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Administrative Announcements

The University is partnering with Hope Fleet International, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization, to collect needed items for residents impacted in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. The deadline to donate items is Friday, Oct. 18. There are several drop-off locations around campus, including: Alumni Hall, Building 60, first floor Lobby; Brooks College of Health, Building 39A, Nursing Office, Room 3090; International Center, Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2300; Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, near the Food Court; Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 3200; Hicks Hall, Building 53, second floor Lobby​; and Student Alliance of Inclusion and Diversity, Founders Hall, Building 2, Student Lounge, Room 1400.

 

The items being collected should be new, not used, and are as follows:

General Supplies: batteries, especially D; face/dust masks; flashlights; gas containers; masking tape; Sharpie markers; power strips; extension cords; trash bags; zip ties; tool kits; manual can openers; paper towels; tissues; toilet paper; disposable cups/plates/utensils

Medical Supplies: adhesive/non-adhesive bandages; antibacterial ointments; gauze and tape; acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen; rubbing alcohol/peroxide; first-aid kits 

Hygiene Supplies: deodorant; feminine hygiene products; hand sanitizers; razors/shaving cream; shampoo/conditioner; Vaseline; soaps (bar or liquid); toothpaste/toothbrushes; mouthwash; bug spray; sunscreen; eye drops; brushes; hair ties

Contact:

Joanna Norris

jnorris@unf.edu

(904) 620-2102

Password managers are the focus for week three of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. One of the biggest personal security improvements to make, password managers assume the burden of remembering passwords for the dozens of websites and applications used at home, work and school.

Tip of the Week: Use different passwords for different accounts; should one account be compromised, the others won’t be at risk.

Contact:

Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Website

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 23, students, faculty/staff, alumni and parents will need to use two-factor authentication (powered by Duo) to verify their identity in order to access myWings and other UNF applications. If you haven't done so already, enroll with Duo this week. If you aren't sure if you've enrolled, test your login. After logging in and using the Duo app to confirm your identity, a "Successful Sign-on" page will be displayed, meaning you're ready for the Oct. 23 change. If you aren't yet enrolled in Duo, you'll be prompted to do so. The purpose of two-factor authentication is to protect your UNF account and personal information, adding a quick and easy step to the login process. If a University password is stolen, personal information can be viewed or altered and information in myWings, email, OneDrive, Canvas and other applications are exposed. Two-factor authentication increases security by making it harder for hackers to gain access to information. Learn more on the two-factor authentication webpage and read the FAQs for specific questions.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

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  • UNF students building Bluetooth-enabled cars for kids with disabilities: UNF students are building specialized car toys for children with disabilities. The class is a mix of engineering and physical therapy majors who are involved in the Adaptive Toy Project, which is now in its sixth year. Students told Action News Jax that the project is fun and fulfilling. 
  • UNF professor using gaming site to help students: Chemistry professor, Dr. Josh Melko, is tapping into the trend of online gaming. He’s making himself available to students on a popular streaming platform for gamers -- called Twitch. He's been using Twitch for office hours for more than a year and says the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. He shared his unique teaching method with WJXT Ch. 4.
  • Inside the Southern Living Idea House: UNF graduates Matthew Birdwell and Jarrod Knox of Riverside Homes were an integral part in the development of the Southern Living Idea House for Southern Living magazine. They shared about their experience on the "Completely Booked" podcast.
  • Healthy vending machine options bring in more money: The American Heart Association is pushing for healthier vending machine options in all city-owned buildings in Jacksonville. To assess the impact, the American Heart Association teamed up with UNF and Brooks Rehabilitation to conduct a study on healthy vending options and revenue. The story was covered by WJXT Ch. 4.
  • Florida alligator hunters stalk reptiles during harvest window: Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, an ecologist and assistant professor of biology who specializes in alligators, told the Orlando Sentinel that unregulated alligator hunting took place from the mid-1800s until the 1950s.

For more stories about UNF faculty, staff and students, go to "Featured Stories." 

The University Police Department is conducting Run, Hide, Fight training exercises with University personnel today, Friday, Oct. 18, as follows:

  • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 1209
  • 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.: Science and Engineering Building, Building 50, Room 1202

These are practical exercises; if you see people running from the building, there's no cause for alarm.

Contact:

Adam Brown

adam.brown@unf.edu

(904) 620-2378

Academics

Monday, October 21, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall Room 3201

Ali Badibanga, an educational leadership doctoral student, will defend his dissertation "Leadership Skills Promoting Flow and Generating Profit: A Study of Millennial Managers through Gamification."

