Becoming a student employee Human Resources
here are a few things to think about if you plan to work during you time at FGCU. Most employers, including FGCU, require an application, new hire paperwork, and I-9 documentation when you start a new job. Let’s break down 3 steps to keep in mind during this process: Step 1: The application is available at the FGCU website, The application site is called Selfmanaged Online Automated Resources, or SOAR. There you can create an application for a position at FGCU and you view available jobs. If you are hired on campus you will need to print, sign, and bring this application to your “Getting On-Board” session. Step 2: Attend some type of On-Boarding session once you are hired. At FGCU we have posted the “Getting On-Board with HR “schedule and new hire paperwork on our website. FGCU conducts “Getting On-Board sessions” 5 days a week at varying times to accommodate different schedules. Student can attend any posted session once they are hired with FGCU; no appointment is necessary. The Human Resource Department is located in Modular 2, near parking garage 2 on campus. Step 3: This may be the most important step with the process; bringing the correct documentation to your “Getting On-Board session”. The Department of Homeland Security requires that all employees working in the US present documentation of eligibility to work in the U.S. on or before their first day of work. A list of appropriate I-9 documentation is included in the “Getting On-Board” paperwork. Per the federal government, an employer must see original legal documents. Even though you may be concerned with losing valuable documents, and may not want to carry these with you, there are times when only the original will do. In addition to these important documents direct deposit is strongly encouraged so remember to bring a voided check to attach to your direct deposit form. Direct deposit is the “green way” to go; it prevents the need to print thousands of checks each pay period and is the most convenient way to receive your pay. -Information courtesy of Sandy Zablackas, department of human resources
How to navigate the library system By Jenny Tavery Contributing writer
avigating the Library can be a daunting task. Follow these steps and you will be checking out books in no time. First, locate the row of computers just before the entrance of the computer lab. These computers are usually available and there are pencils with scrap paper next to each computer to jot down book information. The home page of these computers should be the library website. Under the “Find” heading, click on “Books and Media.” Then click on the “Library Catalog” link. Search for books using the title, author, keywords, etc. The search should return a numbered list of book titles with publishing information. (Hint: there is a “cite this” link at the bottom that comes in handy for writing research papers.) Within this listing is a line with a light gray background. This line tells you
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“Every field I can think of uses statistics. It is a good basic course,” he said. Vehse feels that he, and other professors, may benefit from understanding why students withdraw from their courses. “They (students) just disappear,” Vehse said. “That information might be useful for instructors.” When a student withdraws from individual courses they are required to complete a form that fails to ask why they dropped the course. Students are only required to provide a reason of withdrawl if they are dropping an entire course load. Currently instructors get no information on withdrawals. Math courses top the listed of “most failed courses,” but humanities classes are not far behind.
where the book is located, the call number, and the availability as well as a link to a floor map. Look to see if the book is available, then write the call number on scrap paper. The location doesn’t specify which floor the book is found on, only whether it is found in the general collection, reference section, or other areas. To find out what floor it’s on, just click on “Floor Map,” which is right after the call number. Once on the correct floor, the books are organized in alphanumeric order by call number. For example, to find a book with the call number BF95.P77 you would find the section that begins with B and work your way through the letters and numbers left to right. If your book is available and not listed as “InLibrary Use Only,” take it to the desk at the first floor entrance. You will need your eagle ID card to check out the book. If your book was listed as checked-out in the library catalog, there will
Understanding Visual and Performing Arts is only offered to students online, presenting pros and cons to professors and students. “Understanding Visual and Performing Arts requires students to be able to read dense prose fairly well, follow directions, write at a basic level and be organized and selfstarting, but otherwise no special skills are needed to do well in this class,” said Anne-Marie Bouche, Art History instructor. Bouche encourages students who are struggling to ask for help. “Online classes pose special challenges for passive students who don’t self-monitor well,” said Bouche. “Many of those (students) we can work with, if they are motivated to seek out help, but there are some who do not come forward.” Like Understanding Visual and Performing Arts, Composition 1 must be taken by all students seeking a degree. Jason Elek, Composition 1 instructor, is teaching the course this semes-
be a “place a hold” option under the availability.
ter, but did not instruct the class in the fall 2009. “I think it’s probably a little harder for students to get motivated for a course that doesn’t seem to build in a clear way toward their majors. It may not seem practical from their perspective,” Elek said. “Let’s face it -- most people don’t do a whole lot of college-style essay reading or writing for pleasure or in their spare time. But just like anything else, practice makes perfect.”
These statistics are based on the numbers provided to Eagle News by the Institute of Research and Analysis. The numbers are based on the number of students who received an “F.” The numbers do not include students who withdrew or received a “D.” This article was first published in Volume 8 Issue 19
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If textbooks are not returned to the book store by the return date, Rent A Text will charge the student’s credit card a non-refundable fee as well as a processing fee. The fees will cover the expenses of finding an additional copy of the book. However, Rent A Text will send students reminder emails at the end of the semester to prevent this from happening. “It’s going to become the most attractive option,” Disatola said. Renting from the campus bookstore provides students with more options and is
and hold the book for one week.
therefore more convenient. All forms of payment will be accepted from cash to credit to college I.D. cards to financial aid. But students must be 18 years of age with a valid driver license and college I.D. card. Renting as opposed to buying will save students, on average, 50 percent of total costs. The services will be offered to students this fall. It is the first time that the university Bookstore has offered this type of service to FGCU students. “You’re going to spend money on a book, sell it back, and get half of what you originally paid for it. If you rent a book, you’re getting your money back up front and there’s no hold up,” Disatola said.
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What makes FGCU a sustainable university? By Samantha League News editor
fter a long year of researching, applying and finally choosing a college, you have decided on Florida Gulf Coast University. While your reason is your own, there are a few key characteristics separating FGCU from the rest that may have influenced your decision. Of these characteristics, FGCU’s commitment to environmental sustainability is one of the most renowned. But, exactly how strong is FGCU’s commitment to the environment? In the 2009-10 year alone, FGCU has accomplished multiple projects on both administrative and student levels: nOn 350 Day (Oct. 24), about 30 volunteers planted 200 bald cypress trees and 150 water plants between the recreation fields and library. 350. org is a coalition of about 200 countries, working together to make an international statement about the environment. nIn December, the Eagles Love Tap Water campaign was successfully launched. 2,000 aluminum water bottles were purchased and handed out to students as an alternative to plastic water bottles. nAlso in December, FGCU completed a 15-acre solar field that provides 85 percent of the power needed by three campus buildings: Lutgert Hall, Holmes Hall and Academic Building 7. $700,000 will be saved annually. nAcademic Building 7, which opened for spring 2010,
is the first LEED certified building on the academic campus. Specialized light fixtures outside the building reduce glare, no refrigerants that are harmful to the ozone layer are used, and more than 75 percent of the construction waste for this building was recycled instead of being sent to a landfill. nOn Jan. 9, FGCU was the second school in Florida to be accepted as an official Tree Campus USA university. The program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation and recognizes campuses that manage their campus trees effectively and encourage the community to foster healthy, urban forests. nStudents who drive lowemission vehicles are now eligible for a parking decal that will allow them to park closer to buildings as the campus expands. For more information, visit Parking Services. nIn the Recyclemania 8-week competition that ended in March, FGCU earned 64th place out of 267 participating universities. General Green Facts specific to FGCU: nIn 2001, FGCU was identified by the National Wildlife Federation as a national-leading school in developing an environmentally sustainable campus. nThe layout of the campus buildings allows for natural air movement by utilizing exterior courtyards. nThe campus buildings have tinted exterior windows to reduce solar heat gain.
nThere are approximately 20 solar-powered trash compactors on FGCU’s academic campus. nAt night, when electric rates are lower, FGCU generates huge quantities of ice in its chiller plant to cool water, which is then pumped through an underground loop to cool the buildings. nThere are currently two locations in North Lake Village to recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, glass and metal, and each South Village building has a recycling center at the side of the building. nBiscayne Hall’s water is pumped to the building’s rooftop, where it is heated by solar energy and stored until students need it. nThe campus swimming pools are heated and cooled by geothermal energy. nThe Physical Plant only uses reclaimed paper, and hasn’t bought paper in more than a year. nThe Fine Arts 2 Building is designed and constructed in accordance to LEED-Silver certification. nStudent Government has agreed to fund a Student Garden project that will launch in the fall. These facts were compiled from FGCU’s website and with the help of Vikki McConnell, the assistant director for the Physical Plant. For information on how to get involved, contact the Physical Plant, Student Involvement or Student Government. FGCU greenery. EN photo/Mike Ricci
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FGCU AT Men’s Basketball Season: November-March Coach: Dave Balza Key Players: Anthony Banks, Reed Baker, and Sherwood Brown Location: Alico Arena Story Line: A-Sun All-Freshman forward Banks aims to firmly establish himself as a force in the post on a team scrambling for an identity, coming off a season in which he led the 8-21 (5-15 A-Sun) Eagles with 12.9 points per game, and 6.6 rebounds per game.
