Celebrate Values Day on Tuesday, Sept. 25

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Stetson University community will celebrate its annual Values Day and come together to explore our values of personal growth, intellectual development, global citizenship, and personal and social responsibility. The theme of the 2018 Values Day is, “Building Community; Reflecting on our Values.”  To support participation by all members of the Stetson University community in this day of reflection, community and action, the university cancels classes and closes offices, with the exception of evening graduate classes.

Students, there are nine Cultural Credit opportunities throughout the day! You can sign in for your credits at each event’s location.

Our 2018 Values Day speaker is Eric Weiner, author of numerous books including our Values Day book, The Geography of Bliss. The Values Day kickoff and his keynote address will take place in Lee Chapel, Elizabeth Hall, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  The rest of the schedule is below.  Also, this year you can monitor all Values Day updates by downloading the Values Day Guidebook App.

The schedule for the day includes:

The Past is Present: Race, History, and Community in DeLand (RSVP Required)
Spring Hill Community Garden Project (RSVP Required)
Values Dialogue: A World Cafe (RSVP Required)
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address: Eric Weiner
Global Citizenship Fair
Community Lunch in the Commons
Stetson R.E.A.D. – The Geography of Bliss (RSVP Required)
Hand Art Center Exhibit
Workshop Block 1 (Scan Cultural Credit in front of CUB from 2:00-3:15 p.m.)
Workshop Block 2 (Scan Cultural Credit in front of CUB from 3:30-4:45 p.m.)
The Film, “Black Panther”

We hope our Values Day programming assists all members of our community to find ways to integrate our values into their everyday actions at Stetson. Thank you for your commitment to our community and our mission of being a place where learning and values meet.

If you have any questions, please contact Savannah-Jane Griffin at savannah.griffin@stetson.edu.

 

This week’s Academic Calendar, Cultural Credit events and more

Academic Calendar:
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Values Day – No Undergraduate Classes

Cultural Credit:
Students can find Cultural Credit events on the calendar at: https://www.stetson.edu/cc.

Monday, Sept. 24
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center offers two Cultural Credit opportunities to students for two exhibits: “Oscar Bluemner: Color Sketches” and “Anni Holm: The Immigration Project.” Students will need to complete a short form about the exhibits to receive Cultural Credit.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
8 a.m.: Values Day: The Past is Present- Race, History, and Community in DeLand (RSVP required)
8 a.m.: Values Day: Spring Hill Community Garden Project (RSVP required)
9 a.m.: Values Day: A World Cafe (RSVP required)
10:30 a.m.: Values Day – Keynote Address Eric Weiner
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center exhibits
12 p.m.: Values Day Global Citizenship Fair
12:30 p.m.: Values Day: Stetson R.E.A.D.- The Geography of Bliss (RSVP required)
2 p.m.: Values Day: Workshop Block 1
3:30 p.m.: Values Day: Workshop Block 2

Wednesday, Sept. 26
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center exhibits
7 p.m.: Artist Talk by Anni Holm: The Immigration Project

Thursday, Sept. 27
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits
7 p.m.: Science Café: Ask the State Geologist
8 p.m.: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz

Friday, Sept. 28
11 a.m.- 4p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits
7:30 p.m.: Great Organist at Stetson- Craig Cramer
8 p.m.: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz

Saturday, Sept. 29
12 p.m.- 4 p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits
8 p.m.: Anna in the Tropics: Nilo Cruz

Sunday, Sept. 30
3 p.m.: Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz
7 p.m.: Phi Mu Alpha Masquerade Ball

 

Other Events: (Not for Cultural Credit)

Monday, Sept. 24
6:15 p.m.: Hatterthon Interest Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Noon: Values Day: Free Community Lunch
8:30 p.m.: Values Day: The Film “Black Panther”

Wednesday, Sept. 26
11:30 a.m.: Commuter Luncheon
5 p.m.: St. Jude Soldier Dance Off

