5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, December 4
8:19 AM, Dec 4, 2013
8:24 AM, Dec 4, 2013
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, December 4.
(1) Mayor-Elect Rick Kriseman at Harvard University
St. Petersburg Mayor-Elect Rick Kriseman will be in Cambridge, Massachusetts beginning on Wednesday.
Kriseman is joining over twenty other incoming mayors from across the country for a three-day seminar at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
The seminar will help the mayor-elects prepare for policy and leadership issues they will face upon taking office.
"Our seminar focuses on providing a critical opportunity for new city leaders to engage with and learn from top academics, policy experts and political practitioners on the urgent issues and complex challenges of governing today," said Trey Grayson, Institute of Politics Director.
"This specially targeted seminar at the Institute of Politics will offer me the best tools and strategies to maximize my service to the great people of St. Petersburg," said Mayor-Elect Kriseman.
(2) Florida Polytechnic University first building opens
Florida Polytechnic University will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday for the first building to open on its new Lakeland campus.
The Admissions Center will give prospective students and their families an opportunity to preview the campus which is still under construction.
Florida Polytechnic University is the newest member of the State University System of Florida. It is dedicated to applied research and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The university's inaugural class of freshmen, transfer and graduate students begin classes on the new campus in the fall 2014.