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  • Tour of University of Central Florida highlights clash between son and mom

    Tour of University of Central Florida highlights clash between son and mom
    We embarked this week on our third college tour: the University of Central Florida. Aside from the uncharacteristically brisk weather (it was tough to pitch sunny Florida to the out-of-state potential students), it was a fine tour. It's a lovely campus,...
  • '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...
  • Knights have successful season in classroom, too

    Knights have successful season in classroom, too
    I remember when UCF was for selected for a bowl game for the first time in 2005. I am the guy who reports graduation rates and academic progress rates for all the bowl bound teams each year. I felt badly that I had to report that year that UCF had the...
  • Weekend preview: Serendipity and a white tiger on Las Olas

    Weekend preview: Serendipity and a white tiger on Las Olas
    Plantation native Emily Kopp’s new album, a gracefully crafted collection of pop ruminations on life as a 20-something  woman standing eagerly at the edge of life’s vast possibility, is called “Serendipity Find Me.” But it was hard...
  • FAMU approves contract for new president

    FAMU approves contract for new president
    FAMU trustees approved Friday a three-year contract for new President Elmira Mangum that comes with an annual base salary of $425,000. Trustees at Florida A&M University spent nearly three and a half hours debating how much Mangum should be paid and...
  • Annie Russell Theatre opens 'Clean House'

     Annie Russell Theatre opens 'Clean House'
    WHAT: Former Rollins College student Aradhana Tiwari returns to campus to direct "The Clean House," the next production at the school's Annie Russell Theatre. The romantic comedy-drama opens Friday, Feb. 14. "The Clean House," by Sarah Ruhl centers on...
  • Theatre UCF opens 'The Music Man'

    Theatre UCF opens 'The Music Man'
    WHAT: Theatre UCF and the UCF Music Department together present Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." The family-friendly musical opens Thursday, Feb. 20, and runs through Sunday, March 2, on the Theatre UCF main stage. Playwright Willson wrote the...
  • 'War Horse' tour stars UCF grad Michael Wyatt Cox

     'War Horse' tour stars UCF grad Michael Wyatt Cox
    Michael Wyatt Cox's Florida childhood provided an unexpected boost to his career. The actor, starring in the touring production of "War Horse," grew up in Jupiter Farms, west of the turnpike in Palm Beach County. "I grew up around horses," says the...
  • 'Pluto' explores grief, family bonds and how everything can change in an instant

     'Pluto' explores grief, family bonds and how everything can change in an instant
    The title of "Pluto" provides clues as to what the new play is about, but they are far from obvious. On one level, director Mark Routhier says, it's a reference to the celestial body once deemed a major planet by scientists but later downgraded to...
  • Lobbying underway on research park

    Lobbying underway on research park
    Advocates of a new $60 million complex for the Central Florida Research Park say the region's delegation in Tallahassee has been receptive to their pitch for state tax dollars to fund the project. Construction of the proposed facility — which...
  • March Madness teams show no improvement in the classroom

    March Madness teams show no improvement in the classroom
    The teams invited to March Madness might be celebrating, but researchers who monitor academic performance among college athletes are not so thrilled. A study released Monday by the University of Central Florida suggests that, even though the NCAA...
  • Monica Spear remembered by local arts leader

    Monica Spear remembered by local arts leader
    Local theater director and producer John DiDonna remembers Monica Spear as a dedicated, career-focused student and compassionate young woman. Spear, the former Miss Venezuela who was murdered in that country late Monday, attended Seminole Community (now...