The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 1/11/13
WhatŐs New – FSCŐs Chaplain Tim Wright can now be found in a new location. The Jackson Religion Building received major renovations last semester and will be dedicated with a new name in February. Students can find the Chaplain in the beautiful red brick building, next to the Jenkins Field House. Also new this semester is an additional night of Tutor Tables. Students can now seek help Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., in the Student Solutions Center lobby.
Last Day to Adjust – Today, Friday, January 11, is the final day for your student to register, add a course, change a course to Pass/Fail or Audit. If your student has any problems, please have him/her contact the Student Solutions Center.
RAVE Reviews! – Who says a library has to be a stodgy place! Tonight, Friday, the Roux Library on campus gets set with lights, food and music as the second annual Rave at the Roux events gets underway at 10 p.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. Be sure your student checks it out!
Room Change Next Week – Students can go through the room change process next week at the Student Development Office, working with Community Living.
Wed. 2-3:30 p.m. – 93 hours or more
Wed. 3:30-5 p.m. – 60 hours or more
Thurs. 2-3:30 p.m. – 30 hours or more
Thurs. 3:30-5 p.m. – 29 hours or below
Convo – First Convo of the semester is January 30, featuring Up with People; 10:40 a.m., Branscomb Auditorium.
New Riley Hours – FSCŐs resident dog, Riley, is growing out of puppyhood and is able to provide more hours for visits! Students can now find him Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 3:00-4:00 p.m.,
Tuesday/Thursday - 4:00-5:00 p.m., in the FSC Counseling Center (Thrift Building).
Informal Plant Sale -The FSC Horticulture Program has some extra plants they'd like to sell. Types include orchids (many in flower now), some hot pepper plants, an abundance of winter-season bedding annuals (petunias, geraniums, lobelia, pansies), a few roses, and miscellaneous other things available. Please call Maria Carver (greenhouse manager, ext 4581) or drop by the greenhouses to check with her about what all is available.
Please Keep Liking Us – Our Student Solutions Center Facebook numbers are growing. Thanks for liking us.
Academic Reminders (always good to know):
á If your student is needing some academic help:
Tutor Tables– Mondays, Tuesdays, and now Wednesdays
6-8 p.m., Student Solutions Center – Natural Sciences, Math, Social Sciences
á Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
Coming again soon this semester
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Friday, Jan. 11
á Final day to register, add a course, change a course to Pass/Fail or Audit.
á Rave at the Roux, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., Roux Library
Ever wonder what the Roux Library is like after hours? On Friday January 11th come see our library be transformed into an amazing nightclub. Come dance the night away at Rave at the Roux sponsored by The Center for Student Involvement and The Office of Community Living. 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. – Roux Library.
Saturday, Jan. 12
á FSC Swimming vs Indian River State College, 11 a.m., Hollis Wellness Center
Sunday, Jan. 13
á Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
á Mass, 1 p.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Monday, Jan. 14
Tuesday, Jan. 15
á SGA Welcome Back Event, 5 p.m., Mr. GeorgeŐs Green
Wednesday, Jan. 16
á Academic Improvement Session, 10:40 a.m., Rogers 118 – Time Management
á FSC womenŐs basketball vs. Eckerd, 5:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
á FSC menŐs basketball vs. Eckerd, 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Thursday, Jan. 17
Friday, Jan. 18
á Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibits Begins, Melvin Art Gallery
Saturday, Jan. 19
á Hollis Wellness Center Rock Climbing Trip
á FSC womenŐs basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic, 2 p.m., Jenkins Field House
á FSC menŐs basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic, 4 p.m., Jenkins Field House
á ISO Opera Gala, ISO/FSC collaboration, Madame Butterfly, 7 p.m., Branscomb Aud.
Sunday, Jan. 20
á Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
á Mass, 1 p.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Monday, Jan. 21
MLK Day – no classes; FSC offices open
Day of Service opportunity
Help make MLK Day of Service 2013 a day on, not a day off by volunteering with Camp Fire and The American Red Cross on Monday, January 21st from 8 AM – 1PM. Volunteers will visit homes in the Lakeland community to check smoke detectors and educate residents about fire safety. Group leaders are also needed! Interested participants will need to contact Dave Carmichael at DaveC@CampFire-Sunshine.org or 863-688-5491.
A Look Ahead at WyneeŐs Bistro:
Monday - Caribbean
Tuesday – Stir Fry
Wednesday – Taco Bar
Thursday – Chopped Salad Bar
Friday – Seafood Platter
Saturday – Steak and Shrimp
College Terrace – Roast Beef Cheddar Bacon Panini
Grill Master – Shrimp Kabob over yellow rice
Grill Master TuTuŐs – Foot Long Hot Dog
In the News:
After a few quiet weeks, itŐs great to have students back on campus. You can feel the energy as students settle back into classes and catch up with friends. For those of you who live outside of Florida, your students are enjoying Florida winter wear – shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops. Yes, the weather here in January is glorious!
We often use the word balance, but it is one of those ideals which are easier said than done. ItŐs tough to allocate the appropriate time to academic, social, athletic, work, and other personal commitments. Having a clear plan and goals for the semester is an important first step. We find it is helpful for students to chart out the entire semester. This chart may include major projects and exams, as well as other important dates. ItŐs also important for students to carefully review the syllabus for each class to determine how the grade will be calculated.
