Pythons, Lionfish and now Willow Invade Florida’s Waterways

Pythons, Lionfish and now Willow Invade Florida's Waterways

Foreign invaders such as pythons and lionfish are not the only threats to Florida’s natural habitat. The native Carolina Willow is also starting to strangle portions of the St. Johns River. Biologists at the University of Central Florida recently completed a study that shows this slender tree once used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, […]

John Gavin Strikes a Chord in #UCFBusiness Failure Competition

Music education major John Gavin became the first non-business student to win the UCF College of Business (#UCFBusiness) Failure Competition this month, earning $500 and a letter of recommendation from Dean Paul Jarley, Ph.D. Second and third place winners Jonathon Valin and Ida Santiago were awarded $300 and $200, respectively. This is the seventh semester […]

New Program Helps Children in Foster Care Prep for College

A small group of children in foster care are getting a sneak peak at college life thanks to a new partnership between Community Based Care of Central Florida and the University of Central Florida. The two organizations came together to open the First Star Central Florida Academy this month, which places 16 eighth-graders at UCF […]

Outdoor Adventure Imprints Ever-lasting Memories

“It’s hard to beat North Carolina in July especially when you’re whitewater rafting just south of Great Smoky Mountain National Park,” said Nathan Vink, assistant director Recreation and Wellness Center Outdoor Adventure program. Ten Knights including three international students from India and Columbia, one student trip leader, and  Vink packed, bumped and weaved their way through […]