State University System
Scott higher ed task force meets
Gov. Rick Scott’s Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force on State Higher Education Reform is in its “brainstorming” stage. The panel met Thursday at St. Petersburg College to continue seeking comment from business people, parents, students, faculty members, administrators and others. The agenda included a session on “brainstorming” and evaluating recommendations.
Governor’s higher education panel discusses reforms
Florida’s higher education system should be the best value in the nation, contribute to the state’s economic success and be governed with a spirit of collaboration between its leaders. At least, that’s the idea. That somewhat nebulous vision emerged Thursday in a daylong series of workshops put on by the Florida Blue Ribbon Task Force, the panel created by Gov. Rick Scott this year with the charge of reforming the state’s colleges and universities…
South Florida employers on ‘best companies to work for’ list
MovieTickets.com, the Boca Raton-based online movie ticket venture, has been reaching out to Florida Atlantic University to hire workers with technical skills. To qualify for the list, companies chose to participate in a survey by Best Companies Group.
Alico sells 5187 acres in Lee
Gulf Coast Business Review
The three parcels sold are located in Fort Myers, bounded by Florida Gulf Coast University and Miromar Outlets to the west; Alico Road and the Southwest Florida International Airport to the north; and single-family residences to the east…
FSU’s film school one of the best of the best, says survey
Florida Times-Union (blog)
Florida State University’s highly competitive film school is keeping some pretty good company these days. The Hollywood Reporter, with input from industry experts, just released its list of the 25 top film schools in the world, placing FSU‘s at number 17.
Check for Gators everywhere in London Summer Olympics
The 37 Florida Gators sets the school’s all-time record for number of letterwinners at a single Oylmpiad. A total of 34 Gators competed in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Student Newspaper, University of Florida Clash Debate Over Newspaper Racks
UF administrators have demanded The Independent Florida Alligator remove 19 of its orange newspaper racks from some of the most visible parts of campus. by Aug. 15. The Alligator is an independent newspaper that serves the UF community. It will be required to use university-owned black modular racks, pay to lease space in them and sign a licensing agreement with the university. On Thursday morning, the Alligator launched its Save the Racks campaign at alligator.org/savetheracks and its Change.org petition.
Sea turtle window clings available
The University of Florida/IFAS St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension has partnered with the St. Lucie County Mosquito Control and Coastal Management Department and the students of F.K. Sweet Elementary School to develop and produce new sea turtle car window clings to promote reduced lighting on St. Lucie County’s beaches during sea turtle nesting season…
The Gators march on London
The University of Florida Gator Marching Band made history in one of London’s most iconic locations on Wednesday. Rehearsing for its performance for the women’s cycling competition, the UF Gator Band was the first non-British marching band to perform on The Mall — just outside of Buckingham Palace…
State College System
FSCJ program readies students for college success
Sharing the same road en route to separate goals has led Henrique and Cardin as well as thousands of others to the Academic Success Center at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Established in the fall of 2010, the program is intended to help students master the necessary math, reading and writing skills to prepare them for college course work. More than 28,400 students have enrolled in the program since it started…
Ridership triples on free bus service
Riders are boarding public buses in record numbers for free rides to shopping centers, the local Indian River State College campus, the health department, attractions such as Sailfish Splash Waterpark and other stops along the route.
NWF State College Foundation recognizes new endowments
The Northwest Florida Daily News
Business and community leaders joined Northwest Florida State College Foundation board members and college officials last week to recognize a recently completed Teaching Chair Endowment, two new facility naming endowments and other gifts totaling more than $90,000 to support instruction…
Independent Colleges and Universities
Bear Update – Trapping Attempt Unsuccessful
The Ave Herald
Ms. Smith and Monica Villa of Ave Maria Development said that efforts were planned to make residents and incoming Ave Maria University students aware of ways to minimize attractants to bears.
Lynn University in Boca Raton hosting foreign policy debate between Romney …
Crowley Political Report
Lynn University in Boca Raton hosting foreign policy debate between Romney and Obama. Folks at Lynn Univeristy of been working and planning for months to get everything ready for the Oct. 22 presidential debate. Here’s the latest media release from the …
This Fall’s Debates: What’s New and What’s Not
Real Clear Politics
In a general election saturated by a never-ending series of charges and counter-accusations, one area over which the campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will likely not argue much is perhaps the most heavily scrutinized ritual in choosing the next president: the debates…The 2012 presidential debates will take place Oct. 3 at the University of Denver; Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.; and Oct. 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. The VP debate will be held Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky. All will run from 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Debating costs: Boca Raton wants state money for security costs
The ultimate presidential debate on Lynn University‘s stage is going to bring in a worldwide audience and an estimated $20 million in business – and Boca Raton wants help from the state so it can stage the event without any problems.
