Get fit for summer AND win stuff!

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

#SpringFitFam 2.0 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.

Prizes include:

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

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

Sign-Up here

Hiring New Tutors for Fall 2019, Stetson Writing Center

Do you love to write? Do you have strong interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy collaborating with other writers? If so, apply today to become a writing tutor on our website,www.stetson.edu/other/writingcenter, or email the Director of the Writing Center at ldunning@stetson.edu. ALL majors are encouraged to apply. We believe in having strong writers and tutors from a variety of disciplines. This is a paid position with opportunities to gain leadership skills. 

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 12h!

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Showcase Applications Due Friday, March 29!

Please get your Showcase applications in as soon as possible. Deadline is midnight on March 29. Students in all majors are welcome to present.

Go to https://www.stetson.edu/other/research/showcase.php and download the application. Applications go to Dr. Kimberly Reiter at kreiter@stetson.edu.

Student Leadership Opportunity — Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks is currently looking to fill the executive board for the upcoming academic year. This program gives Stetson students an opportunity to do service over their fall or spring break.

There is one fall break trip, two domestic trips and one international trip. Last year trips went to Pierson, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; and Antigua, Guatemala.

Postions open include:

• Break leaders (4)

• Director of Education and Programming

• Director of Logistics and Fundraising

• Director of Marketing and Design

Applications are due on March 31 @ 6 p.m. Here is the application: https://orgsync.com/166027/forms/358883

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Apply to be on the Multicultural Student Council!

The application for the 2019-2020 Multicultural Student Council is extended until March 31! Apply to be a part of an incredible organization that creates incredible programming, such as Taste of the World, to educate the Stetson community on diversity and inclusion.

As student leaders, the Multicultural Student Council aims to integrate diversity and inclusion into the Stetson campus by providing various resources, cultural education and programming. The members of the Council facilitate conversation, bring forth initiatives and bring change in many forms to campus.

The positions available are: Chair, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Finance, Communications Officer, and Records and Documents Officer.

Below is the organization’s mission and vision statement, as well as our overall goals. 

If you have any questions please email us at msc@stetson.edu.

Applications are on Hattersync and close March 31 at 11:59 p.m.: https://orgsync.com/120617/forms/255929

If you have any questions please email us at msc@stetson.edu.

Mission Statement:

The Multicultural Student Cultural is a leadership organization that fosters continual development through the facilitation of thought and intercultural programming. We aim to benefit those within the community by challenging and equipping them with resources to advocate for others and themselves. As advocates, we act as a resource that provides students with information and skills to take action and create partnerships within their community on campus. 

Vision Statement:

We aim to provide resources and assist underrepresented students by creating dialogue and fostering change within the campus community.  

Multicultural Student Council Goals: 

  • Provide cultural programming on campus 
  • Provide support for the Multicultural Student Council organizations 
  • Create partnerships within the Stetson Community

Summer Internship $$$

Take a moment this weekend to apply for $ in support of your summer internship! The 2019 Summer Internship Impact Fund application is now open … but it’s closing soon! Access more information and the application through HatterSync: https://orgsync.com/23278/forms/321197.

Questions? Please contact Career and Professional Development at (386) 822-7315 or csarias@stetson.edu.

Deadline Approaching – Internship Impact Fund

Please help spread the word to students about the valuable Internship Impact Fund. This financial support can a true difference-maker for our students! Experiential education, including internships, is an integral part of a Stetson education. Through generous donations from alumni and the Student Government Association, Career and Professional Development is able to offer funds, awarded on top of a student’s financial aid package, in support of internship experiences. Students can access the application through HatterSync:  https://orgsync.com/23278/forms/321197.

Questions? Please contact Career and Professional Development at (386) 822-7315 or csarias@stetson.edu.

Digital Arts Senior Reception this Friday!

Reception is March 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hand Art Center.
The exhibit will be on display March 18-April 5.

Free and open to the public.
Cultural event.

#SpringFitFam 2.0 starts Monday, Sign-Up now!

We are making going to the gym an easier decision with YETIs, Chipotle gift cards, and T-Shirts!

#SpringFitFam 2.0 is a 4 week series focusing on regular exercise, forming accountability with others, learning about wellness habits, and having fun! This program is designed to be accessible to any person willing to participate. You form groups of 4 with friends or with new people that will work together to earn points and win prizes.  Sounds amazing right? If you’re already sold, Sign-Up here. If not, keep reading!

