Stetson’s Summer Online Program has been very successful and student demand for summer online courses is very high! If you are interested in learning more about teaching online this summer, please attend an information session with Mitchell Reddish, director of Summer Programs, and Lisa Sawtell, director of Online Learning and Educational Technology, for an overview of the summer online program and a Q&A session.

Bring your lunch and we will provide some tasty desserts! The sessions will be held in the Rinker Welcome Center Room 306 on the following dates:

Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 12 – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

To RSVP, send an email to oolet@stetson.edu with your preferred date.

If you have any immediate questions, contact Lisa Sawtell via phone (386-822-7921) or email (lsawtell@stetson.edu).

-The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology 

Since Jan. 20, 2017, Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society, has invited Stetson students to express their views of the U.S. Presidency on Post-It notes.  The previous notes have been saved and will be on display on the third floor of Elizabeth Hall on the display case, starting Jan. 21.  You are welcome to come up and write a note for January 2020.  We do not censor, although we do ask for civility and clean language, if you can.  All students, faculty and staff are welcome to post an opinion.  The notes will be up for viewing until Jan. 28.  For more information, contact Dr. Kimberly Reiter at kreiter@stetson.edu.

The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology (OOLET) is offering training for our most popular technologies: Respondus LockDown Browser, Qwickly Attendance, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and Ensemble Video. We are also offering Blackboard 101, a session designed to review Blackboard Basics for new users or those in need of a refresher. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend any session.

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. Students are unable to copy, print, access other applications or visit other websites during an online exam.

Qwickly Attendance is a Blackboard tool used to track and grade student attendance. Instructors can take attendance using an attendance list on screen or allow students to check in on their own browser, or use existing Student ID cards to check in when entering class.

Ensemble Video, Stetson’s video management system, is an online video–platform that streamlines video capture, management and publishing. Press here for Stetson-specific Ensemble information that includes instructions and training documentation.

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don’t have to install any software to join a session.

Training Dates

Collaborate Ultra (online)
Friday, Jan. 24, 10 – 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2 – 3 p.m.

Respondus & Qwickly
Friday, Jan. 24, 1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 – 2 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 1 – 2 p.m.

Ensemble
Friday, Jan. 24, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2 – 3 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 21, 2 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 2 – 3 p.m.

Blackboard 101
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 9 – 10 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 3 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3 – 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 26, 3 – 4 p.m.

To RSVP for your desired session, send an email to oolet@stetson.edu at least 24 hours in advance. Any sessions that do not have at least 2 RSVPs will be rescheduled. Training typically last one hour.

You can also email OOLET to request individual or group training, or a live demo by one of our participating programs. And, of course, please contact us with any questions or concerns – we are happy to help!

-The Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology 

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 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, from gym rat to newbie. You form groups of 4 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 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 which 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 #SpringFitFam calendar, following us on Instagram at “SUWellnessRec,” or by keeping an eye on Wellness & Rec’s Facebook page.

Sign-Up here to get in shape and get a beautiful YETI!

Have some questions? Check out our FAQs or write us an email at fitfam@stetson.edu.

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 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 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.

What is Greenfeather?

Greenfeather is a long-held tradition at Stetson University that originated in 1952 as an autumn carnival where students raised funds for local charities. Over the decades, Greenfeather has expanded to a week-long event that brings awareness to philanthropy and issues surrounding the DeLand community. During this week, Stetson students, faculty, staff and alumni come together to help raise $10,000 for a local non-profit organization. The Greenfeather initiative is lead by the Director and Committee Members who plan events and education for the Stetson Community to promote fundraising for the chosen nonprofit.

Greenfeather Director

As a student employment position, the Greenfeather Director works approximately 6 hours per week and chairs the Greenfeather Committee. Applications for the Director position are due no later than Jan. 20, 2020.

