Administrative Announcements
Mailing/Shipping Rates Changes

The USPS filed mailing and shipping rate changes on October 10, 2018, to the Postal Regulatory Commission. These changes apply to all mail from first-class to priority and are scheduled to take effect Sunday, Jan. 27. The USPS requested a 5 cent increase to the 1 oz. Forever Stamp, increasing the cost to 55 cents. However, postage meter customers will pay a discounted rate of 50 cents for each 1 oz. first-class single mail piece, a savings of 5 cents over the retail rate. For more information, visit the webpage.


Shane Borden

(904) 620-1337

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Special Hours

Most University offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Bookstore: Closed
  • Business Services: Closed
  • Carpenter Library: Closed
  • Center for Instruction and Research Technology: Closed
  • College Optical: Closed
  • Community First Credit Union: Closed
  • Delaney Student Union: Closed
  • Dining Services: Visit the website
  • Eco Adventure: Closed
  • Field House: Closed
  • Game Room: Closed
  • Golf Complex: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • ITS Help Desk: Closed
  • Lend-A-Wing Pantry: Closed
  • Ogier Gardens: Closed
  • OneJax: Closed
  • One-Stop Student Services: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19; will resume 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, with a modified housing route
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18; will resume 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22
  • Student Government Offices: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex: Closed
  • Town Center Shuttle: Will run normal service activity beginning 11 a.m.
  • UPS Store: Closed


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

NCHA Survey

The University is participating in the American College Health Association's annual National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey on campus health and wellness. Students will be randomly selected to participate and invited through their Osprey email. The survey will be open Monday, Jan. 28, through Friday, Feb. 15. All students who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to receive $25 dollar gift cards.


Andrew King

(904) 620-2602

Stay Safe this Semester

In the event of an emergency, the University will use multiple means of communication to notify and update the campus community regarding the nature of a crisis. Means of communication may include social media, text messages, cell phone calls and indoor/outdoor mass communication systems. In the event of an active shooter emergency while in a classroom or other University building, individuals 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, keep your hands visible at all times, 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. Visit the Crisis Management website for more information.


It's strongly recommended that students watch a video supplied by the FBI titled "Run, Hide, Fight," via this webpage


In addition, the University Police Department recommends students go to the App Store for Apple products and Google Play Store for Android products and download the free-of-charge app called Safe Ospreys. If prompted, grant permission to receive app notifications. By downloading the app, users will have access to the UNF Alert Feed for emergency notifications and these six safety feature buttons:

  • Mobile BlueLight: Just like the blue emergency phones on campus, this button simultaneously sends your location and calls the dispatchers in the University Police Department.
  • Friend Walk: This allows individuals to send your location in real-time to a friend or parent, so they can monitor as you walk to your destination and trigger a call to emergency services, if needed.
  • Report a Tip: Users can report a tip of unusual or criminal activity to UPD using one of three options—a Tip Report, the Silent Witness program or a call to UPD’s dispatch center.
  • Safety Toolbox: This button reveals a set of tools with directions—Flashlight, Share Map of your location and Notification History.
  • Emergency Plans: Even without internet access, users will be able to view and keep informed of the University’s emergency plans, such as procedures for bomb threats, campus disturbance, hazardous release, fire and facility evacuation.
  • Support Resources: This button offers links to the University’s Counseling Center and Women’s Center.

The University encourages the entire campus community to download and utilize the app as soon as possible.


Chief Frank Mackesy

(904) 620-2800

UNF In The News
  • Local convicted felons register to vote in historic voter expansion: Dr. Natasha Christie, chair and associate professor of political science and public administration, shared insight on how amendments are written with Action News.
  • Civil Rights icon Carlotta LaNier to speak at MLK Scholarship Luncheon: Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the "Little Rock Nine," a courageous group of African American students that integrated Arkansas' Central High School in 1957 following the U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, will speak at UNF in February. Action News previewed the event.
  • Big names could throw curveball in election for Jacksonville Mayor: Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science and Public Opinion Research Lab director, shared his insight on local election candidates with First Coast News.
  • Coleman soared through the air — and beyond barriers: Part of the Uncovering Jax project, UNF journalism students collaborated with The Florida Times-Union Editorial Board, to write about Bessie Coleman, pioneering black woman pilot.
  • Longtime Jacksonville journalist Lewis ‘Skip’ Livingston remembered: Livingston was the University's first public relations director and served as adjunct instructor in communication. The Times-Union shared his story.

