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Virtual Cultural Credit Events Offered by duPont-Ball Library

The duPont-Ball Library is offering three virtual cultural credit events in BlackBoard. All undergraduate students are already enrolled in the library’s BlackBoard course, so they will be able to see these now. Watch a video, take the online quiz, and earn a cultural credit for a score of 70% or higher.

The John B. Stetson Family Legacy – Event 86025
33-minute video and online quiz in BlackBoard
This presentation focuses on the early years of Stetson University and the influence and legacies of the University’s major benefactor, John B. Stetson, his wife Elizabeth, and their two sons, John B. Stetson, Jr. and G. Henry Stetson.

An Idea Likely Too Big: Andrew Carnegie’s Role in Stetson University’s First Free-Standing Library (Sampson Hall) – Event 86026
33-minute video and online quiz in BlackBoard
This presentation tells the story of Stetson President Lincoln Hulley’s efforts to get funding from industrialist Andrew Carnegie for Stetson’s first library building, which is today known as Sampson Hall.

Stetson University Presidents: A Walk through History – Event 86027
33-minute video and online quiz in BlackBoard
This presentation takes a look at the first eight Stetson University presidents and the highlights of their administrations.

Please Note: If you are a returning student who earned cultural credit for any of these three events in spring or summer of 2020, you cannot receive duplicate credits. Watch for announcements, however, of new cultural credit events offered by the duPont-Ball Library.

Questions? Email Sue Ryan at [email protected]

Vote on the Fall duPont-Ball Book Club book!

The duPont-Ball Book Club is returning this fall, and you get to decide what book we’ll read! Take a look at the descriptions in the poll, then vote for your favorite here. The winner with the most votes by this weekend will be available for free for the first 15 people to sign up for the book club, who will then come to the library to discuss it later in the semester!

If the poll doesn’t embed properly for you, you can also access it here. Voting ends Friday at midnight!

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!

Innovation Lab Workshops

Below is a survey intended to gain insight into what Innovation Lab workshops YOU want to do! It will help us set the time, day and frequency of the workshops we provide. Please take a moment to fill it out. Please use your Stetson e-mail!

We will send a response for those who are interested within two weeks with a link to sign up!

Technology Support in the Library

The duPont-Ball Library and the IT Department have worked together to create a Technology Help Desk in the library. Technology help will be available Sunday – Thursday from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the main desk in the library. Whether you are working in the library and need technology support or simply have a technology related question, stop by the Technology Help Desk during the hours listed above.