Quick Links

Share Article:

Tis’ the Season for Hatters

The Lighting of the Yule Log has enjoyed a long history at Stetson University. In this 1965 photo, students cast their sprigs into the fire, ending one year, and light candles from the Yule Log, beginning a new year with new opportunities. (Photo from Stetson University Archives.)

Even as fall semester winds down, the Christmas Candlelight Concerts are helping the Stetson campus welcome in this magical time of year! Classes end on Friday, Dec. 7; finals are over as of Friday, Dec. 14. Tis’ the season, Hatters! Happy Holidays! 

The tradition continues with lighting the Yule Log: Tuesday, Dec. 4, bring your family and friends to Stetson’s annual Yule Log Lighting, 6 p.m. at Hulley Tower, between DeLand Hall and Chaudoin Hall. Enjoy the inspirational message and beautiful music. Join your friends in casting sprigs into the fire, representing the year past. Start the year anew by lighting candles from the Yule Log flame. This marks the beginning of the Holiday season at Stetson University. Participants will then move to the CUB Circle for food and drink. Let the festivities begin!  (Chapel services are cancelled for the rest of 2012, and will resume every Sunday, beginning Jan. 13, 5:30-6 p.m., Lee Chapel.)

The Quietest Wins: On Friday, Nov. 30 Stetson’s Global Medical Brigades will hold a Silent Auction in the Stetson Room from 6 to 8 p.m. The auction is helping them raise money for their medical mission trip to Panama, so all donations go to an excellent cause. Come support and maybe even win!

Snow is Glistenin’: Stetson’s Winter Wonderland is back! On Saturday, Dec. 1, Hatter Productions presents an ice skating rink, 20 tons of snow, a slide, an ugly sweater contest, a DOG ugly sweater contest, coffee and hot chocolate bar, and free T-shirts! They’ve out-done themselves this time! Come join in the festivities from 9 p.m. til midnight, and don’t forget to bring your mittens!

Get Your Head in the Game: Come cheer the Women’s Basketball team onto victory as they play against Lynn University this Tuesday, Dec. 4. The game starts at 11 a.m. in the Edmunds Center. Then on Thursday, Dec. 6 the Men’s Basketball team plays against Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. in the Edmunds Center. Go Hatters! www.gohatters.com 

President’s Holiday Drop-In Reception for faculty and staff: Monday, Dec. 3, 3-5 p.m., President’s Home

Don’t Forget: Tuesday, Dec. 4 is a busy, busy night. The weekly meetings continue with Habitat for Humanity meeting at 7:30 p.m., then the Catholic Campus Ministry meets at 8 p.m. in Allen Hall, room 103. Lastly, the Global Medical Brigades meets at 9:15 p.m. in Sage, room 218. Hop to it!

Workin’ on your Fitness: It’s time for its return- the Health Hut is back, and ready for action. This month they will be promoting exercise, and how to incorporate it into your daily life from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. in the Quad. Put those sneakers on and tie up those laces.

Holiday Luncheon celebrates Stetson’s Quality of Service: Annual holiday luncheon, with the theme, “Let it Snow,” Thursday, Dec. 6, noon to 1:30 p.m. www.stetson.edu/other/quality.

What’s in a Name?: The weekly Poetry at an Uncouth Hour will be held in Night Lights from 9 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. Students are encouraged to come and express their creativity works in a welcoming environment.

Sweet and Salty Service: This Thursday, Dec. 6 from 11 p.m. till 2 a.m. the brothers of Pike will be holding a Dinner and Dessert Philanthropy event in the CUB. The money raised goes to the Fallen Angel Firefighter Foundation, and all you have to do is eat Bellini’s and Sweet Spot while jamming to some tunes!

Oh, Christmas Tree: This Friday, Nov. 30 DeLand is holding a Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, and then Santa will be visiting the Pioneer Park at 6 p.m. The festivities continue on Saturday, Dec. 1 with the DeLand Christmas Parade from 1 p.m. til 2 p.m. – keep an eye out for the Stetson University float!

Here We Come a’Caroling: Bring your voice and a positive attitude, and some hot chocolate, too, because DeLand wants you to come carol with them! On Dec. 21 from 6 til 9 p.m. MainStreet DeLand invites all who wish to spread some cheer to come carol along Woodland Blvd. For more information contact MainStreet DeLand Association.


By Lindsay Brown, SUM Intern