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Osprey Update for Students

 
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Important Message

Most University offices will be closed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18. For special hours, view Osprey Connector shuttle information and Dining Services' Hours of Operation. All hours of operation can be viewed on the hours website

Free, walk-in COVID-19 testing will be available to all UNF students, faculty and staff during the spring semester at Osprey Landing, Building W, Room 106, as follows:

  • Monday: Open noon to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Thursday: Open 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Testing is also available by appointment as needed. For questions or to schedule a specific testing time, email UNFcovid@unf.edu.

Administrative Announcements

In coordination with the University's response to protect the UNF community from the spread of COVID-19, the Carpenter Library building is open with the following modifications:

  • Open only to current UNF students, faculty and staff
  • Valid Osprey 1Card required for entry 
  • Masks required at all times 
  • Social distance, keep 6 feet apart from others

More information about available Library services and resources can be found on the website.

Contact:

Victoria Rocanelli

victoria.rocanelli@unf.edu

(904) 620-4020

The Help Desk is experiencing a high volume of service requests this time of year, which will occasionally result in an extended wait time. If a matter is urgent, users are encouraged to visit support.unf.edu to start a chat session. Students, faculty, and staff having issues with their login credentials on the new sign page should visit the Login Help account recovery page.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Website

Students, faculty, and staff have a new login page when signing into UNF services. Users having issues with their login credentials should visit the Login Help account recovery page. The link can be found on the myWings home page. The new login screen instructs users to first enter their UNF email address in the format of (N01234567@unf.edu). Once a valid email address is accepted a password will need to be entered. To finish a secure login, users are required to use DUO for two-factor authentication to verify identity. Visit the Single Sign On page for more instructions.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

  • Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter, first president and namesake of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, passed away at age 94. Read more from UNF and in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Dr. Nirmal Patel's, physics lecturer, and his new US patent for a toxic gas sensor was covered by Industrial Equipment News.
  • Whitney Meyer, VP diversity and inclusion, named to PS27 Foundation Board of Directors. The Jax Chamber had the story.
  • The Military and Veterans Resource Center’s Facilitated Growth Program for military veteran businesses was highlighted by the Florida BOG. Learn more about the program.
  • A Seed Grant from the UNF Environmental Center was utilized by Dr. Amber Barnes, public health assistant professor, to conduct the first ever large-scale analysis on water pathogen circulation among Florida residents and animals. Read more.
  • Drs. Sean Freeder and Josh Gellers, political science professors, were interviewed by the Tampa Bay Times on the Capitol insurrection and the 25th Amendment.
  • UNF sculpture professor Jenny Hager is currently exhibiting “Rust and Satin” at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Read more.
  • Dr. Josh Gellers, political science associate professor, spoke with First Coast News about a class action lawsuit regarding the chemical smell issue in Jacksonville.
  • Dr. Tracy Alloway, psychology professor, offers mental health advice for 2021 on First Coast News.
  • UNF Student Government hosted Mental Health Awareness Week with daily events for UNF students, faculty and staff. The Closing Ceremony is a 1 p.m. today. Learn more and participate.

Keep up with all the latest Osprey happenings in the UNF Newsroom and UNF in the News

Transportation and Parking Services Notices

Part of the Field House, Building 26, is being used as a campus tour check-in hub. There are barriers located in Lot 34 near the athletic fields. These pre-purchased spots are reserved for campus tour guests only from now through Friday, April 23.

Contact:

Gabriela Vargas-Uribe

gabriela.vargas-uribe@unf.edu

(904) 620-1183

Website

The Town Center shuttle route has added two additional stops that include Target and Publix. The new route starts on campus in front of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Building 12, and stops at the Town Center, near the Men's Warehouse store, then arrives at Target, followed by stopping at Publix, before returning to the Library stop on campus. This route can be viewed through the shuttle map and can be tracked in real-time via DoubleMap app.