Women’s Basketball Season: November-March Coach: Karl Smesko Key Players: Kelsey Jacobson, Katlyn Payne, and Shannon Murphy Location: Alico Arena Story Line: After posting a 24-7 overall record (17-3 A-Sun) in a season that culminated with their third straight WNIT appearance, the Eagles look to make further gains towards national prominence. They’re already on their way, as ESPN. com columnist Charlie Creme ranks them 55th nationally in his pre season rankings for 2010-2011.
Volleyball Season: September-November Coach: Dave Nichols Key Players: Jacqueline Cowden, Holly Youngquist, and Anna Wagner Location: Alico Arena Story Line: The volleyball team’s 18-13 record (15-5 A-Sun) record last season was not enough to overtake rival Lipscomb, which has won 22 consecutive ASun matches, in the conference title game. Ending that streak would give the Eagles an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Swimming and Diving Season: September-February Coach: Neal Studd Key Players: Vicky Cadge, Danielle Beaubrun, and Leah Daniel Location: FGCU Aquatics Center Story Line: With their resume becoming gaudier by the meet, having won backto-back CCSA Championships, compiling a 12-3 record (6-0 A-Sun) last season, and beating powerhouse Miami, the Swimming and Diving team can smell nationals. Unfortunately, being new to Division I, the Eagles must wait one more season to become eligible for the NCAA National Championships, but another CCSA title will do.
Men’s Soccer Season: September-November Coach: Bob Butehorn Key Players: Matthew Smith, Cristian Raudales, and Matthew O’Shaughnessy Location: FGCU Soccer Complex Story Line: Second Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference honorees’ goalkeeper Smith, defensemen O’Shaughnessy, and midfielder Raudales helped the Eagles move closer to a A-Sun championship last season, as they finished third with a 6-3-0 record (8-7-1 overall). They look to continue to excel in high profile exhibition matches, a forum where they have defeated the United States U-17 National Team two years in a row.
Women’s Soccer Season: September-November Coach: Jim Blankenship Key Players: Katherine Correllus, Danielle Faller, and Stephanie Powers Location: FGCU Soccer Complex Story Line: Goalkeeper Powers and defensemen Correllus led the women’s soccer team to an A-Sun high nine shutouts. They had their second 11-win season, finishing 11-5-3 (6-2-2 A-Sun), good for third in their conference, as they await eligibility for postseason play during their on-going transition to Division 1.
THLETICS Baseball Season: February-May Coach: Dave Tollet Key Players: Zach Maxfield, Tim Roberson, and Richie Erath Location: Swanson Stadium Story Line: Amidst a vigorous schedule designed to prepare them for their first chance at post-season play, the Eagles look poised for their third consecutive A-Sun title at the minimum. Sustained success into next season will depend on how the team reacts to the probable loss of potential Major League Baseball first-round draft pick Chris Sale.
Softball Season: February-April Coach: Dave Deiros Key Players: Courtney Platt, Catherine McDaniel, and Mariah Fernandez Location: FGCU Softball Complex Story Line: The core of 2009’s headline grabbing 47-9 teamone that was ranked as high as 18th in the nation. Fernandez, labeled by her team as Newcomer of the Year for 2010, looks to follow the lead of her predecessors in improving on a 24-28 (12-8 A-Sun) record.
Men’s Tennis Season: January-April Coach: J. Webb Horton Key Players: Matthew Rock, Carlo Checchia, and Sebastian Leitz Location: FGCU Tennis Complex Story Line: Number one doubles team Thibaud Aime and Rock were an exception to the mediocrity that defined last season, winning 12 of 17 matches on their way to earning Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honors.
Women’s Tennis Season: March-December Coach: Jennifer Gabou Key Players: Jen Evans, Jessica Sweeting, and Iris Rendon Location: FGCU Tennis Complex Storyline: After completing the most successful season since entering the Atlantic Sun Conference, where the women’s tennis team finished 9-9 (6-4 A-Sun), expectations naturally begin to rise. Second Team All-Atlantic Sun doubles team Evans and Sweeting, and A-Sun All-Freshman Morgan Bechtel provide reason for bolder ambitions.
Men and Women’s Cross Country Season: September-April Coach: Cassandra Goodson Key players: Taylor Cooke, Megan Thies and Kyle Brunette Achievements: The men’s and women’s teams competed in 10 competitions this past season, nine of them in the state of Florida. The team also boasts 10 athletes who were named to the Fall 2008 A-Sun Conference All-Academic Team.
Men and Women’s Golf
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Season: September-April Coach: Dr. Jim Suttie Key Players: Brandon Pena, Lina Elmsater Storyline: Suttie, who has tutored a number of PGA Tour members including Paul Azinger, led his team to a second place finish at the 2010 A-Sun Men’s Golf Championship, where Pena shot the lowest final round score in the conference’s history. The women’s team took fifth in their year-end tournament, but yearns for stability, as they must replace Brittany Bertilson, who resigned as head coach Aug. 31.
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With several shopping malls, a variety of restaurants, clubs and many student-geared outdoor and indoor activities, students have plenty to do on and around campus
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By Katie Satoris A&E editor
t’s good to be an Eagle. Fort Myers and the surrounding areas are prime locations for college kids. From night clubs to the FGCU campus, there are tons of perks you can get with just your college ID. And there are plenty of adventures around town to be had. You’ve just got to know where to go. Gulf Coast Town Center has just about everything you can imagine. From restaurants to shoe stores to candy shops and the Dollar Tree, there’s something for everyone. Bass Pro: If you’re in the mood for an adventure, there’s no better place to go than the Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World. There, you can shop for anything outdoors – camping, fishing, boating, hunting. Even if you’re not looking for a camouflage rifle, the massive Bass Pro has enough to mystify anyone. Blu Sush: Blu Sushi is a popular sushi restaurant around the area. With their unique and creative sushi rolls and excitingly modern décor, walking into Blu is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Their all-you-caneat $14.95 sushi lunch special draws in crowds of people, many of whom are our own Eagles. Regal Cinemas: Catching a new movie on a Friday night is always a great end to a hectic school week. Regal Cinemas, our closest movie theater
1. “The Suffering” by Coheed & Cambria 2. “My Hero” by Foo Fighters 3. “The Queen and I” by Gym Class Heroes 4. “Radio” by Beyonce 5. “Scar Tissue” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Featured video of the week
Search”On The Rocks, Bad Romance”
n The all male alcapella group from the Oregon puts their own spin on Lady Gaga’s“Bad Romance,” complete with choreography.
Movies of the Weekend 1. ”Iron Man 2” John Favreau, $128.1 million
2. “A Nightmare on Elm Street” Wesley Strick, $9.1 million
3. ”How to Train Your Dragon” Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, $6.8 million
4. “Date Night”
Shawn Levy, $5.4 million
5. “The Back-Up Plan” Alan Poul, $5 million
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is located in GCTC. And, they have an IMAX theater. Bar Louie: Bar Louie isn’t just a bar. On Mondays, wings are 35 cents, making it an awesome wing house. On Tuesday nights, the restaurant transforms into a burger joint as it’s swarming with FGCU students buying the delicious $1 burgers. Moe’s : Welcome to Moe’s! On Mondays at Moe’s you can get an awesome burrito, a drink, chips and salsa for only $5.99 from 3 p.m. to close. Wednesdays, though, are college nights. From 3 p.m. to close on Wednesdays, you can get a burrito, any two tacos, a salad or a quesadilla, chips and salsa and a drink for $5.99 with your high school or college ID. On Campus, there’s even more great fun to be had for free. Whether you’re into beaching it for a day or playing indoor sports, the campus itself offers plenty of activities. FGCU Waterfront: You don’t need to go down to Fort Myers beach for a great day on the water. All you have to do is go into FGCU’s backyard, and there you are. At the Waterfront, you can rent out canoes, sailboats, paddleboats and more. You can even reserve time-slots to water ski, tube, wakeboard, sit-ski, wake surf and kneeboard. Check out the Waterfront’s website for more details. http://www. fgcu.edu/CampusRec/Outdoors/waterfront.html FGCU Intramurals: If you’re looking for a great way to stay in
shape, meet tons of FGCU students and have a great time, then FGCU Intramurals can work for you. Intramural sports include basketball, volleyball, soccer, kickball, water polo, tennis, football and more. The size and number of the teams vary for each sport as do the night they’re all played on. Keep an eye on the Intramurals’ webpage to see when sign-ups are for each semester. http://www.fgcu.edu/ CampusRec/Intra/index.html FGCU Swimming Pools: In North Lake Village, there are two swimming pools that are open to students. One is at the Commons, located in the middle of NLV. On the pool deck, you can find a gas grill open to any and all of housing which makes it a perfect spot for a barbecue. The other pool is located in our Aquatics center, which is across from Alico Arena and is our biggest swimming pool on campus. The aquatics center offers everything from water basketball to massive diving boards to sun-bathing. With a valid student ID, Eagles get in for free. http://www.fgcu.edu/Aquatics/index.html FGCU Sporting Events: FGCU athletics are sights to see. As an Eagle, you can get into FGCU sporting events for free – just as long as you present your valid ID at the game. Show some support to the Eagles and get yourself out to the games. You’ll be in for a thrill.
