Bad guys are already stealing brand new Disney+ accounts. In fact, thousands of them are already for sale on criminal sites. They are gaining access to accounts by trying to get into accounts using known, hacked usernames and passwords. The information they are using to effectively “hold these accounts hostage” is information that the bad guys already have access to.

Follow these tips to keep your new Disney+ Account and other online applications safe:

  • Do not reuse passwords. If you use the same password for different accounts and one gets hacked, they all are.
  • Never use variations of current or old passwords. If a breached password doesn’t work, the bad guys know that variations might work.

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

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

Women’s Basketball takes on Trinity Baptist at 1 p.m. in the Edmunds Center on Saturday, Nov. 23. Men’s Basketball plays Western Carolina at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Come out and support your Hatters!

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After 35 years of service to Stetson University, Jim Mallett, PhD, professor of finance, is retiring.

Please join us on Friday, Nov. 22, 2-4:30 p.m., for cake and light refreshments in honor of Jim.

The festivities will be held in the Lynn Business Center Boardroom (room 213).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Questions? Call Caroline at ext. 7440.

No RSVP is necessary.

As previously announced, Stetson’s Information Technology department is implementing Microsoft OneDrive, which will replace our current “G: drive” for personal storage.

You have three weeks until access to your G: drive will be discontinued on Dec. 7, 2019.

Files in your G: drive will not automatically transfer to OneDrive. So, we need you to move the files you would like to keep to your OneDrive as soon as you can.

If you or your department would like training, please send us an email to support@stetson.edu.

Additional training materials for your reference can be found at these locations:

I.T. appreciates your patience and cooperation throughout this project, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the new features and functionality of OneDrive.

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting the helpdesk at support@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217.

Deliberating About Things That Matter: “Redeeming Male Hazing” — an informal lecture given by alumnus Jay Mechling, PhD — will be hosted by Phi Beta Kappa on Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (adjacent to Gillespie Museum), 4:30-6 p.m.

Dr. Mechling has taught at the University of California – Davis for 40 years on various topics of American studies. His current research is focused on “hazing and American culture.” He will discuss the social institution of hazing, its place in American culture, and the process of researching and writing.

Stetson Dining Services utilized survey results from the 2018 Voice to Vision annual survey — and found that it was time for a change on campus.

BYOB – or Build Your Own Bowl – will be coming to campus in January.  This will be a Moe’s/Chipotle-style restaurant that will be around $7-$9 for a complete customizable meal.

In order to have this renovation complete by the time students return for the Spring semester, the last day of service at Johnny Rockets will be Nov. 26. During the remaining weeks of the Fall semester, Einsteins Bros Bagels will extend its hours to accommodate the late-night option.

Follow the journey on Instagram @stetsondining for more details.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Taylor Mills at temills@stetson.edu.

DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts is scheduled Nov. 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts presents local, national and international musical performances for two days. Visitors to the festival enjoy a broad range of music representing a variety of styles: blues, folk, rock, jazz and other unique musical genres.

The outdoor stage music performances are presented at the Pioneer Park Stage (Rich Avenue). In addition, there are individual street performances, plays and films presented during the festival weekend. The Youth Performance venue at the Athens Theatre is also major feature of the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Booth Sitters: Volunteer to spend 15-30 minutes in the artist booth while the artist takes a break — watch over items in booth but make no monetary transactions.
  • Artist Oasis: Volunteer to assist with the food service that is provided to artists in the early morning and at noontime.
  • VIP Parking: Volunteer to be present and visible at the entrance to the VIP Parking lot — request parking pass from those who want to enter.
  • Information Booth: Volunteer to provide general information, directions to an artist booth or an event location; sell t-shirts and posters.
  • Volunteer Center: Volunteer to provide any needed assistance to staff, artists, etc., and work with the volunteer chair to see that festival needs are met.

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

Students who plan to participate in a Spring 2020 internship course for academic credit are required to attend one internship orientation session.

The session will provide tips for maximizing the internship experience. Assistance with the internship course registration process, including creating learning outcomes, will also be provided.

Upcoming Spring 2020 Orientation Sessions
Nov. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Sage 242)
Nov. 22, 3-4 p.m. (LBC 123)
Dec. 4, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (LBC 123)
Jan. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Sage 242)
Jan. 17, 3-4 p.m. (LBC 123)

Please contact Christine Arias with questions: csarias@stetson.edu.

Dan Gunderson, Stetson’s Artist in Residence, decided to travel to Africa when he retired after 43 years as an art professor.

