Pick up free book!

Eighteen free books are available for pick up from the Psychology Department office, Flagler Hall room 309, for an upcoming book feast, sponsored by Psi Chi and the Psychology Department. The event on Jan. 31 is posted on the Calendar, but we just wanted to let you know so you have time to read the book! We will be discussing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Ken Kesey’s bestselling book, which serves as a study and critique of mental institutional life in the 1960’s as well as a tribute to individualistic principles.

Scam of the Week: Look Out for Malicious Files on Legitimate File-Sharing Services

The bad guys have come up with another way to trick you! Now, they’re using services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and other file-hosting sites for their evil attacks. Cybercriminals are adding malicious files to these sites, then using the website’s file-sharing services to send you an invite to log in and open or click on the infected file. Unlike some phishing attempts, these invites look legitimate because they are. The invites actually come from the file-sharing site and are identical to normal invites.

So what can you look out for?

  1. An email inviting you to open a shared file that you did not ask for.
  2. Emails that require you to log in to a site to see something important. Do not log into websites by clicking on links in emails.

Remember to never click on links in emails that you did not expect or did not ask for. If you need to log into a file-sharing site like Dropbox, enter the address in your browser or use a bookmark that you’ve already set for yourself. 

Think before you click!

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

Office of Information Technology

CUB Dedication Ceremony on Friday at noon

You are cordially invited to:

The Dedication and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
celebrating the renovation of the Carlton Union Building

Friday, Jan. 18
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Dedication and Ribbon-cutting
12:30 – 1 p.m.: Open House and Tours

Front Steps, Carlton Union Building

Tax Forms: 2018 W-2 Availability

Electronic 2018 W-2 Forms Will Be Available Online on My.Stetson.edu on Jan. 23, 2019.

Stetson University employees may elect to receive their W-2 statement online through the 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 2018 will be available as of Jan. 23, 2019. 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. 25, 2019, until Jan. 28, 2019, at 4 p.m. Afterward, they will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service.

Benefits of Receiving Form W-2 Electronically

• Online delivery provides access to the W-2 statement earlier than the traditional mail process;

• Online delivery eliminates the chance that the W-2 statement will get lost, misdirected or delayed during delivery or misplaced after the employee receives it;

• Access is available at the same secure website at which an employee can access wage information. Employees can receive W-2 statements even while traveling or on assignment away from their home address;

• Employees can retrieve their W-2 statements at any time of day and on weekends;

• Employees can print multiple copies at their own convenience;

• Employees are contributing to cost savings (forms, printing and postage expense) for the university.

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 2018 W-2, the deadline is Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, 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 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:


• 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 (2018);

• 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.

Air Force ROTC offers free training for students to get a Private Pilot’s License

The U.S. Air Force is offering Stetson students the opportunity to earn their private pilot’s license at no cost if they enroll in the Air Force ROTC program – with no commitment to serve in the military.

Air Force Capt. Daniel Q. Speir said the deadline is Monday, Jan. 21, for students to email him and express an interest in the AFROTC “You Can Fly” program, which provides the civilian ground and flight training needed to earn a private pilot’s license at no cost.

In exchange, students must enroll in the two courses needed in the first year of ROTC, Air Force 101 and Air Force 102, along with participating in four hours of fitness training and marching per week.

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Join Stetson’s Gospel and Cultural Choir

Did you know Stetson has a Gospel and Cultural Choir? We are students who are passionate about singing and community, and we invite you to join us! All levels are welcome.

We rehearse every Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Allen Hall.

Check us out!
We will perform during the CUB Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Friday, Jan. 18 | CUB Steps at noon

For more information, contact Kala Diltz at kdiltz@stetson.edu.

What if you were rewarded for working out?

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 90 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.

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Library Hours for MLK Day

On Monday, Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Day, the duPont-Ball Library hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Regular spring hours resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Summer – Conference Assistant Applications Available

If you are interested in working this summer as a conference assistant, please apply by Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m. Applications and job descriptions are available by emailing me at cgowan@stetson.edu or stopping by the Rinker Welcome Center front desk.