... to night. By Katie Satoris A&E editor
f you’re looking for a great night out, try checking out one of the following clubs. Each is guaranteed to give you a different experience from the others, and not one of them will disappoint. Johnny Malloy’s: If you’re looking for an awesome hang out on almost any night of the week, Malloy’s is the place to be. With the casual sports-bar feel, Malloy’s tends to anyone’s style. Malloy’s is the closest of the most popular FGCU students’ hotspots and is a fairly new addition to students’ night life. Since opening, it has become wellknown for themed parties. Malloy’s has held tons of parties in the past that have gotten the attention of FGCU night-lifers. Recently, Malloy’s threw a foam party in the bar where soap suds were spewed all over the party’s guests as they danced to the beats of Scrappy from 105.5 the Beat. “Johnny Malloy’s is cool,” said Gregory Howard, a recently graduated senior who majored in Sports Management. Malloy’s is definitely a student hotspot. They throw a party for almost every occasion – big or small. Make sure to become a fan on Facebook so
you can stay in-tune with all of the awesome upcoming parties. Directions: Turn left out of the main entrance of FGCU and head to Stoneybrook Golf Club. Before the entrance, turn left into Malloy’s parking lot. Ultra: If you’re looking for a magical night to remember, Ultra is the place to be. The club offers a classy feel to it with sleek black leather couches and an upscale VIP section. Every week, Ultra has a College Night, a Ladies’ Night and a Latin Night. Wednesday night is college night, and all 18+ college students get into the club for a discounted price with their student IDs. Fridays are Ladies’ Nights, where 18 and up ladies get in free until 12. On Saturday, Ultra hosts Latin Night where the music, dancing and atmosphere is sure to satisfy anyone looking for a good time. There’s something going on at Ultra almost every night and students make up a big part of their nightly attendance. They also have a Facebook page that can keep you updated on their nightly events. They’ve also created a website to keep you informed: ultranaples.com. Directions: Turn left on 41 and take it all the way to Bonita Springs and the club will be on your right.
Skeeter B’s : Skeeter B’s is somewhat similar to Malloy’s in the scenery. It also has a sports bar-esque feel. Famous for their Wednesday night college nights, Skeeter B’s opens their doors to the college kids around town. Ethan Ramsey, a junior majoring in Sports Management thinks that Skeeter B’s is different from other bars and clubs around the area. Ethan, among other FGCU students is a huge fan of karaoke. “I like the fact that, unlike most clubs, it has karaoke,” he said. On Wednesday nights, Skeeter B’s is the place to be. Check out Skeeter B’s to meet and mingle with other FGCU students and belt out a few of your favorite tunes. Directions: Turn right on 41 and take it a couple miles down the road. Skeeter B’s will be on your left. Your first year as an Eagle, you’ll be curious about FGCU and the surrounding areas. The best times you’ll have are the ones where you set out on an unplanned adventure and stumble upon something great. Take a couple of these suggestions to start out your adventures but don’t limit yourself to them. So go out and explore, have an awesome time and enjoy your first year at FGCU.
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Cooking made easy
Simple, cheap recipes for college students by a student
College roomie do’s and don’t’s By Jenny Tavery Contributing writer
By Katie Sartoris A&E editor
oss out those Ramen noodles and leave those fastfood drive-through windows in the dust. Arthur King, a sophomore at Gainesville State College in Georgia, has started his own cooking show in his own kitchen and wants to share his recipes with the world of college students. Everyone knows that it’s so easy to fall into a food rut, especially for college students, and even more specifically for freshmen. Being out on your own and having to make food decisions for yourself for the first time can be challenging.
For a quick meal, there’s a good chance that you’ll throw some Ramen into the microwave or head to the nearest fastfood joint. Not only are these choices putting a strain on your bank account, but they’re putting a strain on your health. “I am trying to get college students away from having fast food, Ramen Noodles and frozen food on a regular basis. They get old and can cost more in the long run,” King said. King experienced living off of Ramen noodles and fast food the first couple months of college. “Not only did they not quench my need for good taste but they aren’t the healthiest
things in the world,” he said. He saw his friends facing these same struggles, and knew he needed to do something about it. So, he started cooking for them. Soon, he began putting his own spin on your everyday recipes and made them his own. “I have always enjoyed cooking. My dad also loves to cook, so I guess it just rubbed off on me,” he said. The idea of the show started out as a joke. One day, King made sandwiches for him and his girlfriend, Kira Glasser. “She liked it and I joked, “I know it’s good, I should have my own cooking show.” We did some research and filmed the first episode within the week,” King said. With the show, he started his
own website, cookinforcollege. com which features his cooking show, “Cookin’ for College.” On the site, he offers some recipes and tips for college students, and also links to his Youtube page, which features tons of different recipes for college meals and snacks. King films new recipes one to two times per week. “My recipes are very easy to mass produce; and the more you buy, the cheaper it is. So I recommend a couple of friends all pulling together and splitting the cost. As to eating right, awwlmost anything can be baked instead of fried. The flavor is still there, and it is a lot healthier,” King said.
Recipes from www.cookinforcollege.com Grilled Cheese Hamburgers 1 lb. ground meat Salt and Pepper Paprika Season Salt Soy Sauce Teriyaki baste and glace or sauce Few Squirts of Hot Sauce (depending on how much spice you like) Garlic Powder Onion Powder Place meat in mixing bowl with desired amount of soy sauce, teriyaki, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and season salt. Use hands and mix together well. Pack meat into baseball size balls, and smash flat. Heat frying pan or George Foreman, and spray with cooking spray. Heat burner to medium
Taco Chili high. Put patties in pan, and cook until brown all the way through the patty. It’ll take 5-7 minutes most likely. Trick: They’re done when the juice that comes from them looks clear once pressed on. For more recipes and info on “Cookin’ For College,” please visit cookinforcollege.com, and follow Cookin’ for College on Facebook.
1-2 lbs. ground beef 1 can of black beans 1 can of kidney beans 2 cans of tomato sauce Salt & Pepper Garlic Powder 1 can of corn 1 can of diced tomatoes and jalapenos (you can just get tomatoes if you want) 1 packet of taco seasoning Chili powder Paprika Red pepper seasoning Brown the meat, drain, add a little water, and season with taco seasoning packet. Open and drain beans, tomatoes, and corn. Pour beans, tomatoes, and corn, and both
etting along with roommates can be difficult for both new and experienced college students. Although there are some simple tools to ease the tension, roommates can disagree on almost anything. “[My roommate] was a physics major, but physics and math majors are always in a constant duel,” said Kalz Daniel, a junior majoring in mathematics. “He always said physics is better than math,” Daniel said. While this issue is uncommon, cleanliness and disquiet are struggles that roommates face more frequently. Cleaning is an issue where most roommates seem to have clashing ideas. Andrea Hosler, a freshman majoring in criminal justice, said she gets along with her roommates most of the time. “We don’t agree on who pays for what on necessities like cleaning supplies,” Hosler said. These issues can range from very moderate to severe. Ethan Silver, a sophomore majoring in communication, said of his roommates, “They’re so dirty I stopped using the living room and the kitchen.” Noise can also be a source of conflict for those living together, made worse by the thin walls of dorms and off-campus housing. “I’m a very quiet person and [my roommates] are not. At times it got me really upset,” said Chris Ballinger, a junior majoring in athletic training. Resident Assistant Jason Hope, a senior majoring in mathematics, thinks that problems can arise when roommates don’t respect one another, but that opening the lines of communication can help. In resolving these problems, connecting and communicating are key factors. “All of us hang out once in a while. We have a movie night or game night,” said Claudia Sanchez, a freshman majoring in biology. “I had a group of boys that had taco Tuesdays,” said Kelly Henry, a junior majoring in child development who has been a resident assistant for two years. Henry said finding shared interests, like joining a club or having taco night, can help roommates thrive. Thus, roommate relations can be loud and foul, but dealing with the issues doesn’t always have to be. Instead of holding a roommate meeting or creating a chore chart, try grabbing a bite to eat, getting involved on campus, or just hanging out in the living room together.
cans of tomato sauce into pot. With every can of tomato sauce, fill a can with water and add. Turn heat to low or low-medium. Pour meat into mixture and stir. Add seasoning to taste. (Remember you can always add more seasoning, but you can’t take it out! So, add it slowly until it tastes good) Stir together, and place top on pot. Let sit 30-45 minutes until thick enough. Taste, season, and stir sporadically. Served good with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and crackers. For more recipes and info on “Cookin’ For College,” please visit cookinforcollege.com, and follow Cookin’ for College on Facebook.
n Be realistic. Don’t expect your roommate to be your best friend and constant companion. Continuous close contact can strain even the best of friendships. n Remember your RA is there to help.
