Administrative Announcements
Osprey Update ADA Compliance

To comply with ADA regulations, links to PDF files will no longer be accepted in Osprey Update beginning Monday, July 1. It will still be possible to link to UNF webpages that contain links to PDF files, just not directly to the files themselves. For questions, contact Amanda Ennis, public relations specialist.

Contact:

Amanda Ennis

amanda.ennis@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Student Email Accounts Now Use @UNF.EDU

To provide better collaboration with the Office 365 tools, students, faculty and staff are now in the same Office 365 environment. Students who were admitted before May 2019 have two UNF mailboxes, one that uses "N-number@unf.edu" and an old one that uses "N-number@ospreys.unf.edu." Email from UNF systems is now delivered to a student's @unf.edu account. Students should select the "Email" tile in myWings to access their @unf.edu account and the "Old Email" tile if they need to access their @Ospreys.unf.edu account to turn on email forwarding and to add an "automatic reply." Both accounts will be active for a period of time to enable a smooth transition for students. Communication will be sent prior to the Ospreys account being deactivated. View additional information and actions for students to take via the webpage.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Summer B Special Hours

Summer B begins Monday, June 24, and continues through Friday, Aug. 2. Summer C also ends August 2. Many offices will keep normal business hours. Below are special hours of operation:

  • Bookstore:
    • Sunday, June 23: Open noon to 4 p.m.
    • Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28: Open 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 29: Open noon to 4 p.m. 
    • Beginning Sunday, June 30, through Friday, Aug. 2:
      • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Fridays: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      • Saturdays: Open noon to 4 p.m.
      • Sundays: Closed
  • Carpenter Library:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Fridays: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sundays: Open 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Delaney Student Union:
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sundays: Closed
  • Dining Services: Visit the website
  • Eco Adventure: Open noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays with gear return and Lake Oneida access closing 4:30 p.m.
  • Field House:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Fridays: Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
    • Saturdays and Sundays: Open noon to 6 p.m.
  • Game Room:
    • Mondays through Fridays: Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Saturdays: Open noon to 10 p.m.
    • Sundays: Closed
  • ITS Help Desk:
    • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Fridays: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; help by phone begins at 8 a.m.
    • Saturdays: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sundays: Open 1 to 10 p.m.
  • Ogier Gardens:
    • Tuesdays: Open 8 to 11 a.m. 
    • Wednesdays and Fridays: Open 8 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Student Wellness Complex:
    • Recreation and Wellness Business Office: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
    • Dottie Dorion Fitness Center:
      • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays: Open 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
      • Saturdays and Sundays: Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Paul Shirley Assessment Center: Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
    • Osprey Cliff:
      • Mondays through Thursdays: Open 5 to 10 p.m.
      • Fridays: Open 5 to 9 p.m.
      • Saturdays and Sundays: Open 1 to 5 p.m.

Contact:

Amanda Ennis

amanda.ennis@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

UNF Bookstore Important Dates
  • The last days to use your Bookstore authorization online is Thursday, June 27, and in store is Saturday, June 29.
  • The last day to return Summer B course materials for a full refund is Monday, July 1. Merchandise must be in original condition and receipt must be present.

Contact:

Matthew Davidson

unf@bkstr.com

(904) 620-2665

Website
UNF In The News
  • UNF addresses lack of minority teachers with Holmes Scholars Program: Hoping to increase the number of local minority teachers, the College of Education and Human Services is recruiting underrepresented students through the Holmes Scholar Program. News4Jax had the story.
  • Criminology class studies inmate and canine rehabilitation: Students in a criminal justice course are interviewing inmates working with dogs in the TAILS (Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills) program at local correctional institutions to understand the need for successful rehabilitation. Action News Jax stopped by to observe.
  • Surf Team heads to Nationals: For five consecutive years, the UNF Surf Team club has claimed the “Best on the East Coast” title by winning the NSSA East Coast Championship. First Coast News spoke to the team before they headed to this weekend’s National Championship in Southern California.
  • The breaking of America's fossil monument: Dr. Barry Albright, paleontologist and associate lecturer, spoke to Cosmos Magazine about one of America's vast and valuable fossil deposits in danger of being lost to mining and private collectors.
  • Physics professor says motorcyclists especially vulnerable to lightening: Dr. Jason Haraldsen, associate professor of physics, explained to News4Jax why riding motorcycles in a lightning storm can be very dangerous.
  • Golf trio lead area qualifiers in Florida women's amateur: Ten players with First Coast ties, led by three members of the UNF women's golf team, qualified for match play in the 90th Florida Women's Amateur. The Florida Times-Union had the story.
  • Nearly half of LGBTQ employees fear being 'out' at work: Kaitlin Legg, LGBT Resource Center director, shared her insight about a recent national LGBTQ workforce survey with News4Jax.
  • Biology professor to study green fuel alternative: Dr. Mike Aspinwall, assistant biology professor, spoke with Times-Union about the nearly $500,000 grant he received from the USDA to study alternative fuel properties of switchgrass.
  • 'It's a glorious thing to make a thing:' Mark Ari, creative writing associate instructor, spoke with the Jacksonville Public Library's "Completely Booked" podcast about his heritage, artistic endeavors and cultivating a creative community in Jacksonville.
  • Alumnus named Denmark's next national soccer coach: The Danish soccer union said Kasper Hjulmand, former men's soccer midfielder, will take over as coach of the country's national team after next year's European Championship. The Times-Union had the story.

