November 2015

  • UCF Community Gives Thanks This Thanksgiving

    2015-11-25 15:17:57

    As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s common to reflect on the reasons to be thankful. Many express their gratitude for time shared and getting through another year. The University of Central Florida’s students, faculty and staff were asked to share what they are most thankful for this year. There were some common threads – family, health, safety, […]

  • United Way Campaign Exceeds Goal; Advocates Make the Difference

    2015-11-25 14:11:57

    This year’s United Way Campaign at UCF was an overwhelming success thanks in part to almost 100 advocates who worked in their colleges and departments to get the word out about the important work the nonprofit agency conducts in our community. The advocates – employee or student volunteers who encouraged others to give – helped […]

  • Top 10 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

    2015-11-25 14:06:06

    From deep discounts to one-click ordering, many consumers are going digital this holiday shopping season. But buyer beware: With the ease of online shopping comes the added step of protecting your personal information. Fortunately, the University of Central Florida’s two-time national champion cyber defense club, Hack@UCF, wants to help you shop safely and securely this […]

  • UCF Choirs to Perform 'Songs in Waiting' at Orlando Cathedral

    2015-11-25 13:38:10

    Three University of Central Florida choruses will perform a free concert titled “Songs in Waiting” at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. The performance combines a beautiful setting, an interesting program on texts of emotional depth, and inspired singing. The concert features the University Chorus, the Women’s Chorus and the […]

  • More Ethics Training in Classroom Will Benefit Workplace Behaviors Later

    2015-11-25 09:11:49

    Cheating at business schools of all sizes is widespread, according to a study a few years ago by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business, which accredits 740 of the world’s best business schools in 50 countries. Since it appears that many students at those accredited schools tend to accept, or at least tolerate, […]

  • 3-D Printed Device Gives More Independence to People in Wheelchairs

    2015-11-24 16:26:03

    Limbitless Solutions, the team of University of Central Florida students that creates and donates bionic arms for children, has developed a new 3-D device that moves wheelchairs with simple facial movements. “This was just an idea a year ago,” said Limbitless’ founder and CEO Albert Manero. “Then some of our newest members took the idea […]

  • UCF Alumni Honors 30 under 30

    2015-11-24 10:00:12

    The UCF Alumni Association was proud to host its inaugural 30 under 30 awards dinner Friday, Nov. 20, honoring the outstanding achievements of 30 successful Knights. Young alumni currently make up one-third of UCF’s alumni population, making them the university’s largest constituent base. The 30 under 30 awards program allows the UCF community to celebrate […]

  • UCF Offers Active Shooter Response Training Dec. 1 and 2

    2015-11-24 09:08:12

    While the chances of being involved in a violent incident are small, it is still important to know how to act in the event of an emergency. UCF Emergency Management and the UCF Police Department are teaming up to offer a series of classes to teach students and faculty and staff members how to think […]

  • 2nd Lung Transplant Saves UCF Student’s Life

    2015-11-24 08:30:52

    Many UCF students are returning home to be with family for Thanksgiving. But for Jordan McCaskill, that trip will hold special meaning. She spent the past two months at Florida Hospital, receiving the second lung transplant of her young life. McCaskill, a 20-year-old English major, was born with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that among […]

  • Collective Impact – Shaping UCF’s Future

    2015-11-23 15:26:16

    All UCF students are invited to contribute their ideas about UCF’s vision and future impact in Central Florida and across the community at the open discussion “Collective Impact – Shaping UCF’s Future” on December 2 at 3-4:30 p.m., held in the Student Union room 316 C&D. In October, university and community leaders launched a strategic […]

  • UCF “Smartphone Drug Test” Team Selected for Prestigious NSF National I-Corps Program

    2015-11-23 14:11:10

    UCF graduate student David Nash and his team are developing a smartphone-based handheld drug test system for law enforcement applications. The team has been selected to further advance their innovation at the national level through the National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps program.  The team was part of the first cohort to participate in UCF’s I-Corps […]

  • Human Analytics Company Licenses Innovative, UCF-Developed Facial Recognition Technology

