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3 hrs ago | News 4 Jax

Sex offender spotted

Joseph Cecil Jordan was seen Sunday evening in the student union, building 58W near a women's bathroom. According to the alert issued by campus police, he is a registered sex offender who was recently released.

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Related Topix: Florida

6 hrs ago | SFGate

5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 16

Baptist Health South Florida is giving $5 million for health and wellness programs at the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science being built in downtown Miami. The Baptist Health People & Science Gallery will be located inside the museum.

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Related Topix: Florida, Miami Dade County, FL, Violent Crime, Pasco County, FL

Mon Sep 15, 2014

News 4 Jax

UNF police: Sex offender seen on campus

The University of North Florida Police Department is warning the campus community about a known sex offender who was spotted on campus. Police said 42-year-old Joseph Cecil Jordan was found in the Student Union, Building 58W near a women's bathroom Sunday evening.

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News 4 Jax

Out-of-control house parties

FACE A DEATH SENTENCE IF CONVICTED. NEXT KURT DATE OCTOBER 20. COLLEGE STUDENT TURNING A HOME INTO A FRAT PARTY HOUSE.

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The Florida Times-Union

Is this a UNF frat house in the middle of a Jacksonville...

The house at 2468 Cedar Trace Drive East in the Windsor Chase subdivision off Kernan Blvd., where a weekend Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity party resulted in drinking related injuries, September 15, 2014. Residents of one Kernan Boulevard neighborhood worry a fraternity is operating on their street after a weekend party lasted into the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL, Student Society, Coeducational Fraternities, Fraternities, Alpha Tau Omega

News 4 Jax

Frat parties cause stir in Jax neighborhood

Residents living in a Southside neighborhood where college fraternity parties are being held say a party late Saturday night and early Sunday morning was the last straw, and now they want the property owner to evict his tenants. Members of the homeowners association in Windsor Chase say a drunken college student from the University of North Florida sustained serious head injuries in a bathroom in the house.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Capital Soup

UNF Presents Annual 2014 Distinguished Professor Award

The University of North Florida presented Dr. Kristine Webb, professor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education and former UNF Disability Resource Center director, the 2014 Distinguished Professor award during the 43rd Annual Fall Convocation ceremony recently held on campus. Webb, a Southside resident, is the 37th faculty member at UNF to hold the title of Distinguished Professor, which is an award given to a professor who demonstrates excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Florida, University of Florida

Capital Soup

Anna Brosche Campaign Raises Nearly $125,000 Cash and Over $130,000 Total

Anna Brosche, candidate for Jacksonville City Council At-Large Group 1, has raised nearly $125,000 in monetary contributions since announcing her candidacy in January. Brosche has received contributions from over 350 unique individuals and businesses for a monetary total of $124,132 and has received $6,622 in in-kind donations.

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Related Topix: Florida

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WTLV

@OspreyVB Captures First Five-Set Victory of Season, Downs Elon 3-2

University of North Florida volleyball held off Elon on Friday for a 3-2 victory to start the Hampton Inn & Suites of Holly Springs Invitational hosted by Campbell at Gore Arena. "Both Tess [Alyman] and Courtney [Miller] took some really good swings at important times during the match," said head coach .

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Capital Soup

Unf Olli Kickoff Offers Diverse Sampling

The University of North Florida Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in the Division of Continuing Education will host its fall kickoff event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center, Building 43, on the UNF campus.

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Capital Soup

College Factual Ranks UNF Among 'Best Colleges' Nationwide

The University of North Florida has been ranked among the best colleges nationwide in a new ranking, recently published in USA Today, by the College Factual, a trusted online resource that uses customizable tools and outcomes-based rankings systems to guide students through the college selection process. The University is ranked as one of the best colleges in Florida for the money and among the best colleges in the state.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida College

Sunshine State News

Ivory Tower Professors' Opposition to John Thrasher Is Why He Must Be FSU's Next President

Recently some FSU professors bought a full-page ad in the Tallahassee Democrat and another professor wrote an op-ed to slam Sen. John Thrasher for many perceived mistakes in the hope that he won't become FSU's next president. I was appalled when I read the advertisement because it seemed like I was reading a political advertisement - there was a kernel of truth in each allegation before they went over the deep end.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Tallahassee, FL, Democrat, Representative John Delaney

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Florida Times-Union

Tonyaa Weathersbee: We need a better approach to tackling crime, poverty

According to Florida Department of Juvenile Justice statistics, African-Americans make up 37 percent of the city's children aged 0 to 18. And nearly 60 percent of African-American children in Jacksonville live in poverty, according to a report by the Kirwan Institute for the Study on Race and Ethnicity. The 8-year-old lived in a neighborhood plagued with the violence that comes as part of the drug trade.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL, Opinion

Tue Sep 09, 2014

News 4 Jax

Florida universities ranked among best in country

As high school seniors start applying to colleges, U.S. News and World Report has published its annual list of college rankings. Among regional universities in the Southeast, the University of North Florida ranked 51. UNF was also ranked 17 among the region's best colleges for veterans.

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Related Topix: University of Florida

Business Journal

Meet the drone company in your backyard

She would know. As the leader of a major drone manufacturer in Jacksonville, Hess has harnessed that frenzy - quite literally.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Financial News & Daily Record

Lawyer snapshot: Reid Hart

Family: My core family includes Suzanne Hart , Lee Hart , Christopher Hart and Scott Hart , though I consider a lot of my friends to be family, as well. Pets: I cannot wait to get another dog.

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Related Topix: Stetson University, University, FL, St. Petersburg, FL, Tampa, FL

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Business Journal

In wake of Home Depot hack, what Jacksonville experts say you should do keep your data safe

Reports of data breaches at large corporations are happening more often as cyber criminals are able to outsmart layers of protective reinforcement, say those in the computer security industry. "They are definitely becoming more common, as technology evolves and has become more integrated and the credit card processors we have here in the U.S. haven't kept up," said Philipp Graves , an analyst with Antisyn, a computer network security firm in Jacksonville.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, CPU

The Aiken Standard

USCA professor's new book debunks myths of teen pregnancy

Weed co-authored the scholarly book with Jody S. Nicholson, of the University of North Florida, and Jaelyn R. Farris, of Penn State Harrisburg. Together, these three 'resolve misperceptions using findings from large-scale, longitudinal and qualitative research studies from the U.S. and other Western countries,' as stated in a release.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Aiken, SC

Thu Sep 04, 2014

WTLV

UNF Police address marijuana arrests on campus

UNF Police address marijuana arrests on campus UNF Police address increase in Marijuana arrests on campus Check out this story on firstcoastnews.com: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/education/2014/09/04/unf-marijuana-drug-arrests/15093991/ JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Across the country the debate over marijuana use continues.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Wed Sep 03, 2014

WTLV

Construction starts to alleviate parking problems at UNF

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Like all universities parking close to classrooms fills up fast.

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Related Topix: Jacksonville, FL

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