Meeting

Workshop Block 2

Workshop Block 2 is scheduled between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. Choose a workshop title to see more information about it. Students can scan for cultural credit after the workshop block has completed in front of the Carlton Union Building.

More than MLK: Sharing Stories from the Stetson Civil Rights Movement Travel Course

  • Track: Storytelling
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: DuPont Library 25L
  • Presenters: Belle Briatico, Rina Tovar Arroyo, Robin Kazmarek, Jordan McCormick

You may have heard of Martin Luther King Jr., but have you heard of Rip Patton, Janice Kelsey, and Allen Cason? This past summer, Stetson students and staff had the opportunity to engage in a week-long trip where they heard first-hand stories from the individuals who made the Civil Rights Movement a success. During this workshop, you will get to hear these incredibly inspiring stories and discuss the ways in which these stories of the past continue to shape the present.

Honor Council: what is it?

  • Track: Building Community
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 122
  • Presenters: John Banks, Rachel Wexler

Integrity is at the core of everything that we do. From work to school, integrity plays a vital role in the success and respect of a company, school, or an individual. Here at Stetson University, the Honor System Council is dedicated to upholding academic integrity on campus to ensure the value of a Stetson degree only continues to rise. This presentation will teach its participants about the importance of academic integrity and honesty.

Heart-to-Heart: Practices to Build Spiritual Community

  • Track: Building Community
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 123
  • Presenters: Morris Sullivan, Christy Correll-Hughes, Willie Barnes

What makes a spiritual community strong? How can interfaith dialog and diversity build a cohesive community? Can people from divergent traditions find common ground on which to lay a foundation for a strong, unified community? In this workshop, Stetson University's three chaplains‚ one Baptist, one Buddhist and one African Methodist Episcopal‚ will demonstrate how shared values and spiritual practices can make us stronger spiritually, both individually and collectively.

The Mechanics of Story-Telling: A Philosophical Perspective

  • Track: Storytelling
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 124
  • Presenters: Joshua Rust

Not every sequence of events is a story. Your morning's walk to the CUB was probably not narratively compelling. But sometimes it is, and you have a story to tell. What distinguishes a story from a mere sequence of events, and what does good story-telling look like? Should we aspire to turn our lives into a story? Join me for a presentation and discussion of the mechanics of story-telling from a philosophical perspective.

How Strong are your Ethics?

  • Track: Contemplative Practices
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 220
  • Presenters: Frances Duvall

How strong is your moral compass? Are you aware of the ethics you practice every day without thinking about it? This workshop will challenge you to identify your ethical strengths, consider the origin of your ethical beliefs and raise your awareness level of how you practice ethics every day without thinking about it. Finally, how you apply those ethics to the Stetson Honesty Policy will be researched.

Difficult Conversations: Strategies for Facilitating Dialogue Across Difference

  • Track: Tools and Techniques for Dialogue
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 222
  • Presenters: Sharmaine Jackson, Susan Peppers-Bates, Julia Metzker

Finding the appropriate language to engage in conversations about issues related to diversity may be challenging for many faculty and students. To develop cross-cultural communication competency, this interactive workshop will provide practical strategies to faculty and students for use in and outside of the Stetson community. The workshop addresses techniques for creating an honest and open classroom environment where students are willing to engage in discussions about diversity. Furthermore, this workshop offers activities for helping participants develop greater awareness of their personal identities, biases and privileges.

Elevate the Conversation: Civil Discourse and Social Media

  • Track: Tools and Techniques for Dialogue
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 136
  • Presenters: Debbi Dinkins, Ashley K. Chase 

In the current and political climate, it is more difficult than ever to remain civil and respectful online. How do you balance honestly expressing your views without starting an argument or losing contact with people you have known for years? Is there a better way of engaging in meaningful dialogue through social media, or are you doomed to post animal videos for the rest of your life? This workshop will give you tips for expressing yourself online without diminishing your friend base or damaging your chances with future employers. Citing recent scholarly research and Stetson's own policies, we will navigate the treacherous world of social media with discussion and online participation (Bring your mobile device!).

Tragedy of the Commons

  • Track: Tools and Techniques for Dialogue
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sage Hall 222
  • Presenters: Alan Green, Chris de Bodisco, Khushbu Mishra, Ranjini Thaver

Can you solve the tragedy of the commons? This fundamental concept is taught in economics, political science, biology and environmental science at Stetson. In this workshop participants will consider the concept through a simulation that puts you in the dilemma at both local and global levels. The simulation will offer a fresh look at issues such as immigration and climate change. Work with students and faculty from different disciplines and see who can best escape the tragedy!

Creative Journaling

  • Track: Storytelling
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 014
  • Presenters: Brittany Metz

Enjoy the process of discovering yourself and playing with art through the pages of a book! Visual journals can be used to document, explore, tell a story, or express emotions. This workshop is an opportunity for self-exploration and creative improvisation. Take the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media and processes, including collage, painting, drawing and photo-transfer to create a visual journal. Explore non-traditional ways to communicate visually and take this practice with you when you leave!

Protecting Paradise

  • Track: Contemplative Practices
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 319
  • Presenters: Shelley Gentile, Jason Evans, Jane Durocher, Clay Henderson

Protecting Paradise will explore six key environmental issues affecting the state of Florida. Participants will consider these issues with regard to their own lives, interests and communities (including Stetson). This session is right for the "newbie" as well as the seasoned activist. For a preview of the issues, you can download "Trouble in Paradise" in advance at troubleinparadiseflorida.org. Live polling will be used so please come equipped with an internet enabled device.

Ekapol and the Wild Boars: Meditation and Spirituality in Everyday Life

  • Track: Contemplative Practices
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 221
  • Presenters: Jesse Fox, Leila Roach, Mark Young

Trapped in a Thailand cave for two weeks, Coach Ekapol taught his players meditation, helping them endure the trauma of their situation until they were rescued. A spiritual practice at its core, meditation is found within all the world's religious traditions. This session will explore the spiritual aspects of meditation and the benefits of integrating meditation into daily life. Panelists will provide background on their meditative tradition, followed by a short practice. Participants will discuss challenges they foresee and explore how they may develop their own practice.

Missing Out on Significance: The Corrosive Alliance of Market Forces and the Great Silent Majority of Students

  • Track: Tools and Techniques for Dialogue
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 318
  • Presenters: Paul Croce

We all know that professors and students are different in age and training—behold the graders and the gradees. But there is an even deeper fault line in the classroom, between professors and the best students in one cultural cluster, in contrast with all the other students. A narrow segment of students find the current educational path exciting, and they earn rewards for their skills and passions. But a silent majority of students do not share this passion. Can we broaden our education for significance to reach more students?

Study and Intern Abroad with CIEE

  • Track: Community Building
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Lynn Business Center 135
  • Presenters: CIEE: Council On International Educational Exchange – Soren Christensen

Studying or interning abroad is a once in a lifetime experience, come join Soren Christensen from CIEE to learn about our Affiliate programs offered all around the world. CIEE is the oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization offering extensive scholarship opportunities to help make your experience affordable. Stop by and learn more about an unforgettable academic experience abroad.