2017http://www.ut.edu/rss/utnewsrss.aspxUT Ethics Bowl Team Takes Second Place in Southeast Championshiphttp://www.ut.edu/Ethics-Bowl-Team-Takes-Second-Place-in-Southeast-Championship.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (IEB) team recently took second place out of 20 universities at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl.</p> The team finished with a record of 4-1, defeating Auburn University, the University of Central Florida, Wake Forest University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The team’s only loss, in the championship round, was to the U.S. Naval Academy.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 16 Nov 2017 15:56:34 GMTUT’s Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series Continues Nov. 19http://www.ut.edu/Sykes-Chapel-Concert-Artist-Series-Continues-Nov-19.aspx <p>On Sunday, Nov. 19, enjoy a delightful afternoon of music by Johann Sebastian Bach as The University of Tampa’s Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series continues with Four Concertos by J.S. Bach performed by prominent area soloists and chamber orchestra musicians. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /></p> <br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 09 Nov 2017 21:22:28 GMTUT to Stage Tony Award–Winning Musical Comedy Guys and Dolls Nov. 16–18http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Stage-Guys-and-Dolls.aspx The University of Tampa will stage the Tony Award–winning musical comedy&#160;<i>Guys and Dolls</i>&#160;— featuring the hit songs “I’ll Know,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” and the title song, “Guys and Dolls” — at 8 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, Nov. 16–18, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 08 Nov 2017 21:03:03 GMTUT Faculty to Discuss State of the Tampa Bay Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Nov. 15http://www.ut.edu/UT-Faculty-to-Discuss-State-of-the-Tampa-Bay-Entrepreneurial-Ecosystem-Nov-15-2017.aspx UT professors Rebecca White and Speros Margetis will report on updated findings and new research on strengthening entrepreneurship in Tampa Bay at this year’s State of the Tampa Bay Entrepreneurial Ecosystem event.<br /><br />The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sykes College of Business Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building on UT’s campus. <br /> Sarah TackettFri, 03 Nov 2017 14:51:44 GMTEmbark on an Evening of Experimental Dance at UT Nov. 10http://www.ut.edu/Embark-on-an-Evening-of-Experimental-Dance.aspx Join students and local performers on Friday, Nov. 10, for an evening of interactive performances by dancers, singers and storytellers presented by The University of Tampa Department of Speech, Theater and Dance. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N. Blvd.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 02 Nov 2017 19:25:05 GMTDual Art Exhibitions Open at UT’s Scarfone/Hartley and Meridian Galleries Nov. 9http://www.ut.edu/Dual-Art-Exhibitions-Open-at-Scarfone-Hartley-Meridian-Galleries.aspx <p>For the first time, The University of Tampa will present two concurrent exhibitions, the&#160;<i>Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition</i>&#160;in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and&#160;<i>From Switzerland to Florida: Documentary Photography by Peter Schreyer</i>&#160;in the Meridian Gallery. Both exhibitions open Thursday, Nov. 9, and run through Nov. 20.</p> The <i>Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition</i> gives UT students from any major an opportunity to display their artwork to the public. Pieces in the exhibition are in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics, sculpture, digital media, animations and mixed media.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykThu, 02 Nov 2017 15:43:39 GMTUT Presents Ethics Hot Seat Series Featuring Earnest Broughton Nov. 8http://www.ut.edu/Ethics-Hot-Seat-Series-Featuring-Earnest-Broughton.aspx <p>On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Earnest Broughton, senior advisor for the Ethics and Compliance Initiative, will be on the hot seat at The University of Tampa’s Ethics Hot Seat Speaker Series, hosted by the UT Center for Ethics. The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.</p> Broughton’s talk, “Ethics from the Outside In and Inside Out,” will be an interactive journey that explores the emerging science behind why we act the way we do, especially when our behavior runs contrary to the values we hold dearest, and what we can do about it.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 01 Nov 2017 18:40:07 GMTSykes College of Business Again Named One of the World’s Top Business Schools by The Princeton Reviewhttp://www.ut.edu/Sykes-COB-Again-Named-One-of-Worlds-Top-Business-Schools-Princeton-Review.aspx For the 12th 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 267 best business schools in the world.<br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 01 Nov 2017 15:24:41 GMTPoet Erika Meitner to Give Reading at UT Nov. 7http://www.ut.edu/Poet-Erika-Meitner-to-Give-Reading-Nov7.aspx Poet Erika Meitner, author of <i>Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, Ideal Cities, Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls </i>and <i>Copia</i>, will give a reading at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and is free and open to the public. <br /><br /> Jamie PilarczykWed, 25 Oct 2017 14:43:10 GMTBella Galperin, Co-Author of Lead: Leadership Effectiveness in Africa and the African Diaspora, to Give Reading at UT Nov. 1http://www.ut.edu/Bella-Galperin-Lead-Leadership-Effectiveness-in-Africa-and-the-African-Diaspora.aspx <p>On Wednesday, Nov. 1, University of Tampa Professor of Management Bella Galperin will give a reading from her new co-authored book,&#160;<i>LEAD: Leadership Effectiveness in Africa and the African Diaspora</i>. The reading, which begins at 6 p.m. in the MacDonald-Kelce Library AV Room 2, is free and open to the public, especially those interested in African and global business leadership from a non-Western perspective.&#160;<br /><br /></p> <br /> Jamie PilarczykTue, 24 Oct 2017 15:29:33 GMTUT’s Mainstreet Speaker Series Welcomes Craig Dubitsky Oct. 27http://www.ut.edu/Mainstreet-Speaker-Series-Welcomes-Craig-Dubitsky-Oct27.aspx <p>On Friday, Oct. 27, The University of Tampa will welcome Craig Dubitsky, founder and CEO of “naturally friendly oral care” brand hello products, as part of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business’ MainStreet Speaker Series. The event begins with lunch at 12:30 p.m., with the program running from 1:10–2:05 p.m. at the Tampa Hilton Downtown, 211 N. Tampa St.</p> This MainStreet Speaker event is being held in conjunction with the&#160;Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Conference, which will bring nearly 1,000 attendees from around the world to Tampa.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 18 Oct 2017 20:20:34 GMTCEO to Host Global Conference in Tampa Oct. 26–28http://www.ut.edu/CEO-to-Host-Global-Conference-in-Tampa-Oct-26–28.aspx JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:02:42 GMTUT Entrepreneurship Center Receives NASDAQ Award for Excellencehttp://www.ut.edu/Entrepreneurship-Center-Receives-NASDAQ-Award-for-Excellence.aspx The&#160;<a href="http://www.ut.edu/entrepreneurcenter/" title="Lowth Entrepreneurship Center" target="_blank">Lowth Entrepreneurship Center</a>&#160;in The University of Tampa’s&#160;<a href="http://www.ut.edu/business/" title="Sykes College of Business" target="_blank">Sykes College of Business</a>, has been awarded the NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC). The award was presented this past weekend at GCEC’s annual conference in Nova Scotia.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 17 Oct 2017 20:21:58 GMTBruce Samson, Former President of The University of Tampa, Passed Away Oct. 14http://www.ut.edu/Bruce-Samson-Former-President-of-UT-Passed-Away-Oct14.aspx Bruce Samson, former president of The University of Tampa, passed away on Saturday night, Oct. 14.<br /><br />"Bruce helped to establish a better financial footing for the University and recognized the needs for improved infrastructure," said President Ronald Vaughn. "He was a dear and longtime friend of the University, a dedicated Spartan and will be greatly missed."<br /><p>Samson was president of UT from 1986 to 1991. In his administration he successfully erased the University’s budget deficit, coordinated extensive campus renovations and reorganized the academic framework.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 17 Oct 2017 14:45:50 GMTUT to Host its Popular Dance Happening Oct. 25-27http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-its-Popular-Dance-Happening-Oct-25-27.aspx The University of Tampa will present its popular Dance Happening Oct. 25–27, featuring popular music and student dancers from across the University community. All performances begin at 8 p.m. in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy. Blvd.