Monday, October 31, 2011

Discovery Program

Stetson University's Discovery Program is designed to help students identify their skills and passions during the first semesters at SU. Begin college with your mind open to help you define all the possibilities available  in your academic major, career path, and your life passion. This program can help you develop a creative, analytical, and synthetic thinking until you formally decide on the right major for you.

The Discovery Program offers all students a multi-faceted program for informing, advising, and encouraging them to make their experience at our university as valuable and meaningful as possible.

As a Discovery Student you will have special opportunities for individual mentoring, workshops, workplace visits, and shop shadowing through our Career Development and Academic Advising office. This customized experience allows each students to explore several different careers each semester.

Please contact or 386.822.7315 for more information

Friday, October 28, 2011

SU admissions Expo 2011 Preview. It is you chance to get an in-depth look at Stetson University, Florida's oldest and most prestigious private university.

One of UK's foremost record promoters, Tony Michaelides, to speak Nov. 15 at Stetson

Stetson University's School of Business Administration, School of Music and Career Development will present Tony Michaelides, one of the United Kingdom's foremost record promoters, in a special lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, 08:30-09:30 a.m. The event will take place in Rinker Auditorium, in the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand. It is free and open to public.

Tony Michaelides, who is one of the greatest marketer, mentor, author, radio host and music industry entrepreneur, will share insights and advice from the experiences he has developed over a 37-year long career as an artist, record labels and producers. He has worked with U2, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Puff Daddy, Annie Lennox, Elvis Costello and other world-famous musicians.

His outstanding history of working together with a long list of famous musicians provide a colorful background of characters and landscapes. Michaelides' lessons are often distinctly business oriented-the same basic principles learned in business school.
In 1982, he decided to offer his own music promotion company, TMP, after working together with Transatlantic Records, Island Records, Charisma Records and others.
He helped launch careers of bans like The Stone Roses and R.E.M.
Now he is a Florida resident with permanent United States residency, because of his extraordinary abilities and achievement for services to music and the arts, he pursues a career of public speaking and writing. Michaelides' appearance at Stetson is a joint collaboration between the School of Business Administration's endowed Roberson Visiting Executive in Residence Program, the School of Music and Career Development.
For more information on the Nov. 15 lecture, please call Career Development at (386) 822-7383

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family & Friends Weekend 2011

This weekend the Family & Friends Weekend is going to take place at Stetson University from Friday Oct. 28th until Sunday 30th. You are invited to experience the community and spirit that your students enjoy each day as a Stetson Hatter. You will have the opportunity to meet President Wendy B. Libby, visit classrooms, mingle with faculty, and spend time with your favorite Hatter!

Highlights of this weekend include:

  • The President's Breakfast
  • Take a class with our Faculty
  • School of Music Performances
  • Athletic Events
  • 6th Annual Haunted Walk
  • Taste of Mainstreet in Downtown DeLand
  • Family Events such as Bingo, Scavenger Hunt, and the Family Fun Run

Interested in visiting Stetson University this weekend? Click here to find a tentative schedule!

Please feel free to contact Rosalie Carpenter if you have any questions:, 386-822-7348


Monday, October 24, 2011

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is "based in the teaching and learning mission of higher education, is a series of intentional interactions with a curriculum, a pedagogy, and a set of student learning outcomes. Academic Advising synthesizes and contextualizes students' educational experiences within the frameworks of their aspirations, abilities and lives to extend learning beyond campus boundaries and timeframes".[1]

Advising is important so make sure you schedule an appointment with your advisor this week to work out a perfectly fitted schedule for the Spring 2012 Semester and to receive your Pin to be able to register for classes next week. No advising--> No Pin --> No Registration.

[1] National Academic Advising Association. (2006). NACADA concept of academic advising. 

