Really quick because I spent 10am-6pm today doing no good work.

I have grown really attached to the Cross Cultural Center. Let me list why!

  • Open 8am to 2am everyday, which is a lot better than other buildings
  • A second home of sorts. You can do a lot besides find a bed or shower. You can cook, relax, watch TV, chat etc. Very flexible environment
  • It can be as quiet or loud as you want. Usually the building is quiet so it is comfortable enough to relax a bit, and try to do work
  • You can socialize freely as well
  • You can utilize a full kitchen with stove, microwave, fridge, freezer and pans
  • Three computers to do work or relax on
  • Two sofas to sit or lie in

Honestly can’t think of a more flexible and open place to be at on Stetson campus. Sure you can be in a 24 hour center or your dorm, but you still don’t have a kitchen to leverage or a quiet place to allow concentration. This is just an opinion, though I wish more people used the space. It is unique with every bullet point I put about it.

Bye! Have a nice weekend!

Anonymous Asked

QuestionIm a senior in high school and I am interested in attending stetson but I have a few questions. Im a minority and I was wondering how diverse is it? In the beginning wanted to attend a state university to get the "full college experience" do you feel like you get a good experience at stetson? Answer

The Director of Diversity and Inclusion is Yolany at ygonell@stetson.edu

Honestly it depends on which race you are. I mean, if you’re me and Asian you almost never see other Asians. If you are African American there are more of them on campus, most def.

Besides that? Stetson is still a majority white campus. Around 60%. Not under 50 but not over 80 either. It shows every day. Think about what diversity means to you first, is my opinion. 

Haha I am pretty thankful going to Stetson experience wise that we have class sizes of 25 and under. We also can see professors outside of class for extra help. Good friggin luck finding that at a university with 10000+ students. There wouldn’t be space, so you get classes with 40-100 students! How can you get your questions in? You might not be able to. Good luck finding your professor with the 39-99 others and the professor’s extra 39-99 essays and tests to grade or find teacher assistants to grade.

Extra questions?

Taking a break in the Cross Cultural Center with tea generously provided by a staff member. Have lots to do but want to work on myself, my personal things first.

Hi!

About Values Day. Values Day is an annual day off from classes to spend with students and faculty learning about values. Here I go:

  1. I got up late(r) at 7ish am
  2. Left at 7:30am to be at the Stetson Room in the CUB for Values Day volunteering
  3. I left to store food in the Cross Cultural Center
  4. One of the staff asked me to move Values Day shirt boxes into a car
  5. We fit all but two boxes so I and a grad student carried a box each away to Elizabeth Hall
  6. After three breaks I put the box away
  7. I came back and everyone had left
  8. I hitched a ride from Heather in Center for Community Engagement
  9. I spent 90 minutes socializing with people at The Arc http://arcvolusia.org/
  10. I came back and studied for an hour for my Accounting test tommorow (aka today) instead of going to the keynote speaker
  11. I got info from non profit organizations looking for volunteers at the Global Citizenship Fair
  12. I ate A FREE LUNCH IN THE COMMONS WITH FULL FEATURED ENTREE, MILK, FRUITS, VEGGIES ALL UNLIMITED
  13. I chatted with a friend about my family for 30 minutes
  14. I sat outside the CUB to let my stomach digest….I ate a lot
  15. I rushed 10 minutes late to a Values Day Workshop at the business school about how Millennials are perceived. That is the 15-30 ish year olds reading me as of 2014. Great session about how us youth are perceived
  16. I rushed to Sage Hall/sciences for a Workshop about making your Spiritual Life Map. Good stuff too!
  17. I rushed to the LBC/business to study Accounting with two classmates
  18. I got a slice of pizza and a drink with a professor, and talked about college life and the social climate around Stetson, and other sociologically minded things
  19. I ran five minutes late to a meeting for the Enactus club on campus at the LBC http://enactus.org/
  20. Attended meeting, reflected on talk with professor
  21. I walked home
  22. I talked with a neighbor for about 100 minutes about how the day was going, and how to get rid of my roaches in my home that still befuddle me.
  23. I went home, brushed my teeth, put things away, and fell asleep
  24. zzzzz…..

Got my name tag today for my Multicultural Student Council exec job as volunteer coordinator! #officehours #food

Obama video addresses newly naturalized US citizens

Naturalization ceremony at Lee Chapel. People becoming US citizens. Lots of different people. Full audience. Babies, likely relatives, Stetson faculty, becoming a US citizen. I take my citizenship for granted. It came included with my birth!

Hello readers

I have been trying to supply this blog with more content lately. However, this week, I will probably post less often. I have a major accounting test on Wednesday. It’s the infamous test-you-need-a-70-in-or-they-kick-you-out-of-the-program kind. I also am participating a fair lot in Values Day this Tuesday instead of my three classes-phew!

http://www.stetson.edu/other/values-day/schedule.php

I will be volunteering, going to the spiritual life workshop second, and the Personal Growth workshop first about how I as a young person am perceived. My word!

I also have three tests next week. They are very important and each counts for something big like 20% of my grade in the class ALONE. My calendar is almost FULL until Friday. ORGANIZED AND READY FOR STUDYING BUT FULL.

On a plus side I had a very relaxing weekend and caught up in classes. I also cooked. I made a totally better than whatever-that-place-is-called surf and turf with two slices of whole wheat bread, a slab of cooked egg, three grilled chicken tenderloins, a salmon fillet, and popcorn shrimp. And some leftover smashed avocado. 

I don’t mean to bore you, but shrug it is the life of a college student :D. You get the full bed and seclusion but roach buddies too. :P

Stay safe.

911 flag memorial and day of events at Stetson cub and green
More info:
http://www.stetson.edu/portal/stetson-today/2014/09/911-day-of-service-and-remembrance 911 flag memorial and day of events at Stetson cub and green
More info:
http://www.stetson.edu/portal/stetson-today/2014/09/911-day-of-service-and-remembrance

911 flag memorial and day of events at Stetson cub and green

More info:

http://www.stetson.edu/portal/stetson-today/2014/09/911-day-of-service-and-remembrance