    2015-11-23 13:43:30

    An innovative, more precise and faster facial recognition technology—compared to the current state of the art—developed through the UCF Center for Research in Computer Vision has been licensed to human analytics company Kairos.  The Miami-based startup will incorporate this new computer vision technology within its core facial recognition product designed to serve enterprise customers within […]

  • UCFPD: Be Safe This Holiday Season

    2015-11-23 10:32:44

    With Thanksgiving this week and the holiday season around the corner, the UCF Police Department reminds you to keep safety top of mind. If you will be away from UCF during the holidays, make sure to take expensive items such as jewelry, laptops and other valuables with you. Have a friend or trusted neighbor collect […]

  • UCF Researchers Receive Holographic Headsets to Study Intergenerational Learning

    2015-11-23 09:36:27

    Similar to the hologram in Star Wars that delivered Princess Leia’s message for help, two new Microsoft HoloLens devices have been awarded to UCF for researching the creation and transfer of historical information. Researchers from 10 universities were recently chosen through a grant competition to receive developmental versions of the HoloLens, the first untethered holographic […]

  • SGA Knight Flight: Free Rides for Students to and from OIA

    2015-11-20 15:55:52

    The holiday season is right around the corner and the Student Government Association is proud to offer “Knight Flight” as a resource for UCF students in need of transportation to and from UCF’s main campus and the Orlando International Airport. Knight Flight will operate prior to the Thanksgiving and winter breaks. SGA invites all students […]

  • Federal Grant to Expand Screening, Treatment for Substance Abuse in Central Florida

    2015-11-20 13:36:34

    Shawn Lawrence, associate professor of social work, has received a $915,000 federal grant that will significantly increase the number of people in Central Florida who are screened and treated for substance abuse. More than 1,000 UCF social work students and 500 local health care practitioners will be trained to use a simple protocol named “SBIRT” to […]

  • #UCFBusiness Professor Shares Research in Italy

    2015-11-20 10:54:00

    UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) professors and the DeVos Sport Business Management Program continue to build an international reputation. This semester, Keith Harrison, Ed.D., associate program director and professor in the college’s DeVos Sport Business Management Program, was given the opportunity to give a talk at the University of Rome. “I was a visiting […]

  • #UCFBusiness International Collegiate Sales Competition Team Finishes in Top 10

    2015-11-20 10:49:24

    Professional Selling students from the UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) once again showed why they are part of one of the top programs in the country. Victoria Howard, Carla Sanchez, Emily Cunard and Erika Chirino led UCF to finish in the top 10 out of more than 50 universities competing in the International Collegiate […]

  • Join the Conversation

    2015-11-20 10:34:45

    Given recent discussions on campuses across the country regarding racial discrimination on college campuses, as well as reaction to recent tragedies in places like Beirut and Paris, many UCF colleges and student groups are seeking to engage to dialogue. Social Justice and Advocacy will host Conscious Thought Café for Students: What in the World? from […]

  • Burnett Honors College Student Chosen as Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

    2015-11-20 09:31:25

    UCF senior John Vastola has been selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and one of the most prestigious academic scholarships in the world. The Rhodes Scholarship provides the selected scholars with fully funded graduate study at Oxford University. Vastola is one of about 18 candidates from Florida, Alabama and Louisiana who […]

  • UCF Designated as Military Friendly School

    2015-11-20 08:15:47

    For the 7th year in a row, UCF has earned the Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media. The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success […]

  • UCF Packages Healthy Meals for Hungry Children

    2015-11-19 12:45:21

    On November 14, over 900 participants filled the CFE Arena to hand-packed over 150,000 meals of lentils, rice, vegetables and Himalayan salt at the 4th annual Pack to Attack Hunger event. Event gathering included 14 Greek organizations, university registered student organizations and other campus, and local partners. In addition, organization members raised $42,000 for the […]

  • Webcourses Boot Camp Prepares Faculty, Staff & Grad Students for UCF Online

    2015-11-19 10:18:12

    The Rosen College of Hospitality Management hosted its first Webcourse Boot Camp on November 13 for faculty, staff and graduate students. Representatives from The Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) conducted a one-day session covering a variety of different subjects related to Webcourses. The purpose of the boot camp was to refresh and update participants on […]

