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Administrative Announcements
Adjuncts, OPS, Contractors and Part-Time Staff Intellikey Expiration

Intellikeys for adjuncts, OPS employees, contractors and part-time staff will expire Monday, May 9. For a key to remain active beyond that date, the department will need to e-mail Bill Bigham, locksmith supervisor, with the key holder(s) name and N-number. The key will have to be brought to the Lockshop, located in the UNF Annex, Building 6, Room 1206, to be updated. Allow two days after sending the list for the information to be updated before bringing the key to the shop. Departments will be charged $40 for lost or stolen keys that aren't returned.


Bill Bigham


(904) 620-2669

Carpenter Library Open 24 Hours

The Carpenter Library will be open 24 hours, starting today, Monday, April 18, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 29.


Paul Mosley


(904) 620-1527

Intersession Hours of Operation/Closures

Intersession begins Friday, April 29, and continues through Tuesday, May 10. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Friday, April 29: Close at 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Dining: Visit the website under "Places to Eat" then "Hours of Operation"
  • Fieldhouse: Saturday, April 30, through Tuesday, May 10: Closed
  • Game Room: 
    • Saturday, April 30, through Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, April 29; will resume 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 11
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, April 29; will resume 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11
  • Student Union:
    • Saturday, April 30: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 5: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, April 29; will resume 10 a.m. Monday, June 20
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Saturday, April 30: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Sunday, May 1: Closed
    • Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 5: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8: Closed
    • Monday, May 9, and Tuesday, May 10: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Andrea Mestdagh


(904) 620-2192

Lot 34 Closed to General Public

Lot 34, adjacent to the Arena, Building 34, will be closed for graduation activities 10 p.m. Thursday, April 28, through 10 p.m. Friday, April 29. The lot will be open for VIP parking.


Becky Purser


(904) 620-1590

UNF in the News
  • Summer school in session at five area YMCA branches through UNF program: The Division of Continuing Education and First Coast YMCA have partnered to bring the University's non-credit course and certificate program LEARN Jacksonville to five area YMCA branches. Read more in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Are you consuming enough water?: Dr. Zhiping Yu, assistant professor of nutrition, shared ways to replenish your body's water on "First Coast Living."
  • Puppies help students de-stress during finals: Finals week can be a stressful time for students, so UNF turned to some cute, cuddly canine friends for help. Read more from WJXT.
  • Arrests down, say Duval County Public Schools: Dr. Angela Mann, assistant professor of psychology, told First Coast News that the hope is the right consequences are being found that are going to help mediate student behaviors.
  • Expert expects more sharks off Northeast Florida beaches this summer: Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, Shark Biology Program director, told Action News he predicts more sharks off the Florida coast as summer approaches.

Read more about UNF faculty, staff and students in "Featured Stories."


Andrea Mestdagh


(904) 620-2192

All Advising Offices Closed May 2

The University is hosting the annual statewide meeting of the Florida Academic Advising Association Monday, May 2. All academic advising offices will be closed that day.


Todd Parrish


(904) 620-1783

Blackboard to Canvas Transition

The University is transitioning its learning management system from Blackboard to Canvas. The process will start in the summer B term with a small number of selected courses using Canvas. Blackboard and Canvas will both be available during the fall and spring 2017 terms as the transition continues. For a period of time, students may have some classes using Canvas and others using Blackboard. Blackboard will be retired and no longer available in summer 2017. Canvas is easy to use, mobile friendly and intuitive. Visit the student Canvas educational platform page for more information.


ITS Help Desk


(904) 620-4357

Library Dean's Leadership Council Student Scholarship Deadline Extended

This scholarship supports opportunities for students with an interest in STEM-related majors, such as computer and information sciences, engineering or mathematics, with preference given to students working in the Carpenter Library and/or who are involved in community service. Eligibility information and the application are available here. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, May 4. Submit applications to the Library Dean's Office, Building 12, Room 2400.


Susie Parks


(904) 620-2553

New Master of Science in Management

The Master of Science in Management from the Coggin College of Business builds a bridge to business for recent graduates and working professionals with nonbusiness academic backgrounds. It's a 30-credit hour degree program that offers courses in eight-week terms in the evenings only. Applications are being accepted for summer 2016 enrollment. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 29. Click here to learn more.


