Sun Dome Reopens / USF Pre-College
The USF Sun Dome has reopened after a 36 million dollar renovation project, and while the building still holds about 10,000 people, the capacity is just about the only thing not changed! University Beat on WUSF TV takes you on a tour of the new facility.
USF isn’t just launching one summer program for high school and homeschool students, but THIRTEEN programs! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the new Pre-College initiative, which is designed to get young people interested early in both college and future careers.
USF Athletic Director Doug Woolard talks about the improvements made to the USF Sun Dome.
With the renovation of the USF Sun Dome being just the latest improvement to USF’s athletic facilities, the big question remains: will USF ever get an on-campus football stadium? Doug Woolard has an answer.
USF Interdisciplinary Programs Coordinator Kathy Barnes talks to University Beat about some of the courses in USF’s Pre-College 2012 summer program, ranging from the STEM Academy residency program and Global Sustainability to Arts and Music (including the only ‘for credit’ class, a Music course administered online). She also discusses the motivations of the students who are attending the program.
Sun Dome Reopens
USF Sun Dome website
USF Pre-College website
Registration ends June 1, Classes run June 11-August 3
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.