The University of Tampa announced it successfully completed its second-ever comprehensive capital campaign — and raised more than $160 million. [Read more…] about UT Announces Completion of Capital Campaign: More Than $160 Million Raised
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The University of Tampa College of Arts and Letters and the Tampa Museum of Art are bridging the river with a new, collaborative performing arts series. [Read more…] about UT and Tampa Museum of Art Present Wednesday at Noon Performing Arts Series
On Friday, Aug. 24, University of Tampa students will start the academic year off by giving back to the Tampa Bay community during the University’s annual day of service, Into the Streets. The event is scheduled from 12:30–5 p.m., and volunteers will gather in the Martinez Athletics Center before loading into buses to volunteer at one of several sites in the community.
“Into the Streets is such a great way for incoming students to get acquainted with their new community,” said Liz Ho-Sing-Loy ’20, student coordinator for the PEACE Volunteer Center, which is organizing the event. “We hope that by providing the space for students to volunteer with Tampa nonprofits at the beginning of their time here at UT, we are opening the door for them to develop a passion for service and to continue to serve and build relationships with the community that is becoming their home.”
Into the Streets has become a UT tradition and is open to all students, faculty and staff. Organizers have space for 100 participants, and pre-registration is required through Engage.
Volunteers will work with several nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay community, including:
- Plant City Community Garden
- Tampa Bay Heights
- Zaksee Bird Sanctuary
- Feeding Tampa Bay
- The Spring
For more information, contact the PEACE Volunteer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 253-6263.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves approximately 9,200 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 60 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.
Strawless initiative is part of University’s overall
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The University of Tampa, in partnership with its dining services provider, Sodexo, has announced that dining facilities will no longer offer single-use plastic straws and stirrers. [Read more…] about University of Tampa Dumps Plastic Straws
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Institute will increase awareness of how American immigrant
communities have helped usher in political transformations.
The University of Tampa has been awarded a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to offer a summer institute in 2019 focusing on the rise of the U.S. as a global power in the early 20th century as a consequence of its intervention in Cuba’s War of Independence. [Read more…] about UT Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Study the Role Played by the Immigrant Communities of Tampa in Cuban Independence
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The 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement/Belfast Agreement will be the topic of a roundtable discussion at The University of Tampa on Wednesday, May 23, at 4 p.m. in the Sword & Shield Room in the Martinez Athletics Center on campus.
The discussion is free and open to the public.
The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Liv Coleman, UT associate professor of political science. Roundtable participants will include: Richard Cushnie, deputy director of the Northern Ireland Bureau; Catherine Shannon, professor emerita of history at Westfield State University; Shane Stephens, consul general of Ireland in Atlanta; Aidan Hunt, son of John Hume; and Danny Kennedy, former minister of the Ulster Unionist Party.
Light refreshments will be served after the discussion.
The roundtable discussion is sponsored by the University of Tampa Office of International Programs, the Northern Ireland Bureau North America, the Consulate General of Ireland and the British Consulate-General Miami.
Following this event, a screening of the feature documentary In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America will take place at the Tampa Theater at 7 p.m.
New institute will provide curriculum and events to prepare students for careers in sales; collaborate with Tampa Bay business community for training opportunities and networking
The University of Tampa has announced a new institute tasked with the primary mission of educating interested students of all majors in sales methodologies and preparing them for careers in sales.
The Institute for Sales Excellence, based in UT’s Sykes College of Business, will have four specific functions: (1) prepare students for careers in professional business-to-business sales, (2) encourage networking between students and businesses, (3) serve as a staffing resource for regional, national and global firms, and (4) provide learning resources for local and regional businesses.
The exhibit, Red Cross Nursing and the War of 1898, will run through May
A temporary exhibit about American Red Cross nurses and the Spanish-American War, based on a University of Tampa professor’s research and curated by UT students, has opened at the Henry B. Plant Museum.
The exhibit, Red Cross Nursing and the War of 1898: The Tampa Connection, follows the women who traveled from New York to Tampa and then to Cuba to become the first nurses of the American Red Cross to serve in wartime.
The exhibit is based on the research of Charles McGraw Groh, associate professor of history, and was curated by students in his class Museums, Historic Sites, and Archives.
To prepare for this project, the students studied different aspects of public history curation at the Plant Museum, the Florida Holocaust Museum and Perry Harvey Park, working with local museum professionals. Plant Museum curators Susan Carter and Heather Trubee Brown offered guidance at each stage of the exhibit project.
The exhibit was developed as a companion to the Plant Museum’s permanent exhibit on the Spanish-American War. The Tampa Bay Hotel, now known as Plant Hall, received National Historic Landmark status for the hotel’s role in the 1898 military conflict, when it was used to house Col. Theodore Roosevelt, other military officers and Red Cross nurses.
The exhibit will remain on display for the month of May. It will be back on view in July during Archives Awareness Week, an annual event organized by the City of Tampa Archives Advisory Committee. UT student Selena Martinez will conduct a guided tour at this event.
For more information on the exhibit and Archives Awareness Week, contact Groh at email@example.com.
The Henry B. Plant Museum interprets the turn-of-the-century Tampa Bay Hotel and the lifestyles of America’s Gilded Age. Critical to the success of this mission is the restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark, an opulent 1891 railroad resort, and the artifacts significant to its history, and the life and work of Henry Bradley Plant. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and select other dates. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for seniors (65 years and up), $7 for students and $5 for children 4–12 years old. Museum members free.