The trip from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23 took him to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, and to Kenya, Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, Cape Town and then five days in London.

In Africa, he recorded videos and photographed just about every animal that he saw in the game reserves: lions, giraffe, elephants and warthogs.

With the help of a digital arts student, he has created a 20-minute film that he will show Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5-6 p.m. in the Hand Art Center during African Safari. He also will show a slide show and talk about the living conditions, drought, staggering unemployment, corruption and other issues faced by the people of Africa.

Cultural Credit will be available.

In our efforts to improve the network and wireless performance, the Stetson Information Technology department will be performing network upgrades on Thursday evening, Nov 21, 10:30-11 p.m.

During this time, you may experience intermittent wireless and phone unavailability for all academic and administrative buildings on campus, except Lynn Business Center. We will make every effort to minimize the impact and expect no more than a few minutes of downtime.

During this and all other phases, no residential halls will be impacted by this work.

This project will entail multiple phases with additional network maintenance periods scheduled.

  • Dec 16, from 9:30-10:30 p.m. — Internet, wireless and phones in academic and admin buildings on campus will be intermittently unavailable.
  • Dec 19, from 9-11 p.m. — Internet, wireless and phones in academic and admin buildings on campus will be intermittently unavailable. This will be the conclusion of the project, which will improve the responsiveness and speed of our entire network.

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

Dear Faculty and Staff,

If you have not yet completed the Stetson University Internal Communications Survey, please check your email for a survey link and take a few minutes to share your feedback.

Qualtrics shows 131 responses are in progress and we are hoping to hear from everyone. All Faculty and Staff who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of FOUR $20 gift cards from Amazon!

Several employees have contacted the University Marketing Office with concerns about the survey being spam. It is not spam and is being sent by the University Marketing Office. All responses will be confidential.

Questions? Email Cory Lancaster at clancaster@stetson.edu.

 

Beginning Dec. 1, 2019, community members will need a working Stetson ID to enter the Hollis Center for any reason (i.e. working out, meeting, practice, class, etc.).

Having ID Issues?  It might be time for an upgrade or replacement.

  1.  Have an old ID cards that does not swipe?  Visit the OneCard Office with your outdated ID card and receive a replacement ID free of charge.
  2. Have a lost, torn or damaged ID cards that does not swipe?  Visit the OneCard Office to purchase a replacement ID card for $20.

OneCard Office:
Welcome Center, 2nd Floor
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Forgot Your ID?  Mistakes happen.

Community members will be granted access to the Hollis Center one time per semester without an ID by providing their ID number.  All subsequent occurrences, individuals will be asked to retrieve their ID prior to entry.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation as our staff enforces these risk management policies.

Join the Center for Community Engagement in our yearly tradition of providing Stetson Shares Thanksgiving Bags to the community, so that all can enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal! Feel free to put together a bag yourself or join together as a department/office to create a bag! The bags will be given to The Spring Hill Resource Center for distribution.

Each meal should be assembled in a cloth grocery bag and include the following:

  • $15 Publix gift card to buy a frozen turkey
  • 2 types of canned vegetables
  • 2 packs of instant mashed potatoes
  • cranberry sauce
  • stove top stuffing
  • gravy
  • biscuits or corn bread
  • pie crust and filling
  • beverages

All Stetson Shares Bags should be dropped off to the CCE (CUB 267) no later than end of day on Thursday, Nov. 21. Please contact Emily Perry at the Center for Community Engagement with any questions.

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

Hello,

The Stetson Information Technology department is implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for users with access to the University’s online systems. This additional security feature requires you to complete an extra step (typically on your mobile phone) after you enter your User ID and Password to login while you are off campus.

There are two multi-factor authenticators to keep your accounts safe:
Stetson Authenticator – for all Stetson services, such as myStetson, Banner and Blackboard
Microsoft Authenticator – for all Microsoft services, such as Email, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc.

MFA will be launched to three separate groups of users starting on the following dates:
• Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, for all non-faculty employees
• Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, for all faculty
• Monday, March 9, 2020, for all students

When you login on or after the go-live date for your group, you will receive a prompt to download the Stetson Authenticator Mobile App and the Microsoft Authenticator Mobile App (available on Apple App Store and Google Play) on your iOS or Android phone; set up your MFA preferences; and follow the instructions to complete the login.

You also have the option to enroll to use MFA before the respective go-live dates. Please see the link https://my.stetson.edu/apps/mfainfo/ for details.

