Parking Reserved for Visitors

Public Safety would like to remind all staff and faculty that the spaces in the DeLand Hall parking lot in front of the Welcome Center and also the Hand Art spaces behind the Library are for visitors. Please be mindful of our guests and park in faculty/staff parking lots only. If you are having difficulty finding a staff parking space please feel free to contact Public Safety at 386-822-7300 so we can assist you.

Dee Carpenter
Captain, Public Safety
P 386.822.7309
F 386.822.7305

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Online Writing Center Summer Session 3

Writing Center tutors are available for online tutoring during Summer Session 3.

Online tutoring hours until July 18:
Sunday-Wednesday: 3-5 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: Closed

Make an appointment via Stetson SSC to meet online with a tutor using Skype for Business! More information can be found at our website. If you experience technical issues or need to schedule a session outside of the available time, please email

We look forward to talking about writing with you this summer!

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Oscar Bluemner turns 150 this Wednesday! Join us!

Oscar Bluemner turns 150!!!
You are Invited to A Birthday Celebration!

Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, cake and a little bubbly after work.
June 21  from 4-6 p.m.
Hand Art Center

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Wildflower Wednesday at the Gillespie Museum, 6/21, 10 a.m. – Noon

It’s National Pollinator Week. Join us at the museum’s Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem (the ecosystem restoration behind the Rinker Environmental Learning Center, 230 E. Michigan Ave.) for a morning of activities among our wildflowers and native pollinators.  For scientists of all ages; children under sixteen must bring an adult.  Free and open to all.

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Quality of Service Committee: Call for New Members

Want to make a difference on campus? Consider joining the Quality of Service Council!

The purpose of the Quality of Service Council is to act as a catalyst within the Stetson community to promote communication and courteous service. The Council seeks to achieve improvements in internal interactions — to serve as a channel of communication between departments and among individual staff members. It seeks to promote a sense of community by providing opportunities for social interaction and employee recognition. The Council achieves its purpose through dissemination of information, training programs and Stetson employee events.

We are looking for new perspectives and creative ideas to be able to better serve the Stetson Community. 
If you would like to join us, please send an email to and one of our members will be happy to meet with you to discuss the exciting possibilities.

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Reminder – Summer Yoga on Monday

The summer in academia can be a time of research, thinking and renewal professionally. It can also be a time to pause and take time for yourself personally. Over the course of this summer, there will be 4 yoga classes offered in the Hollis Center, free to all Stetson students, faculty, staff and alumni. Classes will be one-hour long and taught by Lua Hancock. Yoga mats will be available for those who do not have their own.

The next class is on Monday, June 19, from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

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Art Professor Dan Gunderson to Exhibit Work in Vero Beach

Stetson University Art Professor Dan Gunderson will present the largest-ever exhibit of his work from June 17 through Sept. 3 at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Called “Dan Gunderson: A View from Above,” the exhibit in the museum’s largest gallery will feature more than 50 pieces, including 40 high-definition digital prints of his mandala-like arrangements of colorful super hero figurines and other toys.

The exhibit also will include other prints of his symmetrical arrangements of toys, and a new wall-mounted piece that incorporates brightly colored spiders, mice and skulls made with a 3D printer in Stetson’s duPont-Ball Library.

The exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, June 17, with a museum Members’ Reception on Friday, June 16, at 5 p.m. For admission prices and hours, visit the Vero Beach Museum of Art website. To see Gunderson’s work, visit his website.

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Lightning Safety Reminder!

As we enter into the summer season, here are a few facts and lightning safety tips to remember:


Sunshine Safety Council, Inc./ NOAA

Florida is the “Lightning Capital of the U.S.”- highest casualties among all 50 states

  • Central Florida: From Tampa across to Titusville, is considered “Lightning Alley.”
  • Lightning is the No. 1 weather killer in Florida (higher rate than hurricanes, tornadoes and drownings combined).
  • June, July, August and September are the highest strike months, July and August being the worst.
  • 10 percent of people struck by lightning are killed, while 70 percent suffer severe medical problems.

Campus Lightning Detector System: Stetson has lightning detection equipment in four areas of the DeLand campus. The Lightning Siren System will issue a long siren blast to indicate lightning is within 2.5 miles of campus, and the light on the pole will flash.  Three short blasts will indicate the all-clear.

