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Join Us for Professional Development Day

All employees are encouraged to participate in 2018 Professional Development Day, a Collegewide day of constructive learning and growth. We have specially-designed workshops that will enhance your work and assign deeper meaning to your role. Led by our very own faculty and staff, this day of learning and community is sure to be beneficial for all.

Courses fall under three different workshop tracks:

  • Educational Technology – Hone your skills and learn how the digital tools, resources and technologies available at FSCJ can supplement and enhance student learning.
  • Social Justice and Inclusion – Explore the vital part you play in maintaining FSCJ’s climate of civility, inclusion and respect for diversity.
  • Administrative Support – There’s an art to doing your job. In this workshop, learn tips and tricks to become more productive and efficient while supporting – and contributing to – the institution’s goals.

View the full event schedule and registration instructions. We urge you to register promptly to ensure enrollment into your preferred concurrent sessions. 

Supervisor preapproval is required. 

Lunch will be provided to employees who register within myFSCJ. To determine a proper headcount, follow registration instructions on the event page and enter 5700 in the class number space on the search page.

 

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FSCJ Partners with KIPP to Increase College Completion Rates

38439219281_6dd13ae5bf_zOn November 15, FSCJ joined KIPP Jacksonville for a signing event to celebrate a new partnership agreement to increase college completion rates for KIPP alumni from educationally underserved communities. FSCJ is the first college in the state of Florida to enter into this partnership.

As a KIPP college partner, FSCJ is committing to developing programs and support structures to address the college persistence challenges that students from underserved communities often face on their path to earning college degrees. FSCJ and KIPP will work together to develop a mentorship program aimed at increasing persistence of KIPP students, and KIPP schools in Jacksonville will serve as certified work-study sites for FSCJ students. Eligible KIPP students and alumni will be able to take part in FSCJ’s pre-college programming designed to help smooth the transition into college, including the College Reach-Out Program, Educational Talent Search, Gaining Research and Developing Skills, Format for Affecting My Enrollment, and the Pre-Early College Program. 

“We at FSCJ are proud to enter into this wonderful partnership with KIPP that will inspire and encourage students to succeed in their educational pursuits,” said Dr. Bioteau. “On the forefront of our daily intentions, helping our students achieve success is our driving force and we welcome the opportunity to work alongside the KIPP Jacksonville Schools to nurture these students’ futures early on, before they even walk through our doors.”   

View the signing event photos.

 

Faculty and Staff Are Invited to Open Forum Events with Dr. Cynthia Bioteau

Open forumYou are cordially invited to an open conversation with Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. This is an opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about the College and current initiatives at FSCJ.

The following Open Forum events are scheduled:

January 22
1-2 p.m.
North Campus, Room E-236

February 12
1-2 p.m.
Kent Campus, Room D-120

March 15
1-2 p.m.
Cecil Center, Auditorium, Room A-109

April 11
1-2 p.m.
Nassau Center, Room T-126

 

 

SGA Visits Tallahassee to Advocate for Peers

Student GovernmentOn November 15 and 16, the FSCJ Student Government Association (SGA) visited Tallahassee to meet with legislators and advocate for their peers during the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA) November Legislative Conference.

Leading up to the Conference, the students worked with FSCJ leadership to educate themselves on recent legislation and current College goals and initiatives to prepare their points for discussion with legislators from Duval County and Nassau County.

They shared personal stories and spoke on various topics including how capping baccalaureate degrees will negatively affect our students and the community's ability to maintain a well-educated workforce, the need for restoring the funding cuts made to the Florida College System in 2017, funding needs for student support services such as mental health programs and the FSCJ Downtown STEM Center.

The attending students included (pictured above from left to right):

  • South Campus SGA Chair Linda Morales
  • Collegewide SGA President Nadia Esha
  • Downtown Campus SGA Chair Katerine Deras-Ramero
  • North Campus SGA Chair Shelby Galligher
  • Kent Campus SGA Chair TaNasha Parker
  • Collegewide SGA Vice President Drew Patterson

 

 


2018 FSCJ Author Series

Author SeriesThe annual FSCJ Author Series engages students in a learning community around a published memoir and social issues that promote academic discourse in higher education and create permanent and positive impact on the College and in the community. FSCJ students attend events in the Spring Term relevant to the memoir.

This year, we are proud to feature Author Josh Hanagarne and his book, “The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Book Lover’s Adventures,” which illuminates the mysteries of Tourette Syndrome as well as the very different worlds of strongman training and modern libraries.