Although most RAs prefer that students try and work out disagreements on their own first, they are always available to help mediate serious conflicts. n Entertain guests without infringing upon the rights of your roommate or community. n If necessary, make a list of ground rules concerning such issues as music, smoking, and visitors. This will lessen the chance of arguments over simple misunderstandings. n If your roommate is doing something you don’t like, express your feelings.
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have been at FGCU since the fall of 2006. I am on what I like to call “the second coming of Christ plan.” During my time here, I have racked up a few degrees, taken dozens of classes and have been supervised by numerous professors. I have learned some tricks I’d like to pass on to incoming Eagles. Naturally, my advice is not all inclusive. You are going to encounter your own little tips and have different experiences. I simply hope that I can provide some pointers and things to think about. I’m going to let the cat out of the bag here — we are fortunate to have many outstanding, qualified and caring professors on our campus. But shh — it’s a secret. Your professors (at least most of them) do not want you to fail. If you and a professor just do not click, it could be that you two are from totally different ends of the spectrum. Try to make your way through the course always giving your best effort and completing work that you stand behind. However, if you feel that you are turning in good work and are performing well in a course and the professor is still being difficult, there could be a problem. Talk to your instructor after class or during his or her office hours. If the issue persists or if you feel uncomfortable, I urge you to speak with the department head or the dean. No one will ever know there is a problem unless someone sounds the alarm. Like other institutions, FGCU does not have a spotless track record— we’ve had some problematic instructors. No one on campus has the right to treat you unfairly or discriminate against you because of your differences. Think before you speak. Try to realize political, cultural and ethical differences. Rather than sounding off and being a jerk, shoving away ideas that do not fit into your comfort zone, be open minded. Part of the college experience is to become aware of new concepts and ideas. You need to go into situations with an open mind willing to learn. Take part in new things and be willing to understand the other side. Also, as a courtesy to your peers, don’t argue with the professor over a topic that is not important. Now, if your professor is claiming that Grant was a general for the South, then feel
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free to call them out. Otherwise, talk to the professor after class. It could spark an interesting conversation or lead to an academic relationship. You don’t really want to burn bridges with professors. After you complete your course with them— even after you graduate, if you have a good relationship with a professor you always have a mentor or adviser to come back to. You never know how beneficial this can be in the future. Speaking of advisers, try to form a good relationship with yours. I can e-mail my adviser and have a question answered or a schedule issue resolved without stepping foot into the office. But this can be done because I have met with my adviser numerous times and she knows my goals and requirements. Now that you are in college, time management skills are a must-have. Go through your syllabi and enter all important dates into a schedule book. If a professor decides to push back a due date, simply correct the entry. Its when a due date is threatened to be pushed up that things get shady. Take control of your education. Know the requirements of the class and uphold them, but also require the professor to stick to them. My final piece of advice is to be aware of services and organizations on campus. It’s great to get involved in a club or organization if you have the time. There are numerous honor societies to get involved in as well. Do some checking and see what fits you. You can perform a search at studentservices.fgcu.edu. We have a friendly, knowledgeable library staff that can help you find books or reference pieces to complete that paper. First Year Advising helps new students make the transition into the college lifestyle. What I feel to be one of the most beneficial services on campus, Counseling and Psychological Services, CAPS, offers free counseling, meditation classes, career counseling and more. If you are having a rough semester or just need help getting over a bump in life, counselors are available for free — there’s no reason to not take advantage of the service. Those are just a few services FGCU offers. With each semester you will learn more tricks of where to hang out, study and make friends. Always be aware of what is going on around you, and take advantage of any and all opportunities— you never know where they may lead! Sara Gottwalles is a senior. She is majoring in history with a minor in education and philosophy and holds a BA in communication. She likes to look into different philosophies of life and gives more credit to the unorthodox than “the norm.”
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Dear mom and dad, surviving well at FGCU By Jeffrey Haut Staff writer
ttention all Baby Boomers—Generation Y is now in college!
Your little babies are no longer watching Power Rangers in their PJs on Saturday mornings. We are no longer in the Safety Patrol at our elementary school, or participating in field day at our middle school. Nor, are we biting our nails down to the quick over the SATS, ACTS or any other T’s. We are now furthering our education and expanding our horizons. We can imagine what it feels like to see your precious darlings move out of the house, and begin their lives anew. However, we wonder if you know what it feels like for us? Booze, cigarettes, sex, term papers, allnighters, vending machine snacks at one in the morning—these are our new stresses. Not to worry though, a team of educators and Resident Assistants here at FGCU are present to help us transition into our new found way of life! For freshmen, the First Year Resident Experience (FYRE) program at FGCU is lifechanging. Students who are residents of Biscayne or Everglades Hall have a support network of highly trained and dedicated staff to make sure that they do not fall off the wagon. FYRE plans parties, special activity nights and are always at the front desk when you need help,
are bored or just cannot sleep. Professors are quick to help us if we get an “F” on our first in-class essay. If not, master’s degree students are on call at the writing center to get us on track. After class, tutoring is available if we do not understand how to find the statistical average whilst adjusting for the standard deviation for 50 different sets of data. Even for the real tough subject matter, such as death or breaking up with one’s boyfriend/girlfriend, Counseling and Psychological Services is on call five days a week. CAPS is staffed with PhDs and certified counselors available at no expense. Better yet, if we get a little sniffle, we can just stop by the Wellness Center for a free check up. If we want to lose some of our “freshman five” (or freshman 10 for that matter,) we can attend a free spinning class at Alico Arena’s gym along with numerous other health programs. At FGCU, we are in safe hands! Yep, FGCU has it all— it even offers scheduled massage therapy! Therefore dear parents, you have no reason to fret! We will be safe, clean and healthy at our fine university. We may even occasionally study! Jeffrey Haut is a freshmen majoring in Political Science. He plans to attain his law degree from a Florida university after he graduates. He is a member of Kappa Sigma and feels that leadership is the truest test of one’s character.
Do you have educated opinions? Pay attention to the world around you? Are you an investigator of new concepts and an open and fair-minded critic? Are you tough enough to take some heat? If you answered all of these questions in the affirmative, we want to talk to you! Contact Sara Gottwalles at email@example.com to contribute to the opinion section.