  • Coloring Mosquitoes to Identify Infectious Diseases

    2015-11-19 09:00:10

    A UCF College of Medicine researcher has designed a new mosquito surveillance tool that attracts the insects, diagnoses those carrying disease, and turns them a different color as a warning system to residents in at-risk areas throughout the world. The project received a $100,000 Phase 1 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant from the Bill & Melinda […]

  • UCF Hires One of 'Nation's Rising Stars' as Vice President and Director of Athletics

    2015-11-19 08:00:11

    Regarded one of the nation’s most talented young athletic directors, Danny White brings to the University of Central Florida a strong record of success on the field and in the classroom, as well as an impressive family pedigree in college athletics. White, the director of athletics at The State University of New York at Buffalo […]

  • UCF Celebrates Science and Research at Annual Millionaires Event

    2015-11-18 19:00:36

    Under a sunset stroked sky in front of the University of Central Florida’s main administration building, university leaders celebrated the common traits of tenacity, collaborative spirit, and commitment to excellence that UCF’s top grant earning researchers share. Twenty-nine researchers earned $1 million or more earning a bid into UCF’s Millionaires Club, which hosted the celebration […]

  • Reigning Champs: UCF Programming Team Grabs Fourth Consecutive Win

    2015-11-18 11:42:25

    In a super-contest of computer programming known as the “Battle of the Brains,” a University of Central Florida team of computer science students dominated over their competitors from universities in the U.S. Southeast and gave UCF its fourth consecutive victory. The win also marks the 34th consecutive year that the UCF Programming Team has achieved […]

  • C-SPAN Broadcast, Bus Tours Campus

    2015-11-18 11:25:13

    Psychology professor Deborah Beidel’s taped morning broadcast on C-SPAN about her studies and treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder can be seen here. Tours of the public-affairs network’s 45-foot mobile newsroom, which is parked in Lot B9 across the street from the Recreation & Wellness Center also were given Wednesday. The visit to UCF is part […]

  • Thursday Football: Classes, Parking and More

    2015-11-18 10:00:28

    UCF will host East Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in a nationally football game on ESPN, which is also Military Appreciation Night. Classes will conclude at 3 p.m. on the main campus, in the Central Florida Research Park, at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management and on UCF’s regional campuses. Offices at […]

  • The Conversation That Determined My Views on Gender Equality

    2015-11-18 08:37:25

    I will never forget the first time I had to think – and I mean really think – about gender equality. It was after class during my senior year of high school and I was having a casual conversation with my literature teacher. I always enjoyed listening to her perspective on life and this time […]

  • Michael Griffin Named to Nicholson School of Communication's Alumni Hall of Fame

    2015-11-17 16:45:00

    Michael Griffin, a long time communications leaders in Central Florida, was inducted into the UCF Nicholson School of Communication’s Hall of Fame this week, becoming the program’s 32nd inductee since it was established in 2000. Nearly 85 UCF alumni and friends attended the ceremony, which celebrated the alum’s professional accomplishments and continued involvement with UCF. […]

  • How to Teach Your Children to be Entrepreneurial

    2015-11-17 16:35:53

    Separating the business from the personal is a lot harder than it looks. It can be especially challenging when employers live with your employees. Jim Combs, Ph.D., will be discussing the five key factors that distinguish a successful family business at this month’s UCF College of Business (#UCFBusiness) Dean’s Speaker Series, generously supported by CFE […]

  • Students Show Support for Paris; UCF Offers Counseling After Tragedy

    2015-11-16 11:30:06

    Hundreds of UCF students signed a banner Monday supporting the Parisian people in the aftermath of last week’s terrorist attacks. The College Democrats organized the event and will send the banner to the French consulate in Orlando. “We stand in solidarity with France as they unite against terror in their country,” said the group’s Facebook […]

  • New Online Therapist Helps UCF Students Just in Time for Stressful Season

    2015-11-16 10:43:59

    With final exams just few weeks away and the Thanksgiving break coming up fast, it’s common for college students to feel stress – and for those who suffer from anxiety, this time of year can trigger a full meltdown. UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services offers an array of services to help students with anxiety, and […]

  • ICAMR Names New CEO

    2015-11-16 10:36:32

    A veteran aerospace and commercial electronics executive with strong Department of Defense connections and strengths in integrating diverse organizations and driving execution has been selected as chief executive officer for the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR). Chester Kennedy, who recently retired from Lockheed Martin Corp. as vice president and chief engineer of training […]

