State University System
FSU PC honored for efficiency
The News Herald
Florida State University has earned a top efficiency ranking from U.S. News and World Report, and Dr. Ken Shaw, dean of the Panama City campus, said it’s a sign of how FSU is doing with limited funding…
UF has monster exhibit with giant snake
Coiled in the exhibit room of the Natural History Museum is an enormous ancestor of modern reptiles — the Titanoboa, a 48-foot-long snake from the Paleocene era. The full-size model is a depiction of what the ancient reptilian would have looked like. Discovered in a coal mine in Colombia, the snake was believed to have lived 60 million years ago — during the era of the earliest rainforest yet discovered.
Special Section: Coverage of Gov. Scott’s 10k Degree Challenge Announcement
All Florida state colleges accept Gov. Scott’s $10k degree challenge
In response to Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge to make higher education more affordable, 11 additional state colleges have agreed to work to develop quality bachelor’s degree programs costing students no more than $10,000. All 23 institutions in the Florida College System that offer baccalaureate degrees have now pledged their support to the challenge…
State College of Florida accepts Gov. Rick Scott’s $10000 degree …
State College of Florida announced Monday it will accept the challenge made by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to create a $10,000 baccalaureate degree…
FSCJ, St. Johns River State accept governor’s $10000 degree challenge
Florida State College at Jacksonville and St. Johns River State College have joined all the Florida state colleges in accepting a …
Miami-Dade College and others join $10000 degree offer
Gov. Rick Scott’s $10,000 degree challenge to community colleges continues to gather more steam, with 11 additional colleges (including Miami Dade College) announcing on Monday that they would offer bachelor’s degree programs to some students that are priced at $10,000 or less.
Polk State in Gov. Scott’s Bachelor’s Degree Funding Plan
Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that 11 more state schools — including Polk State College — are in on his challenge to offer $10,000 bachelor’s degree programs…
PSC, other colleges accept Scott’s $10000 degree challenge
Pensacola News Journal
Gov. Rick Scott today announced that 11 additional state colleges, including Pensacola State College, have accepted his challenge to develop quality bachelor’s degree programs costing students no more than $10,000…
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota accepts Scott’s $10000 …
Gov. Rick Scott announced today that all 23 state colleges that offer baccalaureate degrees have agreed to develop programs where students can earn a four-year degree at a cost of $10,000 or less, including State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota.
$10000 Degree Challenge Accepted by All Four-Year FCS Schools
Sunshine State News
The governor’s office has announced that every member of the Florida College System offering four-year Baccalaureate degrees is taking up Gov. Rick Scott’s challenge to create four-year degree programs that cost students under $10,000…
23 state colleges sign on to Gov. Rick Scott’s $10000 degree challenge
Gov. Rick Scott announced today that all 23 of Florida’s state college that currently produce bachelor’s degrees have signed onto his challenge to create $10,000 programs. Scott first issued the challenge in November, and immediately 12 college signed on to create new bachelor’s degree programs that can be obtained for about $3,000 less than average the cost of a bachelor’s degree at state colleges and well below the cost of obtaining a four-year degree from a state university.
Indian River State College to offer $10K math, science degrees
Indian River State College will address a shortage of math and science teachers on the Treasure Coast by offering relevant bachelor’s degree programs that cost $10,000 or less, President Ed Massey said Monday.
Eleven More Colleges Sign On To Gov. Scott’s $10K Degree Challenge
Governor Rick Scott was at Miami-Dade College’s North campus today to announce that eleven more state colleges have accepted his challenge to create bachelor’s degree programs costing $10,000 or less.
FSCJ joins Governor’s challenge with degree catered to …
Florida State College at Jacksonville is one of the latest colleges to take on Florida Governor Rick Scott’s $10000 degree challenge.
State College System
Teaching tool brings emergency situations to Daytona State classrooms
Central Florida News 13
Big Jim breathes, feels pain and is as close to being in an emergency situation as humanly possible. But he is not a human. He’s a teaching tool for nursing students at Daytona State College.
Employer needs plus training equals jobs
At Palm Beach State College, local employers call the shots…
Annual Black History Month calendar honors citizens, inspires …
Cherry Hall Alexander said when she first started honoring local black leaders in a calendar 13 years ago she wanted to show young black children they had heroes close to home. Thirteen years later and it’s safe to say she’s making an impact on her targeted audience — just ask Tallahassee Community College freshman Delaitre Hollinger…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Lynn University uses of iPad
When the iPad was first released back in April 2010, many thought that it would revolutionize education. Undoubtedly, their possibilities are endless. It can deliver multimedia and the contents are easily adaptable. At the same time, the cost is comparable to the acquisition of regular textbooks along the student lifecycle. Anyway, after a couple of years it has to be admited that the incorporation of the device in every day classroom life is at least not as fast as expected. Just a few institutions have dedicated a significant effort to implement initiatives in wich the iPad is the centerpiece. That is the case of the Lynn University. In a large article, their officers explain how they use the device in the very center of their strategy.
