Flagler College was today awarded a $5,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Florida Fund and the Daniel K. Thorne Intervention Fund. These grant funds will be used to support two projects that benefit St. Augustine, Florida, a session at the Keeping History Above Water™ conference, hosted in St. Augustine from May 5-8, 2019 and a pre-conference workshop to be held on January 31, 2019 in St. Augustine to address cultural resources hazard mitigation planning and assess community values. [Read more…] about National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards Flagler College a Preservation Grant Towards Keeping History Above Water St. Augustine 2019
Flagler College students and student-produced newspaper, The Gargoyle, won five Sunshine State Awards collectively on Aug. 4 at the 24th Annual Sunshine State Awards. [Read more…] about The Gargoyle student newspaper and its journalists earn five Sunshine State Awards
Flagler College is pleased to announce its partnership with Flagler Hospital as the college implements its new smoke and tobacco-free policy which went into effect on the college’s campus August 1. On Monday, Flagler Hospital President and CEO Jason Barrett presented a $10,000 check to Flagler College President Dr. Joseph Joyner. [Read more…] about Flagler Hospital Partners with Flagler College on Smoke and Tobacco-Free Initiative
The Princeton Review has once again included Flagler College in its 2019 guidebook, “The Best 384 Colleges.” Flagler has been featured in the prestigious college admissions guide since 2003, as well as other college rankings like U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.” [Read more…] about Flagler College featured in Princeton Review’s ‘The Best 384 Colleges’
Effective August 1, Flagler College is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The college passed a 100% smoke-free policy that prohibits the use of all smoking products including cigarettes, loose-leaf tobacco, chewing tobacco, and simulated smoking products, such as Juuls, e-cigarettes and vapes. [Read more…] about Flagler College passes Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Policy
Flagler College will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Joseph G. Joyner as the fourth president of Flagler College with a week of community-focused events in February centered on the theme of “Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy.”
While Joyner officially began his presidency in July 2017, an inauguration is a college’s formal ceremony that both installs and celebrates a new president. Flagler will hold an Inaugural Week Feb. 17-24 that focuses on the college’s core values of civility, integrity, collegiality, stewardship and community. The local community is invited to join students, faculty, staff, alumni and visiting scholars to engage in and demonstrate citizenship in a diverse democracy.
Events open to the public include:
Saturday, Feb. 17: Investing in the Community – 9 a.m. Personal Finance and Business Workshops led by Flagler College Faculty and Alumni held in the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St. Topics include estate planning, starting businesses and saving for college. For more information, visit flagler.edu/investinginthecommunity.
Monday, Feb. 19: Alumni Scholars Day – 6 p.m. Panel on “Citizenship in a Diverse Community” in the Virginia Room, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St. This panel will discuss what is required when it comes to citizenship and what a diverse democracy means. Panelists will also discuss the practical tools that can help society build and how to use the country’s diversity to address common goals and challenges.
Tuesday, Feb. 20: Art & Science Day – 6 p.m. on “Four Channels: A Collaborative Project Between the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and the GTM Research Reserve” in the Virginia Room, Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St. The panelists will discuss how the partnership developed with the students and staff at the GTMRR, the logistics of the installation itself, and why these community partnerships are such valuable and impactful learning opportunities for students at Flagler.
Wednesday, Feb. 21: International Day – 1 p.m. anticipated start for Naturalization Ceremony in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St.
Thursday, Feb. 22: Liberal Arts and Higher Education Day – 7 p.m. Keynote address “Diversity in a Democracy: What Can We Learn from Socrates?” in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., by Dr. Georgia Nugent, the Senior Fellow at The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), president emerita of Kenyon College and former interim president of The College of Wooster. Dr. Nugent has been a strong advocate for the continuing importance, power, and vitality of the liberal arts in the 21st century. Her speech will focus on how Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, can offer us insight into moving forward in an increasing complex world.
Friday, Feb. 23: Engaging Students in Higher Education Day – 2 p.m. The ART 415 Gallery Management class will host a curator walk-through and reception on the first floor of Kenan Hall with reproductions of political posters from the Yanker Poster Collection in the Library of Congress displayed to represent political activism as it relates to art history, fine art and graphic design.
Joyner will be installed at an invitation-only inauguration ceremony on Feb. 24 in Lewis Auditorium. However, the ceremony will be streamed online at flagler.edu/inauguration.
Prior to his position as president of Flagler College, Joyner was Superintendent of Schools for the St. Johns County School District in St. Augustine, Fla., a position he had held since July 2003. In this capacity, he oversaw a budget of $633 million, and had oversight of 21 major construction and renovation projects exceeding $387 million. Under Dr. Joyner’s leadership, the School District was recognized as the highest achieving of Florida’s 67 school districts for the past 8 years. It continued to rank among the top districts in the state in the percentage of money spent on the classroom and for financial transparency.
For more information on Flagler’s Inaugural Week, visit flagler.edu/inauguration.
