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Library 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. The deadline for all entries is Friday 27 March 2015. Both Research Prizes are open to all students who completed a research paper in ENGL 101, or First-Year Seminar (FSEM) during the last calendar year (spring, summer, or fall semesters 2014). 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.

Please visit this page for more information.

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Therapy Dogs Tuesday 10 March

Stressed about your midterms? Feeling worn out staying up late writing papers? Sounds like you need to visit with some therapy dogs. Come to the library on Tuesday 10 March from 10:00 – 4:00 and take a break with some adorable stress relievers.

Therapy dogs are specially trained dogs that are very friendly to people and other animals. Spending just a few minutes with them helps relieve stress and promote relaxation.


Infographics Contest

The duPont-Ball Library is sponsoring an infographics contest for Spring 2015 semester. The winners will receive an Amazon gift card. An infographic visually presents research and data in an aesthetically pleasing, concise, and easy to understand way. You do not need to be a graphic artist to create an infographic, just be able to present data coherently and creatively.

All Stetson University students enrolled in the Spring 2015 semester are eligible to enter the contest. Visit this page for more information.

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Please be Courteous and Respectful

During finals week the duPont-Ball Library is busier than it ever has been. Students use the library for a variety of reasons, including writing papers, group projects, and quiet study. Please be respectful and courteous of your fellow students using the library by minimizing noise and distractions and cleaning up after yourself.

Good luck on those finals! Straight A’s for all the Hatters!


Extended Exam Hours

In partnership with the Academic Affairs Committee of the Student Government Association, the library is pleased to announce extended late night hours December 7th through December 12th. The library will be open until 2:00 am each of those evenings. Thank you to SGA and the library staff who made these extra hours possible.

Please see the library’s calendar for all the library’s hours.


New 3D Printer

The duPont-Ball Library now owns a UPrint SE Plus 3D printer. The printer offers high-end ABS filament printing with dissolvable rafting/scaffolding. Because of the cost of this machine and the cost of the materials to support it, this printer is restricted to academic print jobs by appointment Monday-Friday beginning at 8:30 am. Print jobs must be completed by 5:00 pm. Other print jobs may be done any time the library is open on the library’s two MakerBot printers which do NOT require reservations.

To reserve a time to use the printer visit this page.


Please Pardon Our Dust

You may have noticed the duPont-Ball Library has been hard at work shifting books, kicking up dust, and making a wee bit of noise. This is to make room for the brand new Hollis Family Student Success Center that will be located on the south side of the mezzanine. When the center is completed it will be a great area for students to study, collaborate, and learn.


Congratulations to Dr. Joe Woodside

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Woodside who submitted the winning faculty application for the library’s Google Glass project that supports innovation in Stetson’s teaching and learning mission. Dr. Woodside’s project is titled “WTAM: Wearable Technology Acceptance Model.” Dr. Woodside will share the results of his project in a public forum at the end of this academic year.