Thursday, Sept. 27
4 p.m.: Sea Semester Information Session
5 p.m.: Affording Study Abroad 
5:30 p.m.: Real Talk
5:30 p.m.: Free Dinner/ Vespers
5:30 p.m.: Information Session U.S. Dept. of State
5:30 p.m.: Study Abroad in Scotland Info Session
6 p.m.: Leadership Coaching Clinic
6 p.m.: Master of Accountancy Information Session
6 p.m.: AIDS & HIV: The Beginning or End (Presented by the Rotaract Club)

Friday, Sept. 28
1 p.m.: Graduate School and Recruitment Fair
2:30 p.m.: Internship Prep Series 3: Interviewing
3:30 p.m.: Rowing Information Session
4 p.m.: Corazon de Herencia (Heart of Heritage)
5 p.m.: Shabbat Dinner
7:30 p.m.: Tri Delta Philanthropy Event

Sigma Tau Delta Banned Books Week

The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, is celebrating Banned Books Week from Sept. 24-27. Check out the full event schedule below!

Sept. 24 – Book Drive on the Green 12-2 p.m.

  • Donate any size, type or genre of book and grab a new one for your collection!

Sept.25 – English Major/Minor Mixer and Creative Writing Minor Social in the Flagler Lounge 5-6 p.m.

  • Enjoy light refreshments, activities and socializing with your fellow majors!

Sept.25 – Censorship of Literature Talk in Flagler 201, following the social

  • Professor Teresa Carmody will give a presentation on the historical censorship of literature and the cultural impact of banned books.

Sept. 26 – English Faculty Appreciation Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the front of Flagler Hall

  • Write a note to a professor or advisor who has had an influence on your life at Stetson.

Sept. 27 – Transcribathon, Cultural Credit in the Upstairs Library Student Success Center Rooms 209-210 from 5-9 p.m.

  • Learn how to capture and analyze unique manuscripts and contribute to a worldwide scholarship. Awards, refreshments and cultural credit given!

Contact mthomas1@stetson.edu for more information!

Stetson Dining Fall Break Hours

Please be advised of the Stetson Dining hours during Fall Break.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Taylor Mills at temills@stetson.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 3:
Commons: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Einsteins Brothers Bagels: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Johnny Rockets: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Coffee Cafe: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4
Commons: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Einstein Brothers Bagels: Closed
Johnny Rockets: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Coffee Cafe: Closed

Friday, Oct. 5
Commons: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Einstein Brothers Bagels: Closed
Johnny Rockets: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Coffee Cafe: Closed

Saturday, Oct. 6
Commons: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Einstein Brothers Bagels: Closed
Johnny Rockets: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Coffee Cafe: Closed

Sunday, Oct. 7
Commons: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Einstein Brothers Bagels: Closed
Johnny Rockets: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Coffee Cafe: Closed

Monday, Oct. 8, resume regular hours.
Visit dineoncampus.com/stetson for all Fall 2018 hours.

Thank you,
Stetson Dining Services

Travel Course to Egypt, Jordan and Israel

Interested in traveling to Egypt, Jordan and Israel? Want to see the pyramids, view the treasures of King Tut, and visit the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens in Egypt? Interested in exploring the ancient city of Petra? Want to visit the Old City of Jerusalem, float in the Dead Sea and visit the Israel Museum? The Department of Religious Studies will be offering a travel course to Egypt, Jordan and Israel from Dec. 27, 2018, to Jan. 12, 2019.  Course credit and partial scholarships are available. Non-students also are welcome to participate. An information session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in 308 Elizabeth Hall. For additional information, contact Dr. Mitchell Reddish (mreddish@stetson.edu; 386-822-8932) or Dr. Kandy Queen-Sutherland (kqueen@stetson.edu; 386-822-8933).

