Despite attempts at wooing NBC TV anchors Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb to host their segment of the Today show on campus, which included a grass-skirted Rocky D. Bull, a marriage proposal to Kotb from Student Government Vice President George Papadeas and an aggressive online voting campaign, Gifford and Kotb announced on Monday they would visit the University of Tennessee.
The College Challenge, a school spirit competition, had six finalists, which were USF, University of Tennessee, Syracuse University, Ohio State University, Creighton University and Brandeis University. The University of Tennessee won with almost 150,000 votes and will be the location for the Fourth Hour segment of the Today show on Oct. 1. That segment will be hosted by Kathie Lee and Hoda.
The Today Show competition began on Sept. 5 when staff and students from universities nationwide sent tweets to #KLGandHodaU with words, pictures and videos showing school spirit, pride and why each is the best location for the segment.
After USF was selected as one of the six university finalists, people voted for their favorite school on http://today.msnbc.msn.com. Sarah Haines, a news correspondent for the Fourth Hour, visited each finalist school, including USF, for a live broadcast to show and promote the school.
USF hosted a tropical-themed event for the broadcast. Voting went on until Friday.
Senior Advisor to the President and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and Vice Dean for Education and Faculty Affairs in the College of Public Health Tricia Penniecook will begin new positions to progress diversity efforts at USF, according to a university-wide email sent Friday by President Rhea Law. Law said the decisions come […]
Climate change poses a threat to the planet as greenhouse gas emissions rise and heat collects in the atmosphere. Some students desire to see change at the university level and beyond to combat the consequences of climate change in the coming years. Florida is already beginning to experience the impacts of climate change as cities […]
The Marshall Student Center (MSC) Jamba Juice closed this summer, but it will soon be replaced by another smoothie shop — Blenz Bowls — in the fall semester. Blenz is a smoothie and acai bowl franchise founded by University of Alabama alumni Zac Rogers and Riley Voce. It is set to open Aug. 22. Menu […]
Creating a sense of belonging at the university is important to St. Pete Regional Chancellor Christian Hardigree, but ensuring everyone feels they matter is even more paramount to her. Hardigree said she got this sentiment from a colleague and friend who is a Black woman. The colleague said that while finding her Black sorority and […]
Love and support filled the air as thousands of members of the LGBTQ community danced on top of floats and celebrated themselves and others during the St. Petersburg Pride Parade. “I was in awe above all else,” sophomore communications major Devin Morgan said. “Everyone is coexisting and supporting each other in a way that’s different […]
With the overturning of the 1973 landmark Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision, which protected access to abortions at the federal level for the past 50 years, some impacted students had concerns for a post-Roe America, ranging from future health crises to its effects on disadvantaged communities. Shelby Catroneo, a sophomore health sciences major, said […]