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DeStress Fest, May 2nd

Come to the library on Thursday, May 2 (Study Day) to relax, study, and de-stress before finals. DeStress Fest will take place on the main floor of the library, throughout the day, with a range of activities.

Scheduled activities include:

Meet a dog!

Three dogs, newly appointed as members of Stetson’s Paw-some Board of Directors, will visit the library. Stop by and visit with them.
·   11 am to noon – Dog Warden (accompanied by his human Melissa Simon)
·   12 noon to 1 pm – Dogs Ellie Rose and Gypsy (accompanied by their humans Jenn Williams and Darnie Petro)
· 10 am to 4 pm, by request – Warden, because his human works in the library

Create and Craft

1st floor
·      All day – Collage making
·      10 am to 12 noon – Clay pot decorating* (with free plant)
·      11 am to 1 pm  – Scratch-Off Card Craft*
·      1 pm to 3 pm  – Make a DIY Stressball*
*while supplies last


1st floor, all day (while supplies last)

Games Galore

1st floor, all day
·      Wii Video Games
·      Board Games
·      Word games
·      Puzzles

Final Countdown

Writing Center, 1st floor, 5 pm to 9 pm
·      Meet with a tutor in the writing Center
·      No appointment necessary – walk-ins only

Counter Programming

1st floor TVs
·      Relaxing video content on library screens

This event is hosted by the Library, the Writing Center, and the Hollis Family Student Success Center.

medal winner

Library Research Prize Contest Open

The duPont-Ball Library announces the opening of competition for the library’s Evans C. Johnson Research Prize and the R. Neil Scott Research Prize. The contest is sponsored by the library to encourage the thorough, effective, creative and ethical uses of research resources. $200 in prizes may be awarded for each prize.

Both Research Prizes are open to all students who completed a research paper as a first-year student during the last calendar year (Spring, Summer or Fall semesters, 2023).

Complete details and entry information can be found on the Library Research Prize website:  http://www2.stetson.edu/library/resources/research-prize/. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15.

The winner(s) will be recognized by the library and listed in the Academic Honors Convocation program. Winning papers will be featured on the library’s website. Please contact Laura Kirkland at (386) 822-4027 or [email protected] with any questions.

YA Book Club – Book & Discussion Sign Up

Join us this semester as the duPont-Ball Library YA Book Club reads: The Luminaries by Susan Dennard. All participants will receive a free copy of the book, as well as cultural credit (after attending the final discussion.) Complete the following survey to reserve your copy by February 9th!


Email [email protected] for more information and question.

Sign Up for an Innovation Lab Workshop! (Cultural Credit)

Four times throughout the semester you have the opportunity to tour the Innovation Lab and learn how to use the technology available for your academic and personal projects!

Attendees will get a quick introduction to all the equipment in the lab and see examples of projects completed using the sewing machine, shop equipment, 3D printers, 3D scanning equipment, and so on. Information about how to get in-depth, one-on-one help in the Innovation Lab will be included.

The workshop lasts approximately 40 minutes and will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Monday 1/29 at 4 PM
  • Tuesday 2/20 at 6 PM
  • Thursday 3/14 at 4 PM
  • Wednesday 4/10 at 6 PM

Limit 8 people per event – Sign up HERE. Cultural Credit available and a free pre-made 3D print will be handed out.

QEP equals Gather Analyze Present

Are all sources created equal? Workshop: 11/2, noon to 1 pm

Are some information sources better than others? Why do some assignments require you to use peer-reviewed articles or empirical articles? Why are some sources considered inappropriate for a research paper? In this  workshop, you will learn about different sources of information, how they are created, and ways to use them in a research project. Cultural Credit is available for this QEP workshop. 

Location: Library 1st floor, East Room
Time: 12 noon to 1 pm
Contact: Jennifer Corbin,  [email protected]