News in Brief – Nov. 12


Riverbound transformational learning opportunity opened for spring semester
The third annual St. Johns River Transformational Learning Opportunity is now being organized by the UNF Environmental Center for spring 2009.

Students will hike, canoe, kayak and swim in springs while living on a houseboat for a week. Participants will also interact with authors, scientists, historians and engineers who work closely with the St. Johns River.

The first organizational meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Nov. 24.

Women perform in first Arts Film Festival celebration
The UNF Women’s Center will be featuring Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand and showing eight films for this event.

Films that will be featured include “Everything’s Cool,” “The Education of Shelby Knox,” “Far From Home,” “They Call Me Muslim” and “Troop 1500.”

The festival runs Nov. 12-14 in the Robinson Center.

Transportation and Logistics presents Lt. General William “Gus” Pagonis
The mastermind behind the massive logistical challenges of the Gulf War, Gus Pagonis, who left the Army in 1993 to spend 11 years as executive vice president of logistics for Sears, will give a lecture addressing leadership techniques and the strategic importance of logistics.

The speaker will take stage at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

Free Musical Performance
YouTube sensation Nick Pitera, an a’cappella artist from Sarasota, Fla., will perform songs from male and female vocalists including Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey and various scores from Disney films at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Stein Auditorium, Building. 42, room 1020.

Compiled by Jonathan Morales.