Writing Center Online Tutoring

Are you taking a course in Summer Session 1? Do you need writing help? The Writing Center has you covered! We have online tutoring available through June 19.

Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-noon
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6-8 p.m.
Sundays: 3-7 p.m.

Joining an online session using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is simple. All you need is your computer and a link to the session.

Our website provides further instructions: https://www.stetson.edu/o…/writing-center/online-tutoring.php

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Student Counseling Services Closed June 12, 2018

Student Counseling Services will be closed all day on June 12, 2018, for a staff retreat.

Mental Health Crisis services will be available via our on-call Counselor, who can be reached by calling Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

Public Safety Announcement – Unclaimed Bicycles

Each summer Public Safety removes all unclaimed bicycles from the bike racks.  We will be tagging each bike next week.  The tag will indicate the bike will be removed from the bike rack on June 21.  If you have a bike on one of the university bike racks, we need you to either go to your bike and remove the tag or email publicsafety@stetson.edu with the make, model, color and location of your bike to avoid having it removed. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our office at 386-822-7300.  Thank you.

Dee Carpenter, Captain
Stetson Public Safety

Fiscal year-end check schedule

Saturday, June 30, is the end of fiscal year 2017-2018.  Check requisitions/travel reimbursements, etc., need to be received in the Finance Office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, to ensure that they will be entered into the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Remember the following dates and deadlines:

  • End of fiscal year 2017-2018: Saturday, June 30
  • Last day to turn in 2017-2018 check requisitions: Tuesday, July 10, at 4:30 p.m.
  • Last check run for 2017-2018: Thursday, July 12

Call Accounts Payable Coordinator, Mindi Cherry, at Ext. 7295 with any questions or concerns.

Meet With a TIAA Financial Consultant

No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — a session with Jeff Freiser can help you create a plan for your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Register for one of the sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow.

Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Lynn Business Center Room 224


Date: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Lynn Business Center Room 429


Date: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Location: Lynn Business Center Room 429


Date: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Location: Lynn Business Center Room 429 (BILINGUAL REPRESENTATIVE)


Date: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m

Location: Lynn Business Center Room 429 (BILINGUAL REPRESENTATIVE)

RSVP today, as space is limited. Register by visiting www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or calling 800-732-8353, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET).

Summer Blood Drive

Stetson University will be hosting its Summer Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Carlton Union Building. Special incentives for donating blood include a free Fandango movie ticket, and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, iron count and cholesterol screening. *Plus all donors will receive a special offer from Crayola Experience – purchase one admission ticket and receive a second admission free. Remember that you will need a photo ID to donate blood. If you would like to schedule an appointment for this drive, please go to www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #10215.

All blood donated through OneBlood remains in our area and is used at local hospitals. Your friends, neighbors and family depend upon our donations for blood and blood products. Please donate and encourage your friends, colleagues and students to donate also. Help meet the urgent need for blood during the summer vacation season.

Please contact Lisa Guenther for any additional information at 386-822-8930.

* One offer per donor, per donation. No cash value. Not-transferable.

Scam of the Week: Beware Trending Pay-Stub Scheme

The bad guys are at it, again! This time, they’re impersonating your co-worker and asking for you to send them their pay stubs. Don’t send this information! Leaking pay stubs can easily lead to identity theft and/or financial fraud. Individuals working in payroll are at high risk for this attack, but we all need to stay alert!

Do not send financial information through an email! Always verify the request and follow-up with the individual first. If you are sent a suspicious email, delete the email or follow the reporting procedures put in place by your organization, including calling the individual directly.

Remember, think before you click.

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

Security Awareness Alert: Reboot Your Home Router

Recently, the FBI and Cisco have uncovered a massive infection of over a half-million home routers and consumer devices which are under the control of a Russian hacker group known as APT28. While the details are not fully known at this time, investigators have found these devices are being used to steal credentials and launch further attacks. The FBI is urging everyone to power-cycle your home router and change the password on the router.

