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SG approves senators, judicial appointees, passes three bills

July 28, 2014

Three Student Government meetings took place on July 21. The Budget and Allocations Committee approved a travel request and a special request. The Government Oversight Committee approved two senators,...

UNF students make artistic bike racks for campus

February 5, 2014

More art has been installed around campus, but this time the art is useful and functional: bike racks. Adjunct professor Lance Vickery said Vice President of Public Relations Sharon Ashton came to him...

Scott Turow: author and attorney

November 14, 2013

When he was 11, Scott Turow wanted to write a book as exciting as The Count of Monte Cristo. Since then, he might have done just that. Turow has written twelve books -- eight are bestsellers and...

Void and The Elbow connect downtown to the beaches

November 7, 2013

Two main regions of the United States’ largest geographical city are divided by a half-an-hour drive. Two local companies, Void and The Elbow, want to fix this, so they’ve come up with the idea...

Village parking will get worse before it gets better

November 6, 2013

Next fall’s Osprey Village residents will have 40 fewer parking spaces while a new four-story parking garage is built. Director of Business and Parking George Androuin said construction in Lot...

OP hosts Lupe Fiasco, Manchester Orchestra, and Fort Stories for Fall Concert

October 29, 2013

For this year’s Fall Concert, Lupe Fiasco, Manchester Orchestra and Fort Stories will be performing Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coxwell Amphitheatre, said Osprey Productions Director John Chwalisz. “[We’re}...

UNF purchases 3D printer

October 28, 2013

UNF has a 3D printer. Academic Support Technician Donatella Schianomoriello said students can use the printer only if a faculty member is involved in the project. The Center for Instruction and...

UNF’s “Living Room”

October 24, 2013

A student moves down the hallway of her campus’ Student Union. As she walks, the long, straight walls seem to narrow until they come to a point where a set of double doors are closed at the end of the...

October BOT meeting runs short

October 15, 2013

This month's Board of Trustees Plenary Session lasted less than 20 minutes. The lengthiest item was the President’s Report. Sharon Ashton, vice president for Public Relations, presented a new interactive...

Surveillance on campus

October 10, 2013

In a 2012 UPD departmental correspondence, an unnamed now-former employee said she and Lt. Mike Gwynes watched surveillance monitors and made derogatory comments about students based on their clothing. In...

The Dog Apollo is off the leash

October 10, 2013

A year and a half ago, four guys met up at the Town Center Chick-fil-A for what would become their first meeting as a band. Chris Rudasill, Chad Villarroel and Dan Mauger had known each other for...

SG approves funds for veterans memorial park

September 27, 2013

Student Government approved the use of $25,000 in leftover student fees to build a veterans’ memorial park on campus. Student Body President Carlo Fassi said the startup budget is coming from the...

Parking lot construction

September 24, 2013

Parking Services is renovating parking lots 1 and 2 to increase the number of parking spaces and make parking safer for students with disabilities, Director of Business and Parking Services George...

Dean of College of Education and Human Resources steps down

September 13, 2013

After 10 years in the role, Dean Larry Daniel of the College of Education and Human Resources is resigning to return to a teaching position. Daniel said he is going to teach educational leadership...

Peace Corps Info Session Popular Among Students

September 12, 2013

Over 30 students gathered Sept. 10 to hear Chad Chernet talk about what it takes to be a Peace Corps volunteer. Chernet is the Peace Corps’ North and Central Florida Regional Recruiter. Career...

Parking ticket prices increase

August 30, 2013

As of this semester, the cost of parking tickets has increased for some violations, said Assistant Vice President of Administration and Finance Vince Smyth. According to a recent Osprey Update,...

Sigma Lambda Gamma’s UNF chapter ranked first nationally

August 27, 2013

Sigma Lambda Gamma ranked its UNF chapter as the number one chapter across the nation on June 26th. The sisters scored a 3.78 score out of 4.0, based on a new SLG system called Standards of Distinction. Community...

UNF involved in legal battle over guns

April 17, 2013

Student Alexandria Lainez is suing UNF for the right to have a gun on campus in the trunk of her car.  The prosecutors filed the case in October 2011. The case was dismissed by the Trial Court based...

UNF updates drive system

April 1, 2013

As of June 1st, students will no longer be able to access their documents on current campus drives -- known as the H Drive, WebDrive, or the Andromeda drive. The new system, SkyDrive, is up and running. SkyDrive...

