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June 8: UCF Honors the 49 Lives Taken at Pulse
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 12:02 PM

UCF invites the community to campus on June 8 to honor and remember the 49 lives taken at Pulse.

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Family Calendar
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:38 AM

UCF Days & Knights is a family calendar of student academic and social events for the coming year.

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LEAD Scholars Academy Equips Students with the Tools Necessary to Excel
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Prospective LEAD Scholars Academy students apply for admission into the academy during their senior year of high school after being granted admission into UCF.

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Campus Groundbreaking Signals New Day for Community, Downtown Orlando
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 1:16 PM

Children from the Parramore community helped Central Florida leaders sink shovels into the dirt today at a groundbreaking ceremony ushering in a transformative campus that will soon rise in downtown Orlando.

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Meet Desia Bacon
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Desia majored in psychology and is a spring 2017 graduate. She was a LEAD Scholar, Resident Assistant, teaching assistant, Counseling and Psychological Services Peer Educator, research assistant, and McNair Scholar.

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UCF Hosts Inaugural Celebration Honoring Graduating Latino Students
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:21 AM

The University of Central Florida hosted a new graduation event this month to celebrate a growing community at the university: Latino students. Fifty students and their families gathered in the Live Oak Center for Nuestra Graduación [Our Graduation], which was a celebratory event put on by the Latino Faculty & Staff Association.

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2015-2016 SDES Highlights
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:27 PM

I am pleased to share a snapshot of activities and achievements of UCF’s Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services during the 2015-2016 academic year. Our students and staff have a lot to celebrate and much to look forward to. I am particularly proud of our advancements in attracting more outstanding and diverse students, our efforts to improve student success, and our response to the 2016 Pulse Nightclub incident and the Black Lives Matter movement. As student advocates, we must continue to share our successes, wins, and opportunities. To view an interactive version of our annual highlights, please visit our DREAM BIG highlights page.

Thank you,
Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services

Meet Austin Burns
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Austin majored in biomedical sciences and minored in leadership studies. He is a National Merit Scholar, LEAD Scholar, The Burnett Honors College member, president of the UCF Pre-Med American Medical Student Association and recipient of the 2017 Order of Pegasus.

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UCF Ceremonies May 4-6
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Watch the UCF Commencement ceremonies on the UCF YouTube channel.

About 7,900 University of Central Florida students are expected to graduate in six ceremonies May 4-6 at the CFE Arena.

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PRIME STEM Students Benefit from Day-long Career Readiness
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 3:10 PM

On May 2, the PRIME STEM program in the TRIO Center offered an all-day career readiness event for their first generation, low income and students with disabilities.

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Knights Paintball Club Captures 2nd National Championship in 4 years
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 2:56 PM

The Knights Paintball Club won its second national championship recently with a 7-5 defeat of Florida Atlantic University at Austin Tindall Regional Park in Kissimmee, FL.

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The Knights Celebrated 76 Graduating Student-Athletes Tuesday
Posted by Lauren Saliba on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:13 PM

UCF Athletics honored 76 student-athletes Tuesday afternoon at the annual Student-Athlete Graduation Celebration. Senior Associate Athletics Director Dr. Eric A. Wood, Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Manoj Chopra and Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Daniel J. White spoke to this year's class of graduating Knights, commending them on their achievement in front of their coaches, as well as members of the UCF Athletics staff and administration.

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Think Advising. Think Finances. Think Future.
Posted by Briant Coleman on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Most undergraduate degrees at UCF require 120 hours. Taking 30 credit hours each year enhances the chances that a student will earn a degree in four years. The Think 30 campaign was created to encourage UCF students to complete 30 credit hours each year with the goal of a timely graduation that minimizes the expense of a college degree.

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Academic Success of First Generation, Low-Income Students
Posted by Briant Coleman on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:18 AM

The ninth annual TRiO End of the Year Celebration was held on April 25 to celebrate the successes of scholars in two of UCF’s TRiO Programs- PRIME STEM and Project BEST.

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Woody Joseph Appointed Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
Posted by SDES IT on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Woody Joseph has been named the new director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Central Florida. Joseph previously served as the assistant director.

