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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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Question, Persuade, Refer
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:58 AM

On March 27, QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) trainers will be offering suicide prevention training during the QPR a Thon – Suicide Prevention Training. The event will be held in the Student Union, Room 316AB beginning at 9 a.m. and with a new training starting on the top of each hour with the last training being offered at 2 p.m.

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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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 03, 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 02, 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 02, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 07, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 Seth Scott on Monday, January 09, 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 04, 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 04, 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 Seth Scott 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 08, 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 07, 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 Seth Scott on Monday, December 05, 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 Seth Scott 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 Seth Scott 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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Blazer-Loaning Service for Students
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8:06 AM

Students in need of professional attire for job interviews, class presentations and other occasions now can rent blazers at the on-campus Knights Helping Knights Pantry.

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Commemorative Ceremony, Career and Resource Fair
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 3:54 PM

The University of Central Florida will honor veterans during November with a commemorative ceremony, career and resource fair, and other activities. UCF is ranked one of the best universities in the nation for veterans by offering support services along their journey toward graduation and has been ranked as “military friendly” by G.I. Jobs magazine.

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Student-Veterans Find a Home - and Help - at UCF
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at 12:45 PM

For military veterans, transitioning to civilian life can be tough. Transitioning from the military to a college campus can be even more daunting.

At the University of Central Florida, the Veterans Academic Resource Center eases the way for students who have served their country, providing a one-stop-shop of services to help them succeed.

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Fall Into Wellness
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, November 04, 2016 at 8:10 AM

Getting healthy comes in many forms at UCF. Zumba, meditation, green smoothies, dietary advice and dodgeball just to name a few. Knights learned about all those great options and many more during Wellness and Health Promotion Services and the Recreation and Wellness Center’s first annual Fall Into Wellness day. Nearly 300 Knights came out to Memory Mall on November 2 to learn more about setting goals for their overall wellbeing.

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Consortium Efforts Mean More High Tech Degrees, Opportunities for Students
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, November 03, 2016 at 7:22 AM

The number of degrees awarded in computer science, information technology, computer engineering and management information systems in Florida has increased the past three years by more than 30 percent – from 947 to 1,292 – thanks to a partnership of three universities known as CSIT-TEAm. [http://www.csit-team.org/about/]

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Children Dressed Up in Costumes
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 8:28 AM

On October 31, princesses, superheroes, pirates, ninjas, garden gnomes and other costumed characters from the UCF Creative School for Children descended on Millican Hall and the Housing and Residence Life offices for Halloween trick-or-treating. About 120 pupils up to age 5, teachers and parents continued the annual university tradition.

Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities, a partnership between Florida International University, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida is set to host its second annual fall Virtual Career Fair. This must attend event is open to students and alumni from FIU, UCF and USF and will take place on Nov. 3, 2016.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Career Opportunities
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:11 AM

Learning more about STEM careers and the successful women who work in them was the focus of October 25 event, “Women in STEM: Aim Higher.’ This collaboration between Career Services, iSTEM, and Science Education brought over 70 female students representing all areas of STEM together with women leaders from a wide-variety of technology fields.

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Career Services Offers Students Virtual Services
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 6:00 AM

On September 30, UCF was named one of the top 20 colleges with the best Career Services in the U.S. by OnlineCollegePlan.com. UCF Career Services, a leader in its field across the state and country, was ranked at number 18.

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TRiO Around the World Engages Students to Celebrate Diversity Week
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12:38 PM

On October 20, 2016, the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Service TRiO Center held the first annual “TRiO Around the World” event to coincide with Diversity Week at UCF. The event celebrated the cultures, history, and games of each continent around the globe and was supported by a Diversity Action Grant from the Office of Diversity Initiatives.

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ATO Haunted Haus Benefiting Knights Helping Knights Pantry and Knight-Thon
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 10:47 AM

The fall holiday season is in full swing and the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega at the University of Central Florida are proud to announce their annual fall fundraising event, Haunted Haus.

On October 29 from 6-9 p.m., students will have the chance to take a spooky tour of the ATO haunted house at 4419 Greek Court. This haunted maze will snake through over 10 differently themed-scare rooms with surprises around every corner. Haunted Haus is a complete fall festival that is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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Parking, Traffic Changes for Friday Campaign Event at CFE Arena
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Expect traffic, parking changes and road closures Friday due to a campaign event at the CFE Arena.

The event is scheduled to start at 5 p.m., though crowds are anticipated to arrive at UCF much earlier.

The event is being run by the campaign, but UCF is providing the below information to help event attendees and media covering the rally.

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Students Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Posted by Judy Pardo on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00 PM

UCF was recently ranked as one of the nation’s 26 healthiest colleges.

