Florida Poly University today unveiled a new logo fusing the wings of its phoenix mascot and the louvers of its signature building. A video introducing the logo also revealed a new motto: Fueled From Within. And the website floridapoly.edu was updated with a mobile-first design and tech-centric typography.
The head of UF’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences writes in The Orlando Sentinel that one of his master’s students, Santa Fe High grad Sean Kryger, is training testers to grade hops by smell as part of an effort to develop a new Florida crop to serve the state’s beer industry.
Ginger Collins was also arrested in January on charges she stole from McKeel Academy, where she was named assistant director of academics after leaving Kathleen Middle. The ABC Action News report includes video from this afternoon’s news conference by Sheriff Grady Judd.
The WESH report shows some of the training given by the Polk Sheriff’s Office to nine Southeastern University staffers to neutralize active shooters. Rep. Carlos Smith, an Orlando Democrat, says the school employees shouldn’t be allowed to carry weapons on campus as special deputies because they’re not on the sheriff’s payroll.
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Architecture at Florida Southern and Florida Poly by Frank Lloyd Wright and Santiago Calatrava enthralled Jeff Echols of Indianapolis, whose Instagram profile says he helps architects “build better businesses and a stronger profession.”
Kathleen Middle School, under threat of shutting down, missed its goal of improving from a D grade by one point, according to scores released by the Florida Department of Eduction today. Meanwhile, Socrum Elementary jumped two grades from an F to a C, while two Lakeland schools dropped a letter grade: Southwest Middle and Kathleen Elementary went from C to D.
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Initial accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges came six months faster than other universities, Florida Poly President Randy Avent said. (Early this morning, the online version of this article was far shorter than the one in print.)