State University System
FAMU Presidential Search Committee To Meet In January
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FAMU Board of Trustees Presidential Search Committee has scheduled its next presidential search meeting for Jan. 6-7, 2014 in Orlando …
FGCU may host next gubernatorial debate
FORT MYERS, FL - All eyes may be on Florida Gulf Coast University next October. Campus leaders are hoping to go from Dunk City to a politcal hub if they get the chance to host the next gubernatorial debate…Campus leaders want to add this debate to its resume so, they’re throwing in big money by offering a $75,000 sponsorship fee to debate organizers. That group called Leadership Florida will choose the final venue in January.
Sweetwater adjusts development rules for FIU area
Sweetwater has tentatively approved an ordinance setting building and aesthetic rules for part of town that borders Florida International University.
Royal Caribbean and FIU to build training theater
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has partnered with Florida International University to train performers and build a $20 million rehearsal theater on the Biscayne …
Exercise science fastest-growing major at FSU
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
…There are 1,616 students listing exercise science as their major, based on Fall 2013 data reported by FSU. That ranks it behind only biology, business administration, psychology and chemistry among FSU undergraduates’ most popular majors…
Incubator a success so incubate some more
Daytona Beach News-Journal
There has indeed been success at the University of Central Florida Business Incubator at Daytona Beach International Airport. Founded 2 1/2 years ago, the …
Fall commencement begins Friday
Fall commencement for the University of Florida begins at 4 p.m. Friday with the awarding of more than 300 doctoral degrees and master of science degrees in …
Area set to host NCAA postseason events
Pensacola News Journal
The University of West Florida and Pensacola Sports Association were selected by the NCAA on Wednesday to host three postseason events during a two-year span beginning December 2015. The 2015 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships is scheduled for Dec. 3 and 5, 2015, at Ashton Brosnaham Park. The 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf South Super Regional will be May 3-5, 2016, at Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace. And the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championships will be hosted Dec. 7-9, 2017 at the UWF Field House on the University of West Florida campus.
State College System
New scholarship fund geared to low-income college students
The South Florida Times
Big Brothers Big Sisters said it will partner with Broward College, other colleges and universities and technical and vocational schools to help students pursue “a …
IRSC and Harbor Branch to offer aquaculture program
TREASURE COAST — Indian River State College and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute of Florida Atlantic University offer a joint program that teaches aquaculture techniques. Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic animals and plants. Graduates of the Aquaculture program typically find jobs locally and several have started their own aquaculture business.
Miami Organizations Partner to Promote Reading, Donating 120000 …
Miami’s Community Newspapers
More than 120,000 children’s books on 16-wheellers rolled into the Student Life Plaza at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus in Downtown Miami…
PHCC holds winter graduations ceremonies
…The 2013 winter graduates leave the college at a time when PHCC is at a crossroads. The college, which for four decades has awarded associate degrees, will start two bachelor-degree programs in 2014. In conjunction with that new mission, the board of trustees is expected in January to change the college’s name to Pasco-Hernando State College…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Cross Country: Florida Southern Chosen as Site of 2017 Regional
Florida Southern College and the Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing will play host to the 2017 NCAA Division II South Regional at Holloway Park in …
MICS Implements Dual Enrollment With Palm Beach Atlantic
Merritt Island Christian School recently announced its plans to implement of a new dual enrollment program in partnership with Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Charlie Crist Up 12 Percent on Rick Scott in St. Leo Poll
Sunshine State News (blog)
St. Leo University is now running polls and its first look at the 2014 Florida gubernatorial race shows former Gov. Charlie Crist, the favorite for the Democratic …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Hurst selected as next Chipola College president
Jackson County Floridan
The Chipola College District Board of Trustees on Thursday selected Dr. Jason Hurst as Chipola’s next president.
Man Sentenced In FAMU Student Murder
A Tallahassee man is headed to prison for killing a FAMU student in a botched drug deal. Brandon Wells was sentenced to 35 years in prison today for the murder of Rasheed Lasaki. Lasaki was shot and left for dead in the parking lot of the Greystone Place apartments in January 2011.
Meet Seth Thompson, Known Online as “JERKING_BUD,” FAU Employee Who Filmed Students Through Men’s Room Peephole
New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
…So who is Seth Thompson? The man lives in Lake Worth. He worked at the university’s Jaffe Center for Book Arts as a collection specialist, according to this website. Along with fellow Jaffe Center employee John Cutrone, Thompson owns a book printing business called Convivio Bookworks based in Lake Worth…
Catholic Law School Professor Files Personhood Lawsuit…on …
The Cardinal Newman Society
An adjunct professor at the St. Thomas University (STU) School of Law who once was quoted saying he sees no difference between a chimpanzee and his toddler son, has now filed a lawsuit seeking personhood for chimpanzees earlier this month. Steven Wise, the president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, requested that a New York state court declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy “a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned.”
Photographer captures the many ‘Faces of Orlando’
A University of Central Florida student is out to teach a lesson on community to those who live in Orlando. “I felt like I was disconnected from Orlando,” said Howard. Grace Howard is now taking a cue from a project up north: Humans of New York. It showcases portraits and stories of regular people.
Crunch time for medical marijuana campaign
The Florida Current
Former state House Speaker Jon Mills, a former University of Florida law school dean who represented United for Care, argued that the amendment does not …
Newly hired UF doctor lands $500000 research grant
A recently hired University of Florida doctor and researcher has received more than $500,000 to research pediatric brain tumor immunotherapy… Dr. Duane Mitchell, who joined UF’s neurosurgery department in July, is also the director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program and co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy.
Economists Predict Slow Growth for Florida’s Housing Market in 2014
…Also speaking at the Florida Realtors summit was Dr. Grant Thrall, a former University of Florida (UF) professor and a leading figure in the practice of business geography and marketing…
What can you do when your airline offends you? Not that much.
Nothing could have prepared Jeff White for the shock he got after printing his boarding pass for a recent Delta Air Lines flight from Pensacola, Fla., to Albany, N.Y., by way of Atlanta. Right there, next to his name, was a confirmation code that proclaimed: “H8GAYS.” “At first I didn’t think I read it right,” says White, a student at the University of West Florida. “I was worried that another customer might think I somehow picked that …
Releases and Web Stories
New Florida Poll: Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton Most Popular Among …
Chris Christie and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.
UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing …
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida survey suggests that police misconduct against female drug offenders may be more pervasive than previously …
University of West Florida to Expand Online Offerings
PENSACOLA, Fla. and DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ The University of West Florida (UWF) today announced that it will be bringing three additional high-demand nursing and education programsRegistered Nurse-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), Master of Education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction (M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction), and Doctor of Education with a specialization in curriculum and instruction (Ed.D, Curriculum and Instruction) online in the coming months.