Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

SPC offers summer camps; Eckerd College has new dean

SPC offers summer camps, programs

St. Petersburg College and its community partners are hosting more than a dozen summer camps and programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs for middle and high school students focus on college and career and life skills preparation in areas like economics and finance, firefighting and prelaw. Visit spcollege.edu/ summerprograms for information.

Eckerd College has a new dean

Suzan Harrison has been appointed dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Eckerd College. Eckerd president Donald R. Eastman III called her an "award-winning teacher, a literary scholar of considerable accomplishment, a visionary administrator capable of consensus-building, and a diligent and thoughtful colleague who is known for strong advocacy of academic programs and values." Harrison, a professor of rhetoric, has been on the Eckerd faculty since 1989 and is a graduate of the college. She also has served as associate dean of faculty.

Elementary school lunch menus

Monday: Grilled cheese, sloppy Joe bowl, chicken Caesar salad, tomato soup, salad.

Tuesday: Breakfast for lunch, lasagna with garlic breadstick, chef salad, deli roasted potatoes, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Spaghetti with meatballs, chicken nuggets, fruit and yogurt plate, corn, romaine salad.

Thursday: Corn dog nuggets, chicken egg roll with vegetable fried rice, farmers salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, fish taco, chicken dipper salad, mixed vegetables, romaine or mixed salad.

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