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  • Florida colleges rate high in online program ranking

    Florida colleges rate high in online program ranking
    Several Florida colleges -- including UCF -- rated well on a national ranking of online degree programs released Wednesday by U.S. News & World Report. The online graduate program in nursing at University of Central Florida took the No. 24 spot, tying...
  • Civic leader Greg Padgett ceaselessly worked for a better Leesburg

    Lake County today is celebrating the life of a hometown son — the honorary "Mayor of Okahumpka" — a man who enthusiastically and unceasingly worked his entire adult life to make Leesburg a better place to live. Gregory Phillip Padgett was...
  • Knights have successful season in classroom, too

    Knights have successful season in classroom, too
    I remember when UCF was for selected for a bowl game for the first time in 2005. I am the guy who reports graduation rates and academic progress rates for all the bowl bound teams each year. I felt badly that I had to report that year that UCF had the...
  • UCF has earned the support and allegiance of Orlando

    UCF has earned the support and allegiance of Orlando
    The text message came midway through the third quarter of UCF's historic, euphoric Fiesta Bowl victory over Baylor on New Year's night. Former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was obviously enthralled. "You watching UCF?" Van Gundy texted excitedly....
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week around Orlando

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do this week around Orlando
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, and galleries to see absolutely free.   Events    FIRST FRIDAY STREET PARTY: 6-10 p.m. Friday; Downtown Eustis,  Magnolia Avenue...
  • Freebie Friday: Free cake at Shoney's, and more

    Freebie Friday: Free cake at Shoney's, and more
    SPOTLIGHT FREEBIE! Free Hot Fudge cake at Shoney’s restaurant today. No purchase necessary. One serving per guest. EVENTS    FLOREX -THE FLORIDA STATE STAMP SHOW: featuring stamp collecting  dearlers and exhibits: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a....
  • Dance, Vox Audio, Encore! part of Garden Theatre's 'Holiday Fruitcake'

     Dance, Vox Audio, Encore! part of Garden Theatre's 'Holiday Fruitcake'
    Winter Garden's Garden Theatre has a sleigh full of holiday-themed performances planned this month, under the umbrella heading of "Holiday Fruitcake — A Recipe for Seasonal Fun." The theater decided not to present a play, but instead is offering...
  • UCF: Students living in campus housing are more likely to graduate

    UCF: Students living in campus housing are more likely to graduate
    UCF students who live in campus housing are more likely to return each school year and are more likely to graduate, according to the university. The four-year graduation rate is 19.6 percent higher for those who live on campus for two years compared...
  • UCF promotes Black and Gold Friday

    UCF promotes Black and Gold Friday
    As shoppers hit the malls and shopping centers for Black Friday deals, UCF wants today to be declared Black and Gold Friday in honor of Florida's largest public university. There's a lot of chatter on Twitter this morning about it. The University of...
  • Thanksgiving in Orlando - what are you thankful for?

    On Wednesday (on Thanksgiving Eve), I’ll be running my annual list of “101 Things I’m Thankful for in Central Florida” -- full of my favorites and suggestions from readers as well. Believe it or not, I can never get everything on...
  • Free stuff to do in Orlando this week

    Free stuff to do in Orlando this week
    Here are your Freebie Friday events for this week:  Children     MR. RICHARD: Holiday Sing-Along: 10 a.m. today; Barnes & Noble, 481  N. Alafaya Trail, Orlando; free; 407-275-1765.     CATCHING FIRE CHALLENGE: test your survival skills and...