USFSP Celebrates its 50th Anniversary


USF’S mascot, “Rocky,” joined in the celebration of the Community Block Party.

This year, USF St. Petersburg is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The university kicked off the celebration with a Community Block Party on Sept. 12.

Festivities included food, live entertainment, vendors from the Saturday Morning Market, a USF vs. FSU Watch Party, and the co-naming of Second Street South as University Way.

Watch WUSF Public Media’s video story online now or listen to a recording of Mark Schreiner’s radio broadcast.

Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for “University Beat” on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and in his native Chicago since 1992.