Student Activities and the Student Government Association worked together to organize the event. SGA and the African American Society attended the event with information about their clubs and also provided sign-up sheets so that students could join other clubs.
“We encourage student involvement on campus because that encourages leadership skills and personal development,” said Sabrina Deshner of Student Activities.
For entertainment, students received free spray-can art, participated in hula hoop and limbo contests, and listened to music played by DJ Nando of Al Dee Productions. Free cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks and chips were handed out.
SGA also used this event as an opportunity for the first day of the summer canned-food drive. Students who attended the event donated non-perishable items to a drop-off box at the location. The food donations will be put towards the Seminole State Food Pantry.
• Three professors have been chosen to attend summer study workshops where they will study with experts in the humanities field. The National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent grant-making agency of the federal government that supports Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops each summer, will support these workshops.
Bobbie Bell, humanities professor and chair of the college’s Humanities, History and Modern Language Department, will study Native American Culture at a workshop in Central Community College in Columbus, Neb.
The other selected professors, Dr. Debra Socci, professor of biological science, and Anthony D. Marcantonio, adjunct instructor of political science, will attend a workshop at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York.
The grant is offered to community college faculty looking to advance their knowledge of the subjects in order to improve teaching materials. Those selected will receive $1,200 towards books, living and travel costs to and from the workshop location.
• The Sanford/Lake Mary Planetarium (building B) will show “Central Florida Nights” on Friday from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Guests will learn constellation-finding skills, learn of upcoming meteor showers, comets and more. After the show, visitors can view the sky through the planetarium’s telescopes.
Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors (55 and up), $4 for students grades K-12, $4 for non-Seminole State students, and is free for preschoolers, Seminole State students, faculty and staff.
Samantha Dilday is the editor of The Scribe student newspaper at Seminole State College. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.