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Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of August 22, 2016
Date:  8/22/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of August 22, 2016

This is a media brief from St. Petersburg College about events and items you may find of interest. For more information, contact Rita Farlow, Assistant Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications, at 727-302-6526 or Marilyn Shaw, Public Relations Specialist, 727-341-4712.

SPC’s Fall Express term begins Monday, Sept. 12
St. Petersburg College’s Fall Express term begins Sept. 12. Registration continues. SPC has guaranteed scheduling, so no class will be canceled once it is posted. The last day to register for an online course for the express session is Sunday, Sept. 11.
Learn more here.

St. Petersburg Collegiate High School named among the nation’s best
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School (SPCHS) was recently name one of the best high schools in America in
Newsweek‘s annual ranking of schools. SPCHS was only one of 10 high schools in Florida to make the list, at 55th best. They were graded on several points, including their ratio of counselors to student enrollment, SAT and ACT scores and graduation rates. The school is no stranger to honors, as they have ranked in the Newsweek list for years, in addition to a Niche rating last summer of the number one charter school in the country. SPCHS has earned an ‘A’ rating from the state of Florida since they opened in 2004.

Apply now for SPC Foundation scholarship
The SPC Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships until Sept. 28 for the Spring 2017 term. All materials, including application and letter of recommendation, must be submitted by 5 p.m. Sept. 28 to be eligible for Spring 2017 consideration. Applications for the 2016-2017 Study Abroad Scholarships will be accepted from Aug. 15 through Nov. 1, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Learn more here.

The Art of Politics: Propaganda, Protest and Satire
The Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement (CCLCE) at St. Petersburg College’s 2016 Fall event series is “The Art of Politics: The Art of the Possible”. This series is tied together by the diverse threads of civic thought and expression often represented through art, be it politically motivated art or meaningful civic dialogue. CCLCE is committed to providing a variety of opportunities to build civic pathways between SPC and our community. The fall series includes:
   • Propaganda, Protest and Satire
     Aug. 17-Nov. 16
     SPC Downtown, 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg
     SPC Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg

This show will display aspects of political and civic thought including patriotism, community involvement, dissonance and propaganda. Artists are encouraged to interpret the Art of Politics to include issues of social justice, the community, and the individual's place within.

2016 Program Showcase and Career Expo hosted by SPC’s Workforce Institute
St. Petersburg College’s Workforce Institute will host the 2016 Program Showcase and Career Expo on: 
   - Aug. 18 
   - 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
   - SPC EpiCenter, 13805 58th St N., Clearwater, FL 33760 
  
Participants can talk to faculty and staff about training and certification programs in manufacturing, information and innovative technologies, business and finance, healthcare, supply chain management and international languages. This informative showcase is open to students, community partners, association members and the general public.
Read more here.

SPC’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to host forum on food labeling
The complex and confusing issue of food labeling will be the focus of a public forum titled What’s on Your Plate? Food Labeling, from Seed to Fork presented by St. Petersburg College’s Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions on: 
   - Wednesday, Aug. 31 
   - 6 to 8 p.m. 
   - SPC’s Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N.
The forum is co-sponsored by Nature’s Food Patch, the Tampa Bay Times and WEDU Television.
Read more here.

Upcoming information sessions
Prospective students can learn more about our programs at one of our upcoming
information sessions

LINCS Supply Chain Management Program Info Session
6 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
SPC Midtown
1300 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg 

College of Public Safety Tours
10 to 11 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 26
Allstate Center
3200 34th St. S., St. Petersburg 

Music Industry Recording Arts (MIRA) Program Tour
10 to 10:45 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 2
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
6605 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg

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