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Important Message

Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Zoom

Share your thoughts and opinions in a brave space for intergroup dialogue, as the Department of Diversity Initiatives leads a discussion on the verdict reached in the case of State of Minnesota v. Chauvin. Paticipate via Zoom or by using Meeting ID: 993 1085 8266. 

Contact:

Brandi Winfrey

b.winfrey@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

Website

Administrative Announcements

Housing Contracts for summer and fall 2021 and beyond are available in myHousing. Current UNF students receive priority for upper class housing space by submitting a 2021-22 housing contract on or before Friday, April 23. 

Contact:

Housing and Residence Life

housing@unf.edu

(904) 620-4661

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With so much sensitive data changing hands during tax season, safeguarding personal and financial information is very important, for both tax professionals and tax filers. The IRS provides a checklist of six key safeguards to help tax professionals protect data. Taxpayers can check out the IRS list of current tax scams.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

The spring graduating Class of 2021 was honored this past weekend with a Graduation Walk experience and a virtual celebration online and on social media. View a recap video of UNF’s Graduation Walk and visit the Virtual Commencement Celebration website featuring messages from the President and leadership, special videos, our commencement speaker, graduate listings and more. Congratulations, Class of 2021!

  • UNF named Dr. Karen Patterson as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. The Jacksonville Daily Record had the story.
  • UNF and other partners announced new developments and initiatives for UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast in the Palm Coast Observer.
  • Dr. Andrea Adams-Manning, Dean of Students, spoke to Inside Higher Ed about navigating grief and memorials within the campus community. 
  • For the 13th consecutive year, UNF was honored with the Platinum Level Award, the highest designation, in the 2021 Healthiest Companies Awards by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. Read more.
  • Bob Buehn, MVRC director, spoke with News4Jax about a new bill that calls for some free online higher education access for veterans and active-duty military.
  • Dr. Parvez Ahmed, finance professor and Coggin College diversity and inclusion director, wrote a guest column on the “Business Case of Democracy” in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Dr. Tracy Alloway, psychology professor, discussed anxiety some are experiencing over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine with First Coast News.

Keep up with all the latest Osprey happenings in the UNF Newsroom and UNF in the News

UNF Spotlight

Karen Bowling, vice president of jobs and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, is a member of UNF President Szymanski’s Executive Cabinet. As UNF’s vice president of jobs, Karen works with the Career Services team to connect UNF students and alumni to employers offering the best-suited internships and jobs. Karen also serves as director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) located in downtown Jacksonville where she focuses on accelerating the rate of success for entrepreneurs and providing services and resources needed to help build partnering businesses.

  • Favorite spots on campus: Bank of England Career Services Center in the Coggin College of Business and the John A. Delaney Student Union.
  • Most unique aspects of UNF: An absolutely beautiful campus, a sincere culture of caring about students and high employment rates for students after graduation as a result of excellent University faculty.
  • Proudest UNF accomplishments: I am proud to work with a team of dedicated Career Services managers to grow the number of internships and jobs available to UNF students and alumni as well as having a small part in the successful launch of many successful start-up companies.
  • Hobbies and Interests: Anything with family and friends, volunteering and community service, genealogy.
  • 2-3 adjectives that describe you: Appreciative, focused and resourceful.
  • Favorite advice or quote: “What you don’t change, you choose.”

Transportation and Parking Services Notices

Maintenance will be conducted on the Arena Garage, Building 38, beginning 6 a.m. Saturday, April 24, to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Other available parking includes Lot 5, 18, 2 and the Fine Arts Center Garage, Building 44. Continue to park in the designated area for the permit you purchased.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

  • From 6 a.m. Monday, April 19 to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 24: Three hundred Gray Lot spaces will be reserved in Lot 18, closest to Hodges Stadium, Building 46, for the GSC Championship track & field event. 
  • From 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 21 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 23: The road in between Lot 18 and Hodges Stadium will be blocked off to vehicle traffic. Lot 18 will be accessible from Eco Road, Varsity Lane and the Central Parkway campus entrance.
    • The Lot 18 shuttle stop closest to Hodges stadium will not be accessible and there will be a temporary shuttle reroute to continue service at the shuttle stop closest to the Central Parkway campus entrance. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics

Starting Sunday, April 11, the Carpenter Library building will be open 24 hours to current UNF students, faculty and staff until Friday, April 23. Osprey 1Cards and masks are required for entry. Online services are also available:

Contact:

