The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 10/21/11
Inspired – FSC students were inspired when the leader of MTV’s “The Buried Life” spoke during Convocation Wednesday. The full group spent time with students during a program that evening. If your student missed Convo, Encores will be presented Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 2 and 5:15 p.m. and again Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10:40 a.m. All Encores are in the President’s Dining Room, Thrift. Convo attendance is an academic requirement.
Recognized – Also on Wednesday,
Congratulations Again - FSC’s Water Ski Team placed 3rd in a field of 12, at the Division 1, National Collegiate Water Ski Association Championships held in Zachary, Louisiana during Fall Break.
Coming Up - Spring Advising to register for classes next semester takes place on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:40 a.m. Remind your student to look for flyers posted around campus for locations.
Veterans Recognition - In honor of Veterans Day, the McKay Archives is pleased to announce an outstanding display of World War II-era military memorabilia is now available for viewing. The collection includes several uniforms, period photographs and publications, and other miscellaneous items courtesy of a local collector. The memorabilia may be viewed through the first week of December by individuals from Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, and by classes by appointment.
Seasonal Favorites - It’s that time of year and finally it’s a little chillier on the FSC campus in the early morning hours. This coming week, students have numerous opportunities to get into the “Halloween spirit.” Take a look at the many events ahead under the Schedule of Upcoming Events. Your student also receives this information in his/her weekly campus email on Mondays.
Here to Help - FSC’s Student Solutions Center is a resource center for your student located in the Raulerson Building next to Financial Aid. The SSC Staff is equipped to provide students the following resources:
-Course Schedule Assistance
-Major Selection Counseling
-Time Management Coaching
-Note Taking & Study Strategies
-Tutoring in various academic subjects
Follow the Student Solutions Center on Twitter, FSC_SSC for the latest updates.
Caravan Success – The Career Center hosted the Law School Caravan Thursday. Forty-eight law schools provided interview opportunities to more than one hundred students.
Take a look around campus – Now you can have a look around campus without even being here! Today’s prospective students can have a look-see before an on-site visit. Check out the panoramic views of FSC.
National Publication Showcases FSC Athletic Trainer, Professor, as One of USA’s Groundbreaking “Women on the Field” – Hooray to Professor Sue Stanley-Green for this recognition. Be sure you click on the link to read all about it.
Speak Up – Do you have a senior graduating in December? Senior Speaker applications are available in the Center for Student Involvement and are due back on October 31. For more information, have your students contact Alan Silva, SGA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Commencement Handbook now online – Need to know some details about graduation in December or this spring? Use this online publication as a handy resource.
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Friday, Oct. 21
Š FSC volleyball vs. Lynn, 7 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Š Spooky Bingo, 8 p.m., JR Lobby
Saturday, Oct. 22
Š Breast Cancer Awareness Walk – see the Wellness Center for details
Š FSC volleyball vs. Barry, 4 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Š FSC men’s soccer vs. Barry, 7 p.m., Barnett Field
Š Festival of Fine Arts: Opening Gala, 7:30 p.m., Branscomb - Ensembles and soloists from FSC’s Department of Music will open the 2011-2012 Festival of Fine Arts season with a special gala program in honor of Dr. Robert MacDonald. ACE Event
Š Foam Party, 9 p.m., Greek Quad
Sunday, Oct. 23
Š Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Save a Swipe
Š Mass, 1:30 p.m., Danforth Chapel
Monday, Oct. 24
Š Greek Education Workshop, 7 p.m.
Š SAGA Movie, 8 p.m., Thrift, “Night of the Living Dead,” facilitated by FSC Counselor Tom Norman
Tuesday, Oct. 25
Š Convo Encore, 2 p.m. & 5:15 p.m., President’s Dining Room, Thrift
Š First-Year Pumpkin Bowling Bonanza, 6:30 p.m., Badcock Garden
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Š Moc Interview Day, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Career Center
Š Group Advising, 10:40 a.m., see posted information for locations
Š Convo Encore, 10:40 a.m., President’s Dining Room, Thrift
Š FSC women’s volleyball vs. Tampa, 7 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Š FSC women’s soccer vs. Rollins, 7 p.m., Barnett Field
Thursday, Oct. 27
Š Karaoke in Wynee’s Bistro, 4:30-7 p.m.
