students have a grand total of 14 days until the end of the semester and the campus has taken on the usual pre-finals atmosphere. Professors are wrapping up their courses and campus activities are winding down. The last week of classes will begin this coming Monday, and finals officially begin May 9, although some professors are opting to give finals earlier. The last official day of the Spring 2011 semester is Saturday, May 14.
FSC Holds Health and Wellness Fair:
Those students frazzled by finals found a bit of relief at the Health and Wellness Fair that was held this past Tuesday on the campus. The event was dedicated to showing alternative and new-age methods of achieving maximal health and well-being. Exhibitors at the event included organic food companies, herbal supplements manufacturers and Reiki practitioners. Reiki is a Japanese method of stress reduction. The event catered to students in health care majors, a major part of Farmingdale State College’s student body, but was well-attended by a wide variety of majors.
Job Fair Held on Campus:
The Spring 2011 Farmingdale State College Career Fair was held this past Thursday. It featured a rather long list of diverse companies, everything from telecom to finance, public service and law enforcement, and gave students an opportunity to meet and talk with key HR decision makers. Delores Ciacio, director of the Career Development Center remarked that the event was "a great opportunity for students and community members alike,” and also commented on how the slight increase in attendance at this job fair versus previous job fairs may indicate a small improvement in the local economic climate.
Italy Study Abroad Deadline Extended:
Anyone still interested in studying abroad with Farmingdale State College this summer can still do so, as the deadline for deposits has been extended. The new deadlines are May 1 for session two (June 5 - June 25, 2011) and May 13 for session three (June 26 - July 16, 2011). Note that completed applications and full payments must be submitted by these dates.
Get Paid to Have Your Teeth Cleaned:
Are you someone who has been avoiding the dentist for some time? You may be eligible to get paid to have a partial teeth cleaning provided by members of the school of Dental Hygiene at Farmingdale State College. Board Examinations for future hygienists are approaching, and the school is in need of patients for students to perform work on. The program is specifically looking for people who have a less then perfect record in going to the dentist. The exam will be on Thursday, May 5, with two sessions, from 7:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.. In order to sit for the exam, one needs to stop by the Dental Care center in Gleeson Hall and go through a brief screening to see if your teeth meet the qualifications. The pre-screenings must be done before May 4. Those who qualify and sit for the exam will be compensated $100 for their time. The program prefers participants to be Farmingdale students, however, as time goes on, outside patients may be needed. The Center also offers free and reduced price dental care for students, faculty, and community members.
That’s this week From the Campus. Come back next week for more.