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8/29/2016 Member News
Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of August 29, 2016

Media Brief from St. Petersburg College for the week of August 29, 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 closed Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day
St. Petersburg College will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. The college will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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.

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 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.

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.

Pinellas Comic and Maker Con hosted by Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College
The Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College will host the third annual Pinellas Comic and Maker Con (PCMCon). It is the biggest comic convention in Florida's most densely populated county and is for fans of comic books, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, costuming and maker culture. More than 4,000 people attended last year's PCMCon convention. Event details include:

• Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Date: Saturday, Sept. 10
• Location: SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St.
• Admission: Free!
• Contact: Chad Mairn,; 727-394-6917
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SPC hands-on drone training in September
Responding to continuing interest in and the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or Drones), the Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College will be holding two UAS courses in September.
5 day UAS Remote Pilot Certificate Prep Course on September 12-16, 4-8 p.m., SPC Epicenter, 13805 58th St. N., Largo. This course is designed to prepare students to pass the FAA Remote Pilot Certificate exam. The course will include UAS regulations, flight operations and restrictions, emergency procedures, crew resource management, radio communication procedures, aeronautical decision-making and judgement, and maintenance and pre-flight inspection procedures. This course also includes 3-4 hours of hands-on UAS flight training.
1-day UAS Overview Course on September 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., SPC Epicenter, 13805 58th St. N., Largo. This introductory course includes hands-on flight lessons for students, flight demonstrations and drone displays, FAA airspace regulations, appropriate use of drones, weather topics, and resources for drone operators

Career opportunities for students with drone training include business-entrepreneurship, military drone pilot, firefighter, disaster relief, search and rescue, law enforcement, oil and gas operations, border patrol, agriculture, package delivery, forestry, engineering, computer science, real estate, film and photography, and other industries.
For more information and to be included in these courses, please contact Fred Tucker at 727-791-2409 or  

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

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