The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 11/18/11
A Happy and Safe Thanksgiving – FSC’s residence halls close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen at noon on Sunday, Nov. 29. All FSC offices are closed on Wednesday and reopen on Monday. In case your student is staying with us during the Break, one of the neighborhood churches is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner. Have your student be in touch with the Office of Student Development for more information.
Shuttle Service Link – Still making Thanksgiving travel plans for your student? Check out 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/
Curtain Up - FSC’s Department of Theatre opened its production of “Tartuffe” this week. This timeless comedy follows the outrageous activities of a penniless scoundrel and religious pretender. Invited to live in his benefactor's house, he wreaks havoc among family members by breaking off the daughter's engagement, attempting to seduce his hostess, and resorting to blackmail and extortion.
Upon Return – The pace is fast and furious upon your student’s return to campus after Thanksgiving. Your student is back for a week and then Academic Preparation Week occurs, followed by Final Exams. Along the way is Convo on November 30, Senior Drop-In Week at the Career Center, the annual FSC Christmas Tree Lighting, and the Lakeland Christmas Parade.
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Friday, Nov. 18
Š DudeFest, 5-7 p.m., Greek Quad
Š ACE presents Southern’s Got Talent, 7:30 p.m., Branscomb
Š Department of Theatre presents Moliere’s comedy “Tartuffe,” 7:30 p.m., Buckner Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 19
Š Day on Campus – Admissions
Š Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week: Day of Service, Lighthouse Ministries, contact Life and Cultural Center for details
Š 7th annual FSC ROTC Turkey Trot, 5K Fun Run/Walk and Canned Food Drive, 8 a.m., Southern Landing
Š FSC swim meet vs Rollins, Noon, Hollis Wellness Center Pool
Š Krazy for Kidz to Benefit the Polk Project, 2 p.m., Southern Landing
Š Department of Theatre presents Moliere’s comedy “Tartuffe,” 7:30 p.m., Buckner Theatre
Š FSC men’s basketball vs P.R.-Rio Piedras, 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Sunday, Nov. 20
Š Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Save a Swipe Lunch
Š Mass, 1:30 p.m., Danforth Chapel
Š Department of Theatre presents Moliere’s comedy “Tartuffe,” 2:30 p.m., Buckner Theatre
Monday, Nov. 21
Š Percussion Studio Recital, 7 p.m., B202 Anne McGregor Jenkins Recital Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Š Last Day of Classes before Thanksgiving Break
Š Halls close at 5 p.m.
Š FSC men’s basketball vs. R.R. –Bayamon, 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Š Thanksgiving Break
Š All FSC Offices are closed and reopen on Monday
Friday, Nov. 25
Š FSC men’s basketball vs. Limestone, 5:15 p.m., Jenkins Field House
Saturday, Nov. 26
Š FSC men’s basketball tournament, Jenkins Field House
Sunday, Nov. 2
Š Halls reopen at 12 noon
Monday, Nov. 28
Š Career Center Senior Drop-In Week begins
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Š SYE Event, 8 p.m.
Š Let’s Talk about the Job Search, 4 p.m., Career Center
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Š Convocation, 10:40 a.m., Branscomb Auditorium
Š Let’s Talk about the Job Search, 10:45 a.m., Career Center
Thursday, Dec. 1
Š Lakeland Christmas Parade, 7 p.m., Downtown Lakeland
Friday, Dec. 2
Š Chick-Fil-A Friday, 8:45 a.m., Bandshell, first 100 students receive a free chicken biscuit
Saturday, Dec. 3
Š Christmas Gala, 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Branscomb Auditorium
Sunday, Dec. 4
Š FSC Christmas Tree Lighting, 7 p.m., Lynn’s Garden
Still Ahead this Month –
Convocation (Nov. 30)
In the News:
From the FSC Career Center:
The Career Center staff would like to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and we are thankful to have you partnering with us as we assist your student in their journey. After Thanksgiving break we have a couple of activities to assist our December graduates. Whether they are seniors or graduate students they will be able to gain valuable information from our seminar on The Job Search. We have two dates for this event: Tuesday, November 29 @ 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, November 30 @ 10:45 a.m. and it will be in the Career Center.
If your son or daughter is graduating in December, please ask them if they have visited the Career Center. We have so many resources available to them even if they are going to graduate school but maybe need a job to tide them over until they start their program. There are so many opportunities that come across our desk and if we don’t know the needs of our upcoming graduates we cannot help them, so tell them about our Senior Drop-In Week. Monday, November 28 – Thursday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. there will be two Career Counselors available to assist our seniors (or graduate students) who are graduating this December. It is on a drop in basis and first come first serve. Encourage your student to attend if they have not visited with us yet!
Also, while your student is at home it’s a wonderful opportunity to make connections and do some informational interviews with individuals in the area or field in which your student is interested. The Career Center has an excellent handout on how to go about doing an Information Interview. You can find it on our website at: www.flsouthern.edu/career.
