Banner Header 1News and Resources for the UF Family Intro Post Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity The Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, one of the most anticipated annual events on campus, was held Friday, April 7. The daylong celebration conferred awards and showcased a wide variety of student research. Tree Campus USA For the firsit time, UF has been received a Tree Campus USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. Ben Dolan, Ph.D., is supervising an inventory and arboreal management program. OTD Program The University plans to add a Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program to its graduate school repertoire! It has been granted applicant status with the ACOTE. Students may begin applying in fall 2018. Classes will start in June 2019. Innovation Competition Kaley Barseth and Avery Shorlo's "Haul-R" horse transportation business plan was the second annual Innovation Competition winner, prevailing over 13 other concepts that were presented to judges at the April 5 finals. Rieck Center Open House People are buzzing about this year's Rieck Center Open House, which will provide information on bees and their importance to the ecosystem and our food sources. The April 30 event will be free and open to the public. The center is at 17311 County Road 166. 2017 Commencement Ohio Senator Randy Gardner and UF Alum Adam Hechko, DVM, will speak at 2017 commencement ceremonies, to be held May 6. Gardner will address undergraduates at 3 p.m. and Hechko will speak at the graduate ceremony at 9 a.m. Pharmacy Mural Pharmacy students Dylan Atkins and Kyle Gildow have painted a mural, titled "The Evolution of Medicine," for the College of Pharmacy. Its unveiling was Friday, March 17. Check it out in the Davis Street Building. Children's Book Week The Mazza Museum will celebrate Children's Book Week from May 1-5 with a variety of activities each day, from 11-11:30 a.m., featuring a different book and activity. The events are free and open to the public. Children's Book Week, which began in 1919, is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.