2014http://www.ut.edu/rss/utnewsrss.aspxOpera Workshop to Present “Spooktacular” Performance Nov. 1http://www.ut.edu/Opera-Workshop-to-Present-Spooktacular-Performance.aspx <p>Come to The University of Tampa on Saturday, Nov. 1, and be entertained by witches, gypsies, fairies, princes, spirits, pirates and Puritans as the Opera Workshop presents Halloween Hullabaloo!</p> The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 24 Oct 2014 20:35:03 GMTUT Receives LEED-ership Award for Jenkins Hallhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Receives-LEED-ership-Award-for-Jenkins-Hall.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s Howard and Patricia Jenkins Hall was recently named the outstanding project of the year in the category of LEED for New Construction, Higher Education by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.</p> The recognition was made at the chapter’s 2014 LEEDership Awards ceremony on Oct. 15. JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:38:35 GMTStudy Co-Written by UT Professor Finds Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generationshttp://www.ut.edu/Study-Finds-Florida-Lizards-Evolve-Rapidly.aspx <p>Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species — in as little as 15 years — as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.</p> <p>After contact with the invasive species, the native lizards began perching higher in trees, and, generation after generation, their feet evolved to become better at gripping the thinner, smoother branches found higher up.<br /><br />The change occurred at an astonishing pace: within a few months, native lizards had begun shifting to higher perches, and over the course of 15 years and 20 generations, their toe pads had become larger, with more sticky scales on their feet.</p> <div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:11:25 GMTOct. 26 UT Faculty Performance Features Music for Oboe and Organhttp://www.ut.edu/Faculty-Performance-Features-Music-for-Oboe-and-Organ.aspx <p>On Sunday, Oct. 26, The University of Tampa will present an oboe and organ recital at 3 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>Oboist Meg Cassell and organist Ryan Hebert will perform a program of works by George Philipp Telemann, Jan Koetsier and Josef Rheinberger.</p> <div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:21:45 GMTKick off Your Halloween Celebration with Kids at UT Oct. 29http://www.ut.edu/Kick-off-Your-Halloween-Celebration.aspx <p>Bring your kids to The University of Tampa on Wednesday, Oct. 29, for Kids at UT, an annual Halloween celebration for children in the Tampa Bay area hosted by the Residence Hall Association. The event is scheduled from 4–7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:23:29 GMTMembers of International Coalition to Discuss European Perspectives on Terrorismhttp://www.ut.edu/Members-of-International-Coalition-to-Discuss-European-Perspectives-on-Terrorism.aspx Five senior national representatives of the international coalition serving with the U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base are set to discuss European perspectives on the global fight against terror.<br /><br />The presentation will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. in the Grand Salon in Plant Hall at The University of Tampa (401 W. Kennedy Blvd.). The presentation is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 21 Oct 2014 18:40:25 GMTUT Set to Induct Class of 2014 to Athletic Hall of Famehttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Set-to-Induct-Class-of-2014-to-Athletic-Hall-of-Fame.aspx <p>The University of Tampa Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet is set for Thursday on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m.</p> The inductees include Shannon Aitken (women's soccer), Eric Beattie (baseball), David Dion (baseball), Tom Graham (men's soccer), Jim Kiner (men's swimming), Rene Martinez (baseball), Jessie McDowell (women's basketball) and Malana Winskas (women's soccer).<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 16 Oct 2014 19:27:11 GMTSykes Hall of Fame Speaker Series Kicks Off Oct. 16 with Vinik, Jameshttp://www.ut.edu/Sykes-Hall-of-Fame-Speaker-Series-Oct-16-Vinik-James.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will welcome Jeff Vinik, owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Tom James, chairman of Raymond James Financial, on Thursday, Oct. 16, who will speak to a sold-out crowd as part of the Sykes Hall of Fame Speaker Series.</p> The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., with networking and refreshments. The presentation, <em>Matching Wits with Wall Street</em>, begins at 6 p.m. The discussion will be moderated by Geoff Simon of Simon &amp; Associates Wealth Management of Raymond James.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 15 Oct 2014 14:54:05 GMTSomething for Everyone at UT’s Fall Dance Happening Oct. 22-25http://www.ut.edu/Something-for-Everyone-at-Fall-Dance-Happening.aspx From Oct. 22–25, The University of Tampa will present its popular Dance Happening, featuring pieces that explore everything from current social issues to dance for the pure joy of movement. All performances begin at 8 p.m. in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDTue, 14 Oct 2014 20:40:49 GMTUT to Welcome Back Alumni and Students at Homecoming Oct. 16-18http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Welcome-Back-Alumni-and-Students-at-Homecoming.aspx In Tampa, where even in mid-October the palm trees are still swaying in the warm seas breezes, the signs of fall are more subtle: pumpkins on front porches, less humidity in the air and The University of Tampa’s annual homecoming.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDTue, 14 Oct 2014 17:54:04 GMTUT’s Sykes College of Business Again Named One of the World’s Top Business Schools By the Princeton Reviewhttp://www.ut.edu/Sykes-College-of-Business-Again-Named-On-of-the-Worlds-Top-Business-Schools.aspx For the ninth year in a row, The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business has been named as an outstanding business school by the Princeton Review — and recognized as one of the 296 best business schools in the world.<br /><br /> SARAH GLASSFORDMon, 13 Oct 2014 14:11:00 GMTTrio of Local Business Leaders to Speak at Business Network Symposiumhttp://www.ut.edu/Trio-of-Local-Business-Leaders-to-Speak-at-Business-Network-Symposium.aspx The leaders of Oxford Exchange, Ferman Motor Car Co. and Revenue Management Solutions are slated to speak at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to kick off the 2014-2015 Business Network Symposium series. There will be a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 7:45–9 a.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDThu, 09 Oct 2014 17:47:58 GMTFerman to Receive Ethics Award from UT Center for Ethics Oct. 17http://www.ut.edu/Ferman-to-Receive-Ethics-Award-from-UT-Center-for-Ethics.aspx James L. Ferman Jr., CEO and president of Ferman Motor Car Co., will receive the Tampa Bay Ethics Award from The University of Tampa Center for Ethics at a breakfast and ceremony on Friday, Oct. 17. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club on the UT campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDThu, 09 Oct 2014 13:19:10 GMTUT's PNC Bank Concert Artist Series Continues Oct. 19http://www.ut.edu/PNC-Bank-Concert-Artist-Series-Continues.aspx The University of Tampa’s 2014-2015 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values continues Sunday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. with a performance by organist Haig Mardirosian that promises to be a colorful display of the many facets of the chapel’s Dobson pipe organ.