Monday, January 14, 2013
The USF-sponsored contest encourages creativity and ingenuity in schoolchildren and rewards them for their efforts.
As any parent knows, kids always have a million ideas floating around in their heads. Whether it’s finding a better way to make their beds or an easier way to turn the pages of their textbooks, there’s no limit to a child’s capacity to come up with new ways to do things. Anton Hopen, a local patent lawyer and USF grad, decided to do something to help stimulate these ideas and provide kids with an outlet for their creativity. Five years ago, Hoppen founded the Young Innovator Competition, a contest open to grades K-12 in eight Tampa Bay counties, including Manatee and Sarsota, as a way to encourage kids’ creative side while rewarding the best ideas. “We ask the kids who enter the competition to think of a problem, come up with a solution…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Taggart is from the Bradenton area and coached last season at Western Kentucky.
The University of South Florida has hired former Manatee High quarterback Willie Taggart as their new head football coach, according to multiple reports. Taggart coached last season at Western Kentucky University, where his teams were 16-20 in three seasons. Taggart was once the quarterback for Manatee High School in Bradenton before playing at Western Kentucky University. On Sunday, USF fired Skip Holtz who had been the football team's head coach and went 3-9 this season. Read more about Willie Taggart: USF hires Taggart as football coach (TBO.com) Taggart tapped to coach Bulls (Tampabay.com)
Friday, July 13, 2012
Rep. Vern Buchanan and Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, will co-host a Veterans' Town Hall Monday at USF Sarasota-Mantaee.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Congressman Vern Buchanan (Longboat Key) will co-host a Veteran’s Town Hall at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee on Monday with House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (Chumuckla). Buchanan and Miller will discuss their efforts about veterans health care and benefits they have earned and take comments and questions from the audience. The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday in Selby Auditorium at the USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. RSVP here or by calling 941.951.6643.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Sarasota resident Louise Harrison will become University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee's inaugural fellow for its arts integration education program and will put on Beatle tribute band concerts at local high schools this fall.
In life, sometimes we need to look up and sing "Here Comes The Sun" and "it's all right." Sarasota resident Louise Harrison aims to be the shining light for area students and staff at University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee and local schools this fall. Harrison, sister of the late Beatle George Harrison, is the first-ever fellow for USF Sarasota-Manatee's Office of Partnerships of Arts Integrated Teaching, or PAInT. She moved back to Sarasota in April after spending years in Branson, Missouri. She previously lived here from 1980 through the mid 2000s. "Actually, I don't look like much like a fellow," Harrison said with a jolly laugh. "I'm kind of a seniorly lady." Harrison was stateside after World War II and when she heard her kid…