Flagler College and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a Naturalization Ceremony on Feb. 21 in the Lewis Auditorium for approximately 50 individuals as part of the college’s Inaugural Week for new President Dr. Joseph G. Joyner.
Joyner, who is the fourth president in the history of the college, began work in July 2017. His inauguration on Feb. 24 is being celebrated with a week of activities centered around the theme of “Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy.” As part of that week, the Naturalization Ceremony will involve approximately 50 people taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, thereby completing the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
The ceremony will take place at noon and is open to the public. Dr. Joyner will give the welcome address, and naturalized citizen and Associate Professor of Education Edwidge Bryant will give the keynote address. Naturalized citizen and Flagler Head Men’s Soccer Coach John Lynch will offer closing remarks, and the Flagler College Chamber Choir led by Assistant Professor Kip Taisey will perform the national anthem.
A small reception for newly naturalized citizens and their guests will take place immediately following the ceremony.
Flagler College will hold a public screening of the documentary “Dare Not Walk Alone” followed by a panel on the legacy of the civil rights movement on Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium.
“Dare Not Walk Alone” is a 2006 documentary that chronicles civil rights protests in St. Augustine in 1964, and inequalities that continue to exist in the city today. It was written and directed by Flagler alumnus Jeremy Dean, an artist whose pieces revolves around the central themes of social awareness and historic revelations.
Following the screening of the film, Flagler Professor of History Michael Butler will moderate a panel discussion that includes: Dean; Evan Milligan, Law Fellow at Equal Justice Initiative; Hasani Malone, Flagler student and president of the Black Student Association; and Maude Jackson, a St. Augustine resident and participant in the 1964 Civil Rights demonstrations in St. Augustine.
“Dare Not Walk Alone” received numerous awards, a theatrical and TV release and special screenings at The King Center, the Skirball Center, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Dean is the recipient of the Independent Southern Filmmakers Tour award and nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
This event is being done in partnership with NAACP St Augustine, Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, Women’s March St Augustine and Indivisible St Johns. The event is free and open to the public.
Flagler College announced today that it has earned the 2017-2018 Military Friendly School designation. First published in 2009, Military Friendly Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 receiving the designation.
Ratings methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
Flagler College Director of Military Recruitment Selena A. Hernandez-Haines said she was delighted to learn of Flagler’s recent designation as a military friendly school.
“This is well-deserved recognition of the sustained campus-wide attention and support given to enhancing military, and veteran-friendly policies and procedures over the past year and a half,” she said. “Flagler College has so much to offer its students, including veterans. Achieving the Military Friendly designation will help get that word out to the field and the fleet.”
Chief Product Officer at Victory Media Daniel Nichols said, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly helps veterans make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
For more information about Flagler College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit Flagler’s website atwww.flagler.edu/militaryveterans.
Flagler College will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.
St. Augustine, Fla. – Two new media artists, a poet and an engineer have collaborated to create a 20-minute mix of live video, text, animation and sound that prompts audiences to consider what experiences are “live” and to reimagine their most familiar selves. The multi-disciplinary performance, by Matt Roberts, Dengke Chen, Terri Witek, alongside sound engineer Amandine Pras, is titled “implement for removing foreign bodies” and will be held at Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., in conjunction with First Friday Art Walk.
Matt Roberts is a new media artist specializing in locative media, physical computing, augmented reality and real-time video performance. His work has been featured internationally, including exhibitions in Taiwan, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Italy, Mexico and nationally in New York, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago. In 2015, his collaboration Dream Garden, with poet Terri Witek, was performed at Orlando’s Art in Odd Places, and has since been featured through the United States and abroad, in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Manizales, Colombia; Porto and Lisbon, Portugal; and Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. In May 2016, Roberts was nominated for the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art by the Orlando Museum of Art, where his work was also on view. Roberts received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is currently an associate professor of Digital Art at Stetson University, in DeLand, Florida.
Dengke Chen’s creative art works involve 2-D and 3-D animation, illustration and augmented reality interaction. His work has been presented in festivals and exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and China. Chen received his bachelor’s degree in animation from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and his MFA in New Media from Pennsylvania State University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Creative Arts at Stetson University.
Terri Witek is the author of five books of poems, most recently “Body Switch.” Her poetry often traces the breakages between words and images, and has been included in American Poetry Review, Poetry, Slate, Hudson Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has collaborated with Brazilian visual artist Cyriaco Lopes since 2005; their works together include museum and gallery shows, performance and site-specific projects featured internationally in New York, Seoul, Miami, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro. Collaborations with Roberts use augmented reality technology for smart phones to poetically map cities and have been featured in Manizales (Colombia), Glasgow, Vancouver, Lisbon, Miami, Santa Fe and Orlando. Witek is the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing at Stetson University, where she directs their undergraduate Creative Writing program, and with Lopes teaches Poetry in the Expanded Field in Stetson University’s low-residency MFA of the Americas.
For further information on the exhibition and related programs, please visit the website at www.flagler.edu/crispellert, or contact Julie Dickover at 904-826-8530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.