The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 10/28/11
Trick or Treat – FSC students are getting their share of this seasonal celebration this week. Tuesday evening featured “pumpkin bowling.” On Thursday night, FSC’s food services folks hosted their annual costume contest along with pumpkin carving and “Scary-oke” in Wynee’s Bistro. The sorority community provided trick or treating opportunities for faculty and staff families. The Mocsquerade Ball takes to the great outdoors Friday night for the annual dance, this time around the Water Dome.
Email Connection - Help us spread the word to your student that his/her mail has changed and is not longer @flsouthern.edu. It’s now @mocs.flsouthern.edu. If your student hasn’t done so already, he/she needs to contact email@example.com to request login info. The FSC email account is considered an official form of college communication. Your student can also stop by the Rinker Technology Center.
Shuttle Service Link – In last week’s newsletter, we shared information about a more affordable transportation option to and from both airports. Here’s the link for your convenience for online booking http://www.floridasoutherncollege.airportdirectshuttleservice.com/
Moc Interview Success – Eighty-four students took advantage of the opportunity to polish their interview skills this week during the Career Center’s annual Moc Interview Day. Numerous area employers donated their time to conduct these realistic interviews and then provided performance evaluations.
Registration Approaches – Your student is fast approaching the time to register for spring semester classes. Now is the time for him/her to make sure there are no holds so the registration process can easily proceed.
Students with 92 or more earned hours may begin Web Registration at 8:00 p.m.
Students with 60 or more earned hours may begin Web Registration at 8:00 p.m.
Final Day to Drop a Course without an Academic Penalty
Final Day to Withdraw from College
Students with 30 or more earned hours may begin Web Registration at 8:00 p.m.
Final Day to Drop a "B" Course
Students with 1 or more earned hours may begin Web Registration at 7:00 a.m.
Students with 0 earned hours may begin Web Registration at 12:00 p.m.
Last day to register for Spring Classes without Late Fee (After Nov. 19, a $100 fee added to returning students with no schedule)
Need Help? – Is your student having challenges in these classes? Help is at hand. Academic Assistance available for the specific classes listed: PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions):
BIO 1500 Biological Essentials PS 155 – Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CHE 1011 Chemical Foundations PS 108 – Monday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
CHE 1111 Principles of Chemistry I PS 108 – Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
MAT 1007 Social World Algorithms PS 205 – Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
MAT 2022 Elementary Statistics PS 204 – Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
PHY 2110 Physics (Calculus Based) PS 202 – Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Growing Faster Every Day - FSC’s new Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House is quickly taking shape.
Coming up in November – Plenty of events and opportunities await your student in the coming month:
Water Ski Clinic (Nov. 2)
Self Defense Clinic (Nov. 2)
Chick Fil A Friday (Nov. 4)
ACE presents Casino Night (Nov. 4)
Fall Festival (Nov. 5)
Blood Drive (Nov. 8 & 9)
Career, Internship & Graduate School Expo (Nov. 9)
11.11.11. Money Grab (Nov. 11)
Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Art Show (beginning Nov. 11)
Veterans Day (Nov. 11)
Veterans Day Orchestra Concert (Nov. 13)
Senior Seminars from the English Department (Nov. 14-21)
SAGA Film Series Continues “Return of the Living Dead” (Nov. 14)
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week (Nov. 15-19)
Annual College Thanksgiving Dinner (Nov. 17)
Florida Lecture Series, “America’s Courts: State and Nation” (Nov. 17)
Department of Theatre presents Moliere’s comedy “Tartuffe” (beginning Nov. 17)
Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 23-Nov. 27)
Convocation (Nov. 30)
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
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 6th Annual Hispanic American FSC Film Festival, 6-7 p.m., Christoverson 109; “Sins of My Father”
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 (Family Association volunteers)
Sunday, Oct. 30
Š Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
Š Mass, 1:30 p.m., Danforth Chapel
Š FSC women’s volleyball vs. Flagler, 2 p.m. Jenkins Field House
Monday, Oct. 31
