2017 Keynote Adress - Irshad ManjiGlobal Citizenship Fair 2017Workshop 2017

Values Day Schedule - September 25th, 2018

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The Past is Present: Race, History, and Community in DeLand

8 to 10:00 a.m. | Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

Led by two Stetson History Department faculty, Drs. Andy Eisen and Emily Mieras, 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. We will also analyze how public histories of DeLand, as depicted in downtown murals, tend to center the figure of the white pioneer settler, all but erasing the contributions of other members of our community. We anticipate that by the time we conclude the tour participants will have a deeper knowledge and a greater appreciation for the diverse groups of people whose lives and labor built this town. Following in the spirit of Values Day, we hope this event will inspire continued reflection, conversations, and community action as we confront how profoundly our town’s racial past is present. 

Cultural Credit Approved. Seating is limited for this event, participants must RSVP if they plan to attend.

Spring Hill Community Garden Project

Come out and help us with the community garden in Spring Hill! Following a 2016 study by Stetson students that found that access to fresh and nutritious food is the greatest concern for residents of the Spring Hill community in DeLand, the Stetson Center for Community Engagement has partnered with the City of DeLand, the USDA, the University of Florida’s Agricultural Extension Agency, Volusia County Master Gardeners, the Greater Union Life Center and the Florida Department of Health to fund and build a community garden that serves area residents. There are 39 raised garden beds that we will need help maintaining, as well as the grounds that surround the garden.

Cultural Credit Approved. Participation is limited for this event, participants must RSVP if they plan to attend.

Values Dialogue: A World Cafe

9 to 10:15 a.m. | Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

What does it mean to be a diverse campus of inclusive excellence? How does Stetson affirm this value in words and deeds? Join the Inclusive Implementation Strategy Group for small group conversations to discuss these questions and more in a World Cafe style dialogue about what it means to be a Hatter.

Cultural Credit approved. Light breakfast provided, attendees must RSVP.

Opening Session and Keynote Address

10:30 a.m. to Noon | Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel

  • Stetson University Jazz Ensemble
  • Welcome from Values Day Planning Committee
  • Welcome from President Libby
  • Keynote Address - Happiness and Beyond: What the World Can Teach Us about Leading a Meaningful Life - Eric Weiner

Cultural Credit approved.

Global Citizenship Fair

Noon to 2 p.m. | In front of Carlton Union Building

The Global Citizenship Fair will be taking place in front of the Carlton Union Building, 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. Below are the organizations that will be in attendance:

Non-Profit Organizations: West Volusia Habitat for Humanity,, Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem, The House Next Door, YMCA Camp Winona, Children’s Home Society, Xpress Yourself, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Early Learning Coalition Flagler and Volusia, Inc, My Angel with Paws, Special Olympics Florida Volusia/Flager Counties, Guardian ad Litem, Springhill Neighborhood Association, Florida Hospital Community Care, Alternative Spring Breaks, Green Feather, Green,White and You, Green Volusia, Birds of a Feather, Next Gen America; Peace Corps Prep

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs: Sociology in Australia; Economics of Wine in Burgundy; Innsbruck; Latin American Studies in Ecuador; Global Health Governance in Geneva; Georgian Foodways/Global Pathways; Forensic Psychology in London; European History and Ethics in Psychology throughout Europe; Multicultural Health and Behaviors: The Challenges and Opportunities in Serbia; Urban Ecology in Singapore; Health Systems and Behavior- A South African Perspective; Spring Break in Columbia; The World of the Bible: The Middle East; Writing and Reading in London; Roam Rome with Reiter; Fashion Management in Paris;

Exchange Study Abroad Programs: Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, SRAS, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK

Affiliate and Non Affiliate Study Abroad Partners: IES Abroad, CIEE, The Education Abroad Network (TEAN), CIS Abroad

Cultural Credit approved.

Community Lunch

Noon to 2 p.m. | Carlton Union Building, Commons

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

Stetson R.E.A.D. – Exploring Human Connection and Bliss

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

Our Stetson R.E.A.D. (Reflect, Engage and Affirm Diversity; Read Eat And Discuss) event, sponsored by the DuPont Ball Library, will include lunch and reflective conversation around this year’s common read: The Geography of Bliss. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in contemplative dialogue with Stetson R.E.A.D. founder and facilitator, Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown, Associate Professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education, and co-facilitator, Lindsey Graves, Assistant Director of Interfaith Initiatives, as well as briefly converse with the New York Times bestselling author Eric Weiner. Information on the 2018-19 R.E.A.D. Program, which is open to faculty, staff, and students, will also be shared.

Cultural Credit approved. Spots are limited for this event, participants must RSVP if they plan to attend.

Geography of Bliss Author Book Signing

1:30 to 2:00 p.m. | Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room

Hand Art Center Exhibit

Noon to 4 p.m. | Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center

ANNI HOLM: The Immigration Project

After the attacks of Sept. 11th 2001, an investigation revealed that two of the suicide pilots were in the United States on expired student visas. The public expressed their concern towards this problem and demanded better security. It was proposed to monitor all international students’ actions while in the United States by enforcing fingerprinting and tracking cards with chip implants to enhance national security.

In this body of work, Anni deals with the issues of all the personal information the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) might choose to obtain to monitor international students in the US. Anni worked with international students from all over the world to obtain photos, fingerprints and other forms of personal documents to create large-scale digital portraits of each student. Each image measures 57×43 inches and contains about 4000 life size fingerprints.

Cultural Credit approved.

Workshop Block 1

2 to 3:15 p.m.

Workshops in Workshop Block 1 will be facilitated by Stetson students, faculty, staff, and community partners in multiple locations across campus.

Cultural Credit approved.

Workshop Block 2

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Workshops in Workshop Block 2 will be facilitated by Stetson students, faculty, staff, and community partners in multiple locations across campus.

Cultural Credit approved.

The Film "Black Panther"

8:30 to 10:30 p.m. | Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room

The Multicultural Student Council proudly presents the screening of Black Panther. Writer Tre Johnson, describes the film Black Panther as, “A gorgeous, groundbreaking celebration of Black culture. Black Panther acknowledges and celebrates everything from traditional African society to African-American political debates, from the power and beauty of Black women to the preservation of identity, all within the lush confines of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.”