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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

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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Poll shows Florida Southern College has some of the nation's best business professors

Florida Southern College’s Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise can now tout some of the best professors in the country, according to a new poll in a national publication.

Poets & Quants for Undergrads

Poets & Quants Ranks FSC's Undergraduate Business Program Among the Nation's Best

School of Business and Free Enterprise ranks No. 52 among top undergraduate business programs for 2021.

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The Barnett Business Update - October 2020

The Barnett Business Update for October 2020.

Education News

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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.

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.

Healthcare News

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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.

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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.

Humanities News

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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.

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.

Natural Sciences News

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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.

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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.

Weinstein Computer Sciences Center

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.