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Six RWC Seniors Move Forward to the Next Level
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 3:50 PM

UCF’s Recreation and Wellness Center continues to produce the next generation of campus recreation professionals. The 2017 crop includes a current RWC professional staff member and six graduating seniors.

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A UCF Tradition
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:03 AM

More than 800 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered around the Reflecting Pond last night for Campus Activity Board’s 24th annual Symphony Under the Stars event.

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Be Prepared for Final Exams
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM

As we approach final exam week at UCF, we would like to invite students to use the many academic support services available through Student Academic Resource Center, including Study Union.

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Mobile Kitchen Grand Opening was April 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Memory Mall
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 3:43 PM

UCF’s mobile demonstration kitchen is the first of its kind in the country. The mobile aspect of the kitchen allows the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services to reach more students in the efforts to increase accessibility to fruit and vegetables, provide nutrition skills, and reduce food waste.

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UCF Urges Students: Apply for Financial Aid on Time or Risk Delays
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 10:26 AM

The Internal Revenue Service’s removal of a popular tool that helps students apply for financial aid has made it even more important for students to file their aid applications early and to fill out the forms correctly – otherwise, they’ll be at greater risk of delays in receiving their money.

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Stress Free Time with Therapy Cats and Dogs
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Counseling and Psychological Services will be hosting the first Purrfectly Stress Free event at CAPS on April 19 at noon-2 p.m. and at the same time and day, they will also host PAWS a tively Stress Free. Both events will be held in the CAPS building but in separate rooms.

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Multiple Asian Cultures Represented
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10:43 AM

The Asian Student Association hosted the 17th anniversary of the Mr. and Miss ASA Scholarship Pageant on April 2. The event, themed fairy tales, was held at the Cape Florida Ballroom with an overwhelming audience of more than 400 attendees.

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First-Generation Knight Works to Promote Financial Literacy
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Andrew Allen has a mission: Study hard and be the first in his family to graduate from college.

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Laugh and Learn with Colin Ryan
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Come out and laugh and learn as Colin Ryan presents Funny Money: A Comedic Guide to Money Management on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Morgridge International Reading Center.

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Explore and Learn
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Come join the UCF Cares Ambassadors for a special UCF themed paint night on April 19 at 6-8 p.m. at the Arboretum Nature Pavillion!

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UCFPD, Student Health Services to Collect Unused Prescription Drugs
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 2:21 PM

The UCF Police Department and UCF Student Health Services are partnering to collect expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Medications will be collected Monday, April 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium.

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18 Students to be Honored
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Flags will be at half-staff and the Student Union’s Pegasus seal will be covered with tea-light candles and yellow roses April 11 for an Eternal Knights Memorial Service honoring 18 students who passed away in the past 12 months.

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Justus Griffith's First Wrestling National Championship
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:46 AM

UCF Wrestling Club member Justus Griffith had been there before. Staring down the mat at Darius Bunch from Emmanuel College, a Christian Liberal Arts school in Northeast Georgia.

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April 10-14
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:56 AM

It’s On Us is a national awareness-raising campaign that encourages everyone to play an active part in preventing interpersonal violence; #ITSONUS to prevent sexual assault and relationship abuse.

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UCF First Food Truck
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Please join Wellness and Health Promotion Services for the grand opening of the FreshU Kitchen: UCF's first food truck for a free cooking demonstration, healthy and delicious samples, activities, music and a visit from Knightro.

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Creative UCF Students Raise $1.25M for the Kids
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 3:04 PM

The University of Central Florida’s Knight-Thon student philanthropy group revealed Sunday it has raised $1.25 million in the past year for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Central Florida’s Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

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April 4: Wear Red to Show Your Support
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Wear red on April 4 Equal Pay Day to symbolize how far women and minorities are "in the red" with their pay. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. It is far worse for women of color.

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First-Generation Student Seeks to Empower Women in STEM
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:59 AM

At 12 years old, Jordin Rosser already was discouraged to pursue her dream career. Her aunt, a computer scientist, was facing discrimination for being a woman in a male-dominated industry. Her ideas were being overlooked, and when a male counterpart would suggest the same thing, he would be praised by their boss.

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Program Breaks Down Barriers and Empowers Students
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 9:21 AM

The Voter Friendly Campus initiative announced this week that UCF has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus.”