Stetson Graduate School Fair, Next Friday, Sept. 28, 1-3 p.m., Hollis Center

Stetson’s Office of Career & Professional Development invites all students to attend the Graduate School Fair on next Friday, Sept. 28, from 1-3 p.m. in the Hollis Center, Rinker Field House. Several university admissions representatives and faculty will be available to discuss their programs across a variety of majors and disciplines.

The fair is open to all students. We especially encourage students who are not sure about attending graduate school to come and gather information to help you make better decisions.

Here is a sampling of schools and programs attending:

  • Adventist University of Health Sciences
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Emory University School of Law
  • FIU-Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
  • Florida School of Professional Psychology
  • Florida State University College of Communication & Information
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Full Sail University
  • LECOM (Osteopathic Medicine Program)
  • Nova Southeastern University (Various Graduate Programs)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Rollins College (Various Graduate Programs)
  • Southern College of Optometry
  • Stetson University (Various Graduate Programs)
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • UCF College of Medicine
  • UCF (Various Graduate Programs)
  • UCF FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy)
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • University of South Florida College of Pharmacy
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
  • Vanderbilt University Master of Accountancy

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Office of Career & Professional Development at 386-822-7315 or career@stetson.edu.

Be a Catalyst for Change

Catalyst is just around the corner and we are currently recruiting participants to represent our university at this daylong leadership experience. What is Catalyst? It is a national leadership program (hosted by LeaderShape) that we bring to the Stetson campus to prepare students like you to be catalysts for change in our community. During this daylong training, you will participate in experiential activities (hosted by a nationally trained facilitator) that will push you outside of your comfort zone and prepare you to take the next steps to lead change within our community. Apply today to be part of this national experience!!

To participate in this experience, you must:

  • Be an enrolled Undergraduate Student at Stetson University DeLand
  • Be available on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. to participate in this program (participants must be available for the full 6.5 hours)
  • Be interested in developing your leadership skills to lead change

Apply today at www.stetson.edu/ulead to be part of this experience. Applications are due on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 11:59 p.m.

If you have questions about this experience, reach out to Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Leadership Development, at ldement@stetson.edu.

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DeLand High School Homecoming Parade

The Office of Public Safety would like to inform you that on Friday, Sept. 21, the annual DeLand High School Homecoming parade will be at 2 p.m. on Woodland Boulevard. Road closures are expected.

More information on the parade can be found at https://mainstreetdeland.org/events-list/deland-high-homecoming.

 

Volunteer Opportunity–Spring Hill Community Garden Needs your Help!

The Center for Community Engagement partnered with the Greater Union Life Center in DeLand to construct a 39-bed community garden for residents of the Spring Hill Neighborhood, and we need your help! Every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. you can join a group of students and staff dedicated to improving this important space.

Volunteers will be weeding the garden beds and surrounding areas, ensuring the success of the fruits and vegetables that were planted. In addition, volunteers will complete other gardening tasks as needed.

Please meet at the Spring Hill Community Garden (501 S. Delaware Ave.).

If you anticipate any barriers to your access, participation, transportation to, or inclusion in this opportunity, please contact the Center for Community Engagement.

For questions regarding carpooling, contact Cristian Cuevas, the Community Engagement Coordinator.

RSVP via HatterSync: https://orgsync.com/43902/opportunities/2485324/occurrences/5989413

What’s Your Financial IQ?

Test your financial know-how! We’ve teamed up with TIAA to bring you the What’s Your Financial IQ? challenge.

From now until Oct. 4, take this educational challenge to have fun and learn important information about financial planning.

Each day five new questions are added to the challenge. Every time you play, you are automatically entered for a chance to win an iPad mini. The more you play, the better your chances of winning — so sign on every day! (All responses are confidential.)

Take the challenge  http://www.tiaa.org/public/ns/stetson_university_fiq_0918.html .

Winners will be announced during the month of October.

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Commons Grand Opening!

Please join Stetson Dining in celebrating the Commons opening. We will be hosting a celebration event on Sept. 20, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., in honor of our wonderful facility.