There are three main options for MFA:
A.  Receive a notification on your mobile device via the Authenticator app.
B.  Read a one-time-use token from the Authenticator app and enter it on the screen provided.
C.  Receive a one-time-use token via text message on your registered phone and enter it on the screen provided.

In the event you are unable to use your registered mobile device, you can receive a one-time-use token via a non-Stetson email that you will indicate during sign up or you can receive a phone call on your registered phone number.

You will also have the option to trust your frequently used browsers so that you will not be prompted to use MFA for 30 days while using those browsers. In addition, the Stetson Authenticator mobile app has biometric authentication capabilities. You can use your phone’s TouchID or FaceID (fingerprint and face recognition capabilities) if applicable while responding to the notifications you will receive (Option A above).

IT will continue to send updates as the launch dates approach.

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

-Office of Information Technology

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 8 p.m., in the LBC Rinker Auditorium (LBC 108), Stetson Votes will be hosting a Vice Presidential Debate Watch Party! Attendees will watch the debate and engage in dialogue. Free pizza and Cultural Credit will be provided.

If you have any questions, or if you anticipate any barriers to your access, participation, transportation to, or inclusion in this event, please contact Eli Maulfair, Director of Stetson Votes, at emaulfair@stetson.edu.

 

Stetson Dining meal plans are inactive as of Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. and resume at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. Residential students with meal plans will be provided lunch in the Lynn Dining Commons during the time the meal plans are inactive. For any accommodation requests, please feel free to email us at temills@stetson.edu.

The Thanksgiving dining hours for all units are as follows:

The Lynn Dining Commons:

Wednesday, Nov. 27: Brunch 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 28 – Saturday, Nov. 30: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Einstein Bros Bagels:
Tuesday, Nov. 26: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed

Sunday, Dec. 1: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.

Johnny Rockets:

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER FOR BYOB TRANSITION

Coffee Shop:

Tuesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27-Saturday, Nov. 30: Closed

Sunday, Dec. 1: 5 p.m.-2 a.m.

Academic Calendar
Nov. 27-29: Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes

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

Monday, Nov. 18
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *30th Undergraduate Juried Student Art Exhibition*
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: *John B. Well Workshop – Holiday Financial Control*
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: *Hot Wings and Hot Topics*

Tuesday, Nov. 19
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.:  *Agatized Coral and Other Silicified Fossils*
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: *30th Undergraduate Juried Student Art Exhibition*
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: *DeLand CommUnity Presentation*
7:30 p.m.: *Guitar on the Rocks*

Wednesday, Nov. 20
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.:  *Agatized Coral and Other Silicified Fossils*
3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: *Innovation Lab Workshop*
4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: *Housewarming: Stetson Aquatic Center*
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: *Am I Still Black If?*|
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: *Movie Night: Worldands Greatest Dad*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: *Roland George Public Trustees Meeting*
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: *South Africa Faculty-Led Study Abroad Information Session*
7 p.m – 8 p.m..: *Currents: A Sonic Performance*
7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.: *Democratic Debate Watch Party*
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.: *JAMnesty*

Thursday, Nov. 21
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.:  *Agatized Coral and Other Silicified Fossils*
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: *30th Undergraduate Juried Student Art Exhibition*
1 p.m – 3 p.m..: *Healthy Hatters’ Fall Festival*
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: *PBK Event with Dr. Jay Mechling*
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.: *African Safari Video by Dan Gunderson*
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: *Discussion Panel: Graduate School*
6 p.m – 10 p.m..: *Dodge for Dogz*
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: *Game Night with PACT*
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: *SPREES Info Session on Maymester*
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: *YAF Political Compass Night*
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: *Screening of Documentary “Blossom”*
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.: *The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufmann*
9:30 p.m. – 10:30:  *Uncouth Hour*

Friday, Nov. 22
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.:  *Agatized Coral and Other Silicified Fossils*
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.: *The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufmann*

Saturday, Nov. 23
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: *30th Undergraduate Juried Student Art Exhibition*
7:30 p.m.: *Southern Winds | Douglas Phillips, conductor*
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.: *The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufmann*

Sunday, Nov. 24
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.: *The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufmann*
4 p.m.: *University Symphonic Band | Douglas Phillips, conductor*

Other Events (Not Cultural Credit):

Tuesday, Nov. 19
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Donut You Love Being a Sophomore?

Friday, Nov. 22
12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Burgers and Dogs

 

Dan Gunderson, Stetson Artist in Residence, decided to travel to Africa when he retired after 43 years as an art professor.