<br /><br />Always a popular event on campus, the Dance Happening will feature more than 70 student dancers from all sectors of the University community presenting original choreography, many for the first time at UT.<br /> SARAH TACKETTFri, 13 Oct 2017 20:01:39 GMTUT’s Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series Welcomes Organist Mateusz Rzewuski Oct. 22http://www.ut.edu/Sykes-Chapel-Concert-Artist-Series-Mateusz-Rzewuski.aspx <p>On Sunday, Oct. 22, The University of Tampa will welcome Mateusz Rzewuski, an award-winning organist from Poland who is embarking on his American debut tour, as part of the Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> A specialist in the repertoire of the French 20th century, his program will include works of Saint-Saëns, Dupré, Messiaen, Vierne and a world-premiere performance of Andrzej Karalow’s&#160;<i>Intermezzo</i>.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:02:33 GMTUT’s Business Network Symposium Series Kicks Off Oct. 10http://www.ut.edu/BNS-Series-Kicks-Off-Oct10.aspx On Tuesday, Oct. 10, The University of Tampa will welcome the CEOs of Ideal Image, VetCor and BayCare to kick off the 2017-2018 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, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 10 Oct 2017 18:22:18 GMTUT to Stage As Bees In Honey Drown Oct. 12–15http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Stage-As-Bees-In-Honey-Drown.aspx <p>From Oct. 12–15, The University of Tampa will stage Douglas Carter Beane’s satirical comedy,&#160;<i>As Bees in Honey Drown</i>. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, Oct. 12–14, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> <i>As Bees in Honey Drown</i>&#160;follows young writer Evan Wylar, New York City’s latest “hot young thing,” who is irresistibly drawn to Alexa Vere de Vere, a name-dropping socialite who promises him fame and fortune. In the end, Alexa is not who she appears to be, and Evan is left in the lurch. To figure out the truth about Alexa, Evan seeks out others she “discovered.”<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 04 Oct 2017 16:34:58 GMTUT and HSN Launch American Dreams Academy for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Ownershttp://www.ut.edu/UT-and-HSN-Launch-American-Dreams-Academy.aspx The University of Tampa’s John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center and leading entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN, an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (NYSE: HSNI), announced today the introduction of the American Dreams Academy, an interactive, educational and experiential two-day summit for emerging entrepreneurs looking to launch or expand their businesses. Entrepreneur and investor Daymond John will keynote the summit.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 04 Oct 2017 13:54:31 GMTUT Woodwind Faculty to Give Recital Oct. 10 (Postponed)http://www.ut.edu/Woodwind-Faculty-to-Give-Recital-Oct10.aspx <p>On Tuesday, Oct. 10, members of The University of Tampa’s music faculty will give a woodwind recital. The concert begins at 7:30</p> <p>Faculty performers include Meg Cassell, oboe; Ted DeCorso, clarinet; Barbara Prescott, flute; and Maurizio Venturini, bassoon.<br /><br />Works on the program are a mix of tonal colors and musical styles, and includes trios and quartets by Haydn, Clementi, Bozza, Arnold and Goepfart.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 06 Oct 2017 18:38:16 GMTUT Choirs Come Together for Choral “Collage” Concert Oct. 6 and 7http://www.ut.edu/UT-Choirs-Come-Together.aspx <p>On Friday, Oct. 6, four of the University’s choral ensembles will come together to perform a choral “collage.” 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> There will be a second performance on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.<br /><br />“I always love this concert, because it gives the students a chance to work hard early in the semester to prepare for a concert,” said Ryan Hebert, director of choral studies. “It brings a lot of momentum to our semester and keeps everyone energized. It should be a spectacular concert, and I hope everyone can attend.”<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 02 Oct 2017 20:06:04 GMTTim Hawkinson: BodyCon at UT Scarfone/Hartley Gallery Oct. 6–Nov 3http://www.ut.edu/Tim-Hawkinson.aspx <p>The artist’s inventive works range in size from monumental kinetic and sound-producing sculptures to almost microscopic pieces fabricated from such unassuming materials as eggshells and electrical cords.</p> <p>Signature pieces in&#160;<i>BodyCon</i>&#160;will include “Gimbled Klein Basket,” a huge gridded bamboo structure suspended from the ceiling like a Calder mobile, and “Laocoon,” a hanging piece that appears to be a salvaged truck tire painted white, yet is carefully handcrafted from paper, wire, string, foam and rubber.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 28 Sep 2017 17:03:04 GMTPremier Eye Care CEO Lorna Taylor to Receive Ethics Award at UT Oct. 6http://www.ut.edu/Premier-Eye-Care-CEO-Lorna-Taylor-to-Receive-Ethics-Award-at-UT-Oct-6.aspx <p>Lorna Taylor, president and CEO of Premier Eye Care, will receive the Tampa Bay Ethics Award from The University of Tampa Center for Ethics at a breakfast and ceremony on Friday, Oct. 6. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club on the UT campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> Taylor is an accomplished leader, both in directing fast-growing Premier and in making impact in the community. Premier manages full-risk medical and routine ophthalmic care for more than 4 million people and is recognized for its industry-leading technology-based solutions, as well as its successful corporate culture. With commitments such as diversity at every level of leadership, paying a living wage and gender pay equity, Premier has a 4 percent turnover rate, significantly lower than the 21 percent industry average.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 26 Sep 2017 19:31:33 GMT“How to Find the Fun in Funding” Panel at UT Oct. 3http://www.ut.edu/How-to-Find-the-Fun-in-Funding.aspx <p>On Tuesday, Oct. 3, The University of Tampa will host a diverse panel of bankers, investors and entrepreneurs who will discuss all of the funding opportunities available to today’s entrepreneur at “How to find the FUN in funding.”</p> <p>The event, hosted by the Sykes College of Business’ Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, begins at 4:30 p.m. with registration and light refreshments, followed by the panel discussion from 5–6:30 p.m. The evening will end with refreshments and beverages from 6:30–7:30 p.m.<br /><br />Panelists will discuss topics such as debt funding, equity funding and alternative forms of funding.</p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 27 Sep 2017 19:48:59 GMTUT Faculty Present an Evening of Chamber Music Oct. 2http://www.ut.edu/Faculty-Present-Evening-of-Chamber-Music-Oct2.aspx <p>On Monday, Oct. 2, four University of Tampa faculty members will be joined by pianist Beth Waligorski in an evening of chamber music. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Plant Hall Grand Salon and is free and open to the public.</p> Faculty performers include Aric Brian, trumpet/flugelhorn; David Coasch, percussion; Barbara Prescott, flute; and Richard Sparrow, horn; playing music from the 20th and 21st centuries that is written for unconventional combinations of instruments. Almost all of the works on the program are by living composers, including Robert Baksa, John R. Beck, Eric Ewazen, Dwight Stone and Laurel Zucker.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 25 Sep 2017 20:55:54 GMTThe University of Tampa Sets Another Enrollment Recordhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Sets-Another-Enrollment-Record-2017.aspx <p>For the 21st consecutive year, The University of Tampa has set another enrollment record. This year’s total enrollment, including graduates and undergraduates, is 8,913 — up 7 percent from last year’s total of 8,310. This year’s total enrollment is about quadruple the University’s enrollment of two decades ago.</p> The enrollment continues to be strong as new student enrollment goals were attained, plus the University posted a 78 percent freshman-to-sophomore retention rate. This rate is a record for UT.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 25 Sep 2017 15:19:30 GMTUT’s Leadership Speaker Series Welcomes Nancy Rabenold Oct. 4http://www.ut.edu/Leadership-Speaker-Series-Welcomes-Nancy-Rabenold.aspx For 21 years, Xcira (formerly known as Auction Management Solutions Inc.) has been an independent, technology-based infrastructure supplier for the asset disposition industry. As the co-founder of Xcira, Rabenold created a company that is recognized as the pioneer of bringing value-add technology to the asset disposition industry. She also is the lead inventor on several issued and pending patents.