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Calendar of events at Daytona State announced for October 2017

Homecoming 2017, Oct. 18-21

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2017) - Daytona State College presents the following calendar of events for October 2017.

SAVE THE DATE - GALA 2017

Nov. 8, 6-9 p.m. (rescheduled from 9/19)
Diamond & Silver Celebration
60th Anniversary of Daytona State College and 25-years of Gala Honorees
Featuring foods from around the world prepared by Daytona State College students and award winning chefs. Sponsorship opportunities as well as individual tickets starting at only $150 per person. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships.
Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center (Bldg. 1200)
1200 W. Int'l. Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/Foundation, or call (386) 506-4506.
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Oct. 3, 2-3:30 p.m.
WISE: Don't Be A Victim, Protect Yourself
Wisdom In Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) is a program offered by the Daytona State College Foundation to promote and share the academic college resources with our senior community, providing learning opportunities in an enjoyable format. Chief Craig Capri, Daytona Beach Police Department will share some basic steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Also, learn about the different community events that are coming up and how to best prepare for them. The schedule continues throughout the fall. Note: Speakers, dates and times are subject to change. Free to WISE members.
Advanced Technology College
1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/foundation, email Foundation@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4506.
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Oct. 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
WISE: Solar Energy - Mother Nature's Perfect Gift
Wisdom In Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) is a program offered by the Daytona State College Foundation to promote and share the academic college resources with our senior community, providing learning opportunities in an enjoyable format. Presented by Bill Gallagher, president and CEO, Solar-Fit, learn how and why America is turning to solar power to solve our energy needs and to protect our environment. Enjoy an informative and educational discussion about our energy options and what we can do locally to play a role in the Solar Revolution. The schedule continues throughout the fall. Note: Speakers, dates and times are subject to change. Free to WISE members.
Advanced Technology College
1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/foundation, email Foundation@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4506.
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Oct. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.
WISE: Major Milestones in Aviation
Wisdom In Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) is a program offered by the Daytona State College Foundation to promote and share the academic college resources with our senior community, providing learning opportunities in an enjoyable format. Dr. Kenneth P. Byrnes, chairman, Flight Training Department, assistant dean, College of Aviation, associate professor, Aeronautical Science Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will discuss major milestones in aviation, including important events that led to the Wright Brothers' first heavier-than-air flight, the early development of aviation in the United States and the modernization of commercial aviation. The schedule continues throughout the fall. Note: Speakers, dates and times are subject to change. Free to WISE members.
Advanced Technology College
1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/foundation, email Foundation@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4506.
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HOMECOMING 2017

Homecoming 2017, Oct. 18-21

Oct. 18-21 | Featuring a series of events to celebrate Falcon Pride throughout our community, including a Mr. & Ms. DSC Pageant, Car Show and Tailgate Party in front of the new soccer stadium (opening fall 2017). Throughout that week everyone is encouraged to show their Falcon Pride by wearing their DBJC, DBCC and DSC apparel. Be sure to tag your photos and share on social media with #DSCHC.

For complete activity descriptions and sign-ups, visitors can go to DaytonaState.edu/Homecoming2017.
In brief, events are listed below; all hosted on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Wednesday, Oct. 18 – activities include:

  • Abilities Awareness Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ECHO Plaza - CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER
  • Mr. & Ms. Daytona State College Pageant, 6 p.m., Hosseini Center. Sponsored by DSC's Student Government Association. *Students who attend the pageant can register to win a $250 scholarship donated by the DSC Bookstore; must be present to win.

Thursday, Oct. 19 – activities include:

  • Breakfast with the President and Daytona State's Alumni and Friends Association Awards (by invitation), 8:30 a.m. - Conference Center. Featuring a presentation of awards: Margaret Crumley Award for Distinguished Achievement in Science, Alumni of the Year Award, Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award, Young Alumni Excellence Award
  • Student Club Wars/Falcon Fitness Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - ECHO Plaza. Sponsored by the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa. *Students who attend can register to win a $250 scholarship donated by the DSC Bookstore; must be present to win.
  • Staff/Faculty Softball Game, 5:30-7 p.m. - Softball Facility. All are invited to play or watch. To sign-up contact Erin LeDuc, (386) 506-3714.
  • Women's Volleyball Home Game - DSC vs Polk State College, 7 p.m. - Lemerand Center

Friday, Oct. 20 – activities include:

  • FLORIDA the State of Humanities...a Symposium, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. - Hosseini Center. Featuring some of Florida's best writers, researchers and artists to examine the Sunshine State's uniquely blended historical, artistic and cultural milieu in an engaging and informative dialogue hosted by Daytona State. Admission is free and open to the public; registration is encouraged. For more information, visit.
  • Grand Opening and Renaming of the Goddard Center, 5-6:30 p.m. - Goddard Center. Presented by the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art.
  • Movie Night, 7 p.m. - ECHO Plaza. Presented by Daytona State's Athletic Council - bring your blankets, folding chairs and get comfortable for an open-air movie screening. *Students who attend can register to win a $250 scholarship donated by the DSC Bookstore; must be present to win.

