Hurricane Update: What to expect this season

By Bill Weedmark

The National Hurricane Center recently lowered its forecast on the number of hurricanes expected to develop this season, but federal forecasters still warn that this season has a 75 percent chance of above-average hurricane activity. What does this all mean for Flagler?

So far there have only been four tropical storms and no hurricanes this season – the most recent, Tropical Storm Debby is brewing in the Atlantic – but forecasters are warning people in coastal areas, such as St. Augustine, to be prepared.

Flagler professor on her way back to U.S.

By Glenn Judah

Bariaa Shatila, Flagler College Math, Science, and Technology Department chair, is finally headed back to the United States with her family after being held up by bombings in Lebanon.

Her husband, Imad Shatila, has been patiently waiting for a phone call from her signifying her safe arrival back into America.

Flagler College purchasing FEC headquarters

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Photo by Glenn Judah

Flagler College announced Monday it has agreed to purchase the Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) headquarters buildings in downtown St. Augustine when the company vacates them later this year.

College President William T. Abare, Jr. says Flagler has no definite plans for the use of the facility yet, but it is expected the buildings could serve as dorms, or even classrooms and offices. The buildings are actually three connected towers that have become a landmark on the corner of King and Malaga streets on the western entrance of St. Augustine.

Flagler professor safe, waiting to be evacuated

By Glenn Judah

Bariaa Shatila, Flagler College Math, Science, and Technology Department chair, is back in her home in Beirut, Lebanon, after evacuating to an U.S. Embassy when Israel bombed the Rafic Hariri airport in Beirut.

According to her husband, Imad Shatila, she and her two sons are safe.

Flagler professor stranded in Lebanon

By Glenn Judah

Bariaa Shatila, Flagler College Math, Science, and Technology Department chair, was stranded in Beirut, Lebanon with her two sons visiting family when Israel fired missiles last Wednesday on the country’s only airport.

Flagler introduces new parking policy

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Graphic by Carina Hayes

In an effort to alleviate some of the parking issues on and around campus, Flagler College will institute a new parking policy beginning with the fall 2006 semester which will include an option for students to purchase a decal for the new city parking garage on Castillo Drive.

No more waiting for refunds

By Glenn Judah

Starting Fall semester 2006, students will no longer have to wait in line at the Business Office to pick-up their financial aid refund checks.

Flagler kicks off art building renovation

By Glenn Judah
Photo by Glenn Judah

PHOTO CAPTION: President Abare speaking at the kick off cermony.

On May 16 Flagler College hosted a kick off ceremony for the art building renovation project.

According to the President of Flagler College, Dr. William T. Abare, Jr. the project is going to cost around $5.4 million and take approximately 18 months to finish. The renovation will consist of the existing art building and the connected steam dynamo boiler room.

Second iPod winner announced

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Photo by Glenn Judah

PHOTO CAPTION: Mattias Erikson, left, recieves his iPod from Laura Stevenson.

Mattias Eriksson is the latest winner in the “Get a plate, win a Pod” raffle. Eriksson wins a brand new iPod Nano and an iTunes gift card.

Flagler College alumna Laura Wiggins was the first winner of a free iPod in the “Get a plate, win a Pod!” raffle.

There will be one more drawing on Aug. 9. For more information on the “Geta plate, win a Pod!” raffle go to