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Is your department prepared in case of a tropical storm?

By on August 2, 2017

Hurricane season is upon us and continues through Nov. 30. In preparing for the start of the fall semester, departments are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans – or, if need be, to put one in place.

First release of UF COMPASS introduces changes to admissions, student records and data

By on August 2, 2017

The first release of UF COMPASS (the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services) will go live Aug. 7, introducing changes to business processes tied to admissions, student records and the maintenance of registry and biographical/demographic data (citizenship, visa and ethnicity).

Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program offers possibility of more affordable higher education

By on August 2, 2017

The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS employees) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university at a significant tuition reduction rate. The TEP scholarship application deadline is October 31.

UF to hire 500 new faculty

By on July 12, 2017

UF President Kent Fuchs recently announced the University of Florida will hire 500 new faculty to further enhance teaching and research and to continue to be one of the very best research universities in the nation.

UF Controller Alan West named chair of Florida Institute of CPAs

By on July 12, 2017

This month's issue of Florida CPA Today features UF Controller Alan West, who was recently installed as chair of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). West is the first chair of the FICPA to come from higher education.

UF MBA now offering full scholarships

By on July 12, 2017

The UF MBA full-time program at the Hough Graduate School of Business recently announced it would begin offering 100 percent tuition scholarships starting with the 2018 application cycle.

Zika Health Advisory

By on June 7, 2017

The Florida Department of Health recently issued a reminder about the ongoing presence of Zika virus, which is known to cause severe birth defects. Recent tropical rains mean the entire University of Florida community must remain vigilant in preventing the Zika virus.

New features coming to ONE.UF June 10

By on June 7, 2017

On June 10, ONE.UF will launch a new public landing page, student workspace and staff workspace, along with other features.

SunPass, vehicle titles reminders from Asset Management

By on June 7, 2017

You can help your department save money and processing time for toll charges by providing an active SunPass for faculty and staff driving state vehicles on toll roads.

Procurement process demystified

By on June 7, 2017

What do cadavers, an equine treadmill and a telescope that now lives in the Canary Islands have in common? UF Procurement Services played a large part in acquiring all of the above items for the university—but its role and the benefits it provides to the community go beyond purchasing.

Did You Know? Enhanced UF Dropbox for Education Service is FREE!

By on June 7, 2017

UF faculty and staff can get a free Dropbox for Education account.

UF road closures to affect campus traffic throughout summer months

By on May 3, 2017

Utility upgrades in the vicinity of the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road are nearing completion of design, and construction is eminent.

Green Living names UF School of Forest Resources & Conservation No. 3 program in U.S.

By on May 3, 2017

"Green Living" has named the University of Florida School of Forest Resources & Conservation the No. 3 program in the U.S. to study forest resources and conservation.

Weimer Hall hosts PPD town hall meeting May 3

By on May 3, 2017

The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a Town Hall Meeting on May 31, 2017, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at Weimer Hall.

COMPASS: Progress Update on UF’s New Student Information System

By on April 5, 2017

Teams of staff from across campus are diligently working on the multi-project COMPASS Program. The projects are all focused on modernizing the way UF receives and interacts with student data, from a students’ initial applications, through their academic career, and continuing as alumni.

Student Employee Appreciation Week April 9-15

By on April 5, 2017

Student employees play a key role in UF's educational, research and operational excellence. Student Employee Appreciation Week is a great time to express appreciation for your student employee's hard work and contributions.

PPD town hall meeting at the Florida Gym April 27

By on April 5, 2017

The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Florida Gym on 1864 Stadium Road in Room 235.

Faculty and staff parking decals expire May 1

By on April 5, 2017

All University of Florida and UF Health Shands faculty and staff parking decals will expire on May 1, 2017. Please order your new decal by April 15 to assure receiving it on time and avoid parking citations. There are three ways to order.

Faculty Senate approves 2017 Homecoming date

By on April 5, 2017

At their meeting on February 16, the Faculty Senate approved the date of Homecoming 2017— October 6, 2017.

Ron Anderson: Expanding UF ombuds program to include staff

By on February 1, 2017

It didn’t take Ron Anderson long after graduating from college to discover that the world of private industry might not be his oyster. Anderson returned to his alma mater, UF, in 1994, and worked his way through the ranks, eventually eventually serving as the UF Ombuds.