State University System
New College again named one of nation’s best
For the 11th consecutive year, the Princeton Review has named New College of Florida one of the nation’s best colleges…
Princeton Review: Florida schools rank high on sports, beer, diversity
In Florida, you can find colleges with plenty of parties, sports, diversity and even tree huggers, according to the new Princeton Review survey. But what seems to be missing from the 2013 Princeton Review list of best colleges is academics. No schools made the list in categories such as “best classroom experience,” “professors getting high marks” or “students studying the most.” The rankings are compiled using student surveys. The University of Florida placed 19th for “students studying the least.” It fared better in the sports and party categories – it was rated the second best jock school, the sixth best party school and the fifth best place to find beer.
UF No. 6, FSU No. 8 on ‘Party School’ List
Sunshine State News
It’s a national ranking administrators don’t highlight to parents, but is sure to raise a few cheers across campuses and from some alumni. The University of Florida and Florida State University have landed, once again, in the top 10 among Princeton Review’s list of ‘Party Schools.’
UF engineering facility ends research after budget cuts raise safety concerns
After nearly two decades working for the University of Florida, Chuck Rowland marked his last day Monday by taking a last look at the machinery he helped build and maintain. The College of …
State College System
Allbritten challenges Edison faculty to focus on future, not past
Naples Daily News
The new president at Edison State College said Monday the new academic year marks an era of renewal for the troubled institution. Jeffrey Allbritten made his remarks during a fall convocation ceremony at Barbara B. Mann Hall on the school’s Fort Myers campus.
Loxahatchee Groves to vote on final town approval for PBSC campus
Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach State College Tuesday night is expected to get the final major land-use approvals the college needs to enter into contract to begin building on B Road and Southern Boulevard.
Pensacola State College offering new film course
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Pensacola State College is offering a new class this fall that I wouldn’t mind taking myself. Special Topics in Communication (SPC 2933) will examine …
Fine Arts Hall packed for SF College Convocation
Nearly 600 faculty, staff and students packed the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College on Tuesday for the school’s annual Fall Convocation…
TCC announces partnership with TurboVote
WTXL ABC 27
The voting process has never been easier for students at Tallahassee Community College. Through TurboVote, TCC students are offered information about voter registration, how to vote by mail, and can sign up for timely text and e-mail reminders to avoid …
Independent Colleges and Universities
Flagler among Princeton Review best colleges
Historic City News
Flagler College has once again been named one of the top colleges in the country in the 2013 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, “The Best 377 Colleges.”
Free lecture series resumes September 11
Historic City News
Historic City News has learned that Flagler College would kick off its 2012-2013 Forum on Government and Public Policy lecture series beginning September 11; the first session featuring Mark Silva, Deputy Managing Editor of Bloomberg News.
Florida Southern College named “America’s Most Beautiful Campus”
Congratulations Florida Southern College (FSC) for earning the prestigious title of “America’s Most Beautiful Campus” for the second year in a row! The title was presented to FSC by “The Princeton Review” for 2013.
FSC Gets Most Beautiful Campus Award Once Again
A national poll of college students has designated Florida Southern College the “Most Beautiful Campus in America” for the …
College Rankings: Every Florida School is Drunk and Easy, Except UMiami …
Miami New Times (blog)
Except for the University of Miami, however, which is apparently only notable as a place where everyone gets along regardless of race or class.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Dr.Negy’s response: “I ABSOLUTELY PROVOKED THE SITUATION.”
