Tell Princeton Review all about Stetson!

The Princeton Review requests your direct feedback about your experience at Stetson University. Your insights on academics, fellow students, social life, sports, clubs, school traditions, professor/student interaction, dorms, food (you’re getting the picture here) provide invaluable guidance for college-bound students searching for their best fit schools.

Take our online student opinion survey here.

It takes only a few minutes to complete.  All college students completing the survey have a chance to win one of 10 Apple® iPads™.[1] 

Stetson students also will be entered in a random drawing to win a $15 gift card for the coffee shop or a downtown DeLand restaurant. Some winners already have been notified and more gift cards will be given out. Taking the survey automatically enters students in a drawing to win one of the 10 iPads.

Your anonymous feedback drives the narrative, rankings and ratings inherent to many of The Princeton Review’s college admissions titles and website.

Thanks for the time and for sharing your unique perspective on your college experience!

The Princeton Review 

The Princeton Review
555 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
StudentSurvey@review.com

Please note: The Princeton Review takes your privacy seriously. We will not share your personal information with any third party unless you give us permission to do so. You can read The Princeton Review’s full privacy policy by clicking on our “Privacy Policy” link here.

[1] Apple® and iPad™ are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc., which does not sponsor or endorse this survey or the associated sweepstakes.

Posted in Students

William Brooks, former Stetson IT analyst, passes away

William James Brooks, Jr., a retired senior systems analyst for Stetson University, has passed away.

Brooks died Jan. 12 “after one last touch of his wife’s hand,” according to his funeral notice. He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Drucilla Stokes Brooks of DeBary, two daughters, a son and many other relatives, including great-grandchildren.

Brooks retired last year from the Stetson IT department and will be deeply missed by his former co-workers.

“With his affable demeanor and easy smile, William was a pleasure to work with,” Jose Bernier, Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Stetson IT, wrote in an email. “His 25 years of service with Stetson IT brought us where we are today. As we celebrate his numerous professional achievements, we will keep his friends and family in our prayers.”

Viewing and Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Golden’s Funeral Home, 210 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Winter Park. For more info, call the Funeral Home at 407-740-6784.

His Funeral Service will be Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at the New Destiny Christian Center, 505 E. McCormick Road in Apopka.

Any floral arrangements should be sent to the Funeral Home.

 

Posted in Faculty, Staff

3rd Friday Speaker — Father Rudi Cleare

On Friday, Jan. 20, join Father Rudi Cleare for a talk on the African American Church and America’s Negro spiritual song tradition. His presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Stetson’s Third Fridays at Noon Series provides opportunities for our community to learn from individuals who share personal experiences about their religion or philosophy. These interactions allow us to build positive relationships with religious traditions and world views that differ from our own.

Allen Hall Auditorium | 12-1 p.m.

Free food and cultural credit with student ID. Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center and the Chaplains’ Office.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Final Call for Submissions: ‘Art of Resilience’ Juried Art Exhibition

The Stetson University Counseling Center is excited to announce our 2nd Annual “Art of Resilience” Juried Art Exhibition for students.

Submissions are due to the Counseling Center: Jan. 20.

Judging begins the week of Jan. 23.

Final Judging and Exhibition will take place at Operation: Resilience on Feb. 2 from 2:30 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Rinker Field House.

*Winners in each category, as well as a People’s Choice Award, will receive a Wal-Mart Gift Card!*

Accepting Submissions in the following categories:

  • Image (painting, photography, drawing, digital image)
  • Sculpture (any medium)
  • Short Film/Video (maximum: 2 minutes)
  • Original Audio/Musical Composition (maximum: 2 minutes)
  • Creative Writing (Poem, Short Story; maximum: 2 pages double-spaced)

For more information, please contact Rachel Boldman, Director of the Counseling Center, at rboldman@stetson.edu.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Winter Blood Drive

We will be having our annual Winter Blood Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The bloodmobile will be located in front of the Carlton Union Building.

Special incentives for donating blood this month include a free Oneblood long-sleeve shirt and free pizza from Papa Johns. Please remember to bring identification.

All blood donated through Oneblood remains in our area and is used at local hospitals.  Your friends, neighbors, and family depend upon our donations for blood and blood products.  Please donate and encourage your friends, colleagues, and students to donate also.

We would like to thank the Stetson community for our last blood drive on Nov. 1-2, 2016.  The drive pulled in a grand total of 78 units, which saved a total 234 lives.  Thank you so much for your support!  We hope to see you on Jan. 25 and 26.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Human Library Apply Today!

