Monthly Archives: August 2017

Heart Walk 2017 Breakfast – Sept 7

Head on over to the Patriot Cafe Thursday, Sept. 7 to support the American Heart Association Heart Walk Breakfast.   For only $6 per person, you can enjoy a scrambled eggs, grits or hash browns, bacon or sausage, biscuit and juice/coffee/tea. This special breakfast will be available from 8-9 a.m. (cash or credit card).

MEGA Monday – Fall 2017 Schedule

MEGA Monday … Meet, Eat, Grow, Act  Meetings every Monday   12:30-1:45 p.m. Building 8, Room 110 (unless otherwise noted) Network, expand your knowledge, act on issues and serve the campus and community. September  11th How to be a change agent for Violence Family Violence Prevention Workgroup/ SAVA September 18th How to engage in Civil

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Intro to Yin Yoga – Sept. 6

YIN YOGA … Explore balance in your practice and life. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 12:30 – 1:30 pm  Building 40 room 101 Lori Witkowich E-RYT 200 and Julie Jenkins E-RYT 200 will give a free workshop on the practice and philosophy of Yin yoga. How Yin is different from more active styles of yoga Principles

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Office of Professional Development – September 2017

The Office of Professional Development is offering a variety of classes and workshops during the month of September.  To reserve a spot in one of the following workshops, please contact Steve Hill at ext. 1762 or email   Click here to see detailed information about specific sessions.  Date  Workshop Name Time Location Sept. 6  Meeting

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President’s Update – August 2017

Aug. 22, 2017 Dear CF Family: Welcome to fall semester! Thanks to all who attended Convocation last Wednesday. CF staff, faculty and retirees shared their memories of CF and what they are looking forward to in 2017-2018. Click on the highlighted links to see the pictures, videos and presentation. In future years, we will look

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Flexible Benefits Plan Open Enrollment

2017-2018 FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN (ONLY) OPEN ENROLLMENT August 28, 2017-September 15, 2017 (Coverage Effective 10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018) Please visit CF’s Employee Benefits page to learn more about the Flexible Benefits Plan. Please Note: Open enrollment is for the Flexible Benefits Plan Only.  Open Enrollment for all other benefits will take place at a later date.

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Ask the Question … R U OK?

Do you know that you can play a major role in raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention for the CF family and our students? How? By participating in and sharing our 30 day Suicide Prevention Month Challenge. September is National Suicide Prevention month and we’ve put together a calendar of quick daily activities.

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Hatha Yoga Classes

Lori Witkowich will offer Hath Yoga classes for faculty, staff and students Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m., in the Dassance Fine Arts Center, Dance Room 123. Hatha yoga simply means “physical yoga.” This class will focus on connecting the breath to the movement of the poses. Session will end with a brief meditation. Please bring your own yoga

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Faculty and Student Kudos

Dr. Ron Cooper has four poems in the latest issue of “Sleipnir Literary Journal.” Each poem is about a woman/goddess from ancient Greek mythology. The College Media Association has named Associate Professor of Communications Rob Marino a 2017 Distinguished 2-year Newspaper Adviser. The national award is presented annually to a CMA member with five or

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AFC Welcome Back BBQ Membership Event

Your Association of Florida Colleges CF Chapter invites you to a Welcome Back BBQ Membership Event! The barbecue is open to all college employees; come enjoy lunch and see why you should join AFC. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017    Noon-2 p.m. Ocala Campus, Webber Center Patio Citrus Campus, Citrus Learning and Conference Center, Room 103

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Careers and Colleges Expo

Careers and Colleges Expo 207 will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the West Port High School Gymnasium, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave, Ocala, and Monday, Sept. 11, from 5-7 p.m. at the CF Citrus Learning and Conference Center. For more information on the Marion County event contact Johnny Thompson with questions, concerns

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Welcome Back

Bryant Union Cyber Café is open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Friday – Closed) Come in and try our new ESPRESSO CHIP Ice Cream!  It is great by itself – or in your next Frappuccino.

Update! Fall 2017 Wellness Schedule

Wellness schedule times previously published in Insider have been updated. College of Central Florida SPIN/Wellness Program Fall 2017 The Weight Room is open to faculty and staff daily, from 7:30-10 a.m. Challenge Ride Starts on Monday, Aug. 21 and ends on Friday, Dec. 15 We are in Tombstone, Arizona and will ride to Albuquerque, New Mexico (320

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AFC Trivia Night Sept. 21

AFC wants YOU to get out and socialize!!! Come join us for Trivia Night 7-9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 Mojo Grill 2015 SW 17th St., Ocala (Next to Target) Fun, Food and Friends. Bring a team or come alone. Questions? Contact Sharon Altany at or ext. 1279. Connect with your CF Association of Florida

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AFC School Supply Drive

Your CF AFC Chapter is collecting school supplies for our Partner In Education, College Park Elementary. Drop off supplies in the Bryant Student Union, Advising Center, Founders Hall, IT in Building 2, Hampton Center, Citrus Campus or Levy Campus. For more information, contact Mark Ross at ext. 1463.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Save the date. September is Suicide Prevention Month. You can help raise awareness on campus by participating in and sharing the Suicide Prevention Month Challenge. The challenge is a 30-day calendar of quick daily activities to raise awareness and promote personal involvement in others’ well-being. Many times its the little things that make the biggest

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Warehouse, Forklift, OSHA Course Sept. 15-23

The college will offer a Warehouse, Forklift and Occupational Safety and Health Administration training course Sept. 15-23 at the Ocala Campus. Students will learn about basic warehouse processes such as shipping and receiving, inventory control systems, basic forklift operations, and will receive OSHA 10-hour certification. OSHA training with instructor Tony Vazquez will be held Sept.15

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2017-2018 International Film Series

The new International Film Series schedule has been posted at For fall 2017, both the 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. showing will be at the Ocala Campus in Building 8, Room 110. The CF International Film Series educates and inspires through world films that are culturally, historically and artistically important. We hope you will

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