Events

Stetson University is committed to Many Voices, One Stetson. Below, you will find our list of upcoming events related to our commitment to inclusive excellence.

October Events

More events will be added as information becomes available. Highlights for special events.

Oct. 15-18 - MSC: I Am Stetson Tabling

  • Located in front of the Carlton Union Building
  • 10 a.m. - Noon
  • The Multicultural Student Council will be asking individuals to take a picture and share something about who they are. This campaign is to help showcase the many identities of individuals on Stetson University's campus.

Oct. 16 - Peace Corps Prep Information Session

  • Carlton Union Building Rm 261 B
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • Come learn more about Stetson's Peace Corps Prep program and how to apply!

Oct. 16 - Domestic Violence Awareness

  • Cross-Cultural Center Lounge
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • SASA + Kaleidoscope will host speakers to discuss domestic violence. Event is NOT open to the public.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 16 - Disability Awareness Movie Night

  • Chaudoin Hall Lounge
  • 7-8 p.m.
  • In the movie Lives Worth Living, leaders of Disability Rights Movements narrate the story of the nation's most civil rights legislation.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 17 - Brothers of WISE

  • Cross-Cultural Center
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • Monthly meetup for men of color at Stetson University, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Oct. 17 - Begin to Lead

  • Carlton Union Building Rm 261B
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • Learn the best techniques when applying and interviewing for student leadership positions on campus. Throughout this experience you will learn the top skills to make your student leadership application stand out among the rest.

Oct. 18 - Big Words: TRUTH

  • Sage Hall 222
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • A panel discussion hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life, featuring faculty and professionals from fields of journalism, philosophy, science and religion discussing the question, "What is truth?"
  • Dinner Provided
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 21 - Catalyst

  • Carlton Union Building Rm 261
  • a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Catalyst™ is great entry into the LeaderShape® community. It is a one-day program focused on learning to develop your own authentic path, connect to groups and causes you care about, and commit to a plan to be a catalyst for yourself and the groups you're part of. You’ll consider powerful questions that move you towards action: Am I on the right path? Who do I want to be? How can I connect with other like-minded individuals? In small-group dialogue, large group interaction, and personal reflection, you'll learn alongside others who also want to start something extraordinary. Register today!

Oct. 22 - Peace Corps Prep Information Session

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261B
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • Come learn more about Stetson's Peace Corps program and how to apply!

Oct. 22 - duPont Ball Book Club

  • DuPont-Ball Library 210
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • A book club-style discussion of Karen M. McManus' "One of Us is Lying" Please reserve your spot with Jessica Black at jeblack@stetson.edu or (386) 822-7189
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 23 - Innovation Lab Workshop

  • DuPont-Ball Library Main Floor
  • 11–11:45 a.m.
  • Take an in-depth tour of the Innovation Lab to learn about the technology available for your academic and non-academic projects. Attendees will get a quick introduction on using all the equipment in the lab and see examples of projects completed using the sewing machine, shop equipment, 3D printers, 3D scanning equipment and so on. Information about how to get in-depth, one-on-one help using the Innovation Lab will be included. This workshop will be offered multiple times. Limit 8 people per workshop. RSVP is strongly encouraged. Please RSVP today!
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 23 - Safe Zone Training

  • Carlton Union Building Room 261A
  • 1-3 p.m.
  • Sponsored by the Cross-Cultural Center, the Safe Zone program is designed to improve visibility and support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual students and employees.

Oct. 23 - Inclusion 101 Training

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261A
  • 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Join us in this interactive session, as we build on the strength of our diversity and celebrate what it means to be an inclusive community.

Oct. 23 - Brest Cancer Education Night

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261A
  • 5-6:30 p.m.
  • An event dedicated to breast cancer awareness and education, featuring a breast cancer survivor and the WELL team
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 23 - All BLM: LGBTQ+

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 230
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • This program features diverse stories and experiences from a wide range of genders and sexual and romantic orientations and expresses why LGBTQ+ should always be an integral part of the Black Community.

Oct. 23 - Representative Patrick Henry for Re-election

  • Flagler Hall, Room 334
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • Representative Patrick Henry is running for re-election in the Florida House of Reps, District 26. Representative Henry will speak to young voters about his platform and the work he has already done within his position.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 23 - Women Rights and Domestic Violence Panel

  • duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L
  • 8-9 p.m.
  • This is a collaborative event between Amnesty International and Alpha Chi Omega. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and we (AI) along with Alpha Chi Omega want to bring to light how women's rights are being infringed upon on an international, local and personal scale. In order to showcase this, we will be having speakers, ranging from Stetson professors, Stetson parents and a member of the Volusia community holding a panel discussion.

