Hosts Needed on Thanksgiving for our International Students

Several International Stetson students are looking to experience the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving but have nowhere to go. WORLD is looking for a few generous faculty or staff willing to host some of our international students on Thanksgiving. We currently have 8 students looking for a place to go on  Thursday. If you are willing to graciously open your home to a student or two this Thanksgiving, please let us know and sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/BECK7ZfghmI648dr1. Our students would love to share in this fun American holiday with you.

 

Hosts Needed on Thanksgiving for our International Students

Several International Stetson students are looking to experience the traditional American holiday of Thanksgiving but have nowhere to go.  WORLD is looking for a few generous faculty or staff willing to host some of our international students on Thanksgiving.  We currently have 8 students looking for a place to go next Thursday.  If you are willing to graciously open your home to a student or two this Thanksgiving, please let us know and sign up here:  https://goo.gl/forms/BECK7ZfghmI648dr1.  Our students would love to share in this fun American holiday with you.

 

Thanksgiving Meal Bag Donations Needed!

All donations are going to the Spring Hill Community Resource Center for Thanksgiving dinner.

Drop off: CUB 268.

Due by: End of day this Friday, Nov. 16.

Items needed for meals:

$10 supermarket gift card for a frozen turkey
2 types of canned veggies
Instant mashed potatoes
Cranberry sauce
Stuffing box/bag mix
Gravy (dry mix or canned)
Biscuit or corn bread mix
Non-refrigerated Pie crust and filling
A beverage (bottles, cans or mixes)
Happy Thanksgiving Card (signed)

Questions? Contact Amber Finnicum-Simmons at afinnicu@stetson.edu.

‘Run for Fun & Food’ — Volunteers Needed!

Where & When: Stetson Green, Nov. 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Fun volunteering opportunities:

  • Seasonal fruit tasting
  • Make pumpkin spice granola
  • Teach kids about nutrition, healthy eating and science
  • Teach about muscle vs. fat, and heart rates

Support the DeLand community and earn service hours! Sign up on Hattersync!

Community Engagement survey + win $100 Downtown DeLand gift cards!

This semester, Stetson University is participating in the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE), a web-based survey that measures an institution’s overall level of community engagement by evaluating the rate, frequency and depth of student community engagement activities. Stetson is dedicated to the promotion of community engagement on our campus, and we are interested in your experiences and attitudes. This survey is a wonderful opportunity to assess how Stetson serves the needs of the community and to highlight the efforts and passions of our students.

Beginning Oct. 29, all undergraduate students received an email from “NASCE at Stetson University” — with a link to the online survey — inviting you to participate. You’ll receive another email requesting your participation before the survey period ends THIS Friday, Nov. 16. Regardless of your level of community engagement, we highly encourage you to take the survey. It should only take about 15 minutes to complete, and the results will contribute to a growing understanding of community engagement in higher education. We will use the data to identify where we as an institution are doing well and where we can improve in order to build better students, a stronger school and a more vibrant community.

Upon completion of the survey, you will be automatically entered into a raffle for one of three gift certificates for $100 with restaurants and shops in Downtown DeLand.

To learn more about the NASCE please visit www.brown.edu/swearer/nasce. Thank you for your time and participation!

-The Center for Community Engagement Staff

One-Hour with Public Safety

Come meet Stetson Public Safety staff members as they table in front of the CUB on Thursday, Nov. 15, 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.

Student Conduct Board Application Open!

The Stetson University Student Conduct Board is a peer review board that has the authority to hear cases involving alleged violations of the Code of Community Standards.  The board is comprised of a number of students selected by an application process.  The Student Conduct Board hears allegations involving individual students.  Board members are responsible for providing a fair and unbiased process to address issues of student conduct. These students work with faculty, student government and other key members of the university community to improve awareness of values based behaviors and increase student learning. During a hearing, the board will follow all operational guidelines and seek support and guidance from their advisors when appropriate. The board will decide, in closed session, if the alleged student should be found responsible based on a preponderance of the evidence and majority vote. Sanctions imposed by the boards will also be decided by majority vote.

The Student Conduct Board will most likely hear cases either Wednesday or Friday afternoons but please still consider applying if you are not available during these afternoon times.

To apply, visit www.stetson.edu/ulead.

Application closes on Nov. 29, 2018 and interviews will take place the first week in December. 

Contact Barbs Hawkins, Director of Community Standards, at bhawkins@stetson.edu with any questions.

 

Information Session: Faculty-Led Study Abroad in Australia

Students are invited to learn more about an upcoming Faculty-Led study abroad program in Australia with Dr. Sharmaine Jackson! Faculty-Led programs are study abroad excursions in which students earn credit for a Stetson course with a Stetson professor, but are taught in another country. Dr. Jackson’s course, Contemporary Social Problems, will be worth 1 credit toward SOCI 204 and will be taught in Cairns, Australia!

