If you have any questions, comments or submissions please contact us at FalconCentral@daytonastate.edu
Online Suicide-Prevention Training
Suicide is among the leading causes of death of college students. Research has suggested that up to 8 percent of college students have a history of suicide attempt, and 6 percent have seriously contemplated suicide in the past 12 months.
Faculty and staff can sign up for Online Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention to identify and seek help for students who are in a suicide crisis situation. This brief, first-responder training teaches simple and effective skills for suicide prevention. Through the gatekeeper training curriculum, faculty and staff learn they don’t need to be mental health professionals to help a student in crisis.
To enroll, email Lisa Wise, WiseL@daytonastate.edu, with your name and CARS ID, and whether you are faculty or staff. She will contact you with instructions for completing the training, which should take approximately one hour. Please plan to complete the gatekeeper training no later than March 8, 2013. If you have any questions, contact Miguel Rivera, director of Student Disability & Counseling Services, RiveraM@daytonastate.edu, or 506-3814. (Feb. 11, 2013)
DSC invited to Doughnut Dash challenge
Daytona State is being challenged to a test of physical fitness and intestinal fortitude, all in the name of charity.
Area high schools, colleges and universities are forming teams to participate in the Krispy Kreme Daytona Beach 5K Doughnut Dash on March 2, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Tuscawilla Park (corner of Orange Avenue and S. Nova Road).
Individuals and teams will stop midway through the course and consume a dozen doughnuts before returning to the finish line. That’s right, a dozen; 2,400 calories. Awards will be presented in a variety of categories.
Team registration is $45 prior to Feb. 23, $50 from Feb. 23. to March 1. (No teams may register on race day.) Proceeds from the event will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Volusia and Flagler Counties.
For more information on how you can participate as an individual or form a team representing Daytona State, visit www.runningalem.com or contact Nancy Rowan (321) 749-4494. You also can learn more on Facebook. (Feb 8, 2013)
Cosmetology offers “Welcome Back Special”
SERVICES EXTENDED UNTIL MAY
Employees, students invited to enjoy 50% off any service
After the great turn-out for its holiday discount, the Cosmetology program has decided to offer a “Welcome Back Special” this month. Get acquainted with the facility, meet talented students and instructors and enjoy 50% off ANY service (for Administration/Faculty/Students showing valid ID). The salon clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, day and evening hours. Call 506-3319/3460 to make an appointment. (Feb.6, 2013)
Volunteers needed for barbers-in-training
Cosmetology’s new Barber Bridge course needs clients for its barbers-in-training. As a result, the program will run a special for faculty and staff ONLY, for the next 4 weeks: Free men’s haircuts and neck shave, Monday or Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Your ‘volunteering’ will help students practice. Appointment recommended but not required; call 506-3319. (Feb.6, 2013)
Documentary film series stars during Black History Month at Daytona State
During Black History Month, Daytona State will feature a three-part documentary film series with discussion sessions, shown on three campuses - all free and public welcome. For more information, call 785-2061.
“Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years”
Three-part film series
Black History Documentary Film Screening and Discussion
Feb. 12, 19 & 26
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bldg. 1, Rm. 111
New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus
940 Tenth St., New Smyrna Beach
10 a.m. to noon
Fathi Hall, Room 129
2351 Providence Blvd., Deltona
Feb. 20, 21, 27 & 28
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bldg 1-library, Room 130
1155 County Road 4139, DeLand
LDI launches new mentoring program
Daytona State’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) has launched a new initiative that will pair
interested college employees with a mentor whose insight and experience can benefit their professional
The LDI Alumni Mentoring Program is particularly helpful to faculty, staff and administrators who have yet
to enroll in the three-year LDI program but may be interested in doing so. Thus far, 22 LDI alumni have
volunteered to be mentors.
“Through this effort, employees will get a chance to work with LDI alumni on their growth and
development at the college as they themselves prepare to enter the LDI program,” said Suzette Cameron,
director of campus services and LDI alumni coordinator. “In addition to working with the mentor,
participants will be encouraged to network with other college employees to learn as much as possible
about the organization and the role of various departments and positions.” She added that LDI alumni
who may be interested in becoming mentors should contact her.
The mentoring program is a six-month initiative where mentor and protégé agree to work together for at
least one session a month. The actual number of sessions can be determined by the participants.
In addition to gaining knowledge from the mentor’s experience, developing a network and a focus on
professional growth, the program also can help participants build a support system and receive feedback
in areas such as communication, interpersonal relationships, technical skills, change management and leadership.
