Campus News

Campus powers up new 40 kilowatt solar array carport

Sustainability on campus just got a whole lot brighter. The university unveiled a 40 kilowatt solar array carport on Wednesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony which saw speakers praise sustainable initiatives on campus. The array, which was done in partnership with Duke Energy Florida and was funded by the Student Green Energy Fund, is projected […]

University announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Alumna receives ‘Women of Peace’ award for empowering Latin American women

By Timothy Fanning Vanessa Ferrer spent tireless hours helping to provide opportunities for high education to impoverished and indigenous women in Latin America. For that the USF St. Petersburg alumna received this year’s “Women of Peace” award for co-founding and co-directing Para Adelante, a nonprofit that “provides funding degrees in higher education to impoverished women […]

University announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Business professor uses life lessons to help students expand worldview

By Delaney Brown By day, Tim Curran is the CEO of a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the role of distributors in a healthy technological economy, but by night, he teaches a small group of Master of Business Administration students about the role of managers in the workplace. For some it might be hard to square […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Is Greek life a threat to campus safety?

As universities across the country suspend fraternities and sororities, USFSP aims to bring Greek life to campus. By Emily Wunderlich Despite the shadow cast by Florida State University’s recent ban on Greek life, Student Government still sees a place for it at USF St. Petersburg. “Fraternity and sorority life represents that sense of spirit on […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Sports: a $1.5 million investment

By Delaney Brown and Alex Eubanks Let’s Talk Athletics, a Student Government sponsored forum, aimed to set the record straight on what the $1.5 million campus athletics program would look like. In order to be considered for admission into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and its Sun Conference, the university would be required to finance […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

University names new top academic officer

By Timothy Fanning USF St. Petersburg has found its new top academic officer. Olufunke A. Fontenot, a criminal justice professor with an administrative background will begin as interim chancellor of academic affairs Dec. 1. She will fill the role left by Martin Tadlock, who became campus leader after his predecessor was forced to resign for […]

University announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences

Lynn Pippenger named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’

Over the years, Lynn Pippenger has donated more than $26 million to support the future of undergraduate accounting and finance students. Now the former chief financial officer of Raymond James has been selected as Philanthropist of the Year on Oct. 25 by the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. “It is a great […]

From thrift store to runway: alumnus hosts fashion show

Student Government collecting donations to help Hurricane Irma victims

By Timothy Fanning Hurricane Irma victims in Pinellas County are still in desperate need of personal hygiene products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and deodorant. That’s why Student Government is partnering with the St. Petersburg Free Clinic on a food and hygiene drive to support hurricane relief efforts. “These supplies continue to be in […]

University announces new Dean of Arts and Sciences