Greenfeather Committee

The Greenfeather Committee is a leadership position with a smaller time commitment than the Director position. Serving on the committee requires approximately 3 hours of commitment per week. We are currently recruiting for six open committee positions: Airwaves Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Faculty & Staff Liaison, Fundraising Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator and Team Recruitment Coordinator. Applications for the Committee are due no later than Feb. 10, 2020.

Please contact Emily Perry, Community Partnerships and Operations Manager, if you have any questions about the positions or application processes!

Ashley Chase, Esq., associate director of the Dolly and Homer Hand Law Library, will be presenting on copyright laws and fair use, and the implications for higher education given recent developments of the legal landscape.

The session will take place in the duPont-Ball Library Room 25L on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 4-5 p.m. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Sponsored by the Library and Brown Center

While the Stetson Information Technology department is preparing to roll out multi-factor authentication for Stetson University, the importance of this enhanced cybersecurity feature keeps popping up in the news.

Due to the prevalence of password reuse, hackers are now targeting retirement accounts. A recent article in USA Today (story here) told the story of a woman who had $72,000 missing from her retirement account due to hackers. If multi-factor authentication were set up, the hackers would have likely not gained access.

As we implement multi-factor authentication here at Stetson, please protect yourself by reviewing and enabling this security feature on all of your accounts, such as banks, retirement accounts, email accounts and Social Security.

We will host our next Multi-Factor Authentication demo and training session on Jan. 29, 2-3 p.m. in Room 126 in the LBC. Please RSVP by sending an email to support@stetson.edu.

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

The Gillespie Museum welcomes environmental educator and photographer Dustin Angell of Archbold Biological Research Station, who will discuss his portraits and documentary work of Florida ecologists, and offer tips on how others can participate in the conservation photography movement in the United States. His gallery talk will begin around 6:30 p.m. This event, at the Rinker Environmental Learning Center, adjacent to the Gillespie Museum, is offered for Cultural Credit.

The exhibit, Florida Stewards, will be on display in the Environmental Gallery of the RELC, adjacent to the Gillespie Museum, through March 13. Regular Gallery Hours: 1 – 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays.

This coming Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 12-2 p.m. is the Global Citizenship Fair! This Cultural Credit event will include a wide variety of opportunities with WORLD: International Learning, Career & Professional Development, and Community Engagement partners. The fair will be taking place outside of the CUB and is a great way to learn about internship, volunteer and study abroad opportunities.

Questions? Contact: cce@stetson.edu.

Each year, Stetson University hosts the Top Hatter Leadership Awards, which is a university-wide event to recognize the outstanding leadership of students, organizations, faculty and staff. During this event, we present a variety of awards from departments across campus, and also have a selection committee that selects recipients of awards specific to this event. We would love to encourage you all to nominate students, organizations, faculty and staff for these awards, so we can support our community for their outstanding work. The Top Hatter Leadership Awards nomination form is now open and can be found here. For a list of awards and their descriptions, please visit the Top Hatter website. The nomination form will close on Friday, March 20, 2020, so please schedule a little time to complete nominations over the next few months.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director of Student Development & Campus Vibrancy Lizzie Dement (ldement@stetson.edu) or Graduate Intern of Leadership Development Jess Coons (jcoons@stetson.edu).

Come meet the Stetson Public Safety staff as they table in front of the CUB on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon.

During the One Hour with Public Safety, the staff will be available to talk to students, faculty and staff who have questions or concerns. Students 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 of the CUB. For more information, please call Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

If you have not received your flu shot yet, please consider getting one now FREE at Stetson Health Service.  It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot!

With increased influenza activity, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people who have not yet received an influenza vaccine this season get vaccinated now against influenza. It is not too late. This recommendation is for those 6 months of age and older.

CDC recommends these approaches to fighting influenza (flu):

  • The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year.
  • 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.
  • 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 https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

Stetson Health Service  386-822-8150

If you have a passion for helping others, love Stetson and want to gain leadership experience, then you should apply to be a FOCUS Orientation Leader!