 

He will visit on March 13, 2018, at the following times/locations:

11 a.m.
FSCJ Kent Campus
Main Auditorium (F-128)
3939 Roosevelt Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

7 p.m.
FSCJ South Campus
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Registration is not required. All seating is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, visit the FSCJ Author Series website.

 

 


Students Participate in Seventh Annual Blocktoberfest

37261237334_1efc43226c_kCheck out the highlight video of FSCJ's seventh annual Blocktoberfest. The three-day printmaking extravaganza featured the production of large-scale block prints which were created by FSCJ and UNF students. With the help of a steamroller, they were able to complete their over sized works of art.

You can also view the Flickr album to see photos of the event.

 

 



Faculty and Staff are Invited to Holiday Open House

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Please join your friends and colleagues for refreshments and to relax and celebrate the holiday season on Thursday, December 14, 2017, from 3-5 p.m. at Downtown Campus, Advanced Technology Center, Room T-141.

During the celebration, we will also be collecting school supplies for our very own students. We welcome and appreciate any items from the list below:

  • Binders (1/2" and 1")
  • College rule loose leaf paper
  • Daily planners
  • Folders
  • Highlighters
  • Mini staplers
  • Note cards
  • Paper clips
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Sticky notes
  • Spiral-bound notebooks
  • USB drives

 

 

FSCJ Becomes Regional Partner for Code.org

FullSizeRender6FSCJ has become the regional partner for Code.org, a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making learning opportunities available in more schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color.

The partnership was recently celebrated alongside representatives from Duval County Public Schools and Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH).  

Learn more about the program and FSCJ's involvement by watching Dr. Malhotra's interview on This Week in Jacksonville.

 





TEDxFSCJ Salon: Rediscovering Space

Tedex-720On December 7, TEDxFSCJ welcomed guests for their last Salon event of 2017: Rediscovering Space. Attendees filled the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium to its maximum capacity and enjoyed learning about the future of space exploration. View the event photos.

At the close of the evening, attendees had the opportunity to view a Planetarium presentation of the solar system courtesy of JAX #popscope, the local affiliate of #Popscope, an urban movement of astronomers who host free, “pop-up” events across North America.

 

Panelists included:

Kathleen O’Brady
Lead Certification System Engineer, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program

Chelsea Partridge
Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Dr. Mike Reynolds
Professor of Astronomy and Physics, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Executive Director Emeritus, Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, CA

Taylor Richardson
Student, The Bolles School

Andrew Rush
President and CEO, Made In Space, Inc.

The panelists' bios can be found at tedxfscj.com under the Events tab.

Be on the lookout for details on the 2018 Main Event, Barriers, which will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

 

Student Recruitment Outreach Update

Instant Decision Days Held at Area High Schools

InstantDecison-720FSCJ Admissions and Recruitment along with the UNF SOAR program and other colleges recently held Instant Decision Days at high schools throughout Jacksonville. They visited Mandarin High School, Paxon School of Advanced Studies with students from Edward H. White High School, Wolfson School for Advanced Studies with students from Robert E. Lee High School, and Terry Parker High School with students from Westside High School.

The admission and recruitment team enjoyed sharing in the excitement as students found out they were accepted and would be receiving scholarships. The event was a great reminder of the impact that we all have in our community as FSCJ employees.

Check out some photos from the event in the Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmbcMRqx

FSCJ Hosts Form Your Future with Partner Institutions

In partnership with the University of North Florida, Edward Waters College, Duval County Public Schools, the Nassau County School District, Year Up Jacksonville, Earn Up and the JAX Chamber, FSCJ hosted Form Your Future on November 18 at Downtown Campus and Nassau Center.

While there, close to 200 students and their families were able to receive financial aid guidance, support completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and support to help with the transition into college. 

Stay up to date with the Office of Student Recruitment's ongoing outreach efforts with their online calendar


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Following are the highlights of the December 12, 2017, meeting of the FSCJ District Board of Trustees:

  • The District Board of Trustees authorized College Administration to extend annual contracts for security services, electrical delivery order contracting services and roof repair and replacement delivery order contracting services.
  • The District Board of Trustees authorized College Administration to renew pre-qualification of 35 construction contractors for the period of January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.
  • The District Board of Trustees authorized College Administration to pre-qualify four construction contractors, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC, D.E. Scorpio Corp., Gilbane Building Company and LEGO Construction Company, for the period of January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.

