SPECIAL SECTION: Sequestration 2.0 – Countdown to March 1
Floridians brace for a big loss of federal dollars
The big broad federal budget ax you’ve been warned about for months is poised to fall in less than a week — and the impact will be felt in all corners of Florida. Students who depend on federal aid, airline travelers who face air-traffic delays and defense contractors already squeezed by fewer contract dollars are among those expected to feel the pinch of an across-the-board budget cut — a scaled-down version of the “fiscal cliff” that was narrowly averted at the beginning of the year…
“I’m concerned about the little kids coming up,” said Angel Gomez, 18, a senior at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando who is deciding between the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. “About the only way many of them can access college is through special programs that would be cut by the sequestration. These programs are set up to help us help ourselves, and without them this gets very difficult. I know I wouldn’t be going to college without them.”
Select Sunday Sequestration Reax from Florida editorial boards…
Editorial: Self-inflicted sequester pain
Tampa Bay Times
It seems to be a foregone conclusion that across-the-board federal spending cuts will go into effect Friday that are harmful to the recovering economy and were never intended to become law. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are pointing fingers at each other, but there is plenty of blame to go around. This self-inflicted damage to families, national security and the economy could be avoided if the president and Congress put the nation above political gamesmanship…
Editorial: Slouching toward sequestration
In a State of the Union address otherwise lacking in fiscal leadership, President Obama was right on target with one point: “The greatest nation on Earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next.”
In case you missed it…
Here is Arne Duncan’s testimony on the Possible Impact of the March 1 Sequestration Order on Education delivered back on Valentine’s Day before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Full Committee…
Noteworthy Recent National Reports
Voluntary Support of Education - Report for FY2012 (Press Release) (Report)
Council for Aid to Education
Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in the United States increased 2.3 percent in 2012. At $31 billion, the total is still below 2008’s historical high of $31.6 billion. Adjusting for inflation, giving is virtually unchanged, inching up just 0.2 percent.
Special Spectator Spreadsheet Snippet…
Here is a time-saving sneak peak at Florida Institutions’ Charitable Contributions for FY2012 (in descending order) according to CAE survey data from the above report…
State Policies to Improve Student Transfer (Summary) (Report)
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
This report explores state transfer and articulation policies in higher education, including state-mandated common course numbering and reverse transfer policies. The report includes a graph specifying transfer policies in the 50 states.
Advanced Placement (AP) Report to the Nation (Report)
The College Board
Nationally, the number of high school graduates taking Advanced Placement (AP) Exams increased to 954,070, (32.4%), up from 904,794 (30.2%) among the class of 2011 and 471,404 (18.0%) in 2002 among the class of 2002. The number of high school graduates scoring a three or higher increased to 573,472 (19.5%), up from 541,000 (18.1%) among the class of 2011 and 305,098 (11.6%) among the class of 2002. Florida was ranked fourth among state on the percentage of its 2012 graduates who had passed at least one AP exam while in high school. More than 30,000 Florida students, or 27% of all graduating seniors, passed at least one of the tests; this percentage was higher than the national average of 19.5%.
Enough already… What’s happening in Florida higher ed today?
via The News Service of Florida
MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WORKSHOP ON TEACHER EVALUATIONS: The state Department of Education is conducting workshops on proposed rules for teacher evaluations – 6A-5.030-Instructional Personnel Assessment Systems and 6A-5.0411- Calculations of Student Learning Growth Using Statewide Assessment Data for Use in School Personnel Evaluations. Teachers and others can speak on the proposed rules, which are at http://www.fldoe.org/profdev/pa.asp . The agency is holding two workshops on Monday, followed by others later in the week. (Monday, 4 p.m., Broward College Central Campus, Bldg. 22, Room 136, 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie; 4 p.m., CST, Gulf Coast State College, Gibson Lecture Hall, 5230 W. US 98, Panama City.)
WLRN / MIAMI HERALD TOWN HALL ON THE SESSION: WLRN Radio in Miami and The Miami Herald are hosting a town hall on the upcoming legislative session at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Members of the public are invited and about 1,000 are expected. WLRN Senior Anchor Phil Latzman is the moderator of a session that will also include Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, Sen. Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, and Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief Mary Ellen Klas. The town hall starts at 6:30 p.m., but before it the participants will take part in a reception starting at 5 p.m. (Monday, 6:30 p.m., Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5 Ave., Fort Lauderdale.)
