2015 News Archive

News - 6/22/2015

Florida Southern College Hosts S.T.EA.M. Camp For Girl Scouts

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Florida Southern College has joined with Girl Scouts of West Central Florida and the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute to conduct a week-long camp for Girl Scouts focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and...


News - 6/17/2015

WTSP 10 News Opens Polk County Newsroom at FSC

WTSP-TV is expanding its news coverage in Polk County through a new partnership with Florida Southern. The 10News team is opening a new Polk Newsroom in the William F. Chatlos Building at FSC and also will partner with Polk County’s leading newspaper, The Ledger.Polk Cou...


News - 6/12/2015

A Taiwanese Adventure!

Impressive is an understatement when it comes to our Mocs.  Seniors Virginia Machado and Wiresh Punwasi, two dedicated students of Mandarin, enjoyed learning the language so much, that they persistently pursued their own independent study abroad program in hopes of develo...


News - 6/4/2015

Florida Southern College Accounting Students Receive Scholarships At 21st Annual CPE Extravaganza

Two students from the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College were awarded scholarships at an annual professional education and fundraising event in Tampa on May 13.Kelley “K.C.” Wilson and Ryan Young received $2,000 schola...


News - 6/3/2015

Draft Workout: Kevin Capers Looks to Leap from Division II to the NBA

The odds of a Division I basketball player making the NBA are slim. The chances of a Division II player earning an NBA roster spot? That’s just about unheard of. Kevin Capers of Florida Southern College is attempting to beat the odds and take the enormous leap, from a sm...


News - 5/29/2015

A Theatre Revival: Bartow Native Sees Bright Lights and the Potential of What Could Be Again

After more than a century, the Orpheum Theatre is returning to Bartow. And with it will come a new dimension of Bartow's cultural arts — it's not only a performance venue, but also a place of instruction for young thespians and vocalists. Bartow native Jenny Heid...


News - 5/29/2015

A Shark-Infused Travel Journey

When you think of the Bahamas, you think the typical crystal clear water, exotic food, and a relaxing vibe. As a student going there with the intent of researching, my experience included that and so much more. Within an hour of being at the Shark lab we went out for our first...


News - 5/21/2015

Cantilevers Unveiled

Recently, a diverse group of students packed the backroom of Tutu’s Cyber CafĂ©. There were poets, spoken-word performers, fiction writers, and visual artists. Professor Sam Romero’s latest series of “Chicano” photography hung from across the stage. The ...


News - 5/20/2015

Frostproof Chamber Hears About Citrus Challenges

During the heyday of Florida's citrus industry, there were nearly 1 million acres of citrus in the state. Today, there is only about half that. Frostproof native Phillip Rucks talked about preserving the citrus industry at Tuesday's Frostproof Chamber of Commerce's...


News - 5/19/2015

Crouch Making PGA Tour Debut at the Memorial

Tim Crouch has been going to the Memorial Tournament since he was 8 years old. Even though the two-time NCAA Division II individual national champion at Florida Southern lives just 35 miles away, Crouch has never played Jack Nicklaus' exclusive Muirfield Village golf cours...