News Releases September 2014

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Michael Grace and friend.Public Science Lecture Sept. 26 To Focus on Unique Visual Powers of Pit Vipers, Pythons MELBOURNE, FLA. — Michael Grace, professor of biological sciences at Florida Institute of Technology whose research has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio, in National Geographic magazine and elsewhere, will offer “A Trip Through the Snake Brain: How Pit Vipers and Pythons See the World” at 8 p.

Florida Tech Tops No. 12 Tarleton State, 37-31


The Florida Tech Panthers' Trevor Sands rumbles down the field on his way to gaining 152 yards and scoring three touchdowns in his team's defeat of No. 12 Tarleton State, 37-31.Panthers win first-ever game over a ranked opponent as offense racks up 572 total yards ARLINGTON, Texas – Trevor Sand gained 152 yards and three scores on the ground, and Tyler Bass scored the game-winning touchdown on a seven-yard pass from Mark Cato with 3:56 remaining, as Florida Tech overcame the powerful offense of the 12th ranked Tarleton State Texans, 37-31, at AT&T Stadium.

Jazz and More for First Friday Concerts at Foosaner Art Museum


MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum has announced the fall schedule for its First Friday music series held in conjunction with the Eau Gallie Arts District’s First Friday Art Walk. The free concerts are from 5:30-7:30 p.

Scott Center Announces Fall Workshops


Monthly Free Gatherings Often Feature School of Psychology Experts MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Scott Center on Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology will host a series of free monthly workshops on a range of topics through the end of the year.

Lynn Weaver to Provide Materials to Florida Tech Archive


Lynn Weaver, a president emeritus of Florida Tech, on the school's campus in Melbourne.  MELBOURNE, FLA. — Lynn Weaver, an electrical engineer by training who guided Florida Institute of Technology for 15 years as its third president until retiring in 2002, has agreed to deposit his papers and related materials in the Harry P. Weber University Archives at Evans Library.

Two-Day Weaving Class Set for Sept. 20-21


35-Year Weaving Maestro Leads Lifelong Learning Society Course MELBOURNE, FLA. — Pam Pawl, a 35-year weaving practitioner and instructor, will lead a two-day introductory course on weaving on a rigid heddle loom on Sept.

Ethics Conference to Focus on Ethical Leadership vs. Compliance


Sept. 19 Event Features Speakers from DynCorp, NASA, FBI MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology’s Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Nathan Bisk College of Business will present “Ethical Leadership vs. Compliance: Why it Matters,” the fall 2014 edition of the school’s Ethics & Leadership Conference series.

Sculptures of Carol Brown Goldberg Coming to Foosaner


An image of Carol Brown Goldberg's Exhibition of Recent Works Opens Sept. 18  MELBOURNE, FLA. — An exhibition of the recent works of Carol Brown Goldberg will open Sept. 18 at Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Museum of Art in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne.

Florida Tech Announces New Military Site Partnership at Fort Dix


MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is pleased to announce it will offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in logistics management, business and related fields at the Fort Dix Army Base in New Jersey starting in spring 2015.

Gulf South Conference Announces Florida's Space Coast as First GSC-TV Title Sponsor


Panther football Coach Steve Englehart leads his team onto the field for their first game at Stetson on Sept. 6.ESPN3 is the exclusive carrier of the league’s 11-game football package BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Gulf South Conference (GSC) is pleased to announce that Florida's Space Coast is the naming rights sponsor of the 2014 GSC-TV package, which will now be titled the “GSC Football Game of the Week presented by Florida's Space Coast.

Florida Tech Launches Online Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management Program


The Florida Tech College of Aeronautics has launched a new online Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management program.MELBOURNE, FLA. — Registration is now open for Florida Institute of Technology’s new Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management, a fully online program designed to provide an overall perspective on aviation safety, law, planning and operations.

Party in Pink Zumbathon Fundraiser Set for Oct. 5


Participants work it out at last year's Party in Pink Zumbathon event.Third Annual Event at Clemente Center Benefits Breast Cancer Prevention   MELBOURNE, FLA. — The 3rd Annual Party in Pink Zumbathon charity event will bounce into the Clemente Center on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology from 2-4 p.

Scott Tilley Named Director of Computing Education


Scott Tilley11-Year Florida Tech Faculty Member Moves to College of Science MELBOURNE, FLA. — Scott Tilley has been named professor and director of computing education in the College of Science’s Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies at Florida Institute of Technology.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Florida Tech a Top Tier Best National University for the Fifth Straight Year


For the fifth straight year, Florida Tech is a Top Tier National University, according to U.S. News & World Report.University Earns Distinction for International Diversity, Service to Veterans MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is recognized as a top tier National University by U.S. News & World Report for the fifth straight year.

SOJA to Headline FIT Homecoming Fest Oct. 24 in downtown Melbourne


The D.C.-based band SOJA will headline the 2014 FIT Homecoming Fest in downtown Melbourne.Free Concert One of Many Exciting Events For Homecoming Week MELBOURNE, FLA. — Street vendors, food, drink and music from national recording artist SOJA will mark Florida Institute of Technology's 3rd annual FIT Homecoming Fest from 6 p.

Florida Tech Dominates Stetson in Season Opener, 54-12


Florida Tech quarterback Mark Cato heads for a touchdown.Redshirt freshman Mark Cato throws for four touchdowns and runs for two more in first career start DELAND, Fla. (Football) – The second season of Florida Tech Football could not have started any better than a 54-12 win over Stetson (1-1) Saturday night at Spec Martin Stadium.

Women's Business Center's Gitlin Featured at Go for the Greens Conference


Beth Gitlin, executive director of the Women's Business Center at Florida Tech.MELBOURNE, FLA. — Beth Gitlin, Executive Director of the Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology, will be a featured panelist and moderator at the Go for the Greens Conference Sept. 10-13 at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort in Orlando.

Funk Center's New Exhibition Looks at Wearable Art


Marina Dempster's Show Sept. 13-Dec. 13 Commemorates Center’s 5th Anniversary  MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will open its new exhibition, Embellished: A Celebration of Wearable Art, Sept.

A Letter to Panther Fans from Head Football Coach Steve Englehart


Coach Steve Englehart rallies his players at the start of the 2014 football season.Panther fans, We’re excited to kick off our second season of football this Saturday, Sept. 6 against Stetson in DeLand. Last season was special in many ways, and we appreciated all of the fan support. We’re going to need that support and more as we look to fulfill our year-two motto, which is, “Enlarge our territory.

New International Students Excited for Panther Football


Florida Tech junior tight end Gabe Hughes shows the proper way to grip a football at a special event Friday that introduced international students to two American staples: football and barbecue.Florida Tech’s new arrivals try on equipment, interact with players, sample BBQ at special event MELBOURNE, FLA. – It didn’t take long for some of Florida Tech’s newest international students to feel ingrained in the American culture.