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics

The Carpenter Library's featured database for January is Checkpoint. RIA Academic Advantage Core Library uses Checkpoint to provide access to a full-text tax research library and includes United States Tax Reporter, tax cases, IRS material, State and Local Tax, news and tax journals.

Contact:

Library Acquisitions

lib-acq@unf.edu

(904) 620-5673

Website

Federal Student Aid's Financial Literacy Guidance is designed to help students develop the skills necessary to make informed financial decisions, in particular with regard to the student loan process, by providing information on key concepts of managing personal finances as well as establishing and formulating a plan to reach financial goals. Watch the Responsible Borrowing video to learn about obligations as a borrower and how budgeting can help manage finances. The Budgeting video will help build decision-making skills to reach financial/academic goals.

Contact:

One-Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

The Carpenter Library has launched a digital exhibits program. Curated thematic exhibits will feature resources held by the library and provide an additional means of discovery of materials held by Special Collections and University Archives. 

Contact:

Courtenay McLeland

d.c.mcleland@unf.edu

(904) 620-5550

After the end of the add/drop period, instructors will document student academic activity for each class. If an instructor is unable to document academic activity for a course, the student won't be eligible to receive federal financial aid for that course. This includes federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, federal direct loans and federal work study. Questions regarding your academic activity may be directed to your instructor after the end of the add/drop period.

Contact:

One Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

Clubs and Organizations

Submit video auditions to be the next Osprey Idol. All talents are welcome. Send full name, N-number and a video (five minutes or less) showcasing your talent to bsu1@unf.edu.

Contact:

Nique McCloud

bsu1@unf.edu

(904) 620-3900

Recreation and Wellness

UNF's wellness dietitians are offering free virtual nutrition counseling appointments for students. During an appointment, wellness dietitians will provide the tools needed to confidently make good food choices and can help create achievable, realistic wellness goals with consideration for lifestyle, preferences and schedule. Email Kelly Schooley at k.schooley@unf.edu for information on how to schedule an appointment.

Contact:

Kelly Schooley

k.schooley@unf.edu

(904) 620-5223

Website

Arts and Entertainment

The 2020 Senior Art, Art History and Design Exhibition is currently on display at the Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, Room 2401. For more information, email unfgalleries@unf.edu

This senior Art, Art History and Design exhibition featuring student artwork from the spring and fall 2020 semesters is on view at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery in the Delaney Student Union, Building 58E, Room 2401, and the UNF Gallery of Art in Founders Hall, Building 2, Room 1001. Exhibited artwork includes ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. For more information or to make an appointment, visit the Facebook page or email unfgalleries@unf.edu

Contact:

UNF Galleries of Art

unfgalleries@unf.edu

(904) 620-2534

Facebook Event

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions

Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Zoom

The Taylor Leadership Institute presents the Leading Ladies Speaker Series, a free online webinar series showcasing and celebrating successful, inspiring and innovative women leaders from the community. The first session features special guest Rachael Tutwiler Fortune, president of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/99258640463.

Sponsor: Taylor Leadership Institute

Contact:

Korie Hilliard

korie.hilliard@unf.edu

(904) 620-5698

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Zoom

The Environmental Center will present a workshop discussing single-use plastics and their impact on coastal and marine ecosystems. The workshop will feature Catherine Uden, campaign organizer for Oceana in South Florida. Uden is currently working on numerous Oceana campaigns, including reducing plastic pollution. Oceana is the world’s largest international non-profit organization that focuses solely on protecting the oceans through science-based policy work. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/92836267639.

Contact:

James W. Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5804

Website

Diversity Initiatives

The Connections Student Mentoring Program connects UNF students to supportive faculty and staff to enhance their college experience. View the Connections website to learn more. Click on the Mentee Application Form button and fill out the online application to become a mentee.

Contact:

Danyelle Stokes

danyelle.stokes@unf.edu

(904) 620-4218

If you are actively involved in promoting social justice, civic engagement, and community service, consider applying for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship now available in Academic Works. Recipients are awarded $1,000 towards fall 2021 tuition during the 40th Annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Luncheon in February. The application deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 20. 

