Administrative Announcements
Construction Management Department Relocating Today

The Construction Management Department is relocating to Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Room 1200, beginning today, Friday, Dec. 15, through Tuesday, Dec.19. Expect delays in email and phone communication during the move.

Contact:

April Flores

a.flores@unf.edu

(904) 620-2683

Financial Aid Enrollment Status

Only courses that count toward your current degree requirements may be included in your enrollment status for federal financial aid. If students are enrolled in courses that aren't required for completion of a degree, some financial aid awards may be reduced or canceled. For questions about the degree-applicability of your courses, refer to your degree evaluation or contact your academic advisor. For questions about financial aid, contact One-Stop Student Services via the website or by calling (904) 620-5555.

Contact:

Michelle Argus

margus@unf.edu

(904) 620-1124

Safe Ospreys App

The University is unveiling a new mobile safety app to communicate messages and alerts to the campus community: Safe Ospreys. Students, faculty, staff and parents can now open the App Store for Apple products and Google Play Store for Android products and download the free-of-charge app. If prompted, grant permission to receive app notifications. By downloading the app, users will have access to the UNF Alert Feed for emergency notifications and these six safety feature buttons:

  • Mobile BlueLight: Just like the blue emergency phones on campus, this button simultaneously sends your location and calls the dispatchers in the University Police Department.
  • Friend Walk: This allows individuals to send your location in real-time to a friend or parent, so they can monitor as you walk to your destination and trigger a call to emergency services, if needed.
  • Report a Tip: Users can report a tip of unusual or criminal activity to UPD using one of three options—a Tip Report, the Silent Witness program or a call to UPD’s dispatch center.
  • Safety Toolbox: This button reveals a set of tools with directions—Flashlight, Share Map of your location and Notification History.
  • Emergency Plans: Even without internet access, users will be able to view and keep informed of the University’s emergency plans, such as procedures for bomb threats, campus disturbance, hazardous release, fire and facility evacuation.
  • Support Resources: This button offers links to the University’s Counseling Center and Women’s Center.

The University encourages the entire campus community to download and utilize the app as soon as possible. For future reference, visit the UNF Crisis Management website.

School of Engineering Relocating December 18

The School of Engineering will relocate to Skinner-Jones Hall, Building 4, Room 3201, with limited access to email and no access to telephones, Monday, Dec. 18, through Tuesday, Dec. 19. For questions or concerns, contact: Jessica Russell, administrative assistant, via email or call (904) 620-2972; or Maria Ribeiro, office manager, via email or call (904) 620-1392. 

Telephone Service Unavailability in Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Buildings 14D/E

Telephone service will be unavailable in Buildings 14D and 14E on Monday, Dec. 18, and Tuesday, Dec. 19. The affected phone lines will be reactivated 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. Occupants may want to record a temporary voice mail greeting to notify/redirect callers to another phone number or email address.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Academics
2017-18 Faculty Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Distinguished Professor, Outstanding Faculty Scholarship, Outstanding Faculty Service Awards and Outstanding Faculty Community Engaged Scholarship Award. The guidelines for each of these awards are on the Faculty Association website under "Faculty Awards." Any person within the University community (students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators) is welcomed to nominate faculty members for the awards. Nominations may be submitted one of three ways: via online, by email to facassn1@unf.edu or handwritten/typed forms delivered to the Faculty Association Office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 3100. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.16. For more information, contact Faculty Association President Dr. Radha Pyati, professor and Department of Chemistry chair, at (904) 620-1918 or email radha.pyati@unf.edu, or Cindy Chin, Faculty Association executive secretary.

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

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Women's History Month Scholarship

The Women's Center is currently accepting applications for the Women's History Month Scholarship. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Currently enrolled students with at least nine credit hours for undergraduate or at least six credit hours for graduate students
  • Enrolled for two consecutive terms (fall and spring) at the University 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students 
  • Experience promoting and/or providing opportunities that create fairness in the way that men and women are treated

For more information, visit the Women's Center website or stop by the office, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100. 

Contact:

Joanna Hillman

joanna.hillman@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515

Arts and Entertainment
Art and Ideas: Sharon Louden in Conversation with Matthew Deleget

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville, 333 North Laura St., Jacksonville, 32202

MOCA will kick off the new year with Art and Ideas, an afternoon of inspired discussion and creative community. Artist, educator, artist-advocate and editor of the "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life" book series, Sharon Louden will join Matthew Deleget, artist-contributor of "The Artist as Culture Producer," in a conversation about how to sustain a creative life.