You can find the application to be a 2020 FOCUS Leader at www.stetson.edu/ulead.

Applications close on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 11:59 p.m. Feel free to contact Kristin Graham (kgraham@stetson.edu) or Katie Scott (khscott@stetson.edu) if you have any questions or concerns!

Is your child a writer between the ages of 11-17?

Register your student for Stetson Young Scholars: Poetry for Non-poets Workshop. Saturday, Jan. 18. 

This workshop asks: “What is Poetry? How do you read it?” Curious about poetry and how it works? Come explore some poems to learn reading tricks, what tools the author used to create that particular poem, and how the work connects.

Weekend Programs are $49/class or $250 for the 6 class series. Register at www.stetson.edu/young-scholars.  Stetson-affiliates receive a 20% discount.

A number of exciting events are lined up to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Below you will find the list of events and opportunities to participate:

Wednesday, Jan. 15
7 – 9 p.m. | 1st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Life and Legacy Celebration
Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King and come together as a community to show support and commitment to social justice efforts. Dr. Patrick Coggins will offer an inspirational welcome and history of the perseverance of many Stetson University community members. Mr. Johnathan Harris, Founder and Headmaster of Lynnhaven Academy, will be our keynote speaker for the evening.

Cultural Credit offered at this program as well as hot chocolate, coffee, cider, hot teas and desserts for all attendees.

Monday, Jan. 20
9 – 10:30 a.m. | Martin Luther King Signature Breakfast
Hollis Center Rinker Field House

The keynote speaker will be retired NFL Offensive Tackle Tra Thomas and the breakfast host will be radio personality, Jo Jo O’Neal. Tickets to the breakfast are free for Stetson University students, faculty, and staff.

Tickets are $10 for community members.  This event is Cultural Credit approved for students. We have free tickets to this breakfast and are looking for volunteers to help with check-in. Register to attend the event and sign up to volunteer.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Historic March Downtown
Starts on Woodland Boulevard by Emily Hall

Join community members in celebrating Martin Luther King Day by participating in a march that will begin on Woodland Boulevard in the center of campus and end at Earl Brown Park, where there will be a festival with food and live entertainment.

12 – 4 p.m.| Martin Luther King Community Festival
Earl Brown Park

Enjoy food, live entertainment and a 3×3 basketball tournament.

In community,
Savannah-Jane Griffin
Executive Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Excellence
savannah.griffin@stetson.edu | 386.822.8706

What is Greenfeather?

A long-held tradition at Stetson University, Greenfeather originated in 1952 as an autumn carnival where students raised funds for local charities. Over the decades, Greenfeather has expanded to a weeklong event that brings awareness to philanthropy and issues surrounding the DeLand community.

In recent years, Greenfeather has merged into our annual Homecoming week to bring the event some needed spirit. During this week, Stetson students, faculty, staff and alumni come together to help raise $10,000 for a local nonprofit organization.

Thinking of applying?

The Center for Community Engagement is looking for a student to join the team as a student employee and fill the Greenfeather Director position. Applications are due on Monday, Jan. 20. This student employee will work approximately 6 hours per week and be responsible for leading the Greenfeather initiative and planning the events for Greenfeather Week.

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

 

WORLD is pleased to announce our second International Faculty Development Seminar (IFDS).  This year’s IFDS will take place in Oaxaca, Mexico, from May 11-17, 2020.  The purpose of the IFDS is for Stetson faculty to learn how to build and lead their own study abroad programs.

The centerpiece of the faculty development program is an immersive week-long experience where Stetson faculty participate in study abroad with the overarching goals of equipping faculty with best practice strategies in:

  • how to use location to deepen content,
  • elevate student engagement and intercultural learning,
  • develop safe, compliant and academically-rich study abroad programs, and
  • promote Stetson’s value of Global Citizenship.

