Stetson called ‘A Beacon of Innovation’

Stetson University was showcased as “A Beacon of Innovation” during Blackboard’s 2018 international conference last week in Orlando.

The Blackboard World annual conference, which attracts more than 2,000 professionals from the education industry, featured video clips and photos with quotes from Stetson faculty, students and administrators, including in a continuous loop in two main public gathering areas.

Aspiring to be an innovator in online education, Stetson selected Blackboard to provide a single, comprehensive digital learning environment. With Blackboard, Stetson has dramatically improved the teaching and learning experience for students and faculty, said Jose Bernier, Ed.D., Stetson’s associate vice president and Chief Information Officer.

Bernier’s photo with a quote was shown on a continuous loop in the conference’s Main Stage area, which included seating for 2,000 and vendor exhibits.

A video clip of Lisa Sawtell, M.Ed., director of Stetson’s Online Learning and Educational Technology, and Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education, was shown during the keynote address by Bill Ballhaus, chairman, CEO and president of Blackboard.

A video clip of Jordan Tyus, a Stetson student, was also shown during a presentation by two senior Blackboad staff, following the keynote address.

Thanks to the efforts of the university’s Office of Online Learning and Educational Technology, Stetson is now recognized as a leader in online education – fulfilling our strategic goals ahead of schedule, Bernier said.  

Is your Contact Info correct in Green Pages?

Staff,

Please take a few moments to check and ensure your contact information is accurate in Stetson’s Green Pages Directory.

Maybe your office has moved or your job title has changed. By updating your information, you will make it easier for others to find you.

If you need to make corrections, you will see a link on the bottom of the Green Pages Directory for the Corrections/Updates form to submit and another link for your Preferences, such as whether to include your photo.

Thank you!

Schedule for Faculty, Staff Photographs

University Marketing will be taking photographs for all current and new faculty/staff on Thursday, Aug. 2, and Thursday, Aug. 9, from 9-10 a.m. and on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8-10 a.m. on the porch of University Marketing (weather permitting).  There is no sign up or reservations needed.

For questions, please contact Sonja James-Gaitor, production coordinator in University Marketing, at ext. 7258 or sgaitor@stetson.edu.

Coffee Shop Transition

Stetson Dining will need to close the Coffee Shop in the Carlton Union Building as of July 30, to move to the temporary space in the Rinker Welcome Center.  The opening of the Welcome Center location is yet to be determined – but it will be ready for students before move-in day on Aug. 18 absolutely.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Taylor Gabriele-Goodwin at taylorgabriele@stetson.edu.

Thank you!

Stetson Students Helping Homeless

Stetson’s Student Homeless Coalition (SHC) is raising money to buy much-needed hygiene products and donate them to shelters in our community: The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia and Family Renew Community, Inc. The project “Get Up & Give” directed by Brianna Burrowes (SHC President) and Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown (SHC Faculty Advisor) is part of the student coalition’s efforts to spread awareness about and help address homelessness in DeLand.

Hygiene is a crucial part of our daily routine. It may be simple for many of us, but there are families and individuals in shelters experiencing a daily struggle when it comes to hygiene and access to basic resources. Moreover, over half of the homeless population nationally and in Florida are women and girls, and many do not have access to products related to feminine hygiene.

Please take a second to donate today – every bit helps.

http://gofundme.com/getupgive

 

Scam of the Week: Mobile Phishing on the Rise

The bad guys are trying to trick you on your mobile device! Users are three times more likely to click on a suspicious link on their mobile device than on a desktop, and the bad guys are taking advantage of this. They will send you malicious links through email, social media (Facebook messenger) and text messages.

Don’t be their next target! If you’re using your mobile device and receive a suspicious message, or you cannot see where a link is taking you, don’t click! Instead, wait until you can view the message on a desktop, or delete the message altogether.

Think before you click.

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

Hollis Center Closure

The Hollis Center will be closed from July 25-31 for the resurfacing of the Rinker Field House.

Contact wellnessandrec@stetson.edu with any questions.

Psychology Faculty Member and Students Win Regional Research Awards!

The Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) is the Southeastern Region’s premier professional organization for professional and academic psychologists. Each year, SEPA holds an Early Career Research Award (ECRA) as part of its Annual Meeting.

This year’s meeting, held in Charleston, South Carolina, saw a record of 42 applicants for the ECRA. The ECRA Committee selected six finalists, who presented oral papers in a special session at the conference. This year’s winner was Dr. Michael Eskenazi of Stetson University’s Department of Psychology. The winning paper was entitled, “Incidental and Intentional Word Learning in Uninformative Contexts.”

Student researchers who assisted with the project were Paige Kemp, Cassidy Campbell, Natascha Swischuk and Bailey Nix.

