State University System
FIU will not house Keys evacuees this season
…This year one thing they will not be taking care of: all Keys Evacuees. For the first time in 20 years, the school is no longer the mainland evacuation shelter for Monroe County. School officials said the school will only shelter special needs residents. Since 1992, FIU has been the mainland evacuation shelter for Monroe County. Last year, the school and the county could not reach an agreement to continue that service. Instead, FIU officials felt that they could better serve Monroe County by sheltering special needs evacuees and their caregivers. This leaves the rest of Monroe County residents without a mainland location to go to…
Test results miscalculated for Miami firefighter exam, affecting hundreds of applicants
…The two-part computerized test was administered at the Koven Conference Center on the Biscayne Bay campus of Florida International University by testers for the city’s human resources office, from April 30 through May 2…
Legislature approves $19 million for Highlands projects
This year, $368 million wound up on the veto list, including a $2.5 million Florida State University reading research pilot project…
Orange, Central Florida counties see money from state drop
By contrast, the University of Central Florida, with the state’s largest student enrollment, accounted just $273 million — for “general activities,” the medical school, a classroom building, an autism program and other projects.
Second-stage companies can benefit from new approach to business support
Begun in 2009 as a pilot program at the University of Central Florida, GrowFL works to enhance the services offered by entrepreneurial support organizations throughout the state…
University of Florida Poll: Consumer Confidence Among Floridians on the Rise
Sunshine State News
According to a study from the University of Florida released Tuesday, consumer confidence rose this month in Florida and is now higher than it has been since August, 2007.
With lease approved, plans under way for renovations at Chinsegut Hill
The U.S. Department of Agriculture leased the home and part of the surrounding land to the University of Florida in the 1950s, then to the University of South Florida, which used the property for 40 years as a retreat and conference center…
UWF research survey on “Don’t ask Don’t tell”
It’s been over a year and a half since the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy ended. And a new research project at the University of West Florida aims to find out what life is like in the military particularly for those who are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgendered. The policy, in effect for almost twenty years, said gays and lesbians could serve as long as they weren’t open about their sexuality. Signs have been showing up recently at some bars and clubs in Pensacola asking for help with the research project.
State College System
CF poised to host state men’s and women’s basketball tournaments
The move from Chipola College in Marianna — the host for the past 18 years — is pending final approval by the Florida College System Activities Association …
Homestead job fair offers help for the unemployed
Organized by the Miami-Dade commissioners and Miami Dade College, the June 5th event will also offer the unemployed workshops to enhance their marketability, including practice on interview skills and resume writing.
More Pasco high school students on fast track in college
…That push is on all over Pasco County. An increasing number of high school students are headed in a similar direction, completing dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and other accelerated programs to get a leg up. In dual enrollment, for instance, 1,255 students took Pasco-Hernando Community College courses in 2011-12, compared to 628 five years earlier. The district counted 1,120 students in the program in the first semester of this year….
Independent Colleges and Universities
Jacksonville among best cities for veterans
Business Journal (blog)
Jacksonville University helps veterans reintegrate as a member of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program. Florida State College has a separate financial aid program for veterans…
Polo’s Kids Fun Zone is serious business for college students
For the past two years the International Polo Club Palm Beach and Palm Beach Atlantic University‘s Rinker College of Business have joined forces to bring polo fans’ children a place to enjoy their Sundays in the Kids Fun Zone…
UM a step closer to pedestrian bridge across US 1
A small side street opposite the University of Miami went from being a city to a county street Tuesday, clearing the way for the county to build a long-sought pedestrian bridge across U.S. 1. The bridge could be ready by spring 2015…
18 South Florida politicians chosen for ‘good government’ training
Eighteen local and state elected officials have been chosen to take part in the third class of the Good Government Initiative at the University of Miami… T
Miami Hurricanes Schedule Preview – FAU Comes To Miami
State Of The U
Miami opens the season against Florida Atlantic University under the lights on Friday, August 30th. Not only will this mark the beginning of what promises to be a great football season, but this game carries with it a connection to Miami’s past…
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Orlando Philharmonic gala will showcase Full Sail high-tech wizardry
