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RUSH Week Events
*Must Attend At Least ONE Logistics Meeting

Monday, January 31st
Social Meet & Greet at NIGHTLIGHTs (above the bookstore) at 7pm.
Come meet the brothers and enjoy some FREE CHICK-FIL-A!!

Tuesday, February 1st
Logistics Meeting #1, Meet at LBC Lobby promptly at 7pm.

Wednesday, February 2nd
Professional Event: LBC boardroom 213 at 6:15pm.
*Business Casual Dress Required

Thursday, February 3rd
Logistics Meeting #2, Meet at LBC Lobby promptly at 7pm.


When: Feb 2nd and 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: in front of the CUB

Each donor will receive a Free Med. Cheese Pizza Coupon from Hungry Howies Pizza and Subs, Free round of mini golf from Family Fun Town, a Free T-Shirt, and Free Zaxby Chicken Sandwiches the day of the drive! For more information concact Lisa Guenther at 386-822-8930.

2010 W-2 statements are now available for pick up from the Office of Human Resources. These documents will be available for pick up through 1:00 pm on Monday, January 31, 2011. All employees wishing to pick up their W-2 will be required to provide identification and will also have to sign for receiving same. All W-2 statements that are not picked up from HR will be mailed to the current mailling address on file.


Want flexible hours and to work on campus in the Office of Student Involvement? Can’t get all your hours filled at your current position.  This might be for you!

This position will research student organization policies and funding systems at other institutions.  Various projects will involve emailing, calling, and documentation gathering other institutions policies.  Information will then be complied and presented for use at Stetson.  Great opportunity to see the life-cycle of changing processes in an organizational infrastructure.  Please contact Jeannie Kiriwas at jkiriwas@stetson.edu if you are interested.

The University Marketing office is currently seeking work-study or volunteer intern students who have Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, or Indesign knowledge. Good verbal communication skills and problem solving abilities a plus.

From a website to a brochure, a poster to a postcard, if you have a marketing mindset and a passion to create, University Marketing may have an opportunity for you. You will work with the creative/marketing team to bring the Stetson Brand to life in many different media.

For more information please contact Donna Nassick dnassick@stetson.edu, ext. 8923.

The Artists & Lecturers Committee is accepting proposals to fund events scheduled for 2011-12. Proposals are due by e-mail March 1, 2011. If you plan to submit a proposal, please read the Event Planning Procedures and complete the Application Form, both available on our website at: (https://www.stetson.edu/administration/artists_lecturers/contact.php).

Please fill out the form in full and e-mail it to Stephen Robinson, Chair, at srobinso@stetson.edu.

If you are looking for a work study position that is rewarding and fun, please contact Mary Copus at the Center for Service Learning (mcopus@stetson.edu) for more information about becoming a Woodward Tutor.

If you don’t qualify for work study but still want to volunteer in some capacity, please contact the CSL so we can connect you with a community partner now! See you soon!

The website many of you should be familiar with, mystudentbody.com, has updated their website to keep students coming back to learn and stay educated on my different aspects of health. This website is designed to deal with the specific problems college students face within areas such as alcohol, drugs, sexual health, nutrition, etc. Once you log in and check out these areas you can make the site even more specific to you by taking a couple quizzes in each section. There are polls, games, and many other fun tools for you to use and explore. So check out the updated mystudentbody.com. Especially check out the nutrition section as our next Health Hut is Health Food University!

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 Take a spiritual break Thursday, Jan. 27, at 12:00 noon in Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall.

At this week’s Chapel Service, Stetson’s Chapel Singers will sing “The Apple Tree” by K. Lee Scott. University Organist Boyd Jones will play selections by Heinrich Scheidemann (c. 1595-1663).

Chaplain Fronk’s meditation is entitled, “Reading between the Noise.” See you at Thursday Chapel!

The newly constituted Diversity Council is in place. Chaired by Professors Jamil Khader and Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, the council members are:

Faculty:      Manuel DeMurga, Joe Morrissey, Brigid Noonan, Joshua Rust, Michele Skelton, Leena Taneja 

Staff:          Stacy Collins, Thad Joseph, Chris Kandus-Fisher, Jessica Price

Students:    Courtney Cioffredi, Kaitlin Feldman, Will Livingston, Akeel St. Jean, Erythel Saint Marc

Among the important council work this semester will be continued exploration of the role of a chief diversity officer, assessment of the status of diversity across the university, inauguration of Train the Trainer programs and workshops, and planning of next year’s Diversity Matters program.

Stetson University faculty experts in political science, communication studies, and sociology will address the current crisis of civility and rise of violence in public discourse during a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 27.  The program, to include a Q&A session, will be in the Stetson Room of the CUB.  The panel discussion was organized in response to the tragic shooting at a public constituents meeting held by Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month.  But the scope of the discussion will be broader.  “The increasing number of militias, rise of the Tea Party, rhetoric of various politicians, extremism and violence, and individual acts of terrorism that we have witnessed in the last few years are unprecedented,” said Stetson English Professor Jamil Khader, co-chair of the university’s Diversity Council, which is sponsoring the panel discussion.  Stetson experts will address the various dimensions of the problem and suggest alternative ways of communicating across the divides. 

