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UCF Earns Highest Public School Ranking in University History
The U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF in their 2023 Best Colleges, naming UCF as one of the most innovative universities in the nation. The U.S. News & World Report takes into account graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, graduation rates, alumni giving, and peer assessment to rank the Best Colleges. UCF is ranked No. 64 for Public Schools, moving up three spots from last year. The university is also recognized as No. 137 among 443 total national universities with both public and private considered. Placement in these two categories on the 2023 rankings marks the highest in university history. Read the full article here, and see all of UCF's rankings in the 2023 Best Colleges here. Congratulations UCF!

Orlando Launches New Program to Connect Cameras City-wide
The City of Orlando and Orlando Police Department (OPD) just recently launched their latest effort to leverage state-of-the-art technology and collaborations with businesses and residents to collectively work together to keep Orlando safe. The new program, Orlando Connect, aims to integrate city-owned cameras and privately-owned cameras together to transform the way police officers can respond to, solve, and deter crime. Orlando Connect currently operates with a network of more than 1,100 city-owned cameras located throughout the city, and just announced that residents and businesses can now join the program by registering their cameras and/or integrating their systems to channel their privately-owned security footage directly to officers to access when necessary. Learn more about the Orlando Connect program here.

Greater Orlando Sports Commission Awards The Orlando Magic with Women's Leadership Awards
The Orlando Magic's Senior Vice President of Premium & Client Services, Katie Stocz Miller, and the Magic's Director of Business Strategy, Ali Anderson, were honored with Greater Orlando Sports Commission's (GO Sports) Women in Leadership Award and the Rising Star Award. The two will receive their awards at GO Sports' Celebrating Women in Sports Luncheon on September 27th. The award is an honor reserved for those who have given their time, energy and passion to improving the industry and taking it in new directions. Click here to ready the full article.

OBJ Interior Design Firms Ranks DOP Members
OBJ ranked some of Central Florida's interior design firms based off of The 2021 Central Florida Interior Design Billings. Congratulations to DOP Members Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Inc.HuntonBrady Architects, and Baker Barrios Architects for your well-deserved high rankings! See the full list here.

The Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibit Opening Reception is Tomorrow!
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 2 City Commissioner Tony Ortiz invite you to celebrate the grand opening of an art exhibition that displays artworks from local Hispanic visual artists to showcase the richness of Latin American history and heritage through art. The Reception will take place Friday, September 16, from 5-8pm at City Hall. Register here!

Tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Amway Center go on Sale Soon!
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra announced their highly anticipated 2022 Winter Tour, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - the Best of TSO & More, which includes two shows on December 17th at Orlando's Amway Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16, at 10am and a portion of the ticket proceeds benefit AdventHealth and other charities. Get your tickets here!

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