State University System
FAMU keeps interim president after hazing scandal
The Associated Press
Florida A&M University is keeping its interim president as it searches for a permanent leader and tries to rebuild its image after a culture of hazing was uncovered…
Florida universities under pressure to improve graduation rates
The University of Central Florida‘s four-year graduation rate is just 35 percent, which means that a little more than a third of students who entered as freshmen graduated in 2010-11…
FCC grants UCF the license for Channel 24
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday approved granting the license for Channel 24 to the University of Central Florida.
UCF Appealing NCAA Sanctions Against Football
SB Nation (blog)
University of Central Florida President Dr. John Hitt published a letter on UCF’s official website to announce that the school was appealing the one-year postseason ban on the football team.
State College System
Undocumented DREAMers apply for “deferred action” immigration status
Still, at Miami-Dade College, where immigration support groups gathered on Wednesday to share information about the application process, there was a triumphant feeling of having achieved some level of recognition and legitimacy.
Fulbright scholars’ orientation at MDC
The South Florida Times
For the ninth year, Miami Dade College (MDC) will welcome 83 students from 52 countries as part of the 2012 Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The participants, some of the brightest students worldwide, have been awarded Fulbright Foreign Students …
Deal Gives Legoland Employees Free Rides on Polk Transit
The transit system began offering free service to Polk State College students and employees in April…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Veteran Newsman to Moderate Lynn Debate in October
The Commission on Presidential Debates reports that CBS veteran Bob Schieffer will moderate the debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton…
Stetson’s Stover Theatre taking final bow
Daytona Beach News-Journal
After several delays, crews Wednesday began demolition of Stetson University‘s historic Stover Theatre. The job is expected to take several days.
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Rule Traps Graduates With Debt …
She heard about Full Sail University, a Florida-based, for-profit college specializing in the entertainment industry with many courses online.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around
STDs on the rise: Cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis in Leon County are …
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Amy Magnuson, the Health Promotion Director for University Health Services at Florida State University, said 15- to 24-year-olds make up 25 percent of the sexually active population, but account for 50 percent of all sexually transmitted infections …
Videographer ready for some high school football
John Bennardo spends much of his time being a professor at Lynn University · Bachelor’s, master’s & online degrees in Boca Raton, where he teaches video editing to college students who are majoring in the communications department for film and video …
Pascale Charlot is committed to always raising the honors bar as dean of …
Pascale Charlot is committed to always raising the honors bar as dean of students at Miami Dade College Honors College. Pascale Charlot is not typical. And neither are her students. Years ago, Ms. Charlot was sending criminals to jail…
On Tap in the Capitol, Aug. 15
ELSEWHERE. IMMIGRANT STUDENTS: Students and Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padron mark today as the day young immigrants can begin applying for temporary legal status under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,” program…
$320 million Powerball jackpot: What you could do with the winnings
The $320 million Powerball jackpot is among the biggest ever. At Northwood University, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Gary R. Mazza, crunches the numbers with a class.
Sharks Have Some Of The Coolest Superpowers In The Animal Kingdom
With some help from Professor Mahmood Shivji, Director of the Guy Harvey Research Institute and Save Our Seas Shark Center at Nova Southeastern University, we found out that sharks have some super abilities…
Southeastern Fire Lose Two Sports Administrators
By coincidence, Southeastern University athletic director Duane Aagaard and sports information director and assistant athletic director Evan Gibson have resigned their positions and will be moving out of state to continue their careers …
Florida Congressman Mica Triumphs over Adams in “Most Negative Campaign …
University of Central Florida Political Science Professor Aubrey Jewett said he wasn’t surprised at the vitriol in the race. “Certainly it’s been negative, certainly it’s been personal, but that often happens in primaries where the candidates are very much alike on policy,” said Jewett. “These two people are very conservative Republicans when it comes to policy.”
Barry Byrne, MD: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
Dr. [Barry] Byrne has been relentless in his pursuit of a treatment/cure for various forms of rare diseases, such as Pompe Disease, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Barth’s Syndrome. His focus on oft overlooked diseases has put the University of Florida on the map in new advances for these diseases. In the past year, he has facilitated groundbreaking procedures to be performed at UF by arranging for the first adult and pediatric Pompe Disease patients to have a surgery that would take them off of their ventilators for extended periods of time, vastly improving their quality of life…
Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker: Spirit of Gainesville nominee
I do not know where to begin describing Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker‘s qualifications for the Second Annual Spirit of Gainesville Awards. Earlier this year, she had the honor of being named the Florida Blue Endowed Chair in Health Disparities Research at the University of Florida (UF). In addition to receiving this esteemed title, she also is a Distinguished Alumni Professor, the Richard and Thelma O. C. Barney Term Professor of Health Disparities in the College of Medicine, a UF Research Foundation Professor, a Professor of Psychology and of Community Health and Family Medicine, an Affiliate Professor of Pediatrics, and a devoted mentor to many UF graduate and undergraduate students.
GOP convention shines spotlight on Fla.
“Florida is a symbol that is well known to Republicans across the country,” said Susan MacManus, a University of South Florida political science professor. “If they can’t win Florida, they can’t win the White House back. It’s plain and simple…
Florida highway offers clues to presidential race
Providence Eyewitness News
“It’s like a jigsaw puzzle,” says Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida. “Take any group out of the equation and you can’t complete the picture that yields the presidency.”
November race will test sway of Ronda Storms’ name recognition
That said, University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus said Storms indeed will be formidable. Few Hillsborough County politicians have a name as well known as Storms. And she’s been in the news a lot lately…
Primary results prove ‘a wake-up call’ for political pros
The Florida Current
“The congressional people really got a wake-up call,” Susan MacManus, a University of South Florida political science professor, said in a morning-after assessment of the primaries. “Even the ones who survived got the scare of their lives.”
Question of ‘Who is the real Everett Rice?’ may have doomed comeback …
“I think he committed a cardinal mistake of a political candidate, and that was to confuse voters about who the real Everett Rice was,” said Darryl Paulson, a retired government professor from the University of South Florida.
Pro-Life Advocates Should Support Family Planning
Linda Whiteford, an anthropologist at the University of South Florida, has written about the consequences of withholding $170 million over five years (2001-2006) from the international family planning initiative of the United Nations Population Fund.
The Health of the Oceans in a Single Number
“It’s a heroic effort,” says fisheries biologist Steven Murawski of the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg…
Atheism on the rise around the globe
Christian Science Monitor
Ryan Cragun, a University of Tampa sociologist of religion, told the “Religion News Services” he questions whether the number of atheists in the United States really grew as the poll suggested.
Releases and Web Stories
Second Annual Florida TechXpo October 9, 2012
The Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida will present the second annual Florida TechXpo, sponsored by General Electric Transportation, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by Florida Institute of Technology, the TechXpo will be held in …
FIT Systems Engineer Qualification Course
Florida Institute of Technology’s Continuing Education department announces the live Systems Engineering training preparation course. This provides an in-depth review of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Systems Engineering …
Women’s Business Center Open House Sept. 10
The Florida Institute of Technology Women’s Business Center (WBC) will host an Open House Sept. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. The Open House will showcase the programs, services and events the WBC offers to the community. Tours, a ribbon-cutting…
Full Sail University Launches New YouTube Channel Utilizing …
Full Sail University is proud to announce the launch of its new YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/fullsailuniversity, …
Lynn University named a “2012 Great College to Work For”
- Compensation and Benefits: Pay is fair, and benefits meet the needs of employees.
- Respect and Appreciation: Employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.
- Work/Life Balance: Policies give employees the flexibility to manage their personal lives.
Lynn University’s Counseling Center gets full IACS accreditation
The Lynn University Counseling Center has been accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc. (IACS), an Alexandria, Va.-based organization of United States, Canadian and Australian counseling agencies.
Spiritual arms open wide on Lynn University’s campus
As Lynn University approaches its 50th anniversary, the Division of Student Life is strengthening the spiritual commitment of its founders by establishing the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (SRL), an expansion of its Campus Ministry program …
Florida Companies to Watch “Shining the Spotlight” on 50 Florida Companies
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 class of Florida Companies to Watch. In its 2nd year of existence, Florida Companies to Watch is presented by SunTrust Banks and the University of Central Florida in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation and with special support from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
St. Thomas University Appoints Theology Scholar As New Dean Of …
Pascuzzi secured her STB in the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome; got her MA in Biblical Studies at Providence College in Rhode Island and …
Dad Sets Example for His Children: 4 Diplomas in 5 Years
University of Central Florida
The diploma, along with financial assistance from the Center for Women and Men, allowed Lomelino to enroll at Daytona State College in the fall of 2008 to study hospitality.