Initiative B, Objective 4: Create a Learning Environment that Attracts Intellectually Motivated Students
Updated Friday, March 16, 2018
Florida Assistant State Geologist Guy Harley Means and the Gillespie Museum joined together to bring the Florida Formations: Shifting Seas and Sediments exhibition to the museum. The exhibition tells the history of Florida through its distinctive rocks and ocean-formed carbonate materials.
Instruments of Healing was founded last spring by Stetson sophomore Lauren Baucum, a guitar performance major from Enterprise, Alabama. With guidance from guitar professor and faculty advisor Stephen Robinson, D.M., and his wife, Patrece Robinson, retired adjunct professor of music at Stetson, Baucam worked through Stetson's Center for Community Engagement to jumpstart the program.
Presented by the Florida Humanities Council in partnership with Stetson University, the Florida Humanities Speaker Series continues with “Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida's Environment,” featuring Peggy Macdonald, PhD, executive director, Matheson History Museum in Gainesville, Florida.
Stetson Law alumna C. P. Patrick will give the keynote address during Bethune-Cookman University's annual “Rags to Riches” Zora Neale Hurston Writers' Conference.
Tim Wu, developer of the Net Neutrality Theory, visited Stetson's historic campus in DeLand to offer insight. Wu presented a lecture about free speech and the internet, followed by a question and answer discussion as part of Stetson's Social Justice Lecture Series.
Arts on the Rise is now one of three Stetson Community Catalyst Houses operating as the program moves into its second year. The program brings together students with a common interest who live under the same roof for one academic year.
The MFA of the America's program, new Food Studies initiative and Prince Entrepreneurship program are indicative of the strategic priorities underway at Stetson University at the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and College of Law to develop and build programs to attract the best and brightest.
Stetson University graduate, Maria Frank '17, a history and Russian studies major was recently recognized as one of the top one percent of cadets in the ROTC in the nation. To qualify as one of the best cadets in the country, students like Frank are ranked by their leadership ability, academic performance and physical competencies.
Stetson Professor's 50-year career with symphonies, operas and music festivals inspires students
Stetson's student-run media organization — which publishes The Reporter, produces Hatter Radio, and curates the literary journal Touchstone — won two Best in Show Awards from the Associated Collegiate Press. Hatter Network placed sixth in the feature magazine category for The Reporter and placed eighth in the website/small school category for the beta version of its new website, hatternetwork.com.
Stetson's ongoing effort to attract intellectually motivated students received a big boost in January 2017, when John Riggs, D.BA, became executive director of the newly established Centurion Sales Program. Riggs is responsible for developing, launching and leading the program, which will begin to offer a major and minor in sales in fall 2017.
Stetson University College of Law competed with 15 other top advocacy teams from across the United States to win the National Civil Trial Competition. The Stetson student trial team of Colby Connell, Kaitlyn Dugas, Anna Pardun and Joseph Sise was undefeated in every round of competition.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Stetson University eighth among top universities in its annual "10 MBA Programs with the Most Diversity." The ranking includes universities with more than 15 percent of students being underrepresented minorities in their MBA programs.
Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society, inducts 33 new members from Stetson.