It is Time to Take Control of Your Digestive Health

Do you or someone you know suffer from occasional bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, or infrequent but reoccurring gastrointestinal distress? Have you ever wondered if probiotics or other digestive aids could help? Then you should consider joining the Digestive Health study conducted in the Department of Health Sciences.

We are looking for students, faculty and staff interested in a 4-week study on digestive health.  If you qualify for the study, you will be provided at no cost to you a series of digestive screening tests.  You may also qualify for a 4-week supply of probiotics and/or digestive supplements. Supplies are limited so act quickly. To learn more about the Digestive Health Study, contact Michele Skelton at mskelton@stetson.edu,

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Gillespie Grind: Free Coffee Fridays

Join us on the front porch of the Gillespie Museum on Fridays, 10 a.m. – noon, for a cup of coffee from Trilogy Coffee Roasting Company, DeLand.  Friday is Arbor Day; we’ll encourage tree-hugging.

The Gillespie Museum is located at 234 E. Michigan Ave.

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May Faculty Spotlight Presentation: Dr. Joel Davis

The May 2017 Faculty Spotlight features Dr. Joel Davis, Professor of English, who will speak on Restoring Sidney’s Arcadia: The digital pastoral heroic imagination and the details that matter.

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. (lunch served at 11:30)
Location: duPont-Ball Library (25 L)
All are welcome!

Read more about the presentation here on our blog.

Please RSVP for lunch here.

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Stetson LaCrosse – Final Regular Season Home Game – Friday 6 p.m. – ATC

Stetson LaCrosse faces ASUN Conference rival Jacksonville on Friday at 6 p.m. at the ATC. Come out and cheer on the Hats as they try and clinch a postseason berth! Admission is FREE! Let’s Go Hats!

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Hollis Center Exam Hours

The Hollis Center will have special hours during exam week from May 4 – 14. The hours are listed below.

Hollis Center Facility
Weekdays: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Hollis Center Pool
Weekdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Weekends: closed

*The Hollis Center will also be closed Monday, May 1, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for our End of Year Student Employee Appreciation Banquet.

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Prescription Pill Take Back

This Saturday, you will have the opportunity to safely dispose of your unused and expired prescription medications! Help keep the Stetson community safe by safely disposing of these items; a table will be set up on Saturday, April 29, between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. outside of The CUB! Contact wellnessandrec@stetson.edu with any questions.

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Rinse, Recycle, Repeat Competition – 3 More Days!

As part of Earth Month, Stetson University is participating in a national Rinse, Recycle, Repeat campaign, April 1-30.

Stetson is competing against 49 other universities nationwide to see which university can collect the most #empties in an effort to keep that waste out of landfills. Empties refer to personal care products and beauty products, from body wash to lipstick tubes.

Join the Green Team as we strive to keep the Earth safe and beautiful for all life, while making Stetson look fabulously fierce in this competition. Your task: Collect #empties and recycle them in the Rinse, Recycle, Repeat boxes placed in your halls or the library. If you’d like your empties to be picked up directly from your dorm room, text 386-279-6843 with your Hall and Room number.

Garnier, TerraCycle, and DoSomething are hosting this national campaign. If Stetson earns first place, the community will have a new Garden Space built and funded by Garnier. What better exchange for those empties? With three days left, put your game face on as we shoot to collect a minimum 1000 #empties.

For more information, contact Wamweni Shamambo at wshamamb@stetson.edu. To keep up with updates, follow the Green Team on Instagram @SURRR3.

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Celebrating Native Florida Trees for Arbor Day, April 28, Gillespie Museum

On Friday, April 28, from 2 – 3:30 p.m., the Gillespie Museum will offer tours of its Native Florida Plant Landscape. This event will commemorate two decades of native plants on campus. With support from the Lyonia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, the museum has just installed 55 new identification signs for trees and shrubs, and designed a new walking tour featuring these now mature specimens, from American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) to Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria).

Join us for lemonade in the shade of these beautiful trees and mature shrubs. This event is free and open to the public, and is a cultural credit opportunity for Stetson undergraduates. The Gillespie Museum is located at 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. For more information contact the museum at 386.822.7330 or gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu.

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‘Black Students and the Redefinition of Racist Ideas’ – Social Justice discussion

Join us at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Rinker Welcome Center for this Social Justice Lecture Series event! It is free and open to the public, with cultural credit available. The New York Times best-selling author and award-winning historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will discuss the history of racist and antiracist ideas and movements in America.

