Scam of the Week: Watch out for Memorial Day Scams

The bad guys are known to use holidays to try to get you to click on a dangerous link or download a malicious attachment. Whether you’re traveling this Memorial Day weekend, or staying home to take advantage of online shopping deals, be cautious when performing any types of online transactions. Be suspicious of any out-of-the-ordinary emails, and be mindful of what information you’re sharing over your phone when you’re on the road.

Here are some things to look out for this approaching Memorial Day weekend:

  • Scammers are known to pose as charities asking for donations around holidays. Never click on links or download attachments from unexpected emails, unless you’re certain the sender is legitimate.
  • Attackers often pose as familiar online retailers, offering deals that seem too good to be true. If you find unbelievable offers in your inbox, navigate to that retailer’s website through your browser (not through links in the email) to check whether the email message is valid.

If you’re traveling this holiday weekend, turn your mobile device’s Bluetooth off when not in use. Cyber criminals can pair with your phone’s open Bluetooth connection and steal personal information

Remember, Think before you click.

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

Staff Advisory Council: Call for New Members

The Staff Advisory Council has three openings and is looking for a staff member in Campus Life and Student Success, Custodial Services, and Finance/Administration to serve two-year terms, beginning in June. Please consider applying today.

We meet monthly, on the third Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more about the council’s work, visit our website and read a summary of our key accomplishments.

The deadline to apply for the three seats is Tuesday, May 28.  Questions? Please email StaffAdvisoryCouncil@stetson.edu.

June – Spirit of Stetson Award

Do you know someone who exhibits the spirit of Stetson? Maybe it’s someone who does something remarkable or someone who dedicates themselves every day to a job well done. If this is the case, nominate them for the June Spirit of Stetson Award!  Nominations will be accepted until June 9.

The winners of this award will receive a gift certificate, be recognized by coworkers, and be featured on the Quality of Service website. Everyone nominated for this award throughout the year will be entered into the Spirit of Stetson category at the 2020 Employee Recognition Awards.

Nominate someone today!

 

Administrative Services Building security

As part of the ongoing effort to improve security in academic and administrative buildings, the entrances at the Administrative Services Building will remain locked throughout the day.  The main entrance to the Business Office and the entrance to the Print Shop will be accessible during normal business hours via electronic locks to all faculty, staff and students with an active Stetson ID.  When visiting the Business Office and Print Shop, please make sure to bring your Stetson ID in order to activate the lock for access to the building.  All others will be required to ring a doorbell for access.  We appreciate your cooperation.

 

All Staff Meeting — Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Office of Human Resources invites you to the DeLand/Celebration All Campus Staff Meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  The event will take place in the CUB Stetson Room from 9 to 10:30 a.m.  The event will NOT be live-streamed but will be recorded to watch at a later date (details to follow). Administrative Offices will be closed to permit attendance for everyone. Coffee, hot tea and juice will be provided.

These meetings are an important and regular opportunity to come together as a community, connect with colleagues and share information. The agenda for this meeting includes:

  • Welcome
  • Moment of Quiet – Lindsey Carelli, Associate Director for Interfaith Initiatives
  • Trustee Meeting Update – Bob Huth, Executive Vice President and CFO
  • Summer Services for You – Lynn Schoenberg, Dean of Students
  • Community Engagement – Savannah-Jane Griffin, Executive Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence
  • Staff Advisory Council Update – Don Burrhus, Director of Donor Relations
  • Health Sciences Initiative, Noel Painter, Executive Vice President and Provost
  • New On-Line Calendar Process – Bruce Chong, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Student Employment Week – Nora Huth, Assistant Director for Student Employment
  • Open Q&A (if you would prefer to ask your question anonymously, please send it in advance to Drew Macan at cmacan@stetson.edu).

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Meet with a TIAA Financial Consultant

No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — a session with Jeff Freiser can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

• Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
• Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
• How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Register for one of the sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Lynn Business Center Room 424
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, Lynn Business Center Room 424

*Please note the scheduling tool with TIAA lists the room number as 429, Jeff will be in room 424.  We apologize for any confusion.

