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As the holidays approach, UNF honors students’ hearts and closets are opening up to better accommodate the refugees of Jacksonville. Honors students are required to take a colloquium class that involves immigration and national identity. But the class also teaches them to develop leadership skills through community outreach centered on refugees. The UNF Reads Program [...]
UNF’s Philanthropy Club is celebrating its second year of existence this week with philanthropy week. The Philanthropy Club will be celebrating the week of Nov. 13 by hosting a social media scavenger hunt and raising awareness about their cause at market day. “Our All About Philanthropy Week celebrates everyone who makes UNF possible,” said senior [...]
By Kasandra Ortiz, Contributing Reporter Poet, professor, UNF alumni, husband, father, and author: Tim Gilmore is a jack of all trades, with a bit of a dark side. Gilmore’s new book, This Kind of City: Ghost Stories and Psychological Landscapes, sheds light on a little known genre, psychogeography, and allows readers to discover the more [...]
So, what’s your story: Nursing professor Linda Connelly returns to UNF after tour in Iraq, time in DC
From UNF to Iraq, with many stops in between, former Deputy Chief of the Army Nurse Corp and Professor of Nursing Linda Connelly always makes her way back to the home of the Ospreys. Connelly retired from the Army Nurse Corps Sept. 30 after 24 years of service. Twenty-four years, nine months, and 19 days, [...]
When Lt. Paula Coughlin reported to her admiral about being sexually assaulted, she was met with indifference. Instead of giving up, Coughlin fought back. She is now a member of the Protect Our Defenders Advocacy Group, and is seeking to spread awareness about sexual assault and rape in the military. On Oct. 23 and 25, [...]
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the UNF Women’s Center, Intercultural Center for PEACE, and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. hosted a discussion led by several Hispanic women in leadership roles at UNF to discuss how their cultures affect their lives. The Hispanic Women of Influence panel took place September 27 at noon in [...]
Check out Club Fest this Thursday for a chance to join some new clubs and dress like your favorite superhero. More than 100 UNF clubs will be blasting off at this year’s Club Fest for a chance to win club of the year and possibly accrue some new members.
UNF junior Khalid Ibrahimi’s story of his family’s journey from Afghanistan to America is one filled with trial, tribulation, and courage.
Visitors to UNF must now park in Lot 14, 18 or 53, as Parking and Transportation Services no longer sells daily premium passes to visitors, unless they are carpooling.
Vince Smyth, director of auxiliary services, said the change is due mostly to space restrictions.