Sunday, May 19, 2013
An all-clear has been given at this time.
Update May 19 5:05 p.m.: Lt. Charlotte Domingo from the USF Police Department has confirmed the investigation at Beta Hall was related to a bomb threat. Domingo said the police department received an anonymous threat around 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and immediately set up a perimeter around the building. The threat also led to a full search inside and outside of Beta Hall, which is currently unoccupied for the summer term. “No explosives” were found, Domingo said. A criminal investigation, however, continues. Earlier: A possible bomb threat at the University of South Florida’s Beta Hall has sparked an investigation on campus. According to The Oracle, the USF Police Department has confirmed a bomb threat. "DEVELOPING: University Police …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The first-ever Tampa Bay Margarita Festival takes place later this month, but time is running out on early ticket discounts.
Carrollwood argarita lovers who want to support a good cause might delight in an upcoming event set to take place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in May. The first-ever Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is set for 2 to 10 p.m. on May 25. Attendees can anticipate live music, beach volleyball, fireworks and margaritas – lots of margaritas. Admission is $10 in advance, but rises to $15 on May 10. Margaritas range in price from $6 to $8. A portion of the proceeds will go to a University of South Florida nonprofit called Students in Free Enterprise, said Monica Varner, who is helping organize the festival, according to South Tampa Patch. Varner works with a group of people who are trying to raise awareness of downtown Tampa as a destination for …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Florida lawmakers are considering another 6 percent raise in tuition at the state’s universities.
Carrollwood high school students who want to further their education at the University of South Florida or another state university may soon find themselves paying more to get in. Even though funding for universities is up and budget cuts are off the table for the first time in years, Florida lawmakers are considering a tuition hike of 6 percent, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Over the past few years, tuition at Florida’s universities has climbed by as much as 15 percent as funding from the state fell. While funding is improving, lawmakers say the hike is needed to help offset some of the damage done during leaner years, the Times reports. Gov. Rick Scott, however, does not agree. He’s promised to veto any proposal that includes a hike …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This is the second time in its history the basketball team will take part in the tourney.
The University of South Florida women’s basketball team has reason to celebrate. For the second time ever, the Bulls have made the NCAA tournament cut, according to Tampa Bay Times. The Bulls are ranked No. 10 and faceoff in their first tourney game Saturday, March 23 against Texas Tech in Lubbock. "We're just so happy to be in the tournament,” The Tampa Tribune quoted USF forward Inga Orekhova as saying. “We don't know much about Texas Tech, but we're going to find out a whole lot more.'' If the Bulls defeat Texas Tech, they’ll move onto the second round of post-season play, which runs March 25-26. The Division I semifinal and championship games take place this year April 7 and 9 in New Orleans. To check out the brackets, visit the NCAA …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The members of Touch will demonstrate why they are “the world’s foremost iPadists” during a performance at the School of Music Concert Hall.
Apple’s iPad is great for connecting to the Internet on the go, keeping up with emails and playing fun apps to pass the time, but music? Absolutely say the folks at the University of South Florida’s School of Music. So much so, the school has its own iPad quintet, Touch. The group plans to show its stuff this Friday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at USF’s School of Music Concert Hall, address here. Touch is made up of music school faculty members David A. Williams and Clint Randles. Graduate students Victor Ezquerra, Chris Morris and Nick Stefanic round out the musical talent. Electronic music is a growing trend around the world, according to USF News. “The schools in Great Britain, Scandinavia and Australia are 20 years ahead of this country in …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The beleaguered coach is on his way out after three lackluster seasons. We'd like to hear your thoughts on the decision Carrollwood and Northdale.
University of South Florida football fans wanted change and it looks like they’re going to get it. Rather than a shift in strategy, however, they’re going to see a change in the Bulls’ head office. Coach Skip Holtz is out of a job after yesterday’s season finale, which ended with a 27-3 loss to Pittsburg, TBO.com is reporting. Holtz had been with the Bulls for three seasons, none of which produced winning performances. Earlier this week Holtz’s record with the Bulls had The Tampa Tribune speculating that change was in the air at USF. With an overall 16-21 record in Holtz’s three years at USF, it was clear something had to give. Fans, it was reasoned, wanted to see an immediate change either on the sidelines or the scoreboard. Today’s …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Autar Kaw, an engineering professor, has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Autar Kaw, an engineering professor at the University of South Florida, has won the nation’s highest undergraduate teaching honor. He has been named a 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is being recognized Nov. 15 at the National Press Club and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Kaw is one of four professors selected from more than 300 nominees to receive the award. He was selected in the category of Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year. Kaw has been a USF professor for 25 years, according to a USF press release. He has been praised for using technology and social media to …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The event will be held (Tuesday, Oct. 9) and will be open to the public.
From the University of South Florida: In recognition of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Bill and Giuliana Rancic, stars of Style Network’s reality show ‘Giuliana & Bill,' will be guest lecturers at the University of South Florida Tampa campus on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The Rancics will be sharing their story of Giuliana’s battle with breast cancer just one year after her diagnosis. “Giuliana & Bill” is the real-life love story of “Apprentice” winner Bill Rancic and his wife, “E! News” anchor Giuliana Rancic. More information about the show can be found at www.mystyle.com/tv-shows/giuliana-and-bill/. Hosted by the student-run University Lecture Series, the Rancics will converse with a student interviewer and then answer …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Bright Futures students were treated to an ice cream social.
The University of South Florida and the Florida Lottery kicked off the fall semester earlier this week by honoring Bright Futures scholarship recipients. Students attended a social with ice cream donated by Florida Lottery corporate retailer Winn-Dixie, according to a press release. They were joined by USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft and Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell, who congratulated the students on their commitment to academic excellence. They talked with students about the relationship between Florida colleges and the Florida Lottery. “Since the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program began in 1997, more than 166,000 Bright Futures scholarships have been awarded to students attending USF,” said O’Connell in the release. “The …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
The campus is promoting pedestrian and bicycle safety.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
From the Florida Department of Transportation: To actively promote pedestrian and bicycle safety at the University of South Florida and its surrounding area, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at USF has obtained approval from the FDOT Traffic Safety Office to conduct the first ever USF Bulls Walk and Bike Week: Walk Wise, Bike Smart, and Drive Carefully educational campaign. The campaign will take place on the USF Tampa campus, Sept. 10-14. USF President Judy Genshaft, FDOT District 7 Director Jim Moulton, and Hillsborough MPO Executive Director Raymond Chiaramonte are scheduled to speak. The scheduled events for the week include: Pedestrian and bicycle safety is a very important issue, especially in Florida. Florida was…