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDTue, 07 Oct 2014 15:41:19 GMTOct. 11 UT Wind Ensemble Concert is All About Location, Location, Locationhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Wind-Ensemble-Concert-is-All-About-Location-Location-Location.aspx The University of Tampa Wind Ensemble is set to give a multimedia performance of music inspired by location on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 302 W. Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. The concert, titled “Location, Location, Location: Music Inspired by Places” will feature UT students from Austria, Spain, France, Bahrain, Japan, Russia and the United States speaking about their home countries. <br /> SARAH GLASSFORDMon, 06 Oct 2014 18:19:35 GMTEquality Florida CEO to Talk on Oct. 16http://www.ut.edu/Equality-Florida-CEO-to-Talk.aspx Nadine Smith, co-founder and CEO of Equality Florida, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on The University of Tampa campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Smith’s presentation is free and open to the public.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDMon, 06 Oct 2014 14:08:42 GMTUT Presents an Evening of Chamber Music Oct. 7http://www.ut.edu/UT-Presents-an-Evening-of-Chamber-Music.aspx Stop by The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for an evening of chamber music featuring several members of UT’s music faculty. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon and is free and open to the public.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDFri, 03 Oct 2014 18:01:37 GMTEnjoy a “Choral Collage” at UT Oct. 3http://www.ut.edu/Enjoy-Choral-Collage-at-UT.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will present a “choral collage” on Friday, Oct. 3, when four of the University’s five choirs come together for a concert. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 01 Oct 2014 19:52:58 GMTUT and CEO Combat Unemployment at National Conferencehttp://www.ut.edu/UT-and-CEO-Combat-Unemployment-at-National-Conference.aspx <p>For many graduates entering the workforce, the availability of employment isn’t quite what they were hoping. But for the determined, meeting that challenge with entrepreneurial skills can make the difference. To equip university students across the U.S., the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) has teamed up with The University of Tampa to host the 17th annual CEO National Conference Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2014, at Orlando’s Hyatt Grand Cypress.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 01 Oct 2014 13:49:08 GMTUT Alumni Exhibition on Display Oct. 3–24http://www.ut.edu/UT-Alumni-Exhibition-on-Display-Oct-3-24.aspx <p>Alumni from throughout the U.S. will show their expertise as professional artists during The University of Tampa Alumni Exhibition at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on campus. The show will run Oct. 3–24, and will kick off with an opening reception Friday, Oct. 3, from 7–9 p.m.</p> More than 50 works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, clay, mixed media, digital images, drawings, installations and photography, will be on view.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 30 Sep 2014 15:36:18 GMTUT’s Production of Six Characters in Search of an Author Opens Oct. 9http://www.ut.edu/Production-Of-Six-Characters-In-Search-Of-An-Author.aspx <p>From Oct. 9–12, The University of Tampa will stage <em>Six Characters in Search of an Author</em>, a play by Luigi Pirandello that turns a mirror onto the theatre itself. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, Oct. 9–11, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. All performance will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> <em>Six Characters in Search of an Author</em> was written in 1921 by Pirandello, an Italian novelist and playwright. It is an absurdist meta-theatrical play about the relationship between authors, their characters and theatre practitioners in which a family of characters left unrealized by their author interrupts the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demands the director and cast stage their story.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 29 Sep 2014 16:16:12 GMTUT’s Leadership Speaker Series Kicks Off Oct. 2 with Discussion on Affordable Care Acthttp://www.ut.edu/Leadership-Speaker-Series-Discussion-Affordable-Care-Act.aspx The Affordable Care Act will be up for discussion on Thursday, Oct. 2, when The University of Tampa welcomes attorney Andrew McLaughlin to campus. McLaughlin will speak on <em>A Primer on the Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Business</em> as part of the TECO Center for Leadership Speaker Series. JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 22 Sep 2014 17:58:45 GMTFeel The Beat at UT Percussion Concert Oct. 1http://www.ut.edu/Feel-The-Beat-at-UT-Percussion-Concert.aspx <p>Stop by The University of Tampa on Wednesday, Oct. 1, for an evening of contemporary percussion, from marimba to djembe. Percussionist David Coash will perform along with bass trombonist, and fellow Florida Orchestra member, Harold Van Schaik. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 19 Sep 2014 14:59:50 GMTUT To Host Florida Orchestra Musicians Association Fourth Annual Benefit Concerthttp://www.ut.edu/Florida-Orchestra-Musicians-Association-Benefit-Concert.aspx <p>On Friday, Sept. 26, The University of Tampa will host The Florida Orchestra Musicians Association’s Fourth Annual Benefit Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge. The concert is free and open to the public.</p> Soloists for the concert will be the two Senior Division winners of FOMA’s 2013 Justine LeBaron Young Artist Competition, violinist Julia Hossain and pianist Jacques Antonorsi, a UT junior music performance major.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 17 Sep 2014 15:21:52 GMTAttorney Greg Kehoe to Discuss Work on Iraqi Special Tribunal at UT Oct. 8http://www.ut.edu/Attorney-Greg-Kehoe-to-Discuss-Work-Iraqi-Tribunal.aspx <p>Tampa attorney Greg Kehoe, who led the team of lawyers and investigators which advised the Iraqi Special Tribunal, will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center on The University of Tampa campus.</p> Kehoe will speak about his experiences in working on the tribunal, which was an ad hoc court formed to prosecute Saddam Hussein. He will also speak about his vast national and international law practice. JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 16 Sep 2014 14:30:59 GMTUT Installs EV Charging Stations on Campus for UT Drivershttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Installs-EV-Charging-Stations.aspx <p>In an effort to further its commitment to sustainability and energy savings, The University of Tampa has installed four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on the first floor of the Thomas Parking Garage on campus. Two are now operable and two others are in place and will be activated as demand dictates.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 15 Sep 2014 17:56:03 GMTConcert Artist Series Kicks Off Sept. 28http://www.ut.edu/Concert-Artist-Series-Kicks-Off-Sept-28.aspx <p>On Sunday, Sept. 28, The University of Tampa will kick off the 2014-2015 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values with <em>Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart</em>. The concert will begin at 2 p.m.</p> Performers include Grigorios Zamparas, piano; Ted Decorso, clarinet; and Hein Jung, soprano. Haig Mardirosian, dean of the College of Arts and Letters, will conduct an orchestra of some of the area’s best professional musicians.