FSC honors students
on Lake Hollingsworth project
LAKELAND, Fla. (April
16, 2004) - A group of student researchers at Florida Southern College
will present "The Lake Hollingsworth Project" on April 23 at 10:10
a.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room. The students will summarize
their research and introduce the Lake Hollingsworth Project web
site. The five students enrolled in "The Lake and the Campus" honors
colloquium will present summaries of their studies, which address
the lake's water quality, restoration history, economic value in
the community, and the environmental ethics involved in lake restoration.
"Lake Hollingsworth is the central feature of the campus's natural
and social environment," said Dr. Bernard Quetchenbach, an associate
professor in the English department who teaches the honors colloquium.
"Frank Lloyd Wright designed his buildings to frame views of the
lake. Members of the FSC community walk and run around the lake,
study its chemistry and biology, and represent it in art and writing.
And, unfortunately, runoff from campus and neighborhood lawns and
parking lots ends up in the water. The Lake Hollingsworth Project
seeks to demonstrate the connections between the lake and the campus
while fostering appreciation and awareness of something we all tend
to take for granted."
The students in the honors colloquium approach their subject from
various disciplines and perspectives, including science, business,
and environmental ethics. The papers were presented at the Florida
Collegiate Honors Conference in Clearwater in February; in addition,
one paper, by biology major Allison Greenstein, has been featured
at the beta beta beta biology honors society conference in Memphis,
Tenn. In addition to the five major articles, the web site will
feature artwork and literary writing produced by FSC faculty and
students and by community members. An introduction by Dr. John Haldeman,
professor of biology at FSC, will also be featured. The site will
be expandable, and will offer a central archive of existing knowledge
and a starting point for further research and interpretation of
the lake and its surroundings. The Lake Hollingsworth Project gives
Florida Southern College a visible role in the ongoing restoration
of the lake and an opportunity to showcase student work in a variety
The five student participants include:
Allison Greenstein, a senior biology major. She is the daughter
of Robert and Linda Greenstein of Vero Beach, Fla.
Kristina Haselier, a senior philosophy major and daughter
of Robert Haselier and Mary Haselier of Lakeland, Fla.
Andrea Kucharik, a senior biology major. She is the daughter
of Charles and Patty Kucharik of Wyoming, Del.
Brittany Melson, a senior majoring in English. She is the daughter
of William and Susan Melson of Lakeland, Fla.
Jake Olszewski, a junior math major. He is the son of John and
Dana Olszewski of Oconomowoc, Wis.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.