Dr. Eskenazi also mentored Ashtan Madsen’s senior research project, which she presented at SEPA. For her project and presentation of it, she won the undergraduate Psi Chi Regional Research Award!

Scheduled Maintenance Downtime

In order to improve the security and redundancy of data, the IT department will be performing maintenance on servers this Thursday, July 19, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. We will also utilize this scheduled maintenance window to establish an internet link with a new internet provider.

During this time, access to email and internet on campus may be intermittently unavailable.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the IT HelpDesk at support@stetson.edu or 386.822.7217.

–Office of Information Technology

Library Closed for Carpet Installation

The library will be closed for carpet installation from
Saturday, July 21, 2018 to Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018*
We apologize for the inconvenience.

The 24/7 area of the library will remain open for use, including:

  • Room 15L – the 24/7 computer lab
  • Room 8L – group study room
  • Room 25L

Need to meet with someone in the Student Success Center?
Call 386-822-7345 for instructions.

Need to use a computer? Need to print something?
Go to 15L in the 24/7 area of the library.

Need a space to study?
Go to the 24/7 area to use room 8L.

Need research help?
Call the on-call librarian at 386-747-9028 or email libref@stetson.edu.

Need an item from the library?
Call 386-822-7183 and we will see what we can do to help.

Need to return a book? 

Use the book drop located on the front steps of the library.

*We may open sooner if work is completed.

Philo TV System Maintenance

In order to increase our network security and take advantage of the summer break, the Philo TV system will be undergoing changes from July 19 – 26.

During this time, access to Philo TV will be unavailable.

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

-Office of Information Technology

 

Scam of the Week: Your Breached Passwords Are Not Safe!

You lose if you reuse! The bad guys are using your breached passwords to access your online accounts. Even if a data breach happened years ago, the bad guys will attempt to use your breached passwords across all of your online accounts to see if they will still work – scary!

New research says more than 25 percent of consumers hit by a data breach later become victims of identity fraud. One of the easiest ways to help prevent identity fraud is to create unique and complex passwords for ALL of the online services you use, not just for the account that was compromised during a breach.

As creatures of habit, it’s easy for us to reuse old passwords. But, it’s even easier for bad guys to use this information against you. Be safe and don’t reuse passwords!

Think before you click.

Question or comments, contact IT at support@stetson.edu.

Sullivan Foundation’s 2018-21 Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Faculty/Staff Fellowship

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation is excited to support faculty and staff in developing new opportunities to engage their campus in social innovation and entrepreneurship. The Foundation’s three-year faculty/staff fellowship creates an exceptional professional development experience and fosters lasting relationships among faculty and staff across the Sullivan campus network.

New this year:

  • A more formalized, 3-year fellowship structure.
  • Opportunities for grant support for selected fellowship projects.
  • $1,500 in stipend support for fellows ($500/year).

Please see the application form for more information. Send applications and/or questions to:
Rich Meagher
Faculty/Staff Fellowship Director
richardmeagher@rmc.edu
804-752-7232 (x7232)
917-415-8284 (mobile)

SimplyEngaged Rewards through United Health Care

Members enrolled in SimplyEngaged Rewards through United Health Care can earn up to $200 in redeemable gift cards in a calendar year.

Even though the year is halfway done, there are several ways to earn the $200.

  1. Complete Your Wellness Screening: Stetson’s 2018 “Onsite Event” has passed, but members are still eligible to complete their wellness screenings at a Patient Service Center or with a physician.  Upon completion of this initiative, you will earn $75.00 in rewards through your Rally profile. All forms are due back by 12/31/2018.
  2. Personal Health Assessment (PHA). Login to your myuhc.com profile and earn an additional $25 in rewards for completing a health survey by answering general questions about your health and lifestyle habits. This survey allows you access to your Rally account and participation in other incentive programs. PHA can be completed once a year.
  3. Complete at least 3 Missions through the Rally smartphone app.  Missions are interactive and help maintain a healthy lifestyle. Each mission can take at least four weeks to complete.
  4. Complete a telephone-based health coaching program. Coaching programs can take approximately three months to complete but upon completion, members earn $75.00.  Call 1-800-478-1057 to begin working on your health improvement plan.

It is not too late for UHC members to earn the full $200 in redeemable gift cards for 2018!

On Campus Fall Internship Opportunity

Interested in being a stand-out candidate when it comes time for your job search? Let an internship experience make the difference!