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VARC Celebrates Women's History Month
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1:31 PM

The Veteran’s Academic Resource Center is showcasing women veterans during Women’s History Month through April 10.

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March 27, 2017
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Suicide can be prevented. Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects people of all ages. It is the tenth leading cause of death for Americans and the second leading cause in the college-age population. However, people rarely communicate openly about suicide, which hinders effective prevention.

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Schedule Planning Tool Takes Pain Out of Registering for Classes
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:03 AM

Finding the right classes can be stressful when it comes time to register, but a new tool makes building a schedule a breeze.

Students can use mySchedule Builder to design their dream course schedule.

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Graduate School Rankings Are In: UCF Has 22 Programs in Top 100
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Twenty-two University of Central Florida graduate programs were ranked in the top 100 in their respective fields by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools of 2018 released Tuesday.

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UCF 1st in State to Offer Neurofeedback Therapy to Aid Students’ Mental Health
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12:34 PM

The University of Central Florida recently became the first public university in the state to offer students neurofeedback therapy, a treatment for various mental-health disorders that helps patients gain more control over their brain activity.

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Think 30 Scholarships Available
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 10:08 AM

he Think 30 scholarship acknowledges and rewards UCF students who successfully complete at least 30 credit hours during the academic year.

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Multicultural and First Generation College Students Recognized
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Multicultural Academic and Support Services hosted Excellence in Action, a recognition ceremony for multicultural and first generation college students and families

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Record Number of Student Volunteers Abroad
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:19 AM

A record number of University of Central Florida students will volunteer their time on service projects abroad through the Alternative Break Program this spring break March 13-17.

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Safety and Wellness Awareness
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:13 AM

UCF wrapped up its 2017 Safe Knight Week of interactive events to raise awareness about safety and well-being before spring break.

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Asian Heritage Month at UCF
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:31 PM

The Asian Pacific American Coalition, Vietnamese American Student Association, and Multicultural Student Center present Asian Heritage Month. The events include guest speakers, cultural dances, network with business owners, and more. Come learn, explore and celebrate the Asian culture.

1st-Generation Student Wants to Use Social Work Degree to Combat Injustices
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:22 AM

Pursuing a college education was not a big priority in Yaridma Tejada’s home when she was a youngster.

She said her immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic – her mom a high school graduate and her dad, who completed third grade – “never helped me with my homework assignments or seemed to enjoy reading or learning themselves.”

Bryce Nelson
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10:03 AM

Bryce Nelson is excited he’s on track to graduate from UCF with relatively little student-loan debt.

The marketing junior relies on federal financial aid to cover tuition and housing, gets a little help from home, and has a campus work-study job. He’s on track to finish his undergraduate degree with less than $7,000 in student loans outstanding.

Health and Safety Events
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Students can learn about campus health and safety resources and have fun during Safe Knight Week on March 6-10.

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UCF and Community Celebration
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:20 AM

The UCF family and Central Florida community celebrated John C. Hitt’s 25th anniversary as the university’s president Wednesday with many presentations and a special award for the president and his wife, Martha.

Careers in Psychology Panel
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:10 AM

On February 22, Career Services, in partnership with the Psychology Department, held the second annual Beyond the Degree – Careers in Psychology Panel in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom.

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Creative Excellence Awards
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:09 PM

The National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association honored the Recreation and Wellness Center Marketing team with two Creative Excellence Awards at the NIRSA’s Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

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UCF Pays Tribute to Women
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:55 AM

March is Women’s History Month and several departments at UCF have organized events to commemorate the occasion.

Lifesaving Partnership Between UCF and Orange County Fire and Rescue
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM

February is National Heart Month and Valentine’s Day was the perfect time for UCF and Orange County Fire and Rescue to team up and publicly launch two new mobile apps aimed at saving lives. PulsePoint Respond and PulsePoint AED will help smartphone users take important steps in helping any of the 350,000 people who annually experience sudden cardiac arrest.

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21 Students to Receive University's Highest Honor
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 3:15 PM

UCF has named 21 students as recipients of the Order of Pegasus, the university’s most prestigious student award.

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Gather!
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Many students are experiencing stress because of recent news.

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Love Has No Labels
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 1:37 PM

LGBTQ+ Services and the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services, hosted "All Gender Love" in the Student Union Atrium on Valentine's Day, February 14.

