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USF Sarasota-Manatee Launches International Student Certificate Program

USF Sarasota-Manatee Launches International Student Certificate Program

Sarasota, Florida -- Nine students from the Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism in Taiwan arrived in July to participate in a 10-month international student certificate program, as part of USFSM's College of Hospitality and Technology.

This inaugural, self-supporting program was designed by Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, the dean of the College of Hospitality and Technology, and Dr. Keith Barron, a professor on the CHT faculty.

New body scanner improves safety at correctional facility

New body scanner improves safety at correctional facility

Sarasota, Florida -- Inmates being booked into the Sarasota County Correctional Facility will now pass through a new high-tech body scanner to easily detect concealed weapons or drugs.

Learn about the stars and skies at the Bishop Planetarium

Learn about the stars and skies at the Bishop Planetarium

North Port, Florida -- Join the South Florida Museum for an exciting live start talk, Stelliferous Live with Jeff Rodgers.

Rodgers is the Director of the Bishop Planetarium and Stelliferious Live is the fourth Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Bishop Planeterium. 

Take a look at the upcoming month's night skies and enjoy a discussion about current events in astronomy. 

The event is free to attend and the planetarium is located at 20110th Street West in Bradenton. 

Interactive crime mapping on web and iPhone

Interactive crime mapping on web and iPhone

Sarasota County, Florida --Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight would like to announce that there is a new mobile version of the interactive crime mapping program available on the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office website.

Learn about archaeology!

Learn about archaeology!

North Port, Florida -- Teens who are interested in learning about archaeology should visit the North Port Library this Wednesday.

At the North Port Library, a shipwreck on a tarp and a build-a-boat will be there to teach teens about archaeology in a hands on manner. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 and is open to kids ages 14 to 18. 

For more information call (941) 861-1307. 

Sarasota Library System debuts new website

Sarasota Library System debuts new website

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota is going to debut its new Library System's redesigned website on March 26. 

The library website has the same features as the old one except it provides new features and quick and easy access to information. The library website averages 21-thousand unique visitors a month.

Webinars offer homeowners tips to avoid windstorm damage

Webinars offer homeowners tips to avoid windstorm damage

Sarasota, Florida -- With the approach of the hurricane season on June 1, the Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida's Foundation are offering a series of webinars on what homeowners can do to prepare their homes to withstand high winds.

The webinars are offered through June 25. A list of times and dates is available on the Florida's Foundation website at www.floridasfoundation.org.