  • Comic Creator Kicks off International Education Week

    2015-11-16 09:30:10

    Tak Toyoshima, creator of the comic Secret Asian Man, spoke about the power of comic books Monday as a vehicle to deliver diversity messages during UCF’s International Breakfast – the signature kickoff event to International Education Week. More than 300 people attended the event, which began by acknowledging the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. […]

  • UCF Addresses Social Issues of Hunger and Homelessness

    2015-11-16 09:15:46

    With Thanksgiving approaching, many people start to think about what they are thankful for. It is also a time to share compassion with their neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger and homelessness. Volunteer UCF, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association and various campus […]

  • UCFPD Hosts Expo to Showcase Risks of Impaired Driving

    2015-11-16 06:38:56

    Students will learn about the risks associated with alcohol and driving during a DUI expo to be held Wednesday, Nov. 18. The expo will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. near the Recreation and Wellness Center. The event, organized by the UCF Police Department, will include several demonstrations to educate students about how alcohol, […]

  • Light Up UCF Opens For its Eighth Season

    2015-11-12 10:43:29

    UCF’s most anticipated holiday event, Light Up UCF, makes its return with brighter lights, cool rides and SNOW! Light Up UCF is an affordable family event that features ice skating, rides, and holiday attractions, set to begin Friday Nov. 13 and will continue through Sunday, Jan. 3. At Light Up UCF families can enjoy multiple […]

  • Criticism – The Thing We Hate the Most Makes Us the Strongest

    2015-11-11 10:00:16

    I’m not much of a crier, but when a colleague critiqued a draft of my dissertation years ago, I cried like a baby. I was progressing through my dissertation process when I asked a friend to read it over and tell me what he thought. While I was in the market for a nice review […]

  • UCF Faculty to Receive Honors at National Speech-Language-Hearing Convention

    2015-11-10 15:59:36

    Two members of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be formally honored this week at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Nov. 12-14 convention in Denver. Associate Lecturer Janet Whiteside (left), founder and director of Aphasia House at UCF, will receive the Fellowship of the Association award, which is bestowed to those whose contributions are cornerstones of the […]

  • New Book Champions Tourism Development as Strategy to Fight Global Poverty

    2015-11-10 10:38:35

    Dr. Robertico Croes, associate dean of administration and finance for the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, and Dr. Manuel Rivera are the authors of a new book, “Poverty Alleviation through Tourism Development,” which offers insight on how tourism can be used to effectively fight poverty. The United Nations established eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in […]

  • DirectConnect to UCF Celebrates 10 Years of Success

    2015-11-09 16:46:28

    The DirectConnect to UCF program this month is celebrating 10 years of helping students gain access to higher education and transform their lives. DirectConnect to UCF guarantees students’ admission to UCF with an associate degree from one of the university’s partner colleges: Daytona State College, Eastern Florida State College, Lake-Sumter State College, Valencia College, Seminole […]

  • UCF Students Win $25,500 at Cybersecurity Competition

    2015-11-09 12:44:56

    UCF’s teams of student cybersecurity experts cleaned up at another cyber competition recently, bringing home more than $25,000 in prize money and besting Ivy Leaguers from Yale and Brown universities, the Air Force Academy and others. The students competed at CyberSEED, a cybersecurity conference hosted by the University of Connecticut. It included three separate team […]

  • UCF Army ROTC Cadet Ranked No. 2 in Nation

    2015-11-09 10:39:03

    Matthew S. Benedix, a member of UCF’s Army ROTC, was recently ranked as the nation’s No. 2 cadet in this year’s graduating class. The Army’s Order of Merit List ranks all 5,575 of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps seniors who are scheduled to graduate and be commissioned this spring. The announcement was made at the […]

  • Research Summit to Focus on USA-China Tourism and Business Opportunities

    2015-11-09 10:24:12

    Experts and government officials will join business leaders on Dec. 19 to discuss exciting international opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry at the first USA-China Tourism Research Summit in Orlando. Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific journals, and the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, the largest hospitality college in the […]

  • Student Develops Handheld Drug Test for Police Work, Lands National Institutes of Justice Fellowship

