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Stetson Spotlight Series Presents: Dengke Chen

The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on April 26 with a presentation by Dr. Dengke Chen, Assistant Professor of Digital Arts, who will speak on “A Comparative Study and Virtual Representation of Construction Technique and Traditional Carpentry of Dong and Han’s wooden Architecture.

Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

SPOTLIGHT NOW OFFERS CULTURAL CREDIT!
Please encourage your students to attend.

Click here for a complete schedule of Stetson’s Spotlight Series.

A Comparative Study and Virtual Representation of Construction Technique and Traditional Carpentry of Dong and Han’s wooden Architecture

As one of the minority groups primarily located in the mountains of southern China, Dong people are famous for their unique carpentry skills and traditional construction techniques. By the impact of urbanization and lacks of succession to the young generation, these skills are endangered. My project attempts the preservation of the rare cultural heritage by analyzing and virtual representing Dong’s carpentry skills and construction techniques through interdisciplinary design.

Dengke Chen holds an M.F.A. in new media from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.F.A. in animation from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He comes to Stetson from the Pennsylvania State University, where he taught as an adjunct professor and an instructor.

Chen specializes in 3D animation and digital video. As a graduate research assistant, he created animations to describe a balanced approach to integrating environmental, economic, sociological and aesthetic dimensions of landscape through strategic research and design. He has worked on numerous commercial projects and also as an art director for a popular children’s TV show for China Central Television. With a strong art background and professional experience, he explores the magical world of storytelling in his work, which can be new media, 2D or 3D animation, digital painting and comic art.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.

Stetson Cardiac Cell Scientist Receives Funding – Stetson Today

[This story was reprinted in its entirety from Stetson Today

Heather Evans-Anderson, Ph.D., assistant professor of health sciences at Stetson University, is the recipient of a PALM Network fellowship and the 2019 Willa Dean Lowery grant. She will use the funds, totaling $13,000, to create a student-centered, technology-rich and active-learning classroom for her anatomy and physiology classes and further her research on communication between cardiac cells during the early stages of heart development using CRISPR technology. The funding also provides an opportunity to present her research at national conferences.

“Applying for funding requires persistence,” said Evans-Anderson. “These funds also will provide a great opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research that I would not otherwise be able to do. I apply for as many opportunities as I can in order to expand possibilities for my students.”

The research process includes traveling to conferences and meetings to present and share research findings with field colleagues and experts. Travel and research expenses can add up, but funding from fellowships and grants can provide a researcher with financial support.

“Attending scientific meetings provides invaluable networking opportunities,” said Evans-Anderson. “In addition, the reagents that I need for conducting CRISPR studies, particularly the genomic sequencing, are very expensive. I wouldn’t be able to do these things or provide such exciting opportunities for my students without these funds.”

Heather Evans-Anderson, Ph.D.

The PALM Network is a national group of dedicated teachers who are committed to active teaching and learning in life science education and STEM classrooms. The fellowship, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Coordination Networks, provides funding to support training in order to promote use of evidence-based, active-learning strategies in teaching.

The organization also provides a chance for fellows and mentors to collaborate on specific goals as well as participate in journal clubs to discuss teaching strategies that promote learning.

“The PALM Network program will provide me with an opportunity to grow as an educator by promoting my ability to conduct active-learning strategies in my classroom to enhance student engagement,” said Evans-Anderson. “Strategies, such as, peer collaboration and encouraging in-class participation will help students connect with and gain more from the course content. I also will be assessing my students’ learning success by comparing test results before and after implementing active-learning assignments and obtaining feedback from students.”

Evans-Anderson will be working with an expert on the science of learning. Her mentor, Mari K. Hopper, Ph.D., is the associate dean of biomedical sciences at Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Huntsville, Texas, has published several papers on active learning. Evans-Anderson will be presenting preliminary data from the pedagogical research that has been conducted as a result of The PALM Network program during the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society conference in Portland, Oregon in May.

