Administrative Announcements
Labor Day Special Hours/Closures

Most University offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library: Closed
  • Community First Credit Union: Closed
  • Dining: 
    • Osprey Café: 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Ozzie’s Convenience Store and Grill: 10 to 3 a.m.
    • Pita Pit: 10 to 3 a.m.
  • Field House: Closed
  • Game Room: Closed
  • Golf Complex: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • ID Card Office: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk: Closed
  • Lend-A-Wing Pantry: Closed
  • One Stop Student Services: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 3 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2; services will resume 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, with the modified housing route
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; services will resume 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6
  • Student Government Offices: Closed
  • Student Union: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex: Closed
  • Town Center Shuttle: Normal service hours except for Monday, Sept. 5, when service will begin at 11 a.m.
  • UNF Bookstore: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • UPS Store: Closed

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Students/Part-Time OPS/Graduate Assistants Working On Campus

If you're a student, part-time OPS or graduate assistant who has just accepted a job to work on campus for the first time or if you're a returning student, part-time OPS or graduate assistant employee who hasn't worked on campus in the last 12 months, before starting work you must go to the Office of Human Resources, located in Daniel Hall, Building 1, Room 1000, to complete or update payroll and right to work documents. It's imperative you don't begin work until you've received the yellow payroll processing slip from HR. Take this document to your supervisor, as this is their proof you've met the eligibility requirements to work at the University.

Contact:

Felicia George

felicia.george@unf.edu

(904) 620-2903

UNF in the News
  • UNF sees more expansion, programs on the horizon: President John Delaney discussed what's on the horizon for the University with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
  • Challengers open up wide polling lead over incumbent State Attorney Corey and Public Defender Shirk: A new poll by the Public Opinion Research Lab and The Florida Times-Union showed challengers Melissa Nelson and Charles Cofer well ahead of incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk.
  • Marriage gap: Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, discussed new research that finds the marriage gap is mostly due to a decline in marriage rates among the less educated on "The Chat."
  • Young man fulfills dream of going to college: Incoming freshman Corey Woosley achieved one of his goals when he was accepted into The Arc Jacksonville at UNF, a program designed to help students with learning disabilities. Learn more in this First Coast News story.
  • Presidential and local political races: Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, spoke about the presidential and local state attorney's race on "The Chat."
  • Moritz signs contract with Toronto: Left-handed pitcher Daniel Moritz signed a professional contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming the third Osprey from the 2016 roster to ink a deal with a MLB franchise this summer.

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

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UPD Walk-Up Window Closure

The walk-up police service window in the lobby of the Garris Police Building, Building 41, won't be accessible today, Wednesday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 2, due to construction. The lost and found window will remain open. The University Police Department can be reached at (904) 620-2800 and will continue to provide full police services during this time. In case of an emergency, call 911.

Contact:

Lt. Matt Taylor

mtaylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-2365

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Lot 53 Reserved Spaces

From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, there will be 11 Gray Lot spaces reserved in the northeast section of Lot 53, adjacent to Hicks Hall, Building 53, for the One Blood donation mobile bus. Spaces will return to normal parking activity after 2 p.m. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Clubs and Organizations
Dive Club Ginnie Springs Trip/Meeting

The Dive Club's Ginnie Springs dive and camping trip will take place Friday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 11. Open to anyone who can snorkel, free-dive or scuba. License required if plan to scuba dive. Gear won't be provided but can be easily rented with discounts at local dive shops. Further information is available here under "Upcoming Dives" including cost. Attend the club meeting at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, Carpenter Library, Building 12, Room 2116, to learn more about the trip and the club. E-mail with any questions.

Contact:

McKenzie Edwards

unfscubaclub@gmail.com

(904) 860-2830

Graduate Student Organization Elections

Elections will take place for the 2016-17 executive board including president, treasurer, secretary, public relations and student government representative. To run for a position, submit an application on the discussion board on the GSO Blackboard site by midnight Sunday, Sept. 4. Candidates must not graduate before spring 2017 and have to submit a one-minute video about their goals and qualifications as well as a 100-word biography. Voting will take place on Blackboard Monday, Sept. 5, through Thursday, Sept. 8. 