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


Amanda Dawson

(904) 620-2192

Web-based Printing Services Change

Beginning Monday, Jan. 14, the web-based printing service can only be accessed when signed in to a UNF wireless network or from a University computer. Students living in residential housing areas will continue to be able to use the web-based printing service, but off-campus users will no longer be able to.


ITS Help Desk

(904) 620-4357

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
DoubleMap Shuttle App

To receive immediate announcements and track shuttle locations, download the app, DoubleMap, through your smartphone via the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. For additional questions, visit Osprey Shuttle.


Parking and Transportation Services

(904) 620-2815

Coggin Semester Study Abroad Application Open

The Coggin College of Business study abroad application deadline for the fall semester or full 2019-20 academic year is Friday, March 15. Interested students should contact Alyssa Kyff, study abroad advisor, for more information.


Alyssa Kyff

(904) 620-5317

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Application Deadline

The Intercultural Center for Peace is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate King's ideals during the MLK Scholarship Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 6. The completed application packet is due Wednesday, Jan. 16; access the packet via the webpage. For additional information, contact Lorna Bautista, office manager. 


Lorna Bautista

(904) 620-2475

Florida Undergraduate Research Conference Abstracts Due January 16

The University will host the Florida Undergraduate Research Conference Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23. Abstracts are due Wednesday, Jan. 16. Participants will be notified of an acceptance decision by Friday, Jan. 25. Visit the FURC website for more information.


Kelsey Eagen

(904) 563-2288

New Library Database

A new research database is available on the Library Databases webpage. Librarians are available to provide demonstrations and classroom instruction for all library resources. 

  • Chicago Manual of Style Online is the authoritative reference work on rules for writing, editing and publishing, including grammar, punctuation, capitalization and citation styles as well as copyrights and permissions for authors, editors, proofreaders, indexers, copywriters, designers and publishers. It includes a Citation Quick Guide that includes sample citations in notes-bibliography and author-date styles, access to the CMOS Shop Talk blog with useful information for students and the Chicago Style Q&A.


Stephanie Race

(904) 620-5177

Susan B. Anthony Award Nominations Open

The Women's Center is currently accepting nominations for the Susan B. Anthony Award, which honors an individual who has an outstanding record of leadership, service and contributions that promote women's growth at the University. Current and former students, faculty and staff are eligible and self-nominations are accepted. Nominations due 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25. For more information, visit the Women's Center website or stop by the office, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100.


Joanna Young

(904) 620-5515

Undergraduate Researcher of the Year/Mentor of the Year Nominations Open

Students and faculty are encouraged to submit nominations for the Undergraduate Researcher of the Year and Mentor of the Year awards which will be presented during the Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) conference Wednesday, April 3. For more information, visit the SOARS webpage. Nominations are due by Thursday, Jan. 31.


Kelsey Eagen

(904) 563-2288

UNF Bookstore New Course Materials Lookup Process

The following is a new process for students to find course materials at the UNF Bookstore called "Shop by Author."

  • 1. Sign in to myWings
  • 2. Click the "Registration" tab
  • 3. Scroll down to "Course Materials (Follett Discover)"
  • 4. Select "My Materials List" at the bottom of the page to view your course list by author

For additional help, ask a staff member on the second floor of the Bookstore, call the textbook department at (904) 620-1251 or email.

Women's History Month Scholarship Application Open

The Women's Center is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Women's History Month Scholarship. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit the Women's Center website or stop by the office, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2100. 


Joanna Young

(904) 620-5515

Clubs and Organizations
Sigma Tau Delta General Body Meeting

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 8, Roy Lassiter Hall, Room 2213

Join Sigma Tau Delta, the English Club and Honor Society, for their first general body meeting of the spring semester. The club will introduce new officers and discuss upcoming events. Pizza will be provided.


Cassidy Bowen

(904) 620-2273

Facebook Event
Transportation and Logistics Society Spring Social

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Patio Area

The Transportation and Logistics Society is hosting a Spring Social. If you are interested in TLS and want to learn more about UNF's Club of the Year for 2017-18, stop by and meet the members, grab a snack provided by Chick-fil-A and play a game of giant Jenga. 

Sponsor: Transportation and Logistics Society, Student Government


Lynn Brown

(904) 620-1961

Women's Tennis Season Opening Matches

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Building 37, Tennis Clubhouse

Cheer on the women's tennis team in its season opener. Match times are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. versus Georgia Southern University
  • 2 p.m. versus Florida A&M University

Cost: Free


Kaitlin Parsons

(904) 620-5429

Recreation and Wellness
Small Group Nutrition Classes

The wellness dietitians are now offering small group nutrition classes. Classes will be limited to the first 12 participants; bring your lunch and a friend. No RSVP is required. Classes will be offered noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during January at the Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 2115.


