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  • UCF to get its $2.6 million in performance funding shortly, state says

    UCF to get its $2.6 million in performance funding shortly, state says
    The state has authorized the release of $20 million in "performance funding" for state universities, meaning UCF could get a $2.6 million bonus as early as this week. The money is from a new legislative effort that aims to give out extra money to...
  • Theatre UCF opens 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

     Theatre UCF opens 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
    Theatre UCF opens lighthearted musical comedy "The Drowsy Chaperone" this Thursday, Oct. 17, at its Main Stage Theater on the UCF campus. The play runs through Nov. 2. "The Drowsy Chaperone" made its Broadway debut in 2006, and won five Tony Awards....
  • 'Rapebait' email shows ugly side of fraternity culture

     'Rapebait' email shows ugly side of fraternity culture
    Americans have long turned to the "Dummies" and "Complete Idiot's Guide" series to fill in their know-how gaps. Each edition provides explanations and tips in easy to understand, systematic fashion. The tongue-in-cheek titles succeed because they're...
  • Stella Sung awarded composing residency

    Stella Sung awarded composing residency
    Congratulations go out to Stella Sung, who has won a Music Alive grant to serve as composer in residence for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in Ohio. Sung, a former composer in residence for the Orlando Philharmonic, is director of the Center for...
  • UCF medical school to welcome its 5th class on Monday

    UCF's medical school will welcome its fifth class of students during a White Coat Ceremony next week. The new class is the College of Medicine's first class at a full enrollment of 120 students, the college announced Thursday. The 64 men and 56...
  • 'American Ninja Warrior': Valencia student goes boldly

    'American Ninja Warrior': Valencia student goes boldly
    Idoko Abuh can't say how he fared on "American Ninja Warrior," but the Valencia College student makes a bold claim. "I'm very happy I did it," says Abuh, 23. "I do want to do it next year, and I'm confident I could win next year." Viewers can chart...
  • Weber promotes Speraw, Yoder on coaching staff

    Weber promotes Speraw, Yoder on coaching staff
     K-State men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber announced the promotions of Drew Speraw (pronounced SPEAR-awe)and Dustin Yoder on his coaching staff on Friday.  The program’s video coordinator for the past year, Speraw has been promoted to...
  • 50 years later, a trio of views about the March on Washington

    50 years later, a trio of views about the March on Washington
    "So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice." The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Linda Chapin was a Southern girl who through her family's frequent moves north and...
  • Fl universities make the grade on rakings by "public good"

    The University of Florida is among the nation's top universities in a new ranking based on "public good" put out by Washington Monthly magazine. UF also was the top-ranked school in the magazine's "Best Bang for the Buck" category, in which Florida...
  • Valencia, Seminole State, Lake-Sumter state colleges win $1.5 million to boost minority participation in STEM

    Valencia, Seminole State and Lake-Sumter State colleges have won a $1.5 million grant to help boost the number of minority students who earn bachelor's degrees in so-called STEM fields. The three-year grant will pay for staff to advise and to help...
  • One UCF residence hall still not completed

    One UCF residence hall still not completed
    Two of the three buildings that are part of UCF's new Neptune housing community are finished, and students will be able to move in this weekend, the university announced Friday evening. Meanwhile, the third residence hall will not be done before classes...
  • State seeking applicants for open seat on UCF Board of Trustees

    State seeking applicants for open seat on UCF Board of Trustees
    Want to serve on the University of Central Florida's Board of Trustees? You've got until Oct. 7 to get in your application. The Board of Governors, which oversees the state university system, is seeking an applicant to fill an open seat on UCF's board....