UCF Moon Observation Night to Interest Children in Astronomy

UCF Moon Observation Night to Interest Children in Astronomy

UCF will host a free Moon Observation Night for children and their families on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the main campus. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., observers will have an opportunity to view the moon through several telescopes set up at Knights Plaza near the CFE Arena. Students and professors associated with UCF’s Planetary Sciences Group […]

  • UCF's Haunting History

    During the first half of the 20th century, the Carey Hand Funeral Home was the largest in Central Florida, serving a five-county area, including Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Polk and Hillsborough. The modernized funeral home, built by the company in 1918, now houses — wait for it… — the UCF Executive Development Center in downtown Orlando! […]

  • Making A Difference From Day One, Patti MacKown Retires after 35 Years

    When retiring, some measure their impact at UCF by the number of years — but not Patti MacKown, associate vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Services. She measures her impact by the various name badges she has collected from UCF, each documenting her time at the university, starting with her first position as director […]

  • $1 Million Donation Helps UCF Begin Health Study In Mold of Framingham

    The UCF College of Medicine received a $1 million donation Tuesday from the Harmony Institute to research whether living in a community that encourages interaction between residents, animals and nature improves public health. The Harmony Institute inspired the creation of the town of Harmony in Osceola County in 1998 as a master planned community designed […]


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  • Alumnus Competes in Halloween TV Special

    Andy Bauer, ’02, and Dave Gugel, are participating in ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight,” in which six families compete to make the greatest haunted Halloween displays. Celebrity designers Michael Moloney (of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) and Sabrina Soto (of HGTV’s “The High/Low Project”) are the judges. The winners get bragging rights and a […]

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Visit for Day of Caring

    The University of Central Florida was proud to host our second annual United Way Day of Caring at UCF benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. The event took place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. About 75 middle school and high school aged students from the Boys & Girls […]

  • UCF Live United Campaign in Homestretch

    UCF is in its final week of the annual United Way campaign to help those in need in our community. This charitable-giving program in partnership with the Heart of Florida United Way allows UCF faculty, staff, and students to make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors who are in need. Throughout this month […]

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Oviedo Chickens

Meet one local town’s fine feathered mascot. We’ll introduce you to the Oviedo chickens who are the subject of a new RICHES podcast created by a UCF grad student.