The Human Library is an event that provides an inclusive way to challenge prejudice.  The Library consists of Human “books” who volunteer to tell stories about themselves to a variety of “readers.” Like a regular library, the Human Library has a catalog of books waiting to be checked out.  A reader (person who attends the library) can check out “books” on a topic that he or she may be interested in learning more about.

For example, you can check out various titles, such as “child of a policeman,” “Greek Life member,” “athlete,” “Black Lives Matter supporter,” “transgender,” or “Buddhist” and learn more about that person, their life and the challenges and stereotypes that they have overcome.

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to apply!

Apply here today to be a book and tell your story. Applications close Jan. 31!

The Human Library event will take place in the library on Feb. 24 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Message from Stetson Public Safety

A common trend on college and university campuses throughout the country has been preparing for and responding to suspected opioid overdoses.

The Federal Government as well as the State of Florida have addressed the need for training and dealing with the ever-increasing accidental opioid overdose issue, making it easier for Fire, Police and Campus Public Safety to be trained, certified and have the ability to provide Naloxone spray as needed to possibly save the life of a suspected overdose victim.

Stetson University’s Department of Public Safety has taken a proactive approach and has completed training, allowing officers to carry and administer naloxone, if indicated, during an emergency. Effective Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, Public Safety Officers will begin carrying Naloxone Hydrochloride, commonly known as NARCAN Spray.

What is Narcan™ (naloxone)?

Narcan™ (naloxone) is an opiate antidote. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain pills like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone and Vicodin. When a person is overdosing on an opioid, breathing can slow down or stop and it can very hard to wake them from this state. Narcan™ (naloxone) is a prescription medicine that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose.

Stetson University has never experienced any opioid-induced overdoses. However, the need to be prepared in the event of an accidental overdose is vital. Public Safety with funding assistance from Dr. Leon Smith will be prepared moving forward.  It is important for anyone who suspects that they have experienced an accidental overdose or knows someone who may be suffering from an overdose, to notify Public Safety or 911 for immediate assistance.

The safety and security at Stetson University is the mission of Public Safety and with your help, we can make sure this campus is safe for all of our Visitors, Students, Faculty and Staff.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Can I Kiss You?

Mark your calendars! Join Wellness & Recreation on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Center Rinker Fieldhouse for an exciting cultural credit event! This hilarious program teaches participants how to ask for what you want sexually or intimately – without having to play any of the games! Arrive early, the first 100 attendees will receive a free t-shirt! Stay tuned for more information.

For questions or concerns please contact Melissa Mesman, assistant director of Wellness & Recreation, at mmesman@stetson.edu or 386-822-7033.

Posted in Students

Deadline Soon to Apply for Spring 2017 Graduation

Students must complete the application for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate. The deadline to apply to graduate Spring 2017 is Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

For more information on Commencement, including schedule, FAQ and more, click here.

Posted in Students

Only in Florida: Photographs of Endemic Species at RELC, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Florida ranks as the fourth highest state in the number of endemic species – those plants and animals naturally occurring only within a specific geographic area. Early botanists exploring Florida, such as Alvan Wentworth Chapman and John Kunkel Small, noted the high number of endemic species.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Rinker Environmental Learning Center, noted nature photographer Paul Rebmann (wildflphoto.com ) will present images of endemics from various ecosystems throughout this region — including Volusia County’s Deeringothamnus rugelii (Rugel’s false pawpaw) as well as other endangered species such as Nemastylis floridana (celestial lily), Warea amplexifolia (clasping Warea), and many more. A Master Naturalist and longtime member of both the Florida Native Plant Society and the Audubon Society, Rebmann has published in several field guides and in periodicals including The Palmetto and Backpacker Magazine. On Feb. 13, his photographic exhibit, “Only In Florida,” opens at Kimbell Center Art Gallery at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

The Rinker Environmental Learning Center is located at 230 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand.  Cultural credit is available for undergraduate students.  For additional information, call the Gillespie Museum, 386.822.7330.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

AKPsi Spring 2017 Rush Events!

Alpha Kappa Psi, Stetson University’s premier co-ed business fraternity, welcomes all students to join us for the following events! Students who attend will have the opportunity to learn about AKPsi as well as what the rush process is like. There are many fun activities for interested students to meet and mingle with current brothers all while gaining insight as to what becoming a brother truly means.

Information Sessions: Jan. 23 and 24   ♠  4-5 p.m.  ♠   TBD

 Social Event:  Jan. 25  ♠  5-6 p.m.    ♠    LBC Lobby

Alumni Panel:  Jan. 26    ♠  6-7 p.m.    ♠    TBD

 BBQ:  Jan. 27  ♠  5 p.m.  ♠  Gordis Grill

Formal Rush:  Jan. 30    ♠    5-7 p.m.     ♠     Rinker Auditorium

Bid Event:  Feb. 2   ♠    5-7 p.m.     ♠    Rinker Auditorium

Membership is open to all majors!