Contact:

John Whalen

john.whalen@unf.edu

(937) 409-5719

Website
Athletics and Recreation
Intramural Flag Football Student Officials Needed

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 26, The Field House, Room 1010

Intramural Sports is looking to hire students to become flag football officials. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. Some knowledge of football is a plus, but a strong work ethic, willingness to learn and good attitude is all that is needed. Attend this information meeting to learn more.  

Contact:

Justin Cato

j.cato@unf.edu

(904) 620-2646

Intramural Volleyball Student Officials Needed

Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Building 26, The Field House, Room 1010

Intramural Sports is looking to hire students to become volleyball officials. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. Some knowledge of volleyball is a plus, but a strong work ethic, willingness to learn and good attitude is all that is needed. Attend this information meeting to learn more.

Contact:

Justin Cato

j.cato@unf.edu

(904) 620-2646

Arts and Entertainment
Button Making Party

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Room 1111

Create a button that represents your identity. Learn about resources available at the LGBT Resource Center and mingle with Resource Center staff.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center

Contact:

Jake Moore

jake.moore.unf@gmail.com

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
Friday Night Live at Clubhouse Friday

Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Building 17, Osprey Clubhouse

This Friday we'll be screening the Syracuse Orangemen versus Louisville Cardinals football game for week two of college football season. Light refreshments will be provided.

Cost: Free with valid Osprey1 Card

Sponsor: Office of Campus Life

Contact:

Jessica LeClair

jessica.leclair@unf.edu

(904) 620-5355

Website Facebook Event
Laugh Out Comedy Show

Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

The Laugh Out Comedy Show is an annual event sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center and funded by the Student Life and Services Fee. LGBTQ comedians Irene Tu and Jessica Sele will perform.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Jake Moore

jake.moore@unf.edu

(904) 620-5197

Facebook Event
Mid-Autumn Festival Concert

Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building 45, Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 1100

The concert will feature artists from Orlando and Jacksonville performing traditional Chinese songs, Beijing opera and music. The event is free, but an e-ticket is required. 

Sponsor: Confucius Institute

Contact:

Allison McLarty

a.mclarty@unf.edu

(904) 640-5436

Website
Twisted Tuesdays Features Fishy Friends

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Building 58, Student Union, Osprey Plaza

This Tuesday will feature fishy friends where students can make a fish tank. The tank, rocks, water, plants and fish will be provided, you provide the fish food. This giveaway is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. Contact the Office of Campus Life at (904) 620-5355 for more information.

 

Cost: Free with valid Osprey1 Card

Sponsor: Office of Campus Life

Contact:

Jessica LeClair

jessica.leclair@unf.edu

(904) 620-5355

Website Facebook Event
'UNF Wood-Fired Ceramics Invitational' Opening Reception

Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Building 58E, Student Union, Room 2401

The Lufrano Intercultural Gallery's fall exhibit, "UNF Wood-Fired Ceramics Invitational," will feature ceramics by University students who participated in building the wood-fired kiln as well as a few invited guests. The exhibit will take place Thursday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Oct. 14. The Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Intercultural Center for PEACE

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2845

Website
Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Jacksonville Startup Weekend

A 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups. The schedule is as follows at various locations at the Student Union, Building 58W: 

  • Friday, Sept. 9: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 10: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 11: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visit the website for more information. 

Contact:

Diane Denslow

ddenslow@unf.edu

(904) 620-1381

Website
Zika Virus Update

Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Auditorium, Room 2704

Student Health Services and Environmental Safety will present an update about the Zika virus.

Cost: Free

Contact:

Candace Ford

c.ford@unf.edu

(904) 620-2175

Website
General Meetings
Board of Trustees Retreat

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Building 58W, Student Union, Ballrooms, Room 3703C

A Board of Trustees retreat will take place. Click here to review the itinerary/agenda. Contact Heather Patterson, coordinator of administrative services, with any questions.

Contact:

Heather Patterson

heather.patterson@unf.edu

(904) 620-2514

Website
Campus Sustainability Meeting

Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Building 1, J.J. Daniel Hall, President's Conference Room, Room 2800

The monthly meeting to discuss campus sustainability will take place. The campus community is welcome to attend.