Amy Bishop


(904) 620-2575

Clubs and Organizations
Dive Into Action Skydive

Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

Meet, bond, network and dive with local fundraising professionals as well as students from the Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters throughout the state, including Flagler College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This event is open to current faculty, staff and students.  A R.S.V.P. is required to Kate McClung, assistant director of annual giving, by Friday, April 29. 

Cost: $170

Sponsor: Association of Fundraising Professionals Collegiate Chapters of Florida


Kate McClung


(904) 620-1672

Athletics and Recreation
Student Team Managers/Practice Squad Players Needed

The women's basketball team needs student team managers and practice squad players for the 2016-17 season. Student team managers and practice squad players must be full-time UNF students, enrolled in at least 12 credit hours a semester. Practice squad players must have some knowledge of the game. Student team mangers don't need to be sports management majors to be considered. All majors are welcome. 


Charlie McKnight


(407) 267-2740

Summer Soccer Camps

The Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy, run by the Osprey men's soccer coach, 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. The schedule is as follows: 

  • DMSA Day Academy for boys/girls ages 6 through 13:
    • Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17
    • Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24 
    • Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 15
    • Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
  • DMSA Senior Elite Residential Academy, for boys ages 14 through 20: 
    • Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12


Derek Marinatos


(904) 620-2948

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Providing Equal Access for Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Populations Training

Monday, May 23, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Room 3703

This training will explore the breadth of identities associated with transgender and gender nonconforming communities, including the intersecting experiences of race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic circumstances and disability. Participants will learn to utilize culturally competent language and behavior; increase knowledge of health care access, legal and policy issues that impact transgender communities; and identify best practices for providing equal access in community health, social service and juvenile detention settings.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: An Goldbauer Perspective Photografie; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center; Partnership for Child Health; Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center; Children's Home Society of Florida


Jake Moore


(904) 620-5197

Regulation Development Forum

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 3201

This forum allows the University community the opportunity to discuss proposed new and revised regulations as follows:

  • 2.0381R Admissions – FTIC (Amend) 
  • 2.0382R Admissions – Transfer Students (Amend)
  • 6.0210R Service, Assistance and Other Animals on Campus (New)
  • 11.0030R Payment of Tuition and Fees (Amend) 
  • 11.0040R Waiver and Exemption of Tuition and Fees (Amend)   

Time will be devoted to answering questions and discussing proposed revisions and any new regulations.

Sponsor: Office of the General Counsel


Stephanie Howell


(904) 620-1028

'Religion and Extremism: A Cross-Cultural Conversation'

Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population, which overwhelmingly rejects religious extremism including violence, formation of an Islamic state and the imposition of sharia law. "Religion and Extremism: A Cross-Cultural Conversation" will feature Indonesian Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono; Indonesian Muslim clerics Imam Shamsi Ali and Ustadzah Fauziah Fauzan; Dr. Ronald Lukens-Bull, professor of anthropology and religious studies; Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor of religious studies; and facilitator, Dr. Parvez Ahmed, professor of finance and frequent writer about the American-Muslim experience. Admission is free, however, an e-ticket is required.

Sponsor: Office of Academic Affairs


Whitney Meyer


(904) 620-2117

Everything Else
Additional Student Union Study Space

In addition to existing lounge spaces, the Student Union, Building 58W, will be adding two small meeting rooms on the third floor for use as student study space Wednesday, April 20, through Friday, April 29. Contact the Student Union Administration with any questions at (904) 620-2525. 


Alexis Branaman


(904) 620-2525

Adobe Products Unavailable in Virtual Lab After April 29

Adobe has changed its licensing model and as a result, Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Acrobat will no longer be available in the Virtual Lab after this semester, which ends Friday, April 29. The software will remain installed in the Carpenter Library, campus labs and classrooms. Students, faculty and staff may purchase a discounted personal license directly from Adobe.


ITS Help Desk


(904) 620-4357

Astronomy Night

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Building 50, Science and Engineering Building, Roof

View the moon, planets, stars and nebulae through the Department of Physics' new 14-inch telescope. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the night sky and ask questions of professors and students. Observation takes place on the roof, so dress comfortably and for the outdoors. Telescope viewings can only take place if cloud cover permits. Check the website the day of the event for updates.

Cost: Free


Jack Hewitt


(904) 620-1965

Bookstore Rental Check-In May 3

Rental books are due back to the Bookstore by Tuesday, May 3. The Bookstore is open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day through Friday, April 29, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30.


