State University System
Tech startups grabbing state grants to grow
Other companies that have set up shop in the corridor include a contact lens designer and METI, the recipient of a $30000 grant to develop a human patient simulator using research from the University of Central Florida.
Salaries Criticized at University of Florida
Human Resources Journal
Those who were opposed to the budget cuts for the University of Florida have now criticized the salary of Provost Joe Glover, who receives $350000 each year and also received a $50000 raise during the year of 2012.
Fewer black students choosing USF
Year after year, with the start of fall classes at the University of South Florida, officials have touted the diversity of the student body. ”The freshman class at the USF Tampa campus is quite likely the most ethnically/racially diverse group of students that we have ever enrolled,” said Vice Provost Paul Dosal in the fall of 2010. Minorities made up more than 35 percent of last year’s student body. But that statistic disguised a different trend. The percentage of black students at USF is dropping.
PSA, UWF land Division II volleyball tournament
Pensacola Business Journal
The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) in partnership with the University of West Florida (UWF) is pleased to announce that they have won the bid to host the 2012 NCAA Div. II Volleyball National Championship Tournament…
State College System
First of Edison State College’s finalists for president meets public
Lehigh Acres News Star
Allbritten returns to Collier Campus: Jeff Allbritten, President of Macon State College in Macon, Georgia talks at the Edison State College Collier County Campus. Jeffery Allbritten, president of Macon State College in Macon, Ga., talks Tuesday with …
Heart of finalist for Edison State College presidency never left Southwest Florida
Jeff Allbritten, President of Macon State College in Macon, Georgia is a finalist for the Edison State College president position. Jeff Allbritten was the Edison State College Collier County campus president before becoming the Macon State College …
State reviewing FSCJ enrollment numbers after audit found problem twice in a row
State officials are examining four years of enrollment at Florida State College at Jacksonville after two straight audits raised questions about whether the college received funding it wasn’t entitled to…
Inmates clean Polk County trail
MyFox Tampa Bay
The property is owned by Polk State College which sits right next door. College officials are talking about it becoming an area where students can go to read, relax and have lunch. It could even become an outdoor classroom somewhere down the line.
Independent Colleges and Universities
Florida Memorial University gets $200000 donation
Florida Memorial University received a $200000 donation from the Miami Bayside Foundation, the majority of which will be used to …
UM president’s house sells for $9 million
The waterfront Coral Gables estate that has housed University of Miami presidents for more than a generation — hosting everyone from world leaders to bright-eyed college freshmen — has been sold. The price: a cool $9 million. The buyer: New Yorker Maria Montalva, who listed a posh Upper East Side Fifth Avenue address on county sales records…
Inside Colleges: Warner University Adding New Agricultural Program
Faith-based Warner University already offers degree programs in such areas as Biblical studies, music ministry and social work …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Online public university needs stronger foundation
The economic situation calls for innovation in all respects, and education is no exception. Florida legislators are searching for a means of progress that will allow a surge in creativity and merit — and this beacon of education is apparently an online school. While online education has its worth and potential, the curriculum must be based on an academically sound foundation, which Florida does not boast. Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, requested the Board of Governors conduct a cost-benefit analysis for an online school. Though online universities such as DeVry University and Strayer University are not uncommon, no such state programs exist…
Why FSU should stay in the ACC
I’d like to play a game, if you’re up for it. With all this conference realignment talk, I want to know one thing: How well do you really know your team? I’m talking about the Florida State Seminoles, of course, the team you’ve fervently defended on message boards and commented on a certain writer’s column who said, FSU has killed the ACC or will kill it if they leave or something like that…
Letter: Benefits of working for government explain why it’s so much in demand
The May 12 paper had an article about two new bachelor’s degree programs approved at Indian River State College. They are in public administration and in information technology and security management…Michele Bradley, Port St. Lucie
As He Prepares to Retire, California State’s Leader Stands Up for His Decisions
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
The chancellor [Charles B. Reed], who previously led the State University System of Florida for 13 years, says he is confident in his decision making and doesn’t worry too much about what his detractors say. “I’ve got a thick skin,” he said.
D-II hoops player survives shark attack
The incoming senior guard [Chad Renfro] at D-II Barry University in Miami took a trip home, upstate, to see his parents in Jacksonville. He also found some time in the ocean, as he’s apparently one to surf. Then came the shark attack that luckily only mangled a few …
Chad Renfro, Barry University Basketball Player, Injured In Florida Shark …
Chad Renfro, a Barry University basketball player, survived a shark attack last week while surfing in Jacksonville, Fla. “I just got a wave and I was paddling back out and I felt a shark clamp on my foot,” Renfro told WSVN in an interview.
Barry University hoopster Chad Renfro survives shark attack
That’s exactly what happened to Barry University basketball player Chad Renfro, who was bitten by a shark while surfing on a beach in Jacksonville. The end result: 85 stitches, but luckily for Renfro his left foot is still there and he’ll be able to …
Homestead, Fla., doubles in size 20 years after Hurricane Andrew
If a large portion of all those people were ordered to evacuate, it’s unclear how quickly they would be able to drive to safety, says Stephen Leatherman, a Florida International University expert on hurricane impacts in coastal areas…
Florida beaches moving up on Dr. Beach best beaches in the US list
The annual Top 10 list now in its 22nd year, is put out by Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research, before Memorial Day each year.