Reminder: 24/7 I.T. Helpdesk Support Available Now!

Stetson’s Information Technology Department would like to remind you that the University has partnered with Blackboard Support Services to provide 24/7 support across all campuses for general technology as well as Blackboard-related requests.

In a seamless transition, all Helpdesk calls received after normal business hours will be automatically referred to the Blackboard Helpdesk for resolution. The Stetson Helpdesk will follow up the next business day on issues requiring further attention. Note that email and web-based support inquiries will continue to be addressed during normal business hours.

In the spirit of the University’s One Stetson commitment and to accommodate the need to increase support hours, IT has reached across all campuses to enhance our services. Our latest endeavor is to cross-train the Helpdesk staff (including our new Bb partners) in the unique needs of each campus, enabling all staff members to assist users from any of our campuses while respecting their individual needs.

We will bring you up to date on these and other IT initiatives as they progress.

FOCUS Leader Applications Open!

Are you interested in helping new students be successful at Stetson? Then the FOCUS Leader role might be for you! Applications are currently open and will close on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m. To find the application and more details, visit www.stetson.edu/ulead.

Questions? Email kgraham@stetson.edu.

Your Voice is Important!

Join the National Title IX conversation!
Sexual Harassment – Sexual Assault – Intimate Partner Violence. 

What do you think about the recently proposed Title IX regulations?
The new regulations will impact how schools address reports regarding Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sex- or Gender-based Discrimination, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking and Sexual Exploitation. Let the U.S. Department of Education hear Your Voice during the current Notice and Comment period! Learn more and submit your comments by January 28, 2019!

CUB Dedication Ceremony on Friday at noon

You are cordially invited to:

The Dedication and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
celebrating the renovation of the Carlton Union Building

Friday, Jan. 18
Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Dedication and Ribbon-cutting
12:30 – 1 p.m.: Open House and Tours

Front Steps, Carlton Union Building

Global Citizenship Fair – Jan. 17 – Palm Court from 1 – 3 p.m.

Join WORLD, the Center for Community Engagement, and Career and Professional Development for the Spring Global Citizenship Fair in Palm Court on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 1 – 3 p.m. Connect with partners from Volusia County and around the globe to learn about upcoming volunteer, internship, and study abroad opportunities. Faculty members will also be available to talk about their exciting study abroad programs for summer 2019. Cultural Credit available!

Final Spring 2019 Internship Orientation

The final Internship Orientation for Spring 2019 is happening this Friday, Jan. 18, from Noon – 1 p.m. in LBC 123.  All students who have registered (or plan to register) for an internship course for Spring 2019 are required to attend an Internship Orientation session in order to finalize internship course registration. Please contact the Assistant Director of Internships, Christine Arias, with any questions/concerns: csarias@stetson.edu.

New Faculty-Staff Lounge

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty-Staff Lounge is now open. Please do check out and use the new space!

The lounge has flexible furniture (including couches and 8 tables and 32 chairs) in order to offer opportunities to meet and socialize in different formats. Special thanks to Valinda Wimer and her team for seeking faculty input, ordering furniture, and making sure the renovations were finished in time for us to begin using the space in the New Year. The remainder of this year’s Faculty Senate meetings will now take place in the Faculty-Staff Lounge. Additionally, please note that Valinda has a ordered a refrigerator and microwave — and both are expected to arrive by the end of next week.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.


Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.
Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education
Secretary and Treasurer, Faculty Senate

Photo Shoot Casting Call

Calling all Hatters! The University Marketing office is conducting a campus-wide photo shoot to capture images for upcoming print materials, and we would love to have you be a part of it. The photo shoot will take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25. 

If you are interested in participating, please visit the Marketing office located at 145 E. Michigan Ave. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sign up, and learn more about the photo shoot. 

Stetson Dining MLK Weekend Hours

Hollis Center MLK Weekend Hours

The Hollis Center will have special hours during MLK Weekend. The hours are listed below. Contact wellnessandrec@stetson.edu with any questions.

