2015 Schedule

8 to 8:30 a.m. - Service Project Orientation and Breakfast

Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

The Center for Community Engagement has planned multiple service projects for the Stetson Community to participate in throughout the DeLand and Volusia County area. If you RSVP to participate in the service projects we are providing free grab-and-go breakfast in the Stetson Room, where you will go through a brief orientation and carpool over to the different sites.

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Service Projects - Cultural Credit

Multiple Locations

There will be numerous community service projects planned, if you are interested in participating please RSVP.

10:30 a.m. to Noon - Opening Remarks and Keynote Address - Cultural Credit

Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel

The Stetson University Concert Choir will be performing to kick off the opening session. Following the performance will be a welcome from President Wendy Libby, along with the keynote address which will be delivered by the Richard Blanco.

Noon to 2 p.m. - Community Lunch and Global Citizenship Fair

Commons, Stetson Green

Chartwells Catering will be providing complimentary lunch in celebration of Values Day in the Commons. Students, faculty, staff, and invited community partners are welcome to enjoy music, lunch, and community.

The Global Citizenship Fair will be taking place on the Stetson's Green, which is a great opportunity to network and connect with many of Stetson University's local and global community partners. The Global Citizenship Fair will feature opportunities for internships, volunteer service and study abroad.

Noon to 4 p.m. - Hand Art Center Exhibit - The Drifters by Pam Longobardi - Cultural Credit

Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center

The DRIFTERS PROJECT, begun by Pam Longobardi in 2006 after encountering the mountainous piles of plastic the ocean was regurgitating on remote Hawaiian beaches, has worked directly through local sponsorship, small grant support and personal expenditure by cleaning beaches and working with communities in Beijing, China (NY Arts Beijing, 2008); in Atlanta, Georgia (New Genre Landscape, 2008); in Nicoya, Costa Rica (Chorotega Sede/Universidad Nacional, 2009); in Samothraki, Greece (EVROS Cultural Association and PAI 2010); in Monaco (Nouveau Museé National de Monaco 2011); in Seward, Alaska and Alaskan Peninsula, Katmai National Park as part of the GYRE Expedition (Alaska SeaLife Center 2011, Anchorage Museum 2013-4 and CDC Museum in Atlanta, 2015); in Kefalonia, Greece (Ionion Center, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) with the 2014 birth of Plastic Free Island, and in Armila, Panama with a collaboration with the women artists of the Guna Yala community there. Longobardi and the Drifters Project was recently featured in National Geographic, commissioned for the cover of SIERRA magazine, and was a guest on the Weather Channel.

2 to 3 p.m. - Workshop Block 1 - Cultural Credit

3:15 to 4:15 p.m. - Workshop Block 2 - Cultural Credit

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Hunger Banquet - Cultural Credit

Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

Come experience this unique tradition! The Center for Community Engagement, along with the Student Coalition to End Homelessness, Habitat for Humanity, and Oxfam, have partnered together to host the 6th Annual Stetson Hunger Banquet. The objective of this event is to raise awareness of local and world hunger. The Banquet will include an overview of what our world faces, a meal for attendees and options on how they can be involved in efforts related to hunger prevention.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Community Yoga  - Rinker Field House, Hollis Center

Location Change due to weather, Hollis Center Rinker Field House

Join Yoga Instructors, Lua Hancock and Wendy Highland, for an evening under the stars at the Stetson University Palm Court. Plug into the universe while tapping into your own breath with an all-levels yoga class (beginners welcome!). Limited yoga mats will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own mat/towel/etc.

7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Great Organists at Stetson Series - Cultural Credit

Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel

Kent Tritle is one of America's leading choral conductors. Called “the brightest star in New York's choral music world” by The New York Times, he is in his fourth season as Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City; his eighth season as Music Director of Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York; and his tenth season as Music Director of the Oratorio Society of New York, the acclaimed 200-voice volunteer chorus. In addition, Kent is Director of Choral Activities at the Manhattan School of Music and is a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. Also an acclaimed organ virtuoso, Kent Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. The School of Music welcomes the public to all concerts. Complimentary admission.