Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Flipped Classroom – Writing in the Disciplines Seminar
Tuesday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m., University Club

In this engaging seminar, Professors Susan Candia and Jennifer Brady explain the latest instructional innovation: the flipped classroom. It’s a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional educational arrangement by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.

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Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone – we hope you had a happy one – you’ll want to know all about #GivingTuesday – an international movement to promote philanthropy. On Tuesday, December 1, starting at midnight, the Alumni Relations Office launches FSC’s own #GivingTuesday with the goal of having 250 friends, colleagues, alumni and business partners donate to the Alumni Association.  Please help them reach their goal.

You may recall that the College launched a highly successful Farmingdale Forward 24-hour Challenge last year.

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Phi Sig Toy & Coat Drive – Collecting toys and coats
Tuesday, December 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Campus Center Ballroom B

Phi Sigma Sigma will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for under-privileged children through Toys for Tots. We will also be collecting lightly used coats to donate to the less fortunate through the Head Start program.

If you’re not able to donate either a toy or coat,

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The first book on tattoos as forensic evidence is now available on Amazon!  Yes, you can buy Professor Michelle Miranda’s new book – Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks – online.  Dr. Miranda, who is a member of FSC’s Department of Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology, has written the single most comprehensive resource on the analysis of tattoo inks and the use of tattoos in forensic investigations and criminalistics.  The 364-page book includes a history of tattoos and tattoo inks,

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FSC’s Winter Commencement is right around the corner and the buzz among the graduating class and faculty is growing.  Approximately 400 students are eligible to graduate.

Exercises are scheduled for Tuesday, December 22, at 7 p.m. in Nold Hall main gymnasium.  (In the event of snow, commencement will be held the following night, Wednesday, December 23, same time and location.)

Pick up ceremony tickets in the Campus Center lobby on Tuesday and Wednesday,

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Photography Lecture by National Geographic Photographer Ami Vitale
Thursday, December 3 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., University Club, Knapp Hall

Ami Vitale’s amivitale.photoshelter journey as a photojournalist has taken her to more than 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures.

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Elie Fleurant, an adjunct professor of languages at FSC, has won the international Aime-Cesare Prize for his book of poetry, Les Yeux De La Nuit (Eyes of the Night).

Professor Fleurant has published his poems worldwide, and in 2014  was honored by UNICEF with its Europoetry Prize. He is also the creator of Diaphanism, a philosophy of reason, non-violence and collective well-being, and founder of SID,

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