NSU launches Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine
Nova Southeastern University is launching a $5 million Institute for Neuro-Immune Medicine that will conduct research and clinical trials on such conditions as chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness…
TUUCI lends shade expertise to University of Miami
MIAMI – While TUUCI is generally associated with exotic shade structures featured at many of the world’s most exclusive resorts, the Miami-based company recently loaned its expertise in high-performance design to the School of Architecture at the at the University of Miami for the creation of a prototype structure for the Florida Everglades National Park…
For-Profit and Career Colleges
Tow truck death lawsuit adds name of driver
A civil lawsuit filed by the widow of a Keiser University dean who died earlier this month after trying to stop his car from being towed was amended Monday …
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices from Around the State
Our Stance: Fee increases could be beneficial
Central Florida Future
On Thursday, the Board of Trustees is set to vote on a new set of fee increases as well as the implementation of a brand new fee. But this time, students could reap more benefits than costs. The student health fee, the capital improvement fee and orientation program fee could possibly increase come fall 2013, and the new education planning fee could take effect then as well…
FAU fires tennis coach
FAU Owl Access
Florida Atlantic fired men’s tennis coach Brandon Stokes one match into the spring season. Stokes, who had been at FAU since 2008, said he was told by FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun on Friday he was being dismissed due to “borderline hazing.” Chun declined an interview request with OwlAccess.com citing a policy not to discuss personnel decisions and Stokes denies there was any hazing on the tennis team, however an FAU spokesperson confirmed Stokes is no longer the coach of the team.
Kansas Wesleyan chooses Florida Southern administrator to be next …
The university announced Sunday that it has chosen Matthew Thompson, a vice president a Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, to lead the school …
Florida International players take recruits to a strip club
There’s nothing wrong with getting a group together and heading out to the strip club – by all means, do what you do, and enjoy yourself. Do not (repeat: do not) take college football recruits with you to said club, however. And if you do opt to get the recruits together and head to the club, do not (repeat: do not) then brag about said trip on Twitter, as two Florida International players did during a recent recruiting visit. While the accounts have since been deleted, FIU defensive back Demarkus Perkins (@DPerk_15) and defensive tackle Isame Faciane (@ICEem_down) discussed their visit to the strip club in a Twitter back-and-forth…
Good Question: Is English mandatory?
NBC2′s Chad Oliver went to the director of the Hispanic Institute at Hodges University to track down the answer. ”There’s a clear understanding that if you are going to seek citizenship you should have some knowledge and some proficiency of the language,” said Carmen Rey-Gomez.
Visiting Rollins: Karen Russell, Peter Matthiessen, Azar Nafisi, others
It’s time once again for Winter With the Writers, one of the literary treasures of Central Florida. Each year, Rollins College presents the program, subtitled “A Festival of Literary Arts,” to the community without charge…
Commercial by UF grads is a Doritos finalist for Super Bowl
Joe Taranto‘s life changed with the answer of a phone call. He was expecting to hear from a Doritos executive who had told him there were legal issues with his entry into Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” competition, in which contestants create their own Doritos commercial. Taranto, a University of Florida graduate, thought his dreams of winning the contest had gone up in flames and he was already making plans for a reshoot or whatever else was necessary to salvage his work…
USF professor honored as best in America
Bay News 9
Autar Kaw wanted to be an airline pilot when he was a young boy growing up in India. As an adult, Kaw didn’t reach that goal. However, he is soaring in his career as an educator. A 25-year veteran instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Kaw has been named the U.S. Professor of the Year. ”It was about a half an hour before class,” Kaw said of learning of the recent honor. “And I was shocked.”
Releases and Web Stories
U.S. News Ranks PBA 31st in Online Bachelor’s Programs
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Palm Beach Atlantic University ranks 31st nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Online Education Programs, announced this week. The rankings are based on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates, and academic and career support services offered to students.
Spring Job Fair at the Davis Center Feb. 27
Santa Fe College
Santa Fe College Career & Job Placement Services, Florida Employer Advisory Council, FloridaWorks and Asterisk Communications, Inc. are pleased to invite you to participate in the Spring 2013 Job Fair to be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Davis Center.
NSF awards $1.2 million to prepare science, math majors for teaching jobs in high needs schools
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some experts are challenging the widespread notion of an overall worker shortage in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math, but the paucity of schoolteachers in those vital subject areas is well documented. That’s why the University of Florida has heightened emphasis on attracting more qualified STEM majors into the teaching ranks.
Rice grown without paddies can feed drought-stricken communities, UF/IFAS …
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumed by 3 billion people, rice is arguably the world’s most important food staple, and one reason for its popularity is that rice can be grown under flooded conditions that suppress weeds, making cultivation easier…
Thousands expected to attend Career Showcase
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With graduations and the summer work season approaching, more than 6,000 Gators are expected to be job-hunting at the University of Florida Spring 2013 Career Showcase next week. More than 200 employers will gather at the O’Connell Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5-6 to meet potential employees and interns…
UFPA to host 19 February performances, including Merle Haggard
University of Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will host 19 performances in February featuring a wide range of genres, including dance, Broadway, classical, world, gospel, country and folk.
Inaugural Honors Brunch a big success
USFSP News Center
The inaugural USF St. Petersburg Honors Brunch drew students and parents from across Florida to Nelson Poynter Memorial Library on Sunday…
Valencia To Host Debate Over Exporting Jobs Overseas
Is the United States in danger of exporting all of its manufacturing jobs? What impact will this have on the U.S. economy? Come hear the nationally ranked Rollins College Debate Team tackle this hot topic in a debate with the Beijing Foreign Studies University Debating Society on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Valencia College’s West Campus.