Big home game Thursday vs. Campbell at 7:15 p.m.!  Come out and support the Hatters and help us get over the hump!

The Hatter Harvest club is pleased to be hosting its second farmer’s market, also known as the Slow Food Festival, this Sunday, Feb. 20, from 1-5 p.m. in the Quad (Palm Court). Students, faculty, staff, and community members are all welcome to come enjoy some great food, beautiful sunshine, and soulful entertainment from  jazzy Evan Taylor Jones and his band. Meet your local farmers, buy fresh produce, try samples from some of DeLand’s choicest restaurants, relax on the lawn, and soak in the music and good times! Bring your friends and come hungry!

Hatter Harvest is a student-led organization dedicated to the promotion and practice of sustainable agriculture and healthy living. They grow and maintain an organic vegetable garden on campus.

For more information on the farmer’s market contact Maria Harper at mharper@stetson.edu or 850-694-8690.

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Art History Professor Dr. Roberta Smith Favis, curator of the university’s Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection, will give a curator’s talk about the current exhibition, Oscar Bluemner’s America: Picturing Paterson, New Jersey, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, in duPont-Ball Library, lower level, Room 25. 

A reception will follow in the Hand Center to allow people to see the exhibition and ask questions. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Tonight the speaker for Kristen’s Story has been moved to the Stetson Room, second floor of the CUB.  (Not Night Lights)  We look forward to seeing you all there tonight at 8:00.

The Values Council invites students, faculty, and staff to a lecture on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in the President’s Lounge of the Edmunds Center.

In accordance with the Values Council’s year-long theme, “Change: What? Why? How?” lecturer Joseph L. Price will be discussing “Sport as Religion.”  Dr. Price is a Professor at Whittier College where he teaches religious studies.

Price received his Ph.D. in Theology at The University of Chicago Divinity School. Since completing his doctoral studies in 1982, Price has taught religious studies at Whittier College in California specializing in literary and cultural theological issues.

During the past two decades he has written and edited six books, most recently Rounding the Bases: Baseball and Religion in America. He is also the author of more than forty essays, many of which draw upon his expertise in religion and culture, especially arts and sports. His research, lectures, and publications also included two widely used theological resources, A New Handbook of Christian Theology and A New Handbook of Christian Theologians, both of which he co-edited with Donald Musser.

Combining his interests in sports, religious studies, and music, Price regularly sings the national anthem for professional baseball games and collegiate sporting events. In recent years, he has performed the anthem at more than thirty games in twenty cities. Within the Whittier Community, Price serves as the Chair of the Cultural Arts Commission of the City of Whittier, and he has recently served a term as President of the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce.

This event qualifies for cultural credit.  For additional information contact Dr. Dixon Sutherland (dsutherl@stetson.edu).

Dr. Bruce Paulley, Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Florida, will lecture on “Exploring Your Roots: When and How to Write a Familty History”  Wednesday, February 23, 7 pm in 317 Flagler.  Dr. Paulley will go over the basics for beginning research on your family, where to find information, how to read family trees and how to make contacts with long-lost relatives.  The lecture is sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honors Society and Hindsight History Club.

Join Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Delta Delta in hearing Kristen’s Story on Tuesday February 15, 2011, at 8 p.m. in Night Lights.  

This is a story of a young women’s acquaintance rape and subsequent suicide as told by her mother, Andrea Cooper.

Dr. Richard Pipes, an expert on Soviet history and emeritus professor of history at Harvard University, will give the spring 2011 Lawson Lecture, “Russian Intellectuals,” at Stetson University on Monday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Stetson Room, second floor of the CUB. This lecture is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture.

Pipes is one of the world’s leading authorities on Soviet history. He’s written many books on the history and politics of Russia and the Soviet Union. The Lawson Lecture will focus on issues discussed in Pipes’ book The Russian Intelligentsia, which will be available for purchase and signing.

The Lawson Lecture Series regularly features distinguished scholars who address some aspect of the broad theme of Faith and Reason. The Lawson Endowment Program was made possible by a gift in memory of the Very Rev. LeRoy Lawson, former Stetson philosophy professor and rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in DeLand.