Writing Center Summer Tutoring

The Writing Center will offer limited tutoring during Summer Session 1 & 2. Both online (via Skype) and face-to-face tutoring will be available. Schedule an appointment via Stetson SSC. For questions, please contact writingcenter@stetson.edu.

Summer Session 1 (May 20-June 18)
Mondays: 12-3 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7-10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7-10 p.m.

Summer Session 2 (May 20-July 11)
Tuesdays: 7-10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7-10 p.m.

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Need a Summer Course? Try Introduction to Logic

Looking for a summer course you can take online? Reserve a seat in Dr. Melinda Hall’s Introduction to Logic course (3546-PHIL-104Q-OL1), which is completely online from June 20 to July 19 and counts as a Quantitative Reasoning (Q) course. In this course, we will discuss how arguments are made and learn what differences hold between good and bad arguments. This core philosophical training is invaluable and will serve you well elsewhere (including the LSAT). Logic is only one branch of philosophy, but it comprises fundamental skills of argumentation and analysis important throughout philosophy and for every other field of study.

Staff Training on June 11: Know Your Strengths

The Staff Advisory Council is offering a series of trainings and development programs this year, with the next one coming up on June 11.

Tuesday, June 11
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Lynn Presentation Room, Rinker Welcome Center

Know Your Strengths

CliftonStrengths is an online talent assessment to support:

  • The discovery of what you naturally do best
  • Learning how to develop your greatest talents

Participants will have the opportunity to discover their top 5 Strengths through CliftonStrengths’ online assessment prior to the session. Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Student Development & Campus Vibrancy, will be explaining more about Strengths, an individual’s top 5 results, and how to leverage Strengths within your roles on campus.

If you’re interested, please RSVP by sending an email to Staff Advisory Council. You must RSVP to receive the assessment in advance.

Questions or concerns? Please contact the Staff Advisory Council.

 

 

Library Summer Hours

Library Summer Hours 
Sunday, May 19, to Friday, July 19

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Special Hours
Monday, May 27, Memorial Day
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday, July 4, Independence Day
CLOSED

For more information about library hours, see https://www2.stetson.edu/library/calendar-hours/

Writing Center Summer Tutoring

The Writing Center will offer limited tutoring during Summer Session 1 & 2. Both online (via Skype) and face-to-face tutoring will be available. For questions, please contact writingcenter@stetson.edu.

Summer Session 1 (May 20 – June 18)
Mondays: 12-3 p.m.
Tuesdays: 7-10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7-10 p.m.

Summer Session 2 (May 20 – July 11)
Tuesdays: 7-10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7-10 p.m.

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Edmunds Center Pole Replacement

On Saturday, May 18, workers will replace the pole and switchgear just north of the Edmunds Center parking lot. The crew from Primoris, a Duke Energy subcontractor, will start around 8:30 a.m. and complete the work before 6 p.m. that day. The affected areas will be Edmunds, Wilson Athletic Center, and Frat row. We appreciate everyone’s patience with this process!   

Staff Advisory Council: Call for New Members

The Staff Advisory Council has three openings and is looking for a staff member in Campus Life and Student Success, Custodial Services, and Finance/Administration to serve two-year terms, beginning in June. Please consider applying today.

We meet monthly, on the third Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more about the council’s work, visit our website and read a summary of our key accomplishments.

The deadline to apply for the three seats is Tuesday, May 28.  Questions? Please email StaffAdvisoryCouncil@stetson.edu.

Stetson Dining Hours Through May

Stetson Dining hours will be limited during the remainder of May.

The Coffee Shop will be open Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

During this time, the Coffee Shop will have a Chef’s Table lunch selection for a hot meal option.

To stay up to date with hours for Stetson Dining, please visit here.

The Commons hours will shift based on the needs of camps and conferences.

If you have any questions, please email Taylor Mills at temills@stetson.edu.

Summer Options for Faculty and Staff: Fitness, Dining and Health

The Summer is here Stetson! Here are a few reminders of how we are still here for YOU —faculty and staff — this summer. This list includes hours of operation for the Hollis Center, Dining Services and Stetson Health Service.

