreshments and conversation about the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. Featured guest speakers include Rachel Weinstein, L.M.H.C., clinical director; and Blythe Duckworth Zayets, M.A., director of communication and advancement. Topics covered include careers in counseling, research behind the Policy Center, internships and more. 

Sponsor: Department of Psychology


Dr. Anita Fuglestad

(904) 620-2807

Facebook Event
STEM Cares February Round Table with Dr. Aspinwall

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Room 2116

Dr. Aspinwall, biology assistant professor, will discuss his undergraduate experience and how he decided to attend graduate school. Free pizza will be provided. 


Yvonne Barnes

Facebook Event
Baseball Series Versus Fordham University

Cheer on the baseball team as it takes on Fordham University at Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27, this weekend. Game times as follows:

  • Friday, Feb. 22: 6:05 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 23:
    • 1:05 p.m.
    • 4:30 p.m
  • Sunday, Feb. 24: 1:05 p.m.

Games are free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card.


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Basketball Versus Liberty University

Cheer on the women's and men's basketball teams as they take on ASUN Newcomer, Liberty, this Saturday Feb. 23, at the UNF Arena, Building 34. Game times as follows:

  • Women's: 1 p.m.
  • Men's: 5 p.m.
    • First 500 students get free UNF socks

Admission is free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card.


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Recreation and Wellness
Free Throw/3 Point /Horse Contest Registration

Free throw, 3-point and horse shooting contests will be offered in men's and women's categories for students, faculty and staff. Participants can sign up for a single contest or all three. Registration begins 8 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 7, and ends 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Tournament brackets will be available after the registration period ends; format will be determined based on the number of entries. To register, students can visit the "Student Life and Activities" tab in myWings, then click on the "Intramural Sports" link; faculty and staff can email Beth Harrell, assistant director intramural sports. Visit the website or Facebook page for more information.


Beth Harrell

(904) 626-5342

March National Nutrition Month Events

Dining Services and the Department of Recreation and Wellness are collaborating with various on-campus departments and clubs to host events for National Nutrition Month in March. Most events are free for students with a valid Osprey 1Card. Some of the many events are as follows:

  • Camping on Campus
    • 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2; Eco Adventure, adjacent to the J. M. Golden Environmental Education Pavilion, Building 54
    • Enjoy camp games, zip-lining, night nature hikes and quality time with friends under the stars. Free food provided by Earth Fare. Must RSVP with Eco Adventure by calling (904) 620-5951.
  • Pick Your Own Salad
    • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 8
    • Ogier Gardens, north of Lot 18, next to Intramural Fields
    • Pick your own salad from the Gardens and learn how to create your own dressing.
  • Longest Picnic
    • Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26
    • The Green, adjacent to the Fine Arts Center, Building 45
    • Bring a blanket and friends to enjoy free food, games and good company while attempting to break the UNF record for longest picnic. 
  • Thrifty Bites Cooking Demo: Student Edition
    • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27
    • Brooks Brown Hall, Building 39, Brooks College Food Lab, Room 3017
    • The Student Nutrition and Dietetics Association will demonstrate how easy it can be to prepare meals while on a budget with limited cooking space.

To view the full schedule of events, visit the webpage.


Yemila Lowry

(904) 620-2247

Arts and Entertainment
Jazz Combo Night

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy the sounds of the jazz combo. Lynne Arriale, professor of music, is the coordinator. Print a free eticket.


Kolanda Douglas

(904) 620-2864

Facebook Event
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Doctorate in Education Information Session

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The Doctoral (Ed. D) program in Educational Leadership will hold an informational session on the admission process, program of study and the program structure. Sessions take place Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 3201, as follows:

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. 

While visiting, participants are encouraged to explore the beautiful campus and the College of Education and Human Services. For questions, email Adelyn Fleming, office assistant, or email David Hoppey, program director and associate professor.


Adelyn Fleming

(904) 620-2990

Fifth Annual Women Leaders in STEM Conference

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Grand Banquet Hall, Room 1044

Celebrate International Women's Week with keynote speaker Emily Calandrelli, aerospace engineer, Emmy-nominated host/executive producer of "Xploration Outer Space" and author of the Ada Lace children's book series. There will also be a panel of prominent engineering leaders, networking opportunities and break-out sessions. A special tour of the School of Engineering for local middle and high school students will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required via the webpage. Learn more about Calandrelli via her webpage


Alexandra Schonning

(904) 620-2357

Facebook Event
Gulfs Between Us 'Yanga’s Freedom Cry' Lecture

Friday, February 22, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Room 1705

Dr. Keith Cartwright, Department of English professor and chair, will present the lecture "Gulfs Between Us 'Yanga's Freedom Cry': Making a Movie about Patriotism and Blackness in Mexico and Bringing It Home." This is the fifth event in "Rediscoveries," the spring International Studies Lecture Series.

