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The Study Abroad Program Returns: SFSC Goes to London

london-tourist-attractions-72SFSC hosts an information session on its study abroad program on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6– 7 p.m., on the Highlands Campus, in B-112.

The information session will cover details about a weeklong trip to the United Kingdom titled “London: The City Experience” in May 2017. Drs. Sonji Nicholas and Theresa James, professors in the Division of Arts and Sciences, will lead the information session.

The trip includes air fare, hotels, breakfasts, several dinners, and visits to many notable London landmarks led by a full-time tour guide, including use of a bus. The information session will review the itinerary, program highlights, and the price. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop so that they can sign up for the program during the information session. Continue Reading

SFSC Library Joins the Celebration of Banned Books Week

The South Florida State College library will observe Banned Books Week Sept. 26-30 with activities intended to draw interest in books that have been banned through the decades and into today.fb-banned-book-week-2016-poster

The American Library Association, along with publishers and authors, asks libraries and book lovers to take a stand in defense of unrestrained access to books during the week-long observance.

For its part, the SFSC library will host a banned books-themed trivia contest on the Highlands Campus. Students from SFSC’s Brain Bowl team will square off against college faculty and administrators in a banned books-themed trivia match. The contest is set for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12:20-12:50 p.m., in Building B, with the public invited to watch. Continue Reading

Florida Scholar’s Talk Kicks Off NEH-funded Project

Dr. Jerald T. Milanich gave a two-day talk that kicked off a series of scholarly seminars as part of “A Sense of Home: From Cultural Conflict to Coexistence in Florida’s Heartland,” a research project at SFSC funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Dr. Milanich, an anthropologist and archaeologist specializing in Native American… Continue Reading

Who Will be the Biggest Loser?

The SFSC Wellness Committee wants employees to compete against each other for the top spot of  the “Biggest Loser.”bigloser1

The committee challenges employees to see how much weight they can drop in one month, laying claim to the title of the “Biggest Loser.” The competition runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 28.

Here’s how it works: Weigh in at the beginning of the competition and again at the end. Weight loss will be calculated as the percent change in weight. So, there’s no need to fret about revealing your weight, which will be known only by the staff member who recorded your weight. Throughout the month, employees will get motivational tips, sample workouts, and recipes sent to their email Continue Reading

Volleyball: Weekend Results and Coming Match

In Volleyball action this weekend, the Panther Volleyball team split two conference matches. 

On Thursday, the Lady Panthers lost in straight sets to Hillsborough Community College by scores of 9-25, 21-25, 16-25.   

On Saturday, the Panthers bounced back against the #1 team in the FCSAA and fifth ranked team nationally–Polk State College,  defeating the Eagles in five sets by scores of 25-21, 17-25,25-20,19-25, and 15-13. 

The Lady Panthers 4-9 ( 1-1) will be on the road this week with matches against Florida College on Tuesday, Pasco Hernando State College on Thursday, and back in conference play on Saturday on the road against State College of Florida-Manatee/Sarasota in Bradenton.  

Go Panthers!


Sept. 26: Tracey Osborne
Sept. 27: Dr. James Hawker
Sept. 28: Chuck Hemler Jr.
Sept. 29: Wanita Bates
Oct. 01:   Steve Ashworth


Monday, Sept. 26

  • Intramural Basketball, 11 a.m., Panther Field, Highlands Campus
  • Celebrate Banned Book Week now through Sept. 30, at SFSC Library, Highlands Campus

Wednesday , Sept. 28

  • Banned Book Trivia Contest, and Brain Bowl Team Competition, 12:20, Building B, Highlands Campus

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Intramural Basketball, 11 a.m., Panther Field, Highlands Campus

Friday, Sept. 30

  • Biggest Loser Individual Competition now through Oct. 28, (Lisa Johnson-DeCarie and Andrea Lott), Highlands Campus

Monday, Oct. 3

  • Intramural Basketball, 11 a.m., Panther Field, Highlands Campus




Monday, Sept. 26

  • Enrollment Management Meeting, 1:30 p.m., F-118, Highlands Campus – Canceled

Wednesday , Sept. 28

  • District Board of Trustees Meeting, 1 p.m., Board Room, Highlands Campus
  • Study Abroad: London Trip Info Meeting, 6-7 p.m., Room B-112, Highlands Campus (Dr. Sonji Nicholas, Dr. Theresa James)

Friday, Sept. 30

  • MOFAC Advisory Committee Meeting, noon, Green Room, Highlands Campus

 Monday, Oct. 3

  • Enrollment Management Meeting, 1:30 p.m., F-118, Highlands Campus





Click Professional Development for the complete Fall calendar.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Technical Institute Level 2, 4 p.m., G-103, (eLearning), Highlands Campus

Friday, Sept. 30

  • Plagiarism: Defeating the Monster, 10 a.m., B-212, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus

 Monday, Oct. 3

  • Persistence of Poetry Workshop, 6 p.m., SFSC Library, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus


Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Monday: Ham Steak, Sour Cream and Chive Potatoes, and Veggie
Tuesday: Baked Ziti, Garlic Bread, and Salad
Wednesday: Barbecue Chicken, Baked Beans, and Cole Slaw
Thursday: Southwest Eggrolls, Seasoned Rice, and Veggie
Friday: Off the Menu


Hotel Jacaranda Summer Menu

During the summer, the Hotel Jacaranda is open for lunch, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., serving its soup and salad bar, sandwich platters, and daily specials.

The Grand Buffet is available on Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

College employees get a 10 percent discount.



Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Offering: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. To place orders call 453-5858