TAMPA, Fla. (April 2, 2014)– The University of South Florida will hold a series of events to rally Bull pride during USF Week, starting Sunday, April 6 through Friday, April 11. Included is a lecture by award-winning actor Kevin Bacon, as well as an outdoor concert featuring the American rock band Panic! At The Disco.
Most recognized for his acting in numerous influential films, including Footloose, JFK, and A Few Good Men, as well as his current work in the television series The Following, Bacon will reflect on both his career and philanthropic work through the charitable initiative SixDegrees.org, which links people to charities and each other for the purpose of making a difference. Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement’s University Lecture Series, the free lecture will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom.
Other events during USF Week aim to celebrate Bull Pride and build new traditions, with the community invited to join students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the system-wide celebration. The schedule includes:
Kick-Off Pep Rally
Monday, April 7, 5:30 p.m., Marshall Student Center Amphitheater
The Ultimate Bull Talent Show
Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Marshall Student Center Oval Theater
Bullstock, featuring Panic! At The Disco, The Neighbourhood and Karmin, as well as USF bands Raquel Cabrera Band and New Cathedral
Friday, April 11, 5:00 p.m. pre-party, 6:00 p.m. concert, Sun Dome parking lot
Now in its fifth year, the event was founded as USF Day in 2010, but later expanded to a longer celebration including all campuses in the USF System.
For a full list of events, visit http://involvement.usf.edu/usfweek/.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.