The Stetson Information Technology department is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication for users with access to the University’s online systems. This additional security feature requires you to complete an extra step (typically on your mobile phone) after you enter your User ID and Password to log in while you are off campus.

There are two multi-factor authenticators to keep your accounts safe:

  • Stetson Authenticator – for all Stetson services, such as myStetson, Banner and Blackboard
  • Microsoft Authenticator – for all Microsoft services, such as Email, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.

Multi-Factor Authentication will be launched to three separate groups of users starting on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, for all non-faculty employees
  • Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, for all faculty
  • Monday, March 9, 2020, for all students

When you login on or after the go-live date for your group, you will receive a prompt to download the Stetson Authenticator Mobile App and the Microsoft Authenticator Mobile App (available on Apple App Store and Google Play) on your iOS or Android phone; set up your multi-factor authentication preferences; and follow the instructions to complete the login. Although the multi-factor-authentication is designed by default to be used off-campus, you will have the option to use it on-campus as well. You will need to indicate your preference during registration or subsequently through your multi-factor authentication settings page on the MyStetson portal.

You also have the option to enroll to use multi-factor authentication before the respective go-live dates. Please see the link https://my.stetson.edu/apps/mfainfo/ for details.

There are five main options for multi-factor authentication:

  1.  Receive a notification on your mobile device via the Authenticator app.
  2.  Read a one-time-use token from the Authenticator app and enter it on the screen provided.
  3.  Receive a one-time-use token via text message on your registered phone and enter it on the screen provided.
  4.  Receive a phone call on your registered phone and respond to it using the prompts.
  5. Receive a one-time-use token via a non-Stetson email that you will indicate during sign up. (This option is only available for Stetson Authenticator).

 

You will also have the option to trust your frequently used browsers so that you will not be prompted to use multi-factor authentication for 30 days while using those browsers. In addition, the Stetson Authenticator mobile app has biometric authentication capabilities. You can use your phone’s TouchID or FaceID (fingerprint and face recognition capabilities) if applicable while responding to the notifications you will receive (Option A above).

IT will conduct its next training/demo session to familiarize users with this new feature in the Lynn Business Center Conference Room (LBC 126) on:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The approved policy for use of Multi-factor Authentication to access Stetson’s network can be found at: https://www.stetson.edu/administration/information-technology/media/IT%20Policy%20-%20Network%20Security%20Policy.pdf

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact I.T. at support@stetson.edu.

-Office of Information Technology

 

Stetson Outdoor Adventure Recreation has a number of exciting adventure trips coming up in the next few weeks. See below for all trip details. If you are interested in signing up or have questions about any of the trips, please reach out to Jimmy Kelly at jjkelly@stetson.edu. Trip spots are limited.

Indoor Rock Climbing
Dates: Feb. 1, March 14, April 4 and April 25
Description: Spend the day getting a unique physical workout with indoor rock climbing. Rock climbing tests a person’s strength as well as their problem-solving skills as they follow specific routes set by the center. Trip participants will meet at Dynoclimb, DeLand’s new indoor rock climbing facility, at 10 a.m.
Trip Cost: $10 per person

“Belay Your Bae”
Date: Feb. 15
Description: There’s no better way to build trust and spend time with your Valentine or Palentine this year than joining SOAR on an indoor rock climb trip. For this trip, we will be offering a BOGO deal where for $10 you can bring your valentine or palentine!
Trip Cost: $10 per 2 participants

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Dates: Feb. 7, March 20, April 10
Description: Join SOAR at the Stetson University Aquatic Center, located at the beautiful Lake Beresford in DeLand. This trip is designed for first-timer paddleboarders to learn the techniques for paddleboarding and includes time paddling at Lake Beresford. No previous experience is required.
Trip Cost: $10 per person

Spring Break: Florida Springs Tour
Dates: March 2-6
Description: Join SOAR over spring break for an adventure to the west coast of Florida, where we will paddleboard, kayak and snorkel at must-see spots, including Rainbow River, Crystal River and Three Sisters Springs. If we’re lucky, we’ll see a few manatees and river otters while adventuring. Trip fees include transportation, lodging, meals and activities.
Trip Cost: $150 per person

Getting to the gym is tough for all kinds of reasons, but what if we made it easier?