Hollis Center

The Group Exercise program also is offering a limited variety of fitness classes this summer, May 6-June 28. Interested participants should download the Wellness and Rec app by searching “Stetson University W&R” in the Apple or Android app store. On the Wellness and Rec app, participants can view the schedule and register for classes up to 24 hours in advance.

Hollis Center Operational Hours — Summer 2019
  Indoor Facility Pool
Regular Summer Hours 8 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays 12 p.m.-6 p.m., weekdays
May 13-July 3 1 p.m.- 5 p.m., weekends 1 p.m.-3 p.m., weekends
 
Memorial Weekend 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday-Sunday Closed
May 25-27 Closed Monday Closed Monday
 
After July 4 11 a.m.-7 pm 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
July 5-31 Closed Saturday-Sunday Closed Saturday-Sunday
 
4th of July Closed Closed
 
Maintenance (Aug. 1-8) Closed Closed
 
After Maintenance 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Aug. 9-13 Closed Saturday-Sunday Closed Saturday-Sunday

Stetson Dining

Hours will vary depending on the needs of camps and conferences. As of May 13, the hours in the Coffee Shop will be 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. When there are no camps on campus, Stetson Dining’s Coffee Shop will host a Chef’s Table, complete with an entrée and two sides of the day, to accommodate a hot lunch item.

To stay up to date on the hours of the Commons, be sure to check the website at www.dineoncampus.com/Stetson, as well as the social media pages @stetsondining. If you have any questions about the program, menu or general information, please email Taylor Mills at temills@stetson.edu or call at x8780.

Stetson Health Service

Did you know Stetson Health Service is not just for students? We also are here for faculty and staff. Partnered with AdventHealth DeLand, SHS is able to provide a wide range of services and care. We are your on-campus resource for non-emergency health care needs. Our staff includes a board-certified Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant and Front Office Administration. For your convenience, we have summer appointment availability with Suzanne Villalobos, PA-C, Tuesdays 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8 a.m.-12 p.m. To make an appointment or ask us a question, call us at 386-822-8150. Website: http://www.stetson.edu/administration/health-service/.

Commencement Feedback

For everyone who participated in last week’s Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, ROTC Commissioning Ceremony and/or the Undergraduate Awards & Recognition Ceremony – we would like to hear your thoughts and feedback. Please share positive experiences as well as any areas needing improvement by emailing the University Events Office at events@stetson.edu.

Change of Date for All Campus Staff Meeting

The Office of Human Resources invites you to the DeLand/Celebration All Campus Staff Meeting on Wednesday, May 22.  The event will take place in the CUB Stetson Room from 9 – 10:30 a.m.  The event will also be streamed to the Celebration Center. Administrative Offices will be closed to permit attendance for everyone. Coffee, hot tea and juice will be provided.

These meetings are an important and regular opportunity to come together as a community, connect with colleagues, and share information. An agenda will be sent prior to the meeting.

Staff Advisory Council: Call for New Members

The Staff Advisory Council has three openings and is looking for a staff member in Campus Life and Student Success, Custodial Services and Finance/Administration to serve two-year terms, beginning in June. Please consider applying today.

The Staff Advisory Council works on behalf of the 522 full-time and part-time staff members at the DeLand campus and Center at Celebration to address issues and concerns, and provide input and recommendations to senior administrators. We meet monthly, on the third Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

To learn more, visit our website and read a summary of our key accomplishments.

If you are interested in volunteering for this important role, we welcome your voice and ideas! You can be an hourly employee or salaried employee, a veteran staffer or a new one.

The deadline to apply for these three seats is Tuesday, May 28.

Also, if you are interested in serving but do not work in the three departments, which currently have seats open on the council, you still can be considered for future openings. Please fill out the application, so we are aware of your interest.

Questions or concerns? Please email StaffAdvisoryCouncil@stetson.edu.

Scam of the Week: Watch Out for Insta-scams!

Some of the latest social media phishing scams are making their way through Instagram right now. These attacks trick you into giving up your account’s login credentials so the bad guys can take over your account and further spread their malicious tricks.