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 21 Sep 2017 20:10:12 GMTSept. 27 UT Honors Symposium to Explore “Transgender Dynamics in Trump’s America”http://www.ut.edu/UT-Honors-Symposium-Transgender-Dynamics-Trumps-America.aspx On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Gina Duncan, Equality Florida’s director of transgender equality, will discuss “Transgender Dynamics in Trump’s America” as part of The University of Tampa’s Honors Program symposia series. Duncan’s talk will begin at 4 p.m. in the Plant Hall Grand Salon.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 20 Sep 2017 20:25:46 GMTUT Historian Asks, “Is Trump/Russia Investigation the New Watergate?”http://www.ut.edu/UT-Historian-Asks-Is-Trump-Russia-Investigation-the-New-Watergate.aspx <p>The comparison between Watergate and the present Russia/Trump investigation will be explored by UT Professor of History Terry Parssinen at a presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 3.</p> <p>The presentation will be held in the Music Room at UT’s Plant Hall. The public is welcome to attend this free event.<br /><br />According to Parssinen, potentially many of the elements of the two investigations are similar: cover-up of illegal activity, engaging in criminal activity to try to fix the result of a presidential election and personality disorders. Yet, there are differences as well: lack of definitive evidence (“smoking gun”), and different political climates.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 19 Sep 2017 20:48:24 GMTUT Highlighted by U.S. News for Value, Undergraduate Business and Veteran Opportunitieshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Highlighted-USNews-Value-Business-VeteranOpportunities.aspx <p>The University of Tampa is again ranked by&#160;<i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>&#160;in the top tier in the category Best Regional Universities (South) in its&#160;<i>Best Colleges 2018</i>&#160;guidebook.</p> UT was also named in four web-exclusive lists for regional universities in the South, including: 1) Best Colleges for Veterans; 3) Best Value Schools. UT was also ranked on the national list for Best Undergraduate Business.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 15 Sep 2017 16:10:33 GMTUT Extends Closure Due to Hurricane Irmahttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Extends-Closure-Due-to-Hurricane-Irma.aspx Staff to Report Wednesday, Sept. 13, Classes to Resume Thursday, Sept. 14<br /><br />Due to Hurricane Irma, the University of Tampa has extended its closure until Thursday, Sept. 14, when classes and normal university operations will resume.&#160;<br /><br />University staff will be expected to report to work on Wednesday, Sept. 13, so that preparations for classes can be accomplished.&#160;<br /><br />This extended closure will provide UT students, faculty and staff additional time to return to Tampa if they have evacuated.<br /><br />The University will regularly post updates at <a href="http://www.ut.edu/weather/" title="www.ut.edu/weather">www.ut.edu/weather</a>. SARAH TACKETTSat, 09 Sep 2017 19:00:16 GMTUT Honors Program Fall Symposia Series Kicks Off with Guest Speaker Dan Bergerhttp://www.ut.edu/Honors-Program-Fall-Symposia-Series-2017.aspx The University of Tampa’s Fall 2017 Honors Program symposia series will kick off Monday, Sept. 14, with a presentation by Dan Berger, who teaches comparative ethnic studies and U.S. history at the University of Washington Bothell. Berger’s talk, titled “Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era,” begins at 4 p.m. in Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 13 Sep 2017 15:40:48 GMTUT T-Shirt Exchange to Benefit Metropolitan Ministrieshttp://www.ut.edu/T-Shirt-Exchange-to-Benefit-Metropolitan-Ministries-2017.aspx As part of orientation on Aug. 25, new University of Tampa students had the opportunity to exchange their old T-shirts from other universities and colleges for a new University of Tampa “Spartan Spirit” T-shirt.<br /><p>Overall, students turned in 278 T-shirts from institutions including Ohio State University, University of Florida, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Syracuse University and numerous others. Now, those T-shirts will be donated this week to Metropolitan Ministries.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 29 Aug 2017 14:29:58 GMTUT Announces 2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Announces-2017-2018-Concert-Artist-Series.aspx <p>The University of Tampa has announced its 2017-2018 Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series. This series of free, public concerts has become one of UT’s most anticipated and well-attended events on campus.</p> <p>“We are delighted to, again, be able to bring artists of such caliber to Tampa Bay, and to reassert our commitment to the power of the musical arts to uplift, enrich, provoke and restore,” said Haig Mardirosian, artistic director of the Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series. “We strive to bring artists who are not only excellent, but have the knack of communicating deeply with our audiences.”<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 28 Aug 2017 19:18:30 GMTUT President Recognized for Bolstering Experiential Educationhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-President-Recognized-for-Experiential-Education.aspx <p>Ronald L. Vaughn, president of The University of Tampa, has been awarded the 2017 William M. Burke Presidential Award for Excellence in Experiential Education.</p> This award is presented by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) and funded by The Washington Center for Academic Internships and Seminars (TWC) in memory of TWC’s founder William M. Burke. It recognizes a sitting college president who has made significant contributions to experiential education and exemplifies Burke’s commitment to college students through support of experiential education on campus and in the community.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 28 Aug 2017 13:55:46 GMTLearn about Emotional Intelligence for Leaders Sept. 14–16http://www.ut.edu/Learn-Emotional-Intelligence-for-Leaders-Sept14-16.aspx <p>Research shows that emotions are essentially contagious, and thus a leader’s attitude and energy can “infect” a workplace either for better or for worse.</p> <p>Learn the skills you need to be a strong, emotionally intelligent leader at The University of Tampa’s Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, presented by the Sykes College of Business TECO Energy Center for Leadership and the Society for Emotional Intelligence. This three-day certificate program is scheduled for 6–9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, and 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15–16, in the Sykes College of Business, Room 150.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 05 Sep 2017 18:59:01 GMTUT Students Begin Year with Service to Community Aug. 25http://www.ut.edu/Students-Begin-Year-with-Service.aspx On Friday, Aug. 25, 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. The event is scheduled from 12:30–5 p.m., and volunteers will gather in the Martinez Athletics Center before loading into buses to volunteer at one of several sites in the community.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 25 Aug 2017 14:31:54 GMTUT Joins Coalition for Access, Affordability and Successhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Joins-Coalition-for-Access-Affordability-and-Success.aspx The University of Tampa has joined more than 100 colleges and universities as part of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. <br /><br />The coalition was founded on principal values, beliefs and extensive research to improve the college application process for all students. Members of the coalition include a diverse group of public and private universities that provide substantial support to lower-resourced and under-represented students, offer responsible student financial aid support and demonstrate a commitment to student graduation.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 16 Aug 2017 15:22:25 GMTCommunity Members Invited to Join UT Symphony Orchestrahttp://www.ut.edu/Community-Members-Invited-to-Join-UT-Symphony-Orchestra.aspx Are you an instrumentalist? Do you like playing in an orchestra? If so, consider joining The University of Tampa Symphony Orchestra. Membership in the orchestra is open to community members of all ages, including high school, who play string, wind, brass and percussion.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 15 Aug 2017 20:36:07 GMTUT’s Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program Begins Aug. 29http://www.ut.edu/Modern-Advances-in-Leadership-Certificate-Program-Begins-Aug-29.aspx Looking to sharpen your leadership acumen and improve your leadership mindset? Then consider signing up for The University of Tampa’s Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program, presented by the Sykes College of Business TECO Energy Center for Leadership. The program runs from Aug. 29–Nov. 21 from 6–9 p.m. on select Tuesday evenings in the Sykes College of Business, Room 131.