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 Sep 2014 20:03:25 GMTUT to Welcome Guest Speaker Erica Williams Sept. 26http://www.ut.edu/UT-To-Welcome-Guest-Speaker-Erica-Williams.aspx <p>Erica Williams — an ex-political strategist and advocate turned transformational speaker, storytelling trainer and media maker — will be at The University of Tampa on Friday, Sept. 26, to speak to students about how they can use their degree and 21st century digital technology to mobilize change in their communities and throughout the nation.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 Sep 2014 17:53:01 GMTMusic Technology Faculty Show Sept. 22http://www.ut.edu/Music-Technology-Faculty-Performance-Sept-22.aspx <p>On Monday, Sept. 22, The University of Tampa will present a concert by Don Saginario, a member of the music department’s music technology and composition faculty. The concert is set for 4 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.<br /><br />Saginario will perform jazz/blues standards and original compositions for electric guitar.</p> <p><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 Sep 2014 15:04:57 GMTMainStreet Speaker Event Sept. 24 Focuses on Crowdfundinghttp://www.ut.edu/MainStreet-Speaker-Sept-24.aspx The University of Tampa will host a panel discussion on <em>Crowdfunding: Cutting Edge Funding for Entrepreneurs</em> on Wednesday, Sept. 24, as part of the Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business’ MainStreet Speaker Series.<br /><br />The event begins with a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with the presentation running from 7:45–9 a.m. It will be held in the Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 09 Sep 2014 18:18:07 GMTSept. 17 UT Honors Symposium Looks At How Film Festival Has Adapted To Digital Agehttp://www.ut.edu/Honors-Symposium-Film-Festival-Has-Adapted-To-Digital-Age.aspx <p>On Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 7:15 p.m., The University of Tampa’s honors symposia series will continue with a panel of speakers from the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (TIGLFF) to discuss what goes into producing the third oldest film festival in Florida. The discussion, titled <em>Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Adapts to the Digital Age</em>, will be in the Vaughn Center’s Reeves Theater and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 08 Sep 2014 20:34:24 GMTUT T-Shirt Exchange to Benefit Metropolitan Ministrieshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-T-Shirt-Exchange-to-Benefit-Metropolitan-Ministries.aspx <p>As part of celebrating College Colors Day 2014 on Aug. 29, University of Tampa students had the opportunity to exchange old T-shirts from other universities and colleges for a new University of Tampa Spartans “Put Red and Black on Your Back” T-shirt.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 04 Sep 2014 18:47:10 GMTUT’s Adjunct Art Faculty to Exhibit Recent Works Sept. 5–26http://www.ut.edu/Adjunct-Art-Faculty-to-Exhibit-Works-Sept-5-26.aspx <p>The expertise of The University of Tampa’s adjunct art faculty will be on display Sept. 5–26 when they display recent works at the Adjunct Art Faculty Exhibition at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. There will be an opening reception honoring the artists on Friday, Sept. 5, from 7–9 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 03 Sep 2014 13:27:37 GMTUT Encourages Safe, Reliable Transportation with Prepaid “Home Safe” Cardhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Encourages-Safe-Transportation-with-Prepaid-Home-Safe-Card.aspx <p>The University of Tampa, in partnership with Store Financial and Home Safe Card, is offering its students a prepaid card that facilitates a safe ride home and prevents drunk driving.</p> <p>An alternative to cash and credit cards, the Home Safe Card is a prepaid gift card that can only be redeemed for taxi fare, mass-transit fare, rental car fees, airline tickets and other transportation methods. </p> <div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 03 Sep 2014 20:43:02 GMTDocumentary about Nepalese “No-War-No-Peace” Zone to be Shown Sept. 9http://www.ut.edu/Documentary-about-Nepalese-No-War-No-Peace-Zone.aspx <p>The film <em>Silencing the Guns</em>, which is about a village in Nepal that survived decades of armed conflict without one gunshot, will be shown in the Grand Salon in Plant Hall at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m.<br /><br />The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A session with Hem Pun, a Nepalese soldier turned peace activist who will share his experiences in the fight against oppression.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 28 Aug 2014 19:53:23 GMTFall Honors Symposia Explores Genesis and Evolution of Human Aspiration for Knowledgehttp://www.ut.edu/Content.aspx?id=22537 <p>From the roots of bookmaking to the trajectories of world governance, the Fall 2014 Honors Program symposia series will explore the theme “Roots and Contexts of Ideas.”<br /><br />The series kicks off, Wednesday, Sept. 3, with a presentation by Richard Mathews, UT Dana professor of English and writing and director of the UT Press and <em>Tampa Review</em>, titled “Art of the Book: Its Roots and Evolving Contexts.” Mathews’ talk begins at 5 p.m. in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 26 Aug 2014 17:20:13 GMTAug. 30 Concert Brings a Taste of 19th-Century Eastern Europe to UThttp://www.ut.edu/Concert-Brings-19th-Century-Eastern-Europe.aspx <p>On Saturday, Aug. 30, The University of Tampa will welcome The Rubinstein Players, a duo comprised of violinist Tatiana Chulochnikova and pianist Maria Lyapkova, who will give a concert of early 19th century Ukrainian works. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge and is free and open to the public.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 21 Aug 2014 17:46:51 GMTUT Boasts 100 Percent Passage Rate for Nursing Students on Licensure Examhttp://www.ut.edu/100-Percent-Passage-Rate-Nursing-Licensure.aspx <p>The University of Tampa recently announced that 100 percent of the 2014 class of nursing graduates passed the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) on the first try.<br /><br />UT is one of the few Florida schools with a 100 percent first-time passage rate for 2014 graduates. Graduates of all the nursing schools in Florida, which includes BSN and associate’s degree in nursing programs, take the NCLEX-RN exam. The 2014 national average of passage for first-time exam takers is approximately 85 percent. Florida schools have a 77 percent passing rate to date.</p> <p><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 20 Aug 2014 20:08:31 GMTUT Announces Lineup for 2014-2015 PNC Bank Concert Artist Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Announces-Lineup-for-2014-2015-PNC-Series.aspx <p>From the great works of Mozart and other classical composers to world percussion and jazz, The University of Tampa’s 2014-2015 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values will offer an aural feast for music lovers. <br /><br />This series of free concerts, sponsored by PNC Bank, has become one of UT’s most anticipated and well-attended events on campus.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 16 Sep 2014 14:56:55 GMTUT Students Win National Accounting Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/Students-Win-National-Accounting-Competition.aspx <p>A team of University of Tampa students took first place in a national Beta Alpha Psi best practices competition, which was held at the 2014 Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in Atlanta on Aug. 7-9.