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2017 Schedule

8 to 10:30 a.m. - The Past is Present: Race, History, and Community in DeLand - Cultural Credit

Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

Led by three Stetson History Department faculty, Drs. Andy Eisen, Mayhill Fowler, and Emily Mieras, this two-hour event introduces participants to the many untold and hidden histories of DeLand. Following a light breakfast and brief remarks, we will hop on a bus and visit a number of the town's historic locations, including a sandwich shop where African American high school students protested segregated lunch counters, a courtroom where victims of white racial violence struggled to find justice, and the African American Museum of the Arts, a contemporary site of community preservation and artistic expression. We will also analyze how public histories of DeLand, as depicted in downtown murals, tend to center the figure of the white pioneer settler, all but erasing the contributions of other members of our community. We anticipate that by the time we conclude the tour participants will have a deeper knowledge and a greater appreciation for the diverse groups of people whose lives and labor built this town. Following in the spirit of Values Day, we hope this event will inspire continued reflection, conversations, and community action as we confront how profoundly our town’s racial past is present. 

Seating is limited for this event, participants must RSVP if they plan to attend.

8 to 10:30 a.m. - Community Garden Build - Cultural Credit

Center for Community Engagement

Come out and help us build a community garden in Spring Hill! Following a 2016 study by Stetson students that found that access to fresh and nutritious food is the greatest concern for residents of the Spring Hill community in Deland, the Stetson Center for Community Engagement has partnered with the City of DeLand, the USDA, the University of Florida’s Agricultural Extension Agency, Volusia County Master Gardeners, the Greater Union Life Center, and the Florida Department of Health to fund and build a community garden that will serve area residents. We’ll be constructing 39 raised garden beds. No special skills required; we’ll bring tools, and you bring a water bottle and a desire to make change in our community.

Spots are limited for this event, participants must RSVP if they plan to attend.

10:30 a.m. to Noon - Opening Session and Keynote Address - Cultural Credit

Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel

Welcome from Values Day Planning Committee

Dr. Christopher Bell and Savannah-Jane Griffin

Welcome from President Libby

Announcement of Peace Corps Prep Program

Chip Wheeler, Associate Director of Peace Corps

Erin Gibbs, Acting Associate Director of Peace Corps

Music Performance

The Times They Are A-Changin' - Written by Bob Dylan (1963)

Performed by Eshtemoh Morgan '20 - Bachelor of Music (Voice and Guitar), Outside Field of Business

Keynote Address - "The Diversity Dilemma"

Dr. Irshad Manji

For the acclaimed author and media entrepreneur, Irshad Manji, diversity does not stop at demographics. Being truly inclusive means we must equip ourselves to explore different points of view within identity groups.

Here is the dilemma: How do we hold honest and constructive conversations in our era of deep polarizations?

According to Irshad, it starts with developing "moral courage" in ourselves. With a passionate keynote, she will guide us through the taboo-riddled terrain. Expect to be inspired, unsettled and invited to disagree- in the name of real diversity.

Noon to 2 p.m. - Global Citizenship Fair - Cultural Credit

Stetson Green

The Global Citizenship Fair will be taking place on the Stetson's Green, which is a great opportunity to network and connect with many of Stetson University's local and global community partners. The Global Citizenship Fair will feature opportunities for internships, volunteer service, and study abroad.

Non-Profit Organizations: Special Olympics Florida, Urban Teachers, Welcoming Hearts Inc., Grace House Pregnancy Resource Center, My Angel with Paws, The House Next Door, Best Buddies, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Talking Books Library, Camp Boggy Creek, Mainstreet DeLand Associations, Museum of Art-DeLand, Marine Discovery Center, Gaurdian ad Litem, United Way of Volusia Flagler Counties, Children’s Home Society, Hope Reins, American Cancer Society