Organization C.A.R.E.S. to prevent suicide By Mandie Rainwater Staff writer
tarting college is a huge milestone that many people look forward to for years. But sadly they also fail to see that the move can cause distress once the realities of workload, peer pressure, and simple homesickness set in.. Tragically, college freshmen feel that if they talk about these issues and admit there is a problem, they will be letting down those who support them. And those who are supportive sometimes think that if they ask if there is a problem, the student will sense that they are expected to fail. Any of these things can lead to a student’s depression, reMandie gardless of their class year. In Rainwater some cases depression leads to suicidal thoughts. I am a volunteer for C.A.R.E.S., Lee County’s only suicide prevention and resource center. The organizations main focus is to educate and prevent suicide. One out of every 12 college students develops a suicide plan. This statistic is frighteningly real. In Lee County in of April 2010, of the 24 people who have died by suicide, five of those were 18-22 year olds. This is not an issue that can be ignored. C.A.R.E.S. is actively combating these odds by going into local schools with an educational program called “In-the-Dash” that shows young people in crisis that there are options. C.A.R.E.S. offers this program free to organizations along with another program called “QPR.” Q is for question, how to ask someone about suicide. P is for persuade, how to get a person to seek help. R is for refer, how to get the person the help they need. Until students or groups they belong to ask
C.A.R.E.S. to present one of these free programs, there are some warning signs we should all keep in mind. Threatening to hurt one’s self, seeking access to firearm or pills, feelings of hopelessness, unexplainable rage, acting reckless, feeling trapped, increase in alcohol or drug use, or withdrawing from friends or family are all among the signs that there may be a problem. If students, roommates, or parents notice these warning signs they can call 1-800-273-TALK, a national suicide hotline. They can also call UPD or 911 if they feel that there is an immediate danger to a person they are concerned about. There are websites, such as www. theTrevorproject.org, where they can chat with a professional anonymously about their thoughts and feelings. Facebook has also developed an alert page to report suicidal status postings, videos and notes. But all of this is no good if we don’t all recognize that suicidal thoughts don’t discriminate and open dialogues about it before a crisis arises. I wish all of you reading this the best success for your future. I hope that this helps open up a conversation with those you care about and love, allowing you to let each other know that many people share these feelings and that there are resources to help combat them. Suicide is not a solution and unwillingness to talk about the subject is no longer acceptable. Start the conversation; let people know they are cared about, and remind each other that perfection is not required, just their best efforts. Mandie Rainwater is a sophomore. She is majoring in secondary education with a focus in social sciences. She is married with two children and is an active volunteer for C.A.R.E.S. suicide prevention.
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Greek Life Joining a fraternity or sorority can be one of the most wonderful decisions that you make during your college career. It is important that you are careful and thoughtful when deciding whether or not Greek Life is right for you, as well as which organization best suits your personality and lifestyle. As a member of a Greek Organization, you are a life-long member, therefore it is important to make the right
choice concerning which organization is best for you.
Sorority Recruitment Recruitment is the process by which the organizations open their doors to recruit interested women. The formal recruitment period starts shortly after school begins in the fall and lasts for five days. At 9 p.m. Aug. 30 through Sept. 5
Sororities Chi Omega Nickname: Chi-O Chartered at FGCU: February 2008 National Founding Date: April 5, 1895 National Founding Location: University of Arkansas Open Motto: “To be womanly always, to be discouraged never” National Philanthropy: The Make A-Wish Foundation Colors: Cardinal and Straw Flower: White Carnation For more information: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Chapter website: http://chaptersites.chiomega.com/default. aspx?site=228 National website: http://www.chiomega.com/
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha Nickname: SIA Colonized at FGCU: Fall 2009 National Founding Date: Sept. 29, 1990 National Founding Location: State University of New York Open Motto: Semper Unum et Inseparabilis (Always One and Inseperable) Colors: Red, Gold, Royal Blue, White and Black Symbols: Unicorn and Pegasus Flower: Red Rose For more information: Email address: email@example.com National Website: http://www.hermandad-sia.org/
interested members must attend a mandatory orientation in the Student Union Ballroom. For four exciting days, women, just like you, will have the opportunity to take a closer look at sorority life at the university. Recruitment is a time to meet sorority members, discuss Greek life, and start new friendships. Through informal conversations, skits, and songs, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about each group.
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At the end of the recruitment period, invitations, called bids, are handed out for young ladies to join. Recruitment is a period where you can have your questions about sorority life answered and decide if Greek life is right for you. For a complete schedule visit Greek Life at fgcu.edu
Foundation Colors: Turquoise-Blue and Steel-Grey Flower: White Violet For more information: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Chapter website: http://www.fgcuzta.com/
New additions Kappa Delta is FGCU’s newest addition to Greek Life. Recruitment for Kappa Delta will begin in the fall of 2010
Zeta Tau Alpha Nickname: Zeta Chartered at FGCU: April 2004 National Founding Date: Oct. 15, 1898 National Founding Location: Longwood College Open Motto: “Seek the noblest” National Philanthropy: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
For information on Fraternity Recruitment visit the Greek Life web page at www.fgcu.edu
Nickname: KD Chartered at FGCU: May 2010 National Founding Date: Oct. 23, 1897 National Founding Location: Longwood University Open Motto: “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest.” National Philanthropy: Girl Scouts of the USA Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White Flower: White Rose For more information: National website: http://www.kappadelta.org/ This is the first semester that Kappa Delta will be part of the FGCU Greek Life community.
Delta Delta Delta Nickname: Tri-Delta Chartered at FGCU: October 2003 National Founding Date: Nov. 27 1888 National Founding Location: Boston University Open Motto: “Let us steadfastly love one another” National Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Colors: Silver, Gold, and Cerulean Blue Flower: Pansy For more information: Email Address: email@example.com Chapter website: http://tridelta.fgcu.edu/ National website: http://www.tridelta.org/
Fraternities Sigma Lambda Beta
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Nickname: Betas Established at FGCU: Fall 2009 Purpose: As a Latino based fraternity with multicultural membership, our purpose is to provide cultural awareness to our FGCU student population through our programs and collaborations with fellow RSOs. Philanthropy: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Awareness
Nickname: Pike Colonized at FGCU: April 16, 2006 Purpose: To develop men of integrity, intellect, and high moral character and to foster a truly lifelong fraternal experience. Philantrophy: Relay for Life, MS Walk, and Habitat for Humanity
For more information: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org National website: www.sigmalambdabeta.com
Sigma Phi Epsilon Nickname: SigEp Re-Established at FGCU: Spring 2007 Purpose: “Building Balanced Leaders for the World’s Communities” Philanthropy: Youth AIDS
For more information: Email Address: email@example.com Chapter website: http://www.fgcusigep.org/ National website: http://www.sigep.org/
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Kappa Alpha Order Nickname: KA, Southern Gentlemen Chartered at FGCU: April 10, 2005 Purpose: To create a lifetime experience that centers on reverence to duty, honor, character, social, brotherhood and gentlemanly conduct as inspired by our founders. National philanthropy: Adopt-A-Road, Muscular Dystrophy Association but we also donate and support American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen breast cancer awareness center. For more information: Email Address: email@example.com Chapter website: http://www.kazetapi.org/ National website: http://www.kappaalphaorder.org/
Sigma Chi Nickname: Sigma Chi Colonized Fall 2008 Chartered: Spring 2010 Purpose: To be the preeminent leadership development organization — aligned, focused, and living our core values. Philanthropy: Huntsman Cancer Institute For more information: Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org National Website: http://www.sigmachi.org/ Local Website: www.sigmachifgcu.com/
Offices and Services/University Bookstore
Offices and Services Office of Campus Involement (OSI) Campus Involvement provides leadership development and experiences so students who choose to become involved in the co-curricular program can transfer their learned skills to their professional and community involvement after graduation. In order to accomplish this, the Office of Campus Involvement will continue to plan, implement, evaluate and support programs designed to meet the needs of students. Extracurricular activities include: concerts, dances, lectures, movies, hypnotists, sports, comedians, and other live performances. Students not only have the opportunity to participate in these extracurricular activities, but to plan them as well. These experiences provide sound leadership development and make for lasting friendships and memories. The four functional areas of our office are: Registered Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Leadership Development, and the Student Programming Board (BEEP). The Office of Student Involvement is located in the Student Union room 215 You may contact OSI by telephone at 239-590-7739. OSI’s summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and our Fall/Spring hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.
The Office of New Student Programs The mission of The Office of New Student Programs is to provide accurate, useful, and timely information along with transitional assistance to new students and their families. We deliver services through progressive academic counseling, undergraduate orientation programming that facilitates a purposeful, caring and spirited experience, and through
parent and family outreach. The Office of New Student Programs is located in McTarnaghan Hall 223. You can reach the office at 239-590-7865 The Office of New Student Programs includes three interrelated units: Eagle View Orientation, First Year Advising, and Parent and Family Programs.
First Year Advising First Year Advisers guide new students in their transition into and navigation of the university experience. Our staff helps students clarify their interests, skills and values in the context of class selection, major choice, and curriculum planning. We empower students to make informed academic decisions while helping them interpret policy and understand the university resources available to assist in their academic success. The mission of The Office of New Student Programs is to provide accurate, useful, and timely information along with transitional assistance to new students and their families. We deliver services through progressive academic counseling, undergraduate orientation programming that facilitates a purposeful, caring and spirited experience, and through parent and family outreach.