Sex offenders on college campuses
State records show more than 130 registered sex offenders attend or work at colleges, universities, or vocational schools in South Florida. While nearly every college, university, and vocational school in South Florida has registered sex offenders enrolled or employed, Local 10 found most students had no idea who is sitting next to them and teaching them in the classroom because the state doesn’t make the information easily accessible…
State University System
2013 Session Outlook: Education
The Florida Current
…The Governor’s Higher Education package includes $1.1 billion for state colleges and $3.85 billion for universities…
Florida Board Of Governors Will Choose A University To Lead Online Education Efforts
The Florida Board of Governors has approved a plan to add online learning options in the State University System. The board’s strategic planning committee has been taking testimony and working with those with a stake in the decision for more than a year on how Florida should expand online learning. The plan doesn’t include a new university devoted solely to internet classes. Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford liked the idea of “Online U,” but the board nixed it.
FAMU, other HBCUs face leadership challenges
…Florida A&M, searching for its 11th president following James H. Ammons’ resignation last July, is one of numerous HBCUs in transition. Three of Florida’s four HBCUs — FAMU, Bethune-Cookman University and Florida Memorial University — have an interim or acting president. Only 800-student Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, led by former Jacksonville sheriff Nat Glover, has a permanent president in charge (and it has endured a bumpy decade, temporarily losing its accreditation from 2004 to2006)…
Slow return for FAU on Scripps investment
Florida Atlantic University made a big investment to bring The Scripps Research Institute to its Jupiter campus, but the returns appear to have been slow to come. There has been only one major joint research project since Scripps arrived in 2004. Scripps did help FAU start a new medical school, but has had little involvement since it opened in 2011. FAU touted the possibility of students earning joint degrees, an M.D. from FAU and a Ph.D. from Kellogg School of School of Science and Technology, the educational arm of Scripps, but in the two years since it started, the dual program has signed up a total of two students…
The Scripps deal: great ambitions, modest payoff in jobs so far
…A botched land deal in the northwest part of the county also delayed Scripps’ opening. The county invested $151 million to buy and begin development of the Mecca Farms tract, only to have a legal fight with environmental groups result in Scripps ending up on Florida Atlantic University‘s Jupiter campus…
Protest against GEO Group, FAU stadium deal to be held Monday
Since Tuesday’s announcement that the private prison company GEO Group would bought the naming rights to FAU Stadium, there has been a steady stream of outcry. A group called the Stop Owlcatraz Coalition (Ken LaVicka will be so proud), has organized a protest against the GEO Group and FAU for Monday afternoon. The protest will be held at 10 a.m. on the Boca Raton campus’ Free Speech Lawn.
FAU GEO Group protest: Group gathers to protest FAU stadium naming rights
A group of protesters will gather together Monday morning at Florida Atlantic University. They say they’re disappointed that FAU partnered with the GEO Group for naming rights of the university’s football stadium.
Florida Atlantic University hosts third annual Embrace 5K Walk/Run
Florida Atlantic University’s campus transformed into a course in an effort to raise funds for the Stand Among Friends organization. The nearly 20 year old organization does work with those who have disabilities by helping them try to gain employment…
State University System Asks Poly Board to Justify $25 Mil. Request
The State University System Board of Governors wants a detailed accounting of why Florida Polytechnic University‘s leaders intend to ask for an additional $25 million to set up the school. Dean Colson, chair of the Board of Governors, mentioned during a Thursday meeting that he wrote to Florida Polytechnic Chairman Rob Gidel to ask that he attend next month’s BOG meeting.
Board of Governors wants answers on Polytechnic cash grab
The Florida Board of Governors wants the chairman of Florida Polytechnic University‘s Board of Trustees to appear in person at next month’s governors meeting, the Lakeland Ledger reports. The purpose is for Chairman Rob Gidel to explain why the school wants to ask the Legislature for an extra $25 million to complete it’s first building. But we think Gidel may be in for a grilling…
Man rescued from roof of FSU practice facility
A man slipped during the construction of FSU’s indoor practice facilty and was unable to come down on his own. The Tallahassee Fire Department lifted the man from the roof using an on-site crane…
FSU Film School Hold Oscar Watch Party
Not everyone could make it out to Hollywood for the Oscars. But dozens gathered at Hotel Duval Sunday night for Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts‘ annual Oscar Watch Party.