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

Contact:

Amanda Ennis

amanda.ennis@unf.edu

(904) 620-2192

Updated University Policies/Regulations

The following updated regulations and policies can be viewed on the Policies and Regulations webpage:

  • New Regulations:
    • Privacy Notice
  • Amended Regulations:
    • 11.0010R: Schedule of Tuition and Fees
    • 11.0020R: Special Fees, Fines and Penalties
  • New Policies:
    • Gifts, Honoraria and Other Things of Value
  • Substantively Revised Policies
    • 5.0090P: Missing Residential Student
    • 8.0020P: Criteria for University Activities Abroad
    • 8.0060P: Health Insurance Coverage for International Students

Contact:

Joann Campbell

compliance@unf.edu

(904) 620-2258

Transportation and Parking Services Notices
Parking Software Transition

Parking and Transportation Services is transitioning to a new parking software. To facilitate the conversion, online services for permits, citations and appeals will be offline Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21. Limited account activity can be completed in the office June 20; no account activity can occur June 21. Students should resolve parking fines, boots and holds before Wednesday, June 19, to avoid registration holds and other student-related concerns. Questions can be directed to Parking and Transportation Services. 

Contact:

Parking and Transportation Services

parking@unf.edu

(904) 620-2815

Academics
Canvas Alternative File Formats

Starting Thursday, June 20, students can download alternative formats of electronic documents from Canvas courses. Next to the document’s file name is a "drop down" icon and when "Alternative formats" is selected, the student will have the option of choosing one of the following formats: HTML, ePub (read as an e-book), electronic braille or audio. This new tool will allow the University to continue to provide a more inclusive learning environment for all users. Students can learn to access the alternative file formats via the webpage.

Contact:

ITS Help Desk

helpdesk@unf.edu

(904) 620-4357

Carpenter Library Partnership with HathiTrust

The Library has attained partnership access to HathiTrust, an international community of research libraries committed to the long-term preservation and availability of the cultural record. As a member institution, patrons can now access complete digital copies of out-of- print, damaged or lost books owned by the University, either through HathiTrust or in the Library catalog. Students, faculty and staff can also access the HathiTrust Research Center, which supports computational analysis of the digitized content.

Contact:

Emily Ray

lib-acq@unf.edu

(904) 620-5673

Website
Enrollment Status for Federal Financial Aid

Only courses that count toward current degree requirements may be included in enrollment status for federal financial aid. If students are enrolled in courses that aren't required for completion of a degree, some financial aid awards may be reduced or canceled. For questions about the degree-applicability of courses, contact your academic advisor. For questions about financial aid, contact One-Stop Student Services by calling (904) 620-5555 or through the information on the webpage.

Contact:

One Stop Student Services

onestop@unf.edu

(904) 620-5555

New Interlibrary Loan System

The Carpenter Library's Interlibrary Loan System (ILL) will be moving from ILLiad to Tipasa, a cloud-based system that will simplify and streamline the interlibrary loan experience beginning Wednesday, June 19. The ILL System will be unavailable and no new requests will be processed Tuesday, June 18. For more information, visit What's New at the UNF Library.

Contact:

Adam Chalmers

illunf@unf.edu

(904) 620-1410

Diversity Initiatives
I-Dinner

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Building 58W, John A. Delaney Student Union, Room 3703 A/B

Enjoy dinner, interfaith trivia and making new friends with the Interfaith Center during Summer B Week of Welcome.

Contact:

Kalilah Jamall

k.jamall@unf.edu

(904) 620-5522

Facebook Event
Search Committee News
Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Building 57, Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Room 2120

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview with Dr. Mark Halley, a candidate for the ASL/English interpreting assistant/associate professor position, 320790.

Contact:

Tina E. Cross

b.ecross@unf.edu

(904) 620-1386

Enrollment Services

Friday, June 21, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Multiple Locations

The committee will conduct an on-campus interview with Nechell Bonds, a candidate for the Enrollment Services associate vice president position, 315890. A complete schedule is available via email to Margaret Saunders, administrative assistant.

Contact:

Margaret Saunders

margaret.saunders@unf.edu

(904) 620-5227

General Meetings
Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

The UNF Board of Trustees' quarterly meeting will take place.

Contact:

Sharon Bove

s.bove@und.edu

(904) 620-2500

Website
Strategic Planning Listening Session for Students

Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Building 39, J. Brooks Brown Hall, Room 1016

The Strategic Planning Committee invites students to share their input into the University’s strategic planning process at this scheduled listening session. The consultant will be present to listen, record and share all feedback provided. Light refreshments will be provided.

Contact:

Susan Russo

susan.russo@unf.edu

(904) 620-1206

Everything Else
Drag Queen Story Hour

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, Special Collections

The Carpenter Library and the LGBT Resource Center will host a Drag Queen Story Hour featuring local performer BeBe Deluxe as part of Summer B Kickoff. Story time will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Mandi Barringer, sociology assistant professor. The entire Osprey community is welcome. 

Contact:

Maria Atilano

m.atilano@unf.edu

(904) 620-1564

Facebook Event