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FloArts students present The Actors’ Project: “The Servant of Two Masters,” a comic masterpiece
Florida School of the Arts (FloArts) students have tapped into their acting creativity, as FloArts students do, and come up with their version of “The Servant of Two Masters," originally written by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni in 1746 and revised in 1753.

SJR State Academy, local law enforcement observe African-American commemoration with advice to recruits, diversity awareness
“In this field, prejudice can either make you or break you,” said correctional probation supervisor Weldene Vaneps to a room full of criminal justice recruits.

Baseball - Provitt named 2019 Tindall Scholarship recipient
St. Johns River State College outfielder Langston Provitt was named the 2019 recipient of the John C. Tindall Endowed Scholarship.

FloArts presents “The Faces to Remember Project” by Agnes Lopez
The Florida School of the Arts (FloArts) will present the gallery exhibition “The Faces to Remember Project,” portraits of Filipino World War II veterans, Holocaust survivors and a pioneer in Duval County education by Florida-based editorial and commercial photographer Agnes Lopez, who is the staff photographer for “Jacksonville Magazine.”

45 Hour Post-License Real Estate Class
Classes begin March 16

A Mother's Hope
Mom uses education to inspire kids as she fights against cancer
– PALATKA DAILY NEWS

Doctors have told her several times she did not have long to live. They told her she would not make it to February. But Allanious Fuqua is still standing and providing an example for her five kids.

FloArts presents “Gypsy,” the mother of all musicals
The mother of all musicals, “Gypsy,” is coming to the main stage of the Florida School of the Arts. Gypsy runs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 through Saturday, February 23, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 24. Tickets are $5.

SJR State Hosts the 2019 Palatka Arbor Day Celebration
The Palatka Campus of SJR State hosted the 2019 Palatka Arbor Day Celebration in conjunction with the City of Palatka and the Florida Forest Service on Friday, January 18.

Science Café presents “The Smog of the Sea” film, discussion
St. Johns River State College’s Science Café lectures continue this spring with a film and discussion on plastic pollution. Florida Sea Grant agent Dr. Maia McGuire will present the film “The Smog of the Sea” on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m. on the Orange Park campus (Room D14).

SJR State partners with Fleet Readiness Center to train new generation of engineers

SJR State participates in “2019 Commemoration of 400 Years of African American History”
In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619, St. Johns River State College (SJR State) is participating in the “2019 Commemoration of 400 Years of African American History."

An SJR State holiday tradition continues through Project PRAISE
St. Johns River State College employees were able to help make Christmas a little brighter for 51 children with donations of toys, clothing and other goodies to the Project PRAISE organization.

SJR State honors graduates
St. Johns River State College celebrated its Fall Commencement on December 13, honoring the students who earned associates and bachelor’s degrees or college credit certificates for the 2018 summer and fall terms.

SJR State law enforcement and corrections cadets recognized
St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Duval and other counties received their certificates of completion for the Florida Law Enforcement Academy and Florida Corrections Officer Academy basic recruit programs

Inaugural practical nursing, LPN bridge graduates honored
St. Johns River State College recently held a pinning ceremony to recognize nursing students completing the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Bridge to Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) program as well as students completing the College’s inaugural practical nursing program, which was introduced in January.

SJR State to honor graduates December 13
St. Johns River State College will celebrate its spring commencement on December 13. SJR State President Joe Pickens, J.D., has announced former legislator Tony Hill as the commencement speaker.

Gov. Scott appoints three to SJR State Board
St. Johns River State College welcomes its newest members of the District Board of Trustees. Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Leslie Dougher, James Reid, and Reverend Bobby Crum and the reappointment of Board Chairman, Sam Garrison.

Florida School of the Arts presents Juried Student Exhibition
The Florida School of the Arts recently opened the Juried Student Exhibition in the School’s main gallery located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. The exhibition will be on display through January 10, 2019.

Florida School of the Arts presents Musical Theatre Vocal Company and FloTunes Concert
Florida School of the Arts will present its Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert on Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. on the School’s main stage at the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College.

SJR State hosts Clay County Career Day
Over 200 Clay County high school students recently visited the Orange Park campus of St. Johns River State College to participate in Career Day and learn about the College’s career and technical programs.

FloArts presents Dance Choreography Gala
The Dance Choreography Gala, filled with collaborative dance artistry, will be coming to the Florida School of the Arts located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m.

The Florida Association of Independent Agents presents $5,000 to SJR State
The Florida Association of Independent Agents recently presented a $5,000 check to St. Johns River State College to support the College’s Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) scholarship fund for students.