<br /><br />Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 19 Aug 2014 14:29:47 GMTSpartans Start the Year with Service Aug. 22http://www.ut.edu/Spartans-Start-the-Year-with-Service.aspx <p>On Friday, Aug. 22, University of Tampa students will start the academic year off by giving back to the Tampa Bay community during the University’s annual day of service, Into the Streets. Dean of Students Stephanie Russell Krebs said because UT has a high number of students that aren’t from this area, Into the Streets offers a great opportunity to introduce them to the surrounding Tampa Bay community.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 14 Aug 2014 19:02:20 GMTUT Professor’s One-Woman Dance Focuses on the Joys, Pitfalls of Aginghttp://www.ut.edu/Professors-One-Woman-Dance-Aging.aspx <p>Susan Taylor Lennon, a professor of dance at The University of Tampa, will perform a one-woman show about the joys, pitfalls and fears of getting old(er). Performances will be in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at 8 p.m. on June 20, 21, 27 and 28, plus a matinee at 2 p.m. on June 28. All performances are free and open to the public.<br /><br />“<em>Aging in Time</em> is primarily a story about getting old, told through storytelling and dancing,” said Lennon. “I share stories of the joys and laughter and the frustrations and tears of the losses and the riches that come with age.”</p> <p><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 03 Jun 2014 20:29:16 GMTOn Stage: Women of All Ages Opens at UT June 13http://www.ut.edu/On-Stage-Women-of-All-Ages.aspx <p><em>On Stage: Women of All Ages</em>, an exhibition of the performance photography of Tampa-based photographer Jim Lennon, will be on view at The University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery June 13–July 3. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 13, from 7–9 p.m.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 03 Jun 2014 20:30:38 GMTUT Graduate Students Take Third In International SAP Simulation Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/Grad-Students-Take-Third-SAP-Simulation.aspx <p>A team of four University of Tampa graduate students was awarded third place in the sixth annual International ERPsim Competition 2014, which replicates a high-stress business environment, organized by HEC Montreal. </p> <p><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 28 May 2014 21:25:09 GMTUT to Demolish Old Residence Hall, Construct New Hall in its Placehttp://www.ut.edu/Demolish-Old-Residence-Hall-Construct-New-Hall.aspx The University of Tampa has announced it will demolish a wing of a nearly 30-year-old residence hall and will break ground immediately on a new residence hall in its place.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDThu, 15 May 2014 13:10:00 GMTTino Martinez to be Honored at Yankee Stadiumhttp://www.ut.edu/Tino-Martinez-Honored-Yankee-Stadium.aspx <p>Former University of Tampa baseball standout Tino Martinez will be honored by the New York Yankees on June 21 for his contributions to the organization. The team will honor Martinez with a ceremony in Monument Park at Yankees Stadium.</p> <p></p> SCOTT MCATASNEYWed, 14 May 2014 18:34:38 GMTUT President Recognized for Improving On-Campus Student Experiencehttp://www.ut.edu/President-Recognized-for-Improving-Student-Experience.aspx <p>President Ronald Vaughn has been awarded the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region III President’s Award for enhancing the quality of student life on campus by supporting Student Affairs, programs and services.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 09 May 2014 19:57:16 GMTSherloq Solutions Awards $20,000 to UT Student-Entrepreneur Businesseshttp://www.ut.edu/Sherloq-Solutions-Awards-20k-to-UT-Entrepreneurs.aspx <p>UT undergraduate student Brett McQuaide was awarded $10,000 in seed money to reach the beta testing phase for his new “Stir Stick” business product at the Spartan Accelerator program last Friday.</p> <p>The item, which features thermochromic ink, lets people know when their cup of coffee is at the perfect drinkable temperature.<br /><br />McQuaide was one of four UT student-run business ventures that had the opportunity to present their business plans to local entrepreneurial judges — all competing for a chance to gain $25,000 in no-payback seed capital. </p> <div></div> SCOTT MCATASNEYWed, 14 May 2014 18:34:57 GMTUT Celebrates Commencement May 10http://www.ut.edu/UT-Celebrates-Commencement-May-10.aspx <p>More than 1,100 UT students — 1,163 to be exact — will become UT alumni at the University’s 138th commencement on Saturday, May 10, at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.<br /><br />The 1,163 degree candidates include 956 bachelor’s degree candidates and 207 master’s degree candidates. There are six undergraduates graduating summa cum laude (a perfect 4.0 GPA), which is a University record.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 05 May 2014 14:31:31 GMTUT Entrepreneurship Students Compete for $25,000 in Seed Fundinghttp://www.ut.edu/Entrepreneurship-Students-Compete-25k-Seed-Funding.aspx <p>Tomorrow, May 2 from 2-4 p.m., leaders of four UT student-run businesses will have the opportunity to present their business plans to local entrepreneurial judges and win $25,000 in no payback seed capital.<br /><br />The students will present a formal investor business plan presentation, and the judges are from Sherloq Solutions and Florida Funders. The award will be funded on a milestone basis to ensure that each step in the business building process has been evaluated.</p> <p></p> SCOTT MCATASNEYWed, 14 May 2014 18:35:56 GMTUT’s Fine Arts Seniors to Showcase Their Work May 6–9http://www.ut.edu/Fine-Arts-Seniors-to-Showcase-Work-May-6–9.aspx <p>From May 6–9, graduating fine arts students will exhibit their work at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and Bailey Art Studios, Room 123 at The University of Tampa. A closing reception is scheduled for Friday, May 9, from 7–9 p.m.<br /><br />Each student will exhibit works in their area of expertise, including painting, computer graphics, graphic design, animation and mixed media.</p> <p><br /></p> SCOTT MCATASNEYWed, 14 May 2014 18:35:17 GMTUT's Camerata and Chamber Singers Finish Performance Season May 5 and 9http://www.ut.edu/UT-Camerata-and-Chamber-Singers-Finish-Performance.aspx The University of Tampa’s Camerata Singers and Chamber Singers will give their final concerts of the academic year on Monday, May 5, and Friday, May 9. The May 5 concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the May 9 performance starts at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 455 Missouri Ave. N. in Largo. Both concerts are free and open to the public. SARAH GLASSFORDWed, 30 Apr 2014 14:16:52 GMTUT Receives Gold LEED Certification for West Kennedy Hallhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Receives-Gold-LEED-West-Kennedy-Hall.aspx <p>The University of Tampa recently received LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for West Kennedy Hall, UT’s newest residential community on campus. The building opened in August 2013.<br /><br />West Kennedy Hall is the third building on UT’s campus built in accordance with the rigorous standards set by USGBC’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program. The other two buildings are the Science Annex, which achieved LEED Gold designation, and the Dickey Health and Wellness Center, which achieved LEED Silver designation.