The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 1/18/13
Convo – First Convo of the semester is January 30, featuring Up with People; 10:40 a.m., Branscomb Auditorium.
Did you know – Spring Break is right around the corner, Feb. 25-March 1. Is your student looking for something to do during it? How about:
Be a part of FSC’s Alternative Spring Break where you can partner with local organizations and support a children’s camp! Volunteer projects will include: painting, landscaping, construction, cooking and more. Participants will also enjoy great food and lodging along with time off for canoeing, swimming, basketball, and walking trails. The ASB group will leave the FSC campus on Monday, February 25th and return on Thursday, February 28th. Cost is $149 and includes all meals, lodging, travel, and project materials. For more info please contact Rachel Smith at email@example.com.
Academic Reminders (always good to know):
Š 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
Š Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
Time & Place:
Rogers Student Lounge
PHY 2120 & 2020
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Friday, Jan. 18
Š Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibits Begins, Melvin Art Gallery, opening reception 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Š Hollis Wellness Center Rock Climbing Trip
Š FSC women’s basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic, 2 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Š FSC men’s basketball vs. Palm Beach Atlantic, 4 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Š ISO Opera Gala, ISO/FSC collaboration, Madame Butterfly, 7 p.m., Branscomb Aud.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Š Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Š Mass, 1 p.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Monday, Jan. 21
Š MLK Day – no classes; FSC offices open
Š MSC event, 7 p.m., Thrift
Š 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.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Š Blood Drive, 1-9 p.m., Circle Drive
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Š Academic Improvement Session, Learning Styles, 10:40 a.m., Rogers 118
Š Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Circle Drive
Š FSC women’s basketball vs. Univ. of Tampa, 5:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Š FSC men’s basketball vs. Univ. of Tampa, 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
o SGA Tailgate before the game
Thursday, Jan. 24
Friday, Jan. 25
Š Chick Fil A Friday, 8:45 a.m., Bandshell, first 100 students receive free chicken biscuit
Š Overboard singing group, 9 p.m., Bandshell
Š Scholars Weekend, Admissions
Š ROTC Ranger Challenge
Saturday, Jan. 26
Š Scholars Weekend, Admissions
Š Shuttle to Shop, Mall at Millenia, 1 p.m., See the Center for Student Involvement at the Bandshell for details
Š ROTC Ranger Challenge
Sunday, Jan. 27
Š Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Š Mass, 1:30 p.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
A Look Ahead at Wynee’s Bistro:
Monday – Gyros; MLK Birthday cake
Tuesday – Stir Fry
Wednesday – Burger Bar; National Pie Day
Thursday – New Orleans
Friday – France
Saturday – Steak and Shrimp
College Terrace –Salmon Patty
Grill Master – Fury Burger
Grill Master TuTu’s – Chicken Parmesan on a Kaiser Roll
In the News:
We all have ways we prefer to learn especially when we approach something new. We may have some knowledge of whether we learn best through visuals, by listening carefully, or by doing a hands-on task. Also, some of us prefer to work alone while others prefer to learn in groups. This self insight is particularly important in the college environment.
Our next Academic Improvement Session will focus on this topic. In addition to completing a self-assessment, students will more importantly learn new strategies to use based on their dominant styles for learning. By gaining a better understanding of this area they can make the time the time spent studying and preparing for classes more productive. I hope you’ll encourage your student to attend the learning styles session this upcoming Wednesday 1/23 at 10:40 a.m. in Rogers 118.
Experiencing the world beyond the classroom is an essential part of your students’ education at Florida Southern College. Second-year students are curious to participate in academic excursions and we have the perfect opportunity coming up in March. The Student Solutions Center, along with faculty from the Natural Science Division, is sponsoring a trip to Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Saturday, March 9. While this trip will be of special interest to science majors, all second-year students are welcome and encouraged to participate. CMA is a rehabilitation facility for marine animals and students will get a behind the scenes look at the proper way to care for the animals. The cost is approximately $25 dollars which includes lunch and transportation. Sign up your student now. Their educational experience will be more meaningful because of it.
From the FSC Career Center:
The Career Center is here to assist your student with all of their career development needs. From career and major planning, to guiding them through the graduate school process we are happy to help. Have them stop by the Career Center (First floor of the Thrift Bldg.) or give us a call at 863-680-4390 to make an appointment with one of our friendly Career Counselors. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Sign-up for the spring semester’s “Moc” Interview Day starts next week. Send your student by the Career Center and have them reserve a spot to practice interviewing skills and meet some great employers. “Moc” Interviews take place on Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00 – 4:00 and the spots fill up FAST!
From the FSC Counseling Center:
Hello? From time to time, worried parents call and ask that I phone their students and offer counseling. I’m happy to make these calls except when the parents insist that I keep their call a secret. Let me tell you why. Imagine you’re a college student struggling with some painful or stressful issue. Now imagine you get a call out of the blue from the campus Counseling Center. If I can’t say, “Your parent is worried and wants to be sure you know there’s support available through the Counseling Center,” then the student is left to suppose that his or her problems are a general topic of conversation across campus and that “everyone knows.” Not a cheering thought. I think you can see that most students would not welcome such a call.
So what’s a worried parent to do? First, recognize that there are times when you can’t fulfill your child’s every need. It’s nothing to feel guilty about—no parent can. Your job is not to meet your child’s every need but to prepare your child for independence. Second, don’t be afraid to talk to your student about your concerns and, when you do, be specific. Rather than saying, “I think you need some counseling,” say, “You’re tearful during most of our phone conversations and I’m worried that things don’t seem to be getting better for you. I think it’s time you talk with someone in the Counseling Center.”
Third, don’t worry that recommending counseling will cause your student to stop confiding in you. The trusting relationship of a lifetime will not be damaged by your urging your student to get a little professional help. And if your student is initially upset or angry despite your best efforts to be tactful, try not to see it as a personal rejection or an indication that you’ve done something wrong. Instead, understand that such a reaction is an expression of your child’s current unhappiness and may be intended, even if unconsciously, to push you into fixing things, especially if that’s your usual response. Maintain an attitude of gentle persistence and continue urging your student to come in and talk with us. If you are concerned about your student, believe some counseling would be helpful, and would like further pointers on talking with your student; you’re welcome to call us any weekday at 863-680-6236. Our counselors would be happy to speak individually with any parent.
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
Campus Wide Blood Drive
Tuesday, January 22, 1:00pm-9:00 pm at Circle Drive
Wednesday, January 23, 10:00 am-6:00 pm
All donors will receive a voucher for a FREE movie ticket plus a wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening!
Students can sign up for the following at the front desk:
Š Spring Break Trip to Jekyll Island, Georgia
*Only 2 spaces left for this trip from February 25-March 1
$200 non-refundable deposit includes:
Transportation by FSC van
Three meals per day. Meals will be prepared “group effort” 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
Š 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
We’re promoting A NEW YEAR A NEW YOU by kicking off a new group exercise schedule. We’re 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
*We will be having Group Exercise classes as scheduled on Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-680-3894 for more information or to set up an appointment. http://www.flsouthern.edu/wellness/fitness/jumpstart.htm
Basketball registration due Friday, January 18.
Student Health 101-A Parent Perspective
We hope you’ll enjoy this interactive parent’s companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
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
Wed. Jan. 23 Tampa Lakeland 5:30 pm W. Basketball
Wed. Jan. 23 Tampa Lakeland 7:30 pm M. Basketball
Thurs. Jan. 24 Haudenosaunee (Exhibition) Lakeland (Barnett) 7:00 pm W. Lacrosse
Sat. Jan. 26 USF Club (Exhibition) Lakeland 12 p.m. M. Lacrosse
Sat. Jan. 26 at Florida Tech Melbourne 2:00 pm W. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 26 at Florida Tech Melbourne 4:00 pm M. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 26 Daytona State College Lakeland 12:00 pm M&W Swim
Final Thoughts – Encourage your student to make Monday a Day On not a Day Off, meaning encourage your student to take advantage of the numerous service opportunities available for the Day of Service on MLK Day. Should your student need access to any of the business offices of the campus, all operations will be open including offices.
All the best – Shari
Associate Dean of Student Success
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698