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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with University of North Florida professor Matt Corrigan and UNF students Ryan McDonagh and Todd Higginbotham about a new UNF study on how to get more millennials to move to downtown Jacksonville (01:14).   

Our latest edition of Art Attack featured Lee Hamby of Five and Dime Theatre, Shawana Brooks with the Jacksonville Public Library, Jamario Stills from Phase 8 Theater Company, Alicia Somers, VP at Regions Bank and Katie McCaughan of Jacksonville Dance Theatre (31:42).  

Kerry Speckman told us about some of the events coming to the Jacksonville area in February (46:00). 


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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with UNF professor Dr. Jim Gelsleichter about the research vessel W.T. Hogarth that he and some students will be using this spring for ocean research (01:12).

We heard about an event this weekend at the University of North Florida to prevent teen suicides with UF Health Jacksonville Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Allison Ventura (26:35).    

Generous Pours founder Ellen Cottrill told us about this week’s fundraiser at HOBNOB for Feeding Northeast Florida (35:02).

Jacksonville Public Library Special Collections Manager Laura Minor and Antiques Roadshow appraiser Christopher Lane told us about an event this weekend highlighting the library’s map collection (46:00).   


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The University of North Florida Police Department is taking steps to have body cameras available for all patrol officers and sergeants with the aid of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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The University of North Florida and several other colleges and universities in the state have received an extortion threat demanding payment in bitcoins.

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UNF President and former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney is not ruling out another run for office as he steps down this May from his tenure leading the university.

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Greek activities will keep going at the University of North Florida, according to UNF President John Delaney.

UNF Greek Life Events Suspended Indefinitely by Fraternities

Dec 5, 2017
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Greek life social events at the University of North Florida have been suspended indefinitely, according to a letter from the university's council presidents.

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UNF students and faculty are expressing their concerns over the school’s learning and cultural climate in wake of two racial incidents that occurred this fall.


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According to Centers for Disease Control data, sexually transmitted disease infections are on the rise among the country’s youngest population.

In Jacksonville, some University of North Florida faculty are trying to stop that trend with education and yes, condoms.


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University of North Florida President John Delaney said in a statement Thursday the suspension against UNF student Ken Parker, who has a history as a white supremacist, has been lifted.

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Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT’s Ryan Benk (01:10).

We heard about the upcoming Tour de Farm event with Slow Food First Coast Chapter Leader Kurt D’Aurizio and Farm Tour Coordinator Kyle McBride (38:52).

St. Augustine-based folk/rock band Wingfield performed live in-studio (46:00). 


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The University of North Florida has suspended a student following a threatening social media message, UNF President John Delaney said Tuesday night.

Florida Universities To Bolster Mental Health Services

Nov 10, 2017
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Spurred by the state Board of Governors, Florida universities will hire 56 mental-health professionals this year and a total of 105 over the next four years.

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Have you ever wondered what you might look like if you were born a different race? An art project on display at the University of North Florida is giving students that opportunity.

University organizers hope it fosters more empathy and understanding.


Thursday on First Coast Connect, ahead of white supremacist Richard Spencer’s appearance at the University of Florida, we spoke with WUFT Multimedia News Manager Ryan Vasquez on what is occurring on campus and the rest of Gainesville (01:08).

JEA announced this week it will greatly expand its use of solar power. We spoke with Steve McInall, who is JEA’s director of electronic production resource planning, Pete Wilking from A1A Solar, Sarah Boren with the U.S. Green Building Council and TerraWise Homes CEO David Shacter (21:18).      

We heard about the Transition to Health, Resources, Independence, Viable Careers and Education (THRIVE) program at the University of North Florida with student Robert Rittenhouse. He's the vice president of the Education Student Leadership Committee at UNF (36:30).   

To commemorate Get Smart About Credit Day we spoke with Mary Svoboda, Chief Lending Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Jax Federal Credit Union (44:00).

       

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