Kelly Schooley

(904) 620-5223

Students Golf for Free at UNF Golf Complex

Students can now play the four-hole golf course at no charge Monday through Friday; tee time not required. To play the course, students must be currently registered for classes and present a valid Osprey 1Card at the pro shop before beginning play. Students also receive discounted prices to hit practice balls on the driving range. For more information, contact the golf complex at (904) 620–2050 or visit the website.


Tully Burnett

(904) 620-2874

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Doctorate in Education Information Session

The Doctoral (Ed. D) program in Educational Leadership will hold an informational session where potential students can learn about the admission process, program of study and program structure. While visiting, participants are encouraged to explore the College of Education and Human Services and the campus. Two sessions take place noon to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Petway Hall, Building 57, Room 3201. For questions, email Adelyn Fleming, office assistant, or email David Hoppey, associate professor of education.

Master of Social Work Program's Professional Development Brown Bag Session

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 51, Social Sciences Building, Room 2121

The Master of Social Work Program will present the 2019 Professional Development Brown Bag Session. Linda Wilson, licensed clinical social worker at Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems, will present "Active Ingredients for Trauma-Informed Care." For more information about the Brown Bag Session or the MSW program, contact Jennifer Spaulding-Givens, MSW program director.


Jennifer Spaulding-Givens

(904) 620-1640

'Secret C.O.D.E. of Compelling Communications' Registration Open

Friday, February 1, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Building 43, Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1058-1

Active-duty military, veterans, Guard, Reserve and military spouses are invited to attend the "Secret C.O.D.E. of Compelling Communications" workshop. Learn how to enhance presentation skills, connect with the correct audiences, explain services effectively and practice simple tricks to overcome nervousness. Participants will leave with two speeches/pitches that they can use immediately to sell their skills to employers or products to customers. Breakfast, lunch and a copy of "Ten Public Speaking Tips to Inspire and Lead" by Fred Haley are included in the workshop. Register.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Military and Veterans Resource Center


Theresa Hammock

(904) 620-5131

Facebook Event
The Science Cafe Presents 'The Statistical Power of Cognitive Functions in NIH Clinical Trials'

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

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Chamblin Room

The Science Cafe, a monthly public series hosted by the Carpenter Library and the departments of psychology and biology will present, "The Statistical Power of Cognitive Functions in NIH Clinical Trials," by Dr. Thomas G. Brott. A professor of neurology and director for research at Mayo Clinic, Brott is also the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Professor of Neurosciences as well as the James C. and Sarah K. Kennedy Dean for Research. Lunch will be provided by Brio Tuscan Grille. RSVP is not required.


Denise Anderson

(904) 620-1622

Diversity Initiatives
Coffee and Conversation: Campus Preachers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Room 1400

Join the Interfaith Center to discuss your thoughts on preachers speaking in public spaces on campus. Coffee and tea will be provided.


Matt Hartley

(904) 620-5715

Facebook Event
Department of Diversity Initiatives Open House

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 2, Founders Hall, Rooms 1400/2100

Stop by the Department of Diversity Initiatives' two lounge spaces in Rooms 1400 and 2100 for free pizza and to learn more about the programs and services offered. 

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Department of Diversity Initiatives


Logan Judd

(904) 620-5523

Website Facebook Event

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

Join the Interfaith Center for dinner and interfaith trivia.


Matt Hartley

(904) 620-5715

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
College of Education and Human Services

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 3510

The committee will meet to conduct phone interviews for the exceptional, deaf and interpreter education department's clinical assistant professor position, 338810. For more information, contact Adelyn Fleming, office assistant.


Adelyn Fleming

(904) 620-2990

Department of Chemistry

The committee will conduct on-campus interviews with the following candidates for the assistant professor of inorganic chemistry position, 335320, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Science and Engineering Building, Building 50, Room 3200, as follows: 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 8: Joyce Pham
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15: James Hodges
  • Thursday, Jan. 17: Steven Pellizzeri 


Dr. Stuart Chalk

(904) 620-1938

Department of Construction Management

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Building 4, Skinner-Jones Hall, Room 1202

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview for the assistant/associate professor position, 322850/339680. 


April Flores

(904) 620-2683

Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 2120

The committee will meet to conduct video interviews for the assistant/associate professor of ASL/English interpreting position, 320790. For more information, contact Tina E. Cross, office manager.