Saturday, Oct. 21 – activities include:

  • 5K Walk/Run, 8 a.m. - DSC Soccer Stadium. All participants receive an event t-shirt and finishing medal, while supplies last. Cost: $30 in advance or $35 day of event registration (students - $15, children under 10 years - FREE). Consider being a 'virtual runner' if you're not able to participate in the walk/run; same cost, t-shirt will be available for pick-up from the college. Checker Flag Sponsor – for $250 you'll have the opportunity to set up a table/booth at the event, and have name/logo on event t-shirt. Register Online
  • Car, Truck & Bike Show, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. - Parking Lot B. $15 registration fee, trophies include "President's Choice"; funds raised will benefit student scholarships. Register Online
  • 'Get Framed' at the Car, Truck & Bike Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. - Parking Lot B, Alumni or Falcons license-plate frames, $15 each. NOTE: The first 50 plates are free.
  • DSC's Cosmetology Salon will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to provide haircuts for Homecoming; Clipper Cut/Haircut - $5, Haircut/Blow-Dry/Style - $10. All proceeds/donations will go toward Helping Hands and other student scholarships. Cosmetology Hall (bldg. 510). Appointments recommended, call (386) 506-3319.
  • Culinary Boot Camp with Chef Costa, 9-11 a.m. - Hosseini Center. Savor the flavor and discover how taste works! Try your hand at basic knife skills. Learn tricks and tips in the kitchen. Check out some 5-minute dessert and meal recipes. Hand-outs of class information will be provided. This is a hands-on class. All participants must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. No jewelry permitted, except wedding rings. Aprons and hats will be provided. Limited to 20 participants; for a $50 donation benefiting the Culinary Scholarship Fund, enjoy a two-hour master chef experience in the Cafe 101 kitchen. Register Online; for more information, contact Suzette Cameron, (386) 506-4506, Suzette.Cameron@DaytonaState.edu.
  • Office 365 Experience Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon - Hosseini Center, Room 201. Presented by the Florida Lifestyle Institute. An open lab where guests can drop in and stay as long as they like. While in the lab, guests will be invited to join a live Office 365 environment and explore the various features of Office 365 both on their personal device and on desktop computers. A Certified Microsoft Trainer will guide participants through their experience and provide help along the way.
  • Alumni Softball Home Game, 10 a.m. - Softball Facilities (located off Willis Ave.)
  • Alumni Baseball Home Game, 12 p.m. - Baseball Facilities (located off Willis Ave.)
  • Journey to the Tailgate, 12:30 p.m. - walk or drive from the southside of the campus to the new soccer stadium. Face painting sponsored by the School of Cosmetology. Register Online
  • Tailgate Party and Cookout, 1-3 p.m. - DSC Soccer Stadium. All DSC alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to come out and show their Falcon Spirit with games including a Corn Hole Tournament, food (while supplies last) and more. This is a family-friendly event with lots of activities for kids including face painting by students and faculty from the School of Cosmetology, as well as rock-wall, bounce-house and DJ. Free admission, RVSP requested. *Students who attend can register to win a $250 scholarship donated by the DSC Bookstore; must be present to win.
  • Beverage Science Academy, 1-3 p.m. - DSC Soccer Stadium/Tailgate Party. A VIP alumni event featuring a presentation of the new DSC Beverage Science Academy along with tastings and light snacks - $10 donation.
  • Building Trades and Construction Design Technology, 1-3 p.m. - Soccer Stadium/Tailgate Party. Featuring a live demonstration of woodworking and building of an Adirondack chair, enter to win – drawing will be made prior to 3 p.m., must be present to win.
  • Men's Soccer Home Game vs. ASA Miami, 2 p.m. - DSC Soccer Stadium
  • Women's Soccer Home Game vs. Polk State College, 4 p.m. - DSC Soccer Stadium

All activities take place on DSC's Daytona Beach Campus located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout Saturday's activities. For more information visit DaytonaState.edu/Homecoming2017.

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Oct. 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
WISE: The Pirates of the Caribbean
Wisdom In Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) is a program offered by the Daytona State College Foundation to promote and share the academic college resources with our senior community, providing learning opportunities in an enjoyable format. Presented by DSC's own Prof. Michael McKeown, as European nations pushed westward in a mad dash for colonies from the 16th to the 18th centuries, the Caribbean became a pirate's paradise. Many of these pirates were Spanish escaping the inquisition, who, driven by an insatiable thirst for revenge against the Spanish government, wreaked havoc on all who crossed their path. Legendary names like Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte all stalked the waters, terrorizing vulnerable trading vessels. The schedule continues throughout the fall. Note: Speakers, dates and times are subject to change. Free to WISE members.
Advanced Technology College
1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/foundation, email Foundation@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4506.
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Oct. 31, 2-3:30 p.m.
WISE: William Bartram - One of Volusia County's Earliest Explorers
Wisdom In Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) is a program offered by the Daytona State College Foundation to promote and share the academic college resources with our senior community, providing learning opportunities in an enjoyable format. In 1766, America wasn't even a country yet when Botanist William Bartram ventured down the St. Johns River and let the world know that there was a place called Florida. Hear from DSC Prof. Eric Breitenbach about Bartram's journey, where he encountered something more dangerous than the tall tales of the Indians. Alligators,"The Mighty Dragons"lurking in the area's murky waters. The schedule continues throughout the fall. Note: Speakers, dates and times are subject to change. Free to WISE members.
Advanced Technology College
1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/foundation, email Foundation@DaytonaState.edu or call (386) 506-4506.

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