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.

February Events

Feb. 1 – Black Student Association Block Party

  • Stetson Green
  • 4-6 p.m.
  • The Black Student Association will host a Block Party for the Stetson Community to kick-off Black History Month with a bang!

Feb 1 – Shabbat Dinner

  • Allen Hall 101
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Join Hillel in celebrating Shabbat and having a community dinner together.

Feb. 5 – Study Abroad 101

  • duPont Ball Library 210
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • An information session where students can learn about the many study abroad opportunities on campus and learn how to apply.

Feb. 5 – Zeta Tau Alpha’s Breast Cancer Education Event

  • Lynne Business Center 108
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha is having a guest speaker come to Stetson to discuss the topic of breast cancer education and awareness.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 7 – Dismantling Anti-Blackness BSA & CSA

  • Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • BSA, CSA and ODI are collaborating to host a workshop to combat Anti-Blackness, in which a guest speaker will be presenting.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 7 - The Pains of Attributions in the Visual Arts: The Rembrandt Project

  • duPont-Ball Library 25L
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • The number of paintings attributed to Rembrandt has changed drastically over the years. The lecture will address this peculiar condition, discussing multiple controversies surrounding the attributions of Rembrandt's works. Lecture by Dr. Katya Kudryavtseva, Associate Professor of Art History.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 7 - Science Cafe: A Conversation with the Cast of Fossil Hunters

  • Gillespie Museum
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Explore Florida geology and paleontology with the cast of the Fossil Hunters television series, which follows the adventures of a group of collectors and friends as they travel with their families to amazing fossil sites.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 8 – The Past is Present: Race, Violence, and Resistance in the Making of DeLand

  • Lynn Business Center 108
  • 10 a.m.-Noon
  • Led by two Stetson faculty, Drs. Andy Eisen and Pamela Cappas-Toro, this two-hour event introduces participants to the many untold and hidden histories of DeLand. Following a light breakfast and brief remarks, we will hop on a bus and visit a number of the town's historic locations, including a sandwich shop where African American high school students protested segregated lunch counters, a courtroom where victims of white racial violence struggled to find justice, and the African American Museum of the Arts, a contemporary site of community preservation and artistic expression. The time spent in the LBC will be where students check in, sign waivers, and get a brief background of the places they will be visiting. This event is not open to the public and individuals must RSVP on HatterSync.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 8 – Internship Prep Series III – Interviewing

  • Lynn Busines Center 123
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Looking for an internship? Join the Career and Professional Development staff and local employers to gain helpful insight! This is part 3 of a 4-part series. Attend 4 events to get a free Stetson padfolio and personalized business cards. Questions? Email csarias@stetson.edu or call 386-822-7315

Feb 8 – Shabbat Dinner

  • Allen Hall 101
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Join Hillel in celebrating Shabbat and having a community dinner together.

Feb. 8 – Research Presentation – Stetson Alumnus

  • Sage Hall 222
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • The speaker, Amanda Price, is a Stetson alum who recently received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 11 – I Am Stetson Campaign

  • Palm Court
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The photos that were taken during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 of students, faculty and staff will be hung around campus to demonstrate the diversity of the campus and how we are still one Stetson.

Feb. 11 – Real Talk: Black Power Movement

  • duPont-Ball Library 25L
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • During this event, we will be discussing the Black Power Movement throughout the 1960s and 70s.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb 11 – Mythological Round Table

  • Lynn Business Center 136
  • 7-9 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

Feb. 12 – Black Film Night

  • duPont-Ball Library 25L
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • The collaboration event will be showing the film Pariah followed by a discussion on the stigmatization of Blacks within the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 12 – Sex Talks and Blow Pops

  • Sage Hall 222
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • This workshop will include discussions about sexual health, consent and empowered bystander behavior.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 14 – International Chocolate Celebration

  • Carlton Union Building Steps
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • On this special day, we wish to encourage students to try out chocolate from different countries; pushing them to learn about different food/flavor that is popular to each country. This event is for students only.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 14 – Health Fair

  • Hollis Center Rinker Field House
  • Noon-4 p.m.