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra once again joins forces with Full Sail University to present the second “Symphony in HD: Live at Full Sail University,”…
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the Web
Lapchick: Sergio’s gaffe reminds us racism, gender inequity exists in sports
As a 5-year-old boy in 1950, I looked outside my bedroom window in Yonkers, N.Y., to see my father’s image hanging from a tree with people picketing around the tree. My dad was the coach of the New York Knicks and had just signed Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton as the first African-American in the NBA. I was too young to comprehend what was happening, but I knew something was terribly wrong. More than six decades later, we were reminded that racism in sports still exists when Sergio García told an audience last week that he would have Tiger Woods over for dinner and he would serve him fried chicken…Richard E. Lapchick is the director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida, which annually publishes racial and gender report cards on MLB, the NBA and WNBA, NFL and college sports…
Smith: or Shame: Judge Heaps More Pain on Dozier Families
Sunshine State News
…In filing the original petition on behalf of medical examiner Dr. Michael Hunter, Bondi wanted permission to exhume bodies from the Marianna cemetery and surrounding areas, where University of South Florida researchers believe there may be unmarked graves and unaccounted bodies of boys who died at Dozier…
Paramedics and emergency technicians among ‘hot’ growth jobs
…”The current job outlook is very positive, and the reason for that is, back in the 1980s there was a big influx of federal grant money provided to the state to hire additional fire-rescue personnel. Those people are aging out of the system,” said Philip Bachers, associate dean of the emergency medical services program at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale…
Edison Board: Allbritten ‘Outstanding’ during first year as president
Naples Daily News
The reviews are in and Edison State College President Jeff Allbritten couldn’t be more pleased. Allbritten, who took the helm of the school last summer after a series of scandals left the president’s seat vacant, received an “outstanding” evaluation …
Flagler students provide research for Galimore pool
St. Augustine Record
Research done by Flagler College students and Associate Professor Casey Welch played a role in helping the City of St. Augustine reopen the Galimore center pool…
FAMU drum major faces misdemeanor hazing charge
Jury selection could begin today in the criminal case of former FAMU drum major Jarrod Deas, who is charged with misdemeanor hazing of Keon Hollis…
Former FAMU journalism dean dies in Macon, Ga.
WTXL ABC 27
The former dean of the Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication, Dr. James Hawkins, has died, according to family spokesperson Kim Godwin. An official announcement was made on behalf of Hawkin’s wife, local Judge Judith Hawkins, on May 27…
Delray man sentenced for viewing child porn at FAU
A Delray Beach man pleaded guilty Tuesday to viewing child pornography on a library computer at Florida Atlantic University in 2011. Andrew J. Manning, 42, will serve 15 months in Palm Beach County Jail followed by 10 years probation
Scott Signs Everglades Bill
“This is a long term commitment, we have a long term plan and this is going to do the right thing for the Everglades,” Scott said after signing the bill at Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach.
FAU professor to visit Israel to study terrorism
A Florida Atlantic University professor will travel to Israel next month to study terrorism and how democracies can defeat the worldwide threat. Kevin Wagner, associate professor and director of graduate studies in FAU’s political science department at …
Dr. Beach Gives Two Florida State Parks High Marks
Sunshine State News (blog)
Dr. Stephen Leatherman, better known as “Dr. Beach,” is a professor at Florida International University who is knowing for ranking the top 10 beaches in America each Memorial Day…
4. Lee Brian Schrager of Southern Wine & Spirits
Miami New Times (blog)
The event started as a one-day “Florida Extravaganza”, held at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay campus. Now,it runs nearly a week and attracts the most important culinary luminaries in the world…
FSU police arrest man in connection to five campus car burglaries
Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Florida State University police arrested a man near DeGraff Hall Sunday morning in connection to five campus car burglaries. Jason Wayne Allen was arrested for the burglaries and may be linked to more in the community…
Florida State president grapples with athletic contracts
Detroit Free Press
With his football coach coming off of a highly successful season and his athletic director and men’s basketball coach both in the final months of their multi-year contracts, Florida State President Eric Barron has contended with a healthy athletic agenda. And after months of separate negotiations, the football coach won’t get an extension on his contract, still with four years left to go; the basketball coach could be due for a raise; and the athletic director’s future remains uncertain…
Indian River Hires Alum Sion Brinn to Head Swim & Dive Coaching Position
