Central Florida Future; Future; Student newspapers; 1968-1969 (Vol. 1)


Vol. 01 No. 01, October 7, 1968


Florida Tech opens: Projected enrollment figures expected to be met; Millican explains the university seal during Sunday's open house (photo); "Strive for excellence" [Remarks by Chester Ferguson]; The "salesmanship display" by music professor Dr. Leon Sarakatsannis during registration (photo); Transit schedule; President's message: School seal explained [by Charles Millican]; Editorial [Column, name changed to "The voice of the Future" from the November 15, 1968 issue, and switched back to "Editorial" in the February 7, 1969 issue]: Strive to excel; Editorial policy; The portable prophet [Column, answering and posing questions related to FTU students; name changed to "Portable, the Prophet" in the Feb. 7, 1969 issue; last shown in the May 2, 1969 issue]; Activity day set; Bookstore opens; The wizard of ID (Comic strip by Brant Parker and Johnny Hart, continued until the February 28, 1969 issue); Activity calendar [Column]; Intramural sports set; Physical education facilities under construction (photo); Library ready for student use; Circle 'K' [Club] formed; Andy Capp (Comic strip by Reg Smythe, continued until the February 21, 1969 issue).

Collection Description

Semi-weekly student newspaper of the University of Central Florida (UCF). It started in 1968 upon the opening of Florida Technological University (FTU), UCF's predecessor. Initially it was called "FuTUre" and published weekly. The words "Central Florida" were added around the time the school changed to UCF. It is available in microfilm (1968-1986, library call number LD1772.F9 A1438), online (September 2001-current, at and in University Archives (1968-current).

Publication Date



Florida Technological University, Orlando, Fla.

Document Type


Number of Pages

4 pages


Mass Communication | Organizational Communication | Publishing | Social Influence and Political Communication


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University of Central Florida Libraries

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