Women in Leadership & Philanthropy / Practical Politics (re-broadcast)

Women in Leadership & Philanthropy

Award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp shared her advice on succeeding in arts and business with USF Dance students and members of USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy at the latter group's recent Fall Symposium. University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the event and shows you how both groups learned from the living legend.

Practical Politics (re-broadcast)

Because of elections, University Beat will not run on WUSF 89.7 this week.
Students in a USF St. Petersburg Political Science course are seeing what a real election campaign is like as interns for mayoral and city council candidates. Join them as University Beat goes from the classroom to the campaign trail for some "practical politics."
(from July 6, 2009)

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Choreographer Twyla Tharp says one of her major messages for students group like the USF Dance class she spoke to is “give up your dreams—find your purpose instead.” She also talks about what she gets out of her interaction with young people.

Michele Norris, Chair of USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy, talks about the purpose of her group, as well as how they’re meeting the challenge of philanthropy in economically challenging times.

Eric Williams, a senior studying Dance at USF, was singled out by Twyla Tharp during her meeting with his class as someone she’d love to collaborate with because of his vision for the future of dance. He shared with us that vision, along with his feelings about being picked by Ms. Tharp.

More Information: 

Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
Emily Ley, Assistant Director of Development
813-974-6996 eley@admin.usf.edu
Practical Politics
Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Department of Political Science, USF St. Petersburg
E-mail: jsm2@stpt.usf.edu or 727-873-4956
July 2009 "Practical Politics" University Beat TV report

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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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