The history of swimming and diving at Indian River State College is storied, but never has the Head Coaching position been occupied by an alumnus of the program. Sion Brinn, 1993 graduate of what was then Indian River Community College has been named Head Swimming and Diving Coach…
Mother, daughter graduate college on the same day
Going for a bachelor’s degree was on Joanne Studer‘s bucket list. At 49, and as executive assistant to president Kevin Ross at Lynn University, building on her two-year associate’s degree in office administration was a perk. She could do it for free. But content with her job, Studer had a big decision. “I thought about it, and why do I want to put myself through this?” she said. So she talked it over with her husband Phil and their children Meghan and Kevin. And after Lynn accepted most of her credits, the West Boca resident went for it, taking evening and online classes to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In the meantime, Meghan Studer, 21, was getting her American Studies degree in three years, and this past semester, Kevin Studer, 19, was a freshman, now going into his sophomore year, both at Lynn. So Meghan and Joanne Studer had the distinction of being the only mother and daughter to earn their bachelor’s degrees from Lynn‘s College of Arts and Science on May 10 and 11…
Businesses Help Employees Along the Road to Citizenship
With the leadership of Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, and Manny Diaz, former Mayor of Miami and Senior Partner at Lydecker | Diaz, the project launched nationally from Miami with the support of three founding business partners…
Dr. Richard D. Coe, Ph.D., professor of economics at New College of Florida, said “a low-paying job recovery” actually began more than a decade ago, after the recession of 2001. “Really, what (the great recession) did was exacerbate a trend that’s been happening in this entire century,” he said.
Age no barrier to PSC graduate
Pensacola News Journal
Susan Fisler is a recent graduate of Pensacola State College, with a degree in medical administration…
National collegiate award goes to SJR State officials
St. Augustine Record
SJR State president Joe Pickens and the district board of trustees were recently selected as the overall winner of a national awards program designed to recognize innovation and progressive practices among two-year colleges…
Latest diversity report on NFL head coaches is troubling
The 30-page report — conducted by researchers who were led by Dr. C. Keith Harrison of the DeVos Sports Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida – casts light on historical patterns…
Home in on hospitality job opportunities
Tourism creates 340,000 direct and indirect jobs, said Abraham Pizam, dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. Those jobs run the gamut of skills and specialties…
Book Review: ‘Florida Wildflowers’ by Walter Kingsley Taylor
Comprehensive is often an overused descriptive when used in a reference work, but with University of Central Florida professor emeritus Walter Kingsley Taylor‘s latest opus on “Florida Wildflowers” it may not be adequate…
Earliest Case of Child Abuse Discovered in Egyptian Cemetery
The site has seen continuous human occupation since the Neolithic period, making it the focus of several archaeological investigations, said lead researcher Sandra Wheeler, a bioarchaeologist at the University of Central Florida.
UM Player Back In NCAA Crosshairs Tuesday
University of Miami Hurricanes football player Dyron Dye will once again face investigators from the NCAA Tuesday over statements he has given during the investigation into claims made by disgraced booster Nevin Shapiro.
Releases and Web Stories
Flagler helps present classic “Route 66″ episode filmed at the Ponce
ReadMedia (press release)
AUGUSTINE, FL (05/28/2013)(readMedia)– Visitors will be able to get their kicks on “Route 66″ as Flagler College and the City of St. Augustine screen an episode of the classic 1960s TV series onJune 6.
Florida Atlantic University Receives NIH Grant to Study Effects of INTERACT(R) Program
Wall Street Journal (press release)
MUNDELEIN, IL–(Marketwired – May 28, 2013) – In a major initiative to help hospitals and nursing homes reduce avoidable and costly hospital readmissions and improve quality of care, Florida Atlantic University has received a research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effectiveness of its INTERACT(R) quality improvement program, including Medline Industries, Inc’s online education and training program, on reducing hospitalization rates. The NIH is the country’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies designed to improve the health of the nation.
Gulf Power partners with college on solar power generation
PennEnergy (press release)
Gulf Power Company announced it is partnering with Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla., to install a solar photovoltaic system at the college’s Advanced Technology Center for renewable energy research.
Emergency exercise on Thursday to affect campus access
University of Florida
An emergency exercise at the University of Florida, which was postponed in April, has been rescheduled for Thursday morning and will affect access to campus around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium between 7 a.m. and noon.
UF: Florida’s consumer confidence hits post-recession high
University of Florida
Floridians’ consumer confidence rose another two points in May to 81 — a third straight month of increases for a post-recession high, according to a University of Florida survey.