University of Central Florida professor Dr.Negy does, and received national attention for an e-mail he sent to his class recently that ended up on Reddit. The e-mail addressed a discussion in one of his classes on religious bigotry…
Letter: FSCJ Raises Unjustified
The article about “performance” pay for top administrators at Florida State College at Jacksonville struck me as another example of “you’ve got to be kidding.” Who set the goals that these well-paid people supposedly exceeded?… C.J. Smith, Jacksonville
FAMU names interim provost, vice president of academic affairs
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Florida A&M University dean of the School of Architecture Rodner Wright is taking on the role of interim provost and vice president of academic affairs…
Rodner Wright Appointed Interim Provost at FAMU
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson announced today that he has appointed long-time dean in the School of Architecture Rodner Wright as the new interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
FGCU musician adapts, wants to inspire
Valerie Baker grabbed two drumsticks and played a timpani set that made the Florida Gulf Coast University music department’s walls reverberate with joy. Then the FGCU sophomore walked over to the xylophone, snare drum and bells and delivered more …
Florida Southern’s First Olympian Has Come a Long Way — Really
At this time last year, Allan Gutierrez was making the trip of a lifetime — traveling from his native Honduras to the U.S. to attend Florida Southern …
FSU Remembers Dr. Bill Jones
This past Sunday, Florida State University bid farewell to the man who started its Black Studies Program – and who inspired hundreds of students to spend their lives in pursuit of justice. Tom Flanigan reports on F-S-U’s memorial to Doctor Bill Jones …
Attorney General Pam Bondi appoints new solicitor general
Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced the appointment of Timothy Osterhaus to serve as Florida’s solicitor general, the state government’s top appellate lawyer…In connection with his appointment, Osterhaus will be the Richard W. Ervin Eminent Scholar Chair and serve as a visiting professor of law at Florida State University College of Law, the release states…
Tropical Storm Isaac heading toward the Caribbean
Peter Ray, a professor of meteorology at Florida State University who issues hurricane forecasts that aren’t affiliated with the university, said based on the latest data, he expects the storm to have some impact on Florida.
IRSC’s Bryan Beaty receives public relations award
Bryan Beaty of Fort Pierce was recently honored with the Doris Fleischman Award by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), recognizing his support of the association and his contributions to public relations in Florida. Beaty joined Indian River State College in 2002 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, now serving as Director of the National Preparedness …
Lantana man, 78, reported missing after appointment in Davie
Palm Beach Post
Roger LeFebvre, 78, was reported missing several hours after he was driven to an appointment at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. LeFebvre suffers from severe dementia and requires 24-hour supervised care, Davie police said.
Eco-art project restores section of Torry Island’s nature park
Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade Campus donated the use of their computer lab so the interns could document the project. Spending eight hours each day in the heat, the interns under the direction of eco-artist Jesse Etelson built eco-art sculptures.
Former Palm Beach State College instructor sues to get job back after leaf …
Palm Beach Post
English instructor Edwin Riley says he was just trying to give his students at Palm Beach State College a hands-on lesson about the art of persuasive essay-writing when he urged them to lobby county commissioners to ban leaf blowers…
Surge in study drugs
The drugs are safe for individuals being treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, said Dr. Eugene R. Hershorin, a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Make breakfast part of your family routine
“You haven’t been eating all night. It’s not just a saying, it’s the truth. It affects thinking, mood, energy and how much your body is burning calories,” said Sheah Rarback, director of nutrition at the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami…
Santiago Rodriguez new artistic director of Florida International Piano …
In 2009, he accepted the position of professor and chair, keyboard performance, at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami. Rodriguez was born in Cárdenas, Cuba and began his piano studies at age four…
UNF economist: Northeast Florida economy stagnant
University of North Florida economist Paul Mason said Northeast Florida’s economy was stagnant in July because of the election year and economic uncertainty overseas. He also cited unemployment, gas prices and the consumer price index as contributing …
Graphic novels assist visual learners // SLIDESHOW
The News Herald
Using graphic novels in the classroom is the focus of several books and research papers written by University of North Florida professor Katie Monnin, who has a Ph.D. in literacy and will be speaking at Creative Con…
“It’s absurd,” said Philip Porter, an economics professor at the University of South Florida who has examined events such as the Super Bowl. Porter questions how much the visitors can do to help deliver the region from hard times.
