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LGBT Resource Center Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for the next academic year:

  • Jack Slaughter and Sam Jacobson Endowed Scholarship
  • UNF Building Bridges Creating Community Scholarship for Full-Time Students
  • UNF Building Bridges Creating Community Scholarship for Part-Time Students.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 20. For more information, click here.


Jake Moore


(904) 620-5197

Administrative Announcements
Alumni Drive Resurfacing and UNF Drive Repairs

Work to resurface Alumni Drive will begin Saturday, May 2, and continue through Wednesday, May 13. Although one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction, traffic patterns may be altered as the work progresses. Additionally, the section of UNF Drive between Lot 100, adjacent to Parking Services, Building 52, and the entrance to Parking Lot 12, adjacent to Osprey Village, will be closed for repairs between 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, through 6 a.m. Monday, May 11. Detour signs will be posted.


Stephen Fagan


(904) 620-2237

Nesting Geese

In the spring, pairs of geese begin mating, nesting and raising young and may become aggressive while defending nesting territories. Canada geese present threat displays such as head pumping, opened bill and raised tongue, hissing, honking and vibrating their neck feathers and may chase or peck pedestrians. Give plenty of room when traveling the campus and don't approach or feed them. Canada geese are a protected species under state and federal law. Nesting season runs from March to mid-May. May through July are spent raising the young.


Environmental Health & Safety


(904) 620-2019

Summer A Housing Rent Due

The deadline to pay or defer rent for students staying on campus for Summer A is Monday, April 24. The housing contract and deferment worksheet can be found at the Housing website.


Housing and Residence Life


(904) 620-4663

UNF In the News
  • Engineering students rebuild toy cars to aid children with disabilities: Groups of engineering students have been designing, fabricating and testing adaptive ride-on toy cars to aid children with physical disabilities in the Jacksonville area. Dr. Juan Aceros, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and engineering student Mathew Furlong discussed this hands-on classroom project during "UNF On The Record," a weekly radio show featuring campus life, as well as faculty and student research. Listen here.
  • Five most traveled bridges in need of repairs: Dr. Adel El Safty, civil engineering professor, spoke to Action News about bridge repairs around Jacksonville. Watch it here.
  • UNF stages back-nine rally to capture Atlantic Sun golf championship: The Ospreys rallied from eight shots behind at the start of the third round at the Chateau Elan Resort Legends Course in Braselton, Ga., to win its fourth Atlantic Sun Conference golf championship by seven over Kennesaw State. Read The Florida Times-Union story here.
  • Dealing with college stress: With high school seniors going to college, Noelle Pomeroy, licensed mental health counselor at the Counseling Center, told WJXT Ch. 4 that now is the time for students to know the importance of good mental health. Watch the segment here.
  • The Goods - Canola oil is a heart-healthy oil: Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discussed myths about canola oil and provides tips for including it in a healthy diet in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
  • UNF head baseball coach gets win No. 600: Head baseball coach Smoke Laval gathered career win No. 600 in the River City Rumble series against Jacksonville University. Watch the WJXT Ch. 4 news story here.

For more UNF news stories, visit In the News.


Jessica Scott


(904) 620-2192

Athletics and Recreation
Student Wellness Complex Locker Rentals Expiration

Spring semester locker rentals expire Friday, May 1. Collect personal belongings prior to this date. Any contents remaining will be donated to Goodwill. Summer semester locker rentals will begin Wednesday, May 13.


Carlos Mejia


(904) 620-5052

Summer Camps Available

Campus Recreation will host the Youth Sports and Fitness Camp and Eco Camp this summer. Registration is available for both camps via the website. Discounted rates are available to faculty, staff and students.


Tobi Pryor


(904) 620-2998

Summer Soccer Camps

The Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy is North Florida's premier summer soccer camp and features a professionally licensed coaching staff, first class fields and campus facilities. Campers enjoy a fun learning experience for all-around soccer skills development.


Day Academy - Boys and Girls ages 6 to 13

  • Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12
  • Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19
  • Monday, July 6, through Friday, July 10
  • Monday, July 13, through Friday, July 17


Senior Elite Residential Academy - Boys ages 14 to 20

  • Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28


Derek Marinatos


(904) 620-2948

Clubs and Organizations
Annual Skydive Networking Event

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Skydive Space Center, 476 N. Williams Ave. #15, Titusville, FL

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends are invited to take a day trip to the Skydive Space Center in Titusville, Florida's highest tandem jump center. Network with fellow Ospreys and alumni in an informal setting. A R.S.V.P. is requested by Monday, April 27, to Lyndse Costabile, event coordinator.

Cost: $155/person

Sponsor: Association of Fundraising Professionals Collegiate Chapter


Lyndse Costabile


(904) 860-1886

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Institutional Review Board Planning Workshops

This ethical review board examines all research involving human subjects prior to initiation to ensure that it complies with federal, state, local and institutional regulations, requirements and policies for protecting human subjects. During planning workshops, a research integrity administrator will discuss different elements of IRB review and documentation and provide information about the IRB perspective that may help to facilitate the review and approval of submissions. This free event is open to faculty, staff and students. A R.S.V.P. to the IRB office via e-mail is requested to attend the following workshops:

  • Monday, May 4: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 21: 1:30 to 3 p.m.

The location of the workshops will be provided upon R.S.V.P. For groups of four or more, research integrity administrators can hold a private session. Planning meetings can also be scheduled if on an individual or group basis.


Kayla Champaigne


(904) 620-2312

Everything Else
Campus Life Ambassador Applications

The Office of Campus Life has rebranded Week of Welcome Leaders to reflect the larger commitment to assist the campus community to student involvement throughout the year. As a Campus Life Ambassador be part of the Campus Life team and showcase events and involvement opportunities to students as when they arrive to campus. There will be a variety of engagement opportunities. Applications are available now and due by Friday, May 1. Contact Courtney King, assistant director, with any questions.


Courtney King


(904) 620-5539

Library Dry-Erase Markers Available

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library has dry-erase markers and erasers available for checkout from the first floor service desk. Students, faculty and staff can borrow the packs for three hours at a time using a valid Osprey1 card. Markers may be used on any of the new whiteboards or whiteboard walls available in the new Library Commons.


Paul Mosley


(904) 620-1527

OneJax Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 225 E Coastline Dr, Jacksonville, FL

This event includes a formal ceremony to recognize individuals who have made a significant humanitarian contribution to the community. This year's honorees are:

  • Gold Medallion for Lifetime Achievement: Cynthia G. Edelman
  • Silver Medallions: Gary R. Chartrand, Audrey Moran, Charlene Taylor-Hill and Cindy Watson


Ginger Pickett


(904) 620-1529

Textbook Collection

The Environmental Center has partnered with Better World Books to collect unwanted textbooks that will be donated or sold to help fund literacy programs worldwide. A collection bin is available outside the bookstore from today, Monday, April 20, through Friday, May 1. Books may also be donated at the Environmental Center office located in J.J. Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2200, at any time throughout the year.


Kevin O'Halloran


(863) 660-6867


Find support in an inclusive and affirming therapy group as you explore your gender affinity.  If you are interested in this group, contact the Counseling Center.


Counseling Center


(904) 620-2602

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