#SpringFitFam is a 4 week series focusing on regular exercise, forming accountability with others, learning about wellness habits, and having fun! This program is designed to be accessible to any person willing to participate. You form groups of 4 with friends or with new people that will work together to earn points and win prizes.  Sounds amazing right? If you’re already sold, Sign-Up here. If not, keep reading!

Prizes include:

  • T-Shirts for teams that reach 45 points
  • $10 Chipotle gift card for teams that reach 100 points
  • And YETIs for the top 7 teams!!!

Points are earned in a few different ways. The primary way of earning points is regularly exercising*. There will be other opportunities to earn extra points by attending WELL Team events. These will occur throughout the competition. You can stay up to date on when and where those are happening by reading the weekly emails, checking out the calendar, following us on Instagram at “SUWellnessRec,” or by keeping an eye on Wellness & Rec’s Facebook page.

Sign-Up here.

Have some questions? Check out our FAQs or write us an email at fitfam@stetson.edu.

For people who are otherwise healthy, influenza strikes hard and fast.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should receive the influenza vaccine.  If you have not gotten your flu vaccine yet this season, you should get one now.  It is not too late.  A flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and the people around you.  There is still FREE flu vaccine available at Stetson Health Service.

If you have the flu, stay in your apartment, residence hall, or home for at least 24 hours after any fever.  Staying at home means that you should not leave your home except to get medical care.

To help prevent yourself from getting sick,

  • Get a flu shot.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often during the day with soap and water.
  • Avoid sharing food, utensils, cups, or bottles.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Get good sleep, eat nutritious foods and drink plenty of water.

Go to http://www.cdc.gov/flu for more information.

Courtesy Reminder: Make sure that you follow through with appointments you have made at Health Service.  If you cannot make it to the appointment you have scheduled, please give us a call so that we can offer that appointment time to someone else.  Thanks!

Stetson Health Service, 386-822-8150

 

Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commons, come learn about the past week in current events over lunch! Come as you are, you don’t need to be informed to participate.

If you have any questions, or if you anticipate any barriers to your access, participation, transportation to, or inclusion in this event, please contact Amelia Maulfair, Director of Stetson Votes, at amaulfair@stetson.edu.

To: Stetson Undergraduate Students
From: The Princeton Review

Greetings!

The Princeton Review requests your direct feedback about your experience at Stetson University. Your insights on academics, fellow students, social life, sports, clubs, school traditions, professor/student interaction, dorms, food (you’re getting the picture here) provide invaluable guidance for college bound students searching for their best fit schools.

Take our online student opinion survey here.

It takes only a few minutes to complete.  All college students completing the survey have a chance to win one of one hundred (100) $50.00 Amazon.com Gift Cards.[1] Please remember to use your Stetson email address.

Your anonymous feedback drives the narrative, rankings and ratings inherent to many of The Princeton Review’s college admissions titles and website.

Thanks for the time and for sharing your unique perspective on your college experience!

The Princeton Review
110 E. 42nd St. – 7th floor
New York, NY 10017
StudentSurvey@review.com

 

Please note: The Princeton Review takes your privacy seriously. We will use your personal information only for purposes of the survey (although we will not publish your personal information when we publish results), for contacting you if you opt in to receiving communications from us, and for the giveaway. You can read The Princeton Review’s full privacy policy by clicking on our “Privacy Policy” link here.

 

[1] For complete details and official rules for the giveaway, visit https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/student-survey/contest-rules. See https://www.amazon.com/gc-legal for gift card terms and conditions.  Amazon.com is not a sponsor of the giveaway.

Registration for Stetson’s Annual Model United States Senate is Open!

If you are interested in participating in a three-day, hands-on experience in learning how the United States Senate works, the registration for Stetson’s 49th Annual Floyd M. Riddick Model United States Senate opened on Jan. 20!

The Model U.S. Senate is a unique weekend where you will assume the role of a sitting U.S. Senator and participate in a three-day session of the Senate on March 26-28. You will attend committee meetings and hearings, press for the passage of your assigned bill, caucus in your respective parties, debate and vote on the Senate floor.

This is an excellent opportunity to get a hands-on experience learning how the actual U.S. Senate works, and you will come away from it with a much greater understanding of the American legislative process.

Registration for the three-day event opens on Jan. 20 and closes on Feb. 14. Registration costs $35. To register, visit: https://www.stetson.edu/forms/artsci/model-senate/index.php.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Hill (dhill@stetson.edu) or George Alderman (galderman@stetson.edu).

