State University System
FAU Students Report Stolen Marijuana To Police
According to police, it happened in the 300 block of NW 21st Lane which is just behind Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The residents told police that someone entered the home and stole $400 in US currency, two laptops, and incredibly, “some marijuana from their residence” while they were “in class.” The suspects kicked open a locked bedroom, according to the police report, to gain access to the money and the marijuana.
FIU to host Americas Venture Capital event
Florida International University’s Americas Venture Capital Conference will take place Nov. 16-17 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The registration fee for the America’s Venture Capital Conference is $599. Conference registration includes …
Little signs point to good economic news
The University of Central Florida is expected to accept an invitation to the higher-profile Big East Conference this week and officially launch its athletic program into a new stratosphere. Everybody from UCF President John Hitt to the soda sellers at …
A series of good news events have taken place, mostly unrelated, but all with one thing in common: the University of North Florida is a pretty special place.
Lakeland Ties Polytechnic Gift to Analysis of Independent University
City commissioners voted 7-0 today for a resolution that will require an analysis of an independent university before it could receive a $5 million gift that was intended for the fledgling University of South Florida …
Ranking House Democrat Questions Necessity for Another Florida Public University
Sunshine State News
House Democratic Ranking Member Betty Reed, D-Tampa, wants the Florida Board of Governors to reject — on financial grounds — letting the University of South Florida’s Polytechnic campus in Lakeland become an independent public university.
Vote on USF Polytechnic split is this week
O’Reilly, a former Lakeland mayor and city commissioner, asks where the students will come from, considering two major universities, USF and the University of Central Florida, are so close. Mainly, he wants to know: What’s the rush? …
USF Poly pays $10000 for Star Wars, Captain Kirk and E.T.
For $10,000, the school that is making a bid to become an independent university bought a life-sized statue of Star Wars‘ dark lord, along with an Imperial Stormtrooper, E.T., and the chair of Star Trek‘s Capt. James T. Kirk.
USF Poly paid $10000 for space-themed art
The Lakeland campus is embroiled in a controversial push for it to become its own university, separate from USF. The State University System of Florida …
Capt. Kirk, ET Enroll In Florida University
For the University of South Florida Polytechnic in Lakeland, Fla., all of that and more from the heyday of television and movie science-fiction is worth $10000. The good news? Money came from the school’s foundation to help decorate an incubator …The purchases — which include E.T., a Star Wars Storm Trooper (who is missing a hand) as well as a replica of Darth Vader — will likely be a part of the overall investigation launched by two Florida senators. Longtime legislator Mike Fasano and one-time gubernatorial candidate Paula Dockery have called for an investigation on how USF Polytechnic is spending money, mostly after it was revealed the school paid $500,000 for a promotional video of the campus.
State College System
Edison State College reaccreditation process begins
Naples Daily News
Monday marked the first day of a three-day visit to Edison State College by accrediting officials as part of the college’s reaccreditation …
Edison State College on Monday released the names of 10 …
Edison State College on Monday released the names of 10 individuals visiting campus this week to evaluate the college for accreditation purposes.
Reaccreditation team to tour Edison State
Ten people have begun scouring Edison State College’s campus to see if administration has remedied 17 areas of noncompliance vital for reaccreditation. …
GCSC approves bachelor’s in nursing program
The Gulf Coast State College Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a Bachelor of Science program in nursing that, pending Department of Education approval, will serve local students striving for higher degrees.
Hospital, college offer robot-assisted surgery training
Orlando Business Journal
Winter Haven Hospital and Polk State College will train nurses and technicians to work in robot-assisted surgery. The training will offer participants a …
Independent College System
ERAU grad to travel to space station
Daytona Beach News-Journal
NASA astronaut and Embry-Riddle alumnus Daniel C. Burbank will be aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Sunday heading to the International Space Station. Burbank will spend six months on the space station as a flight engineer for Expedition 29 and as commander of Expedition 30.
Congressional hearing on air traffic control opens at Embry-Riddle
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The committee is hearing testimony today on the troubled $2.1 billion software program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, home to the Federal Aviation …
University of Miami student charged with DUI manslaughter
A University of Miami student who prosecutors say had a blood alcohol level nearly triple the legal limit was slapped Monday with a DUI manslaughter charge for the fatal wreck that claimed the life of a grandmother.
Five Years After UM Player Bryan Pata’s Death, His Family Still Waits For Justice
It’s been five years since a University of Miami football player was gunned down in broad daylight outside his home. Still, no one has been charged with Bryan Pata’s murder, but his family isn’t giving up hope.
PBAU nursing class attains licensing exam 97 percent pass rate
Florida Baptist Witness
The 2011 graduating class of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Nursing has achieved a 97 percent pass rate on its first attempt at the national licensing examination, according to Dean Joanne Masella.
Wayne Huizenga Jr. shares spiritual lessons learned upon receiving Palm Beach …
Palm Beach Post
H. Wayne Huizenga, Jr., president of Huizenga Holdings, a Ft. Lauderdale investment conglomerate and son of the former Miami Dolphins owner, became the latest recipient of Palm Beach Atlantic University‘s American Free Enterprise Medal, an award the school hands out to individuals it believes best embody the nation’s free enterprise system.
