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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 February 06, 2018 in News

On Thursday, Feb. 15, The University of Tampa will welcome John Gainor, former president and CEO of International Dairy Queen, and Nick Friedman, president and co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, as part of the Sykes Hall of Fame Business Speaker Series. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

The presentation, "Driven to Succeed: Who Needs Customers When You Have Fans?" begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Crescent Club, located on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center. 

Posted February 05, 2018 in News

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, The University of Tampa will welcome poet Richard Chess as part of the Writers at the University Series. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the Scarfone Hartley Gallery, 310 North Blvd., and is free and open to the public.

Chess is the author of four books of poetry, Love Nailed to the Doorpost (University of Tampa Press 2017), Third Temple (University of Tampa Press 2006), Chair in the Desert (University of Tampa Press 2000) and Tekiah (University of Georgia Press 1996; republished by University of Tampa Press 2000). His poems have appeared in Best American Spiritual Writing 2005Telling and Remembering: A Century of American Jewish Poetry and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary American Jewish Poetry

Posted February 02, 2018 in News

On Sunday, Feb. 11, The University of Tampa will welcome Paul Jacobs, the only organist to ever win a Grammy Award (in 2011 for Messiaen's "Livre du Saint-Sacrement"), 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.

Heralded as "one of the major musicians of our time" by The New Yorker's Alex Ross, Jacobs made musical history at the age of 23 when he played Bach's complete organ works in an 18-hour marathon performance on the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. He joined the faculty of The Juilliard School in 2003 and was named chairman of the organ department in 2004, one of the youngest faculty appointees in the school's history. He received Juilliard's prestigious William Schuman Scholar's Chair in 2007.

Posted January 31, 2018 in UT Life

More than likely, many people have watched at least one inspirational speech from a TED platform. Whether it's on time management or public speaking or making profound discoveries, the short talks serve to spark inspiration and discussion. That's what appeals to psychology major Nechelle Knott '18. 

So when the opportunity came to host a local, independently-organized TEDx event on campus, she immediately mobilized. 

"I think it's cool that they (TED) created this entire nonprofit to give people the stage to share their ideas," said Knott, of Richmond, VA. "It encourages people to think about an idea in a way they hadn't before. That's really important."

Posted January 26, 2018 in UT Life

The good news for nonprofits is that the average employment growth rate is significantly higher than business and government sectors.

The bad news? The management retirement rate in nonprofits is just as high, resulting in an increasing need for qualified and knowledgeable leaders.

In response, the Nonprofit Leadership Center and the Conn Foundation partnered to develop a nonprofit management program at UT. Now in its 11th year, the program trains both future leaders and people already in the field who want to up their game and improve their skills.

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