Administrative Announcements
Building 4 Fire Alarm Testing Week of March 27

Due to continued construction renovation work activities, periodic fire alarm system testing will occur in Skinner-Jones Hall North, Building 4, between 3 and 4 p.m. Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31. For questions, contact Rich Elmore, campus planning, design and construction assistant director.

Contact:

Rich Elmore

relmore@unf.edu

(904) 620-1748

Spring Break Special Hours/Closures

Spring break is Monday, March 20, through Sunday, March 26. Most University offices will be closed Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19: Closed
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Saturday, March 25: Closed
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology:
    • Thursday, March 23, through Saturday, March 25: Closed
    • Sunday, March 26: Email support, open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Dining: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Eco Adventure: Closed Sunday, March 19, through Sunday, March 26
  • Fieldhouse: Closed Saturday, March 18, through Sunday, March 26
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19: Closed
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Saturday, March 25: Closed
    • Sunday, March 26: 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Ogier Gardens:
    • Friday, March 24: Closed
  • One Stop Student Services:
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Friday, March 24: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 10 p.m. Friday, March 17; will resume 6 p.m. Sunday, March 26, with a modified housing route. Click here for more information.
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, March 17; resumes 7:30 a.m. Monday, March 27
  • Student Government Offices (including Business and Accounting Offices):
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24: Closed
  • Student Union:
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26: Closed
    • See the entries for UNF Bookstore and Dining for different hours
  • Student Wellness Complex: Closed Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, March 11; resumes 10 a.m. Monday, March 27
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Sunday, March 19: Closed
    • Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, March 25, and Sunday, March 26: Closed
  • UPS Store:
    • Monday, March 20, through Wednesday, March 22: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Thursday, March 23, through Sunday, March 26: Closed

Contact:

Amanda Dawson

amanda.dawson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Student Self Service Unavailability March 26

Student Self Service will be unavailable 5 to 9 a.m. Sunday, March 26, to perform maintenance. No changes to the interface are expected. Links to student records, degree evaluation, course schedule, academic transcript, etc. won't be available during the downtime, but students will still be able to access Blackboard, Canvas and email in myWings.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Academics
Educational Leadership Doctoral Dissertation Defense

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3201

Educational leadership students will defend their doctoral dissertations in Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 3201, as follows:

  • 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, March 27: Rudolph F. Jamison Jr., "Black Male Perspectives of Black Male Leader/Leadership Development in the World of Work"
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28: Theresa J. Coker, "Secondary-School Principals' Perceptions of Their Role in the Retention of Novice Teachers"

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Services

Contact:

Michele Verkerk

m.verkerk@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Psychology Master's Theses Defense

Psychology graduate students will defend their master's theses in the Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 3131, as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Friday, March 17: Jourdan Rodak, "PTSD's True Color"
  • 11 a.m. Friday, March 17: Alexus Lepere, "Effects of Coloring in the Elderly"
  • 10 a.m. Friday, March 31: Brett Wallace, "On the Relationship of Working Memory and False Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"

Contact:

Tracy Alloway

t.alloway@unf.edu

(904) 620-1614

Student Affairs Scholarships

The 2017-18 Student Affairs scholarships are available as follows:

  • UNF Parents Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Friends of Student Affairs Community Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Gandhi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Satya and Kamal Pachori Scholarship

The deadline for the submission of all applications is 5 p.m. Monday, March 27. Scholarship applications are available here.

Contact:

Kate Engel

k.engel@unf.edu

(904) 620-2600

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Student Affairs Scholarships

The following 2017-18 Student Affairs Scholarships are available: 

  • UNF Parents Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Friends of Student Affairs Community Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Gandhi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Satya and Kamal Pachori Scholarship

The deadline for the submission of applications is 5 p.m. Monday, March 27. Scholarship information and applications can be found on the Student Affairs website

Contact:

Kate Engel

k.engel@unf.edu

(904) 620-5272

Student Affairs Scholarships Available

2017-18 Student Affairs scholarships are available as follows:

  • UNF Parents Association Endowed Scholarship
  • Friends of Student Affairs Community Council Endowed Scholarship
  • Gandhi Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Satya and Kamal Pachori Scholarship

Complete scholarship information and applications can be found online here.The deadline for submission of applications is 5 p.m. Monday, March 27.

Contact:

Kate Engel

k.engel@unf.edu

(904) 620-2600

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Clubs and Organizations
Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Applications Available

The Asian Students in Alliance, Black Student Union and Latin American Student Organization will open applications for leadership positions Tuesday, March 14. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered student with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be enrolled in at least one credit hour each semester
  • Be an actively involved member of ASIA, BSU or LASO for at least one semester

​For more information or to pick up an application, visit the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity Office, Building 58E, Suite 1001.

Contact:

Brandi Winfrey

b.winfrey@unf.edu

(904) 620-2689

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Athletics and Recreation
Baseball Series Versus Dallas Baptist

Cheer on Ospreys baseball as they take on Dallas Baptist University in a three-game series, Harmon Baseball Stadium, Building 27, as follows:

  • Friday, March 24: 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25: 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 26: Noon

Free with valid Osprey 1Card.

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Department of Campus Recreation Summer Camps

Both the Youth Sports and Fitness Camp and the Eco Camp registrations are open. University students must register in person, with a valid Osprey 1Card, at the Campus Recreation Office, Building 61, Room 1200. For more information, visit the Campus Recreation website or call (904) 620-2998.