    2015-11-09 07:02:36

    Identifying illegal drugs rapidly, accurately and safely in the field is a challenge for law enforcement and forensic analysts, and often false positives come up with the technology available to them. A University of Central Florida graduate student may be ready to give investigators the tool they need through a hand-held device he is developing. […]

  • Veterans at Medical School Honor Those Who Served

    2015-11-09 06:52:06

    Second-year UCF medical student Katherine Mills served six years in the U.S. Air Force working as a hospital administrator before deciding to pursue medicine. Richard Peppler, the college’s associate dean, served 35 years in the Army Reserve including active duty during Vietnam and Desert Storm, while continuing his career in medical education. They are among […]

  • Students Play with Puppies for Knight-Thon Team Fundraising Event

    2015-11-06 10:34:16

    Rosen College’s Knight-Thon team, the Rosen Miracle Makers, brought some furry friends to campus for the Rent-a-Pup fundraising event on Nov. 2. In partnership with local nonprofit organization Pet Rescue by Judy, 14 shelter dogs visited Rosen College for the afternoon to play and help support a great cause. Students, faculty and staff could “rent […]

  • UCF Honors Employees

    2015-11-06 10:18:02

    UCF’s 43rd annual employee awards program was held recently to honor top employees, retirees and milestone anniversaries. The honorees were: Gabor A&P Excellence Award nominees: Sira Ambrosechia Arian Bryant Theresa Collins Jason Ellmyer Courtney Gilmartin Germayne Graham Susan Jefferson Adam Meyer Jenna Nobili Ryan Retherford Patricia Sheppard Heather Simeon Jennifer Steele Kim Tuorto Mark Wagenhauser […]

  • UCF's STEM Day To Inspire 1,300 Children

    2015-11-05 16:14:45

    The Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM) Office is hosting more than 1,300 students in grades K-12 at the University of Central Florida for STEM Day on Friday, Nov. 6. STEM Day is a free event that will feature a wide variety of activities focused on STEM disciplines, while showcasing some of the best of […]

  • Universal Orlando Resort's Bill Davis Offers Career Advice to Rosen College Students

    2015-11-05 10:26:02

    The Future Theme Park Leaders Association welcomed Bill Davis, president and chief operating officer of Universal Orlando Resort, to Rosen College on Nov. 2. Davis spoke to a classroom of students interested in careers in the theme park industry. He shared details of his unlikely journey from an Air Force photographer to the c-suite of […]

  • UCF Hosts Sexual Assault Mock Trial Monday

    2015-11-05 10:10:51

    Learn how sexual assault and consent are defined in a court of law during a mock trial that explores the differences between consensual sex and rape. UCF Victim Services and UCF Student Legal Services are co-sponsoring the mock trial, which will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the Cape Florida Ballroom of the […]

  • Limbitless Solutions launches "12 Arms for Christmas" Campaign

    2015-11-05 10:04:47

    In his latest effort to bring bionic arms to children who need them, Limbitless Solutions founder Albert Manero announced Thursday that his nonprofit organization will create and deliver arms for 12 children around the country in time for the holiday season. The arms, which are made with a 3-D printer and run with off-the-shelf servos […]

  • UCF Zoologist Stars in Smithsonian Documentary About Eels

    2015-11-05 05:00:31

    UCF zoologist William Crampton braves the Amazon River to uncover the secrets of electric fish as part of a new documentary airing on the Smithsonian Channel on Nov. 9 and 22. Crampton is a world expert on electric eels and knifefish and has spent years studying the creatures throughout South America. In 2014 he served […]

  • UCF Student-Athletes Join Duke, Notre Dame Among Nation's Best Graduation Rates

    2015-11-04 21:47:50

    Once again, UCF student-athletes are graduating at a higher rate than any other NCAA Division I FBS public institution in the nation. Based on data released by the NCAA Wednesday, UCF has an overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 93 percent. That mark puts the Knights in a tie with Vanderbilt for the sixth-best mark […]

  • A Month of Honor and Remembrance for Veterans at UCF

    2015-11-04 10:37:37

    The University of Central Florida will honor veterans during November with a commemorative ceremony and other activities. UCF is ranked one of the best universities in the nation for veterans by offering support services along their journey toward graduation and has been ranked as “military friendly” by G.I. Jobs magazine. Highlights for the month include: Monday, Nov. 2: […]