“The process is ultimately intended to help participants build their professional goals for the future,” said
Dr. Eileen Hamby, associate vice president for the College of Business Administration and LDI executive
director. She added that interested participants from all instructional sites are encouraged to apply.
Program participants must have the support of their department supervisor prior to being placed with a
LDI alumni mentor.
Interested participants should call or email Cameron: ext. 7301, CameroS@DaytonaState.edu.
Thomas Oltorik, left, and Scott Heaberlin represented Daytona State well during this month’s Bassmaster Carhartt College Series Southern Regional fishing tournament.
Bass Fishing Club takes 2nd in regional contest
Daytona State College Bass Fishing Club landed second place out of 80 teams this month in the 2013 Carhartt College Series Southern Regional bass fishing tournament held Jan. 4-5 in the Harris Chain of Lakes near Tavares.
Anglers Thomas Oltorik and Scott Heaberlin hauled in a total of 10 lunkers weighing a combined 44.10 lbs. Their tackle of choice: Bill Lewis Rattle Trap baits (dark gray) and 15 lb. test fluorocarbon line (it doesn’t stretch and you can feel everything).
“It felt great to finish so well and beat out some of the larger universities that were represented,” said Oltorik. “We’re looking forward to the next level of competition.”
Among a group of so-called “young guns” with the potential to one day place themselves among the elite of professional bass fishermen, Oltorik’s and Heaberlin’s second-place finish earned them a $1,000 prize from tournament sponsor Bassmaster and a chance to compete in the national tournament this summer. The prize money goes into the club’s account to be used for future tournament expenses.
Oltorik is an associate of science in business administration major at the college and president of the club, while Heaberlin is pursuing his associate of arts degree and serves as vice president. Both anglers live in DeLand and have been fishing together since childhood.
Oltorik said both anglers are launching their own fishing guide services and hope to grow the businessesto the point where they will be able to compete in professional angling tournaments.
Find out more about this month’s competition, including photos and videos of Daytona State’s anglers at Bassmaster.com.
Have you joined the Matchup weight loss challenge? What are you waiting for?
Daytona State College (through HealthyWage) is offering the chance to change your life and win huge cash prizes!
Participants on average lose more than 5% of their body weight, and winners lose 15%-20% (and gain $10,000)!
Join the Matchup - a wellness event that gives employees the chance to motivate themselves and others to lose weight. Teams of 5 compete over 3 months and the winning teams get up to $10,000 (1st place is $10,000, 2nd place is $5,000, 3rd place is $3,000!).
Find out more and register here: http://www.healthywage.com/clients/DSC
Dates to remember:
Sign-up date: Now
Kickoff date: 1/25/13
- Sign up and get your team together (coworkers, friends and family can join)!
- You can participate even if you don't have a full team of five, Matchup will match you up with a team.
- Cost: $20 per month for three months.
- You may qualify to get $100 back if you keep the weight off for one-year by adding the BMI Challenge.
For more details visit:
Call: (888) 636-3832
Are you ready to make healthy changes and have fun doing it? Join the Matchup today!
Students enjoy fresh wall treatment in Falcon Center
Students registering for classes can enjoy a fresh “falcon-friendly” environment with a new wall treatment in Falcon Center, housed in the Wetherell Center, Daytona Beach Campus. The bright color and falcon mascot “welcome” went up early this week. (Jan. 8, 2013)
Cosmetology offers “Welcome Back Special”
Employees, students invited to enjoy 50% off any service
After the great turn-out for its holiday discount, the Cosmetology program has decided to offer a “Welcome Back Special” this month. Get acquainted with the facility, meet talented students and instructors and enjoy 50% off ANY service (for Administration/Faculty/Students showing valid ID). The salon clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, day and evening hours. Call 506-3319/3460 to make an appointment.
Holiday Golf Cart contest a hit; Penny Wars results announced
The college hosted its annual holiday buffet on Dec. 6, following the rousing third annual Holiday Golf Cart contest with 16 entries (see video). While the judges had a hard time deciding, first place went to Cosmetology depicting Santa getting a haircut; second to Financial Services with a tank honoring servicemembers; third to IT with animated fireplaces and staff in pj’s denoting Christmas morning; and Deltona won the award for best cart among regional campuses. The winners can herald their victory with a trophy, as they consider how to top their entries for next year.
Hundreds of faculty and staff enjoyed the buffet while President Carol Eaton shared results of the Penny Wars that raised over $1,300 for the Red Cross/Hurricane Sandy collection and gave well wishes for a safe holiday season.
Happy Holidays! (Dec.11, 2012)
Penny Wars Results!