Discounts are available for all Stetson faculty, staff and students.

Whether your aim is to pursue advanced musical study, introduce a child to music, or just to have fun trying something new, the Stetson Community School of Music is the ideal place to start!

We offer music programs for all ages:

  • Children ages 3-7 can start in our Orff-Schulwerk program – a tried and true method of introducing young children to music through rhythm, dance, singing and instruments.
  • Students ages 8-18 who love to sing are encouraged to join our Stetson Young Singers choir, led by Director Ross Cawthon!
  • Our Youth String Programs are open to all school-age string players: Youth String Orchestra, Group String Classes and Violin for Beginners!
  • Private lessons on all orchestral instruments (including piano, guitar and voice) are available for children and adults.
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Back by popular demand, yoga classes will begin at the Hollis Center on Monday, Jan.  27.  Classes will be offered on Monday and Thursday evenings.  Please check the Wellness and Recreation Departmental App for more information and to register for classes.

The popular Internship Prep Series starts this Friday! Join Career and Professional Development in a four-part series of interactive sessions and mock interviews. Each session is designed to prepare you for success in the world of internships and beyond. All sessions will be held in the LBC Room 123 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 24 – Searching and Applying
Jan. 31 – Targeting Resumes to Job Descriptions
Feb. 7 – Networking
Feb. 3-7 – Mock Interviews (Held in the Lynn Business Center)
Feb. 14 – Interviewing

Attend 4 sessions to earn a free Stetson padfolio and personalized business cards.

You may request a Mock Interview 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by visiting your Career Advisor’s office, the main Career and Professional Development (CaPD) office located on the second floor of the Rinker Welcome Center, or the CaPD Satellite office (Mr. John Sheehy), located in LBC #111-C of the Centurion Sales Program Suite.

Questions?
Contact Assistant Director of Internships Christine Arias at csarias@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

Come meet the Stetson Public Safety staff as they table in front of the CUB on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 11 a.m. to noon.

During the One Hour with Public Safety, the staff will be available to talk to students, faculty and staff who have questions or concerns. Students also can register their bikes for free. This service allows Public Safety to store students’ contact information along with the make, model, color and serial number of their bike in case it is lost or stolen.

Stop by our table Thursday in the courtyard outside of the CUB. For more information, please call Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

Are you tired of hitting paywalls when you try to read online articles from the New York Times? Stetson students, faculty and staff can now access The New York Times Digital Edition through an Academic Site License provided by duPont-Ball Library.

Visit guides.stetson.edu/nytimes for information on how to register for your free account.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 12-2 p.m. is the Global Citizenship Fair! This Cultural Credit event will include a wide variety of opportunities with WORLD: International Learning, Career & Professional Development, and Community Engagement partners. The fair will be taking place outside of the CUB and is a great way to learn about internship, volunteer and study abroad opportunities.

Questions? Contact: cce@stetson.edu.

Looking for funding to support projects that expand the boundaries of education?  The Nina B. Hollis Research Impact Award may be for you!

The Nina B. Hollis Research Impact Award (NBHRIA) offers seed funding to support research that expands the boundaries of education, K-12 and non-traditional learners. Proposals may address such areas as academic progress, social/personal growth, school culture and climate, and teacher/leader enhancement.

Projects may vary in scope, with larger-scale projects funded at a maximum level of $10,000 per fiscal year, renewable annually for up to three years of total funding, and small-scale projects funded annually at a maximum of $1,500, renewable for up to two years of total funding.

Applications can be found on the NBHRIA website and are due March 15, 2020.

For further information, please feel free to join us Monday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. in Davis Hall Room 108 or contact Colleen Cooper, project manager.

 

Earn Cultural Credit and learn about all the exciting DIY technology available to use for free in the Library’s Innovation Lab! If you’ve ever wondered about 3D Printing, Woodworking, Sewing, Soldering, VR and more, this is your chance! Workshops will be offered eight times throughout the semester. Space is limited, so sign up today at this calendar page!

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Are you still interested in applying to serve as a 2020 FOCUS Orientation Leader?  If so, applications have been extended until 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22!   Interested candidates:

  • Should have a desire to help new students transition and feel comfortable on the Stetson University Campus.
  • Should have a 2.5 or higher GPA and pass a student conduct check.
  • Must be studying on the DeLand campus for both the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters.
  • Must be willing to comply with the FOCUS behavioral agreement during training and FOCUS.

