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6 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Parent engagement at the heart of District 3 School Board race in Pinellas

Pinellas County School Board member Peggy O'Shea is facing a St. Petersburg professor in her bid for a third term.


Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

Mon Jul 28, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

A Simple Theatre keeps things simple in fourth season

A Simple Theatre's Miracle on South Division Street features actors Becca McCoy, from left, Georgia Mallory Guy, Bonnie Agan and Stephen Ray.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Eckerd renames Special Programs

Eckerd College Special Programs has been renamed the Division of Executive and Continuing Education, a move that underscores the breadth and scope of the mission that began more than 30 years ago.


University Business

The campus chapel: More than a chapel?

When the pews in campus chapels aren't filled with students every Sunday, institutional officials may question the best use of the space.


Related Topix: University of Tampa, University, FL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Caring for elderly parents from afar? Some tips

Just a generation ago, aging family members typically had at least one relative living nearby.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Kids, St. Petersburg, FL


Florida Governor Agrees To Meet With Climate Scientists After Letter Stirs Up Political Pressure

A letter sent by ten Florida climate scientists to Gov. Rick Scott appears to have generated real results.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Rick Scott, US Governors, University of Miami, Charlie Crist

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Hill

Rick Scott agrees to meet with Florida scientists on climate

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has agreed to meet with 10 scientists from Florida universities who want to talk to him about climate change.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, University of Miami, Florida State University

Wed Jul 16, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

College notebook: Eckerd student addresses U.N.

Eckerd College junior Julia Collins , a double major in Spanish and international business, was one of 60 students from around the world to speak at the United Nations this summer as part of a foreign language essay competition.


Related Topix: Gwinnett County, GA, Duluth, GA

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Miami Herald

Scientists ask governor for meeting to talk climate science

Jeff Chanton, atmospheric science professor at Florida State University, hands a letter to Kim McClure in Gov. Rick Scott's office.


Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, Florida State University, Florida, Florida Government, Global Warming

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

A Simple Theatre stages 'gentle comedy'

A Simple Theatre, St. Petersburg's newest professional theatre company in residence at Eckerd College, will perform Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick July 31 through Aug. 17. ST.


Related Topix: St. Petersburg, FL, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Open-air classroom

Today's lessons might lead to tomorrow's adventures as beginning sailors take part in a session of Eckerd College's Summer Watersports Camp.


Mon Jul 07, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Local eighth-graders selected for science, technology, engineering and mathematics camp

Eighth-graders Bailee Esquerra, Anastasia Jambor and Riya Patel will attend the July 13-19 Tech Trek 2014 camp, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities at Eckerd College.


Related Topix: Mathematics, Science, Florida, OH, Robots, Science / Technology

Wed Jul 02, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Nesting birds can be at risk when fireworks go off

Nesting black skimmers care for their young at one of several nesting colonies of black skimmers along Pinellas' municipal beaches Wednesday afternoon.


Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Okemo Mountain Resort awards scholarships

Okemo Mountain Resort's Tim and Diane Mueller are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's annual Scholarship Awards.


Related Topix: Keene State College, Vermont

Daily Herald

Learning, leveraging differences can build stronger team

I'm generally skeptical of those HR-related tests that purport to provide takers with insights about themselves, though I did learn a few things from the Myers-Briggs personality indicator test I once took.


Related Topix: Illinois