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs: Cuenca, Ecuador: Latin American Studies, London and Paris: Religious Studies, UK and Ireland: History, Hong Kong: Business, Innsbruck, Austria: Business, Cuba: Business, Greece: Psychology, Serbia: Cross-Cultural Aspects of Health, Scotland: Business, Greece: Business, China: Business, China: Sociology, Other Study Abroad Partners

Affiliate Study Abroad Partners: IES Abroad, CIEE, The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)

Noon to 2 p.m. - Hurricane Relief Donation Drive

Stetson Green

The Center for Community Engagement is collecting donations of food and supplies to assist people affected by the recent hurricanes. Donations can be dropped off at the Global Citizenship Fair on the Stetson Green from 12-2pm, or at the Center for Community Engagement on Bert Fish Drive at any time. The following items are most needed:

Food: Pasta, quinoa, rice, canned green vegetables, tomatoes, beans, proteins and fruits

Supplies: Unopened personal hygiene products and household cleaning products, gently used or new clothing and bedding, first aid, safety kits and batteries

Noon to 2 p.m. - Three Wishes sponsored by Green, White, and You

Palm Court

Stetson’s student philanthropy group will be organizing a reflective event on Values Day: Three Wishes. The event will focus on making three wishes: one for self, one for Stetson, and one for the world. The wishes are written down on slips of paper and hung from the trees in the Palm Court. This event will tie in with Values Day, but also with the philanthropic education and the attitude that Green, White & YOU is looking to build among Stetson’s students. 

Noon to 2 p.m. - Community Lunch

Carlton Union Building, Commons

Dining Services will be providing complimentary lunch in celebration of Values Day in the Commons. Students, faculty, staff, and invited community partners are welcome to enjoy music, lunch, and community.  Be sure to look in the Commons for information about sustainably sourced foods and recent impacts to Florida produce as a result of Hurricane Irma.

12:30 to 1:45 p.m. - Stetson R.E.A.D. – Exploring Faith and Freedom - Cultural Credit

Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

Our Stetson R.E.A.D. (Read Engage And Discuss; Reflect Engage & Affirm Diversity) event will include lunch and community dialogue on the book Allah, Liberty, and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom. Participants will have the opportunity to briefly converse with the author, Dr. Irshad Manji, and engage in contemplative dialogue. R.E.A.D. founder and facilitator, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education, and co-facilitator, Ms. Lindsey Graves, Assistant Director of Interfaith Initiatives, will also share information on the 2017-2018 R.E.A.D. Program, which is open to faculty, staff, and students.

Spots are limited for this event, participants must RSVP if they plan to attend.

Noon to 4 p.m. - Hand Art Center Exhibit - Cultural Credit

Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center

Exhibits include: "Traditions and Innovation in Russian Art", "Oscar Bluemner: Vision and Revision", and "Faculty Focus: Madison Creech".

2 to 3:15 p.m. - Workshop Block 1 - Cultural Credit

Workshops will be facilitated by Stetson students, faculty, staff, and community partners in multiple locations across campus.  Visit the Workshop Block 1 webpage for a complete listing of workshops.  

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Workshop Block 2 - Cultural Credit

Workshops will be facilitated by Stetson students, faculty, staff, and community partners in multiple locations across campus.  Visit the Workshop Block 2 webpage for a complete listing of workshops.

5 to 6:30 p.m. - Acirema Simulation - Cultural Credit

Lynn Business Center, Rinker Auditorium 108 

Acirema is a simulation exercise, facilitated by the WORLD Rinker Center for International Learning, designed to sensitize participants to the multiple obstacles that international students encounter in their quest for a U.S. education. Follow the path from initial contact with a U.S. educational institution to getting the best exchange rate on your money, to visiting the embassy, to buying your plane ticket and planning for your arrival on campus. Gain a better understanding of the resilience necessary to become a Stetson International student. A facilitated discussion will take place after the simulation to address the specific issues at stake, as well as what participants can do in the future to help support international students at Stetson University.

Seating is limited for this event, participants must RSVP if they plan to attend.