1. At UCF, we know how awesome Limbitless Solutions is, so it was great to see the rest of the country learn more about the group during a feature on Sunday’s NBC Nightly News. Didn’t tune in? Don’t worry, you can watch the segment in its entirety ^above^.
2. Job hunting? UCF is hosting a career expo for students and alumni on Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in CFE Arena. Professional attire is required and up-to-date resumes are strongly recommended. Learn more about the expo, including a list of participating employers, by clicking here.
4. Sonya Dixon ’96 ’98MBA; Tony Moreno ’91 and Michael O’Donnell ’09MS have been selected as this year’s class for the College of Business Administration’s Hall of Fame. The group will be honored at the 18th annual banquet on Feb. 23 at Rosen Shingle Creek. Several other alumni will be recognized that evening with entrepreneurial awards and Noble Knight awards. For more information regarding the UCF College of Business Hall of Fame, visit cbahalloffame.com or email [email protected]
5. The UCF Colleges of Sciences, Business Administration and Engineering and Computer Science are hosting a Big Data Symposium on Jan. 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center. Attendees will hear from some of the top scholars and professionals skilled in analyzing large data sets to reveal patterns, trends and associations to help determine human behavior and interactions, and meet some of the graduate students who will soon be the pioneers of data analytics and data mining for tomorrow’s leading businesses. The evening’s keynote speaker is Lee Odess ’99, vice president of UniKey Technologies.
Although the event is complementary, space is limited. For more details and to RSVP, click here.
1. This Saturday is the return of UCF Football and UCF Alumni Indoor Tailgates! If you’re on campus for the Knights’ season opener against South Carolina State, visit the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center starting at 4 p.m. You can pick up your complimentary UCF Alumni clear bag that is compliant with Bright House Networks Stadium’s new bag policy.
2. Who is ready to “Celebrate the Knight” at Homecoming? This year’s theme was recently revealed and included details about some of the festivities – namely, a Ludacris concert and comedy show with Nick Swardson. Save the date: Homecoming is the week of Oct. 9-15.
3. A UCF College of Medicine cancer researcher has discovered a way to kill spreading-breast-cancer cells, and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that will accelerate the therapy’s path to clinical trials. If the clinical trials are successful, clinical testing in patients would start as early as the fourth quarter of 2017.
4. Tailgating on Memory Mall is in high demand, and even an extra 80 spots this year didn’t keep it from selling out within minutes for Saturday’s opener. The good news is, UCF students and alumni still have a chance for the remaining home games. Registration will open at 6 p.m. on the Sunday before each home game. May the odds be ever in your favor.
5. The UCF Baseball Complex just landed a game-changing gift of $1.5 million toward expansion and renovation of the park. The man behind the gift is John Euliano, whose son is an alumnus and daughter is a current student at UCF.
Dr. Phillips Charities made the largest private gift to UCF Downtown on Tuesday, investing $3 million in the campus project.
UCF Career Services and the UCF Alumni Association hosts a Meet Your Mentor networking event designed to motivate, inspire and empower young women to pursue leadership roles in various industry fields on Tuesday evening.
Thinking about going back to school? Learn more about the UCF Professional MBA program during a special Lunch & Learn series at the UCF Executive Development Center (downtown Orlando) on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
The spring football game is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. Campus activities will begin at noon, and will feature tailgating, music and motocross.
The UCF Arboretum is celebrating the completion of a new campus greenhouse that will support its educational and research efforts. The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and open house that will take place from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, March 25.
On Wednesday, President Hitt discussed the transformative power of higher education, his belief that a university has a responsibility to lift up its community, and — when it comes to the size of the student body — you can be both big and good during his annual State of the University address.
Two UCF professors landed multi-million-dollar NASA grants, focused on asteroids, comets and Venus, for missions that could take flight as early as 2020.
It was a purrrfect ending for a 6-week-old kitten that was discovered under the hood of a UCF journalism professor’s car last Monday.
An Orlando bar made national news, offering patrons free beer during UCF football games until the Knights can break their losing streak.
The UCF Alumni Association’s partnership with UCF Career Services has been a success over the past year, with more than 600 alumni receiving individual career counseling, and 450 more impacted by workshops and outreach.
Before our Knights take on the FIU Golden Panthers Thursday, we’ll kick off the 2015-16 football season with our annual UCF Alumni Indoor Tailgate, from 3-5 p.m., at the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center. Don’t miss it!
Earlier this year, the UCF Student Government Association announced its plan for a new, reservation-based tailgating system that will allow alumni and students to reserve their (free) gameday spots on Memory Mall.
The Knights on the Mall website launched its reservation system at 10 a.m. yesterday (Aug. 17) for the Sept. 3 home game against FIU. Within the first hour, more than 50 alumni and more than 115 students logged on to reserve their spaces, which were all sold out by 4 p.m.
For the rest of the season, online reservations will begin at 10 a.m. the Monday before each home game. That means your next chance to reserve a spot will be Monday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m., for the UCF vs. Furman game on Sept. 19.
And, even if you do tailgate the traditional way, don’t forget about the alumni association’s Indoor Tailgates, where you can cool off inside the UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, use real restrooms, buy barbecue from Bubbalou’s, and grab free Coca-Cola products (while supplies last) and free beer (with purchase of commemorative cup)! Come join us!
On May 9, College of Business Administration Dean Paul Jarley presented a bachelor’s degree in marketing to Daniel Berreth, ’15, UCF’s 250,000th graduate (see photo above).
Last week, the UCF Student Government Association announced plans for a new way to tailgate this football season. Knights on the Mall gives fans an opportunity to reserve spaces on Memory Mall, as well as enjoy live music, cooling zones, and more.
The UCF Foundation named its new vice president for alumni relations and development on May 8. Michael Morsberger, the vice president for development and alumni relations at George Washington, will officially take on his new role June 1.
The next UCF MedTalk is May 13 at the Downtown PourHouse, where Dr. Sampath Parthasarathy will discuss “Wine, the Sun and Food: Keys to a Long Life.” Join this informal talk, hosted by the UCF College of Medicine and UCF Alumni Association, and learn something new!
Looking for a job? Head over to the CFE Arena on Thursday, May 14, for a statewide job fair.