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Dr. H. Alexander Rich

FSC Names Endowed Chair to Further Strengthen Ties Between Polk Museum of Art, Local Arts Community

Florida Southern's Dr. H. Alexander Rich joined the College in 2014.

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A Chariot Race Mystery: Unraveling The History Of A 'Lost' Painting

When Florida Southern College President Anne Kerr unrolled the large, dirty, torn painting, Dr. Alex Rich was baed.

Art of This Moment

Polk Museum's 'Hindsight 2020: Art of This Moment' captures singular moment in history

While some people binge-watched "Tiger King" during the past seven months, others were busy with paints and brushes or their cameras, creating works of art that capture this singular moment in history — life during a pandemic and civil unrest.

Matthew Herbertz, assistant professor of film

Retooled Film Program Promotes Creativity, Community through Remote Instruction

The online approach includes development of new assignments, remote guest speakers and Q&As through Zoom.

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FSC’s Film Program Partners with Nonprofit To Help Local Charity

Collaborative film project highlights the work of the Women's Resource Center.

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Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College 2020 Summer Internship Program

Florida Southern College students are invited to apply for a competitive, paid six-week summer internship program at the Polk Museum of Art.

Business News

GEICO recruiting fair

For Lakeland Associate Carmen Smith, "There is Room for Everyone to Develop & Grow at GEICO"

GEICO looks to add to its robust workforce in Lakeland by hiring as many as 500 new associates as soon as possible in the fields of claims, customer service (including bilingual individuals) and sales (including bilingual individuals), among others.

Dr. William Quilliam

FSC's New Endowed Chair in Accounting Highlights Department's Real-World Training

Dr. William Quilliam has taught accounting at Florida Southern since 2010.

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New Partnership with FSC to Provide 4+1 MBA Opportunities to Florida Poly Grads

Participating students can earn STEM bachelor's degree and MBA in five years or less.

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Florida Southern, Florida Poly offer accelerated MBA plan

Polk County’s oldest and youngest institutions of higher learning are collaborating on a program that allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and a Master's of Business Administration in five years or less.

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The Barnett Business Update - February 2021

Barney Barnett School of Business Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, February 1st 2021.

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The Barnett Business Update - April 2021

Barney Barnett School of Business Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 3, April 12th 2021.

Education News

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FSC Student Making an Impact in Education

Students in Florida Southern College’s Doctor of Education program are making an impact in the community even before they graduate.

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Education Update

Faculty continue their work and sharing their expertise with students, professional organizations and the community through their leadership roles.

Roux Library hosting Fall 2019 EdD Research Marathon

FSC Doctoral Candidates Take On Timely and Significant Research

Florida Southern's Doctoral Candidates Take On Timely and Significant Research

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FSC Dedicates Center for Early Childhood Learning and Health, New Home for School of Education

Collaborative initiative will bring together Schools of Education and Nursing and Health Sciences.

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FSC is Among State's Highest Performing Private Schools in Teacher Certification Exams

Test-takers from FSC's Elementary Education K-6 program scored highly in all four required subject areas.

Jeanne Robertson

Roberts Academy Mother's Day Luncheon with Humorist and Author Jeanne Robertson

Sharing a wide range of Southern-style observations while displaying a charmingly revved-up comic persona, professional speaker Jeanne Robertson entertained a large, receptive crowd at the sixth annual Roberts Academy Mother’s Day Luncheon in May.

Healthcare News

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Inaugural Doctor Of Nursing Practice Graduating Class Presents Capstone Projects

Members of the inaugural graduating class of the Florida Southern College Doctor of Nursing Practice program presented their capstone scholarly project posters in the Joe K. and Alberta Blanton Nursing Building, on August 11, 2021.

Ann Blanton Edwards Nursing Building

New Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida Southern College Announced

Florida Southern College today announced the new Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Florida Southern College nursing program is nationally recognized for educational excellence, and the opportunity to have a named school of nursing reflects the world-class quality of the curriculum, faculty, graduates, and current students.

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FSC Nursing and Health Science Update

Welcome to the New Year and new semester. I am so hopeful that 2021 will be a year when students and faculty can embrace the lessons learned during the first year of the pandemic to create new ways of engaging fully with their peers and their disciplines.