The Department of Residential Living and Learning (RLL) is seeking a rising junior, senior or graduate student at Stetson looking to enhance their creativity, organization, training and marketing skills. This unique internship experience will work directly with the residential education team, specifically in the area of Resident Assistant Recruitment. The successful candidate will be challenged to drive the marketing and education of the 2019–2020 Resident Assistant position to the Stetson community.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Associate Director of Residential Education and Community Programs, the Residential Education Intern (REI) is a paraprofessional staff member who works in RLL leading resident assistant recruitment and aspects of the August resident assistant institute. This internship is a fall assignment and is expected to work a minimum of 5 hours per week until the end of the internship experience, with the understanding that some of these hours will fall during the evenings/weekends.

Primary Responsibilities: The REI will oversee aspects of resident assistant institute and recruitment with some duties including:

  • Plan, development and facilitate marketing initiatives for Resident Assistant Recruitment 2019-2020
  • Manage social media initiatives for Resident Assistant Recruitment from August – December
  • Drive resident assistant recruitment marketing and social media initiatives
  • Plan and support the facilitation of Resident Assistant Information Sessions and Socials
  • Actively participate in biweekly 1:1 meeting with supervisor, providing weekly reports of progress including challenges
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:  You must be enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking graduate or undergraduate student at Stetson. A future interest in higher education/student affairs is a plus. Candidate must demonstrate maturity, professionalism and positive communication skills when working with faculty, campus partners, students and peers. Marketing and design skills desired.

Compensation:  The REI will be provided summer early arrival on-campus housing accommodations and paid hourly for a total of $500. Selected candidate will also be provided with an opportunity to receive directed mentorship within the department should they desire.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and emails and contact numbers of two work-related references to hrljobs@stetson.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Contact Jessica Day at jday@stetson.edu, if you have any questions.

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Reminder: 24/7 Helpdesk Support Starts July 10!

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

In a seamless transition, beginning July 10, 2018, all Helpdesk calls received after normal business hours will be automatically referred to the Blackboard Helpdesk for resolution. The Stetson Helpdesk will follow up the next business day on issues requiring further attention. Note that email and web-based support inquiries will continue to be addressed during normal business hours.

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

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

Test of Hatter Alert emergency notification system on Wednesday, July 11

On Wednesday, July 11, at 3:30 p.m., the Stetson Emergency Management Team will conduct a test of the Hatter Alert emergency notification system. This system allows us to contact all Stetson community members by text message, phone and email in the event of a critical incident on campus.

We encourage all Stetson community members to ensure that their personal contact information on file with the university is up to date.

Students can update their Hatter Alert contact information by logging into https://my.stetson.edu, then going to the One Stop tab, Personal Info dropdown, Stetson Hatter Alert.

Employees (Faculty/Staff) can update their Hatter Alert contact information by logging into https://my.stetson.edu,  then going to the Employee tab, My Job, Stetson Hatter Alert. 

Test of Hatter Alert emergency notification system on Wednesday, July 11

On Wednesday, July 11, at 3:30 p.m., the Stetson Emergency Management Team will conduct a test of the Hatter Alert emergency notification system. This system allows us to contact all Stetson community members by text message, phone and email in the event of a critical incident on campus.

We encourage all Stetson community members to ensure that their personal contact information on file with the university is up to date.

Students can update their Hatter Alert contact information by logging into https://my.stetson.edu, then going to the One Stop tab, Personal Info dropdown, Stetson Hatter Alert.

Employees (Faculty/Staff) can update their Hatter Alert contact information by logging into https://my.stetson.edu,  then going to the Employee tab, My Job, Stetson Hatter Alert. 

Stetson Dining Job Fair on Friday, July 6

For anyone who may be interested, Stetson Dining is hosting a Job Fair on Friday, July 6, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Carlton Union Building.

To view and apply for available positions, please go to hourlyjobs.compassgroupcareers.com and search by location/zip code: 32723.

 

Stetson Dining Hours this week

Stetson Dining will be open this week. The hours are as follows.

Tuesday, July 3:

Commons: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Coffee Shop Kiosk : 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 4:

Closed for University Holiday

Thursday, July 5:

Commons: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Coffee Shop Kiosk : 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Friday, July 6:

Commons: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.; 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Coffee Shop Kiosk : 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Enhanced Log In Page for Web-based Services

On Friday, June 29, at 4:30 p.m., the page to log into the university’s web-based services, such as MyStetson, Blackboard and others, is being upgraded with enhanced security and usability features (see image below). No services will be disrupted during this upgrade.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Helpdesk at support@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217.

–Office of Information Technology

24/7 Helpdesk Support Update

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

In a seamless transition, beginning July 10, 2018 (please note new date), all Helpdesk calls received after normal business hours will be automatically referred to the Blackboard Helpdesk for resolution. The Stetson Helpdesk will follow up the next business day on issues requiring further attention. Note that email and web-based support inquiries will continue to be addressed during normal business hours.

