SCF Venice to Feature Talk on Islam
"There are a lot of misconceptions about Islam, thus creating fear, hatred and confusion on what Islam really is. The goal of the talk is to give a clear idea of what Islam and Muslims really are," said Dr. Woody McCree, associate professor of Art, Design and Humanities.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota's (SCF) Philosophy Club hosts Hassan Sultan, whose topic will be "Truth about Islam," at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800, Selby Room. The event is free and open to the public.
SCF Receives Grant to Create Nursing Scholarship
The State College of Florida (SCF) Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Venice Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers to create the SCF South Sarasota County Outstanding Nursing Scholarship.
"This scholarship is to award outstanding achievement to one nursing student and will be based upon high academic accomplishments and SCF Nursing Faculty recommendations," said SCF Foundation Executive Director Cassandra Holmes.
SCF Music Students to Present Haydn's "The Creation"
"The Creation," which celebrates this planet that is our home, will be accompanied by nature photographs provided by the Science and Environmental Council of Southwest Florida.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Concert Choir along with the Gloria Musicae Singers and Sarasota Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Holt, conductor, will perform Franz Joseph Haydn's "The Creation" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.
SCF Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra to Play "By Popular Demand"
Bring your cell phones, smart phones and tablets to vote through text messaging, in real time, which songs the groups will play next.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra will combine to perform music "by popular demand" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb 18 in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.
SCF Brain Bowl Phoenix Team Qualifies for National Tournament
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Brain Bowl Phoenix Team has qualified for the National Community College Championship Tournament Feb. 26-27 in Atlanta.
SCF's Phoenix Team, which included SCF students Michael Freedman (captain), Austin Goode, Haley Miller and David Espinal, won 10 out of 10 rounds in the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Sectional Tournament Jan. 22-23 at SCF.
SCF Offering Special Price on Motorcycle Safety Classes
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering Basic Motorcycle Rider 1 class for a new lower price of $185, previously $199.
Basic Rider 1 class teaches riding and turning skills, obstacle avoidance maneuvers, effective braking techniques and safe street-riding strategies. Motorcycles and helmets are provided and classes are offered 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W. and SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Tr. Classes are taught by nationally certified Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coaches in air-conditioned SCF facilities for the classroom portion and on smooth parking lot surfaces for riding.
Sundays at Neel to Present Buddy and Beyond
Johnny Rogers has thrilled audiences across the globe with his passion for the music of Buddy Holly and the talent to perform the world's finest tribute to a music legend. From "Peggy Sue," "That'll Be The Day," and "Maybe Baby," to "Oh Boy" and many more.
SCF Foundation's Sundays at Neel series will feature Buddy (Holly) and Beyond at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Building 11 East.
Writer in Residence Natasha Trethewey to speak at SCF Venice
Trethewey will commemorate her residency and read from her works at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, Building 800, Selby Room. The event is open to the public.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and the Hermitage Artist Retreat are pleased to announce Natasha Trethewey is the 2016 Annette Dignam Hermitage/SCF Residency recipient. Tretheway, a poet and writer, was named the state poet laureate of Mississippi and the 19th U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress in 2012.
SCF Board Report: January 26, 2016
SCF Board Report: January 26, 2016
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting January 26 at SCF Lakewood Ranch.
SCF Invites Latino Community to Record Oral Histories
On Jan. 27, SCF Libraries begin recording a series of interviews with local Latino families sharing immigration stories.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Libraries launch the second series of events in the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). On Jan. 27, SCF Libraries begin recording a series of interviews with local Latino families sharing immigration stories. Families from Manatee and Sarasota are invited and encouraged to record stories to share with the community. The compilation of oral history series will be preserved in the Libraries' Digital Repository for viewing and is open to the public.