Humans of FSCJ – February 27, 2016

  “My goals are probably going to be accomplished in a completely unconventional way. I’m okay with that though, doing things unconventionally is a big part of what it means to be me. I’ve placed a high emphasis on that- on my own authenticity. It’s important that I’m genuine and organic with people, I present…

“Squirrels of FSCJ” aka The Unsung Hero: a Tale to a Tail

Writer: Ilano, Ambrose M. Allow me to introduce you to Sciurus carolinensis, commonly known to most of us as “squirrel,” specifically, one Eastern gray squirrel (but in the right light, they do appear just a little on the brown side). Our lovable creature can be found native throughout the Eastern United States–but we’re losing focus. You…

Humans Of FSCJ – February 19, 2016

“My life is a romantic comedy. I’m a designer, I go about teaching graphic design. I’m on this clock so to speak, even right now. It’s funny because I live in Gainesville. I commute every day to FSCJ. I’m constantly looking at that 24-hour clock. I eat, I sleep, I talk, and there’s my 24-hours….

Forensic Team Wins First State Championship in FSCJ’s History

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the first time in 25 years, Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Forensics Team became state champions last weekend. On February 6, 2016, the team came in first place at the FCSAA Forensics State Championship,the state tournament for all community and state colleges in Florida. FSCJ’s South Campus hosted seven schools…

Press Release – FSCJ Hosts a Month of Deaf Culture Awareness Events

For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016 Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016   FSCJ Hosts a Month of Deaf Culture Awareness Events WHAT:          Would you like to brush up on your American Sign Language? Want to better communicate with deaf students or colleagues? The Sign Language Interpretation Program and Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) Student Engagement invite…

Free College a Real Possibility? #HeadsUpAmerica

By Madeline Windsor   For the past decade, college costs has skyrocketed, and student debt in the U.S. is currently over 1 trillion dollars. Since the beginning of 2015 President Obama has been pushing a free community college plan that would allow students to go to their first two years of community college absolutely free….

FSCJ Artist Series Press Release – FSCJ Artist Series Presents The Glenn Miller Orchestra January 26, 2016

Contact: Ashley Williams, Publicist – FSCJ Artist Series ashley.williams@fscjartistseries.org or (904) 442-2933 fscjartistseries.org – The official website for Broadway in Jacksonville     FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS   THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA One Performance Only January 26, 2016 Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts   JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at…

STEM: Planting Seeds for the Future

Writer: Brianna DeOsca Imagine if you will a first grade classroom with the word “pediatrician” written on a SMARTboard. As the scene pans the room, the students are talking in groups of two. Their instructions are to work together to create new words using the letters from the word on the board. Two by two, the…

Press Release – The FSCJ Artist Series Presents The Phantom of the Opera February 10-21, 2016

Contact: Ashley Williams – Publicist FSCJ Artist Series ashley.williams@fscjaristseries.org  or (904) 442-2933 fscjartistseries.org – The official website for Broadway in Jacksonville   TICKETS FOR  ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH  GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 22, 2015 JACKSONVILLE’S PREMIERE 16 PERFORMANCE ENGAGEMENT AT THE TIMES-UNION CENTER’S…

Editorial – A Student’s Deliberative Dialogue

Written by – Edina Karic ( a student in Professor Melissa Boyd’s SPC2608 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking class) To this day I cannot understand why the war in Bosnia happened. What was so wrong with my people that it was decided they should all be eradicated? This is a question that so many people, including…

Press Release – Everyone Has a Story that the World Needs to Hear

Everyone Has a Story that the World Needs to Hear In collaboration with the FSCJ Author Series 2015-2016, The Bosnia List, the Library and Learning Commons (LLC) wants to share stories of the refugee experience in Jacksonville, Florida. This is a multi-campus oral history project using an organizational account and app provided by StoryCorps. StoryCorps…

Press Release – FSCJ Awarded Grant to Assist Students with Intellectual Disabilities

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2015 Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016 FSCJ as Partner in Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education Awarded Federal Grant by Department of Education JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is one of four partner institutions in the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education that was awarded a…

Press Release – FSCJ‘s Center for Learning Enrichment Presents Best-Selling Author

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2015 Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016 FSCJ‘s Center for Learning Enrichment Presents Best-Selling Author   WHAT:  The Center for Learning Enrichment at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) brings best-selling author Dr. Christopher Phillips to FSCJ’s campuses to host several educational forums with faculty, staff and students. Dr. Christopher Phillips…

Is Google Fiber on the horizon for Jacksonville?

Writer: Michael Bicek October 28, 2015 Jacksonville, FL – Google announced Wednesday that it’s working with city officials to bring Google Fiber to Jacksonville. This will be the starting phase to a large project that hopes to bring internet speeds in the city to a lightning-quick one gigabyte per second, which equals to 1,000 megabytes…

Press Release – FSCJ Announces New Kent Campus President

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2015 Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016   FSCJ Announces New Kent Campus President JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is pleased to announce Dr. Cedrick Gibson as the new Kent Campus/Cecil Center president and executive chair of the School of Business and Professional Studies. Dr. Gibson will…

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers Veterans Tools for Success

By: Carl Schorr and Brittany Beimourtrusting Have you heard of the “VSOC” program? It stands for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VetSuccess on Campus program–and FSCJ is a participating location.  Through the VSOC program, VA places experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors on college campuses to assist the growing number of service members, veterans and dependents attending…