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Flatlay of Hurricane Supplies

Hurricane prep list for college students

August 28, 2019

Since it is now peak hurricane season, it’s always important to be prepared in case we have a repeat of Irma and Matthew. Florida is currently not under any hurricane watches or warnings, but it’s...

Photo by Steven Thompson

AIDS memorial quilt on display at UNF

November 29, 2018

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, UNF's LGBT Resource Center featured an AIDS memorial quilt, put on display by the North Florida Quilt Chapter of the Names Project Foundation. The quilt is created by the loved ones...

Will Ferrell in the film Elf.

Movie screening of “Elf” kicks off holiday season

November 28, 2018

Osprey Productions is starting off the season with a holiday movie event on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The movie “Elf,” featuring actors Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, was originally...

Keeping toes warm: College of Nursing and Dining Services collect socks for Jacksonville’s homeless community

Keeping toes warm: College of Nursing and Dining Services collect socks for Jacksonville’s homeless community

November 21, 2018

UNF’s College of Nursing has partnered with Dining Services for their 3rd Annual Sock Drive, a campaign to collect new socks for donation to community agencies that help the homeless population in Jacksonville....

Toys for Tots campaign brings Christmas cheer to local children

Toys for Tots campaign brings Christmas cheer to local children

November 18, 2018

The UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center is collecting donations for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive, so children whose parents can’t afford to buy them gifts for the holidays...

Students react to alleged sexual assault at the Flats

Students react to alleged sexual assault at the Flats

November 6, 2018

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Courtesy of UNF Interfaith Center

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: Applying sacred reading to the wizarding world

November 1, 2018

UNF Interfaith Week strives to bring people of different faiths together through common goals and interests. This week, co-hosts of the "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text" podcast Vanessa Zoltan and Casper...

 Photo courtesy of Andrea Mestdagh

Skinner-Jones Hall awarded Silver LEED certification after renovation

October 31, 2018

The $30 million renovation of Skinner-Jones Hall earlier this year resulted in not only a four-story addition and lobby, but also a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification by...

Courtesy of UNF Interfaith Center

Interfaith week brings faith-centric events to UNF campus

October 29, 2018

Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 is Interfaith Week, with this semester’s theme being “Making Magic Every Day.” Here are some fun events you can take part in. Monday, Oct. 29 - Interfaith Week Kickoff on the...

The Teal Pumpkin Project came to UNF Market Days. Photo by Sarah Bethea.

UNF Dining Services encourages students to go teal on Halloween for allergy awareness

October 18, 2018

While decorating pumpkins is a cute way to have a little seasonal fun, the important message some may spread is the real takeaway.  In fact, Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. is a busy time at Osprey...

Pink balloons are brought out for a balloon send off for those who have died from breast cancer.

Jacksonville Seafood Soul Festival held at UNF in support of the Edith Marie Foundation

October 14, 2018

The Jacksonville Seafood Soul Festival took place at the UNF Coxwell Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 13 and featured food trucks from around the city, as well as local musicians, vendors and a play area...

Courtesy of the UNF Womens Center.

“Take Back the Night” postponed due to Hurricane Michael

October 10, 2018

The UNF Women’s Center sent out a notice this afternoon stating that the 10th annual “Take Back the Night,” originally planned for 7:30 p.m. this evening, has been postponed due to inclement...

Coming Out Week 2018

Coming Out Week 2018

October 5, 2018

Thursday, Oct. 11 is the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. To celebrate, UNF’s LGBT Resource Center is hosting Coming Out Week from Oct. 8 through Oct. 12 with events, discussions and programs...

The Public Opinion Research Lab sits on the second floor of Building 51, in room 2222.
Photo courtesy of PORL

UNF Public Opinion Research Lab releases survey results on Floridian voting opinions and possible preferences

September 24, 2018

Survey results regarding who Florida voters are likely to select as the next governor was released on Sept. 24 by the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF. The poll was conducted Sept. 17 through Sept. 19...

Understanding POW/MIA Recognition Day and its ties to Jacksonville

Understanding POW/MIA Recognition Day and its ties to Jacksonville

September 23, 2018

If you’ve ever walked to Lot 18 from the John A. Delaney Student Union, you’ve passed the veterans’ park that has seven flags: five for the different branches of the military, one American flag...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

UNF Constitution Week breakdown and overview

September 18, 2018

To commemorate the 231st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, UNF is celebrating with Constitution Week from Sept. 17 through Sept. 21. Here is a breakdown of the free events you can...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Fun activities around Jacksonville to get you in the mood for the Fall season

September 13, 2018

Fall is not a season Florida experiences often. We don’t have the changing colors of leaves or the quickly cooling weather like most northern states. This time of year means hurricanes, slightly...

Flatlay of Hurricane Supplies

Hurricane prep list for college students

September 11, 2018

Since it is now peak hurricane season, it’s always important to be prepared in case we have a repeat of Irma and Matthew. Florida is currently not under any hurricane watches or warnings, but it's always...

Courtesy of the UNF College Republicans.

UNF College Republicans to host 9/11 memorial on the Green

September 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, campuses and communities across the country will be participating in memorials to remember the 2,977 lives that were lost on Sept. 11, 2001. This year marks the seventeenth anniversary...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

“Teachers Are More” interactive display aims to thank teachers

September 10, 2018

If you find yourself with some spare time from now until the end of September, be sure to visit the College of Education and Human Services lobby inside Tom and Betty Petway Hall, Bldg. 57. On display...

The Osprey Race Team competed at the FSAE competition in Michigan. Photo courtesy of Thomas Strickland.

UNF Osprey Racing Team receives $30,000 donation

September 6, 2018

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the UNF Osprey Racing Team received a $30,000 donation from APR Energy and the John and Suzanne Campion Family Foundation. The team is a partnership among engineering and business...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Brain Food: How certain foods boost the brain’s cognitive abilities

September 2, 2018

We all know that eating certain kinds of food is beneficial for your body’s health, but did you know that there are certain foods that are good for your brain’s health too? These “brain foods”...

Graphic by Sam Chaney

Contributing Less: Ways to be a zero-waste college student

August 30, 2018

The zero-waste lifestyle is a movement to help lessen the human impact on the environment by integrating minimal-waste-producing changes into your daily routine. These kinds of changes aren’t hard,...

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Photo by Sarah Bethea.

Calling all weekend warriors! Give hiking a try at these local trails

August 23, 2018

Appalachian Trail. Pacific Crest Trail. Mountains-to-Sea Trail. These are just a few of the long-distance hiking trails that we have in the United States. In fact, in 2015 it was determined by the American...

Swooping to the polls: Shuttles available for one day for students to vote

Swooping to the polls: Shuttles available for one day for students to vote

August 20, 2018

Correction 8/23 1:30 p.m.:The article originally referred to NextGen Florida as "NexGen UNF." NextGen Florida is the correct name. Although new to campus, the club NextGen Florida is making huge strides...

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