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UNF Women’s Center Presents V-Day Benefit Performance

UNF Women’s Center Presents V-Day Benefit Performance

The University of North Florida Women’s Center and V-Day UNF 2011 will present a benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on Friday, Feb. 18, and Saturday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A, next to the UNF Fine Arts Center.

Proceeds benefit the UNF Women’s Center and the V-Day 2011 Spotlight Project. Tickets cost $15 for the general public and $8 for students with any valid student identification. Tickets may be purchased through the UNF Ticket Box Office at (904) 620-2878.

Students Advance to the 2011 Duval County Spelling Bee

Twenty-one elementary and middle school students have been selected to represent Duval County in the county Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 25, at 6 p.m. at Mandarin Middle School.

City Kidz and Cornell University Partner on Combining College Dreams and Ice Creams

City Kidz Ice Cream café in downtown Jacksonville is collaborating with Cornell University to provide local middle and high school students’ access to an innovative Food Science Program.  The program, hosted by Clinton Bush of City Kidz, is a Cornell approved curriculum that teaches the students about Food Science in a hands on workshop.  The program culminates in the students own Ice Cream being marketed and sold at local Publix and Winn Dixie stores.

Four Duval County Public Schools will Receive Solar Electric Emergency Shelter Power Systems

Four Duval County Public Schools have recently been selected to receive solar electric emergency shelter power systems as part of the SunSmart Schools E-Shelter (Emergency Shelter) program.

The selected schools are LaVilla School of the Arts, Abess Park Elementary, Arlington Middle and Chets Creek Elementary.

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

The University of North Florida’s Department of English will hold auditions for the April Shakespeare-in-the-Park production of “The Tempest,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17; Thursday, Jan. 20; and Friday Jan. 21; in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A. Auditions are open to members of the University and Jacksonville communities.

UNF Sophomore First Student Published in National Literary Magazine

Alexandra Marshall, a sophomore in the School of Nursing at the University of North Florida, was recently published in The Collegiate Scholar, an online national publication produced by The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). She is the first UNF student to be selected for publication in the national literary magazine.

Cultural Center Art and Essay Contest

Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) recently partnered with the Amity Turkish Cultural Center for their 2nd annual art and essay contest for middle and high school students. The contest aims to promote awareness, understanding and positive interactions among different cultures and communities. This year’s theme was “Empathy: Walking in Another’s Shoes.”