Lynn University To Host Presidential Debate On Foreign Policy
A presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton will focus on international issues, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday. The commission, which coordinates presidential debates, …
Hostage training today at JU | News
First Coast News
Today dozens of police and security officers will swarm the campus of Jacksonville University to take part in a training exercise that could save your life…
Some Christian Colleges on Financially Unsustainable Path
The Christian colleges and universities on the financially unsustainable list include:
- Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Missing docs prompt $10000 fine against Rollins College’s WPRK-FM
Missing docs prompt $10000 fine against Rollins College’s WPRK-FM. Four years of missing “programs/issues lists” from the public file will cost Orlando-area Rollins College a $10000 FCC fine…
Gifted students work magic at Stetson camp in DeLand
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Students participated this week in Harry Potter Science Magic as part of Stetson University‘s High Achieving Talented Students (HATS) Program, which runs in the summer and during the year on Saturdays for grades K-12. HATS is for students in gifted programs or who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on any subject area on the FCAT or any other standardized test…
College fees soar under new health care law
MyFox Tampa Bay
Some of the first effects of the president’s health care law are being felt right now in the wallets of University of Tampa students. UT students got a letter several days ago saying they’d have to pony-up an extra $345.00 per semester to cover new health expenses, as now mandated by the federal health care law.
For Profit and Career Colleges
Are For-Profit Colleges Wasting Your Money?
San Francisco Chronicle
Have you ever wondered if colleges like the University of Phoenix offer programs that compare favorably to the more traditional colleges?
Yip Yap: Noted and Quoted FLHE Voices From Around the State
University Funding: Cutbacks Hurt Florida
Gov. Rick Scott’s vision for a revamped State University System is not clear yet. All we know so far is that it involves two dynamics — continually reducing state funding while prohibiting universities from raising tuition sufficiently to make up the difference.
Pastor of Jacob Chapel to keynote FAMU summer graduation
WTXL ABC 27
Rev. O. Jermaine Simmons Sr., pastor of Jacob Chapel Baptist Church in Tallahassee, will serve as Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) summer commencement speaker…
Proving Ground for 26 Olympians
“Hosting the magicJack and the WPS last year brought the best players in the world to FAU and Boca Raton,” said Brian Dooley, FAU’s head women’s soccer coach. “It was a unique opportunity for the community to watch world-class athletes and develop a connection with them. We now will see these players on the world stage at the Olympics.”
South Florida leads with first commercial tritium battery
Palm Beach Post
Florida International University alum Peter Cabauy and University of Miami alum Denset Serralta say their low-power battery can be used to run micro-electronics anywhere that’s hard, dangerous or expensive to reach…
Are Smart Electrical Meters A Smart Choice?
Dr. Faisel Kallem teaches electrical engineering and computer technology at Florida International University. With his help, CBS4 measured the signals coming out of local smart meters, including tracking the power meter’s signals through his home’s concrete walls into his den. Testing also found smart meters typically put out less electromagnetic waves than other household appliances. “We did have some readings and found out the readings are less than the FCC set regulations,” said Dr. Kallem.
The Paterno Statue and Eight Other Monuments to Bad Judgment
New Yorker (blog)
Bowden‘s own statue stands in front of Florida State University’s stadium…
University of Florida Track Contingent Seeking Medals In London
It’s been quite a year for UF track and field coach Mike Holloway. After guiding the Gators to their third straight men’s NCAA Indoor title and first NCAA Outdoor crown in 2012, Holloway is heading across the big pond to London as an assistant coach for the U.S. Men’s Olympic team. “I’ve been to the Olympics before as a personal coach, but I know this will be different,” Holloway said. “I’m actually a member of the staff, and I’m going to be walking around with ‘USA’ across my chest every day helping other people try and do their best.”
Romney Woos Miami Via Tel Aviv, Registers US-Israel Vote
Jessica Morris, a 20-year-old University of Miami student studying public relations and languages, is a coming-of-age voter and represents the Romney campaign targets. She said the candidates’ policies toward Israel are “very, very high” on her list of issues she considers when voting. Morris said Romney’s trip to Israel “makes me happy he’s being so upfront about it. Romney is less about pleasing the masses and putting on a good face,” she said in an interview. “I feel like Obama and the Democrats appeal too much to the masses. Their backbone won’t exist when facing 22 Muslim states.”
Port Orange fundraiser to benefit disabled teen
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Port Orange business owner Laurie Schammel is pitching in to help Atlantic High School graduate Sara Gaver attend college this fall at the University of North Florida. Gaver was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which left her unable to …
All Children’s names Dr. Jonathan Ellen as new hospital president
Dr. Jonathan Ellen was chosen Thursday to be the new president of All Children’s Hospital following a monthslong selection process…Since arriving in 2011, Ellen has made key new hires, fast-tracked efforts for a new Hopkins pediatric residency program in Florida, and continued the hospital’s work with the University of South Florida…
Q&A: Why kids kill parents
Kathleen M. Heide, PhD is professor of criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She has published two widely acclaimed books on juvenile homicide, “Why Kids Kill Parents: Child Abuse and Adolescent Homicide” and “Young Killers: The Challenge of Juvenile Homicide,” and a third, coauthored with Linda Merz-Perez, on “Animal Cruelty: Pathway to Violence Against People.” Her latest book, “Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents” will be published by Oxford University Press in November 2012…
Releases and Web Stories
FAU Recognized For Minority Graduates
Florida Atlantic University was ranked one of the top 100, four-year colleges in the nation conferring bachelor’s degrees on to minority students, according to a survey in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine published bi-weekly that informs …
Lynn debate to focus on foreign policy
At the third and final presidential debate held in Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on Oct. 22, the candidates are scheduled to discuss foreign policy. According to the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD …
Presidential debate formats announced
Domestic policy will be the focus of the first debate Oct. 3 at the University of Denver, followed by a town-hall meeting Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The final debate on Oct. 22 will take place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla …