|SARASOTA, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2019) – The University of South Florida is introducing a new app that puts student safety first.Through USF Safe, students, faculty and staff can automatically contact campus police in the event of an emergency, receive immediate updates about on-campus situations and report crimes and suspicious activity around campus.This handy new app, which is available immediately for download, also includes a safety feature called Friend Walk that allows users to report their location to a friend, then alert that friend when they’ve safely reached their destination.Based on GPS technology, the USF Safe app is customizable for each USF System campus.Users have access to campus maps, emergency contacts and other helpful features such as the Mobile BlueLight beacon. This potentially life-saving feature enables users to contact police, sending GPS coordinates and phone contact information to a police dispatcher.Download USF Safe at the App Store or Google Play: http://apparmor.com/clients/usf.edu/.USFSM to hold Open House for science, medical careersHigh school students interested in biology, medical or allied health careers are invited to a free Biology Open House on Saturday at USF Sarasota-Manatee’s teaching laboratories at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1703 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.Students will have the opportunity to tour USFSM’s chemistry and biology labs, view interactive presentations and talk with students and professors about careers in science and medicine.“Many people do not realize how successful our biology program is,” Interim Director of Admissions Brandon Avery said. “We have students taking international trips, going to medical and veterinary programs, and getting dual degrees in nursing. To be able to have all of these opportunities with smaller class sizes is almost unheard of.”The session is set from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to all high school and transfer students and their parents. Free tickets to the Mote aquarium will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.To register for the Biology Open House, visit http://undergrad.usfsmbound.org/biologyopenhousespring2019.Business of Robotics seminar this week at USFSMLearn about the business of robotics during a free seminar Thursday at USF Sarasota-Manatee.Technical jobs fostering green transformation are rapidly growing in the United States and globally. This seminar will focus on the use of robotics for careers in autonomous technology, smart manufacturing and ecologically sound industries.The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at USFSM’s Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Speakers include Dr. Ehsan Sheybani, an assistant professor of information systems and decision sciences, and Kuniko Yamamoto, of the Origami Air Art Studio in Sarasota.This seminar is sponsored by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and New College of Florida.To register for the seminar or to learn more, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/the-business-of-robotics-tickets-53691921984.USF Sarasota-Manatee to hold online session about MBAsProfessionals, undergraduate students and recent graduates are invited to learn about USF Sarasota-Manatee’s MBA degrees during a special Online Information Session set for Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.The session can be viewed at home, work or anywhere with online connectivity. Check out USFSM’s graduate programs, chat live with professors and learn about the admissions process.To register, visit usfsm.edu/admissions/campus-experience and click the link, Master’s Online Info Sessions.Learn about master’s degrees at USFSMUSF Sarasota-Manatee will hold an information session about master’s degrees on Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail.This free session is for professionals, undergraduate students and recent graduates who want to learn more about the variety of graduate programs offered at USFSM. Attendees can meet with professors, graduate students, alumni and learn about the admissions process.To register, visit usfsm.edu/admissions/campus-experience and click the link for Master’s Info Sessions.USFSM group attends Student Veterans of America conferenceSami Araboghli was one of four USF Sarasota-Manatee students who joined hundreds of student veterans at the recent convention of Student Veterans of America (SVA) at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando.“It was the best networking event I’ve ever attended, for students like myself or in general,” said Araboghli, who traveled to the resort on Jan. 3.Joining the Marine Corps reservist and interdisciplinary social sciences major was retired Marine Gilbert Humphrey and two other USFSM students, Marissa Fleenor and Madison McMahon. Director of Business Outreach and Engagement Jay Riley attended as well.The group mingled with hundreds of student veterans and attended sessions designed to explore issues related to college life, such as how to help vets transition to college and understand their benefits. Feedback from the convention will be used by SVA staffers to push for policy changes.“They talked about how to increase chapter membership and engage with student veterans on campus,” he said. “There’s also a gap, or disconnect, between student veterans and non- veteran students and so they talked about how to bridge that gap.”Scholarship deadlines approachingUSFSM’s Office of Admissions reminds students to submit their scholarship applications as the deadline to apply is quickly approaching.Here are the cutoff dates for scholarships:January 15: Application Completion Deadline for Admissions Scholarship ConsiderationFebruary 1: Scholarship Application Deadline for Foundation Scholarships (Freshmen)March 1: Scholarship Application Deadline for Foundation Scholarships (Transfer)For more about Admissions scholarships, visit: usfsm.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid/admissions-scholarships.aspx.For more about Foundation scholarships, go to: usfsm.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid/foundation-scholarships.aspx. ###|
|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.