Convocation

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Convocation signifies the formal opening of the 2022-2023 academic year and will be held in the Edmunds Center. All students, faculty and staff are asked to participate. Cultural Credit available.

Students: Gather and sit with your graduating class inside the Edmunds Center.
Staff: Designated floor seating will be available, directly behind faculty.
Faculty: Gather in the Edmunds Center Lobby wearing academic regalia at 4:45 p.m. in preparation for the processional.
FSEM Faculty: At 4:30 p.m., lead first-year students to the Edmunds Center following class wearing academic regalia.

Following the ceremony, please join us for a Schmancy Pop social on Rinker Field.

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Key Note Speaker

Michael T. Davis ’05, JD ‘08

Michael T. Davis is a board-certified appellate specialist with Kuehne Davis Law, P.A. Davis’ practice areas include appellate and trial support, criminal defense and civil rights law.  A graduate of Stetson University's College of Law and College of Arts and Sciences, Davis holds the unique distinction of serving as student body president of both schools and being the first black President of the undergraduate student body.

After graduation from law school, Davis clerked for U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington. He then served in the Appellate Division of the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, representing indigent criminal defendants on appeal to the Third District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. 

Davis is a member of the Stetson University Board of Trustees, where he serves as Secretary and Co-Chair of the Student Affairs Committee. He is also President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Chair of The Florida Bar’s Eleventh Circuit Grievance Committee F, Immediate Past-President of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association, and Member of the Bread of Life Community Church Board of Directors. Davis is barred in both the State of Florida and New York.

2022 McEniry Recipient Address

Daniil Zavlunov, PhD, Associate Professor of Music (Musicology)

Daniil Zavlunov is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music, with a particular emphasis on the Russian and Italian operatic traditions. His research has focused on the works and world of Mikhail Glinka.

At present, Dr. Zavlunov is writing a cultural history of opera in Russia during the reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855), which draws heavily on new archival sources. His other scholarly interests include Soviet music and intellectual thought about music, theories of musical form, and music analysis. His research has appeared in The Journal of Musicology, Music Theory Online, Russian Literature, Music & Politics and elsewhere.

Before coming to Stetson, he held visiting appointments - teaching music history and theory - at Princeton University, Dartmouth, Skidmore and Haverford Colleges. At Stetson, Dr. Zavlunov teaches a wide variety of courses in the School of Music, the Department of Creative Arts and the Program in Russian, East Europea n and Eurasian Studies. In addition to his pedagogical and scholarly pursuits, he is also an avid harpsichordist.