“Being a part of The PALM Network fellowship program allows me to be a part of an elite group of dedicated teachers whose mission is to improve student learning,” said Evans-Anderson. “I am very proud to be part of this organization and look forward to the exciting opportunities it will bring.”

The Willa Dean Lowery grant will provide Evans-Anderson with an opportunity to further her research using CRISPR technology, which allows a user to cut and replace DNA sections to edit genes in a living organism. Evans-Anderson and her students will use CRISPR to study endothelial and cardiomyocyte cell interactions by genetically modifying an invertebrate organism to investigate the regulatory mechanisms of heart development. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.

“Once my students and I successfully edit genes using CRISPR, we will then use next-generation sequencing to examine the entire genome of our mutants in order to determine the overall impact of target-gene editing,” explained Evans-Anderson. “This information will provide significant insight into how the selected target genes impact heart development as well as provide potential new targets to examine.”

Evans-Anderson collaborated with Lynn Kee, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Stetson, and her advanced genetics class students for preliminary work required for the Willa Dean Lowery grant. The students will be presenting their work during the Stetson Showcase on Tuesday, April 16.

Evans-Anderson sees great potential with using CRISPR technology as an educational tool and will present her classroom work with CRISPR during the annual American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando on Sunday, April 7.

Students also will have an opportunity to present preliminary research findings during the annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and American Society for Cell Biology conference next fall as well as the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the Stetson Showcase and Florida Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference in spring 2020.

The project’s preliminary data will be used for additional grant applications. Evans-Anderson — who says she wants to take students to conferences and meetings to “show them the exciting world of research by interacting with renowned scientists in the field” — expects that she and her students will publish scientific research papers in academic journals.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and an estimated 610,000 people die in the United States each year. The research findings may provide important clues that could support new treatments for preventing and treating cardiovascular conditions.

“Understanding how different genes work together to build the heart can help create new therapies for addressing cardiac defects and disease,” said Evans-Anderson.

-Sandra Carr

Source: Stetson Cardiac Cell Scientist Receives Funding – Stetson Today

CORRECTION: Stetson Spotlight Rescheduled

PLEASE NOTE that due to scheduling conflicts Dr. Daniil Zavlunov’s spotlight presentation has been rescheduled for April 12th.

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The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on April 12 with a presentation by Dr. Daniil Zavlunov, Assistant Professor of Music History, who will speak on “The Afterlife of Tselontnyä-Analiz (Holistic Analysis): Topic Theory in Soviet Musicology”.

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

SPOTLIGHT NOW OFFERS CULTURAL CREDIT!
Please encourage your students to attend.

Click here for a complete schedule of Stetson’s Spotlight Series.

The Afterlife of Tselontnyä-Analiz (Holistic Analysis): Topic Theory in Soviet Musicology

During the 1930s, Soviet music scholars were intent on developing a “Marxist theory of music.” One of the most significant manifestations of that search was the creation of a new analytical method called “tselostnïy analiz” (holistic analysis), which aimed to consider musical structure, content, and context symbiotically. More radically, holistic analysis itself was an attempt to define and legitimize the discipline of music analysis as a “scientific” endeavor and an independent branch of Soviet musicology. One of the distinctive trademarks of holistic analysis was its direct interest in engaging with music’s signifying potential, which engendered a blossoming of musical semiotics, and, specifically, of—what in the West today is known as—“topic theory.” Topics are musical “signs,” commonplaces, or conventions, which are capable of extra-musical signification. They are elements of musical discourse, furnishing one possible access to meaning in music. Significantly, Soviet topic theory predates that in the West by some decades. My Spotlight talk explores the philosophy behind and ideology of holistic analysis, and then considers one of the analytical system’s most important contributions.

Daniil Zavlunov is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music, with a particular emphasis on the Russian and Italian operatic traditions. Over the last decade, his research has focused on the works and world of Mikhail Glinka. At present, Dr. Zavlunov is writing a cultural history of opera in Russia during the reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855), which draws heavily on new archival sources.

