USF Magazine Summer 2013

Volume 55 | Number 2



New Regional Chancellor


Sophia T. Wisniewska has been named Regional Chancellor for USF St. Petersburg.

Wisniewska, chancellor of Penn State Brandywine since 2005, is a scholar of Russian language and literature with extensive experience in key leadership positions in the Penn State System.

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STEM Summit

Hundreds of middle school girls from Sarasota and Manatee County schools learned about exciting career opportunities at the fourth annual Girls STEM Summit presented by USFSM in May. The free event offered a full day of hands-on activities, speakers, breakout sessions, raffle prizes and more, all geared to getting girls fired up about science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.

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Artful Teachers


How can an artist’s love of creativity and beauty make a difference in a child’s life? One way is to become an elementary school teacher and infuse learning with a uniquely arts-integrated curriculum.

With the Sarasota area so celebrated for its rich arts and culture heritage, it’s especially appropriate that USFSM’s College of Education is helping artists make a fluid transition to teaching.

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