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 25 Apr 2014 20:41:51 GMTUT Jazz Ensemble to Get “Funky” at Spring Concert April 28http://www.ut.edu/UT-Jazz-Ensemble-to-Get-Funky.aspx <p>The University of Tampa Jazz Ensemble will present its spring concert, <em>Spring Can Be a Funky Jazz Thing</em>, on Monday, April 28. The concert, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 24 Apr 2014 15:20:53 GMTSpring Dance Happening April 30–May 3http://www.ut.edu/Spring-Dance-Happening-April-30–May-2.aspx <p>The always popular spring Dance Happening will take place April 30–May 3 at The University of Tampa, featuring popular music and student dancers from all parts of the University community. The show begins at 8 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and winds its way through campus to the East Verandah of Plant Hall.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 21 Apr 2014 20:20:47 GMTUT Orchestra to Perform Spring Concert April 29http://www.ut.edu/Orchestra-to-Perform-Spring-Concert-April-29.aspx <p>The University of Tampa Orchestra will perform its spring concert Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge. There will be a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m., led by Kira Omelchenko, assistant professor of music and director of orchestral and string studies.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 15 Apr 2014 16:49:02 GMTUT to Host April 26 Human Rights Day Conferencehttp://www.ut.edu/April-26-Human-Rights-Day-Conference.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will hold its third annual Human Rights Day Conference on Saturday, April 26. Conference attendees will investigate and celebrate human rights through panels, presentations and creative works from UT faculty and students as well as outside speakers.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 14 Apr 2014 19:45:07 GMTLead Counsel for Campaign Finance Supreme Court Case to Speak at UT April 28http://www.ut.edu/Lead-Counsel-Campaign-Finance-Supreme-Court.aspx <p>Dan Backer, an attorney who successfully challenged campaign finance restrictions in the recent controversial McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) case, will speak at The University of Tampa on Monday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge.</p> <br />McCutcheon v. FEC, which <em>Time</em> magazine stated will “usher in a new era in political spending,” affirms that individuals can now spend in aggregate an unlimited amount of money on political parties and campaigns.<div></div> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 14 Apr 2014 15:19:47 GMTUT to Celebrate Undergraduate Research April 24–30http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Celebrate-Undergraduate-Research-April-24–30.aspx Research is typically thought of as a pursuit for faculty or graduate students, but participating in a research project as an undergraduate gives students a better understanding of their field and the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty. The University of Tampa will celebrate undergraduate research at the University with a series of events from April 24–30. JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 10 Apr 2014 16:00:12 GMTUT to Present Measure for Measure April 24–27http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Present-Measure-for-Measure.aspx The University of Tampa will present a production of Shakespeare’s <em>Measure for Measure</em> April 24–27. Show times are Thursday–Saturday, April 24–26, at 8 p.m., with an additional matinee showing on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 09 Apr 2014 14:10:38 GMTUT’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Up Through April 24http://www.ut.edu/Annual-Juried-Student-Art-Exhibition-April-24.aspx The annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, on display now through April 24, gives students from any major at The University of Tampa an opportunity to display their artwork to the public at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on campus.<br /><br />Pieces in the exhibition are from a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, digital media, animations and mixed media. Juried by UT’s fine arts faculty, all work is original and not previously displayed in the Scarfone/Hartey Gallery.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 07 Apr 2014 19:09:12 GMTCellist-Pianist Duo to Give Master Class and Recital April 17http://www.ut.edu/Cellist-Pianist-Duo-Master-class-Recital.aspx On Thursday, April 17, Hannah Holman, a cellist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, and Réne Lecuona, a pianist with an active solo and chamber music career, will be at The University of Tampa to give a master class and recital.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 02 Apr 2014 20:22:16 GMTUT Student Featured in Forbes Article about Millennials Changing the Worldhttp://www.ut.edu/Student-Forbes-Millennials-Changing-World.aspx <p>University of Tampa student Katelyn Edwards ‘15, of Orlando, was featured in a Forbes.com article today that asked the question “What Motivates Millenials To Change the World.”</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 23 Apr 2014 15:04:13 GMTUT Opera Workshop Performance April 12–13http://www.ut.edu/UT-Opera-Workshop-Performance-April.aspx The University of Tampa’s Opera Workshop will perform on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m. Both performances will take place in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and are free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 28 Mar 2014 14:18:03 GMTApril 10 Guest Artist Concert to Feature Piano Music of Granados, Albeniz and de Fallahttp://www.ut.edu/Piano-Music-Granados-Albeniz-de-Falla.aspx On Thursday, April 10, pianist Olga Llano Kuehl-White will give a master class and perform a concert at The University of Tampa. The performance, <em>Viva España</em>, will take place in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 27 Mar 2014 16:04:13 GMTWade Davis – National Geographic Explorer, TED Presenter – Comes to UT April 8http://www.ut.edu/Wade-Davis-National-Geographic-Explorer-TED.aspx Wade Davis, an explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society who has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity,” will speak at The University of Tampa on April 8.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 25 Mar 2014 19:57:17 GMTPara-Commandos and 600 Cadets Highlight March 29 JROTC Drill Meethttp://www.ut.edu/Para-Commandos-1000-Cadets-JROTC.aspx The 40th anniversary of the Lisa Pauchey JROTC Drill Meet at the University of Tampa on Saturday, March 29, will feature SOCOM Para-Commandos, more than 600 JROTC students from more than 20 schools around the state and UT’s award-winning Army ROTC Spartan battalion.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 25 Mar 2014 19:48:49 GMTHeads of C1 Bank, Premier Eye Care and Tucker/Hall to Speak at April 8 BNShttp://www.ut.edu/C1-Bank-Premier-Eye-Care-Tucker-Hall-BNS.aspx Three leaders in the financial services, managed eye care and public relations industries will share their expertise at the final Business Network Symposium of the 2013-2014 academic year on Tuesday, April 8, at The University of Tampa.<br /><br />The event begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m., and the program runs from 7:45–9 a.m. The symposium will be held in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 25 Mar 2014 20:45:21 GMTInterfaith Harmony Week Explores Others’ Beliefshttp://www.ut.edu/Interfaith-Harmony-Week-Explores-Others-Beliefs.aspx From March 29–April 3, The University of Tampa will host Interfaith Harmony Week, a series of events meant to raise awareness about the interfaith movement and educate students about religions and beliefs other than their own.