Archive for July, 2013

Theatre Event: Boeing Boeing

July 16, 2013

WHAT: Written by Marc Camoletti, Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans, Directed by Mark Brotherton

WHEN: July 12, 18, 20 at 8 p.m. and July 14 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Theatre UCF Black Box

PRICE: Standard $20, Senior $18, Student $10; Group discounts available

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UCF Theatre
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando
Box office phone: 407-823-1500
Box office hours: Monday through Friday: noon to 5 p.m. and two hours before performances
For more information about Theatre UCF, visit http://theatre.ucf.edu


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Theatre Event: The Fantasticks

WHAT: Book and lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt, Directed by Be Boyd

WHEN: July 11, 13, 19 at 8 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m.
There will be a remount of the production Aug. 22-Sept. 1.

WHERE: Theatre UCF Main Stage

PRICE: Standard $20, Senior $18, Student $10; Group discounts available

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UCF Theatre
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando
Box office phone: 407-823-1500
Box office hours: Monday through Friday: noon to 5 p.m. and two hours before performances
For more information about Theatre UCF, visit http://theatre.ucf.edu


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Inside the College of Medicine: Event Recap

On April 10, 2013, Town & Gown members got a chance to see the inner workings of the College of Medicine. Our insiders look took place just a month prior to the graduation of the inaugural class of doctors, all who attended on full scholarships, thanks to the generosity of some friends of UCF, community leaders and local Central Florida businesses.

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Town & Gown members and guests had the opportunity to see inside the labs where the students practice medicine, visit the library where they study, and sit inside a lecture hall, where they listened to Dr. Debra German, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine at UCF. Dr. German shared impressive statistics about the high marks students at the college have received, rivaling the top medical schools in the country. She also shared her philosophy of sending the students out in the world to learn their craft fully, then encouraging them to return in the future to share their experiences with Central Florida’s medical community. Thank you Dr. German for leading the next generation of doctors to greatness.

Our April 10th meeting also introduced the new 2013-14 executive board of Town & Gown Council. Members and guests are encouraged to continue their participation with Town & Gown in the coming year, to share news of UCF and continue to be ambassadors for the university.


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Town & Gown Council Scholarship Update

Town & Gown Council provides scholarships annually to three deserving UCF students. Our Endowed Scholarship Account increased from $50,603.67 at the beginning of fiscal year 2012-2013 to a fairly healthy balance of $55,234.04 as of June 25, 2013. The Endowed fund also generated a transferable amount of $1,409.71 into the Spendable account. The Spendable account is used to award three $2,000.00 scholarships to non-traditional students annually. The Spendable Fund started the year at $6,795.70 and thanks to the generosity of several of our members, as well as the earnings from the endowment, now stands at $7,137.41 – and this total is after the deduction of $6,000.00 for our three scholarship winners from last year.

Our thanks to two of our members, Shelby Benson and Beth Smith, for their wisdom and assistance in advising the Student Financial Assistance Scholarship Committee of the Council’s input on the scholarship applications.

Maggie LeClair
Scholarship Chair


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Membership Goals

As plans for our year take shape, it’s time to start thinking about your duties as a member of Town & Gown Council. To maintain Active Member status, you are asked to attend two (2) member events between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Five Town & Gown programs are planned for the year, with additional opportunities to be part of a Town & Gown group going to a campus event such as Symphony Under the Stars. Watch for news of upcoming programs, and save the date to attend at least two… more if you’re able.

Active Members are also asked to serve on a committee. This can be as social as assisting Hospitality at welcome / check-in, or as exciting as joining the Program team to shape one of our five presentations, or as skillful as putting your basic digital prowess to use tracking reservations or taking photos. Town & Gown needs you… and encourages your participation, whether assisting on a single event or serving in some capacity throughout the year. If your time is limited at present, you may choose Associate Member status. Active or Associate, your presence makes a difference and is appreciated.

Our mission at Town & Gown is to build connections between the university and the community. Do invite your friends and colleagues to Town & Gown events so that they, too, can get to know this extraordinary regional asset. As ambassadors for UCF, take what you see, learn and experience through our programs back to your business, social and civic circles. It’s news worth sharing.


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