Black student activists, in their pioneering calls for Black Studies, challenged the prevailing racial ideas of academia in the 1960s. And in the process, these young people redefined racist ideas. Their redefinition campaign is still largely unknown and unrecognized. It was their expanded definition of racist ideas that Dr. Kendi used to write his National Book Award-winner, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

Earlier in the day, Kendi will join Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Stetson, for a discussion on racism and activism in the Rinker Auditorium in the Lynn Business Center, from noon to 1 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public, with cultural credit available.

More information about Dr. Kendi’s work can be found here: http://www.ibram.org/

Grounded in Stetson’s values, the Social Justice Lecture Series serves as a platform for discussion around personal and social responsibility, and a catalyst for participants to effect change throughout the world. 

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Salsa Night

Join Unidos, the Latin American Student Association, this Friday for our culture credit event: Salsa Night. Have some fun, dance, and eat as you learn about some of the dances that originated in Latin America as well as the basic steps to them. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Food and drinks will be provided.

The event will be held this Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Cross Cultural Center (located on Bert Fish Drive behind the Hollis Center).

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Cortex Chronicles @ Uncouth Hour

Join Psi Chi and Uncouth Hour Open Mic for a special final event of the semester this Thursday at 9:30 p.m. in Allen Hall. The last couple weeks of school are often some of the most difficult and mentally taxing to navigate, especially for graduating seniors — so let’s not be afraid to talk about & take care of our mental health.

Come out for performances and to perform, from poetry to prose, music, comedy, and all the rest, whether it’s your own work or your favorite pieces, whether it feels like home or it feels like letting go. Remember our space is your forum, and we couldn’t have a mic night without the mic even more so without all of you.

Performers & attendees with donations (monetary or full-sized toiletries preferred) for the Neighborhood Center have a chance to win prizes and goodies, but food and cultural credit are no strings attached!

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Hollis Center Closure

The Hollis Center will be closed Monday, May 1, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for our Wellness & Recreation Student Employee Appreciation Banquet. Contact wellnessandrec@stetson.edu with any questions.

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Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Survey

The Stetson University Athletic Department is conducting an anonymous and confidential Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Survey from Wednesday, April 19, 2017 through Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in order to analyze whether or not we are fully and effectively accommodating the current interest, ability and competitive needs of the University’s undergraduate student population.

During this time, all undergraduate students will be requested to participate in the Title IX survey. Stetson may use students’ survey responses in considering whether to add additional teams to its intramural, club and/or intercollegiate (varsity) athletic programs. This information is being requested from all undergraduate students at Stetson.

Your responses to the survey will provide valuable information and alert us to any possible changes that may need to be made for the future, in an effort to meet our equity needs as a University.

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedule to fill out this questionnaire.

Please utilize the following link to complete the survey:

http://survey.stetson.edu/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=149253911505

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Congrats to Rachel Cosker who qualified for Intercollegiate Dressage Nationals

Rachel Cosker is the first student in the Equestrian Club to have ever qualified for Nationals – wish her luck as she travels to Centenary University in New Jersey next weekend for the Intercollegiate Dressage Nationals!

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‘Black Students and the Redefinition of Racist Ideas’ – Social Justice discussion

Join us at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Rinker Welcome Center for this Social Justice Lecture Series event! It is free and open to the public, with cultural credit available. The New York Times best-selling author and award-winning historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi will discuss the history of racist and antiracist ideas and movements in America.

Black student activists, in their pioneering calls for Black Studies, challenged the prevailing racial ideas of academia in the 1960s. And in the process, these young people redefined racist ideas. Their redefinition campaign is still largely unknown and unrecognized. It was their expanded definition of racist ideas that Dr. Kendi used to write his National Book Award-winner, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America.

Earlier in the day, Kendi will join Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Stetson, for a discussion on racism and activism in the Rinker Auditorium in the Lynn Business Center, from noon to 1 p.m. This event is also free and open to the public, with cultural credit available.

More information about Dr. Kendi’s work can be found here: http://www.ibram.org/

Grounded in Stetson’s values, the Social Justice Lecture Series serves as a platform for discussion around personal and social responsibility, and a catalyst for participants to effect change throughout the world. 

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Student Employee Appreciation Day!

This Friday, April 28, student employment will be appreciating all student employees! If you are currently a student employee, please check your email for an invitation to our event! We can’t wait to see you there!

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Tobacco-Free Florida Week

Join The WELL Team tomorrow between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. outside of the CUB to learn more about the dangers of tobacco, quitting smoking, and the relationship between alcohol and tobacco.