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Š FSC’s College Democrats, College Republicans, and Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society host Former Louisiana Governor and United States Congressman Buddy Roemer, announced candidate for U.S. President, 12:30 p.m., Rogers Auditorium, Carlisle Rogers Building
Š How to Make the Most of an Expo, 4 p.m., Career Center
Wednesday, Nov. 2
Š How to Make the Most of an Expo, 10:45 a.m., Career Center
Friday, Nov. 4
Š Chick Fil A Friday, 8:45 a.m., Bandshell, first 100 students receive a free chicken biscuit
Š ACE presents Casino Night, 8 p.m., JR Lobby
Saturday, Nov. 5
Š Fall Festival, 1 p.m., Badcock Garden, prizes including a $250 Jet Blue Gift Card
Sunday, Nov. 6
Š Daylight Savings Time
Š Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Save a Swipe
Š Mass, 1:30 p.m., Danforth Chapel
A Look Ahead at Wynee’s Bistro:
Monday – Tex Mex Bar
Tuesday – Stir Fry
Wednesday – Beef Around the World
Thursday – Traveling Greece
Friday – Meatballs International
Saturday – Steak and Shrimp Night
College Terrace – Chicken Cordon Bleu
Cyber Café – Moc Rib Sandwich
Grill Master – Grilled Grouper Sandwich
In the News:
From the FSC Career Center:
The Career Center held “Moc” Interview Day on October 26. Eighty-four students had the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills with 20 business professionals. If your student did not sign up this time around, we will have another one of these events in the spring.
This coming week we have a seminar on How to Make the Most of an Expo to prepare our students to attend the upcoming Career, Internship and Gradate School Expo. These will take place in the Career Center either on Tuesday, November 1, at 4 p.m. or at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 2. The Expo will be held the following week on November 9 from 10am – 1 pm. More details next week!
From the FSC Counseling Center:
It Changes. No matter what “it” is, it will change. Bad times pass but so do good ones. The important thing is to keep a sense of perspective and realize that, welcome or not, change is a part of life. Young adults can’t always achieve this point of view. They imagine that they will always go on thinking, feeling, or wanting what they do right now. If they’re in love, it’s forever. If they’re broken-hearted, the sun will never shine again. If they are disappointed by a friend, the whole world has let them down. Developing a philosophical attitude toward life’s vicissitudes can take decades so it may be unrealistic to expect your 18-year-old to do so. Still, you can help your son or daughter through hard times by offering your own hard-earned wisdom, especially when you share the missteps you took in acquiring that wisdom. Revealing your vulnerabilities and imperfections gives your child permission to be human and lifts the burden of perfectionism. Sharing how you learned from your mistakes gives your child hope and shows how even serious blunders can lead to gains in maturity and self-awareness. Good things happen when you let your child know the “real you.” If your child is facing some hard times, encourage a visit to the Counseling Center so that, together, we can help them through.
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
Water Ski Clinics Scheduled
Learn to water ski or improve your skills with our nationally ranked FSC Water Ski Team. Clinics will be held the next two Wednesdays, November 2nd 9th from 9am-5pm. Contact Roger Skalko at firstname.lastname@example.org for price information and to schedule your ski set.
Swim Lessons Available
Beginner to advanced lessons are available for a discounted rate of $40. Price includes 4 private 1 hour lessons where you can learn to swim, refine your strokes or receive goal specific training by a certified Water Safety Instructor. Sign up at the front desk of the Wellness Center.
NIRSA Student Organization Meeting
This is for students interested in getting more involved in campus recreation or learning about all jobs that are involved in this field. Initial meeting will be held Wednesday, November 2 at 5pm in the DuBose Room.
Tuesday, November 1, at 12:15 in the DuBose Room. This week’s topic is “Meal Planning”.
Wednesday, November 2, 7-9pm at the Wellness Center. Bring a friend and learn some basics of keeping yourself safe.
Student Health 101-A Parent Perspective
We hope you’ll enjoy this interactive parent’s companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
Final Thoughts – It’s beginning to look a lot like…November in Florida. Our mornings have finally started to have a little dip to the temperature. There are a few more “weather fronts” changing the humidity. The sky is a little more brilliant during the day. While our leaves don’t change and there’s certainly no reason to bring out the winter coats (yet), our campus is beginning to show signs of the season.
All the best – Shari
Assistant Dean of Student Development
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698