The trip from Sept. 30 to Oct. 23 took him to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, and to Kenya, Victoria Falls in Livingstone, Zambia, Cape Town and then five days in London.

In Africa, he recorded videos and photographed just about every animal that he saw in the game reserves: lions, giraffe, elephants and warthogs.

With the help of a digital arts student, he has created a 20-minute film that he will show Thursday, Nov. 21, from 5-6 p.m. in the Hand Art Center during African Safari. He also will show a slide show and talk about the living conditions, drought, staggering unemployment, corruption and other issues faced by the people of Africa.

Cultural Credit will be available.

Dear Faculty and Staff,

If you have not yet completed the Stetson University Internal Communications Survey, please check your email for a survey link and take a few minutes to share your feedback.

Qualtrics shows 132 responses are in progress and we are hoping to hear from everyone. All Faculty and Staff who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of FOUR $20 gift cards from Amazon!

Several employees have contacted the University Marketing Office with concerns about the survey being spam. It is not spam and is being sent by the University Marketing Office. All responses will be confidential.

Questions? Email Cory Lancaster at clancaster@stetson.edu.

 

Through the Years is a week-long event to celebrate the undergraduate students on Stetson’s DeLand campus. Each day celebrates a specific class year with a different activity and with free food for the first 250 students! The event will be held on Nov. 18-21 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. each day.

  • Monday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Rocking Through the First Year!
    • Join us at the Rocks to chalk the Rocks and to enjoy Sweet Spot ice cream!
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Donut You Love Being a Sophomore?
    • Meet us on the Green for yoga led by Lua Hancock and free Mr. Bill’s donuts!
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Junior Jam Sesh
    • Come hang with us in Palm Court to play games, listen to music and enjoy free Buttercup Bakery!
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Chilling Through Senior Year
    • It’s time to tie-dye at Hulley Tower! The first 100 seniors will get an exclusive senior shirt to tie-dye, and the first 250 seniors get Jeremiah’s Italian Ice! Seniors can bring their own items to tie-dye.
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Dear Faculty and Staff,

If you have not yet completed the Stetson University Internal Communications Survey, please check your email for the survey link and take a few minutes to share your feedback.

Qualtrics shows 132 responses are in progress and we are hoping to hear from everyone. All Faculty and Staff who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of FOUR $20 gift cards from Amazon!

Several employees have contacted the University Marketing Office with concerns about the survey being spam. It is not spam and is being sent by the University Marketing Office. All responses will be confidential.

Questions? Email Cory Lancaster at clancaster@stetson.edu.

 

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 20, for a celebration of the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center (SSAC), home of Stetson Rowing and the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience. Also located at the SSAC is the new Bartram Gardens & Trail, commemorating naturalist William Bartram with interpretive panels throughout a botanical garden, highlighting native Florida plants and animals.

This event will include a sunset water invocation by artist and naturalist Johnny Dame, Bartram-themed story-telling, and an evening reception and Soundscapes concert by Stetson students and faculty. It is open to the public and cultural credit will be available.

Bartram Gardens & Trail
4:30 p.m.
Explore

5 p.m.
Welcome
Water Invocation with Johnny Dame
Bartram Stories

Lakeview Room
6 p.m.
Reception

7 p.m.
Concert: Currents
An immersive, creative sound
experience featuring central Florida soundscapes and more

The Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center is located at 2636 Alhambra Ave. in DeLand.

Join Laura Loveland, Peace Corps recruiter, for an information session to learn more about the life-changing experience in the Peace Corps.  Laura will share stories of her time serving in the Peace Corps and offer information on how you can apply to serve.

The Information session is Nov. 15 at 12:15 p.m. in the CUB Lee’s Garage.

For more information, contact Laura Loveland at lloveland@peacecorps.gov.

International Education Week (IEW) at Stetson University is Nov. 11 – 15!!  WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning is excited to share a variety of fun events throughout the week that highlight our global campus community.  Most events offer cultural credit!

Each day, in front of the CUB, the WORLD Ambassadors are tabling with various international games, snacks, prizes and more!  Stop by for a quick Language Speed Dating to see how quickly you can learn phrases in another language.  We will also showcase our exciting Faculty Led Study Abroad Program offerings for this upcoming spring break and summer!