Oct. 24 - Let's Do Lunch

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261B
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Monthly open forums with women speakers discussing women's leadership and various issues in our community
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 24 - The Geography of Bliss: Exploring Bhutan

  • Allen Hall, Room 101
  • Noon - 1 p.m.
  • Join us to continue to explore the countries discussed in this year's Values Day book: The Geography of Bliss. This conversation will be led by Leila Roach, Ph.D., who will share her experiences of living and working in Bhutan.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Oct. 24 - Rotaract Presents: What is End Polio Now?

  • duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • This will be an informational session on how Rotary, along with its partners including Rotaract, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since their first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Polio is close to being eradicated. In celebration of World Polio Day, this cultural credit event is to understand the history of Polio and the way Rotary and its partners are helping to change the world.
  • Lynn Business Center, Room 108
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • The men of Phi Beta Sigma would be giving a presentation about how to manage money as a college student and after college, where to invest your money, and different tools to make money as well. After the presentation, We are going to open the floor for any questions as well as letting the audience speak up about any ideas or experiences they have.
  • Hollis Center, Room 108
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Students will be provided with free HIV testing along with education of prevention of STI/STDs.
  • This event is not open to the public.
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261 B
  • 11 a.m. - Noon
  • Throughout Strengths Series, we explore CliftonStrengths from a variety of perspectives and areas of application.
  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261
  • 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Rotaract Presents: Breathe (Movie Night) is a social event open to all Stetson students. In the month of October, we acknowledge Polio Awareness Month, and we invite the Stetson community to come watch Breathe (a 2017 film) with us! Breathe depicts an inspirational, true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease - Polio. We will have refreshments at the event and afterward a brief cultural credit program about the attendees' knowledge of Polio.
  • Wayne G. Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand, FL
  • a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • A day of presentations on challenges facing Central Florida water resources
  • Presented by The Volusia Water Alliance
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • Hollis Center, Room 140
  • Noon - 3 p.m.
  • Stetson University's Office of Career and Professional Development will host the 2018 Fall Internship and Career Expo. Organization representatives will be on campus recruiting students and alumni from our School of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Music. This is an exciting and unique opportunity and we encourage you to attend!
  • Allen Hall, Room 101
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Shabbat dinner brings in the Sabbath with all Stetson students, regardless of faith.
  • Elizabeth Hall, Room 315
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Lambda Pi Eta will be teaming up with the Department of History in order to educate our campus about the origins and myths surrounding Halloween.
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Information session for students who want more information on how to study abroad

November Events

More events will be added as information becomes available. Highlights for special events.

  • Hand Art Center Libby Gallery
  • 11a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • The Undergraduate Juries Arts Exhibition is designed to celebrate students' creativity, grow their imagination and encourage their exploration of the arts. All Stetson Students regardless of major are encouraged to participate. Each student may submit up to four visual works of art each. Artwork must be conceptualized, created and completed solely by the contestant.
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • duPont-Ball Library, Main Floor
  • 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Come to the Internship Showcase to learn about the wide variety of internship experiences that have been completed by Stetson students over the past year! Presenters will compete in several categories, including Student's Choice. So some make your voice heard and you must find your next great opportunity!
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • Allan Hall, Room 101
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Shabbat dinner brings in the Sabbath with all Stetson students, regardless of faith.
  • Hand Art Center Libby Gallery
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Opening Reception for the 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Student Art Exhibition. The Undergraduate Juries Arts Exhibition is designed to celebrate students' creativity, grow their imagination and encourage their exploration of the arts. All Stetson students, regardless of major, are invited to participate, and entries are adjudicated by the faculty and then presented in this exhibition.
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • Stetson Room
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • The first annual Multicultural Family Reunion celebrates the diverse cultural identities of Stetson University's alumni community. We gather to reconnect with our SU community, deepen our bonds and enhance our university for the next generation of Hatters.
  • Carlton Union Building, Second Floor Stetson Room
  • 9-11 a.m.
  • Calling all Stetson University alumni, students, faculty and staff who have served in the United States Armed Forces or have graduated from the ROTC program and their invited family members and guests! You are cordially invited to come together in community for the 3rd Annual "Veterans Recognition Breakfast" provided compliments of the Student Veterans Organization. RSVP is required for all attending veterans, family and friends planning to attend.
  • Homecoming Website

