Anne Maria Island summer sports lineup set

May 30, 2014 

Anne Maria Island sports lineup set for summer

ANNA MARIA ISLAND -- Registration for the Anna Maria Island Community Center summer lineup of youth and adult sports leagues is now open.

Tryouts are mandatory for those who have never played in the leagues. Tryouts begin June 9.

Coaches, captains and team sponsors are needed. Head coach's child plays for free.

The Center is offering co-ed indoor soccer for ages 5-14 and co-ed flag football for ages 8-17 to be played Monday-Saturday evenings at the Community Center. Registration done by phone or in person.

Fee is $75 for members and $105 for non-members.

Co-ed adult flag football, softball and volleyball are open.

Flag football will be played Thursday nights. Tryouts at 6 p.m. Monday, June 16.

Softball will be Friday nights. Tryouts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 13.

Volleyball will be played Tuesday nights. Tryouts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. Sign up for more than one sport for a $25 discount.

Get $25 off registration by donating blood on 7-8.

Information:, or call 941-778-1908, ext. 0.

USF names Dean Cobanoglu global engagement director

MANATEE -- USF Sarasota-Manatee announced Thursday the creation of a Global Engagement Office to develop international reach and advance student achievement through enriched global academic experiences.

Dean Cihan Cobanoglu of the College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership will be director of global engagement. Amela Malkic will continue to serve as primary immigration and visa contact for international students and scholars and USFSM faculty and staff.

The USFSM Global Engagement Office will support all study abroad programs, special initiatives and collaborative agreements with foreign countries, advocating for increased international academic exchanges.

Cobanoglu is working out partnerships with universities in China, Taiwan, Turkey, France, Germany and South America.

The Office of Global Engagement will collaborate with deans, recruiting officers and administrators in support of recruitment and retention programs for international students.

-- Herald staff reports

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