Join us for an information session to discuss scholarships, applications and more details on the course itself.

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Elizabeth 315

One-Hour with the DeLand Police Chief

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15

Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: The CUB Courtyard across from Griffith Hall 

DeLand Police Chief Jason Umberger is inviting members of the community to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation.

You will have an opportunity to discuss community concerns of interest with the Chief. The purpose of the event is to build stronger relationships with DeLand Police and the community.

 

 

Tuition Benefits Due Date

If you participate in tuition benefits as an employee or have a dependent who participates, the Request for Tuition Benefits Form is due 30 days prior to the start of classes for Spring 2019.  The forms are due back to Human Resources no later than Dec. 14, 2018. Forms received after that time will be denied for that semester.

The form can be found on the Human Resources website under forms, or you can click on this link: https://www.stetson.edu/administration/human-resources/media/Tuition%20Waiver%20Benefit%20Form%20(April%202017).pdf

FAFSA Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 15 – Cultural Credit!

Nov. 15, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m., LBC 322 | *Cultural Credit available!

Come fill out your FAFSA for next year at a hands-on workshop led by the Office of Student Financial Planning. The 2019-2020 FAFSA application opened Oct. 1 and students are encouraged to apply as soon as they can. Free candy and swag. Students can also enter a drawing to win a $200 bookstore gift card.

This workshop is held in a computer lab and we’ll be completing the FAFSA on-site. Please bring the following (if applicable):

  • FSA ID (if created)
  • 2017 income tax return information and W-2s
  • Your Social Security number or alien registration number
  • Recent bank account statement and investment account statement
  • Records of untaxed income

Visit Student Financial Planning for more information.

 

Women’s Basketball vs UCF

Women’s Basketball opens up the season again UCF on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.! Head on out to the Edmunds Center to support the Hatters.

Last Chance to WIN $1,000

Check-in on the app at this weekend’s last Football game for your chance to WIN a $1,000 Hatter Spirit Scholarship! Admission is FREE for all Stetson Students. Please bring your Student ID. For full contest rules, visit http://bit.ly/HatterSpirit.

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Hatters Matter Run on Saturday, Nov. 17 (Correction)

*Correction: The previous post stated that the run would begin at 9 a.m., but the run will actually begin at 8 a.m.

The sport management class at Stetson University is hosting the first annual HattersMatter run in honor and memory of Nick Blakely, a Stetson football player who tragically passed away last fall. To honor his life, we are working with Nick Blakely’s family and their foundation, Smiling Hearts, to raise awareness and to help prevent other families from experiencing similar tragedies. Come support Nick, his family, the Smiling Hearts foundation, and the Stetson University community by enjoying a day of remembrance, fun and football with the Hatters’ last game of the season against Valparaiso, following the run at 1 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Smiling Hearts foundation.

Event Details:

  • When: Nov. 17 at 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Where: Earl Brown Park

Sign-up Page:

Beta Alpha Psi presents Meaden and Moore

Beta Alpha Psi invites Accounting, Finance and Business Analytics majors to join us on Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in room 213 as we host Meaden and Moore, who will be speaking about forensic accounting and potential career opportunities. We highly encourage attendees to wear business casual attire, at a minimum, and arrive at the event on time. In addition, please bring your resumes in prospects of speaking with recruiters and explore future internship and job opportunities.

Information Session: Faculty-Led Study Abroad in Australia

Students are invited to learn more about an upcoming Faculty-Led study abroad program in Australia with Dr. Sharmaine Jackson! Faculty-Led programs are study abroad excursions in which students earn credit for a Stetson course with a Stetson professor, but are taught in another country. Dr. Jackson’s course, Contemporary Social Problems, will be worth 1 credit toward SOCI 204 and will be taught in Cairns, Australia!

Join us for an information session to discuss scholarships, applications and more details on the course itself.

FREE Flu Vaccine is Still 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. Thanks to the generosity of SGA, Health Service was able to purchase 160 more vaccines than last year, for a total of 240 free doses. We have already administered the vaccine to 202 Stetson campus community members, which is great! We have 38 doses left to give away. Health Service can’t think of a better way to thank SGA than for you to come get your free flu shot today! 

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, visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm

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

Dining Thanksgiving Hours

Stetson Dining guests!

Please make note of the hours adjusted for Thanksgiving Break.  Meal plans are not active after Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. Residential meal plan students will be provided lunch by the University in the Commons during that time. Regular hours resume Monday, Nov. 26.  For any accommodation requests, please email Marie Destinvil at mdestinvil@stetson.edu.