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 03 Aug 2017 16:36:23 GMTUT Named One of the Best Colleges by the Princeton Reviewhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Named-One-Best-Colleges-by-Princeton-Review.aspx <p>The University of Tampa has again been named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education.</p> Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the USA are profiled in The Princeton Review’s book,&#160;<i>The Best 382 Colleges</i>.<br /><br />“UT’s continued inclusion in this well-respected guide is a testament to the expertise and commitment of our faculty and staff to provide an outstanding educational experience for students,” said UT President Ronald L. Vaughn.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 31 Jul 2017 21:11:12 GMTUT’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery Marks 40th Anniversary with Special Exhibition, Silent Auction Fundraiserhttp://www.ut.edu/ScarfoneHartley-Gallery-Marks-40th-Anniversary.aspx This fall, the&#160;<a href="http://www.ut.edu/scarfonehartleygallery/" title="Scarfone/Hartley Gallery" target="_blank">Scarfone/Hartley Gallery</a>&#160;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.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 02 Aug 2017 17:13:05 GMTUT Receives National Science Foundation Funding to Support Conferencehttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Receives-National-Science-Foundation-Funding.aspx <p>The National Science Foundation has granted The University of Tampa $31,625 to support a conference on transforming undergraduate education in the molecular life sciences.</p> Michael Carastro, associate professor of biochemistry and a conference organizer, applied for and received the funding. The funding will support 10 community college faculty members and 25 graduate students/postdoctoral fellows to attend the conference.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 10 Jul 2017 13:58:38 GMTUT MFA Program Presents Lectores Speaker Series June 15–22http://www.ut.edu/UT-MFA-Program-Presents-Lectores-Speaker-Series-June-15–22.aspx <p>The University of Tampa MFA in Creative Writing speaker series, Lectores, will feature seven nights of readings with a mix of award-winning visiting authors and UT’s world-renowned MFA faculty from June 15–22.</p> All readings and events are free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 07 Jun 2017 18:11:51 GMTCol. Joseph House, Former Chair of UT’s Board of Trustees, Dieshttp://www.ut.edu/Col-Joseph-House-Dies.aspx Col. Joseph W. House, former chair of University of Tampa’s Board of Trustees, passed away on Friday, June 2.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKSat, 03 Jun 2017 18:27:24 GMTEight Tampa Bay Area Companies to be Recognized at Sustainable Business Awards at UT June 7http://www.ut.edu/Eight-Tampa-Bay-Companies-Recognized-at-Sustainable-Business-Awards.aspx From a 406 kilowatt solar energy system and multiple effective recycling efforts, to saving energy and landfill space through preservation of historic buildings, eight Tampa Bay-area businesses are leading the commitment to social, economic and environmental responsibility. They will be honored at the ninth annual Sustainable Business Awards luncheon on Wednesday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. at The University of Tampa’s Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 31 May 2017 20:09:27 GMTUT Ranks No. 9 in Top 20 Best Value Colleges for Marine Biologyhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Ranks-No-9-Top-20-Best-Value-Marine-Bio.aspx <p>The University of Tampa has been ranked No. 9 in the top 20 Best Value Colleges for a bachelor’s degree in marine biology by College Values Online.</p> Other universities ranked include the College of Charleston, Auburn University and Western Washington University.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 18 May 2017 14:54:50 GMTL. Keith Todd Named Head of Advancement at The University of Tampahttp://www.ut.edu/LKeithTodd-Named-Head-of-Advancement.aspx L. Keith Todd, who recently spearheaded the largest fundraising match in U.S. philanthropic history, has been named The University of Tampa’s vice president for development and university relations. Todd will begin his duties at UT in early June.<br /><br /> SARAH TACKETTMon, 22 May 2017 20:31:29 GMTUT Marine Science Named as a Best Programhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Marine-Science-Named-as-a-Best-Program.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s marine science program has been ranked the No. 10 university marine science program in the country by the website Bioexplorer.net.</p> <p>In the ranking, UT’s program is described as “one of the defining and most prominent degrees that make the Department of Biology of the university to stand out.” This, according to the website, is because nearly half of the faculty biology is studying about marine organisms and the marine ecosystem in general.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 May 2017 15:35:45 GMT“Fantastical Fishes” are Focus of International Conference at UT and the Florida Aquariumhttp://www.ut.edu/Fantastical-Fishes-International-Conference.aspx <p>Some of the most mythical, fascinating, fantastic fishes — including seadragons, pipehorses and seahorses — live in the Tampa Bay estuary. This is your chance to learn about them.</p> Join more than 100 marine scientists and conservationists from more than 20 countries in understanding and protecting the unique biology of syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes, pipehorses and seadragons) at SyngBio2017, which is being held collaboratively at The Florida Aquarium and The University of Tampa and co-hosted by Project Seahorse, May 14–19.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 May 2017 14:38:43 GMTUT Students Stage Exhibit at the Henry B. Plant Museum May 3–21http://www.ut.edu/UT-Students-Stage-Exhibit.aspx <p>UT students in Associate Professor Charles McGraw Groh’s course designed and curated a temporary exhibit at the Henry B. Plant Museum.</p> <b><i>“Mr. Skinner, at Your Service”: The Labor of Fine Dining at the Tampa Bay Hotel</i></b>&#160;runs through May 21, with another special showing July 11, 2017, with a presentation at 10:30 a.m.&#160;<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 12 May 2017 13:58:59 GMTUT Alumnus, Namesake of Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, Dieshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Alumnus-Namesake-Lowth-Entrepreneurship-Center-Dies.aspx John Lowth, member of The University of Tampa’s class of 1982, Board of Trustee member, parent of a UT student and namesake of the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, passed away on Sunday, April 9.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 08 May 2017 17:47:54 GMTUT to Hold Spring Commencement Saturday, May 6http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Hold-Spring-Commencement-Saturday-May6.aspx The University will honor nearly 1,500 graduates at its 144th commencement on Saturday, May 6. For the first time the University will host two separate ceremonies at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall.<br /><br />The ceremony for graduates of the Sykes College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters will take place at 9:30 a.m., and the ceremony for graduates of the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, and College of Natural and Health Sciences will follow at 2 p.m.<br /><br />Between the two ceremonies, there are 1,209 bachelor’s degree candidates and 288 master’s degree candidates —1, 497 in all.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 03 May 2017 12:44:14 GMTUT’s Choral Ensembles Finish out Performance Season with Concerts April 30 and May 1http://www.ut.edu/Choral-Ensembles-Finish-out-Performance-Season.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs will give their final concert of the academic year on Sunday, April 30. Then on Monday, May 1, the University’s Chamber Singers and Camerata Singers will perform. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and are free and open to the public.</p> <p>All the ensembles will perform eclectic programs of advanced choral repertoire.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 25 Apr 2017 17:04:52 GMTUT Art Therapy Graduates Share Their Work in “The Graduate Garden” Exhibition April 28–May 5http://www.ut.edu/Art-Therapy-Grads-Share-Work-in-The-Graduate-Garden.aspx <p>Art therapy encourages free self-expression through the use of different art media in order to help cope with all of life’s difficulties. The art created during this process is not always focused on the end result, but on the process.</p> From April 28–May 5, two graduating UT art therapy students will show the end results of their process at “The Graduate Garden — 2017 Graduate Senior Exhibition” in the Hall Gallery of the Fine Arts Building, 201 North Boulevard. There will be a reception to honor the graduates on Friday, May 5, from 5–8 p.m.