There will be raffles, vendors and event information available. Our local partners will be sampling and highlighting products that are provided in our locations each day. We will feature our Teaching Kitchen program launching this Fall, where you can learn how to creatively cook in your own kitchen. Additionally, we will be providing information on our campus partnerships with Food Recovery Network, our licensed Nutritionist and our Dining Ambassador program.

Students without meal plans will be allowed into the Commons, provided by Stetson Dining, to ensure all of our guests get to see the new space and try what everyone has been talking about!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email temills@stetson.edu or text us at 386-456-3103.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday is the International Day of Peace!

Join us Thursday, Sept. 20, for the International Day of Peace:

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Jump in the ball pit and paint peace rocks near Palm Court.
7-8:30 p.m. – *C
ultural Credit + Pizza* in the CUB Garage. Learn about the history of this day, experience student performances and participate in discussions on various aspects of peace.

Take some time out of your day to promote peace and reflect on what it brings to our everyday lives. 

– Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and WORLD.

SOAR Rock Climb Trip Sept. 22

There’s still time to sign up for the Indoor Rock Climbing trip this Saturday! 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. Come join SOAR for a day of fun climbing and testing your limits at Aiguille Rock Climb Center in Longwood, FL, on Sept. 22.

Cost: $10 per person

Contact Jimmy Kelly at jjkelly@stetson.edu with any questions or to express interest in signing up for the trip.

Experiencing Mental Fatigue, Brain Fog or Memory Loss? Creatine supplementation may be able to help

Do you or someone you know experience mental fatigue or fogginess? Having poor memory recall or reduced mental acuity?  Are there times when it is difficult to mentally focus or achieve clarity of thought? Maybe creatine supplementation can help.  The Department of Health Sciences is conducting a study to examine if creatine can help reduce mental fatigue or fogginess and, perhaps, enhance overall cognitive function.

Advised and supervised by Health Sciences faculty member, Dr. Michele Skelton, Health Science seniors are looking for students, faculty and staff interested in a 4-week study on cognitive functioning. If you qualify for the study, health and cognitive screenings will be provided at no cost. You may also qualify for a free 4-week supply of creatine supplements. Supplies are limited so act quickly. To learn more about the Creatine Cognitive function study, contact Michele Skelton at mskelton@stetson.edu.

Thursday is the International Day of Peace!

Join us this Thursday, Sept. 20, for International Day of Peace:

11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Jump in the ball pit and paint peace rocks near Palm Court.
7-8:30 p.m. – *C
ultural Credit + Pizza* in the CUB Garage. Learn about the history of this day, experience student performances and participate in discussions on various aspects of peace.

Take some time out of your day to promote peace and reflect on what it brings to our everyday lives. 

– Hosted by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and WORLD.
 

Fabric Needed for Values Day Workshop

If you are willing to donate fabric for the upcoming workshop, we are seeking large swaths of fabric of solid colors. Any colors are appreciated and will be used during the workshop. You may drop off any donations to the Hand Art Center during our open hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

This is in support of a workshop conducted by artist Anni Holm. By setting up a temporary art studio space at the Hand Art Center, Anni will work with students, staff and members of the general public to explore what it means to speak more than one language. Participants will take part in a basic survey that collects information about which languages they speak, which languages they would like their own kids to speak and which colors they associate with these languages. Following, survey participants will be invited to create a unique rug using their individualized language color schemes. Once complete, the rugs will be displayed in the Carlton Union Building for the remainder of the exhibition. Participants will be able to claim their rug to keep upon conclusion of the exhibit.
 
The workshop will be held at the Hand Art Center on Sept. 25 from 2-3:15 p.m. during our Values Day Celebration. FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

One-Hour with Public Safety

Come meet the Stetson Public Safety staff as they table in front of the CUB this Thursday, Sept. 20, 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 can also 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 the CUB. For more information, please call Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

Network and Email Maintenance

As part of our efforts to improve operations and increase performance of the network, IT will perform various maintenance tasks on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

a)    We will perform updates on the main network switch in duPont-Ball Library and improve the connection to duPont and CUB switches to new 10GBps networking connections. During this time, users in on-campus buildings will experience intermittent loss of network connectivity lasting no longer than 15 minutes.

b)    We will perform patches on email servers and decommission old email servers. During this time, users may experience very brief, intermittent authentication interruptions.