FSU’s Panama City Campus Gearing Up for First Freshmen Class
Florida State University‘s Panama City campus opened its doors Saturday to usher in a major change coming this fall. The college gave prospective students a peek at what it has to offer to the first ever freshman class. It was also a reminder the campus is here stay and is opening new doors.
UCF’s Plan of Action Towards Greek Life Reform Uncovered
KnightNews.com has uncovered what appears to be UCF’s proposed plan of action towards reforming Greek Life at the University of Central Florida, specifically hazing and alcohol issues.
State College System
Black History Month event held at Chipola
Jackson County Floridan
A rainy night could not dampen the spirits of those who came out to celebrate Black History Month with the Black Student Union at Chipola College Friday evening…
School of Emergency Services at Daytona State to hold open house, March 6
The DeLand-Deltona Beacon
The Daytona State College School of Emergency Services will hold a ceremony and open house to celebrate the new location at the college’s Advanced Technology College at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6…
Workshop Set for Organizational Management Degree Program
Gulf Coast State College recently announced its third bachelor’s degree program, the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Organizational Management, and all members of the community are invited to the College for an informational workshop about the program on March 5…
A different kind of urban travel (GALLERY, VIDEO)
The Northwest Florida Daily News
…Students from seven Florida high schools spent months building, programming and testing the autonomous “cars” in preparation for Saturday’s Mini-Urban Challenge at Northwest Florida State College…
PSC awarded Lowe’s grant for job safety training
Pensacola News Journal
Pensacola State College has received a grant for nearly $2000 from the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The grant amounts to 79 vouchers, which allow students to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration CareerSafe course. The course offers safety training for the workplace…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Flagler students create signature designs
St. Augustine Record
Students in design methodologies at Flagler College recently created promotional material for The Players Championship Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine …
Lynn University students escape injury after NASCAR wreck
A group of Lynn University students were at the race in Daytona, only feet away from a NASCAR wreck…
Bethesda volunteers help pack meals for Feeding Children Everywhere
Palm Beach Daily News
About 200 volunteers from The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea stood in assembly lines Saturday morning at Palm Beach Atlantic University to help package 150,000 lentil casseroles that will be sent to schools in Palm Beach County…
Orlando’s Creative Village hopes to benefit from grad students …
Graduate-level urban-planning and architecture students from Rollins College, the University of Florida — and now Columbia University — have taken a special interest in 68 acres on the west side of downtown Orlando. Their input has helped shape some of the concepts behind Creative Village, a public-private undertaking to redevelop the site of the now-demolished Amway Arena into a mixed-use project that could include digital-media schools, entertainment venues and housing.
College Goal Sunday offers help with student aid applications
Daytona Beach News Journal
College and high school students needing help filling out federal financial aid applications regardless of where they plan to go to college can receive assistance Sunday at Stetson University. Stetson is one of the host sites for College Goal Sunday where financial-aid administrators nationally are helping students and families with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event Sunday is from 2 to 5 p.m. in Room 319 of the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
Treatment plant power outage means all of Tampa must boil water
…The University of Tampa told students, faculty and staff Friday afternoon by email and text message to not drink tap water. The school provided free bottles of water at its cafeteria. The city’s strip clubs were similarly affected…
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Details emerge in Full Sail student stabbing
More details emerged Friday in the case against a Full Sail University student accused of stabbing another student during a class this week in an attack that is being described a hate crime.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the Web
Thumb up: Indian River State College dedicates its new STEM Center in St. Lucie West
ADVANCING DISCOVERY: The public is invited to the dedication Tuesday of the new Indian River State College William and Helen Thomas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Center on the school’s St. Lucie West campus. Dedication of the three-story, $18.5 million center, which begins at 1 p.m., will include an address by Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and demonstrations related to genetics and DNA, ecology, biology, biochemistry, math and engineering.
