Let’s just recap for a second: A rogue senator from Lake Wales or Winter Haven or wherever’s he from managed to cower virtually everyone outside of Lakeland into accepting an unaccredited, unloved, unbuilt university that no one from Lakeland wanted while severing a relationship with a real university that everyone in Lakeland wanted to keep. […]
The City Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday morning for a special session to discuss a resolution supporting USFP “or any independent successor organization.” Here is the proposed resolution in full: • I-A FEBRUARY 22, 2012 RESOLUTION NO. ____ PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO. 12-008 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LAKELAND RELATING […]
In tonight’s agenda packet for Budget Subcommittee on Higher Education was some information on Florida Polytechnic creation legislation (pdf) Here’s the pertinent page offered without commentary: Florida Polytechnic University – Creation Legislation Senate Higher Education Appropriations Conforming Bill 2012 The bill: • Creates the Florida Polytechnic University in statute. The new university is completely independent […]
Billy Townsend’s commentary on the death of Officer Arnulfo Crispin, the dismissal of USFP CEO Marshall Goodman and the pending sale of the Lakeland Ledger
Graffiti is a gang thing, right? Lakeland’s graffitti is rampant and distructive, no?
Wait until you watch the video below before you answer those questions.
I couldn’t help but chuckle at this from the recent St. Pete Times story about J.D. Alexander’s obsession with slicing USFP out of USF, like a tumor in reverse. Apparently, he strutted into a Board of Governors meeting and started slagging off on English professors, or something equivalent. Saying legislators will always find money for […]
Now that Winter Haven, the welfare queen of cities, is on the record with its plan to use USF Polytechnic as the world’s most high tech remote park-and-ride lot for a Legoland, maybe city and business leaders over there could actually consider paying a fair share of the campus’ development instead of riding off everyone else’s dime.
It was a busy Saturday morning for Lakeland Local photographer Tom Hagerty. The baseball fan saw a few old-timers at the Detroit Tigers Baseball Fantasy Camp then he found a few teens battling robots at the University of South Florida Polytechnic’s FIRST Tech Challenge. Check out the pics…
Seniors looking for challenges will want to contact the University of South Florida Polytechnic (USFP) Rath Senior ConNEXTions and Education Center. The center is offering classes on a variety of topics aimed at Lakelanders 50 and older. Most classes are $50, start January 25th, and are held at USFP. There are a pair held elsewhere […]
I’m going to link to a few screen grabs I made, but you’ll need to watch the full video. (Oct. 27, 2009 meeting)
Inside are a few screen grabs….
Those of us old enough to remember music in the 70s can’t help but hear Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky” every time we see note of USFP’s Blue Sky Incubator.
However, in Polk County the USFP version may rise to #1 with a bullet*. USFP hopes to bring high tech businesses and jobs to the area with a pair of operations…..
Come on over to Metro I4 News for a discussion of the recent St. Pete Times revelations of the personal business ties of Florida Reps. Seth McKeel and Steve Precourt, R-Orlando, to USF Polytechnic and the CSX deal, respectively.
I muse a bit on why we always hear about these potential conflicts from reporters, rather than from the legislators themselves and make a suggestion to the “leadership” teachers out there.
It’s Sunday and you’re wondering…”This Friday, how can I work a half-day and take the rest of the day off?” The answer? Attend a half-day conference on BioFuel. It’s at the University of South Florida Polytechnic (USFP) so there’s little travel time and you’ll be on the back nine by two.
Your out-of-town relatives might be laughing at the fact we’re wearing coats and gloves, but they may not realize there was snow in Lakeland yesterday.* Tom Hagerty captured the images of some locals sledding and throwing snowballs.