To learn more and apply, please visit stetson.edu/ulead!

Questions?  Email kgraham@stetson.edu.

Stetson’s Summer Online Program has been very successful and student demand for summer online courses is very high! If you are interested in learning more about teaching online this summer, please attend an information session with Mitchell Reddish, director of Summer Programs, and Lisa Sawtell, director of Online Learning and Educational Technology, for an overview of the summer online program and a Q&A session.

Bring your lunch and we will provide some tasty desserts! The sessions will be held in the Rinker Welcome Center Room 306 on the following dates:

Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 12 – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To RSVP, send an email to oolet@stetson.edu with your preferred date.

NOTE: DROP-INS ARE WELCOME AT BOTH SESSIONS!

If you have any immediate questions, contact Lisa Sawtell via phone (386-822-7921) or email (lsawtell@stetson.edu).

-The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology 

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony tickets will be available starting on Monday, Jan 27. The deadline to claim tickets is Friday, Feb. 14. Students must apply for graduation prior to claiming tickets. The deadline to apply for graduation is Monday, Feb. 10.

Eligible students from the School of Business Administration and School of Music will be able to receive up to seven (7) electronic tickets.

Eligible students from the College of Arts and Sciences will be able to receive five (5) electronic tickets.

How to claim Commencement Ceremony tickets:

  1. Students must apply for graduation prior to claiming tickets. The eligibility list will update new applicants three times daily between 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  2. Please visit https://ceremony-tickets.stetson.edu.
  3. Enter your Stetson username and password.
  4. Click on your college or school ceremony in which you will participate. Students earning dual degrees will need to select one ceremony to attend. Both degrees will be recognized at that time.
  5. Select from the drop down the number of tickets you wish to claim.
  6. Select the number of additional tickets needed to be included in the wait list. The number of eligible tickets per student is preliminary and will be revised as students determine their initial ticket needs.
  7. Click Add to Order.
  8. Please review/edit your selections. Once confirmed, click Checkout.
  9. Reservation Summary. Please take this opportunity to donate unclaimed tickets to the wait list.
  10. Click Checkout.
  11. Complete. Please print or email your e-tickets to family and friends.

Additional Tickets / Wait List
Random selection for additional tickets for those included on the wait list will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and will conclude once all tickets are claimed.

Please note, being added to the wait list does not guarantee you will receive additional tickets. The availability of additional tickets is based on the number of graduates attending and the number of tickets that are left unclaimed.  If you are selected to receive additional tickets, a notification will be sent to your email account with further instructions on how to claim your extra tickets. You must claim those tickets within 48 hours of when the email was sent. Failure to do so will result in the release of those tickets, so they may be assigned to another wait-listed student.

Alternative viewing locations for family and friends will be available on campus in the Lynn Business Center’s Rinker Auditorium and the Carlton Union Building’s Stetson Room for both undergraduate ceremonies. Please plan accordingly.

Please visit www.stetson.edu/commencement for complete ceremony information.

If you have additional questions, contact events@stetson.edu.

All students and majors are invited to participate in mock interviews taking place Feb. 3-7, between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mock interviews are 30-minute sessions facilitated by professional recruiters and are an excellent way to practice for an internship, career or graduate school opportunity!

To Reserve Your Spot: 

You can sign up for a Mock Interview by visiting the main Career and Professional Development (CaPD) office located on the second floor of the Rinker Welcome Center, or the CaPD Satellite office (John Sheehy) located in LBC# 111-C of the Centurion Sales Program Suite. 

Got questions? Contact Career & Professional Development at 386-822-7736 or email career@stetson.edu.

Electronic 2019 W-2 Forms Will Be Available Online on My.Stetson.edu on Jan. 24, 2020.

Stetson University employees may elect to receive their W-2 statement online through My.Stetson.edu. Stetson University is required by the IRS to furnish all employees with a Form W-2 for each calendar year. The Form W-2 details the employee’s compensation and tax withholding amounts for the year. In the past, employees have received paper copies of their Form W-2. Complete instructions for the Form W-2 are available on the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw2w3.pdf.

NOTE: Electronic W-2s for 2019 will be available as of Jan. 24, 2020. For security reasons, we cannot fax or email W-2s. Paper W-2s will be available for pick up in the University Payroll Office with proper identification beginning Jan. 27, 2020, until Jan. 29, 2020, at 4 p.m. Afterward, they will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service.