For more information, contact the Vice President of Membership at AKPsiTMMembership@GMail.com

Image result for alpha kappa psi crest png      Image result for alpha kappa psi png

Follow us on Social Media

Image result for instagram icon png akpsi_thetamu          Image result for facebook icon pngAKPsiThetaMu

Posted in Students

Sorority Night & Throwback Game! Men’s Basketball vs NJIT – Thursday, 7 p.m.

Welcome Back Students! Don’t miss Men’s Basketball vs NJIT Thursday at 7 p.m.! Come get down to some Throwback Thursday music and cheer on the Hatters! It’s also our Sorority Night competition, so Sororities we have a great grand prize for the winner, wear your Letters! Let’s Go Hats!

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Stetson University’s Animal Policy for Students

The purpose of Stetson University’s Animal Policy is to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive campus for all members of our community taking into account campus culture and risk management concerns.  Considering the essential functions of the university, applicable laws, and potential risks, this policy outlines expectations of animal access, health, and behavior. 

Within the policy, you will find guidelines for all animal owners on our campus along with specific information regarding the various types of animals including service animals, service animals in training, comfort/emotional support animals, and pets.  The animal policy is effective Spring term 2017.[Stetson Animal Policy for Students].”

Posted in Students

Stetson University’s Animal Policy for Faculty, Staff

The purpose of Stetson University’s Animal Policy is to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive campus for all members of our community taking into account campus culture and risk management concerns.  Considering the essential functions of the university, applicable laws, and potential risks, this policy outlines expectations of animal access, health, and behavior. 

Within the policy, you will find guidelines for all animal owners on our campus along with specific information regarding the various types of animals including service animals, service animals in training, comfort/emotional support animals, and pets.  The animal policy is effective Spring term 2017.[Stetson Animal Policy for Faculty, Staff].

Posted in Faculty, Staff

Dean of Students Office Hours, Tues. 12-1

Come chat with your Dean of Students Lynn Schoenberg every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. on a rocker in front of the CUB. You can really come to talk about anything going on at Stetson or in your life.

Feedback? Suggestions? Looking for a sounding board? Come on by.

To celebrate the start of the new semester, Lynn will have a motivating snack this week on the first office hours of the semester, Jan. 17. See you there!

 

Posted in Students

The Blackboard Ultra Experience – Update

We are pleased to report that the problem with course listings in Ultra has been resolved! All of your courses should now appear under the correct term after you click the Courses link from the main Blackboard screen. Use the arrows to scroll horizontally through previous and future terms. Press here for more information on how to customize your course display options.

If you could not make any of the training sessions, you can always stop by the Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OOLET) for drop-in help any time during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 9-4). The OOLET Team is happy to help with Ultra questions as well as any Blackboard or online learning needs!

OOLET team members Benjamin Brown and Dawn McCain are located at the DeLand campus, in the lower level of the Lynn Business Center in Rooms 030 and 032. Look for the big “Blackboard Help” sign in the hallway.

Julie Kitzmiller, our OOLET team member located at the College of Law, is also available for drop-in help during normal business hours. Julie’s office is in the Library, Room 142, at the Gulfport campus.

A general overview of the Blackboard Ultra Experience is posted in the online Faculty Resource Center (FRC). To access the FRC, after logging into Blackboard, press the Organizations link from the left-side menu. A new screen appears; press the Faculty Resource Center link, then navigate to the Ultra Upgrade Center link from the left-side menu.

Please feel free to contact the OOLET office with any questions or concerns: oolet@stetson.edu.

Posted in Faculty, Staff

The Blackboard Ultra Experience – Student Update

This is a friendly reminder that the Blackboard Ultra Experience was successfully implemented on Dec. 22, 2016. The Ultra Experience is an upgrade to our existing Blackboard learning management system and “Ultra” is used to describe the transformation of the user interface and workflows in Blackboard Learn. While the Ultra interface, known as the Blackboard Home Page, was completely redesigned, the actual course content delivery and functionality has not changed.  Also, please keep in mind that Chrome is now the recommended browser for Ultra.

A staff member from the Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OOLET) will be available in the CUB (Carlton Union Building, DeLand), on Jan. 17 & 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to answer any questions or concerns on the new Ultra interface. Look for a table with a “Blackboard Help” poster hanging on the table front.

You can also always stop by OOLET for drop-in help any time during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 9-4). OOLET team members Benjamin Brown and Dawn McCain are located at the DeLand campus, in the lower level of the Lynn Business Center in Rooms 030 and 032.