Contact:

Danyelle Stokes

danyelle.stokes@unf.edu

(904) 620-4218

Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zoom

Reflect and come together as we learn to embrace our differences through a keynote address about achieving excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/95329681747.

Sponsor: Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity

Contact:

Shekinah Mitchell

said@unf.edu

(904) 620-2689

Website Facebook Event

Friday, January 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

Women's Center Instagram @unfwomenscenter

Test your feminist knowledge with a trivia quiz on the Women's Center Instagram. Questions will be posted by noon and remain up for the duration of the day. 

Contact:

Jess Harris

jessica.harris@unf.edu

(904) 620-5515

The UNF LGBTQ Center is inviting all students to participate in the creation of this year’s Sex Week digital brand. “Sex Week” is a week-long series of events that feature a positive message designed to educate the campus community on a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to: health and wellness, relationships and intimacy, identity, gender, sexual orientation, safety, risk awareness, and consent. This healthy, empowering, and inclusive message is at the core of Sex Week programs. Branding designs include a logo to be used in marketing materials, a T-shirt, and a poster mockup. The deadline for submissions is 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Visit the website for more details.

Contact:

UNF LGBTQ Center

unflgbt@unf.edu

(904) 620-4720

Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Zoom

In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity will reflect and cherish his amazing accomplishments and legacy.

Contact:

Shekinah Mitchell

said@unf.edu

(904) 620-2689

Website Facebook Event

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zoom

The Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity will host their first 2021 General Body Meeting. Meet the leaders of ASIA, BSU and LASO, learn how to become a member, and play some fun virtual games. Access via Zoom at https://unf.zoom.us/j/99541181818.

Contact:

Shekinah Mitchell

said@unf.edu

(904) 620-2689

Website Facebook Event

Friday, January 22, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Instagram Stories

Share your favorite influential diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice quotes for a chance to win swag from the Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity. Submit your quotes via the SAID Instagram.

Contact:

Shekinah Mitchell

said@unf.edu

(904) 620-2689

Website Facebook Event

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Instagram

Test your trivia knowledge on Jacksonville’s civil rights history and win a prize. Questions will be posted on the SAID Instagram by 1 p.m. and will be up for the duration of the day.

Sponsor: Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity

Contact:

Shekinah Mitchell

said@unf.edu

(904) 620-2689

Website Facebook Event

Dining Services

Dining Services is proud to offer guests the option to pre-order and skip the line with Grubhub at Ozzies, Pita Pit, Panda Express, Einstein's and Starbucks.To learn more, visit the Dining Services website. Use coupon code "NOMS" for $3 off your first purchase of $7 or more.

Contact:

Dennis Negrin

d.negrin@unf.edu

(904) 673-8730

Everything Else

Students graduating this spring are eligible for the Osprey Community Engagement Medallion award. This award recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary community commitment through activities such as community-based learning, volunteerism, community or social advocacy, community-based Federal work-study, and more. For more information about the distinction and eligibility, visit the website or contact the Center for Community-Based Learning. Applications are due Friday, March 19.

Contact:

Justin Sipes

justin.sipes@unf.edu

(904) 620-3545

JCPenney at the Avenues Mall and its online store will provide UNF students and alumni up to an extra 30% off on select men’s and women’s career dress apparel including suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, scrubs, shoes and accessories. To receive the 30% off coupon, text "OSPREYS" to 67292. These discounts are available Friday, Jan. 15, through Sunday, Jan. 17, both online and at the JCPenney at the Avenues Mall, 10308 Southside Blvd.

Contact:

Brooke Hammon

brooke.hammon@unf.edu

(904) 620-2976

Website

The UNF Bookstore is holding a sale on Jansport backpacks through Friday, Jan. 29. All eligible items will be 25% off both in-store and online. Visit the website to browse. 

Contact:

Heather Czigan

h.czigan@follett.com

(904) 620-2069