Final Days for Touchstone 2018 Submissions

This is the final week to submit to Touchstone for the 2018 edition. We want to publish you! Send us your best short stories, poetry, dramas, photography, fine or digital art, or anything else you can create. Please follow all submission guidelines (which can be found here: bit.ly/2BeMCyv) and send all submissions to touchstonesubmissions@gmail.com. Final deadline is this Friday, Feb. 2, at 11:59 p.m. We look forward to seeing your work!

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Study Abroad 101

Interested in studying abroad? Come to Stetson World: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning located at 635 N. Bert Fish Drive, which is across from Rinker Field, for our Study Abroad 101 info session on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 4:15 p.m. to learn more about how to apply, course and country options, financial aid and more!

Can’t make it to this one? Look out for our next info session on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 4:15 p.m. at the same location.

 

Meet Michael Waltz for Congress, with Cultural Credit and Pizza

Stetson Students! Interested in earning Cultural Credit? Stetson Votes is hosting a Meet & Greet with Candidate Michael Waltz for Congress on Friday, Feb. 2, from 12-1 p.m. in Sage Hall 222. Pizza will also be provided.

Waltz is a former Green Beret commander who has held senior policy roles in the White House and the Pentagon. He’s also a best-selling author and FOX News contributor.

Questions? Email Caitlyn Carey via ccarey@stetson.edu.

Scam Of The Week: The Most Sophisticated Netflix Phishing Yet

There is a new sophisticated Netflix phishing attack that you need to watch out for. The emails start out very pleasant, saying they have some trouble with your billing info, and pretty please with sugar update your payment details. But if you fall for it, they will try to steal your login details, your credit card data, your picture and your ID! Here are the things to Think About Before You Click!

  • Never click on a login link or an account verification link in an email. If there is one, bail.
  • Check for the green HTTPS padlock. If there isn’t one, bail.
  • But if there is a padlock, check the name of the site. If it’s not exactly what you expect, bail.
  • Don’t ignore telltale signs, such as spelling and grammar errors. If it looks wrong, bail.
  • Guard your ID closely. If you’re asked for a selfie or ID when it isn’t absolutely necessary, bail.

Think before you click!

Questions or comments, contact I.T. at support@stetson.edu.

S.U.R.E. Research Grants Info Session Monday, Feb. 5, 5 p.m.!

Do you have summer research plans? Could you use funding to make it happen? Apply for a S.U.R.E. research grant! These funds are available to undergraduate Stetson students in any major to conduct experiments, study great ideas, invent, compose and even travel! This info session takes place Monday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in Elizabeth Hall Room 315! If you cannot make the info session but are interested, contact Dr. Reiter at kreiter@stetson.edu.

Cultural Credit Opportunity: Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Live Webcast

Join the Department of Environmental Science and Studies for an exciting Cultural Credit opportunity this Thursday (Feb. 1) at 12 p.m. We are watching a live webcast from the Stetson College of Law of a lecture by Vivek Menon, executive director and CEO of the Wildlife Trust of India, in the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (RELC) off Michigan Avenue. Mr. Menon spent three decades working on endangered Indian fauna and has worked as a scientist, an undercover operative and wildlife crime-buster, and an international negotiator and adviser to the Indian government.

FINAL CALL: Teaching Squares offered for Spring 2018 Semester

The Brown Center is pleased to offer Teaching Squares for the Spring 2018 Semester.

To register: RSVP: Teaching Square – Deadline to register January 30

Teaching Squares open up spaces for reflection and conversation about teaching to faculty at any stage in their career.

How it works … Four faculty in each “square” agree to visit one another’s classes over the course of a semester and then have a final meeting to discuss what they’ve learned.

You will …

  • Reflect upon your teaching practice.
  • Meet other faculty who are interested in talking about teaching and learning.
  • See how others teach outside of your own discipline.
  • Learn from your colleagues about other ways of teaching, evaluation, use of materials, technology and more …

To register: RSVP: Teaching Square – Deadline to register January 30

For more information and to review the guidelines, please visit our blog page: Teaching Squares Project

MBA Information Session on Feb. 7

Come join us Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Rinker Welcome Center, Presentation Room, for an MBA information session. The MBA application fee ($50) will be waived for all attendees.

Prospective MBA Candidates will learn more about the Master of Business Administration program from the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for Business Programs. Alumni and current students may be available for networking purposes and to share their personal experiences. Come learn how Stetson aligns with your professional goals.

Click the link below (or copy and paste) to register for the event –

https://admissions.stetson.edu/register/?id=f01baf8f-f729-4793-86f5-7d2eed24307f

If you have any questions, please contact Brandon Speith at bspeith@stetson.edu or 386-822-7104.