Stetson Shuttle Service back

Dear Parents and Students,
On behalf of the Office of the Dean of Students and the Student Government Association, we are happy to announce that Stetson University will again be offering shuttle service to the airport.  This service will be available to and from the Orlando International Airport (MCO/OIA) at designated heavy travel times throughout this academic school year.  Our goal is to provide safe and reliable transportation for our students, as well as eliminate the added stress of finding transportation.  The shuttle service is offered to Stetson students FREE of charge, excluding gratuity. There is limited space on the shuttle. The shuttle will be available on the following dates and times:
  • November 23, 2011 (Departure from campus): 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, and 4:30pm
  • November 27, 2011 (Pick-up at MCO/OIA): 11:00am, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm
  • December 16, 2011 (Departure from campus): 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, and 4:30pm
  • January 15, 2012 (Pick-up at MCO/OIA): 11:00am, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm
  • May 10, 2012 (Departure from campus): 9:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, and 4:30pm

To sign up for the shuttle, students are required to fill out the online form (link below).  The shuttle will depart from the CUB Circle and drive students directly to the Orlando International Airport.  For return trips, students will meet our “Van Hosts” in a designated area that be determined once reservations have been made, and wait for the next departing shuttle.  The shuttle will drop students off at the CUB Circle. 
Should you have any questions regarding the shuttle service please contact Pamela Pritchard, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Students, We look forward to this initiative! 

Hatter Hoedown Golf & Concert - December 10, 2011

Hatter Hoedown Event will be hosting a day-long fun-fest featuring a Celebrity Golf Tournament in the morning following a country music concert in the evening. The Golf Tournament is going to take place at the Victory Hills Golf Club in DeLand. Sawyer Brown Bands and friends will be performing at the country music concert on Stetson campus that night.
All proceeds from this exciting day of entertainment will go directly to benefit Stetson Men's Basketball Program lead by new Head Coach, Casey Alexander.
If you enjoy playing golf, you might want to consider playing golf on a special day like that. Come and support Stetson Men's Basket ball Program and make this day a unique experience with some golf, food, and great music with the legendary Sawyer Brown Bands.

Tickets go on sale for general public on November 1 at the Edmunds Center Box Office - Friday 9am to 5pm. 
For more information click here!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Quote of the day

"Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; dream while others are wishing" by William Arthur Ward.

Stetson University adopts 'water sustainability' theme for the year

Want to find out what is happening this weekend? Check out Stetson University Events Watch! We will be posting a video about upcoming events once a week. I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stetson University - What makes you daring?

Eric Canny named Director of International Learning at Stetson

Erica Canny, an experienced international educational administrator who has traveled to 45 countries and lived in four different countries, has been named director of international learning at Stetson University.
Canny  will lead Stetson's efforts to deepen international intercultural learning and to integrate those opportunities across academic disciplines and amongst students, faculty, and staff. The university currently offers semester- and year long study abroad programs to many different countries such as China, Spain, Germany, and many others. Also, shorter field studies to different countries are offered. Stetson student come from 44 countries. 

With 16 years of experience in the field of international education, including expertise in educational policy and programming, academic program and curriculum development, enrollment management strategy, technology, crisis management, student and staff development, public relations and grant writing. Canny joins Stetson from the University of North Texas where he held the position of director of international initiatives since 2008. He was instrumental in improving and integrating international operations throughout UNT by facilitation collaboration in areas across the university including faculty support, admissions, budgeting and student services. He was also acting director of global learning and experience (study-abroad) at UNT from 2010 to 2011.

Canny said " I am excited to be joining a nationally ranked university seriously committed to pursuing a  holistic model of international education. Stetson is already doing much in the global arena, and I look forward to the collaborative work with faculty, students and the entire community to enhance Stetson's programs in this area. The potential for strengthening and integrating Stetson's international mission into the campus ethos, from classes to curricular programs, from study abroad to international students, to inclusion of international issues in the curriculum, as well as linked with diversity, is a phenomenal opportunity given Stetson's values and approach to a significant educational experience".

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve." -- Mary Kay Ash

200 students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society last week

Approximately 200 of Stetson University’s top students were inducted into Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society at a Re-Chartering and Induction Ceremony at Stetson University last week. Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest freshman honor society and was originally chartered at Stetson in 1978 but had been inactive since the mid-1990s.  Stetson is the only central Florida college or university to have chapters of both Phi Eta Sigma, which specifically for freshmen, and Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious honor society for all undergraduate years.
All current undergraduate students who met the qualifications of having earned a 3.5 or higher GPA during their first year at university were invited to become members.
Furthermore, four Stetson faculty members were selected as honorary members this year - Dr. Michael Denner. associate professor of Russian studies: Dr. Phillip Lucas. Professor of religious studies: Dr. Carolyn Nicholson, professor of marketing: and Dr. Stephen Robinson, professor of music.
At the ceremony, students were encouraged by several people to continue pursuing academic accomplishment. They were also told to find, explore, and share their passions for learning and teaching. 
"Love your studies. Love the people you study with. Pass it on."