<br /><br />The events include The Power of Pause; Be at Peace, Not Pieces; and Speed Faithing. <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 24 Mar 2014 18:39:23 GMTRole of the North American Development Bank Topic of March 27 Symposiumhttp://www.ut.edu/North-American-Development-Bank-March-Symposium.aspx Juan Antonio Flores, associate director of public affairs for the North American Development Bank, will stop by The University of Tampa on Thursday, March 27, to give a talk on “U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Cooperation for Development: The Case of the North American Development Bank.” <br /><br />Flores’ talk, part of the University’s Honors Symposia series, begins at 4 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the 2nd floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 24 Mar 2014 13:06:26 GMTUT March 27–30 Performance Described as “Cult Classic Musical Comedy”http://www.ut.edu/Performance-Described-as-Cult-Classic-Musical.aspx University of Tampa student actors will explore TV soap operas, “genuine press-on nails,” Barbie and Ken’s secret fantasy life, divas, a unique and new way of recycling, and what “is” and “is not” feminine in a theatrical performance of <em>Six Women With Brain Death (or Expiring Minds Want To Know)</em>.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 20 Mar 2014 17:42:11 GMTUT Student’s Startup Named One of “Coolest” By Inc. Magazinehttp://www.ut.edu/Student-Startup-Named-One-of-Coolest.aspx Beatmerch, a startup company created by UT student Duncan Abdelnour, has been named one of the Coolest College Startups by <em>Inc. Magazine</em> for 2014. The group includes 16 startups, which were chosen out of a list of 100. <br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 21 Mar 2014 19:19:47 GMTUrban Bush Women and UT to Help Build Community Through Dancehttp://www.ut.edu/Urban-Bush-Women-and-UT-to-Help-Build-Community.aspx From March 25–31, UT will host the internationally renowned dance company Urban Bush Women for a community engagement residency that will explore the theme “Building Community through Dance.”<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 20 Mar 2014 17:45:52 GMT“My Afghanistan” Documentary to be Screened March 25http://www.ut.edu/My-Afghanistan-Documentary.aspx The documentary “My Afghanistan — Life in the Forbidden Zone,” which provides a rare glimpse into the war-torn existence of ordinary Afghans, will be screened at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, March 25, at 5 p.m. in the Reeves Theater.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 18 Mar 2014 20:47:35 GMTAmbassador from Liechtenstein to Speak at UT Todayhttp://www.ut.edu/Ambassador-from-Liechtenstein.aspx Claudia Fritsche, the ambassador of the Principality of Liechtenstein, will be speaking on campus today (March 17) about Liechtenstein’s role in the global economy, international relations and its initiatives with the United Nations in areas of human rights and international law.<br /><br />The presentation, part of the University’s Honors Symposia series, will take place in Fletcher Lounge in Plant Hall starting at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 17 Mar 2014 14:06:56 GMTMardirosian and Zamparas to Perform 2013-2014 PNC Bank Concert Series on April 6http://www.ut.edu/Mardirosian-Zamparas-to-Perform-2013-2014-PNC-Bank-Concert-Series-on-April-6.aspx University of Tampa organist Haig Mardirosian and pianist Grigorios Zamparas will perform in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on Sunday, April 6. The concert, which will be held at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public.<br /><br />Mardirosian is dean of the College of Arts and Letters and has been an international recitalist for 48 years and a recording artist. Zamparas is an associate professor of music, a world-renowned pianist and also a recording artist.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDFri, 14 Mar 2014 14:14:51 GMTSeasoned Entrepreneur Jeff Stevenson to Share Insights at UT March 19http://www.ut.edu/Entrepreneur-Jeff-Stevenson-at-UT.aspx The University of Tampa will welcome Jeff Stevenson, founder and CEO of VinoPRO, on Wednesday, March 19, to speak on “Yes, Profit Does Matter: How we flamed out, then catapulted VinoPRO to No. 236 on the 2013 Inc. 500 list in four years.”<br /><br />The event will be held in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club. Breakfast and networking begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program will start at 7:45 a.m.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDThu, 13 Mar 2014 15:59:30 GMTUT Student’s Invention Takes Third in Pitch Competition at SEEChttp://www.ut.edu/Students-Invention-Takes-Third-SEEC.aspx Ever wanted to know when your cup of joe is at the perfect drinkable temperature? <br /><br />University of Tampa student Brett McQuaide devised an item to do just that. It’s called the Stir Stick, and it features thermochromic ink to measure when a beverage is at a perfect consumption temperature. <br /><br />McQuaide won third place and $500 in the recent Spartan Idea Pitch Competition at the 2014 Southeast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC 2014), which was held at UT in late February.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 07 Mar 2014 14:59:51 GMTUT Master’s Students Win Regional Case Study Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/Masters-Students-Win-Regional-Compeition.aspx For the second year in a row, a University of Tampa team of master’s degree students won the Tampa Bay ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Cup competition at the University Club in downtown Tampa last week.<br /><br />The team, which consisted of Kate Demick, Miriaku Obioha, Matt Vail and Adelaide Yego, finished ahead of teams from Rollins College, University of South Florida and Saint Leo University. <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 06 Mar 2014 18:54:11 GMTUT Presents Exhibition of Kanevsky Paintings Through March 28http://www.ut.edu/Exhibition-of-Kanevsky-Paintings.aspx Through March 28, The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is presenting an exhibition of paintings by nationally acclaimed artist Alex Kanevsky.<br /><br />Born in Russia in 1963, Kanevsky began painting in his spare time while studying theoretical mathematics at the University of Vilnius in Lithuania (then part of the USSR). After his arrival in the U.S. in 1983, he soon turned to painting full time, enrolling in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and winning a Pew Fellowship.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 04 Mar 2014 20:55:23 GMTBe a Part of UT’s Urban Bush Women Residency Workshops March 26–29http://www.ut.edu/Urban-Bush-Women-Residency.aspx From March 25–31, The University of Tampa will host the internationally renowned dance company Urban Bush Women for a community engagement residency. The public is invited to take part in dance workshops with the Urban Bush Women exploring the theme “building community through dance” March 26–28, culminating in a performance on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDWed, 12 Mar 2014 21:07:05 GMTTwo Alumni Awarded for Entrepreneurship and Family Businesshttp://www.ut.edu/Two-Alumni-Awarded-for-Entrepreneurship-Family-Business.aspx University of Tampa alumni and entrepreneurs Doug Rothschild, managing principal of the commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley, and Stewart Moon Jr. of Air &amp; Energy, were honored at the UT Entrepreneurship Center’s third annual Business and Entrepreneur Alumni Awards event.