UCF Around The Web (05/30/2013 Morning)

May 30, 2013 in Around The Web

Former UCF soccer star returns to Orlando for MLS match
Central Florida Future
Deshorn Brown may not have stayed in Orlando for long, but it didn't take long for him to make his way back. The former UCF forward was drafted as the sixth overall pick of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids, leaving UCF after just one year of

$1.2 million given to fund Lyme disease research
Central Florida Future
Dr. Mollie Jewett, an infectious disease specialist at the UCF College of Medicine's Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, recently received a $1.2 million R01 Research Project Grant for her research, which aims to prevent and treat Lyme disease. Jewett's

Theatre UCF performs MLK-inspired play
Central Florida Future
Through a growing partnership between Theatre UCF and the Hangar Theatre, UCF students wrote, produced and performed their own play about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. for elementary-aged children. Theatre faculty member Belinda Boyd

50 Years: A Look Back, A Step Ahead
Central Florida Future
Just a year prior, UCF students welcomed Blue Lou Marini, saxophonist of the Saturday Night Live band and the Blues Brothers, as he played along with the UCF Jazz Lab. Nearly a year later, the former chancellor of West Germany, Helmut Schmidt, spoke at

Memorable C-USA moments
Central Florida Future
UCF's eight-year run in Conference USA is rapidly coming to a close. Starting on July 1, the school will switch its membership from C-USA to the American Athletic Conference. But the Knights' tenure in C-USA provided plenty of memorable moments.

Second annual Knightrokon comes to UCF
Central Florida Future
Knightrokon, held in the Student Union, is an anime convention hosted by the UCF student organization Anime Spot. If you happen to see Goku and Vegeta fighting with one another, Pok?mon roaming around or other anime characters running amok this

Facility to focus on student-athlete success
Central Florida Future
UCF Athletics is prepared to make some major changes to the school's athletics landscape. Nearly $70 million in upgrades are in the planning stages, including improvements to Jay Bergman field, Bright House Networks Stadium and UCF's tennis facilities.

UCF Named 'Next Generation University' by New America Foundation
KnightNews.com
DirectConnect has guaranteed admission to the university if the student completes a two-year associates degree at a UCF partnered community college. The mixed-mode courses have accommodated the need for classes in the growing Orlando area.

UCF in contention at NCAA Golf Championships
WFTV Orlando
Anders Albertson shot a 3-under 67 on Wednesday to help Georgia Tech top the team leaderboard in the NCAA tournament, and Arizona State freshman Jon Rahm followed his opening 61 with a 72 to remain in front with one round left in the individual

Best UCF Athletes in CUSA Era on ELOOnline
Sports Talk Florida
Here is my list of the top 30 athletes in UCFAthletics during CUSA ERA based on accomplishments in the conference, impact they made on respective sport, program and success. I covered every UCF Sport since 2005 in person except for Track and Field,

M. Golf. Bogey-Free Eason One Stroke Off Lead at NCAA Championships
UCFAthletics.com 

Related Content: Leaderboard | Round Two Recap | Golfweek.com Greg Eason Feature
There are 156 golfers taking part in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship. One of them has played all 36 holes without a bogey – UCF junior Greg Eason…

M. Golf. UCF Knocking On Door of Championship Rounds
UCFAthletics.com 

A red-hot start and a strong finish in Wednesday’s second round have UCF in good position at the NCAA Championship…

UCF athletics announces changes, plans for facilities
Seminole Chronicle
Moving forward, the UCF Arena will be referred to as the CFE Federal Credit Union Arena or the CFE Arena for short. The credit union will pay the near $4 million during a seven-year period for the naming rights to the UCF Arena, which hosts athletic games

Notes: UCF's Eason is bogey-free at the NCAAs
Golfweek.com
When the putt dropped, the rest of the UCF players let out a big roar ? ?It was really nice, actually,? Eason said of the reaction. Eason has five straight top 10s entering the NCAA Championship. That includes shared medalist honors at the Augusta State

UCF President Hitt Among Top 10 Highest Paid Public University Presidents
KnightNews.com
Grant Heston, a UCF spokesman, told the Sentinel that Hitt's total compensation is notable because about 30 percent of it is tied to UCF achieving specific goals. If the goals are not met, Hitt doesn't receive the extra compensation. Hitt's base pay in 2009-2010

UCF Orientation Continues, Meet the Class of 2017 l Video
KnightNews.com
The UCF O-teamers welcomed hundreds of new Knights as they attended their first day as a student at orientation. Orientations started May 21 and will continue until the end of the summer. UCF Orientation aims to help students and their parents become

UCF Orientation Continues, Meet the Class of 2017 l Video
knightnews.com 
The UCF O-teamers welcomed hundreds of new Knights as they attended their first day as a student at orientation. Orientations started May 21 and will continue until the end of the summer. UCF Orientation aims to help students and their parents become more familiar with the university, navigate their…

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