New nursing programs

New Master's Degree Tracks and Certificates to Address Shortages of Nurses, Nursing Faculty

Programs are scheduled to launch in fall 2020 and January 2021.

Jean and Sal Campisi, Sr., Academic Center for Physical Therapy

FSC Dedicates Jean and Sal Campisi, Sr., Academic Center for Physical Therapy

Florida Southern's School of Physical Therapy, Jean and Sal Campisi, Sr., Academic Center is located in Lakeland’s Dixieland Historic District.

Dr. Nancy Nuzzo, Dr. Prisca Collins, and Dr. Maria Torres-Palsa

Community-Based Grant Awarded to FSC's School of Physical Therapy

Grant will fund local outreach providing physical therapy services, promoting health and wellness.

Humanities News

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New York Times Best-Selling Author Begins Florida Lecture Series With Humorous Talk

Former Tampa Bay Times award-winning journalist Craig Pittman is scheduled to be the first guest of the 2021-22 lecture series as he delivers a talk titled “The State You’re In: Florida Men, Florida Women, and other Wildlife,” Branscomb Auditorium.

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Florida Lecture Series To Hold Six Events

The Lawton M. Chiles Center for Florida History Florida Lecture Series returns to the campus of historic Florida Southern College for the 2021-22 academic season with a slate of six speeches set to enlighten and entertain audiences.

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Social Secretary for Japanese Embassy Visits FSC Virtually

Dr. Katherine Loh, assistant professor of communication, invited guest speaker Kiyomi Buker to discuss conflict from an organizational perspective for a Zoom session with students from her “Conflict and Race” course on Feb. 23.

Convocation speaker Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas Speaks To FSC Students on Perseverance and Achieving Goals

Convocation speaker was the first female official in the National Football League.

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Study-Abroad Programs Introduce Students to Travel Learning Experiences

Florida Southern College's student travel options offer a wide array of travel-study experiences to foreign and domestic destinations.

Henry B. Plant, “King Of Florida,” Is Subject Of Lecture At FSC

Henry B. Plant, “King Of Florida,” Is Subject Of Lecture At FSC

Henry B. Plant, the man who helped create the modern city of Tampa as a thriving commercial center but whose life story remains largely unknown, will be the subject of the next lecture in the Florida Lecture Series at Florida Southern College.

Natural Sciences News

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National Science Foundation Taps Florida Southern College And Lsu To Research Climate Change Impact On Stone Crabs

Florida Southern College (FSC) and Louisiana State University (LSU) have been awarded a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct groundbreaking research on how climate change could impact one of Florida’s iconic fisheries, the Florida stone crab. The stone crab fishery is a $30 million commercial industry in Florida and supports over 800 jobs.

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Marine Biology Research Grant to Fund Study of Environmental Impacts on Florida Stone Crabs

Research findings could inform discussions about the future of seagrass habitats.

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FSC Hosting Virtual Spencer Symposium with Guest Speakers to Discuss Careers in Chemistry

Symposium lectures will be free and open to the public via Zoom.

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FSC gets $250,000 to restore Wright planetarium

Florida Southern College will receive $250,000 for the restoration of the Polk County Science Building's planetarium through a program administered by the National Park Service.

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Research Study Identifies Largest Mitogenome

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, Dr. Jason Macrander, Participates as Research Collaborator and Co-Writer at Florida Southern.

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Department of Chemistry Earns ACS Accreditation

Importance of The American Chemical Society-approved chemistry degree for the highest level of academic and career-oriented instruction.

Technology News

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Truist Foundation Awards $250,000 To Fsc For Cyber Initiatives

Florida Southern College has received a $250,000 grant from the Truist Foundation to launch a new Cybersecurity Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. This gift will create an innovative program to address the nation’s urgent need for well-educated cybersecurity experts with the entrepreneurial acumen to help shrink the skills gap in cyber careers while creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurism.

Dr. Jason Lewis

New cybersecurity leader prepares students for urgent national needs

Dr. Jason Lewis has been a cybercrime investigator and has developed college-level cybersecurity programs.

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Construction Signals Growth for Computer Science Program

Florida Southern marked a major expansion of its computer science program with construction work underway for the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center, which will provide a state-of-the-art computing environment for the growing department; indeed, the fastest growing major on campus.