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John Mulaney and Nick Kroll start off Homecoming week with a few laughs

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll start off Homecoming week with a few laughs

February 16, 2016

Homecoming 2016 began Saturday night with crude jokes and good vibes as Nick Kroll and John Mulaney performed stand up in the UNF Arena. Most of the jokes were you-had-to-be-there type jokes, with lots...

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder.   Photo Courtesy of Joanna Norris

African American professor Dr. Wilder takes on the race discussion with UNF’s new institute

February 10, 2016

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is an accomplished woman. Originally from Ohio, but a self-proclaimed Florida girl, she has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida, a Masters in Sociology from Cleveland...

Wozniak speaking to a World Affairs Council group before the lecture.  Photo by Jennifer Grissom

Wozniak: The unsung hero, the other half of the Apple pioneers, and self-proclaimed prankster

February 3, 2016

Steve Wozniak is not what you would expect from a man who changed the computing industry. He’s not a businessman. He considers himself an engineer, and a happy one at that. He’s the kind of guy...

Chairwoman Paola Lorenzo calls the University and Student Affairs Committee meeting to order.Photo by Kalee Ball

Another day at the office as SG Committees meet

June 29, 2015

The medley of opinions in Student Governments’ conference room and the Senate Chambers were loud and proud in the committee meetings held on June 15. Four members of Student Government (SG) contended...

There was some confusion about the location for the UNF Foundation Board Meeting on May 27, 2015, which ended up taking place at the Osprey Clubhouse on campus.

Error prevents Spinnaker from attending the May 27 Foundation Board Meeting*

June 15, 2015

UPDATE – 6/19/15 at 6:39 p.m. According to an email from Joshua Merchant, Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement, the confusion about the location of the meeting was...

The last Board of Trustees meeting for the fiscal year was held on the top floor of Osprey Commons.

Photo by Kalee Ball

Board of Trustees approves fixed tuition rate, new programs amid budget uncertainty

June 11, 2015

UNF’s Board of Trustees Committees met Wednesday for the last meeting of Fiscal Year 2014-2015. Plenary Session Vice President of Administration and Finance Shari Shuman presented a flat 2015-2016...

Noor Inayat KhanPhoto courtesy UNF

Interfaith Center makes history with first of its kind

June 2, 2015

The Interfaith Center awarded two UNF seniors the first Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Scholarship for significant voluntary interfaith community service, according to the press release. The...

Dr. Keith Ashley, pictured fourth from the right, holds his Preservation Award for 2015.
Photo courtesy The Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission

UNF Archaeology Lab receives award for museum exhibit work

May 28, 2015

Dr. Keith Ashley, coordinator of the Research Program Service and adjunct professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, received the 2015  Preservation Award for his work on the exhibit “Uncovering...

AOC plows through stacked agenda at meeting

AOC plows through stacked agenda at meeting

May 18, 2015

The Auxiliary Oversight Committee met May 13 with a full agenda. Hailey Guerra, recently inaugurated vice president of Student Government, sat in for President Shomari Gloster. Recreation Department Recreation,...

Board of Trustees discusses budget and funding concerns

Board of Trustees discusses budget and funding concerns

May 14, 2015

UNF’s Board of Trustees met May 12 to discuss the 2015-2016 Institutional Work Plan and budget. The Institutional Work Plan is one of three documents that aids the Board of Governors in strategic...

UNF No. 1 in the nation for Physical Therapy Graduate Program

UNF No. 1 in the nation for Physical Therapy Graduate Program

May 6, 2015

GraduatePrograms.com ranked UNF’s Physical Therapy Graduate Program No. 1 in the nation for Spring 2015, according to the press release. UNF was one of only two Florida state universities listed...

State audit concerns continue

State audit concerns continue

April 28, 2015

UNF’s operational audit conducted by the state was released in March. Along with providing cash resources to MOCA without the authority to do so, the audit found that there were some deficiencies...

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No stressing necessary: students get free snacks, drinks and naps at the library

April 27, 2015

On April 27, 28 and 29, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks will be served on the first floor of Thomas G. Carpenter Library. There will also be a "Zzz-Zone" in an...

India, a golden retriever and labrador mix, is being raised by Kelly Gates, UNF professor, and her husband. 
Photo by Morgan Purvis

‘PAWS your Stress’ returns to campus

April 27, 2015

UNF students de-stressed from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. while playing with puppies on the first floor of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library today, April 27. UNF’s Public Relations Department partnered...

Sara Gaver is a junior majoring in health administration and the recipient of the Albert D. Ernest Jr. Caring Award.
Photo courtesy of UNF Public Relations

Three UNF students to be recognized for volunteerism; Sangree to be awarded posthumous degree

April 27, 2015

UNF will honor students with records of volunteerism and caring spirits during the spring commencement on May 1, according to a UNF press release. Morgan MacIntyre is graduating with a bachelor’s...

UNF students pay the second highest athletic fee in Florida’s public university systems.Austin Branham

UNF’s athletic fees run students’ wallets dry

April 20, 2015

As national student debt increases, so does the UNF athletic fee. An Experian study from September 2014 found that national student loan debt increased by 84 percent, surpassing $1 trillion during...

The amphitheater gets camouflaged: ROTC cadets get real world training

The amphitheater gets camouflaged: ROTC cadets get real world training

April 16, 2015

A UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter was expected to fly UNF’s Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadets around for training today, but has to be rescheduled because of heavy cloud cover. Florida Air...

