Jonathan VanSteenburg, who has cerebral palsy, uses adaptive communication devices to interact with people in person and online. He hopes to use a degree in computer science to design software that is more user-friendly for people with disabilities.
Alumnus James Durham, founder of non-profit TBIOneLove, will share his secret to a better outlook on life during the ’Nole Talk “This Beautiful Injury” at Oct. 19 in the Bayside Auditorium.
FSU Panama City’s STEM Institute will host students from Bay District Schools during the third-annual “SURGE: Students Understanding the Research and Groundwork of Experiments” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 in the FSU Panama City Holley Academic Center.
FSU Panama City will honor campus alumni and name the 2016 Notable ’Noles during Seminole Celebration from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Holley Lecture Hall. The free event will include live music, free beverages and food from Shane’s Rib Shack.
Florida State University has purchased $40,000 worth of physics lab equipment that will be loaned to Bay County high schools to enhance teaching capabilities. The goal is to raise physics course enrollment levels and instill a passion for science in students.
FSU Panama City’s Student Government Council will host Homecoming events at the Panama City campus Oct. 10-14. Scheduled events include Spear-it Day, Nole-Lympics, Powder Puff Football, Nole Fest and more.
FSU Panama City alumnus Pope Thrower, who is the press attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, will present “From Panama City to Pakistan (and a few places in between): The importance of adventure and travel for future careers” during a Nole Talk at noon Sept. 29, in Holley B212.
Eighteen South American university and college officials and government leaders toured FSU Panama City on Thursday as part of the Community College Administrator Program.
Recreation, tourism and events faculty member Rosemary Prince was honored Aug. 31 with the Florida Recreation and Park Association’s Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes those who have provided special or unusual service to the association or have made significant contributions to advancing the parks and recreation profession.
FSU Panama City will host a Writers’ Workshop featuring authors Karen Zacharias, Mark Boss and Milinda Jay Stephenson Friday, Sept. 30.