October 2014

  • Dr. German Honored As Renaissance Woman In Medicine

    2014-10-22 18:31:18

    Dr. Deborah German, vice president for medical affairs and founding dean of the UCF College of Medicine, was honored October 22 as a Renaissance Woman in Medicine, receiving the national Alma Dea Morani M.D. Award from the Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine. The award honors an outstanding woman physician or scientist who […]

  • Read for the Record Encourages Love of Reading for Pre-K Students

    2014-10-22 16:53:59

    Pre-kindergarten students throughout the country and around the world participated Tuesday morning in the 8th annual Read for the Record event, including hundreds of students right here in Central Florida. Read for the Record, one of the campaigns operated by JumpStart, aims to celebrate and encourage literacy from an early age, and to prepare students […]

  • Healthy Knights Expo Attracts Over 1,100 Students

    2014-10-22 15:55:29

    The Healthy Knights Expo has come a long way in eight years. From what use to be a passive tabling event about services on campus has grown into a signature event for many Student Development and Enrollment Services’ offices involved in student health. Now, the Healthy Knights Expo attracts over 1,100 students where they learn […]

  • Sports News Puts Focus on Society's Problems

    2014-10-22 11:24:41

    Recent sports news has been filled with terrible stories about racism, gender violence, child abuse, and concussion-related brain damage for one in three former NFL players.  With all the bad news, it is a time when we could all be depressed and anxious. But even these bad stories have helped the public focus on the […]

  • UCF Police Chief Richard Beary to Lead International Chiefs Association

    2014-10-22 10:52:46

    With 37 years in law enforcement under his belt, it’s unusual for University of Central Florida Police Chief Richard Beary to experience firsts. But later this month, he’ll be front and center for a historical occasion: On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Beary will be sworn in as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, […]

  • Big Companies Honor UCF's 3-D Arm Team

    2014-10-22 09:35:26

    A team of University of Central Florida engineering students who made an inexpensive 3-D arm for a 6-year-old boy this summer is being honored today at the STEAM Gala, a black-tie event sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the nation. The gala is the kickoff of STEAM Week, a series of entertaining and […]

  • How Does the UCF Creed Help You Build your Armor?

    2014-10-22 08:17:26

    The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and the Parent and Family Fund announced the start of the 2014 Creed Art Contest. Students can submit original 2-D or 3-D pieces of artwork that represent the UCF Creed Values of Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity or Excellence. This year’s theme: How does the UCF Creed help you […]

  • Q&A: Another Day in the Life of UCF's Reflecting Pond

    2014-10-21 10:36:33

    UCF’s iconic Reflecting Pond, the site of Friday’s Homecoming Spirit Splash, was one of the first structures built on the campus. Construction of the pond was completed in 1967, a year before UCF classes began, and it has always been the hub of the constantly growing university. The 225,000-gallon pool is used as the photogenic […]

  • Family Creed Helps Junior Guard Overcome Fire, Season-Ending Injuries

    2014-10-21 10:08:48

    The phone call came from 1,200 miles away. On a September 2011 morning after a workout, Bryeasha Blair, then a freshman on the UCF women’s basketball team, picked up the phone. At the other end of the connection was the hysterical voice of her mother. The home she grew up in had gone up in […]

  • Homecoming Highlights: Fireworks, Football and Fun

    2014-10-20 17:09:49

    The University of Central Florida’s Homecoming week will come to light with its first ever fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Memory Mall. This year’s theme is “IGKNIGHT: Fuel Your Legacy.” Events will be held on campus for students and throughout the community for alumni. To accommodate Friday’s fireworks show, Garage […]

  • Volleyball: Conference Record Improves to 8-0

    2014-10-20 14:46:31

    The UCF volleyball team used a productive offensive performance, hitting .423 as a team, to earn a straight set (25-18, 29-27, 25-15) win over Cincinnati in an American Athletic Conference match in Fifth Third Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Knights improved to 15-5 overall, and stand unblemished at 8-0 in The American. “We played an […]

  • A Knight of Honor

    2014-10-20 14:41:49

    For the past 34 years, the UCF Alumni Association has been honoring Knights who “Reach for the Stars.” Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the stories of this year’s recipients, who will be presented with their Knighty statues (as seen above) at the 2014 Black & Gold Gala on Thursday, Oct. 23. The […]