  • 'Man and Superman': A Love Story Wrapped in a Social Statement

    2015-11-03 16:59:01

    George Bernard Shaw’s quick-witted comedy Man and Superman opens in Theatre UCF’s Black Box on Thursday, Nov. 12. The play, written in 1903, is a social satire that focuses on relationships. The young, enigmatic Ann Whitefield is looking for a husband and hopes to find him in the wealthy and political Jack Tanner, who also […]

  • UCF Tops in National Tutoring Week

    2015-11-03 16:29:23

    UCF’s Student Academic Resource Center tied for first place in the nation among institutions observing the recent National Tutoring Week. The annual event is hosted by the National Tutoring Association, and this year UCF recognized and thanked the university’s 125 tutors, supplemental instruction leaders, student assistants and graduate assistants. There were a dozen events for […]

  • UCF Alumni Association and Colleges Present 2015 Professional Achievement Awards

    2015-11-03 12:48:50

    UCF’s alumni association and colleges honored 11 Knights with Professional Achievement Awards at the Black & Gold Gala on Oct. 22. This year’s celebration was the 35th year the alumni association has recognized alumni who “Reach for the Stars.” Professional Achievement Award winners are selected by each individual college and are given to alumni who are standouts in […]

  • The United States Could Use a Therapist General

    2015-11-03 11:59:47

    Lately I have been imagining the creation of a new office in the executive branch: a Therapist General to advise the president and the nation about psychological problems affecting American citizens, groups and institutions. The person assuming this role could issue an annual report about the state of the nation’s mental health, investigate and report […]

  • This Flu Season, UCF Health Has Your Back

    2015-11-03 10:59:55

    Cold and flu season is here and if you’re hit by one of these bugs, you want to feel better fast. UCF Health, the College of Medicine practice, has your back. Starting November 2, UCF Health has a new service — walk-in care for sick visits at its University Boulevard location. No appointment is required from 8 a.m. – […]

  • UCF Engineering Graduate Student Lands Prestigious NASA Fellowship

    2015-11-03 08:52:15

    A UCF graduate student is one of 10 in the country to be awarded a prestigious fellowship from NASA to perfect a new method for testing jet fuels. For at least the next two years, 24-year-old Leigh Nash will conduct research for the space agency both at the University of Central Florida and at a […]

  • Alumnus’ Passion for Entrepreneurship Inspires Upcoming Rosen College Competition

    2015-11-02 09:58:20

    Every business starts with a great idea, but connecting and networking with the entrepreneurial community is what gets it off the ground. That’s what Julien Meyer, ’14 hopes students will take away from the Rosen College Entrepreneurship Competition, an idea he originally brought to the college that officially launches in January. Meyer studied hospitality and […]

  • $1.5 Million NIH Grant Awarded to UCF, Nemours and University of Michigan

    2015-11-02 09:26:40

    Karen Aroian, from the UCF College of Nursing, is part of a team of researchers that has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a crowdsourced social media portal for parents of very young children with Type 1 diabetes. The interdisciplinary team includes two pediatric psychologists, […]

  • UCF Receives Tree Campus USA Recognition

    2015-11-02 09:25:24

    The University of Central Florida has received a Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for the fourth year in a row. The recognition demonstrates UCF’s commitment to tree plantings and maintenance on campus, said Alaina Bernard, associate director for UCF Landscapes and Natural Resources. “This designation showcases the tremendous efforts of our […]

  • For UCF fraternities and sororities, Halloween is a Time to Give Back to the Community

    2015-11-01 11:55:27

    Halloween is a time to have fun, but for members of UCF’s Fraternity and Sorority Life, it is a time to give back to the community. Over 400 children participated in this year’s UCF Trick or Treat on Greek Street (TOTOGS) event. Participants included children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. “We […]

  • Candlelight Vigil Express Love and Respect

    2015-11-01 07:00:54

    In recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the UCF Multicultural Student Center will hold a candlelight vigil on November 20 at the Reflecting Pond 7 p.m. Transgender Day of Remembrance was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in […]