For some devices, the infection will persist after a power-cycle and in these cases, the device will need to be factory reset.  Contact the manufacturers website for details to perform a factory reset. Here’s a list of the known affected devices:

LINKSYS DEVICES:
E1200
E2500
WRVS4400N

MIKROTIK ROUTEROS:
1016
1036
1072 

NETGEAR DEVICES:
DGN2200
R6400
R7000
R8000
WNR1000
WNR2000

QNAP DEVICES:
TS251
TS439 Pro
Other QNAP NAS devices running QTS software 

TP-LINK DEVICES:
R600VPN 

Please check for and install the latest firmware updates on your home router to ensure it is up to date.   

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

 

Scam of the Week: Watch out for GDPR and Royal Wedding Attacks

Be on the lookout for a new, Apple-flavored phishing email Scam of the Week. The new European data privacy regulation is going into effect this week. It’s called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and bad guys are using it as bait in a variety of ways. This scam looks like it is from Apple and claims that if you do not take action, your account will be “restricted.” In reality, they steal your identity and credit card information. 

Then, there is the royal wedding. It’s a scammer’s dream, so be very careful. Go to trusted websites to get information and news about it.

Do not click on links in emails, or on social media, related to the royal wedding. As well, do not open suspicious attachments that claim any kind of problem with “GDPR.” Delete the email or  follow the reporting procedures put in place by your organization.

As always, “Think Before You Click!”

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

Hollis Center Memorial Day Schedule

The Hollis Center will have adjusted hours beginning Saturday, May 26, for the Memorial Day weekend. The Hollis Center hours are as follows:

Saturday, May 26, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 27, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Monday, May 28, closed

The Hollis Center will resume normal summer hours beginning Tuesday, May 29.

24/7 IT Helpdesk Support Announcement

Stetson’s Information Technology Department is pleased to announce 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 2, 2018, 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.

Stetson Public Safety, Local Law Enforcement to Train on Campus Wednesday, May 23

Stetson University Public Safety is partnering with Volusia County Fire Rescue and local law enforcement to host S.A.V.E. training (Swift Assisted Victim Extraction) for active shooter incidents on the DeLand campus on Wednesday, May 23; Wednesday, May 30; and Thursday, May 31.

The training will take place in Chaudoin Hall. There will be signage around the exterior of the building about the training, and there will be law enforcement vehicles in the parking lot.

If you have any questions, please call Public Safety at 386-822-7300.

Summer Blood Drive

Stetson University will be hosting its Summer Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Carlton Union Building. Special incentives for donating blood include a free Fandango movie ticket, and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, iron count and cholesterol screening. *Plus all donors will receive a special offer from Crayola Experience – purchase one admission ticket and receive a second admission free. Remember that you will need a photo ID to donate blood. If you would like to schedule an appointment for this drive, please go to www.oneblooddonor.org and use sponsor code #10215.

All blood donated through OneBlood remains in our area and is used at local hospitals. Your friends, neighbors and family depend upon our donations for blood and blood products. Please donate and encourage your friends, colleagues and students to donate also. Help meet the urgent need for blood during the summer vacation season.

Please contact Lisa Guenther for any additional information at 386-822-8930.

* One offer per donor, per donation. No cash value. Not-transferable.

Maintenance/Updates: DeLand Firewalls

In order to increase our network security and take advantage of the summer break, we will be performing updates on the DeLand firewalls on Thursday, May 24, at 9 p.m. EST.

During this time, access to the internet from on campus and access to Stetson resources, such as VLAB, will be intermittently unavailable between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

If there are any questions concerning this service interruption, please contact IT at support@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217.

-Office of Information Technology

 

Network and File Server Changes – Scheduled Service Maintenance

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

In order to keep our network and systems updated and secure, we will be performing updates on the DeLand routers and add more storage space to our S: drive on Thursday, May 17, at 9 p.m.

The downtime has the following goals:

  • Update edge network routing and network switch operations.
  • Add 300GB more storage space to our S: drive.

