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Tarte CEO Maureen Kelly poses with Rocky the Bull

Tarte cosmetics CEO brings 'kindness' and advice to USF students

Tarte cosmetics CEO Maureen Kelly rode up on a white trolley onto the University of South Florida campus where she doled out advice and swag as part of her cross-country Kindness Tour. Kelly sat down with GJ de Vreede, interim dean at the Muma College of Business, for an hour-long Campus Conversation with a CEO event.

March 22, 2024Campus Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF Libraries preserves local African American history

A bountiful repository of local African American artifacts spanning more than 150 years provides a glimpse into the community’s lives, struggles and achievements in Tampa Bay. Rare books, personal papers, photographs and even property records are available in the USF Tampa campus library, the Nelson Poynter Library at USF St. Petersburg and online.

February 6, 2024Campus Life, Community Partnerships, University News

Students give go bulls sign

USF Sarasota-Manatee celebrates progress on new student center and residence hall with scholarship, naming announcements

USF students who live in the new residence halls set to open this fall on the Sarasota-Manatee campus are eligible for up to $4,000 in scholarships to help shape the campus’s first residential community.

January 22, 2024Campus Life, USF Foundation

Woman walks in parade w/ MLK t-shirt

USF community honors Martin Luther King Jr. with events, student service projects

The University of South Florida’s annual celebration of the life and values of Martin Luther King Jr. will honor his vision with community service, a brunch and more activities.

January 10, 2024Campus Life

U.S. Army veteran helping USF students reacclimate to civilian life and the classroom

U.S. Army veteran helping USF students reacclimate to civilian life and the classroom

After serving 20 years, Wayne Taylor retired and went back to school. Now he’s using what he learned as a student-veteran himself to pay it forward in his role as director of the USF Office of Veteran Success.  

November 22, 2023Campus Life, Student Success

Sarasota-Manatee residence hall under construction

USF Housing accepting applications for new residence hall at Sarasota-Manatee campus

The six-story building is the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus's first residence hall and can house 200 students. It's scheduled to open for the fall 2024 semester.

October 24, 2023Campus Life

MRU staff members stand in front of the MRU vehicle.

Location of new Student Health and Wellness Center to help improve emergency response times

The USF Medical Response Unit has expanded its presence at USF with first responders stationed on both sides of the Tampa campus. It’s now headquartered at the Student Health and Wellness Center while maintaining its space in the USF Health College of Nursing building.

October 19, 2023Campus Life

Street mural on the USF St. Petersburg campus

New street mural adds color and vibrancy to the USF St. Petersburg campus

A new street mural on the USF St. Petersburg campus has been painted between the University Student Center and Student Life Center – melding geometric figures with school spirit. It was painted by a graphic arts faculty member along with 10 students and was part of the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival.

October 19, 2023Campus Life

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF transfer students celebrated, share success during National Transfer Week

Oct. 16-20 is National Transfer Student Week, and dozens of events are planned on all three USF campuses to celebrate transfer students and highlight all the ways USF is working to enhance their experience by offering pathways, support and fellowship to empower them for success.

October 17, 2023Campus Life, Student Success

greenhouse garden

Fall Plant Festival returns with free entry for USF students, faculty and staff

The USF Botanical Gardens is providing free admission to USF students, faculty and staff at the upcoming Fall Plant Festival to be held on October 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 13, 2023Campus Life

The new Student Health and Wellness Center

New Student Health and Wellness Center provides students hands-on training, improved campus services

It’s one of the most modern buildings on campus, and its design is reflective of a post-COVID-19 era. USF’s new three-story, 47,000-square-foot Student Health and Wellness Center is nearly four times the size of the old Student Health Center, which had been located near the USF Tampa bookstore since 1980.

October 12, 2023Campus Life, Student Success

Group gives

USF welcomes the community to attend Homecoming Week events, Oct. 8-14

The Tampa Bay community is invited to join students, alumni, faculty and staff at dozens of events, including a concert, carnival, talent show, parade and the USF football game against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Raymond James Stadium.

October 5, 2023Campus Life

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