  • Competitive Grant Supports 23 Nurse Practitioner Students

    2014-10-20 12:11:49

    The UCF College of Nursing has received a competitive grant in the amount of $700,000 for two academic years from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA). The college will receive $350,000 each academic year to support nurse practitioner students through the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) program. This competitive grant was created […]

  • UCF Social Work to Help Lead, Showcase Research at National Meeting

    2014-10-20 11:16:16

    About 3,000 professionals engaged in social work education are expected at the Council of Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting Oct. 23-26 in Tampa. Among those preparing to attend are members of UCF’s School of Social Work, which is chairing the national event. “It’s a busy but very exciting time for us,” said Professor Bonnie […]

  • Three Blades to the Wind

    2014-10-20 10:37:05

    If you’ve ever driven through Texas, California or Iowa, you’ve probably passed a field of steel towers that look like giant fans. These wind turbines, situated on wind farms, capture the natural wind in our atmosphere and convert it into mechanical energy, then electricity. “What a lot of people call a fan is the rotor […]

  • Research Administration Student Wins International Award for Abu Dhabi Partnership

    2014-10-20 08:58:51

    Winona Ward, a student in UCF’s online Master of Research Administration program, is in San Diego this week to receive the Society of Research Administrators International’s top award for international collaboration. The society’s 2014 Partnership Award for International and/or Inter-collegiate Collaboration recognizes Ward’s outstanding leadership in establishing a partnership with The Petroleum Institute in Abu […]

  • Authors to Read from Works, Discuss Writing

    2014-10-17 17:05:42

    Two authors will visit UCF to read from their works and talk about the writing process. Jim Ray Daniels, who has published poetry and fiction about the rust-belt working class, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 21. He is the prize-winning author/editor of more than 30 books as well as an indie screenwriter. His free […]

  • Casselberry First Responders Visit Med School To Better Serve Public

    2014-10-17 11:22:27

    About 40 Casselberry firefighter-paramedics attended medical school this week to get an inside look at human anatomy – training they said prepares them to do an even better job at saving lives in emergencies. The paramedics from Casselberry’s two fire stations spent four days in the UCF College of Medicine’s state-of-the-art Anatomy Lab and learned […]

  • Women's Soccer: Win Streak Reaches 10

    2014-10-17 09:14:39

    Two set pieces lifted the No. 18 UCF women’s soccer team to a 2-0 win over Temple on Thursday’s crisp, fall afternoon. Senior Alex Piercy played a part in both goals, scoring the first and assisting the second to extend the Knights’ win streak to 10-consecutive matches – the program’s longest such streak since 2009. […]

  • Help Crown UCF's Indiana Jones Archaeology Team Champs, Votes Needed Today

    2014-10-17 08:59:25

    Diane and Arlen Chase, UCF’s very own Indiana Jones team, are in the final round of a contest to have the site they have worked on for 30 years declared the best archaeology site in the world. In partnership with Belize’s Institute of Archaeology, the Chases have excavated the Maya site at Caracol, Belize for […]

  • Osceola Partnership Could Fuel UCF Bid for $200 Million Photonics Institute

    2014-10-16 12:00:08

    In a move that would secure Florida’s role as a national leader in photonics manufacturing, the University of Central Florida is competing for $200 million in federal and private funds to house a national Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. President John C. Hitt announced UCF’s decision to go after the federal money at […]

  • New UCF Center to Educate Future Intelligence Workforce

    2014-10-16 08:10:46

    The University of Central Florida has been awarded a $1.85 million grant to establish a center focused on intelligence and national security within the department of political science. The center will help prepare the workforce for the intelligence community of the future. UCF will become one of only a handful of universities nationwide to house […]

  • Coaches, Student-Athletes, Survivors Team Up to 'Shut Out Trafficking'

    2014-10-16 08:00:12

    The National Consortium of Academics & Sports, based at the University of Central Florida, is partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to launch Shut Out Trafficking, a campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking and encourage students to become active in efforts to end it. During events on 10 university campuses across the United […]

  • UCF Police Sergeant Earns National Law Enforcement Leadership Award

    2014-10-16 07:50:12

    Whether you’re a police officer responding to the scary unknown or a defensive lineman working to contain the offense, Christopher Gavette is the type of guy you want on your team. The UCF Police Sergeant prioritizes being there for others, giving back to the community and serving as a role model. “Being a police officer […]

