Step Into UCF April 19
Seminole State College is hosting a tour of University of Central Florida’s Orlando campus on April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for Seminole State students planning to transfer to the UCF. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Participants will depart at 8 a.m. from the Sanford/Lake Mary campus at the Student Center, Room 173. To register, go to https://seminolestate. joinhandshake.com and navigate to the events page.
Raiders Pantry Can Fill Up
The Raiders Helping Raiders Pantry has been established to provide food and hygienic items for students in need. According to an article from Seminole State’s newsroom, the college is now a Second Harvest Food Bank Partner Agency, allowing it access to their food distribution center and to pay a small cost to fill up the pantry.
4-day Workweek on May 5
Several departments at Seminole State are scheduled to begin four-day workweek schedules from May 5 through July 27, Mae Ashby, associate vice president of Human Resources announced recently. Affected employees resume regular five-day workweeks on July 28. During the four-day workweek period, the College will be closed on Memorial Day, May 27, and July 4, Independence Day.
Adjunct Union Barganing
The Seminole State College adjunct faculty union held its first negotiations with the college’s administration on March 25, according to union representatives. More negotiations are set during the summer months. All the bargaining sessions will take place at the Sanford-Lake Mary Campus, Building C, Room 110 A/B. The first dates and times are: May 29, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.; May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; June 11 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; June 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and June 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Register at http://bit.ly/SOLIDARITYFOREVER or call 407-970-2555.
Spring Graduation April 30
The Seminole State College spring commencement is scheduled for April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Addition Financial Arena at the University of Central Florida. Chris Anders, Seminole County supervisor of elections, is expected to serve as keynote speaker. Faculty who have ordered graduation regalia can pick up orders at the campus bookstore April 22 to 29 with a photo ID.
Cap Decorating April 22-24
The Seminole State College Alumni Association recently announced a graduation cap decorating event to take place from April 22 to 24 at three of the college campuses. Times are set for the Sanford/Lake Mary bookstore April 22 from 8 a.m. to noon; April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and April 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the Oviedo Student Center April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the Altamonte Springs Outside area on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sex Assault Awareness
Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April raises awareness about sexual violence and ways to prevent it. Seminole State College has observed this national campaign with panel discussions, the Clothesline Project at the SLM Student Center and resource tables at all four campuses, the college announced recently. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, this year’s campaign theme, I Ask, “champions the message that asking for consent is a healthy, normal and necessary part of everyday interactions.” President Dr. Georgia Lorenz and the Seminole State chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges invites faculty and staff to participate in Denim Day on April 24, which will serve as a campaign against misconceptions about sexual violence. The Association will raise funds to support Safe House of Seminole. Employees should check with supervisors about Denim Day.
Flamenco del Sol to Perform
The Center for Fine and Performing Arts will host Flamenco del Sol at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus for the Spring Dance recital. There will be two performances from “Carmen,” April 26 and 27 in Building G’s auditorium. Tickets are available at seminolestate.edu/ arts/events/theatre.