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CAS student receives full ride for Ph.D. at Brown University
[06.14.2016]
USF College of Arts and Sciences senior Jeremy Lomax has been awarded a full ride into Brown University’s Ph.D. program to study ecology and evolutionary biology.

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Debbie Lelekis
[10.12.2015]
This feature takes a look at Dr. Debbie Lelekis’s background, projects and graduate experience.

Department of English celebrates accomplishments
[05.01.2015]
Check out what USF English students, alumni and faculty accomplished in April 2015!

CAS alumnus sworn in as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections
[06.22.2015]
Brian Corley, a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and Supervisor of Elections for Pasco County was sworn in as president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections for 2015-2016 at the 2015 Annual Summer Conference.

English Department Student, Alumni and Faculty Accomplishments
[04.13.2015]
Check out what the English department has been up to!

Creative writing master's students publish essays, fiction
[04.13.2015]
The University of South Florida’s (USF) English Department is pleased to announce that five master's students have published first novels and story collections and edited or contributed to anthologies in 2014-2015. The students are either currently attending or are recent graduates from the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.

CAS alumna receives summer internship at the Florida Supreme Court
[03.27.2015]
Sanite Ermat, a 2014 University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences graduate, has received a summer internship as a judicial intern at the Florida Supreme Court with Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.

CAS alumna receives Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship
[03.18.2015]
Nia Jackson, an alumna of the University of South Florida has been named Rangel Graduate Fellowship recipient. Nia is the first USF recipient of the Rangel Graduate Fellowship and one of only 30 students in the United States to receive the award. The fellowship gives up to $47,500 annually for two years of graduate educational expenses, a paid internship on Capitol Hill and with a U.S. Embassy overseas, mentoring, and a minimum five-year appointment as a foreign service officer.

CAS student, alumni to be featured speakers at TEDxUSF
[03.20.2015]
The College of Arts and Sciences will have three speakers at the popular TEDxUSF event on March 28 at the USF School of Music Barness Recital Hall. The theme of this year’s TedxUSF is “A World Beyond Ourselves.”

USF announces $10 million gift from Trustee Jordan Zimmerman
[03.09.2015]
The University of South Florida announced today that its School of Mass Communications within the College of Arts and Sciences is now named after USF Trustee Jordan Zimmerman, the founder and chairman of Fort Lauderdale-based Zimmerman Advertising.

Department announces recent accomplishments
[01.18.2015]
Our English graduate students, alumni and faculty have been busy. Check out their recent accomplishments.

CAS grad lands internship at the Clinton Foundation
[03.31.2014]
University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Dominique Benjamin landed an internship at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation in New York City. Benjamin works for the foundation’s childhood obesity initiative, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

CAS Student receives Scoville Fellowship
[2.23.2014]
A University of South Florida alumna, Lianet Vazquez, has been awarded the prestigious Herbert Scoville Peace Fellowship. She will be the first USF student to join the fellowship that will allow her to work with organizations in Washington, D.C., that specialize in international security, relations and politics this spring.

CAS alumnus develops mobile app
[01.30.2014]
Most graduates do not linger on campus for long after graduating. Many alumni start internships, begin a career, or pursue graduate school.

USF graduate accepted into spring 2014 internship at Cannes Festival
[01.24.2014]
Shelly Dulman, a 2013 communication graduate from the University of South Florida, was accepted into The Internship Experience component of the spring 2014 Creative Minds in Cannes Film Festival Program.

Alumnus lands advertising job in London
[12.13.2013]
The University of South Florida’s Shadarne Meghie, a mass communications alumnus with a concentration in advertising, has done what many USF graduates hope to do: find a job within three months of graduation. But Meghie has gone beyond just that. He landed a job with Ogilvy, an international advertising agency, in its London office.

Grads encouraged to decorate mortarboards
[12.08.2013]
Another semester is coming to a close, so that can mean only one thing: Commencement is almost here! Once again, the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fun contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating in December. We want to see your creativity and school pride displayed on your graduation cap. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or posted to Twitter by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 15, 2013, to be eligible for the contest.

Award-winning radio host and USF alumnus Larry Flegle shares experience and advice
[10.25.2013]
University of South Florida alumnus Larry Flegle, Ph.D. received the 2013 DJ of the Year Award from the Gospel Music Express Showcase Saturday, Oct. 5 in Ringgold, Ga. His radio show, Cowboy Gospel NETradio, is a 24/7 internet radio station dedicated to playing southern gospel music.

Communication professor takes fresh approach to create Holocaust documentary
[09.12.2013]
Jerry Rawicki, 86, left his hometown of Treblinka, Poland when he was 14 years old, after fighting in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and losing his mother and sister to the gas chamber in a concentration camp.

Grads encouraged to decorate mortarboards
[07.29.2013]
Another semester is coming to a close, so that can mean only one thing: Commencement is almost here! Once again, the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring a fun contest for all of the USF Bulls graduating in August. We want to see your creativity and school pride displayed on your graduation cap. Photos must be uploaded to Instagram or posted to Twitter by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 11, 2013, to be eligible for the contest.

CAS faculty and alumni to speak at TedxUSF
[02.22.2013]
TedxUSF, an independently organized TED event, will be coming to the University of South Florida on Friday, Feb. 22. The event, titled “On the Edge of the Future,” will showcase various guest speakers who will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the local community.