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 28 Feb 2014 16:16:08 GMTWalls and Borders in International Relations Up for Discussion at Symposiumhttp://www.ut.edu/Borders-in-International-Relations.aspx Élisabeth Vallet and Charles-Philippe David of the University of Québec at Montréal, will speak on “Do Good Fences Make Smart Borders?” at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, March 4. The event, part of the University’s Honors Symposia series, begins at 4 p.m. in Reeves Theatre and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 27 Feb 2014 16:22:52 GMTComposer Festival to Feature Grammy-Award Winning Composer Libby Larsenhttp://www.ut.edu/Composer-Festival-Libby-Larsen.aspx A composer festival featuring the music of Libby Larsen, one of America’s most performed composers, will be held March 5–6 at The University of Tampa.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 26 Feb 2014 21:57:11 GMTExecutives from HSN, Autonation and Kohler to Speak at UT’s Fellows Forumhttp://www.ut.edu/HSN-Autonation-Kohler-to-Speak-at-Fellows-Forum.aspx The leaders of HSN Inc., AutoNation USA and Kohler Co. are slated to speak at The University of Tampa Fellows Forum on Wednesday, March 5, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Ferguson Hall. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:15 a.m., and the program will run from 8–9:30.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 25 Feb 2014 21:43:22 GMTUT Students Win Regional Accounting Competitionhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Students-Win-2014-Regional-Accounting-Competition.aspx A team of University of Tampa students took first place in a regional Beta Alpha Psi best practices competition, which was held at the 2014 Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional Meeting in Orlando on Feb. 21–22.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 23 Apr 2014 14:49:44 GMTElectroacoustic Music and Multimedia Concert at UT March 3http://www.ut.edu/Electroacoustic-Music-and-Multimedia-Concert.aspx On March 3, The University of Tampa will welcome electronic composer Mark Snyder, who will give an electroacoustic music and multimedia concert at 4 p.m. in Reeves Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 24 Feb 2014 19:18:38 GMTSykes, Morsani to kick off UT’s Sykes Hall of Fame Speaker Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/Sykes-Morsani-to-kick-off-UTs-Sykes-Hall-of-Fame-Speaker-Series.aspx John Sykes, founder of Sykes Enterprises, and Frank Morsani, founder of Precision Enterprises, will stop by The University of Tampa on Thursday, Feb. 27, to kick off the Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series.<br /><br />The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre with networking and refreshments. The presentation, <em>Formula for Success … Past, Present and Future</em>, will begin at 6 p.m. Geoffrey Simon, senior vice president of investments for Simon &amp; Associates Wealth Management of Raymond James, will serve as moderator.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 21 Feb 2014 15:00:01 GMTUT’s Trio de Minaret to Give Concert Feb. 26http://www.ut.edu/Trio-de-Minaret-to-Give-Concert-Feb26.aspx On Wednesday, Feb. 26, The University of Tampa’s Trio de Minaret will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon. The concert is free and open to the public.<br /><br />Trio de Minaret is comprised of Lei Liu, violin; Lowell Adams, cello; and Grigorios Zamparas, piano. The trio will perform works by Ástor Piazzolla, David Clark Isele and Ludwig van Beethoven.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 20 Feb 2014 21:05:22 GMTJazz Ensemble Concert to Feature Tonight Show Jazzhttp://www.ut.edu/Jazz-Ensemble-Concert-to-Feature-Tonight-Show-Jazz.aspx <p>With Jimmy Fallon making headlines as the new host of <em>The Tonight Show</em>, The University of Tampa Jazz Ensemble will pay tribute to Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Band at its winter concert, <em>Tonight Show Jazz</em>. The concert is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre. </p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 19 Feb 2014 15:52:15 GMTMormon Tabernacle Choir Organist Featured at March 2 UT Concerthttp://www.ut.edu/Mormon-Tabernacle-Choir-Organist.aspx Richard Elliott, principal organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, will perform in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on Sunday, March 2. The concert, which will be held at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 14 Feb 2014 14:44:47 GMTUT Orchestra and Dance Students Collaborate in Romance Concert Feb. 25http://www.ut.edu/Orchestra-and-Dance-Students-Collaborate-in-Romance-Concert.aspx Join The University of Tampa Orchestra on Tuesday, Feb. 25, for an evening of romantic music. The orchestra and UT dance students will present a concert of music and dance beginning with a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m. in Fletcher Lounge, followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 28 Mar 2014 14:12:51 GMTSpring Dance Concert Feb. 20–22 Offers a Feast for Dance Lovershttp://www.ut.edu/Spring-Dance-Concert-Offers-Feast-for-Dance-Lovers.aspx The University of Tampa will present its popular Spring Dance Concert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20–22, at 8 p.m., with an additional Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22. All performances will be held in UT’s Falk Theatre on Kennedy Boulevard opposite campus. <br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 13 Feb 2014 20:12:16 GMTMedical Marijuana Debate Feb. 24 at UT Features National Speakershttp://www.ut.edu/Medical-Marijuana-Debate-Feb-24-at-UT-Features-National-Speakers.aspx The legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Florida will be hotly debated at The University of Tampa on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Martinez Athletics Center.<br /><br />Local attorney John Morgan, and Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), will argue in favor of the measure. Arguing against the ballot measure will be Eric Voth, M.D., chairman of the Institute on Global Drug Policy, and Kevin Sabet, director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 13 Feb 2014 19:14:37 GMTUT Will Present The Many Faces of Love Feb. 16http://www.ut.edu/The-Many-Faces-of-Love.aspx On Sunday, Feb. 16, The University of Tampa will present <em>The Many Faces of Love</em>, which will feature love songs made popular by artists such as Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr. The concert begins at 5 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 11 Feb 2014 19:29:03 GMTFeb. 18 UT Women’s Forum Features Three Community Leadershttp://www.ut.edu/Womens-Forum-Features-Three-Community-Leaders.aspx Three of Tampa’s most notable professionals — Pam Iorio, Maryann Ferenc and Simone Barefield — will speak at a Women’s Forum event at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 18.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 07 Feb 2014 15:09:39 GMTPublic Invited to Attend Friday at Noon Concerts at UThttp://www.ut.edu/Public-Invited-to-Friday-at-Noon-Concerts.aspx This spring, The University of Tampa will once again present monthly Friday concerts at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. Concerts are scheduled for Feb. 14, March 7, April 11 and May 2 beginning at noon.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 06 Feb 2014 17:09:13 GMTFeb. 7 Vocal Recital to Honor Performer’s First Teacherhttp://www.ut.edu/Vocal-Recital-to-Honor-Performers-First-Teacher.aspx <p>When Marisa Arzillo takes the stage on Friday, Feb. 7, it will be in honor of her first voice teacher, her mother, who passed away last week due to complications from a stroke. <br /><br />Arzillo, an adjunct professor of voice and director of Opera Workshop, will perform a solo recital of some of her mother’s favorite songs, including works by Mozart, Georges Bizet, Joseph Marx and Henri Duparc. