Safe Knight Week Starts March 5

Safe Knight Week Starts March 5

UCF will next week host a series of interactive events to raise awareness about safety and well-being. Safe Knight Week, which runs March 5-8, is an opportunity to learn about self-care, violence prevention and emergency preparedness. The goal for the week is to provide health and safety-related learning opportunities that will be useful during the […]

Alumna Overcomes Eating Disorders to Help Others Back to Health

On the surface, Kaitlyn Chana ’13 had it all together. In fact, she basically owned life. The former straight-A student at Lake Brantley High School started her own nonprofit as a teenager that sent cards of kindness to hospitalized children. She was a member of UCF’s President’s Leadership Council, LEAD Scholars and received UCF’s most […]

More Convenient, More Affordable, Enhanced Online RN to BSN Program

From our backyard in Central Florida to across the globe in Zambia, RNs are returning to school to meet national demand and further their career thanks to the convenience and flexibility of online learning at UCF. In addition to a reputation for academic excellence and recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the […]

Moments of Calmness Teach Us the Most About Love, Kindness

A few weeks ago I was sitting outside a classroom in UCF’s Teaching Academy, waiting for a group to finish a session. It was around 6 p.m., and I had arrived early with the hope of relaxing for a few minutes before leading a workshop. As an educator on topics associated with diversity and inclusion, […]

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Hearts for the Homeless Orlando

The “Hearts for the Homeless Orlando” movement was born when the three honors students learned that hypertension is one of the leading causes of death among homeless people. Every Monday and Tuesday evening, they set up tables, chairs and blood-pressure monitors in a parking lot behind downtown’s St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where more than 50 homeless people regularly gather there for meals provided by Straight Street Orlando and other charitable groups.