News in brief: UNF has more Chinese culture and new UNFPD chief, human rights, haunted house

Lydia Moneir

Human Rights Ordinance panel discussion

Discussion panel on whether Jacksonville needs a Human Rights Ordinance.

Who: Moderated by President John Delaney, with six panelists including Atlantic Beach City Commissioner Maria Mark and CEO of The Haskell Company Steve Halverson.

Where: Lazzara Performance Hall at UNF

When: Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Cost: Free, but you need to get a ticket. Tickets available on UNF website.

Confucius Institute opens this Wednesday

President Delaney will sign an agreement with the Shaanxi Normal University of Xi’an, China on Oct. 29 at 12 p.m. to launch a Confucius Institute at UNF. The Confucius Institute is a collaboration between the two universities and will offer UNF students Mandarin lessons and host community events focused on cultural awareness.

The grand opening ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Adam W. Herbert University Center (Bldg 43) in the Grand Banquet Hall,

Mackesy
Mackesy

room 1044. This ceremony will feature traditional Chinese fan dancing, acrobats and a music performance.

UNF announces new Chief of University of North Florida Police Department

Frank Mackesy, formerly of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, officially started as the new Chief of UNFPD on Oct. 27. He is replacing Interim Chief Charles “Bill” Strudel.

Property surplus auction

UNF’s Property Department partnered up with First Coast Auction and Realty Inc. to sell surplus property. You can view some photos online of the property to be sold.

When: Oct. 31 – View property from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., auction runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Adam W. Herbert University Center (Building 43), room 1003.

UNF Library. Photo by Keri Weiland
UNF Library. Photo by Keri Weiland

Parking reserved in Lot 9

Ten spaces will be blocked off next to Building 16 from 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. This will be reserved for the patrons attending the Confucius Institute VIP luncheon.

Second Annual Tommy G’s Haunted Open House

When: Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library

Food: Donuts at 10 a.m., pizza at 12 p.m., cookies at 2 p.m.

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