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Belmont University Learning Journey

Belmont University was a very informative learning journey. The intentional embrace of Nashville as a destination of music and entertainment, and a hub of healthcare was a potent lesson for us. St. Petersburg is one of the New York Times 52 cities to visit in the world and we should maximize and leverage.  Certainly this strategy worked well for our colleagues … Continue reading

Kuwait is a complex country planning for a future without oil money

We went to Kuwait to examine the differences in their financial system, and discovered it to be very complex. The financial industry in Kuwait offers a mix of conventional and Islamic financial services. The conventional system is what we have in the West whereas the Islamic system avoids interest rates and fees. The country’s central bank must regulate both systems … Continue reading

Scenes from the Martin Luther King Jr. National Drum Major for Justice Parade

More than 150 USF St. Petersburg students, faculty and staff participated in Monday’s 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Drum Major for Justice Parade, the largest in the Southeast United States. Thousands lined the parade route through downtown St. Petersburg to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King. Here are some photos from the parade. See more photos

Vision 20/20 Community Input Forum was inclusive and motivating

I would like to express my thanks for the opportunity to participate in the USFSP Vision 20/20 Community Forum Input. I found the session to be informative, inclusive and motivating. Dr. Wisniewska’s efforts to garner input from all stakeholders in the university’s strategic planning process are clearly evident and demonstrate that she is truly vested in the future success of … Continue reading

Last day in Kuwait

By Liz Makofske, MBA Student Our last day was free from any formal meetings so we spent the morning shopping and sightseeing at the Old Souk (Mubarakya) which is a big outdoor market that sells everything from clothing to food to jewelry. The Souk is divided into different areas depending on what the stores are selling. There is the fish … Continue reading