The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 12/9/11
Has your student registered for Spring? – Registration for Spring semester is winding down. Has your student registered for classes? Was your student able to register for all the classes he/she needs to stay on track to graduate on time? We are here to help. The Student Solutions Center, Financial Aid and Business Office will be open this Monday and Tuesday evening until 7 p.m. Please make sure your student is ready to go in January. A great semester awaits!
Commissioning - The Cadre and Corps of Cadets of FSC Army ROTC Moccasin Battalion will hold its Fall 2011 Commissioning Ceremony on Friday, December 16, at 10 a.m., in the Eleanor Searle Drawing Room. The Army ROTC program at Florida Southern College was established in January 1951. The original mission of the unit was to commission lieutenants in the Military Police Corps, but, in 1953, the curriculum changed to general military service. Enrollment in ROTC was originally mandatory for all freshman and sophomore males attending Florida Southern College. The program began operating on a voluntary basis in the academic year 1971-72. After sixty years, Florida Southern College Army ROTC continues its tradition of providing the highest quality officers for service in the United States Army.
Florida Southern will be offering
Live video streaming
of the December 17, 2011 Commencement
through the college's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/floridasouthern. Click on the "Livestream" link on the left hand side of the page (under the red FSC graphic mark).
Commencement Handbook has been updated: http://www.flsouthern.edu/current_students/commencementhandbook.htm
Study Abroad – Numerous opportunities await your student for study abroad. The latest includes this summer trip from the Roux Library to New Mexico! Departure is from Tampa on May 30 (6:55am) and return to Tampa on June 6 (12:15am). Summer Session B commences on June 7. Visits will include cultural institutions in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, and Cimarron to learn how they preserve and present Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo American history. is designed as a 1 credit-hour course and is free for Junior Journey-eligible students. For students who are not Junior Journey-eligible the all-inclusive trip cost is $1,875. Enrollment will be limited. Contact Randall M. MacDonald to receive a syllabus and schedule or for more information.
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Friday, Dec. 9
á Last day of classes – finals follow
á Final Day of Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Show, Melvin Art Gallery
á Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, Save a Swipe Lunch
á Mass, 1:30 p.m., Danforth Chapel
á Flapjack Fling, 9-11 p.m., WyneeŐs Bistro, take a study break with free pancakes
á Final Exams
á Residence Halls Close at 5 p.m.
á Water Dome Splash for December graduates, 1-2 p.m., Water Dome
á Commencement, 10:30 a.m., Branscomb Auditorium
á FSC menŐs basketball vs. Chowan, 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
á FSC womenŐs basketball vs. Delta State, 3 p.m., Jenkins Field House
á FSC womenŐs basketball vs. Alabama-Huntsville, 5 p.m., Jenkins Field House
á FSC menŐs basketball vs. Malone, 7:30 p.m., Jenkins Field House
FSC offices closed for the Holiday – Dec. 26 thru Jan. 2, 2012
In the News:
From the FSC Career Center:
As we head into Christmas Break I am hoping our seniors are going to come back with a nice suit and professional outfits to interview. Remember even graduate programs are interviewing these days, so being prepared is very important. They should also be making connections and networking back home.
Looking ahead? The Career Center has put together some excellent programs for this Spring to assist your student with everything from learning how to write great resumes and cover letters, to visiting State department diplomats, to an opportunity to meet with a representative from the Student Conservation Association (check-out their wonderful internship opportunities.) Mark it on your calendar to visit our webpage in January for a look at our exciting Spring 2012 schedule!
Hot Jobs - brought to you by the Career Center- For additional information on all these ŇjobsÓ please visit and register with College Central and Internships.com on the Career Center website: www.flsouthern.edu/career
Hot ŇInternshipsÓ of the week:
Fed Ex - shttp://fedex.hodesiq.com/careers/job_detail.aspx?User_ID=&FedexID=515857&Locale=en
á Summer internships for IT majors in Lakeland from June to August 2012. Learn business/customer reporting technologies. Write reports for customers using Crystal Reports and provide documentation, coding and testing support as designated for the pricing projects. Interviews begin in January.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program – Job ID# 2443661
á 2012 Graduate Fellowship in Washington, DC that includes an orientation to the program and the Foreign Service at Howard University. Seeking outstanding individuals interested in international affairs and careers in the U.S. Foreign Service
White House Internship Program – Job ID# 2441015
á Unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate todayŐs young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.