Get a BAC Card or bring yours by for a free Nalgene water bottle!

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Call for Proposals for Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

Dear Potential Stetson Faculty-Led Study Abroad (FLSA) Leaders:

WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning announces that The Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Request form is now available online!  Please use this form to propose FLSA programs for the Fall 2017 (including Winter Break), Spring 2018, and Summer 2018.  The proposal deadline is not until Sept. 15, 2017, but now is the time to start gathering the necessary information to complete this form.  This is your opportunity to use the world as your classroom as you lead Stetson students abroad!

If you have submitted an application through this system before, then you should be able to do some copying and pasting to the new application cycle.  A bit more work is involved if this is a brand new program.  Please don’t hesitate to contact WORLD for help.

Before you start filling out this form, you can make an appointment to meet with the International Learning Program Coordinator in WORLD, Brent Spencer, to identify and get quotes from potential partners and providers for your program, go over your itinerary, go over the program budget, discuss a student recruitment plan, etc.  Brent is available for appointments over the next few weeks so that you can get a head start in planning your program before the summer break.  Just send him a few dates and times that you are available or use the Outlook calendar to schedule a meeting.

Feel free to share this information with other faculty who might be interested.  Please don’t hesitate to contact Brent Spencer (bdspencer@stetson.edu) with any questions or concerns regarding the opportunity to take Stetson students abroad!

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Leadership Opportunity!

Do you want to enhance your leadership skills? Are you good at planning events? Do you love learning how politics and civic engagement work together? The Civic Society of America is looking for a couple of student volunteers who would help plan the annual JFK Continental Gala on May 29. This is a great opportunity for students interested in event planning, political networking, and strategic work. The priority deadline to be considered for this position is April 29. If you are interested in getting involved, please send your resume to rpierrec@stetson.edu for consideration.

 

 

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StressLess 2017 with The WELL Team!

This semester’s lineup for StressLess week is sure to help you feel less stressed and more prepared to take on those final exams! Through great partnerships with Stetson and other community members, we are excited to offer a variety of programs sure to appeal to all! Below is a list of the upcoming events!

Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: PAWS Therapy Dogs in Library

Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Tobacco Free Florida + BAC Table outside of The CUB. Bring those BAC Cards to get your free Nalgene bottle!

Thursday, April 27, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.: Stress & Fatigue Learn over Lunch by Chiropractic Connection in the Hollis Center Classroom. Please register here for the program; space is limited! This learn over lunch will provide a free light-lunch and a free Wellness & Recreation t-shirt to participants!  https://goo.gl/forms/7ajdyUFZnoEtmXO83

Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Prescription Take Back Day with Drop Box available outside of The CUB. Bring your unused and expired prescription medications to be safely disposed of!

Monday, May 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Tea time for Stress Relief serving hot tea, stress relieving activities and special guests from the meditation club, offering guided meditation sessions. Find us in the Hollis Center Lounge!

Tuesday, May 2, 12 – 2 p.m.: Summer fun on The Green – Get active and de-stress, grab a safer summer survival kit!

Wednesday, May 3, 12 – 3 p.m.: Eno in the Quad with WELL Team and SOAR

Wednesday, May 3, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Pop up ice cream party with the Chaplains outside of The CUB

Wednesday, May 3, 6 – 7 p.m.: Evening Yoga on the Green. Join a free yoga class and de-stress before your finals! The focus of the class will be on relaxation and mindfulness, but we will also work on strength, balance and flexibility. Inspired by Vinyasa yoga, we will move in a flow between different poses and end in a guided meditation. All levels are welcome!

Thursday, May 4, 9 a.m. – noon: Kicken’ it with Kids! Unwind with baby goats! Enjoy facilitated deep breathing and meditation session and some R&R with baby goats offered by Wildflower Farms in Orlando. This program will be located on the Rinker Field!

For questions or concerns about any upcoming programs, please contact Melissa Mesman, Assistant Director of Wellness and Recreation, at mmesman@stetson.edu.

Do you love the types of programs that we offer and want to be involved in helping create a healthier campus? Email Melissa Mesman a copy of your resume and letter of intent to join the WELL Team for this upcoming academic year!

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Read the Hatter Network interview with President Libby

Hatter Network has published its interview with President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., from last week. Read the full transcript herehttps://goo.gl/ERF9Xk

Read a summary of President Libby’s remarks on the Class of 2017 and the future of Stetson here: https://goo.gl/xoRzQ7

Read a summary of her remarks on campus culture and our response to recent events here: https://goo.gl/OJRjAH

 

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Pick up The Reporter magazine!