First Falcon Victory Flag champions honored
Daytona State’s first-ever Falcon Victory Flag champions were honored Dec. 6 on each campus for their exemplary work on behalf of the college.
During simultaneous ceremonies that took place at each campus location, President Carol Eaton, leading the Daytona Beach Campus victory flag unfurling in front of the Wetherell Building, congratulated all honorees, as well as departments, groups and teams that were nominated for the first round of what will be a quarterly award. “Great things are happening at Daytona State College,” she said. “Thank you all for the wonderful job you do each and every day.”
The first Victory Flag Champions are:
- The School of Emergency Services, Criminal Justice Training, which recently received a perfect audit by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Auditors examined more than 1,500 documents involving student skills demonstrations, financial records, policies, attendance and instructor licensure. The audit report also commended the daily operations of the school.
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, which has increased overall enrollment nearly 30 percent since last year. Dr. Eaton lauded the leadership of campus advisors, student officers and the Co-Curricular Activities office for nurturing the growth of Daytona State’s chapter of the prestigious student organization. “PTK is the only nationally recognized honor society in the U.S. and requires a 3.5 GPA to become a member,” Dr. Eaton said. “So, increasing student participation in PTK encourages continued growth in academic quality and integrity at Daytona State College.”
- A third victory flag went to the Daytona State Veterans Center, which opened this fall semester. The center currently assists nearly 725 student veterans attending the college, helping them with registration, advising, financial aid, counseling and more.
- The last victory flag recognition was awarded to the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Topic Selection Committee and the “College at Large” for what Dr. Eaton called a “unique, broad based process achieved in selecting the QEP topic” SOAR (Students Optimizing Academic Resources). Daytona State has received regional recognition for its topic selection process and has been asked to present at an upcoming SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) conference.
Each campus will display the Falcon Victory Flag quarterly for five days to celebrate the accomplishments of the respective award recipients. Winners will receive a certificate to commemorate the honor, and will be presented a Falcon Victory Flag facsimile to post for a period of time.
The award is a response to a survey conducted last summer that suggested college staff and faculty would appreciate improved communication and recognition for exemplary work. During this first round of awards, the program received 10 nominations.
Nominations for the next round should be submitted to the Human Resources Department by January 31. They will be reviewed by a task force of college faculty, administration and staff, then forwarded to Dr. Eaton and her executive staff for approval.
Any college employee may submit an award nomination. Forms are available in the Human Resources section of the college portal. Nomination forms will be collected as follows:
- May 1-July 31 for consideration in August,
- Aug 1-October 31 for consideration in November,
- November 1-January 31 for consideration in February, and
- February 1-April 30 for consideration in May.
For more information about the award, contact Courtney Burton, (386) 506-3496, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Dec. 6 , 2012)
Child-care help for low-income students
For qualified students who may need help covering child care, please spread the word: CCAMPIS applications (Child Care Access Means Parents In School) are now available for low-income students who need assistance with paying for child care. To find out more about the program and to download an application, go to www.daytonastate.edu/dass/ccampis.html. The spring 2013 applications are now available and the deadline for submission is Dec. 6. Contact the CCAMPIS program staff, Tanya Speid, enrollment specialist, x3062 or Tony Deobil, project director, x4218. (Dec. 5, 2012)
Nominate students for Who’s Who, by winter break
Now is the time to begin nominating students who deserve special recognition for outstanding performance inside and outside of the classroom.
Nominations are being accepted for students to be recognized by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges organization. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 5. However, please submit this form before the winter break if possible.
Who’s Who recognizes students for outstanding scholastic achievement, community and college service. Students selected for Who’s Who will be considered for other college awards as well. Please use the following guidelines in making your nominations:
· Completion of 24 or more college credit hours with a 3.0 GPA or above.
· Evidence of leadership in co-curricular activities, such as student clubs and organizations.
· Participation in community and college service projects.
· Potential for future academic and professional achievements.
· Students with sophomore standing will be given priority.
The Who’s Who nomination form is on the “MYDAYTONASTATE” portal, https://webapps.daytonastate.edu/ICS/Employees.jnz?portlet=Departments_and_Forms. Click on the link above and look for the Who’s Who Resume. Download this form to your hard drive, fill it out, print it, and return a completed hard copy. You may distribute the forms to students who qualify and encourage them to return completed forms to you for your signature. Please make sure you print your name as well as sign the form before returning it to Julie Rocco in the Co-Curricular Activities Office, Lenholt Student Center (Bldg.130) room 113. (Nov.28, 2012)
Call for nominations for CEA Employee of the Semester
The Career Employees Association (CEA) is seeking nominations for the CEA Employee of the Semester award.