Disclosure Notices: An employee who consents to receiving his/her W-2 Form electronically will not receive a paper copy of the W-2. If an employee does not consent, he/she will continue to receive a paper copy of the W-2. An employee who chooses to receive his/her W-2 form electronically can also receive a paper copy of the W-2 by completing the W-2 replacement form. To request the form, email payroll@stetson.edu. Request for a paper copy does not withdraw the employee’s consent for electronic delivery of future W-2 forms. An employee who chooses to receive his/her W-2 Form electronically can change his/her mind and withdraw consent to electronic delivery at any time. An employee’s withdrawal of consent will be effective on the date received (for 2019 W-2, the deadline is Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, by 4:30 p.m.). If consent is withdrawn, it will only be effective for those W-2 forms not yet issued. Consent may also be withdrawn by sending an email or in writing to the following: Stetson University Attn: Payroll Department 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8318, DeLand, FL 32723. Phone: 386-822-7021, E-mail: payroll@stetson.edu

*Note: Consent cannot be withdrawn by fax or telephone. To withdraw consent through the mail, allow 5 days from the date of postmark for consent withdrawal to become effective.

Employees are also required to inform the HR Department promptly of any personal address or status changes.

Employees will promptly be notified if any Payroll Department contact information changes.

Access to your electronic W-2 Form ceases upon termination of employment. Payroll will mail Form W-2 to the address on record of these employees who separate from the university.

Active employees can access their electronic W-2 Form each year.

All employees should be aware that the W-2 Form, even when provided electronically, should be attached to their annual tax return, usually the Form 1040. If the W-2 is provided electronically, the employee should print enough W-2 copies and attach them to his/her respective tax return documents.

The My.Stetson.edu website, and the employee’s W-2, may be accessed by any computer that provides login access to employees.

Electronic W-2 forms, beginning with the year of hire, will be available through My.Stetson.edu for printing/reprinting purposes.

W-2 correction (only if needed): If your original W-2 was issued electronically or paper:  A corrected W-2 Form (W-2C) will be sent to you through U.S. Mail.

How to Consent/Access Your W-2 Form

The process for requesting the electronic version is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:

Consent:

• Log on to Banner Web for Employee Self-Service

• Select Employee;

• Select Tax Forms;

• Select the Electronic W-2 Consent option;

• Read the W-2 Agreement;

• Check the Consent to Receive W-2 Electronically box;

• Click on the Submit button.

• You will receive an email confirmation to your preferred campus email address indicating you have consented to receive your W-2 form electronically.

The process to view and print the electronic version is simple. Just follow these steps:

Access and Print Electronic W-2:

• Log on to Banner Web for Employee Self-Service

• Select Employee;

• Select Tax Forms;

• Select W-2 Wage and Tax Statement;

• Select the appropriate year you would like to view (2019);

• Employer or Institution will default to Stetson University.

• Click on the Display button. Do not submit this copy with your returns.*

• Click the “Printable W-2” button – a print preview of the W-2 form is displayed.

* To print a copy of the IRS formatted W-2, click on the Print button on the bottom left side of your screen. This will display your W-2 in the official IRS format. Print this form using your usual print process to be submitted to the IRS with your tax return.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: These documents contain your Social Security number, which you will want to protect to help prevent identity theft. Employees are advised to NOT leave their computer screen unattended when viewing W-2 forms. Also, be sure to retrieve the printed copy promptly if routed to a network printer shared by others.

For additional information, contact the Payroll Office at payroll@stetson.edu or (386) 822-7703.

Academic Calendar

Monday, Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Day (University Holiday, No Classes)

Tuesday, Jan. 21
Last Day to DROP a full-term course without financial penalty
Last Day to ADD a full-term course
Last Day to change meal plans

Thursday, Jan. 23
Undergraduate Internship Registration Deadline

Friday, Jan. 24
Undergraduate Internship Administrative Drop

Cultural Credit:

Students can find Cultural Credit events on the Stetson University calendar.