Contact:

Thomas Higginbotham

thomas.higginbotham@unf.edu

(904) 620-2990

Students and alumni will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from a variety of graduate and professional programs, featuring University departments as well as other colleges and universities, Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Ballroom, Room 3703, as follows:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22: Noon to 3 p.m., External programs 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23: 1 to 3 p.m., University programs

Contact:

Audra Morrison

audra.morrison@unf.edu

(904) 620-2976

Website

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Contact:

Library Acquisitions

lib-acq@unf.edu

(904) 620-5673

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Learn more about nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that can fund study abroad, graduate school, undergraduate education, advanced research and more. Contact Dr. Tiffany Kershner, honors instructor, by phone at (904) 620-5380 or email directly or make an appointment.

Contact:

Dawn Button

dawn.button@unf.edu

(904) 620-3938

Athletics

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 46, Hodges Stadium

Cheer on the men's soccer team as it hosts Stetson; doors open at 6 p.m. The first 100 students will receive a free meal of a BBQ chicken sandwich, chips and drink.

Cost: Free with Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Facebook Event

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

The Bolles School, 7400 San Jose Blvd.

Come cheer on the swim team as it hosts Georgia Southern for Senior Day; doors open at 10 a.m. Free pop socket and croakie giveaways to the first 100 fans. The Senior Day ceremony will take place at 10:45 a.m. 

Cost: Free

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Website

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 34, Arena

Cheer on the volleyball team as it hosts North Alabama; doors open at 6 p.m. 

Cost: Free with Osprey 1Card

Contact:

Kaitlin Parsons

k.parsons@unf.edu

(904) 620-5429

Facebook Event

Recreation and Wellness

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 54, J.M.Golden Environmental Education Pavilion, Eco Adventure

Chase your prey as a zombie or run for your life to receive a prize. The Healthy Osprey ambassadors are looking for zombies, runners and volunteers for the annual Zombie Run. Applications are available, Student Wellness Complex, Building 61, Room 1200, at the front desk.   

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Recreation and Wellness

Contact:

Cire Ba

unfhealthyosprey@gmail.com

(904) 620-4769

Facebook Event

Arts and Entertainment

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

J.B. Coxwell Amphitheater, Outside, adjacent to John A. Delaney Student Union, Building 58

Battle of The Bands will feature music, free food and other activities. Multiple student bands will perform; only one winner will be selected to perform at next year's Oz Fest.

Cost: Free with Osprey 1Card

Sponsor: Osprey Productioms

Contact:

Maria Figuerado

maria.figuerado@unf.edu

(904) 620-5369

Facebook Event

"Neighborhoods," an exhibition on loan from the Museum of Science and History, is on display now through Sunday, Dec. 1, Carpenter Library, Building 12. The exhibit consists of illustrated text panels that trace the historical development of Jacksonville's neighborhoods.

Contact:

Susan Swiatosz

s.swiatosz@unf.edu

(904) 620-1533

Website

Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Courtyard, 200 1st St., Neptune Beach

The Environmental Center and Beaches Go Green will host a screening of "The Lorax" as part of Movies That Matter, a fun, family-friendly, educational movie series.

Cost: Free

Contact:

James Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Facebook Event

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Building 14A, Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Room 1312

The screening of "Seagull Diner" will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Nicholas de Villiers, professor of English and film, and featuring guest respondent Dr. Jeffrey Smith, English instructor. This event is part of the "Cross-Cultural Encounters" fall film series.

Sponsor: International Studies Program

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Friday, November 8, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 6, Building Services (behind the building), Sculpture Yard

Celebrate the fire arts at the Fall Iron Pour where attendees can create an iron piece by making a scratch block in sand and having it cast in iron; no prior experience necessary. Entry is free and open to the public; parking will be available in Lots 9 and 10.

Cost: Free Admission; Small scratch block, $10; Large scratch block, $15

Sponsor: Department of Art and Design

Contact:

Lance Vickery

lance.vickery@unf.edu

(904) 620-5062

Website

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1044

David Sanger, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times national security correspondent, will present "The Threat to National Security in a 5G Era." Sanger has more than 35 years as a foreign correspondent. His latest book offers an incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security and bringing us to the brink of global war. This event, a part of the Distinguished Voices Lecture Series, is free with a printed eticket.

