Santa Fe College in the News

‘Nutcracker’ 101

“It lends itself to a lot of interpretation from dance company to [dance] company and over time even,” said Alora Haynes, chair of Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Department. Excerpts from the ballet’s second act were part of a holiday performance at Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Hall Saturday, and the performance kept to classical movements, said Haynes…

Calendar fills up with area events for the 2012 holiday season

Churches, local stores, Santa Fe College, the University of Florida and others have come up with events to celebrate the holiday season. Here are some highlights…

Scott’s useful challenge to curtail college costs

Santa Fe College, responding to Scott’s challenge, has committed to offering a bachelor degree in public safety management for $10,000 per student. The move is welcomed by Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, who emphasizes that law enforcement increasingly requires a four-year degree, particularly for supervisors…

Local entities to feature artist Lennie Kesl’s work and music

The influence of Gainesville artist Lennie Kesl, who died Friday at age 86, may be, as limitless and undefinable as his artwork. Kesl influenced students at both the University of Florida and at Santa Fe College during a teaching career of more than 20 years, and for decades he influenced area artists and musicians in North Central Florida in ways they will also remember…

Speed limit reduced along U.S. 441 in Alachua

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently ordered reduced speeds in the area as a result of a study the agency conducted. The changes come after what FDOT termed an “in-house request” to conduct a safety study of the U.S. 441 corridor in Alachua. The department determined that congestion in the area surrounding Progress Corporate Park, the Santa Fe College Perry Center and nearby State of Florida office park…