  • Redefining America's Ethnicity, Gender and Race

    2014-10-15 14:49:18

    When redefining the ethnicity, gender and race of American society, I find it is interrelated with the cultural dialogue. The African-American experience has always been tied to those topics. In America, the concept of the “one-drop rule” – that a single drop of “black blood” makes a person a black – was founded on sub-Saharan […]

  • Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Names UCF Senior as Recipient

    2014-10-15 11:53:23

    For the second consecutive year, UCF student Richard Murdock was chosen as a recipient of a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Murdock, a senior mechanical engineering major and student in The Burnett Honors College, will be presented a check during Saturday’s home football game between UCF and Tulane. The foundation provides the scholarships […]

  • Football: Offense, Defense and Special Teams Recognized

    2014-10-14 13:52:51

    It’s a clean sweep for the Knights. After UCF’s 31-24 overtime win over BYU Thursday night, the American Athletic Conference honored sophomore quarterback Justin Holman, senior linebacker Terrance Plummer and senior wide receiver/punt returner J.J. Worton with offensive, defensive and special teams weekly honors Monday. It was the first time in UCF history that the […]

  • DeLaina Sarden: Volleyball Player of the Week

    2014-10-14 13:41:02

    For the second consecutive week, UCF Volleyball earned an American Athletic Conference weekly individual honor. UCF senior DeLaina Sarden followed sophomore teammate Kia Bright as The American Offensive Player of the Week after a pair of stellar performances that helped UCF remain perfect in conference play. “DeLaina did a great job with the matchups she […]

  • Julian Bond Kicks Off UCF's Diversity Week

    2014-10-13 17:04:58

    Civil-rights activist Julian Bond kicked off UCF’s Diversity Week on Monday by urging those at a sold-out breakfast in the Pegasus Ballroom to continue the struggle of equality for everyone. Bond recounted the lives of many of the people who have contributed to the cause through the years, and complimented the next generation of leaders […]

  • Med School's Dr. Dangiolo Named To State Alzheimer's Research Board

    2014-10-13 16:32:52

    College of Medicine faculty member and geriatrics specialist Dr. Mariana Dangiolo has been appointed to the state’s new Alzheimer’s Disease Research Grant Advisory Board, created to help fund research into the prevention and cure of the neurodegenerative disease. Florida has an estimated 500,000 residents with Alzheimer’s disease of America’s 5.2 million sufferers. During the 2014 […]

  • Rosen College, Central Florida Hospitality Industry Celebrate Hall of Fame Inductees

    2014-10-13 13:06:31

    Rosen College faculty and staff hosted the hospitality industry on Saturday, Oct. 11 at The Pineapple Ball to celebrate the induction of Henri Landwirth and Paul Mears, Jr. into the Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame. The event was held at Rosen Shingle Creek and produced by Rosen College faculty, staff and students. Actor Billy […]

  • Monkey Business

    2014-10-13 10:49:57

    As a little girl, Laurell Shaffer, ’06, dreamed of being a Rockette. She grew up taking dance classes and performing her craft in various recitals. However, her career path twirled her in a much different direction. So, instead of doing high kicks at Radio City, she’s taken to the stage of high tech. As an […]

  • Rosen College Student Awarded $5,000 Scholarship from Trade Show News Network

    2014-10-13 10:27:14

    Senior event management major Shauna H. Clark is the recipient of the 2nd annual TSNN Awards Student Scholarship. This is the second consecutive year that a UCF Rosen College student has received this award. This $5,000 scholarship is sponsored by the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (Reno Tahoe USA).  Clark will receive the funds and […]

  • Football: Plummer Named National Defensive Player of the Week

    2014-10-13 10:08:02

    UCF middle linebacker Terrance Plummer produced the game of his life in the Knights’ 31-24 overtime win over BYU Oct. 9, and the Walter Camp Football Foundation recognized the senior by naming Plummer its National Defensive Player of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN. It marks the first time a UCF player had received a […]

  • Empower High School Students to Think Big

    2014-10-10 13:02:10

    On September 27, over 110 Jefferson Awards student leaders from Central Florida attended the 8th annual Students in Action Leadership Conference held on the campus of Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs. The conference was designed and facilitated by students in the UCF LEAD Scholars Academy program. The LSA is a selective, two-year academic […]

  • O'Leary: "I Thought It Was Just a Great Football Night."