Sponsor: UNF Foundation; World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

Contact:

Molly Espinoza

molly.espinoza@unf.edu

(904) 620-4334

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1044

Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners and author of 'Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe,' has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years and served as a technical advisor for HBO’s "Silicon Valley," seasons two through five. This event is a part of the Distinguished Voices Lecture Series.

Cost: Free with E-ticket

Sponsor: UNF Foundation; World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

Contact:

Molly Espinoza

molly.espinoza@unf.edu

(904) 620-4334

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

The Graduate School Fair will take place; attend to learn additional information as well as speak with representatives from many of the University's graduate programs.

Contact:

Dekira Hemingway

d.hemingway@unf.edu

(904) 620-5340

Website Facebook Event

Monday, October 21, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 10, Honors Hall, Room 2245

Philippe Singer, Predator Group vice president, will present  «La culture d’affaires en France et aux Etats-Unis». This event is part of International Mondays.

Sponsor: International Studies

Contact:

Clayton McCarl

clayton.mccarl@unf.edu

(904) 620-1242

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 53, Hicks Hall, Room 1420

In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the ITS Security Team is hosting a webinar workshop to overview the University's new technology and processes to keep you safe. Register online or in person. 

Cost: Free

Contact:

Todd Vatter

todd.vatter@unf.edu

(904) 620-5397

Website Facebook Event

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Building 8, Roy Lassiter Hall, Conference Room, Room 2213

Participants in this workshop will learn how to efficiently address, summarize and synthesize research in their field. Viewable live online

Sponsor: Department of English

Contact:

Paige Perez

paige.m.perez@unf.edu

(904) 620-5394

Website

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Room 1202

Dr. Mary Bishai, a physicist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, will present "The Little Neutral One: A Brief Survey of Experimental Neutrino Physics." Dr. Bishai will offer an overview of what has been and could be learned from some of the most ambitious experiments in particle physics.

Contact:

Loraine Morgan

l.morgan@unf.edu

(904) 620-2729

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

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Chamblin Room

The Science Cafe will present "Sustainable Development Goals: Origins, Impacts and Prospects for a Greener Future," featuring Dr. Joshua Gellers, political science associate professor. For questions, contact Stephanie Race, University librarian.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Psychology; Biology; Carpenter Library

Contact:

Stephanie Race

stephanie.race@unf.edu

(904) 620-5177

Website

Friday, October 25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Student Union Ballrooms, Building 58W, Room 3703

The Taylor Leadership Institute will present the 11th annual Student Leadership Summit. This year's theme "Leadership for the Future" will explore a new leadership model that emphasizes success, fulfillment and impact. Dr. Danielle Harlan, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential, will be the featured keynote speaker. Funded through the Student Life and Services Fee, this free event is open to all University students; includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Taylor Leadership Institute

Contact:

Korie Hilliard

korie.hilliard@unf.edu

(904) 620-5698

Website

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Building 8, Roy Lassiter Hall, Conference Room, Room 2213

A discussion about effective and not-so-effective ways to synthesize resources, this workshop focuses on easing the stress of dealing with multiple sources. Those unable to attend can view online.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of English

Contact:

Paige Perez

paige.m.perez@unf.edu

(904) 620-5394

Website

Friday, October 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Room 1020

Professor Cédomir Nestorovic, ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific, will present "U.S. - China Trade War, Asian Perspectives." The campus community is welcome to attend.

Sponsor: Department of Economics and Geography

Contact:

Jessica Russell

j.russell@unf.edu

(904) 620-2641

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 14A, Andrew J. Robinson Jr. Theater, Room 1314

Visiting Artist Eric Stephenson, an American sculptor based in Chicago, will lecture on his work and workflow: virtual reality, CAD 3D modeling and ceramic shell casting.

Contact:

Lance Vickery

lancevickery@unf.edu

(904) 620-5062

Facebook Event

Diversity Initiatives

The African American Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship was established to celebrate diversity by providing financial support to any University undergraduate and graduate student who exhibits interest in enriching and supporting individuals of African-American descent, leadership in promoting an understanding of challenges that African-Americans or other minorities experience in higher education or awareness of African-American cultural, educational and civic activities. This year, the AAFSA will award $500 scholarships as available. A completed application form including personal statement, letter of recommendation from a current AAFSA voting member and an optional letter of reference from an individual/organization must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. View eligibility requirements and submit an application via the website. For questions, email AAFSA.

