The University of North Florida’s School of Nursing in the Brooks College of Health is turning 40 and is celebrating its anniversary with a free public lecture by inventor/technology futurist Pablos Holman. He’ll discuss “Inventing the Next 40 Years” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Performance Hall, Building 45, on campus. [Read more…] about School of Nursing 40th Anniversary Celebration Features Inventor Pablos Holman
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The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) has been awarded $283,708 for the Jacksonville Teacher Residency (JTR) program from AmeriCorps to prepare teachers in the urban classroom setting. [Read more…] about UNF’s College of Education and Human Services Receives AmeriCorps Grant
The OneJax Institute at the University of North Florida is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Humanitarian Awards, which will be presented at a celebration dinner April 11, 2019. Since 1970, these prestigious awards have been the Jacksonville community’s way of honoring those who have given generously of themselves and have exhibited the highest personal and professional integrity. [Read more…] about 2019 OneJax Humanitarian Nominations Open
It’s a new semester at the University of North Florida, where fall classes are underway for more than 17,000 students, and the numbers are just in: UNF has admitted the smartest and largest incoming freshman class in the University’s history. [Read more…] about UNF Admits Smartest/Largest Freshman Class in University’s History
For the eighth consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report has named the University of North Florida a “Best Regional” university in its 2019 edition of “Best Colleges,” which includes data from more than 1,800 colleges and universities nationwide.
As a regional best, UNF ranked No. 42, up six spots from last year, and landed No. 14 as a “Top Public School” for 2019, up four places over last year’s ranking. The University also ranked No. 29 in the “Best Colleges for Veterans” list and No. 58 as a “Best Value” school. All rankings are among regional universities in the South.
“I take great pride in being able to lead a university that is of the caliber of the University of North Florida,” said UNF President David Szymanski. “The University is showing up in nearly every national college ranking, putting UNF at the top of some very impressive lists. These accolades are a true testament to our outstanding faculty and staff as well as the talents of our phenomenal students.”
The institutions selected as a U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional” university provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs and offer various doctoral programs. The universities in this category aren’t ranked nationally but rather against their peer group in one of four geographic regions—North, South, Midwest and West.
The 2019 “Best Colleges” rankings feature the established rankings of the Best National Universities and Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, while also including the Best Regional Universities, Best Colleges for Veterans, Best Value Schools, among many others.
The rankings are based on key measures of quality such as academic reputation; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources (including class size, the percentage of faculty with the top academic degree, student-faculty ratio); student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving. For more information about the rankings, visit colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges.
This latest recognition comes on the heels of UNF receiving several other national designations, including The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2019 College Rankings, Forbes 2018 Best Value College, U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 “Best Online Programs,” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s “Best College Value of 2018,” 2018 “Best in the Southeast” by Princeton Review, 2018 “Best Regional” University by U.S. News & World Report, 2018 “Best Colleges” by College Factual, to name a few.
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The University of North Florida has appointed Heather Duncan as its new vice president for Governmental Affairs. She begins her new position in November. [Read more…] about UNF Appoints Duncan New Vice President for Governmental Affairs
The University of North Florida has promoted Christopher Warren as executive director in the Office of the President and University Relations. His promotion is effective immediately. [Read more…] about University of North Florida Promotes Warren to Executive Director
The University of North Florida is ranked among the nation’s top universities in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2019, a ranking of nearly 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. [Read more…] about UNF Ranked Nationally in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings
The University of North Florida will present Dr. Adel ElSafty, a professor of civil engineering in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, the 2018 Distinguished Professor award during the 47th Annual Fall Convocation ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, in the Fine Arts Center, Lazzara Performance Hall, Building 45, on campus. [Read more…] about UNF Presents 2018 Distinguished Professor Award at Fall Convocation
University Sees Increase in Students Seeking Campus Mental Health Services
More and more college students are requiring mental health services and the University of North Florida is answering the call. The UNF Counseling Center has just been reaccredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), Inc., a Virginia-based organization of the United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies. [Read more…] about UNF Counseling Center Granted International Counseling Services Accreditation