All college employees are welcome to consider nominating a career employee within their office, department, or campus who they believe goes above and beyond to make Daytona State College a better place.
This program was first established by CEA during the spring 2011 semester. Recipients receive a certificate of recognition and a free lunch for two at Cafe' 101. The winner’s picture and nameplate also is placed in the CEA display case located in the Wetherell Building (#100).
Last semester’s award went to the Office of Global Education and Affairs’ own Vida Renaud. Nominees represented all areas of the college, including grounds maintenance, campus safety, administrative support and academic labs.
Nominations for the fall 2012 award will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 5.
· Review the nomination guidelines here.
· Download a nomination form.
Please submit your nomination form to Dave Tatum at TatumD@DaytonaState.edu.
Many thanks in advance to the entire college community for helping the CEA recognize and applaud our peers for a job well done!
Get gussied up for the holidays - at half price!
The Cosmetology department welcomes Daytona State students and employees to the Daytona Beach Campus salon with a special offer for the holidays - show your ID and get your choice of haircut or hair treatment at half price. Call for hours: 506-3319. (Nov.19, 2012)
Calling all authors!
We’d like to get the word out about your words!
Daytona State College has a fair amount of authors among its faculty and staff. Whether you’ve published fiction, non-fiction, poetry, a textbook or even a book chapter, we’d like to add you to our list to be posted on Falcon Central just in time for the holiday season. Please send your response to email@example.com and include your name, book title and/or relevant published poem or chapter. Also, let us know where your work can be purchased. Be sure to include a link if it is available online. (Nov. 16, 2012)
Hello friends -
Thanks to everyonewho contributed to the college’s United Way Campaign 2012.Your donations brought us over the top, surpassing our goal of$14,500 with a total of $16,846.
We appreciate having the opportunity to help the college during the United Way Campaign 2012. And only you have made it happen! It is a privilege and an honor to serve Daytona State College.
Your DSC United Way Campaign 2012 Co-Chairs and Campaign Volunteers (Nov. 9, 2012)
Important message from Employee Benefits:
Deadline Nov. 15 for annual enrollment
The 2013 Annual Employee Benefits Enrollment period ends Nov. 15.
The linked enrollment letter provides information regarding your 2013 benefits. Embedded within the letter are active links to additional resources, including the schedule of informational meetings and online enrollment assistance sessions.
If you have any questions, please contact the Employee Benefits department: Sandra Walker – 506-3082 or Georgina Quilter – 506-3394.
(Nov. 1, 2012)
Thanks to everyone who has responded to the DSC United Way Campaign 2012 so far. If you have not done so, please take the time to make sure your form is returned to one of the volunteers below, before the end of the week. We are so close to meeting the college goal of $14,500 pledged to the United Way, just a few more contributions can get us there or, hopefully, over the top.
This week we continue to update our Falcon Page Money Meter as new contributions come in. Thanks to all of you, many less fortunate people will be assisted so that they can rebuild their lives. One dollar from you to the United Way and their Partner Agencies is multiplied many times over.
We appreciate having the opportunity to help the College during the United Way Campaign 2012. And only you have made it happen! It is a privilege and an honor to serve Daytona State College.
Your DSC United Way Campaign 2012 Co-Chairs and Campaign Volunteers
(Nov. 6, 2012)
At the Oct. 18 Board Meeting, the District Board of Trustees approved the final reading of College Policies Sections 5-8. All College policies are now uploaded to the portal and available for viewing. To access the policies:
· Log in to MyDaytonaState
· Departments and Forms (left side of page)
· Administration folder (center of page)
· Select appropriate folder
Many of you have asked us what partner organizations the United Way supports for specific targeted contributions that you can denote on your UW Pledge Form. We have included a list of partner agencies the United Way notes on their web site below (…for further info on the individual partner agencies listed below - what activities money supports etc., see link: http://www.unitedway-vfc.org/Miscellaneous/PartnerAgencies.htm )
The Daytona State College United Way giving campaign runs from10-15-12 to 10-26-12. We hope that you will help make this year a success! Note progress on Falcon net page.
Thank you for your support!!...Pledge Form Drop-Off volunteer list below…If you did not receive a pledge form, let us know and we will deliver.