You can find more information on the Board of Trustees meeting on our website.

 

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Nominations are Being Accepted for Community Leadership Scholarship

Scheidel landing page banner_720x720_FINAL2Do you know students with a heart for volunteerism and giving back to their community? Nominate them today for the Herbert W. Scheidel Community Leadership in Action Award Scholarship.

The Herbert W. Scheidel Community Leadership in Action Award was established in 2011 to provide students who demonstrate outstanding community service with the opportunity to obtain a workforce certificate, associate or bachelor's degree. 

Each year, this endowment grants one $5,000 and two $500 scholarships to students who show advocacy in their community. 

To be considered for the Leadership in Action Award, nominees must have been enrolled in FSCJ and be seeking a degree or certificate during the time in which the volunteer service was performed.

Application deadline is February 16, 2018. Learn more.

 

 

#GivingTuesday a Great Success

38650491646_e2f4dfc3be_kOn November 28, FSCJ students, faculty and staff joined together to celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

A total of 120 students and employees volunteered their time across Jacksonville at multiple locations including, Teacher Supply Depot, Salvation Army, Berry Good Farms, Celestial Farms and Beaches Habitat for Humanity. 

In the spirit of giving, we also kicked off FSCJ's Annual Fund Drive and nearly $6,000 was raised! The fund will be used to support student scholarships, elevate academic programming, provide professional development opportunities for faculty and ensure the latest educational technology is available in the classroom.

There is still time to show your support. All gifts, no matter the size, make a great impact. Click here to make a donation to FSCJ's Annual Fund.

 

 

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Presidential Fellow Jeff Mans Interviews Dr. Carl Colavito

IMG_9401“I absolutely love people. I love helping people cultivate who they really are—introducing them to themselves. I love when they start to grow, because I know they will continue to do that. I don’t have to point everything in the world out to them, I just have to let them know that they have eyes, and can stand up and look. People have a lot of different things they want to do with their lives, so the best way to empower them to do this is by introducing people to all their faculties, and waking them up inside. I do have a deep reverence for people. I think we are more than just a collection of flesh and atoms. I love the idea of educating people and not just teaching a subject.” - Dr. Carl Colavito

Pictured above: Dr. Carl Colavito (bottom, right) and some of the organizers and attendees of a 1920s dance in the “Roosevelt Room,” held at Kent Campus on October 26. The event was a fun, experiential learning event that integrated across several disciplines, including history, fine arts, research and communication. Be on the lookout for the next event, sponsored by The Kent Philosophy Club and Student Success.  

1) What is something that not many people know about you, that you consider unique or interesting and you would like to share?

“I grew up wanting to be a biomedical engineer, and doing a lot of different things: owning businesses, writing screenplays, and practicing mixed martial arts, or MMA fighting. When I was younger, I was a good kicker and puncher—especially elbow strikes and knees. In my 30s, I couldn’t kick as high, so I got into judo. I LOVE judo. Teach your kids judo. It teaches restraint. Rather than striking, it teaches you to move people’s momentum against them. I don’t do it to hurt people ‘I seek decisive victory without harming my opponent.’”

2) What is an example of a moment that had a profound impact on your academic life, and that you may consider a “eureka” moment?

“I was nearing graduation at SUNY at Stonybrook, and I took a couple philosophy courses. After the second or third philosophy course, something dawned on me: I realized that philosophy wasn’t the study of some things that people who seemed smart have said. Philosophy was a journey – a way of seeing the world; it was striving. The turning point for me was when I realized that if I wanted to study philosophy, I would have to better myself. I would have to exercise all of my faculties in order to see what is actually out there in the world. Those two philosophy classes really changed my path from biomedical engineering to philosophy…the way those professors showed me how different cultures of the world have opened their children up to what it means to be human. Those things were always there, I just didn’t see them because I didn’t have the faculties for it.”

3) What upcoming projects are you currently working on, or considering getting started, that are exciting to you?

“I have one project that I hope takes off, which is a culture and language center. I would like FSCJ to have a center where anyone who speaks a foreign language can come volunteer to teach their language and culture and teach it through experience and immersion. It doesn’t have to be a class; just a place for cultural awareness and immersion to take place and for people to share their cultures. That can be cooking dinners, having music or dances — a space where people can commune with others who speak their own language and also have a space where people can come together and learn more about each other. Not just within FSCJ, but for the whole community.”

