2016 News Archive

News - 10/5/2016

My Awesome Summer

For most people, summer means taking it easy. But for Mocs, it means pursuing passions. Why choose sleeping in when you can save baby rhinos? Why lounge by the pool if you can build a new home for a family?  During their free time, Florida Southern students know that work...


News - 10/4/2016

Author And Journalist Jason L. Riley Opens Lecture Series At FSC

Journalist Jason L. Riley, known for his controversial books on immigration and race relations, will open the 2016-2017 Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series at Florida Southern College. In his lecture, “The State Against Blacks,” Riley will argue that g...


News - 10/3/2016

Bringing Poetry to Campus

This fall marks the beginning of my ninth year as a member of the English department at Florida Southern College. For some this might be a time for introverted reflection and deep contemplation, but for me it’s a time to brag (in a way that will never include being humbl...


News - 9/29/2016

Inspiring Incoming Students

It’s not at every college that students receive personal invitations to go on a bike ride to lunch with the Associate Provost; or are able to collaborate with a world-class parasitologist on original research; or have a deeply dedicated political scientist arrange a Wash...


News - 9/28/2016

Musical Theatre Students Advancing Skills in Norway

Last month, my first blog entry for the Florida Southern College “Insights” series discussed the upcoming participation of six FSC musical theatre students in the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance conference in Oslo, Norway. Well, we have been back from tha...


News - 9/27/2016

Anti-Sexism Activist Jackson Katz To Lecture at FSC

Author and documentarian Jackson Katz, known for his activism against sexism and gender violence, will deliver a lecture at Florida Southern College on Oct. 4, “The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help.”The lecture will take place at 7:30...


News - 9/26/2016

Jake Griner’s Internship was a Battle in the War on Cancer

Jake Griner is a man on a mission.Lots of researchers want to destroy cancer, but Griner has his eye on one particular type and for a particularly personal reason. A rare cancer known as chordoma was the cause of his father’s death, and Griner has made finding a better t...


News - 9/22/2016

Making Music in Taiwan

The Taiwan Junior Journey trip first caught my attention when my piano professor, Dr. Fen-Fang Chen, mentioned it in passing my freshman year. I thought that opportunities to visit an Asian country with someone who knew the language, customs, and had a passion for my field (mu...


News - 9/19/2016

EdCamp For Educators Set For October 8 At Florida Southern

A new approach to professional education for teachers and administrators is coming to Polk County. EdCamp, dubbed an “unconference” which is free and participant-driven, will be held for the first time in Polk at Florida Southern College on October 8.The event will...


News - 9/16/2016

MBA Students Give the SPCA a Boost

Four MBA students in the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise participated in a first-of-its-kind study over the summer that not only demonstrated the positive economic effects of a nonprofit organization on the community, it also is attracting nationwide atte...