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Virtual Homecoming 2020 Schedule

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Wes Berner Homecoming Classic Virtual Golf Tournament - November 6 to December 21, 2020

Friday, November 6, 2020

Noon

The John B. Stetson Family Legacy

John B. Stetson, an entrepreneur and industrialist known for his Stetson hats, was instrumental in the early development of Stetson University. Susan Ryan, Dean of Stetson’s duPont-Ball Library, curates the largest known collection of John B. Stetson family and company memorabilia. During Ryan’s 30 years at Stetson University, she has researched the Stetson family extensively, with particular attention to the family’s philanthropy. She will share the story of John B. Stetson, his wife Elizabeth, and their two sons and the family’s influence on the University and DeLand.

1:00 p.m.

Stress Less for Better Health

Daily lifestyle choices that improve health and quality of life is one of the best investments we can make in life. In this session, the Department of Health Sciences will share information on how prolonged stress affects the body in various ways, and also discuss strategies on improving health and prevent diseases of lifestyle.

2:00 p.m.

College of Arts and Sciences Virtual Alumni Reunion

If you graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences, join our virtual reunion to hear updates on your program and see what students are working on in the current classroom settings. An update from Dean Skomp and other faculty members will be given.

3:00 p.m.

Restorative Practices: How Stetson University’s Department of Education and the Hollis Center for Educational Reform are Working to Build Inclusive School Communities

Stetson's Education Department, in collaboration with the Stetson Hollis Institute for Educational Reform, is a leader in the field of Restorative Practices in Education. This session provides an overview of the components of Restorative Practice and our work in the education field supporting teachers in the area of school climate, culture, and relationship building.

3:00 p.m.

Greenfeather - Stetson's Longest Running Tradition

Do you remember participating in Greenfeather as a student? Penny Wars, Rock-A-Thon, Day of Service, Airwaves, Chalk Art, and more! It's certainly changed over the years, so come hear how Greenfeather has been helping DeLand's local community for the past 50 plus years and learn more about this year's Greenfeather Grant Recipients - Hispanic Health Initiatives (HHI) and Community Education Project (CEP). All donations to Greenfeather, whether they be through the virtual 5K or a direct donation, will help fund HHI and CEP's amazing causes.

4:00 p.m.

Stetson University Athletics Update

Stetson University's Director of Athletics, Jeff Altier '82, MED '87, will host a discussion on the status of athletics, student-athletes, training and conditioning, and the potential for competition later this winter and during spring term. He will be joined by Women's Basketball Coach, Lynn Bria, and Men's Basketball Coach, Donnie Jones, to give an update on the upcoming NCAA Basketball season.

5:00 p.m.

Happy Hour Reflections of the Chemistry Brewing Course at Stetson University with Tandy Grubbs

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the inaugural chemistry of brewing course, offered by Tandy Grubbs, a member of Stetson’s Department of Chemistry since 1995. The official course title has evolved over the years, from an independent study course called Applications of Glycolysis for the first 10 years, to CHEM 323 - Brewing Science & Technology for the most recent iterations. But the lucky alumni who enrolled mostly likely remembers the experience simply as The Brew Course. Please join Tandy Grubbs, Sue Ryan (Dean of the duPont-Ball Library, who co-taught the course for several years), and a few of our notable brew chemistry alumni who have been invited to take part in this event, as we reflect back on our brewing escapades. And, of course, since it will be a happy hour, you are encouraged to bring your own beverage.

5:00 p.m.

Bonner Alumni Reunion

Join Bonner Program students and alumni to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the founding of Stetson’s Bonner Program!

6:00 p.m.

GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumni Networking Event

From grad to GOLD! Calling all Graduates Of the Last Decade to join us for a night of Virtual Speed Networking! Reconnect with other Hatter young alumni on Friday, November 6, through Zoom. Using breakout rooms to split everyone up into small groups, you will have five minutes to introduce yourself and go over topics that will then be shared with the larger audience as a whole.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Fresh as Fruit Gallery

Located in DeLand at Tom's Auto Repair on Rich Ave., Fresh As Fruit is a storefront window that displays installation art. Visitors can view the exhibition from the street or as they drive by - perfect for social distancing. Lillianna Marie Baczeski will give an Artist talk on-site from 8:00 - 8:45 p.m. that can be viewed virtually or in-person.

7:00 p.m.

Prince Leaders Homecoming Pitch Competition

7:30 p.m.

School of Music Hatter Heritage Performance

Saturday, November 7, 2020

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Edmunds Scholar Reunion

10:30 a.m.

Coffee with the President and Alumni Awards

Traditionally held at our President's Breakfast event during Homecoming, Stetson President, Dr. Chris Roellke, will host his first Homecoming Awards program to honor several special guests. The program will include a university update and presentation of Alumni and University Awards. For those that register and attend this event, a special gift will be mailed to you after Homecoming officially ends!

11:30 a.m.

Updates and Touchdowns with RGIP

There have been many changes to the RGIP Program over the last two years. Hear from the new Roland George Investment Program leadership team on program successes, new developments, and future alumni engagement opportunities.

12:00 p.m.

School of Business Virtual Tailgate

All School of Business alumni are encouraged to share photos of themselves and their special moments while at Stetson to LBCReception@stetson.edu to help build a special Homecoming slideshow. 

4:00 p.m.

Class of 1965 - 55th Reunion

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Class of 1970 - 50th Reunion 

Class of 1975 - 45th Reunion

5:00 p.m.

Greek Alumni Happy Hour

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Class of 1980 - 40th Reunion

Class of 1985 - 35th Reunion

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Class of 1990 - 30th Reunion

Class of 1995 - 25th Reunion

Religious Jeopardy

Current students from the Interfaith Values Fellows group challenge you to a game of Religious Jeopardy! Test your knowledge of key moments in Stetson's religious history and other topics for a chance to win some prizes!

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Class of 2000 - 20th Reunion

Class of 2005 - 15th Reunion

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Class of 2010 - 10th Reunion

8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Class of 2015 - 5th Reunion

Softball Alumnae Reunion

Sunday, November 8, 2020

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Homecoming Chapel Service

The 2020 Stetson University Homecoming Virtual Chapel Service offers an opportunity to revisit the warmth and inspiration of one of the university’s most sacred spaces, Lee Chapel. This service is also a time to share a special moment with fellow alumni, to remember classmates who have passed, to get acquainted with today’s School of Music and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life—and to connect with the divine.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Yoga and Meditation

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Veterans' Alumni Reunion