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Common Read Program
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Join the Office of First Year Experience as we reveal the Common Read selection for the 2017-2018 school year on February 22 at 4:15-5 p.m. at the Live Oak Ballroom/Garden Room.

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Students Served Three-course Meal
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Memory Mall is a sight to see any day of the week at UCF, but it was filled to capacity on February 9, 2017 for the first-ever UCF Gather Luncheon. More than 550 students were served a free three-course meal, thanks to a collective effort from nearly a dozen departments from the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services and food partners UCF Dining Services, Coca-Cola, Pita Pita and Chicken Salad Chick.

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Stress Relief with Therapy Dogs
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Students were invited to take a break from the demands of the semester, and stop by Counseling and Psychological Services to play with fun, friendly therapy dogs. It is known that the human-animal bond can relieve stress, anxiety and depression, as well as improve mood. Furthermore, this event is intended to increase visibility/accessibility of CAPS on campus and decrease the stigma of mental health services.

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Angelo Baldado and Madison Daniel
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10:44 AM

The Mr. and Miss UCF Scholarship Program began in 1984 and has been providing scholarships and opportunities to UCF students.

This past weekend, sophomore Angelo Baldado and senior Madison Daniel became the new titleholders of Mr. and Miss UCF, respectively.

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Addresses Concerns Surrounding Collegiate Male Achievement
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Success in the 21st Century for collegiate males attending the University of Central Florida looks very similar to other colleges and universities across the country. Male students are simply not graduating at the same rate as their female counter parts nationwide.

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Multicultural and First Generation Knights Networking Reception
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 1:26 PM

The Multicultural and First Generation Knights Networking Reception was an opportunity for knights representing diverse and often underrepresented campus populations to engage with premiere employers who recruit at UCF.

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Helping Students Achieve Academic Success
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Congratulations to Melissa Nogues, Haley Zilberberg, and Nicholas Cheke who received the 2016-2017 LGBTQ+ Undergraduate Book Award for their outstanding leadership in the LGBTQ+ community. Each student received $250 for books and materials.

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Experience the Celebration
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 9:34 AM

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made in their struggles for freedom and equality in American history.

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February 9 at Memory Mall
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Students are invited to UCF’s inaugural Gather Luncheon on Thursday, February 9 on Memory Mall.

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UCF Basketball Seeks Food Donations to Help Fellow Knights
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 2:56 PM

UCF Knights men’s basketball fans are asked to bring a food or toiletry donation to the home game Feb. 11 to help support the Knights Helping Knights Pantry, an on-campus food pantry for students in need.

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Spring 2017 Career Expo
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Will you be ready for what’s next? Employers seek people that can communicate their problem solving skills, teamwork and professionalism. Each of these competencies can be achieved during your time at UCF and Career Services can help along the way. The Career Expo, specifically, can help you learn about different employment paths, employer expectations, and how to stand out, all in addition to finding a job.

On January 31, 2,838 students attended and 241 employers participated in the Spring 2017 Career Expo at the CFE Arena.

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Funding was Part of an Authorization from Gov. Rick Scott
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:20 AM

UCF scientists received almost $1.3 million in state funds Wednesday to research the Zika virus with the goal of understanding its effects on human health and developing a vaccine for the mosquito-borne illness.

The funding was part of Gov. Rick Scott’s authorization of $25 million in state funds to develop better testing and prevention for the mosquito-borne virus that authorities say has infected almost 5,000 people in the U.S. and

UCF's Position on White House Executive Order
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10:11 AM

President John C. Hitt sent the following message to the campus community on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Since the White House issued an executive order suspending the entry of individuals from certain countries into the United States, UCF has worked with our international students and faculty and staff members to help understand and manage this change.

In Honor of William E. Davis and Mary Jo Davis
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM

The recreation area around Lake Claire is now the William E. Davis and Mary Jo Davis Recreation Area at Lake Claire, in honor of William E. and Mary Jo Davis, one of the 89 founding families who pledged money and donated land to secure the site for a new university in 1964.

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Women History Month Poster Competition 2017
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1:47 PM

The UCF community of faculty, students and staff are joining together to celebrate women’s history month in March and to highlight women’s achievement and challenges to gender equity.