Our Take: UCF’s fraternity and sorority shut down
Students are steamed at the University of Central Florida for shutting down most fraternity and sorority activities. They should cool off. Administrators halted Greek social events, new member education activities and initiations while UCF investigates two fraternities it suspended this month for alleged hazing and alcohol abuse…
Grimm: FAU has a questionable sugar daddy
Such a bland, generic, corporate name. For $6 million, a private prison conglomerate ought to get more out of Florida Atlantic University than “Geo Group” atop the entrance to a football stadium. Geo? My first thought was that they’ve renamed the stadium after the Geo Metro, a very cute if not very reliable little box of a car, 1989 to 2001. However unappreciated by the buying public, that particular Geo garnered considerably more affection than the Boca Raton-based Geo Group, which no one ever described as cute…
Schultz commentary: Hard time for FAU after selling stadium rights to prison
Palm Beach Post
Those few loyal souls who ventured to Florida Atlantic University’s new football stadium the last two years may have felt as if they had been sentenced to watch the Owls, who have gone 4-19. So perhaps it’s appropriate that the stadium will be named for a prison company. Such sardonic humor has greeted Tuesday’s announcement that Boca Raton-based GEO Group will pay $500,000 a year for 12 years for the naming rights. Since FAU’s mascot is the burrowing owl, wits suggest calling the stadium “Owlcatraz.” If FAU hoped to make news, that happened. Just not in the way FAU hoped…
Ehrlich: As kids head to college, beware liberal groupthink
The Baltimore Sun
…•Palm Beach State College shut down the student recruiting booth for the conservative group Young Americans for Freedom for handing out anti-Obama administration materials. The information criticizing the president was published by that hotbed of radicalism, the Heritage Foundation. This, after a college administrator had specifically given the club permission to recruit during “Club Rush Week.” Seems the administrator in question changed her mind after reviewing the anti-Obama opinion pieces…
Epstein: University of Miami will come out of scandal on top
As a proud member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, and as the chairman of the University’s Athletics Advisory Council, I was disappointed in the NCAA Notice of Allegations delivered to the University on Tuesday…
An education challenge for Galvano
Relationships are often critical in the rise to power in the Florida Legislature. Such is the case for Bill Galvano, the Republican and freshman state senator from Bradenton who was surprisingly named to chair the Senate’s budget subcommittee. It oversees all education funding, ranging from early-learning programs to public schools to state universities…Gaetz said he kept that in mind when he picked his education budget chair — a role that will be critical for the next two years. The Senate has consolidated all its education spending in one committee and is pursuing an ambitious reform agenda, including Gaetz’s directive to “lash” the higher education system to the “realities” of Florida’s economy…
Florida House committee expands early voting options in latest stop for priority bill
Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-Tampa, proposed an amendment to require that the state include buildings in the Florida college system as early voting sites because it would give “greater flexibility to the supervisor of elections and greater convenience and access to students and officials of these institutions.”
Florida Prepaid College Board has 2 new members
The Florida Current
Robert Champion and Patrick Hogan have been appointed to the Florida Prepaid College Board, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Champion, 49, of Ponte Vedra Beach and a wealth management advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, fills a vacant seat for a term ending June 30, 2014. Hogan, 45, of Bradenton and managing shareholder of Hogan Legal Services, is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Florida Bar Association. He succeeds Thomas Ruggie for a term ending June 30, 2015. Both appointments are subject to Senate OK.
“Celebrate Ave Maria,” Cardinal Wuerl Tells AMU Fundraising Dinner
The Ave Herald
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, gave a somewhat different address to an Ave Maria University fundraising dinner Thursday night than he might have been planning just a month ago. Cardinal Wuerl had priase for AMU, but speaking in Naples just three days before leaving for Rome, the cardinal also expressed some thoughts about the coming papal conclave. “We need to keep focused on our spiritual mission,” Cardinal Wuerl said, adding that he thought the new pope should carry on the work of his predecessors, including continuing on with evangelism in the Church…
Local civil rights pioneers will join to give an oral history of their journey
[Jerone] Gamble will join the five Tuesday as they discuss their journeys and share their insights during a program called “Black Ocala: An Oral History” at the College of Central Florida…
Police cancel BOLO for grand theft suspect
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Daytona Beach police have cancelled their search for an 18-year-old suspected in thefts from Daytona State College, an official said. Police declared Demarcus James their most wanted suspect for the week of Feb. 17, but cancelled their search Thursday after capturing him at a residence in the 700 block of Tomoka Road, police spokesman Jimmie Flynt said in a release…
Sexual offender accused of having sex with underage student at college
WWSB ABC 7
A registered sex offender in Charlotte County is back behind bars for engaging in sexual acts with an underage student at Edison State College. 42-year-old Christopher Cook was arrested and charged with Sexual Battery. According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, he had sex with the victim at least twice in his car while parked on the Edison College campus. Underage students attend classes at Edison State College in Punta Gorda through programs offered by the college.