For more information and to apply, please visit the application webpage.  Applications (including a nomination from your department chair) are due by Jan. 21.

WORLD gratefully acknowledges the support of the Rinker family in making this IFDS possible.

Please contact Paula Hentz (phentz@stetson.edu) if you have any questions.

Academic Calendar
Monday, Jan. 13
Classes Begin

Monday, Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Day – University Holiday
No classes

Cultural Credit:

Students can find Cultural Credit events on the Stetson University calendar.

Monday, Jan. 13
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*

Tuesday, Jan. 14
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: *American Association of University Women (AAUW)*
7:30 p.m.: *Ragtime Piano | Bob Milne*

Wednesday, Jan. 15
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: *MLK Jr. Life and Legacy*

Thursday, Jan. 16
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: *SPREES Spring Concert Series: Russian Folk Group Music Duo (workshop)*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: *Science Cafe, Opening and Gallery Talk: Florida Stewards*
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: *SPREES Spring Concert Series: Russian Folk concert*
9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: *Uncouth Hour*

Friday, Jan. 17
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Garniture*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.: *Language Hierarchy & Linguistic Human Rights*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: *BSA-Hillel Community Shabbat*

Saturday, Jan. 18
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *Image For Concept art exhibition*
7:30 p.m.: *Faculty Recital | Lynn Musco, clarinet and Sean Kennard, piano*

 

Stetson Dining resume normal hours, starting on Monday, Jan. 13:

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 9 p.m., in Sage 213, Stetson Votes will be hosting a Democratic Debate Watch Party! Watch the candidates for the Democratic nomination debate their stances on various issues. Pizza and drinks will be available. If you have any questions, or if you anticipate any barriers to your access, participation, transportation to, or inclusion in this event, please contact Amelia Maulfair, director of Stetson Votes, at amaulfair@stetson.edu.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony tickets will be available starting on Monday, Jan 27. The deadline to claim tickets is Friday, Feb. 14. Students must apply for graduation prior to claiming tickets. The deadline to apply for graduation is Monday, Feb. 10.

When students claim their tickets, they will be able to indicate a need for additional tickets, but those will not be available until a later date.

  • Eligible students from the School of Business Administration and School of Music will be able to receive up to seven (7) electronic tickets.
  • Eligible students from the College of Arts and Sciences will be able to receive five (5) electronic tickets.

Once the Feb. 14 deadline has passed, all unclaimed tickets will be forfeited and available for redistribution. Students who indicated a need for additional tickets will be entered into a lottery and will be notified via email if they are selected randomly by computer to receive additional tickets.

Random selection will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and will conclude once all tickets are claimed.

Alternative viewing locations for family and friends will be available on campus in the Rinker Auditorium, Lynn Business Center, and the Stetson Room, Carlton Union Building, for both of the undergraduate ceremonies on Saturday, May 9.

A special thanks to SGA for their support and collaboration in this process.

For more information regarding tickets and complete ceremony details, please visit the Commencement website and Undergraduate FAQs: www.stetson.edu/commencement.

Come listen to Russian folk music by Music Duo on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Lynn Presentation Room (Rinker Welcome Center) at 7 p.m.  Cultural Credit will be provided.

Come and learn about Russian folk music and the instruments played.  Cultural Credit will be provided.

Thursday, Jan. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (the classroom next to the Gillespie Museum).

Stetson students Makeba Dorival, Kelli Kline, Emma Knowles and Taylor Hibel are the guest speakers at the next gathering of the Stetson Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Their topic is the “National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCWSL) and Tech Trek: AAUW’s Commitment to Developing Women in Leadership.” Cultural Credit is available.

The program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Stetson Room, and it’s a terrific opportunity to learn about the great work of AAUW from Stetson women who have experienced it and benefited from it.

