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News - 2/10/2014

Christie Bassett ’07 Named Polk County Teacher of the Year

For many students, college means discovering your true vocation is different from what you imagined it would be. That certainly proved to be the case for Christie Bassett ’07. These days she teaches art at Highlands Grove Elementary School in Lakeland, and not only is i...


News - 2/5/2014

The Proposal: Love and … Microeconomics?

Talk about “engaged learning.”Some guys propose to their girlfriends at scenic or romantic spots around the FSC campus, like the Willis Garden of Meditation or the Landing. In what is likely a first here at FSC or possibly anywhere on the planet, Michael Wilson cho...


News - 2/4/2014

A Farewell Exhibition from James and Ann Rogers

As they say, you can’t take it with you. Over the years, Dr. James Rogers, professor of art history at FSC, and his wife, Ann, a library specialist in the Roux Library, amassed a considerable art collection, many of the works purchased from FSC students and faculty....


News - 1/30/2014

Casey Moulton '13 Takes the Stage at the University of Louisville

When Casey Moulton graduated from Florida Southern College in 2013, he became the first in his immediate family to hold a bachelor’s degree. But the Jenkins Scholar did not stop there. After attending the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), Moulton caught the attenti...


News - 1/24/2014

State Gives $400,000 for Restoration Of Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

As part of an ongoing effort to preserve and enhance its unique treasure of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, Florida Southern College has been awarded $400,000 in grants from the State of Florida’s Division of Historical Resources, including a major grant to restore the ...


News - 1/21/2014

Students Urged to Remember Dr. King’s Legacy

Urging her listeners to “take over the honor” of the cause of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Florida Southern College Trustee Evett L. Simmons ’79 delivered a stirring message at the annual campus celebration of King’s life and legacy. The celebratio...


News - 1/20/2014

FSC to Offer First-Ever Doctoral Degree

Florida Southern College is taking a leap forward in its pursuit of academic excellence this year, launching its first doctoral program. The College will welcome the first students in the new Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program when classes begin on c...


News - 12/19/2013

Winter Graduates Urged to Have Pluck, Passion, and Compassion

Have pluck, passion, and compassion to pursue your path in life, urged publisher Andrew Corty in his message to graduates of Florida Southern College at its winter commencement convocation on Dec.14.Corty, president and publisher of Florida Trend, the statewide magazine that i...


News - 12/17/2013

Two Moc Battalion Cadets Commissioned as Officers

Challenged to become “doers and dreamers” by a senior officer and Florida Southern alumnus who once stood in their place, two members of FSC’s ROTC Moccasin Battalion received their officer’s commissions in a ceremony in Annie Pfeiffer Chapel on Dec. 13...


News - 12/13/2013

Freshmen Lead the Search For a New Antibiotic

In a biology laboratory in the Polk County Science Building, about 25 freshmen are testing samples of bacterial cultures to determine the structure of their cells. It’s an early phase of a research project that might someday yield a new antibiotic. Fighting drug-resista...