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 24 Apr 2017 20:28:20 GMT'Birth of a Pipe Organ' Screening at UT April 26http://www.ut.edu/Birth-of-a-Pipe-Organ-Screening-at-UT-April-26.aspx On Wednesday, April 26, The University of Tampa will screen&#160;<i>Birth of a Pipe Organ</i>, a documentary about the making of the Dobson Opus 89 organ designed specifically for the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values on the UT campus. The screening begins at noon in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center, 200 UT Poe Parkway, and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 24 Apr 2017 20:19:56 GMTUT Wraps 2016-2017 Business Network Symposium Series April 25http://www.ut.edu/UT-Wraps-2016-2017-Business-Network-Symposium.aspx <p>On Tuesday, April 25, the leaders of Brett Culp Films, Schifino Lee and Bertram Yachts will stop by The University of Tampa for the final Business Network Symposium of the 2016-2017 academic year. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m., followed by the program from 7:45–9 a.m. in the Vaughn Center Crescent Club.</p> The slate of speakers includes Brett Culp, filmmaker and owner of Brett Culp Films; Paola Schifino, president and co-founder of Schifino Lee; and Peter Truslow, CEO of Bertram Yachts.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 21 Apr 2017 14:50:35 GMTTerri Muuss to Perform Anatomy of a Doll at April 27 UT Honors Symposiumhttp://www.ut.edu/Terri-Muuss-to-Perform-Anatomy-of-a-Doll.aspx Terri Muuss will present her one-woman performance piece&#160;<i>Anatomy of a Doll</i>&#160;followed by a Q-and-A session at The University of Tampa on Thursday, April 27. The performance, which is part of the Honors Program symposia series, begins at 3:30 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 20 Apr 2017 16:33:09 GMTUT’s Spring Dance Happening Runs April 26–28http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Spring-Dance-Happening-Runs-April26–28.aspx <p>This year’s Spring Dance Happening, which runs April 26–28 at The University of Tampa, will feature pieces that explore everything from current social issues to dancing for the pure joy of the movement. All performances begin at 8 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., and are free and open to the public.</p> Always a popular event on campus, the Dance Happening features popular music and more than 80 student dancers from all sectors of the University community performing choreography in styles including tap, hip hop, contemporary and jazz.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 19 Apr 2017 18:06:51 GMTBFA Graduates Share Their Work, and Viewpoints, in “The Society Collective” Exhibitionhttp://www.ut.edu/BFA-Grads-Share-Their-Work-Viewpoints.aspx <p>Dysfunctional. Conflictive. Glossy. Honest. Expressive. Controversial. Polished. Earthy. Materialistic. Grungy. Engendered. Documentary. Surrealistic.</p> From April 25–May 12, The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery is showcasing the work — and viewpoints — of 12 student artists graduating from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at “The Society Collective — 2017 BFA Spring Exhibition.” There will be a reception to honor the graduates on Friday, May 5, from 6–8 p.m.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 19 Apr 2017 13:53:22 GMTUT Hosting Sixth Annual Human Rights Day Conference April 22http://www.ut.edu/Sixth-Annual-Human-Rights-Day-Conference-April-22.aspx The University of Tampa will host its sixth annual Human Rights Day Conference on Saturday, April 22. Attendees will explore the theme Migration, Immigration and Refugee Rights through panels, presentations and creative works from UT faculty and students as well as outside speakers.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 17 Apr 2017 20:28:28 GMTThree UT Alumni Authors Return to Campus for Writers at the University April 18http://www.ut.edu/Three-UT-Alumni-Authors-Return-to-Campus-for-Writers-at-the-University-April18.aspx <p>On Tuesday, April 18, The University of Tampa’s Writers at the University series will welcome three alumni authors — Mackenzie Carignan ’98, Adrienne Nadeau ’07 and Derrick Austin ’14 — who will give readings and participate in a Q-and-A. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on campus, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /></p> <br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 12 Apr 2017 20:53:59 GMTUT Students Pitch the Perfect Network Infrastructure to EYhttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Students-Pitch-the-Perfect-Network-Infrastructure-to-EY.aspx <p>Students at The University of Tampa will show how they would build — from the ground up — a network and cloud infrastructure with the Tampa office of “Big Four” accounting firm Ernst &amp; Young LLP (EY).</p> The Tampa office of EY presented UT with a mock scenario for students to create a network design for a local area network (LAN) in a fictionalized new office building.<br /><br />The students will pitch their network design solutions to EY and IT industry leaders who will select the best idea. The presentation is on Monday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. on the UT campus in the Riverside Center, Room 101. The public and media are welcome to attend.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 12 Apr 2017 14:29:34 GMTUT and HCPS Partner to Improve High Needs Schoolshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-and-HCPS-Partner-to-Improve-High-Needs-Schools.aspx <p>The University of Tampa and Hillsborough County Public School Board have joined forces to focus on improving high-needs schools by encouraging teachers to receive advanced degrees specializing in school leadership for turn-around schools.</p> The initiative, which begins in fall 2017, establishes a special cohort of selected Hillsborough County Public School (HCPS) teachers who will pursue a master’s degree in educational leadership. The curriculum, which is designed to coordinate with the HCPS Leadership Pipeline, will focus on administrative leadership and emphasize improving high-needs schools.&#160;<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 11 Apr 2017 16:39:11 GMTUT’s Undergraduate Research Celebration Begins April 14http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Undergraduate-Research-Celebration-Begins-April-14.aspx Though research is often thought of as something for faculty or graduate students, participating in a research project as an undergraduate gives students a better understanding of their field and the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty.<br /><br />From April 14–28, The University of Tampa will celebrate undergraduate research with a series of events.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 11 Apr 2017 13:43:18 GMTUT Presents World Premiere Staging of Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial April 20–23http://www.ut.edu/UT-Presents-World-Premiere-Staging-Blood-Guilt.aspx <p>Make plans to be at the world premiere staging of&#160;<i>Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial</i>&#160;at The University of Tampa April 20–23. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday–Saturday, April 20–22, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. All performances will be held in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> <i>Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial</i>, adapted by UT’s Bob Gonzalez based on a translation by Ian Johnston, is a modern version of the Oresteia trilogy of Aeschylus. This monumental work of the first Athenian playwright tells the story of the cursed House of Atreus, where the sins of the family’s ancestors are visited upon four succeeding generations.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 07 Apr 2017 13:44:17 GMTCEO Magazine Places UT Sykes College of Business in Top Tier for MBA and Executive MBA Programshttp://www.ut.edu/CEO-Mag-Places-Sykes-COB-in-Top-Tier-for-MBA-and-EMBA.aspx <p><i>CEO Magazine</i>&#160;has ranked The University of Tampa&#160;<a href="http://www.ut.edu/business/" title="Sykes College of Business" target="_blank">Sykes College of Business</a>’ MBA as a top tier program in North America, and named UT’s Executive MBA program as the No. 32 global executive MBA program.</p> For the ranking,&#160;<i>CEO Magazine</i>&#160;used numerous data points, including quality of faculty, international diversity, class size, accreditation, faculty to student ratio, price, international exposure, gender parity and delivery methods.