    2014-10-10 10:46:46

    Wide receiver Rannell Hall awaited a kickoff on the 5-yard line. The UCF football team had watched a 10-point first-half lead morph into a 24-10 deficit with 9 minutes to play in the third quarter. Hall knew his team needed more than a pick-me-up. They needed a game-changer. His 58-yard kickoff return gave new life […]

  • Julian Bond to Kick Off UCF Diversity Week

    2014-10-10 09:01:23

    UCF will observe its annual Diversity Week beginning with Monday’s kickoff breakfast featuring politician and civil rights activist Julian Bond as keynote speaker. The week’s theme, “Remember and Reflect – The Civil Rights Act of 1964,” is a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the federal legislation. Lectures, workshops, films, food and other activities are […]

  • UCF Reports Record $145.6M in Research Funding

    2014-10-10 08:00:46

    Researchers at the University of Central Florida set a new record in funded research in FY14, receiving $145.6 million, 30 percent more than the previous year. The funding totals reflect successful collaborations with industry, a record total for federal defense grants and continued growth in commercialization and innovation activity. “This is, of course, the trajectory […]

  • LEAD Scholars Brunch: The Great Leader

    2014-10-10 07:43:48

    The LEAD Scholars Academy hosted a brunch on Saturday morning for all of the families who were in attendance for Family Weekend (September 19-21). Students and families had the opportunity to participate in activities which included a photo booth and a brainteaser challenge. A packet of 10 challenges was given to families to solve. There […]

  • Business College to Host OrlandoJobs.com Twitter Chat

    2014-10-09 11:08:29

    UCF’s College of Business Administration will continue its efforts to unite students with employers and mentors through a new series of Twitter chats about career-related topics. This Friday’s chat will be led by Heather Deyrieux, the director of client services at OrlandoJobs.com. The chat will start at 11:30 a.m., and Deyrieux will discuss how to […]

  • UCF Ranks Among Top Diversity Universities

    2014-10-09 07:55:26

    The University of Central Florida today was ranked 12th nationally in awarding degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The publication released its rankings of the top 100 undergraduate and graduate minority-degree producers as part of a special report on the magazine’s 30th anniversary. UCF awarded 3,616 degrees to all […]

  • Volunteer UCF Hosts 8th Annual Knights Give Back Saturday

    2014-10-08 16:52:47

    Volunteer UCF will host its 8th annual Knights Give Back day of service Saturday, Oct. 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet at UCF and then be transported to 25 different service sites throughout Central Florida, such as the Evans Community School, Oakland Nature Preserve and Habitat for Humanity of Seminole. More […]

  • UCF Students Network at ICSC Conference

    2014-10-08 15:52:12

    At the recent International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference, the UCF College of Business Administration was recognized as having one of the top-ranked real estate programs in Florida. Students of the college’s Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate were in attendance for the recognition. The event was held in Kissimmee, Florida in […]

  • UCF Helps Celebrate 'Walk to School Day'

    2014-10-08 15:22:17

    Today is International Walk to School Day, an annual event involving communities from more than 40 countries worldwide. To help celebrate, members of UCF’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Management, which runs the “Walking School Bus” program in Central Florida, joined students and parents this morning for their walk to Lakemont Elementary School in Winter Park. “This ‘holiday’ encourages students […]

  • Help UCF's Indiana Jones Team Beat Other Researchers in Contest

    2014-10-08 13:55:52

    Did you know that Caracol, a Maya archaeological site being excavated by a University of Central Florida husband and wife team, beat the dig at Pompeii in a popularity contest last month? Today, you can help UCF anthropologists Arlen and Diane Chase, UCF’s very own Indiana Jones team, beat researchers who have excavated the South […]

  • What is the Cost of a Bad Hire?