Sincerely Your DSC United Way Campaign 2012 Co-Chairs,
Suzette Cameron x7301 Robert Grimm x3385
Deltona Campus - R. 221 Daytona Campus - Bldg. 110 / R. 238
UNITED WAY OF VOLUSIA-FLAGLER COUNTIES
Partner Agencies below represent areas of community support in: Education, Income, and Health
American Red Cross
The Arc of Volusia
Boys and Girls Club
Center for the Visually Impaired
Children's Advocacy Center
Children's Home Society
Comm. Legal Serv. Mid-FL
Council on Aging of Volusia
Domestic Abuse Council
Early Learning Coalition
Family Life Center
Family Renew Community
Flagler Adult Education Summer Camp
Flagler Volunteer Services
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council
Halifax Urban Ministries
Haven Recovery Center
The House Next Door
Mental Health America
Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc.
Neighborhood Center of West Volusia
PACE Center for Girls
Second Harvest Food Bank
Soc. Ser. Council of Jewish Fed.
St. Gerard Campus
SMA Behavioral Healthcare
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA
Volusia Literacy Council
West Volusia PAL
United Way Pledge Form Drop-Off Locations
Contact Person(s) Drop off Location
Kristie Menello Building 100, Room 303 T – ext. 4431
Robert Grimm Building 110, Room 223 – ext. 3385
Justin Jabour Building 300, Room 208 – ext. 3320
Linda Vought Building 320, Room 211 – ext. 3757
Gail Freiwald Building 400, Room 150B – ext. 4278
Gail Savicki Building 430A Room 101 – ext. 3054
Gail Beckwith Building 500, Room 135 – ext. 3695
Alan Mccoy Building 540, Room 115B – ext. 3160
Contact Person Drop off Location
Bernice Quiros Ruiz Building 7, Room 136 – ext. 2082
Contact Person Drop off Location
Suzette Cameron Building 1, Room 221 – ext. 7301
**Flagler/Palm Coast Campus:
Contact Person Drop off Location
Rhonda Mitchum Building 2, Room 100D – ext. 4802
**New Smyrna Beach Campus:
Contact Person Drop off Location
Clarence McCloud Directors Office – ext. 6301
Contact Person Drop off Location
Patty Dyke Room 104 D – ext. 4189
United Way Campaign Announcement
At Daytona State, we know the impact we can have when we bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. Today marks the Kick-off of the United Way Campaign at Daytona State College. We will need everyone’s support to make our 2012 pledge goal of $14,500 dollars. In 2011 we raised $13,778 dollars for the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties. As we all know, current times are hard on all of us, but there are others in our community who are far worse off and are in far greater need for assistance.
We are asking you to Support the United Way with any donation that you can provide to meet our College goal. And whether you give a little or a lot, your United Way contribution will help advance the common good of our community and create better opportunities for all. Remember, the United Way’s number one priority is helping ensure every child graduates through targeted strategies in education, income, and health.
Thanks to payroll deduction and distributed pledge cards, it has never been easier for you to contribute to this collective effort. Your United Way contribution will help advance the common good of our community and create better opportunities for all those less fortunate.
The Daytona State College United Way Campaign:
10/09/12 – Soft Kick-Off
10/15/12 - Our Campaign will begin with United Way Pledge Cards sent to all employees.
10/25/12 – All Pledge Cards received/collected
10/30/12 – Final results of College’s contribution to the United Way for 2012
It takes all of us, working together, to make a difference. Please give us a call if we can provide further information.
Sincerely Your DSC United Way Campaign Co-Chairs,
Suzette Cameron x7301 Robert Grimm x3385
Deltona Campus - Rm. 221 Daytona Beach Campus - Bldg. 110 / Rm. 238
P.S. We invite you to visit our United Way’s website, http://www.unitedway-vfc.org/, to learn more about the great work United Way is doing in our community.
(Oct. 9, 2012)
the last date for receiving the Flu Vaccine on campus will be this Friday, Oct. 26, at the Benefits Fair.
Daytona Beach Campus (Call 506-4348 for appointment):
Friday, Oct. 26, 7 a.m.-12 p.m.---Bergengren Hall, Bldg. 110, (check in with Benefits-Main Lobby to receive approved voucher before receiving flu vaccine). This is the date and location for the DSC Employee Benefits Fair,8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: The vaccine will be covered by the HPA Plan for those employees and dependents 18 years and older who are members. The cost is $25 for DSC employees & students not on the HPA plan.
Please post information for employees without e-mail and in classrooms for students.
***See attachment from CDC (Centers for Disease Control) for 2012-2013 Flu vaccine information.
DSC Employee Military Veterans Announcement
Calling all Daytona State employees who are military veterans! The Daytona State Diversity Council, in conjunction with the Veteran’s Center and Co-Curricular Activities Office, would like to recognize you on Veterans Day.
