USF Health Smoke-Free / University Film & Video Association

USF Health Smoke-Free

From Rocky the Bull stomping out a giant cigarette to high school students finding out what they might look like twenty years from now if they smoked, USF Health rolled out all the stops at a recent event formally banning smoking on its part of the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV has more on the decision and how it came about.

University Film & Video Association

While USF doesn’t have a film school, it has about one hundred students in the “University Film and Video Association.” That group is now raising money so some of them can go to the Sundance Film Festival next month. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes a look at the future Fellini’s.

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USF Health Smoke-Free
Justin Kress of Tobacco-Free Florida talks about the “Smokifier,” which shows students how they might look twenty years from now as both a smoker and non-smoker, while Mitchell High School Senior Victoria Kinney shares her thoughts on being “smokified.”

Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of USF’s College of Public Health, talks about Dr. Charles Mahan, the recipient of the first USF AHEC Access to Health Care Award. Then we hear from Dr. Mahan, former dean and professor emeritus in the College of Public Health.

More Information: 

USF Health Smoke-Free
Leila Martini, MPH, MLS, Asst. Director, USF AHEC Tobacco Prevention & Cessation 813-974-3507
Florida QuitLine: 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (1-877-822-6669)
USF Employee Assistance Program: 813-974-5469
University Film & Video Assoc
Rodrick Colbert, President, University Film and Video Association @ USF 813-789-2663
Films from UFVA @ USF will be shown every other Monday at 7:30 pm at the International House of Boba at 2764 University Square Drive:

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

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.

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