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Award-winning UNF professor lectures on being a writer

Award-winning UNF professor lectures on being a writer

February 19, 2018

Ever thought you’d be eligible for awards just for spending years thinking about murders and stripteases? In 2008, UNF English Professor Michael Wiley was nominated for the Shamus Award by The Private...

UNF professors collaborate on publishing short stories

UNF professors collaborate on publishing short stories

January 10, 2018

Are you more mathematically inclined, or more artistically inclined? While most people consider themselves only one or the other, UNF Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Denis Bell embodies both....

Police Beat: Stolen Wallet and Cell Phone

Police Beat: Stolen Wallet and Cell Phone

December 8, 2017

  Wallet Lifted While Lifting A student met with officials at UNFPD on Dec. 3 to report a stolen wallet. According to the police report, the student had been exercising at the UNF fitness...

Next on Netflix: Holiday Binge

Next on Netflix: Holiday Binge

November 27, 2017

The Holiday Season is upon us and the burn out from the end of the semester is too real. Soon enough you’ll finally have the time to kick back, relax, and sink into the couch cushions without crushing...

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Nutrition blog makes eating healthy on campus easier

November 3, 2017

Between dodging allergies or just attempting to consume something green, many college students know all too well the struggle of healthy eating on a campus where the meal options are always enticing,...

Parts of MyWings to be temporarily unavailable for maintenance

Parts of MyWings to be temporarily unavailable for maintenance

October 26, 2017

The Student Self Service section of MyWings will be temporarily unavailable on Oct. 29 from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. Students will be able to access Canvas and their MyWings...

UNF President John Delaney. Photo by Lili Weinstein

Board of Trustees holds final Presidential Evaluation for President Delaney

October 25, 2017

The UNF Board of Trustees met on Oct. 24 in order to hold President Delaney’s final Presidential Evaluation for the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Delaney was unanimously approved for the annual performance...

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New shuttle makes the campus more accessible for all

October 23, 2017

While all Osprey Connector Shuttles on UNF campus are compliant with regulations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), some riders may face extenuating circumstances that don’t...

UNF Nature Trails back to normal, except Red Maple Boardwalk

October 15, 2017

UNF's nature trails were closed due to safety concerns after Hurricane Irma. Multiple fallen trees and miscellaneous debris blocked pathways, and closure signs were posted at each entry. The nature...

Library hosting book sale, all items under $5

Library hosting book sale, all items under $5

October 11, 2017

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library will be hosting a book sale on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first floor in order to raise funds for new library materials. The items for sale include...

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Tropical Storm Nate’s path prediction steers clear of Jacksonville

October 5, 2017

Tropical Storm Nate has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is heading north. Nate has reportedly caused 22 deaths within Central America and is expected to brush over the Yucatan peninsula on Friday,...

Some animals stick the storm out. Photo by Alex Morman

Where do the animals go during a hurricane?

September 28, 2017

Just over two weeks ago, Hurricane Irma blew through Florida, resulting in the cancellation of classes and evacuation of students on campus. But where do the animals on campus go during a hurricane? Dr....

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Students can now nominate faculty for Association Awards

September 25, 2017

For students who are looking to have their voices heard regarding their UNF experience, the Faculty Association Awards is the perfect opportunity. Thanks to this lesser-known award system, students...

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Suicide Prevention Month: Get To Know The Counseling Center

September 20, 2017

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, more than 41,000 individuals die from suicide each year. There are more than 1,000 suicides on college campuses per year and suicide rates tend...

“Potentially Catastrophic” Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5

“Potentially Catastrophic” Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5

September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria graduated rapidly and unexpectedly to a Category 5 hurricane late on Sept. 18, though this was not initially expected to happen until Wednesday. Having reached sustained winds of...

A large tree fell close to the Student Wellness Complex. Photo by Ronnie Rodgers

Nature trails closed due to Irma

September 19, 2017

The UNF nature trails are currently closed due to safety concerns following Hurricane Irma. Multiple trees and debris have fallen as a result of the hurricane that blew through Florida last week,...

Parking can be a bit crazy. Photo by Lili Weinstein

50 blue lot spots unavailable this week

September 5, 2017

As if parking on campus wasn’t already crazy, there will be reduced Blue Lot parking availability on the second floor of the Arena Parking Garage from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7. There...

The School of Computing opened a new computer lab on Aug. 30. Photo by Lili Weinstein

School of Computing granted $50,000 for new lab

September 1, 2017

  A newly built computer lab opened on Wednesday, Aug. 30 in the School of Computing thanks to a generous donation by local company RF-SMART. A total of $50,000 was granted to the School...

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What to watch now that Game of Thrones is over

September 1, 2017

The high death count in Game of Thrones is never in question, but the end of the season doesn’t have to mean the death of your binge-watching streak. Just in time to get you out of your post-GOT-blues,...

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