Gov. Scott appoints two to Edison board
Naples Daily News
Rick Scott on Friday announced the appointment of Tristan “Tris” Chapman and reappointment of Julia Perry to the Edison State College Board of Trustees. Chapman, 63, of LaBelle, is vice president and general manager of Southern Gardens Citrus and succeeds trustee Randall Parrish. Previously, he served on the Hendry County Commission and the Florida Citrus Commission. He is not related to Edison trustee Brian Chapman. Perry, 71, of Moore Haven, is a retired school librarian. She has served as a trustee since 2002…
Shadowing principal is an eye-opening experience
“I didn’t realize how many options I have,” says senior Rainy Primmer, who plans to go on to Edison State College.
Fulfilling his dream, Judge Maltz sworn in
St. Augustine Record
Although Judge Howard Maltz of the 7th Judicial Circuit was formally sworn into office Friday afternoon, his investiture was more like a formal introduction. The newest member of the bench in St. Johns County was presented his robe, Bible and gavel at Flagler College in a ceremony that featured a healthy contingent from the Jacksonville-area legal community talking about how great an attorney and friend Maltz is. And many in the St. Augustine legal community expressed their feelings that they are finding their new colleague to be worthy of that praise.…
College students put big effort into day of community work
More than 300 students from all three of Tallahassee’s higher education institutions came out Saturday to participate in The Big Event. “Our motto is one big day, one big thanks, one big event,” said Mariana Pereira, Florida State junior and fundraising chair for The Big Event, which is both a student organization and community service project.
Florida International University to Honor Cuban Blogger Yoani Sanchez
Hispanically Speaking News (blog)
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez will receive on April 1 in Miami the Florida International University Medallion of Courage, which is awarded “to recognize individuals who pursue or defend a noble cause at a personal cost,” the institution said…
Student of the Week: Shaquice Floyd
First Coast News
Shaquice [Floyd] also helps out students like her with visual impairment at Florida State College at Jacksonville. ”Just to help them with stuff they’re going through or even if it’s just to help them get from place to place, means so much to me,” Shaquice said.
Carrie Baker lights pathways for students
The News Herald
Carrie Baker is director of retention and diversity at Gulf Coast State College. Baker has a passion for students, particularly minority students…
Gov. Scott Appoints Warriner to GCSC Board of Trustees
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of David Warriner to the Gulf Coast State College District Board of Trustees. Warriner, 48, of Port St. Joe, is the owner and president of Tapper & Co. He was previously a legislative assistant with the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. Warriner received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He is appointed for a term beginning February 22, 2013, and ending May 31, 2013…
Black, brown and college bound, their voices put faces on the numbers
On Friday, 15 college men from Florida and beyond spoke on stage at the Tampa Marriott Waterside as part of the summit presented by Hillsborough Community College. The goal was to give real messages to the 450 educators and students there. They filled out a speaking roster that included MSNBC analyst Michael Eric Dyson, activist Samuel Betances and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Dekoda Watson…
At Miami Dade College, Arnold Mesches retrospective explores circus of modern …
“I’m still at it,” brags painter Arnold Mesches. For the soon-to-be 90-year-old painter, it’s no small triumph. Nor is the citywide retrospective of his work at Miami-Dade College’s Museum of Art and Design…
Oscars 2013: Naomie Harris in Red Carpet Green Dress Challenge gown
Los Angeles Times
Last year “The Artist” actress Missi Pyle wore a dress designed by Miami International University of Art and Design student Valentina Delfino.