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 04 Feb 2014 16:37:52 GMTCasting Director of Oscar-Nominated Films to Speak at UT Feb. 7http://www.ut.edu/Casting-Director-of-Oscar-Nominated-Films.aspx John Jackson, a casting director who has cast George Clooney, Bruce Dern, Paul Giamatti and Shailene Woodley in various Oscar-nominated movies, will speak at The University of Tampa on Friday, Feb. 7.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 31 Jan 2014 20:58:47 GMTFaculty Woodwind Ensemble to Give Concert at UT Feb. 6http://www.ut.edu/Faculty-Woodwind-Ensemble-to-Give-Concert.aspx The University of Tampa will present a chamber music concert by a faculty woodwind ensemble on Thursday, Feb. 6. The concert is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 30 Jan 2014 21:29:47 GMTParacommandos and 1,000 Cadets to Highlight JROTC Drill Meet at UThttp://www.ut.edu/Paracommandos-and-1000-Cadets-to-Highlight-JROTC-Drill-Meet.aspx The 40th anniversary of the Lisa Pauchey JROTC Drill Meet at The University of Tampa on Feb. 8 will feature SOCOM paracommandos, more than 1,000 JROTC students from more than 30 schools around the state and UT’s award-winning Army ROTC Spartan Battalion.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 07 Feb 2014 21:56:40 GMTViolinist Megan Karls to Give Master Class, Recital Feb. 5http://www.ut.edu/Violinist-Megan-Karls-to-Give-Master-Class-Recital.aspx Violinist Megan Karls will visit The University of Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to give a master class and recital. The master class is set for 4 p.m. and will be followed by a recital at 7:30 p.m. Both events will take place in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and are free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 29 Jan 2014 15:00:31 GMTHead of Beck’s Florida Division to Speak at UT Feb. 5http://www.ut.edu/Head-of-Becks-Florida-Division.aspx Mark House, managing director for the Florida Division of The Beck Group, will speak at The University of Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 5. House’s talk, part of the TECO Center for Leadership Speaker Series, begins at 4:30 in the Sykes College of Business building, Room 134. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 28 Jan 2014 14:11:41 GMTUT to Present “Art for the Brain’s Sake” Jan. 31http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Present-Art-for-the-Brains-Sake.aspx On Friday, Jan. 31, Alison Myers, a local art therapist, and Scott Husband, associate professor of psychology, will present <em>Art for the Brain’s Sake: Neuroscience and the Power of Art</em> at The University of Tampa. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4 p.m. in the Bailey Art Studios on campus.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 27 Jan 2014 20:59:25 GMTSpring Honors Symposia Series Begins Jan. 28http://www.ut.edu/Spring-Honors-Symposia-Series-Begins-Jan-28.aspx The Spring 2014 Honors Program symposia series will kick off Tuesday, Jan. 28, with a presentation by the honors students of Denis Rey, assistant professor of government and world affairs, and James Lopez, chair of the Department of Language and Linguistics and associate professor of Spanish, on “Cuba Revisited: Politics, Culture and a Future Uncertain.” The talk begins at 4 p.m. in the Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 28 Mar 2014 14:12:11 GMTWriters at the University Series Continues Jan. 28http://www.ut.edu/Writers-at-the-University-Series-Continues-Jan-28.aspx The 2013-2014 Writers at the University series at The University of Tampa continues Tuesday, Jan. 28, with poet Joseph Millar. Millar will give a reading from his latest collection of poetry, <em>Blue Rust</em>, in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club at 7 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 24 Jan 2014 21:01:05 GMTSedrick Huckaby is UT’s Studio-F Visiting Artist Feb. 10–21http://www.ut.edu/Sedrick-Huckaby-Studio-F-Visiting-Artist.aspx <p>The University of Tampa community as well as the public will have a unique opportunity to see nationally acclaimed artist Sedrick Huckaby working on campus as he creates monoprints for UT’s STUDIO-f visiting artist program Feb. 10–21.</p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 23 Jan 2014 19:21:30 GMTUT Students to Hold Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Jan. 24http://www.ut.edu/Students-to-Hold-Annual-MLK-Day-of-Service-Jan-24.aspx Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Students, faculty and staff from The University of Tampa will answer this question and honor the memory of King on Friday, Jan. 24, with a day of service to the Tampa community.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 23 Jan 2014 17:34:26 GMT“Tomatoland” Author to Speak at UT Feb. 25http://www.ut.edu/Tomatoland-Author-to-Speak-at-UT-Feb-25.aspx Agricultural writer Barry Estabrook and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will present a program entitled “Tomatoland: Modern Day Slavery in Florida” as part of The University of Tampa Department of English and Writing’s Scholars’ Symposia. JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 03 Oct 2014 17:49:51 GMTDiverse Group of Business Leaders to Speak at Next BNS Jan. 28http://www.ut.edu/Diverse-Group-of-Business-Leaders-BNS-Jan-28.aspx The heads of Bayshore Solutions, Toffee to Go Inc. and the Tampa Bay Rays are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at The University of Tampa. The event begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. with the program running from 7:45–9 a.m. on the 9th floor of the Vaughn Center. <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 22 Jan 2014 16:28:11 GMTUT Entrepreneurship Center Wins Prestigious Education Awardhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Entrepreneurship-Center-Wins-Prestigious-Education-Award.aspx The University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business was recently awarded the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at its annual conference in Fort Worth, TX. <br /><br /> SARAH GLASSFORDWed, 23 Apr 2014 14:50:05 GMTSan Diego Civic Organist Featured at Feb. 2 PNC Bank Concert Artist Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/San-Diego-Organist-Featured-PNC-Series.aspx Carol Williams, the city of San Diego civic organist will perform “Organ Pops!” on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at UT. The concert, which is free and open to the public, is part of the 2013-2014 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDWed, 15 Jan 2014 18:26:12 GMTHolocaust Reconciliation Scholar to Speak at UT Jan. 23http://www.ut.edu/Holocaust-Reconciliation-Scholar-to-Speak.aspx Martina Emme, a prominent German scholar working on Holocaust reconciliation, will speak at The University of Tampa on Thursday, Jan. 23. Emme, a descendant of Nazi officers, works with descendants of Holocaust victims to establish reconciliation and dialogue.<br /> SARAH GLASSFORDWed, 15 Jan 2014 15:04:21 GMTUT Student Newspaper Online Site Wins Award of Excellencehttp://www.ut.edu/Student-Newspaper-Online-Site-Wins-Award.aspx The University of Tampa’s student newspaper, <em>The Minaret</em>, recently won a general excellence award for its online site, <em>The Minaret Onlin</em>e, in the 2013 Associated Collegiate Press Newspaper Online Pacemaker contest.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 15 Jan 2014 16:27:48 GMTUT’s Biochemistry Program Receives National Accreditationhttp://www.ut.edu/Biochemistry-Program-Receives-National-Accreditation.aspx The University of Tampa’s Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry has recently been accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). SARAH GLASSFORDWed, 23 Apr 2014 14:52:34 GMT