Buddy Brew SRQ

Another great place to study and get some coffee is Buddy Brew Coffee! They just opened up a new location right in downtown Sarasota! They have indoor and outdoor seating with a lively and creative atmosphere! The prices are good and the employees are great!

Here’s their website: http://www.buddybrew.com

Check them out!

Last Seven Weeks!

And the countdown has begun!! For me it has at least. Only seven more weeks of the Spring 2015 semester! So exciting! This motivates me to push through and really concentrate on my studies so that I can finish strong. It’s easy to think, “Oh, I can skip a few classes here and there and I’ll be fine!” Or, “I’ll just skip this homework, it won’t matter.” Trust me, if you want a high grade in your classes, those points that seem insignificant right now add up at the end to determine your final grade in the class. It’s worth it to get to class on time, pay attention, do the homework, and learn the material. You will be proud of yourself when the last week of exams is over and you pushed through it.

Keep up the hard work guys, it’s going to pay off!

2015-2016 FAFSA Requirements

If you have submitted your 2015-2016 FAFSA application, make sure you have all green check marks in your financial aid requirements box which is located under your “student finances tab” on your SCF connect account. All green check marks means that all of your submitted documents were satisfied and that your on your way to getting money for the next academic school year!

If you have a red flag next to one of the requirements, then you still have documents that need to be submitted. If there is an exclamation point, you have incomplete documents. A yellow circle means that the documents are pending review and a red thumbs down sign signifies that your documents were denied or declined.

Check out your students finances tab to make sure you are all set to go with FAFSA application! If you have any questions about your financial aid requirements, please speak with a financial aid advisor in Bldg.100 on the Venice Campus! They will be happy to help you!

Congratulations Inductees!

On Friday, March 20th, about 100 students were inducted to Phi Theta Kappa, which is an international honor society for two year colleges. I was lucky enough to PTK inductionbe invited, to be part of this ceremony, and pledge into the group. Here we learned the history of Phi Theta Kappa, and what it means to be part of the group. Being part of Phi Theta Kappa is like being part of a new family, and I look forward to doing service with my fellow partners. I would like to say congratulations to all the other inductees of Phi Theta Kappa. I am excited to start a new chapter with everyone in PTK history.

Time Travel

What’s that you say? Time Travel? Why yes! It is this years theme for Spring Fling 2015!
Please join your fellow student government association Wednesday, March 25th from 10am-2pm at the SCF Venice performance amphitheater!

There will be free segway rentals, free mini golf, a professional DJ, along with food! Buy your food ticket for $5 from one of your student government representatives on campus. The money will benefit the SCF Single Parent Scholarship.

See you there!

Spring is upon us

It might have been the official first day of Spring, but it doesn’t really feel much different for us Floridians. However, what Spring means to us right now are fairly clear days, where it’s actually not too hot and humid! So definitely take advantage of what the weather is now, I’m sure it won’t last for long!

E-mails are Important

Be sure to check your SCF student e-mails as frequently as possible. There could be very important, and exciting things in your inbox. Phi Theta Kappa sent an e-mail to students who qualify to join. Most people did not know they had been invited because they never check their emails. It is not too late to sign up, if you were one of the people to be invited to join. Who knows what else could be in your inbox! Take a look. By the way, if you forgot how to get into your e-mail, simply log into your SCFconnect account and hit “e-mail” on the top, left, part of your screen.
Here’s the link to SCFconnect to get you started: https://portal.scf.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

Relax

Things are not easy sometimes, and this can be very frustrating. Don’t stress yourself out though. If you find yourself on the verge of breaking down, take a break. relaxblogpictureTen minutes to relax will make you feel so much better. If you’re feeling really stressed out, take a whole day off! Saturday’s are perfect days to hit up the beach, or take advantage of the beautiful weather. Whatever you need to do to put your mind at ease, do it. You’ll probably end up working better with a clear head; I know I do.

In case you needed any more convincing, here’s a picture of my stress free day.