State University System
FDLE makes inquiry into finances of FAMU band
The Florida Board of Governors‘ Office of Inspector General also is conducting an investigation to determine whether FAMU administrators took appropriate …
Florida A&M ‘Fraud and Misconduct’ Uncovered During Band Hazing Probe
The Florida A&M University marching band performs on the …the chancellor of the State University System of Florida and the chairman of …
FAU gets $3.5M grant to train principals
South Florida Business Journal
Florida Atlantic University received a $3.5 million federal grant to help it train principals in Broward County. The Race to the Top funding will go to the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at FAU’s College of Education, …
Need A Lab In Outer Space? Try ScienceExchange, The Airbnb Of Weird Science
ScienceExchange can hook you up with Florida International University’s Wall of Wind.
Digital animation venture gains state education license to open in downtown …
Palm Beach Post
The Florida Department of Education has granted Digital Domain Institute a license to operate its experimental film animation school, paving the way for the company to start classes next spring. With the license, company officials say, they’ll be able to begin the certificate program in temporary space in CityPlace. A four-year program, in conjunction with the Florida State University film school, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012, also in CityPlace temporary space.
FSU’s Interior Design Graduate Program Ranked in Nation’s Top 10
Florida State University’s graduate program in interior design ranks No. 10 in the nation among both public and private institutions, and interior design Professor Lisa Waxman is among the 25 “Most Admired Educators” in the design field, according to …
Ranking College Football’s Top Post-Game Party Schools, Final 2011 Edition
UF, FSU, and UCF make this year’s list…
University of Florida Fort Pierce Campus offering two new courses
In an effort to provide education to those who will pursue laboratory and medical research careers along the Treasure Coast, the University of Florida Fort Pierce campus is offering two new courses for spring semester, 2012.
USF receives $1.2M grant to evaluate STEM education
Tampa Bay Business Journal
The University of South Florida was awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to study the process involved in creating a highly trained work force in engineering technology…The Florida Advanced Technological Education Center at Hillsborough Community College is part of the study team…
Hillsborough deputies seek man accused of attacking officer near USF
Authorities are seeking a man who attacked a deputy early Wednesday in the University of South Florida area. The man was spotted in the area of Nebraska Avenue N and 124 Avenue E around 1 am and reported as …
Best US Universities for Innovation Transfer?
Out of this group, Duke receives the most industry research funding per million federal dollars, followed by University of West Florida …
State College System
Officers Say Shooting Victim Not Cooperating
Police said the victim of a shooting that happened near Brevard Community College on Tuesday night isn’t cooperating with detectives.
Broward College to open in Springs next summer
Things haven’t gone as scheduled, but Coral Springs’ plans for its downtown area continue to be on track. Tenant improvements in the Village Square Shopping Center at the northwest corner of University Drive and Sample Road, where Broward College will open its campus, are expected to start this month. Classes were expected to commence earlier this year, but authorities are now targeting June next year.
Daytona State College rethinks e-textbook move
Daytona Beach News-Journal
But when it comes to college textbooks, the Daytona State College student government association president thinks students should have a choice whether to …
Edison State College trustee, Walker supporter resigns
Naples Daily News
Edison State College Trustee Washington Baquero has resigned from the board effective immediately, the college announced today.
Three to vie for Edison State interim
College’s candidates for temporary role say they won’t contend for the permanent position to replace Kenneth Walker.
Independent College and University System
Edward Waters creates foundation
Jacksonville Daily Record
Edward Waters College announced Tuesday it has formed the EWC Foundation to be led by JEA Chairman Ronald Townsend and CSX Corp. CEO Michael Ward…The foundation is being formed to assist the college in generating private financial support through endowments, gifts and grants to advance the strategic goals of the college.
Indian River County must get bids for proposed beach erosion model
A subcommittee’s recommendation to contract with Florida Institute of Technology for an estimated $150,000 computer model on beach erosion hit a roadblock this week when County Attorney Alan Polackwich said the county couldn’t do it without open bidding.
Nova Southeastern University honors Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) honored Chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr., during the “Celebrate a Lifetime of Giving” ceremony for his years of leadership at NSU and for his service to the community.
Disadvantaged Students Gifted $1Million to Fund Program at Nova Southeastern
Marti and Wayne Huizenga and AutoNation are donating more than $1 million to fund a program for disadvantaged students who want to attend Nova Southeastern University. The fund announced Monday night will fund the Pathway Scholars program.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Editorial: Getting beyond Polytechnic politics
JD Alexander of Polk County is seeking to undermine the state university system solely because it did not go along with his demand that University of South Florida Lakeland Polytechnic quickly be made an independent university. …
Letter: Stetson’s generosity shines
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Stetson University is my alma mater and I am proud of the decision to offer scholarships to two homeless children…
VFW post shut down in Davie; rift reflects national crisis
There were some younger members at Post 9697, including Iraq war veteran Andrew Boshears, 27, of Dania Beach. A fulltime student at Broward College and president of the campus Student Veterans Association, Boshears said he was comfortable at the post. ”They helped me through some tough times,” he said. Boshears said he had hoped to attract others of his generation to the post, but few followed, in part because the place was smoky and uninviting. ”None of the canteens are very attractive,” said Boshears, who has also belonged to posts in Hollywood and Key West. “And they should be more than cheap places to drink.”
