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First Wednesday Update: April 4, 2012
Joe Sarnovsky is hosting a series of budget forums for faculty and staff next week. Each forum will begin with a 15-minute presentation followed by a 45-minute Q&A opportunity for open discussion about the budget framework guiding the development of the 2012-13 operating budget for Seminole State. The forums are scheduled for:
Endowed Teaching Chairs
Please congratulate the eight faculty finalists for the 2012 Endowed Teaching Chair Awards, announced today by the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida. They include:
Endowed Teaching Chair Awards recognize some of Seminole State's most outstanding educators for their invaluable contributions to the College. Applicants are nominated by their peers and screened by a committee of faculty and staff volunteers. On April 20, members of the Foundation Board of Directors will interview the finalists and select the winners. Four Seminole State College faculty members will then be honored with $5,000 Endowed Teaching Chair Awards during the College's Spring 2012 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, April 27. As was established during last year’s awards, runners-up will each receive a $500 Faculty Excellence Award.
Mini-Grants Spring Awards – Applications Requested
All full-time College faculty and staff are invited to apply for the Foundation of Seminole State College’s annual Mini-Grant Program. The maximum award for an individual grant is $2,000. Grants are awarded by a committee composed of members of the Foundation Board of Directors. The deadline for grant submission is 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. You may view the information to apply for the Spring 2012 Mini-Grant Awards by clicking here. NOTE: The application form has changed. Please review it carefully before applying. For additional information, please contact the Foundation at 407.708.2429.
Seminole State Designated “Fit-Friendly”
The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Seminole State as a Gold Level Recipient of its “Fit-Friendly Companies” recognition program for the opportunities the College “provides to employees on a regular basis to lead to a healthy lifestyle.” This AHA designation means the association recognizes Seminole State for offering employees physical activity support, promoting a wellness culture, and implementing at least nine criteria as outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
College Advisory Council Recap
On March 20, the College Advisory Council (CAC) met for the monthly exchange of information and ideas between the Executive Team and leaders from the Faculty Senate, the CSEC, the PEC, the SGA and other areas of the College. Here is a brief recap of the discussion regarding each agenda item from the March meeting:
Spring Graduation Ceremonies
Graduation ceremonies will take place at the end of April on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The annual Adult High School and GED graduations will be combined and held Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The following evening, on Friday, April 27, college-credit graduation will be held at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The PTA graduation ceremony will be held Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
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