Category: Campus & Community

IMPACT Conference at Stetson Mar. 31-April 3

Stetson University will be host to the 27th annual IMPACT Conference, a national conference focusing on service, social justice and advocacy, Thursday, March 31, through Sunday, April 3. About 600 college students and staff members from all over the United States are planning to attend, including 150 Stetson students. Registration is still open; information: http://www.impactconference.org/register-now/. […]

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Celebrate Homecoming with the Hatters

Stetson University’s Homecoming 2011 will be celebrated this weekend, March 25-27, with many events – including the annual Mainstreet Block Party, concerts, lectures, sporting events and a special event at the Gillespie Museum – open to the public. Stetson will also have a public reception at Stetson Hall, the residence hall slated to be torn […]

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Student wins natl. award for equal pay activism

Stetson University senior Abigail Lemay has won a national Undergraduate Social Action Award from the Sociologists for Women in Society for her activism related to pay equity for women. This is the second year in a row a Stetson student has received this national honor. Florencia Abelenda, who graduated in 2010, was honored last year […]

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Student wins statewide service award

Stetson University senior Heather Grove won the 2010 Excellence in Service Award from Florida Campus Compact for being one of Florida’s most dedicated student service scholars who is making a positive impact through contribution of service. Grove was selected from nominees from all of the private colleges and universities in Florida. The award ceremony took […]

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Freshman organizes W. Volusia Community Expo

Stetson University freshman Ryan Rinaldo, a Bonner Scholar, is taking a lead role in organizing the second West Volusia Community Expo, to be held Thursday, March 24, at Deltona High School. The high school campus at 100 Wolf Pack Run in Deltona will come alive from 4:30–7:30 p.m. for the Expo, which was created last […]

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College of Law No. 1 for trial advocacy

The 2012 U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Stetson University College of Law the top law school in the nation for trial advocacy and number three for legal writing. Since the U.S. News rankings began in 1995, Stetson Law has ranked first in advocacy 14 times. Stetson has also consistently ranked among the […]

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Hatter Football to take the field in 2013

Get ready for the return of Hatter Football! Stetson University is starting the process to join the prestigious Pioneer Football League with the first game in fall 2013. Long ago considered a pigskin powerhouse in Florida, Stetson has not had a football team since the 1956 season. The football announcement website is at www.stetson.edu/football. Watch […]

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40th Model U.S. Senate features scholar

Stetson University will host the 40th annual Floyd M. Riddick Model United States Senate on March 17-19, 2011. The public is invited to a free lecture by noted congressional scholar Walter Oleszek, on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Stetson Room, second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave. The title […]

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Stetson Hall to be removed summer 2011

After detailed assessment of the condition of the facility and lengthy deliberations over several years, Stetson University’s Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Trustees Facilities Management Committee to remove Stetson Hall. Built in 1886 and expanded at the end of World War II, Stetson Hall sits in the core of campus and has […]

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Student is Top 10 in IBM contest

John Sherwood, a senior at Stetson University majoring in computer science, placed in the Top 10 out of 3,500 students from more than 400 schools across the United States and Canada for Part 3 of the 2010 IBM Master the Mainframe Contest. This was the sixth annual run for the contest designed to equip students […]

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Professor Anne Hallum a CNN Hero

Since 1992, Stetson University Political Science Professor Dr. Anne Hallum’s non-profit, the Alliance for International Reforestation (AIR), has helped more than 2,000 rural Guatemalan families protect their homes and villages from deadly mudslides by planting trees on mountainsides. In addition, she also researched many local Guatemalan tree varieties and learned which ones could be strategically replanted […]

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Professor honored by Volusia County

Stetson University Political Science Professor Dr. T. Wayne Bailey was honored at the Volusia County State of the Union program Jan. 31 for his longtime contributions to Volusia County government and work in local, state and national politics. Bailey was vice chair of the citizen’s group that created the County Charter, which is the foundation […]

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19th annual MLK Breakfast is Jan. 17

The 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast, with keynote speaker Donna Banks, community resource coordinator for Spring Hill, will be held Monday, Jan. 17. The public is invited to join the celebration honoring King and his dream, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Stetson University’s Rinker Field House inside the Hollis Center, 600 […]

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2 VPs departing; national searches planned

Stetson University vice presidents Deborah J. Thompson and George H. Herbst each played critical roles in the first 18 months of Wendy Libby’s presidency – moving Stetson into a new era with strategies and best practices to renew the campus landscape and update classrooms with a goal of increasing enrollment and retention. Over the past […]

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Professor authors book on Maya, 2012

Aimed at correcting cultural distortions and media misconceptions, Stetson University Professor of Modern Languages and Literature Dr. Robert Sitler wrote a new book, The Living Maya: Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012, out of a “genuine love for the Mayan people.” The Living Maya, released this month by North Atlantic Books, is available through Amazon […]

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Stetson 23rd in nation for service

A national rating system that focuses on how well colleges and universities contribute to the public good in the areas of service, research and social mobility has selected Stetson University as the top-rated four-year school in Florida. Stetson is ranked No. 23 nationally in Washington Monthly magazine’s “Top 50 Master’s Universities” for universities with bachelor’s and master’s […]

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Graduating seniors earn top honors

Two students from Florida and one from Iowa have won Stetson University’s highest honors for graduating seniors. Colleen Mulholland of Clermont earned the 2010 Etter McTeer Turner Award, which recognizes outstanding academic performance, leadership and community service.  Florencia Abelenda of Miami and Zach Whiting of Spirit Lake, Iowa, each received a 2010 Sydney Algernon Sullivan […]

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