The faculty panel will include: Dr. William Nylen, political science; Dr. Paul Lachelier, sociology and anthropology; Dr. Rebecca Watts, communication studies; Dr. William Ball, political science; and Dr. Michael McFarland, communication studies. 

Cultural credit is available.

Over the next few weeks,  you’ll notice changes to Stetson University’s public website (https://www.stetson.edu). In these times, websites have a short lifespan and must continually evolve to meet the needs of today’s users. The average life of a web design is 2 to 3 years. So, our current site has served us well.

We have done a usability study on the old site and have a good sense of where our visitors are going. We have sampled some of the best university sites in the country, looked at state-of-the-art commercial sites and have consulted with some national experts on layout and content.

As with any major technical undertaking, there are going to be growing pains (glitches). This week some drop-down menus and other repositioning will occur on the homepage. Know that we are working to ensure the orderly transition of content. This process has already begun and will be completed by late May 2011.

We ask that you pay close attention to your current web pages and let us know if any significant issues emerge with your content (not the appearance of your content).  In the event you do notice something unusual, please report the issue to webadmin@stetson.edu immediately, and we will evaluate each issue on a case-by-case basis.

Thanks for your understanding.

Creative Services,
University Marketing

Join Stetson’s National Organization For Women this Thursday, January 27th at 7:30,  as they hold their first event of the semester!  We will be showing the movie, “Teeth”, followed by a discussion.  The event will be held in the Cross Cultural Center.  Cultural Credit and pizza will be provided.

Any Questions?

Contact Frankie Schwimmer (Fschwimm@stetson.edu).

Issued at: 8:02 PM EST 1/25/11, expires at: 9:15 PM EST 1/25/11

The National Weather Service Has Cancelled Tornado Watch 7 For, The Following Areas
In Florida.  This Cancels 8 Counties in East Central Florida: Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Seminole, St Lucie, Volusia.  
This Includes The Cities Of, Daytona Beach, Fort Pierce, Hobe Sound, Leesburg, Okeechobee, Orlando, Sanford And Vero Beach.

Issued at: 5:28 PM EST 1/25/11, expires at: 6:15 PM EST 1/25/11

The NWS in melbourne has issued a tornado warning for: lake county in Florida, this includes the cities of, tavares, paisley, mount plymouth, mount dora, howey in the hills, ferndale, eustis, cassia, northwestern orange county in Florida, this includes the cities of, zellwood, winter garden, lake apopka, apopka, west central volusia county in Florida, Until 615 pm est.

At 526 pm est, national weather service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 7 miles southeast of lake louisa, or about 7 miles west of magic kingdom. This tornado was moving north northeast at 40 mph.

Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to clermont, ferndale, wekiwa springs state park and clermont Tornadoes are often wrapped in heavy rain and are hard to see or hear until they are very close. Do not get caught offguard!

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

The safest place to be during a tornado is in a strong building on the lowest floor. Move to an interior room, such as a bathroom or closet and keep away from windows. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body.

Evacuate mobile homes or vehicles for more substantial shelter. Head to the nearest sturdy building. Put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible. 

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. Stetson University’s Public Safety Office can be reached 24/7 at 386-822-7300. For weather emergencies, visit The National Weather Service at <http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mlb/> .

As of 4:03 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch in effect for much of central Florida, including inland Volusia County, through 9:00 p.m. tonight. 

All Stetson University outdoor activities have been cancelled today, including intramural sports. The men’s basketball game, however, will be played, as scheduled. All offices across campus should unplug PCs when leaving campus this evening to avoid surge damage. To avoid possible damage from flooding, please pick things up off the floor, particularly in indoor areas prone to flooding.

According to Stetson’s Hatter Alert, if you receive a warning that a tornado is approaching, take the following Action Steps: 

  • Take cover immediately.
  • If you are outside, move immediately to a well-constructed building nearby.
  • If you cannot get to a shelter, move to a low spot such as a ditch or a culvert and stay as low to the ground as possible.
  • If you are inside a building, find the most central space on the lowest floor of the building to which you have access, preferably away from doors and windows. If possible, take cover under a desk, table, mattress, or other protective item.
  • Stay as low to the floor as possible.
  • If you must go outdoors immediately after a severe storm, watch for fallen power lines and hazardous debris.

 In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. Stetson University’s Public Safety Office can be reached 24/7 at 386-822-7300. For weather emergencies, visit The National Weather Service.

President Wendy B. Libby and the Quality of Service Council invite you to the All Campus Staff Meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the Stetson Room.

President Libby will be sharing the latest on the University’s strategic plan. Administrative Offices will be closed to permit attendance for everyone. Coffee, hot tea, and juice will be provided.

We have helped Stetson students quit.

We can help you too!

