On November 14 and 15, Dr Thomas Hallock, Associate Professor of English, took a group of students on a field trip to the William Bartram Trail. The trip was reported on in the local news paper, and the group was met by a Putnam County commissioner, and was accompanied by the editor of the Journal of Florida Studies.
Congratulations to Dr Hallock and his students.
On November 19, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library hosted two research presentations by undergraduate students in the Kate Tiedemann College of Business. Jesse Daw gave a presentation entitled “Looting on the Digital Sea: An Economic Analysis of Music Piracy”, while Amber Heddleson gave a presentation entitled “Marketing the Saturday Morning Market”.
Congratulations are due to the students, and their faculty mentors.
On November 19, the USF St Pete Career Center held a Government and Non-Profit EXPO. The event allowed students, faculty and staff to interact with agencies and learn about careers, internships, and volunteer opportunities in this sector. Participants included the Saint Petersburg Police Department, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bridging Freedom, Inc., Ronald McDonald House, Edible Peace Patch Project, Inc., Baby Cycle, and the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund.
The event is an example of USF St Pete’s commitment to the community we are part of and I wanted to thank Lesa Shouse of the Career Center for making this event possible.
On November 19, the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Geography celebrated the establishment of two new honors societies and the induction of its first student members, namely Pi Epsilon Chapter 3, the Environmental Science honors society, and the Mu Chi Chapter of Gamma Theta Epsilon, the Geography honors society.
9 students were inducted in Pi Epsilon and 6 in Gamma Theta Epsilon. Several students were inducted in both honors societies.
In addition to congratulating the inductees, I also wanted to thank Dr Barnali Dixon, Chair of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Geography, and Dr Dona Stewart of the same department for making this event possible.
Dr Alejandro Brice, Professor in English for Speakers of Other Languages and Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Education, has been invited to give the keynote address at the II Congreso Internacional de Trastornos de la Comunicación
(II International Congress of Communication Disorders) to be held at the University of Talca, Chile. This event is sponsored by the XXI Congreso Chileno de Fonoaudiología (21st Chilean Speech-Language Pathology Congress, http://www.colfonochile.cl/colfono/web/) and the Asociación Española de Logopedia, Foniatría y Audiología e Iberoamericana de Fonoaudiología (the Spanish Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Ibero-American Speech-Language Pathology, http://www.aelfa.org).
Congratulations to Dr Brice.
On November 18, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library held its annual multi-cultural day. While the day had many highlights, perhaps the most outstanding one was the Living Library event, which allowed students, faculty and staff to “check out” faculty, staff members or community representatives for brief conversations.
I wanted to thank Dean Hixson and her faculty in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library for organizing this event and helping us celebrate the USF St Pete value “Inclusion of Differences”.
Dr Erica Heinsen-Roach, Visiting Assistant Professor in History, received the Parker-Schmitt Award of the European Section of the Southern Historical Association for 2014 for the dissertation she completed at the University of Miami. The Parker-Schmitt award is awarded every two years to a student or faculty member at a Southern College.
Congratulations to Dr Heinsen-Roach.