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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 June 04, 2019 in UT Life

The tics, tugs, bends, shuffles and flexes you might see at the free throw line or in the batter’s box are only momentary rituals that athletes use in an attempt to gain a competitive edge. Even more elaborate are the sometimes weeks-long superstitions that players, coaches and even entire teams engage in, all with the belief that it will help tilt the field, or the court, in their favor.

Posted April 17, 2019 in UT Life

In her young life, Sydney Bocik ’19 has already endured great loss, as her father passed away from cancer when she was just a little girl.

It is a fairly unique experience for someone so young, but instead of facing her grief alone, Bocik sought solace with others in her high school who’d also lost a close loved one.

“We realized we didn’t have to go through this kind of loss alone,” she said, explaining that together with a friend and the help of a school counselor, she started a kind of support group for fellow students. “We developed friendships that gave us the support when we needed it. It’s hard to have support from other people if they haven’t been through it, too. It’s such a unique loss at such a young age.”

Posted January 12, 2018 in UT Life

It just might be the most comprehensive, far-reaching learning experience UT students have during their time on campus. Yet, most students probably don’t even know they’re learning anything.

When classes end for the day, students are quick to head to their residence hall rooms to relax, study or socialize. Mid-day naps and caffeine-fueled cram sessions, as well as generational variations of impromptu dance parties, hanging out and binge TV watching will always be a part of on campus living.

Yet today, more than ever, at UT’s residential curriculum, Spartan Living, includes Spartan Ready competencies self-awareness, interpersonal abilities, life skills, teamwork and global engagement, which are at the foundation of every students’ residence life activities … whether they know it or not.

Posted September 29, 2014 in UT Life

When Sarah Zaki '15 came to college, she was followed by ominous warnings about the lack of jobs for graduates. But the gap of MIS jobs and those with technology skills is wide, and she wants to let students know about it.

“You don’t have to be a techy nerd to work in this field,” Zaki said. “I just want to show students what is out there. We love technology, you can make good money and you’re in demand. I’m lucky because I fell into MIS. I want to expose that to others.” 

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