The Link FSC Parent Newsletter 12/7/12
Final Exams Arrive - Finals are here – Monday through Wednesday!
Winter Closing – Be sure your student is familiar with the closing procedures for all residence halls.
2013 – These Convo dates need to be on your studentŐs calendar for the spring:
á January 30
á February 13
á March 8 (tentative date)
Academic Reminders (always good to know):
Tutor Tables for 2nd semester – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 6-8 p.m., Student Solutions Center – Natural Sciences, Math, Social Sciences
Coming Up – Academic Improvement Sessions, 10:40 a.m., Rogers
January 16 Time Management
January 23 Learning Styles
February 6 Studying for Success
March 13 30 Tips in 30 Minutes
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
Friday, Dec. 7
á Last Day of Classes
á Chick Fil A Friday, 8:45 a.m., Bandshell
á RecFest, 7-9 p.m., Callahan Intramural Field
Saturday, Dec. 8
á Festival of Fine Arts presents Home for the Holidays: The Christmas Gala, Music Dept , 7:30 p.m., Branscomb
á Hanukkah begins at sundown
Sunday, Dec. 9
á Chapel, 11 a.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
á Mass, 1 p.m., Annie Pfeiffer Chapel
á ACE presents Flapjack Fling, 9-11 p.m., WyneeŐs Bistro, free pancakes
Monday – Wednesday
Saturday, Dec. 15
á Graduation, 10:30 a.m., Branscomb
Students are busy finishing papers and presentations, not to mention studying for finals. For our first-year students, they have completed one semester of college. Remember to celebrate the successes and add encouragement where needed. If your student didnŐt do as well as they had anticipated, please know we are here to help. As always our office is happy to work with any student to discuss academic plans for the next term and beyond. I sincerely hope you enjoy your holiday season as your student returns home.
ItŐs finally here! As the semester draws to a close, I hope that your student feels a great sense of accomplishment for successfully completing another semester at FSC. Looking at four years of college from the first day of freshman year can be a little overwhelming. However, as each semester passes, the end goal starts to come into focus. We look forward to your studentsŐ return next month as we have some exciting events planned for our second-year students. In the meanwhile, I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!
From the FSC Counseling Center:
The Age of Reason. WouldnŐt it be nice if our offspring reached a certain age (12, say) and automatically became reasonable, sensible, rational, logical, realistic, and levelheaded? (I say if you have a thesaurus, use it.) Of course, when we ask others to be reasonable, etc., weŐre mostly asking them to agree with us. Parents whose sons and daughters will soon come home from their first semester of college are about to get a reminder that others, even their dear children, their own flesh and blood, can see things from a perspective radically different from their own. Students have a great deal of freedom at college. Whatever theyŐve done with their first semester of freedom, theyŐll want to go on doing it when they return home. TheyŐve been making their own decisions about friends, religious observances, nutritional choices, alcohol use, and sexual behavior. TheyŐve been in charge of when to sleep and when to get up, whether to do class assignments promptly or procrastinate, whether to do laundry today or wear that shirt Ňjust one more time.Ó ItŐs a pretty safe bet that some of these decisions have been quite different from what you would have wished. As you may realize, freedom is heady stuff and itŐs difficult to give up freedoms once theyŐve been gained. If your studentŐs homecoming is more notable for conflict than camaraderie, it may help to realize that, even though you disagree on specifics, you and your child are aiming for the same thing: their independent adulthood. Knowing you share a common goal may give you the patience and understanding youŐll need to help your child maintain this important new independence and still fit in with family plans and activities.
This week we wish our students good luck with finals! All the best to our graduating seniors and graduate students completing their degrees! As a reminder, our services are available even after graduation! Feel free to contact us at 863-680-4390, through email at: email@example.com and donŐt forget to use the resources on our webpage: www.flsouthern.edu/career
From the Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center:
WhatŐs happening at the Wellness Center?
3rd Annual Rec Fest Event
Friday, December 7, 7-9pm at the Intramural Field
This is the Wellness CenterŐs annual event to showcase some activities and programs we offer, and to thank the students who have participated in Wellness programming. Everyone is invited to this FREE event!
What can they expect this year:
á FREE food from Tijuana Flats
á ŇMinute to Win ItÓ competitions
á Laser Tag
á Group Exercise Demos
á Lawn games: Corn Hole, Ladder Golf, Spikeball, Can Jam
á Raffle Prizes and MORE!
Group Exercise Classes
Group exercise is a great way to get in a stress busting workout and get together with friends. Friday, December 7, will be the last day of Fall semester Group Exercise classes. Check out this weekŐs schedule at: http://www.flsouthern.edu/wellness/fitness/documents/SecondHalfGEScheduleFall12.pdf
**NEW!! Due to popular demand we will be offering some great classes during finals week to help students deal with the stress of finals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-680-3894 for more information or to set up an appointment. http://www.flsouthern.edu/wellness/fitness/jumpstart.htm
Congratulations to the Flag Football winners for this year:
á MenŐs A – Sigma Chi
á WomenŐs A – The Alliance
á MenŐs B – SAE
Congratulations to the 3 x 3 Basketball winners
á Coed – Lady Friends
á WomenŐs A – Team Nardin
á MenŐs A – Lambda Chi Alpha
á MenŐs B – Affirmative Action
Student Health 101-A Parent Perspective
We hope youŐll enjoy this interactive parentŐs companion to our Student Health 101 newsletter.
Sat. Dec. 8 at Palm Beach Atlantic West Palm Beach 2:00 pm W. Basketball
Fri. Dec. 14 Nova Fall Invite Fort Lauderdale All Day M&W Swim
Sat. Dec. 15 Nova Fall Invite Fort Lauderdale All Day M&W Swim
Sun. Dec. 16 Nova Fall Invite Fort Lauderdale All Day M&W Swim
Mon. Dec. 17 Nova Fall Invite Fort Lauderdale All Day M&W Swim
Mon. Dec. 17 Tuskegee Lakeland 7:30 pm M. Basketball
Tues. Dec. 18 N. Alabama (Terrace Hotel Classic) Lakeland 3:15 pm W. Basketball
Tues. Dec. 18 Johnson
C. Smith Lakeland 7:30
Wed. Dec. 19 UAH (Terrace Hotel Classic) Lakeland 3:15 pm W. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 5 Barry Lakeland 5:30 pm W. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 5 Barry Lakeland 7:30 pm M. Basketball
Sat. Jan. 5 Bridgeport University Lakeland 2:00 p.m. M&W Swim
Final Thoughts – This last newsletter of the semester serves as both a thank you and a New Year greeting. For those of you with students graduating next Saturday, thank you for partnering with us to prepare your child to go out and make a consequential impact on society. For those of you remaining with us for second semester, we look forward to working with you and your student in 2013, making it a year of academic success.
All the best – Shari
Associate Dean of Student Success
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698