Cultural Credit events, Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Students join Stetson University’s intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least three approved Cultural Credit events for each semester of enrollment at the university. Here is a link that makes it easy for you to find the calendar of Cultural Credit events: http://stetson.edu/cc

Tuesday, Jan. 30
5 p.m.: Islam Awareness Week: Q&A Session with Imam Belal
6:30 p.m.: Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment

Wednesday, Jan. 31
12 p.m.: Weekly Political Wrap-Up from 12 pm to 1 pm in the Commons
6:30 p.m.: Islam Awareness Week: Motivational Speaker
7 p.m.: America’s Original Sin* Event begins at 7 PM
7:30 p.m.: Russian Club: Winter Extravaganza

Thursday, Feb. 1
12 p.m.: The Elephant at the UN
9:30 p.m.: Uncouth Hour

Friday, Feb. 2
6:30 p.m.: Islam Awareness Week: Mosque Dinner* from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach

SOAR Spring Adventure Trips

Looking for an adventure this semester!? Look no further and take part in one of our Stetson Outdoor Adventure Recreation trips this semester. Trips include indoor rock climbing, canoeing, hiking and more! Visit http://www.stetson.edu/administration/wellness-and-recreation/recreation/soar.php for details and a list of all trips being offered this semester.

For more information about trips, email wellnessandrec@stetson.edu!

Enter the Mayan World

Annually, the Latin American Studies Program offers an extraordinarily impactful learning opportunity known as the Mentored Field Experience to four competitively selected students. This year’s MFE will immerse participants in the millennial culture of the Maya. Those selected for the course will climb ancient pyramids, swim in pristine cenotes, study Mayan calendars and visit with community elders in places of regional spiritual significance. The course consists of  a two-credit (1/2 unit) preparatory class in the fall of 2018, a 12-day field component in Mexico from Dec. 28 – Jan. 8, and a two-credit reflective component in the spring of 2019. This will not be a vacation-like experience, so please apply only if you can happily endure minor discomforts. Spanish is not required, but helpful. For further information about this course, contact Dr. Robert Sitler at rsitler@stetson.edu. To apply, contact WORLD on the Stetson campus.

Deadline for applications is March 16.

Campeche internship

Stetson’s Latin American Studies Program offers its 2018 internship in the beautiful and safe city of Campeche in the western Yucatan Peninsula. One Stetson student is competitively selected for this 4-week opportunity that includes airfare, room and board. The work in the internship can be arranged in accord with student interests. The largest of all ancient Mayan cities, Calakmul, is only hours away. Exact dates are flexible but must be between the end of the spring semester and mid-June. Contact the WORLD center and fill out an online application before March 16. Approved applicants will be interviewed by members of the LAS Program for final selection. For more information, contact LAS Program Director Robert Sitler at: rsitler@stetson.edu.

Stetson in Ecuador

Join us this summer in a program especially for those in International Business, International Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies. This Latin American Studies program is a 4-week language and cultural immersion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cuenca, Ecuador, from May 12 to June 10. It includes excursions to two different Native American communities, the largest Incan ruins in Ecuador, El Cajas National Park, hot springs, spectacular waterfalls and much more. The program costs $3,300, plus airfare, and includes lodging with an Ecuadoran family, all meals and all excursions. The program includes a B course  (culture & belief) for Stetson credit taught in English, focusing on the Latin American humanities in the Ecuadoran context. A highly recommended Spanish course can be included at extra cost. For more information, contact WORLD or Professor Robert Sitler (rsitler@stetson.edu). There are only 14 spaces available and 10 students have already expressed serious interest. Sign up soon to get your spot.

Innovation Lab events Jan. 29-Feb. 4

We have another exciting week of Innovation Lab events in the duPont-Ball Library to announce:

3D Printing: Learn all about 3D printing! Monday, Jan. 29, from from 10 – 11 p.m. There are 4 seats remaining for this event.

3D Scanning: In this workshop, located in the Virtual Gaming Room 112 within the Innovation Lab of duPont-Ball Library, we will use the Artec 3D scanner to accomplish two different types of scans and then edit them to produce an .stl file for 3D printing. Some best practices will be emphasized to help achieve the best scan possible. After this overview, a student should be comfortable with the process of how to scan objects successfully into 3D. Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 2 – 3 p.m. There are 5 seats remaining for this event.

Virtual Reality: Come learn and experiment with our Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets and then find out how to create your own 3D video game using software programs such as Unity and Unreal Engine. Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 8 – 9 p.m. There are 4 seats remaining for this event.

Virtual Reality (again!): Come learn and experiment with our Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets and then find out how to create your own 3D video game using software programs such as Unity and Unreal Engine. Friday, Feb. 2, from 2 – 3 p.m. There are 5 seats remaining for this event.