Contact:

Nan Kavanaugh

nan.kavanaugh@unf.edu

(904) 620-3224

Facebook Event
Dim Sum Brunch for Dinner

Friday, January 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville, NOLA, 333 North Laura St., Jacksonville, 32202

The Dim Sum Brunch for Dinner will start with a Dim Sum buffet, both traditional and re-imagined, followed by an entree from an inspired menu, including pork belly ramen, Korean fried chicken and waffles as well as pho and roast duck with edamame hash. The MOCA galleries will be open to create a night of delicious eats and art.

Cost: $30

Contact:

Nan Kavanaugh

nan.kavanaugh@unf.edu

(904) 620-3224

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Student Artist-in-Residence Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville, 333 North Laura St., Jacksonville, 32202

Enjoy the opening reception of "Circumvolve: Narratives and Responses to Life Cycles," an exhibition by UNF student artist-in-residence Rachel Huff Smith. The painting series portrays the personal narrative of her experience of new motherhood coinciding with the death of her mother and grandmother. Personal and emotive, the figures are both realistic and abstract as they reflect the distortion of memory, grief, longing and the remnant of joy.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Nan Kavanaugh

nan.kavanaugh@unf.edu

(904) 620-3224

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'Unverified' Opening Reception

Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville, UNF Gallery, 333 North Laura St., Jacksonville, 32202

"Unverified" celebrates the works of collaborative artist team Kahn & Selesnick, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Lori Nix, Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger, Jennifer B. Thoreson, and Thomas Jackson in a photography exhibition of staged scenes and alternate realities that disrupt the narrative that a photograph is merely an objective record. The exhibit will run Saturday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, March 25. NOLA MOCA will also be open for dinner throughout the evening.

Cost: Free, open to the public

Contact:

Nan Kavanaugh

nan.kavanaugh@unf.edu

(904) 620-3224

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Everything Else
Army ROTC Scholarship/Commissioning Opportunity

The Army ROTC is offering scholarship as well as commissioning opportunities to full-time undergraduate and graduate students with a graduation date of spring or summer 2020. Students would join the program in the upcoming spring semester and prepare to leave for a four-week Basic Camp during the summer to earn commissioning credit for the freshman and sophomore Army ROTC classes. Students have no initial commitment and aren't required to sign a contract until the start of the fall semester. Two-year scholarships are available that pay $5,000 for room/board or 100 percent of tuition and fees as well as $600 per semester for textbooks and a tax-free monthly stipend that starts at $450. After making it through the add/drop deadline, participants will have an opportunity to choose a prize, such as an Osprey longboard, flying drone or HD TV, during a random drawing. Visit the website for eligibility criteria and more information. If interested, contact Maj. Carlos Aviles, assistant professor of military science, or stop by the Army ROTC office, Frederick H. Schultz Hall, Building 9, Room 1129, as soon as possible.

Contact:

Maj. Carlos Aviles

carlos.aviles@unf.edu

(904) 620-5711

Coggin College of Business Boot Camp

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business

Boot Camp provides students with the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of developing and executing a career action plan. This event is intended to help Coggin College students prepare for campus recruiting events and to improve the results of job/internship-seeking students. There will be onsite resume critiques, raffle prizes and free food. Register in Osprey CareerLink using Event ID 1094.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Coggin Career Management Center

Contact:

Melinda Santos

coggin.careers@unf.edu

(904) 620-2067

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Legacy Brick Pavers Available

Leave a lasting impression on the University; commemorate your experience or honor someone you know by ordering a customized brick paver. Engravings can include graduation year, dedications, Greek letters or an inspirational quote. The deadline to order is Wednesday, Jan. 3; visit the website to order.

Contact:

Kate Engel

k.engel@unf.edu

(904) 620-5272

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Applications Open

The Intercultural Center for Peace is accepting applications for the $1,000 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, which is awarded to four undergraduate students who have worked hard academically and participated in campus and/or community service. The recipients will be presented at the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 19. Eligibility information and application materials are available on the Intercultural Center for Peace website or visit Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100.

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2475

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon Tickets Available

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

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

Tickets are available for the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. Four scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students in King's name. The guest speaker will be Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the Department of African American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. Tickets are available through the Ticket Box Office, located in English Hall, Building 8, Room 1100, or via the website. Free tickets will be given to the first 72 students at the Ticket Box Office. For questions, contact the Intercultural Center for Peace at (904) 620-2475.

Sponsor: Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for Student and International Affairs, Intercultural Center for Peace

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2475

Official Commencement DVDs

Official fall semester commencement DVDs are available to order. The cost is $24.95 plus tax, shipping and handling. Visit the commencement website and click the "purchase" button to order a copy today.

Contact:

Elaine Poppell

e.poppell@unf.edu

(904) 620-1876