Unstoppable

Unstoppable

After becoming the first African-American woman to graduate from UCF’s engineering program, Marcie (Swilley) Washington ’83 worked for NASA, became an ordained minister, and survived her heart stopping for 22 minutes. Now, she’s tackling her next challenge: cancer.

Driving the Future

Driving the Future

Self-driving cars were once science fiction fantasy. Today, Jason Eichenholz ’95MS ’98PhD and his company, Luminar, are making them a reality.
Next Level

Next Level

Esports is a fast-rising, billion-dollar industry that is threatening to overtake traditional sports. So what is it, exactly?
Why I Am a Festival Kid

Why I Am a Festival Kid

Nearly a decade after my first time at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, I’m still shaking endless amounts of dust out of my camp gear. There are things about music festivals that never leave you.

In This Issue

Spring 2019
Spring 2019

A Tale of Two Bands Feature

A Tale of Two Bands

With the civil rights movement embroiling the nation, Orlando leaders were faced with an important decision: Who would they send to represent the city at the 1964 World’s Fair — the all-black band from Jones High School or the all-white band from Edgewater?
Why I Am a Festival Kid Why I…

Why I Am a Festival Kid

Nearly a decade after my first time at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, I’m still shaking endless amounts of dust out of my camp gear. There are things about music festivals that never leave you.
The Advocate

The Advocate

From media to legislation, Azmia Magane ’07 ’09 has always had the strength fight for representation. Now the social work grad uses that strength to battle lupus and raise awareness for the “invisible illness.”
House of Highlights

House of Highlights

Before he even graduated, Omar Raja ’16 launched a popular Instagram account and landed a career with Bleacher Report. Here’s how he made it happen.
Just Say Om

Just Say Om

Meditation has been an influential practice across the globe for thousands of years. But you might not realize how the ancient art can improve your life.

Events

Sun 16 Jun
Concert/Performance Pegasus PlayLab: They Must Be Women Now!
By Nedra Pezold Roberts Directed by Michael Wainstein They Must Be Women Now! follows Charleen (alias Sweet Tea), who like her ancient predecessor, Sophocles’ Antigone, has a big mouth that gets her into trouble. Fired from her high-powered job i...
Mon 17 Jun
Arts Exhibit Specters of Capital: An Exploration in Architecture and Identity by Morgan Craig
Specters of Capital: An Exploration in Architecture and Identity explores architectural structures as both repositories and as vehicles for memory and provide a framework through which culture and identity can be expressed. The work does not act mer...
Mon 17 Jun
Workshop/Conference UCF Digital Storytelling Camp
Every summer, the college offers a digital storytelling camp. Students in grades K-6 combine literacy, visual arts and technology while embarking on reading adventures. Three separate, weekly sessions are available. The final session includes a paren...