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  • 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...
  • Penn State football ticket sales spike in 2014

    Penn State football ticket sales spike in 2014
    While Penn State fans wait to see what bowl game will be the Nittany Lions' last stop of the season, there is one all-important game where the university has placed high yet again: ticket sales. On Tuesday, Penn State announced it is still in the top...
  • UCF's goal to open downtown campus in fall 2017

    UCF's goal to open downtown campus in fall 2017
    In what University of Central Florida officials described as an ambitious timeline, the new downtown Orlando campus could open its doors by the fall of 2017. Assistant vice provost Paul Lartonoix said it is a challenging goal to finish the project by...
  • Teach for America coming to Orange schools next fall

    Teach for America coming to Orange schools next fall
    Up to 50 recent graduates of top colleges will teach in Orange County classrooms next fall under a plan to bring Teach for America to Central Florida. The district plans to use the teachers, many of whom don't have education degrees, at about 20 high-...
  • BBHS students learn how to handle a natural disaster

    BBHS students learn how to handle a natural disaster
    On Nov. 18, 35 Boynton Beach High School students spent a morning at the new city of West Palm Beach Emergency Operations Center, participating in a hurricane preparedness exercise sponsored StormZone. StormZone is a school-based multidisciplinary...
  • UCF students donate 1,300 pounds of food

    UCF students donate 1,300 pounds of food
    Over the past few days, college students packed quiet spots on campus with their books and lamented about their final exam schedule on social media. But some University of Central Florida students took a study break and participated in community...
  • 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...
  • Five things for Thursday, Dec. 11

    Five things for Thursday, Dec. 11
    Here are your stories for Thursday: Golden Globe nominations; UCF campus in downtown; protests in Orlando; and more. 1. The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning with "Birdman" and "Boyhood" leading the way. But Hal Boedeker writes...
  • 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...
  • Want to get into FSU, UF? Get ready to type in grades

    Want to get into FSU, UF? Get ready to type in grades
    Students seeking a spot in FSU's or UF's freshman class have to type in their grades for all their high-school courses into a special website, reporting their own academic record rather than relying on their high schools to send in transcripts. The...
  • UCF student wins $15,000 in student business competition

    UCF student wins $15,000 in student business competition
    A University of Central Florida student beat out 18 other student-run businesses at a entrepreneur conference Tuesday to nab a $15,000 prize to expand his business. Jesse Wolf, who founded O'Dang Hummus and has been selling his hummus for about six...