4) Who are the faculty members you would reach out to, and ‘tag in’ to projects and conversations, who you respect and really enjoy working with?

“I have to name a few: Professors Dustin Harewood, Mark Creegan and Harolyn Sharpe have supported and integrated into so many of my events. There are so many people here at Kent, the security guards, the IT support, my faculty colleagues, my new dean, Dean Dana White…they all are very supportive. Dr. Richard Greene is someone who always does everything in his power to help the student. He has attended many events, and the students really appreciated and took notice that he came to support them. He is a very talented, academically oriented, caring person, and I admire and appreciate him.”

 


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Get to Know Your Fellow A&P Colleagues - Barvenia Wooten

B WootenThe Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ. In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.

December's Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Head Women's Basketball Coach Barvenia Wooten.

Barvenia is responsible for overseeing and managing the women’s varsity basketball program, recruiting talented high school student athletes mostly from the Jacksonville area. Her program is designed to provide a positive, inspiring and competitive atmosphere that allows these women to succeed on the court, in the classroom and beyond. In addition, she and her team consistently participate and volunteer in many athletic and community events and forums including Title IX Day, Girls & Sports Day, and Generation WOW. Coach Wooten is also an active member of FSCJ’s History & Heritage Months Committee, through which she recently coordinated the International/Professional Sports Day.

Coach Wooten holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Virginia Union University (VUU) and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College. She is a member of the Women’s Basketball College Association, Alliance of Women’s Coaches and the NCAA Academy of Excellence. She has a total of 17 years of coaching at all collegiate levels as well as the WNBA as well as 21 years of experience in the financial services industry, eight years with the federal government and five years in private industry.

Prior to joining FSCJ, Coach Wooten was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at VUU, from 2010-15 where she was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Coach of the Year in 2012. That same year her team won the North Division of the CIAA. 

Coach Wooten is also a highly decorated student athlete having been inducted into the VUU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and then into the Cincinnati Communiplex Hall of Fame. Eleven years later, she was honored by the CIAA as a Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary recipient. In 2013, she was inducted into the Cincinnati Public School Athletic Hall of Fame.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching empowering videos and traveling when time permits to spend time with her family, grandchildren and friends.

Our spotlight shines on each campus/center at least once a year. Nominations for the spotlight may be directed to your campus representative or any officer.

 



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Aviation Programs Featured at NAS JAX Air Show

DSCN2033FSCJ's Aviation programs were on display at the latest NAS JAX Air Show where 300,000-plus were in attendance to watch military and civilian aircraft displays and the Blue Angels.

Pictured at left is a crew chief with the Blue Angels posing with FSCJ's aircraft.

A drawing was held for an aircraft simulator experience and excitement was generated for the upcoming open house events.

 

 

 


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Whitney Chefan Named Winner of NKBA Kitchen Design Competition

image001Whitney Chefan was announced as the winner of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Florida North Kitchen Design Competition. She and the other students in the Summer 2017 Term kitchen design course were asked to create a universal design for a couple that wants to age-in-place. The students were provided an information packet and project parameters which they then submitted for judging by board members of the local NKBA chapter. Whitney was awarded a $500 scholarship to use toward her remaining courses in the interior design program at FSCJ.

"We would like to extend a big congratulations to Whitney and let her know how proud we are," said Professor Theresa Menotte. "We would also like to thank our local NKBA chapter for pairing with our program. Having the support of the local design community is what our program thrives on and helps us to continue to educate our students."

 

 


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Last Call: Blue Rewards Expire Soon! Redeem Yours Today.

Do you have wellness reward points to redeem? Now is the time to redeem your points for free rewards before the holidays. Very similar to your credit card reward points, you can search through available gift cards to many popular retailers and restaurants including Amazon, J. Crew, Macys, TJ Maxx and Chili's, to name a few. You can also select from toys, personal care items, home goods, magazine subscriptions and more.

Be sure to log into the rewards page at floridablue.com and redeem your points by December 31, 2017. Don't miss out on free money!

With questions, contact hrtraining@fscj.edu.

 

 

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Welcome BlueWave Women's Cross Country Coach Jody Hale

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Coach Jody Hale joined the FSCJ BlueWave Athletics team in 2017 to help relaunch the women’s cross country program. He describes this new program as a walk-on, friendly developmental opportunity for runners that want to train hard, compete and improve.  

