New baseball club kicks off season at Al Lang Stadium

Tyler Thomas (left) and David Stern.

Tyler Thomas (left) and David Stern.

USF St. Petersburg’s new student baseball club kicks off its exhibition season against USF Tampa at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. Mayor Rick Kriseman will throw out the first pitch in what is being dubbed the “Battle of the Bay.” It is free and open to the public. “We are very … Continue reading

Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi earns superior status

Members of the Mu Gamma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi gather outside the University Student Center.

Members of the Mu Gamma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi gather outside the University Student Center.

The USF St. Petersburg Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honor society for accounting and finance students, has earned superior status by the international organization for the sixth year in a row. The chapter will receive a $275 award by the KPMG Foundation in recognition of its superior status. Accounting Instructor Patricia A. Gaukel is faculty advisor for … Continue reading

Student Research Colloquium Series begins at Poynter Library

Left to right: Psychology Professor Christina Salnaitis, Ph.D.; William C. Nicks; Elizabeth Southard; and Anthropology Professor John Arthur, Ph.D., at the inaugural Student Research Colloquium at Poynter Memorial Library.

Left to right: Psychology Professor Christina Salnaitis, Ph.D.; William C. Nicks; Elizabeth Southard; and Anthropology Professor John Arthur, Ph.D., at the inaugural Student Research Colloquium at Poynter Memorial Library.

Elizabeth Southard worked on three research projects, including two summers spent studying the Gamo people in Ethiopia, before graduating in December with a B.A. in Anthropology. William C. Nicks, a double-major December graduate in psychology and political science, spent a year studying near-infrared spectroscopy technology and is preparing the findings for publication in a scholarly journal. On Wednesday they presented … Continue reading

First Digital Journalism and Design graduate already putting new skills to work

Adam Eisenberg is the first graduate of the Digital Journalism and Design Program.

Adam Eisenberg, the first graduate of the Digital Journalism and Design Program, at work at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Adam Eisenberg was an online producer working at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel when he decided to pursue a master’s degree in journalism. He went looking for a program grounded in the digital age that would take his skills to a new level. “A lot of the programs I looked at were very theory-based and I wanted something really practical that … Continue reading

Graduate student and business professor collaborate on insider threat research

MBA student Chris Brown (left) and Alison Watkins, USFSP professor of information systems and associate dean for graduate and certificate programs.

MBA student Chris Brown (left) and Alison Watkins, USFSP professor of information systems and associate dean for graduate and certificate programs.

Chris Brown wants to find the next Edward Snowden before he strikes. The USF St. Petersburg College of Business graduate student is researching a new way for government agencies and businesses to identify potential insider threats like Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who admitted leaking classified information. “The NSA has the ability to track what people do on … Continue reading