Polk State College inaugurated Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti as the institution’s fifth president Thursday, culminating a week-long celebration, Falconetti’s first year of service, and raising $155,830 for student scholarships. More than 400 students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and representatives from colleges and universities across Florida and the U.S. convened for the investiture ceremony in the Polk State Winter Haven Campus Health Center, where Falconetti was formally sworn into office.
The Martin Luther King, Jr Commemorative Parade Committee, cordially invites your organization to participate in the 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade; Saturday, January 19, 2019@ 10:00 A.M. SHARP!!
The Winter Haven MLK Parade has continued to grow and improve in quality and content since its inception.
At the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions conference in Orlando this week, LEGOLAND's technology partner for the LEGO Movie World's "Master of Flight" attraction unveiled more details about the ride. THE LEGO MOVIE Masters of Flight takes guests on a suspended ride aboard Emmet’s Triple Decker Couch surrounded by a full-dome virtual screen, giving the sensational feeling of flying through a world created completely from LEGO® bricks.
Tim, Sales Director for Brogent Technologies, presented the details of the m-Ride technology of the new attraction, opening in Spring 2019. This will be the first installation of this newly developed technology that allows for ride motion with "4 degrees of freedom" with rotating platform in which the "triple decker couch" carrying guests will be able to turn 180 degrees to face the giant dome screen. This will allow the guests to board the ride, truly unsure what they are about to experience, until the 180 degree turn faces them towards the 20 meter giant dome screen.
All of the ride modules (or couches) are angled to face the center of the screen to ensure all guests, regardless of seat, get a spectacular, immersive view of the screen. The sense of flight is further enhanced with special effects of wind, mist and smell. "Imagine soaring through the middle of a battle in pirates cove you will smell the cannons in the air," Tim explained.
Resort's official press release is below.
Check out the press conference and the LEGO model of the new section of the park in this Attraction Magazine video. Learn more about the new 'land' at LEGOLAND, LEGO Movie World, by clicking here.
Last year, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, causing destruction and damage to thousands of homes in its path.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is asking you to join us in helping the employees and families who are employed in your business community rebuild their homes that remain damaged by Hurricane Irma.
The FL DEO is committed to helping Floridians recover from Hurricane Irma’s devastating impacts – especially those residents in our hardest hit communities.
The community was identified as one of the most impacted and distressed areas eligible to register for housing assistance.
Today, Southeastern University announced its new partnership with the International Aero Academy to launch their new Aviation Pilot Program that will be offered in the 2019 spring semester.
Over the next 15 years, there will be a worldwide shortage of 790,000 pilots; 200,00 of which will be needed in North America alone. Many aviation professionals are over the age of 55 and, in this industry, there is a required retirement age of 65. Southeastern and the International Aero Academy will be filling a need in the market by creating this program.