Prizes include:

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

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

Sign-Up here 

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

Analytics in Business — Career Opportunities and Panel Discussion

Finance, accounting and business systems Majors are invited to join us for presentations from company representatives from SAS and Siemens, followed by a panel discussion about the use of analytics in business. The presentations will include job and internship information.

Food and drinks will be served.

Monday, March 25

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

Hosted by BSAN, Accounting and Finance departments along with Beta Alpha Psi.

Chipotle, YETIs, T-shirts … Oh my!

#SpringFitFam 2.0 is a four-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 four with friends or with new people that will work together to earn points and win prizes.  Sounds amazing right? If you’re already sold, Sign-Up here. If not, keep reading!

Prizes include:

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

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

Sign-Up here 

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

One-Hour with Public Safety

Come meet Stetson Public Safety staff members as they table in front of the CUB on Thursday, March 21, 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.

B.o.B Concert: March 21

Hatter Productions Presents: B.o.B! Live in concert this Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 p.m. in the Edmunds Center. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest events of the year! Student, Faculty and Staff tickets are $5 (Valid ID is needed), and General public tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. No food, drink, flash photography or bags are allowed in the concert venue.

Student, Faculty, Staff ticket purchase link: http://stetson.edu/spring-concert-su
General public ticket purchase link:  http://stetson.edu/spring-concert

Have Questions? Email us at HatterProductions@stetson.edu.

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A YETI for working out? Say whaaaaat?

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

#SpringFitFam 2.0 is a four-week series focusing on regular exercise, learning about wellness habits, earning prizes and having fun! This program is designed to be accessible to any person willing to participate. You form groups of four with friends or with new people who will work together to earn points and win prizes. Sounds amazing right? If you’re already sold, Sign-Up here. If not, keep reading! 

This program is designed to be accessible to any person willing to participate. You form groups of four with friends or with new people who will work together to earn points and win prizes. Sounds amazing right? If you’re already sold, Sign-Up here. If not, keep reading!

Prizes include:

  • T-shirts for teams that reach 45 points
  • $10 Chipotle gift card for teams that reach 100 points
  • And YETIs for the top seven 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

The Spring John B. Well Workshop Series Continues March 26!

Student Counseling Services is excited to continue our John B. Well Workshop series. All workshops are free and open to active Stetson students, and Cultural Credit is available. Our third workshop for the semester is Tuesday, March 26!

#Career Goals = Stress

March 26
4-5 p.m.
Hollis Center Classroom #123

Have you ever been asked, “What are your career goals?” Just the question alone can be stressful. This workshop, facilitated by SCS Therapist, Nicole Pizza, focuses on effective management of the stress associated with career goal development by implementing the 6 Occupational Wellness Passions in a practical manner. Cultural Credit Offered.

To learn more about the John B. Well workshop series or Student Counseling Services groups, please check out our Groups and Workshops page.

Memorial for New Zealand Shooting — Today

Stetson’s Muslim Student Association and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will hold a Memorial Service to honor the lives lost during last week’s New Zealand shooting.

The service will be held today, March 20, at 8 p.m. in front of the CUB steps.

Celebrating Our Resident Assistants, March 20

It is with great excitement that the Residential Living and Learning professional team announce that March 20 we will be celebrating Resident Assistant Appreciation Day, and we would love if you joined in on our celebration!

Resident Assistants (RAs) wear many hats. They are trained in conflict resolution, safety and diversity, work to foster community & togetherness within your halls and they strive to keep our residence halls running smoothly. And beyond their RA duties, they serve as team-builders, community members, athletes, brothers & sisters and oh, students, too!

Take the time to acknowledge your RAs (or an RA you know), because even when it looks like their job just may seem like they are the bad guy, they really care and are working hard to implement things to make your experience here at Stetson one that is significant and memorable!

Make this day about appreciating the 1 AM lockout you received, the late night conversations you shared when you were having a bad day, the encouragement & support on a test day, the extra push in the gym or on the field … or maybe for just being there when you have questions or need resources.

Here are just a few ways to appreciate your RA on this special day!

1. Send an email/text
2. Write a personalized note
3. Post inspirational messages around your hall 
4. Share some inside jokes/community memories 
5. Make a poster, a sign, or a card for your RA and ask others in your community to sign it 
6. Send a Video Thank You showing your appreciation
7. Write a poem about your RA… or story, or song, to share 
8. Perform a singing Telegram 
9. Shout them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
10. Invite them to dinner
11. Decorate your RA’s doors
12. Send praise to your RA’s Supervisor, their RLC!
13. A simple thank you goes a long way!

However, you choose to show your appreciation today … we ask that you make it positive and be respectful!

