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From internships to student achievements to recognition of The University of Tampa faculty and institution as a whole, the following is a running archive of UT press releases, called News Articles, and feature stories, noted as UT Life.

Posted April 25, 2019 in UT Life

Calling it a project that will transform the creative arts both for University of Tampa students and the Tampa community, UT officials announced today that the University will soon begin construction on a new, four-story, 90,000-square-foot building on campus that will provide spaces for UT’s fine and performing arts.

Posted November 15, 2018 in UT Life

He’s tapping his feet, drumming his fingers and bobbing his head. But ask Elwood Bond ’20 if he’s nervous, and the answer is no. He’s quietly practicing.

“I’m a menace to be around,” said Bond, a music education major whose principle instrument is contemporary percussion. “There are patterns with the lower half of my body that I know I need to do. While soloing, they tell you to put this kind of pattern on auto-pilot. If I can talk while doing this and keep it going, I know I can mess around with my hands and do whatever I want.”


Posted January 19, 2017 in UT Life

When Madeleine Varda ’17 came to UT, she was a music major with a focus on piano. It didn’t take long for her to realize that after spending a year with UT’s 3,184-pipe Dobson organ, the centerpiece of the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, that she was having far more fun playing the organ. 

So Varda is capping her four years at UT with the first-ever, full-length student solo organ recital on Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., in partial fulfillment of her music degree. 

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