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Check out what's happening on campus this spring

Take part in the fun activities happening on campus this fall. Many College activities are free for students with a valid Blue & Gold Card.

It’s a brand new semester at Seminole State College of Florida, and that means there’s a full new slate of exciting opportunities set to help you maximize your enjoyment and get the most out of your college experience!

Throughout the Spring Term, Seminole State invites you to get involved and stay active with dozens of campus life activities taking place over the next few months, ranging from artistic and athletic events to leadership and volunteer opportunities.

Here is just a sample of what you can expect to see around campus during the Spring Term.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved around Seminole State, from running for Student Government to joining one of the more than 50 clubs. Not good enough? Start your own club and have fun while learning vital leadership and organizational skills! And throughout the semester, the Office of Student Life is available to help guide you toward activities that are sure to pique your interests.

Student Life kicks off the Spring Term with several events, including volunteer and club fairs, designed to help you find what interests you, meet new people and get involved with college life. Get a head start and join in on the fun by attending one of these activities, available on each campus Jan. 13-16:

  • Student Life Day: Get information about the events and activities coming up during the Spring Term sponsored by the Office of Student Life. There will be important information, giveaways and free food.
  • Club Fair: Learn about the various clubs offered at Seminole State, and get information on joining those that interest you.
  • Volunteer Fair: Find out about all the opportunities Seminole State affords you to volunteer and give back to your community.
  • SGA Meet and Greet: Come meet members of the Student Government Association at your campus.

Dates and times for the events vary by campus. Be sure to check out the Student Life Calendar for a complete list of events happening near you!

Leadership Institute

Do you have leadership aspirations? Attend Catalyst, Student Life’s one-day leadership program, presented by LeaderShape®, on Jan. 31 to discover and build on your leadership and management potential and learn new techniques. Included in this session will be tips and tricks on planning events, working with different personality types, managing groups of people and staying active.

Best of all, it’s free for students! Space is limited, so apply early, and keep an eye out for more opportunities throughout the Spring Term.

Raider Athletics

Root for your Seminole State Raiders in baseball, softball and women’s golf. The spring season will be in full swing Jan. 31, starting with the Raider baseball home opener and continuing through the end of April, so be sure to stop by Jack Pantelias Field or the Raider Softball Field to cheer for the home team! As always, Raider athletic events are free to Seminole State students, faculty and staff. You can visit the Athletics page for more information, including full season schedules.

If you prefer a more active role than just watching, consider starting or joining an intramural team for the spring! Two sport options will be offered beginning late January: beach volleyball and 7-on-7 soccer. For information about joining or creating a team, or to learn about other one-off activities offered, visit the Intramural Sports page.

Cultural Activities

From jazz to classical music, drama to comedy, art exhibits to poetry readings, Seminole State has the ticket for you this semester.

As always, Seminole State’s Fine Arts Department presents a robust array of art, music and theater to keep students and community members entertained and intrigued all semester long.

Three art exhibits will run through the Spring Term, including pop culture-infused pieces by Jessica Burke and photo portraits of ancient ruins by Gene Hollander. The season will end with the always-popular Juried Student Art Exhibit, featuring the best student artwork of the year.

The 2013-14 theater season continues in February with “The Gem of the Ocean,” the first chronological entry in August Wilson’s acclaimed “Pittsburgh Cycle” exploring African-American culture in each decade of the 20th century. The season then continues with the A.R. Gurney comedy “The Dining Room,” and concludes with the annual “Spring into Dance” recital, featuring Seminole State students and professional dancers showing off their moves.

As part of its Speaker Series, Seminole State is honored to welcome Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and CEO of the King Center, to speak on March 19 in the Fine Arts Concert Hall.

Rounding out the Fine Arts calendar, the Music Department will sponsor more than a dozen musical events, including a jazz jam, faculty and student recitals, an examination of Irish music by Seminole State professor Justin Murphy, and an exploration of Brazilian and Caribbean music.

For more universal excitement, check out the weekly shows offered at the Emil Buehler Planetarium! The recently rejuvenated planetarium presents shows Fridays and Saturdays, including community favorites like “Central Florida Nights” and “Stories of the Night Sky,” exploring the mythology of the stars, as well as seasonally appropriate presentations like “Heavenly Love,” adding a romantic flair to the universe for Valentine’s Day.

In addition, the planetarium is proud to offer three never-before-seen shows during the spring: “Sol’s Neighborhood: Cruising the Milky Way,” premiering Feb. 1; “Port of Call: Mars,” starting March 22; and “The Astronomy of the American South,” coming April 11. Be sure to check the planetarium’s calendar for a full schedule!

To learn about more events happening on campus this term, check out the collegewide events calendar in The Newsroom.

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