My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Florida Southern College
Location: Lakeland FL
Fountains have served as public sculptures as far back as Ancient Greece. Many city parks are organized around impressive fountains, and in Las Vegas the fountain has become a spectacle show of its own.
Many colleges have a gigantic fountain at their entrances, welcoming new students and visitors to campus. Fountains have become an integral part of university architecture, and they have even found their way into strange college traditions that involve taking a (usually nude) swim in the murky water or placing dish detergent and turning it into a bubble bath.
At Florida Southern College they have the Frank Lloyd Wright Water Dome.
The Water Dome was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as part of Florida Southern College’s “Child of the Sun” campus in Lakeland. It was constructed in the 1940s but was not completed as Wright envisioned until 2007. The Water Dome premiered on October 25, 2007.
Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012.