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  • 'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses

    'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses
    If you went to college or are in college as you read this, chances are you've taken at least one course considered a "easy A." From taking walking to fulfill a physical education requirement to music appreciation to fill an art requirement, most...
  • Construction training and apprenticeship programs grow as worker demand heats up

    Construction training and apprenticeship programs grow as worker demand heats up
    As South Florida’s construction business rebounds after years on its knees, Delray Beach-based Meisner Electric is looking to beef up its workforce. Currently it employs 200 electricians — average age is 40 — and with new projects on the...
  • Career Spotlight: Motivating students makes the workplace his place to thrive

    Career Spotlight: Motivating students makes the workplace his place to thrive
    Who: Carlos A. Parra, 34, of Pembroke Pines, is director of student lifeat Broward College's southcampus. He was recently selected as Broward College's Supplier Relations and Diversity's October/November 2014 Employee of the Month. Para's workplace is the...
  • Construction workers in growing demand

    Construction workers in growing demand
    As South Florida's construction business rebounds after years on its knees, Delray Beach-based Meisner Electric is looking to beef up its workforce. Currently it employs 200 electricians – average age is 40 -- and with new projects on the horizon,...
  • Trevor Hall Sr.: Land broker sold sites for communities, church

    Trevor Hall Sr.: Land broker sold sites for communities, church
    The year after Walt Disney World opened, Trevor Hall Sr. sold his engineering business in Detroit and moved to the Orlando area with the hopes of getting into real estate. For most of the next three decades, Hall helped shape much of Central Florida...
  • Santa 5K Fun Run/Walk will benefit college scholarships

    The South Lake Rotary Club is sponsoring its fourth annual 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the pavilion in Clermont's Waterfront Park, 330 Third St., on Lake Minneola. Awards will be presented to first place men's and women's age groups as...
  • The joy of sticking with STEM ed: Front & Center

    Apparently, there's more to video games than zombies and birds in need of anger management. February's Scientific American magazine touts the power of gaming to transform how students learn. And Electronic Arts — more known for scoring with its...
  • What is the state of film, TV production in Florida?

    What is the state of film, TV production in Florida?
    What is the state of film and TV production in Central Florida? We turned to several producers based in the region for their insights. They praised the workforce, cited the educational opportunities and worried about incentives, tax credits that have...
  • Q&A with UCF police Chief Richard Beary

    Q&A with UCF police Chief Richard Beary
    Richard Beary couldn't wait to be a cop. Now, after nearly four decades in law enforcement, he is looking back on a long list of career milestones, including running Lake Mary's Police Department for 15 years. He returned to the University of...
  • Orange, Seminole schools announce 2015 graduation dates

    Orange, Seminole schools announce 2015 graduation dates
    Orange and Seminole county schools have announced the 2015 graduation dates for their high schools. As in past years, most of the ceremonies for the traditional high schools will be held at the University of Central Florida. Orange schools will also...
  • 7-6 Tacko Fall to play in Orlando Thanksgiving tournament

    7-6 Tacko Fall to play in Orlando Thanksgiving tournament
    Still fresh from signing with the University of Central Florida, 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall from Liberty Christian Prep in Tavares will work off his Thanksgiving dinner in the Breast Cancer Awareness Classic at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando. Liberty...