Don’t forget to stop by The Commons during breakfast and lunch this Friday for our International Kitchen Takeover!  Several of Stetson’s international students shared recipes from their home country and the history behind the dish for the Stetson Community.  Enjoy a Tortilla Espanola (Potato Omelet) for a Spanish breakfast.  Come back later and enjoy pierogis with a sauce to die for and stuffed cabbage for a taste of Poland for lunch.   Recipe cards are available in the Commons for those wanting to try cooking them at home.

Below is the remaining schedule of other events also taking place during IEW 2019.  We hope to see you there!

Nov. 15, 12 p.m., LBC 122 – Scotland Summer Faculty Led Program Information Session

Nov. 15, 12:15 p.m., CUB Garage – Peace Corps Information Session

Don’t forget, we are still accepting applications for ALL our Spring Break and Summer Faculty Led Programs.  Apply now at world.stetson.edu.

The goal of Leadership West Volusia is to develop future leaders who will become actively engaged in the community. The program will provide opportunities for potential leaders to meet with today’s leaders to gain a better understanding of issues and challenges facing our community. It will also provide educational opportunities to strengthen the leadership and communication skills of participants. Leadership West Volusia is not an action or advocate group; rather, it is a program designed to help the community meet the challenges of the future by ensuring well-trained and knowledgeable citizen leaders.

Visit the LWV website at www.stetson.edu/leadership-west-volusia for program information, dates and pricing. Help us spread the word to anyone who you believe would be a good candidate by using #LWV2020 in your social media posts. Stetson employees who are interested in the program should contact their supervisor.  Contact the Office of Continuing Education & Outreach at ceo@stetson.edu or 386-822-7500 if you have any questions.

Stetson University has been invited to submit student poster applications for the first ever Florida Posters on the Capitol in Tallahassee Feb. 9-10.  The event is sponsored by the Florida Undergraduate Research Association, which also sponsors the annual Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC):  “The inaugural Undergraduate Research Posters at the Capitol will be held at the Florida State Capitol Complex in downtown Tallahassee. At this event, up to four undergraduate researchers from each university and college across the state will present their research in a poster format; they will also have the opportunity to interact with legislative members from their representative districts. Our main mission in hosting this event is to encourage the visibility and viability of undergraduate research, while also providing high-achieving students a space to engage directly in the political process.”

If you believe you have a student who would be interested and able to submit a poster of high quality for this marquee event, please contact Dr. Kimberly Reiter (kreiter@stetson.edu) immediately, as there is a confirmation process for each school to complete before posters are accepted.  We need to establish interest before beginning the process.

Dear Stetson Community,

As previously announced, Stetson’s Information Technology department is implementing Microsoft OneDrive, which will replace our current “G: drive” for personal storage.

Access to your G: drive will be discontinued on Dec. 7, 2019.

Files in your G: drive will not automatically transfer to OneDrive, so we need you to move the files you would like to keep to your OneDrive as soon as you can.

If you or your department would like training, please send us an email to support@stetson.edu.

Additional training materials for your reference can be found at these locations:

I.T. appreciates your patience and cooperation throughout this project and sincerely hopes you enjoy the new features and functionality of OneDrive.

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting the helpdesk at support@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217.

 

 

The holiday season is here and the bad guys have plenty of surprises up their sleeves. The United States government recently released a statement warning citizens to be on the lookout for different types of holiday scams.

The alert warns of phishing emails and the dangers associated with online shopping. Phishing emails could come disguised as shopping deals, holiday ecards, or donation campaigns for fake charities or causes.

Scammers are also known to make fake websites that look like the real thing. By clicking on a link in an email, you could be directed to a look-alike-site, and if you log in to what you think is your account, the bad guys would then have your credentials.

Remember the following to protect yourself during the holiday season, and all year long:

  • Never click on links in an email that you weren’t expecting.
  • When you receive an email asking you to log in to an account or online service that you use, log in to your account through your browser – not through links in the email. This way, you can ensure you’re logging into the real website and not a phony look-alike.
  • Before donating to any charity or cause, do your research to ensure the campaign is valid.

Remember, Think Before You Click.

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

 

The Staff Advisory Council invites you to join us for “This Thing Called Mindfulness,” the next in our staff development series, “Inside the Hat.”

As we approach the end of the semester and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s a good time to take a little time to focus on yourself and your well-being.

Join Erika Lohmus, counselor with the Stetson Counseling Services, and Lindsey Carelli, associate director for Interfaith Initiatives with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, to explore what mindfulness is and the benefits it can bring to our lives. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a few mindfulness activities during the session. Join us!

Monday, Nov. 18
2 – 3 p.m.
Lee’s Garage, Carlton Union Building