JULY 2021 | HARBOR NOTES NEWS | USF ST. PETERSBURG CAMPUS
MOVING FORWARD
Campus operations reopen with new facilities and building upgrades
When faculty, staff and students return to the USF St. Petersburg campus after more than a year of remote learning due to the coronavirus, they'll be greeted by new buildings and dramatic upgrades to existing facilities. READ MORE
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY
USF Hospitality Leadership Program reimagined to help industry address staffing crisis
To address an ongoing staffing crisis, USF's Hospitality Leadership Program is being re-tooled to help industry leaders in the Tampa Bay area hire and retain top talent.

Run by the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership, the program will train general managers, hands-on owners and team leaders from restaurants, hotels and craft breweries on building an organization that works.The program focuses on increasing effective leadership that will lead to healthier work cultures and in return allow business to get back to full-operations. READ MORE
THE ARTS
Arts programming expands at USF's St. Petersburg campus
Several courses focused on the arts industry and architecture will be offered for the first time on campus this fall semester. Meanwhile, ongoing collaborations across campuses and with community partners have the potential to enrich the curriculum with academic experiences in animation, dance and theater.

These additions are the start of what leaders in the College of The Arts say leaders say will be a sustained expansion of arts programming and opportunities on campus. READ MORE
SUMMER OLYMPICS BOUND
Sailor and alumna Paige Railey heading to Tokyo Olympics
If you ask Paige Railey if she wants to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, the answer is yes, of course! But it's not her primary goal. "I just want to perform well. I want to go out there and execute the things I've been training for. If I do that, everything will fall into place."

At 34, the Clearwater native thinks she is both physically and mentally ready for her third Olympics as part of the U.S. national sailing team. READ MORE
ADDRESSING A COMMUNITY NEED
USF Health College of Nursing adds seats to accelerated nursing pathway in Sarasota-Manatee and St. Petersburg
The USF Health College of Nursing is expanding the number of baccalaureate students in the accelerated nursing pathway at the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. This increase will help meet community needs and alleviate the critical nursing shortage.

USF’s Accelerated Second Degree pathway is intended for students who already have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. READ MORE
LIVING & LEARNING TOGETHER
Students can choose housing that fits their lifestyle through Residential Community Programs
Whether you’re new to campus, a transfer student or looking for people with similar interests, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus has a place for you.

As part of its Residential Community Programs, students can choose housing based on their culture, lifestyle, hobby or academic major. They include Themed Housing where students share a common interest in a particular theme and Living Learning Communities where students take classes together and focus on an academic program. READ MORE
STUDENT SUCCESS
Expanding services to help students from underserved communities
Although HE’s full of anxiety, Shawn Lindsay is excited about being a new college student.

The Zephyrhills teen is getting a preview of what life will be like this fall through the Student Support Services summer bridge experience. As one of 11 first-year students participating, Lindsay and others got to experience campus, the city of St. Petersburg and learn how to get the most out of their financial aid during week-long sessions prior to the start of the semester. READ MORE
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