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Workshop Block 1

Worshop Block 1 will take place from 2-3:15pm. In order for students to recieve Cultural Credit they will have to go to the front of the Carlton Union Building between 3:15-5pm to scan for cultural credit.

Why Pollination Matters: Toward “A Better Nectar”

  • Value: Global Citizenship
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Cynthia Bennington, Karen Cole, Jessica Rath
  • Location: Gillespie Museum

Pollinating insects are essential to our food crops and to the health of our environment. This workshop invites participants to the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem at the Gillespie Museum to look at and listen to pollinators, with LA-based artist Jessica Rath. Activities include (1) practicing a deep listening exercise to experience the resonant frequencies of the landscape’s pollinators; (2) contributing to an ongoing pollinator survey; and (3) planting native wildflowers, as part of the habitat restoration.

Interacting with People Living with a Disability

  • Value: Intellectual Development, Global Citizenship and Personal Growth
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Kathy Searle Acevedo, Wendy Wilson
  • Location: Library 25L

When you meet someone who's in a wheelchair, or uses a white cane, or communicates using ASL, what do you think? How do you act? As you go through life, you’re likely to encounter people with some type of disability. Learn how to interact with them comfortably and respectfully; it could help you retain clients and avoid lawsuits. And you might get to know interesting, accomplished individuals who just happen to live with a disability! Explore daily realities faced by people with impaired sight, hearing, mobility, etc. Remember: no-one is immune to casualties and conditions which may result in a disability.

Panel Discussion: Peace Corps at Stetson and Beyond

  • Value: Global Citizenship
  • Presentation Type: Facilitated Panel
  • Presenter(s): Chad Chernet, Robert McIntosh, Donna McIntosh, Roger Wangsness, Luisa DeGuzman, Erin Gibbs, Chip Wheeler
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 108

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RCPVs), including Stetson alumni, to learn about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain knowledge about the application processes to serve in the Peace Corps or become a student leader in the Stetson University Peace Corps Prep Program. The panel will be moderated by newly appointed Associate Director, Chip Wheeler, and former Acting Associate Director, Erin Gibbs, from the Peace Corps National Office.

Challenging the facts: fake news, misleading facts, and issues of credibility.

  • Value: Intellectual Development, Global Citizenship and Personal Growth
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Molly Brown, Leigh Ann Dunning, Vanessa Petion
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 122

This presentation aims to examine credible vs. non-credible sources that affect us all on a daily basis, in order to give participants the tools to make their own determination regarding sources, whether that be from websites, news stories or social media. The presentation will be given in three parts - 1. The history of fake news; 2. Determining credible sources for academic research; 3. Creating awareness when using Social Media. Participants will engage in group activities and discussions to practice the skills presented in this workshop.

How satisfied are you with your parents? Are they allies or enemies?

  • Value: Personal Growth
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Daisy Zhou, Payton Montague, Anzu Giri
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 123

Most people growing up experienced issues with their parents, and continue to question their relationship with their parents. This workshop will present the many different approaches to parenting including those that research has proven to be the most effective. The LGBTQIA community has recently being granted legal protection for marriage and for parenting children, and parenting issues from this community will be included. This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to pause for a bit and think about their bond with their own family, and the sacrifices their parents made to help them reach their goal of acquiring a higher education. Meanwhile, multicultural perspectives and scientific research findings about parenting will be included to facilitate self-reflection and communication. Participants will also share their experience, thoughts, feelings, concerns and future goals about parenting and family relationship.

Can You Solve the Tragedy of the Commons?

  • Value: Global Citizenship
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Alan Green, Wendy Anderson, Melissa Gibbs, Ranjini Thaver, Chris de Bodisco
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 124

Can you escape the tragedy of the commons? This fundamental concept is taught in economics, political science, biology and environmental science at Stetson. In this workshop participants will consider the concept through a simulation that puts you in the dilemma at both local and global levels. Work with faculty from different disciplines and see who can best escape the tragedy!

Words of Wisdom for Your Financial Future

  • Value: Intellectual Development
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Bonnie Holloway,
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 220

Do you worry about your financial future after Stetson? Do you have questions or concerns about how to manage your money responsibly, about how to buy a car or insurance or a house without someone taking advantage of you, or about how income taxes work? Do you wonder about when and how to start planning for retirement? Do you want to accumulate wealth in order to be able to give something back? If so, this is the Values Day session for you! Come and help choose the topics you’d like most to explore.