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Stetson University’s School of Business Administration has been named among nation’s best

Princeton Review released a new guidebook on October 11th, 2011, that lists Stetson University’s School of Business Administration as one of the “Best 294 Business Schools”. The new 2012 edition of the book includes a profile of Stetson’s School of Business Administration. The profile provides information on academics, student life and environment, the admissions process, statistical data and career placement services.

Stetsons profile on the Princeton Review includes comments directly from students. " The atmosphere is collaborative, as most students are also interested in diversifying their skills in both business and networking," the guidebook said. " For professionals the atmosphere is supportive, and students find they 'can relate with classmates, since many also have full-time jobs." Students especially highlighted Stetson’s small class size, personalized education, accessible and supportive faculty, modern facilities, flexible schedules for working professionals, and global focus, including opportunities to study business abroad during short or semester-long trips.  

To make Stetson’s Business School one of the best in the country, the graduate faculty is committed to delivering the highest quality instruction in an active-learning, engaged environment. Professors teach students within small classes and provide insights and focus on academics. In today’s rapidly changing global environment it is really important to have a curriculum that focuses on international aspects as much as it focuses on domestics. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Halloween is just around the corner - want to get scarred at Halloween Horror Nights

On Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 you have the possibility to go to Halloween Horror Nights XXI at Universal Studios.

If you decide to go, you can purchase your tickets at Hatter Production until noon on October 14th. The price of the ticket is $66.99 and includes transfer from Stetson University to Universal Studios and back. The bus will be leaving around 6pm that day and get back around 3am.

Have any questions or just want to reserve a ticket?
Feel free to contact

Want your friends or even yourself to be on one of the Reality Campaign posters around the campus?

Have you ever wondered how students got chosen to be in the Reality Campaign posters around the campus?
If you are in the opinion that one of your friends or classmates are Social Influencers, you might want to nominate them to be shown on this years Reality Campaign posters. At the moment, we are looking for new faces to be shown around campus.

Don't know what a Social Influencer is?
A Social Influencer is a student who is respected, seen as cool, and an overall likeable guy or girl by a majority of students and student groups. This student goes to parties and other social events and is also really responsible. Those are the students who might drink at parties but don't get wasted. Other students might listen to this student and value their opinion. Students fell comfortable being around that person and like to ask that person for advice.

If you have one or more students in mind, click the link below and nominate up to 5 students. The students listed the most will be represented on the posters.

Nominate students

Friday, October 7, 2011

Nothing to do on a rainy day like this?!

How about watching "Insidious" tonight at 9pm at the Stetson Room. In case the rain decides to stop by tonight, the movie will be shown at the Hulley Tower. Bring a blanket to get all snuggeled up. This event like many others is created by Hatter Production. Free popcorn, candy corn, as well as drinks are offered.

Insidious is a 2011 American independent supernatural horror movie written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan. The story of the movie centers on a couple that moves with their three children into an old house and begins to suspect that they are under siege from otherworldly forces when their youngest son inexplicably enters a comatose state and becomes a vessel for ghosts in an astral dimension.

Stetson University Senior and Transfer Expo

On Monday, October 10th, the Office of Admission will be hosting approximately 200 visitors for their Senior and Transfer Expo. High School Seniors, Transfer Students, and their families will be shadowing classes, touring the campus, and meeting with staff and faculty all over the campus.
If you are interested in attending the Senior and Transfer Expo please call 800.688.0101

We invite you in welcoming these future Hatters to our campus.

Monday, October 3, 2011

"The Buried Life" visited Stetsons campus

I hope everyone had a great weekend and got to enjoy Floridas gorgeous Fall.
Maybe some of you guys went to see Ben Nemtin and Dave Lingwood from MTV's popular bucket list show "The Burried Life" at Stetson University’s’ campus last Saturday.

While they were on our campus they talked about their show and why it’s important to give back and be all you can be in life. They travel the globe in a purple RV to complete a list of “100 Things We Want To Do Before We Die.” Along the way, they also help strangers accomplish something on their own list. Everywhere they go they ask the question: “What do you want to do before you die?”

Have a great week everyone and don't forget about tomorrows Values Day.