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Staff News


Thank you for attending last month's Staff Breakfast! Jim Annarelli, vice president for student life and dean of students; John Celestin '12, a senior from Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and Adam Colby '09, director of campus safety and security, reflected on their involvement in the "Many Experiences, One Spirit" campaign, which raised $82.7 million and boasted 76 percent participation from staff. Adam's remarks are available on the Campaign website.

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EC in the Community
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"Midtown Through Our Eyes" Photo Exhibit

October 7-16, The Studio@620 (620 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg)  

Eckerd College has been a longtime supporter of this annual journalism project featuring students of Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle, and Lakewood High schools. The opening reception is Friday, Oct. 7; community events are planned for Oct. 12 and 16. 


Join the Earth Society for a Fort De Soto Beach Clean Up

October 9, 10 am - 2 pm, Fort De Soto Beach 

Meet by the student mailboxes at 10 am. Contact student Marissa Swain for more information.


October 22, 10 am - 4 pm, USF St. Petersburg (140 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg)
Did you know that the Festival of Reading originated at Eckerd? Check the Festival's website for the exact time and venue of Professor Watson's appearance and reading of his latest book, Fighting in the Shade.



Campus News
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Eckerd in the News
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Migrant school leaves one less worry for farmworker parents

Bradenton Herald

October 3, 2011

Human development students Sarah Irwin, Phoebe McGuire, Liz Pritchard and Amy Share attend the Myakka Center's back-to-school celebration  


Michelle Ivey tackled every challenge on her way to a Bay County Sports Hall of Fame career

The Bay City Times

September 30, 2011

Eckerd College Hall of Famer Michelle Ivey '88  


Spartans: Longing for bravery in ancient history and local football

Creative Loafing Tampa

September 29, 2011

Professor Emeritus Peter Meinke reflects on Fighting in the Shade, the new book by Sterling Watson, the Peter Meinke Professor of Literature and Creative Writing  


Upstate Visual Arts starts fresh

Community Journals

September 28, 2011

Katie Screven '11 is appointed executive director of a South Carolina non-profit 


Naples Daily News
September 24, 2011
Associate Chaplain Libby Shannon co-writes an op-ed


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Only at Eckerd

Download the Eckerd College iPhone and iPad Apps
Ever wondered what a 360-degree tour of Eckerd would look like? Look no further. Eckerd launched its own app over the summer - we are the first college to use Tour Wrist's gyroscope-based virtual tour function.

The Current: Student Newspaper
Zeta Lounge has been renovated. Read more about it in the latest issue of The Current

Fun with Numbers
- 1,817 full-time equivalent students are in the Residential program
- The student body hails from 48 states and 32 countries
- The Admission office received a total of 4,030 student applications for the 2011-12 year  
- Residential students can choose from 40 majors

Parking Matters

West Parking Lot is now open! Located in the open field across from Lewis House, this new parking lot has an adjoining sidewalk that provides a direct route to the academic quad. The Parking Advisory Committee encourages those seeking convenient and easy access to the Sheen Science Center and Wireman Chapel to utilize the West Parking Lot.

Click here for a campus parking map noting those areas available for faculty, staff, student and visitor parking.

Art: "Hodgell: Mostly Figures"

Through Oct. 7, Cobb Gallery


Art: "Monotype/Monoprint Invitational Exhibition"
Through Oct. 14, Elliott Gallery 


Film, "Aurora"
Fri., Oct. 7, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium 


CPS: FSU/Asolo Theatre presents "Hamlet Redux"

Mon., Oct. 10, 7 pm, Bininger Theatre


ASPEC: Dr. Robert M. Wenham, "Personalized Cancer Care at the Moffitt Cancer Center"
Wed., Oct. 12 4 pm, Lewis House


CPS: Bill McKibben, "Resisting Climate Reality"
Wed., Oct. 12, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall


CPS: Shannon Gowans, "Social Structure in Brazilian dolphins and Amazon River dolphins"
Thur., Oct. 13, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium


CPS: Film, Mysteries of Lisbon
Fri., Oct. 14, 7 pm, Miller Auditorium


Art, "The 3rd Annual IA Majors Show"
Oct. 16-21, Elliott Gallery 


Art: "A Sense of Place: A series of reproductions of major works by Christopher Still"
Oct. 16 - Jan. 13, Cobb Gallery 


CPS: Deborah Martino, "So You Think You Can Drink and Drive?"

Mon., Oct. 17, 7 pm, Fox Hall/Patio 


CPS: Craig Altemose '06, "Leaving Eckerd to Change the World"
Tue., Oct. 18, 7:30 pm, Fox Hall 


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