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Dance Marathon hosts karaoke event to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network

FGCU Dance Marathon hosted FTKaraoke on the Library Lawn on the evening of Jan. 19 to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. During each performance, a bucket was placed at the front of Veterans Pavilion where the audience could donate money to the cause. Even in the colder weather, a large crowd of students showed up to support their peers as well as sing and dance along to the songs that were performed. For more information about FGCU Dance Marathon, visit the organization’s Facebook page or follow it on Twitter at...

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Planet Fitness celebrates ribbon cutting with “The Biggest Loser” winner

Story by: Klaudia Balogh On Tuesday, Planet Fitness celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony in San Carlos Park. The newest location of the franchise opened Dec. 17 and has shown a growing interest with locals. There are three other locations in Fort Myers “So far the turnout has been phenomenal,” said Kris Glidden, the franchisee and owner of Planet Fitness in San Carlos. “We love the response as far as memberships and the business side of things, but also just the people too we’ve been meeting here. It’s been really nice.” To make the ribbon cutting...

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Students react to AB7 being renamed Seidler Hall

FGCU Academic Building 7 has been renamed Seidler hall in honor of the Seidler family and their commitment to the university. The unveiling of the name was initially held in the hall for a private ceremony. The hall’s new name was publicly unveiled outside of now Seidler Hall to faculty, guests and students in attendance of the ceremony. With the help from the Seidler family’s donation, FGCU has reached $87 million toward its $100 million goal for the 20th anniversary of the...

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FGCU hosts fourth annual car show

The Staff Advisory Council hosted the fourth annual FGCU Car Show on Saturday, Nov. 21. Sebring International Raceway was one of the sponsors at the event and donated two tickets to the 64th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by “Fresh from Florida” as the grand prize. Students and community members attended the event to display their cars and support the SAC scholarship fund. Over $1,600 was raised in...

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Eagles for Liberty hosts speaker event

Eagles for Liberty hosted its final speaking event of the semester, Green Without Government, on Thursday, Nov. 19. Wendy Purnell was the guest speaker at the event and gave a presentation about various environmental issues and how to get results without political intervention. For more information, visit Eagles for Liberty on Facebook or perc.org/students....

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Eagle Eats: Thanksgiving leftovers sliders

Ingredients: One pack of biscuits Thanksgiving leftovers  Turkey Garlic mashed potatoes Stuffing Gravy Or any other leftovers, its up to you! Directions: 1. Flatten biscuits 2. Place spoonful’s of stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes and turkey 3. Stretch biscuits out over the food 4. Then roll into a ball 5. Place seams down into the pan 6. Bake at 375° for ten minutes 7. Let the biscuits cool 8. Then drizzle gravy on top of the biscuits 9. Enjoy! After Thanksgiving, every family is faced with tons of leftovers, and Eagle Eats has a recipe for you, Thanksgiving sliders! These biscuits...

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Phi Delta Theta hosts Ice-A-Phi event to raise money for ALS

Phi Delta Theta hosted Ice-A-Phi on the Library Lawn on Monday, Nov. 10 to raise donations for ALS. For a donation, participants in the event were able to dump buckets of ice water on members of Phi Delta Theta ​and could try to get them to fall into a dunk tank. For more information about Phi Delta Theta and the organization’s events,...

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Taste of Lee raises awareness and funds for the fight against childhood cancer

Story by: Klaudia Balogh With more than seven thousand attendees, Taste of Lee raised more than $10,000 for Caleb’s Crusade in a daylong event Saturday, Nov. 7 at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. This year was the second time Businesses Supporting Communities hosted the event, with WINK TV being the title sponsor. Danielle Gates, the owner of Businesses Supporting Communities, said, each year, they talk to several charities then pick one to benefit from a portion of the proceeds. “Caleb’s Crusade is just a great organization to work with,” Gates said. “They do so much, and they need...

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