Tina E. Cross

(904) 620-1386

Department of Health Administration

The search committee will conduct on-campus interviews for the full-time instructor position, 331300. Interview sessions will take place in the Brooks College of Health, Brooks Brown Hall, Building 39, Room 4042, as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10
  • 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11
  • 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16

For a more detailed schedule, contact Laura Shilling, office manager.


Laura Shilling

(904) 620-1437

General Meetings
Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 99, MOCA

The Board will meet for its first quarterly meeting of 2019.

Sponsor: Office of the President


Sharon Bove

(904) 620-2500

Sustainability Committee Meeting

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, Room 2800

The Sustainability Committee will host an open meeting to discuss issues pertaining to environmental responsibility and sustainability; view more information on the webpage.


James Taylor

(904) 620-5804

Dining Services
Boathouse Open Mic Night

Enjoy open mic nights at the Boathouse, Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2600, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Jan. 17, Feb. 14, and March 14. Sign up to participate at the Boathouse on the day of the event or by sending a direct message to @UNFdining on Instagram.


Brianna Ballard

(904) 620-5152

Fresh and Local Market Day

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

Dining Services and the Ogier Gardens will co-host a farmers market at Market Day. Fresh produce from the Gardens will be available for purchase.


Brianna Ballard

(904) 620-5152

Facebook Event
Grab and Go Sampling

Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 9, Frederick H. Schultz Hall, Alumni Square, Outtakes

Dining Services will provide samples of Jack & Olive, a new grab and go meal option.


Brianna Ballard

(904) 620-5152

Meal Memberships Available

A variety of meal memberships are available to meet your dining needs at discounted rates. Students sign up via myWings; faculty/staff sign up at the Dining Services office, Osprey Commons, Building 16, Room 2100.


Brianna Ballard

(904) 620-5152

'Rock the Boat' Thursday Music Nights

Enjoy music, including karaoke, open mic night, a DJ and live bands, at the Boathouse, Delaney Student Union, Building 58W, Room 2600, every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Brianna Ballard

(904) 620-5152

Everything Else
38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

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

The 38th Annual Luncheon will feature speaker Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the "Little Rock Nine," a courageous group of African American students that integrated Arkansas' Central High School in 1957 following the U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education. A limited number of free tickets are available to students with a valid Osprey 1Card. Tickets for the event are $30 for individuals; sponsorships are also available. Purchase tickets through the UNF Ticket Box Office online, in person at Roy Lassiter Hall, Building 8, Room 1100, or by calling (904) 620-2878. For additional event questions, contact Lorna Bautista, via email or by calling (904) 620-2475.

Sponsor: Intercultural Center for Peace

English Language Program Seeks Volunteers

The English Language Program is looking for Conversation Partner Program volunteers. Partners meet one-on-one with international students for an hour per week during the spring 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, Robinson Building, Building 14E, Room 1710, or email Sarah Flaniken, English instructor.


Sarah Flaniken

(904) 620-4281

Flu Shots Available

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 39A, J. Brooks Brown Addition, Room 2100

Student Health Services will provide flu shots to students, faculty and staff for $20, payable in cash or check. No appointment is needed.


Karen McSheffrey

(904) 620-1595

Osprey Community Engagement Medallion Spring/Summer Application Open

The Center for Community-Based Learning is accepting applications for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion. This award recognizes up to 25 students, graduating in both the spring as well as the summer semesters, who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to the greater Jacksonville community through community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based federal work-study and political engagement. The award will be presented in the spring and includes potential summer graduates. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. Visit the website for more information.


Ryan Doan

(904) 620-3547

Osprey Eyes Positions Available

The Osprey Eyes Mystery Patron Program is now accepting spring semester applications for student reviewers. The program's mission is to achieve excellent customer service on campus. Reviewers will anonymously visit various campus departments, food venues and retail establishments and will record the results via online survey. For a complete job description and to apply, visit the website.


Todd Vatter

(904) 620-5397

Research Study Seeks Military-Connected Students

Active-duty or veteran students over the age of eighteen are being sought to participate in a research study on the transition from military life to college life. Participation will help in the development of reliable assessments of stress and functioning. The study involves questionnaires, heart rate monitoring and auditory/balance tests. There will be two one-hour sessions in the Social Science Building, Building 51, Room 3107. Volunteers will receive a $20 gift card in compensation. If interested, contact the Physio Resilience Lab via email.


Lori Lange

Women's Center Lactation Room Available

The Women's Center has a Nursing Nest where mothers can breastfeed or express milk comfortably while on campus. The Nursing Nest, located in the Women's Center, Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 2103, is a private, secure space that includes power outlets for personal pumps and a plush recliner for comfort and relaxation.


Joanna Young

(904) 620-5515