Sponsor: Environmental Center

Contact:

James Taylor

j.taylor@unf.edu

(904) 620-5806

Website
Faculty Association September Meeting

Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Building 16, Osprey Commons, Talon Room, Room 4202

The agenda packet can be viewed here. Check the Faculty Association website and click "Current Agenda" for the complete agenda packet. Limited hard copies will be available at the meeting. For more information, contact Cindy Chin, executive secretary.

Contact:

Cindy Chin

cchin@unf.edu

(904) 620-2872

Website
UNF Foundation Executive Committee Conference Call

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building 60, Alumni Hall, Room 2112

The first quarter UNF Foundation Executive Committee conference call meeting will take place. 

Contact:

Patricia Madrid

p.madrid@unf.edu

(904) 620-2111

Everything Else
Accepting Talon Review Submissions

The Talon Review is an online creative publication that accepts anything the creative mind can come up with that can be digitalized. Submissions are now being accepted for the fall 2016 publication and must be from a University student or alumni. Send submissions via e-mail. Review the last publication here.

Contact:

Tori Christensen

heytoric@gmail.com

(904) 392-6590

Website
Alumni Award Nominations Open

Nominate a deserving individual for one of the University's Alumni Recognition Awards, presented annually during homecoming. These awards honor alumni who demonstrate outstanding professional, philanthropic or volunteer accomplishments. Nominations should be submitted with the official nomination form and all necessary supporting documentation no later than Thursday, Sept. 15.

Contact:

Jennifer Perkins

jperkins@unf.edu

(904) 620-2490

Website
Binge-Eating Disorder Study Recruiting Participants

Participants are needed for a study being conducted to establish an effective treatment program for overweight and obese women who suffer from binge-eating disorder. Interested participants must be female, 18 years old or older, with a body mass index of 25 to 40, have access to the internet and have demonstrated binge-eating behaviors. The study will last 12 weeks and each week the participant will meet with a well-trained nutritionist or therapist, either in person or online. Participant compensation will include complimentary treatment from a nutritionist and therapist, up to $90 in gift cards and parking permits, if travel to the University is required.

Contact:

Zhiping Yu

nutrition.research@unf.edu

(904) 620-5282

Call for Talon Review Readers

The Talon Review is an online publication that includes creative works, such as pictures, stories and spoken word. Students are needed to read through and provide a critique of Talon Review submissions to help decide on acceptance into the publication. Being a reader is a good way to get into the literary world of the University's student body and doesn't take up a ton of time. E-mail for more information or to join. 

Contact:

Tori Christensen

heytoric@gmail.com

(904) 392-6590

Celebration for Mid-Autumn Festival/Confucius Institute Day

Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 1100A

Lunch will be provided as well as cultural activities and games. The event is free, however a R.S.V.P. is required to Allison McLarty, office manager, by Monday, Sept. 12. Space is limited.  

Sponsor: Confucius Institute

Contact:

Allison McLarty

a.mclarty@unf.edu

(904) 640-5436

Website
Coggin College of Business Welcome Back Cookout

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Building 42, Coggin College of Business, Outdoor Sheffield Pavilion (patio in front of Coggin)

The campus community is invited to meet new friends as well as academic advising, study abroad and Career Management Center staff. Learn more about the Coggin College of Business, play games during the Coggin Student Club Showcase and enjoy free food. Select faculty from academic departments will also be on hand.

Contact:

Shannon Italia

sitalia@unf.edu

(904) 620-2067

Website
On-Campus Reservations New General Request Form

The Student Union has consolidated the special event form, purple form, and the live sound form, green form, into a new general request form. As such, more information, including food and live sound, will be required up front. Contact Zach Neaves, Student Union event planning associate, with any questions.

Contact:

Zach Neaves

z.neaves@unf.edu

(904) 620-1496

Website
Physics Photo Contest

Capture a concept of physics in a single photo. The contest is open to any student in the Jacksonville area. The Top 10 photos will be determined by a committee of Department of Physics faculty members then posted to the Physics Facebook page. The three photos that receive the most "Likes" will win prizes. For more information, contact Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen, assistant professor of physics, or visit the photo contest webpage. The photo submission period is Thursday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Oct. 28.

Contact:

Jason T. Haraldsen

j.t.haraldsen@unf.edu

(904) 620-2235

Website