The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 2/22/13
Spring Break is Here - Residence Halls close today at 5 pm and reopen on Sunday, March 3rd at noon. All FSC offices will be open during the break. Classes resume on the 4th.
B courses – Has your student signed up for a B course? Are they interested in a B course? ThereÕs still time. Registration can be done through the RegistrarÕs Office. B courses begin upon return from Spring Break.
Group Advising - Group Advising takes place Wednesday, March 6, 10:40 a.m. in numerous campus locations (look for posters on campus). This is a meeting where your student will learn important information about his/her academic department, the experiences of his/her peers, and other important information to help enhance the FSC experience. Your student will also schedule an individual advising appointment at this session. To help speed your process, be sure your student has cleared any holds on his/her account- business and accountability. Check the portal for information.
Academic Reminders (always good to know):
į Tutor Tables and PASS sessions return following Spring Break.
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
SPRING BREAK begins at 5 p.m. Friday.
Spring break is here and students are happy to have a much needed break before finishing the second half of the semester. Mid-term grades will be posted soon for 1000 and 2000 level courses, so this is also a time to receive formal grade feedback. If your student is concerned about their progress in a course, please encourage them to speak to the professor as well as their academic advisor. At the Student Solutions Center, we are also available to discuss options and share academic resources. In some cases a student may wish to add a B-term class. The B-term classes begin the week after spring break. If your student is looking to add hours make sure they stop by our office and speak to their advisor about this option.
As your son or daughter anticipates registering for their junior year, it will be important to declare a major if he or she has not done so. Why? The most important reason to declare a major is to ensure on time graduation. Where can your son or daughter turn to for help in deciding on a major? FSCÕs Career Center! The Career Center is designed to assist students with a number of tools to ensure success. An appointment can be made with the Career Center to discuss taking a career assessment, researching majors and finding career information. The Career Center can be reached at 863-680-4390.
From the FSC Counseling Center:
It AinÕt Over Ōtil itÕs Over. Early in the term, students often feel that thereÕs plenty of time and no hurry to write papers, complete projects, and prepare for exams. Now, however, the end of the semester is in sight and time begins to feel very, very short. Many studentsÕ plans to study during spring break are like New YearÕs resolutions: well-intentioned but overly optimistic. So they return from break, take a good hard look at the work remaining (including the work they didnÕt do over break), and the pressure begins to mount. Panicking is common at this point. If your student is coming home, you can help him or her avoid the post-break panic by asking if there is schoolwork that must be done during break. If the answer is yes, help your student to leave time for it. An over-planned break will result in something going undone and itÕs likely to be the studies. If your student is not coming home, possibly the best you can do is encourage good use of time and resources and maybe a visit to the Counseling Center when classes resume. We can help with time management, test anxiety, study techniques, self-care, stress management, all the pressures of college life.
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
Group Exercise Classes
į FIT BINGO This incentive program ends Friday, February 22. Students who completed a Bingo or stage 2, the 21 classes, need to see Michele Cash regarding their prize. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated in this FUN program. When we work out on a regular basis youÕre all winners!!
į Spring Break Group Exercise classes available for those staying on campus over the break. Check out this schedule at: http://www.flsouthern.edu/wellness/documents/SpringBreak2013.pdf
WeÕre promoting A NEW YEAR A NEW YOU and students are encouraged to check our webpage next week when weÕll roll out a new Group Ex schedule for the second half of the semester based on student survey results.
Floor Hockey & Ultimate Frisbee registration due Friday, February 22.
NIRSA Day was a huge success on Wednesday, February 20. We had 130 student participate in Wellness Screenings.
į 3 Point Shoot Out
MenÕs – Christian Floriendo
WomenÕs – Desirea Hurley
į Tug of War
MenÕs Lambda Chi Alpha
MenÕs- Brandon Fontana
WomenÕs –Desirea Hurley
į Free Throws
MenÕs – Marcanthony Lozano
WomenÕs- Desirea Hurley
FREE Personal Fitness Consulting
Through our Jump Start program, our fitness staff can help students reach their health and fitness goals. We offer full fitness assessments, functional movement screenings, personalized exercise program design and instruction and nutrition education. Contact Michele Cash at email@example.com or 863-680-3894 for more information or to set up an appointment. http://www.flsouthern.edu/wellness/fitness/jumpstart.htm
Student Health 101-A Parent Perspective
We hope youÕll enjoy this interactive parentÕs companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
Spring Break Hours begin Friday, February 22.
Wellness Center Hours
Friday, Feb. 22 6am-7pm
Sat. February 23 8am-12 noon
Sunday, Feb. 24 12noon – 4pm
Mon-Fri., Feb. 25-March 1 6am-7pm
Sat., March 2 8am-12noon
Sunday, March 3 12noon-4pm
Fri., Feb. 22-March 3 12noon – 4pm
We hope everyone has a Safe and Healthy Spring Break!
Fri. Feb. 22 Lynn Lakeland 2:00 pm M. Tennis
Fri. Feb. 22 at Palm Beach Atlantic West Palm Beach 3:00 pm W. Tennis
Fri. Feb. 22 at Delta State Cleveland, Miss 4:00 pm Baseball
Fri. Feb. 22 vs. Southeastern Saint Leo 3:45 pm Softball
Fri. Feb. 22 Lindenwood Lakeland 7:00 pm M. Lacrosse
Sat. Feb. 23 vs. Maryville Saint Leo 9:00 am Softball
Sat. Feb. 23 vs. Francis Marion Saint Leo 1:30 pm Softball
Sat. Feb. 23 at Delta State Cleveland, Miss 2:00 pm Baseball
Sat. Feb. 23 Florida Tech Lakeland 5:30 pm W. Basketball
Sat. Feb. 23 Florida Tech Lakeland 7:30 pm M. Basketball
Sun. Feb. 24 at Lynn Boca Raton 10:00 am W. Tennis
Sun. Feb. 24 at Delta State Cleveland, Miss 2:00 pm Baseball
Final Thoughts – While our FSC offices will be open during Spring Break, weÕll take a break in the action and not have a parent newsletter next Friday. HereÕs hoping youÕre able to spend some time with your student this next week.
All the best – Shari
Associate Dean of Student Success
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698