If you have questions, please contact IT at support@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217.

Tonight! Become a Spring Hill Neighborhood Resume Coach-Attend Training, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Tonight! Stetson’s Career & Professional Development, in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement, invite you to become a certified resume coach. Training will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in LBC 045.

Resume coaches work with residents of the Spring Hill neighborhood at their resource center to develop what is often someone’s first resume.  Having a resume makes a strong first impression on employers and improves someone’s chances of finding employment or finding a better job.

There are multiple volunteer shifts to fit your schedule:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m.  Those who volunteer 10 or more hours this semester will receive their resume coaching certificate at a celebration dinner.

If you have questions, call or email Tim Stiles, Career & Professional Development, at 386-822-7375 or tstiles@stetson.edu.

Brown Center’s brown bag lunchtime conversations – Student evaluations of teaching

Student Evaluations of Teaching: Valid? Biased? Informative?

The Brown Center for Faculty Innovation is launching a monthly brown bag series to offer faculty and staff a place to discuss topical issues about teaching, learning and higher education.  Each conversation will be anchored by a short reading.  Bring your lunch and engage in a provoking discussion!

When: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hand Art Center Seminar Room
Topic: Student Evaluations of Teaching – Are they valid?
Discussion ArticleTeaching Eval Shake-up, Inside Higher Ed – 22 May 2018

The first Brown Center Brown Bag in the series builds upon a discussion sparked last May regarding Student Evaluations of Teaching (aka SETs).  SETs are ubiquitous in the American higher education system as a measure of teaching effectiveness, yet a growing body of research points to issues of validity and bias with the surveys. [more]

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Free Stetson Padfolio and Personalized Business Cards!

Feel 100 percent confident about your Spring or Summer 2019 internship search! Attend Career and Professional Development’s Internship Prep Series!

Internship Series Topics:
#2: Targeting Resumes to Job Descriptions: Sept. 21, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. – LBC 123
#3: Interviewing: Sept. 28, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. – LBC 123
#4: Networking: Oct. 12, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. – LBC 123
#5: Practice Interview with Employer Representatives: Oct. 8 – 12

Bonus: Attend four of five events and get a free Stetson padfolio and personalized business cards!

Questions? Contact career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

Flu Vaccine is Now Available at Stetson Health Service!

Stetson Health Service has received their supply of flu vaccine and is ready to help you complete this most important step in fighting the flu.  We are offering FREE vaccines to the first 240 requests!!  That’s right, 240 FREE vaccines.  Thanks to the generosity of SGA, Health Service was able to purchase 160 more vaccines than last year.  Health Service can’t think of a better way to thank SGA than for you to come get your flu shot today!

The CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting influenza (flu).

  1. The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year.
  2. If you get the flu, there are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat your illness. Early treatment is especially important for the elderly, the very young, people with certain chronic health conditions and pregnant women.
  3. Everyday preventive actions may slow the spread of the germs that cause respiratory illnesses like flu.
  • Try to avoid contact with sick people.
  • If you get sick with flu-like symptoms, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and then throw the tissue away.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand rub when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.