The National Weather Service offers these important Lightning Safety Tips:

  • Use the “30 -30” rule:  If the time between lightning and thunder is 30 seconds or less, seek proper shelter.  Wait at least 30 minutes from last lightning/thunder before leaving the shelter.
  • The best shelter is a fully enclosed, substantially constructed building. Open pavilions or carports are not safe.
  • Vehicles with metal sides and roofs also provide adequate shelter.  Roll windows up and do not touch metal surfaces. Golf carts are not considered safe.
  • Avoid corded telephones, electrical appliances, power tools, metal doors or window frames, and plumbing fixtures (i.e. tubs/showers) as lightning can travel through wires and metal pipes.
  • Do not lean against vehicles or fences or use motorcycles or bicycles during a lightning storm.
  • The most dangerous places to be are: under trees, in or near water (lakes, docks), open fields, beaches, golf courses, sports fields, and around tall objects or metal objects.
  • If caught outdoors, run to the nearest safe shelter – do not lie down on the ground.
  • Don’t assume if you don’t see lightning, you’re safe.  Lightning can strike from storms that are miles away.  If you can hear thunder, take precautions. “If you hear it –  fear it!”

For more information on lightning go to:  (click “Safety” tab)

Total number of lightning casualties in Florida between 1959 and 2015:

  • Killed: 482 – an average of nine per year
  • Injured: 1,788 – an average of 37 per year

Top 10 states with most lightning casualties (deaths plus injuries), 1959 – 2004:

  1. Florida: 2,117
  2. North Carolina: 818
  3. Michigan: 815
  4. Pennsylvania: 760
  5. New York: 749
  6. Texas: 716
  7. Ohio: 671
  8. Colorado: 702
  9. Georgia: 586
  10. Tennessee: 554
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Summer Hours for the Commons, Coffee Kiosk

The Coffee Shop Kiosk will remain open Monday-Friday from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Commons Dining Hall will be open:

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Improved Internet Speed and Network Security

Stetson’s Information Technology department will be moving the Domain Name System (DNS) to Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday, June 14. Users are not required to take any action and interruption of service is not expected.

DNS is the internet’s system for converting an easily memorized name (i.e., into an IP address. For example, when you type, DNS tells your computer to go to

Amazon Web Services will help us improve response times around the globe and improve network security.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk at 386-822-7217 or

–Office of Information Technology

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Learn with an Internationally Known Family-Business Specialist

Two additional courses have been added to the Family Enterprise course listings for fall 2017.  Both courses are taught by Professor Sylvain Daudel, an internationally known specialist in family business. Consider these offerings as you complete your fall schedule:

  • FENT 350  Managerial Issues in Family Enterprise (CRN 5743)
  • FENT 390  Special Topics in Family Enterprise: Conflict (CRN 6997)

Class details are available online in the Class Schedule Listing or by clicking the CRNs above.

For more information, contact Dr. Jim Beasley at

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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Training Sessions

The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OOLET) is pleased to announce new training dates for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you do not have to install any software to conduct or join a session.

Training Dates

Thursday, 6/15 @ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday, 7/19 @ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday, 8/16 @ 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, 9/20 @ 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Tuesday, 10/17 @ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Please note you must RSVP (via email: to attend any session 24 hours in advance, and sessions that do not have at least 2 RSVPs will be rescheduled. An access link to the session will be emailed a day prior to the event. The training session is a virtual session; therefore, you will need a computer/device with working speakers and Wi-Fi access. A microphone and webcam is helpful, but not required.

To get a head start with Collaborate Ultra, check out these resources:

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Dawn McCain (, 386-822-7193).


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Celebration of Life Service for George Herbst on June 17

Stetson University will host a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, June 17, at 2 p.m., for George H. Herbst who served with distinction as Stetson’s Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer.

George passed away May 15 after a year-long battle with throat cancer. He came out of retirement to serve as Vice President for Business and CFO at Stetson from 2009 until 2011. During his time here, he helped restore the beauty of the buildings and grounds at Stetson, as well as setting the university on a path to financial stability.

George spent his entire career in education, beginning as a high school teacher, and retired from Rollins College in Winter Park as Vice President and Treasurer. Rollins honored George by naming him Vice President Emeritus and Treasurer Emeritus. He is survived by his husband, Richard (Rick) Truitt.