Jan. 19 – 21: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

‘Big Words: Eat’ on Thursday, with dinner provided

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will continue our Big Words series beginning Thursday, Jan. 17, with Big Words: EAT. Chef Hari Pulapaka joins us to create this event, which we are doing in conjunction with Baptist Collegiate Fellowship (BCF). The event will be in Allen Hall, where BCF holds its regular Thursday dinners, at 6:30 p.m. 

Big Words presents an interfaith perspective on a concept or value important to different religious and spiritual traditions. Food is, of course, essential to life; it also serves as a powerful symbol for the way our religious and contemplative practices nurture our spiritual lives.  

Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., will guide the cooking for Big Words: EAT, as well as lead a discussion of spirituality and food. Besides being a professor of mathematics at Stetson, Dr. Pulapaka is also Chef Pulapaka—he is the acclaimed, award-winning chef and owner of Cress Restaurant in downtown DeLand. 

Cultural Credit approval is pending. Check for updates.

For more information on Big Words, visit the Stetson University Chaplains’ Blog: https://blog.stetson.edu/chaplain/

One-Hour with Public Safety

Come meet Stetson Public Safety staff members as they table in front of the CUB on Thursday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-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 the CUB. For more information, please call Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

Learn about Study Abroad in Innsbruck – Next Wednesday

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, join Dr. Carrick in LBC 123 at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the two study-abroad opportunities in Innsbruck, Austria, this summer. Some scholarships available!

Innsbruck Study Abroad Info Session
Wednesday, Jan. 23
5:30 – 6 p.m. | LBC 123

Interested in learning more or applying? Visit the Summer Innsbruck Programs website!

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Off-Campus Access to duPont-Ball Library Electronic Resources in 2019

Information Technology (IT) installed needed security patches to the campus network over the holiday break. Unfortunately, some web browsers are not compatible with the security patches and are not able to connect to library databases and other electronic resources from off-campus.

The Firefox browser is unable to connect to most of our databases and electronic resources from off-campus at this time. We recommend that Firefox users use a different browser to connect to electronic library resources. We are hoping Firefox will issue an update that will fix the connectivity problem soon.

To avoid connection problems, please be sure you are using the latest version of your browser. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you continue to experience problems with access, please contact the library (Ask A Librarian at libref@stetson.edu, 386-747-9028) or the IT Help Desk (support@stetson.edu, 386-822-7300).

Summer – Conference Assistant Applications Available

If you are interested in working this summer as a conference assistant, please apply by Feb. 15, 2019, 4:30 p.m. Applications and job descriptions are available by emailing me at cgowan@stetson.edu or stopping by the Rinker Welcome Center front desk.

Voces Hispanas: An Evening of Hispanic Poetry

Come celebrate the rich and diverse realm of Hispanic cultures through readings of Spanish language poetry. If you would like to read a poem, whether it’s your own or that of another poet, please send the text, along with an English translation, to dixieblake@gmail.com. Or just come and savor the words. Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Rinker Auditorium of the Lynn Business Center. Cultural credit available. Free and open to the public.

Writing Center Tutors Available for Class Visits & Workshops

Tutors are available to visit any class for a 10–15 minute presentation about the services offered at the Writing Center. We also have 40-minute workshops led by our tutors highlighting various parts of the writing process. A list of these workshops is below. We can modify these to fit the needs of your class. Email ldunning@stetson.edu to schedule a class visit and/or presentation. 

Pre-Writing Strategies

This presentation helps students reflect on their own writing processes, and presents strategies for planning and organizing their writing. Throughout the presentation there are several interactive activities, including taking a quiz to identify which learning style fits each student, as the information will be helpful to decide which pre-writing strategies work best for them. 

Introductions & Conclusions 

This presentation discusses how to form an impactful introduction and conclusion, along with how to ensure that the conclusion doesn’t repeat the information from the introduction. In this presentation, students will practice writing hooks and cohesive theses.