Broward nonprofits honored at awards lunch
When he asked his father, “Why are we here?” a young Abraham S. Fischler recalls the response: “To leave the world a little better than you found it.” At age 85, Fischler, the educator who led the development of nonprofit Nova Southeastern University, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to nonprofits in Broward County…
Study contains good news for bluefin tuna
A research scientist at Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center is in the home stretch of a pilot study showing that substituting … The preliminary findings of David Kerstetter and several graduate students are important because bluefins are the priciest and most exploited fish…
Jamison: The enemy is lurking
Dr. Wes Jamison, professor of public relations at Palm Beach Atlantic University, used slides and a touch of humor to deliver a powerful message to those attending the 12th Friends of Agriculture rally in Sampson County — and to urge a organized fight against the enemy, namely the Humane Society of the United States and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, otherwise known as PETA. “If you consider yourself a friend of agriculture, be warned, they are coming for you,” Jamison said. “These people have one general outcome — they want to stop animal agriculture.”
Young Artists Show at Ridge Art Gallery Features Work of Polk Students
As the winner of the Portfolio Award, [Mariela] Garcia will receive a $1000 scholarship to study art at Polk State College…
UM celebrates the life of Ron Fraser
University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala speaks during A Celebration of Life, Remembering Ron Fraser at the the James L. Knight Sports Complex at the University of Miami in Coral Gables on Saturday, February 23, 2013…
Ex-Univ. of Miami assistants want NCAA case tossed
Three former Miami assistant coaches filed a motion on Thursday with the NCAA asking that their infractions cases be dismissed because of the mistakes that governing body for college athletics made in their long investigation of the Hurricanes. Former football assistant Aubrey Hill and former basketball assistants Jake Morton and Jorge Fernandez had their motion delivered to the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions, The Associated Press learned.
Two former Miami Hurricanes assistant football coaches not expected to receive …
As of Thursday evening, former University of Miami football assistant coaches Joe Pannunzio and Jeff Stoutland, or their legal representation had not received Notices of Allegations in the UM case involving former booster Nevin Shapiro.
Generous Gift Establishes Melanoma Division in University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology
Fort Mills Times
With the extraordinary generosity of David M. Frankel, M.D., and his family, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has established The Frankel Family Division of Melanocytic Tumors, bringing researchers and physicians one step closer to conquering a formidable foe…
UNF look at adding football points to hidden windfalls of First Coast small college gridiron game
Although the odds are long that UNF adds football, at least for now — it’s “a 90 percent chance that it’s a ‘no,’ ” John Delaney said — the results of adding or returning football to two of the First Coast’s other colleges are tangible.
Parks and education: UWF Board of Trustees introduces new member
The State University System of Florida’s Board of Governors has appointed University of West Florida alumna Suzanne Lewis, who spent over three decades with the National Park Service, to a five-year term on the UWF’s board of trustees. The appointment went into effect on Jan. 17 and ends Jan. 6, 2018, and is one of seven new appointments to university boards of trustees by the board of governors…
Releases and Web Stories
Woolfolk discusses the rise of the WASP establishment at Community Lecture Series event
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (02/22/2013)(readMedia)– During the late nineteenth century, a national upper class developed as a clearly defined status group in the United States that was defined by not only the concentration of wealth and power, but also by a distinctive life-style. This demographic will be the topic of Flagler College Vice President of Academic Affairs Alan Woolfolk’s presentation during his Community Lecture Series …
SPCA Florida’s McClurg Animal Medical Center Selected for Hillsborough Community College Veterinary Technology Program Expansion
LAKELAND, Fla., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In partnership with Hillsborough Community College (HCC), SPCA Florida announced today that its McClurg Animal Medical Center has been selected as an official externship site for students enrolled in the Certified Veterinary Technology (CVT) program for the school.
Stetson to offer online LL.M. in advocacy
Stetson University Today
Stetson University College of Law, home to the top-ranked trial advocacy program in the country, is launching an online LL.M. in Advocacy, starting in August 2013. Courses leading to the advanced degree will be offered through a part-time, distance-learning platform..
Online exhibition shows rare items reflecting Jewish life in Europe before WWII
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida have released a new online only exhibition titled “The Gathering Storm: Jewish Life in Germany and Eastern Europe in the 1930s.”
Audience will pick Beethoven program for March 17 performance
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The audience will choose which Beethoven program the Leipzig String Quartet will play at 2 p.m. March 17 at University Auditorium at the University of Florida.