WHAT IS AFFECTED BY THIS INTERRUPTION?

  • During this time, access to the internet from on campus and access to Stetson resources, such as VLAB, will be intermittently unavailable between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Also, access to the S:, P:, and G: drives will be unavailable. Please save all files when you leave work on Thursday evening.

WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?

Thursday, May 179 p.m. – 10 p.m.     

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO WHEN THE SYSTEM IS AVAILABLE AGAIN?

No action is needed on your behalf after the services are back online.

WHAT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

If there are any questions concerning this service interruption, please contact I.T. at support@stetson.edu or 386-822-7217.

 

Values Day Theme Announced! Submit your workshop proposals today

Mark your calendars!  Values Day 2018 is on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.  The Values Day Planning Committee is thrilled to announce the 2018 Values Day theme …

“Building Community, Reflecting on Our Values”

The theme, Building Community, Reflecting on Our Values, resulted from a series of inclusive workshops and conversations with staff, students, faculty and community partners.  The theme places value on reflection, connection and storytelling as means for building community among the Stetson campus and beyond.

Workshop Proposals

The Values Planning Committee invites proposals from staff, students, faculty and community partners for workshops that promote the theme, “Building Community; Reflecting on Our Values.” Interested presenters are invited to submit proposals for concurrent workshops within one of the following tracks:

  • Building Community
  • Contemplative Practices
  • Tools and Techniques for Dialogue
  • Storytelling

Proposal Deadline: July 16, 2018
Proposal Link: bit.ly/ValuesDayProposals

About Values Day

Values Day is designed to continue the dialogue between students, faculty and staff, so that the Stetson University community shares, learns and appreciates our shared core values. In order to support the ability for the entire Stetson University community to attend, the university cancels classes and closes offices, with the exception of evening graduate classes. The entire community is expected to participate in this day of reflection, community and action. [Learn More]

Scam of the Week: Watch Out For Gmail Confidential Emails

The bad guys have a new way to phish users, and you need to be on alert for this one! Gmail now allows a different way to send emails called Confidential Mode, and the bad guys are using it to send you malicious links. When a Gmail user sends a non-Gmail user a message in Confidential Mode, the non-Gmail user is sent a link instead.

Always hover over links to see where they are taking you. If you are sent a suspicious email, delete the email or follow the reporting procedures put in place by your organization.

Think before you click.

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

Vote for Hatter star Brooks Wilson

Hatter pitcher Brooks Wilson was named as a finalist for the NCAA’s Senior CLASS Award as an outstanding NCAA Division I student-athlete!

Public voting for that honor continues through May 28 with fans allowed to vote once per day at http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/baseball_2018/.

He is currently in second place with 13.2% of the votes. So, Hatters, vote daily until May 28! 

Staff Advisory Council announces new Compassionate Transfer of Leave Policy

Over the past nine months, the Staff Advisory Council has heard a variety of ideas and suggestions from staff. One of those was the desire for a medical leave assistance fund. Because of the positive impact this could have for staff, the Council decided to make this our first focus. The Council worked with Human Resources on the logistics of the development of the plan and is pleased to announce the implementation of the Stetson University Compassionate Transfer of Leave Policy.

This program is designed to enable qualified, full-time, benefits-eligible staff members who have experienced an emergency medical situation, and have exhausted their paid leave, to supplement lost wages using vacation leave donated to a Compassionate Transfer of Leave pool.

The program now is in place, and more information can be found on the HR website. If you have questions, please email Benefits Administrator Lori Kasbeer or call ext. 7743.

Staff members are kindly asked to consider donating some of their unused vacation leave to the program by filling out the Compassionate Transfer of Leave Donor Form on the HR website. Please note staff members must retain a minimum balance of 75 vacation hours after any transfer of leave.

A few staff members have asked if they can donate unused sick time to the pool. The guiding principle behind the Compassionate Transfer of Leave program is that people can donate time that would have a cash value when they leave Stetson’s employment. As a general statement, vacation time (up to the annual limit) has a cash value. Sick time does not.