Lunch is optional and will follow the program and general meeting.  Kindly RSVP for lunch by Friday morning, Jan. 10, to Maria Francis at mfranci1@stetson.edu or 386.822.8950.  The cost of the luncheon is $14, which can be paid by cash or check at the event.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) opens doors for women and girls, influences public debate on critical social issues, sponsors community programs, publishes groundbreaking research on women and girls, and is one of the world’s largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women. All genders from all industries are welcome.

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Stetson students Makeba Dorival, Kelli Kline, Emma Knowles and Taylor Hibel will be the guest speakers at our next gathering on Jan. 14. Their topic is the “National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCWSL) and Tech Trek: AAUW’s Commitment to Developing Women in Leadership.” Cultural Credit is available.

The program begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Stetson Room, and we hope you can join us. It’s a terrific opportunity to learn about the great work AAUW does from Stetson women who have experienced and benefitted from it.

Lunch is optional and will follow the program and general meeting.  Kindly RSVP for lunch by Friday morning, Jan. 10, by sending an email to Maria Francis (mfranci1@stetson.edu) or call at 386.822.8950.  The cost of the luncheon is $14, which can be paid by cash or check at the event.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) opens doors for women and girls, influences public debate on critical social issues, sponsors community programs, publishes groundbreaking research on women and girls, and is one of the world’s largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women. All genders from all industries are welcome!

Please join Hatter Network for special guest, Javon Johnson, at Uncouth Hour on Jan. 23 at 9 p.m.  Dr. Johnson is an American spoken-word poet, writer and professor. He is an assistant professor and director of African American and African Diaspora Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an author.  Dr. Johnson’s first book, “Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities” (Rutgers University Press,  2017), unpacks some of the complicated issues that comprise performance poetry spaces. He argues that the truly radical potential in slam and spoken word communities lies not just in proving literary worth, speaking back to power, or even in altering power structures, but instead in imagining and working toward altogether different social relationships.  We will have his book, “Killing Poetry,” available for purchase ($19.95) and a brief book-signing opportunity on Thursday evening.

As always, Uncouth Hour will be held in Lee’s Garage in the Carlton Union Building (CUB). We will have snacks, Cultural Credit and an opportunity for our own Stetson Community to share their art, as well. It will all begin at 9 p.m. For this evening, we will begin a little earlier than usual to allow time for both Dr. Johnson and our own very talented artists.

We would like to give a very special thanks to The Office of Community Standards, The Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and The Office of Student Development and Campus Vibrancy for bringing Dr. Johnson to campus.

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Teaching and Learning Day will be THIS FRIDAY (Jan. 10) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CUB’s Stetson Room. All Stetson faculty and staff are welcome to attend, so please plan to join us for this annual gathering before the start of the spring semester.

The day will be structured into sessions led by members of the Stetson community, and allow us to share ideas and start conversations about the ways we use high-impact practices to improve student learning. Our schedule and descriptions of these individual sessions are as follows:

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast available

9 to 9:20 a.m. – Opening remarks

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Session Block A

10:45 to 11:45 a.m. – Session Block B

12 p.m. – Q&A panel with students/alumni

12:30 p.m. – Lunch is served

 

Community-Engaged Learning
Facilitators: Savannah-Jane Griffin & Kevin Winchell
Room: Faculty Lounge (9:30-10:30 a.m. only)

Have you wanted to change the world through your teaching? Of the high-impact practices identified, none hold more promise for combining the academic and civic missions of higher education than community-engaged learning (CEL). In this session, you will learn CEL best practices, hear from faculty who have successfully integrated CEL into their courses, and brainstorm new ways to incorporate CEL into teaching. Participants will receive a toolbox of resources you can utilize to integrate CEL into your teaching in the future.