His other scholarly interests include 17th- and 18th-century music, Soviet music and intellectual thought about music, theories of musical form, and music analysis. Some of his research has appeared in The Journal of Musicology and Music Theory Online. In recent years, he has held visiting appointments – teaching music history and theory – at Princeton University, Dartmouth, Skidmore and Haverford Colleges.

At Stetson, Dr. Zavlunov teaches a wide variety of courses in the School of Music, the Department of Creative Arts and the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. In addition to his pedagogical and scholarly pursuits, he is also an avid harpsichordist.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.

Stetson Spotlight Series Presents: Daniil Zavlunov

The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on April 12 with a presentation by Dr. Daniil Zavlunov, Assistant Professor of Music History, who will speak on “The Afterlife of Tselontnyä-Analiz (Holistic Analysis): Topic Theory in Soviet Musicology”.

Date: Friday, April 12
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

SPOTLIGHT NOW OFFERS CULTURAL CREDIT!
Please encourage your students to attend.

Click here for a complete schedule of Stetson’s Spotlight Series.

The Afterlife of Tselontnyä-Analiz (Holistic Analysis): Topic Theory in Soviet Musicology

During the 1930s, Soviet music scholars were intent on developing a “Marxist theory of music.” One of the most significant manifestations of that search was the creation of a new analytical method called “tselostnïy analiz” (holistic analysis), which aimed to consider musical structure, content, and context symbiotically. More radically, holistic analysis itself was an attempt to define and legitimize the discipline of music analysis as a “scientific” endeavor and an independent branch of Soviet musicology. One of the distinctive trademarks of holistic analysis was its direct interest in engaging with music’s signifying potential, which engendered a blossoming of musical semiotics, and, specifically, of—what in the West today is known as—“topic theory.” Topics are musical “signs,” commonplaces, or conventions, which are capable of extra-musical signification. They are elements of musical discourse, furnishing one possible access to meaning in music. Significantly, Soviet topic theory predates that in the West by some decades. My Spotlight talk explores the philosophy behind and ideology of holistic analysis, and then considers one of the analytical system’s most important contributions.

Daniil Zavlunov is a musicologist specializing in nineteenth-century music, with a particular emphasis on the Russian and Italian operatic traditions. Over the last decade, his research has focused on the works and world of Mikhail Glinka. At present, Dr. Zavlunov is writing a cultural history of opera in Russia during the reign of Nicholas I (1825-1855), which draws heavily on new archival sources.

His other scholarly interests include 17th- and 18th-century music, Soviet music and intellectual thought about music, theories of musical form, and music analysis. Some of his research has appeared in The Journal of Musicology and Music Theory Online. In recent years, he has held visiting appointments – teaching music history and theory – at Princeton University, Dartmouth, Skidmore and Haverford Colleges.

At Stetson, Dr. Zavlunov teaches a wide variety of courses in the School of Music, the Department of Creative Arts and the Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. In addition to his pedagogical and scholarly pursuits, he is also an avid harpsichordist.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.

Stetson Spotlight Presents: Deborah Goldring

The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on March 15 with a presentation by Dr. Deborah Goldring, Associate Professor of Marketing, who will speak on “Corporate Rebranding: Understanding Managerial Motivations via Controlled Messaging”.

Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

SPOTLIGHT NOW OFFERS CULTURAL CREDIT!
Please encourage your students to attend.

Click here for a complete schedule of Stetson’s Spotlight Series.

“Corporate Rebranding: Understanding Managerial Motivations via Controlled Messaging

Companies are under constant pressure to maintain customer authenticity and face unrelenting competition in the market from other brands who strive to gain consumers’ attention. A brand’s corporate name can break through the visual clutter and noise to create an up-to-date brand identity. While in the past, companies may have preserved the same brand name for years or even decades, now companies regularly renew their brand names. The balance between refreshing the brand and maintaining the existing brand is of critical strategic importance. Prior research has focused on theoretical frameworks for corporate rebranding that go beyond mere administrative necessity; however, there is an opportunity to empirically explore the internal managerial conditions that provoke corporate rebranding. This research, in its early stages of development, examines the antecedents of corporate rebranding efforts.

