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Mask & Drawstring Bag Workshop

In these workshops, attendees will use the sewing machine to create a personalized mask or drawstring bag. The workshop will be held within the lobby area of our Innovation Lab where this workstation is located. Using materials that are provided, they will learn to use the sewing machine to produce either of these 2 projects. After completing one of these projects, a demonstration of using the Cricut machine will enable attendees to customize their mask/drawstring bag even further with iron-on (heat transfer) vinyl.

Due to space restrictions, a registration is required to attend any of the offered workshops. All workshops will have a maximum of 3 registrants. You must use a Stetson e-mail to register. Click link to view and register for this workshop.

https://stetson.libcal.com/calendar/innovation-station/

Research Prizes

The duPont-Ball Library competition for the library’s Evans C. Johnson Research Prize and the R. Neil Scott Research Prize is now open for 2021.

To apply:

  1. Fill out the online entry form.
  2. Upload a copy of your paper in Word or pdf format.
  3. Deadline for submissions: MARCH 19, 2021

Read all of the prize winning papers here.

Both Research Prizes are open to all students who as a first-year student completed a research paper during the last calendar year (spring, summer, or fall semesters 2020).

The contest is sponsored by the duPont-Ball Library to encourage the thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of research resources. $200 in prizes may be awarded for each prize.


The Evans C. Johnson Research Prize may be awarded each spring to a student who as a first-year student during the previous calendar year completed a research paper that shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources.

The monetary award is given by an anonymous donor in memory of Dr. Evans C. Johnson, Stetson University Professor of History 1953-1997. Dr. Johnson required students to illustrate effective use of research resources in papers for his courses, and this award is designed to reward such scholarship. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will receive an engraved plaque.


The R. Neil Scott Research Prize may be awarded each spring to a student who as a first-year student during the previous calendar year completed a research paper that shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. The R. Neil Scott Prize will give preference to papers dealing with the general themes of business or economics.

The monetary award is given in memory of Stetson alumnus and former Stetson librarian, R. Neil Scott, MBA,’82. In addition to the monetary award, the winner will receive an engraved plaque.


The winner(s) will be notified in April. Winners will be asked to submit copies of their papers in WORD format for the library’s website.

For more information, please see the document below. Contact Laura Kirkland (822-4027, [email protected]), Chair, duPont-Ball Library Research Prizes Committee, with any questions.

Mask Workshop

In this workshop, attendees will use the sewing machine and cricut machine to create a personalized mask. The workshop will be held within the lobby area of our Innovation Lab where these workstations are located. Using materials that are provided, they will learn to use the sewing machine and accompanying mask template to form a fitted cloth mask with adjustable ear loops. Then, a demonstration of using the Cricut machine will enable attendees to customize their mask even further with iron-on (heat transfer) vinyl.

Due to space restrictions, a registration is required to attend any of the offered workshops. All workshops will have a maximum of 3 registrants. You must use a Stetson e-mail to register. Click link to view and register for this workshop.

https://stetson.libcal.com/calendar/innovation-station/

Virtual Cultural Credit Events Available

The Library is offering three online cultural credit events on BlackBoard for all undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in any of the summer sessions.  Each event is a 33-minute video on a Stetson University history topic found under the “duPont-Ball Library” organization course.  After listening to one of the videos, take the 10-question online quiz.  The library staff will report the cultural credit completion to the Registrar for all students who score 70% or higher on the quiz.  Now available:  The John B. Stetson Family Legacy; An Idea Likely Too Big; and The Stetson Presidents.

R. Neil Scott Research Prize

The duPont-Ball Library is pleased to announce Austin Hill is the 2020 recipient of the R. Neil Scott Research Prize for his paper, “A Shift Away from Turfgrass Dominated Landscapes Will Improve Bee Health.”  The paper was written for Dr. Sarah Cramer’s FSEM course, The Secret Life of Bees. This prize is awarded to a 2019 first-year student who had the submitted paper that best shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. The Scott Prize gives preference to papers dealing with general themes of business or economics.  Congratulations, Austin!

Evans C. Johnson Research Prize

The duPont-Ball Library is pleased to announce Maria Gaglio is the 2020 recipient of the Evans C. Johnson Research Prize for her paper, “Accuracies and Inaccuracies: Analysis of the Portrayal of Schizophrenia in the Major Motion Picture, A Beautiful Mind.”  The paper was written for Dr. Laura Crysel’s FSEM course, Psychology of Popular Fiction. This prize is awarded to a 2019 first-year student who had the submitted paper that best shows thorough, effective, creative, and ethical uses of the library and research resources. Congratulations, Maria!

Library Building to Close Monday, March 23, 8:00pm

Stetson Community:

The university continues to follow the guidance coming from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health. On Friday, the university made changes to food services following the governor’s order to end in-house food service. As a result, students are now limited to take-out and pick-up services. Following recent restrictions on libraries throughout Florida, for the health and safety of our community, the duPont-Ball Library will be moving to virtual services effective Monday, March 23, at 8:00 pm.  The Library doors will close as of today, at 8 p.m., Monday, March 23. This is a difficult decision for us and we look forward to the day when we open our doors to you again.

We plan to continue to support students, faculty and staff by offering library services:

Ask A Librarian Virtual Information & Research Assistance:
[email protected]

Available: 
Monday-
Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 2 pm -8 pm

Updated 3/30/2020
Request Physical Items:
Locate the item in OneSearch and use the Request Item – Place Hold button.
https://www2.stetson.edu/library/ (OneSearch Tab)

See instructions for requesting items.

Starting March 30, the library will send items through campus mail or ship items to your home address.

Updated 3/30/2020
Equipment Pickup – by appointment only
Use this form to request  technology/equipment – laptops, cameras, voice recorders, tripods, etc.

Equipment Pickup at Library Front Doors:
Sunday-Friday: 2 pm to 5 pm

Questions about holds, renewals, borrowing, returning items:
[email protected]

Interlibrary Loan Questions:
[email protected]

If you need help with Archives and Special Collections:
[email protected]

The 24/7 Computer Lab (Room 15 L) on the Library Ground Floor is open to users but requires card swipe to enter.

Win a 3D printer at Maker Faire

Innovation takes on many forms. Discover what ideas/capabilities are coming to light.

Maker Faire Orlando 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21 from 10am to 7pm and on Sunday, October 22 from 10am to 5pm. The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, featuring exhibits in 3 air-conditioned exhibit halls and in the green spaces between the expo halls. All parking is on-site, and is free. A variety of food choices are available from on-site food vendors.

Win a 3D Printer!

Presale ticket purchasers will be entered into a drawing to win a Deltamaker 3D printer package valued at over $2500 from their sponsor, Deltamaker!

 

Get your tickets now!

In less than two weeks explore exhibits that present the latest breakthroughs in science, art, robots, crafts, comics, technology, music and more!