Student Support Services (SSS) Student Support Services (SSS) is a program funded by the Federal Department of Education for eligible students who are first-generation in college, lowincome and/or students with disabilities evidencing need for support services. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the
college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. All services are offered at no charge to participants. Services offered include workshops, a Peer Advocate program, resource lending library, computer lab, and additional grant aid for students who qualify for a Pell grant. In exchange for services, SSS students are required to actively participate in the Program. Eligible participants must be enrolled in classes at FGCU, be US citizens or permanent residents, and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The Office of Outreach Programs and Student Support Services is located in Room 202 of McTarnaghan Hall, adjacent to the Student Union. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact Julie Rose at 239-590-7809.
Writing Center The Writing Center provides free, accessible, learning-based consultations for student writers. Our primary goals are to help students improve their abilities to think independently and write critically. Writing consultants also explain effective writing strategies and how to implement them. Writing consultants are graduate students pursuing M.A. degrees in English and Instructors of Composition, Professional Writing, Journalism, and Creative Writing. Writing consultants assist student writers with brainstorming, formulating clear thesis statements, developing ideas, revising, and identifying issues of style and mechanics. In each 30-minute session, Writing consultants provide strategies and practice to help students improve as writers. Hours of Operation: Summer A 2010: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thurs-
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University Bookstore T he FGCU bookstore has the texts students need for success in the classroom, great merchandise to show Eagle pride, and other useful items. Texts are typically available one month before the beginning of the semester. Students can visit the bookstore’s website to order books online. The on campus bookstore offers many of the services that students need to get their semesters started right. The bookstore staff is always available to assist students — from the first week of school until graduation.
Ordering online Once a student determines what classes they will be taking, the online service can be used through Gulfline. In the Gulfline registration menu, choose the option for book ordering and the bookstore Web site will appear. The online shopping cart will automatically be filled with the books listed for a student’s specific courses. Students can review their shopping carts and make any chang-
es they need. Students can choose to have the books delivered or to pick up the texts at the bookstore. When retrieving material from the bookstore, students need to bring their photo ID.
Returning books and buy backs In the event that a student changes a class or the professor changes the text, the bookstore offers a refund period at the beginning of each semester. Typically, students are eligible for a full refund for texts purchased from the FGCU bookstore through the day after drop/add ends each term. Please visit the store for the specific date for each semester and for more details. Year-round cash buy back is offered. The value of a text is determined by the future demand for that book on campus. If a book has been requested for any class the next semester, a student can receive up to half of the original buy back price. Ask bookstore associates for more information.
day (Closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.) Summer B 2010: To be announced. Fall 2010: To be announced. Visit our website for updated hours of operation. Location: Library West 202 C (directly above the Center for Academic Achievement) Contact information: 590-7141 The Writing Center provides an invaluable resource to students regardless of their level of writing or major field of study. Please stop by this fall and/or visit our website at http://www.fgcu.edu/WritingCenter/ for more information about our services.
Prevention and Wellness Prevention & Wellness is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach Prevention and Wellness by telephone at 239590-7733 Services include: 1. Wellness programming for campus community on topics such as stress, alcohol, sexual health, nutrition, etc. 2.Events such as our Annual Health Fair and Gazebos—look for our tent in front of the Wellness Center every other Wednesday for lots of info, fun games and free stuff on a different wellness topic each time! 3. Free resource area in our lobby, which includes access to our collection of wellness brochures, handouts and more, as well as free items such as pens and stress balls. 4. Eagles Rise for Sober Rides, a program from Prevention & Wellness and Student Government that encourages students to use sober drivers and be sober drivers by working with area restaurants to provide free non-alcoholic drinks to the sober driver. 5. Massage services and nutritionist services, provided by Prevention & Wellness and Student Health Services.
6. Peers CARE, a wellness peer education group, an excellent opportunity for students interested in wellness and leadership. 7. Mystudentbody.com, which is a free, interactive, personalized and confidential resource for FGCU students. Topic areas: Stress, Nutrition, Sexual Health, Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco. Use school code: fgcueagles.
Student Health Services The mission of Student Health Services is to promote the overall health of students. SHS strives to provide comprehensive quality health care to students in a cost-effective, efficient, and accessible manner. We assist students in their acquisition of the knowledge and skills to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices. FGCU offers enrolled students the opportunity to purchase health insurance. Health insurance coverage is strongly recommended for FGCU students whether offered through the university or from another source. Students interested in health insurance may pick up applications at the clinic. Distance learning students are excluded. The following are services provided to students free of charge: Physical examinations, health education, health screenings, routine medical care. preventative medicine, referrals for specialist care, female exams, family planning consultants and nutrition counseling. The following are services available for a nominal cost: Immunizations, Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tetanus, TB screening, Flu (season), Hepatitis A and B vaccine, Meningitis vaccine, Varicella vaccine. Student Health Services is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Campus Recreation F GCU Campus Recreation is dedicated to fulfilling the recreational needs of our students. We provide diverse activites that enhance personal development, healthy lifestyles, education and a positive campus experience. We accomplish this by promoting social interaction, competitiveness, personal wellness, and most of all, fun. Campus Recreation encompasses six diverse departments: Aquatics, Fitness, Intramurals, Outdoors, Sport Clubs and informal recreation. There is never a dull moment at Campus Recreation as we offer more than 100 programming events a year. That’s more than any other school in the state of Florida. We are proud of our state-of-theart facilities that are continually growing to serve the increasing demands of our students, faculty and staff. The best part — almost everything Campus Recreation offers is free to students. Campus Recreation also prides itself on being the largest on-campus employer with more than 100 students on staff. Our diverse departments call for lifeguards, referees, marketing and
promotional staff, personal trainers, customer service clerks and more. If you are looking for a job, this is the place to be. We offer a relaxed atmosphere, an amazing professional staff and opportunities for promotion and personal growth.
Sports Clubs FGCU Sport Clubs are recreational and/or competitive clubs dedicated to various sports. Some of our sports clubs have been very successful in the past two years, winning a national title in the 275-pound weight class for power lifting in 2008. The FGCU Hockey Club has also competed very well at the national level and hosted nationals in 2007. If you’re looking for some competition with your fellow students at FGCU and around the country, then a sports club may be for you.
Is your favorite sport not available? The Campus Recreation Sports Club Department is always willing to help serious students create their own student organization.
FGCU Outdoors is one of our youngest departments, encompassing both waterfront and outdoor pursuit trips. It has been in existence for three years now and served more than 10,000 students last year. Looking for adventure this fall? There are Outdoor Pursuit Trips to look forward to in the Fall semester (most trips include a nominal fee). Why not spend a day at the beach ... on campus! FGCU Outdoors offers the students, faculty and staff of FGCU an opportunity to explore their limits on campus providing kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, sailboats and more free of charge.
Intramurals Looking to get active on campus, stay fit and meet new friends? There is no better way than playing Intramural Sports here at FGCU. Sign-ups will be held the first and second weeks of the Fall semester. Stop by the Fitness Center or visit any of the sign-up tables that will be on
campus the first two weeks of class to register your team. Spots fill up fast, so don’t delay! For more information call 239-590-7938. Intramurals will also be hosting its annual Madden Football Tournament, King and Queen of the Court Volleyball, and the 3 V 3 Bring It On The Blacktop Basketball Tournament. Keep your eyes peeled in the Fall semester for dates and times of these events. They will be posted in the Fitness Center as soon as they are set.
Fitness Center The hub of Campus Recreation with more than 100,000 customers last year, the Fitness Center prides itself on being your source for all information regarding Campus Recreation. Ever have a question about an upcoming event? Stop by or give us a call and we will help you out. The Fitness Center got a face lift over the summer and now boasts the following upgrades: tinted windows, new precor ellipticals with cardio theater systems, LCD TV’s, more new products, new classes and expanded
hours. You asked for it and we got it! Programming for the Fall semester will include a Fall Race Series, Full Moon Spinning, daily Group Fitness, Personal Training programming including the always popular Xtreme Boot Camp, nutrition and wellness seminars, and more.
Aquatics The FGCU Aquatics Center offers students, faculty and staff a plethora of aquatic opportunities. Come lay out by the pool, go for a swim or jump off the diving boards seven days a week. The pool is available to both university and community members and is a great way to get into shape. Aquatics also offers a few intramural sports for students such as water polo. For more information on any of the activities and services offered by Campus Recreation, please visit the Water front, Fitness Center or Aquatics Center. Students can also find out more at www.FGCU.edu/Campusrec.
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The Aquatics Center has both 25-meter and 50-meter pools as well as diving boards. For those looking for CPR and lifeguard certifications the Aquatics Center offers several classes during the year for certifications.
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FGCU Outdoors offers a number of water and outdoor related activities including kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swiming and wakeboarding. During the spring the waterfront hosts the Semester Shakedown, an opportunity for students to enjoy the amenities and relax. The Outdoors department also offers some trips for students to participate in, so check at the waterfront for the latest information.
