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Little Canadian aliens: Goslings on campus

Little Canadian aliens: Goslings on campus

May 1, 2015

[doptg id="165"] Photo gallery by Morgan Purvis Canadian geese and their newly hatched goslings run a-fowl on campus. They can be seen sitting in the shade, snacking on grass and generally disobeying...

Collective Con features a variety of pop-culture icons including actors, comic book writers and illustrators, musicians and artists.
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Geek out at Collective Con May 8-10

April 27, 2015

Pop-culture icons, artists, writers and more will gather May 8-10 at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds for the first ever Collective Con. The event features both ticketed and free events covering every...

Feel nostalgic with classic arcade machines May 1-3

Feel nostalgic with classic arcade machines May 1-3

April 17, 2015

The Jax Arcade Expo will bring over 125 freestanding arcade machines to UNF’s Adam W. Herbert University Center May 1-3. The convention will feature games like Frogger, Galaga and Mortal Kombat,...

A medley of media on display at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery

A medley of media on display at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery

April 10, 2015

Thirty-six graduating fine arts students participated Thursday, April 9 in the Annual Senior Art Exhibition at the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery. The pieces were picked at the artist’s discretion and...

Being Rickey Calloway: Groove master and UNF physical facilities worker proves funk music isn’t washed up

Being Rickey Calloway: Groove master and UNF physical facilities worker proves funk music isn’t washed up

April 8, 2015

During the walk to class from Lot 18, it’s easy to overlook the stones under the Ospreys statue by the UNF Arena that were pressure washed to sparkle or the irrigation system carefully designed to...

Local artists and UNF students take over the Green tomorrow at UNF’s first arts market

Local artists and UNF students take over the Green tomorrow at UNF’s first arts market

April 1, 2015

A state of intense happiness and self-confidence will resonate in artwork showcased tomorrow, April 2 on the Green for Osprey Productions’ Euphoria: UNF Art Walk. The event takes place from 5 p.m....

From left to right: Charles Hack, Dr. Parvez Ahmed and Dr. David Shwam-Baird lead the discussion.Photo by Tarah Trueblood

Coffee and difficult conversation: What would Muhammad do?

March 27, 2015

Two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, broke into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical and secularist French magazine, Jan. 7 2015. The Kouachi brothers shot and killed 12 employees and injured...

Turning up after tuning up: Stephen Putnam is not your typical hype man

Turning up after tuning up: Stephen Putnam is not your typical hype man

March 17, 2015

America watched 18-year-old Stephen Putnam, a piano performance freshman, give fans at the UNF Arena a crash course on turning up during the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game March 8. The baritone...

Ramen redeemed: Bento Cafe’s new angle on a traditional noodle soup satisfies

Ramen redeemed: Bento Cafe’s new angle on a traditional noodle soup satisfies

March 16, 2015

College students and ramen noodles go together like David Hasselhoff and questionable decisions. It’s cheap, takes three minutes to prepare and is the bane of most college students’ diets. But...

American leisure through a camera lens: new exhibit at the UNF Gallery of Art

American leisure through a camera lens: new exhibit at the UNF Gallery of Art

March 6, 2015

The UNF Gallery of Art held its opening reception for its current resident exhibit entitled “Regarding Leisure” on March 5. The exhibit features 30 photographs from 25 artists across the country...

Photo cutline: UNF Healthy Osprey hosts Dueling Ospreys Battle of the Bands Thursday Mar. 5 at the Student Union Plaza.
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Two shows, one day: UNF Healthy Osprey and Osprey Productions host two separate musical events on Thursday

March 2, 2015

Music-loving Ospreys face a week of multiple concerts with performances by national touring acts to Jacksonville-based musicians. Osprey Productions’ (OP) two-day OZ Fest begins Thursday at 3 p.m.,...

UNF was part of Gaffigan’s 2015 tour which will lead up to the debut The Jim Gaffigan Show this summer.   Photo by Morgan Purvis

Steak, Hot Pockets and always taking the elevator: Jim Gaffigan performs at the UNF Arena

February 23, 2015

There is nothing better than delivery and no one knows that better than Jim Gaffigan when it comes to comedy -- or food. The show opened with comedian Tom Shillue who joked about childhood in...

Gaffigan will perform Sunday, Feb. 22 at the UNF Arena at 8:00 p.m.
Graphic by Caitlyn Broyles

Expect Jim Gaffigan’s shtick to be clean Sunday

February 19, 2015

Clean humor and food related jokes scrutinizing America’s poor eating habits, along with his own, are recurring comedic themes in a typical Jim Gaffigan set. More recently, Gaffigan appeared on CBS...

Fifty Shades of Grey was released on Valentine’s Day. 
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Movie Review: Fifty shades of lame

February 17, 2015

The popularity of something can be defined by its critics. Or perhaps colloquially put, “haters gonna hate.” When it comes to Fifty Shades of Grey, there is no lack of parodies, ranging from Fifty...

Sangree was a runner and outdoorsman who always found ways to stay active. Photo courtesy of Facebook

A life fulfilled: who was Garth Sangree?

February 9, 2015

The truck barreled through the mountainous terrain of the Appalachian Trail. Sitting in the truck bed, Garth Sangree and Kevin Todd clung to the metal caging of the taillights while clutching their gear. Sangree...

Students can cozy up with coffee at OP’s ELEVATE concert

February 1, 2015

Osprey Productions’ ELEVATE concert is a live music and coffee event to be held at the Starbucks on campus Monday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. Four local musicians will perform, including Kristina Aranilla,...

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UNF remembers Garth Sangree at a memorial service celebrating his life

January 31, 2015

UPDATE -- 2/1/2015 at 6:10 p.m.  According to Chets Creek Church Pastor Mark Smith, a second memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Boca Raton Community Church, located at 470...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Packed UNF vigil remembers Garth Sangree

January 28, 2015

Just after the Jacksonville US Coast Guard permanently suspended its search for Garth Sangree on Jan. 27, a vigil was hosted by Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) and held in the Student Union at...

Rapper Mac Miller is the second and final headliner performing at the OZ Music Fest in March. Photo courtesy of Mac Millers Facebook.

Osprey Productions is expected to announce Mac Miller as a headliner of the first OZ Music Fest

January 23, 2015

UPDATE-1/23/15 at 5:14 p.m.  Osprey Productions posted the following video confirming Mac Miller will be performing at OZ Fest. Here's our second headliner #Oz #Swoop A video posted by Osprey...

LGBT Resource Center brings “The Gay Moralist” Dr. John Corvino to speak at UNF

LGBT Resource Center brings “The Gay Moralist” Dr. John Corvino to speak at UNF

January 23, 2015

Dr. John Corvino, known as “The Gay Moralist,” will give two public lectures on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Adam W. Herbert University Center, Bldg. 43. The event will be free and open...

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