SPCA – Job ID# 2452086
á Looking for a Graphic Design major to help create a new design for the SPCA. They are launching a new logo and need help with all posters, flyers, etc. May work at the facility or remotely.
Hot ŇPart-Time jobsÓ of the week:
Harley Davidson - Job ID# 2448972
á Marketing major to help coordinate and plan local events. Must be willing to work weekends setting up and helping with events.
University Tutor.com– Job ID# 2427211
á Seeking qualified college students to work as tutors part-time during the school year and summer. Most of the tutoring will be for high school students who need help with math, science, languages, SAT prep, writing, etc
GEICO– Job ID# 2413583
á Underwriting Technician whose job functions include: processing policy endorsements, data entry and analysis. Will accept any major with good verbal and written communication skills.
Hot ŇFull-Time jobsÓ of the week:
Naval Sub Base Kings Bay– Job ID# 2448804
á Recreation Assistant to work on Naval Sub base in St. Mary, GA to assist with all performing/planning recreational events on base. Flexible work schedule including weekends, nights, etc. $25-29K
Families USA – Job ID# 2430618
á Wellstone Fellowship for any major to include assisting in the organization of conferences and trainings for advocates and community leaders. Position is one-year, full time at $38k in Washington DC. Applications begin in January 2012.
Avis Budget Group– Job ID# 2440631
á Operations Manager Trainee with Marketing Management major or degree to work for car rental agency in the Tampa area. Must be available to work flexible shifts.
From the FSC Counseling Center:
Is That Your Final Answer? IŐve never been on a television quiz show but IŐll bet itŐs pretty nerve-wracking, especially when large amounts of money are at stake. Taking exams can be just as terrifying for some students and they can feel as if their whole future is at stake. To help your anxious student face finals with confidence (or at least without terror):
If your student needs assistance with effective study strategies, time management, healthy lifestyle choices, or stress reduction, suggest a visit to the Counseling Center. We can help your student get through the remainder of the term and start the next one off right.
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
Congratulations to our Flag Football Champions:
WomenŐs: Kappa Delta
MenŐs A: Lambda Chi Alpha
MenŐs B: BIR
Tailgate Triathlon Winners
Corn Hole: Eric Galloto/AJ Margnelli & Nhung Truong/Dawna Daigle
Ladder Golf: Madison Plusk/Amanda Arnold & Chris Park/Seth Denison
Washers: Rob Bledsoe/Chris Clarry & Brittani Gray/Bridgette Long
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 youŐll enjoy this interactive parentŐs companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
For the spring:
Intramurals Sports we will be offering the following sports in the Spring: Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Wiffleball, 4 v 4 Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Sand Volleyball, Inner Tube Water Polo and Dodgeball.
In Fitness, we will be offering weekly group exercise classes and our ongoing Jump Start program, which includes fitness assessments, personal training, and nutrition education. We will be offering two tobacco cessation classes, two blood drives, two Stress Free Zone (free chair massages, tea tasting, etc) and a self defense clinic. We will also be offering a personal training and a group exercise certification course for students.
Outdoor Rec will be offering the following trips: Rock climbing, horseback riding, an overnight spring break trip, paint ball and a ŇLeave No TraceÓ certification trip.
In addition, the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center (HWC), HWC Pool, HWC Waterfront and HWC Recreation Room will be open for other informal activities and recreation, and equipment check-out.
Final Thoughts – From ice skating (yes, here in Florida) to a hot air balloon ride, fun awaits your student as he/she returns for the spring semester. But most importantly, a semester of stimulating academics and engaged learning also waits. Be sure your student doesnŐt miss out. Please make sure your student has completed registration for the spring.
For those of you that this is your final parent newsletter, your student will be proudly crossing the Branscomb stage to accept a diploma. ItŐs been our honor and privilege to work with you in achieving success for your student. Wishing you and your student well in this next stage of life.
All the best – Shari
Assistant Dean of Student Development
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698