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The University of Tampa.
2 Hours 4 Minutes Ago •
On Sept. 23, UT will hold the "Live For 24 Memorial Match" when Lynn University faces the Spartans in a 4 p.m. Sunshine State Conference meeting at the Martinez Sports Center. "Obviously, we are all devastated and heartbroken," said former UT player Margeaux Sinibaldi, one of Melissa Vanderhall's teammates, and a chief organizer of the Live For 24 Fund. "But within the blink of an eye, we went into action and decided we were going to do something."
September 15, 2017 •
A Message from UT President Ron Vaughn:
If you saw CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Irma last Sunday night, then you saw frequent shots of UT’s minarets. They were beacons in the windy and rainy night, lit up and symbolic of Tampa’s resilience.
UT was fortunate in that we received no damage from the hurricane despite the dire predictions. We never lost power. Plant Hall, which has seen its share of hurricanes, fared well. The new campus buildings, all of which were built to withstand hurricanes and many of which were sheltering students through the storm – were unscathed by the violent wind and rain. The tree debris that littered campus Monday morning has been cleaned up, classes resumed on Thursday and UT is quickly on its way back to normalcy.
But most importantly, the students who rode out the storm – both on campus and off – and the many staff members who were with them and otherwise supporting the effort, were the true shining examples of Spartan resiliency. There were heroes too numerous to mention, and I am very proud of our UT community.
UT faculty are eager to work with those students who had to miss class due to travel-related obstacles, and staff is working hard to ensure that students are prepared to continue with their educations.
As was mentioned on this page earlier this week, natural disasters don’t offer a playbook. Things happen. Plans change. We learned from Irma, and we realize there will be more hurricanes. But, our emergency preparedness will continue to be better because of it. We will be able to act even more decisively, thoughtfully and resolutely.
Of course, we realize that many communities across Florida and the Caribbean were not as fortunate. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those people who lost so much. Certainly there are alumni and other members of the UT community who were among those impacted by the storm, and we hope we can help them in whatever way possible.
It is my expectations that UT staff, faculty and students, as well as groups such as the PEACE volunteer center, will plan community service activities and fundraisers in the weeks ahead to help those victims of Irma.
We appreciate all of the good thoughts and well-wishes we received from the UT community worldwide. UT has always been a refuge for young people…a place where they can feel safe while receiving a world class education. With a lot of work we were able to uphold that tradition during Hurricane Irma. We hope to continue it for the future.
September 14, 2017 •
The Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa will mark its 40th anniversary with a special exhibition of works from the University’s permanent collection and the inaugural Art on the Boulevard cocktail party and silent auction fundraiser. Full story: http://www.ut.edu/Scarfone-Hartley-Gallery-Celebrates-40th-Anniversary.aspx