However, employees who have a minimum of 20 years of service with the university are eligible for a payout of net accrued and unused sick time upon their termination from the university (up to a 30-day maximum). For those employees, this time is also available to be donated.

The Staff Advisory Council thanks Drew Macan, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, for her invaluable guidance in the development of this policy, and President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., and her Cabinet for their support of this innovative and valuable program.

To contact the Staff Advisory Council, please email staffadvisorycouncil@stetson.edu.

Banner and MyStetson maintenance – May 17

In our continuing efforts to improve services, IT will be performing scheduled maintenance during the monthly IT maintenance window to Banner and MyStetson on Thursday, May 17, from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Access to Banner and MyStetson will not be available during this time frame. Email will not be affected and can be accessed remotely from https://email.stetson.edu; and Blackboard will continue to be available at https://blackboard.stetson.edu.

 If you have any issues following the scheduled maintenance, please send a message to eis@stetson.edu.

 –Office of Information Technology

 

Commencement Feedback

For everyone who participated in last week’s Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, ROTC Commissioning Ceremony and/or the Undergraduate Awards & Recognition Ceremony – we would like to hear your thoughts and feedback. Please share positive experiences as well as any areas needing improvement by emailing the University Events Office at events@stetson.edu.

 

DeLand/Celebration All-Staff Meeting – 5/16/18

The Office of Human Resources invites you to the DeLand/Celebration All Campus Staff Meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The event will take place in Lee Chapel from 9 – 10:30 a.m.  The event will also be streamed to the Celebration Center (see link below).  Administrative Offices will be closed to permit attendance for everyone.  Coffee, hot tea and juice will be provided.

These meetings are an important and regular opportunity to come together as a community, connect with colleagues, and share information. The agenda for this meeting includes:

  • Welcome
  • Trustee Update – President Wendy Libby
  • Internal Communications Survey Results – Janie Graziani, Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Media Relations, and Cory Lancaster, Director of Internal Communications
  • Future of the Sciences – Provost Noel Painter and Dean Thomas Farrell
  • Key Initiatives in the School of Business Administration – Dean Neal Mero
  • Athletics Rebranding –Alicia Queally, Senior Associate Athletics Director
  • University Rebranding – Bruce Chong, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Open Q&A

Last week’s email announcement about this event included a summary of what is happening on the DeLand campus this summer. Feel free to ask any questions about this (or any other topic) during the Open Q&A session. If you would prefer to ask your question anonymously, please send it in advance to Drew Macan at cmacan@stetson.edu.

Here is the link for watching the live stream of the meeting: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/stetson-broadcast-productions

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Online Writing Center Tutoring

Are you taking a course in Summer Session 1? Will you need writing help? The Writing Center has you covered! We will have online tutoring available from May 21-June 19.

Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-noon
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6-8 p.m.
Sundays: 3-7 p.m.

Joining an online session using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is simple. All you need is your computer and a link to the session.

Our website provides further instructions: https://www.stetson.edu/o…/writing-center/online-tutoring.php

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Nominate Alumni for University Awards!

Each year at Homecoming, the Stetson University Alumni Association presents awards to individuals who personify the university’s mission and values. These awards are selected from nominations submitted by faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

We are asking for your help nominating candidates for the following awards:
Distinguished Alumni Award
Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Distinguished Service Award
Doyle E. Carlton Award
George and Mary Hood Award

Specific criteria and descriptions for each award can be found by clicking on each one on the University Awards Nomination Form.

The Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement is accepting nominations for these awards and asks for your assistance in identifying prospective recipients by June 15.

Visit our Hall of Fame website to view past award winners and contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement with any questions at alumni@stetson.edu.

Student Employment opportunity: Graphic Designer needed for the Hand Art Center!