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The Fitness Center offers students all the amenities of a gym free of charge. To enter the gym students need an Eagle ID card.
Top right: Stock Photo Top left: Students gather at the waterfront for the annual Semester Shakedown. EN photo Mike Ricci Middle left: Stock photo Bottom: The hockey team plays aganist Duke. Stock photo
Active sports clubs
Students have the option of starting a sports club if they contact the Sports Clubs department. The following are sports clubs at FGCU. FGCU Bowling Club, FGCU Dancing Divas, FGCU Fencing Club, FGCU Hockey, FGCU Martial Arts, FGCU Paintball Club, FGCU Power Club, FGCU Running Club, FGCU Sailing, FGCU Swimming Club, FGCU Wrestling, FGCU Tennis Club and FGCU Water Polo.
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Arts and Sciences
Dedicated to providing a quality liberal arts education that is the foundation for a free and just society. FROM THE DEAN
MAJORS OF STUDY
Dear Florida Gulf Coast University students,
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, English, Environmental Studies, History, Marine Science, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish and Theater.
The College of Arts and Sciences was founded with a strong liberal arts perspective, embracing a vision of quality educational programs and emphasizing the integration of knowledge across disciplines. Our programs offer students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for success in their professional careers along with the philosophical, scientific, and artistic habits of mind indispensable for a democratic society and a rewarding personal life. The faculty in the College continues to teach a majority of the General Education Program serving first and second year students. In any given semester, over 60 percent of the students at FGCU are enrolled in CAS courses. With 20 undergraduate majors, the College has expanded to meet the needs of the growing student population. In keeping with the FGCU mission, CAS offers graduate programs: an MS in Environmental Science, an MA in Environmental Studies, an MA in English, an MA in History and a new MS in Mathematics to be offered in Fall 2010.
Dr. Donna P. Henry Dean of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts (B.S.): Biology, Biotechnology and Mathematics Master of Science (M.A.): English, History, Environmental Studies Master of Science (M.S.): Environmental Science, Mathematics
ADVISING The College of Arts and Sciences provides academic advising to students from the beginning of their sophomore year through graduation. The following services are available to students: t "DBEFNJDBEWJTJOHBOEQSPHSBNJOGPSNBUJPOGPSNBKPST t 0SJFOUBUJPOTFTTJPOTGPSOFXTUVEFOUTXJUIJOUIF$PMMFHFPG"SUTBOE4DJences t 3FHJTUSBUJPOBOE%SPQ"EEJOGPSNBUJPO t &WBMVBUJPOPGBDBEFNJDUSBOTDSJQUTBOEBSUJDVMBUJPOPGUSBOTGFSDSFEJUT t $BSFFSBEWJTJOHCZGBDVMUZNFOUPST t *OUFSOTIJQPQQPSUVOJUJFT t .BJOUFOBODFPGBDBEFNJDBEWJTJOHSFDPSET t $FSUJmDBUJPOPGHSBEVBUJPOSFRVJSFNFOUT To schedule an appointment with an academic adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences call Patricia Rice at (239) 590-7196 or email email@example.com or stop by Academic Building 7 Room 109. Advisers: Carvajal, Lucero firstname.lastname@example.org Room AB7 102
Dr. Donna P. Henry Dean of Arts and Sciences
Fitch, Laura email@example.com Room AB7 106 Stanis, Melanie firstname.lastname@example.org Room AB7 107 Swanson, Mary email@example.com Room AB7 108 Horton, Justin firstname.lastname@example.org Room AB7 105
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Dedicated to providing progressive educational programs for university students and working professionals. FROM THE DEAN
MAJORS OF STUDY
The dawn of the 21st Century has revealed one of the most dynamic national and international economic environments imaginable. Consequently, a modern business school must prepare students with two skill sets. The first is to provide them with excellence in basic business knowledge, taught by an outstanding faculty. The second, especially important in todayâ€™s business world, is to prepare business graduates to successfully deal with change. Florida Gulf Coast Universityâ€™s College of Business takes both of these educational challenges very seriously. Building on the foundation of quality recognized in our recent accreditation by AACSB International, the college links its classroom activities to a powerful connection with the area business community and our international partners. The result is a business graduate who has the ability to adjust to moving targets throughout his or her career, to capitalize on new opportunities, and to constantly add strength and productivity in any type of organization.
Undergraduate Majors: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing and Economics.
Dr. Richard Pegnetter Dean of Business
Undergraduate Minors: Advertising, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Management, Marketing and Real Estate. Graduate Majors: MS Accounting and Taxation, MS Computer Information Systems, MBA and Executive MBA.
ADVISING The Lutgert College of Business Advising Office is located in Lutgert Hall, Suite 1300. LCOB academic advisers are available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Lutgert College of Business Advising Office provides the following services: n Academic advising and program information for current and potential students n Referral to faculty mentors and campus resources for career planning n Consultation regarding internship opportunities n Orientation for students applying for admission to the college n Assistance with issues related to registration and academic standing n Evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer credits n Maintenance of academic advising records and degree audits n Certification of graduation Advisers: Ms. Marisa L. Ouverson Director, Enrollment Management email@example.com Ms. Paula Machlin Academic Adviser firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Richard Pegnetter,
Mr. Andy MacDiarmid Academic Adviser email@example.com
Dean of Business
KEY FACTS Established since: 1997 Total number of professors: 60 Total number of enrolled students: 2,800 Building location: Lutgert Hall Student Organizations: #FUB(BNNB4JHNB (SBEVBUF#VTJOFTT "TTPDJBUJPO 6OEFSHSBEVBUF#VTJOFTT"TTPDJBUJPO "DDPVOUJOH4PDJFUZ #FUB"MQIB1TJ '($6"E1SPT 'JOBODJBM.BOBHFST"TTPDJBUJPO BOE 4PDJFUZGPS)VNBO3FTPVSDF.BOBHFNFOU
CONTACT INFORMATION Advising: (239) 590-7945 Main Office: (239) 590-7070 Website: www.fgcu.edu/cob/ Reprinted from 2009 Photo courtesy of Bob Klein and James Greco
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Providing diverse environments of excellence that support dynamic learning experiences. FROM THE DEAN
MAJORS OF STUDY
Dear Education Majors! Welcome to the College of Education. Talk to other education majors about our College and you will hear words like â€œexciting,â€? â€œdynamic,â€? â€œhands-on,â€? and â€œengaging.â€? It is true: a wonderful, rewarding experience awaits you as you begin the journey to become a teacher. Stellar faculty passionate about education and your academic success will guide you on this journey. You have chosen the noblest career, teaching. We look forward to assisting in fulfilling your dream to be a teacher.
Undergraduate Studies Degree Programs
Dr. Marcia Greene Dean of Education
Child Development (B.S.) Early Childhood Education (B.A.) Elementary Education (B.A.) Secondary Education (B.A.): Biology, Mathematics, Social Science Special Education (B.A.) Minor: Education General Requirements for Entry and Graduation nAn overall GPA of 2.5 on all hours attempted. nPass all subsections of the CLAST, FTCE General Knowledge Test, or Praxis I. No exemptions can be considered. nSatisfy all General Education requirements. nSatisfy Gordon Rule requirements. nSatisfy common prerequisite requirements.
ADVISING Undergraduate Studies Advising
Dr. Marcia Greene Dean of Education
Advisers are assigned according to the studentâ€™s last name. Student should call 590-7778 to make an appointment. Keiana Desmore, 239-590-7759, firstname.lastname@example.org Olivia Hung-Simons, 239-590-7790, email@example.com
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Providing students with health professions education grounded in academic excellence. FROM THE DEAN
MAJORS OF STUDY
Dear new and returning students, On behalf of the faculty and staff of the College of Health Professions, I welcome you to Florida Gulf Coast University. The 2010/2011 academic year is shaping up to be a banner year for the College of Health Professions (CHP). We have many things to celebrate, including the planning and design of a new academic building for the college. As it is now called, “Academic Building 8” will provide state-of-the-art educational facilities for faculty and students. This building will be located on the campus green, between Lutgert Hall and Academic Building 5. Ground breaking will take place during the 2010/2011 academic year. Another milestone is that the Physical Therapy program will graduate its first class of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students in May 2011. These will be the first doctoral graduates of the university! The CHP takes great pride in the quality of its faculty and academic programs. At the present time, 70 percent of our programs are fully accredited. Maintaining program accreditation is an important indicator of a quality educational program. In addition, our graduate pass rates on licensure and certification exams is at or above the national average. I wish you the very best as you begin this new academic year. I hope you will take the time to learn more about our exciting plans and our quality programs.