Matt Davidson


(904) 620-2665

Chartwells Fall Semester Available Positions

Apply now before going home for the summer, so you can come back and start the fall semester with a new job. The hiring manager will keep in touch during the summer regarding class schedules. Apply here.



Courtney Wolf


(904) 620-1959

Discounted TPC Tickets Benefit Nemours

Purchase tickets for The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass before Friday, April 29, for discounted prices through Chip in for Youth partnered with Nemours. Stadium passes, good for any one day at the tournament, are available for $45. From each ticket purchased, $25 will be donated to Nemours in order to help fund its non-profit specialty-care center. To purchase passes or for more information, visit the website and use discount code NEMOURS.


Sarah Callahan


(512) 699-0931

Environmental Center Textbook Collection Drive

The Environmental Center Student Coalition collects unwanted books at the end of every semester that will be sent to Better World Books, which supports literacy programs around the world and provides a small percentage of the books total value to the University. Proceeds from the textbook collection benefit the Environmental Center Student Coalition. Collection bins will be available Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 29, as follows:

  • Outside the UNF Bookstore, Student Union, Building 58W
  • Osprey Landing, Building Y, First Floor Lounge
  • Osprey Cove, Building T, First Floor Lounge
  • Osprey Crossings, Building Q, First Floor Lounge
  • Osprey Fountains, Aerobics Studio
  • Osprey Village, Building D, U-Haul Van 

Books can be donated any time at the Environmental Center office, Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 2200. Faculty may request a pickup of textbooks from their office.


Kevin O'Halloran


(863) 660-6867

FFMC Music Convention Paid Assistance Needed

Students are needed to provide support for the upcoming Florida Federation of Music Clubs' Junior State Convention Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, as monitors in various rooms in the Fine Arts Center, Building 45, while the rooms are used for rehearsal or adjudication. The pay rate is $9 per hour and the daily shift is approximately 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If interested, e-mail Nicole Atkinson, associate director of the Fine Arts Center, your N-number and availability.


Nicole Atkinson


(904) 620-1895

JASMYN's Alternative Prom Donations

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center is collecting new/lightly used formal wear/accessories, including gowns, tuxedos, suits and shoes, that will transform the JASMYN Youth Center into a formal wear boutique for the 16th annual Alternative Prom, which provides a safe space for LGTBQ and Ally young people in Jacksonville to be who they are and have fun in a supportive space. Donations will be accepted at the LGBT Resource Center, Student Union, Building 58E, Room 1111, through Wednesday, May 4. 


Kaitlin Legg


(904) 620-2939

Public Opinion Research Laboratory Hiring for Summer

The Public Opinion Research Lab is seeking students who are available to work during the summer semesters. PORL is a project-based survey research lab, where telephone surveys and intercept surveys are conducted. The position will require making phone calls and recording data for research. If interested, e-mail for more information.

  • Rate of pay: $10 an hour
  • Hours: 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Next projects: May, June and July  (flexible schedule)
  • Location: Social Sciences Building, Building 51, Room 2222


Colleen Hampsey


(904) 620-2784

Purchase an Osprey Paver

Buy a paver in Osprey Plaza, adjacent to the Student Union, Building 58. The decorative 8-inch by 8-inch pavers will be incorporated into the pathway between the Student Union buildings. Pavers are an ideal way to give a gift to a recent graduate, say you were here, remember a loved one or pay tribute to the University. Visit the website for more information. 


Lindsay DiAngelo


(904) 620-5272

Small Business Week Celebration Luncheon

Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present its Small Business Week awards, spotlighting the outstanding contributions of North Florida business leaders and champions at the district level. North Florida’s top SBA Lenders will also be recognized for significant participation in the 7(a) and 504 loan programs. The keynote speaker will be David Brown, chairman and CEO/president of Web.com.

Cost: $35

Sponsor: Small Business Development Center


Ali Stephens


(904) 620-2441

The PLAYERS Chip in for Scholarships

Save money and chip in for scholarships by purchasing discounted tickets through Friday, April 29, for The PLAYERS Championship, taking place Tuesday, May 10, through Sunday, May 15. A one-day grounds ticket, good for any day, is $45, regularly priced at $58. For every ticket purchased, $25 will be donated to the UNF Parents Association Scholarship fund, and the remaining net proceeds will be donated to a TPC charity. The organization that sells the most tickets will receive a $5,000 bonus. Purchase tickets through the TPC Chip in for Youth website and enter the promotional code "UNF." 


Laura Berger


(904) 620-1538

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