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 05 Apr 2017 19:03:30 GMTUT to Host Annual Adam Smith Breakfast April 13http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Annual-Adam-Smith-Breakfast-April-13.aspx On Thursday, April 13, join The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business for the annual Adam Smith Society Breakfast. The event will run from 7:30–9:30 a.m. in the Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center on campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br />The Adam Smith Society Breakfast is geared toward local business community members operating in the global economy. The event includes breakfast as well as an update on the Tampa Bay economy by John Stinespring, UT associate professor of economics, and Vivekanand Jayakumar, UT associate professor of economics.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 04 Apr 2017 17:49:40 GMTExonerated Death Row Inmate Juan Melendez to Speak at UT Honors Symposium April 13http://www.ut.edu/Exonerated-Death-Row-Inmate-Honors-Symposium.aspx Imagine spending nearly two decades of your life on death row for a crime you didn’t commit. On Thursday, April 13, The University of Tampa Honors Program symposia series will welcome Juan Roberto Melendez, who will share his experience of being wrongly convicted and spending almost 18 years on Florida’s death row. His talk, titled “Presumed Guilty: Injustice, Survival and Hope on Death Row,” begins at 4 p.m. in the Crescent Club on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 03 Apr 2017 19:44:24 GMTLowth Entrepreneurship Center Hosts Inaugural New Venture Exposition April 14http://www.ut.edu/Lowth-Entrepreneurship-Center-New-Venture-Expo.aspx <p>The University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center will showcase its students’ startup business concepts at the inaugural New Venture Exposition on Friday, April 14.</p> <p>The exposition will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, which is located in the Daly Innovation and Collaboration Building on the UT campus. It is free and open to the public.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 30 Mar 2017 15:55:50 GMTDATE CORRECTION: 2016-2017 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series Concludes with Alexander Frey April 9http://www.ut.edu/2016-2017-PNC-Artist-Series-Alexander-Frey.aspx <p>On Sunday, April 9, The University of Tampa will welcome multi-talented pianist Alexander Frey, whom Leonard Bernstein referred to as “a wonderful spirit,” for the final concert in the 2016-2017 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. The performance begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> <p>The program for the concert will include works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) and Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), including the North American premiere of Korngold’s&#160;<i>Walz an Luzi</i>&#160;and the world premiere of Bernstein’s&#160;<i>Valse Gaea</i>. Frey will also perform Korngold’s&#160;<i>Don Quixote</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>Marchenbilder, Op. 3</i>, and Bernstein’s&#160;<i>Thirteen Anniversaries</i>.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 05 Apr 2017 13:54:02 GMTNational Geographic Photographer Jodi Cobb to Speak at UT April 5http://www.ut.edu/Nat-Geo-Photog-Jodi-Cobb-to-Speak-April-5.aspx <p>On Wednesday, April 5, stop by The University of Tampa to hear veteran&#160;<i>National Geographic</i>&#160;photographer Jodi Cobb give a retrospective of her distinguished career that has spanned four decades. The event begins at 1 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.</p> Cobb is a member of a group of intrepid&#160;<i>National Geographic</i>&#160;photographers who go to great lengths and often take serious risks to bring back the powerful stories readers expect to see in the magazine.&#160;<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 29 Mar 2017 15:00:52 GMTUT Partners With Abu Dhabi University to Offer Dual Global Business Degreeshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Partners-With-Abu-Dhabi-University-to-Offer-Dual-Global-Business-Degrees.aspx The University of Tampa and Abu Dhabi University have partnered to offer a dual degree MBA/M.S. in global business program for students who live in the United Arab Emirates.<br /><br />Students in the program will attend classes in the UAE and in The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business and will earn both an executive master's in business administration through Abu Dhabi University (ADU) and a Master of Science in global business from The University of Tampa (UT). SARAH TACKETTTue, 28 Mar 2017 19:37:30 GMTUT Announces Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity; Program Begins This Fallhttp://www.ut.edu/Masters-Degree-Cybersecurity-Program-Begins-Fall.aspx <p>The University of Tampa has announced it will begin offering a master’s degree in cybersecurity to prepare individuals to become proficient in ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of data, in preserving and restoring systems, and in developing risk management skills.</p> Starting in Fall 2017, the&#160;<a href="http://www.ut.edu/mscybersecurity/" title="M.S. in Cybersecurity" target="_blank">M.S. in Cybersecurity</a>, offered by the Sykes College of Business, will help students launch or advance a career in the dynamic and growing cybersecurity industry.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 28 Mar 2017 16:01:42 GMTUT Speech Program Speaker Series Continues March 30 with Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smithhttp://www.ut.edu/Speech-Program-Speaker-Series-Equality-Florida-CEO.aspx The University of Tampa Speech Program Speaker Series continues on Thursday, March 30, with Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 27 Mar 2017 15:25:44 GMTUniversity of Tampa Author Wins Lee Smith Novel Prizehttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Author-Wins-Lee-Smith-Novel-Prize.aspx Donald Morrill, associate dean of graduate and continuing studies and Dana professor of English, received Carolina Wren Press’ 2017 Lee Smith Novel Prize for his novel, <i>Beaut</i>.<br /><br />The Lee Smith Novel Prize recognizes authors living in, writing about or originally from the U.S. South.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 21 Mar 2017 15:24:22 GMTPoet Michelle Boisseau to Give Reading at UT March 28http://www.ut.edu/Poet-Michelle-Boisseau-to-Give-Reading-at-UT-March-28.aspx On Tuesday, March 28, award-winning poet Michelle Boisseau will give a reading at The University of Tampa as part of the Writers at the University series and the Florida Literary Arts Coalition’s Writer’s Circuit. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 20 Mar 2017 19:44:20 GMTUT’s Production of Beehive: The 60’s Musical Runs March 23–26http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Production-of-Beehive-The-60s-Musical-Runs-March-23–26.aspx From “The Name Game” and “My Boyfriend’s Back” to “Do Right Woman” and “Piece of my Heart,” celebrate some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s at The University of Tampa’s production of&#160;<i>Beehive: The 60’s Musical</i>. Show times are 8 p.m. on Thursday–Saturday, March 23–25, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. All performances will be in Falk Theatre, located at 428 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 20 Mar 2017 17:58:40 GMTWeston Smith to Share the HealthSouth Story at UT’s Ethical Leadership Speaker Series Event March 28http://www.ut.edu/Weston-Smith-to-Share-the-HealthSouth-Story-UT.aspx <p>On Tuesday, March 28, The University of Tampa will welcome Weston Smith, fraud prevention and ethics advocate at ChalkLine Solutions Inc., as part of the Sykes College of Business Ethical Leadership Speaker Series. The presentation, titled “The HealthSouth Story: A Case of Malpractice and the Importance of Ethical Leadership,” begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /></p> <p></p> <p></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 16 Mar 2017 19:44:31 GMTChief Executives of International Dairy Queen, Auto-Owners Insurance, Act·1 Group and L.L. Bean to Speak at UT Fellows Forum March 21http://www.ut.edu/Chief-Executives-Dairy-Queen-Auto-Owners-Insurance-Act-1-Group-LLBean.aspx <p>The leaders of International Dairy Queen, Auto-Owners Insurance, Act·1 Group and L.L. Bean are slated to speak at The University of Tampa’s Fellows Forum on Tuesday, March 21, 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 a.m.</p> Speakers include John Gainor, president and CEO of International Dairy Queen; Jeffrey Harrold, chairman and CEO of Auto-Owners Insurance; Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of Act·1 Group; and Stephen Smith, CEO of L.L. Bean. JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 15 Mar 2017 20:33:58 GMTUT Recognized for Excellence in Supporting Transfer Studentshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Recognized-for-Excellence-in-Supporting-Transfer-Students.aspx <p>The University of Tampa has been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities that create dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.</p> UT is one of only 65 institutions nationwide selected to receive this honor. The selection is based on engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement opportunities and institutional priorities.