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The Responsibility is Everyones
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:54 AM

You are invited to attend spring semester workshops on hazing prevention. The topics include: hazing behaviors, strategies of prevention, leadership development and group responsibility.

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Do You Notice The Misteak? (So Will Employers on Your Resume)
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 8:23 AM

You may have seen someone’s resume with misspelled words, poor grammar, and sentences that just didn’t make sense.

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Social Justice Week - Jan 23-27
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Social Justice Week is a series of events to address some of the world’s most pressing social/human rights issues. The goal is to educate and inspire people to take action to help end these local and global issues. The events, hosted by Social Justice and Advocacy, are intentional, timely, and will be impactful in engaging the campus community in conversation.

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Women's Flag Football Team Wins 4th Consecutive National Championship
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM

UCF recently captured its fourth consecutive women’s flag football national championship as the Knights, known as ‘Team Check on It,’ locked down the North Carolina A&T Aggies in the championship game 13-2. The University of West Florida hosts the NIRSA Championship Series National Flag Football Tournament annually the first weekend of January.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 2:11 PM

With a total 70+ enthusiastic student participants, UCF was well-represented at this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Downtown Orlando. With both decorated posters and wrapped candy in hand, the students marched the streets and greeted the excited community members. Students marched for peace and justice for our world and several students had awesome things to say about the significance of this experience to them.

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Leisha Cavallaro is the Second UCF Official in the NCFFC Hall of Fame
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 1:06 PM

The National Collegiate Flag Football Championships Hall of Fame enshrined UCF Alumnus Leisha Cavallaro (Class of 2011) into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony in December 2016 in Pensacola, Florida. She joins Nick Brigati, a former UCF IM Sports graduate assistant, as the only two UCF Knights in the Hall of Fame for officiating. Two other Knights, Brandon Baroody (2012) and Drew Hill (2011) are in the NCFFC Hall of Fame as players.

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UCF Hosts National Male Student Success Conference
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:10 AM

The 2017 National Male Student Success Conference will be held at UCF on February 2-4 and will highlight male academic achievement in college.

The conference, hosted by the UCF Multicultural Academic and Support Services office, will feature keynote speakers Anton Reece, campus president of West Kentucky Community and Technical Colleges, and Ivory A. Toldson, president and CEO of the QEM Network, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C.

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New Associate Vice President and Dean of Students
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Adrienne Frame has been selected as the University of Central Florida’s new associate vice president and dean of students in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.

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Opportunities Rise for Students with Unique Abilities
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:56 AM

One year ago the Florida Legislature established a ground-breaking opportunity for higher-education institutions in the state to transform the lives of students with intellectual disabilities through innovative programs and services focused on education and career paths.

Today, those students are learning about careers in nursing, greenhouse propagation, welding and other occupational fields.

“It’s the only legislation like this in the country,” said Paula Kohler, executive director of the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities, which is based at UCF and serves institutions around the state.

UCF Inclusive Educational Services
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Patricia Moody is your typical gregarious sophomore at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is currently enrolled in two classes and involved in several clubs, including the Sign Language Club and Best Buddies. Moody, from Stuart, Florida, is fluent in American Sign Language. . She enjoys the kickboxing class at the campus gym and the impromptu pizza parties with her friends in her dorm. She is exploring a volunteer opportunity with local law enforcement this school year. Last year, she volunteered eight hours a week in a preschool classroom at United Cerebral Palsy’s Bailes School. Moody also has Down syndrome, and she is working to change the way people view individuals with developmental disabilities.

Downtown Orlando Parade and Selma Movie at UCF
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:17 AM

The LEAD Scholars Academy and Multicultural Student Center are teaming up for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.

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Inspiring America: NBC Nightly News
Posted by SDES IT on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2:02 PM

When a desperate mother asked the University of Central Florida to make a prosthetic arm for her son, engineering PhD student Albert Manero had an idea: could an arm be made by 3D printing? What began as one arm for one child later became 20 arms for 20 children.

This Will Fill You With Knight Pride
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 1:47 PM

At times, the past year has been a tough one. But at the University of Central Florida, we’ve got a lot to be proud of. From academic excellence to giving back to the community, here are a dozen moments from 2016 that will make any Knight’s heart swell with pride (in no particular order).