For more information: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm

Call Health Service at 386-822-8150 to make an appointment for your flu shot.              http://www.stetson.edu/administration/health-service/

Alumni Sean Erwin Ceramic workshop and lecture

SEAN ERWIN
Artist Workshop: Clay As A Means To An End
Sept. 18
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sampson Hall, Room B01

In this fast-paced, one-day workshop, Sean Erwin will cover the diverse technical and aesthetic approaches, which he uses to create his unique works in clay. Throughout the workshop, Erwin will discuss various aesthetic and conceptual considerations, including: composition, form, design, imagery, scale, metaphor, humor and narrative. The workshop will consist of a series of demonstrations that will include: handbuilding, plaster mold-making, slip-casting, press-molding, surface treatment, detailing, post-firing fabrication and more.  Participants will gain detailed insight to the specific processes Erwin uses as well as how to overlap and combine these various sculptural techniques. As an artist who employs a variety of materials and methods, the workshop is designed to encourage participants to think about the vast and alternative approaches to clay.  Participants will leave with an understanding of how to create, assemble, and design ceramic works using a variety of skills, techniques and concepts.

Artist Lecture with Sean Erwin
Sept. 19
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
dupont-Ball Library 25L
Cultural Credit Event

duPont-Ball Book Club

There are 5 more spots available for this semester’s book club at the duPont-Ball Library! We are reading One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus and will meet on Oct. 22 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the library. Cultural credit will be awarded.

To sign up and receive a free copy of the book, email Jessica Black at jeblack@stetson.edu.

Banned Books Week Hosted by Sigma Tau Delta

Banned Books Week 2018 is Sept. 23-29. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Celebrate our freedom to read with a full calendar of events!

  • Monday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Stetson Green is our annual Book Drive! Drop off your books and grab something fresh to read from our book swap box!
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 5-7 p.m. in Flagler 201 is the English student mixer and Censorship Talk. Enjoy light refreshments and fun activities to get to know the English Department better. At 5:30 p.m., English faculty member Teresa Carmody will speak on the effects of censorship. Cultural credit pending.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, is Faculty Appreciation Day! Come to the main entrance of Flagler Hall to write a thank you to your favorite professor or advisor from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, is the Transcribathon! In the duPont-Ball Library’s Student Success Center rooms 209 and 210 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., students will have the chance to capture and analyze data generated by unique manuscripts that have rarely or never before been read and transcribed. Enjoy cultural credit, food and prizes!

For more information, please contact Dr. Joel Davis at jbdavis@stetson.edu or Sigma Tau Delta President Marissa Thomas at mthomas1@stetson.edu.

Commons Grand Opening Celebration This Thursday!

Please join Stetson Dining in celebrating the Commons opening. We will be hosting a celebration event on Sept. 20, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., in honor of our wonderful facility.

There will be raffles, vendors and event information available. Our local partners will be sampling and highlighting products that are provided in our locations each day. We will feature our Teaching Kitchen program launching this Fall, where you can learn how to creatively cook in your own kitchen. Additionally, we will be providing information on our campus partnerships with Food Recovery Network, our licensed Nutritionist and our Dining Ambassador program.

Students without meal plans will be allowed into the Commons, provided by Stetson Dining, to ensure all of our guests get to see the new space and try what everyone has been talking about!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email temills@stetson.edu or text us at 386-456-3103.

We can’t wait to see you there!

This week’s Cultural Credit events and more

Academic Calendar:
Friday, Sept. 21
Last day to Drop a 1st half term course without academic penalty

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Values Day – No undergraduate classes

Cultural Credit:
Students can find Cultural Credit events on the calendar at: https://www.stetson.edu/cc.

 Monday, Sept. 17
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center offers two Cultural Credit opportunities to students for two exhibits: “Oscar Bluemner: Color Sketches” and “Anni Holm: The Immigration Project.” Students will need to complete a short form about the exhibits to receive Cultural Credit.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.: Sean Erwin Ceramic Workshop
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center exhibits
7:30 p.m.: Faculty Recital | Tammara Phillips, flute and Kristie Born, piano

Wednesday, Sept. 19
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center exhibits
7 p.m.: Artist Talk by Alumnus Sean Erwin

Thursday, Sept. 20
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits.
6 p.m.: Entrepreneurship Thursday: Andrew Rush

