USF St. Petersburg 50th Anniversary

USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska and St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman hold a sign bearing the new name for 2nd St S through campus.
USF St. Petersburg 50th Anniversary

If it’s good luck for it to rain on your birthday, USF St. Petersburg is especially fortunate! The school recently held a block party to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and no amount of rainfall, or even a waterspout on Tampa Bay, slowed down the festivities. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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USF St. Petersburg Looks Forward - and Back - on 50th Anniversary

Dr. Sophia Wisniewska, USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor, talks about how the campus will grow in the next few years and how it fits into the overall USF System, while USFSP Student Body President Jozef Gherman looks at how the university has changed in the four years he's been there - both physically and "culturally."

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USF St. Petersburg 50th Anniversary website

Calendar of upcoming USFSP 50th Anniversary events

University Beat radio story

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday after the 7:45 AM newscast | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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