Tom Cook — Guest Speaker, March 21

Tom Cook, professor of philosophy at Rollins College, will be on campus this Thursday, March 21, in the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (next to the Gillespie Museum) at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “Alien Possession, Time Bombs and Post-Mortem Harm: How to Think about Advance Directives and Dementia.” CULTURAL CREDIT APPROVED!

A person of sound mind signs an advance directive indicating that if, in the future, she should be afflicted with severe dementia, she does not wish her life to be sustained.  As fortune would have it, she does indeed come to suffer from this condition (as a consequence of Alzheimer’s Disease), but at that time she has no memory of having signed the directive, and (so far as can be ascertained behaviorally) evinces no wish to die.

This circumstance occurs with some frequency, and is destined to become more common as the population ages, the dementia rate increases and more people become familiar with the typical course of the disease. Thursday’s talk will introduce the question, consider a few recently proposed solutions and seek a defensible response.

Tom Cook was a student at Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt. He has taught at Williams, Freiburg (Germany), Bielefeld (Germany), Bogazici (Istanbul, Turkey) and Jindal (India). His first job was a one-year sabbatical replacement position in the one-person Stetson University Philosophy Department in 1978-79. His specialty is 17th-century philosophy (especially Spinoza), but he has also worked in philosophy of mind, moral psychology and (recently) medical ethics. When he is not teaching/reading/writing/being-befuddled-by philosophy, he leads service-learning trips to Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Ghana, and sings in the Bach Festival Choir. 

Info Session: Mentored Field Experience in the Mayan World

When: Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m.

Where: Stetson University, duPont-Ball Library, 25L

Ballet Folklorico del Instituto Campechano


When: Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m.

Where: Lee Chapel, Stetson University

Living Maya, March 21

Presentation about change and tradition in the contemporary Mayan world, including Patricio Balona from Belize and Nicolasa Jeronimo from Guatemala. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 21, 7-9 p.m.


Tutors wanted at Southwestern Middle School

Tutors are needed at Southwestern Middle School on Tuesdays, noon-1:30 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. (You could also do both shifts, meaning you attend noon-2:30 p.m.) The subjects are pre-algebra, algebra, geometry and civics.

We are also in need of a tutor who can speak Spanish! Please contact cce@stetson.edu to sign up.

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

Want a shot at earning a YETI for working out?

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

#SpringFitFam 2.0 is a four-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 four with friends or with new people who will work together to earn points and win prizes.

Prizes include:

  • T-shirts for teams that reach 45 points
  • $10 Chipotle gift card for teams that reach 100 points
  • And YETIs for the top seven 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, and you can stay up to date on when and where those are happening by reading the weekly emails, checking out the #SpringFitFam 2.0 calendar, following us on Instagram at “SUWellnessRec” or by keeping an eye on Wellness & Rec’s Facebook page.

Sign-Up here

Viola Recital

Senior Shilpa Ravoory will be giving a viola recital on Saturday, March 23 at 4 p.m. at the DeLand Presbyterian Church (next to Cook’s Cafe). She will be playing rep by Bach, Hahn, Bruch, Brahms and Schnittke. This will be her last solo performance as a Stetson University undergraduate!

Hiring: Environmental Sustainability Fellows

Stetson University is looking to hire one Environmental Sustainability Fellow to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year. In order to apply, students must be a current freshman or sophomore, be enrolled in a full-time course load, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have a passion for sustainability. 

To apply, students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words — discussing their interest in sustainability and how they can contribute to environmental sustainability at Stetson University. Applications are due Friday, March 22.

Please send all applications to Dr. Robert Sitler at rsitler@stetson.edu with the subject: Environmental Fellowship Application.

For more information, please visit: https://www.stetson.edu/other/community-engagement/environmentalfellows.php.

Deadline for Showcase Art Competition Approaching

The deadline for submitting original art for the 2019 Showcase Poster is March 29. This artwork must be on the 2019 theme: “Rites of Passage, Coming of Age.” The winner will have his or her attributed artwork on the announcement posters and in the Showcase program, plus a gift certificate for $100. Send submissions to Dr. Kimberly Reiter at kreiter@stetson.edu.

Stetson Steps Up Efforts to Combat Phishing

Phishing is the top cybersecurity threat to Stetson and to most other organizations. To combat this threat, on Wednesday, March 20, the Stetson Information Technology department will begin prepending a sentence to emails that are not affiliated with Stetson with a “CAUTION” message. This change will be done to all users of Stetson’s email system.

