6th Avenue S parking garage entrance will close temporarily

Traffic is restricted along 6th Avenue S during a city sewer line installation project.

Traffic is restricted along 6th Avenue S during a city sewer line installation project.

A major public works project by the City of St. Petersburg will force the closing of the 6th Ave. S entrance to the parking garage starting later today and continuing for the next few weeks. Traffic into the parking garage will be rerouted to the 5th Ave. S entrance. Meanwhile, the south lane of 6th Ave S will be reopened today … Continue reading

Large crowd on hand for dedication of Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge

Cutting the ribbon at the Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge are left to right) Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, Poynter Library Dean Carol Hixson, Jeanne Heller, Campus Board Member Judy Mitchell, Bill Heller, Campus Board Chair Debbie Sembler, Campus Board member Roy Binger and USF System President Judy Genshaft.

Cutting the ribbon at the Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge are left to right) Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, Poynter Library Dean Carol Hixson, Jeanne Heller, Campus Board Member Judy Mitchell, Bill Heller, Campus Board Chair Debbie Sembler, Campus Board member Roy Binger and USF System President Judy Genshaft.

College of Education Dean Bill Heller and his wife, Jeanne, love libraries. They also love USF St. Petersburg. That combination prompted the Hellers to provide support for the new Jeanne and Bill Heller Scholars’ Lounge at the USFSP Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. More than 100 people turned out Tuesday for a formal dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new … Continue reading

State budget includes $5 million for College of Business building

USFSP College of Business logo

USFSP College of Business logo

The 2013 state budget passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott includes $5 million to build a home for the USF St. Petersburg College of Business. Pinellas County lawmakers were instrumental in securing funding for the project, which drew broad community support. Students from the USFSP College of Business traveled to Tallahassee in February urge legislators … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg and city officials celebrate refurbished Poynter Park

Mayor Bill Foster and some of  his staff who worked on improvements at Poynter Park.

Mayor Bill Foster and some of his staff who worked on improvements at Poynter Park.

St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster and Interim Regional Chancellor Bill Hogarth joined other city and USFSP officials Monday in a celebration of recent improvements at Poynter Park. The chancellor thanked the mayor for working with the university to upgrade and realign sidewalks in the waterfront park and improve lighting. The mayor praised the university for being an important partner in … Continue reading