We think it’s important that your service not be forgotten and you be highlighted in a slideshow presentation during the DSC Veterans Day tribute on Monday, Nov. 12. The presentation will also appear on Falcon Central.
We invite you to submit your name, rank and branch of service (service dates optional), along with one or more photos during your military service (digital, please; or let us scan the image). Depending on the photos submitted, we hope to also feature a “Guess who this is?” photo collage in the Veterans Center. If you don’t wish to submit a photo, we can place your name and information on your branch emblem.
Please email your information and photos by Oct. 19 to ThompsL@DaytonaState.edu. Drop off print photos at the Veterans Center, Lenholt Building (bldg 130), Daytona Beach Campus; we’ll scan and return them.
We’re hoping for a huge response so that we can honor all of our DSC military veterans – because you truly deserve it. Thank you for your service to your country and we look forward to hearing from you very soon!
The Daytona State College Diversity Council (Oct. 2, 2012)
More than 35 candidates set for Oct. 3 Candidate Day 2012
A few hours before the first presidential debate for 2012, the public and Daytona State students and staff on Wednesday, Oct. 3, will have a chance to hear from more than 35 local, state and national representatives for this season’s elections from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., at Nunamann Hall (Bldg. 200) in The Landing.
The free event – open to all – features times to meet and hear from a range of candidates, including such hotly-contested races as U.S. House District 6 – Heather Beaven/Ron DeSantis, Florida State Senate District 8 – Frank Bruno/Dorothy Hukill, Volusia County Council Chair– Jason Davis/Carl Persis, and city of Daytona Beach Mayor– Derrick Henry/Edith Shelley.
Daytona State’s Student Government Association (SGA) presents Candidate Day 2012 to provide a public forum for the season’s political candidates, bringing timely discussion to college and university students and the general public, while raising awareness of civic-minded participation.
Other invited candidates and their representatives are in these political races: President of the United States; U.S. Senate; U.S House District7; Florida State Senate Districts 6 and 10; Florida House of Representatives Districts 24, 25 and 27; Volusia County CouncilDistricts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Daytona BeachCity CommissionZones 1, 4 and 6. Other candidates are welcome to attend as well.
11 a.m.-noon – “Meet and Greet” is an opportunity for candidates, students and visitors to interact and discuss the issues.
Noon-1 p.m. – Each candidate or their representative will have allotted time to speak to the audience and share their stand on the issues.
For more information, contact Robert Grimm, director of government relations at Daytona State, (386) 506-3385, grimmr@DaytonaState.edu. (Sept.30, 2012)
Daytona State's Community Symphonic Band plays for Honor Air vets
The college's Community Symphonic Band will give a special concert at Daytona Beach International Airport on Sept. 29 to welcome back the final flight of World War II veterans participating in the Volusia Honor Air Program.
The veterans will have participated in a full day of travel from Daytona Beach to Washington D.C. and back. They will have visited the WW II Memorial and other landmarks around nation’s capital.
Now in its 26th season, the symphonic band features approximately 65 Daytona State students and community members under the direction of Dr. Doug Peterson, band conductor and chair of the college’s School of Music, Entertainment and Art.
“We were invited to perform for their arrival back home and I felt compelled to accept,” Peterson said. “On Memorial Day, I had the profound experience and honor of seeing the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. It really hit home for me how important it is to honor those quickly diminishing veterans from the ‘greatest generation’ who served.”
The Volusia Honor Air Program is sponsored by three DeLand Rotary clubs. It has raised more than $800,000 in donations from sponsors to pay all costs for roughly 100 veterans each trip. In 2008, it took its first flight of veterans, family members and volunteers to Washington, D.C. to tour the nation’s war memorials. This, the 10th flight, will be its last
The veterans will leave Daytona Beach before dawn on Sept. 29 and return home around 8 p.m. that same Saturday. The public is welcome to greet them as they return home.
Daytona State opened a Veterans Center this fall, located on the Daytona Beach Campus. The college enrolls over 700 veterans across tis campuses.
(Sept. 26, 2012)
Flagler/Palm Coast Campus hosts Caribbean Festival
The college’s Flagler/Palm Coast Campus hosts the well-received annual Caribbean Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The free community event will be held on the grounds of Building 1 near the amphitheater on Colbert Lane and Palm Coast Parkway.
(Sept. 19, 2012)
DSC to host disabilities awareness events
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL) Sept. 17, 2012 - Daytona State College will host two events on Wednesday, Oct. 17, designed to raise awareness of what it’s like to live with a disability and to help people living with disabilities improve the quality of their lives.
