Tag Archives: Orlando

Workforce connection job fair postponed due to Debby

 From Workforce Connection (OCALA, FL) – Workforce Connection is postponing the Job Fair scheduled for Thursday, June 28 due to threat of Tropical Storm Debby moving through the area. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner announced Monday that the Job Fair will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Monitoring the storm’s …

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Students rally over budget cuts to the College of Engineering

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20120416-cise-protest.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/ourtown/20120416-cise-protest.mp4“] University of Florida students and Gainesville residents gathered in Turlington Plaza on the UF campus earlier today to protest budget cuts to the College of Engineering. These cuts were directed to the Computer Information Science and Engineering department, and will result in ridding the department of all graduate assistants.  Graduate students help …

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National hurricane conference encourages preparation

Today marks the fourth and final day of the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando leaving attendees with one last day for workshops and training sessions about the upcoming hurricane season. Though this year’s conference hasn’t released exact predictions about the 2012 season – and they won’t be doing so for …

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Gearing up for hurricane season

Day two of the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando brought the head of the Federal Emergency Management Administration to speak with state and regional officials.  Craig Fugate, who was once the head of the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center, told those gathered today to forget the past, focus on the …

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Acceptance day means more Gators on the way

The University of Florida had a record number of applicants for 2012-2013 school year.  More than  11,700 applicants were accepted for the Summer B and Fall 2012 semesters.  Director of the UF News Bureau Steve Orlando says the university looks at much more than test scores when admitting students. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Orlando-4.mp3|titles=Orlando …

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Can UF stop hiking tuition?

Vice President Joe Biden is at Florida State University to push for affordable tuition. University of Florida Spokesman Steve Orlando says the university does what it can to help students deal with any hike. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/Orlando1.mp3] He says UF has seen a $200 million decrease in state appropriation over the last …

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Deadly crashes close I-75 for hours

At least nine people died in early morning crashes caused by smoke and fog on I-75 near Paynes Prairie.  Other crash victims were rushed to Shands Hospital: six to the trauma center and 12 more to the emergency room.  As you can see in morning helicopter video (courtesy Orlando NBC …

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