USF alumni group selects award winners
The University of South Florida Alumni Association has selected its 2012 National Alumni Award recipients… (Leslie “Les” M. Muma, Roger D. Monsour, Angie Brewer, Nikole Collins-Puri)
Former Bradenton Mayor Bill Evers to endorse Richard O’Brien in 2012 race
“To have a fiscally prudent mayor like Evers come out and say reasons why he’s supporting me is an honor,” said [Richard] O’Brien, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professor and former chairman of the Manatee County Democratic Party.
Another Poll Says the Non-Religous are Taking Over
“The obvious implication is that this is a manifestation of the New Atheism movement,” said Ryan Cragun, a University of Tampa sociologist of religion who studies American and global atheism.
Releases and Web Stories
William Randolph Hearst Foundations make $100000 grant to Flagler College
ReadMedia (press release)
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (08/21/2012)(readMedia)– Flagler College President Dr. William T. Abare, Jr., announced that the College had received a grant of $100,000 from the William Randolph Hearst Foundations of New York. The grant was approved by the Foundation’s board of trustees in June to establish the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Fund to support African American students enrolled at Flagler College. Flagler College matched the grant with $100,000, creating an endowment of $200,000.
Shake Shack Gets New Location in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Daily meal
The lucky campus is Florida Atlantic University, which will join the University of Miami sometime in mid-2013 to become the second Florida university with a Shake Shack nearby…
FIU unveils new Wall of Wind capable of simulating Category 5 hurricane winds
MIAMI, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Today Florida International University unveiled the nation’s first university research facility capable of simulating Category 5 hurricane winds…
CBS’ Bob Schieffer to moderate Lynn debate
As the candidates get ready to debate a number of issues, including foreign affairs at Lynn University on Oct. 22, this year’s presidential debates are already turning into some of the most important in recent history. “While presidential debates are a rather recent invention, they used to feature a moderator and a panel of reporters who asked the questions,” said Robert Watson, professor of American Studies in Lynn University’s College of Liberal Education. “The Commission on Presidential Debates [CPD] has tended to favor a single moderator format since being first used in 1992, and this continues to make the moderator’s role all the more important.”
Undecided voters – the most important tiny group in the country
A recent Washington Post analysis shows the 2012 presidential election will be decided by 916,643 “undecided voters” in six swing states (most importantly Florida as it relates to the recent issue of Medicare). According to John Pickering, a professor of history in Lynn University’s College of Liberal Education, the vice presidential and three presidential debates (including the final Oct. 22 debate hosted on Lynn’s campus) will be pivotal moments in this …
Tour comes to UF next week to engage students in politics
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A tour aimed at engaging young voters during this election season will arrive at the University of Florida Monday to hold a rally where students can share their opinions on such topics as jobs, education, health care, immigration and voter participation. Politic365 College Convention Bus Tour will visit 11 colleges or universities in Florida and North Carolina and is sponsored by Politic365, an online news source on multicultural politics…
Johnson Scholarship Foundation pledges $1 million to Florida Opportunity …
University of Florida
The Johnson Scholarship Foundation has pledged $1 million — $200000 per year for five years — in a challenge grant benefiting the endowment for the Florida Opportunity Scholarship program at the University of Florida.
USF Experts Available For RNC Reporters
Maddux News Wire
The University of South Florida is one of the nation’s largest metropolitan research universities and located in the heart of one of the nation’s fiercest political battlegrounds. At the political focus centers on Tampa during the Republican National Convention, USF’s top political experts are available to share their insights and analysis on the issues facing voters in 2012. Please feel free to reach out to our experts and USF’s Communications team for assistance in providing thoughtful coverage for your readers and viewers…
Art of the Poison Pens
University of South Florida
Charles Mahan, the former dean and professor emeritus at the University of South Florida’sCollege of Public Health, donated his personal collection of original political cartoons, animations and comic strips to the USF Libraries in 2006.
USF St. Petersburg plans three events for RNC week
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg will hold three events during the week of the Republican National Convention featuring two prominent speakers and a TV watch party on the final night of the RNC. All three events are free and open to the public and will be held at Harbor Hall Gallery, 1000 3rd St South…