Five Things Alumni Need to Know this Week—June 5

1. In case you missed it, kickoff times have been announced for three of UCF’s first four home football games of the 2017 season. Some good news that will beat the heat – they’re all night games. Full details can be found on

2. As part of “UCF Remembers” on June 8 for the Pulse anniversary, a fleet of Big Red Blood Buses will be at UCF’s Veteran’s Commemorative Site from 2 to 8 p.m. and are currently accepting appointments. Free parking will be available in garages H and I. Register to donate blood by visiting:

3. UCF now has a one-stop-shop for internships, interviews, careers, events and resources. Career Services and Experiential Learning recently introduced Handshake, which is available to all UCF students and alumni.

4. UCF Theatre’s summer production of “The Lion in Winter” opens June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Performances are scheduled through June 18. Purchase tickets at

5. A UCF trio that included alumnus Josh Linge ’14 ’16MS rose to the top at a national computer programming competition. In addition to the team’s national title, the group finished 13th in the world out of more than 12,000 entries. Linge’s next stop: Facebook’s Seattle office.

Five Things Alumni Need to Know — April 13, 2015

Teacher candidates in the College of Education and Human Performance’s Elementary Education program work directly with grade school students on reading and vocabulary lessons. (Photo: UCF Today)

Here are five things you should know this week:

  1. UCF Pegasus Professors and archaeologists Arlen and Diane Chase shared some of their excavated artifacts with alumni in Boston during a special Knight at the Museum event that highlighted the “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science.
  2. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 22, when the UCF College of Medicine and the UCF Alumni Association present their inaugural UCF MedTalk. Whether you’re a College of Medicine grad, or just a curious Knight who enjoys learning more about current and innovative issues in medicine, all are encouraged to join this unique conversation. The first topic will be “The Cannibal and the Railway Worker’s Wife: Why your brain gets sick,” presented by Stephen Lambert, a biochemistry and cell biology teacher in the college.
  3. A new UCF program to provide an immersive college experience for students with intellectual disabilities is gearing up to start this fall, and the first public information session will be held on campus this Thursday, April 16.
  4. “America’s Partnership University” is living up to its name, engaging undergraduates, faculty, community school teachers and local school districts in mutually beneficial programs, including one offered at Stenstrom Elementary in Oviedo, where teacher candidates provide weekly one-on-one tutoring to first graders and internship I students conduct student assessments.
  5. Roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life! The Big Red Bus will be at the Student Union on UCF’s Main Campus every day this week, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.