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(11-21-2017) Four Athletes to be Inducted in SCF Hall of Fame January 2018
Athletes from four sports will be inducted into the 2018 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Hall of Fame in January. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at IMG Academy Golf Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy. Tickets to the social and dinner are $50 per person. All proceeds benefit SCF Athletics.
The annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony has become the kickoff to SCF's Homecoming weekend. The College, alumni and the community come together to honor the legends of Manatees and Lancers athletics.
(11-21-2017) SCF Professor to Discuss Research Article on Sarasota Public Radio
Philip Travis, assistant professor of history at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will be a guest on WSLR 96.5 Sarasota Public Radio's "Peace and Justice Report" at 9 a.m. Nov. 22.
Travis, who has his doctorate in history, recently published an article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. "Óscar Arias and the Treaty of Esquipulas" features highlights from Travis' 2016 interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias. His talk will consider not only aspects of the history of Arias' successful efforts to end decades of war and infighting but also tips and lessons for students or others interested in conducting historical research.
(11-21-2017) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Students Tour Cleveland Kitchen
Seven State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) business students toured and asked questions during a Nov. 7 visit to Lakewood Ranch's Cleveland Kitchen. Steve and Cindy Novak opened the restaurant about six months ago after two years of planning. Nancy Brown, instructor for SCF's Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, saw the visit as an opportunity for students to experience how entrepreneurs can take a dream and turn it into a viable food-service business.
The SCF students asked the Novaks how they got started, what marketing works for a "mom and pop" establishment, how they are handling current problems and if they have plans for future expansion. They also enjoyed tasting samples of Cleveland Kitchen's featured foods such as pierogies, potato pancakes and hand-rolled pretzels.
(11-16-2017) State College of Florida Foundation Presents 2017-18 Sundays at Neel
Now in its 16th year, the State College of Florida Foundation will host the 2017-18 Sundays at Neel entertainment series at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W. Six shows will take place between Dec. 10 and March 25. All concerts begin at 2 p.m.
Sundays at Neel is a series of fundraising concerts that benefit State College of Florida Foundation scholarships. The series kicks off Dec. 10 with a "Snowfall Holiday Concert" headlined by The Four Freshmen, one of America's most enduring vocal groups featuring open-harmonic jazz with big band swing.
(11-16-2017) SCF Theatre Presents "Christmastown: A Holiday Noir"
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Theatre presents the East Coast premiere of "Christmastown: A Holiday Noir," by Seattle playwright Wayne Rawley, at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 7, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10, at the David S. and Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
Dean Anthony directs the film noir-inspired holiday play in which private eye Nick Holiday investigates some shady dealings taking place in Christmastown, where every day is Christmas Eve. The Seattle Times calls this comedy-thriller "the best new holiday romp of the year."
(11-16-2017) SCF Scholarship Recipients Celebrate National STEAM Day
The State College of Florida Foundation showcased Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) at its annual scholarship luncheon Wednesday, a day after National STEM/STEAM day. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) students at the luncheon were also treated to information on the STEAM programs offered at SCF and a performance by the SCF Presidential String Quartet.
Shay Atluru, president and CEO of DTC Engineering, announced that the Atluru Family Foundation will donate another $10,000 in scholarships, bringing the total to $35,000, for the DTC Engineering Opportunity Scholarship for students in Gator Engineering at SCF and the A.S. Engineering program. In an introduction video at the luncheon, Atluru talked about the importance of technical education and the STEM fields. He also emphasized the importance of community investment in education. His company provides scholarships and internships to local students, who he hopes will return to the community and work as engineers.
(11-14-2017) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Concert to Honor Veterans and Commemorate Pearl Harbor Day
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Big Band and Jazz Combo will present "Jazz From Pearl Harbor: A Veterans Tribute" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
General admission tickets are $10, student and staff tickets are $5. Veterans tickets are free with I.D. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 941-752-5252.
(11-14-2017) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota to Offer Grant Writing Workshop
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will offer a Grant Writing Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E. The fee for the workshop is $69.
Participants will learn how to develop and organize content around their grant proposals. Other topics will include key strategies to make proposals stand out and how to avoid common pitfalls.
(11-14-2017) George Pappas to Present "Coiled Phrase" Art Exhibit in SCF Fine Art Gallery
The Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a free reception for the opening of its newest exhibit "Coiled Phrase" by artist George Pappas 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, Building 11, Room 125, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
The exhibit, which will run Nov. 17-Jan. 19, will feature mixed media and recent paintings by Pappas. The exhibit is a nod to the legacy of Sarah and George Pappas, beloved members of the SCF community.
(11-09-2017) Celebrate the Season with "Holiday Joy" Concert at SCF, Manatee-Sarasota
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) music ensembles will usher in the holiday season with a festive "Holiday Joy" concert highlighting the music of Hanukkah and Christmas at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 at SCF's Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W.
The Concert Choir will present the Israeli folk song "Shalom Chaverim," which translates as "Peace Friends, Until We Meet Again" and Michael Isaacson's "A Chanukah Dreidle." The Chamber Choir will perform three selections including David Willcocks' arrangement of the traditional English carol "Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day," which invokes the image of Christ's incarnation.
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