Tag: alumni

Solo Practice Institute for law alums opens

Stetson University College of Law recently launched a three-day Solo Practice Institute, April 26-28, at the Tampa Law Center. Jay Foonberg, author of the book, How to Start and Build a Law Practice, provided the keynote address. The institute was part of a Solo Practice Network developed by Stetson Law to assist graduating students and […]

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Children’s Literature Conference April 30

Stetson University’s Department of Teacher Education is hosting the 7th Biennial M. Jean Greenlaw Children’s Literature Conference on Monday, April 30. The conference, which offers numerous informative and entertaining workshops throughout the day, is open to the public. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Stetson Room, second floor of […]

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For success: ‘Embrace diversity’

Cultural diversity has defined a distinctive philosophy for the success of alumna Yvonne Chang, a woman who traces her roots to Cuba and her greatest inspiration no further than her Caribbean/Chinese parents. “All that I am and will ever be, I owe to my parents,” said Chang, MBA ’09, director of Operations Integration for Disney […]

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StetsonU in the News

Stetson University has had a number of interesting stories in the news this month, including faculty interviews in the New York Times, Zee News in India, Tampa Bay Times and Lakeland Ledger. The Huffington Post featured Stetson students/alumni for making a difference in the world. And Lake Mary Life magazine featured the Metzger teens, with a beautiful […]

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Zoologist Peter May shares passion

It was a cool spring morning in northern Virginia and 9-year-old Peter was absorbing the early sun as he meandered down the country road near his home in historic Manassas. He peeled and poked his stick into the new spring ground, curious to what the cold winter had left behind. Raised in a military family, […]

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Stetson Law No. 1 for trial advocacy

Gulfport, Fla. –U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Stetson University College of Law as the top law school in the nation for trial advocacy and No. 3 for legal writing in its 2013 “Best Graduate Schools” issue. Stetson Law has been ranked the top school in the United States for advocacy 14 times […]

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Fellowship of the Ring

A fraternal symbol of unity is found in an unlikely place. Last winter, among the military community in Georgia’s Muscogee County, construction worker Russ Lucas from upstate New York was six months into contracted work at Fort Benning Army infantry base. Lucas was building 60 miles of tank trails when something caught his eye. “I […]

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Stetson hosts 41st Model Senate

Stetson University will host the 41st annual Floyd M. Riddick Model United States Senate on March 15-17, featuring students from nine colleges and public lectures by Florida Sen. President Mike Haridopolos and Washington, D.C., political commentator Craig Crawford. Founded in 1971 by Stetson Political Science Professor T. Wayne Bailey and then-political science student John Fraser, […]

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Jack’s Mannequin to headline HatterPalooza

Stetson University’s spring 2012 HatterPalooza music festival will feature Jack’s Mannequin and other bands in a live concert, 3-10 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, in downtown DeLand. HatterPalooza, which is open to the public, is hosted by Stetson’s Hatter Productions and the MainStreet DeLand Association. The HatterPalooza main stage will be outside on West Indiana […]

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Mad Hatter Golf Classic to be April 20

Stetson University invites individual members of the community and area businesses to help support scholarships for students from the Tampa Bay area at the 10th Annual Mad Hatter Golf Classic on April 20. The classic is sponsored by Carlton Fields. WHAT: The Golf Classic raises funds for scholarships for Stetson University students from the Tampa […]

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Women composers concert

The international women’s music fraternity, Eta Pi, and the Volusia County Alumnae Chapter (VCAC) of Sigma Alpha Iota, will present a benefit concert at Stetson University on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. This event is open to the public with a suggested $10 donation. […]

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Emmy-winning alumnus to speak

Stetson University’s School of Music and Office of Career Development will present Daytime Emmy Award winner Wesley Whatley in a special lecture Monday, Feb. 6, 3:30-5:30 p.m. The presentation, “If You Can Make It There: The Business of Making It in the Big Apple,” will take place in Presser Hall, Room 132, 419 N. Woodland Blvd., […]

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Dancing with ‘Emotions’

Stetson University’s Gender Studies Program will present “Untold Stories: A Closer Look,” a performance by Emotions Dance Company, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The performance will be held in Lee Chapel inside Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, and is free and open to the public. Untold Stories originally premiered in […]

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Trustee honors Stetson with original sculpture

At the recent Stetson University 1883 Society dinner, the 200 donors in attendance gathered after dinner in historic Elizabeth Hall for the unveiling of a sculpture titled “Shalom,” mounted near the entrance to Lee Chapel. “Shalom” is the latest wood sculpture that Stetson Trustee Emeritus Mark C. Hollis, a 1956 Stetson alumnus and resident of […]

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Alumna leaves major gift for scholarships

The late Lucille Gilstrap West, who earned a Master of Arts degree from Stetson University in 1959, was a calculus teacher with a formula for life that called for careful planning, frugal spending and saving for the people, values and institutions important to her. “She had a vision. She wanted to use her money to […]

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Alumni, faculty present at TV Critics Assn

Stetson University alumni Andy Dehnart and Jeff Hidek are experts in a great American pastime: television. As a journalist covering reality TV (Dehnart) and a TV critic for the Wilmington, N.C., StarNews (Hidek), the two are very knowledgeable about the best – and worst – shows on television. So they were perfect picks to be […]

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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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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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