Spinnaker Radio officially launched today, April 13. Photo by Morgan Purvis

Into the great wide open: Spinnaker Radio expands off campus

April 9, 2015

Spinnaker Radio will officially launch on WSKR 95.5 FM on April 13, in addition to streaming online. According to the press release, WSKR Spinnaker Radio is Jacksonville’s only college FM...

UNF students will travel around Jacksonville to perform Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.” 
Photo courtesy of UNF English Department Facebook

UNF students to perform ‘Twelfth Night’ around Jacksonville

April 2, 2015

The UNF Department of English, in collaboration with the City of Atlantic Beach Department of Parks and Recreation and the Church of the Good Shepherd, will present its sixth annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park...

Demarcus “Bae Bae” Daniels named finalist for National Defensive Player of the Year

Demarcus “Bae Bae” Daniels named finalist for National Defensive Player of the Year

March 31, 2015

UNF men's basketball junior Demarcus Daniels is a finalist for the 2015 Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year award. Daniels was also named a member of the 2015 Lefty Driesell...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Student concerned for safety because of clothing disagreement

March 31, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. On March 30, a disagreement occurred between three students over the belongings of a former student. According...

Suspicious person at Alumni Hall waves stick and flees

Suspicious person at Alumni Hall waves stick and flees

March 30, 2015

UPDATE - 3/31/15 at 4:00 p.m. The suspicious person has not been found and patrol efforts have been suspended. According to the police report, a witness observed the suspect walking through the...

Men and Womens tennis defeated the Lipscomb Bison Thursday.

UNF Women’s Tennis shuts out Kennesaw State University

March 26, 2015

  The women's tennis team took on the Kennesaw State University (KSU) Owls in a rainy match March 26 at the UNF Tennis Complex. The game was a shut out with a 4-0 win. The teams planned...

UNF student crowned Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2015

UNF student crowned
Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2015

March 26, 2015

UNF student Sara Gaver was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2015 at an empowerment conference at the University of South Florida on March 21. The competition, according to the press release, is based...

Audit reveals unresolved issues with UNF’s MOCA funding

Audit reveals unresolved issues
with UNF’s MOCA funding

March 24, 2015

Two years ago, a state audit found that UNF made unauthorized payments to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville and the most recent audit found that these issues have yet to be resolved. Between...

From left to right: Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross; Maxwell Ervanian; Sherri Brown, Senior Vice President of Humanitarian Services Operations.Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross website

UNF student wins national award

March 12, 2015

UNF sophomore Maxwell (Max) Ervanian was awarded the National Red Cross Youth Leadership Award, also known as the Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership, on Feb. 17 in Washington, D.C. This...

Photo courtesy of the Affordable Colleges Online website

UNF ranked third for 2015’s Best Online Nursing Schools

March 12, 2015

Affordable Colleges Foundation (ACF) ranked UNF the third best online nursing school in the country. It is the only Florida state university on the list. ACF compiled a list of 47 schools across...

Student Government voting begins tomorrow

Student Government voting begins tomorrow

March 9, 2015

Voting for Student Government (SG) is scheduled to take place this Tuesday and Wednesday. SG will have ballots outside the library and the Student Union* from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will also...

Photo by Camille Shaw

Police Beat: Locker rooms vandalized during basketball game

March 3, 2015

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department. Locker rooms vandalized during basketball game In the UNF Arena, an unknown suspect punched a hole in the sheetrock...

Certain UNF faculty and administrators receive an allowance to pay for their cell phone plan if the phone is frequently used for university business. Photo by Michael Herrera

Ring, ring: your dean is calling

March 2, 2015

Certain UNF faculty and administrators receive an allowance to pay for their cell phone plan, but whether or not the cell number is public record is up for debate. While employees are only given...

Parking progress: recent renovations and future plans

Parking progress: recent renovations and future plans

February 13, 2015

UPDATE-2/17/15 at 4:04 p.m. Student Government (SG) announced on Feb. 16 via Twitter that the third floor of the garage is being converted from Housing A spots to Blue permit parking spots. The...

One party, two party, three party system

One party, two party, three party system

February 5, 2015

Discontentment with the way Student Government (SG) has been run in the past led to the formation of two new parties in addition to the incumbent Red Party. The parties are the United Party and...

 Photo by Camille Shaw

New dorm key system undergoing negotiations

February 5, 2015

The Intellikey system is over 15 years old and last year Housing and Residence Life (HRL) decided that it’s high time for an upgrade. Housing and Residence Life is currently undergoing contract...

UNF Panhellenic scheduled to expand

UNF Panhellenic scheduled to expand

January 8, 2015

The recent rise in sorority recruitment numbers at UNF led the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to consider expansion last August. In Fall 2014, over 400 women signed up for formal recruitment. Certain...

Gringo Star exclusive interview

November 26, 2014

                  DJ Danae talks to Atlanta's indie rockers Gringo Star*. They offer wisdom about songwriting, the road, coffee,...

Spinnaker Radio talks to Alvvays!

November 18, 2014

Spinnaker's Michaela and Holt talk to indie stars Alvvays about their debut album. Check it out! Spinnaker Radio talks to Alvvays - November 2014 by Spinnakerradio on Mixcloud

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