Since 1992, Dr. Anne Hallum’s non-profit, the Alliance for International Reforestation (AIR), has helped more than 2,000 rural Guatemalan families protect their homes and villages from deadly mudslides by planting trees on mountainsides. In addition, she also researched many local Guatemalan tree varieties and learned which ones could be strategically replanted to provide fruit, fertilizer, coffee, food and medicinal herbs. Under her leadership, nearly 4 million trees have been planted throughout Guatemala.

For Dr. Hallum’s efforts, she has been named one of CNN’s 2011 Heroes. Her story will be aired this weekend (barring breaking news) at the times listed below. In addition, her profile story and text article can be viewed online at www.cnnheroes.com. For more information about the Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc. (AIR), visit  http://www.air-guatemala.org/.

 FRIDAY, February 11, 2011

  • CNN: 2 p.m.; 11 p.m. (and 2 a.m. replay)
  • HLN: 6:30 a.m.; 6 p.m.
  • CNNi: 2 a.m.; 7 a.m.; 7 p.m.

 SATURDAY, February 12, 2011

  • CNN: 3 p.m.; 10 p.m.
  • HLN: 2 p.m.

 MONDAY, February 14, 2011

  • CNNEspanol: 7 p.m.

A new shipment of the popular, neon, “I Heart HC” tanktops are in!

Available in all sizes and colors, at the front desk of the Hollis Center

$10 cash or credit

2011 IMPACT National Conference
on Service, Advocacy and Social Action

March 31-April 3, 2011 | Stetson University | DeLand, Florida

 CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference in the nation focused on engaging college students in service, advocacy and social action. This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL (Campus Outreach Opportunity League) National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 26-year history.

Campus administrators, faculty, students, and those affiliated with non-profits are invited to submit proposals to present a workshop at the 2011 national conference.

Proposal submission deadlines:

Final Round of Workshop Proposals due: February 18th, 2011

Notification by February 29th,2011

Submit your proposal today! Just click on the link below:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&pli=1&formkey=dFA2SHlKZTUwVzFGNnBHcHJxUFZmelE6MQ#gid=0

We are looking for a variety of different workshops for IMPACT 2011 on topics such as:

  • Serve with DeLand: Engage the DeLand community in immersion service experiences with local nonprofits. A great way to get to know this community and work together to strengthen our local initiatives and partnerships.
  • Building and Strengthening Campus-based Community Service Programs: program structure, recruitment, retention, training, service activity design, evaluation, reflection, funding, campus support
     
  • Service-Learning: how to transform your learning experiences with best practices from the field of service learning, research, and students taking initiative to combine their service and academics
     
  • Building your Leadership Tool Kit: how to take your engagement to the next level with practical how-to’s and “who’s done its” from the national network. Whether it’s recruitment, how to motivate, communicate, or build your organizational success
     
  • Issue Me Change: understanding the issues (whether they be hunger, environmental justice, homelessness, health or something else)
     
  • Make Way for the Advocate: Figuring out how to take the step from service leader to community activist and delve deeper to better advocate for change
     
  • Career Building: How to build a career out of fighting for social justice in today’s economic times with practical advice from the change agents of today
     
  • Refining leadership or administrator skills through our brand new IMPACT Leadership Academy, and the IMPACT Administrator’s Institute

Making IMPACT 2011 the best conference ever starts with YOU!

If you have any questions about submitting your workshop proposal or how to give a workshop, please feel free to contact Savannah-Jane Griffin at satkins@stetson.edu or 386.822.8706.


Registration for Stetson students, faculty, and staff for the Impact Conference will be open on March 1st.

 

Phi Beta Kappa invites you to join a Deliberating about Things That Matter conversation with Baird Professor Emeritus of History at Harvard University and 2011 Lawson Lecturer, Richard Pipes. The discussion will explore the role of the Russian Intelligentsia in the 1917 Revolution. Professor Pipes has suggested we read an abbreviated version of the chapter on the Intelligentsia from his book The Russian Revolution. Contact David Hill in the Department of Political Science for a copy of the reading (dhill@stetson.edu).  Please join us for this conversation with one of the truly great historians of our time. 

 When: 10 a.m.  Monday, Feb. 21

Where: The Faculty Lounge in the Carlton Union Building

 This is a cultural credit event.