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

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

Wellness & Rec Fall 2018 Employment

Wellness and Recreation is hiring for fall 2018.  To learn more about our employment positions and to apply, please visit our website.  Phone interviews will be conducted in mid-July so please complete your application before July 1.

Hand Art Center Opening Reception on June 28

Join us for light hors d’oeuvres at an opening reception celebrating two new exhibits on Thursday, June 28, from 4-6 p.m. at the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center.

  • Harry Louis Freund: Ancient Cultures of Latin America
  • Alumni Permanent Collection Highlights

Harry Louis Freund: Ancient Cultures of Latin America
June 14 – Aug. 4

Louis Freund was the artist-in-residence at Stetson University between 1949 and 1967 and acted as the chairman of the university’s art department for a decade. During his period at Stetson, Freund received grants which enabled him to travel to Central America and visit various historic sites and monuments from the indigenous civilizations of the Toltec, Mixtec and Zapotec. The trips that Freund took to Central America inspired new themes in his work, and he began depicting the monuments, relics and landscape of the ancient sites.

In 2000, the Stetson University Duncan Gallery of Art held a memorial exhibition in honor of Louis Freund and his passing the previous year. After nearly two decades in storage, Freund’s artwork in Stetson University’s collection will be mounted in the galleries once again for the public’s education and enjoyment.

Alumni Permanent Collection Highlights
June 14 – Aug. 4

The Alumni 2018 highlights works in the Stetson University permanent art collection and is a celebration of our studio art programs and graduates of the Creative Arts Department. The body of work features a diverse exploration of art forms including sculpture, painting, ceramics, collage and mixed media works.

Featuring Erin McCollum, Jasmin Ramos, Bianca Enos, Taylor Gunderson, Troy Norton, Whitney Wolf III, Ana Francis and Ashleigh Stuart.

Web Server Upgrades

Web Services and Information Technology will be performing a web server upgrade on the morning of Tuesday, June 26, between 6 a.m. and noon. The upgrade includes moving the university website to an HTTPS only URL. The university is making the move to ensure better privacy, consistency and security. That is, https://www.stetson.edu/, and all the pages that follow will become https://www.stetson.edu/.

This change involves updating website links that are currently HTTP, setting up redirects and running error and quality checks. While we believe this will be an error-free change, we ask our WebGarage and WordPress users to please check their sites and links later that day.

The server upgrade will not impact email, Blackboard and MyStetson.

During this time frame, there will be a web content freeze for any WebGarage-based or WordPress-based website as files are copied from one server to another. While we do not anticipate any server downtime during this process, there is always a slight chance that the web server may briefly become unavailable as systems are taken down and brought back up. We are starting the upgrade before the workday and will be available during working hours should any unforeseen problems arise.

Again, other web-based systems such as Stetson University’s email, Blackboard and MyStetson will be not be affected throughout this entire process. If you need to get in touch with any of the web staff, please send an email to web@stetson.edu during the maintenance window.

Thank you for your patience as we improve our systems.

24/7 Helpdesk Support Update

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

In a seamless transition, beginning July 10, 2018 (please note new date), all Helpdesk calls received after normal business hours will be automatically referred to the Blackboard Helpdesk for resolution. The Stetson Helpdesk will follow up the next business day on issues requiring further attention. Note that email and web-based support inquiries will continue to be addressed during normal business hours.

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

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

Wellness & Rec Fall 2018 Employment

Wellness and Recreation is hiring for fall 2018.  To learn more about our employment positions and to apply, please visit our website.  Phone interviews will be conducted in mid-July so please complete your application before July 1.

Annual Brown Center Resource Fair – Aug. 16

The Brown Center will once again be hosting the Faculty Resource Fair on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the new Garage Room located in the CUB. This is an annual event hosted by the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence and serves as an opportunity to share with new faculty the services and opportunities available to them. The Fair also features a “Taste of DeLand” with samplings from a variety of local restaurants and cafes.

If you would like to host a table please sign up here: REGISTER

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, Aug. 3

Questions?  Please contact the Brown Center at 386-822-7930 or email browncenter@stetson.edu.

 

Scam of the Week: Watch for New Attachment Type

Be on the look out! The bad guys are using a new attachment type and it could reach your inbox. The attachments are Excel Web Query files and have an .IQY extension. If opened, they will attempt to steal your data!

Remember, do not open an attachment unless you have asked for it, or have verified with the sender that the attachment is legitimate.

Think before you click.

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

The Brown Center has moved!

The Brown Center has moved! Julia Metzker (Executive Director) and Lynn Monahan (Project Manager) are now located in Elizabeth Hall – Room 110. We will have an open house and announcement to faculty in the Fall. In the meantime, feel free to stop by and say hi.  Our contact information remains the same:

Brown Center phone: 386-822-7930
Unit: 8360

 

 

 

 

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