Administrative Announcements
Active Shooter Emergency Preparation

In the event of an active shooter emergency while in a classroom or other University building, you are encouraged to take the actions listed below:

  • RUN: When an active shooter is in your vicinity, if there is an escape path, and it's safe to do so, attempt to evacuate.
  • HIDE: If evacuation isn't possible, find a place to hide.
  • FIGHT: As a last resort, and only if your life is in danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter.

When law enforcement arrives, remain calm and follow instructions, always keep your hands visible, avoid pointing or yelling, and know that help for the injured is on the way. When informed to evacuate by emergency personnel, leave all personal effects behind, unless instructed otherwise by emergency personnel. Upon exiting the classroom space, promptly proceed to the location designated by or led to by emergency personnel. Don't re-enter classroom space until directed or given an all-clear by emergency personnel.

It's strongly recommended that all students take the time to watch this six-minute video supplied by the FBI titled "Run, Hide, Fight" at ActiveShooterPrep.

For further information, including campus emergency lockdown procedures, you are strongly encouraged to visit the UNF Crisis Management website at UNFLockdown.

Stay safe Ospreys!

Contact:

Chief Frank Mackesy

f.mackesy@unf.edu

(904) 620-2800

Delaney Student Union Pressure Washing

Beginning Monday, Aug. 12, Physical Facilities will conduct its annual pressure washing of the Delaney Student Union, Building 58, to be completed after hours for about three weeks. There shouldn't be any disruption, aside from barricades and additional equipment around the building. Excess water may drip from the roof in the mornings.

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

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Lock Shop Extended Hours

The Lock Shop, UNF Annex, Building 6, Room 1206, will be open for extended hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 23, to accommodate additional key requests at the start of the fall term. Normal operating hours 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. will resume Monday, Aug. 26.

Contact:

Bil Bigham

b.bigham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2669

One-Stop Quick Stop Hours

Visit One-Stop Quick Stop, Hicks Hall, Building 53, Lobby, to drop off documents or have quick questions answered without having to wait in line, as follows:

  • Thursday, Aug. 15, and Friday, Aug. 16: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 19, through Monday, Aug. 26, weekdays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact:

One-Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

Student Email Accounts Use @unf.edu

Students, faculty and staff are in the same Office 365 environment to provide better collaboration with Office 365 tools. Students admitted before May 2019 have two UNF mailboxes: a new one that uses "N-number@unf.edu" and an old one that uses "N-number@ospreys.unf.edu." Email from UNF systems is delivered to a student’s @unf.edu account. Students should select the "Email" tile in myWings to access their @unf.edu account and select the "Old Email" tile to access their @Ospreys.unf.edu account to turn on email forwarding and to add an "automatic reply." Both accounts will be active for a period of time to enable a smooth transition for students. Communication will be sent prior to the Ospreys account being deactivated. Visit the webpage for additional information and actions for students to take. 

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

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Temporary Signage Permits

Per the University's Signage Policy, all temporary external signage must be approved through the Delaney Student Union. Temporary signage permits aren't required for posters, flyers or handbills. To request signage approval, complete the online form. Enforcement of this policy begins Monday, Aug. 19.

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

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UNF in the News
  • E-Verify Program and its blind spots: At least four of the poultry processing plants Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently raided claimed to use E-Verify to vet workers. National Public Radio's Ari Shapiro spoke with Dr. Madeline Zavodny, economics professor, about how well E-Verify works.
  • Student sculptures auctioned online: Sculpture students will have their original works auctioned in online bidding, starting today, Thursday, Aug. 15, and running through the end of the month. Proceeds from the online auction will go to support the UNF Sculpture Program. The Florida-Times Union featured the auction.
  • Art with a Heart/ MOCA partner to help sick kids: For children in the hospital, art is so much more than a fun activity. It provides a distraction from pain, helps them express themselves during a stressful time and is a part of their healing process. One group that knows this is Art with a Heart who has once again partnered with MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF, for an amazing exhibit which was highlighted by First Coast News.
  • UNF student Lee Giat eyes the stars: Lee Giat, who has majors in physics and communication, is down to earth but has his head in space. He recently participated in astronaut training in Russia and spoke to the Spinnaker about his experience.
  • Climate change could raise mercury levels in fish: Dr. Lauri Wright, nutrition professor and chair, told U.S. News & World Report that consumers should avoid certain fish high in mercury, but that fish should be a regular part of a healthy diet.

Contact:

Joanna Norris

jnorris@unf.edu

(904) 620-2102

Academics
Canvas Alternative File Formats

Students can download accessible formats of electronic documents from their Canvas courses. Next to the document’s file name is a "drop down" icon and when "Alternative Formats" is selected, the student will have the option of choosing one of the following: HTML, ePub (read as an e-book), electronic braille or audio. This new tool will allow for the continuation of a more inclusive learning environment for all users. This webpage shows students how to access the alternative file formats in Canvas.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Carpenter Library Trial Databases

New databases are available for trial; access the Library Databases webpage.