During these tough economic times, people are looking for the best value for their dollar, and this cannot be truer than in our Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) programs. This past winter we had a good  season and we would like to do even better next winter. The department of continuing education is looking for professors or experts in their field of study to bring new titles to our current library of class offerings. Each program week consists of 7 hours of instruction, can include a field trip if needed, and we will work around your teaching schedule. Let’s not forget that we compensate you for your participation. If you are interested in joining our team of Road Scholar instructors or know someone who is, please have them contact Bill at woconnor@stetson.edu or Cheri at cgowan@stetson.edu. The deadline for adding new classes is quickly approaching so contact us as soon as possible.

As the world watches the political crisis in Egypt take a violent turn, Stetson University has scheduled a faculty panel discussion for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 in the Stetson Room, to explore the volatile situation in the Middle East, its meaning for America, and the future of relations between the United States and the Arab world.

Interweaving personal narratives and academic discussion, the faculty panelists from history, political science, computer science and English will examine the unfolding revolution in Egypt in its historical context and in relation to its significance to both the future of democratic governance in the Arab world and to the balance of global power.

Panelists include:

Student Marina Mansour, a political science major and international studies minor

Dr. Hala ElAarag, associate professor of computer science

Dr. Margaret Venzke, associate professor of Middle Eastern history

Dr. Eugene Huskey, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science at Stetson

Nada Manley, a Stetson Alumna with personal experience

This panel is sponsored by the Diversity Council and will be moderated by Dr. Khader, associate professor of English and co-chair of the Diversity Council at Stetson

The results have been posted for the first two weeks of the RECYCLEMANIA competition. The good news is we are in SECOND Place for the Grand Championship category, and FIRST Place in the Targeted Paper category!

Stetson University is one of over 600 colleges competing this year in the 8-week RECYCLEMANIA Competition from February 6 to April 2. 

Contact Donna Loftus, Recycling Coordinator @(386) 822-7001 for more information or questions. Join the millions of students across the country making a difference! Let’s keep up the good work-RECYCLE!

Attention Students:

True Music Records is a new record label here at Stetson! We are now in search of new talent to put together a team to assist with making True Music Records a success. Any one that has experience in Producing, Engineering, or playing a instrument or instruments and are interested in being apart of something that has NEVER been done before at Stetson please contact Philip Meisner @ pmeisner@stetson.edu or Davon Porter @ sporter@stetson.edu for details and any further questions. Interview dates for positions are TBD.

Where: Rinker Field House

When: Saturday, February 12, 2pm – 7pm

Cost: Free

Ultimate Game Zone is exactly that. The ultimate video game experience. Don’t be fooled by our competition. We offer the Largest Screens, the most gaming consoles, the most games, and the best sound systems. We bring two 144″ (12 FEET!!!) screens and two more 100″ screens. Over 1500 watts of massive sound systems (with a volume knob for the more sensitive areas).  

Games will include:

  • Madden 2011
  • College Football 
  • Any sports games
  • Call of Duty 
  • Halo (latest version) 
  • Wii 
  • DDR 
  • Mario Cart 
  • Kinect 

Hosted by Stetson Student Involvement- Saturday Programs

Are you super drawn to someone?  Celebrating a romance of cosmic proportion? Looking for a gift more permanent than flowers but less expensive than a gemstone?  Then check out our Museum Shop for gifts, starting at $2 (234 East Michigan, weekdays, 9:00am – 4:00 pm, through Feb. 14).  See our website:

  https://www.stetson.edu/other/gillespie/media/Val%20for%20Sale.pdf .

The Center for Service Learning is looking for someone fluent in sign language who would be interested in volunteering as an interpretor at volunteer sites. If interested please contact Erin Schroeder eschroed@stetson.edu

Curious about summer courses at Stetson and how to apply for financial aid?  Be sure to stop by the Office of Financial Aid or visit : https://www.stetson.edu/administration/financialaid/media/forms1112/Request%20for%20Summer%20Financial%20Aid%202011.doc to complete the application for Summer 2011 Financial Aid.

February 16th and 17th the Interfraternity Council will be hosting 2011 Formal Spring Recruitment. This will be a time to get to know each of the Fraternities on campus and what they actually do. If you want to get involved and produce change on campus, check us out. There will be an information session Friday February 11th in room 25L at 3:30 P.M. Any questions please contact Patrick Browning at pbrownin@stetson.edu.

