Hold on to your hats for the Week Ahead!
Hold on to your hats, Hatters, because the next two weeks are jam-packed with fun and exciting events! This week starts off with the last round of Presidential Debates. Thanks to the Center of Community Engagement and Stetson Votes, we will be able to watch President Obama and Governor Romney in their last debate before the elections – in Rinker Auditorium inside LBC. Following this week, Greenfeather and Homecoming will combine schedules! Between celebrating community engagement efforts and celebrating the return of Hatter Football to Homecoming, you’ll be more involved than you ever thought possible. Get ready for a wild ride, Hatters!
Cheer On: There are many athletic events this week at Stetson. The Volleyball team plays Kennesaw State at 7 p.m. in the Edmunds Center on Friday, Oct. 19. Then they play Mercer on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. in the same location. The Women’s Soccer team will be playing Mercer on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the soccer field next to the Athletic Training Center. The Women’s Soccer Team will also be playing Kennesaw State on Sunday, Oct. 21 in the same location at 1 p.m. The Football team will be having a scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. And tune in to Live Stats and watch Hatter Baseball vs. Canada. Come to all the games and cheer the Hatters on! Gohatters.com !
Sweet Symphony: The University Symphonic Band, Douglas Phillips, conductor, will be gracing Stetson’s campus with beautiful music on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall. Free with Stetson I.D.
Build a Home: Literally! Come build a home with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Oct. 20. The group will be leaving for Deltona at 8 a.m. and returning at 12:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Just willing hands and a positive attitude! Make sure to contact the group if you’re interested.
Welcome, Welcome! The SU Admissions Open House will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The open house is an opportunity to get a deeper look at what the university has to offer from scholastics, leaderships, excellent faculty and more. Register for this event at https://stetson.askadmissions.net/Portal/EI/Search.
Volley Against Violence: On Saturday, Oct. 20 the Alpha Chi Omega sorority will be holding their “Volley Against Violence” event from noon til 4 p.m. Sign up to play volleyball, eat barbeque, and support Alpha Chi’s philanthropy!
Night on the Town: Hatter Productions is offering transportation to the oldest city in the country, St. Augustine. A Night in St. Augustine is an opportunity for ghost tours, museums, trolley rides, shopping and great food. Just bring money and make sure you sign up, because the bus leaves at 4 p.m. and does not get back til 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.
La Musica: On Saturday, Oct. 20 Stetson will present World Renowned Pianist Robert Blocker in a special guest recital as part of the university’s Artists & Lecturers Series. 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall. Then at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, the Faculty Chamber Recital with Strings and Piano will feature Dr. Lynn Musco, clarinet, playing music by Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970). Both events are in Lee Chapel, and are free with a Stetson I.D.
To the Market We Go: Come to the Farmers Market on Sunday, Oct. 21, and enjoy good music, company and food. The event will be held on the Stetson Green from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop, browse and soak up the fall sun!
Round 3: The Center for Community Engagement is working with “Stetson Votes” to help engage Stetson students to vote in this year’s national elections. The third and final Presidential debate will be screened in Rinker Auditorium inside LBC on Monday, Oct. 22, starting at 9 p.m. Stetson faculty and staff will lead a discussion following the televised debate.
Food Time: The Health Hut returns, but this time with the CCE! The two organizations are joining forces to spread the word on National Food Day. Look for the friendly faces from 11 a.m. til 2 p.m. in the Quad on Monday, Oct. 22.
Shattering the Silence: For Alpha Chi Omega’s first “Stop Domestic Violence” event of the week, they have Angela Rose coming to speak to the Stetson community. Ms. Rose will be speaking of her own experience dealing with domestic violence, and how she has persevered from that time. Come to Angela Rose: Shattering the Silence of Domestic Violence on Monday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Book Worms: On Monday Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Allen Hall students are welcome to come together and discuss the book Outcasts United by Warren St. John. Not only will they discuss the book, but they will also hear about a refugee’s experience.
Terrific Tunes: There will be a Guitar Ensembles Concert featuring the talented students of Stephen Robinson, director, on Tuesday, Oct. 23. From 7:30 til 9 p.m. Lee Chapel will be filled with the musical talents of guitarists. Free with a Stetson I.D.
Anime Action: The Anime Club will be showing three episodes of Hellsing, an action/horror anime premiere. After the showings on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. there will be a discussion on how vampires are portrayed in today’s media and literature. Don’t miss out on this exciting cultural event in the Library, room 25L.
Homeless Youth: This Tuesday, Oct. 23 Stetson welcomes to campus Pam Woods, District Homeless Education Liaison for Volusia County District Schools. Woods will be discussing the problems of homeless children within the district and raising awareness of their upsetting predicaments. Come to the Rinker Auditorium inside LBC from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to hear Woods speak out for those who cannot.
Invisible Children: On Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the Stetson Room, there will be a screening of a new documentary, “Move”, as well as an informational session on what Invisible Children does. Invisible Children is an organization that is working towards ending the Lord’s Resistance Army atrocities. The event will be from 7 til 9 p.m.
We want your Blood: On Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 25 the Blood Bus will be on campus from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please donate blood and help those in need!
Dine and Dash: The Food Day, Dinner and Discussion event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Come have dinner and talk of food related issues to celebrate National Food Day. There will be faculty and a farmer there to add to the dialect, and the food will be an organic potluck. Cultural credit is offered for attending.
Alpha Chi Gives You Wings: On Thursday, Oct. 25, Alpha Chi will be holding their final event for their philanthropy week, titled “Alpha Chi Gives You Wings” This annual event is held from 10:30 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. in the commons and one ticket gets you wings, chips, and a good time! Don’t forget to play Omega Man Penny Wars on Wednesday, Oct. 24 located on the Stetson Green from 11 a.m. till 3:30 p.m.
National Issues & Elections: Stetson’s Political Science Department will host An Intergenerational Dialog on Issues in the National Elections on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Stetson Room from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. everyone is welcome to come discuss key issues being debated in the current elections. All age groups are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Evening on the Green: This event is being held on the Stetson Green from 6 till 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. Evening on the Green will be a look at the Caribbean lifestyle, and their authentic look at their nature.
German Film Series: On Thursday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. the second part in the three part film, Kebap Connection, will be playing in Sampson Hall 227.
What’s Reality?!: John Craig Freeman, a new-media artist, will be coming to Stetson University on Thursday, Oct. 25 to give a lecture on Public Art in the Virtual Sphere. The original artist is a founder of the newest art form in media, known as Augmented Reality. His lecture will be in L-25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Come with an open mind!
Express Yourself: Professor Mark Powell’s weekly “Poetry at an Uncouth Hour” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 9 til 10:30 p.m. at Night Lights. This weekly event is an opportunity for students to share their work in a welcoming and accepting environment.
The Stetson Today Team