Archive for April 13th, 2011

~ The Venice PTK Thanks Chrissie Siracuse and The Art Department! ~

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 Hello there, fellow students! I wanted to hop on here and say a thank you to our Art Department for getting together and designing our new Venice Chapter Phi Theta Kappa T-Shirt to our specifications!  The winner was Chrissie Siracuse !! It’s green and has the “Why squeak by, when you can soar?” slogan on it with the outline of a mouse and hawk. It looks pretty nifty! Thank you very much!

   The PTK has been quiet on campus as far as activities recently, I should mention, because there was a PTK convention in Seattle. Our lady officers jetted off to fill their minds with all the latest information and leaderships skills offered at these great conventions.  Since I’m on the topic of our school’s chapter, I would like to mention that we are currently accepting new officers if you happen to be a member already and you would like to hold a position. If you feel you would like to simply be a member you must have 12 (completed) credit hours and a 3.5 gpa. The honor society has some great benefits for your future and affords you the opportunity to give back to your community.

   If you’re interested please contact Jodi Johnson at jjohn193@student.scf.edu she is our current President for the remainder of this semester. We could really use some motivated people on our team, so don’t be shy! Contact her and find out what you may be able to do okay?  Again, thanks to the Art Department for all your design  efforts! Have a good one!

~ Spring is Here! ~

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 Ah, Spring…that wonderful time of year when the critters are foraging, birds are singing, buds are blooming. Let’s not forget those other birds, the snow birds, who are likely packing and getting ready to make their seasonal exodus around Easter. Droves of RV’s and Cadillacs will mob 75 and 41 making your trip to school bitter sweet, bitter for having to leave early and sweet for lowering the accident ratio once gone. Pheeew! The lines at Dunkin Donuts will be shorter too, yay!

By the way, there is a brand new Dunkin Donuts Express inside the gas station next to the McDonalds in North Port, coffee fanatics! You can make your own just the way you like it! Can you tell I’m excited?

  There’s something more we must look forward to though and that’s nasty weather. In case you haven’t heard, the weather prediction “pros” are saying Florida is likely to get slammed with Hurricanes this year. Don’t they say that every year? I’m starting to think Home Depot and Lowes are in cahoots with the weather stations.  Anyway, what can you do? Just be aware of the possibilities and take basic precautions. If you’re out and the weather appears to be deteriorating quickly, don’t speed up so you can get home quicker. That’s how accidents happen, people. Slow down, be careful and put the radio on a channel with warnings instead of blasting your tunes. You may need to get out of the way of emergency vehicles anyway.

  You’re in school for a reason and that’s to make your future better right? What a waste if you’re not thinking of the little things though that could really snow-ball as it were…like getting into an accident or ignoring emergency information that you might otherwise have gotten. So, save yourself some trouble and go into the students tab under the Self Service Banner. Get into your personal information file and make sure your contact info is updated so the school can contact you in an emergency or cancelation situation. They even have it so you can add a text number under the Phones drop box. They sent this info in your email but I thought I’d tag team that information here so you can’t miss it. Well, stay safe this hurricane season and have a good one today!

~ Stormy Weather ~

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Hey there everyone, how did you like getting blown to kingdom come yesterday at school? They said the storm wouldn’t reach Venice yesterday but alas, weather predictions are about as accurate as a crystal ball! Cloudy! The rain hitting the library roof sounded like a stadium full of applause from the inside, lol. I had a feeling my class might get canceled but I showed up and studied to pass the time anyway and then lo and behold…CANCELED!  I love class but there is something really fun about getting to go home, kick your sneakers off and drop onto the couch when you shouldn’t be there. You glance over at the clock with satisfaction and say to yourself “Yep…I’d still be there.” as the time ticks by. There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself an evening of complete and utter uselessness right? Ha ha ha. After all, it’s not a waste if it regenerates you! I was totally zonked yesterday anyway; it must have been the weather. I wanted to crawl into a corner and take a nap while I was sitting in the library. Funny how reading that cancelation sign on the door gives a person a second wind huh?

   Well, I hope you were all safe and enjoyed your cancelations, if you had them, and made perfectly good use of the time like I did. Cancelations don’t happen often at SCF. It reminds me of a particular place in New England where they had cancellations at the very first sign of a snow flake and we’d hear “No school Foster / Glocester!” If you’re from R.I. you know exactly what I’m talking about. We’d always say, “Those poor kids will never graduate!” We’d say a few other things, that I shall not type here too haha sorry Foster/Glocester- I cannot tell a lie.  Rhode Islanders can have a biting humor just like the cold up there. Ya gotta love it! Well, at least we don’t have to shovel our way to the car anymore here, or slide across the street, right? Can you imagine the elderly driving snow covered roads down here? It would be like a demolition derby on ice. They have a hard enough time traversing dry roads!

  Okay, said enough on that account. So long for now, have a great weekend and thank your lucky stars the earth’s poles haven’t shifted enough to make Wal-Mart stock tropical snow shovels! Have a good one!