Julie Kitzmiller, our OOLET team member located at the College of Law, is also available for drop-in help during normal business hours. Julie’s office is in the Library, Room 142, at the Gulfport campus.

Additionally, please find below some great online student Ultra resources to help you navigate the new interface:

What is Ultra?

Course Lists

Content in Your Courses

Activity Stream

Feel free to contact the OOLET office with any questions or concerns: oolet@stetson.edu.

Have a great spring term!

Posted in Students

Advertising in On Campus Residential Communities

Happy New Year Hatters!

Housing and Residential Life would like to continue its commitment to supporting events and activities across the campus. One way we do this is by providing areas in our residential halls as a palette for advertising to the residential population. As you are planning, if you wish to utilize our office for distribution of marketing, please follow the below instructions. Please keep in mind the organizational Advertising Policy.

We prefer that advertisements are approved by Hub in the CUB prior to being brought to Housing and Residential Life but it is not expected.

  • All Advertisements must contain general event details (date, time, location) and contact information for questions.
  • Approved flyers must be dropped off in the HRL Central office located in University Hall at least 14 days prior to the event you wish to advertise.
    • Note: If flyers are not turned in on time to our department, we make no guarantees that advertisements will be placed in the halls.
  • Distribution for us happens generally once a week during our Wednesday evening staff meetings.
  • PLEASE separate them according to the Residential Life Coordinator’s (RLC) area where they will be posted. Only the following number of flyers will be posted in each building:
RLC Barbara Hawkins

 

Chaudoin – 8

Emily – 8

U Hall – 2

 

 

 

 

TOTAL – 18

RLC Cecil Chik


Houses 1-7 – 7

Houses A-F – 6

Conrad – 3

Catalyst Houses – 3

 

 

 

TOTAL – 19

RLC Juan Escobar


Smith – 6

Gordis – 6

Carson/Hollis – 4

Nemec – 10

 

 

 

TOTAL – 26

 RLC Annlyn Harvey


Hatter – 5

University Village (UVAs) – 4

Stetson Cove – 2

Stetson Oaks – 2

Plymouth – 1

Stetson Palms – 1

 

TOTAL – 15

GRAND TOTAL – 78

If you have any questions, please email reslife@stetson.edu or call 386-822-7201. Thank you for your cooperation.  We look forward to helping you publicize your events!

Thanks and Go Hatters!

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students Tagged with: , , , , ,

Propose a NEW! Community Catalyst House

Work with others to solve a complex world problem?
Encourage students to connect their classroom learning with real world learning experiences?
Gain direct experience to your desired field?
Would you like to take control of your living & learning experiences?

Expand your Stetson experience by developing a Community Catalyst House. Community Catalyst Houses are a living and learning option that engages returning students in an environment at Stetson where living, learning and values meet. Students with common interests (academic or community interests) who have a desire to enhance our campus and community will live together in a residential house environment to meet a challenge facing our community!

This program is designed to empower Stetson students to think deeply about their experiences, Stetson, the DeLand community and our global society. Students are encouraged to be imaginative and design their own community by exploring one’s intellectual passions and values, in addition to gaining an awareness of the reality in which others at Stetson and in DeLand experience day to day.

Returning students interested in proposing a NEW! Community Catalyst House for the 2017 – 2018 Academic Year must submit their proposal in Hatter Sync! Proposal submission deadline is Feb. 5, 2017.

Visit the following link to access the submission form in Hatter Sync: https://orgsync.com/26701/forms/237685

The following themes for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:

Sustaining Green-Living
Futures in Healthcare
Intersections of Faith
World Kitchen

Have questions?
Contact Jessica Day in Housing and Residential Life at jcurry@stetson.edu.
Information Sessions will be held on Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 25 at 9 p.m. in CUB 204.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Faculty/Staff Parking Decals

Faculty/Staff parking decals will expire on Feb. 15, 2017.  Please fill out the vehicle registration form below and bring it to Public Safety along with your staff ID to receive your new decal. We are open 24/7 and we look forward to seeing you.

http://www.stetson.edu/administration/public-safety/media/Staff%20Vehicle%20Registration%20PDF.pdf

 

 

Posted in Students

Faculty/Staff Parking Decals To Expire

Faculty/Staff parking decals will expire on Feb. 15, 2017.  Please fill out the vehicle registration form below and bring it to Public Safety along with your staff ID.