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 09 Mar 2017 20:43:33 GMTOrganist Carol Williams Returns to UT’s PNC Bank Concert Artist Series March 19http://www.ut.edu/Organist-Carol-Williams-Returns-PNC-Concert-Series.aspx Three years ago, organist Carol Williams thrilled audiences with her wide-ranging program, including works of the classical repertoire, her own compositions and transcriptions, and pop.<br /><br />On Sunday, March 19, Williams will return to The University of Tampa to perform as part of the 2016-2017 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:43:57 GMTUT’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens March 17http://www.ut.edu/Annual-Juried-Student-Art-Exhibition-Opens-March-17.aspx The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition gives University of Tampa students from any major an opportunity to display their artwork to the public. The exhibit opens Friday, March 17, and runs through Thursday, April 6, at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on campus. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Friday, March 17, from 7–9 p.m.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 03 Mar 2017 17:52:08 GMTAuthor to Discuss Networking and Relationship Building at UT March 14http://www.ut.edu/Author-to-Discuss-Networking-Relationship-Building.aspx Author and media personality Kelly Hoey will discuss networking and relationship building in the digital age during a presentation at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, March 14.<br /><br />Hoey will offer a new approach to networking as more than just schmoozing and LinkedIn. The presentation will provide innovative insights into strategies to help form genuine relationships and how to use your network to accomplish any goal. <br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 23 Feb 2017 18:02:31 GMTUT Choral Ensembles to Give Masterworks Concert March 2http://www.ut.edu/UT-Choral-Ensembles-to-Give-Masterworks-Concert.aspx On Thursday, March 2, The University of Tampa choral ensembles will present a “masterworks” concert, featuring pieces by two prominent composers of the 18th century — J.S. Bach and Franz Joseph Haydn. The ensembles will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra, including members of the UT faculty and The Florida Orchestra.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 21 Feb 2017 15:29:11 GMTPoet Dan Albergotti to Give Reading at UT Feb. 28http://www.ut.edu/Poet-Dan-Albergotti-to-Give-Reading-at-UT-Feb-28.aspx On Tuesday, Feb. 28, award-winning poet Dan Albergotti will give a reading at The University of Tampa as part of the Writers at the University series and the Florida Literary Arts Coalition’s Writer’s Circuit. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 17 Feb 2017 19:07:01 GMTDocumentary Portraying Life in Syrian Refugee Camp to be Shown at UT Feb. 21 Followed by Q-and-A with Filmmakershttp://www.ut.edu/Documentary-Portraying-Life-in-Syrian-Refugee-Camp-Q-And-A-with-Filmmakers.aspx The documentary <i>After Spring</i>, which provides a glimpse into a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, will be screened at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center. The screening will be followed by a Q-and-A with filmmakers Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez at 4 p.m. The event, which is part of the Honors Program symposia series, is free and open to the public.<br /> SARAH TACKETTTue, 14 Feb 2017 14:36:28 GMTUT Students, Alumna Boost Team to Top in Technology Boot Camphttp://www.ut.edu/Students-Alumna-Boost-Team-to-Top-in-Tech-Boot-Camp.aspx Two University of Tampa students and one UT alumna were part of a winning team at the recent Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF) Exploratory Labs boot camp.<br /><br />The winning team — Facili 2.0 — presented ideas about using smart trash cans for optimizing facility management. UT students that were part of the winning team included undergraduates Grant Heelan ’17 and Ekaterina Meshcheryakova ’18, and alumna Brittney Watson.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 13 Feb 2017 21:21:28 GMTUT’S TECO Energy Center for Leadership to Host Leadership Summit Feb. 22http://www.ut.edu/TECO-Energy-Center-for-Leadership-to-Host-Leadership-Summit-Feb22.aspx <p>Hear from today’s business experts and connect with tomorrow’s brightest stars at the 2017 Leadership Summit, presented by The University of Tampa Sykes College of Business TECO Energy Center for Leadership. The 2017 Leadership Summit is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.</p> The event will feature retired Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, who now works on global strategy and physician leader development with Florida Hospital and is the author of&#160;<i>Growing Physician Leaders: Empowering Doctors to Improve Our Healthcare</i>. Hertling is scheduled to speak at 8 a.m.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 10 Feb 2017 21:01:06 GMTUniversity of Tampa’s Nursing Program Named Top in the Statehttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Nursing-Program-Named-Top-State.aspx <p>he University of Tampa has the best nursing program in Florida, according to the website RegisteredNursing.org.</p> The ranking listed the top 50 nursing schools in Florida by analyzing current and historical National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) pass rates out of the 136 RN programs in the state.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 10 Feb 2017 20:20:46 GMTUT’s Spring Dance Concert “Electric and Eclectic”http://www.ut.edu/UTs-Spring-Dance-Concert-Electric-and-Eclectic.aspx <p>The University of Tampa will present its popular Spring Dance Concert Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16–18, at 8 p.m., with a Saturday matinee on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. All performances are at UT’s Falk Theatre on Kennedy Boulevard opposite campus and are free and open to the public.</p> The annual Spring Dance Concert features choreography by UT faculty and guest artists, with performances by UT students. Dance styles include ballet, modern, contemporary and musical theatre.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 08 Feb 2017 16:32:12 GMTUT Hosting Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Feb. 11http://www.ut.edu/UT-Hosting-Annual-MLK-Day-of-Service-Feb-11.aspx University of Tampa students, faculty and staff will honor the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service to the Tampa Bay community on Saturday, Feb. 11.<br /><br />“The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a day set aside for University of Tampa students, faculty and staff to come together and make a difference within the Tampa Bay community in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month,” said Emily Little ’17, co-director of community outreach in UT’s PEACE Volunteer Center.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 07 Feb 2017 16:25:54 GMTUT to Host Monica Cook as 2017 Studio-F Visiting Artist Feb. 6–17http://www.ut.edu/UT-to-Host-Monica-Cook-2017-Studio-F.aspx <p>The University of Tampa community as well as the public will have a unique opportunity to see artist Monica Cook at work when she comes to campus for UT’s STUDIO-f visiting artist program Feb. 6–17.</p> In addition, Cook’s sculpture, “Buttercup,” will be on display as part of the ongoing&#160;<i>Electronics Alive IX</i>&#160;exhibition. “Buttercup” is the inspiration for her intended STUDIO-f project, along with her film,&#160;<i><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tciBXaopwV4 " title="Milk Tooth" target="_blank">Milk Tooth</a></i>. Cook will give a Gallery Talk in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and there will be an open house and gallery reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, with an opportunity to meet the artist.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 02 Feb 2017 20:54:02 GMTUT Entrepreneurship Director Wins Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurshiphttp://www.ut.edu/Entrepreneurship-Director-Wins-Lifetime-Achievement-Award.aspx Rebecca J. White, professor of entrepreneurship and director of the John P. Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at The University of Tampa, was recently awarded the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Max J. Wortman Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship.&#160;<br /><p>The lifetime achievement award is presented in recognition of a lifetime of entrepreneurial achievement that encompasses the ideals of entrepreneurial activity. Only 13 individuals have previously received the prestigious award.<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 30 Jan 2017 17:23:16 GMTJan. 