Author Archives: CFInsider

MEGA Monday Features Civil Discourse

MEGA Monday topic is “Thinking Critically, Talking Civilly” on Jan. 29 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110. Meet members from the Center for Inquiry of Tampa Bay who will discuss the importance of critical thinking and its connection to civil dialogue. This event is co-sponsored with the Honors Institute. Food will be

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CF Family Campaign

We are Reaching Higher! Thank you to all of you that have given so far to the CF Foundation Family Campaign. We have four weeks left in the campaign and have already reached 38 percent employee participation. Congratulations! These 10 departments have joined the 100 percent scroll! Access Services Administration and Finance Equine Studies CF

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Thibos Named FCSAA Student of the Month

Congratulations to Katelynn Thibos, College of Central Florida, who was selected as the Florida College System Activities Association Forensics Division Student of the Month for December. She was nominated by Professor Jennifer Mazur. Here’s what Mazur shared with us about Katelynn: “Katelynn is a novice to Forensics and took on the challenge of competing in

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Whale Done Award Passed to Warner

Karla Wilson passed the Whale Done Award to Barbara Warner at the Jan. 18 meeting of the Career and Professional Employees Council. The Whale Done award is a traveling trophy which is passed quarterly from the current award holder to another person on campus who has gone above and beyond in service to the college

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Monthly Webinars

Resources for Living has several webinars scheduled for February.  Click here for information about webinars on “Beating the winter Blahs” on Feb. 8, “Overcoming the fear of commitment” on Feb 15, “Parenting in the age of technology” on Feb. 22 and many more. You can also view webinars anytime online from our webinar library. Log in to your

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Honoring Molly Mims Jan. 25

Please join us Thursday, Jan. 25, from noon to 1  p.m. at the CF Bookstore to honor CF Bookstore’s Molly Mims as she celebrates her retirement. Molly has served the CF community for 29 years. Cake and punch will be served.  

Additional Time for Blue Rewards Points

Florida Blue’s Blue Rewards Program officially ended on Dec. 31, 2017. All points collected during 2017 should have already been redeemed. However, Florida Blue is allowing additional time for members who were unable to redeem their points before Dec. 31, 2017. In order for members to redeem their remaining points, please contact Ashley Peirano at

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AFC Selling Carnations for Valentine’s Day

The CF Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges is selling carnations for Valentine’s Day. Stems are $2 each and will be delivered on Wednesday, Feb. 14. To purchase carnations for your friends, team members and family members, click here. For additional information, contact Amanda Camp at campa@cf.edu. For each carnation, send: Recipient name: Campus,

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Attention Faculty! 2018-2021 Endowed Chairs

Time is running out! The CF Foundation application forms are now on the intranet for the 2018-2021 Faculty Endowed Chairs – Category 1. The application deadline for the Letter of Intent is due in the Office of Academic Affairs by Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Available Awards Attie G. Branan Memorial – Any discipline Munroe Regional Medical Center –

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Tribe of Love Musical Performance Jan. 11, Final Days of ‘Mysteries of the Amazon’

The exhibition “Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students” wraps up this week at the Appleton Museum of Art with a musical performance by Tribe of  Love. The exhibition features Peruvian visionary artwork, some of which are considered to be the best examples of Mestizo vegetalista and ayahuasquero shamanism. Exhibiting stunning and

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CF Family Campaign Kicks Off Today!

Last year CF celebrated the success of our past 60 years, and this year we look to the future as we dream big for our students and the communities we serve. As the College of Central Florida turns a new chapter, we hope that our faculty and staff will join us in Reaching Higher. Today

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Erika Meitner Poetry Reading Feb. 7

The Communications Department presents Erika Meitner reading her poetry Wednesday, Feb. 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the Ocala Campus. A book signing will follow. Meitner is the author of “Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore” (2003), “Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls” (2011), and “Ideal Cities” (2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry

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Men’s Basketball Game Saturday

The Patriot men’s basketball team will open up conference play against conference newcomer Eastern Florida State College on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Patriot Gym. The Titans are the 2017 NJCAA Division I Runner-ups and are currently ranked No. 5 in the nation. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. For information, contact Kristina Bove, ext. 1322.

Workshop: Encouraging and Adopting a Growth Mindset

Amy Osborn will present a workshop on “Encouraging and Adopting a Growth Mindset” 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Ewers Century Center, Room 206. Teaching and adopting a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. In this workshop, we will explore ways to develop a growth mindset

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Workshop: Tech Innovation and the Future

A workshop on “Tech Innovation and the Future” will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 7, 10-11 a.m. in the Ewers Century Center, Room 310, by Amy Osborne, instructor of Computer Technology and Faculty Fellow – STEM. The rapid pace of technology continues to change how we work, live and play. Staying ahead of the curve is

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Sign Up for Budget Workshops Jan. 29-30

It is time to begin the budget process for fiscal year 2018-2019. Budget workshops will be held this month to instruct all individuals involved in the budget process on the correct procedures for submission of budget requests. Two (2) budget training workshops are scheduled to allow multiple individuals from your area an opportunity to participate.

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