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Stetson University

Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includ...
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Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includes the main College of Law campus in Gulfport/St. Petersburg, the Tampa Law Center in downtown Tampa and the Stetson University Center at Celebration in the Orlando area.

Stetson University serves a diverse student population of 3,700 in nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The university's four colleges and schools offer more than 60 majors and minors in 13 degree programs. There are 256 full-time faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees, and there is an 11 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Stetson is consistently ranked among the best universities in the South in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition.
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  • Museum of Florida Art seeks replacement for director Jennifer Coolidge

     
    The Museum of Florida Art will honor its former executive director Jennifer Coolidge at its annual meeting on Oct. 27 with a reception in her honor. Coolidge, who served for nearly 10 years as executive director for the Museum of Florida Art, resigned...
  • Stetson University to hold musical ‘petting zoo’ for kids

     
    Stetson University in DeLand is hosting a musicalinstrument “petting zoo” for kids of all ages on Sept. 10. Children will have a chance to see a variety of instruments up close and even try them out. Stetson will provide snacks. The event,...
  • Stetson season opens with ‘Almost Maine’

     
    Stetson University opens its 106th season with John Cariani's romantic comedy Almost, Maine, Sept. 22-25 at Stover Theatre on the DeLand campus. This comedy gives a peek into the lives of several characters who inhabit a small town in northern Maine where...
  • Professor lectures on East Indian music at Seminole State College

     
    The Fine Arts Department at Seminole State College of Florida will present its first monthly ArtsMatters program on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The program will feature Nandkishor Muley, a professor of ethnomusicology at Stetson University and Rollins College....
  • LeMieux and budget experts to talk national debt in Central Florida

     
    U.S. Senator George LeMieux, who made the national debt his main theme since taking office last year, will join several budget experts to talk about long-term fiscal solutions at public forums in Orlando and Tampa. The experts include former U.S....
  • College rankings: U.S. News & World Report posting latest lists on Tuesday — Here’s a peek at top 25

     
    U.S. News & World Report is offering a peek at the schools taking the top 25 slots on its 2011 list of best national universities. The advance list is in alphabetical order. The actual rankings will be posted here on Tuesday. Because of ties, more than...
  • College rankings: Forbes lists UF No. 1 in Florida

     
    The University of Florida ranks first in Florida in Forbes magazine's annual list of best colleges. Forbes' list of 600 public and private colleges and universities across the country is based on student course evaluations and data that includes gr...
  • Pets welcome at Stetson dorm

     
    We told you in January about Stetson University’s plans to make Nemec Hall a pet-friendly dormitory at the start of the fall term. Well, the pets and their students have settled in and are enjoying the new digs. You can read all about it and watch a...
  • Free Festival of Orchestras event features Schumann master class

     
    The Festival of Orchestras' final free summer-series event features a master class and piano presentation at the festival's new home, the Northland performing arts center in Longwood. The evening is titled “A Love Story: Robert and Clara Schumann,&#...
  • Need ‘crash course’ in grassroots campaigning? Stetson U offers workshop Saturday

     
    If you'd like some training on grassroots political campaigning, Stetson University in DeLand is offering a daylong workshop on Saturday. The conference will feature workshops led by campaign operatives, political scholars and community leaders of...
  • Final Festival of Orchestras summer program introduces Northland to patrons

     
    Count me among the converted: I visited Northland Performing Arts Center in Longwood last night for the final free summer series performance from Festival of Orchestras, and it was a lovely experience. First off, I was shocked at how close it is to...
  • Stetson’s free crash-course in campaigning set for Saturday

     
    So you want to be a candidate? Stetson University is offering, free to the public, a one-day crash-course in political campaigning. Information will be provided to those considering running for office, managing a campaign or just wanting to figure out how...