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Osceola Building 4 Courtyard Classrooms

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona I was so happy to see Professor Mark Guillette working with his students outside of Building 4, taking advantage of our beautiful winter weather and our new “courtyard classrooms.” Yes, those vertical slabs are intended to be whiteboards – please feel free to […]

Introducing Laura Oldroyd, Executive Assistant

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona You may have seen a new, friendly face on campus – Laura Oldroyd is the new executive assistant in the campus president’s office. Before joining Valencia, Laura assisted both the vice provost for academic affairs and assessment and the vice provost for University […]

Building 4 Spotlight: Testing and Assessment Center

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Located in 4-248, Osceola’s new Testing and Assessment Center houses two large testing rooms that provide 100 seats for electronic and paper-based testing. The new facility, which will be jointly used with UCF, provides space for current students to make up exams and […]

Inside the OC – A Faculty Development Program for...

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Faculty, we hope you will join us for “Inside the OC,” a program designed specifically for part-time faculty and full-time, non-tenure earning faculty teaching at the Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses. Offered on Tuesday, January 29 from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Inside the OC provides […]

Osceola Building 4 Spotlight: The Depot

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona It began in a classroom. A single classroom was repurposed to support students in developmental mathematics in October of 2008. It was staffed by an instructor and a couple of lab assistants during short periods of time throughout the day, and dubbed “The […]

Osceola Building 4 Spotlight: Library

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The Osceola Campus Library has been relocated to the second floor of Building 4. Our new campus library space has allowed us to expand our services and provide new workspaces for our students. For many years, students have expressed concerns that the library […]

REACHing for Success

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona Students in our REACH program are doing exceptionally well this year, as 20 of the 24 students passed all four of their courses in the fall (Developmental Math II, Developmental Reading II, Developmental Writing II, and Student Success). Last semester, we thought it […]

Feedback Requested on Initial Draft Recommendations for...

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona As many of you know, House Bill 7135 is scheduled to be implemented in the 2014/2015 academic year, which will likely affect our general education offerings. The state has put together faculty work teams to discuss the common core courses that will comprise […]

Refreshed, Restored, and Ready for Spring 2013

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona The beginning of the spring term is finally here! The start of a new semester is always an exciting time on campus, but I believe the buzz is even a bit louder than normal with the excitement surrounding the opening of Building 4. […]

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Restful Break

A message from Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Campus President, Osceola and Lake Nona It is hard to believe that it’s already the middle of December and we’ve reached the end of another term! Clearly we have much to look forward to in January, and I sincerely hope you have a peaceful and restorative break. We have […]