Here’s how it works: You’ll receive a message from an Instagram user. The message claims they’ve seen some of your photos ranked on a “Hot List,” or even a so-called “Nasty List.” The message leads you to a fake Instagram account to see your ranking. The scammers include a dangerous, shortened link in their Instagram account profile, and use an enticing message to get you to click. Once you’ve clicked this link, you’re directed to a fake, but identical-looking Instagram login page. Don’t log in! If you enter your information here, it will be instantly sent to the bad guys.

Remember these tips when using social media platforms:

Never open or respond to social media messages from strangers. Even if the message appears to be from someone you know, be cautious, their account may have been hacked.

Shortened links are often used on mobile phones and social media profiles. If you can’t see the full address of where a link is taking you, don’t click! Wait until you can view the link on a desktop, and avoid clicking suspicious links altogether.

Using shocking content to entice you is one of the oldest tricks in the book of phishing scams. If you receive an email or message claiming that your photos were seen somewhere, this is likely a scam. Don’t respond, and delete the message immediately.

Remember, think before you click. 

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

Summer with Wellness & Recreation

The Summer is here Stetson! Here are a few reminders of how we are still here for YOU as students this summer. This information below shares summer fitness opportunities. 

Hollis Center

The Group Exercise program is also offering a limited variety of fitness classes this summer from May 6 – June 28.  Interested participants should download the Wellness and Rec app by searching “Stetson University W&R” in the Apple or Android app store. On the Wellness and Rec app, participants can view the schedule and register for classes up to 24 hours in advance.     

Hollis Center Summer Hours

May 13 – July 3
Hollis Center: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. weekends
Pool: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. weekends

Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 – 26
Hollis Center: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pool: Closed

Monday, May 27
Facility & Pool Closed for Memorial Day

Independence Day
July 4th
Facility & Pool Closed

July 5 – 31
Hollis Center: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays; Closed weekends
Pool: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. weekdays; Closed weekends

August 1 – 8
Facility Closed for Maintenance

Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril

Join us this Thursday, May 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the beautiful new Stetson Aquatic Center!

Photographer and writer Lynne Buchanan will introduce her new book Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril. She will be joined by Stetson University associate professor Dr. Jason Evans, who contributed an essay, for a discussion of the book and Florida water issues.

Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril not only showcases the beauty, diversity, and complexity of Florida’s waters, but also documents the negative effects of agricultural and industrial pollution, a growing population with its urban growth and land development, and climate change on Florida’s inland and coastal waters and springs. Though her work is place specific, the book reveals the interconnected and global nature of environmental problems.

http://www.lynnebuchanan.com/book

As a bonus, Jeffrey Forbes of the Goodwin Company in Micanopy will give a brief talk about the recovered cypress materials that were used for the ceiling of the new Stetson Aquatic Center. This free event is sponsored by the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience (IWER) at Stetson University.

A book signing and sale, light refreshments and a musical performance by Evans and Forbes against the backdrop of scenic Lake Beresford will follow the discussions. Books will be available to purchase for $45. Partial proceeds from the book sales will benefit IWER.

Stetson Dining’s Hat Rack – Update

Stetson Dining’s Hat Rack will be closed during the summer. 

We do have a winner from the surveys collected this Spring.  BYOB – our burritos and bowl concept will be joining the Stetson Dining lineup and replace Johnny Rockets. This win was a landslide compared to the other choices in the survey, we had nearly 700 responses, most of which were students with meal plans. We thank you for helping us get a pulse on the Stetson campus community and getting BYOB to become a part of the Stetson Dining family!

Due to the nature of permitting and construction, the university and Dining Services came together to decide the timeline for this project. We were concerned about an extended interruption in service, as city permitting can take up to 90 days to grant permission to start construction.  In an effort to provide uninterrupted food options during the Fall 2019 Semester, we decided to continue with Johnny Rockets for one more semester.  With this in mind, Stetson Dining’s mission to complete the BYOB project will happen as soon as possible, with our partnership with our campus, and the City of DeLand in mind.

Of course, feedback is welcome.  Please email Taylor Mills at temills@stetson.edu for any questions you may have. To stay up to date with all things Stetson Dining Services, please follow us @stetsondining on social media.

Faculty and Staff – Stetson Health Service is Here for You!