Deborah Goldring is an assistant professor of marketing in the School of Business Administration at Stetson University. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in marketing. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience as a marketing executive with small- and medium-sized businesses in industries including healthcare, manufacturing, technology and professional services. Dr. Goldring earned her Ph.D. in marketing from Florida Atlantic University.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.

Stetson Spotlight Series Presents: Leila Roach

The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on February 22 with a presentation by Dr. Leila Roach, Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Chair of Counselor Education, who will speak on “Exploration and Expansion of Mental Health Services in Bhutan”.

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 222
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

SPOTLIGHT NOW OFFERS CULTURAL CREDIT!
Please encourage your students to attend.

Click here for a complete schedule of Stetson’s Spotlight Series.

Exploration and Expansion of Mental Health Services in Bhutan

In 1972, Bhutan, a small Buddhist country nestled in the Himalaya Mountains, operationalized the concept of Gross National Happiness in the GNH Index. Two of the nine domains of GNH are health (physical and mental) and psychological well-being. Psychological well-being includes quality of life, life satisfaction, and spirituality. To address these domains and to meet the growing demand, Bhutan invited United States counselors to assist in responding to the increasing mental health problems, social and family issues, and school and career guidance needs. Leila Roach completed her second appointment in Bhutan while working on her 2018 Summer Grant with the National Board of Certified Counselors International (NBCC-I) and the Bhutan Ministry of Health at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in the capital city of Thimphu. In this presentation, she will talk about her experiences as a mental health provider, trainer, and supervisor including: the current structure of healthcare in Bhutan; the range of identified mental health and family/social concerns; cross-cultural counseling issues including the intersection of mental health, culture and religion; and areas for future research.

Leila Roach earned her Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Central Florida. She coordinates the marriage, couple and family counseling program. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed mental health counselor, an approved supervisor for mental health counselors in the state of Florida and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Leila has 22 years experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, including members of the deaf community, in a variety of settings. She has advanced training in play therapy, couples counseling and disaster mental health. Some of her research interests include wellness in counseling and counselor education, the personal and professional development of counseling students, and spirituality in counseling. She holds professional membership in several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and is active on the national, state, and local level. She presents at local, state, regional, national, and international conferences.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.

Stetson Spotlight Series Presents: Danielle Lindner

The 2018-19 Stetson Spotlight Series continues on February 15 with a presentation by Dr. Danielle Linder, Associate Professor of Psychology, who will speak on “Psychometric Evaluation of the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale in College Men”.

Date: Friday, February 15
Time: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm
Location: Lynn Business Center 124
Snacks will be available. All are welcome!

SPOTLIGHT NOW OFFERS CULTURAL CREDIT!
Please encourage your students to attend.


Click here for a complete schedule of Stetson’s Spotlight Series.

Psychometric Evaluation of the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale in College Men

According to objectification theory, repeated experiences of sexual objectification socialize women in Westernized cultures to engage in self-objectification, taking on an observer’s perspective when they think about their own bodies and equating their bodies with who they are as people (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997). Self-objectification is linked to a number of negative consequences, including body image disturbance, disordered eating, depression, and sexual dysfunction (see Tiggemann, et al., 2010 for a review). A central challenge in the study of objectification theory has been problems with the measurement of self-objectification. In 2017, along with Stacey Tantleff-Dunn of Rollins College, I published the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale (SOBBS), a new measure of self-objectification for women. In this presentation, I will share the results of a study examining the utility of the SOBBS for measuring self-objectification in men, including the results of measurement invariance testing, which sheds light on similarities and differences in the ways women and men experience self-objectification and its consequences. I will then discuss how findings from this scale development work can inform the debate about whether objectification theory applies to men.