USF alumna to compete in Miss America Pageant
[11.20.2012]
Aniska Tonge won the title of Miss Virgin Islands 2012 this past August, only three months after her graduation from the University of South Florida.

Enter the "Where's Rocky?" contest
[10.22.2012]
Oct. 22 kicks of the week of Homecoming for the University of South Florida, and the College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a contest featuring our favorite bull! CAS will be posting pictures of Rocky in different places around campus and students, faculty, staff and alumni can win a homecoming prize by submitting their guess, once a day, on the College of Arts and Science’s Facebook page.

Keep calm and buy the new shirt from CAS
[10.12.2012]
Show your school spirit with the latest shirts from the College of Arts and Sciences!

Support the Frontiers of Knowledge
[09.25.2012]
Every great research university enriches the social, economic and cultural lives of its communities. The University of South Florida is fortunate to serve not only our talented student body but also the citizens of Tampa Bay, the state of Florida, the nation and the world through cutting-edge instruction and world-class research and scholarship.

Grad student receives Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship
[07.09.2012]
University of South Florida student Samantha Stratton has been awarded a Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship and will spend nine months in Tallahassee interning in Gov. Rick Scott’s office.

Ph.D. student wins prestigious NSF fellowship
[05.24.2012]
A University of South Florida alumna has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship grant, which will provide a $30,000 stipend and tuition for a maximum of three years.

Alumni Spotlight: Marnie Williams
[04.16.2012]
Marnie Williams graduated from the University of South Florida in 1997 with a degree in mass communications, and now is a technical director and associate marketing manager of social media at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Ga.

USF anthropology dissertation named Top 40 in 2011
[02.06.2012]
A dissertation by a University of South Florida alumna was chosen as one of the 40 best in 2011 by Anthropology Works. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ph.D., graduated from USF in 2011 with her master’s degree and her doctorate in applied anthropology.

USF alumna launches blog dedicated to sports, fashion
[01.31.2012]
The Super Bowl is right around the corner and as fans frantically make plans to host or attend different events, they may be wondering what to wear. Luckily, a University of South Florida alumna helps sports fans avoid fashion penalties through her blog, The Style Ref.

Alumnus discusses AIDS documentary
[01.27.2012]
University of South Florida alumnus Ed Wolf visited the campus library Tuesday for the showing of "We Were Here," an 89-minute documentary about the AIDS epidemic in San Fransisco during the 1980s.

USF remembers inspirational leader, friend
[01.26.2012]
On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, USF and the Tampa Bay community lost Deanne Roberts, an influential and devoted individual whose life made a significant impact to the area.

USF to show documentary about AIDS epidemic
[01.20.2012]
The University of South Florida is hosting a screening of the documentary “We Were Here” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2011, in the Grace Allen Room in the USF Tampa Library. The film chronicles San Francisco’s response to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

Alumni Spotlight: Braulio Colón
[09.15.2011]
University of South Florida alumnus Braulio Colón has and continues to impact the field of public policy in Tampa, Fla. Using the experience he gained as a participant in Public Policy Internship Program, Colón maintains an active role in the field. Colón is the director of the Florida College Access Network, an institution that strives to promote underprivileged students, first generation college students and under-represented students with exposure, preparation and success for college.

USF alumnus making an impact in The White House
[09.02.2011]
University of South Florida alumnus Ryan Metcalf has made a name for himself in the world of public policy. He currently works as a senior correspondent analyst in the Office of Presidential Correspondence for the Executive Office of the President in the White House.

Alumni Spotlight: Deborah Kuhn, Ph.D.
[09.14.2011]
Every student comes to the University of South Florida with a path, and Deborah Kuhn easily figured out where her path would lead. After earning her bachelor’s degree in biology, Kuhn learned that USF has begun a cancer biology doctoral program and immediately applied upon finding that many of the professors were affiliated with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

USF graduate lands his dream job
[03.10.2011]
For Charlie Terenzio (BAMC 2010), his job varies every day. As assistant director of communications for the University of South Florida athletics department, Terenzio handles everything from press releases, video shoots and covering the teams for games and tournaments.

Alumni Spotlight: Trish Higgins
[12.06.2010]
Every piece of video that is received at CNN's headquarters in Atlanta passes through a person or system that Trish Higgins oversees. Higgins, a mass communication graduate of the print-journalism sequence, is now the Media Coordinator Supervisor in the Image and Sound Department at CNN.

Alumna named Tampa Bay Business Woman of the Year
[10.26.2010]
USF alumna Colleen Chappell was named the 2010 Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

USF grad student wins big at GPU Symposium
[09.27.2010]
USF graduate Jon Belof, Ph.D., won the "Best Talk" award at the GPU Symposium at the Fall 2010 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Three alumni discuss life after college
[10.11.2010]
Three men, three different careers, three different lifestyles, but one foundation that allowed them all to grow — the University of South Florida. The three College of Arts and Sciences alumni, T.J. Nutter, Emilio Gonzalez and Howard Gruverman, were given a tour around their alma mater and took part in a panel discussing their career accomplishments and their experiences at USF.

Robert Noyce STEM Fellows program to offer stipends for master’s program
[08.30.2010]
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education are offering $30,000 stipends to 31 professionals who are interested in earning their teaching credentials in mathematics and science through the one-year accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program at USF. The program will begin in fall 2011, and applications can be submitted beginning Sept. 1, 2010.