January 31, 2017
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 1:27 PM

This is an excellent opportunity to meet employers recruiting students and alumni for full-time and part-time professional opportunities.

The Career Expo is open to UCF students and alumni only.
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: CFE Arena

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Nearly 5,400 University of Central Florida students are expected to graduate Dec. 16-17
Posted by SDES IT on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 4:58 PM

The three ceremonies at the CFE Arena will be:

  • 9 a.m. Dec. 16 – College of Education & Human Performance, College of Health & Public Affairs and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.
  • 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 – College of Arts & Humanities, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Sciences and the College of Undergraduate Studies.
  • 9 a.m. Dec. 17 – College of Business Administration, College of Engineering & Computer Science, College of Medicine and the College of Optics & Photonics.
Parents Band Together to Help Feed UCF Students in Need over Holiday
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Students in need of food during the winter break can turn to a service from the Knights Helping Knights Pantry that, thanks to the help of parents of UCF Knights, will provide bags with emergency supplies.

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Two Drop Off Locations for New Toys
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 9:22 AM

The UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Toy for Tots Drive, starting Monday, December 5 until Thursday, December 15, 2016 by 10 a.m.

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Tips and campus services are offered to help students finish out the semester
Posted by SDES IT on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1:59 AM
This week marks the end of classes for the fall 2016 semester, and with final exams around the corner, UCF reminds students of resources to help reduce stress and be academically successful. Read more
Dear UCF Community:
A message from Dr. Ehasz
Posted by SDES IT on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 9:26 PM

For 15 years, the UCF Creed’s core values of Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence have guided our conduct and decisions and helped UCF become an engaging and inclusive learning community.

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity strengthen us, and we condemn any form of hate, discrimination and injustice.

As we ponder and discuss race, religion and other important topics, our opinions and beliefs will often differ. It is in this spirit that I encourage you to actively listen, engage in scholarly dialogue and demonstrate our shared commitment to respect for all Knights. I challenge you to demonstrate civility. Acts of hate and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.

If you are feeling anxiety or if you need additional support, I encourage you to consider the following resources:

We are all Knights. Let’s continue to support one another and stand united.

Sincerely,
Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services

SARC Review Sessions Available at Study Union
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:00 AM

As we approach final exam week at UCF, we would like to invite students to use the many academic support services available through Student Academic Resource Center, including Study Union.

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A Token of Appreciation to UCF First Responders
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 3:15 PM

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild invited MQG members around the world to participate in creating quilts for the victims of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016. They asked that at least one heart be included in each quilt made.

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5th Annual Pack to Attack Hunger and Cram the Van
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:39 PM

The Greeks held two events, the 5th Annual Pack to Attack and Cram the Van, to help fight hunger here at UCF and around the world.

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Knight Athletes' Graduation Rates Among Best in Nation
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8:53 AM

For a third consecutive year, UCF student-athletes are graduating at a higher rate than any other NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision public institution in the nation.

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Knights Helping Knights Pantry Offers Emergency Food Supplies During Thanksgiving Break
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8:26 AM

The Knights Helping Knights Pantry is preparing emergency-supply bags for students who find themselves in need of food while campus is closed for the Thanksgiving break.

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UCF to Participate in National Pledge to Quit Smoking Day
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Life is short, and for those who smoke tobacco, quitting can return precious years and vitality. That’s why the University of Central Florida will be asking smokers to make the pledge to quit on Thursday, Nov. 17, in collaboration with the national American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout event.

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Posted by SDES IT on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM

“A lot of big schools, they act like you’re just lucky to be there and they don’t really care if you graduate or not. Here, they really do care what happens to you. They set things up to help you be successful.”

UCF International Education Week, Nov. 14-18
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM

The Student Development and Enrollment Services Internationalization Committee host two events during International Week: International Student Panel and UCF Abroad: Be in the Know.

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 3:34 PM

In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, the Greek Leadership class will be collecting canned foods and toiletries to stock Knights Helping Knights Pantry.

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 3:20 PM

In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, the Greek Leadership class will be collecting canned foods and toiletries to stock Knights Helping Knights Pantry.

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UCF Raises Awareness for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 9:36 AM

UCF faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14 - 21, 2016.

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