Š FSC men’s soccer vs. Rollins, 7 p.m., Barnett Field
Š Festival of Fine Arts presents: Music Under the Stars, 7:30 p.m., Bandshell (bring your blanket or chairs)
Friday, Oct. 28
Š Last day for Blacklight by Al Kriston, Melvin Art Gallery
Š Legally Speaking Seminar presented by Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, noon, Thrift Alumni Room
Š FSC swim meet vs. SCAD, 4 p.m., Wellness Center Pool
Š Mocsquerade Ball, 7 p.m., Water Dome; prizes include a chance to win a book scholarship for second semester
Saturday, Oct. 29
Š Day on Campus, Admissions
Sunday, Oct. 30
Š Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Save a Swipe
Š Mass, 1:30 p.m., Danforth Chapel
Š FSC women’s volleyball vs. Flagler, 2 p.m. Jenkins Field House
A Look Ahead at Wynee’s Bistro:
Monday – Moc N Cheese Bar
Tuesday – Octoberfest
Wednesday – Boston Moc It
Thursday – Halloween Party, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest (prizes for best costume)
Friday – Breakfast all day
Saturday – Steak and Shrimp Night
College Terrace – Grilled Reuben
Cyber Café – Meatball sub on herb hoagie
Grill Master – marinated BBQ Pork Loin
In the News:
From the FSC Career Center:
The Career Center is partnering with the college bookstore to reach out to our December graduates and share information to assist them as they prepare to graduate. We will be in the walkway under Wynee’s Bistro on October 24 from 11- 5 with informative material for our seniors. Please have your senior stop by and say hello!
The Career Center is sponsoring our fall “Moc” Interview Day on Wednesday, October 26 from 9-4. If students did not sign up this time around, we will have another one of these events in the spring and would like to encourage all students to take advantage of this event to practice their interviewing techniques. Students sign-up for a half hour slot and are interviewed by a business professional for 20 minutes and then they receive some positive critique for the last 10 minutes. Also, the students will be making connections with employers in the area.
A representative from The Washington Center will be in the Career Center on Oct. 28 from 1:45 – 3pm to share all the different internship and seminar opportunities available.
From the FSC Counseling Center:
Oh, Doe! I think I’m gedding a code! We all know that illness is more likely when our resistance is down and that lowered resistance can occur because of deficits in self-care: late nights, too little rest, poor diet, sharing food or drinks, too much stress. Unfortunately, this is virtually a description of college life. As a result, coughs, colds, sore throats, and general malaise are rampant. If your student hasn’t been sick yet, he or she is one of the few. These minor illnesses are exacerbated by the fact that busy students don’t feel that they have time to take to their beds with chicken soup and a good book. Our professors understand when students miss coursework because of illness but, even so, class marches on and it can be a real challenge to catch up if they fall behind. The best way to avoid the problems created by illness is to avoid the illness. This means that students need to use every strategy to protect themselves, even when their natural tendencies go in the opposite direction. You can help your students by encouraging good self-care, basic precautionary measures, and effective stress management. The Counseling Center specializes in helping students improve their stress management skills and we look forward to helping your student.
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
Intramural softball begins Monday, October 24.
Cardboard Regatta, Thursday, October 27 at 4pm.
Bowling Tourney, Friday, October 28, 10 pm.
Short Court Basketball and Table Tennis registrations are due Friday, October 28, at 5pm.
Nutrition Topics, Tuesday, October 25, at 12:15 in the DuBose Room. This week’s topic is: “Why Diets Don’t Work”
Stress Free Zone, Wednesday, October 26, 11am-2pm at the Wellness Center. FREE Chair Massages, Hot Tea, and Stress Management information.
