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Honors students reach out to Jacksonville’s refugee community

Kasandra Ortiz November 13, 2012

As the holidays approach, UNF honors students’ hearts and closets are opening up to better accommodate the refugees of Jacksonville. Honors students are required to take a colloquium class that...

Philanthropy Club hosts social media scavenger hunt for second Philanthropy Week

Kasandra Ortiz November 11, 2012

UNF’s Philanthropy Club is celebrating its second year of existence this week with philanthropy week. The Philanthropy Club will be celebrating the week of Nov. 13 by hosting a social media scavenger...

UNF Alumni reveals mysterious side of Jacksonville through new book

Kasandra Ortiz October 29, 2012

By Kasandra Ortiz, Contributing Reporter Poet, professor, UNF alumni, husband, father, and author: Tim Gilmore is a jack of all trades, with a bit of a dark side. Gilmore’s new book, This Kind...

So, what’s your story: Nursing professor Linda Connelly returns to UNF after tour in Iraq, time in DC

Kasandra Ortiz October 24, 2012

From UNF to Iraq, with many stops in between, former Deputy Chief of the Army Nurse Corp and Professor of Nursing Linda Connelly always makes her way back to the home of the Ospreys. Connelly retired...

‘The Invisible War’ seeks to raise awareness about the problem of sexual assault in the military

Kasandra Ortiz October 22, 2012

When Lt. Paula Coughlin reported to her admiral about being sexually assaulted, she was met with indifference. Instead of giving up, Coughlin fought back. She is now a member of the Protect Our...

Panel sparks discussion about challenges and success as a Hispanic woman

Kasandra Ortiz October 1, 2012

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the UNF Women’s Center, Intercultural Center for PEACE, and Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. hosted a discussion led by several Hispanic women...

Club Fest to the rescue!

Kasandra Ortiz September 25, 2012
Check out Club Fest this Thursday for a chance to join some new clubs and dress like your favorite superhero. More than 100 UNF clubs will be blasting off at this year’s Club Fest for a chance to win club of the year and possibly accrue some new members.

So, what’s your story: Khalid Ibrahimi overcomes terrifying obstacles en route to America

Kasandra Ortiz September 19, 2012
UNF junior Khalid Ibrahimi’s story of his family’s journey from Afghanistan to America is one filled with trial, tribulation, and courage.

Daily premium passes no longer available for visitors

Kasandra Ortiz September 7, 2012
Visitors to UNF must now park in Lot 14, 18 or 53, as Parking and Transportation Services no longer sells daily premium passes to visitors, unless they are carpooling. Vince Smyth, director of auxiliary services, said the change is due mostly to space restrictions.
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