Important Message
Possible Goose Solution Feedback

The University is considering hiring a goose control company that would use trained border collies to move the Canada geese away from the University's heavy traffic areas to nesting areas on the perimeter of campus. This process would not harm the geese but would eliminate the health hazard posed by geese droppings on campus walkways and in waterways. The use of border collies is considered a humane way to control Canada geese and is sanctioned by many organizations, including the USDA Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Humane Society and PETA. The company's techniques safeguard the geese as well as pedestrians, bystanders and the dogs. More details are available in the most recent Inside newsletter on the UNF website. Send feedback about this possible solution by e-mail.

Administrative Announcements
Intersession/Holiday Break Special Hours/Closures

Intersession and holiday break are Monday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 8. Below are special hours of operation and closures:

  • Carpenter Library:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 16: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18: Closed
    • Monday, December 19, through Thursday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
    • Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8: Closed
  • Community First Credit Union: Monday, Dec. 19, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
  • Dining: Visit the website for hours of operation
  • Fieldhouse: Friday, Dec. 9, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
  • Game Room: Monday, Dec. 12, through Tuesday, Jan. 3: Closed
  • Golf Complex:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 17: 8 am. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday, Dec. 18: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Monday, Dec. 19, through Saturday, Dec. 24: 8 am. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday, Dec. 25: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 31: 8 am. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday, Jan. 1: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Monday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 7: 8 am. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday, Jan. 8: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 16: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
    • Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 7: Closed
    • Sunday, Jan. 8: 1 to 10 p.m., phone and e-mail support only
  • Lend-A-Wing Pantry:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Wednesday, Dec. 14: Closed
    • Thursday, Dec. 15: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 16: Noon to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17, through Tuesday, Jan. 3: Closed
    • Wednesday, Jan. 4: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 5: 1 to 6 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, Jan. 8: Closed
  • Ogier Garden: Saturday, Dec. 17, through Monday, Jan. 10: Closed
  • One-Stop Student Services:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Thursday, Dec. 15: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 19, through Thursday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
  • Osprey Connector: Inactive after 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9; will resume 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3
  • Osprey Transit: Inactive after 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9; will resume 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3
  • Student Government:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 23: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
  • Student Union:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 16: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, Dec. 18: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
    • Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 6: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, Jan. 8: Closed
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 16: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Monday, Dec. 19, and Tuesday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 31, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
    • Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Town Center Shuttle: Inactive after 3 p.m. Friday, Dec.9; will resume 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3
  • UNF Bookstore:
    • Monday, Dec. 12, through Friday, Dec. 16: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
    • Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18: Closed
    • Monday, Dec. 19, through Thursday, Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 23: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 26: Closed
    • Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 31, through Monday, Jan. 2: Closed
    • Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Student Self Service Unavailability December 11

Student Self Service will be unavailable 5 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, for an upgrade. No changes to the interface are expected. Links to Student Records, Degree Evaluation, Course Schedule, Academic Transcript, etc. won't be available during the down time, but students will still be able to access Blackboard, Canvas and e-mail in myWings during this downtime.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

UNF in the News
  • Is Mattis right for Secretary of Defense?: Former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Political Science, shared her opinion on "The O'Reilly Factor."
  • Petraeus appointment could rankle wary FBI: Former FBI agent Ellen Glasser, a criminology instructor, provided insight about President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of former Gen. David Petraeus as Secretary of State to TheHill.com.
  • Facebook Fearless - How social media can be good for you: The use of social media has caused many to fear that personalized technology platforms are creating a narcissistic, self-obsessed generation. Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, discussed this at TEDxJacksonville.
  • Elderly woman struggles to survive with limited income: Vera Moore, 90, worked at Morrison’s Cafeteria until she was 83 and struggles to make ends meet on her Social Security income. Students Nick Blank and Kalee Ball told her story in the annual "Hope Fund" series in The Florida Times-Union.
  • Trump's support for private prisons: Dr. Michael Hallett, criminology professor, talked about President-elect Donald Trump's support for private prisons and what it will mean for illegal immigrants on WJXT
  • Dogs visit to help students relieve stress: Hundreds of students waited in line to spend a few minutes with stress-relief dogs on campus. Learn more from Action News
  • Ethics Team going to nationals: The Ethics Team will compete in the 21st intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Nationals Sunday, Feb. 26. Read more in The Spinnaker.
  • Children with disabilities get early Christmas gifts from one-of-a-kind program: For 4-year-old Scarlett and her family, Christmas came early - a hot new ride for the girl who loves the color pink. Her toy car was designed to fit her just right. Learn more from Action News.