Coach Hale is no stranger to the FSCJ cross country program. He was assistant coach for cross country and track and field at FSCJ from 1982-95, working with legendary FSCJ Coach Larry Monts. The FSCJ Women’s Cross Country team won the NJCAA National Championship in 1982 and 1983. To date, this is the only National Championship for a team at FSCJ.

He is a native of Jacksonville and longtime runner. Coach Hale competed in track and cross country at Englewood High School. As a walk-on athlete and later team captain at FSCJ (named Florida Junior College at the time), he earned All-District and All-Region honors. Coach Hale continued his academic and athletic pursuits at Delta State University where he earned All-Gulf South Conference and NCAA Division II academic All-American honors. He was also the assistant cross country coach.

After graduation, Coach Hale led Wolfson High School’s girls’ cross country team to a Gateway Conference and District Runner-up status. He qualified the first team and individual in the school’s history to compete in the regional and state championships.

Coach Hale spent the last 10 years at St. Johns Country Day School as assistant coach for cross country and track and field under distance running legend Jay Birmingham. During that time, the team won nine FSHAA District Team Championships, two Regional Team Championships, two Individual FSHAA State Champions, two Relay Team FSHAA State Champions, six FSHAA All-State Relay Teams, four Regional FSHAA Relay Champions, nine Individual FSHAA Regional Champions, 26 All-State Athletes, 55 All-Regional Athletes and over 220 All-District Athletes.

He earned his A.A. degree from FSCJ and B.S. in Education from Delta State University.

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Runners Invited to Compete in National Championship

Congratulations to Michaela Scruit and Haley Grayson for being invited to compete at the NJCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Championship. Michaela placed 161 out of over 330 runners and Haley placed 199.

 

 

 

 

Who's New:

This list includes those individuals who are filling the newly appointed Faculty full-time positions, A&P positions and full-time Career Employee positions.

Faculty Full-Time

  • Emily O'Neil was appointed to the position of Temporary Librarian

A&P Full-Time

  • Mary Ebener was appointed to the position of Dean of Nursing
  • Erica Goodenough was appointed to the position of E-Learning Junior Instructional Designer
  • Robert Minton was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Student Engagement
  • Susan Mythen was appointed to the position of Interim Library and Learning Commons Manager
  • Andrew Pierce was appointed to the position of Assessment and Certification Center Manager

Career Full-Time

  • Phil Arroyo was appointed to the position of Library Assistant II
  • Arnold Carreiro was appointed to the position of Warehouse Clerk I
  • Diana Crigger was appointed to the position of Benefits Coordinator
  • Wayne Dees was appointed to the position of Senior Security Officer
  • Rachel Douglas was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor II
  • Leslie Ertel was appointed to the position of Associate of Science Bachelor Program Specialist
  • Darlene Fratello was appointed to the position of Student Recruiter
  • Virginia Harris was appointed to the position of Senior Support Specialist
  • Johny Johns was appointed to the position of Security Officer II
  • Christopher Johnson was appointed to the position of Plant Service Worker
  • Roma Keesecker was appointed to the position of Student Success Advisor II
  • Jermaine Lazenberry was appointed to the position of Microcomputer Support Technician II
  • Claudio Lopez was appointed to the position of Security Officer II
  • Curtis Lyles was appointed to the position of Multimedia Author
  • May Mason was appointed to the position of Interim Student Success Advisor
  • Courtney McCown was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator
  • Davida Owen was appointed to the position of Assistant Box Office Coordinator
  • Michael Reid was appointed to the position of Assessment Coordinator
  • Barbara Schaefer was appointed to the position of Project Coordinator
  • Jeffrey Segassie was appointed to the position of Library Assistant II
  • Bernard Tutson was appointed to the position of Security Officer II
  • Dorian Velez was appointed to the position of Administrative Specialist
  • Frank Wargo was appointed to the position of Interim Academic Tutor
  • Richard Watson was appointed to the position of Plant Service Worker
  • Pamela Williams was appointed to the position of Distance Learning Assessment Specialist

The following list includes FSCJ employees who have left, or are preparing to leave, their positions with the College. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

 Employee  Title
 Winter Broadhurst    Academic Tutor
 Cody Coughlin  Engineer III Software
 Daniel Donaldson  Test Proctor
 Aevia Grant  Plant Service Worker
 Dorian Jackson  Test Proctor
 Patricia Lane  Test Examiner
 Patty Munoz  Vocational Eval II
 Jucoby Todd  Associate Director of Financial Aid

 

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FSCJ's faculty, staff, students, programs and leadership are often highlighted by local and regional media outlets - online, on air and in print. Read all of the recent articles regarding important activities happening within the College.

