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Silly app Yik Yak causes serious commotion at UNF

October 7, 2014

UNF students post things like: My sideboob is a 10/10 today and Smells like weed in the Fountains and I just saw an Osprey land on the roof of the arena. F*** YEAH! Yik Yak allows students to anonymously...

Parking Services oversells 457 Blue permits

October 3, 2014

UPDATE -- 10/3/2014 at 3:30 p.m. Starting next Monday, any Blue parking permit holder not happy with the lack of parking on campus can exchange their pass for a Gray permit and a refund. Those...

UNF professor appointed to Board of Governors, plans to represent students

October 3, 2014

Dr. Katherine Robinson, associate nursing professor at UNF and the chair of the Advisory Council of Faculty Senates, has been appointed to serve on the Florida Board of Governors (BOG) until July 31,...

Students dissect to understand sea turtles

September 25, 2014

Students got a chance to watch and participate in necropsies performed on three species of sea turtles Sept. 25 at UNF’s necropsy lab. Dr. Daniel Moon, chair and professor of the Department of...

John Morgan pleads for student votes on Amendment 2

September 19, 2014

John Morgan, of Morgan & Morgan, compared his state-wide campaign to a Johnny Cash song. “I’ve been to so many little towns and political forums and honky tonks,” Morgan said. “Raising...

Professors swapped without warning

September 17, 2014

This fall some students were greeted by a professor they didn’t sign up for. Most students weren’t aware of the changes because UNF does not have a policy about keeping students informed when...

Funny business with the Board of Trustees

September 12, 2014

I didn’t walk into the Herbert University Center for the Board of Trustees retreat on Sept. 9 expecting to laugh, but I did. A lot. President John Delaney kept cracking jokes at other board members,...

UNF faculty and staff face parking shortage

September 4, 2014

Students may have to compete with faculty and staff for good parking spots because faculty/staff permits are sold out, but still in high demand. Eighty employees are on a waitlist to receive a faculty/staff...

Fall semester kicks off with parking shortage

August 27, 2014

Parking spaces have been more scarce than usual during the first week of fall semester. Earlier today, both Lot 18 and 53 were completely full, with many cars even parked on the grass. George Androuin,...

Off-campus faith-based student housing coming fall 2015

August 26, 2014

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new off-campus religious-based student housing facility near the Town Center took place today. The Diocese of St. Augustine and the Newman Student Housing Fund--a...

UNF student injured in motorcycle crash over weekend

April 17, 2014

Matthew Loveland, Kappa Sigma and freshman, was in the ICU after he was in a motorcycle crash April 12, said Corey Amira, ΚΣ President. Loveland broke his leg, arm and wrist in the crash. Loveland...

Osprey Fountains partly closed for summer, freshmen to live in the Cove

April 10, 2014

[nicevideo link= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Uv-qzZyJCw"] Freshmen will live in the Cove instead of the Fountains this summer because a large portion of the Fountains will be closed for maintenance. Bob...

Students host Art Fest to show what department offers

April 7, 2014

[wzslider autoplay="true" info="true" lightbox="true"]UNF art students pulled together to put on a student-organized art festival March 6 at the fine arts center courtyard. Georgia Ward-Collings, fine...

Divest UNF pushes Board of Trustees to assess investment policy

April 4, 2014

The Board of Trustees (BOT) of UNF will create a subcommittee to decide whether or not UNF should have a policy about socially responsible investments, and if so, what that policy should be. Radford...

Student parents face limited options after CDRC budget slashed

March 28, 2014

Students with children may struggle next year as heavy budget cuts to the Child Development Research Center (CDRC) mean cuts to on-campus child care and grants to supplement child care costs. The CDRC’s...

Board discusses downsides of performance-based funding and makes recommendations to keep students at UNF

March 25, 2014

Learning commons area and math emporium could be added to library UNF Foundation Treasurer Shari Shuman said UNF received an additional  $2 million for performance funding from the state. She said,...

Pocket park landscaping delayed

March 18, 2014

Benches and landscaping have not yet been added to the pocket park between Buildings 14 and 15. In a previous interview, Zak Ovadia, the director of Campus Planning Design and Construction, said the...

More construction between buildings 14 and 15

March 18, 2014

The underground hot and chilled water pipe between Buildings 14 and 15 is being replaced said John Hale, Director of Physical Facilities. He said the pipe is being replaced because it is 35 years old...

UNF negotiating buying The Flats

March 10, 2014

[nicevideo link= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd9A-uTpXcg"] University President John Delaney said John Rood, owner of The Flats at Kernan and longtime friend of his, is cautiously looking into...

Wi-Fi on campus slowed by heavy use

March 7, 2014

[nicevideo link= "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdfPFg33jvc"] Recent Wi-Fi issues stem from a sheer increase in volume of electronic devices in use on campus, said Assistant Director of Network Engineering...

Students demand better funding for higher education

February 26, 2014

Dozens of students rallied in the rain and wrote letters to legislators in Tallahassee on Feb. 26. Congregating in the Peace Plaza, they demanded $9 million for building renovations, as well as...

Event to be held to unveil list of UNF traditions

February 19, 2014

A list of UNF traditions will be unveiled at an event tomorrow. Student Affairs is hosting a UNF Traditions Celebration at the Boathouse Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Staff are all...

New VP hired to oversee Development and Alumni Affairs, and UNF Foundation

February 13, 2014

Joshua Merchant is the new Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs and Executive Director of the UNF Foundation. He starts his new position April 7. Assistant Vice President of Development...

Student fees increased, not to the limit

February 11, 2014

Students face an additional $1.09 per credit hour fee increase for the 2014-15 school year. The SFAC unanimously passed the motion to add $1.00 to the current Athletic fee, of the available $1.56 they...

Duval county under Winter Storm Advisory, UNF monitoring changes

January 29, 2014

With Florida State University and the University of West Florida both closed because of weather conditions, students are waiting to see if UNF's campus closes. The National Weather Service announced...

Campus to be smoke-free next fall

November 20, 2013

Starting August 2014, UNF's campus will be smoke-free. A notice of new regulation went up on the Board of Trustees website Nov. 19. The Smoke-Free Campus Initiative will come fully into effect Aug. 25,...

Waves for December 2013

November 19, 2013

December 4: Art Walk takes place the first Wednesday of every month from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m. Walk through over 40 galleries, including UNF’s own MOCA (which is free during Art Walk), and enjoy live...

Third floors being added to build up core campus

November 15, 2013

Construction on Buildings 3 and 4 to add another floor will start in July or August 2014 and will last for 12 to 13 months, said Zak Ovadia, director of campus planning. “The master plan looks ahead...

Pocket park under construction

October 24, 2013

Construction to build a pocket park between Buildings 14 and 15 is currently underway. Zak Ovadia, the director of Campus Planning Design and Construction, said the pocket park is a replacement...

New imitation hardwood floors at the Cove

August 30, 2013

Over the summer, new flooring was installed in the Osprey Cove because the old carpet needed to be replaced, said Director of Housing and Residence Life Bob Boyle. Boyle said what appears at first...

So, what’s your story? UNF’s Interfaith Center Director shares about the journey that brought her to her current position

November 29, 2012

The Director of UNF’s Interfaith Center Tarah Trueblood plays a vital role in planning and overseeing all of the events and programs that the center has to offer. Trueblood said she has three...

Hodges Stadium to host 2014 NCAA track, field Division I regionals

November 2, 2012

The NCAA announced Nov. 1 UNF's Hodges Stadium will host the Men’s and Woman’s Division I Outdoor Track and Field East Regionals May 29-31, 2014. Hodges Stadium, which has also hosted the A-Sun...

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