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College Notebook: USFSP winding down its 50th anniversary celebration, Earth Day events, and more

From left, Lynn Pippenger talks with Alex Glenn and Kate Tiedemann at an April 13 outdoor fundraiser marking USF St. Petersburg’s 50th Anniversary. Pippenger and Tiedemann have given large donations to the college of business, and Glenn is president of Duke Energy Florida.

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From left, Lynn Pippenger talks with Alex Glenn and Kate Tiedemann at an April 13 outdoor fundraiser marking USF St. Petersburg’s 50th Anniversary. Pippenger and Tiedemann have given large donations to the college of business, and Glenn is president of Duke Energy Florida.

More than 350 people attended a fundraiser at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg last week as the school's yearlong 50th anniversary celebration draws to a close. In addition, the USFSP College of Education hosted its own anniversary event featuring a panel discussion that included Bill Heller, dean of the college, and Megan Allen, 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year. … Also last week, USFSP business professor Hemant Merchant served on a United Nations panel of experts assigned to evaluate the "World Investment Report" by the U.N.'s Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva, Switzerland. Merchant's academic work often focuses on the drivers of superior organizational performance. This summer, he'll lead a study abroad program in the Baltics. … Jill McCracken, associate professor of Rhetoric & Writing Studies, was named the 2016 Faculty Research Award recipient for USFSP during a Women in Leadership & Philanthropy earlier this month. McCracken, a certified sexuality educator, focuses much of her work on the relationships between sexuality, race and gender. The award will support her work with women who participate in the Red Tent Women's Initiative, a group dedicated to improving the lives of women residing in and released from Pinellas County Jail.

SPC Clearwater marks Earth Day

The Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College is sponsoring two events in honor of Earth Day, which is Friday. A Tesla Cars and Sustainable Science Showcase will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday on the campus, 2465 Drew St., hosted by SPC Clearwater's Engineering Club and Natural Science Department. Attendees can meet science instructors and attend Tesla demonstrations. Also, the Clearwater Campus Scuba Club and Science Adventures Club will host a cleanup to remove old fishing gear and crab trap ropes that can be harmful to marine life from 9 a.m.-noon May 21 at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Both events are free and open to the public.

Music and film on tap at Eckerd

Upcoming at Eckerd College: Large and small instrumental ensembles will present American music relating to nature in honor of Earth Day at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Fox Hall, courtesy of the Eckerd Community Band & Chamber Orchestra directed by David Irwin. … Eckerd's International Cinema Series continues with a showing of Cemetery of Splendor at 7 p.m. April 29. The film, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, takes the audience to a military regiment stricken by an epidemic of sleeping sickness. For more information on these and other free events at Eckerd, email [email protected], visit eckerd.edu/events or call (727) 864-7979.

College Notebook: USFSP winding down its 50th anniversary celebration, Earth Day events, and more 04/21/16 [Last modified: Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:51am]
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