Keeping Your Promises: An Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation of Anti-Discrimination Training Programs

  • Value: Intellectual Development
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Nathan Perry,
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 221

A CPR certification requires ~3 hours of in-person training. The vast majority of anti-discrimination "trainings" are an hour or less in length. The premise that remedying racism/sexism/etc is less-complicated than learning CPR is a faulty one, and one that has had a continuing harmful impact on students and employees for over three decades. Workplace/campus training providers brought in ~160 BILLION dollars in 2015 (in the United States alone). While these trainings have been effective at meeting the needs administrators concerned with Legal Compliance, it is much less clear that these trainings are meeting the needs of individual who are actually most impacted by the harmful behaviors these trainings are advertised to address. Training CAN be effective, but only if stakeholders are empowered to ask the right questions beforehand.

I'm Not a Refugee: I am a ...

  • Value: Global Citizenship
  • Presentation Type: Facilitated Panel
  • Presenter(s): Elisabeth Poeter, Jelena Petrovic, Mirrett Saad
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 222

This workshop will highlight some of the most publicly debated immigration issues in the US, such as temporary ban on refugees from Muslim countries, the securing of national borders, health care and work for refugees and undocumented immigrants, and the role of sanctuary cities. Workshop participants will consider how recent executive orders mandating changes to immigration enforcement affect local initiatives and reflect on what drives the current refugee crisis and the increase in xenophobic tendencies in the US and Europe.

Am I Significant?

  • Value: Personal Growth
  • Presentation Type: Facilitated Panel
  • Presenter(s): Barrett Hand, Anika Reichwald, Michelle Tepper
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 223

Time in college is a sacred season of tumult and searching, but even in our global community and our nation, we have seen virulent violence, anger, and unrest. Change starts here. How we view ourselves affects how we view the world. So, are you significant? What makes you valuable? In this session, you will consider a variety of worldviews in order to better approach these issues. Join dialogue with current Stetson students, and Stetson alumnus and Oxford graduate Michelle Tepper. Come, and bring with you the questions you’ve yet to answer.

Disabling the Label of Disability: Unraveling what disability means in our society

  • Value: Global Citizenship
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Tammi Hanzalik,
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 318

Like many other labels, the term "disability" comes with a negative connotation that gives those with that label a "less than" status in our society. This interactive workshop aims to debunk misconceptions concerning people with intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) as well as offering ways in which our community can build an atmosphere that is inclusive of all people, regardless of labels. Students will engage in a meaningful dialogue about the importance of truly including those with IDD in our community.

Naikan: The Japanese Art of Gratitude and Self Reflection

  • Value: Personal Growth
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Morris Sullivan
  • Location: Rinker Environmental Learning Center

Naikan is a little-known method of self-reflection that doesn't involve sitting quietly with one's eyes closed, but gives the practitioner a direct view into their relationship to the world they live in and people they live with through the application of gratitude, grace, and self-reflection.

Weight ≠ Worth: Research-Driven Strategies for Developing a Better Body Image

  • Value: Personal Growth
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Danielle Lindner, Honor Woodward
  • Location: Sage 218

Everybody has a body, so everybody has a body image. The way we feel about our bodies is related to the eating and exercise choices we make, to our mood, to the way we feel about ourselves, and to our overall quality of life. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the topic of body image and discuss ways women and men alike can cultivate a healthy relationship with their bodies and contribute to a body-positive culture on campus.

How do we create a positive working and learning climate at Stetson? A deep dive into the 2016 Climate Study Report.

  • Value: Intellectual Development, Global Citizenship and Personal Growth
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Savannah-Jane Griffin, Julia Metzker
  • Location: Sage 222

Join us in an interactive session that delves into the results of the 2016 DeLand Campus Climate Survey and allows participants to devise personalized and actionable strategies that they can use for improving climate in their student organizations, classrooms, offices, meetings and other venues that are within their locus of control.

“The Muslims Are Coming!”: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the American Imagination

  • Value: Global Citizenship
  • Presentation Type: Interactive Workshop
  • Presenter(s): Sam Houston,
  • Location: Sage 257

Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudice are among the most pressing civil rights challenges in America today. As such, this workshop seeks to educate and equip participants with tools to confront Islamophobia in its many forms. Together we will learn about representations of Islam and Muslims in European history and American television and film, examine the roles that such images have played in constructing American Muslims as “Others” in ways reminiscent of past minority and immigrant groups, and discuss practical strategies that bystanders might use to confront anti-Muslim acts of bigotry carried out in their presence.