News Releases

(10-16-2018) SCF Athletic Teams Help Unload Buses for Local Food Programs
The softball and basketball teams at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) volunteered to help "unstuff" 16 buses filled with food as part of The Food Bank of Manatee's Stuff the Bus campaign.
The two teams helped unload nearly 89,000 pounds of food during the Sept. 30 event.
(10-16-2018) Robyn Bell Takes Helm of SCF's Music Program
A powerhouse pair of women have been working for nearly a decade at SCF to elevate the music program and promote students who shine. The pair have switched roles this year as Robyn Bell has taken over the duties of program director for the college's music department.
As director of instrumental studies, Bell, who holds a doctor of musical arts degree, works to connect student musicians to professional and community musicians.
(10-16-2018) SCF Collegiate School Students Get University Nod on Instant Decision Day
Nine State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) seniors, who will graduate from State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) with an associate's degree the day they receive their high school diplomas, participated in the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) Instant Decision Day Oct. 11.
Seniors interested in transferring to USF met with college and career counselors visiting the Collegiate School from USFSM. The students had already submitted their applications and provided transcripts and college admission test scores.
(10-16-2018) SCF History Professor Launches "Lectures in History" with METV
Philip Travis, a history professor at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), is launching a "Lectures in History" series with Manatee Educational Television (METV), focusing on important moments in history.
The first lecture, to be filmed Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. in Room 210 at the Library & Learning Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, on Nov. 11, 1918.
(10-11-2018) Horror Writer to Speak at SCF Venice
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will stretch out the Halloween season by a couple of weeks as the Department of Language and Literature at SCF Venice hosts "Paperback from Hell," at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Building 800, the Selby Room, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.
Grady Hendrix, an award-winning novelist and screenwriter, will talk about his works, including "Horrorstör," "My Best Friend's Exorcism," "Paperbacks from Hell," and his latest novel, "We Sold Our Souls." His films include "Mohawk" and the upcoming "Satanic Panic."
(10-11-2018) National Food Bank Week is an Opportunity to Support Students at SCF
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is observing National Food Bank Week next week by offering the community the opportunity to support the college's student food pantries. SCF began offering food assistance to students at onsite food pantries on all three campuses in 2016 after seeing a significant need.
"We don't have refrigeration, so items need to be non-perishable," said Michelle Puls, SCF's student life coordinator. "Popular items include Chef Boyardee, canned fruit, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, beef jerky, nuts and popcorn. Toiletry items also are needed."
(10-11-2018) SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Spotlights Top-Ranked Brain Bowl Team
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is highlighting National Train Your Brain Day, Oct. 13, by putting the spotlight on the college's top-ranked Brain Bowl team.
Brain Bowl is an academic competition in which teams from Florida State Colleges answer questions from subject areas that include humanities, mathematics, natural science and social sciences. SCF's team has been the state champion multiple times, qualifying for national competition against colleges and universities including The University of Florida and Harvard. The 2015 team won the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) championship in Atlanta, Georgia, and SCF's teams have been ranked in the top three nationally for the past five years, also finishing in second place in 2018.
(10-11-2018) Physicist to Discuss IT and Cybersecurity at SCF
The Bridge to Baccalaureate (B2B) Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is hosting a physicist, who is also an expert in computer science and information technology (IT), to talk about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Sunita Lodwig, who received her doctorate in theoretical plasma physics from the India Institute of Technology and is an instructor at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, will speak Nov. 7 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 146 at the Library and Learning Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
(10-09-2018) Panel at SCF Venice to Discuss Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a panel discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Selby Room, Building 800 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail.
The #MeToo movement has brought issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment into focus, making this a timely and important topic. Nicolette Mason, speech communication faculty, will moderate the panel discussion. Speakers include David R. Preston, partner and shareholder of the Sarasota law firm of Dickenson and Gibbons; Kristen M. Foslid, supervisory trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for the Miami District; and Christine Sensenig, partner with the Sarasota Labor and Employment Law firm of Hultman Sensenig + Joshi.
(10-09-2018) SCF Basketball to Host Haunted House of Hoops
The basketball program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host a "Haunted House of Hoops" featuring a costume contest, games, a dunk contest, three-point contest and a scrimmage, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Hal Chasey Gymnasium at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W.
Dress up as your favorite character, favorite player or favorite team, and come out to parking lot J at 5 p.m. as SCF's Circle K Club kicks off the night with a "Trunk or Treat." The gymnasium will include a "haunted" hallway, designed to be spooky but not too scary. The event is recommended for ages 6 to 14, but all ages are welcome. Festivities inside the gym get revved up at 6 p.m. and include giveaways. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. This is a great opportunity to meet the SCF Manatees basketball team as they start their season.
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