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UNF Journal: Fall 2015

Three students walking on campus

Blue, gray and green: UNF leads in on-campus sustainability

The Ospreys are all about the blue and gray. But there is another color that jumps out at anyone who has stepped foot on the University of North Florida campus. UNF is green to its core.

Ebenson Verdule near a container that will be converted into a dorm for students in Haiti

Engineering grad determined to change lives

Ebenson Verdule, ’14, will move to Haiti this fall with a clear mission — to provide hope to thousands of orphaned children living on the streets of Port-de-Paix.

President John Delaney at the library

Letter from the President

At the University of North Florida, environmental responsibility is one of our core values, and again, it is expressed in a variety of ways. From cutting-edge research to everyday campus life, the theme is woven into just about everything we do at UNF.

Bruce Ogier talks with a UNF student in Ogier Gardens

Ogier Gardens growing in popularity

The Ogier Gardens offers a retreat from the fast pace of higher education — an ideal spot for students to relax on a well-used hammock and find some peace and quiet.

Justin Lemmons and students in the Sawmill Slough Preserve

Preserve offers campus a natural sanctuary

One part living laboratory, one part natural retreat, the Sawmill Slough Preserve is the embodiment of the University of North Florida’s commitment to environmental sustainability and habitat protection.

Students studying the St. Johns River with James Taylor of the Environmental Center

UNF supports environmental outreach at every level

The St. Johns River Transformational Learning Opportunity (TLO) at UNF is a focused learning experience for students, which includes a weekly one-credit lab and culminates in an eight-day spring break trip along the river’s middle basin.