FSCJ Artist Series to Present 'AN EVENING YOU WILL FORGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE' with Steve Martin and Martin Short
Published on broadwayworld.com on December 12, 2017. Learn more »

Geminid Meteor Shower Will Be Visible on the First Coast
Published on wjct.org on December 12, 2017. Learn more »

Generosity celebrated across Jacksonville for #GivingTuesday
Published on news4jax.com on November 28, 2017. Learn more »

Saturday Lead Letter: We must embrace the modern college pathway
Published on jacksonville.com on November 27, 2017. Learn more »

Duval ups its schools' career-technology game; invests more in career classes, programs, internships
Published on jacksonville.com on November 20, 2017. Learn more »

Helping students with financial aid
Published on news4jax.com on November 20, 2017. Learn more »

Johnson & Johnson Vision: Seeing the big picture
Published on jacksonville.com on November 16, 2017. Learn more »

FSCJ, KIPP sign agreement to promote attending, completing college
Published on jacksonville.com on November 16, 2017. Learn more »

 

 

upcoming-events

To view all upcoming events, visit the Collegewide calendar of events.

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Did you know FSCJ recently launched an extensive marketing and advertising campaign geared toward capturing the interest of future students? With a common theme of “you can do this,” the campaign features FSCJ alumni, current students and faculty in an effort to increase brand awareness and drive applications for the College. Featured programs include the Associate in Arts/University Transfer degree, Business, I.T., Construction and Manufacturing, and Transportation and Logistics. This multi-dimensional platform includes digital billboards, radio and television ads, and a full digital marketing campaign.

Know of a stellar student, alumni or faculty member with a great story to tell? Reach out to us at communications@fscj.edu

 

 



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FSCJ students participated in the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes in Jacksonville's Riverside. The team, FSCJ Bluewave Striders, was created by the iEducators, a group of Collegewide student leaders, who are passionate about creating programming that raises awareness on Health and Wellness and Interpersonal Violence.
 
Volunteers and the BlueWave Baseball team also worked together to clear tree debris, plant trees, lay mulch, and more at the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.
 
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FSCJ Culinary Arts and Hospitality students and staff partnered with Black Sheep Restaurant Group on December 11 to participate in the "Taste of the NFL Jacksonville" event held at EverBank Stadium. This VIP dinner served as a fundraiser to support hunger relief efforts in Jacksonville and nationwide.

 

 


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Test your knowledge. To ensure all faculty and staff have an opportunity to submit answers, the quiz winners will be selected at random from all entries that have answered all questions correctly. You have until 6 p.m. on the day the newsletter is distributed to email your answers to bluewavenews@fscj.edu. The three winners will receive a BlueWave promo pack!

Please note: Previous quiz promo prize pack winners, while eligible to submit answers, are not eligible for additional prizes for six months.

  1. When is Professional Development Day?
    1. January 4, 2018
    2. January 5, 2018
    3. January 12, 2018
    4. January 15, 2018

  1. What award did Whitney Chefan win?
    1. International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Florida North Kitchen Design Competition
    2. International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Florida North Bathroom Design Competition
    3. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Florida North Kitchen Design Competition
    4. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Florida North Bathroom Design Competition
  1. FSCJ's Student Government Association visited Tallahassee to meet with legislators and advocated for their peers during the Florida College System Student Government Association (FCSSGA) November Legislative Conference. Which of the following was NOT one of the topics they discussed?
    1. How capping baccalaureate degrees will negatively affect our students and our community's ability to maintain a well-educated workforce
    2. The need for restoring the funding cuts made to the Florida College System in 2017
    3. The importance of A.A. degrees
    4. Funding needs for student support services such as mental health programs and the FSCJ Downtown STEM Center
  1. Who has FSCJ partnered with to expand participation in computer science education?
    1. Code.com
    2. Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
    3. Code.org
    4. Museum of Science & History
  1. How much money was donated to FSCJ's Annual Fund on #GivingTuesday?
    1. $6,000
    2. Nearly $6,000
    3. Less than $6,000
    4. $16,000