Florida Southern College offers
workshops for area high school students
LAKELAND, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2004) - Florida Southern College faculty and students offer their skills and expertise to local high school students through workshops held both on and off campus. Hosted by various departments, the workshops provide exceptional learning experiences for students as they consider their future studies. The following workshops took place recently.
On Oct. 8, the Department of English hosted 68 Lakeland High School sophomore pre-advanced placement English students, accompanied by LHS staff. The group spent the morning on campus participating in the Readying English Learners for Another Year Conference, which is intended to prepare students for Freshman English and general college studies. Topics included making good impressions, effective persuasion, knowing one's audience, and college-level expectations. The students divided into four groups and cycled through sessions led by Drs. Alexander Bruce, Paula Buck, John Crow, and Catherine Eskin of the English faculty and the following FSC English majors:
Richard Davidson, a senior and the son of Richard and Mary Davidson of Sumterville, Fla.
Kristina Heitmann, a sophomore and the daughter of Julie Urso of Lakeland, Fla. and John Heitmann.
Heather Mock, a senior and the daughter of Gregory and Sharon Mock of Ft. White, Fla.
Matthew Van Praag, a senior and the son of Raymond and Linda Van Praag of Coral Springs, Fla.
Sue Stanley-Green, director of the athletic training program, guided athletic training students as they planned and implemented a workshop to showcase their program to potential future athletic training majors. On Oct. 30, 25 high school students from Lakeland, Auburndale, Winter Haven,
Orlando, and Tampa attended the workshop. The session focused on treatment, rehabilitation, and taping of the foot and ankle. Kessler Rehabilitation Centers provided funding for tee shirts. Athletic training majors taking part in this effort included the following:
Camitta Abraham, a junior and the daughter of Magdalene Smith of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Curtis Abraham.
Amanda Caldwell, a junior and the daughter of Margaret Caldwell of Orlando, Fla.
Molly Carver, a junior and the daughter of Gary and Jeanne Carver of Orlando, Fla.
Ireliam (Cookie) Guadalupe, a junior and the daughter of Peter and Lourdes Guadalupe of Lehigh Acres, Fla.
Tyler Justice, a sophomore and the son of Stephen and Lauri Justice of Newbury, N.H.
Margarita Mendez, a senior and the daughter of Jose and Mariana Mendez of Grand Island, Fla.
Anthony Sandoval, a sophomore and the son of Mary Drumm of Winter Haven, Fla.
The theatre department began an educational outreach program of workshops in theatre arts. Paul Bawek, assistant theatre arts professor, led four acting and movement workshops at schools in Mulberry and the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Students experienced beginning acting techniques, learned the proper protocol for the professional audition process, explored how to integrate their personal values and circumstances with the characters they portray, and received tips on their monologue performances.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.