3D Printing: Learn all about 3D printing! Sunday, Feb. 4, from 8 – 9 p.m. There are 4 seats remaining for this event.

To register for any of these events, please click here.

United HealthCare Virtual Visits

With flu season upon us, I wanted to make you aware of a convenient way to see a doctor if you participate in United HealthCare through Stetson.

When you’re sick and need care quick, a Virtual Visit is a convenient way to start feeling better faster. Under UHC for both Choice and Choice Plus, Virtual Visits are a $10 co-pay per visit for in-network providers.

With a Virtual Visit, you can see and talk to a doctor via mobile device or computer – 24/7, no appointment needed.  The doctor can give you a diagnosis and prescription, if needed.

To get started with Virtual Visit, go to uhc.com/virtualvisits


To prepare for your Virtual Visit:

Have these items ready to register and complete (you can register beforehand, so it is readily available when needed):

  1. Health plan ID card
  2. Credit card (or flex card if you participate in flex medical)
  3. Pharmacy location

Lori Kasbeer
Benefits Administrator

 

Model Senate Registration

The registration for Stetson University’s 47th U.S. Model Senate is now open! The U.S. Model Senate is a unique opportunity to earn three Cultural Credits while emulating a U.S. Senator from March 22-24.  Registration and more information can be found at this link: http://www.stetson.edu/other/model-senate/registration.php.  For more information, email Sarah Hollmann at shollman@stetson.edu.

Jim Wallis to deliver Christian Theology Lecture

Jim Wallis, a New York Times bestselling author, public theologian, speaker, and international commentator on ethics and public life, will deliver the 2018 Christian Theology Lecture at Stetson.  The lecture, entitled “America’s Original Sin,” will deal with the topic of racism and white privilege. The lecture will be Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. in Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall.  Cultural credit is available.  Jim Wallis recently served on the White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and was former vice chair of and currently serves on the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum.  His columns appear in major newspapers, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. He frequently appears on radio and television as a commentator on CNN, MSNBC and Fox — on shows, such as Meet the Press and Hardball — and on National Public Radio. He has taught at Harvard University, Georgetown University and a variety of other academic institutions.

What’s in a Word? – Defining Diversity and Creating Inclusivity at Stetson – Final Call to Participate in Survey

Please note that the survey will close on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.  If you haven’t already done so, we hope you will participate!

Help draft our university’s diversity and inclusion statement!

Over the past semester, the Inclusive Implementation Strategy Group (IISG) has sought to find out how the Stetson community defines diversity and inclusion. There has been excellent feedback thus far, and we want to encourage as many as possible to join the conversation through this online survey. Your voice matters, and the IISG wants to hear from you. It won’t take long, and your response will be completely anonymous. A similar survey will also be conducted at the College of Law and the responses will be synthesized into a University-wide diversity and inclusion statement which will help guide Stetson moving forward.

Thank you!

Click here to access the survey:  http://www.stetson.edu/defining-diversity

Copy Center now in the CUB

Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please email your printing request, along with instructions, to printshop@stetson.edu.

Screen printing of t-shirts is located at the corner of Amelia and Wisconsin Avenues. For quotes or to submit a request, email screenprint@stetson.edu. Once art work is approved, please allow a week and a half to two weeks for completion.

Miss Playing Baseball? Join today!

Stetson Club Baseball will be starting the spring season Feb. 3 at UCF. If you’ve been missing the opportunity to continue playing baseball consider joining Stetson Club Baseball. We play a competitive league schedule on weekends throughout the spring against teams like Florida, USF, UCF and Florida Gulf Coast. The best part about club baseball is that it’s not as time consuming as college baseball but just as fun. We only practice 1-2 times per week and play our games on weekends. There are yearly dues associated with joining that help pay for equipment, game costs and hotels on road trips, but the cost is small compared to Greek life or other organizations. If being able to play baseball again appeals to you, check out our team and see what you think. For more information contact Jordan Sabo, president, at jsabo@stetson.edu or 724-480-7349.

Rotaract Spring Welcome Back Bash

Looking to join a new student organization? Rotaract Club of Stetson University proudly invites you to attend our Spring Welcome Back Bash to kick start the Spring semester! We will be discussing our philanthropy, how to get involved with our organization, and exciting information about our Toronto International Conference this summer. We want you to celebrate with us our second anniversary on this campus with Publix subs and light refreshments. We hope to see you at the Welcome Back Bash and details to the event are listed below!

Event Date: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Event Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Event Location: Allen Hall

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Introducing the John B. Well Workshop series

Student Counseling Services is excited to present our John B. Well Workshop series. In the past, we have hosted “John B. Well Week,” which was dedicated to Mental Wellness. This semester we are expanding to a workshop series that will occur throughout the semester. All workshops are free and open to all active Stetson students, and Cultural Credit is available. Our first workshop is this Wednesday.