Counseling Center creates new after-hours Crisis Line

March 27, 2013

The UNF Counseling Center has set up an After-Hours Crisis Line that students can call at any time and be connected to a trained counseling professional. The hotline is free for any UNF Student...

Student Health Services hires physician

March 15, 2013

Student Health services hired Dr. Lisa Dynan-Dobbertein as its new Chief Medical Physician. Doreen Perez, Director of Health Administration, said Dynan-Dobbertein was the first person to be offered...

Sharon Ashton promoted to Vice President of Public Relations

March 12, 2013

The Public Relations Office, previously part of the Office of Institutional Advancement, is being moved to the Office of the President. As a result, previous Assistant Vice President of Public Relations...

Red party progress

March 4, 2013

The Red party clinched the Senate last Fall and now their head, Carlo Fassi, is running unopposed for his second year as Student Body President. With more elections to come, students may want to...

Attendance low at one of last tailgates of the year

February 22, 2013

Student life hosted a basketball tailgate in lot 18 on Thursday night for very few students. Student Body President Fassi said the that some tailgates may not be successful because this is the first...

University Provost steps down

February 21, 2013

UNF Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Mark Workman has announced that he is stepping down from the Provost position and will return to the classroom. Workman held these offices since...

Professor charged with assault, trial ongoing

February 15, 2013

Criminology and Criminal Justice Professor Daniel Patrick Pontzer, who was charged with battery in November, went to court on February 5. This is according to the St. John’s County Clerk of Court’s...

After no increase for SG, B&A makes several cuts

February 5, 2013

Students may see fewer events from organizations on campus because of Student Government cuts to the 2013-14 budget. Of the 32 organizations that requested funds, only one received more than the...

UNF Student wins international award

February 4, 2013

UNF Computer Science Major Jared Wheeler is one of the four students worldwide to win the Student Chapter Scholarship Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. Out of about 70 worldwide...

Skatepark closed for safety, skaters are not deterred

January 30, 2013

Due to unsafe conditions, Director of Recreation Becky Purser said the UNF Skatepark is closed. The UNF Skatepark has been closed since before Christmas, after a ramp-coating material called SkateLite...

Delaney Has Plans for 5 More Years at UNF

January 17, 2013

UF President Bernie Machen’s decision to keep his position has squelched rumors of President John Delaney leaving UNF to be a Gator again. Delaney says he was surprised at the initial nomination...

UNF earns Bronze ranking for sustainability

January 14, 2013

Our university strives to be environmentally friendly. The flood of events promoting sustainability, numerous environmental organizations and the inclusion of recycling bins across campus are evidence...

UNF Enactus to collect, recycle used electronics

November 16, 2012

A project led by UNF Enactus seeks to reduce electronics sent to landfills and these kinds of facilities by gathering used electronics around the Jacksonville community. Led by Patrick Finnigan, the...

OP hosts free pumpkin carving, donates pumpkin excess to organic gardens

October 31, 2012

In celebration of Halloween, Osprey Productions hosted free pumpkin carving for students during Market Day today. The insides of the pumpkins will go to the UNF Ogier Farm and Gardens for composting...

UNF Hall renamed after Ann, David Hicks

October 25, 2012

UNF Hall was dedicated to longtime university leaders at a ceremony Wednesday. Ann and David Hicks have been involved with the university’s development for decades and have been influential in...

Pulitzer Prize winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin visits UNF

October 19, 2012

A Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian visited UNF Wednesday to speak about her career in history as part of the annual Presidential Lecture Series. Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose biography “Team...

Yellow Party runs on “Different Perspective. Same Objective.” principle

October 15, 2012

UNF’s Yellow Party is re-emerging this year for the upcoming Student Government Senate elections. Yousra Hebeishy, the campaign’s chair and a UNF political science and international relations...

Totaled vehicle on campus aims to enforce dangers of drunk driving

October 3, 2012

UPD placed a totaled red Chevy Blazer at the intersection of UNF Drive and North South Road recently to serve as an example of the consequences of unsafe driving, UPD said. Sgt. Dwayne Howard said...

UNF fraternity, sorority life celebrates National Hazing Prevention Week

September 28, 2012

As a part of National Hazing Prevention Week, UNF’s Fraternity and Sorority Life is working to raise awareness about the issue, in the hopes of preventing it in the future. UNF’s Fraternity...

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