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Welcome home, Hatter Alumni!

Nick Koulogeorge and Maddie Guerrero were crowned Homecoming King and Queen for 2011. This year’s royalty will be named at half-time of the Green and White football game on Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Ms. Greenfeather will be named Friday night at the annual Airwaves fundraiser.

This weekend is Stetson University’s HOMECOMING 2012 – the first fall Homecoming in 50 years, when Hatter Football was part of life at Stetson. Homecoming events include the 22nd Annual Wes Berner Golf Tournament, the Food and Wine Festival, Opera, Football, a Comedy Show, Theatre, Baseball, Softball, a Food Truck Bazaar and Pre-Game Party, Class Reunions and lots of fun with your former classmates—all of whom look older than you do! AND DON’T FORGET, YOU GAIN AN HOUR SATURDAY NIGHT!

Make sure you’re hungry and bring your Hatter Spirit! This week is packed with culture, education, sports and fun for all! Here’s a sampling:

Car-sharing launch: Zipcar comes to Stetson, Friday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., in front of CUB. 

Greenfeather Airwaves: The organizations each have a dance prepared for this event, 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, Edmunds Center.

Congratulations: On Friday, Nov. 2 there will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening of theAthleticTrainingCenter. Join the momentous occasion at 5:30 p.m. at the ATC.

God Bless America! Time to exercise those patriotic rights and go vote. The Center for Community Engagement will be leading groups of students to the Elections Office at noon, and again at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. Meet in front of the CUB and be sure to bring a photo ID with your signature on it.

ABC, Sing to Me: Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 4, Stetson’s Theatre Arts presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Come enjoy a fun and classic musical as the cast sings, spells and acts their way into your heart. Thursday through Saturday the show begins at 8 p.m. and Sunday it begins at 3 p.m. It will also be performed the following weekend, Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 8-11. Free with a Stetson ID and located on the Second Stage at the Museum of Florida Art.

Opera 2012 Scenes to play at Athens Theatre Friday and Saturday.

Love and Opera: Celebrating love, the most powerful of emotions, Stetson University’s Opera Theatre presents Opera Scenes, Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Athens Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Russell Franks, director. 

“LOL”: Stetson’s campus is buzzing with excitement. Comedians Brad and Colin from Whose Line is it Anyway  will be perform a Comedy Show on Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 to 10 p.m. in theEdmundsCenter. Tickets are free, but necessary!

Day 6, Greenfeather: Along with Homecoming events, there will also be a Chili Cook –Off at the Food Bizarre and Penny Wars in front of Gordis Hall. Mr. and Ms. Greenfeather will also be announced during half-time.

Put Your Boots On: Habitat for Humanity is still working hard to build a home in Deltona. Come help them make a difference on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. till 12:30 a.m. Contact Logan Dodson for information.

Science Saturday: Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum is holding Science Saturday,  10 a.m. til 1 p.m. on Nov. 3. Watch as your science knowledge expands with a variety of hands-on activities.

University Chapel: In celebration of Homecoming, Chapel will be Sunday morning at 9 a.m., Lee Chapel. Everyone is welcome!

Have a Coke: Ever wonder who created the famous Coke bottle? Well the Root family did, and on Monday Nov. 5 Preston Root will be on Stetson’s campus. Preston will be leading a lecture on their third generation Family Enterprise from 5:30 til 7 p.m in the Rinker Auditorium, LBC.

It Looks Like Rain! On Monday, Nov. 5 there will be a FLASH FORUM  to discuss climate change, storm severity, and how to adapt to these changes. Sandy in the City: Living with More Severe Storms will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the RELC.

Russian Movie Night: The Russian Studies Center will be showing the movie Circus: A Stalinist Soviet Musical Comedy. Enjoy the film on Monday, Nov. 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Then on Wednesday, Nov. 7 the Russian Studies Club will be holding their third Annual Pelmeni-making party from 5:30-7 p.m. The party is a chance to learn how to make Russian dumplings- yum! Contact Dr. Michael Denner for more information.

Bend It Like Beckham: On Monday, Nov. 5 the movie Bend It Like Beckham will be playing in Elizabeth Hall, room 315. The final film in the global societies film theme is an opportunity to look at the Sikj familial expectations. The soccer skills are impressive too!

Get involved: Meetings: Tuesday, Nov. 6: Habitat for Humanity –7:30 p.m…. Catholic Ministry – 8 p.m.… Global Medical Brigades – 9:15 p.m.

La Musica: Music concerts in Lee Chapel: Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Chamber Orchestra concert featuring Anthony Hose, conductor, 7:30 p.m…. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Asteria Concert, part of the Artists & Lecturers Series, “In Search of the Lost Song.” Featuring Sylvia Rhyne, soprano, and Eric Redlinger, tenor and lute. Free with a Stetson ID.

Health—mental and physical: The Health Hut is back, and this time they are here to inform the campus on mental health. Come to the Quad between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 for free information!

Don’t Be a Chicken: On Wednesday, Nov. 7 there will be a Farm Tour Lunch from noon to 4 p.m. on a local farm that supplies Dining Service with produce. More information, contact Terence Farrell. Watch out, chickens! Stetson’s coming for lunch! 

Can Women Have it All?: On Thursday, Nov. 8 there will be a panel discussion on Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Why women still can’t have it all”. The event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Rinker Auditorium, inside the LBC. Come listen to the speakers and offer your own perspective on the subject.

Poet’s Woes: The weekly Poetry at an Uncouth Hour will be held in Night Lights on Thursday, Nov. 8, as usual. It will begin at 9 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m., giving students a chance to express themselves in a healthy environment.


By Lindsay Brown

SUM Student Intern