Contact:

Campus Recreation

dcarlson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2998

Ospreys Versus Stetson

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

Building 37, Tennis Clubhouse

Cheer on Ospreys women's tennis as they take on Stetson University.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

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Women's Basketball Team Managers Needed

Student team managers are being sought for the 2017-18 season. Applicants must be a full-time student, have experience playing or knowledge of basketball, be able to learn quickly and handle various, unpredictable situations. Email a resume and other pertinent information about yourself to Sara Nuxol, director of basketball operations.

Contact:

Sara Nuxol

sara.nuxol@unf.edu

(904) 620-4279

Arts and Entertainment
OZ Music Fest

Friday, April 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater

The Oz Music Festival will feature the Mowgli's, Matt and Kim, Daya as well as local performances by Master Radical and Palm Trees and Powerlines. Food trucks, Red Bull, rides, henna, body art, an oxygen bar, tarot card reading, airbrush tattoos and other attractions will be available. Students can pick up a free ticket at the Ticket Box Office, Lassiter Hall, Building 8, Room 1100. General admission tickets can be purchased here

Cost: Students/Free with valid Osprey 1Card, General Admission/$20

Sponsor: Osprey Productions

Contact:

Junine Castin

opdir@unf.edu

(904) 620-4386

Facebook Event
Ozzie's 'Carnival of the Peculiar'

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Coxwell Amphitheater

Celebrate the upcoming end of the semester with amazing sideshow performances. The event will feature fire breathing, aerial silks, quirky cabaret, art vendors, music and free food from local food trucks.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey 1Card

Sponsor: Student Union, Campus Life, Student Life and Services Fee

Contact:

Brock Ertel

brock.ertel@unf.edu

(904) 620-1750

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Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
'Building Soil With Fermented Plant Fertilizers'

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fredrick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens, Adjacent to Park Lake and Lot 18 Walkway

Valerie Herrmann, local permaculture expert and The Food Park Project director, will discuss how to make fermented plant juice and other Korean natural farming inputs, which help build healthy bacteria, fungus and other life in soil.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Health Promotion

Contact:

Mallory Schott

mallory.schott@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Monday, March 27, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 2223

The committee will discuss candidate applications for the childhood education assistant professor position, 338860.

Contact:

Katie Monnin

kmonnin@unf.edu

(904) 620-4358

General Meetings
UNF Foundation Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Senate Chambers, Room 3200

The third quarter Foundation Board meeting will take place.

Sponsor: University Development and Alumni Engagement

Contact:

Patricia Madrid

p.madrid@unf.edu

(904) 620-2111

Everything Else
Lavender Graduation RSVP

Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony that recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally graduates of the University, encouraging continued connection with UNF, other students, alumni and the Jacksonville community. This event is open to students who graduated in fall 2016 or will graduate this spring/summer. Graduating students will receive lavender graduation cords to wear at commencement and a certificate of recognition. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the ceremony will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. A RSVP is required

Contact:

Logan Judd

logan.judd@unf.edu

(904) 620-5518

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Ogier Gardens Spring Jamboree Sign-Up

The Ogier Gardens will host the annual Spring Garden Jamboree featuring Farm Olympics competition. Submit names of Individual participants or student clubs/departments team names, with the number of three to five participants, to OgierGardens@unf.edu. The jamboree will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Friday, April 14, Ogier Gardens. The event will feature music, prizes, garden activities and free food.

Contact:

Mallory Schott

ogiergardens@unf.edu

(904) 620-1570

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Osprey Community Ambassadors Recruitment

Osprey Community Ambassadors are paraprofessional student staff members in the Center for Community-Based Learning, who contribute to community engagement by participating in local hands-on learning opportunities. The year-long commitment for active undergraduate or graduate students begins May, 2017, and concludes April, 2018. OCAs receive three stipends throughout the year to compensate for work and time. The application deadline is Friday, March 31; to apply, visit the website. For more information, contact Justin Sipes, coordinator academic support services.

Contact:

Justin Sipes

justin.sipes@unf.edu

(904) 620-3548

Public Opinion Research Lab Now Hiring

The Public Opinion Research Lab is now hiring students who are available to work the spring and/or summer semesters. The position requires making phone calls and recording data for research. If interested or for more information, email porl@unf.edu.

Contact:

Mark Cooper

porl@unf.edu

(904) 620-4433

Website
Spinnaker Media Now Hiring

Spinnaker Media is currently hiring for the the following student leader positions: editor-in-chief, digital managing editor, TV general manager, radio general manager and business manager. For more information or to apply, visit www.unfjobs.org.

Contact:

Maureen Baker

m.baker@unf.edu

(904) 620-1598

Spring Volunteer Fair

Monday, April 3, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

Learn about getting involved on campus and in the community through hands-on volunteer opportunities with 20 various local organizations.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Sarah Rosen

sarah.rosen@unf.edu

(904) 620-2955

'Talon Review' Accepting Submissions

The "Talon Review," a University creative outlet for both students and alumni, is accepting submissions for the spring issue. Send writing, pictures, paintings or other creative projects to Talon Review.

Contact:

Talon Review

talonreview@gmail.com

(904) 392-6590