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W-2 Forms Now Available

W-2 forms are now available on Panther Central for all employees who have elected to receive their form electronically. To access your W-2 form, log into Panther Central with your established user name and password. Select Employee Tab>Employment Details>W-2 Information. Choose “2017” from the drop-down menu for your most recent W-2.

You can file your federal income taxes online for free at the IRS’s website.

Original Stars of American Bandstand Perform at the Wildstein Center

The Chiffons

In 1959, Dick Clark had an idea to package rock and roll concert tours. He proceeded to load up buses full of the brightest stars and a generation’s greatest songs and take the show on the road. The Original Stars of American Bandstand, who defined a generation with their music, are slated to perform one show on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m., at the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $35 – $50. The Original Stars of American Bandstand is sponsored by Heartland National Bank.

The SFSC Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tickets and videos of upcoming productions are online at sfscarts.org. Telephone orders are available by calling ext. 7178.

This is not a tribute show,” said Tommy Vee, who produces the show. “Audiences across the country are thrilled to see Shirley Alston Reeves, The Chiffons, Brian Hyland, Chris Montez, and Merrilee Rush perform their chart-topping hits.” Continue Reading

Best Jazz Series South of Chicago Kicks Off Jan. 25

SFSC Performing Arts kicks off a five-show Jazz Series on Jan. 25, in the SFSC University Center. The Jazz Series features traditional Dixieland and swing jazz. “There is no other place in Highlands County where a person can hear world-class jazz music and have the opportunity to meet and chat with the musicians,” said Ted Huff, an avid… Continue Reading

Employee Discounts, Daytona International Speedway

Daytona logoSFSC employees may receive more than 20 percent off any of the six races at Daytona International Speedway in January and February listed on THIS FLYER through Daytona Race Rewards. Call 1-800-PITSHOP and mention the “Race Rewards Offer” or visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/savings and enter 2018REWARDS. For more information, contact Becki Lowery, benefits specialist, Human Resources, at ext. 7419.

Florida Blue Offers Diabetes Prevention Program

Florida Blue is starting The Better You Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle improvement program to help members lose weight and reduce the risk of diabetes. This program, which can cost up to $400 for non-members, is available at no additional cost to Florida Blue members.

To see if you qualify, simply take the one-minute quiz by visiting solera4me.com/FCSRMC or calling 877-486-0141 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET.  If you enroll in the program and complete four weeks, you’ll receive a Fitbit Flex or Zip. Check out the FLYER.


Win $1 Million Dollars!

The inaugural Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Shootout takes place Saturday, Jan. 20, at 9 a.m. at Sun ‘n Lake Golf and Country Club on the home hole number 18. Proceeds from the golf shootout benefit the SFSC Athletic Department.

For those interested in qualifying, come out on Thursday, Jan. 18 or Friday, Jan. 19, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the Sun ‘n Lake driving range, where you can purchase as many shots as you like (a bag of 10 balls for $10) to become one of the final 12 finalists who get a shot at making a hole-in-one on Saturday morning and a $1 million prize. The 12 closet to the pin shots on Thursday and Friday qualify for the event. For any additional information, contact Coach Rick Hitt in the Athletic office at ext. 7036.  Go Panthers!!


Jan. 15: Jennifer Tollison
Jan. 18: Manuel Muro Del Real
Jan. 21: Carlos Falla
Jan. 21: Joanne Foote
Jan. 21: Brian Wheaton

SFSC Sends Love To…

Angie Noonon whose mother Rosita Campbell, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, following a long illness. A memorial service is not being planned at this time.


Monday, Jan. 15

  • Martin Luther King Day: College Closed
  • Fee Payment Deadline for Third Flex Session

Tuesday, Jan. 16

  • Matinee Series: Dunlap and Pennington, 1:30 p.m., Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus

Thursday, Jan. 18

  • Intramural Basketball, 11 a.m., SFSC Panther Gym, Highlands Campus
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Orientation, 12:20 p.m., B-112, Highlands Campus
  • MOFAC ThirdThursday, Reception and Artist Talk, 1 p.m., MOFAC, Highlands Campus
  • GPS New Student Orientation, 4:30 p.m., Building B, Highlands Campus
  • Artist Series: American Bandstand, 7 p.m., Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus

Saturday, Jan. 20

  • Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Shootout Fundraiser, 8:30 a.m., Sun-‘N-Lake Golf & Country Club, 5223 Sun-‘N-Lake Blvd., Sebring

Wednesday, Jan. 17

  • AFC General Meeting, 3 p.m., B-112, Highlands Campus

Friday, Jan. 19

  • Academic leaders Forum (ALF), 9 a.m.-noon, H-110, Highlands Campus
  • MOFAC Docent Spring Welcome Back Meeting, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., MOFAC, Highlands Campus

Friday, Jan. 19

  • MLA Style, 9-10 a.m., B-202, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus
  • Avoiding Plagiarism, 10-11 a.m., B-202, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus
  • APA Style, 11 a.m.-noon, B-202, (Claire Miller), Highlands Campus

Kelly’s Korner

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

Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: College Closed
Tuesday: Spaghetti w/Meatballs, Salad, and Garlic Bread
Wednesday: Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, and Veggie
Thursday: Spicy Chicken or Cheeseburger Sliders, Tater Tots, and Salad
Friday: Order off the Menu

 The Hotel Jacaranda

Lunch Buffet, soup and salad bar, and lunch combination meals are served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dinner Buffet is served Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday buffet includes hot bar, soup, salad bar, and dessert, and on Friday enjoy the seafood buffet including, soup, salad bar, and dessert.

The Grand Buffet is available on Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., serving its hot bar, soup and salad bar, and dessert.

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