Wednesday Message from Ed Bonahue

Dear Everyone,

 

Just a quick announcement of an event next week, and some well-deserved kudos to the music program:

 

Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse: The Koppers Superfund Site
The Democracy Commitment @ SF, together with the SF Sustainability Committee, is sponsoring a special panel discussion on the history and politics of Gainesville’s $90 million Superfund Site.  The discussion will take place in the Fine Arts Hall Lobby, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. next Tuesday, February 5th as an introduction to the new Superfund Site Art Exhibit which opens Friday evening in the M-147 Art Gallery.  Retired SF professor Donna Waller, who lives near the site, will lead the discussion.  Panelists will include John Mousa from Alachua County and Rick Hutton from GRU.  Mayor Craig Lowe has also been invited to participate.  This discussion is part of the continuing series of presentations by The Democracy Commitment @ SF, part of a nationwide initiative among community colleges to provide students with an education in democracy, civil discourse and civic engagement.  For more information, contact co-chairs Marilyn Tubb, David Price or Alan Beck.

 

Musical Success
Congratulations to the Santa Fe music faculty and students who participated in the annual Florida State College Activities Association Winter Symposium.  Eight of our vocal students participated in the statewide chorus, and seven instrumental students participated in the statewide symphonic band, all of whom competed successfully for advanced chair positions. Professors Steve Bingham and Lynn Sandefur report that our students’ individual accomplishments placed them very high in competitive state rankings.  (Steve will also serve as chairman for the Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble festivities for next year.)  It’s great to see our students doing so well at the state level!

 

More next week,
–Ed