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Stetson Hatters Staying Busy!

The Umdabu African Dance Company will perform at Stetson, 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in the Stetson Room in the CUB. They will perform a teaser for the campus in the Commons prior to their show.

Although the upcoming week is a little short, it does not mean Stetson is slowing down! Fall Break is Thursday and Friday, Oct. 11-12, but until then, Hatter Country offers plenty to do. With football, volleyball, music, meetings, movies and lots of dancing, the campus is hopping with opportunity. If you stay in town over the break, bring your friends and join Chubby Checker at a TWISTIN’ competition street party in downtown DeLand! Here’s a little of what next week holds for Hatters. Have a safe, fun and restful Fall Break!

Wear PINK to your workouts Oct. 3-10 in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Support the fight!

Pizza and Advice: Come join the Academic Advising & Career Counseling Center and Gordis Hall Res Life as they present “Pizza & Netiquette” in the Hollis Center classroom on Friday, Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This program will feature discussions on internet safety & professionalism as well as provide free pizza!

Sophomore RE-FOCUS Summit: The 1st-ever RE-FOCUS Sophomore Summit is designed specifically to enhance your leadership skills and sophomore readiness. The keynote speaker is Mark Wayshak, author of “Breaking All Barriers”. It will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Stetson Room. Cultural credit is offered.

New Greeks Unite: A retreat will be held for all Greek new members Friday, Oct. 5. All new members should arrive at the Edmunds Center at 2:45 p.m. and the retreat will end by 7 p.m. This event is mandatory!

Go Hatters Go: On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Women’s Volleyball team will play Florida Gulf Coast 1-4 p.m. and Savannah State 4–7 p.m. in the Edmunds Center. GOHATTERS.COM

Hatter Football Scrimmage: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m., at the Athletics Training Center. GOHATTERS.COM

Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium: Ready for another debate? No, not Obama and Romney. Instead Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will go head-to-head on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. for a live-streamed debate dubbed “The Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium” on the Stetson Green. 

Be inspired! The Umdabu Dance Company, a Birmingham, Ala.-based dance theater dedicated to the preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary South African history and culture, particularly that of the Zulu people, will perform Oct. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. in the Stetson Room, upstairs in the CUB. Cultural Credit is available also.

Hotel Rwanda Movie Night: On Monday, Oct. 8, there will be a cultural credit opportunity in Elizabeth Hall 315, 7–10 p.m. After the movie, we will update students on the Rwandan conflict and have an informed conversation on the issues and how we can make an impact.

Living on a Dollar: A Microcredit and Impact Class – A teleconference class on microfinance and economic development taught by Dr. Ranjini Thaver, will be offered for cultural credit in the Lynn Business Center, Room 222, on Oct. 8, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

DON’T FORGET: REGISTER TO VOTE! Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote.

GPS: Guide to Proactive Success- Come learn about Stetson’s free, yes, FREE, tutoring opportunities from the Academic Success Center in Sage 257 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 5:15-6 p.m. Trail mix and prizes available every week as students travel toward success!

Beautiful music: On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the School of Music presents Faculty/Alumna Recital featuring Tammy Phillips, flute, and Kristie Born, piano, at 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall. Free to Stetson faculty, students and staff with your ID. This event is also a cultural credit opportunity.

On-Campus Interviews:  The Southern Teachers Agency is looking to hire teachers for the 2013 school year and possibly mid-hires for the 2012 year. Come to LBC 225 on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, please contact the Office of Career Development at career@stetson.edu.

The Vice Presidential Debate will be screened outside on the Stetson Green, Thursday, Oct. 11, at 9 p.m. Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement, this event is open to the public. Immediately following the debate, Stetson faculty and staff will lead open, non-partisan discussions about the issues and candidates’ positions.

Chubby Checker will lead a TWISTIN competition in downtown DeLand to help celebrate Florida Hospital DeLand’s 50th anniversary. We need 2,000 people twistin’ downtown to break the world record on Thursday, Oct. 11. Chubby Checker will kick-off this event beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Indiana Avenue, followed by a benefit concert at the Athens Theatre at 7:30 p.m. How awesome would it be if DeLand set a WORLD RECORD?!! The street party on Indiana Ave. from 6-9 p.m. is free, and tickets to the concert benefiting the Florida Hospital DeLand Foundation are available at www.FHDeLand50.org. Thank you for your help and support.

Happpy Fall Break! No classes Thursday and Friday, Oct. 11-12, 2012.


The Stetson Today Team