University of South Florida St. Petersburg


University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Infobox University
name = University of South Florida
St. Petersburg


motto="Truth and Wisdom"
established=1965 [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/aboutusf/index.htm About USF St. Petersburg] ]
chancellor=Karen A. White [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/chancellor/kwbio.htm Dr. Karen A. White] ]
city=St. Petersburg
campus=46 acres (0.19 km²)
state=Florida
country = USA
undergrad=3,422
postgrad=Approximately 500
nickname=Bulls
mascot=Rocky the Bull
colors=Green and Gold color box|#336633color box|#CCCC99
website=http://www.stpt.usf.edu/
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), commonly known as USF St. Pete, is an autonomous campus [ [http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org/schools/index.cfm?cid=592 South Florida St. Petersburg, University of] ] in the University of South Florida system, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida by the waterfront. Opened in 1965 as a satellite campus of the University of South Florida, the USFSP gained accreditation as a separate entity starting in the 2006-2007 school year. USF St. Petersburg is the only public university in Pinellas County and the only public university offering bachelors and graduate degree programs in the area. USF St. Petersburg currently enrolls over 3,400 students as of fall 2006.

USF St. Petersburg is comprised of three main halls: Davis Hall, BayBoro Hall and Coquina Hall. The Florida Center for Teachers, the Florida Institute of Oceanography, the Florida Marine Research Institute and Salvador Dalí Museum are located on campus. The Albert Whitted Airport is located to the left of the campus. Though the campus is relatively small, USFSP offers a wide range of degrees and is currently in its second phase of expansion, with Residence Hall One being the first step. [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/academics/documents/Strategic_Plan.pdf USF St. Petersburg Strategic Plan 2004-2008] ] Along with the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, USF St. Petersburg has two sister campuses in Lakeland and Sarasota. [ [http://www.usf.edu/campuses.html USF Campuses] ]

History

In 1965, the University of South Florida created a satellite campus in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, the "Bay Campus," the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. [http://www.nelson.usf.edu/40/timeline/ Timeline Gallery, Celebrating 40 Years] ] The campus opened in the fall of 1965 to 257 freshman. In 1967, USF St. Petersburg organized the USF Marine Science Program. In that same year, the Florida Institute of Oceanography opened facilities on land leased from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. In 1969, USF St. Petersburg opened its library with 2,248 volumes and offered its first degrees to 51 graduates of elementary education program. In that same year, a State Legislature passed bill establishing USF St. Petersburg as a branch of the University of South Florida. [http://usfweb2.usf.edu/History/st_pete.html USF St. Petersburg - the First 25 Years] ] By 1981, USF St. Petersburg had completed its first stage of expansion with the addition of Bayboro Hall. In 1984, Coquina Hall opened its doors. In 1990, the Campus Activities Center opened its doors. In 2005, USF St. Petersburg celebrated its 40th Anniversary and the groundbreaking for Residence Hall One. In 2006, USF St. Petersburg was accredited as a separate entity from the University of South Florida. In that same year, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg opened its new student dormitory, Residence Hall One, to house future and returning students. [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/news.asp?action=detail&article=485&category= A Step into the Future, Residence Hall Opens for Students] ] [ [http://www.useduguides.com/school/placementTracker.jsp?placementId=6577&area=europe&ptype=INTL US Education Guides : Europe - University of South Florida St. Petersburg] ]

Academics

Accreditation

Having been a satellite campus of the University of South Florida for the first 40 years of its existence, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg gained autonomy and was accredited as a separate entity within the University of South Florida system by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools starting with the 2006-2007 school year. Accreditation allows the University of South Florida St. Petersburg to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15 percent of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards for AACSB accreditation. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/cob/accreditation.htm Accreditation] ]

Chancellors

The current Regional Chancellor of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg is Karen A. White. She was appointed to the position by University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft in 2003.

Departments

USF St. Petersburg has four separate colleges that offer various degrees ranging from Bachelors Degrees to Ph.D.'s. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/academics/academic_programs/degrees.htm Degrees Awarded] ] [ [http://www.marine.usf.edu/prospective-students/undergraduate-preparation.shtml Undergraduate Preparation] ] [ [http://www.collegeview.com/school/school_hub.jsp?scid=5503201 College View University of South Florida - St. Petersburg] ] The four colleges are the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Marine Science.

College of Arts & Sciences

Mission [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/coas/mission.htm College of Arts & Sciences Mission] ]

Quote|Our goal is to become a research-intensive liberal arts university. This means:

:*We will make significant and meaningful contributions to ongoing dialogues in our academic fields.

:*We will expect our undergraduate and graduate students to engage in research - where feasible, in collaboration with faculty.

:*We will cultivate a vigorous liberal arts culture by recruiting talented and diverse students, maintaining small class sizes, and mentoring those students we have. We must encourage free discussion, foster critical thinking, demand that our students write, and, when possible, to work across disciplines.

:*Where appropriate, we will initiate and expand graduate programs and develop formal academic ties to other graduate programs within the University of South Florida system.

:*As part of the mosaic of learning experiences at USFSP, interested faculty will incorporate civic engagement, service learning, and experiential learning into their classes, when appropriate.

:*If we are successful, our students will not only be well trained within their disciplines - and thus, prepared for graduate or professional schools B they will have the critical skills and broad outlook that will make them engaged and productive citizens.|College of Arts & Sciences on their mission.

Interim Dean: James Gore, Ph.D. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/coas/index.htm College of Arts & Sciences] ]

College of Marine Science

About [ [http://www.marine.usf.edu/about/index.shtml Dean's Welcome] ]

Quote|The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida is a comprehensive graduate research program whose excellent faculty and outstanding graduate students, at both the MS and PhD levels, interact together to solve complex scientific problems in all oceanographic environments.

We are a strong interdisciplinary group that transcends the traditional oceanographic fields using the latest technologies much of which is developed within our own program.

We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about our academic, research, and education and outreach programs.|College of Marine Science introduction.

Dean: Peter Betzer, Ph.D. [ [http://www.marine.usf.edu/ College of Marine Science] ]

Programs

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has four Programs of Distinction: [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/students.html Our Students] ]

# [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/coas/florida_studies/index.htm Florida Studies]
# [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/coas/espg/USFSP_ESPG_Home.asp Environmental Sciences]
# [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/journalism/ Journalism and Media Studies]
# [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/cob/social_responsibility_&_corporate_reporting/introduction_&_overview.htm Social Responsibility & Corporate Reporting]

Art

Graphic Design

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg opened the Graphic Design program in the fall of 2002. The Graphic Design program offers a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. The Program in Graphic Design is located on the Bayboro Campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The program is housed in the Florida Center for Teachers which it shares with the Department of Journalism and Media Studies and the Florida Humanities Council. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/graphicdesign/programIndex.html USF | St. Petersburg: graphic design] ]

Athletics

USF Sailing Team

The USF Sailing Team has male and female teams that sails in the waterfront. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/sailingteam/team_roster.htm Team Roster] ] The Men's Co-ed Sailing Team and Varsity Women's Sailing Team are both ranked in the Top 10 Collegiate Sailing Teams in the nation. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/sailingteam/index.htm USF Sailing Team] ] USF Sailing is a member of the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (SAISA). [ [http://www.collegesailing.org/displayteam.asp?TeamID=USF University of South Florida] ] The team has two coaches and a waterfront facility on campus. They have travelled widely throught the northeast and mid-atlantic regions for competition at other schools including Dartmouth, MIT, Tufts, Brown, St. Mary's, Boston, Stanford, Coast Guard, URI, Bowdoin, Yale, Conn College, and Navy. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/sailingteam/recruiting.htm USF Sailing] ]

Library

Nelson Poynter Memorial Library

The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library opened in 1996 to commemorate Nelson Poynter. [ [http://scholar.library.miami.edu/treasure/chapters/chaptr27.html TREASURES OF SOUTH FLORIDA LIBRARIES] ] The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, serving the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's community, is an inviting place for students, faculty, and campus visitors to read, relax, research, or study. [http://www.nelson.usf.edu/mainpage/visitors.html Visitor Information] ]

The Nelson Poynter Library has over a 200,000 volume collection featuring business, education, liberal arts, and marine science. Literature selections range from classics such as Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick" to the latest award-winning novels. A children's collection features outstanding juvenile and young adult books.

The Poynter Library's Special Collections department offers outstanding collections of rare books, oral histories, and local history photographs and documents. Notable collections include the "John C. Briggs Collection of Ichthyology and Natural History", the "David Hubbell Mark Twain Collection", the "Miller Family Collection of Presidential Signatures and Documents", and the "Papers of Nelson Poynter".

The library subscribes to more than 800 periodicals and newspapers, including "Science", "The Economist", "Foreign Affairs", and local and national newspapers. Over 10,000 electronic journals and newspapers augmenting these print collections are accessible through the library's on the wireless network or on computers in the library's information commons.

In 1950, when the Merchant Marine training base at Bayboro Harbor was deactivated, Nelson Poynter started a campaign to persuade the City of St. Petersburg to donate the land to the state. Poynter committed himself to donate $500,000 to help buy additional land for expansion and was the principal contributor and fund raiser for the first St. Petersburg campus library. [http://poynter.indiana.edu/Poynter%20bio.shtml Nelson Poynter] ] On June 15, 1978, Nelson Poynter, his wife Marion, business and civic leaders, educators, and students took turns with eight gold-painted shovels to break ground for the first phase expansion of the campus. A few hours later, Nelson Poynter suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. [http://www.nelson.usf.edu/information/biography.html Nelson Poynter Biography] ] Poynter died that same evening. That library would become BayBoro Hall, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library would open in 1996 in his name.

University Media


=The Crow’s Nest=

The Crow's Nest is a student-run news paper circulated in USF St. Petersburg that was first published in 1969. The newspaper is published in the fall and spring semesters, and contains news stories, features and entertainment pieces that are of interest to the students. The newspaper distributes 100 copies of the paper every Tuesday in 13 locations on campus. [ [http://www.usfstpetecrowsnest.com/distribution/ Crow's Nest Distribution] ] Since the spring of 2005, the Crow’s Nest has been published on a weekly basis. The Crow’s Nest is funded each semester by a portion of revenue generated from Activities and Services fees as well as advertising revenue. [ [http://www.usfstpetecrowsnest.com/about/ About the Crow's Nest] ]

Campus Life

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has an active campus life. The majority of activities involving students are officially the responsibility of the Division of Student Affairs, but over the years, Student Government Association has become the sole funding source of Student Life, Campus Reservations and New Student Orientation. In April 2006, Student Government opened a new volleyball and basketball courts facility on campus.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) was created to help students achieve their educational goals. Through tutoring sessions, workshops, seminars, credit courses, and academic coaching, the ASC helps students succeed at USF St. Petersburg.

Director, Student Achievement: Diane McKinstry

Assistant Director, Student Success: Peter Rutledge

tudent Life

Student Life and the Campus Activity Center work together to allow for opportunities for students to learn outside of class. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/studentlife/missionstatement.htm Student Life Mission Statement] ] The Campus Activity Center is located on the same street as Residence Hall One and is across the street from the campus. It houses the fitness center which a weight and cardio room, recreation areas, aerobics area, locker rooms, and basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/studentlife/campus_activities_center/index.htm Campus Activities Center] ] The basketball court in the center of the Campus Activity Center is also used as an auditorium that can house up to 1,500 people.

Harborside Activities Board

The Harborside Activities Board is an interest organization that plans and implements educational, cultural, and social co-curricular activities for the USF St. Petersburg campus. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/studentlife/harborside_activities_board/index.htm Harborside Activities Board] ] The HAB is also in charge of the Battle of the Bands Bullstock. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/studentlife/harborside_activities_board/BattleoftheBands.htm Battle of the Bands] ] The HAB also features various musicians and acts on Thursday as part of its Harborside Live. [ [http://www.sonicbids.com/Opportunity/OpportunityView.aspx?account_id=&opportunity_id=11014 University of South Florida St. Petersburg - Harborside LIVE!] ]

tudent Organizations

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has many student organizations. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/studentlife/student_organizations/organization_directory.htm Student Organization Directory] ] [http://www.collegeview.com/school/school_hub.jsp?scid=5503201&location=1500&pAreaId=8 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg, Florida - Undergraduate Information ] ] They include AIGA St. Petersburg, Anthropology, Barbeque Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, Bull’s Pride Campaign, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Women's Collective, Criminology Student Association, Extreme Dodgeball Club, [http://usfstpetefilmclub.pbwiki.com/ Film Club] , French Club, Friendship Association of Chinese Students & Scholars, Gay-Straight Alliance, Harborside Activities Board, Harborside Theater Society, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Law Society, Lux Mundi: Catholic Student Association, Marine Science Advisory Committee, RWR Club, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pre-Med Society, Psychology Science Club, Sigma Tau Delta, Student Business Organization, Student Education Association, and Student Environmental Association.

tudent Government

The USF St. Petersburg Student Government is the governing entity of the student body at USF St. Petersburg. It is the active voice of the student body and is responsible for the annual allocation of Activities and Services (A&S) fee revenue generated by the enrolled student population. Student Government recognizes student organizations through this funding.

afe Team

The Safe Team is a Student Government Agency started in the Fall of 2003 by Student Government. The program was the result of almost a decade of requests by the campus police department to SGA to provide support for campus safety. The program is completely student-run and controlled and consists of two 6 seat golf carts, and a constant staff of five. Staff is trained and certified on radio use and golf cart operation and attend a Safety Training with the University Police Department. As of Jan 1, 2008 operating hours are from 6:30pm to 10:30pm Monday though Thursday. The Safe Team works very closely with the University Police Department to help monitor the campus parking lots and facilities and provide extra eyes and ears all over the campus. Since its inception, the Safe Team has assisted law enforcement in providing campus safety at USFSP. The agency has served to provide a "safe and free escort" to students on campus, the total quantity of such pickups which has quadrupled peaking at over 4,400 pedestrian assists in 1 semester. Safe Team has provided first notice to the Police Department on several crimes in action and has reported the crimes taking place to the University Police resulting in the arrest of the perpetrator by the University Police Officers and other law enforcement agencies. Student Government maintains its Safe Team offices in the University Police Department in FPF101 and its dispatcher can be reached at (727) USF-4SAF - (727) 873-4723.

tudent Housing

Residence Hall One

To accommodate extra students and students wishing to pursue a degree full-time on campus, USF St. Petersburg built a residence hall, Residence Hall One. First year students are required to live In Residence Hall One. [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/housing/Questions_Answers/Questions_Answers.htm Residence Hall One Questions and Answers] ] Residence Hall One is located across the street from the campus. Students can easily walk to class, the gym, parking garage and Campus Activity Center, located on the same street as Residence Hall One, within minutes. Students wishing to live in Residence Hall One can choose from any of two suites; Manatee and Dolphin. There is a third suite, Falcon, that exists in the form of one room and houses two students in single bedrooms. Residence Hall One also offers its students a sense of community in an already welcoming university. Every floor has a Resident Assistant to monitor, help, and organize meetings for the students. Residence Hall One is also the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's first student dormitory since Merchant Marine training bases where used as dormitories for students.

USF St. Petersburg officially opened the doors to Residence Hall One on August 23, 2006 for the Fall semester. Residence Hall One is a seven-story building that can house 354 students in 95 apartments that contain four person double bedrooms, four person single bedrooms, and one two person apartment with single bedrooms. Each apartment contains two bathrooms, a living room and kitchen with garbage disposal, refrigerator and microwave. All utilities are included; electricity, water, heat and air conditioning, local telephone service, high speed Internet and cable tv. Every floor in Residence Hall One has a laundry room and lounge. Lounges are equipped with furniture and a high-definition television with cable tv. Although Residence Hall One is a seven-story building, students only occupy the second to seventh floor. Resident students can also park their cars in the seven story parking garage across the street built at the same time as Residence Hall One. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/parking_services/index.htm Parking Services] ]

A $1,500 Sails Scholarship was offered to students who moved into Residence Hall One during its first year open. Residence Hall One also offers its students beautiful views of Tampa Bay and downtown St. Petersburg. Students are in close range of supermarkets, movie theaters and restaurants. The Student Government Safe Team transports students while patrolling the campus parking lots and buildings/facilities. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/sacsreview/compliance_certification/Comprehensive_Standards/Financial_and_Physical_Resources/SafeTeam.htm SAFE Team] ] The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has on-campus police to safeguard the campus, students, and parking garage. [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/sacsreview/compliance_certification/Comprehensive_Standards/Financial_and_Physical_Resources/USFSPPublicSafety_000.htm University Police Department] ] [ [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/police/services.htm USF St. Petersburg Police Department (USFSP PD) Services] ] Residence Hall One is the University of South Florida St. Petersburg's first step in its second phase of expansion. As of 2007, Residence Hall One will be open for the summer semesters, although only the sixth and seventh floor will be used. This will also be the first year USF St. Petersburg will be able to house incoming freshman during the summer semester during their summer program.

Traditions

Alma Mater

:"Hail to Thee, our Alma Mater" [ [http://usfweb2.usf.edu/History/alma_mater.html History of the USF Alma Mater] ] :"May thy name be told,":"Where above thy gleaming splendor,":"Waves the green and gold.":"Thou our guide in quest for knowledge.":"Where we all are free":"University of South Florida,":"Alma Mater, Hail to thee!"

:"Be our guide in truth and wisdom":"As we onward go,":"May thy glory, fame and honor":"Never cease to grow;":"May our thoughts and prayers":"be with thee through eternity,":"University of South Florida,":"Alma Mater, Hail to thee!"

Golden Brahman March (Fight Song)

:"USF Bulls are we," [ [http://band.arts.usf.edu/standsspirit.htm Bulls’ Football Stands Spirit] ] :"We hold our standard upright and free.":"For Green and Gold we stand united.":"Our beacon lighted and noble to see.":"USF Bulls are we,":"For USF will always be.":"With all our might we fight the battle":"here and now, and we will win the victory!":"(shout!) S-O-U-T-H F-L-O-R-I-D-A":"South Florida, South Florida":"Go Bulls!"

Points of Interest

* Nelson Poynter Memorial Library
* Poynter Institute
* Florida Center for Teachers
* Salvador Dalí Museum
* Albert Whitted Airport
* All Children's Hospital
* U.S. Geological Survey's Center for Coastal Geology
* The Florida Institute of Oceanography
* The Florida Marine Research Institute

Footnotes

External links

Academic

* [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/ Official Website]
* [http://www.usfstpetecrowsnest.com/ "The Crow's Nest" Online]
* [http://www.nelson.usf.edu/mainpage/ Nelson Poynter Memorial Library]
* [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/success/index.htm/ Academic Success Center]

Colleges

* [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/coas/index.htm College of Arts and Sciences]
* [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/cob/ College of Business]
* [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/coe/index.htm College of Education]
* [http://www.marine.usf.edu/ College of Marine Science]

Athletics

* [http://www.gousfbulls.com/ USF Athletics]
* [http://www.stpt.usf.edu/sailingteam/index.htm USF Sailing Team]

History

* [http://usfweb2.usf.edu/History/st_pete.html USF St. Petersburg - the First 25 Years]
* [http://www.nelson.usf.edu/40/index.html USF St. Petersburg - 40th Anniversary]


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