Circus performer working toward public health degree

When Ivo Georgiev moved to the United States from Bulgaria in 2000, he never expected to find himself performing in a traveling circus. Georgiev, a shy 33-year-old public health major at the University of South Florida, has competed in hundreds of acrobat competitions all over Europe. He has won five gold medals, as well as…

USF ROTC programs grow in size and competition

All three divisions of the University of South Florida’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) have noticed a new trend this semester: competition. The Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC programs have had an increase in the number of students interested in their programs. The recruiters say the poor economy and current lack of jobs has…

USF Methodist organization increases interest with free food

Since Jennifer Smith was hired as the executive director of the University of South Florida’s Crosswinds Wesley Foundation in January 2007, she has developed the non-profit organization by transforming a dormant building into a place where students are reaching out to other students by offering free weekly meals. The Crosswinds at USF on Sycamore Drive…

Tampa Bay Strong Dogs use wheelchairs to put new spin on basketball for USF students

The Tampa Bay Strong Dogs wheelchair basketball team allowed USF students to experience playing the game from a new perspective. The team, which is one of about 200 that compete in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, held an exhibition Sept. 27 in the USF Campus Recreation Center to promote disability awareness. Several USF students went…