On November 5, FSCJ’s Downtown Campus hosted the College’s third annual TEDxFSCJ event, a day-long conference featuring nine local speakers. This year’s event was themed ENGAGE and aimed to engage the audience – a mix of students, faculty, staff and community members – with different issues, ideas and communities.
More than 150 people heard TED talks on topics ranging from destigmatizing the mentally ill to the struggles of raising a Muslim-American daughter in today’s America. TEDxFSCJ concluded with the opportunity for attendees to chalk messages of positivity on the Downtown Campus sidewalks. The recorded event and talks are expected to be available for viewing on tedxfscj.com by mid-December.
International Observe the Moon Night
The NASA International Observe the Moon Night was held at FSCJ's North Campus on Saturday, November 5 after being rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew.
More than 150 people attended the session, seeing the "peak-a-boo" first quarter Moon as clouds came and went. Not only were a number of students and FSCJ staff on hand, it truly was a family night, as a number of families attended the event.
Approximately 100 of the attendees enjoyed a short program about the Moon to learn more. Many even stayed around to ask questions, such as "what is a blue moon," (the second full moon in a calendar month) and "why do we see eclipses," (because of the sun-earth-moon alignments during the moon's orbit around earth).
College Goal Sunday
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) hosted College Goal Sunday on November 6 at the Downtown Campus Advanced Technology Center and Nassau Center. More than 180 people received free financial literacy guidance as well as assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, more than $20,000 in scholarships were awarded to registered event attendees.