Stetson will host a Celebration of Life service on June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room.

Rollins College also will hold a service on June 14, 4 p.m., in Knowles Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in George’s name to the American Cancer Society.

For more information, contact University Events at 

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Phone System Maintenance

The Stetson I.T. department will be performing maintenance on the phone system Monday, June 12, from 5-7 a.m.

During this time, phones will reboot a couple times and will update their certificates. If you arrive to your desk and your phone isn’t working, please unplug the network cable between the phone and the wall jack, and plug it back in to power cycle the phone.

If you have any further questions or concerns, contact I.T. at or 386-822-7217.

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Pulse Memorial on Wednesday, June 7

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be hosting a Pulse Memorial on Wednesday, June 7, in front of the Carlton Union Building.

We will be tying 49 balloons in front of the CUB starting in the morning and leaving them up during the day to commemorate the 49 lives lost in the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016.

At 3 p.m., we will host a moment of silence in front of the CUB and light 49 candles. Everyone is welcome to come share this space for however long they wish.

For more information, contact Cecil Chik, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at  or 386.822.7402.

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Reminder – Summer Yoga on Thursday

The summer in academia can be a time of research, thinking and renewal professionally. It can also be a time to pause and take time for yourself personally. Over the course of this summer, there will be 4 yoga classes offered in the Hollis Center, free to all Stetson students, faculty, staff and alumni. Classes will be one-hour long and taught by Lua Hancock. Yoga mats will be available for those who do not have their own.

The next class is on Thursday, June 8, from 5 – 6 p.m.

Hope to see you there!


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Get Your Football Season Tickets and Tailgating Spot Today! 386-738-HATS

Faculty and Staff,

Football Season Tickets are on sale now. Get your seats today to ensure you get the best available! Bring your department out for a Hatter Village tailgate! The Hatters take on some excellent opponents at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, including Brown University and Dartmouth.

Call 386-738-HATS to get your Season Tickets and Tailgating spot reserved. For the full schedule, visit

Let’s Go Hats!

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Fiscal year-end check schedule

Friday, June 30, is the end of fiscal year 2016-17.  Check requisitions/travel reimbursements, etc., need to be received in the Finance Office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, to ensure that they will be entered into the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Remember the following dates and deadlines:

  • End of fiscal year 2016-17: Friday, June 30
  • Last day to turn in 2016-17 check requisitions: Tuesday, July 11, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Last check run for 2016-17: Thursday, July 13

Call Accounts Payable Coordinator, Gage Kasbeer, at Ext. 7295 with any questions or concerns.

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Online Writing Center Summer Hours

Taking a summer class? Writing Center tutors are available for online tutoring.

Online tutoring hours until June 18:
Monday-Thursday: 4-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3-7 p.m.

Make an appointment via Stetson SSC to meet with a tutor via Skype for Business! More information can be found at our website.

Questions? Email

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Greenlaw Children’s Literature Corner in Library

The duPont-Ball Library has renovated the northeast corner of the mezzanine thanks to a generous gift from alumna Dr. Jean Greenlaw (’62, ’65).  Dedicated as the Greenlaw Children’s Literature Corner, the area houses the library’s excellent collection of children’s books and juvenile literature.  Tall book stacks were removed and replaced with lower rolling book carts, new carpet was installed, and child-friendly (and student-friendly) brightly colored furniture was added.  We welcome the Stetson community to bring their children by this summer to enjoy the new space and check out some summer reading!  We think our Teacher Education students will also find the area inviting.

Summer library hours through July 18:  Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.  Check our library website, for hours after July 18.

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Stetson Baseball vs Kennesaw State – 7 p.m. – Wednesday at Melching Field

Stetson Baseball hosts the ASUN Championship Tournament at Melching Field from May 24-27. Games are scheduled for 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. each day.

No. #2 Stetson takes on #5 Kennesaw State at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24. Stetson and ASUN school students get FREE general admission with Student ID.  Single day passes and tournament passes are on sale now starting at $15. You can purchase passes at Melching Field, by phone, or online at the link provided below.

Come out to Melching Field and cheer on the Hats as they look to become repeat ASUN Tournament Champs!

For passes, call 386-738-HATS or visit

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Summer Blood Drive

Stetson University will be hosting its Summer Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Carlton Union Building.  Special incentives for donating blood include a $10 Epic Theatre Gift Card and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, iron count and cholesterol screening. Remember that you will need a photo ID to donate blood.  If you would like to schedule an appointment for this drive, please go to and use sponsor code #10215.

