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Innovative partnership leads to new community relations position at USF’s St. Petersburg campus

The University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus, in conjunction with several community partners, has created a new position in an effort to further strengthen the connection between the city, businesses and the university.

July 26, 2021Campus News

New courses, partnerships and opportunities are the start of what leaders in the College of The Arts say will be a sustained expansion of arts programming and opportunities at USF’s St. Petersburg campus.

Arts programming expands at USF’s St. Petersburg campus

Several courses focused on the arts industry and architecture will be offered for the first time on USF’s St. Petersburg campus starting this fall semester. Meanwhile, ongoing collaborations across campuses and with community partners have the potential to enrich the curriculum with academic experiences in animation, dance and theater.

July 19, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Canva restaurant manager with chef in kitchen

USF Hospitality Leadership Program reimagined to help industry address staffing crisis

To address an ongoing staffing crisis, the University of South Florida’s Hospitality Leadership Program is being re-tooled to help industry leaders in the Tampa Bay area hire and retain top talent.

July 13, 2021Campus News

students in the nursing program working on laptops

USF Health College of Nursing adds seats to accelerated nursing pathway in Sarasota-Manatee and St. Petersburg

The USF Health College of Nursing is expanding the number of baccalaureate students in the accelerated nursing pathway at the Sarasota-Manatee and St. Petersburg campuses.

July 8, 2021Campus News

Alumna Paige Railey heads to the Olympics for Team USA

Sailor and alumna Paige Railey heading to Tokyo Olympics

Clearwater native Paige Railey will soon head to the Tokyo Olympics for Team USA. "I just want to perform well. I want to go out there and execute the things I've been training for,” Railey said. “If I do that, everything will fall into place."

July 2, 2021Campus News

Freshman Shawn Linsday with other students

Expanding services to help students from underserved communities

First-year students from underserved communities get a preview of what life will be like this fall on campus.

June 29, 2021Campus News, Student Life

Puppy raiser with her guide dog

Students can choose housing that fits their lifestyle through Residential Community Programs

Whether you’re new to campus, a transfer student or looking for people with similar interests, the USF St. Petersburg campus has a place for you. The campus is offering several themed housing and community options for students.

June 25, 2021Campus News, Student Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Campus operations reopen with new facilities and building upgrades

When faculty, staff and students return to the USF St. Petersburg campus after more than a year of remote learning due to the coronavirus, they’ll be greeted by new buildings and dramatic upgrades to existing facilities.

June 24, 2021Campus News

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth commemorates the day when 250,000 slaves in the state of Texas, which became the last bastion for slavery during the final days of the Civil War, were declared free by the U.S. Army.

Juneteenth: The complicated history, significance and celebration around the struggle for freedom

Juneteenth has become the most well-known celebration for the ending of slavery in the United States and viewed by some as America’s second Independence Day. But the history of this important celebration is complex and often misunderstood.

June 16, 2021Campus News, Events

An online forum brought together a panel of experts to look at what’s motivating people to get the vaccine and why others still are not.

Health and media experts discuss why some people don’t trust the COVID-19 vaccine

More than half the population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Case numbers are declining, but with nearly half of the people not yet vaccinated, it’s clear that trust is not there for many Americans. In an online forum, Trust & Vaccines, a panel of experts looked at what’s motivating people to get the vaccine and why others still are not.

June 14, 2021Events

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

Political science professor wins national award for faculty leadership in civic engagement

Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of Political Science and founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement, is the 2021 winner of the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement.

June 11, 2021Campus News, Research and Innovation

Reuben Pressman

Alumnus and entrepreneur Reuben Pressman appointed to USF St. Petersburg Campus Advisory Board

The USF Board of Trustees has appointed entrepreneur Reuben Pressman to a four-year term to the USF St. Petersburg Campus Advisory Board.

June 8, 2021Campus News

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