SARASOTA, Fla. (March 26, 2018) – USF Sarasota-Manatee, Cumberland Advisors and the Global Interdependence Center are partnering to host a Financial Literacy Day on April 5 with several panels of financial experts, including Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
This unique and engaging event is open to the public with topics that will appeal to nearly anyone, from students, retirees and average investors to bankers, financial advisors and economists.
Financial Literacy Day is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the USFSM campus, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Registration is $50 and includes lunch. To register or for more information visit usfsm.edu/event/financial-literacy-day.
Jobapalooza career fair set this week
USF Sarasota-Manatee’s “Jobapalooza” career fair will debut Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with more than two dozen employers.
To help students prepare, Career Services will offer workshops to become “networking savvy” today through Wednesday. Students will learn to create effective LinkedIn pages, hear networking advice and receive tips on researching employers.
On Tuesday, Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar, Beach House and the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, will visit to offer his own career insights. Chiles will be in room A221 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
Immediately preceding Jobapalooza, the Criminology Club will roll out its seventh annual Criminology Expo. All majors are urged to attend. Twenty-five non-profits and local, state and federal agencies are expected.
The expo will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Both the expo and Jobapalooza will happen at the Selby Auditorium.
For more information about Jobapalooza and the workshop series, visit http://sar.usfsm.edu/event/jobapalooza-week/.
USFSM ‘GloBull’ conference set April 9
The “2018 GloBull Showcase,” a three-day lecture series about global issues, will debut April 9.
Organized by interdisciplinary social sciences student Yolanda Woody, the series resemble “TED Talks” with academics and local experts discussing climate change, hunger, homelessness, discrimination, refugees and migration and other global issues.
The talks will run 20 minutes each with opportunities for questions and comments. The discussions are free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The events will run from noon to 2 p.m. on the following days:
- Monday, April 9 – Climate Issues and Global Sustainability (SMC – A320)
- Thursday, April 12 – Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery (SMC – B229)
- Monday, April 16 – Global Prosperity, Happiness, and Well-being (SMC – A320)
Dr. Jody McBrien, a professor of comparative and international education, is one of the speakers.
“Globalization is increasingly affecting all aspects of our lives, and I am excited to work with students who are engaging in its challenges and opportunities,” said Dr. McBrien, who has focused much of her research on women and children in war-torn areas. “I am so proud of Yolanda’s leadership and of the Global Society’s officers in promoting this and other global events on campus.”
The showcase will conclude April 17 with an event featuring the Salinas Family Aztec Dancers, appearances by local charitable organizations and the Taste of the World food festival.
To attend, register at eventbrite.com/e/globull-showcase-lecture-series-tickets-44191611299. Registration is free.
Soul food the topic of April 4 event at USFSM
USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Center for PAInT (Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching), the campus’ Multicultural Affairs Committee, New College of Florida and the Mellon Foundation are partnering to present the Soul Food Culinary Arts Symposium on April 4 at the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus.
This exciting event is open to the public and will feature Adrian Miller, author of “Soul Food” and “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet,” and include oral history presentations by students from New College’s Anthropology of Food class. The event comes to USFSM as part of New College’s Mellon Grant Oral History Project. Refreshments included.
Reservations will be accepted until March 28. To attend, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/soul-food-culinary-artssymposium-tickets-43904082292.
Chef Darwin to visit Bulls Bistro
Chef Darwin Santa Maria, an internationally recognized master of Peruvian-style cooking, is set to bring his award-winning talents to the Bulls Bistro next month.
The owner of Darwin’s Evolutionary Cuisine in Sarasota, Chef Darwin has won numerous awards and cooked for a James Beard dinner. This engaging culinary event is scheduled April 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Bulls Bistro is a USF Sarasota-Manatee event that features renowned chefs preparing food in a demonstration kitchen at USFSM’s Culinary Innovation Lab on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. The events are open to the public. Tickets are $25.
For tickets and more information, visit usfsm.edu/event/bulls-bistro-30.
MBA student grateful for scholarship
MBA student Chris Nothdurft was recently interviewed for an upcoming video segment about a scholarship he received.
The Army veteran, a candidate for a master’s degree this May, was interviewed two weeks ago about the work of John and Amanda Horne, owners of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar.
The Hornes are being recognized by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation for their work supporting education. Among other efforts, they helped establish the Anna Maria Oyster Bar and Air & Energy Scholarship, or the “AMOB/AE Scholarship.”
A recipient of the scholarship, Nothdurft purchased a computer to run software for his MBA classes.
“The military benefits I received took care of all the big-ticket items, but what they didn’t take care of were all of the little subordinate type of things that you need to pay for as a full-time MBA student,” he said. “I was honored that they had selected me to receive the award. Honored, I can’t think of a better word.”
Longtime advocates for education, the Hornes also helped organize a summer reading program for Manatee County youth called Dive into Reading. The program has provided more than 1,600 books to local children.
“Education is crucial,” John Horne said. “Without it, you won’t get anywhere in life. Education is crucial to success, and giving just a little bit of help can go a long way.”
The owners of Air & Energy, Stewart and Trudy Moon and son Stewart Jr., are co-founders of the AMOB/AE Scholarship.