Feb. 15 – Strengths 34 Training

  • Carlton Union Building 256
  • 9 a.m.-Noon
  • Dive deep into exploring the meaning of all 34 Strengths. Throughout this training, we will explore the meaning of each Strength, look at examples of each Strength in action, and identify benefits and challenges of all Strengths. This training will help you better understand the Strengths of those around you so register today through ULead for our Strengths 34 Training.

Feb. 15 – Human Library

  • duPont-Ball Library
  • 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 15 – Strengths 101 Training

  • Carlton Union Building 256
  • 1-2 p.m.
  • Learn the 101 of CliftonStrengths. Throughout this session, we will explore the meaning of Strengths, how to interpret your own Strengths, and how Strengths can help you develop as a lead. Register today for this session!

Feb. 15 – Internship Prep Series IV – Networking

  • Lynn Business Center 123
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Looking for an internship? Join the Career and Professional Development staff and local employers to gain helpful insight! This is part 4 of a 4-part series. Attend 4 events to get a free Stetson padfolio and personalized business cards. Questions? Email csarias@stetson.edu or call 386-822-7315.

Feb 15 – Shabbat Dinner

  • Allen Hall 101
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Join Hillel in celebrating Shabbat and having a community dinner together.

Feb. 16 – Stetson NOW Presents: The Vagina Monologues

  • Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's chapter of National Organization for Women will present a production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues".
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 19 – How Democracies Die

  • Carlton Union Building 230
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Reception, lecture, and Q&A with Professor Steven Levitsky, author of "How Democracies Die". Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Stetson University College Democrats. 5:30 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. lecture and Q&A.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 19 - Copper Plate Etching Demonstration with Chelsea Smith

  • Sampson Hall 114
  • 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • "As a compliment to the Hand Art Center exhibition, ""Rembrandt Etchings: States, Fakes, and Restrikes,"" the Hand Art Center welcomes local artist Chelsea Smith to campus for a printmaking demonstration. “As for my technique and inspiration, I begin a piece by taking most of my inspirations from animals, nature, fantasy, and mythology which have always been a major love and inspiration of mine. I am fond of traditional media and classical styles of the Dutch masters; which is also why I work in one of the oldest mediums Printmaking. I now almost strictly work in Etchings in the Printmaking medium since falling in love with the process in 2013. My current ongoing series is inspired by my first generation Irish and English heritage as an exploration of Celtic folklore and mythology. This was an age where the actual and the fantastic coexisted within the daily lives of folks in a very real and tangible way.""--Chelsea Smith"
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 19 - Animal Agriculture and Disregard for Life

  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • DuPont Ball Library 25L
  • Speaker and activist, Jenny Brown, will be on campus to discuss things in our lives that we just don't want to know - like where our food comes from. Framed by Jenny's personal experiences with farmed animals who escaped their fates, we will look at the impact of our food choices, and discuss why a growing number of people are leaving animals off their plates. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 20 – Strengths Series

  • Carlton Union Building 256
  • 5-6 p.m.
  • Explore the application of Strengths through Stetson's Strengths Series. Throughout this series geared at Faculty, Staff, and Students we will explore various ways to utilize Strengths in your daily life. Throughout this workshop, you will learn techniques to take action when using Strengths in your life and when working with others. Register online!

Feb. 21 – SPREES Spring Lecture: Dr. Benjamin Rifkin, Hofstra University

  • Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • SPREES Spring Lecture: Dr. Benjamin Rifkin, Hofstra University
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 21 - Science Cafe: Calcite in Florida/Three Geologists

  • Gillespie Museum
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Join three of the state's renowned geologists to discuss Florida calcite and the geological processes which have created it. Tom Scott, Emeritus Geologist, and Harley Means, currently the Assistant State Geologist, both of the Florida Geological Survey, will be joined by Sam Upchurch, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, to discuss their digs, finds and decades of research.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 20 - Hot Wings and Hot Topics

  • 6-7 p.m.
  • Open discussion forum on current events and topics presented by students.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb 21 - Study Abroad 10

  • DuPont Ball Library 210
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • This event is to give an informational session about the financial aid opportunities that the studying abroad programs offer.