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

Contact:

Andrea Mestdagh

andrea.mestdagh@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Spring 2017 Permit Sales and Upgrades

Students may purchase a parking permit for the spring 2017 semester starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5. To assist with the process, have your vehicle description and license plate number prior to ordering. To purchase a permit, students must be registered for classes and submit a parking permit request online. Click here to review permit cost and parking locations allowed with parking permits or how to purchase a permit. 

Also, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, students have the opportunity to upgrade their current permit to a more desirable option, with the exception that Housing permits can only be obtained by residential students. All upgrade transactions must be done in person at Parking Services, Building 52. Remove and provide the original affixed permit and a new one will be issued. To assist with the process, verify the vehicle description and license plate number match with the upgraded selected permit. The permit cost will be added to your myWings account within 24 hours of purchase. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics
Academic Advising Units Closed December 13

Academic Advising units will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 13, for an annual professional development retreat. For questions regarding office hours/coverage on this day, contact the individual advising office or advisor. 

Contact:

Kelly Marton

kelly.marton@unf.edu

(904) 620-1297

COEHS Scholarships/Fellowships 2017-18

Applications are open for 2017-18 scholarships and fellowships. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2017. This application requires attachments. Review the Scholarship/Fellowship Checklist prior to submitting an application. 

Contact:

Amanda Laukitis

coehs.scholarships@unf.edu

(904) 620-2520

Website
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in February to four undergraduate students who have worked hard academically and participated in campus and/or community services. Eligibility information and application materials are available on the Intercultural Center for PEACE website. Application deadline is Friday, Jan. 20.

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2475

Website
Unleash Your Musical Side

Non-music majors can participate in music ensembles. The School of Music offers a full spectrum of activities, from instrumental to vocal, for non-music majors. For more information, contact the School Of Music via e-mail or at (904) 620-2961. 

Contact:

Kolanda Douglas

k.douglas@unf.edu

(904) 620-2864

Website
Arts and Entertainment
'Playwrights' Project: Original Plays for Young Adults'

The Department of English will present a live-theater event, "The Playwrights’ Project: Original Plays for Young Adults," produced by Dr. Pam Monteleone, professor of English and drama. The cast features UNF students and staff, high school students, as well as members of the community. Show times are as follows:

  • Saturday, Dec. 10: 7:30 p.m. with the class of students from Robert E. Lee High School as guests of honor
  • Sunday, Dec. 11: 2 p.m.

Performances are free, open to the public and will take place at the Computer Science Building, Building 15, Room 1304. For more information, contact the UNF Department of English at (904) 620-2273.

Contact:

Pam Monteleone

pmontele@unf.edu

(904) 704-3207

Lectures, Seminars, and Information Sessions
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Luncheon Tickets Available

Tickets are available for the 36th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, noon Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Herbert University Center, Building 43. Four scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students in King's name. The guest speaker will be Ndaba Thembekile Mandela, grandson of the late Nelson Mandela and president and CEO of Africa Rising. The luncheon is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for Student and International Affairs and the Intercultural Center for PEACE. Tickets are available through the UNF Box Office, located in  English Hall, Building 8, Room 1100, or online. The first 50 University students receive free tickets at the Box Office. For questions, contact the Intercultural Center at (904) 620-2475.

Contact:

Lorna Bautista

lbautist@unf.edu

(904) 620-2475

Website