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Arts News

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.

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‘The world premier’: Polk Museum celebrating Dutch Masters

There are multiple parties underway along the walls of the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, from upper-class fetes to middle-class dinners to working-class marriage feasts.

Works such as Joost Van Gee’s “Woman Playing a Viola” will be on display at the exhibit.

Major exhibit coming to Polk Museum of Art

Three quarters of the annual Polk Museum of Art exhibit budget for 2020 has been designated for single exhibit, one which will be on display beginning Feb. 8 and through to May 31.

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Biloxi Blues: FSC Presents Tribute to Unsung Heroes

FSC's Department of Theatre and Dance presented Neil Simon’s play on Sept. 26-29 and Oct. 3-6, as the first production of their 2019-2020 season.

Business News

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Florida Southern's Online MBA Ranks in Top 20 Nationally, Best in Florida for Value

New compilation is based on published rankings, student review sites.

Dr. J. Michael Weber

New Dean of Business Hopes to Build Connections through Experiential Collaboration

Dr. J. Michael Weber joined FSC's Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise.

Dr. J. Michael Weber

‘Innovative, Entrepreneurial’ Leader Joins FSC as Dean of Barney Barnett School

Dr. J. Michael Weber begins his new duties at FSC on July 6.

Todd Jones, Sr., CEO of Publix

FSC's CEO100 Lecture Series hosts Publix CEO Todd Jones, Sr., as featured speaker

Lakeland-based Publix is the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States.

Harvey E. Massey

Service Industry Executive Harvey E. Massey Speaks on Leadership

Harvey L. Massey was a special guest speaker at the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise.

Best Business Schools for 2020

Florida Southern business school makes Princeton Review list again

The Princeton Review for the third consecutive year has included the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College in Lakeland on its list of the nation’s 248 best on-campus schools for a master of business administration degree.

Education News

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.

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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.

Middle schools

Partnership Allows Middle School Educators To Earn Degrees from FSC at No Cost

New arrangement for no-cost degrees announced between Florida Southern and local middle schools.

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Florida Southern College starting new early learning-pediatric health program

Florida Southern College is establishing a unique interdisciplinary program pairing early childhood education and pediatric health. The college believes it’s the first of its kind in the United States.

Healthcare News

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.

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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.

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FSC’s School of Physical Therapy Embraces Innovations

Program aims to enhance learning with state-of-the-art technology

School of Physical Therapy

School of Physical Therapy Granted Accreditation Candidacy

Florida Southern's DPT program will begin classes in Fall 2019 and each class in the doctoral program will accept up to 36 students.

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FSC Nursing Graduates Earn 100 Percent in RN Licensure Exam

Class of 2018 students in FSC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national licensure exam.

Humanities News

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.

Visit to Stonehenge

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.

Morris Hylton III

UF professor to speak at FSC in the Florida Lecture Series

Morris Hylton is the program director of the Historic Preservation Institute in the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. He will discuss the recognition modern buildings have received for their historic, cultural and architectural significance, at a lecture at Florida Southern College, beginning at 7 p.m.

Frontier life exposed in book by FSC professors

Frontier life exposed in book by FSC professors

Denham and Huneycutt discussed the book and signed copies on 9/26/2019 at 7:00 PM in the Hollis Room on the FSC campus.

Retired Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis

FSC Builds Upon History of Civic Leadership Through Statewide Educational Program

Florida Southern College builds upon history of civic leadership through enhanced curriculum and statewide education programs.

Natural Sciences News

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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.

Dr. Brandon and his students.

Daphnia and Watercolors: Interview with Dr. Brandon

Dr.  Brandon talks about his experience as a student, educator, and researcher. #fscsciences #mocstory

Spencer Symposium

Spencer Symposium On Chemistry And Medicine To Be Held At FSC

The eighth annual Spencer Symposium at Florida Southern College, highlighting research advances in chemistry and medicine, will be held on Friday, Jan. 26, in the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel on the FSC campus. The series of four lectures, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., are free and open to the public.

Technology News

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.

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Florida Southern Breaks Ground For New Weinstein Computer Sciences Center

FSC today marked a major expansion of its computer science program with a groundbreaking for the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center, which will provide a state-of-the-art computing environment for the growing department.

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For The Defense: Steve Wellslager ’88 and His Team at Publix Help FSC Create Cyber-Security Courses

Steve Wellslager ’88 has a disarmingly simple explanation for what he and his team at Publix do.