    2014-10-08 11:07:13

    My friends in the Human Resources world are noticing an alarming trend. Colleges and universities are pumping out thousands of highly qualified students eagerly awaiting their first paycheck in the workforce. Unfortunately, simply completing the necessary coursework and earning a high grade point average isn’t enough to make them a productive member of today’s fast-paced […]

  • Women's Soccer: Knights Move Up to No. 18

    2014-10-08 10:02:32

    For the third straight week, the UCF women’s soccer team rose in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s national poll, climbing to No. 18 on Tuesday. UCF (11-2-0, 4-0-0 AAC) bumped up four spots from last week’s ranking as the team extended its win streak to eight-consecutive matches. As the American Athletic Conference’s only […]

  • Walt Disney World Resort President Shares Wisdom, Career Journey with Rosen College Students

    2014-10-07 16:13:29

    The Future Theme Park Leaders Association welcomed George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, to Rosen College on Sept. 22. Kalogridis spoke to a classroom of students interested in careers in the theme park industry. He shared details of his decades-long journey to the helm of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and personal […]

  • Students Invited to 2014 Open Forum

    2014-10-07 09:00:10

    UCF students are invited to attend an open forum Wednesday, Oct. 15, with President John C. Hitt; Dale Whittaker, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs; and vice presidents Maribeth Ehasz, Grant Heston and Dan Holsenbeck. The forum will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Key West Ballroom (Room 218AB) of the Student Union. All […]

  • Surf's Up!

    2014-10-06 14:58:23

    The UCF Surf Club is one of the largest non-Greek organizations on campus today, but, nearly 30 years ago, it was the enthusiasm of eight young surfers who laid the foundation for what would become a hub for wave fanatics. Mitch Varnes, ’85, was one of those students, and went on to co-found the club. […]

  • Interfaith Forum to Feature Cultural, Religious Speakers

    2014-10-06 12:56:23

    Representatives of cultural and religious institutions will speak at UCF on Thursday, Oct. 16, at a forum to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. The registration-only event, which includes a light breakfast and lunch, will be 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. The program will feature representatives of different […]

  • Rosen College Presents #TheShakeOff

    2014-10-06 12:44:06

    Taylor Swift’s catchy song, “Shake It Off,” is sweeping the nation, especially on the campuses of America’s largest universities. The UCF Student Union recently caught students dancing to the beat and challenged student unions at other institutions to do the same. Rosen College students, faculty and staff took part in the fun, too, filming their […]

  • 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' Provides Escapism for Characters, Audience

    2014-10-06 11:35:45

    The Tony Award-winning musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman” opens at the Theatre UCF Main Stage on Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 26. The music for “Kiss of the Spider Woman” was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the composer/lyricist team who also scored “Cabaret,” “Chicago” and “Curtains,” and the script is by […]

  • Breakfast and All That Jazz!

    2014-10-06 10:11:47

    The Office of Student Involvement again hosted the Annual Family Weekend Jazz Breakfast. It was held in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom on Saturday, September 20. OSI and the UCF Jazz Studies Department collaborated to host this event. The breakfast started off a very busy, exciting and fun Family Weekend game day by creating a […]

  • What You Need to Know About Thursday’s UCF-BYU Game

    2014-10-06 09:35:45

    UCF will host Brigham Young University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in a game that will be nationally televised on ESPN. Below are some important tips to help everyone on campus experience a safe and enjoyable day. What classes will be in session on game day? UCF will continue last season’s policies of conducting […]

  • Welcome Students and their Families

    2014-10-05 09:38:41

    Every year, the Office of First Year Experience hosts its annual Family Weekend, a UCF annual tradition bringing together families and students to create memories that last a lifetime. This is a very special experience here at UCF that allows you and your family to visit UCF and experience what the university and Orlando area […]

  • UCF Welcomes 1st Johnson Scholars

    2014-10-03 17:30:21

    University of Central Florida biomedical sciences majors Daniel Salas and Ekaterina Karelova are the first UCF recipients of a new scholarship from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation geared toward DirectConnect to UCF students. The new scholarships are from an endowment fund created by a partnership between the UCF Foundation and the foundations of Eastern Florida State […]

  • Senator Asks, “What Are You Doing to Make Your Government Work?”

    2014-10-03 15:42:21

    Just a month before midterm elections, UCF hosted “Bipartisanship Matters: A National Forum.” Speakers included former senator Olympia Snowe, Bipartisan Policy Center founder Jason Grumet and Girls on the Run founder Molly Barker. Opened by SGA president Weston Bayes and moderated by Global Perspectives Office director John C. Bersia, the forum focused on the current […]

  • UCF's 'Light Up the Night' Speaks Out Against Domestic Violence

    2014-10-03 10:41:23

    The University of Central Florida will honor the lives of domestic violence victims and host a discussion about the impact intimate partner violence has on the community during the 7th annual Light Up the Night event. Light Up the Night is held each October as an observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event, put […]

  • Football: "When He Dove, I Dove."

