Division News & Departmental Updates
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Dining Updates for Summer 2019: During the summer, the Nautilus Market will be closed for renovations. Faculty and staff who purchased a meal plan may use meal swipes at Which Wich Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Your swipe will include: One regular size sandwich, wrap or salad of your choice, bag of chips, fountain beverage and a Courtney's Cookie.
Memorial Day Weekend - May 27 (Monday)
Independence Day - July 4 (Thursday) and July 5 (Friday)
Dining Updates for Fall 2019: For Fall 2019, the new Nautilus Market Door Rates will be as follows:
- Breakfast - $8.25
- Lunch - $9.75
- Dinner - $9.95
Also, the Faculty and Staff 50 Meal Plan will be $345.00. For more information on student meal and block plans, please visit the Meal Plans webpage.
Faculty and Staff: UWF employees may select from two options; the Faculty/Staff Meal Plan or a Nautilus Card Food Account. The Faculty/Staff Plan is a Block Plan consisting of 50 meals which may be used in the Nautilus Market and has no expiration date.The cost for the Faculty/Staff Meal Plan is $336.00, which can be paid through payroll deduction over a period of five (5) pay periods. The Nautilus Card Food Account is an ongoing payroll deduction program which may be used solely for the purchase of food in UWF Dining Services locations.
Coca-Cola Beverage Products (PDF) are the official beverages for UWF vending and pouring rights. Departments or student groups on campus wishing to purchase beverage products or have products donated should use only Coca-Cola beverage products (link to list of appropriate products below). Coca-Cola has agreed to financial and in-kind support for the University.
New Trolley Shelter Ad Reservation Process: The Trolley Shelter Ads can now be reserved through JIRA. You can now reserve your shelter ads by visiting MyUWF>Service Desks>Business and Auxiliary Services>Trolley Shelter Display Ads>Reserve Display Ad Space. You can also access the JIRA form directly from the same reservation page and link you have been using at the link provided. We hope this new method will enhance the communication process and ease of use for you.
The new BEI Board of Directors with bios may now be viewed online.
Peter Robinson Inducted into the Research Hall of Fame: Congratulations to Peter Robinson for his induction into the UWF Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Research Hall of Fame, for being awarded a cumulative total amount of one million dollars in external grant and contract funding.
UWF Aerosol Can Management Information posted
Storage and Handling Information (pdf) (pdf)
UWF Emergency Operations Plan posted
UWF Emergency Operations Plan 2018
UWF Campus Cats - Adopt a Cat today! Adoptions - Within the past year the program has accomplished an outstanding 81% progress on our goal to Trap Neuter Return (TNR) all campus cats. A total of 22 cats have gone through the TNR program with only 5 more cats identified within the last six months to go. We have adopted out 10 cats and kittens to loving homes. Donations can be made through UWF foundation “UWF Campus Cat Program". The program strives to humanely care for the feral cat population on campus. If you are interested in adopting a kitten please contact: Nicole McDonald, or Karen Smith, .
Landscape Master Plan Announcement
Your opinion counts! Share your thoughts about ways to improve and enhance the campus environment in a one-hour moderated focus group with our landscape architectural and planning team from Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc.
For complete information on dates and times of these sessions, view the Landscape Master Plan (pdf).
Building 63 Demolition
The demolition of Building 63 will start soon and is expected to last approximately one week. This will result in a single lane closure on Campus Drive during normal daytime work hours. It will be reopened at the end of each workday. Trucks and equipment will use this area as a staging and access point. Use extreme caution in this area as it will be considered a construction zone. The Facilities project manager is Ralph Payne. He may be reached at 850-474-2631 or email@example.com.
Parking Lot U - Partial Closure for Construction
During the demolition of Building 63 and the construction of a new facility, parking lot "U" will be partially closed. Please see the map at the above link. Vehicular traffic will change from a one-way pattern to a two-way pattern while the construction fencing is in-place. The fencing will be set in late February and remain in-place throughout construction. The anticipated building construction is from March 1, 2019 through September 2019. The area inside the fence will be considered a construction zone to be entered by authorized personnel only. The Facilities project manager is Ralph Payne. He may be reached at 850-474-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING
UPON WEATHER CONDITIONS AND OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.