Jan. 24, 2018
2 -3 p.m.
Hollis Center Classroom #123

Introduction to the 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Holistic wellness incorporates multiple areas in our lives. This workshop, facilitated by SCS therapist, Erika Lohmus, explores the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. An experiential activity will allow you to assess your dimensions and identify actions to take.

For more information about the other upcoming workshops topics, please check out our website.

To download our workshop series flyer, please check out our facebook page.

Explore Game Development this Summer

Are you interested in a career in video games or interactive entertainment after graduation? If so, the FIEA Summer Research Experience is for you!

This partnership between Stetson and UCF’s FIEA graduate program gives you access to the faculty and facilities at their downtown Orlando campus for the summer. Two students will receive a monetary stipend to pursue a project of their own design.

Complete application details can be found here. Applications are due Friday, Feb 2.

First ‘Entrepreneurship Thursday’ Event of 2018!

Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. for the spring kick-off of the Entrepreneurship Thursday event series. This week, acclaimed entrepreneur and motivational speaker Nancy Tedeschi will share her story and road to success. Tedeschi is the founder of Snapit Screw and overcame several obstacles to get where she is today. From bullied to millionaire, her story will motivate anyone struggling to find their way in life.

Thursday, Jan. 25
6 p.m.
LBC Rinker Auditorium

This event series is designed to promote engagement and creative thinking. If you can’t join us this week, keep an eye out this term for other events that will include nationally recognized speakers, pitch competitions and startup advice. Browse all events on the Entrepreneurship Facebook page.

We hope to see you there!

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LEAD Team Assistant Facilitator Applications

Do you want to develop as a leader and assist in facilitating leadership programs, such as Emerging Leaders, First Year Leadership Experience and Student Leadership in Community Engagement? Then you should apply to become a LEAD Team Assistant Facilitator! Applications close Friday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Visit stetson.edu/ulead to apply today!

Let’s Do Lunch – Cultural Credit

Join Leadership Education and Development for an open forum with Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown for a discussion about Women’s Leadership and Education on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Chaudoin Lounge! A light lunch from Publix will be served. See you there!

Science Café: ‘Bee Sensoria: Artists’ Perspective’

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m., Stetson University’s Gillespie Museum will host Los Angeles-based artists Jessica Rath and Robert Hoehn for a Science Café conversation on “Bee Sensoria: Artists’ Perspectives.”

In association with a better nectar, an exhibition opening on Jan. 26, and co-hosted by the Hand Art Center and Gillespie Museum at Stetson, this discussion will explore the role that scientific observation and data played in creating their “artist perspective” on the sensory experience of bees. Rath and Hoehn researched bee foraging patterns and bee-to-flower communication at the Leonard Bee Lab (University of Nevada, Reno). Their research has translated into a “buzz pollinated,” seven-foot flower anther and a human-scaled bumblebee nest that emanates a six-part score and changes with a live NOAA weather feed.  Coffee, conversation and cultural credit.  The Gillespie Museum is located at 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand.

For more information about the exhibit:  http://www.stetson.edu/other/gillespie-museum/a-better-nectar.php

Course Design for Transformative Learning – Spring 2018 series

Dates and location have been set for the Spring 2018 series of Course Design for Transformative Learning.  

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence is once again offering the multi-part course design (or redesign) workshop series in the Spring 2018 semester. Through this engaging, hands-on series of workshops, participants will use backward design to develop innovative courses … read more

To register:  <<Register for Spring Semester Workshop Series >>

100 DAYS TO GRADUATION

Your One Stop Shop for all your Graduation needs! Join us in the RWC Atrium on Feb. 1 anytime between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to check items off your graduation bucket list! Here’s your chance to order your regalia, senior class ring, make a gift toward senior class gift and apply for graduation. When you finish checking off your bucket list we invite you to enjoy FREE Chick-fil-A with your fellow seniors. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Rebecca Thomas at rthomas1@stetson.edu.

Teaching Squares offered for Spring 2018 semester

The Brown Center is pleased to offer Teaching Squares for the Spring 2018 Semester.

Teaching Squares open up spaces for reflection and conversation about teaching to faculty at any stage in their career.

How it works … Four faculty in each “square” agree to visit one another’s classes over the course of a semester and then have a final meeting to discuss what they’ve learned.

You will …

  • Reflect upon your teaching practice.
  • Meet other faculty who are interested in talking about teaching and learning.
  • See how others teach outside of your own discipline.
  • Learn from your colleagues about other ways of teaching, evaluation, use of materials, technology and more …

To register: RSVP: Teaching Square – Deadline to register January 30

For more information and to review the guidelines, please visit our blog page: Teaching Squares Project

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