Dr. Peg Gray-Vickrey
Interim Dean of Health Professions
Bachelor in Science Programs: Athletic Training, Clinical Lab Science, Community Health, Health Science and Human Performance and Nursing. Master’s: Acute Care. Health Sciences, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Primary Health Care
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS General Requirements for Entry and Graduation: Baccalaureate degree programs in the College of Health Professions (CHP) are selective or limited access (Athletic Training and Nursing). Acceptance is highly competitive, and all applicants may not be admitted. The application process requires two separate applications, first to the University, and upon admittance a supplemental application to the specific degree program by the appropriate deadline. Applications will be considered when the following requirements have been met: nCompletion of the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, e.g. an AA degree from an approved Florida community college or state university or a bachelor’s or higher degree from approved accredited post-secondary institutions. nCompletion of state-mandated program common prerequisite courses. nSatisfaction of the minimum GPA requirement(s) for the specific degree program (see degree program listings).
Dr. Peg Gray-Vickrey,
Interim Dean of Health Professions
Anne Young, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com School of Nursing 239-590-7455 BHG 150 Lorie Hickox firstname.lastname@example.org School of Health and Rehabilitation 239-590-7456 BHG 149
KEY FACTS Established since: August 1997 Total number of professors: 47 in 2010 44 in 2009 Total number of enrolled students: 1,314 Building location:#FO)JMM(SJóO
CONTACT INFORMATION Advising: (239) 590-7495 and (239) 590-7750 Main Office: (239) 590-7074 Website: www.fgcu.edu/chp
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Committed to training broad-based service professionals in the public and private sectors. FROM THE DEAN
MAJORS OF STUDY
Welcome to the College of Professional Studies. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to highlight some specifics of the college. The College of Professional Studies has a proud history of providing students with positive educational opportunities, and we are proud of the quality of our programs, faculty, staff, and most of all our graduates. In the College of Professional Studies, we offer a faculty of learners that builds on knowledge, practice and reflection to produce exemplary practitioners/students. The College has a distinguished record of service to the local, state, and federal sector and gains its strength through outstanding faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge teaching, research and partnerships regionally and nationally. In the College of Professional Studies, we are committed to a culture that fosters and reinforces ethical and professional behaviors for a diverse, democratic society. Due to this commitment, we set our goals high and strive daily to achieve them. We are committed to high standards, best practices, scholarly activity and individual and collaborative efforts. We invite you to explore the diverse academic offerings in the College of Professional Studies and learn about the programs and people that make Florida Gulf Coast University a great place to live, work, and learn. We try very hard to make certain that upon graduation; you will be comfortable entering a career with much confidence.
Dr. Tony A. Barringer
Interim Dean of Professional Studies
Dr. Tony Barringer
Interim Dean of Professional Studies
Undergraduate: Criminal Justice, Criminal Forensics Studies, Legal studies, Resort and Hospitality Management, Professional Golf Management Social work, Political Science Graduate: Criminal Justice, Criminal Forensics Studies, Social Work, Public Affairs, Certificate: Compliance Specialist Graduate Certificate
ADVISING Office hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
B.S. in Criminal Forensics, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.A. in Political Science and Bachelor of Social Work Ms. Christina Jordan-Watkins, email@example.com, (239) 590-7766 Office: AB 3, Room 153A
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Undergraduate: Admission to the College of Professional Studies is open to all students who have been accepted to Florida Gulf Coast University, are in good standing, and have completed the common prerequisites with a grade C or higher. Graduate: Applicants to graduate degree programs or post-baccalaureate programs are required to meet minimum university admission requirements that are in accordance with system-wide admission requirements. Individual programs may set additional criteria or more selective requirements. Consequently, meeting minimum university admission requirements does not guarantee admission to a particular program. Refer to the appropriate academic program section of the catalog or contact Graduate Studies or the college/program regarding additional admission requirements. Graduation: For all graduation requirements please view the individual programs in the catalog or contact the college adviser(s). For graduate programs, see faculty advisers for the respective programs.
KEY FACTS Established: 1997 Total number of professors: 32 in 2010 28 in 2009 Total number of enrolled students: 1,693 Building location: Academic Building 3
CONTACT INFORMATION Advising: (239) 590-7827 and 7766 Main Office: (239) 590-7724 Website: cps.fgcu.edu
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U.A. Whitaker School of
Producing students in selected engineering and computing disciplines with superior technical competence and business skills. FROM THE DEAN
MAJORS OF STUDY
Welcome to the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering, which is located in Holmes Hall. Holmes Hall opened in January 2009 and was specifically designed for student-centered teaching of engineering and computer science courses in an active and collaborative learning environment. The building includes a student lounge with club rooms and study areas where students can gather. Our 17 outstanding faculty members include the recipients of FGCUâ€™s 2008 Senior Faculty Teaching Award, 2009 Faculty Service Award, 2010 Junior Scholarship Award, and 2010 Advising Excellence Award. We offer B.S. degrees in computer science, bioengineering, civil engineering, and environmental engineering. The employment outlook for our degree programs is among the best with 72 percent growth in projected employment anticipated in bioengineering (also called biomedical engineering), 31 percent in environmental engineering, and 24 percent in computer science and civil engineering between 2008 and 2018 (www. bls.gov/oco/). We welcome you to the exciting worlds of engineering and computer science!
Dr. Susan M. Blanchard Director of Engineering
Bioengineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) Computer Science (B.S.)
PROGRAM ADMISSION Engineering Program Admission Requirements n Admission to FGCU as a degree-seeking student in good academic standing. nAttendance at a Freshman Transition Workshop or Transfer Student Orientation session. nCompletion of one semester at FGCU with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and completion of at least 30 earned hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0. nSatisfaction of College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) requirements through testing or exemption. nComplete the following courses with a grade of C or higher: Composition I (ENC 1101), Composition II (ENC 1102), Calculus I (MAC 2311)*, Calculus II (MAC 2312)*, General Chemistry I (CHM 1045C)*, and General Physics I (PHY 2048C)*. Also, complete the four courses denoted with an asterisk (*) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Exceptions may be made for AP/IB credit with approval of the WSOE Academic Advisor. nSubmission of the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering Application for Acceptance into a Major upon completion of the above steps 1 through 5 before the start of registration in any given semester. Computer Science Program Admission Requirements n Submit a FGCU Application for Admission and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements. n Satisfy Common Prerequisites (COP 2006, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, PHY 2048C, PHY 2049C and two science courses for science majors) with a grade of C or higher and be in good academic standing. n Attend an orientation session.
Dr. Susan M. Blanchard, Director of Engineering
ADVISING The Advising Office for the U.A. Whitaker School of Engineering is located in the First Floor Advising Suite of Lutgert Hall. Mrs. Diana Stoppiello, dstoppie@ fgcu.edu, is the academic adviser for engineering and computer science students. Call 239-590-1445 to schedule appointments for Monday through Friday. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KEY FACTS Established since: Fall 2005 Total number of professors: 17 in 2010 16 in 2009 Total number of enrolled students: 500 by Fall Building location: Holmes Hall
CONTACT INFORMATION Advising: (239) 590-1445 Main Office: (239) 590-7390 Website: www.fgcu.edu/cob/eng/
Photo courtesy of School of Engineering
Dean of Students
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Dean of Students Promoting involvement, leadership development, a responsible and respectful campus community, and students’ long-term success. DEPARTMENTS
FROM THE DEAN The Dean of Students’ Office at Florida Gulf Coast University welcomes you to FGCU! The Dean of Students’ Office works directly with students to help solve problems and to assist in individual and group crisis management. The Dean of Students’ Office actively promotes student involvement, diversity and retention through our more than 120 registered student organizations that range in orientation from service, fraternities and sororities, media, student governance, performance, multicultural and academic interest. The Dean of Students’ Office is a general resource for all students and will advocate for students when appropriate. Staff in the Dean’s Office assists in establishing standards of conduct, as well as disseminating and enforcing University rules, regulations and policies.
Michele Yovanovich Dean of Students
CONTACT INFORMATION Main office: (239) 590-7900 Website: http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/dos/
The Dean of Students’ Office includes the following units and functions: College Reach Out Program, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Judicial Affairs, Multicultural Student Services, Student Involvement, Student Government, Eagle News, Student Support Services and Scholars Club.
OFFICE LOCATIONS The Dean of Students’ Office is located in the Student Union, room 104. Other departments within the Dean of Students’ Office are located on the second floor of the Student Union, and the second floor of McTarnaghan Hall.
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