Each year, Stetson University takes a day away from classes to celebrate our commitments to personal and social responsibility as exercised through the values of personal growth, intellectual development, and global citizenship.
This year’s Values Day planning committee has used the theme, “Building Community; Reflecting on our Values” to build an extensive program of activities that include a keynote on the geography of bliss, an art exhibit exploring issues international students face in the U.S., a variety of workshops exploring community building, storytelling and dialogue, and much more. Is the tyranny of choice hampering your own search for happiness? The following guide just might help.
In for a penny?
It’s a difficult choice but one of these events is sure to entice …
- Explore local history on a bus
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Back by popular demand, two Stetson History Department faculty, Drs. Andy Eisen and Emily Mieras, will lead a two-hour bus tour to explore the many untold and hidden histories of DeLand. Space is limited so register now to save your spot!
- Dialogue about equity and inclusion at Stetson
9 to 10:15 a.m. | Carlton Union Building, Stetson Room
Fresh off the presses! The Inclusive Implementation Strategy Group (IISG) will unveil a draft of the Stetson University Equity and Inclusion Statement. Don’t miss this opportunity to add your voice to this World Cafe style dialogue about equity and inclusion. RSVP Requested
- Attend a keynote lecture by Eric Weiner
10:30 a.m. to Noon | Elizabeth Hall, Lee Chapel
“Whatever your angle, you’ll leave Eric’s talks smiling — and a little wiser, too.” Eric will discuss themes from his book The Geography of Bliss.
- Explore human connection and bliss
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | Welcome Center, Lynn Presentation Room
Sponsored by the DuPont Ball Library, the Stetson R.E.A.D. (Reflect, Engage & Affirm Diversity; Read Eat And Discuss) combines lunch and reflective conversation with Eric Weiner about his book, The Geography of Bliss. RSVP Required
~facilitated by Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown and Lindsey Carelli
- Take in a workshop (or two)
- Block 1 Schedule – 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Block 2 Schedule – 3:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
A variety of workshops are being offered in the afternoon on topics related to Building Community, Contemplative Practices, Tools and Techniques for Dialogue, and Storytelling. Many will be facilitated by Stetson faculty. Review the schedule to make your choice.
In for a pound?
Are you all in? Planning to spend a full day in values immersion? Download the Guidebook App to make your customized Values Day schedule!