Monday, Jan. 20
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: *Martin Luther King Day Breakfast*

Tuesday, Jan. 21
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: *Innovation Lab Workshop*
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: *Russian Tea Hour*

Wednesday, Jan. 22
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: *Global Citizenship Fair*

Thursday, Jan. 23
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: *HIV Testing*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*

Friday, Jan. 24
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: *BSA-Hillel Community Shabbat*

Saturday, Jan. 25
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
7:30 p.m.: *Beethoven 2020 + Great Pianists at Stetson series | Vladimir Khomyakov, piano*

Other Events (Not for Cultural Credit)
Monday, Jan. 20:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Martin Luther King Day March

Tuesday, Jan. 21:
6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Seeing Goals in 2020

Saturday, Jan. 25:
12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Tomoka Regional Science and Engineering Fair

 

Could Stetson help with your research, internship and creativity needs this summer? S.U.R.E. could!

Students are invited to apply for one of the 2020 SURE (Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience) Summer Grants.  The grant is open to Stetson undergraduates in all schools and programs who will not finish classwork before December 2020, and can be utilized for summer 2020 research, fieldwork, academic travel, artistic/literary creativity or other original work.  Students from all undergraduate majors are eligible. Past grants have been used to fund lab experiments over the summer, travel to libraries and museums, and internship support.  Research papers, musical compositions, literature and experiential learning are some of the achievements a SURE Grant can help make possible. For more information, please visit https://www.stetson.edu/other/research/sure.php or e-mail Dr. Kimberly Reiter at kreiter@stetson.eduCompleted SURE applications are due by March 10 for the 2020 competition.  See your adviser today for how to apply.

Please join Hatter Network for special guest, Dr. Javon Johnson, for a poetry workshop, based on writing through and about the body, in which the attendees read a couple of poems, discuss them, and are then asked to write epistolary poems to a body part of their choosing.  The workshop will be held in Lee’s Garage (located in the Carlton Union Building) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Then come back for Uncouth Hour at 9 p.m. (in Lee’s Garage) to hear Johnson perform his spoken word poetry.

Johnson is an American spoken-word poet, writer and professor. He is an assistant professor and director of African American and African Diaspora Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an author.  His first book, “Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities” (Rutgers University Press,  2017), unpacks some of the complicated issues that comprise performance poetry spaces. He argues that the truly radical potential in slam and spoken word communities lies not just in proving literary worth, speaking back to power, or even in altering power structures, but instead in imagining and working toward altogether different social relationships.

We will have his book, “Killing Poetry,” available for purchase ($19.95) and a brief book-signing opportunity on Thursday evening.  As always, we will have snacks, Cultural Credit, and an opportunity for our own Stetson Community to share their art, as well.

We would like to give a very special thanks to The Office of Community Standards, The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and The Office of Student Development and Campus Vibrancy for bringing Dr. Johnson to campus.

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Stetson’s Summer Online Program has been very successful and student demand for summer online courses is very high! If you are interested in learning more about teaching online this summer, please attend an information session with Mitchell Reddish, director of Summer Programs, and Lisa Sawtell, director of Online Learning and Educational Technology, for an overview of the summer online program and a Q&A session.

Bring your lunch and we will provide some tasty desserts! The sessions will be held in the Rinker Welcome Center Room 306 on the following dates:

Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 12 – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To RSVP, send an email to oolet@stetson.edu with your preferred date.

If you have any immediate questions, contact Lisa Sawtell via phone (386-822-7921) or email (lsawtell@stetson.edu).

-The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology 

Since Jan. 20, 2017, Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society, has invited Stetson students to express their views of the U.S. Presidency on Post-It notes.  The previous notes have been saved and will be on display on the third floor of Elizabeth Hall on the display case, starting Jan. 21.  You are welcome to come up and write a note for January 2020.  We do not censor, although we do ask for civility and clean language, if you can.  All students, faculty and staff are welcome to post an opinion.  The notes will be up for viewing until Jan. 28.  For more information, contact Dr. Kimberly Reiter at kreiter@stetson.edu.

The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OOLET) is offering training for our most popular technologies: Respondus LockDown Browser, Qwickly Attendance, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Ensemble Video. We are also offering Blackboard 101, a session designed to review Blackboard Basics for new users or those in need of a refresher. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend any session.

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications or visit other websites during an online exam.

Qwickly Attendance is a Blackboard tool used to track and grade student attendance. Instructors can take attendance using an attendance list on screen or allow students to check in on their own browser, or use existing Student ID cards to check in when entering class.