 

Learning Communities
Facilitators: Larry Correll-Hughes & Jessica Day
Room: Faculty Lounge (10:45-11:45 a.m. only)

Stetson has long had a 3-year residency requirement as an educational requirement of the university and, as a result, Residential Living & Learning seeks to integrate high-impact practices including learning communities into our residence halls and other environments. In this session, you will learn more about types of residential learning communities, as well as how those look on our campus, including the Community Catalyst House Program, which integrates other high-impact practices. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion related to the challenges and opportunities of learning communities, support needed and the ability of students to participate.

 

Distinguished Scholarships and Undergraduate Research
Facilitator: Grace Kaletski-Maisel
Room: CUB Garage 261 A

Students who apply for distinguished scholarships compete with peers from across the nation or globe for a chance to receive funding for post-graduate or undergraduate study, research opportunities, study abroad or prestigious fellowships. These awards can be highly selective, and the most competitive applicants will have impressive resumes that demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, and dedication to the issues that inspire them. Undergraduate research is one high-impact practice that can contribute to student development in all of these areas and help students stand out to selection committees. This session will be useful for anyone who has an interest in supporting students who compete for distinguished scholarships or in preparing students for success after graduation. Participants will leave with a refreshed understanding of distinguished scholarships and sense of connectedness between student pursuit of scholarships, undergraduate research, and postgraduate success.

 

Global Learning
Facilitators: Paula Hentz & Robert Sitler
Room: Stetson Room 230

Please join us if you are interested in learning about the transformative effect that study abroad has on our students at Stetson, and/or if you are considering leading a study abroad program in the future.  Participants at this session will learn about study abroad as a high-impact practice and will hear directly from faculty about a study abroad program that is particularly high-impact, the Mentored Field Experience (MFE).  The MFE is an annual opportunity offered through the Latin American & Latino Studies program that combines multiple high-impact practices including study abroad and a small cohort of students working closely with their professor on a research project.  In this session, you will also have an opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with current students who have studied abroad and hear directly about how study abroad has affected their lives and plans for the future. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the impact of study abroad as well as ideas on how to develop engaging and high-impact study abroad programs.

 

Internships
Facilitators: Tim Stiles & John Tichenor
Room: CUB Garage 261B

As the most-valued high-impact practice by employers, internships bridge curricular learning outcomes to real-world applications. In the past five years, Stetson has made significant progress standardizing and automating internship credit approval processes, cataloging minimal requirements and guidelines for what constitutes a credit worthy internship, and in the case of the School of Business Administration, requiring all majors to complete two experiential learning experiences for graduation.  In this session, faculty and staff will share best practices related to teaching a for-credit internship course and the criticality of building reflective practice into internship requirements.  Participants will gain insight into course syllabi and internship credit requirements, the instructor’s role, and reflective theory and practical applications.

The application deadline is approaching quickly! Please consider applying for the study abroad program in Barcelona, Spain. This is a 4-credit course. Please note that you are registering for the online section of HLSC 290 (Multicultural Health Behavior) pre-departure/info course (Spring 2020), which includes the abroad component that takes place over the summer.

Note: You can still apply for the program without registering for the Spring HLSC 290 course; however, you will be then responsible for the Summer tuition fee for the course.

This two-week (June 1 – June 13) study abroad program takes place in Barcelona, one of the most amazing places in Europe, known for its architecture. It is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea. The Barcelona beach was listed as number one on a list of the top ten city beaches in the world.

The program will focus on Multicultural Health Behavior and, among other activities, will include visits (with guided tours) to: Hospital de Sant Pau, Barceloneta, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic Hike, Mount Tibidado Hike (tallest mountain in the Serra Collserola) and Vall d’Aran (3 days/2 nights field trip) – located in the Pyrenees Mountains.

The application link with additional program information can be found here: https://world.stetson.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10575.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Magoc — dmagoc@stetson.edu.

Does your child want to become the next great music producer & are they  between the ages of 11-17? If so, register them for our music production workshop.

Saturdays: Jan. 11 – Feb. 29, 9 a.m. – 11 am.

For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education & Outreach

386-822-7500

ceo@stetson.edu