To help begin the semester with a good plan, we offer a Time Management workshop as our first spring Academic Improvement Session. The program is this upcoming Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 10:40 – 11:30 a.m. in Rogers room 118. Those in attendance will work on an individual plan, but will also leave with some practical skills and tools they can use to become more organized. I hope youŐll encourage your student to attend.
We welcome your students back to the second half of their second year! A very high percentage of students in their second year have a strong commitment to completing their college degree and are confident that going to college was the right decision for them. As they inch closer to the 50% mark of their college career, that commitment only grows stronger. They continue to gain confidence as they look to participate in educational field trips, internships, research and study abroad. The first of such opportunities will be on March 9 with a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. CMA is a rehabilitation facility for marine animals and the home of Winter the Dolphin from the movie ŇDolphin Tale.Ó Biology majors are encouraged to attend but the trip is open to all second year students. More details to come soon!
From the FSC Career Center:
This month the Career Center along with SGA is hosting a Reverse Career Fair, a time for clubs and organizations to show employers what theyŐre all about! Employers will have time to meet members from various FSC organizations. ItŐs a great opportunity to ŇsellÓ their club or organization and impress the visiting employers. Thursday, January 17 is the last day to sign-up. Students can find the link on our website: www.flsouthern.edu/career or contact Xuchitl N. Coso, Director of Career Development at: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the FSC Counseling Center:
Just Do It. No, this isnŐt a Nike ad. ItŐs just a few thoughts on the commonly-held notion that we must be Ňin the moodÓ in order to do things. I frequently hear students use this idea to explain why they havenŐt done things they need to do, things like studying for exams, doing assigned work, or even attending classes. They say, ŇI know I needed to do it but I just wasnŐt in the mood.Ó WHAT!?! Professors (and employers) find ŇI wasnŐt in the moodÓ a pretty lame excuse for failure to do what is expected. I donŐt use this excuse with my employer and IŐll bet you donŐt either. Maybe it takes some growing up to realize that itŐs perfectly possible to do things, and do them well, even when not in the mood. And another bit of growing up is learning that once we get going on this task weŐre not in the mood for, our mood often changes and we find the needed energy and motivation. The new semester presents the perfect opportunity for students to learn new strategies and leave behind old self-defeating habits that may have sabotaged last semesterŐs academic performance. If your student is one of the many who subscribe to the idea that mood must come before action, encourage some new thinking and a visit to the Counseling Center.
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
WhatŐs happening at the Wellness Center?
Students can sign up for the following at the front desk:
á Spring Break Trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia
February 25-March 1
$200 non-refundable deposit includes:
Transportation by FSC van
Three meals per day. Meals will be prepared Ňgroup effortÓ style
Snacks, water and juice provided.
5 days/4 nights camping, all camping gear provided
Beach horseback ride
Behind the scenes tour of the Sea Turtle Research Center
Shrimping trip on only passenger shrimping boat in US
á Rock Climbing Trip
A $10 refundable deposit is required at registration to reserve your spot.
Trip will take place on Saturday, January 19.
Transportation will be provided to Auguille located in Orlando.
á FREE Bike Repair Clinic
Wednesday, January 30, 6pm, HWC lobby
Learn how to clean and lubricate your bike chain, do gear adjustments and more.
Group Exercise Classes
WeŐre promoting A NEW YEAR A NEW YOU by kicking off a new group exercise schedule. WeŐre offering 21 class opportunities and many of them are taught by our own certified students. Check out the new schedule at: http://www.flsouthern.edu/wellness/fitness/documents/GroupExSpring2013.pdf
FREE Personal Fitness Consulting
Through our Jump Start program, our fitness staff can help students reach their health and fitness goals. We offer full fitness assessments, functional movement screenings, personalized exercise program design and instruction and nutrition education. Contact Michele Cash at email@example.com or 863-680-3894 for more information or to set up an appointment. http://www.flsouthern.edu/wellness/fitness/jumpstart.htm
Soccer registration due Friday, January 11.
Student Health 101-A Parent Perspective
We hope youŐll enjoy this interactive parentŐs companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
River State College Lakeland 11:00
Wed. Jan. 16 Eckerd Lakeland 5:30 pm W. Basketball
Wed. Jan. 16 Eckerd Lakeland 7:30 pm M. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 19 Palm Beach Atlantic Lakeland 2:00 pm W. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 19 Palm Beach Atlantic Lakeland 4:00 pm M. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 19 at Nova Southeastern Fort Lauderdale 12:00 pm M&W Swim
Final Thoughts – Welcome back - two relatively small but powerful words. Second semester is a time in a studentŐs collegiate career that tends to pass quickly. Your student has gotten a feel for things, knowing the campus at this point. However, itŐs also a time when your student is working with new faculty and learning new expectations. Encourage your student to use his/her faculty memberŐs office hours when things are not understood in the classroom. Encourage your student to come to Tutor Tables, now offered three times a week. For some students, this is the semester when GPAs must be improved. Let us know if your student needs help. The semester goes quickly. Make sure your student acts quickly.
All the best – Shari
Associate Dean of Student Success
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698