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The student run Dow Advantage Public Relations Group at Flagler College is holding a Tailgate for Troops fundraiser to raise money for U.S. troops in Kuwait to have a super bowl party.
Tailgate for Troops will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 at the Flagler College Gymnasium from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., during the women’s and men’s basketball games. Woody’s BBQ is donating food, which will be available for a minimum $2 donation. Larger donations are welcome and encouraged.
By Capri Martinez | firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether shooting commercials for local businesses or filming documentaries, 2007 Flagler College graduate Gareth Cox is making a career out of his passion for cinematography.
Cox, a native of Nottingham, England, says he knew he wanted to pursue a career in TV production since the eighth grade.
“I noticed our school had a closed circuit television network and they would do the news everyday,” Cox said. “I became interested in that just by watching it and I applied for the production side.”
By Halie Trammell | email@example.com
The Society for Advancement of Management along with Career Services will be holding an event to teach students how to act and behave in stressful interview situations.
The Professional Expectations Etiquette Dinner will teach students how to act in a business dinner setting, and prepare students for tough interviews. The dinner is a five course meal, and throughout the meal, students will receive instructions from Virginia A. Edwards, a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant.
Balances becoming harder to repay thanks to higher interest rates
By Steffi Shook | firstname.lastname@example.org
With financial aid, grants and scholarships, paying for college is a piece of cake, right? Unfortunately, funding your education isn’t as easy as receiving a check from Uncle Sam.
With federal student aid declining and strict limits on federal loans, many students are looking elsewhere to make ends meet when it comes to higher education.
Humane Society brings animals to campus to raise awareness, recruit volunteers
By Kelsey Mayid | email@example.com
The brown and white dog wound his way among students outside Kenan, sniffing their feet and wagging his tail.
Another little black puppy wriggled and squirmed on the West Lawn, growling playfully as girls pet his belly and scratched behind his ears.
Theo, a 1-year-old pit bull/bulldog mix, and Stickers, a baby Rottweiler mix, are from the Florida East Coast Humane Society, and were visiting Flagler College for the Adopt-A-Pet event Oct. 4, which was sponsored by Flagler’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter.
Alexandra Laycock, director of special events and volunteer coordinator for the Humane Society, was on hand to answer questions and recruit volunteers.
By Capri Martinez | firstname.lastname@example.org
Flagler is offering another study aboard trip in the summer of 2008. This one is in Australia. Students can earn three credit hours and use them for sports management or as a free elective.
On the trip, students will visit five regions in three weeks including Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Cairns, just to name a few. They will have an opportunity to see the Rain forest and the Great Barrier Reef, visit Steve Irwin’s zoo, and experience the Sydney Harbor and Opera House among other things.
Summer study abroad trips take Flagler students around the world to learn, give back
By Lindsay Williams | email@example.com
Flagler students have the opportunity to study abroad in Peru, Paris or Belize for the summer of 2008, and earn six to 10 credits while doing it. Most trips will take place during the month of May and beginning weeks of June.
The trip to Peru will be under the direction of Spanish instructor Aggie Johnson, and students will travel to Cusco, Peru. The trip is in partnership with Pro World Service Corps, a service organization whose mission is to promote social and economic development amongst impoverished communities.
By Brittany Hackett |
Fred M. Cone, a member of the Flagler College Board of Trustees since 1979, passed away on Sept. 22.
In his 28 years serving on the board, Cone sat as chairman for five years. Cone was also chairman of the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors of the Flagler College Endowment Fund, a member of the Finance Committee, and established the Fred and Barbara Cone Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships for future teachers who plan to work with special needs students.
By Rachael Yaeger | firstname.lastname@example.org
From internships and graduate school to job placement and career advice, Kathy O’Keefe, director of Alumni Relations, and Joe Riley, assistant director of Alumni Relations, are looking to inspire students through the Student Alumni Association.
“A lot of students graduate and they have questions: What next? What do I do now?” Riley said. “We have alumni out there who work for insurance companies, law firms, business owners, executives. We can answer a lot of questions that the students have.”
By Halie Trammell | email@example.com
The name has been on the side of the building for more than a month, and now the Ringhaver Student Center has offcially been dedicated, becoming a part of Flagler College.
A ceremony was held for the dedication of the Student Center Sept. 19. The ceremony took place on the main level of the student center with chairs for about 100 people, and there were close to twice that many in attendance.
By Nicole Langlois | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Career Services and Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions is sponsoring the Graduate & Professional School Fair on Oct. 2. The fair will be held in the Ringhaver Student Center from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
By Alicia Nierenstein | email@example.com
Flagler’s newly established Faculty Senate is officially operating under the new by-laws of their constitution.
Dr. Arthur Vanden Houten, a professor in the liberal studies department, will preside as chair of the Faculty Senate and Barbara Blonder, a professor in the math department, will serve as the vice chair.
“This is the first time in Flagler history that we [the faculty] have had the opportunity for shared governance, which is significant,” Blonder said. “At least equally significant is Dr. Abare’s support of this endeavor.”
The Flagler College Bookstore will be giving away free canvas tote bags on Labor Day.
Students who make purchases in the bookstore will receive a promotional reusable bag as a “grand opening offer,” according to owner Bob Smith.
“We’re just trying to promote the idea of reusing items that can be used, like textbooks and bags,” Smith said. “Rather than get a plastic bag you can toss out, you’ll get a cotton bag you can reuse.”
As global warming and carbon footprints become part of the national vocabulary, Flagler College liberal arts students spent the summer exploring new approaches to environmental issues.
Take Assistant Professor Barbara Blonder’s class trip to Belize, for example. This summer, the natural science coordinator taught her students about sustainable fisheries, environmental protection versus economic development and more. They learned by field research, scuba diving and talking to coastal residents of the Central American country.
After an eventful election, the new SGA officers look ahead to next year’s agenda, green campus plan
By Danielle Marsh
They are four people with different platforms and different ideas. But none of the SGA officers believe this will pose a problem for them next year.
Their first act in office as a whole will be “finding a way to make elections run smoother,” said Vice President Kaitlyn Mairs about the recent run-offs to settle the election. “There should be more guidelines so that people aren’t as confused and that rules aren’t suddenly placed on you.”
Human Biology class uses service learning project to help others heal
By Christina Magnussen
Three students have taken a Human Biology class project and turned it into a support group for people with eating disorders.
“At the beginning of every semester I give my students the opportunity to do a voluntary service learning project,” said Assistant Professor Barbara Blonder, who teaches the course. “[It’s] an attempt to help make the material that we covered in the course more relevant to the students. They choose a topic that is somehow related to what we cover in the course.”