Feb 21 - Science Cafe: Calcite in Florida/Three Geologists

  • Gillespie Museum
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Join three of the state's renowned geologists to discuss Florida calcite and the geological processes which have created it. Tom Scott, Emeritus Geologist, and Harley Means, currently the Assistant State Geologist, both of the Florida Geological Survey, will be joined by Sam Upchurch, Department of Geology, University of South Florida, to discuss their digs, finds, and decades of research.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 21 - 21st Century Painting - artist talk by Michael Katz

  • duPont-Ball Library 25L
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Artist talk by Michael Katz, adjunct professor in Art and this spring's faculty focus exhibitor: "My discussion will be accompanied by a visual presentation of slides of my work and images related to the influences and the development of my work. I will include how and why I use a 21st-century visual digital medium as a tool for my painting practice. Digital painting raises questions which I will discuss, that I find intriguing about visual communications in general and specifically, the growing presence of photographs today. I will explain the relationship of my experience as an applied artist, a studio artist and the influence of some aspects of Eastern philosophy in regard to making art."
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 21 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 22 - NIRSA Recreational Sports and Fitness Day

  • Stetson Green
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Wellness and Recreation will be hosting NIRSA Recreational and Fitness Day to engage students and community in lifestyles of health and wellness! Wellness and Recreation is hoping to partner with the W.E.L.L. Team and the Counseling Center to provide educational insight.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 22 – Spring Internship and Career Expo

  • Hollis Center, Rinker Field House
  • Noon-3 p.m.

Feb. 22 - Environmental I am

  • Sage Hall 242
  • 2:30-4 p.m.
  • Students will learn about and discuss the concepts of minimalism.

Feb. 22 - Burgers and Dogs with My Angel With Paws

  • Hulley Tower
  • 2:30-5 p.m.
  • Pairing up with My Angel with Paws there will be hamburgers and hot dogs for sale as well as retired service dogs for visitors to pet and play with. All proceeds from the event will go to My Angels with Paws. There will most likely be music at this event as well.

Feb. 22 - Templeton Invitation

  • Lynn Business Center 108
  • 2:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Final round of business ethics case competition business presentations.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 22 – Shabbat Dinner

  • Allen Hall 101
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Join Hillel in celebrating Shabbat and having a community dinner together.

Feb. 22 – Hatterthon

  • Hollis Center, Rinker Field House
  • 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 – Politics 101: Free Political Campaign Training

  • Carlton Union Building 230
  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Politics 101 is a free, non-partisan, one-day crash course on political campaigning that is free and open to all members of our campus and community. Anybody who wishes to either run for office or take leadership roles in political campaigns will benefit from this workshop, as participants will learn about campaign strategy, messaging, budgeting, fundraising, staffing, outreach, and get-out-the-vote best-practices.

Feb. 26 - Skype Session with Peace Corps Volunteer and Stetson Alumna

  • DuPont Ball Library 25L
  • Noon-1 p.m.
  • Join the Peace Corps Prep Program as we talk with a current Peace Corps Volunteer and Stetson alumna, Courtney Converse. Courtney is currently serving in Panama and will speak about her experience serving in the Peace Corps.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 26 - St. John's River Water Management Presentation

  • Carlton Union Building 230
  • 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Organization representatives will be on campus offering information to students about their programs and opportunities. For more information, please contact the Office of Career and Professional Development at career@stetson.edu.

Feb. 26 - American Chemical Society in a Box

  • Sage Hall 257
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • ACS Program-in-a-Box™ is a simple and cost-effective way to engage the student chapter or local section members. Subject matter experts provide stimulating science discussions matched with activities that demonstrate how chemistry is applied in everyday life. This will be a cultural credit event, and refreshments will be provided.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 26 – Catherine Opie Artist Talk

  • Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Fine art photographer, Catherine Opie, will discuss her portraiture, studio, and landscape photography, which explores relationships between mainstream and infrequent society. Opie's works have been exhibited in Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The Photographers' Gallery, London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, and Columbus.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

Feb. 28 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March Events

March 11 - Health Hut

  • Carlton Union Building Steps
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • This able event focuses on alcohol preventatives and safe drinking. It will be held on the Southside of the CUB (outdoors).
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 11 - Study Abroad 101: Science Programs

  • Sage Hall 222
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • A study abroad information session, specifically focusing on science programs. -This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 11– Mythological Round Table

  • Lynn Business Center 136
  • 7-9 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