Be sure to pick up an issue of The Reporter magazine from stands across campus! If you see an empty stand, tell us at facebook.com/hatternetwork or hatternetwork@gmail.com.

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Three Chaplains Collaborate for this Wednesday’s Sacred Space

All three of Stetson’s chaplains will collaborate on this Wednesday’s Sacred Space presentation in the Allen Hall auditorium at 1:30 p.m., followed by coffee and conversation at 2 p.m.

This is the final Sacred Space for the semester. The program will be officiated by Rev. Willie Barnes, Jr., an African Methodist Episcopal minister; Rev. Christy Correll-Hughes, a Baptist minister; and Sensei Morris Sullivan, a Jodo-Shinshu/Zen Buddhist minister. The service will emphasize interfaith dialogue.

Sacred Space offers the Stetson community a chance to take a break from the daily routine and enjoy a period of peace and interfaith spiritual reflection. The informal service is followed by coffee and conversation, when students and others can mingle and discuss spiritual life. Everyone, regardless of religious affiliation or non-affiliation, is welcome to attend and participate.

 

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Take a PAWS! April 25 in the Library

Join The WELL Team and PAWS Therapy Dogs in the Library April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., to de-stress with Therapy Dogs! There will be stress relieving activities including coloring books and Play-Doh, and stress management  information available. Let the puppies help you de-stress and prepare for final exams!

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Stress and Fatigue Presentation with Free Lunch

Join The WELL Team as they host Chiropractic Connection Deland for a Stress and Fatigue learn-over-lunch presentation on Thursday! You will have an opportunity to take a health symptoms assessment survey and learn more about key health components such as stress reduction techniques, healthy eating and lifestyle changes, etc. A light lunch will be provided as well as a free Wellness and Recreation t-shirt for participants! Click here to register for the class, space is limited!

Thursday, April 27, at 11:30 a.m.

https://goo.gl/forms/7ajdyUFZnoEtmXO83

For questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Mesman, Assistant Director of Wellness and Recreation, at mmesman@stetson.edu.

 

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Wellness & Rec Annual Survey

Wellness & Recreation wants to hear from YOU! Please provide us with your thoughts about your experiences with Wellness & Recreation programming and the Hollis Center by completing the end of year survey linked below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WaR1617

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Participate in Debate of Salsa Music with Students of FSEM Course: Salsa: Multicultural Music of the Caribbean

Debate of Salsa Music

by Students of FSEM Course:

Salsa: Multicultural Music of the Caribbean

Moderator: Dr. Jesus Alfonzo

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

School of Music

Room 352

11:30 am

Topics to debate:

History of the Salsa

Salsa Dance Styles

Drugs in Salsa Music

Salsa in Miami

Salsa in Business

Politics in Salsa Music

Reggaeton: The New Salsa

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Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Survey

The Stetson University Athletic Department is conducting an anonymous and confidential Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Survey from Wednesday, April 19, 2017 through Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in order to analyze whether or not we are fully and effectively accommodating the current interest, ability and competitive needs of the University’s undergraduate student population.

During this time, all undergraduate students will be requested to participate in the Title IX survey. Stetson may use students’ survey responses in considering whether to add additional teams to its intramural, club and/or intercollegiate (varsity) athletic programs. This information is being requested from all undergraduate students at Stetson.

Your responses to the survey will provide valuable information and alert us to any possible changes that may need to be made for the future, in an effort to meet our equity needs as a University.

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedule to fill out this questionnaire.

Please utilize the following link to complete the survey:

http://survey.stetson.edu/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=149253911505

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Comedian John Crist is Coming to Campus!

With over 100 million video views, comedian and viral sensation John Crist will be coming to Stetson’s campus! Join us THIS SATURDAY for a night of stand-up comedy, endless laughter, and food! Register for your FREE TICKET!

Date: Saturday, April 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Allen Hall

Registrations available here or at the door: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/john-crist-comedy-show-tickets-33777802316?aff=efbeventtix

For questions and concerns, email: renown268su@gmail.com

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Caribbean Carnival

Stetson CSA Presents our Annual Caribbean Carnival! This year’s theme is Birds of Paradise! Come and get a taste of Caribbean Culture.

Free Caribbean Food, Culture Credit, and Live Entertainment.

Friday, April 21

Hollis Center

7 p.m.

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