Studying abroad on scholarship

In a tough economy, college students and graduates are finding it more difficult to gain employment or admission to graduate school. However, USF officials say getting away from Tampa might help – that is, by studying abroad. Studying abroad has an impact on employers and can distinguish college graduates from […]

Decision on SG executive branch budget lingers

The Student Government 2009-10 executive branch budget, which was passed through the senate May 19, still awaits the decision of Vice President of Student Affairs Jennifer Meningall. Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Khalid Hassouneh told the Oracle on June 17 that Meningall had until June 19 to come to a decision […]

USF narrows provost search

When former Provost Renu Khator left USF to become president at University of Houston, Provost Ralph Wilcox was appointed for the remainder of Khator’s term. That term has ended, and USF is looking for someone to fill the position again. Rhonda Hendrix, a special assistant in the Office of Research […]

College degrees still valuable

Despite the unemployment rate reaching nearly 10 percent, some students are certain their college degrees are still worth pursuing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 9.4 percent unemployment rate last month, and many recent graduates are taking lower-paying jobs in less desirable places instead of going unemployed. Drema […]

Congress should pass new energy plan

The Waxman-Markey Bill, also known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act, passed the House of Representatives despite stiff opposition Friday. The ambitious bill has yet to pass the Senate, but if it does, it will set a new code for residential and commercial construction and institute a cap-and-trade […]

Other USF sports need support, not just football

USF’s athletic programs are undoubtedly on the rise – especially football. In its 12 years of existence, the football program has boasted four straight bowl appearances, a No. 2 national ranking and brought household names such as George Selvie and Matt Grothe to the national stage. But football isn’t the […]

Amazon’s textbook technology will save money, environment

Amazon is now in the process of testing a Kindle prototype that will be adequately equipped for textbooks. For those who don’t know, a Kindle is a hand-held digital reading device created by Amazon. It is designed to be lightweight, portable and read like a book. The screen is intended […]

Champion joins USF golf

David Griffin, who won the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Men’s Golf National Championship in May, has signed with USF and will play for the Bulls in the fall, USF coach Jim Fee announced Tuesday. Griffin previously played two years at Rend Lake College in Illinois, where he […]

In the steps of Sousa

A campus-based wind ensemble wants to be a part of an American tradition throughout the year, starting with an Independence Day concert of patriotic compositions such as John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The roughly 50-member Florida Wind Band will play a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the […]

Documenting art

A man stands behind a camera in the west wing of the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM). Using a large reflector board, he adjusts the light hitting “Torso,” a ceramic sculpture by artist Lynda Benglis. Peter Foe, the curator for the CAM, is doing regular museum maintenance as part of the […]