Ensemble Video, Stetson’s video management system, is an online video–platform that streamlines video capture, management and publishing. Press here for Stetson-specific Ensemble information that includes instructions and training documentation.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

Training Dates

Collaborate Ultra (online)
Friday, Jan. 24, 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2 – 3 p.m.

Respondus & Qwickly
Friday, Jan. 24, 1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 – 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 1 – 2 p.m.

Ensemble
Friday, Jan. 24, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 – 3 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2 – 3 p.m.

Blackboard 101
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 3 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, 3 – 4 p.m.

To RSVP for your desired session, send an email to oolet@stetson.edu at least 24 hours in advance. Any sessions that do not have at least 2 RSVPs will be rescheduled. Training typically last one hour.

You can also email OOLET to request individual or group training, or a live demo by one of our participating programs. And, of course, please contact us with any questions or concerns – we are happy to help!

-The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology 

Want a shot at earning a YETI for working out and attending informative events? It sounds to good to be true but it’s not! Sign-Up here

#SpringFitFam is a 4-week series focusing on regular exercise, forming accountability with others, learning about wellness habits, and having fun! This program is designed to be accessible to any person willing to participate, from gym rat to newbie. You form groups of 4 with friends or with new people who will work together to earn points and win prizes.

Prizes include:

  • T-Shirts for teams that reach 45 points
  • $10 Chipotle gift card for teams that reach 100 points
  • And YETIs for the top 7 teams!!!

Points are earned in a few different ways. The primary way of earning points is regularly exercising. There will be other opportunities to earn extra points by attending WELL Team events which will occur throughout the competition. You can stay up to date on when and where those are happening by reading the weekly emails, checking out the #SpringFitFam calendar, following us on Instagram at “SUWellnessRec,” or by keeping an eye on Wellness & Rec’s Facebook page.

Sign-Up here to get in shape and get a beautiful YETI!

Have some questions? Check out our FAQs or write us an email at fitfam@stetson.edu.

Getting to the gym is tough for all kinds of reasons, but what if we made it easier?

#SpringFitFam is a 4-week series focusing on regular exercise, forming accountability with others, learning about wellness habits and having fun! This program is designed to be accessible to any person willing to participate. You form groups of 4 with friends or with new people who will work together to earn points and win prizes.  Sounds amazing right? If you’re already sold, Sign-Up here. If not, keep reading!

Prizes include:

  • T-Shirts for teams that reach 45 points
  • $10 Chipotle gift card for teams that reach 100 points
  • And YETIs for the top 7 teams!

Points are earned in a few different ways. The primary way of earning points is regularly exercising. There will be other opportunities to earn extra points by attending WELL Team events. These will occur throughout the competition. You can stay up to date on when and where those are happening by reading the weekly emails, checking out the calendar, following us on Instagram at “SUWellnessRec,” or by keeping an eye on Wellness & Rec’s Facebook page.

Sign-Up here.

Have some questions? Stop by Wellness & Rec or write us an email at fitfam@stetson.edu.

What is Greenfeather?

Greenfeather is a long-held tradition at Stetson University that originated in 1952 as an autumn carnival where students raised funds for local charities. Over the decades, Greenfeather has expanded to a week-long event that brings awareness to philanthropy and issues surrounding the DeLand community. During this week, Stetson students, faculty, staff and alumni come together to help raise $10,000 for a local non-profit organization. The Greenfeather initiative is lead by the Director and Committee Members who plan events and education for the Stetson Community to promote fundraising for the chosen nonprofit.

Greenfeather Director

As a student employment position, the Greenfeather Director works approximately 6 hours per week and chairs the Greenfeather Committee. Applications for the Director position are due no later than Jan. 20, 2020.

Greenfeather Committee

The Greenfeather Committee is a leadership position with a smaller time commitment than the Director position. Serving on the committee requires approximately 3 hours of commitment per week. We are currently recruiting for six open committee positions: Airwaves Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Faculty & Staff Liaison, Fundraising Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator and Team Recruitment Coordinator. Applications for the Committee are due no later than Feb. 10, 2020.

Please contact Emily Perry, Community Partnerships and Operations Manager, if you have any questions about the positions or application processes!

Ashley Chase, Esq., associate director of the Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library, will be presenting on copyright laws and fair use, and the implications for higher education given recent developments of the legal landscape.

The session will take place in the duPont-Ball Library Room 25L on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4-5 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Sponsored by the Library and Brown Center