    2014-10-03 09:11:37

    Senior safety Brandon Alexander thrives in the last minute of the game when the Knights face Houston. Last year, Alexander preserved a five-point win with a fourth-down pass breakup in the end zone at Bright House Networks Stadium. Thursday night at John TDECU Stadium, he forced a fumble through the end zone at the 1-yard […]

  • UCF Biology Professor to Handle Electric Eels on National TV

    2014-10-02 17:39:38

    University of Central Florida zoologist William Crampton loves electric fish and that’s made him one of the world’s experts when it comes to these creatures. At 8 p.m. Friday the world will get to know Crampton as he guides National Geographic Channel’s “Monster Fish” show host Zeb Hogan on a trip to the Amazon River […]

  • Express Yourself at Open Mic Night

    2014-10-02 16:33:45

    Access Your Inner Voice, an open mic night for individuals to express “the diverse aspects of self” will be hosted Oct. 16 by UCF Student Disability Services. The spoken word/expressive arts event is for students, faculty and staff to participate from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Knight’s Plaza. “We want our audience to walk away […]

  • Multicultural Transfer Students Network at Reception

    2014-10-02 08:41:55

    Approximately 100 multicultural transfer students attended a recent networking event, meeting representatives from various offices on campus, including LEAD Scholars Academy, Office of Student Involvement, and Student Academic Resource Center. Several members of the Student Development and Enrollment Services’ Leadership Team were in attendance, and Assistant Vice President Chanda Torres provided welcoming remarks for the […]

  • New Consortium Raises the Bar for Education and Partnerships

    2014-10-02 08:24:36

    The benefits of and need for partnerships extend well beyond the business world, and one area where they can pay the highest dividends is in education. From student engagement to teacher development, UCF’s Professional Development School Consortium puts current research into practice in area classrooms while providing future educators with direct experience teaching to Florida Standards. “The […]

  • UCF Wins 3 Schwartz Tech Awards

    2014-10-01 16:17:51

    Two engineering professors and an associate vice president at the University of Central Florida nabbed three Schwartz Tech Awards Tuesday night. The awards recognize Central Florida researchers and leaders from academia and industry who are pioneering exploratory and cutting-edge research to enhance products, services or other applications in any field. The awards program is named […]

  • White House Celebrates Education Alum as 'Champion of Change'

    2014-10-01 14:14:32

    College of Education and Human Performance alum Gonzalo La Cava was honored by the White House Monday as a “Champion of Change.” Champions of Change are educators who are doing extraordinary work to educate the next generation of Americans. Champions have distinguished themselves by devoting their time and energy to creating opportunities for young people […]

  • Culture Shock Talent Competition to Promote Voter Registration

    2014-10-01 14:02:31

    The talent competition “Culture Shock” is Friday, October 3 at 7 p.m. held at the UCF Nicholson School of Communications Auditorium. UCF’s Asian American student organizations united to bring Culture Shock, a talent and dance competition, to bring awareness and excitement ahead of the upcoming elections in the Asian American community. According to a recent Pew Research […]

  • Students Expanded Their Minds and Palates

    2014-10-01 13:18:18

    “Taste of UCF”…what a great way to introduce students to the diverse UCF community. On the first day of the fall semester, the Multicultural Student Center held its annual Taste of UCF. The event has increased in popularity and attendance every year since its founding.  This year’s Taste of UCF offered food samples from over […]

  • Business Incubation Program: 15 Years of Helping Companies

    2014-10-01 11:59:38

    Since its launch 15 years ago, the UCF Business Incubation Program has helped more than 250 early stage companies on their road toward financially stability and transformation into potentially high-growth/impact enterprises. Utilizing the tools, training and infrastructure provided by the University’s incubation program, these companies have sustained more than 3,600 total jobs in the Central […]

  • 'One Small Candle of Truth…Dispels a Lot of Darkness'

    2014-10-01 08:29:28

    America the Beautiful. The words punch the elevator button in our memory, and trolley up freighted meanings and classroom images from our innocent years in fourth grade. For the spacious skies of Montana. Amber waves of grain, swirling and roiling across an ocean of Kansas wheat fields. Purple mountain majesties reigning over Colorado. The fruited […]