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See what's happening on campus November/December

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

The Fall Term may be halfway over, but there’s plenty going on around campus at Seminole State. Whether you want to stimulate your mind, jump-start your career, get involved in athletics or just relax and enjoy some music, there’s something for everyone.

Here are just a few highlights from the dozens of events, activities, shows and exhibits occurring throughout the remainder of the Fall Term.

Live Entertainment

With speakers, performers and shows scheduled every week, there’s always something fun to see at Seminole State!

Get in the fall spirit throughout the semester with one of Student Life’s many events! Games, prizes, music and free food are just a few of the things you can expect to experience when you attend the Fall Festival or any of the upcoming general entertainment events.

On Nov. 13, historian Dr. Ray Arsenault, writer of “Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice,” will discuss civil rights and activism as part of Seminole State’s Speaker Series. And for the literary-minded students, Seminole State’s weekly Tuesday Voices open mic series allows poets and poetry lovers to share their original works or discuss their favorites.

The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State offers visitors a chance to experience the stars and explore the night sky without ever leaving their seats. With events and shows nearly every weekend designed with upcoming holidays in mind, you can get in the spirit no matter when you go and discover the holiday’s the cosmic perspective. In addition to its popular and renowned weekly shows, the Planetarium will hold several special events, including:

  • The Halloween Extravaganza (Oct. 25): Learn about the night sky as it pertains to Halloween, and enjoy a few sweet snacks along the way!
  • The Winter Sky Festival (Dec. 7): Join the Planetarium staff outdoors and get a glimpse of the stars and planets through powerful telescopes during open-air editions of their themed shows.

Career Development Center

Whether you’re trying to decide on a career path or following one you’ve already chosen, the Career Development Center has the resources, events and staff that can help you excel.

The Career Development Center’s fall calendar features a variety of helpful workshops and events, including the 2013 Career Fair on Nov. 12. The Career Fair will take place on Nov. 12 in the breezeway between buildings S and L on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, and it will give students the opportunity to explore career paths and various employment/internship opportunities.

Leading up to the Career Fair, the Career Development Center is sponsoring seminars and workshops on each campus to help build the skills necessary to get a leg up in any career. Included among these events are five workshops designed to help participants build and revitalize resumes. The dates, times and locations for these resume reviews are:

  • Oct. 22: Oviedo Campus, room OVF-108, 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 29: Heathrow Campus, room HEA-203, 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 30: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, room C-104, 1:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 7: Heathrow Campus, room HEA-203, 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 7: Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, room C-104, 5 p.m.

Fine Arts

With concerts, plays, art exhibits and workshops, Seminole State offers the perfect outlet for art aficionados.

Stop by the Fine Arts Gallery to check out Seminole State’s stimulating art exhibits. A collection of works by painter Ming Zhou will be on display until Oct. 24, and the annual Seminole State Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit will run Nov. 2-Dec. 12. See some of the best artwork Seminole State’s faculty has created across a wide array of media in this dazzling and diverse display.

In addition to the art exhibits, the Fine Arts Theatre will present two plays during November and December. “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” depicts a day in the life of the world-famous comic icon, and “Lot o’ Shakespeare” features a fast-paced delivery of monologues, chosen bingo-style, from nearly all of William Shakespeare’s plays.

Rounding out the Fine Arts menu for the Fall Term, the Music Department will sponsor nearly a dozen events, including a baroque performance by the traveling ensemble Echoing Air, a series of free concerts focusing on individual instruments or music styles, and the always-popular sing-along performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Intramural Sports

If you’re looking for something a little more active, gather some friends together, form a team and get those endorphins flowing! Whether you’re participating in a game or just spectating, intramural sports are a great way to get involved in healthy activity while competing with old friends and making new ones.

Start working on your jump shot and perimeter defense, because the 3-on-3 basketball season begins Nov. 1 and runs through the remainder of the semester. Games are officiated and follow standard intramural rules, and the season includes a round-robin schedule and a postseason playoff to determine the Fall 2013 champion team. Intramural sports are open to all currently enrolled students, as well as Seminole State faculty and staff.

The flag football and volleyball seasons have already begun, but spectators and friends are always welcome to watch the games and cheer on their fellow students.

If you prefer individual activities to team sports, the Intramural Sports Department will sponsor a bowling outing at Oviedo Bowling Center on Oct. 22. To RSVP, call the Intramural Sports Office at 407.708.2091, or email Nicholas Bullocks.

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

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