Paralyzed man wants hands-free computer for independence
At the time of the accident, Devon Ramlochan had one year of school left at Broward College and was on his way to becoming a pharmacy technician.
People in the news
Holly Duncan, president of the Morton Plant Mease Foundation, received the Harold J. (Si) Seymour International Award from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy…She was also director of major gifts at Eckerd College and director of development at Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Orchestra. Her development career has spanned more than three decades raising more than $250 million for nonprofit organizations in the …
State agencies welcome greater accountability in exchange for …
Naples Daily News
“The Legislature in Florida is used to having its hand in the smallest details when it comes to government spending,” said R. Bruce Anderson, an associate political science professor at Florida Southern College. “When you take that away, that’s problematic.” He said forfeiting spending decisions would constrain their ability to “bring home the bacon” by funneling money into their districts. Conversely, it could be a way for the Legislature to realize unpopular cuts without taking the blame, he said.c
Hilton Bentley Hotel’s Managing Partner Julie Grimes focuses on helping offer …
When Julie Grimes is not overseeing operations at the Hilton Bentley Hotel in South Beach as its managing partner, she is helping the community through her work with numerous organizations. She has helped provide training and opportunities for inner-city residents, particularly those in the Overtown area. Her main efforts have been with Miami Dade College’s Hospitality Institute, a program that provides Overtown residents in need with training for jobs in the hospitality industry. Funding for the program stems from grants from the Southeast ..
Supply of nurses, now up, seen headed to new shortage
Nationally, the biggest nursing shortage is faculty, said Dr. Amy C. Pettigrew, dean of the School of Nursing at Miami Dade College, which graduates about 1550 nurses a year, making it one of the largest nursing programs in the nation.
Rubio perturbs Puerto Ricans
Ethnic identity politics is pretty important,” and Puerto Ricans tend to resent Cuban political influence, said University of Central Florida political scientist Aubrey Jewett. “I would say he’ll have to mend some fences in that community.
State management plan considered as Florida bear population grows
Tom Hoctor, with the University of Florida’s Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, wants the state to put more effort into protecting rural land. The growing statewide black bear population isn’t out of the woods yet and could be pushed back …
Woman gets kidney after posting Craigslist ad
“Living donors are very unique individuals,” said Dr. Linda Chen of the Jackson Memorial Hospital on the University of Miami Medical Center Campus, where Hodge and Grant arrived for transplant surgery Tuesday.
Study seeks seniors’ input to make computers more accessible
Researchers at the University of Miami and two other universities are hoping to change all that with a new computer program that will make the devices easier to use. ”This tool was developed to re-engage [seniors], get in touch with family, access community resources, to get out of the four walls that’s their apartment or their house,” said Chin Chin Lee, senior project manager at the University of Miami.
Gender gap widening among Utah Mormons, but why?
Salt Lake Tribune
Sociologists Rick Phillips, of the University of North Florida, and Ryan Cragun, of the University of Tampa, suggest it could be because Mormon men in the Beehive State are abandoning their faith at a greater rate than women.
BP spill caused by drive for profit over safety, federal report says.- 11:00 pm
Pensacola News Journal
“The report highlights that there were a series of questionable decisions in the days that led up to the blowout,” said Kirchenfeld, a marine biologist and faculty associate at the University of West Florida Environmental Studies Department.
Warner University Changes AD, Softball Coach
Warner University athletic director and softball coach Shawn Gary has been replaced in both his roles at the university. According to a news release Saturday, president Greg Hall named Dean of Enrollment Kevin Jones as interim athletic director. Former Bartow softball star Lindsay Littlejohn-Egli, who joined the program last year as an assistant coach, was named head softball coach. No reason was given for the change. Calls to Hall and Gary were not returned.
Releases and Web Stories
Digital Domain Institute Announces Licensing by Florida Department of Education
Reuters (press release)
Through a public-private collaboration with The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, the new Digital Domain Institute (DDI) will stand in a class of its own, offering programs that combine creative and technical training with …
Embry Riddle Receives Night Vision Goggle Donation from L-3
Helicopter Association International
Students in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University‘s Helicopter Specialty Degree program will be even more well prepared for work in the helicopter industry, …
Senator Bob Graham, former CNN foreign correspondent among guests joining faculty for Lynn’s 2012 January Term
Lynn University’s inaugural Citizenship Project: Commitment to Community, a new initiative that coincides with the university’s fourth annual January Term …
Lynn’s chef-in-residence offers tips for staying healthy this holiday season
Lynn University‘s chef-in-residence, Craig Schmantowsky, has more than 15 years of experience and has been training Lynn students in the College of …
UCF named top team in NASCAR Kinetics
The University of Central Florida dominated the 2011 fall semester of NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion. In the largest NASCAR Kinetics class to date, 19 colleges and universities competed for the coveted title of top team and the opportunity to …
Pescanova USA, in Conjunction with the University of Florida, Announces the …
MarketWatch (press release)
MIAMI, Dec 14, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — In partnership with the University of Florida, Pescanova USA, one of the largest seafood importers in the US, has announced the launch of the Domestic Seafood Heritage Program.
Recognizing the Excellence and Promise of America’s Community Colleges
The White House
The first-ever winner of the Aspen Prize is Valencia Community College from Orlando, FL. Demonstrating a strong commitment to completion, Valencia offers …