Local Economy: Floridians Turn Optimistic
Gordon Kettle, an economist in Polk County and professor at Polk State College, said consumer sentiment has ”virtually stalled” since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009.
Injuries from stun gun use measured
“The bottom line is there in an increased risk to citizens,” Gene Paoline, a UCF associate professor of criminal justice, said. ”On the other hand, the devices increase the safety of officers when used as the sole method of restraint. In essence, we have to consider the costs of citizen harm versus benefits of officer safety.”
Floridians’ confidence in the economy jumps in May
It shows how much uncertainty remains throughout the United States with some fearing layoffs and others still worried about gas costs, said Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness…
‘Mermaids: The Body Found’ brings the legend back to life (VIDEO)
“Usually these legends of singing sirens were made by sailors as explanations for why they were led astray,” said Natalie Underberg, a folklorist at the University of Central Florida, told the Underwater Times.
New Scott Laws Face Challenges
“I would say we’re No. 1 in anti-civil rights legislation. At least as interpreted by the federal constitution and the federal courts.” said Fletcher Baldwin, a constitutional law scholar at the University of Florida who has monitored such legislation nationwide. “At least as interpreted by the federal constitution and the federal courts.
South Florida surgeon’s bra device designed to boost breast enhancement results
“It’s a very interesting and innovative method with great potential,” said Dr. Bruce Mast, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida. “But I think what’s still unknown is the long-term safety and consequences…
Consumer confidence rebounds in Florida
Consumer confidence improved across the state this month, the University of Florida reported Tuesday. The director of the survey, Chris McCarty, tied the optimism to lower gasoline prices and an improving job market.
Sanford plans campaign to repair its image in wake of Trayvon Martin’s death
“It’s definitely a challenge for Sanford,” said Juan-Carlos Molleda, an associate professor of public relations at the University of Florida…
Will Our Luck Run Out? Major Hurricane Gap In U.S.
“While the US has been spared, the same cannot be said for Belize, Mexico, Nicaragua, Cuba, etc.,” said Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science…
Jacksonville gay rights ordinance would discriminate against residents …
Florida Baptist Witness
Advocates who spoke in favor of the measure included former Mayor John Delaney, who has served as president of the University of North Florida since 2003, and others who mostly described themselves as successfully employed gay or businessmen and women residing in North Florida…
JAXBIZ endorses candidates
Jacksonville Daily Record
“Education is a business issue,” said former Mayor John Delaney, JAXBIZ chair and president of the University of North Florida. “To attract and retain businesses to our region, we need a trained and educated workforce…
More sharks come with tropical storm
“Sharks move in advance of any changes in rainfall or in wind speed, and the conventional wisdom is that the sharks are able to sense measures in the biometric pressure,” said Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, assistant professor of biology at the University of North Florida.
Grad rate debated as standards get tougher
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The “ninth-grade bulge” is a common phenomenon, partly because some students don’t earn enough credits to be considered sophomores, said Sherman Dorn, a professor of education at the University of South Florida.
Tampa General CEO announces retirement
[Ron] Hytoff said one of his major accomplishments was the strengthening of TGH’s relationship with the University of South Florida’s college of medicine. He worked with USF to build on the hospital campus the seven-story USF South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare…
Freedom Riders program at Shrine of the Black Madonna
Atlanta Journal Constitution
[Ray] Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, is leading a group of 30 teachers on an eight-day civil rights tour of the South.
College Word of the Year Contest contenders: Drunkorexia, shmacked and FOMO
Washington Post (blog)
Today’s guest blogger is Dan Reimold, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Tampa who maintains the student journalism industry blog College Media Matters…
Daughter hopes to bring vet’s body home
Patty O’Grady, now a professor of education at the University of Tampa, was 14 at the time, a high school freshman. She remembers her dad as an educated man, with an engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York.
Inside Higher Ed
“Everybody is in favor of completion. It’s a good thing,” said Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia College. He also said the completion agenda can be taken too far…
Releases and Web Stories
Florida State University Renews Partnership With Paciolan
MarketWatch (press release)
IRVINE, CA and TALLAHASSEE, FL, May 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions in college athletics, announced today that Florida State University (“FSU”) has renewed its …
NSU to Offer Flight Training Program through American Flyers Partnership
LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fl., (May 29, 2012) – To meet an increasing global demand for qualified pilots, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Administration with a concentration in Human Factors…
Saint Leo University, One of the Top Universities in Tampa, Named …
Tampa Bay Times, in partnership with Workplace Dynamics, ranked Saint Leo University 12th among the best large employers in Tampa Bay, Fla. Saint Leo University has long been recognized as one of the top universities in Tampa, but this is the first year Saint Leo made the Tampa Bay Times’ list of the top 75 workplaces…
University of Miami Names New Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for …
MarketWatch (press release)
CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 29, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The University of Miami has announced that Dr. M. Brian Blake, a computer scientist, software engineer and experienced administrator at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at UM. His appointment is effective July 1.