Monday, April 29, 2013
The Connect for a Difference event brought more than 50 volunteer organizations together to speak their message about the importance of community volunteering.
The University of South Florida's Marshall Center was full of passionate people seeking to make a difference on Saturday, April 27. Connect for a Difference, an event put on by Emerge Tampa Bay and the USF Student Affairs Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, brought more than 50 volunteer organizations together to explain what drives them in their communties. Guests at the event were able to learn about how each organization helps out in the community, as well as the opportunities for volunteering. To learn more about the event and what the organizations thought, make sure to watch our video above. Do you volunteer? Share your story by commenting below!
Friday, January 18, 2013
The USF-sponsored contest not only encourages creativity and ingenuity in schoolchildren, it also rewards them for their efforts.
As any parent knows, kids always have a million ideas floating around in their heads. Whether it’s finding a better way to make their beds or an easier way to turn the pages of their textbooks, there’s no limit to a child’s capacity to come up with new ways to do things. Anton Hopen, a local patent lawyer and USF grad, decided to do something to help stimulate these ideas and provide kids with an outlet for their creativity. Five years ago, Hoppen founded the Young Innovator Competition, a contest open to grades K-12 in eight Tampa Bay counties, as a way to encourage kids’ creative side while rewarding the best ideas. “We ask the kids who enter the competition to think of a problem, come up with a solution, and tell us what they can do …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The late politician was instrumental in bringing the University of South Florida to the area.
Sam Gibbons, an iconic Bay Area figure and politician who was instrumental in the creation of the University of South Florida, has died. The World War II veteran, who spent more than 50 years as a lawmaker, was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital this morning, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Gibbons, 92, lived through some of the most significant events in Bay Area and U.S. history. He served decades in the Legislature and Congress, developing a reputation as an outspoken lawmaker. Called an “institution” in Hillsborough County by the Times, Gibbons was a major force in bringing USF to the area. Gibbons was credited with bringing in money to rebuild the Skyway Bridge as well as pushing legislation concerning NAFTA and the …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Dr. Dae Sheridan says mannequins she saw in the department store are “shockingly thin.”
Dr. Dae Sheridan was shocked by the size of mannequins she saw during a shopping trip to a local J.C. Penney store earlier this month. But she’s not surprised at the response she’s received from a petition she created urging the department store to reconsider the size and proportion of its mannequins. “I have been overwhelmed by the personal stories and the care that people are taking to offer their thoughtful comments,” Sheridan said. “They do not, however, surprise me, as I recognize the very real impact this issue has on girls and women.” Sheridan of Temple Terrace is a mother of two, adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, licensed psychotherapist, board certified clinical sexologist, and certified rehabilitation …
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, hosts of the fourth hour of the show, will broadcast live at the winning school.
Students at the University of South Florida have school spirit, and they proved it Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, hosts of the fourth hour of the TODAY Show, when the program visited the campus Thursday. “Today I’m at the University of South Florida in the Sunshine State, and although the sun did not show up, the party did,” said show correspondent Sara Haines as the camera shot widened to reveal a crowd of USF students cheering and wearing green and gold. Haines did live segments on the show from the Marshall Student Center bull fountains Thursday between 10 and 11 a.m. USF is one of the top six finalists in TODAY’s College Challenge to find the school with the greatest creativity, originality and most school spirit. The winner will …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Michio Kaku will be giving a lecture Sept. 26.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Update: Due to popular demand, the Michio Kaku lecture is being moved to the MOSI Auditorium which holds more people than the original location (the IMAX Auditorium), according to the University of South Florida. Original Story: From the University of South Florida: New York Times bestselling author Michio Kaku, Ph.D., will be giving a public lecture Sept. 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Kaku is one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world and is attempting to complete Einstein’s unified field theory. He appears on the Discovery Channel’s “How the Universe Works.” This lecture is part of the Frontier Forum lecture series, which is presented by the USF Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Faculty and …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The campus is promoting pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
From the Florida Department of Transportation: To actively promote pedestrian and bicycle safety at the University of South Florida and its surrounding area, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at USF has obtained approval from the FDOT Traffic Safety Office to conduct the first ever USF Bulls Walk and Bike Week: Walk Wise, Bike Smart, and Drive Carefully educational campaign. The campaign will take place on the USF Tampa campus, Sept. 10-14. USF President Judy Genshaft, FDOT District 7 Director Jim Moulton, and Hillsborough MPO Executive Director Raymond Chiaramonte are scheduled to speak. The scheduled events for the week include: Pedestrian and bicycle safety is a very important issue, especially in Florida. Florida was…
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
When the Republican National Convention ends, campaign leaders should examine who and where their voters are, according to political expert Dr. Susan MacManus.
While USF’s Government and International Affairs professor and Lutz resident Dr. Susan MacManus acts as Tampa’s political expert on TV and radio during the Republican National Convention, she’s also looking ahead to what will happen after the RNC ends Aug. 30. In a Sayfie Review column Tuesday, MacManus examined who and where Florida’s Democrats and Republicans are. “Following the conventions, everything will be about GOTV—getting-out-the-vote,” MacManus wrote. “That makes it imperative for candidates, campaign strategists, and party activists to know where their voters (and their opponent’s) are concentrated.” According to Aug. 1 data, MacManus said among Florida’s 11,446,540 registered voters, Democrats make up 40 percent, Republicans …
Dr. Scott Ferguson, assistant professor in the Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida, started an online petition that has garnered more than 500 supporters.
Following other colleges that have stopped serving Chick-fil-A on their campuses, University of South Florida students and faculty are being invited to sign an online petition to remove Chick-fil-A from the Marshall Student Center. Dr. Scott Ferguson, assistant professor in the Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida started the petition about a month ago on change.org, a website that allows anyone to create their own grassroots campaign in any subject. The goal is to reach 1,000 signatures, and the petition has garnered more than 500. Anyone can sign the petition. “Inspired by similar efforts at college campuses across the United States, this petition aims to censure Chick-fil-A’s discriminatory …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Having the convention in her hometown is a new experience for the veteran political analyst.
At 4 a.m. every day during the Republican National Convention, University of South Florida professor Dr. Susan MacManus will start her day walking through the doors of WFLA, Newschannel 8 in Tampa. She has served as the station's political analyst for the better part of the past 20 years. Her days won’t end until well after the 11 p.m. broadcast is over. In between shows, MacManus will be the subject of dozens of radio, print and broadcast interviews. She'll also spend time today briefing 100 foreign journalists on behalf of the State Department. MacManus will be answering a lot questions about “why Florida is such an important place” during this 2012 presidential election, said MacManus, who is also a professor in the USF's Government …