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Message from the Dean We are proud to share the achievements of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni with you in this Summer 2015 newsletter. Our alumni updates include notes from our first and second graduates, Carole Goetz (MA 1970) and Karen Steidinger (MA 1971). This is a great way to kick off planning for our 50th anniversary in 2017. Underway this year is the 50th anniversary of USF St. Petersburg. The yearlong celebration kicks off with a Block Party on September 12th. 3 Daughters Brewing is even creating a special brew just for the occasion! Make sure you check out the many opportunities to join in the celebration throughout the 2015-2016 year (usfsp.edu/50years/events) and to help us plan for our 2017 celebration.

of Current Collections by way of the Atlanta Science Festival to the 2015 St. Petersburg Science Festival, October 16-17, 2015. As you may recall, this plastic pollution art sculpture anchored last year’s festival as part of a collaboration between CMS, the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Georgia State University Welch School or Art & Design and the City of St. Petersburg. This time the sculpture is here to stay thanks in part to the efforts of the St. Petersburg Public Arts Commission. Be sure to engage with Current Collections during your next visit to campus. It’s a great time to be a USF Bull! - Dean Jacqueline Eaby Dixon, Ph.D.

We are also proud to announce the return

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A Publication of The University of South Florida College of Marine Science

USFCMS Rising Tides, v4 - Summer 2015