Integrating Sources

This presentation explains how to integrate sources in academic papers. In addition, students will discuss how to evaluate sources for credibility, while also educating students about signal phrases and other integration strategies.

Academic Writing

This presentation discusses the mechanics of academic writing, including audience, writing conventions, sentence structure, tone, and word choice. There are several interactive activities that ask students to practice these elements of academic writing. 

MLA, Chicago, or APA Citations

This presentation discusses the mechanics of how to cite in MLA, Chicago, or APA format. It is a hands-on workshop in which students will practice citing within the text, using signal phrases, and creating a Work Cited page. 


This presentation discusses strategies on how to self-edit and proofread a paper effectively. We will also discuss some common grammatical issues.

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A Message from Public Safety

Students, Faculty and Staff,

This is a reminder that ticketing starts on Monday, Jan. 21. Please stop by Public Safety to pick up your new parking decal. You must present your Stetson ID and can stop by anytime, 24/7, at the Office of Public Safety at 405 N. Amelia Ave.

How to Register Vehicles

All vehicles operated on campus by students, faculty and staff must be registered with the Office of Public Safety within five days after being brought on campus. This includes full-time, part-time, day, evening, summer and commuting students, and full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Vehicles include, but are not limited to automobiles, vans, trucks, motorcycles and mopeds.

Registration of a vehicle on campus does not guarantee a parking space but permits the registrant to park in authorized parking areas when space is available.

The following requirements must be met:

  1. The vehicle must be owned or leased by you or a member of your immediate family.
  2. A completed vehicle registration form must be submitted at the time the permit is received. The make, model, year, license tag number, state and applicant’s driver’s license are required to register vehicles with the university.
  3. You must provide your Student ID.

Steps to Register a Vehicle

  1. Complete the registration form for either STUDENT or FACULTY/STAFF.
  2. Print the form and bring it, with the required documentation as specified above, to the Office of Public Safety at 405 N. Amelia Ave.
  3. The Office of Public Safety will issue your parking permit(s) after verifying that the form is complete and correct.

Vehicle Registration Fees

Vehicle registration fees are $100.00 for students.

Student parking permits are valid for one year and expire on August 15. All parking fees/fines are attached to each individual person’s account and must be paid at the Office of Student Accounts in Elizabeth Hall. Residential students who change halls during the academic year must obtain a new parking permit if they change zones. In this case, there is no charge for a new permit.

Faculty and Staff

There is no charge for faculty and staff parking permits. Faculty and staff parking permits are valid for two years and expire on August 1.

Replacement Parking Permits

Additional or replacement parking permits are available for a fee of $1.00.


Registration permits for bicycles are free of charge, can be obtained at any time and are permanent as long as the permit is affixed to the bicycle.

For more info on Parking, including Fees and Fines, please visit the Office of Public Safety.

FOCUS Leader Applications Open!

Are you interested in helping new students be successful at Stetson? Then the FOCUS Leader role might be for you! Applications are currently open and close on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m. To find the application and more details, visit www.stetson.edu/ulead.

Questions? Contact kgraham@stetson.edu.

New Entrance and New Hours for Student Employment

Student Employment has a new door leading to your success! It is the New Year which means new beginnings. Our new entrance is on the side of the Human Resources Office building next to the driveway. Our door is open daily (M-F) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come stop by for all your student employment needs. We love to help!

Retirement Reception for Linda Davis

You are cordially invited to join the Development and Alumni Engagement Division in celebrating the retirement of Linda Parson Davis ’73 after 41 years of outstanding service to Stetson University. Throughout her career at Stetson, Linda has held several positions of leadership in development and alumni relations, including Director of Alumni Programs, Director of Development, Associate Vice President for Planned Giving, Vice President for University Relations, and Special Advisor to the President for Philanthropy.

We will miss Linda and the important role she has played at Stetson University. Please join us for light refreshments on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the Rinker Welcome Center Lynn Presentation Room as we wish Linda all the best in this next chapter of her life.

Jeff Ulmer, Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement