State University System
FAMU President Ammons 5 Years on the Job
From a big warm welcome to a push to be removed, Dr. James Ammons has been through it all during his time as FAMU‘s president. Monday marked his 5th anniversary on the post. Dr. James H. Ammons became the tenth president of FAMU on July 2, 2007.
FSU researchers attend CERN announcement
WTXL ABC 27
(WTXL) — Several researchers from Florida State University of Florida’s Department of Physics will be traveling to Geneva, Switzerland to be present for an expected momentous announcement in the field of particle physics. Buzz is building that the announcement at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, involves the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson — popularly referred to as the “God particle.”
Bear captured on Busch Boulevard in Tampa
Campus police spotted him first, lurking around the University of South Florida dorms near midnight. He was a big guy, 275 pounds. Patrol cars from Tampa and Temple Terrace got the alert, and a sheriff’s helicopter took to the sky. The fugitive tried hiding in an oak tree along Busch Boulevard, but a motorist called 911…
UWF awarded BP grant for mental health project
Pensacola News Journal
The University of West Florida has been awarded a grant for more than $5 million to fund a mental health project…
State College System
FSCJ board chair asks to curtail president’s expenses, entertainment
The chairman of the Florida State College at Jacksonville board of trustees has asked the college to implement interim policies aimed at curtailing spending that could impact “public perception of propriety.” The policy changes come in response to a public records request made by the Times-Union for two years’ worth of expenses, reimbursements and payments made on the behalf of President Steve Wallace as part of the paper’s ongoing investigation into the college. The college provided 2,000 pages of documents to the newspaper last month. (A story detailing the findings will run in Sunday’s paper.)
Indian River State College launching Veterans Business Institute
Indian River State College is launching a new program to help make veterans’ transition from the battlefield to a career in business easier.
On Campus: A New Polk State College Program To Help Entrepreneurs
If you are interested in striking out on your own with an idea, a new Polk State College program might be a help. The new offering, which begins in the fall, is designed to bolster potential entrepreneurs so they can succeed and contribute to the county’s economic recovery. Supported by local entrepreneurs, the school will provide both credit and noncredit tracks that are open to anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit…
Independent College and University System
JU offering two new colleges
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Jacksonville University is offering two colleges in the fall: the College of Health Sciences and College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies. Both colleges plan to increase the number of degrees offered at JU, allowing students more options …
Iconic Tampa postcard mural becomes blank wall
WTSP 10 News
The University of Tampa’s Plant Hall, the “beer can building,” the Tampa Theatre sign, the postcard mural with images from all over the city of — wait a minute? What? Where did it go?
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Gerard Robinson: Our schools are a source of strength for America
For the 10th year in a row, the Florida College System ranks among the top producers of associate degrees in the nation and, for the third year in a row, …
Letters: Our differences make us who we are
Palm Beach Post
I attended a pre-Fourth of July concert at Florida Atlantic University that was aptly titled “The Spirit of America.” The concert made me acutely aware of the wondrous diversity of our people, our origins and most especially our music. FRIEDA JAFFE – Boca Raton
Girls basketball coach arrested on sex charges
West Broward High School girls basketball interim coach Marquita Adley was arrested Tuesday, by Pembroke Pines Police. The 25-year-old former Florida International University Panther is charged with three counts of sexual battery by a custodian on a victim under 18 years of age, according to the Broward County Jail booking records…
Mayberry’s Andy Griffith Dies at 86
Griffith was honorary chancellor of Florida Southern College in Lakeland in 1969.
New Fight Begins for Immigrant
Capitol News Service
Jose Godinez-Samperio is 26, a graduate of New College and the College of Law at Florida State University. He wants to be a lawyer, but his lack of citizenship is holding him back…“One day, about six months later, I was watching Barney and my visa expired. Of course, I didn’t know it then, as I was still 10 years old, and eventually I went through school just like any other kid,” Godinez-Samperio said.
MSU announces finalists, public forums for MSU library dean position
Montana State University
Roy Ziegler is the associate dean for collection development of the Florida State University Libraries in Tallahassee. Ziegler has been at Florida State since 2001…
Defining Community Colleges Down
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)
Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron, who is featured in Nocera’s column, understands that many students aspire to a bachelor’s degree, which is why, as Nocera notes in passing, Miami Dade has begun offering baccalaureate degrees.
College honors Jupiter woman for earning degree amid personal …
Palm Beach Post
Denise Owens of Jupiter was named the outstanding graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s MacArthur School of Leadership this spring.
