Here’s what caught my eye today…

Florida’s College Football Teams Unranked in Associated Press Poll
This weekend marks a new low in college football. For the first time in nearly thirty years, there are no schools from the state of Florida in this week’s Associated Press poll, with Florida State falling from number twenty-three after a loss to Wake ..

State University System

Rick Scott wants to shift funding for some college degrees
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Reforming Florida’s college and university system will be one of Scott’s top priorities when the state Legislature convenes in January, the governor said in an interview Monday with the Herald-Tribune.

State colleges are a bargain-hunter’s best higher-education dream
Reuters Blogs
Among public institutions, the University of Virginia snared the top slot for 2011, followed by the New College of Florida, the University of Florida

UWF looking to put money into biz development
Pensacola News Journal
The University of West Florida’s Office of Economic Development and Engagement today began accepting proposals for grant funding to promote business 

State College System

Completion Rates in Context
Inside Higher Ed
As a Florida College System report concludes, “Expecting a ‘full-time’ student to complete an associate degree in two years or even three assumes that the 

Daytona State to host talk by ‘Rib King’
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Dave Anderson, the founder of the Famous Dave’s of America restaurant chain, will visit Daytona State College next month to give a talk on 

Occupy Miami Schedules October 15 Protest As Groups Meet Across South Florida
NBC Miami
Organizers held a lively planning meeting at Miami-Dade College that lasted for about six to seven hours, according to a participant who asked that her name not be published. Attendees discussed the group’s upcoming demonstration and discussed local 

Spanish queen visits South Florida
7Online WSVN-TV
Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in Miami Sunday morning and paid a symbolic visit to the Freedom Tower at Miami-Dade College. Queen Sofia also met with community leaders at a lunch reception. Those who attended the lunch reception had an 

26 entrepreneurial fellows to get ‘dream team’ help
Miami Dade College’s Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center, The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust and The Wells Fargo Foundation are teaming up to award 26 entrepreneurs with a valuable package of services, training and 

Independent College and University System

Unexpected costs plague NSU’s planned project in Lauderdale
In March, Fort Lauderdale commissioners accepted Nova Southeastern University’s bid to take over the South Side School on South Andrews Avenue. NSU President George Hanbury agreed to move the university’s art 

Cuba: a tragedy of the commons
A study by the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies shows for example, that to purchase a 400-gram box (14 ounces) of powdered milk, the average Cuban worker has to work 57.5 hours. To make the same purchase, 

Sign up for last elevator pitch workshop, preliminary competitions
The Launch Pad, the University of Miami’s entrepreneurship resource center, has also been offering free workshops to help entrepreneurs prepare for its 2011 Elevator Pitch Competition. The last Perfect Your Pitch workshop is from 6 pm 

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Top Haunted Attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale: The Sunrise Hall Dormitory at the Art Institute used to be a former hotel, and is now the site of dormitories that have a 

Keiser University College of Golf debuts Legacy Apprentice program
The Keiser University College of Golf announces its new Legacy Apprenticeship program to help students obtain ‘real world’ experience as part of their golf 

Students will not be left in lurch: TASMAC
Business Standard
It is to be noted that Schiller International University, a private American university that had a campus in London, also had to shut down operations in 

Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State

Cheeres: Three reasons UNF thrives
Florida Times-Union
The University of North Florida’s remarkable growth during its 39 years can be attributed in part to extraordinary support from area business and civic leaders. Three of those leaders have been recognized with the Presidential Medallion for Outstanding 

EDITORIAL: Tourism points way to recovery
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Rick Harper, executive director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida, told a conference at Sandestin this 

Where are the huge problems new laws are supposed to solve?
The president of Northwest Florida State College wants to establish “designated public speaking areas” at the school’s campuses. These essentially would be free-speech zones where protesters could be contained. But the college has no history of rowdy or disruptive protests.

WNMU hires new vice president
Silver City Sun News
Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard announced last week that Isaac Brundage will serve as the next Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Brundage joins WNMU after serving more than three years as Director of Community Outreach for Florida Gulf Coast University. In that capacity, he oversaw campus-wide efforts to increase student enrollment and retention, especially for underserved and 

Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force to present findings
Eleanor Sobel, Nova Southeastern University president George Hanbury, United Way of Broward County president and CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson and 

Gary Carter, who is fighting brain tumors, is scheduled to go to 
Palm Beach Post
Carter is still coaching his Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball team when he feels up to it, Kimmy Bloemers said in an online journal posted Sunday 

Huizenga Jr. recipient of award from Christian university
H. Wayne Huizenga Jr. has been named the recipient of the American Free Enterprise Medal from Palm Beach Atlantic University 

SDSU’s Farming Issues Lecture Heating Up
Dakota Farmer
SDSU is bringing in Wes Jamison, associate professor of communications at Palm Beach Atlantic University, to talk about “The Morality of Animal Agriculture 

Birmingham Museum of Art presents the witty and incisive editorial 
Art Daily
The exhibition comes to to the museum from Dr. Patrick Rowe, a collector and organizer of the exhibition. Rowe is Professor in Art History at Pensacola Junior College and in addition to university teaching positions throughout Florida, Rowe served as Site Director of Florida State University Excavations at Cetamura, Italy. As a collector, Rowe has focused on 19th century prints, amassing a collection of over 900 prints by Daumier, Hokusai, and Beardsley.

Carol Frost to read works in ‘Lair
The Daily Athenaeum
Frost is an award-winning author and English professor at Rollins College and is the author of multiple collections of poetry, including “Love and Scorn: New and Selected Poems,” “The Queen’s Desertion,” and “The Salt Lesson. 

On the concrete of downtown Tampa, a 99-percenter finds his passion
Keith Cuesta is 24 and can’t find a full-time job. His parents instilled the work ethic in him from birth. After two years of college, he still lives with them. That sort of sums up how he joined Occupy Tampa. He studied journalism for two years at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. At school he explored different ideologies and ended up disillusioned by all of them. The last was anarchism. “I struggled with self awareness,” he said. 

Arizona seen as top pick for Super Bowl XLIX
Arizona Republic
Chuck Day, an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida and co-author of the book “The Making of the Super Bowl,” is in that camp. He cites a combination of good timing, location, the Valley’s tourism amenities and success in hosting the 

Income as Re-Election Indicator: Readers Find the Math Fuzzy
University of West Florida political scientist Alfred Cuzán wrote me on Friday to draw attention to other forecast modeling, including his own, 

Releases and Web Stories

The 23 physical therapy students from NSU’s Tampa Student 
About Nova Southeastern University: Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality