Equal Pay Day makes big impact

Over 700 students passed by the Equal Pay Day table in the Student Union Tuesday. Volunteers with the Office of Student Involvement and the Women’s and Gender Studies program handed out stickers, and offered students the opportunity to put words to paper describing why they need equal pay. The student then posted their thoughts on … Continue reading Equal Pay Day makes big impact

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Students and Faculty learn why Equal means Equal

Faculty and students gathered Thursday night for a viewing of the documentary Equal Means Equal by director, writer and producer Kamala Lopez, which offers an unflinching look into women’s rights, as part of Women’s History month. Spearheaded by Alisa Smith, department chair of legal studies, and M.C. Santana, director of women’s and gender studies, the … Continue reading Students and Faculty learn why Equal means Equal

LGBTQ+ leaders discuss the importance of transgender history

In honor of Transgender Visibility week, hosted by Multicultural Services with the support of LGBTQ+ services, University of Central Florida faculty members met Wednesday to discuss the history of the transgender movement and how to better enhance transgender services on campus. Guest speaker Davina Hovanec joined the conversation to share her life story as a … Continue reading LGBTQ+ leaders discuss the importance of transgender history

Volunteer UCF brings a little happy to students this week

Students participated in a Happiness Test Wednesday, put on by Volunteer UCF as part of their Arts and Recreation Week. The activity was inspired by Rainn Wilson’s YouTube channel Soul Pancake. More than 25 students participated in the event meant to determine how art can affect your happiness. Paint, crayons and markers were used to … Continue reading Volunteer UCF brings a little happy to students this week

Students gather for an “egg”cellent cause

Students gathered for a good cause Friday as part of Volunteer UCF’s Art’s and Recreation week. Participants filled Easter eggs with candy for Santiago & Friends Center for Autism’s Autism-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt. The event took place in the Neptune Multipurpose Room and had more than 20 students in attendance. The importance of these events … Continue reading Students gather for an “egg”cellent cause

Office of Integrity and Ethical Development review the Golden Rule with students

On Tuesday, the Office of Integrity and Ethical Development held a “Before you do that, know this” event, which highlighted academic misconduct and violation of the Golden Rule. With final exams right around the corner, students are certainly feeling the pressure. Commercial use of academic material, such as selling notes or handouts, without written permission … Continue reading Office of Integrity and Ethical Development review the Golden Rule with students

Meals on Wheels event rolls out VUCF’s Arts and Recreation Week

Volunteer UCF kicked off their art and recreation week Monday by adding some color in the lives of the elderly community. Students gathered in the psychology building to decorate paper lunch bags for senior citizens. Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that provides meals to low-income senior citizens. Their mission is to extend independence … Continue reading Meals on Wheels event rolls out VUCF’s Arts and Recreation Week

Here’s what you need to know about the UCF and Knight News lawsuits

The controversy continues as Knights News awaits unredacted documents detailing the Student Government Association’s disbursements of the Activity and Service Fee for 2016. Now on its third lawsuit against the UCF Board of Trustees, Knight News has accused SGA of withholding public records and violating the Florida Sunshine Law, which states that government meetings must … Continue reading Here’s what you need to know about the UCF and Knight News lawsuits