SUMMER JOB: HAND ART CENTER
Graphic Designer
Mid-May through August with potential for Fall 2018

Job Description: To maintain and expand an already created website that is a WordPress-based site. Ideally, you’re a designer who has the experience and skills that match our multi-disciplinary practice and understand both print and web. You’ll be working on various projects, such as digital and print materials for events, website content management and social media implementation. Familiarity and experience in front-end development are highly welcomed.

Duties may include: 

-Create, manage and post content

-Engage with our audience and target market on social media platforms

-Creation and implementation of email marketing campaigns (MyEmma)

-Measure and report performance of all past digital marketing campaigns, and design marketing schemes accordingly

-Assist with day-to-day aspects in the Hand Art Center (opening/closing procedures, guest care, art installations, clerical projects, etc.)

Qualifications

We require 20+ hours per week between 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m. and two regular recurring Saturdays per month on a regular recurring basis from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

We are looking for someone with: 

–Proficiency in Adobe, InDesign, Publisher, Google and Microsoft programs

-An ability to work independently as well as part of a team

-An understanding of the basic principles of social media marketing and who knows how to post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

-Writing and communication skills

-A great attitude and work ethic

-The traits of being outgoing, articulate and personable

-A fearless attitude towards technology and a willingness to learn

-Good communication and interpersonal skills

-A professional approach on social media

Requirements:

  • Must have strong skills in Adobe Suite (Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and calmly under deadline are necessary qualities.
  • Has the ability to multi-task and be relatively self-directed and maintain a professional work style.

Interested candidates should send a resume, work samples and/or portfolio link to tcurran@stetson.edu.

Commons Summer Changes

As a reminder, in preparation for the fall opening of the new Commons, Stetson Dining will be serving in the current serving area and seating will be in the current Community Lounge space.

As the new facility becomes available, Stetson Dining will be transitioning into the new space in late July- early August.

Throughout the summer months until the new space is available, beverages will be prepared and located outside of the serving area.

Carbonated beverages will still be available for purchase in the Coffee Shop Kiosk, which will be open Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., as of May 14.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Taylor Gabriele-Goodwin at ext. 8924 or email taylorgabriele@stetson.edu.

Scam of the Week: Phishing Attack Uses GDPR As Bait

There is yet another email scam you need to watch out for. New European data privacy regulation is going into effect on May 25. It’s called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and bad guys are using it as bait by claiming you’re not compliant and in violation of this new regulation.

Do not click on links in emails, or open suspicious attachments that claim any kind of problem with “GDPR.” Instead, delete the email or follow the reporting procedures put in place by your organization.

Think before you click.

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

Summer Hours at Stetson Health Service

Stetson Health Service Summer Schedule:

  • May 14  – Aug. 3, the clinic is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with appointment times available to see a provider on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
  • Aug. 6 – Aug. 17, the clinic is open 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. However, there will be no provider available to see patients.

SHS will resume our regular schedule beginning Aug. 20, 2018.

If you need to schedule an appointment outside of the hours listed above, please call Stetson Health Service and we will assist you in scheduling an appointment with Dr. Asif at his Victoria Medical Park office. You may choose to call Dr. Asif’s Victoria Medical Park office at 386-740-4083.

Stetson Health Service wishes you a safe and healthy summer!

To contact Stetson Health Service, call 386-822-8150 or visit https://www.stetson.edu/administration/health-service/.

 

Wellness and Rec Feedback

Wellness & Recreation wants to hear from YOU! Please provide us with your thoughts about your experiences with Wellness & Recreation programming and the Hollis Center by completing our brief end-of-year survey below. Your feedback matters to us as we continually strive to improve our community wellness offerings.

Survey Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1718WaR

Reminder: Return Library Materials

Students: All library items are due back by Tuesday, May 8, the end of finals. Please return all library materials before leaving for the summer to avoid being charged replacement fees for non-returned items.

All interlibrary loan materials (ILL materials), regardless of the due date, must be returned before leaving for the summer to avoid being charged replacement fees for non-returned items.

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