Friday, Sept. 21
11 a.m.- 4p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits.
4 p.m.: Math/CS Colloquium
7:30 p.m.: Great Guitarists at Stetson series | Berta Rojas, guitar

Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m.: Smithsonian Museum Day: Gillespie Museum
12 p.m.- 4p.m.: Smithsonian Museum Day: Hand Art Center 
7:30 p.m.: Faculty Recital | Routa Kroumovitch- Gomez, violin and Sean Kennard, piano

Sunday, Sept. 23
3 p.m.: Great Pianists at Stetson series | Wenbin Jin, piano

 

Other Events: (Not for Cultural Credit)
Monday, Sept. 17
5 p.m.: Information Session: 2019 JET Program

Tuesday, Sept. 18
5 p.m.: Erev Yom Kippur
5:30 p.m.: Affording Study Abroad
7:30 p.m.: Become a Spring Hill Neighborhood Resume Coach

 Wednesday, Sept. 19
5 p.m.: Beta Alpha Psi- Batts Morrison Wales & Lee
5:30 p.m.: Study Abroad 101
7:30 p.m.: Improv Show

Thursday, Sept. 20
11 a.m.: International Day of Peace
12 p.m.: Let’s Do Lunch
2:30 p.m.: Strengths Series
5 p.m.: Rotaract Presents: Yoga Under the Stars
6 p.m.: MBA Information Session
10 p.m.: Late Night Vibes

Friday, Sept. 21
9 a.m.: Strengths 34 Training
2:30 p.m.: Internship Prep Series 2: Targeting Resumes to Internship Descriptions

Saturday, Sept. 22
7 p.m.: SGRho Movie Night 

 

Become a Spring Hill Neighborhood Resume Coach-Attend Training Tuesday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Stetson’s Career & Professional Development, in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement, invite you to become a certified resume coach.  Training will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in LBC 045.

Resume coaches work with residents of the Spring Hill neighborhood at their resource center to develop what is often someone’s first resume.  Having a resume makes a strong first impression on employers and improves someone’s chances of finding employment or finding a better job.

There are multiple volunteer shifts to fit your schedule:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m.  Those who volunteer 10 or more hours this semester will receive their resume coaching certificate at a celebration dinner.

If you have questions, call or email Tim Stiles, Career & Professional Development, at 386-822-7375 or tstiles@stetson.edu.

Global Brigades is hosting an Interest Meeting Sept. 18

Honduras? Empowerment? Health Disparities? Life-Changing Experiences? Personal Growth? What do all of these terms have to do with a student organization on campus?

Learn the answer to this question and more by attending our first informational meeting of the semester! We will answer all of your questions about getting involved with our Stetson’s Global Medical Brigades chapter. Become part of an international, student-led movement formed by volunteers who focus on the empowerment of communities and sustainability efforts in Central America. Our interest meeting will be held this upcoming Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 6 p.m. in SAGE 213.

During the upcoming Spring Break (Spring Semester 2019), our brigade will be traveling to Honduras! Join us for a small presentation followed by a round of questions. ***Food and Cultural Credit will be provided!***

Teach English Abroad-Japanese Language Skills Not Required, Monday, Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m., Rinker Welcome Center

Stetson’s Office of Career & Professional Development invites you to attend the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) information session where you can learn about teaching English abroad without having had coursework in Japanese.

Monday, Sept. 17
5:30-7 p.m.
Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room, 1st Floor

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan. Being a JET is an opportunity to work and to represent the United States as cultural ambassadors to Japan. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan; some work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) as interpreters/translators.

The JET Program seeks participants who are adaptable, outgoing and who have a deep interest in Japan. Only the best candidates are chosen to represent America. The JET Program typically receives 4,000-5,000 applications each year from U.S. applicants. Of these, 1,000-1,100 will be selected for participation in the JET Program.

The JET Program is implemented by contracting organizations of Japan in cooperation with the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). More information about each of the ministries and their relation to the JET Program can be found on the CLAIR website.

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