Sponsor: International Studies Program; Latin American and Caribbean Council


Clayton McCarl

(904) 620-1242

Facebook Event
Master of Social Work Program's Professional Development Brown Bag Session

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Conference Room, Room 2121

The Master of Social Work Program will present a Professional Development Brown Bag Session. Beth Shorstein, licensed clinical social worker, will discuss. "Individual Counseling: Where to Start?" For more information about the session or the MSW program, contact Jennifer Spaulding-Givens, MSW program director.

Sponsor: Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work


Jennifer Spaulding-Givens

(904) 620-1640

T&L Flagship Program Coffee Break

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, T&L Flagship Office, Room 2460

The Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program is hosting an open house with free coffee and cookies. Learn about scholarships, facility tours, case competitions, student travel, internships, recruitment events, the Logistics Information Technology Solutions Lab and the Transportation and Logistics Society club. This event is free and all University students, faculty and staff are welcome to stop by. 


Lynn Brown

(904) 620-1961

Women's History Month Luncheon

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703

The Women’s History Month Luncheon speaker is New York Times journalist Kim Barker. Barker is a multi-talented investigative journalist, war zone reporter and narrative writer. Barker's story was the inspiration for the movie, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," starring Tina Fey. Tickets are free for students and available for the public to purchase for $25 via the webpage or at the Ticket Box Office, Lassiter Hall, Building 8, Room 1100. Tables are also available for purchase at $250; each table seats eight guest and includes table signage, preferential seating and recognition during the program. For more information, email Joanna Young, Women's Center coordinator. 


Joanna Young

(904) 620-2528

Diversity Initiatives
Exercising the Rainbow Group Program

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, LGBT Resource Center, Room 1111

Exercising the Rainbow promotes exercise and healthy habits for LGBTQ+ individuals. The group will meet at the LGBT Resource Center; then walk over to the Student Wellness Center where this week's focus will be Warm-Up and Stretches 101. Exercising the Rainbow is open to all LGBTQ+, questioning and ally students. This is a peer led group; no certified personal trainer or other accredited professional are available at these events.


Miles Taylor

(904) 620-4720

Facebook Event
Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Award Nominations Open

The University's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion is accepting nominations for the 2019 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 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.


Alison Cruess

(904) 620-2583

Safe Space Training Student Edition

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 58E, John A. Delaney Student Union, LGBT Resource Center, Room 1111

Due to popular demand, the LGBTQ+ cultural competency training is now being offered to the general student body. Attendees will receive a Safe Space sticker at the session's conclusion.


Haiden Baier

(904) 620-5518

Search Committee News
Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Room 3300

The committee will review applications for the laboratory lecturer position, 319730.


Dr. Stuart Chalk

(904) 620-1938

Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3510

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview with Dr. Cynthia Livingston, a candidate for the clinical assistant professor position, 338810. For more information, contact Adelyn Fleming, office assistant.


Adelyn Fleming

(904) 620-2990

Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 2120

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview for the ASL/English interpreting assistant/associate professor position, 320790. Contact Tina E. Cross, office manager, for more information.


Tina E. Cross

(904) 620-1386

Provost Candidate Notebooks Available

Semifinalists and vitas for the 10 provost position candidates are available via the webpage, as well as in notebooks that can be viewed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, March 1, at the following locations:

  • Department of Communication, Robinson Jr. Building, Building 14D, Room 2039
  • Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2309
  • President's Office, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2800

BlueJeans interviews for the provost position will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Ballrooms, Room 3703, as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 14
  • Friday, Feb. 15


Celeste Watkins

(904) 620-2510

Dining Services
Boathouse Taco Tuesday

Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. is Taco Tuesday at the Boathouse, Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2600. Enjoy $1 off tacos.


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Chick-fil-A Scavenger Hunt Starts Today

Starting today, Monday, Feb. 18, search for hidden cows to find discounts to the on-campus Chick-fil-A. One lucky winner who finds the golden cow will redeem a month of free Chick-fil-A. The scavenger hunt continues through Friday, Feb. 22, or until the golden cow has been found. Follow @unfdining on Instagram for hints.


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Osprey Cafe $5 Day

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Osprey Cafe

Enjoy an "all you care to eat" meal for just $5.