Danielle Lindner earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2014 after completing her predoctoral internship at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Her clinical interests include body image and eating disorders, health behavior change, and mindfulness-based interventions. Lindner’s primary research interests lie within the area of body image, eating disorders and obesity. Her research integrating objectification theory and social comparison theory to explain the development of body image disturbance and disordered eating was recognized by the Obesity and Eating Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Lindner is excited to continue studying body image at Stetson University and looks forward to mentoring undergraduate students in research.

Stetson Spotlight Series

The Stetson Spotlight Series at Stetson University is a showcase of faculty research, creative inquiry, and other scholarly engagement to the campus community. Presenters are primarily recipients of grant awards through the Stetson Summer Grant Program.

Click here for a complete schedule of the Stetson Spotlight Series.

Political Science faculty give students voice in their curriculum | Stetson Today

As an incoming first-year student, Giansy Paul never imagined she would be asking Political Science majors at Stetson about the changes they’d like to see in their curriculum.Giansy PaulPaul signed up for a First Year Seminar (FSEM) last fall called “The Voice of the People,” examining the role of citizens in a democracy and whether they are informed enough to participate effectively in political decision-making.Along the way, she became part of an innovative project to gather opinions from political science majors at Stetson about potential changes in their department’s curriculum. These suggestions are now under review and could lead to revisions to better educate the students for the 21st century.

“I think what my class did was something that I don’t think most colleges do, which sets us apart from other colleges,” said Paul, a student from Miami who plans to double major in Political Science and Public Management.

“By participating in the Deliberative Poll and watching the political science majors discuss their curriculum was another reason why I was like, ‘Yes, this is where I’m supposed to be,’” she said about attending Stetson

The project was the idea of her FSEM professor, David Hill, Ph.D., chair of the Political Science Department. Hill wanted to use a cutting-edge method of gathering opinions to hear from political science majors about possible revisions in their curriculum.

[read full article at Stetson Today]

Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) applications due in March.

The Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a signature program that fosters excellence in research and creative activity. The centerpiece of the program is an eight-week research-intensive experience under the mentorship of a Stetson University faculty member. [more]

Application deadline: March 12, 2019

 

New & Not-so-new Faculty Workshops: spring series

The Brown Center is launching a series of hosted sessions with units on campus to help you learn more about the resources available to you and your students.

Religious and Spiritual Life
Lindsey Carelli, Assistant Director of Interfaith Initiatives
Feb 01 | 2:30-3:30 | Elizabeth 103| [add to calendar]

Lindsey will walk you through the religious and spiritual diversity of Stetson undergraduates – including the rise of “nones” – and the programs they offer to support these students. She will also talk about how their office can support faculty managing their busy and stressful lives.


Counseling Services
Leigh Baker, Director of Counseling Center
Natasha Ramnauth, Counselor/Outreach Coordinator
Mar 01 | 2:30-3:30 | Griffith Hall Room 100 | [add to calendar]

Please join us for a review of Kognito At Risk Suicide Prevention training, an introduction to Student Counseling Services, and a tour of Griffith Hall. Please complete Kognito training before the session. Go to my.stetson.edu >Employee tab> My Job box > Kognito At Risk for Faculty and Staff Suicide Prevention Training > Select At-Risk for Faculty staff box > Click launch


Working with others through Strengths
Lizzie Dement, Assistant Director of Student Development & Campus Vibrancy
Mar 29 | 2:30-3:30 | Elizabeth 103 | [add to calendar]

So much of the work we do and our students do throughout their time at Stetson University centers around interaction with others. Throughout this workshop, we will explore ways to express our Strengths, ways to interpret the Strengths of others, and supporting our students in this exploration. Before participating in this workshop, you will take the CliftonStrengths assessment and learn more about the results, and the results of others, throughout this session.