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Stetson receives grant from Stockman Family Foundation

Stetson University is the recent recipient of a $5,350 grant from the Stockman Family Foundation for the professional digital photography of works of art from the Oscar Vera Bluemner Collection. Approximately 10 percent of the collection has already been photographed, and the grant will add 100 more high-resolution digital photographs of Bluemner's most important works. The digital images will help make the collection more available to the general public and to scholars studying the artist's work. Bequeathed to the university by Vera Bluemner Kouba in 1997, the collection has been housed in the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center since 2009, and contains more than 1,000 of Bluemner's works.

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Hoover presents at Stetson Showcase

The grants office's student assistant, Daniel Hoover, participated in Stetson Showcase on April 16, 2013 speaking on the Social Stigma and Knowledge of Epilepsy in Undergraduate Students. Supported by facts and statistics, he pointed out that research shows students and the general population are under- and ill-informed on the disease -- some countries believing it can be "caught" from the affected person, and many people don't know what to do if they witness a person having an epileptic seizure. Daniel won the Maris Prize for excellence for his research.

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Smith visits Stetson campus

Elizabeth A. "Lizzy" Smith, grants program director for the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, visited Stetson University's DeLand campus on February 11, 2013. She engaged with foundation student scholarship recipients Kimberly Charles (business administration), Lauren Tarulli (integrative health science) and Michelle Vergara (behavioral economics). Each discussed their educational background and reasons they selected Stetson University, explaining that one-on-one mentoring by faculty was an important factor. During a campus tour, Charles pointed out her classrooms and the Roland George Investment Program trading room in the Lynn Business Center, and Tarulli discussed her research projects in Sage Science Center. Smith expressed appreciation for the opportunity to meet with the students and repeatedly commented on the beautiful campus.

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Batchelor visits Stetson campus

In November 2012, Dick Batchelor, principal of the Dick Batchelor Management Group and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, visited Stetson University with Clay Worden, Scott Wilson and Stetson University alumna Kerry Hannaford of McGladrey, LLP in Orlando, Fla. The visit included tours with K.C. Ma, Ph.D., and finance students of the Roland George Investment Program trading room in the Lynn Business Center; with Stetson University Trustee Betty Johnson and duPont-Ball Library Dean Susan Ryan inside the Politicos Room of the duPont-Ball Library. During a luncheon, faculty from the Department of Political Science, Stetson University C.F.O. F. Robert Huth and students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Business Administration discussed a range of issues with the visitors.

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards Stetson $7,500 grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation is a long-time supporter of Stetson University. In November 2012, the Foundation awarded the university a grant of $7,500 to support internships for first-generation college students. To celebrate the award, Bank of America Vice Presidents Sheila Torres and Gail Kurth met with and delivered the check to Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby. The Office of Grants, Sponsored Research and Strategic Initiatives collaborated with Bank of America's Senior Vice President Christine Ruiz in Tampa and President Samuel A. Willett in Daytona Beach, as well as with Stetson University's Office of Career Development and Academic Advising, to prepare the successful grant.

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Eggeman shares experience and tips with Stetson community

Our guest, Gail Eggeman '73, who runs the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, and has also been a director of the Florida Association of Community Farmers' Markets, shared her experiences and tips with Stetson University students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Eggeman started a Slow Food chapter in St. Petersburg and has been to the international event (Terra Madre) led by the Slow Food founder, Carlos Petrini. She is also a former municipal CPA and grant-writer, and understands the financing of small charitable groups.

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