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Hatter Week Ahead Feb. 22-March 1

Hatter Fiesta 2013-STThere are many exciting events scheduled on the DeLand campus during the week before Spring Break! Here are just some of what’s planned for the Hatter community:

Friday, Feb. 22:

  • Presented by Hatter Productions, 6:30 p.m. in Rinker Fieldhouse, Hatter Fiesta highlights and encourages exploration of the Latin culture. This cultural credit event goes beyond the typical lecture and immerses you in a real Latin experience. From the free De La Vega dinner, to the professional salsa dance instructors, many will find themselves opening up to the Latin tradition like never before! Finish the night on the dance floor and show off your new style as we turn the Hollis Center into a Rio club.  Stay until the end and check your raffle ticket to see if you won our free Caribbean cruise giveaway!
  • Teacher Education with Berdyansk State Pedagogical Institute  10 a.m. in the Language Commons, Michael Denner, associate professor of Russian Studies, will be moderating a chat between the teacher education faculties of Stetson University and Berdyansk State Pedagogical Institute. Topics will include bilingual education and the role of the state in educating students and future teachers. The more bilingual, engaged people in attendance, the better for this unstructured, free-flowing conversation.
  • Traveling Down Memory Lane(s): Understanding The What and Where of Memory  Part of the Betty Batson Bell Brain & Learning Lecture Series, this lecture is designed to enhance awareness of how we learn and remember and the factors that affect memory processing. This lecture focuses on biological and cognitive perspectives regarding what memory is and where it is processed in the brain.
  • Program Presentation: Strengths Finder – 2:30-4:30 p.m., LBC 322. Sponsored by Career Services.
  • Guest lecturer Richard Teitelbaum speaks at Presser Hall, 132, 2:30 p.m. The appearance of composer Richard Teitelbaum is made possible through the Atlantic Center for the Arts Master Artist in-Residence outreach program.
  • Rusalka, a fairy tale opera of unattainable love and betrayal, by Antonín Dvořák, will be presented by the Stetson University Opera Theatre, Russell Franks, director, in conjunction with Stetson University’s Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor. Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 24, 3 p.m.
  • Stetson presents Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” – Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. All tickets are $5; 100 percent of proceeds go toward the Daytona Beach Domestic Abuse Council.
  • BSA Ball – Music Through the Movement  7:30 p.m. The ball involves performances from different groups throughout the community as well as on campus to accurately explain the influence African American culture has had on music.
  • Come Watch Alpha Xi Delta’s Xi man pageant! 7 p.m. A male beauty pageant in which members of the Stetson community will be competing to be named Alpha Xi Delta’s Xi man. All proceeds go to Autism Speaks.

Saturday, Feb. 23: 

  • Guest saxophonist Daniel Jordan will conduct a master class Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. for the School of Music. The public is invited, free of charge. Jordan will also perform with Stetson’s Jazz Ensemble on Feb. 27.
  • Music Recital by music performance/piano major Brent Pafford, from Jacksonville, Fla., 7:30 p.m., Lee Chapel. Free to all Stetson students, faculty, staff with ID.
  • Vision of Love Charity Fashion Show   7 p.m., Stetson Room. Come out to support Heart Sisters, an organization dedicated to helping women with heart disease. We’ll be serving food and have entertainment from up-and-coming artists as well as the Stetson dance team. Original odd-material dresses by Jenna Rysanek (http://www.jennarysanek.com/odd-things#1).

Sunday, Feb. 24: 

  • Chapel Service, “A Letter Found” – 5:30-6 p.m., Lee Chapel, with the Chapel Singers and Thomas Inqui, student organist. Everyone is welcome!
  • Rusalka, a fairy tale opera of unattainable love and betrayal, by Antonín Dvořák, will be presented by the Stetson University Opera Theatre, Russell Franks, director, in conjunction with Stetson University’s Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Hose, conductor. Feb. 24, 3 p.m. (and Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Francophone Movie Night – My Life on Ice, 6 p.m., Sampson 129.

Monday, Feb. 25:

Tuesday, Feb. 26:

  • Stetson’s Artists & Lecturers Series presents the Guest Recital featuring Merling Piano Trio, 7:30 p.m. Lee Chapel. Free to Stetson students, faculty, staff with ID.
  • Open House, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for four new or restructured Stetson departments that are in new homes. Come visit the Center for Community Engagement; Cross Cultural Center; Grants, Sponsored Research, and Strategic Initiatives; and WORLD: International Learning. There will be hand-outs to help you get to know us and what we can do for you. Snacks and Sweets will be at each location and Gift Card drawings will be held at each location.
  • Noted arts entrepreneurial specialist Astrid Baumgardner, JD, PCC, Coordinator of Career Strategies and lecturer at the Yale School of Music, will speak about financial management for musicians in two sessions: one in the morning; the other in the afternoon.
  • Mock interviews: Geico. Practice your interviewing skills. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • GPS: Guide for Proactive Success, 5:15-6 p.m. Set you GPS destination to Graduation and join us for our interactive and informative workshop series. Trail mix and prizes available every week as you travel toward success. This week’s session is entitled “Diet Vs. Nutrition.
  • Pat Oleszko Lecture/Illustrated Talk, 7 p.m. Visual and performance artist. Guest appearance made possible through Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: 

Thursday, Feb. 28:

  • “Someday Melissa” Hope not Loss. This documentary “Someday Melissa” is about a girl who died from her eating disorder. Following the documentary, Dr. Anita Sanz will lecture on eating disorders and answer audience questions. The event is open to the Stetson and DeLand community. Donations will be accepted for Project Heal.
  • Poetry at an Uncouth Hour, 9 p.m.
  • I Heart Female Orgasm, 9:30 p.m.  Join us to laugh and learn about the “big O,” the most popular topic sex educators Marshall Miller and Kate Weinberg teach about!  Kate and Marshall cover it all with lots of humor, plenty of honesty, and an underlying message of sexual health and women’s empowerment.

Friday, March 1:

  • Stetson Concert Choir 2013 Spring Tour Schedule (for this week):
  • Thursday, Feb. 28Stetson University Center, Celebration, Fla
  • Friday, March 1Sickles High School, Tampa, Fla.
  • Friday, March 1: St. Catherine of Alexandria Episcopal, Temple Terrace, Fla.


See the Hatters compete at HOME throughout the week in Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Tennis, Baseball, Softball, Women’s Lacrosse.