Educators get special discount on Blue Man Group show
ORLANDO -- The Florida Education Foundation partnered with Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando to offer special ticket pricing to Florida educators.
The offer applies to performances Sunday through Thursday until Aug. 31.
Florida public school teachers can purchase Blue Man Group adult tickets for the discounted rate of $34 plus tax for all ages. The discount is valid for a maximum of six tickets for Sunday through Thursday performances only. For every adult ticket purchased, Blue Man Group will donate $2 to the Florida Education Foundation, according to officials.
Educators can visit the Just For Teachers Community or the Florida Education Foundation for the link to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office with a pay stub or school name badge proving employment.
USF Sarasota-Manatee to hold open house Thursday
BRADENTON -- University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee expects to see large crowds at its Thursday open house, as the state just removed a barrier limiting how many freshman and sophomore students can enroll at the school.
"Our open house coming up Thursday will probably be one of our largest events in recent years," Director of Admissions Andrew Telatovich said in a release.
The open house on Thursday will run from 5 to 7 p.m.
To participate, prospective freshmen will need to apply for admission before the event and bring copies of their high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Instant acceptance is not binding, and students who do not receive instant admission will receive guidance on how to strengthen their applications or apply as transfer students.
To find out more or to register for the open house, please visit USFSM Info Sessions or call (941) 359-4330.
Company donates printers for SCF students
BRADENTON -- Sarasota-based S-One Holdings Corporation, a large-format printing media and supplies company, has donated a printer to the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota art, design, humanities department.
During a tour of the art building with SCF President Carol Probstfeld, Art Lambert, S-One president and CEO, noticed that the printer used for student art work had a capacity of only 24-inch prints.
Since he's in the business of large-format printers, Lambert told Probstfeld that S-One had a printer the company would like to donate that would expand the students' print capacity to 36 inches.
USF professor to visit, work with women in Ugandan city
BRADENTON -- Jody McBrien, an associate professor of education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, is poised to make a trip to Lira, Uganda, 220 miles north of capital city Kampala, to unveil a book she co-edited with Julia Byers of Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.
Entitled Cold Water: Women and Girls of Lira, Uganda, the 197-page publication is a first-person telling of the women's struggles during and after the war in which tens of thousands of children, including girls, were kidnapped to fight in Joseph Kony's guerilla group, The Lord's Resistance Army, which opposed the government, according to officials.
Instead of reporting and then retelling the women's stories, McBrien asked the eight to write about their lives or provide tape recordings for transcription later.
-- Herald staff reports