Student Health 101-A Parent Perspective
We hope you’ll enjoy this interactive parent’s companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
From the FSC Family Association:
Day on Campus takes place next Saturday, Oct. 29. You may recall your Day on Campus experience and how helpful speaking to a current FSC family was for you in the college selection process. Now is your chance to return the favor. If you are interested in volunteering to help man the Family Association table and visit with prospective families, be sure to be at the Honeyman Pavilion at 8 a.m. Your assistance will be completed by 9:30 a.m. Send an email to email@example.com and let us know you’ll be able to help.
SSC CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND FOR CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS …The first Sunshine State Conference championship event for the 2011-12 season takes place this weekend with the SSC Cross Country Championship set for Saturday at Markham Park (16001 W. State Road 84) in Sunrise. Nova Southeastern is the host school. The Moccasin men have won 14 consecutive SSC titles, but they figure to get a strong challenge this year from Tampa and Florida Tech. The Moccasin women hope to improve on last year’s fifth-place finish.
SSC’S TOP SCORING TEAMS, TOP SCORING INDIVIDUALS MEET IN MEN’S SOCCER … Soccer fans should be in for a treat at Saturday’s Sunshine State Conference men’s soccer game with Barry at 7 p.m. at Barnett Field. The contest will bring together the SSC’s top two scoring teams and top two scoring individuals. The Moccasins (6-6-1, 2-4 SSC) lead the league, averaging 2.54 goals per game, with Barry (10-1-3, 2-1-3 SSC) second at 2.31. Zach Hofstetter of the Moccasins leads NCAA Division II and the SSC in individual scoring with 41 points on 16 goals and nine assists.
SWIMMERS FALL TO TAMPA IN HOME OPENER … The swimming team came up short in its home opener against Tampa last Saturday. Tampa won the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay, by one-tenth of a second to pull ahead of the Moccasins and win the men’s meet, 104-101, and won the women’s meet 134-71.
VOLLEYBALL TEAM FACES KEY MATCHES …
Looking to bounce back from a tough, five-set loss at Rollins Wednesday night,
the volleyball team faces three key Sunshine State Conference home matches in
the next week. Currently 11-10, 5-4 in the SSC, the Moccasins play Lynn
(11-10, 4-4 SSC) Friday at 7 p.m., Barry (9-10, 1-7 SSC) Saturday at 4 p.m. and
then take on second-ranked and current SSC leader Tampa (21-0, 8-0 SSC)
Wednesday night at 7.
WOMEN’S SOCCER IN MUST-WIN SITUATION … The postseason hopes for the women’s soccer team will come down to its final regular season contest Oct. 26 and it’s a must-win situation. With Wednesday night’s 1-0 loss to Saint Leo, the Moccasins have dropped three straight games, all by shutouts, to see their record fall to 7-6-1, 2-4-1 in the Sunshine State Conference. They currently are seventh in the SSC and the top six teams make the SSC Tournament.
WOMEN’S GOLF TEAM SECOND IN FINAL FALL EVENT … Amy Hodgkinson finished her fall golf season on a strong note, placing third at the Saint Leo Invitational Tuesday for the best finish of her career. The Moccasins finished in second place, two strokes behind Saint Leo in their final tournament of the fall. Hodgkinson led the Moccasins with a 149. The Moccasin men complete their fall season in the Rollins Invitational at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando Monday and Tuesday.
Final Thoughts – You spoke. We listened. Many of our out-of-state families have recently shared comments regarding the cost of airport transportation to and from campus. We’re pleased to share that Airport Direct is partnering with us for an FSC discount. For reservations call 800-756-1303. The rate is $70 to/from Tampa Airport and $90 to/From Orlando Airport. We’ll send you a link for on line reservations next week. Happy travels.
All the best – Shari
Assistant Dean of Student Development
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698