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How to Craft the Perfect College GameDay Sign and Get it Seen on TV

How to Craft the Perfect College GameDay Sign and Get it Seen on TV

When College GameDay was on location in Jacksonville for the Florida-Georgia football game on Oct. 27, a group of Knights from the Jacksonville UCF Alumni Chapter made sure their black-and-gold signs and flags were front and center throughout the broadcast. Becky Koziuk ’03, who graduated with an organizational communication degree and works as the office […]

Retention Rate of New UCF Students Hits Record 90.4%

A record 90.4 percent of UCF students who began classes in 2017 returned to the university this fall, reaching one of the state’s thresholds needed for achieving the status as a preeminent research university. The state Board of Governors’ metrics require at least a score of 90 percent to count toward the calculations when determining […]

Watch out for Fake Online Reviews During the Busy Holiday Travel Season

Travelers looking to book hotels or try out a new restaurant while vacationing this holiday season should be wary of fake reviews. According to new research from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, social media has created a rich resource for travelers, but it has also created a field of fakers […]

Racing to Save the Indian River Lagoon

From red tide to runoff, the Indian River Lagoon faces many threats. Microplastics may be the newest identified enemy, but a team of UCF researchers and collaborators is racing to find answers before it is too late. UCF biologist Linda Walters and her team, including graduate student Casey Craig ’15, launched new research in the […]

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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.