Commons

Tuesday, Nov. 20: Regular hours, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Johnny Rockets

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21: Closed

Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed

Friday, Nov. 23: Closed

Saturday, Nov. 24: Closed

Sunday, Nov. 25: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Einstein Bros Bagels

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21: Closed

Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed

Friday, Nov. 23: Closed

Saturday, Nov. 24: Closed

Sunday, Nov. 25: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Coffee Cafe

Tuesday, Nov. 20: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 21: Closed

Thursday, Nov. 22: Closed

Friday, Nov. 23: Closed

Saturday, Nov. 24: Closed

Sunday, Nov. 25: Closed

 

‘A Look at Refugee Resettlement’ Event

The Stetson University Marchman Program for Civic and Social Responsibility will be hosting refugees from Central Florida Catholic Charities to come and share their experiences and lead a discussion about refugee resettlement. This event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the CUB Garage.

*RSVPs are required for this event due to limited space. To RSVP, please email Belle Briatico at bbriatic@stetson.edu.

Hollis Impact Award Celebration

The Nina B. Hollis Institute Steering Council

invites you
to join us to celebrate the announcement of the
Hollis Impact Award recipients
and the launch of
our new journal’s first issue Voices of Reform

Dec. 10, 2018
3 – 5 p.m.
Lynn Presentation Room
Rinker Welcome Center

Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages
and appetizers will be served.

For more information, contact:
Colleen Cooper, at ext. 7950 or cmcooper@stetson.edu.

 

Football – FREE Student Admission & Your Chance to WIN $1,000

Come on out to Football vs. Valparaiso University at 1 p.m. this Saturday! Bring your Student ID for FREE admission and check-in on the Hatter Rewards app for your chance to win $1,000! For full contest rules, visit bit.ly/HatterSpirit.

Farmer’s Market this Thursday: Hatterbucks Accepted

Stetson Dining is hosting the monthly Farmer’s Market on the CUB Porch Thursday, Nov. 15, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Come by and see local products harvested that day!

Cash, Card and Hatterbucks are welcomed to purchase your items.

Follow us on Instagram @stetsondining for information on future Farmer’s Markets.

‘Run for Fun & Food’ Volunteers Needed!

Where & When: Stetson Green, Nov. 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Fun volunteering opportunities:

  • Seasonal fruit tasting
  • Make pumpkin spice granola
  • Teach kids about nutrition, healthy eating and science
  • Teach about muscle vs. fat, and heart rates

Support the DeLand community and earn service hours! Sign up on Hattersync!

Thanksgiving Meal Bag Donations Needed!

All donations are going to the Spring Hill Community Resource Center for Thanksgiving dinner.

Drop off: CUB 268.

Due by: End of day this Friday, Nov. 16.

Items needed for meals:

$10 supermarket gift card for a frozen turkey
2 types of canned veggies
Instant mashed potatoes
Cranberry sauce
Stuffing box/bag mix
Gravy (dry mix or canned)
Biscuit or corn bread mix
Non-refrigerated Pie crust and filling
A beverage (bottles, cans or mixes)
Happy Thanksgiving Card (signed)

Questions? Contact Amber Finnicum-Simmons at afinnicu@stetson.edu.

Author and Dynamic Speaker, Gilbert King, to Discuss His New Book

Gilbert King is the author of “Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found,” published by Riverhead Books in April, 2018. His previous book, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,” was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

Gilbert King will be guest lecturing about his new book, “Beneath The Ruthless Sun,” on Friday, Nov. 16, from 1:30-2:25 p.m. in the Lynn Business Center Rinker Auditorium.

Cultural Credit Available.

Academic Deadlines, Cultural Credit events and more

Academic Calendar :
Monday, Nov. 19: Last Day to Withdraw from all courses with WP/WF grades.

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

Monday, Nov. 12
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Buzz: Why Native Ecosystems Matter
10 a.m.: HIV and STI Testing
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 “29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Student Art Exhibition.” Students will need to complete a short form about the exhibits to receive Cultural Credit.
6:30 p.m.: Free Speech: For All or Few?
6:30 p.m.: Mythological Round Table
7 p.m.: Mythological Round Table

Tuesday, Nov. 13
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Buzz: Why Native Ecosystems Matter
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center exhibits.
6:30 p.m.: Refugees in the United States
7 p.m.: One Young Girl’s Diary
7:30 p.m.: Exploring Miracles at Arnold Palmer Hospital
7:30 p.m.: Sounds New XXL| First Glimpse

