USF GeoExpo / Florida Dance Festival

USF GeoExpo

This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT takes you to the recent “USF GeoExpo,” where students from both USF and area high schools got a chance to see the latest high-tech gear used in the geosciences and talk to some of the experts looking at the earth and water around us.

Florida Dance Festival

For the first time in a dozen years, USF is hosting the Florida Dance Festival. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM previews the event, which starts June 15th and brings together professional dancers and choreographers from around the country for workshops and public performances.

Video Extras


Eileen Rodriguez, a director of the USF Geology Alumni Society, says almost everyone attending the USF GeoExpo has a positive reaction. She also talks about why she feels the USF Geology Department is so strong.

Lindsey Brewer, student liaison to the Geology Alumni Society, talks about the importance of fieldwork, including that at USF’s campus GeoPark. She also answers the question: what are geosciences?

Mike Wightman, President of GeoView, Inc., and a 1989 graduate of USF, talks about why his company attends the GeoExpo and the importance of students learning the latest technology in the field of geophysics.

A volcano demonstration from the USF GeoExpo.

More Information: 

USF GeoExpo
USF Geology Alumni Society
Florida Dance Festival
Bill Doolin, Director, Florida Dance Association / Artistic Director, Florida Dance Festival
Florida Dance Festival webpage:
• Last day to register for dance classes in advance is June 4, 2010, but registrations will be accepted if space is available when the Festival starts on the 15th.
• All tickets can be purchased either at the door, online at or by calling 305-310-8080.

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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