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Greenfeather, Homecoming fill the coming days

Stetson’ 2012 Greenfeather Team!

Stetson’s annual participation in Greenfeather begins this week. Many student organizations on campus will be participating in events throughout the week that promote and raise funds for local non-profit organizations. Then on top of that, Homecoming 2012 begins next Friday, Nov. 2! Enjoy yourselves while helping others in full Hatter spirit! Here are some of the events scheduled for this next week in Hatter Country:

Augmented Reality: Experience John Craig Freeman’s Workshop and learn how to create Augmented Reality, Friday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. til noon, in Flagler Hall, room 112. Everyone is invited to learn the new media art, but space is limited. Contact Dr. Matt Roberts for further information at mroberts@stetson.edu.

Sweet, sweet music: The Stetson University Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., in Lee Chapel. The concert will feature Anthony Hose, conductor. Michael Rickman, piano, celebrating 30 years at Stetson, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1, in concert with the orchestra… On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Stetson’s Student Composers Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel… There is a Woodwind Ensemble Concert on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel. Come and delight in hearing the beautiful music. All concerts are free with a Stetson ID… Join Opera Theatre for a gala evening of opera scenes celebrating the many faces of love, that most powerful of emotions. Don’t miss out on this evening of unforgettable entertainment! Nov. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Athens Theatre, 124 North Florida Avenue, DeLand. More information: (386) 822.8950.

Go Hatters: The Men’s Soccer Team will be playing against North Florida Friday, Oct. 26. Come cheer them on at the soccer field beginning at 7 p.m.! Then they play again on Sunday, Oct. 28 against ETSU at 1 p.m. The Volleyball team will be playing against North Florida on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Edmunds Center. GOHATTERS.COM.

Who’s the Manliest of them All? Alpha Chi wraps up their philanthropy week with their annual Omega Man competition on Friday, Oct. 26 in the Rinker Field House. The event runs from 8 to 10 p.m. and all proceeds go to the local abuse shelters. Come support!

Party Hardy: Stetson’s Head Football Coach Roger Hughes wants the campus to get into the football spirit! So he is throwing a tailgate party for the UF vs. UGA game on Saturday, Oct. 27 on the Everbank Field from midnight til noon.

Let’s Get to Work: Habitat for Humanity is at it again; they’re building a home in Deltona on Saturday, Oct. 27. Come help them make a difference from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Contact Logan Dodson for more information.

Go Green for Halloween: On Saturday, Oct. 27 the Stetson University Gillespie Museum will be holding a Mostly Green Halloween event. From 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. the event will be showcasing strange and bizarre animal behaviors and plant habits. Admission is free, so come enjoy the creepy hands-on activities.

Game On: Bring your best ping-pong game to the Hollis Center at 1 til 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Campus Life and Student Success are holding a ping pong tournament. Hold on to your hats, Hatters, it’s going to get wild!

Shop till you Drop: Pi Beta Phi is giving Stetson women a reason to spend money. On Sunday, Oct. 28 they will be holding a Stella & Dot jewelry party to raise money for their First Book philanthropy. Stop by their house between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Walk Amongst the Art: MainStreet DeLand’s monthly art walk is Friday, Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m., Downtown DeLand.

Trick or Treat is the name of Chaplain Michael Fronk’s meditation for Sunday’s Chapel Service, Sunday afternoon, 5:30-6 p.m., in Lee Chapel. Everyone is invited!

Real Life: Guest Speaker, Kevin Lawhon, will be coming to Stetson’s campus on Monday, Oct. 29 to speak to students about life after college. The managing partner of The South Florida Group will address what it takes to be a professional as a college graduate. Contact Peter Begalla, jbegalla@steston.edu, for more information.

Who’s Really Responsible?: Come enjoy a debate on American Foreign policy between Dr. Stephen Day, Stetson Political Science, and Dr. Gerard Alexander, Political Science at University of Virginia. The debate will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in the Stetson Faculty Lounge, CUB.

Greenfeather Week at Stetson: Fear the Hat; Respect the Feather: Monday, Oct. 29 starts off Stetson’s annual week of community engagement. All proceeds from events throughout the week go towards local non-profit organizations. Check out http://stetsondepartmentsandorganizations.orgsync.com/org/greenfeather/Home for the list of events and ways to donate!

Day 1, Greenfeather: On Monday Oct. 29 the Greenfeather banners are due. There will also be an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. on the Stetson Green. Let the games begin!

Day 2, Greenfeather: On Tuesday, Oct. 30 Greenfeather will be holding the Mr. & Miss Greenfeather Pageant in the Stetson Room at 6 p.m.

Halloween theme: On Tuesday, Oct. 30 there will be an ACM Halloween Video Game Playthrough, followed by discussion on the mechanics of the game. The event will take place 8:30 til 10:30 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall, room 210.

Best Dressed: The Anime Club will be hosting a Halloween Party & Costume Contest on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 9 p.m. til midnight. Visit the shin-dig at Nightlights for free food, music, and a raffle. Boo!

Busy, Busy: Halloween doesn’t stop the motivated! There are plenty of meetings to attend on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Habitat for Humanity will be having their weekly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Catholic Campus Ministry is jazzing it up this week, and adding s’more making to their weekly meeting. Go to the grill in front of Gordis at 8 p.m. for good eats and discussion. Global Brigades will be meeting in Sage 218 from 9:15 til 9:45 p.m.

Day 3, Greenfeather: Wednesday, Oct. 31 the Greenfeather Olympics will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hollis Center. What champs!

Day 4, Greenfeather: For the fourth day, Thursday, Nov. 1, there will be a Greenfeather Rock-a-Thon as well as a Chalk Art contest. Following these events later that evening will be Airwaves. Get ready for some dancing!

Learn something financial: On Thursday, Nov. 1 there will be an Information Session held by Representatives of Edward Jones from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the LBC, room 222. They will be presenting financial services career information for all majors to utilize. Contact John Sheehy for more information.

Express Yourself: The weekly Poetry at an Uncouth Hour will be held from 9 to 10:30 p.m. at Night Lights on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Theatrical Opening Night! Thursday, Nov. 1 is opening night of Stetson University’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Curtain is at 8 p.m. in Stetson’s “Second Stage” in the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., across the street from Emily Hall. The show runs Nov. 1-4, and Nov. 8-11. Free with Stetson ID.

Hatter Homecoming 2012 begins next Friday, Nov. 2, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 4. Check out all the exciting events planned for the weekend at www.stetson.edu/homecoming.

Tickets are still available for Stetson’s popular holiday tradition of Christmas Candlelight Concerts, scheduled this year for Thursday, Nov. 29, Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. All performances take place in Lee Chapel.

Happy Halloween from the Stetson Today Team