The 22nd annual Abilities Awareness Day celebration will bring together both non-disabled people and people with disabilities in a day that promises to offer fun, information, education and understanding.
The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main courtyard of the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Organized by the college’s Office of Student Disability Services, the event is free and open to the public.
Through demonstrations and simulations, the event will offer non-disabled participants the opportunity to gain better understanding of the barriers experienced by people living with disabilities. Abilities Awareness Day also will feature information about resources available at Daytona State College and in the surrounding community for people with disabilities.
Prior to the Abilities Awareness Day activities, the college will host a breakfast for participants of Volusia County Disability Mentoring Day, an event sponsored and organized by United Cerebral Palsy of East Central Florida. The invitation-only breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Mori Hosseini Center.
Disability Mentoring Day underscores the connection between school and work, and allows disabled individuals to link with volunteer local business representatives to evaluate their personal goals, target career skills for improvement, explore possible career paths and develop lasting mentor relationships. Each year Daytona State College participates in the event to enable students with disabilities to spend part of a day visiting local businesses, non-profit agencies and government agencies that match their employment and career interests.
For more information about these events, please call Lisa Wise, (386) 506-3530, wisel@DaytonaState.edu.
Student Government Association (SGA) presents Candidate Day 2012
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2012) - Daytona State College’s Student Government Association (SGA) presents Candidate Day 2012 on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. The event provides a public forum for the season’s political candidates, bringing timely political discussion to college and university students and the general public, while raising awareness of civic-minded participation.
Invited candidates and their representatives are in these political races: President of the United States; U.S. Senate; U.S House Districts 6 and 7; Florida State Senate Districts 6, 8 and 10; Florida House of Representatives Districts 24, 25 and 27; Volusia County Council, County Council Chair race, Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; City of Daytona Beach, Mayor’s race, Zones 1, 4 and 6. Other candidates are welcome to attend as well.
11 a.m.-noon – “Meet and Greet” is an opportunity for candidates, students and visitors to interact and discuss the issues.
Noon-1 p.m. – Each candidate or representative will have allotted time to speak to the audience and share their stand on the issues.
All are welcome to attend Candidate Day 2012at Daytona State’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. international Speedway Blvd., in The Landing, Education Hall/Building 200. For more information, contact Robert Grimm, director of government relations at Daytona State, (386) 506-3385. (Sept. 14, 2012)
Flu season defense
Flu vaccinations will be available to Daytona State students, employees and their family members 18 years or older on the dates and times listed below. You must call to schedule an appointment. Cost: The vaccine will be covered by the HPA Medical Plan for those employees and dependents 18 years and older who are members. The cost is $25 for DSC students and employees not on the HPA plan.
Daytona Beach Campus: (Call 506-4348 for appointment)
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11a.m.-1p.m.---Fitness Center, Bldg. 310/Room 101
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4-5p.m.---Fitness Center, Bldg. 310/Room 101
Friday, Oct. 26, 7a.m.-12p.m.---Bergengren Hall, Bldg. 110, (check in with Benefits-Main Lobby)
This is also the date and location for the DSC Employee Benefits Fair (8:30am-1pm)
Deland Campus: (Call 785-2034 for appointment)
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 12-1p.m.
Stride against breast cancer
For “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Volusia/Flagler Counties,” contact Dr. Eileen Hamby, 506-3939, to join a DSC team of walkers. Or, to volunteer at this event, contact Les Potter, 506-3528.
The walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, with 7 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. start time at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark at 105 East Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.
Organizers expect 10,000 walkers to participate in this very worthy cause.
(Sept. 14, 2012)
SGA invites the college community – 9/11 commemoration
We will NEVER forget!
(Sept. 5, 2012)
Falcon teams lining up for heart Walk, Sept. 27
Enjoy an afternoon walk while supporting the American Heart Association in its quest to prevent, treat and defeat heart disease. Ten of your fellow Falcons have formed teams to walk in the annual Volusia-Flagler Heart Walk on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. at City Island Park.
You can join a Falcon team by logging on to http://vfheartwalk.kintera.org, click on the Find a Company link and locate Daytona State College. By joining a team, you will become part of a national effort to beat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. More Americans die from these diseases than any others
The teams are made up of your fellow employees, student-athletes and members of the Student Government Association. They welcome your support. City Island Park is situated near the Halifax River, at 115 East Orange Ave.
(Sept. 4, 2012)
Staff and faculty welcome students to the fall semester with special events
As students start the fall semester, campuses offer welcome events!