 Wednesday, Nov. 14
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Buzz: Why Native Ecosystems Matter
11 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Hand Art Center exhibits.
3 p.m.: Innovation Lab Workshop
4 p.m.: An Evening with U.N. Refugees
4 p.m.: Light Festival
5 p.m.: Beta Alpha Psi- Meaden & Moore
5:30 p.m.: Feminist Movie Night
7:30 p.m.: Imperial Russian Tea Party
7:30 p.m.: Guitar on the Rocks

Thursday, Nov. 15
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Buzz: Why Native Ecosystems Matter
11 a.m.- 6 p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits.
5 p.m.: Gilbert King Lecture
5 p.m.: FAFSA Workshop
7 p.m.: Weekly Meetings
8 p.m.: Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Friday, Nov. 16
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.: The Buzz: Why Native Ecosystems Matter
11 a.m.- 4p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits.
1:30 p.m.: Stetson Spotlight
7:30 p.m.: Symphony Orchestra Concert
8 p.m.: Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Saturday, Nov. 17
12 p.m.- 4p.m.: Hand Art Center exhibits.
8 p.m.: Sweat by Lynn Nottage 

Sunday, Nov. 18
3 p.m.: Sweat by Lynn Nottage

 

Other Events: (Not for Cultural Credit)

Monday, Nov. 12
4:30 p.m.: Wesley Roasts | Yoga and Labyrinth Break
9 p.m.: Hatterthon Hype

Tuesday, Nov. 13
8 a.m.: Hatterthon Hype
7 p.m.: CEP Guest Speaker Erin Castro

Wednesday, Nov. 14
5:30 p.m.: Study Abroad Bash
5:30 p.m.: Information Session: Singapore Faculty Led Program
7:30 p.m.: Improv Show

Thursday, Nov. 15
2:30 p.m.: Strengths Series
5 p.m.: Rotaract Fellowship Dinner
5 p.m.: SGA Finance Information Session
5:30 p.m.: Free Dinner/ Vespers

Friday, Nov. 16
1:30 p.m.: Book Talk with Author Gilbert King
3 p.m.: Alcohol 101
3 p.m.: Wellness & Rec CPR Training
5 p.m.: Shabbat Dinner
6 p.m.: DDR   

Saturday, Nov. 17
7 a.m.: Battle for the Ballots
7 a.m.: 5K Run Walk

Sunday, Nov. 18
7 a.m.: Battle for the Ballots

 

Calling All Previous Resident Assistants

Were you a student leader in college?
Did you work for a Residence Life department as an undergrad?
Were you a resident assistant (RA)?

Residential Living and Learning is looking for faculty and staff who have served as a resident assistant or position like an RA while they were an undergraduate student.

Our residential education intern is working on a project to highlight “Stetson famous” RAs across the campus in a social media campaign to help our students connect the impact the resident assistant position can have on them beyond their time at Stetson.

Send the following to Brooke Elsbree at belsbree@stetson.edu by Nov. 16:

  • University attended
  • Current Position at Stetson
  • Quote about what the RA experience taught you?
  • Current Photo of You

If you have any questions about this request, please reach out to Jessica Day at jday@stetson.edu.

Looking for information about the RA recruitment process, visit stetson.edu/ra for details.

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Investments and 401(k) Session – Cultural Credit!

Friday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Rinker Welcome Center Presentation Room | Join us for our final event of Financial Literacy Week: Investments and 401Ks! 

This session, led by Dr. Eugene Bland, will provide an overview of 401(k) plans, investing and saving for retirement. Cultural credit, free food and swag!

Don’t forget – if you attended three events during Financial Literacy Week, you have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $200 bookstore gift card! Just drop off your punch card to the Office of Student Financial Planning on the 2nd floor of the Rinker Welcome Center. The selected winner will receive an email to their Stetson email account.

 

 

 

Register today for Faculty Resource Network 2018 National Symposium

About 150 people attending the Faculty Resource Network 2018 National Symposium in Orlando are expected to visit Stetson’s DeLand campus on Saturday, Nov. 17, for breakout sessions on “Transforming Teaching Through Active Learning.”

Stetson is a member institution of the Faculty Resource Network, allowing faculty and staff to register for free for the 2018 National Symposium on Nov. 16-17 at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando Hotel. Membership in the network is provided through Stetson’s Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence.

The registration deadline for the symposium is Friday, Nov. 9.

Read more on Stetson Today.

Veterans Day Parade may cause delays Saturday

Public Safety would like to remind the Stetson Community to expect delays and traffic detours this Saturday, Nov. 10, during the annual Volusia County Veterans Day Parade.

Woodland Boulevard will be closed between Plymouth Avenue and Howry Avenue, and downtown DeLand will be lined with American flags and patriotic displays.

The opening ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. at Woodland Boulevard and West Indiana Avenue, with the parade beginning promptly at 10 a.m. and lasting approximately an hour.

For more information, please call Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

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