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Longtime SAC professor, wife honored with university garden renaming
Florida Tech’s 15-acre Botanical Garden is now the Joy and Gordon Patterson Botanical Garden. Gordon Patterson, Ph.D., a professor of history, has taught in the School of Arts and Communication for nearly four decades. His wife, Joy, recently celebrated her fifth year as a full-time English instructor in the SAC. The couple made a generous commitment to the health and [...]

Florida Tech music program enjoying increased enrollments with expanded offerings
Florida Tech’s music program is in its second act in recent years, adding additional classes and offering opportunities to students from all majors to learn or expand their musical interests. “We’ve increased enrollments in our large ensembles (Concert Choir, String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Panther Big Band) and created several applied group courses such as [...]

Episode 9: Vision
This episode is about vision–how seeing things differently, or not seeing at all, can make all the difference. © 2019 All rights reserved. This Florida Tech Life is produced by Florida Tech communication professor Ted Petersen and his students. It is about events and people at Florida Tech. You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.

Episode 8: Business
This episode is all about business. Three stories–one about starting a business, one about doing your business, and one about minding your business. © 2019 All rights reserved. This Florida Tech Life is produced by Florida Tech communication professor Ted Petersen and his students. It is about events and people at Florida Tech. You can [...]

Episode 7: Time Management
Managing time is hard. This episode is proof. We have two stories of Florida Tech students managing their time–one is about a week in the life of the Florida Tech football team and the other is about the Florida Tech College Radio station. Photo by Amanda Stratford Photography. © 2019 All rights reserved. This Florida [...]

Episode 6: Places
Florida Tech has some beautiful places–and some ugly ones. This episode of This Florida Tech Life tries to figure out what makes the difference. © 2019 All rights reserved. This Florida Tech Life is produced by Florida Tech communication professor Ted Petersen and his students. It is about events and people at Florida Tech. You [...]

Episode 5: Solving the Mystery
Florida Tech is gaining a reputation as a strong research institution. In this episode of This Florida Tech Life, we explore two different mysteries. The first is about a team of Florida Tech researchers trying to understand an everyday occurrence–lightning. The second is about the research that Florida Tech professors are doing about an alarming [...]

Episode 4: Living With Football
Florida Tech’s fledgling football team has shifted some dynamics on campus. For this episode of This Florida Tech Life, we decided to look at how. We have two stories about football, but not about football. These stories are about organizations on campus that have been changed because of the football program: the Florida Tech Pep [...]

Episode 3: Rights
We all have inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, right? But sometimes those rights that seem inalienable get taken away. This episode has two stories about students sacrificing what seem like inalienable rights. The first is about students sacrificing their First Amendment rights in exchange for a slice of pizza. The second [...]

Episode 2: Searches
Much of our life is about searching for what’s missing. This episode has three stories about people searching. The first is about searching for ways to make the mundane nove. The second is about students searching for a different college experience. The third is about students searching for love. © 2019 All rights reserved. This [...]