Florida Studies nature writing series planned at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

USF St. Petersburg Associate Professor of English Thomas Hallock, Ph.D., is organizing a series of public readings and discussions at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve this spring focused on nature writing. They will read selections from their non-fiction work. Titled “Writers in the Preserve,’’ this three-day series is organized around the theme, “How Do We Find Nature in the City?” The series … Continue reading

Graduate student creates documentary on the life and legacy of Nelson Poynter

Walter Gordon knew he faced a monumental task when he decided to create a video documentary of the late Nelson Poynter as his Master’s in Liberal Arts project. Poynter was a giant in the newspaper industry and a tireless champion of USF St. Petersburg. When he died in 1978, he left behind a 44-foot stack of papers, documents and filmed … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg alumna Paige Railey wins gold at World Cup

Olympian and USFSP grad Paige Railey

Olympian and USFSP grad Paige Railey

USF St. Petersburg alumna Paige Railey of Clearwater, won a gold medal in the Olympic class event “Laser Radial” sailing during the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami last week. It is was the same one-person boat in which Railey competed at the 2012 Olympic Games. Railey was awarded a Business Management degree in December 2010. Railey (’10) is a … Continue reading

Hough Family honored for civic leadership

Hough Family

Susan Henry (l-r), William and Hazel Hough and Pat Henry at Commencement.

Fall Commencement for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on Sunday included a ceremony honoring the Hough Family for their dedication to the arts, culture and education in St. Petersburg. The Hough Family of St. Petersburg — William and Hazel Hough and their children, Robb Hough, Susan Henry and Helen Feinberg — received the Regional Chancellor’s Award for Civic … Continue reading

USF St. Petersburg alum Paige Railey goes for Olympic gold

Olympian and USFSP grad Paige Railey

Olympian and USFSP grad Paige Railey

UPDATE: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team’s Paige Railey finished 6th for 8th overall, falling short of her goal to medal in her debut Olympic bid. “I saw an improvement on things and I’m happy,” Paige told U.S. Sailing. “I finished a race well and I moved up a spot.”  She was thrilled to have been involved. This is Railey’s first Olympic … Continue reading