Cost: $5 plus tax or one meal swipe


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Facebook Event
Vegetarian Chili Now Available

A new vegetarian chili is on the menu at Chop'd and Wrap'd in Alumni Square, Schultz Hall, Building 9.


Dennis Negrin

(904) 620-1959

Professional Development and Training
Women in Business Society's Ninth Annual Professional Development Forum

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Stein Auditorium, Room 1020

The Women in Business Society will host the Ninth Annual Professional Development Forum, "Strong Women Make Change." The event will include multiple break-out sessions as well as keynote presentations by a representative from Merrill Edge and Debbie Buckland, market president at BB&T. The forum will include a networking social where students and professionals can mix and mingle. This free event will prepare students for success in their personal, academic and professional lives. Dress attire is business casual. RSVP and view the event agenda via the webpage.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Women in Business Society; Student Government; Coggin Career Management Center


Dee Dee Wyckoff, WBS advisor

(904) 620-5289

Everything Else
Delaney Student Union Fall Reservations Opening

Groups may submit fall reservation requests for one recurring event and one special event to the Delaney Student Union beginning 8 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, Feb. 18: Student Government agencies and all registered student organizations in good standing with Club Alliance 
  • Thursday, Feb. 21: Greek chapters 
  • Monday, Feb. 25: On-campus departments 

All groups, including on-campus departments, agencies, organizations, Greek chapters and off-campus groups may make requests for as many events as needed beginning Thursday, Feb. 28. For more information and to access the online reservation form, visit the website, or stop by the administration office, Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1302.


Brock Ertel

(904) 620-1750

'Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans: Franchising'

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

This free and informative workshop on the basics of franchising is for active-duty military, veterans, Guard, Reserve and military spouses. Determine if a franchise business is right for you, discover ways to fund the business and cover initial fees, ask questions of local franchisees and more. Led by professionals from The Entrepreneur's Source, a franchise-coaching organization that provides a safe space for clients to explore business ownership. Parking, breakfast, lunch and a "Your Career 2.0" book are included for participants. Register

Sponsor: Military and Veterans Resource Center


Theresa Hammock

(904) 620-5042

President Szymanski's Inauguration Live Coverage

Spinnaker Media is partnering with the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction to show live coverage of the inauguration of President David Szymanski. Spinnaker will simulcast the inauguration live on Spinnaker TV Channel 15-1, 95.5 WSKR Spinnaker Radio as well as livestream the event via the Spinnaker website. Live inauguration special coverage begins 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, followed by the ceremony at 10 a.m. 


Mo Baker

(904) 620-1598

UNF Homecoming Nest Fest 2019

The University of North Florida’s Homecoming “Nest Fest 2019” is an exciting week-long celebration for the Osprey community, Sunday, Feb. 17, through Saturday, Feb. 23. Some of the many events and activities for students are highlighted below: 

  • Mr. & Ms. UNF
    • 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18; Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A
    • Free for students with valid Osprey 1Card
  • Lip Sync
    • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19; Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 1100
    • Free for students with valid Osprey 1Card
  • Swoopin’ Selfies at Lend-A-Wing
    • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19; Hicks Hall, Building 53, Lend-A-Wing Pantry, Room 1202
    • Students stop by to learn about the Pantry and snap a photo with a stuffed toy Ozzie.
  • Men's Basketball at Jacksonville University Watch Party
    • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20; Buffalo Wild Wings, St. Johns Town Center, 4594 Tropea Way
  • Night of Fun Carnival
    • 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21; J. B. Coxwell Amphitheater, outside the John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58
    • Free for students with valid Osprey 1Card
  • Inauguration of President David Szymanski
    • 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22; Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 1100
    • The entire Osprey community is welcome. RSVP
  • Swoop the Loop 5K and Fun Run
    • 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater, outside the John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58
    • Support student scholarships and the Lend-A-Wing Pantry with a 5K run through campus or the 1-mile Fun Run.
    • Day-of-race registration from 8 to 9 a.m.; race begins at 9 a.m. Register
  • Women’s Basketball versus Liberty University Senior Day
    • 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; UNF Arena, Building 34
    • Tickets
  • Baseball versus Fordham University Doubleheader
    • 1:05 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27
    • Tickets
  • Homecoming Village: Party in the Plaza 
    • 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Arena Plaza, outside the UNF Arena, Building 34
    • Get in the swoop spirit between the Osprey basketball games with this free, family-friendly event featuring food/refreshments, music, photo booth, face painting, golf cart parade, inflatable games and more.
  • Men’s Basketball versus Liberty University Homecoming Game
    • 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; UNF Arena, Building 34
    • General admission: Tickets

For a full schedule of events, visit the Homecoming website.