|SARASOTA, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2018) – The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee will hold its fall 2018 graduation today at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.
USFSM’s four colleges – Business, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Hospitality & Tourism Leadership and Science & Mathematics – will confer 245 degrees, including 24 master’s degrees. Of those graduating, about 180 are expected to attend the commencement.
Regional Chancellor Dr. Karen Holbrook will represent USF Sarasota-Manatee. USF System President Dr. Judy Genshaft will preside. Dr. Phil Wagner, core curriculum coordinator, will serve as ceremony reader.
Faculty Senate President Dr. Michael Gillespie will bear the university’s mace. Jay Riley, director of business outreach and engagement, will serve as emcee. Logan Mies, a student in the USF School of Music, will perform the National Anthem and USF alma mater.
Special awards will be presented to Julia Groom (Outstanding Graduate Award and Golden Bull Service & Outstanding Leadership Award) and Dr. Sunita Lodwig (Outstanding Professor Award).
USFSM to host climate change, financial literacy talks in 2019
USF Sarasota-Manatee will host two special events in early 2019 in partnership with the Global Interdependence Center and Cumberland Advisors.
First, on Friday, Jan. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., learn how a changing climate – from hurricanes to red tide to sea-level rise – affects Sarasota-Manatee and Florida in a special talk entitled “Adapting to a Changing Climate: Challenges & Opportunities.”
USF Sarasota-Manatee will host a panel of experts to discuss the impacts of climate change on coastal areas, public infrastructure and local and state economies, and possible solutions ahead.
Tickets are $50, which includes lunch. (That cost is waived for students and faculty.) For more information or to register, visit usfsm.edu/climate.
Then Thursday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the campus will host a panel of experts for “Financial Literacy Day III: Financial Markets and the Economy.”
Gretchen Morgenson, a senior writer at The Wall Street Journal, will deliver the keynote address.
Panel discussions include: Municipal financial market developments; the use of quantitative measurement and technical analysis in the stock market, the outlook for the U.S. stock market and the global economic outlook.
The $50 admission includes lunch. Visit sar.usfsm.edu/event/financial-markets-and-the-economy/.
USFSM professors organizing student trip to France, Italy
USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Dr. Joe Askren and Dr. Ken Caswell are inviting students on a four-week tour of Italy and France during summer 2019.
The USFSM History & Culture of Food & Beverage program runs from May 26 to June 21 and takes students on tours of vineyards, local farms and markets. Students will engage in chef-designed cooking classes and collaborative discussion with chefs, food scientists and hospitality experts.
The program is open to students of any major, 18 years of age or older, with an interest in Italian and French culture and language. Tuition is for six credit hours.
The $5,376.34 cost includes accommodations, a daily continental breakfast, 11 lunches, eight dinners and five tastings. It includes excursions to farms, wineries, a cheese house, and brewery and cooking demonstrations, as well as emergency medical and evacuation insurance.
Students will be responsible for their own air fare, personal expenses and tuition costs.
For more information, or to register, visit educationabroad.global.usf.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=23719.
|About USF Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)
USF Sarasota-Manatee is a regional campus of the University of South Florida system, offering the prestige of a nationally ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown location, including classes in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Venice and online. USFSM is ideal for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, professional certification, or continuing education credit in a small, personal setting with distinguished faculty and a dynamic curriculum of more than 40 academic programs. Website: www.usfsm.edu.