University Beat

  • Radio: Senior Fall Prevention

    The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute recently held a “Senior Safety and Falls Prevention Day,” where professionals offered seniors safety tips, health screenings and even check-ups of their cars.

  • TV: USFSP Veterans Success Center

    USF St. Petersburg hopes to serve its student veterans better with the new Military & Veterans Success Center.

  • Radio: Share-A-Bull Bikes

    Students and staff at the University of South Florida have a new way to get around campus this year, thanks to the Share-A-Bull Bike program.

  • TV: Festival of Reading

    This year's Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading at USF St. Pete features over fifty national and local authors. We have a preview on University Beat.

  • USF-Dozier Reform School

    USF researchers have been looking at the Dozier Reform School for Boys in Marianna, FL, where students, some who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried.


Last Week On University Beat

A pair of Share-A-Bull Bikes at a September event formally launching the program.
There’s a new way to get around the University of South Florida, thanks to the Share-A-Bull bike program. We’ll explain how the program works, as well as what it means to both users and USF on University Beat on WUSF TV.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the USFSP Military & Veterans Success Center on 11/10/15.
As many as 500 students at USF St. Petersburg are active service members, veterans or military dependents. The new Military and Veterans Success Center, which opened on Veterans Day, will provide that population with services...
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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
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Mark Schreiner

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.

Recent University Beat Episodes

Bay area social studies teachers play "Mission US" to figure out how they might be able to use the game in their classrooms.
Radio: Video Games - Social Studies (rebroadcast) (November 16, 2015)
Since the 1970’s and 80’s, computer programs like “Oregon Trail” and “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” have shown that video games can be used to help teach social studies. Public TV station WNET created the newest such...
USF Students & staff go for a ride at the formal launch of the Share-A-Bull Bike program.
Radio: Share-A-Bull Bikes (November 9, 2015)
Students and staff at the University of South Florida have a new way to get around campus this year, thanks to the Share-A-Bull Bike program. One hundred bikes can be tracked electronically, meaning users can find one at almost a...
2015-16 USF Tillman Scholars John Pasciak & Mary Lynn Conroy (photo by Aimee Blodgett, USF Communications & Marketing)
Radio: Tillman Scholars (rebroadcast) (November 2, 2015)
The Pat Tillman Foundation is named after a former NFL player who died while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan in 2004.  Every year, the Foundation chooses 60 military veterans or their spouses as Tillman Scholars,...
Home screen for the 4 'missions' that make up the "Mission US" video game, produced by WNET
Can video games help students learn more about social studies? New York Public TV station WNET is testing out that theory with "Mission US," an interactive game that puts young players in different eras across American history....
Pasta at Locale Market, photographed for 'Sizziling Images' by USFSP student Anna Stebbins
TV: Food Photography Class (rebroadcast) (October 26, 2015)
From the farm and the field to the kitchen and market, students in a week-long USF St. Petersburg class hit the road to learn the tricks of the trade of food photography. On this encore broadcast, we’ll follow along as they...
A full house for author Carl Hiaasen at last year's TB Times Festival of Reading at USF St. Petersburg.
TV: Festival of Reading (October 12, 2015)
The 23rd Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading takes place Saturday, Oct. 24, at USF St. Petersburg. University Beat on WUSF TV gets a preview of the event from Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft and introduces you to a USF...

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