  • ASTM Compass includes all 13,000 ASTM Standards as well as the ASTM Digital Library with access to ASTM manuals, monographs, STPs peer- reviewed publications, data series, proceedings and nine journals. Trial ends Sunday, Dec.15. 
  • JoVE Science Education:
    • The Environmental Science collection, an interdisciplinary approach to explore and evaluate environmental systems, uses simple, easy-to-understand video demonstrations of key concepts and fundamental techniques. Topics include soil and water contaminants, invasive species, alternative energy and forestry. 
    • The Environmental Microbiology collection explores common methods used to study environmental microbiology, providing an introduction to environmental microbial communities and their roles in ecosystems.
    • Trial ends Sunday, Sept. 15.
  • Science of Synthesis, a full text resource for  synthetic organic chemistry methods, provides critical reviews for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry's synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to date. Trial ends Sunday, Sept. 15.

Provide feedback on these databases.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

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Federal Financial Aid Enrollment Status

Only courses that count toward current degree requirements may be included in 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, contact your academic advisor. For questions about financial aid, contact One-Stop Student Services at (904) 620-5555 or via its web page.

Contact:

One Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

International Research Symposium Proposals

The third annual interdisciplinary UNF International Research Symposium will take place noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, Delaney Student Union, Building 53W, Ballrooms A/B, Room 3703. All undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present research on international topics. Students may also propose presentations that reflect critically or creatively upon learning that took place as part of study-abroad experiences, including internships with an international focus. For details, see the International Research Symposium webpage. The deadline for proposal submissions is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.15. The International Research Symposium is organized through a partnership between the International Studies Program; the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; the Office of Undergraduate Research; and the International Center.

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Library Database Trial

A new database is available for trial on the Library Databases webpage. Statista provides statistical data on many topics including media, business, politics, society, technology and education. Sources include market reports, trade publications, scientific journals and government databases. Charts can be downloaded in PNG, PowerPoint, Excel or PDF formats or embedded in webpages as well as in papers/presentations. Trial ends Friday, Aug. 30; provide feedback.

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

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Student Academic Activity Documentation

After the end of the add/drop period, instructors will be documenting student academic activity for each class. If an instructor is unable to document academic activity for your coursework, you won't be eligible to receive federal financial aid for that course. This includes federal Pell Grant, federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, federal direct loans and work study. For questions, contact One-Stop Student Services

Contact:

One Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

Clubs and Organizations
Club Can Do Mentees Needed

If you identify as LGBTQIA+ and want help navigating the world of college and beyond, then Club Can Do is right for you. Apply to be a mentee today and an LGBTQIA+ mentor will help pave the way for your career after graduation.

Contact:

Haiden Baier

hbaier@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

Website
Arts and Entertainment
Swoop Troupe Productions 'Sound of Music' Auditions

Swoop Troupe Productions, formerly the UNF Musical Theatre Club, will present "The Sound of Music," the University's third musical production and the final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein "...destined to become the world's most beloved musical." Auditions will take place on campus; exact times and locations to be announced, as follows:

  • Saturday, Sept. 7: First round of auditions for singing roles
  • Sunday, Sept. 8: Non-speaking roles, dance auditions and cold reads

An audition packet available on the Swoop Troupe website must be filled out and submitted the day of auditions. A sign-up list of audition slots as well as updated cast and crew audition dates/times/locations will be posted on the website as well as Facebook and Twitter @unfswooptroupe.

Contact:

Maureen McCluskey

m.mccluskey@unf.edu

(904) 620-2273

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Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Physics Research Seminar Features Guangxi University Distinguished Professor

Friday, August 23, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Room 1510

The Department of Physics Interdisciplinary Studies on Optoelectronic Materials, Nano-Structures and Devices will feature Dr. Zhe Chuan Feng, Guangxi University Distinguished Professor, Nanning China. Feng will share recent research accomplishments on energy-efficient and environmentally friendly solid-state light sources, in particular GaN-based light emitting diodes, and how they're revolutionizing an increasing number of applications and bringing benefits to vast areas of development such as lighting, communications, biotechnology, imaging and medicine.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Loraine Morgan

l.morgan@unf.edu

(904) 620-2729

Science Cafe 'Why Are We Green?'

Friday, September 6, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, 1st Floor, Chamblin Room

The Science Café presents "Why Are We Green? Using Psychology to Understand Pro-Environmental Behavior," featuring Dr. Heather Truelove, Department of Psychology associate professor. For questions, contact Stephanie Race via email or phone (904) 620-5177. Register.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Psychology and Biology Departments

Contact:

Erica Samples

e.samples@unf.edu

(904) 620-1622

Diversity Initiatives
Connections Student Mentoring Program

The Connections Student Mentoring Program connects UNF students to supportive faculty and staff to enhance your college experience. Professionals help mentees integrate socially and guide them in making positive daily life choices, while motivating and advising students toward the fulfillment of their goals. Fill out a simple online application to begin your Connections journey. View the Connections website and click on the "Mentee Application Form" button.