Contact:

Ricarla Jackson

aafsa@unf.edu

(904) 620-1236

Website

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Room 1102

The documentary "Deconstructing My Religion" is the story of "exvangelicals," those who are leaving the Evangelical Christian neighborhood reconstructing new cultures. A panel discussion featuring Dr. Julie Ingersoll, religious studies professor, and Dr. Chrissy Stroop, who both appear in the film, will follow the film screening; a light dinner will be served. This is part of Interfaith Week's Neighborhood Film Fest.

Sponsor: Interfaith Center

Contact:

Kalilah Jamall

k.jamall@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event

Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Celebrate the Festival of Lights, one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture, with Asian Students in Alliance (ASIA) and Osprey South Asian Association (OSAA). Learn about the significance of this holiday through traditional dancing, Indian food and more.

Contact:

Rainapolyn Elopre

asia1@unf.edu

(904) 982-3516

Facebook Event

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, purple ribbons and bows will be displayed throughout campus to raise awareness and honor those who have been impacted. A limited number of purple lapel pins to wear throughout October are available at the Women's Center, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100.

Contact:

Jessica Harris

jessica.harris@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515

Website

Monday, October 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Outside across from Starbucks

Celebrate the start of Interfaith Week with free coffee, Einstein bagels, T-shirt and mug giveaways and more, as you learn about the events ahead. To view the week's upcoming film showings, visit the website.

Sponsor: Interfaith Center

Contact:

Kalilah Jamall

k.jamall@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Coxwell Amphitheater, adjacent to Building 58, John A. Delaney Student Union

Trick-or-treating, a costume contest (come in spooky attire) and more fun activities will take place with the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity and other clubs.

Sponsor: Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity

Contact:

Milesh Patel

said@unf.edu

(904) 620-2528

Facebook Event

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

"Unconditional Care" is a documentary about how the Jacksonville Muslim community started a free local clinic as people of different beliefs came together to meet vital health care needs. A panel featuring filmmaker Matt Colaciello and others will follow the screening; light appetizers served. This is part of Interfaith Week's Neighborhood Film Fest.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Interfaith Center

Contact:

Kalilah Jamall

k.jamall@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event

Monday, October 21, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

Enjoy a free pizza dinner and movie as Interfaith Week's Neighborhood Film Festival begins with "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" the acclaimed documentary on the life and times of Mr. Rogers. Followed by speedfaithing; meet and learn about your campus neighbors.

Sponsor: Interfaith Center

Contact:

Kalilah Jamall

k.jamall@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event

Dining Services

Follow @UNF_Dining on Twitter all this month to get access to special Daily Deals, as part of our "Trick or Tweet" promotional series. Every day in October, a special, one-day-only deal will be Tweeted. To redeem, just retweet and show the offer to the cashier at checkout.

Contact:

Layn Alderson

l.alderson@unf.edu

(904) 620-5152

Website

Everything Else

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 3806

The Alumni Association welcomes alumni, Osprey family, parents and friends back to the Nest as Family Weekend kicks off with a casual reception.

Contact:

Kelly Rhoden

k.rhoden@unf.edu

(904) 620-4723

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Student Health Services is offering two flu shot clinics, J. Brooks Brown Hall Addition, Building 39A, Room 2107, as follows: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. The cost is free for students; $20 for faculty/staff, payable with cash or check.

Contact:

Karen McSheffrey

k.mcsheffrey@unf.edu

(904) 620-1595

Students graduating fall 2019 are eligible for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion award. In alignment with the University's mission, up to 25 students will receive this distinction for exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based Federal work-study and political engagement. For assistance, reach out to a faculty or staff member to mentor you through the process. To apply, download and complete the application by 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

Contact:

Justin Sipes

unfcares@unf.edu

(904) 620-3545

Nominations for the 2019-20 Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award are being accepted now through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.  Nominations may be submitted online, via email to an advisor or by completing a paper nomination at the College Advising units. For more information, contact Jody Morgan, Academic Advising Council Governance Committee member.

Contact:

Jody Morgan

jody.morgan@unf.edu

(904) 620-2597

The bookstore is offering discounts on UNF merchandise during normal store hours beginning Thursday, Oct. 17, through Sunday, Oct. 20.

Contact:

Heather Czigan

0647gm@follett.com

(904) 620-2069

Website

Students and families now can find the most up-to-date information on graduation by following UNF Graduation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Contact:

Commencement Coordinator

commencement@unf.edu

(904) 620-2537

Website