27 UT Honors Symposium Explores “Pirates, Sailors And Coastal Identities In Early America”http://www.ut.edu/Honors-Symposium-Pirates-Sailors-And-Coastal-Identities.aspx Before watching the annual pirate invasion of Tampa at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival on Saturday, come by The University of Tampa on Friday, Jan. 27, to learn more about those who lived and worked on the sea during the “Golden Age of Sailing.” Beginning at 4 p.m., Dan Walden, an associate professor of English at Baylor University, will speak on “A Hell of Our Own — Pirates, Sailors and Coastal Identities in Early America.” The event, which is part of the Honors Program symposia series, will be held in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 26 Jan 2017 16:22:38 GMTPNC Bank Concert Artist Series Continues Feb. 5 with Duo-Organists Raymond and Elizabeth Chenaulthttp://www.ut.edu/PNC-Bank-Concert-Continues-Feb-5-with-Duo-Organists.aspx <p>The University of Tampa’s 2016-2017 PNC Bank Concert Artist Series at the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values resumes Sunday, Feb. 5, with Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault, who were named "the world's premiere duo-organ team" by&#160;<i>The Atlanta Journal-Constitution</i>. The concert begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.</p> The organ duets on the program were commissioned by the Chenaults and have been widely performed by them, including a medley of songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s&#160;<i>Phantom of the Opera</i>&#160;arranged by the Chenaults. In all, the Chenaults have commissioned and premiered more than 50 organ duets, making a significant historical contribution to this area of organ literature.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKTue, 24 Jan 2017 20:03:10 GMTJohn B. West and Dan Ciprari to Discuss “Entrepreneurial Alchemy” Feb. 2http://www.ut.edu/John-West-Dan-Ciprari-Entrepreneurial-Alchemy.aspx <p>On Thursday, Feb. 2, The University of Tampa will welcome John B. West, chairman of Hire Velocity, and Dan Ciprari, CEO and co-founder of Pointivo, as part of the Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required.</p> The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in Falk Theatre, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd., with networking and refreshments. The presentation,&#160;<i>Entrepreneurial Alchemy: Transforming Ideas into Business Success</i>, begins at 6 p.m.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKMon, 23 Jan 2017 21:17:23 GMTAcclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Angeliki Theoharis to Give Recital at UT Jan. 27http://www.ut.edu/Acclaimed-Mezzo-Soprano-Angeliki-Theoharis-at-UT-Jan-27.aspx <p>Mezzo-soprano Angeliki Theoharis, whose voice has been praised by&#160;<i>The Boston Globe</i>&#160;for its “distinctive timbre, steadiness of tone and considerable power,” will perform at The University of Tampa on Friday, Jan. 27. The recital, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge and is free and open to the public.</p> Accompanied by pianist Grigorios Zamparas, Theoharis will perform a wide variety of musical selections, from works by well-known classical composers such as Handel, Schubert and Brahms, to songs from musical theater greats Gilbert and Sullivan and George and Ira Gershwin.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 20 Jan 2017 15:38:50 GMTUT Honors Program Announces Spring 2017 Symposia Serieshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Honors-Program-Spring-2017-Symposia-Series.aspx The University of Tampa’s Spring 2017 Honors Program symposia series kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 25, with a presentation by Heather Masonjones, professor of biology, and Emily Rose, visiting assistant professor of biology. Their talk, titled “Secrets of the Sweetings-Pond Seahorse,” begins at 4 p.m. in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center.<br /><p>Throughout the series, resident scholars and researchers at the University as well as guest speakers will present in their areas of specialization. Guest speakers in the series include Dan Walden, associate professor of English at Baylor University; Steph Ching and Ellen Martinez, directors of the documentary film&#160;<i>After Spring</i>; and Terri Muuss, a writer and performer whose one-woman show,&#160;<i>Anatomy of a Doll</i>, was named Best Theatre: Critics’ Pick of the Week by&#160;<i>New York Daily News</i>.&#160;<br /><br /></p> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 20 Jan 2017 13:47:02 GMTUT Presents Electronics Alive IX Jan. 24–March 3http://www.ut.edu/UT-Presents-Electronics-Alive-IX-Jan24–March3.aspx From Jan. 24–March 3, The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will showcase the work of established and upcoming artists in the ever-evolving realm of digital art at <i>Electronics Alive IX</i>. This biennial invitational exhibition features experimental computer animations, interactive digital work and virtual spaces by digital artists from around the world. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 3, from 7–9 p.m. JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 17 Feb 2017 20:04:10 GMTUT Student Accepted to Prestigious National Incubator for Entrepreneurshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Student-Accepted-Prestigious-Incubator-Entrepreneurs.aspx <p>Ryan Deitrich, a University of Tampa student, was recently accepted as one of 17 students nationwide to participate in the 2017 Future Founders Fellowship cohort.</p> <p>The Future Founders Fellowship is a selective year-long cohort that accelerates the development of the top student entrepreneurs in the nation. Deitrich’s acceptance marks the second time a UT student has been selected for the program, with Matthew Sarli ’16 serving in the 2016 cohort. Fellows benefit from mentoring, entrepreneurship retreats, a peer community and volunteer opportunities through Future Founders programs.&#160;<br /><br /></p> SARAH TACKETTMon, 13 Feb 2017 18:59:43 GMTCEOs of Port Tampa Bay, Manitowoc Foodservice and Times Publishing Co. to Speak at UT’s Next Business Network Symposium Jan. 24http://www.ut.edu/CEOs-of-Port-Tampa-Bay-Manitowoc-Foodservice-Times-Publishing-BNS.aspx The leaders of Port Tampa Bay, Manitowoc Foodservice and Times Publishing Co. are slated to speak at the next Business Network Symposium at The University of Tampa on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins with a continental breakfast at 7:15 a.m. with the program running from 7:45–9 a.m. on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 12 Jan 2017 17:34:48 GMTUT’s Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program Begins Jan. 17http://www.ut.edu/Modern-Advances-in-Leadership-Certificate-Program-Begins-Jan17.aspx Looking to sharpen your leadership acumen and improve your leadership mindset? Then consider signing up for The University of Tampa’s Modern Advances in Leadership Certificate Program, presented by the Sykes College of Business TECO Energy Center for Leadership. The program runs from Jan. 17–April 18 from 6–9 p.m. on select Tuesday evenings in the Sykes College of Business, Room 131.<br /><br />The program is open to UT graduate students as well as beginning–mid-level professionals with three or more years of experience.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKFri, 06 Jan 2017 21:38:06 GMTArts Integration in Education Book Launch, Discussion at UT Jan. 29http://www.ut.edu/Arts-Integration-in-Education-Book-Launch-Discussion-at-UT.aspx On Sunday, Jan. 29, The University of Tampa will host a book launch and signing event for&#160;<i>Arts Integration in Education: Teachers and Teaching Artists as Agents of Change</i>, a book featuring multiple perspectives on how arts-based training and arts-integrated pedagogy can affect changes in the educational system. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N. Boulevard.<br /><br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKThu, 05 Jan 2017 20:13:51 GMTUT Names David Gudelunas as Dean of the College of Arts and Lettershttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Names-David-Gudelunas-As-Dean-Of-CAL.aspx David Gudelunas, currently professor of communication at Fairfield University, has been named by The University of Tampa as the dean of the College of Arts and Letters (CAL).<br /><br />As dean, Gudelunas will oversee the departments of art; communication, English and writing; languages and linguistics; music; philosophy and religion; and speech, theatre and dance.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 04 Jan 2017 15:54:00 GMTUT Names Paul Greenwood as Dean of the College of Natural and Health Scienceshttp://www.ut.edu/UT-Names-Paul-Greenwood-as-Dean-of-CNHS.aspx Paul Greenwood, currently professor of biology and previously senior associate provost and dean of the faculty at Colby College, has been named by The University of Tampa as the dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences.<br /><br />As dean, Greenwood will oversee the departments of biology; chemistry, biochemistry and physics; health sciences and human performance; nursing; and sport management.<br /> JAMIE PILARCZYKWed, 04 Jan 2017 15:16:20 GMT