Did you know that Stetson Health Service is not just for students? We are also here for faculty and staff. Partnered with AdventHealth DeLand, SHS is able to provide a wide range of services and care. We are your on-campus resource for non-emergency healthcare needs. Our staff includes a board certified Physician, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant and Front Office Administration.

See us for acute illnesses, non-emergent injuries, physical exams, Well Woman exams, STI testing, pregnancy testing, birth control counseling, flu shots, immunizations, sutures/suture removal, strep tests, mono tests, TB tests, flu tests, urinalysis, glucose testing, electrocardiograph testing, referrals to specialists as needed and health education. We also have a limited stock of prescription and over-the-counter medications available in our in-house dispensary.

Stetson Health Service is located in Griffith Hall. We are open from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Summer appointment availability with the Physician Assistant: Tuesdays 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

To make an appointment or ask a question, call us at 386-822-8150.

Be Healthy Stetson!

Farewell Reception for Tonya Curran

Please join us in wishing a fond farewell to Tonya Cribb Curran, Director of the Hand Art Center. Tonya is leaving to become director of art museum at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Farewell Reception
Tuesday, May 14
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., with brief remarks at 4 p.m.
Gillespie Museum
Light refreshments will be served.

Everyone in the campus community is welcome!

Staff Advisory Council: Call for New Members

The Staff Advisory Council has three openings and is looking for a staff member in Campus Life and Student Success, Custodial Services and Finance/Administration to serve two-year terms, beginning in June. Please consider applying today.

The Staff Advisory Council works on behalf of the 522 full-time and part-time staff members at the DeLand campus and Center at Celebration to address issues and concerns, and provide input and recommendations to senior administrators. We meet monthly, on the third Tuesday, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

To learn more, visit our website and read a summary of our key accomplishments.

If you are interested in volunteering for this important role, we welcome your voice and ideas! You can be an hourly employee or salaried employee, a veteran staffer or a new one.

The deadline to apply for these three seats is Tuesday, May 28.

Also, if you are interested in serving but do not work in the three departments, which currently have seats open on the council, you still can be considered for future openings. Please fill out the application, so we are aware of your interest.

Questions or concerns? Please email StaffAdvisoryCouncil@stetson.edu.

Complimentary Beverages temporarily suspended in The Commons during the Summer

Free beverage service from The Commons is provided during the academic year, when meal plans are active.  As of Tuesday, May 7, at 5 p.m., complimentary beverages will no longer be available until meal plans resume Aug. 17, 2019. 

We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Taylor Mills, at temills@stetson.edu.

Cap & Gown Pickup

Hello folks! Just another reminder that ALL graduation regalia is here at the bookstore and ready to be picked up. Thanks!

Don’t forget about your HatterBucks!

As the school year winds down, don’t forget to use your HatterBucks. Stop by the campus convenience store to stock up on your favorites and donate some non-perishable items to families in need at the Neighborhood Center.

Questions? Contact: bburrowe@stetson.edu.

New Cloud-Based Phone System

Dear Stetson Community,

As previously announced, Stetson’s Information Technology department is implementing a new university-wide phone system. With this cloud-based system, calls can be answered using your computer, a phone app, or a traditional handset. We expect full implementation by July 1, 2019.

Meanwhile, here are a few more details:

  • Voicemail messages will continue to be accessible via your Stetson email account.
  • Note that voicemail messages saved to your old phone will only be accessible via email if you have not deleted them from your inbox.
  • Until you record a new name and voicemail greeting, the system will play a generic default greeting.
  • Printed instructions will be included with your new phone, and will also be available online.

IT will continue to post frequent announcements to highlight new features and share the progress of this exciting project!

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting the Help Desk at support@stetson.edu.

-Office of Information Technology

Grading Open House at the Brown Center

Grading got you down? Looking for some company?

The Brown Center is hosting a grading open house on Wednesday, May 8. We will have plenty of coffee on hand and some snacks.

AND Bodhi+Sol is offering free chair massages from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in honor of teacher appreciation week!!

Space is limited, so please help us plan by letting us know when you plan to come, by completing this simple RSVP.

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