From the FSC Counseling Center:
Dependence Day. I propose that we rename Thanksgiving. Let’s call it Dependence Day and dedicate it to recognizing all those we depend on: our friends for their support and encouragement; our family members for loving us even when we’re not lovable; farmers for growing our food; mechanics for fixing things we don’t know how to fix; police and firefighters for protecting our lives and property; members of the military for keeping us safe; teachers for instructing us; artists of all kinds for enriching our lives; and all the many others whose daily efforts give us comfort, safety, and joy. Dependence Day is the perfect time to celebrate all these important relationships and acknowledge our need for each other. Happy Dependence Day to you and yours!
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
Thanksgiving Hours of Operation
Monday, November 21, Normal hours of operation
Tuesday, November 22
Wellness Center Hours 6am-12noon
Rec Room CLOSED
All facilities are CLOSED Wed., November 23-27.
Paintball Outdoor Rec Trip- A great way to “Combat your stress”.
Registration continues at the Wellness Center for this trip to be held on Wednesday, November 30. Complete the trip information form/waiver and pay the $10 trip deposit and attend the pre-trip meeting. *Deposit is returned when you attend the trip. No equipment or experience is necessary. Enjoy an afternoon of paintball! Students registered for this trip must attend the pre-trip meeting on November 28, at 5pm at the Wellness Center.
Tailgate Triathlon registration due Friday, November 18, 5pm. Games will be held Saturday, December 3 at 12 noon.
Short Court B-ball playoffs begin Monday, November 28.
Flag Football Championship Games, Sunday, December 4, at Barnett Field.
Worlds AIDS Day Celebration
Thursday, December 1, 7:30 am at Danforth Chapel.
HIV Testing 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Wellness Center.
Swim Lessons Available
Beginner to advanced lessons 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.
Student Health 101-A Parent Perspective
We hope you’ll enjoy this interactive parent’s companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
WINS REGIONAL OPENER, ADVANCES TO SEMFINALS
… It was quite a birthday for freshman Gabby Fernandez Thursday. She led the Moccasins to a five-set win over
West Florida at the NCAA South Regional in Tampa, putting FSC into Friday
night’s semifinals against arch-rival Tampa at 7:30 p.m. Now 18-12
overall, the Moccasins take on top-seeded Tampa for the third time this
season. The Spartans have won the two previous meetings, by four sets at
Tampa Sept. 20 and by four sets at FSC Oct. 26. The semifinal winners play
Saturday at 7 p.m. for the South Regional Championship. Live stats and live
video will be available at http://www.tampaspartans.com/page.asp?articleID=3247.
Senior Lauren Huber earned another honor, as she was the lone Moccasin selected to the All-Sunshine State Conference first team for the second straight year. Huber leads the Moccasins in kills and hitting percentage this season.
IMPRESSIVE START FOR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM … An attention-grabbing win over Delta State highlighted the women’s basketball team’s season-opening trip to Cleveland, Miss., last weekend. Coach Jarrod Olson’s Moccasins won their opener in relatively easy fashion, 89-58, over West Alabama. The Moccasins and Delta State will have a re-match Dec. 18 in Lakeland when Delta State comes to the Moccasins’ Terrace Hotel Classic. Saturday the Moccasins travel to West Palm Beach for a 7 p.m. meeting with Palm Beach Atlantic.
MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM SET FOR HOME OPENER … Coach Linc Darner’s men’s team makes its first appearance in renovated Jenkins Field House Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. Most notable for fans making their first visit to Jenkins Field House since the renovation was completed will be new seating. New bleachers, including just over 600 chair-back seats, have been installed on both sides of the court. Saturday night’s game is the first of four straight home contests for the Moccasins. Tuesday night Puerto Rico-Bayamon is the opponent at 7:30 p.m. The Moccasins will be the host for the Terrace Hotel/Ledger Media Group Tournament after Thanksgiving. Armstrong Atlantic, Minnesota State Mankato and Limestone will be the other participating teams.
LARSON TO RUN FINAL RACE IN D-II CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP … Eric Larson will run the final race of his Moccasin career Saturday, as he completes in the NCAA Division II Men’s Cross Country Championship. The 10K race is scheduled for 3 p.m. (ET) at Spokane, Wash. Larson, a senior from Pensacola, earned his third straight trip to the Division II Championship with a third-place finish at the South Regional Nov. 5, qualifying as an individual.
BUSY WEEKEND FOR SWIMMERS … The swimming teams will have a busy weekend. Friday they swim against Indian River and Daytona State at 2 p.m. at Ft. Pierce. Saturday they’ll take on Sunshine State Conference foe Rollins in a dual meet starting at noon at the Hollis Wellness Center Pool.
MOCCASIN STAFF MEMBER WINNING MEDALS AT PARA PAN AMERICAN GAMES …Tommy Chasanoff, an assistant in the FSC Sports Information Office, is performing well for the USA Team at the 2011 Para Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. He has won a gold medal and set the Games record in the 800 meters and won silver medals in the 100-meters and 200-meters.
Final Thoughts – A Happy Thanksgiving from our FSC family to your FSC family. We are indeed thankful to be working with your student each and every day.
All the best – Shari
Assistant Dean of Student Development
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698