March 13 - My Friend Ivan Lapshin

  • DuPont-Ball Library 25L
  • 6:30-8 p.m.
  • SPREES Spring Movie Series showing Russian movie Ivan Lapshin with commentary by Dr. Benjamin Rifkin of Hofstra University.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 14 - Career Fluency: Language and Your Career Trajectory

  • Carlton Union Building 230
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • SPREES Spring Lecture Series will present a lecture given by Dr. Benjamin Rifkin of Hofstra University on Career Fluency: Language and your Career Trajectory.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 14 - Science Cafe: Conservation Photography

  • Gillespie Museum
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Environmental educator and photographer, Dustin Angell of Archbold Research Station will give an overview of the developing conservation photography movement, share his portraits and documentary work of Florida ecologists and offer tips on how others can participate in the movement.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 14 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 15 - Strengths 101 Training

  • Carlton Union Building 256
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Learn the 101 of CliftonStrengths. Throughout this session, we will explore the meaning of Strengths, how to interpret your own Strengths, and how Strengths can help you develop as a lead. Register today for this session!

March 15 - 2019 Poverty and Homelessness Conference

  • Hollis Center - Rinker Field House
  • 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • The number of school-aged children experiencing poverty and homelessness is significantly high and continuing to rise. The annual PHC will provide culturally-responsive strategies for educators and community partners to effectively reach students living in poverty.

March 18 - Creative Arts Department Senior Exhibition I

  • Hand Art Center, Libby Gallery
  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Capstone projects of graduating seniors in the Creative Arts Department.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 18 - Dawnland: The Untold Story of Indigenous Child Removal

  • DuPont-Ball Library 25L
  • 6-7 p.m.
  • SONAR and Amnesty International will show a documentary about the history of Native American children in foster care, adoptive homes, and boarding schools. The event will inform students about the cultural survival and stolen children: inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 19 - Navigating the Job Offer

  • University Village Apartments - Club House 1
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Food for Thought Series: Residential Living and Learning. Apartment residential area.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 19 – Social Justice Lecture Speaker

  • Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Anthony Ray Hinton, death row exoneree, will share his story of wrongful conviction, survival on Alabama's death row, and decades-long journey to exoneration and freedom. In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of the unsolved murders of two fast-food restaurant managers based on the testimony of ballistics experts for the State who claimed that the crime bullets came from a dusty revolver found in Mr. Hinton's mother’s closet. Without the benefit of a competent expert to challenge the State’s ballistics experts, an all-white jury convicted Mr. Hinton and he was sentenced to death. After years of petitioning to have the revolver re-analyzed, three independent experts concluded that the bullets could not have been fired from that revolver, and that they could not even have all been fired from a single gun. Mr. Hinton is now free after 30 years and will join us to share his story and discuss the changes that need to be made to prevent these types of injustices from happening to other innocent people.

  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 20 - Holi Festival

  • Forest of Arden
  • 3-9 p.m.
  • Festival of Indian Heritage (color party).
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 21 - Study Abroad 101: Affording Study Abroad

  • DuPont Ball Library 210
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Information session about financial aid options for study abroad.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 21 - Carnival 101

  • Hollis Center 108
  • 6-8:30 p.m.
  • CSA invites Stetson students to learn about Carnival in the Caribbean and how different islands celebrate the parade. 
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 21 - Florida Gathering

  • DuPont-Ball Library
  • 6-9 p.m.
  • The Community Education Project will sponsor a panel discussion about the state of higher education in Florida prisons. The panelists include representatives from 6 education programs and Mark Inch, Secretary of Florida Department of Corrections.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 21 - Living Maya

  • Carlton Union Building 230
  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • Presentation about change and tradition in the contemporary Mayan world including Patricio Balona from Belize and Nicolasa Jernimo from Guatemala. Free and open to the public.

March 21 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 22 - Carnival 

  • Hollis Center
  • 4-9 p.m.
  • CSA invites stetson students to come experience Caribbean carnival and culture. There will be a parade of carnival costumes. -This event is NOT open to the public.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 22 - Stetson Opera Theatre | Contemporary One-Act Operas

  • Athens Theatre
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Featuring L'enfant et les sortileges by Maurice Ravel Anthony Hose, conductor Russell Franks, director Tickets available at the door: $10 adult, $5 youth (age 12+), no charge with Stetson ID
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 25 – Neurodiversity Panel Discussion

  • Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
  • 4-6:30 p.m.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 26 - Study Abroad 101

  • Sampson Hall 211
  • 4-5 p.m.
  • A study abroad 101 session focused on promoting language study abroad programs.

