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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 March 01, 2018 in News

UT Presents Encore Reading with Writers Patricia Smith and Brock Clarke on Thursday, March 8

On Thursday, March 8, The University of Tampa will welcome acclaimed writers Patricia Smith and Brock Clarke, who will illuminate urgent social issues by reading from their new books. The reading begins at 6 p.m. in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery and is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the UT MFA in Creative Writing program, where Smith and Clarke are on the faculty, this reading is an encore appearance from two of the program's literary stars. Smith's searing, exhilarating poetry and the absurdist, social satire of Clarke's fiction give their audience the shared experience to begin wider conversations about racial attitudes, self-delusion and the underpinnings of the cultural movement Black Lives Matter.

Posted March 01, 2018 in News

UT's Scarfone/Hartley Gallery to Host Camp SpARTan for Ese Elementary Students March 12-16

The University of Tampa Department of Art and Design and Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will collaborate with VSA Florida to facilitate Camp SpARTan, a spring break art immersion camp for Hillsborough County ESE elementary students. Camp SpARTan will be held at the gallery March 12-16 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. 

This pilot arts-immersion camp is geared for elementary-age students with disabilities and will include visual art activities, music and dance/movement. Working alongside VSA Florida teaching artists, UT Bachelor of Arts in art therapy students will assist with making adaptations and modifications to the activities to make them inclusive for everyone in attendance, regardless of ability.

Posted February 27, 2018 in News

Four Authors From Cover Stories Anthology to Give Reading at UT March 8

In Cover Stories, 16 of the best contemporary writers take classic stories as their starting point, crafting new stories from familiar tales. On Thursday, March 8, The University of Tampa will welcome four authors from the anthology for a reading in the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Posted February 26, 2018 in News

UT Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series Continues March 4 with Cellist Nancy Snider and Friends

On Sunday, March 4, The University of Tampa’s Sykes Chapel Concert Artist Series will continue with an afternoon of chamber music with renowned cellist Nancy Snider and friends Yuri Namkung, violin, David Yang, viola, and Grigorios Zamparas, piano. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values is free and open to the public.

Posted February 22, 2018 in UT Life

Country's Bobby Bones Inspires First-Year Research on Collegiate Happiness

Bobby Bones is a syndicated country music radio show host, just inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, who is heard on more than 100 radio stations and will be part of the new American Idol cast. One of his regular features on his morning show includes shout outs of positivity where members of his crew give reasons why the day is good and how they can help others have a better one.

Avid country music fan Jennifer Wortham, associate professor of health sciences and human performance, has self-proclaimed that she has drunk the Bobby Bones Kool-Aid.

"I believe in Bobby Bones and what he does. I'm all in," said Wortham, whose Pathways to Honors students created a research project based on the glass-half-full mentality that every day can be a good day.

"We wanted to take a look at what makes college students have a good day," said Jason Behnke '19. "Once we started gathering the data, we realized it could lead to higher retention rates. If students are having a good day or more students are having a good day, the higher your retention rate would be."


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