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USFSP librarian arrested on child pornography charges

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A University of South Florida St. Petersburg librarian was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. James Anthony Schnur, 51, is facing 10 charges of possession of child pornography and two charges for the prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene materials. According to PCSO records, his bond is set at more than $1 million. Deputies said they started investigating Schnur in January after getting a tip about him having the obscene material,…

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USFSP names new vice chancellor for advancement

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Deborah Read will take over as Vice Chancellor for Advancement at USF St. Petersburg, the university announced Friday. Read was appointed by USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska and joins the school from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where she worked as vice president for university advancement and CEO of the Cal Poly Foundation. “Deborah brings extensive experience to her role, having served as a major gifts officer for nearly 20 years at public and private…

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USFSP names vice chancellors of academic affairs, student affairs

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Officials at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus have chosen two vice chancellors: Martin Tadlock will oversee academics and research; Patricia S. Helton will be responsible for student life. Tadlock was named regional vice chancellor of academic affairs. Tadlock will lead the Division of Academic Affairs. His job will include oversight of faculty and staff activities that pertain to teaching, research and service. He will also be responsible for three colleges – Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education – the Nelson Poynter Library,…

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USFSP students working for the presidential candidates in New Hampshire

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Among the thousands of out of state visitors who are descending upon New Hampshire for next week’s first-in-the-nation primary election are 23 students from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. USFSP political science professor Judithanne McLauchlan is taking her class to the Granite State to see American democracy in all of its glories – and excesses. SPB met up with the professor and her students late Sunday morning at Tampa International Airport, where they would soon be departing on a Southwest flight…

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USF St. Pete, Museum of Fine Arts celebrate 50 years in St. Pete

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St. Pete City Council members celebrated anniversaries for two of the city’s key establishments during a meeting Thursday. Both the Museum of Fine Arts and the University of South Florida St. Pete turn 50 this year. MFA head Kent Lydecker spent more than 10 minutes talking up the museum nestled in between Beach Drive and Bayshore Drive. The museum and USFSP were both founded in 1965. “We’re all looking to that next 50 years,” Lydecker said. The MFA founders envisioned a…

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USFSP to celebrate homecoming all this week

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The University of South Florida St. Petersburg will be doing it big for the school’s upcoming week-long homecoming bash. Homecoming Superbull XIX jumps out-the-gate this Sunday, October 4, at 5 p.m., with the university’s annual 5K, “Rocky’s Fun Run.” Faculty, students, staff and community members alike are invited. Proceeds from this year’s 5K — which will be linked-up with USFSP’s Dance Marathon — will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. The suggested donation is $10. Also, each year, during…

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Career advice from the young and successful: USFSP to host business innovation panel

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USF St. Petersburg will be opening its ballroom doors to the public for a business innovation panel discussion. The event, titled “Start-Up State of Mind: Inspiration and Innovation from Young Entrepreneurs,” will kick off at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 10. The four-person panel — two men, two women — will talk about spotting good ideas,  and applying transformative ideas, as well as other cross-disciplinary business themes. They’ll each also speak to specific innovations in his or her field. “Our…

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