March 26 – Ndaba Mandela Speaker

  • Carlton Union Building 230
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Ndaba Mandela will be speaking on his life experiences as Nelson Mandela's grandson and as a public figure.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 28 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 29 - Strengths Series

  • Carlton Union Building 256
  • 11 a.m.-Noon
  • Explore the application of Strengths through Stetson's Strengths Series. Throughout this series geared at Faculty, Staff, and Students we will explore various ways to utilize Strengths in your daily life. Throughout this workshop, you will learn techniques to take action when using Strengths in your life and when working with others. Register online at www.stetson.edu/ulead

March 29 - Shabbat Dinner

  • Allen Hall 101
  • 5-8 p.m.
  • Celebrating Shabbat by having a community dinner together.

March 29 - Sounds New XXIII: First Glimpse

  • Elizabeth Hall 100
  • 7:30-9 p.m.
  • An evening of world premieres of musical works written and performed by Stetson students.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

March 30 - Indian Music & Culture-Lecture, Demonstration, & Concert

  • Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel
  • 6:30-9 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. Lecture and Demonstration 7:15 p.m. Refreshments 7:30 p.m. Indian Music Concert Join us for an exciting world music event with “Nandu” Muley, a world-class performer and Stetson adjunct professor of Indian music. He will be joined by Orlando-area musicians and Stetson students. Students and community members will find this event beautiful, fascinating, and culturally engaging.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April Events

April 3 - Health Hut: Smoke Free Stetson

  • Carlton Union Building Steps
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • This table event will give students valuable information on the risks of smoking and why it is harmful to our health. The table with be stationed at the Southside of the CUB, outside
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 4 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 5 - Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation

  • Lynn Business Center
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • There’s something for everyone at the annual Colloquium on Teaching and Learning Innovation, hosted by Stetson University. Join colleagues for a celebration of learning excellence. Share teaching and learning innovations, gains you have made in any area of learning, present new ideas, and more!

April 8 - Mythological Round Table

  • Lynn Business Center 136
  • 7-9 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

April 9 - International Taste Test

  • Sage Hall 257
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Five international students will make dishes from their home country and compete to win best dish. Students will sign up in advance to participate and test the dishes. A winner will be voted among the 5 dishes and will receive a prize. -This event is for students only.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 9 - Mentored Field Experience in the Mayan World

  • DuPont-Ball Library 25L
  • 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Four students present on their recent experiences in the Mayan world as part of the Mentored Field Experience course

April 16 - Stetson University Showcase Symposium

  • All Day
  • Multiple Locations
  • Stetson Showcase is a celebration of achievement whose aim is to foster an appreciation for academic excellence at Stetson University. Student presenters share their research through presentations, portfolios, posters, readings, music and theater performances, art shows, and multimedia work. They present their programs in professional settings for audiences that include judges, faculty, fellow students and interested members of the community.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 17 - Self-Defence with Public Safety

  • Hollis Center 119
  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Informative and interactive class, educating the Stetson community on how to defend themselves in a dangerous situation. -This event is open to all students, faculty and staff.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 18 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 24 - End of the Year Imperial Ball

  • Allen Hall 101
  • 6-9 p.m.
  • Individuals who will attend this event will have an unlimited amount of traditionally brewed Russian tea using a somavar. Russian tea sandwiches will also be made and served. Throughout the night, the guests will have opportunities to learn about Russian tea folklore (like tea leaf readings) and games.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 25 - Science Cafe: Intertidal Wetlands and Environmental Change Along Florida's Coasts

  • Gillespie Museum
  • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Professor Ben Tanner, Environmental Science and Studies, Stetson, will explore how intertidal wetland deposits can be used to infer the response of these systems to stressors in the past and the predicted future changes based on this knowledge.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

April 25 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • Cultural Credit Approved

May Events

May 2 - Uncouth Hour

  • Carlton Union Building 261
  • 9:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Stetson's very own open mic night. Students are invited to attend and read/write poetry, perform music, and perform other kinds of art.
  • 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.