The full message will be “CAUTION: This email originated from outside of Stetson. Do not click on links or open any attachments unless you expected the attachments and know the sender.” Below is a screenshot of the message:

The message is intended to alert you when you receive an email from a sender not affiliated with Stetson or from Stetson’s email system. This message is especially helpful when an email address or name is spoofed.

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

Upcoming Academic Deadlines, Cultural Credit events and more

Academic Calendar:

Monday, April 1: Registration for Fall Semester Begins

Cultural Credit:

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

Monday, March 18

10 a.m.: RGIP Rehearsal

11 a.m.: Creative Arts Department Senior Exhibition I

11 a.m.: Oscar Bluemner spring exhibition

5:30 p.m.: RGIP Public Trustee Meeting

6 p.m.: Dawnland: The Untold Story of Indigenous Child Removal

7 p.m.: Dominion Screening

Tuesday, March 19

10 a.m.: Florida’s Calcite

10 a.m.: Green, White, and You Escape Room

11 a.m.: Oscar Bluemner spring exhibition

5 p.m.: Colorism Across Cultures

7 p.m.: Navigating the Job Offer

7:30 p.m.: Great Pianists at Stetson series | Boris Berman, piano

8 p.m.: Feminism in the 21st Century

Wednesday, March 20

10 a.m.: Florida’s Calcite

11 a.m.: Oscar Bluemner spring exhibition

11 a.m.: Creative Arts Department Senior Exhibition I

11:30 a.m.: Let’s Do Lunch

6 p.m.: Is President Trump an Effective Leader?

7 p.m.: Miyazaki Film Series

7 p.m.: “A Plastic Ocean” Movie Night

Thursday, March 21

10 a.m.: Florida’s Calcite

11 a.m.: Creative Arts Department Senior Exhibition I

11 a.m.: Oscar Bluemner spring exhibition

2:30 p.m.: Study Abroad 101: Affording Study Abroad

6 p.m.: Carnival 101

6 p.m.: Florida Gathering

7 p.m.: Living Maya

9:30 p.m.: Uncouth Hour

Friday, March 22

9 a.m.: Teaching Tolerance Workshop

10 a.m.: Florida’s Calcite

11 a.m.: Oscar Bluemner spring exhibition

11 a.m.: Creative Arts Department Senior Exhibition I

6 p.m.: Reception for Senior Exhibition I (Digital Arts)

7:30 p.m.: Stetson Opera Theatre and Orchestra | Contemporary One-Act Operas

Saturday, March 23

12 p.m.: Oscar Bluemner spring exhibition

12 p.m.: Creative Arts Department Senior Exhibition I

Sunday, March 24

3 p.m.: Stetson Opera Theatre & Orchestra | Contemporary One- Act Operas

Other Events: (Not for Cultural Credit)

Monday, March 18

6 p.m.: Educational Leadership Information Session

Tuesday, March 19

3 p.m.: Strengths Series

5 p.m.: Begin To Lead

6:30 p.m.: Game Night

7 p.m.: Social Justice Lecture Series presents Anthony Ray Hinton: Surviving Criminal Justice in America

Wednesday, March 20

10 a.m.: Dunk-a-Delta Sig

6 p.m.: MBA Information Session

7:30 p.m.: Improv Show

Thursday, March 21

5 p.m.: Alcohol Use and Misuse

Faculty Senate Elections

The Faculty Senate invites your nominations for open offices beginning in Fall 2019.  This year, we have senators rotating out of:

1.      Music (2 needed)

2.      Business

3.      Sciences

4.      Social Sciences

5.      CAS At-Large

6.      Retired Faculty

7.      Contingent Faculty

8.      Adjunct Faculty

If you are interested, or wish to nominate someone in any of these categories, please contact Rajni Shankar-Brown, Faculty Senate Secretary/Treasurer, as soon as possible. Her email address is: rshankar@stetson.edu.

Any questions should be directed to Dr. Kimberly Reiter, Faculty Senate Chair, at reiter@stetson.edu.

Thank you!

Don’t Miss Your Chance: Nominations for Senior Awards, Commencement Speakers and Faculty Advising Ends Tuesday, March 19

In a few short months, we will find ourselves gathered for another Stetson commencement!

The application/nomination process for Commencement speakers and senior awards (McTeer and Sullivan) are open at http://www.stetson.edu/seniorawards2019.

Please take the time to nominate those in our community who you feel are deserving of these awards and recognitions. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate.

Nominations will be collected until Tuesday, March 19, at which time the selection committees will make their decisions based on the nominations that have come in.

Graduating Seniors: Please remember to Bookmark the Commencement 2019 website. Share this page with your family and friends, as this is your number one resource for all commencement-related activities.

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