Current Major Capital Projects Information
Laboratory Sciences Annex, Building 58C (New Construction) web cam
Groundbreaking was held on Friday, January 5, 2018
Project Budget: $27 million
Project Funding Sources: State of Florida appropriations
PECO FY15-16 $11.0 million (PECO FY 14-15 Bldg. 58 re-appropriated)
PECO FY16-17 $10.8 million
PECO FY17-18 $4.46 million
UWF CF 3612 (Utilities Reserve) $740,000
Architect/Engineer: Caldwell Associates Architects with Perkins+Will
Construction Manager: Greenhut Construction Company
Construction Start: November 2017 (sitework) and January 2018 (building construction)
Anticipated Completion Date: Substantial Completion anticipated Summer 2019; with Fall Semester 2019 occupancy.
Square Footage: 53,000 gsf (targeted area)
Campus Location: The new building will be connected to Building 58 on the south elevation, and adjacent to Building 58A.
Welcome Our New Staff Members
- Emily Weddington - Senior Buyer
- Rebecca Davis - OPS Buyer
- Melissa Duvall - OPS Buyer
Procurement General Assistance Request: Do you require assistance with procurement matters? The Procurement General Assistance Request is now available in Jira through MyUWF Desktop. Please submit your question or request for assistance at Procurement General Assistance Request. For emergency or urgent assistance regarding procurement matters call 850.474.2628.
Contract Routing: Please note that contracts for the procurement of goods or services must be submitted for review prior to initiating the payment process. Please submit these contracts through the Contract Review Request Service Desk (link). Allow sufficient lead-time for the Office of General Counsel to complete the contract review and negotiation process. Confluence instructions on this new process will be forthcoming.
Please note: You must have an authorized signature authority on file in order to sign contracts on behalf of UWF in accordance with University Policy (link), currently P-04.03-11/15.
Please be advised that all contracts with the University of West Florida, including “click through” agreements, must be reviewed by appropriate personnel and signed by a UWF official with contractual signature authority. Without such review and appropriate authority, the terms contained in “click through” and other agreements may not be considered as accepted by UWF and therefore non-binding on the University and may subject persons signing such agreements to personal liability.
Online Ordering: When ordering goods online (i.e. Dell, Apple, etc.), please make sure you enter the “ship to” address as your building and room number. The current default address is the Procurement and Contracts Office. When the goods are delivered without a name it takes valuable time to track down whom it belongs to and the package is at risk of being refused.
Also, when ordering employee computers, the department should follow the guidelines found on the Procurement website under Commodities and Services – Computer (Buying a Computer) (link). Remember to get ITS approval of your quote before ordering.
Vendor Direct Deposit: In an effort to become more efficient, Accounts Payable is offering the option of Direct Deposit for payment to vendors. This will allow the vendor to be paid quicker and is one less check for Accounts Payable to process. If current or prospective vendors are interested, please direct them to Controllers/Vendor Information (link).
Fraudulent Activities: We have had numerous inquiries from vendors who unfortunately have been targeted with fraudulent emails that “supposedly” are sent from Procurement & Contracts or Financial Services. Our IT department is working with the FBI to try and catch the hackers but they are a moving target and this is happening across the nation. Please click Fraudulent Purchase Order Attempts (pdf) for more information.
Police Memorial Recognition: The UWF Police Department would like to send out a special Thank You for the Police Memorial Recognition to President Saunders, the Board of Trustees, and the following individuals:
Vice President Betsy Bowers
Chief Marc Cossich
FDLE Bulletproof Vest Program: The UWF Police applied to the FDLE Bulletproof Vest Program for a grant that will fund approximately 50% of the bulletproof vests purchased. The UWF Police have purchased 7 vests for a cost of $4,300.
2017-2018 Combined Security and Fire Safety Report Available: The University of West Florida is committed to assisting all members of the UWF community in providing for their own safety and security. The 2017-2018 Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University of West Florida Police Department website.
The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of West Florida; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the 2017-2018 Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, visit the UWF Police Department at Building 94 (open 24/7) or request a copy be mailed to you by calling 850.474.2022. This information is required by law and is provided by the University of West Florida Police Department.