Victoria Rocanelli

victoria.rocanelli@unf.edu

(904) 620-4020

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Zoom

This event is an opportunity to learn about the Summer B (DL) digital humanities course DIG3152 Introduction to Electronic Textual Editing. Students in this course create and publish digital editions of archival documents online using TEI-XML and Omeka. In Summer 2021, participants will work with materials that will become part of the Viola Muse Digital Edition, a project led by Dr. Laura Heffernan, Dr. Tru Leverette and Dr. Clayton McCarl. Register at: https://unf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkf-6gqzIrHdBBaA59Y0Kry3F5RaqyTYxM

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-2282

The Carpenter Library has created an online book display in celebration of Earth Day. The display features artwork by UNF students as well as free library resources such as eBooks, streaming videos and more. View the display online.

Contact:

Giannina Medell

giannina.medell@unf.edu

(904) 620-5215

The ability to request materials through UBorrow will be suspended starting Saturday, May 1, while the library transitions to an updated system. During the UBorrow shutdown, faculty, staff and students should use Interlibrary Loan to request materials that are not available at the Carpenter Library. UBorrow is anticipated to return in July. View more information.

Contact:

Victoria Rocanelli

victoria.rocanelli@unf.edu

(904) 620-4020

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Online

This session will include an overview of the University as a whole, information about the two graduate programs in health administration (MHA/EMHA), post-graduate career opportunities, application process, requirements for international students, and a Q&A session with the program directors and an MHA graduate. Learn more and register via the website.

Contact:

Rob Haley

healthadmin@unf.edu

(904) 620-4016

Military/Veterans Affairs

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize the sacrifices made by children of military members and honor their resiliency and strength. In honor of the over 700 military dependent Ospreys at UNF, students whose parents or guardians have served are invited to enjoy free breakfast during finals week. Pick up a grab-and-go meal from the MVRC table by the library walkway between 9 and 11:30 a.m. from April 19 through 23.

Contact:

Theresa Hammock

mvrc@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Website

Purple Up is an annual observance celebrating the children of American service members and veterans. Purple references the joint environment of the military – encompassing all service branches, active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and veterans. Each Monday in April, the MVRC encourages all Ospreys to wear purple in recognition of over 700 military children attending UNF.

Contact:

Military and Veterans Resource Center

mvrc@unf.edu

(904) 620-5131

Website

Diversity Initiatives

Join LASO to learn about Latin American history in the United States that you didn’t learn in the classroom through their Instagram series!

Contact:

Laura Rodriguez

laso1@unf.edu

(904) 609-3662

Dining Services

Meal Memberships for the summer and fall terms are now available via MyWings. To learn more about various block, weekly, all-access, and faculty & staff plans, visit www.dineoncampus.com/UNF.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Everything Else

As the Spring 2021 semester comes to a close, please join us to reflect and honor those we have lost in our Osprey family over the past semester. The Fallen Ospreys webpage is a space to share, remember, honor and celebrate the lives of these members of our Osprey Family. 

Contact:

Courtney King

courtney.king@unf.edu

(904) 620-5539

Website

The Carpenter Library is proud to announce the 2021 Haiku Contest winners:

  • First place winner is Cadrian Kennedy, behavioral neuroscience undergraduate student
  • Second place winner is Bryce Abell, English undergraduate student
  • Third place winner is Gabriella Senior, exercise science and chronic disease graduate student 

Read the winning haiku poems and other submissions at the Library website.

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

The On Campus Transition program is actively recruiting for positions for summer 2021. OCT will be assisting with a independent living skills summer program for adults (18+). These positions will be 40 hours per week and run from May 24 through July 31. This position comes with a bi-weekly living stipend and an educational award at the completion of service. There are a few openings that come with housing, but the rest are strictly not live-in. If interested, reach out to Abigail Cheeseman, office manager, at n00936438@unf.edu.

Contact:

Abigail Cheeseman

n00936438@unf.edu

(904) 620-3890

Leave your "Uniquely UNF" legacy at the University by purchasing a commemorative paver in Osprey Plaza, outside the John A. Delaney Student Union. Pavers are customizable and can include your graduation year, Greek letters, or an inspirational quote. Purchase online at www.unf.edu/pavers or email ospreyplazapavers@unf.edu.

Contact:

Katherine Wagman

k.wagman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5103

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

Zoom

The International Center will provide information about opportunities abroad involving third party providers, internships, conferences and research. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/96685458964 or by using Meeting ID: 966 8545 8964.

Contact:

Payton Cantrell

p.cantrell@unf.edu

(904) 620-3985

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