Shuttles from parking garage to end in October

By Danielle Marsh |

Flagler College administration recently met with St. Augustine city officials to discuss the shutting down of the shuttle service from the parking garage.

The St. Augustine Record
reported on Sept. 4 that the city made a decision to stop the shuttle service sometime in October. The shuttle runs from the Visitor Information Center parking garage on Castillo Drive to Flagler College’s campus.

Moving on after controversy

Abare approves governing document, mission for The Gargoyle

By Brittany Hackett |

After a controversial ending to the 2007 spring semester, The Gargoyle is moving forward with a new governing document and policy statement.

An issue arose in the spring semester after a story about a controversial proposal for Club Unity, a version of the Gay-Straight Alliance, was not published.

Gargoyle Mission and Governing Document
Photo Gallery: Protest

Construction complete for fall

Student Center, Art Building ready for student use

By Brittany Hackett |

The landscape of Flagler College has changed over the summer with the completion of two major construction projects.

The 42,000-square-foot Ringhaver Student Center, located on the corner of Sevilla and King streets, is ready to become the center for student life. In addition to the dining and lounge areas, it will be home to the college bookstore, a multi-purpose room, five classrooms, a theatre-style classroom, group study rooms, faculty offices and the student and career services offices.

Photo Gallery: Construction Complete

Flagler College Student Center nears completion

From Staff

Flagler College’s new, multimillion-dollar Ringhaver Student Center is almost finished.

Major construction of the 42,000-square-foot building on the corner of Sevilla and King streets has wrapped up. The center will open its doors this month, offering students an Internet café, modern recreation lounge and more.

Online Pacemaker Awards select Flagler College student newspaper as national finalist

From Staff

Flagler College’s campus newspaper, The Gargoyle, is an online finalist in the Pacemaker Awards, a national competition widely regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism.”

Associated Collegiate Press chose The Gargoyle Web site to compete in the Online Pacemaker contest alongside online student newspapers from George Washington University, Temple University, College of William and Mary, San Francisco State University and others.

SAM team shatters its own record

Photo contributed

By Summer Bozeman

Flagler’s Society for Advancement of Management garnered six awards at this year’s International Business Conference, including its seventh win in the Management Case Competition, breaking its previous record of six wins. The win eclipses all other schools, who have never won more than three.

With this year’s win, Flagler has taken 32 percent of MCC titles since the award’s inception, and has beaten out Villanova University, Florida Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, among others.

Sevilla to remain one-way, trees cause debate

By Richard Harris

Last month the St. Augustine City Commission voted to make Sevilla Street permanently one-way. Stipulations in the vote required elimination of street parking, as well as the eight live oak trees that border the western side of the street.

Flagler College President William T. Abare, Jr., asked the city to consider the safety of students crossing the street, as well as increased foot traffic once the student center and Crisp-Ellert Art Gallery are completed, when he proposed that the street become one way at the March 26 city commission meeting.

Finding health care for students

Different plans can be a bit confusing for those looking to get insured

By Brittany Hackett

Allison Denman is graduating this semester and has no idea what she’ll do about health insurance.

“I’m just hoping nothing happens to me until I find a job and I hope that they cover me,” Denman said. “It’s naive, but I don’t really worry about that stuff like I should. I just think it’ll all work out.”

Denman said she knows that she can remain on her parents’ insurance plan for a while after she graduates, but admits that she has not done any research to find new coverage on her own.

Faculty Senate creates voice for Flagler professors

From Staff

Members of Flagler College’s faculty are forming a Faculty Senate that will give them an official, collective voice on decisions that shape the institution.

When the Faculty Senate convenes in September, it will bring faculty representatives from every college department together with administrators, including President William T. Abare, Jr. and Dean of Academic Affairs Paula Miller. The group will examine educational policy issues ranging from the college calendar to student activities and admissions, according to Barbara Blonder, an assistant professor of natural sciences and member of the Senate.

Art Building renovation continues

Flagler College’s Molly Wiley Art Building is nearing completion of a $5.7 million facelift that will introduce cutting-edge studios and creative possibilities, while it preserves the 120-year-old structure’s historic details.

The first phase of the project – the conversion of a boiler room annex into a two-story studio, gallery and office complex – will wrap up in May. The original building will be rehabilitated in the next and final phase, which should be complete by the start of fall classes.