Nov. 4 – Alumni Chapel

  • Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel
  • 10-11 a.m.
  • Chapel will feature a moment of silence for those alumni who have passed away and a special performance by our alumni choir. Continental breakfast will be available immediately following the service in the Elizabeth Hall foyer.
  • Carlton Union Building, Room 230
  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Join WORLD and the incredible Stetson faculty at the Faculty-led Study Abroad Fair to learn more about the exciting opportunities to study abroad with them this winter break, spring break and summer. Program locations include Singapore, London, South Africa, Burgundy France, Australia, Ecuador, Georgia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Italy, Serbia, Paris and more! Stop by to learn more!
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Nov. 5-9 - International Scavenger Hunt

  • Carlton Union Building, Flag Pole
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Join us for the International Scavenger Hunt! Domestic students will be given a list of items to find in another language. Students have to get the help of international students to find the items.
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • Carlton Union Building 261B
  • 1-4 p.m.
  • Strengths 34 Training is an opportunity to explore all 34 Strengths in detail.
  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 5-7 p.m.
  • This event will be an opportunity for students to learn about different countries and/or regions through food. A select number of identity-based student organizations and groups will be able to showcase their culture through traditional dishes that will be served at each table. Along with serving a dish tied to that specific culture, each table will have demographic information about their country/region that students who are representing that country/region feel is important to know to have a complete understanding of their culture.
  • Cultural Credit Approved
  • Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Investments and 401ks: This presentation will help students gain a greater understanding of 401ks, how to invest, make investment decisions and start saving for retirement. Facilitated by Dr. Eugene Bland.
  • Internship 101: This workshop, hosted by Career Development, will cover how Stetson defines an internship, how these experiences connect back to majors/minors and ways to find opportunities. This is part of Financial Literacy week.
  • Financial Checkup 101 and Budgeting and Saving Money: Hosted by Fifth Third Bank, this workshop will provide an informative overview of financial options, decisions students face throughout life, saving, budgeting, home-ownership, investing and saving for college will be covered.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Nov. 6 - Big Words: GIVE

  • Rinker Welcome Center
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • A discussion hosted by Religious and Spiritual Life, featuring a talk by Nestor de Armas, past president of the Stetson Alumni Association, on the spiritual value of generosity.
  • Dinner Provided
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Nov. 7 - CCFCC's Virtual Career Fair

  • Online
  • 5-7 p.m.
  • Looking for a convenient way to connect with employers? For those who want to explore opportunities and employers in other cities, Stetson University is pleased to announce the first CCFCC Virtual Employer Expo. Join employers and CCFCC college students and alumni from around the country as you network and learn more about employers of interest to you. (Want to know more about CCFCC and member schools? Visit CCFCC where you will have the opportunity to tune in from wherever you are: your school's career office, your dorm room, your home or office to hear from employers with national and global locations in a variety of career areas. Expand your connections and horizons for an internship, first job or next career move. Employers will conduct brief presentations in breakout rooms during the Expo. They can be seen and heard, and you can ask questions in real time. You get to move from session to session, learning more about each employer and gaining valuable professional contacts in the process. You can find more information about each employer you have time to review - then select - the handful of employers you would like to meet during the Expo. RSVP today! No resumes needed, no drive time and no dressing up - we look forward to "seeing" you there!

Nov. 7 - Halal Lunch

  • Carlton Union Building, The Squid on the second floor
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • Throughout Strengths Series, we explore CliftonStrengths from a variety of perspectives and areas of application.

Nov. 7 - Free Speech: For All or Few?

  • Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
  • 7-9:30 p.m.
  • Fox News Anchor, Jesse Watters, will be discussing the state of free speech on campus for conservative students in today's political climate. The event will be comprised of a half-hour speech, followed by a Q and A session from the audience.

Nov. 9 - Rotaract Presents: Slumdog Millionaire

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261A
  • 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Rotaract Presents: Slumdog Millionaire (Movie Night) is a social event open to all Stetson students. Rotaract addresses hunger, homelessness and the poverty-stricken population in the month of November and we invite the Stetson community to come watch Slumdog Millionaire (2008 British film) with us! This is an inspirational story about a Jamal Malik, a penniless eighteen-year-old Indian-Muslim orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating and throughout the movie constantly reflects on his life in the slums. This will be a cultural credit event with refreshments as we will honor Diwali, Festival of Lights as a potential co-sponsored event.

