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Eckerd College faculty, staff and students have a great opportunity in the next few weeks to show prospective students and their families what a tremendous academic institution and community we have at Eckerd. The College is hosting Explore Eckerd College March 4-5 and an Open House March 12. Do your part by making the campus beautiful, offering directions, telling everyone what a great place Eckerd is and being your usual friendly and welcoming selves.


For those March events and two more April 1-2 and 15-16, the Cobb lot, Upham grass lot, and the Upham East lot will be reserved parking for guests. All faculty and staff should park in the North lot, near McArthur Gymnasium or the West lot, across from Lewis House. 


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February 29: Leap Day


An extra day is added to the month of February every four years to synchronize the calendar year with the seasonal and astronomical year. Why is this necessary? Leap day is a corrective measure taken because the Earth takes slightly more than 365 days to orbit the sun each year.


Cheer on Triton Teams Tonight


Triton Basketball Teams will host the quarterfinals in McArthur Center to begin the Sunshine State Tournament tonight. They're calling for a "White Out," so Triton fans attending the games should wear white to cheer Eckerd onto another victory!


The No. 4-seeded EC women's squad plays host to No. 5 seed Nova Southeastern at 5:30 p.m. before the No. 2-seeded EC men's program looks to take down No. 7 seed Barry University in the nightcap around 7:30 p.m. Help the Tritons defeat the Sharks and Buccaneers with your presence in the stands!


Environmental Film Festival 2012 Award Winners


Professors Catharine Griggs and Nathan Anderson this week announced the winners of the 2012 "Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature" Awards. The awards this year recognize films that were able to educate at the same time as they entertained and surprised audiences, provoking strong reactions and insightful questions.


Audience Choice Award: The City Dark

Special Jury Prize: Green Fire


All films were warmly received by engaged audiences. Guest speakers informed and entertained, and their films exposed us to new ways of thinking about our connection to the natural world.


The Arts at Eckerd


"Between the Lines: Word and Image from Graphicstudio" will open Friday, March 2, in the Armacost Library. The show, featuring works by Lesley Dill, Kiki Smith, Ed Ruscha, Arakawa, and others, will be available for viewing through June 8.



And don't forget to check out the Residential Visual and Interdisciplinary Arts Thesis Exhibitions now through April 27 in Elliott Gallery. Learn more about these events and others here


Campus News
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Eckerd in the News
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Bird Stewards to the Rescue: Volunteers Increase Effectiveness of Protected Beach
Audubon Magazine  
February 21, 2012

Francis Bacon Led Colonization Of America
Investor's Business Daily
February 21, 2012

St. Petersburg businesses aim to 'Keep it local'
Bay News 9
February 21, 2012

Gentle Jim: Remembering a friend who quietly changed our lives
Creative Loafing Tampa
February 16, 2012



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CPS: Alvin Poussaint, "Children's Resiliency: Coping with Violence"

7:00pm - 8:30pm, February 28, 2012

ASPEC 10th Annual Invited Artists' Exhibit - Toni Young
1:30pm - 2:30pm, February 29, 2012

CPS: Giles Gunn, "Reframing the Humanities Under the Sign of the Global"
7:30pm - 9:00pm, February 29, 2012

CPS: Victoria Baker, "Lessons from Cultural Anthropology"
6:30pm - 8:00pm, March 1, 2012

International Cinema Series: Melancholia
7:00pm - 9:00pm, March 2, 2012

CPS: Organ Concert
3:00pm - 4:00pm, March 4, 2012

CPS: "It's All About Jobs" Panel Discussion
7:00pm - 8:30pm, March 5, 2012

CPS: Graduate School Fair
11:00am - 2:00pm, March 6, 2012

CPS: Sohaib Athar, "Tweeting Osama's Death: From Citizen to Journalist"
7:30pm - 9:00pm, March 6, 2012

ASPEC's 10th Annual Invited Artists' Exhibit - Jim Sweeny
1:30pm - 2:30pm, March 7, 2012

CPS: "Redefining Beauty"
7:00pm - 8:30pm, March 7, 2012

More Events 



Go Tritons!
Calling all fans, come cheer on your Tritons for these home games!  

February 16, 2012 Baseball vs Clearwater Christian College 7 p.m.

February 29, 2012
Women's Basketball vs Nova Southeastern University - SSC Tournament Quarterfinals (No. 4/5 Seed)
5:30 p.m.

February 29, 2012
Baseball vs Saint Anselm (N.H.) College
7 p.m.

February 29, 2012
Men's Basketball vs Barry University - SSC Tournament Quarterfinals (No. February 7 Seed)
7:30 p.m.

February 29, 2012
Softball vs Dominican (N.Y.) College (DH)
5 p.m.

March 2, 2012
Baseball vs Florida Memorial University
7 p.m.

March 3, 2012
Men's Tennis vs Warner University

March 4, 2012
Women's Tennis vs Cumberland (Tenn.) University
2 p.m.

March 5, 2012
Softball vs Palm Beach Atlantic University (DH)
4 p.m.

March 6, 2012
Baseball vs Thomas (Ga.) College
7 p.m.

March 7, 2012
Men's Tennis vs University of Southern Indiana
3 p.m.

March 7, 2012
Softball vs Webber International University (DH)
5 p.m.