For-Profit & Career College News
Full Sail University Honors Graduates
Six graduates are inducted into Full Sail University’s 2011 Hall of Fame.
Northwood University Seahawks coach Rollie Massimino turns 77 on Nov. 13 …
Philadelphia Daily News
In West Palm Beach, Fla., to lead the Northwood University Seahawks to what he hopes will be their second consecutive trip to the NAIA Final Four, he’ll have a few games under his belt by Sunday, when he turns a spry 77.
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
New state university a loser for taxpayers
A branch campus of the University of South Florida, USF Polytechnic in Lakeland, is seeking approval from the Board of Governors to become the state’s 12th public university, a bridge USF Poly must cross before making its case for independence to the Legislature next year…The proposal is a terribly timed, half-baked idea that wouldn’t be taken seriously if not for its backing by a powerful state senator, J.D. Alexander of Lake Wales.
Ruth: USF Polytechnic flunks Common Sense 101
Welcome to Florida, a strange, exotic land of hucksters where a day without a debacle is a day without sunshine. Some time Wednesday, the Florida Board of Governors is scheduled to recommend whether the University of South Florida‘s breakaway banana republic campus in Lakeland is fit to be given its independence as a stand-alone campus. The answer may be yes, if USF Polytechnic intends on becoming the pre-eminent ivory tower for further research into Three Card Monte Studies, the Bernie Madoff Chair of Misdirection and the J.D. Alexander/Marshall Goodman Institute for Advanced Narcissism.
Cerabino: FAU’s ‘between the palms’ slogan has unintended connection to gay travel site
Palm Beach Post
So I was talking to the editor of a collection of gay travel erotica about Florida Atlantic University’s new football stadium. Actually, Michael Luongo wasn’t even aware that college football is played in Boca Raton… But Luongo has an accidental connection to FAU’s new stadium. Seven years ago, he was the creative force behind Between the Palms: A Collection of Gay Travel Erotica.
Nursing homes to treat more ailments
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Nationally, some 240000 nursing home-hospital trips may be avoidable annually, said Dr. Joseph Ouslander a Florida Atlantic University researcher who developed the program, called Interact. That’s a yearly cost of $3.1 billion. …
FIU student winning fight to walk again after stroke
When Brian Riscigno, a chemistry major at Florida International University, suffered a stroke at age 24, the young man who was accustomed to jogging four miles a day could no longer walk or speak or drive the beloved 1984 Nissan ZX Twin …
Elections Officials Encourage 18-Year-Olds to Register to Vote
Bruce Anderson, a Florida Southern College associate professor of political science, calls the numbers of 18-year-olds registered to vote ridiculously low. “We’re in a tremendous time in our democracy and I think it is critical that our young people …
Less volunteers for charities and organizations headed into holiday season
Palm Beach Atlantic University student Karli Newton said she is one of those people who uses the opportunities as resume builders because she wants to be a teacher. “That is a benefit. It does help that I have experience working with children,” she …
Just say no: 3 unnecessary credit card benefits
It isn’t that they don’t work together well. It’s that even if they work exactly as promised, it’s questionable that the service is even needed. These benefits are benefits, all right, but they “primarily protect the card company,” says Rick Scott, assistant professor of finance at the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla.
Former college dropout has educational awakening
For 15 years, a torturous fear of math kept Jodi Johnson from going back to college…When her mother finally convinced her to enroll at State College of Florida, Johnson tested in the “bottom of the barrel” at math. She had to take all five remedial math classes.
Disney Could Foil Florida Gambling Expansion Attempts
A professor at the University of Central Florida, Duncan Dickson said: “Disney has lots of little pockets or niches that they’re really good at getting market share in. And it adds up. Disney doesn’t want another Las Vegas anywhere close to them. …
Voters might get say on future of hospital districts
Commission member R. Paul Duncan, a health-policy expert at the University of Florida, said such cost comparisons are “extremely challenging” but that trying to compare quality of different hospitals is even more difficult. “The first one is leaping …
Panel recommends new agency to regulate safety of health information technology
Dr. Robert Wears, a professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of Florida in Jacksonville, expressed support for the idea of a new, independent agency. “FDA is nominally the logical place,” he said, “but their procedures are so …
UNF Study: Jacksonville’s Murder Rate Is Still #1 in Florida
First Coast News
“It depends on how you look at it,” University of North Florida senior Robert Farley explains. He, along with three other top UNF criminology students, said there’s no reason to celebrate the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime statistics for …
Growing number of nurses making their voices heard
“Nurses now are not only clinicians at the bedside,” said Dianne Morrison-Beedy, dean at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. “We are educators, leaders and scientists who are changing what happens to patients at the bedside.
Magic Johnson and Public Opinion on AIDS and Sex
New York Times (blog)
Philip H. Pollock III, a political science professor at the University of South Florida, had an answer, thanks to a bit of good luck: he came upon a November 1991 poll in Florida that included questions about AIDS and, most crucially, …
Releases and Web Stories
Latino Student Success: A Key Driver on the Road to Goal 2025
Miami Dade College (MDC), with the largest Latino enrollment of any campus-based college or university in the United States, will collaborate with 11 …