Each Daytona State campus welcomes its fall students with events, activities and open arms.
Take a look at the photoessay capturing ‘welcome’ moments.
(Aug. 31, 2012)
Falcons in Action is looking for a few good mentors
The Daytona State College Athletics Department has sent out the call for employees and friends of the college who might be interested in participating in its student-athlete mentoring program Falcons in Action.
This year, more than 50 student athletes will be paired with mentors, who volunteer at least one hour a week to provide social support and encouragement. Any person who wants to help a student succeed in college is qualified to be a mentor.
“We’re particularly interested in providing social support for those athletes from outside Florida and those who have no local family support system,” said Athletics Director Will Dunne.
Community and business leaders, as well as area residents interested in helping a student athlete, are encouraged to participate. Off-campus mentor activities could include having a meal together, going to a movie, including the athlete in a family outing and attending their athletic events. On campus, the mentor would provide support and encouragement, or simply be a sympathetic listener.
Dunne noted Falcons in Action is an important component of the entire athletics program’s success. Academically speaking, Daytona State’s student-athletes consistently rank in the top tier among their peers at state and national institutions. “These personal and professional relationships help serve as a safety net for many students as they take on college-level academic programs and begin to focus on their careers,” he said.
Mentors who have volunteered in the past and want to continue their participation also are encouraged to contact the Athletics Department.
Learn more about Falcons in Action and register to Become a Falcons in Action mentor now! or call (386) 506-3400. (Aug. 29, 2012)
New Copy Center option: Print remotely
The Copy Center and IT have implemented a new system feature to submit print jobs any time, night or day. This can be accomplished from anywhere from any device using a PDF file. Here’s a link to the new feature: Copy Center's Print from Home. (Aug. 24, 2012)
Local radio talk show to feature DSC topics
A local talk show that airs on 3 stations will feature two 5-minute interviews, one discussing Fresh Start for Men and the other about the fall cultural season and corresponding programs at Daytona State.
Cultural Season: Sunday, Sept. 9, Doug Peterson’s taping will be on Halifax Magazine Radio Show-WORD-104.7 FM, at 9 a.m.; Flagler Magazine Radio Show-WNZF-1550 AM or 106.3 FM at 10:30 am; and Ormond Magazine Radio Show-Goliath Radio-1380 AM on Tuesday, Sept.11, at 11 a.m.
Fresh Start for Men: Sunday, Sept. 2, Tony Deobil’s taping will be aired on Halifax Magazine Radio Show at 9 a.m. and Flagler Magazine Radio Show at 10:30 a.m., and on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. on Ormond Magazine Radio Show.
(Aug. 23, 2012)
Raffle Basket Winner, Alicia Dove!
The Professional Council congratulates Alicia Dove, SGA Vice President, winner of the “Help Local Animal Rescues” raffle basket.
Thanks again to everyone who donated to such a worthy cause.
(Aug. 22, 2012 )
EMS moves to ATC. Note the new room numbers and phone numbers
The Emergency Medical Services program office that was in the basement of Health Sciences Hall/320 has re-located to the Advanced Technology College, Room 124C. The new phone number is 506-4122. Staff / faculty involved include: Patricia Maher, Beth Rafferty, Marti Driscoll, Georgia Jenkins, Ken Moorhouse, Tim Troian and Dr. Winston Warren.
The Institute for EMS Education (Continuing Workforce Education) office and courses (e.g. Basic Life Support/CPR; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support) are still located in the basement of Bldg. 320, Room 008.
(Aug. 20, 2012)
Campus Safety will be testing the CISCO IP Phone Mass Notification System on Friday 8/17 around 1:30 p.m. The phone test message will be activated at all sites. This is only a test and no action is necessary. (Aug.16, 2012)
Professional Council supports local animal rescues “Thanks!” from Professional Council and the animal rescues.
You can still bring donations til 1 p.m. Friday
The Professional Council and all three local animal rescues – Second Chance, Chloe’s Paw and Sophie’s Circle – send out a big THANK YOU for all the pet food supplies and donations that were received at the Fall Planning Welcome Back!
We will continue to accept donations through 1 p.m. Friday. You can bring them to Jo-Ann Halloran’s office 200/329 or to the Professional Council Sub Sale on Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Lenholt Student Center, Bldg 130, west lobby entrance. Everyone who donates receives a free raffle ticket for a gift basket full of goodies, including homemade soaps, jewelry, 2 tickets to Café 101, etc. The raffle drawing will be at 1 p.m. on Friday. (Aug.15, 2012)