  • 6 week free support group
  • $50 gift cards to group completers
  • Discounted Nicotine Replacement Therapy
  • Food, incentives & support at each meeting

R.S.V.P by February 8, 2011

To start in spring group email healthandwellness@stetson.edu

Adriane Lentz-Smith, author of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I, will give Stetson University’s first spring 2011 Howard Thurman Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

The lecture, titled “African Americans and the War for Democracy,” will be at 7 p.m. in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand. All Thurman Lectures are free and open to the public.

Lentz-Smith is the Hunt Family Assistant Professor of History at Duke University in North Carolina. She holds a B.A. in history from Harvard-Radcliffe and a doctorate degree in history from Yale University.

Her book, Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I (Harvard University Press, 2009) won a 2010 Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Freedom Struggles tells the story of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. That experience and their encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops changed their perspective and mobilized a generation to demand equal rights at the war’s end.

The Howard Thurman Program at Stetson was established in 1996. Through the program, scholars are working to extend the legacy of Thurman, considered one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. Thurman was a spiritual adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of the American civil rights movement. The lecture series is designed to unite people in a search for solutions to social, religious and ethnic problems.

Registration for the 40th Annual Floyd M. Riddick Model United States opens today, January 24th.  The event will be held on Thursday, March 17th through Saturday, March 19th.  To register please visit http://www2.stetson.edu/modelsenate/

Contact Dr. David Hill (dhill@stetson.edu) or Gail Lenkiewicz (glenkiew@stetson.edu) with any questions.

The Caribbean Student Organization (CSO) will hold its first general meeting of the semester this Wednesday at 6:15 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Cross Cultural Center (Tri C) behind the Hollis Center Pool.  We will discuss upcoming events as well as working on future plans.  We are encouraging diversity, you do not have to be of Caribbean descent to attend.

CMENC is proud to present this year’s Broadway Revue, under the direction of Caroline Brazelton and Anthony Cordero. Come out for a night of singing and dancing from various Broadway musicals, as well as a special appearance by the male A Capella group, Hat Trick! Admission for all is $5 at the door.  Friday, January 28th at 7:3o p.m. Lee Chapel

Please join us for a reading by award winning poet and memoirist Richard Katrovas on Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30pm in the Gillespie Museum.  Reception and book signing to follow.  Cultural Credit available.  This event is part of the 2010-2011 Sullivan Reading Series and is open to all.

The Hatter Tennis Club invites all potentially interested players to come out and have fun with some recreational tennis every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM at the old tennis courts located between Stover Theatre and the Cummings Gym. Previous experience is required. The club also participates in off-campus tennis tournaments in various colleges across the state of Florida. So far, Hatter Tennis Club has played at UCF, USF, and UF in the fall semester. The spring season will kick off on February 26th with the USTA Campus Championships in Orlando. We hope to see you out there on the courts.

Stetson students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in a FLASHMOB casting call tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 22, in Daytona Beach. No dance experience necessary. Location: Coliseum Arena Sports Bar on Beach Street. Times: Choose one time from these four options: 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., or 2 p.m. Wear you Stetson T-shirts and hats! For more information, visit: http://centerforbusinessexcellence.net/Blog/FLASHMOB2NDCASTING/player.html

Would you like to have a dinner with Stetson President Dr. Wendy Libby to discuss the future of our school?  Now, you have a chance!

Dr. Libby is sponsoring a “Dinner with the President” series throughout the semester. This is an opportunity for students to sit down and have deep conversations about Stetson and to get to know Dr. Libby and other students better.

“Dr. Libby is truly interested in getting student input, as well as learning more about our students,” said Derek Jansante, SGA President. “The future of Stetson is promising, and Dr. Libby wants students to influence that future.”

The first dinner will take place Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the President’s House. Dress is business casual. If you’re interested in one of the seven spots, please e-mail sga@stetson.edu.

Stetson WHAT Radio—Stetson’s student-run internet-broadcast radio station—will be hosting an informational meeting on Monday, January 24, for any students or faculty interesting in hosting their own radio program. If you would like a program this semester, the meeting is mandatory. We will also discuss the future of the station. The meeting begins at 5:30 in the Hollis Center Classroom.

Students are invited to watch Michelle Obama’s January 20th speech about the “100,000 Strong China Study Abroad Initiative” at  http://www.vimeo.com/18991021.  Applications are now available for fall semester 2011 in Hong Kong at the Center for International Education (located behind Student Health Services). For information, contact nleonard@stetson.edu.

Want to become involved on campus? Be a part of Stetson history? Raise school spirit? Join the Lady Hatters Club Lacrosse team. This is our first season in the South Eastern Women’s Lacrosse League (SWLL) and we have seven games scheduled this season against teams like USF, Miami, FGCU, PBA, etc. There is no experience required! Great opportunity to learn something new and get in shape! Email afishman@stetson.edu or kgilber1@stetson.edu for more information. We are in our first week of practice and we are looking for more girls to join. Look forward to seeing all students and faculty out at our games, whether playing or watching! Go Hatters!

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The Department of Economics is offering tutoring to students taking Essentials of Economics. The tutor will be Christopher Alcantara. He is a senior majoring in Economics. If you need his assistance he will be in the Taylor study room in the Library every Monday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. If you have any questions he can be contacted  by email at calcanta@stetson.edu.