Contact:

Danyelle Stokes

danyelle.stokes@unf.edu

(904) 620-4218

Website
I-Dinner Trivia Night

Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Ballroom, Room 3703 A/B

Kickstart the fall semester with a free, home-style meal; teams will compete to win prizes.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Interfaith Center

Contact:

Kalilah Jamall

k.jamall@unf.edu

(905) 620-5522

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Online Bias Incident Reporting

The Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) provides an online form for reporting incidents of bias, also viewable by clicking "Report a Bias Incident" on the CODI website. Tracking bias incidents allows the University to better address issues of culture, climate and inclusion. Examples of incidents of bias include, but are not limited to, any activity that intimidates, demeans, mocks, degrades, marginalizes or threatens individuals/groups based on that person/group's actual or perceived:

  • Ability
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Citizenship/immigration status
  • Creed
  • Gender expression
  • Parenting/pregnancy status
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Religious practice
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veteran status

The online form doesn't replace reporting a situation/incident to the University Police Department, Counseling Center, Equal Opportunity Office, Ethics Hotline, Victim Advocacy or other University offices.

Contact:

Alison Cruess

codi@unf.edu

(904) 620-2583

Website
Rainbow Welcome

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Check out the LGBT Resource Center space and all the programs and services offered. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Haiden Baier

h.baier@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Friday, August 23, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

The committee will meet to discuss the Sport Management assistant professor position, 337480. 

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-1801

Dining Services
Meal Memberships Now Available in MyWings

Meal Memberships are now available in MyWings. A variety of weekly, all-access and block memberships are available that offer a reduced price per meal, tax savings and convenience. Learn more about memberships by visiting the website.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 620-1959

Everything Else
Brooks College of Health Welcome

Friday, August 23, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

Brooks College of Health will host a social event for those contemplating a healthcare field education as well as those finishing a graduate education. Meet current students/faculty, speak with advisors about BCH programs, enter the cornhole tournament and win a swag bag for completing the scavenger hunt. Free T-shirts for all attendees while supplies last; light refreshments will be served.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Savannah Fahey

s.fahey@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

Connections Student Mentoring Program: Mentees

The Connections Student Mentoring Program connects UNF students to supportive faculty and staff to enhance your college experience. Professionals help mentees integrate socially and guide them in making positive daily life choices, while motivating and advising students toward the fulfillment of their goals. Fill out a simple online application to begin your Connections journey. View the Connections website and click on the "Mentee Application Form" button.

Contact:

Danyelle Stokes

danyelle.stokes@unf.edu

(904) 620-4218

Delaney Student Union Bulletin Boards

The Delaney Student Union has locked bulletin boards available for posting on-campus activities and announcements. A physical copy of the event poster/announcement, not to exceed 11-by-17 inches, must be submitted for approval to the Student Union office, Building 58E, Room 1302.

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

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English Language Program Seeks Volunteers

Conversation Partner Program volunteers meet one-on-one with international students for an hour per week during the fall semester. For an opportunity to gain volunteer hours, help someone practice English, learn about a different culture and make a new friend, visit the English Language Program office, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Building, Building 14E, Room 1710, or email Kelsie Conroy, student assistant.

Contact:

Kelsie Conroy

volunteerelp@unf.edu

(904) 620-4281

Public Opinion Research Lab Now Hiring

The Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) is now hiring students who are available to work during the fall semester and throughout the 2020 spring and/or summer semesters. The position involves making phone calls and recording data for research. If interested, email the PORL for more information.

  • Rate of pay: $10 per hour to start
  • Hours: 4 to 9 p.m. (flexible)
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Location: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2222

Contact:

Mark Cooper

mark.cooper@unf.edu

(904) 620-2784

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Swing Club Kick-off Event

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58, John A. Delaney Student Union, Osprey Plaza

The UNF Swing Club kicks off the fall semester with the fun, energetic Lindy Hop. Begin with a short warmup, followed by a lesson and conclude with a dance practice; no experience or partner necessary. Swing Club events take place 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Osprey Plaza, Delaney Student Union, Building 58. The Lindy Hop will be featured Aug. 21 and Aug. 28.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Yuval Lavi

n01065383@unf.edu

(904) 910-9467

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Taylor Leadership Institute Open House

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 9, Frederick H. Schultz Hall, Taylor Leadership Institute Lobby, Room 1103

As part of Week of Welcome, TLI will host an open house for students interested in learning more about the Institute and the programs and resources offered.  Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Korie Hilliard

korie.hilliard@unf.edu

(904) 620-5698

Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome (WOW) greets new and returning students to the campus community through a series of programs and activities spanning the first week of fall classes. Discover the campus, find new friends and meet those who can help you get involved at the University. Learn more about available academic and co-curricular programs and services. WOW is open to all new and returning students; bring your Osprey 1Card to all events. Sponsored by Osprey Life and Productions.

Contact:

Maria Figuerado

maria.figuerado@unf.edu

(904) 620-5369

Week of Welcome Study Abroad Alumni Social

Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Delaney Student Union, Room 3804

Students, faculty, advisors and alumni will share stories from study-abroad trips. Learn about scholarships, specific faculty-led and exchange programs, travel tips/tricks and general information on the study-abroad process; light refreshments will be served.

Sponsor: International Center

Contact:

Payton Cantrell

p.cantrell@unf.edu

(904) 620-3985

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