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Rio Paralympics Inspires UCF's 1st Intramural Leagues for Adaptive Sports
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:48 AM

A fire was ignited in Andrea Snead as she watched the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

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Laz Diaz, Speaks to the UCF Basketball Officiating Class
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:16 AM


On a normal weekday for nearly half a year, Major League Baseball Umpire Laz Diaz calls balls and strikes or signals outs in stadiums across the country. But just days before taking the field as an umpire in the American League Championship Series between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays, Diaz had a chance to make a difference in the lives of more than a dozen UCF students.

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UCF Recreation and Wellness Center
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Knights Wake, the UCF Wakeboarding team, recently won its third national championship in four years by defeating the USF Bulls at Quest ATX Cable Park in Austin, Texas.

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October 24 - 27
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 8:29 AM

The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services invites you to participate in It's On Us Week of Action on October 24-27.

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Monday, October 24th through Thursday, October 27th
Posted by Seth Scott on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:10 PM

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 interpersonal violence, which includes sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking and sexual harassment. Come find out how we can all make UCF a safer place! We will have giveaways such as shirts, rally towels, laptop stickers, tumblers, photos, and more. There will also be a drawing for an It’s On Us Prize Pack, which includes gift cards and all the giveaways from the week.

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Trick or Treat at UCF: October 23
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:41 PM

For over 20 years, Greek Street has closed down once a year to host Trick or Treat on Greek Street (TOTOGS). Many children and family members will be donned in costumes as they walk from house to house on Greek Street.

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Faculty Training Will Provide Better Assistance to Veteran Students
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 9:53 AM

The Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC), in collaboration with the Orlando VA Medical Center, will be offering Student Veteran Allied Faculty Education (S.A.F.E.) training on:

October 21
9 a.m. to noon
Global UCF Building, Room 101

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October 17-22 at UCF
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 3:28 PM

UCF is joining universities across the nation and recognizing National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week [NCAAW] by sponsoring programs and educational initiatives aimed at raising awareness of alcohol issues on campus.

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Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Volunteer Service
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Knights Give Back, UCF’s annual day of volunteer service to the community, will celebrate a decade of commitment this month.

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New FAFSA Rules Allow Earlier Application for Student Federal Aid
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:05 PM

Applications have opened three months earlier than previous years for students to be considered for state and federal financial aid, known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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8th Drug Take Back at UCF
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Members of the UCF community will be able to hand over their unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications with no questions asked Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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Commitment to Inclusive and Diverse Opportunities
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10:45 AM

The Recreation and Wellness Center continues its commitment to fulfilling one of UCF President John C. Hitt’s key goals of becoming a more inclusive and diverse university with its annual Inclusive Recreation Expo.

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Therapy or Peer Counseling?
Posted by Judy Pardo on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:58 AM

Colleges from Ohio State to Central Florida devise more programs to triage students; determining who needs therapy and who may be fine with some peer counseling. Read more..

Healthy Knights 2020 Initiative
Posted by Judy Pardo on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Counseling and Psychology Services will deploy an array of advanced suicide-prevention and outreach services this month as part of the Healthy Knights 2020 initiative.

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Spirit Splash is October 14
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:42 AM

UCF Homecoming, a time for members of the UCF community to come together and take pride in their university, starts today with a series of campus celebrations.

Highlights include Spirit Splash and the UCF football game against Temple, where the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-8
Posted by Judy Pardo on Wednesday, October 05, 2016 at 9:15 AM

The 10th annual Healthy Knights Expo, will be held on Wednesday, October 5 in the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom between 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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College Living Survey
Posted by Judy Pardo on Monday, October 03, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The College Living Survey is an annual assessment conducted by the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services, Department of Housing and Residence Life. The survey is for all UCF students living on campus and off campus. The survey will ask a series of questions related to living arrangements and usage of campus resources. The survey results will help the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services improve student services and programs.

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"The tool will help us reach more students and streamline admissions process."
Posted by Seth Scott on Saturday, October 01, 2016 at 12:54 PM

High school students applying to the University of Central Florida can now do so using an easier, faster tool called The Common App. The online tool allows students to apply to more than 700 colleges and universities using a single application.

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What you Need to Know about FAFSA
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:41 PM

The 2017–18 FAFSA® will be available October 1, 2016—three months earlier than usual!
Beginning this year, you’ll also be required to use earlier (2015) tax information** than in previous years. How does that benefit you? Since you’ve already filed your 2015 taxes, you’ll be able to transfer your tax information into your FAFSA right away! (And you won’t need to update your FAFSA after you file 2016 taxes.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Implicit bias was a hot topic during this week’s presidential debate, and it will again be addressed during a town hall forum at UCF Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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Knights Give Back - October 22
Posted by Judy Pardo on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:43 AM

The animals may not have noticed, but students from Volunteer UCF helped spruce up the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens on Thursday by pressure cleaning walkways, mulching flower beds and painting new lines to reserve parking spaces for Wounded Warrior visitors to the Sanford attraction.

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