Nov. 12 - 7th Annual Voices Hispanas: An Evening of Hispanic Poetry

  • Lynn Business Center, Room 108
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Readings of Hispanic Poetry
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Nov. 12 - Mythological Round Table

  • Lynn Business Center, Room 45
  • 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • This group, composed of members of the greater DeLand community and Stetson University, meets every 2nd Monday of every month to explore the relevance of mythology (the wisdom stories of our ancestors) in today's world, most importantly how myths can impact one's own life. We learn how our personal stories connect to The Great Story, or what the most famous of mythology scholars, Joseph Campbell, named "The Hero's Journey." We view videos of Campbell's work, and we explore their relationship to the works of Carl Gustav Jung, Depth Psychology, and storytelling in general.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Nov. 13 - Community Education Project Speaker Erin Castro

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Guest speaker Erin Castro will deliver a lecture. This event is sponsored by Stetson's Community Education Project.

Nov. 15 - Strengths Series

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261B
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Throughout Strengths Series, we explore CliftonStrengths from a variety of perspectives and areas of application.

Nov. 15 - Gilbert King Lecture

  • duPont-Ball Library, Room 25L
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Gilbert King is the author of three books, most recently, Beneath a Ruthless Sun. His previous book, Devil in the Grove, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2013. A New York Times bestseller, the book was also named runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction and was a finalist for both the Chautauqua Prize and the Edgar Award. King has written about race, civil rights and the death penalty for the New York Times, the Washington Post and The Atlantic, and he is a contributor to The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. King's earlier book, The Execution of Willie Francis, was published in 2008. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Nov. 15 - Real Talk: Two Spirits

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • This discussion and movie event is hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for transgender remembrance and Native American Heritage Month.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

December Events

Dec. 4 - Strengths Series

  • Carlton Union Building, Room 261B
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Throughout Strengths Series, we explore CliftonStrengths from a variety of perspectives and areas of application.

Dec. 4 - Yule Log: A Celebration of Light

  • Hulley Tower
  • 5-7 p.m.
  • A Stetson University campus tradition celebrating its seventieth year, Yule Log involves gathering in community, singing, and reflecting on the presence of light in various religious and spiritual traditions. Dr. Libby will provide a welcome to the campus community. After tossing sprigs into the fire, we will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and s'mores.

Dec. 10 - Mythological Round Table

  • Lynn Business Center, Room 45
  • 6:30-9 p.m.
  • This group, composed of members of the greater DeLand community and Stetson University, meets every 2nd Monday of every month to explore the relevance of mythology (the wisdom stories of our ancestors) in today's world, most importantly how myths can impact one's own life. We learn how our personal stories connect to The Great Story, or what the most famous of mythology scholars, Joseph Campbell, named "The Hero's Journey." We view videos of Campbell's work, and we explore their relationship to the works of Carl Gustav Jung, Depth Psychology, and storytelling in general.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Event Series

Below are descriptions of the event series and day-long events that are a part of the Many Voices, One Stetson. Individual events from the series/days are shown in the Upcoming Event section above.

Values Day

Values Day is an annual tradition established by Stetson University's eighth president, H. Douglas Lee. Every year, Stetson University celebrates Values Day in the month of September. Values Day is a day dedicated to the university's commitment to its core values – personal growth, intellectual development and global citizenship.

Values Day will be celebrated on the DeLand campus on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018.

Social Justice Lecture Series

In fall 2013, Stetson University launched a new lecture series focused on social justice to explore issues central to our mission and values - those who speak to human freedom, personal and social responsibility, the connections we have with each other and the obligations that flow from our shared humanity.

"Big Questions" Dialogue Series

Big questions are different than hard questions. Hard questions rely on expertise and lead to debates. Big questions rely on wisdom and experience. They lead to conversations. Big questions are questions that matter to everyone and that everyone can answer. Sponsored by Interfaith Initiatives, the "Big Questions" Dialogue Series launched in Spring 2015 to create space for the dialogue around these important questions.

Faculty Community Learning Day

The annual Faculty Learning Community Day is held on the Friday before the start of the spring semester. This is a day of reflection and discussion with our colleagues about big issues that impact our university mission and learning community.

Past Events

Sharing Excellence Colloquium

Sharing Excellence Colloquium on Teaching and Learning is a celebration of teaching and learning excellence. We celebrate ideas at all stages of development and across all facets of the teacher-scholar role as we strive to realize Stetson University's mission of being a "creative community where learning and values meet." The inaugural colloquium was held in April 2015 and showcased a passion for learning that informs the work of faculty and staff.