Decals will not be mailed and must be picked up in person by the owner of the vehicle.  We are open 24/7 and we look forward to seeing you.

http://www.stetson.edu/administration/public-safety/media/Staff%20Vehicle%20Registration%20PDF.pdf

 

Posted in Faculty, Staff

Save the Date: Life after graduation… are you ready to adult!?!

LBC Lobby and Rinker Auditorium

Friday, Jan. 27, 2017

12:30-5:30 p.m.

Learn how to fill out hiring paperwork, manage your finances, and so much more!

For additional questions, please contact career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

Posted in Students

File Server Migration

In our continuing efforts to enhance service and capacity, the Stetson IT department will migrate all files and folders from the current file server to new file servers. This migration will take place on Jan. 12 from 8:00 p.m. – midnight. The new file servers will provide increased capacity and improved redundancy.

The following file shares will be unavailable during the migration:
– S: drive
– P: drive
– G: drive
– H: drive
– FTP access will change to “StetsonFTP.stetson.edu” (use the same port as in the past)

If your department has programs or systems designed to connect to the Stetson2 file server, please contact IT so we can review the configuration.

Please contact IT at support@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217 with any questions or concerns.

–Office of Information Technology

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Stetson Symphonic Band to perform in Tampa

The Stetson University Symphonic Band will perform a featured concert at the Florida Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in Tampa on Thursday night, Jan. 12.

Conducted by Douglas L. Phillips, the Symphonic Band will perform at 7 p.m. in the Tampa Convention Center, Ballroom A, at 333 S. Franklin St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature works by Strauss, Holst, Sousa, Bernstein, Lauridsen and Nelson.

The Stetson Band will present the same program on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. at West Orange High School in Winter Garden. The Band is pleased to share Tuesday night’s concert with their gracious hosts, the West Orange High School Wind Symphony and conductor Kenneth Boyd.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

The Blackboard Ultra Experience – IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE

The Office of Online Learning and EdTech (OOLET) is pleased to announce that the upgrade to Blackboard Ultra was successfully completed! While there were a few minor bumps in the implementation road, the migration itself went very well. Please take a moment to review the new interface and your course content. We think the new interface looks very sleek, modern and efficient! And don’t forget, Chrome is the recommended browser for Ultra.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a small problem with how course lists are currently displayed in Ultra. The courses are listed by term on the Courses page. Unfortunately for some users, the terms are not correctly listing the related courses and some courses may be listed under an incorrect term. The good news is that all the courses appear to have been migrated and are accessible. Unfortunately, while Blackboard is working on fixing this error, the course lists may appear a bit confusing. Please press here for information on how to customize your course display options; this will help organize the course lists until the matter is resolved.

TRAINING: In case you were unable to attend a training session before the winter break, we still have a few more dates scheduled for January.

Webinar: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DeLand: Monday, Jan. 9, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Gulfport: Thursday, Jan. 12, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please send an email to oolet@stetson.edu to RSVP for desired session 24 hours in advance. Any sessions that do not have at least 2 RSVPs will be rescheduled.

A general overview of the Blackboard Ultra Experience and training schedule is currently posted in the online Faculty Resource Center (FRC). To access the FRC, after logging into Blackboard, press the Organizations link from the left-side menu. A new screen appears; press the Faculty Resource Center link, navigate to the Ultra Upgrade Center from the left-side navigation menu and press that link.

Please feel free to contact the OOLET office with any questions or concerns: oolet@stetson.edu.

Posted in Faculty, Staff

Network Upgrades Scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6

Stetson IT will be performing additional upgrades to our internet infrastructure on Friday, Jan. 6, from 8-11 p.m. This upgrade will complete the first phase of upgrades, which will help alleviate the network congestion experienced at the end of the fall semester and help prepare for future upgrades to our internet service.

While we do have redundant internet connections and make all attempts to limit downtime, there is potential for intermittent outages during this time, which may affect vlab, web servers, internet access, VPN, banner and other services.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the helpdesk at 386-822-7217 or support@stetson.edu.

Posted in Faculty, Staff, Students

Be A Catalyst at Stetson University

Stetson University is very excited to host Catalyst, a national Leadershape program, on campus this February. 

Catalyst is a one-day program for college students that focuses on learning to develop their own authentic path, to connect to groups and causes they care about, and to commit to a plan to be a catalyst for themselves and the groups they are part of.

We are looking for Stetson students that are passionate about leadership to participate in this program and become Catalysts for the future. This program will be taking place Feb. 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on campus and we would love for you to apply today to be a Catalyst at Stetson University.

Applications for this program are due Feb. 6, 2017, and can be found online at www.stetson.edu/ulead

Questions about Catalyst? Contact Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, at ldement@stetson.edu.

Posted in Students Tagged with: , , , , ,