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.  Help meet the urgent need for blood during the summer vacation season.

Please contact Lisa Guenther for any additional information at 386-822-8930.

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Online Summer Writing Center Hours

Taking a summer class? Writing Center tutors are available for online tutoring.

Online tutoring hours until June 18:
Monday-Thursday: 4-6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 3-7 p.m.

Make an appointment via Stetson SSC to meet with a tutor via Skype for Business! More information can be found at our website.

Questions? Email

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Nominate Alumni for University Awards at Homecoming

Each year at Homecoming, the Stetson University Alumni Association presents awards to individuals who personify the university’s mission and values. These awards are selected from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

We are asking for your help nominating candidates for the following awards:
Distinguished Alumni Award
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Distinguished Service Award
Doyle E. Carlton Award
George and Mary Hood Award

Specific criteria and descriptions for each award can be found by clicking on each one on the  University Awards Nomination Form.

The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement is accepting nominations for these awards and ask for your assistance in identifying prospective recipients.  The recipients of these awards will be honored during Homecoming 2017.

Visit our Hall of Fame website to view past award winners and contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement with any questions at

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New Features Added to MyStetson for Students

Two new features have been added to MyStetson for students:

Authorized Users:  Students now have the option to authorize access to parents, guardians or third parties to view their selected academic and financial information. Academic information includes:  View Academic Holds, View Current Class Schedule, View Final Grades, View Midterm Grades. Financial information includes:  Account Balance & Make Payments, View Financial Aid History.

For details on the set up process, click here:

MyStetson Authorized User Setup 

Monthly Payment Plan:  Students and their authorized users can now enroll in the monthly payment plan online via MyStetson starting May 23, allowing for more streamlined payment plan processing.  For more details, click here:

-Information Technology


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Coffee Shop Closed on Monday, May 22

Due to construction, the Coffee Shop Kiosk will be closed on Monday, May 22. We anticipate reopening on Tuesday, May 23, at 8:45 a.m. with our Chef’s Table. We apologize for any inconvenience!

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DeLand/Celebration All Staff Meeting **LOCATION CHANGE**

The Office of Human Resources invites you to the DeLand/Celebration All Campus Staff Meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017. The event will take place in Lee Chapel (please note location change) from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  The event will also be streamed to the Celebration Center.  Administrative Offices will be closed to permit attendance for everyone. Coffee, hot tea, and juice will be provided.

These meetings are an important and regular opportunity to come together as a community, connect with colleagues, and share information. The agenda for this meeting includes:

  • President’s Report – President Wendy Libby
  • Academic Affairs Update – Noel Painter, Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Campaign Update – Jeff Ulmer, Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement
  • Facilities Update – Al Allen, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
  • Athletics Report – Jeff Altier, Director of Athletics
  • Open Q&A – this is your chance to ask any of those burning questions that have been on your mind. If you would prefer to ask your question anonymously, please send it in advance to Drew Macan at

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!


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Hollis Center Hours

The Hollis Center Summer Hours through June 30 are below.

Facility: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pool: 1 p.m – 5 p.m.

Facility: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Pool: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

During Memorial Day Weekend, the Hollis Center will have limited hours.

May 27-28
Facility: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pool: Closed

May 29
Facility & Pool: Closed

Contact with any questions.

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Datacenter Server Maintenance – Evening of May 18

The Stetson Information Technology department will be applying firmware updates to the main servers and networking equipment in the DeLand datacenter starting at 8 p.m. on May 18 until 3 a.m. on May 19.

No downtime is expected; however, there is potential for intermittent downtime as systems are updated and rebooted.

If you have any questions, please contact IT at or 386-822-7217.

–Office of Information Technology

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Stetson Baseball hosts ASUN Baseball Tournament – May 24-27 – Melching Field

Stetson Baseball will host the 2017 ASUN Baseball Championship at Melching Field at Conrad Park from May 24-27.  Tournament passes and single day passes are on sale now! Stetson students receive free admission with student I.D.

Stetson is currently one game shy of being the #1 seed and faces Lipscomb this weekend in Nashville, TN.  For tournament tickets, call 386-738-HATS.

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