Project Management Professional PMP® Exam Prep courses now available through Course LLC!

Palatka Mayor delivers first-hand knowledge at Boys Can, Too PALATKA DAILY NEWS

SJR State students, employees help to Feed the Need
St. Johns River State College hosted a Feed the Need packing event on October 25. The mission of Feed the Need is to end weekend food insecurity in Putnam County’s school-aged children by providing nutritious meals over the weekends.

Thrasher-Horne Center welcomes new executive director
St. Johns River State College has named Anna Zirbel as the new executive director of the Thrasher-Horne Center.

SJR State hosts engineering, manufacturing information sessions
St. Johns River State College will hold information sessions for its new program in engineering technology and advanced manufacturing.

Study Abroad! Ireland June 20 - July 1, 2019
The trip includes airfare, ground transportation, double occupancy accommodations, and many excursions to such places as Dublin, Belfast, Derry, Sligo, Westport, Galway, Inishmore, Doolin, and Dingle.

FloArts presents Musical Theatre Project, “Ragtime the Musical” in Concert
A sweeping portrait of early 20th century America, including three families in pursuit of the American dream, is coming to the Florida School of the Arts (FloArts) by way of the School’s Musical Theatre Project: “Ragtime the Musical” in Concert" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, October 20, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 21.

SJR State and Doral College sign articulation agreement
St. Johns River State College (SJR State) has partnered with Doral College to provide students from Doral College with a seamless transition to SJR State programs through defined plans of study.

Florida School of the Arts presents local artist Jason John
The works of local artist Jason John will be displayed in an exhibit titled “Within the Transient Self” at the Florida School of the Arts (FloArts) Fine Arts Gallery, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will open with a reception on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Fall Leisure Courses
St. Johns River State College will offer an art history leisure courses this fall on the St. Augustine campus. St. Johns River State College will also offer two non-credit Yoga classes on its St. Augustine campus.

Science Café focuses on microscopic organisms
The St. Johns River State College Science Café lecture series continues in October with microbiologist Earl Larson, Ph.D. The lecture will be held Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. with a discussion on how microscopic organisms that live in our intestines can have positive and negative effects on our health.

SJR State to host FAFSA Frenzy
St. Johns River State College will host “FAFSA Frenzy,” an annual event to provide free assistance to families applying for college financial aid.

Real estate pre-licensing course begins October 23
The St. Johns River State College and First Coast School of Real Estate partnership continues to provide a 63-hour pre-licensing course that is open to all members of the community. The course will be offered on SJR State’s Orange Park campus.

Florida School of the Arts presents the folk tale “Rashomon”
“Rashomon,” a folk tale about mystery, deception and one man’s search for the truth by Fay and Michael Kanin, is coming to the main stage of Florida School of the Arts, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College.

SJR State celebrates 60 years with Diamond Jubilee Gala
In celebration of 60 years of service to the community, St. Johns River State College recently held a Diamond Jubilee Gala at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park. Approximately 220 guests were in attendance.

SJR State kicks off speaker series with Clay County’s Emergency Management Director John Ward
The Bachelor of Applied Science program and the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at St. Johns River State College’s Orange Park campus will host Clay County’s Emergency Management Director John Ward on Monday, September 24 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

SJR State students conduct public opinion research on local issues
In partnership with the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, students enrolled in St. Johns River State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Organizational Management program will conduct public opinion research on local issues in Putnam County.

Workforce Development names faculty of the year
St. Johns River State College recently presented its Workforce Faculty of the Year awards for 2018.

SJR State to host Risk Management and Insurance Career Expo
St. Johns River State College will host a Risk Management and Insurance Career Expo at the Thrasher-Horne Center located on the Orange Park campus on Thursday, October 4 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will inform attendees about job opportunities in the risk management and insurance (RMI) industry.

Deputy Ben Zirbel Memorial Scholarship established at SJR State
St. Johns River State College has established the Deputy Ben Zirbel Memorial Scholarship to remember and honor the SJR State alumnus who lost his life while serving in the line of duty.

2018 distinguished, outstanding faculty named
St. Johns River State College recently presented its annual faculty awards during the fall Faculty Convocation held at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

Florida School of the Arts presents French artist Beate Renner
The Florida School of the Arts (FloArts) will present a gallery exhibition featuring paintings by French artist Beate Renner. With Renner present, the exhibit, titled “Inside Out,” will open with a reception on Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery.


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