Tag Archives: school

Responsive job market gives hope to graduating seniors

As university and college seniors are getting ready to graduate this weekend, the job hunt is on. Associate Director for Career Development at the UF Career Resource Center Lauren Daley says the job market looks hopeful for the class of 2011, but it is not an exact science. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Daley05.mp3] She says part …

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UF students and alligators: sharing the campus

University of Florida students probably aren’t thinking very much about the alligators who live in the ponds around their school. However, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sarah Samuels reports students should always be wary of encountering alligators on campus. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/alligators.mp3]

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Bringing music and science together at UF

The University of Florida School of Music is pushing a dual major program to boost the declining music major enrollment. Admissions Director Mutlu Citim-Kepic says this option can appeal to students and their families who don’t think a degree in just music is worth it. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/CitimKepic1.mp3] She says making the …

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Getting the word out to new freshmen about the dangers of alcohol

Thousands of new freshmen began classes at the University of Florida campus this week, but with each new school year comes concerns of more new students susceptible to alcohol abuse.  WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with GatorWell Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Maureen Miller about the issue of drinking on campus. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MillerQA.mp3]

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New school year, new teachers get ready

As summer comes to an end, teachers are preparing for the first day of classes. Marion County teacher Chris Carlisle  starts his first day of teaching at West Port High School on Monday. Carlisle  was a lawyer for several years before becoming a teacher at a community college. Carlisle says …

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Man finally receives his degree three decades later

Many University of Florida students will be participating in this weekend’s commencement ceremonies. Among them is Roger Blum who left UF in 1978. Now 33 years later he’s back in Gainesville to walk across the stage to receive his bachelor’s degree. Roger Blum was working on his Bachelor’s Degree in …

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UF has economic impact on the state

A recent study reports that the University of Florida’s economic impact on the state has increased over the past year. U-F’s impact has come primarily from the sports and medical industries. U-F Extension Scientist, Alan Hodges, says he doesn’t believe budget cuts will affect the school’s impact. “The budget cuts …

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UF School of Music becomes an "All Steinway School"

On Wednesday (October 6) it was out with the old and in with the new at the University of Florida’s School of Music. Recently, the school acquired brand new Steinway and Son’s pianos, officially giving the school the prestigious designation of being an All-Steinway school. WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/steinway.mp3]

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University of Florida clarinetist competes internationally

The University of Florida has a laundry list of accomplishments ranging from athletics to academics. The clarinet program at UF’s School of Music is often recognized for its prestigious reputation. As Erica Cordell reports, one UF clarinetist will represent the university at an international clarinet competition at the end of …

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