Want to help us raise money this Saturday at our home game against USF? Email kgilber1@stetson.eduto find out how! We would like to sell drinks to our fans and we need people to do it! Also if anyone is interested in traveling with the Lady Hatters Lax team this season to record stats and be our biggest fan, let us know! Thank you so much and we hope to see everyone out on Rinker this Saturday to see what a USF Bull would look like in a Stetson Hat when we play them at 3pm!

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The Values Council would like to inform you of a guest lecturer coming to Stetson on February 8, 2011.  Julia Bolton Holloway will lecture on “Spiritual Politics in Medieval Christendom” at 7 p.m. in 25L of the duPont-Ball Library.  Holloway is a former Professor Emerita at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She now lives in Europe, where she directs a library and a historic cemetery.  She works with Romanian Roma families in Florence, helping them with literacy and housing so they can work their way out of poverty.  Her lecture chronicles the lives of Birgitta, two Catherines, and Julian as she explains the struggles of spiritual politics in medieval Christendom.

Issued Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at: 3:14 PM EST 2/7/11, expires at: 3:24 PM EST.

The tornado warning for north central volusia county expired at 315 pm est.

The severe storm that prompted the warning had weakened and exited the warning area, thus the warning has been allowed to expire.

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.

The SGA Senate will be held in Elizabeth 315 (John E. Johns room) this Wednesday, February 9 at 7PM.

Senate will return to its regular location (LBC Rinker Auditorium) for next week’s meeting.

Please email sga@stetson.edu or call (386) 822-7230 with questions.

Friday, February 18, 9pm-1am at the DeLand Airport Bar, located at 1120 Airport Terminal Drive. Come and listen to great music and support an awesome cause! Featuring Candice Cuchetti, Abandoning Sunday, Copypaste, and more! Visit http://stetsonicu.com for more info, or email atepe@stetson.edu.

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest annual conference in the nation focused on engaging college students in service, advocacy and social action. This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL (Campus Outreach Opportunity League) National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 26-year history.

This year the conference will be hosted by Stetson on March 31-April 3. If you have a project you would like to share with others around the nation, the planning committee would like to invite you to submit a workshop proposal if you are interested in presenting .

If anyone is interested (Faculty and Students!) please follow the link below to submit a proposal by Friday, February 11.

 https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&pli=1&formkey=dFA2SHlKZTUwVzFGNnBHcHJxUFZmelE6MQ#gid=0 .

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal or the IMPACT Conference in general, visit http://www.impactconference.org/  or contact Linh Tran ltran@stetson.edu or Savannah-Jane Griffin satkins@stetson.edu .

 The Center for International Education will have an information session about study abroad this Wednesday, February 9th at 7:30 p.m. in 25L (in the basement of the library). Find out where you can study abroad and how you can pay for it. Returned Stetson Abroad students will be on hand to answer your questions. Free sushi will be on hand to satisfy your hunger!

An important message from Provost Paul:

I welcome your participation in creating an inventory of all international programs (e.g., study abroad programs, exchange agreements, short-term international study, faculty-led international study programs, international service trips, international internships, global research programs, etc.) occurring at the University, as well as an inventory of the international expertise of our faculty and staff.  Dr. Bill Nylen, Chair of the Department of Political Science, has agreed to lead this effort.  Please e-mail Bill (wnylen@stetson.edu) with any pertinent information about programs with which you are involved, and/or the areas of your international experience.  Thank you, in advance, for your help in collecting this important information. 

 Also, on March 30, 2011, we will host two visitors from the College of St. Benedict (MN) who have considerable expertise in campus internationalization, business models for international programs, and best practices for international learning experiences.  They are visiting DeLand to study our current practices and to provide us with guidance and recommendations on next steps.  Their visit will include a meeting with the International Programs Council, as well as an open meeting with interested faculty, among other meetings.  I invite your involvement in reflecting on and planning for the continued strengthening of international learning at Stetson.

Flu season is here and it is not too late to vaccinate!  Flu vaccines are available Monday through Friday at Health Services from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The cost of the vaccine is $20, and only $5 for students with Stetson Insurance.