UCF Fills Reflecting Pond With Thousands of Water Bottles to Celebrate Earth Day

UCF Fills Reflecting Pond With Thousands of Water Bottles to Celebrate Earth Day

Spirit Splash is typically the only time during the year when students are allowed to enter the UCF Reflecting Pond. But on Wednesday, more than 250,000 plastic water bottles filled the pond in an attempt to show waste and promote sustainability. With the help of David Norvell, assistant vice president of sustainability, and UCF Recycles, […]

  • Bike Week Cruises to Campus Starting Monday

    The bicycle is king next week as UCF celebrates Bike Week 2015. Bike Week will pack in a slew of bike-related activities, starting with a bicycle flash mob on Monday that organizers hope will bring together a sea of two-wheeled transportation. “I think it’s going to be a really fun week of events,” said Student […]

  • Peddling for a Passion

    From June 2013 to June 2014, Stephen Szucs, ’05, generated only one bag of garbage. After graduating from UCF with a bachelor’s degree in finance, Szucs taught English in Barcelona, led adventure tours across North America, traveled, owned a solar company and bartended. But, then he discovered his real passion. Dedicating himself to living a […]

  • Budding Partnership

    Michael Boyd, ’05, doesn’t remember the first time he met Michael Williamson, ’07, but he knew they’d become great friends after a discussion about a soccer match on TV spilled out into the parking lot of the former Underground Bluz, near UCF, for a real game. “Those impromptu games became late-night traditions throughout the remainder […]


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  • Celebrating Five Years of Environmental Awareness

    A sustainability nonprofit that has been accredited by the United Nations, recognized by U.S. presidents and involved in a number of international environmental conferences began as a small student organization at the University of Central Florida just a few years ago. IDEAS, a sustainability movement with more than 15 chapters around the world, was founded […]

  • Meet UCF Student Who DJs Using Solar Power

    It is a rare occasion when a U.S. president might give a shout-out to a DJ. But one UCF student that goes simply by DJ Chill Will, received some encouragement from President Bill Clinton during his 2013 commencement address at UCF. Clinton praised the student for the sustainability efforts he’s implemented into his work. His […]

  • Students Travel to Caribbean for Summer Service-Learning

    By the time Chelsea Liles starts her junior year of college, she’ll have already traveled to another country to shadow a doctor in a rural clinic, participating in the diagnostic process and helping him take patient histories. Liles is among the nine students from the University of Central Florida who have spent part of the […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.