October 2015

  • President Hitt to Host Student Open Forum on Thursday

    2015-10-06 12:16:16

    President Hitt, Provost Whittaker and Vice Presidents Ehasz, Heston, and Merck will host an open forum for students from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 8, in the Key West Ballroom (room 218 AB) of the Student Union. All students are invited to discuss their ideas, concerns, and experiences.

  • UCF's Sport and Exercise Science Doctoral Program Ranks 6th Nationally

    2015-10-06 10:24:23

    Perseverance prevailed for UCF College of Education and Human Performance’s Sport and Exercise Science’s doctoral program. The Ph.D. program was ranked sixth in the nation by the National Academy of Kinesiology in September. NAK promotes the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity, and conducts a doctoral […]

  • Student Overcomes Tough Childhood to Thrive in UCF Nursing Program

    2015-10-06 10:14:13

    No one would have expected much from someone who lived through a childhood like Jessica Broadway’s. Her former school classmates back in Panama City are evidence of that. Few endured as much as Broadway, but many, she said, ended up pregnant, addicted to drugs or both. But hardship pushed Broadway to achieve. Now the 22-year-old […]

  • UCF Communications Disorders Clinic Offers Tours of New State-of-the-Art Facilities

    2015-10-06 09:42:49

    The University of Central Florida Communication Disorders Clinic will hold an open house from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 to showcase its new state-of-the-art facility in Central Florida Research Park adjacent to the university. The facility houses the largest clinical education program for speech-language pathology students in the United States, so residents in Central Florida […]

  • Rosen College Graduate Program Welcomes Record Cohort as Applications Rise

    2015-10-05 10:30:12

    After launching a fully online master’s degree in Spring 2015 and two new certificate programs, Rosen College’s Fall 2015 admissions and enrollment figures show growing interest in graduate education in the area of hospitality and tourism management. Rosen College’s flexible offerings now offer students the choice of face-to-face classes or a custom mix of online […]

  • UCF is #1 Supplier of Engineers to Aerospace and Defense Industries

    2015-10-05 08:30:05

    The University of Central Florida produces more graduates who get jobs in aerospace and defense companies than any other university in the nation., according to an annual workforce survey conducted by the top aviation industry publication in the U.S. “It says something about your graduates,” said Carole Rickard Hedden, executive editorial director for Aviation Week […]

  • Rally for Respect Previews Diversity Week at UCF

    2015-10-05 08:05:42

    UCF will host a Rally for Respect on Wednesday, Oct. 7, to preview next week’s campus Diversity Week. Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Reflecting Pond at 2:45 p.m. to listen to President John C. Hitt, students Jessica Momrie and Swaran Nandini, and UCF College of Education and Human Performance lecturer Carolyn Walker […]

  • Nursing Associate Professor Inducted into Prestigious Academy of Nursing Education

    2015-10-05 07:12:37

    Linda Howe, an associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing was inducted as a fellow into the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education earlier this month during an awards banquet. Howe was among 28 other fellows and honorary fellows representing nursing schools and programs throughout the U.S. in the 2015 group of […]

  • Visiting Scholar from Brazil Comes to UCF for Nursing Research

    2015-10-02 11:20:05

    Attilio Provedel, an associate professor from Brazil, has come to UCF’s College of Nursing as a visiting scholar in hopes of expanding his research beyond Brazil and South America to the U.S. For the next year, Provedel will study concept development of spirituality and palliative care in nursing under the direction of assistant professor Norma […]

  • FIEA Partners with Other Tech Leaders at OrlandoiX Event

    2015-10-01 12:53:52

    The international digital festival Orlando Interactive Experience, or OrlandoiX, will run Oct. 2-6 with UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy as one of the sponsoring partners. The event will showcase Orlando’s booming technology industry, namely entertainment technology, interactive media and digital arts. Featured events include the Gaming Experience, Startup Summit and Digital Expo, as well as […]

  • President Hitt Discusses Transformative Power of UCF in ‘State of the University’ Talk

    2015-10-01 10:30:52

    In a wide-ranging “State of the University” discussion Wednesday, UCF President John C. Hitt touched on topics as varied as the transformative power of higher education, his belief that a university has a responsibility to lift up its community and – when it comes to the size of the student body – you can be […]

  • UCF Professors Land NASA Grants Focused on Asteroids, Comets, Venus

    2015-10-01 08:00:41

    Two UCF professors are involved in two spacecraft missions NASA is considering that could take flight as early as 2020. Five proposed space missions would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids and comets. Each mission team will receive $3 million and have a year to get their proposals ready for a final […]