Art Grindle’s legacy
When the former Florida legislator and businessman passed away June 10, Seminole State College of Florida lost one of its most generous benefactors…
Palm Bay company launches politics, polling site
Terri Fine, a political science professor and associate director of the Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida, wasn’t familiar with ThePeoplesVote.com but said any site that engages the public more in politics and the legislative process is worthwhile. “It would be nice if more people were more involved in the political process,” Fine said…
Local men bet on poker to earn a living
[Jeff] Forrest began playing online at the University of Central Florida, leaving a year short of a business degree to go pro. ”I was putting in a lot of time playing,” he said. “It was like a job.”
On CollegeNet Site, Student Blog For Scholarship Money
Destiny Watson is an undergraduate student of psychology at the University of Central Florida, where in-state tuition (Watson is from Pensicola) around $15000 per year. While looking online for scholarships to help defray the cost of her studies, she stumbled upon CollegeNET, a website where current and future students blog competitively for scholarship money…
Erin Andrews on leaving ESPN: It was time I got a kick in the rear
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Erin Andrews, a Tampa native and University of Florida graduate, phoned into the Dan Patrick Show Tuesday morning and hinted around the fact that she hit her glass ceiling with the World Wide Leader and needed a clean break. ”It was very hard,” she told Dan Patrick, formerly of ESPN. “It was time I got a kick in the rear, and you know I’m a competitive person, I’m not going to repeat word for word what you told me, but I think it was true…I need to just keep working and get better and I think that was the biggest thing.”
Professor says Florida’s Voter Purge List is Flawed
One political researcher at the University of Florida says the state is working from a flawed list. Daniel Smith has testified in front of Congress about Florida’s voting laws. He runs a popular blog about election laws and practices…
Shrapnel, not blasts from fireworks, injures eyes
Dr. Terrence O’Brien, from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami, said he has seen eye injuries from fireworks ranging from minor abrasions to complete loss of an eye. “Of the 2000 injuries every Fourth of July, the vast majority are in young adults and children,” O’Brien told Reuters Health. “It’s ironic that while celebrating our independence they lose their visual independence due to sight-threatening injuries.”
Reginald Gefferie Punches Pregnant Girlfriend Junie Dieujuste In The Face …
When a Tampa man repeatedly punched his pregnant girlfriend in the face on Monday evening, the mother-to-be promptly bit the top of his finger off. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, University of South Florida student Reginald Gefferie, 22, and his girlfriend Junie Dieujuste, also 22, were exchanging verbal barbs when the argument turned physical.
What does Scott’s stance mean for the future of Floridians’ health care?
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (blog)
Jay Wolfson, a professor of health law and policy at the University of South Florida, told me recently that the federal exchange’s larger risk pool can only have a beneficial effect on our insurance policy premiums…
Sister of George Harrison Honors Beatles with Action in the Arts
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Louise Harrison has taken the passion she brought to influencing American radio stations to play the Beatles in the 1960s to the school systems. At age 82, the sister of George Harrison has started a nonprofit to keep her brother’s legacy alive while spreading the word of the importance of arts education….Harrison has also become the first fellow for the Partnership for Arts Integrated Teaching program at the University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee, which strives to integrate arts into every aspect of education.
For Daughters of the Revolution, a New Chapter
New York Times
“Because of their reputation, they are probably not going to attract very many African-Americans,” said Raymond Arsenault, a professor of Southern history at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and a civil-rights historian.
This YouTube Video Scored An Entrepreneur $40000
After entering a national pitch competition hosted by the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization and becoming a finalist amongst more than 100 participants, [Nick] Chmura‘s school, the University of Tampa, posted the pitch video on its YouTube page.
App designed to enhance Children’s Museum tours
Two University of Tampa psychology professors [Jeffrey Skowronek and Stephen Blessing] are designing an interactive iPad application for use at the Glazer Children’s Museum…
Releases and Web Stories
Chance Partners and Carlyle Break Ground at Florida State University
Private Equity Hub (press release)
Chance Partners and The Carlyle Group held a groundbreaking ceremony in conjunction with the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Tallahassee for Catalyst, a mixed-use development near Florida State University. The project will include approximately 3,500 square feet of ground floor retail and a 130-unit student housing project that is scheduled for initial occupancy for the Fall 2013 semester. This is the first joint-venture between the two groups.
First Bachelor’s Degree Graduation Held for Early Childhood Education
Santa Fe College
The celebration for the first graduates of the Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science degree program was held last week. It was well attended by family and friends of the graduates, program leadership, faculty and staff. Dr. Tyran Butler, Director of Education Programs at SF College welcomed the guests.