Daytona State to honor past board chair at gala event
The Daytona State College Foundation will honor longtime college supporter Jim Gardner during "An Evening in Tuscany" gala event set for Friday, Sept. 21, at DSC's Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Past president of ITT-Community Development Corp. and a former member and chairman of the DSC District Board of Trustees, Mr. Gardner distinguished himself as the original planner and developer of Palm Coast. He also was instrumental with ITT's donation of 100 acres to the college to start the Flagler/Palm Coast campus and with obtaining the funds from ITT for the amphitheater.
"An Evening in Tuscany" begins at 6:30 p.m. with guests enjoying wine tasting and gourmet chef stations featuring European cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs from DSC's Hospitality and Culinary Management program.
Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Daytona State College Foundation, providing funding for student scholarships and campus growth initiatives. Individual seats are priced at $125 and table sponsorships are available.
For more information, visit www.DaytonaState.edu/Foundation, call (386) 506-3110, or email foundation@DaytonaState.edu.
Occupational therapy students 'weigh in' on backpack issues
Students in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Daytona State College will "weigh-in" on backpack issues during an annual event to promote the 15 percent rule for maximum weight being carried in a backpack.
This year's event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, and Thursday, Sept. 20. Occupational Therapy Assistant students will encourage students and visitors to the Daytona Beach campus to have their backpacks, book bags, briefcases and purses weighed; participants will also be weighed to determine if the recommended weight of 15 percent of total body is being exceeded.
Participants may bring backpacks to The Landing (adjacent to ECHO Plaza and Education Hall, Bldg. 200) on the Daytona Beach Campus located at 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
For additional information about the National School Backpack Awareness Day visit www.AOTA.org or for more information about the OTA program at Daytona State call (386) 506-3850.
Stetson University welcomes 24 new faculty members; 2 professors promoted
Twenty-four faculty members joined the faculty at Stetson University's DeLand campus this fall - in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration and the School of Music.
In addition, two faculty members have been promoted. Dr. Kimberly Flint-Hamilton (Sociology and Anthropology) was promoted to the rank of professor, and Dr. Scott Jones (Marketing) is now associate professor.
New full-time faculty members include:
College of Arts & Sciences
.Dr. Barbie Bischof- visiting assistant professor of geography and environmental science
.Dr. James Buthman - visiting lecturer professor of political science
.Dr. Jacqueline Coyle - visiting assistant professor of psychology
.Dr. Allyson Fenwick - Brown visiting assistant professor
.Dr. Demetrios Glinos - visiting assistant professor of mathematics and computer science
.Maggie Herb - lecturer and director of the writing center
.Dr. K. Michael Keil - practitioner faculty/lab coordinator in integrative health science
.Abdelaziz Khourdifi, Fulbright instructor of Arabic
.Dr. Sean Peuquet -visiting assistant professor of creative arts/digital arts
.Dr. Karen Ryan - dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and professor of Russian Language and Literature
.Dr. Paul Sibbald - assistant professor of chemistry
.Dr. Sven Smith - visiting assistant professor of sociology
.Dr. Carine Strebel Halpern - ESOL visiting assistant/associate professor of teacher education
.Dr. Allan Thomas - Visiting assistant professor of physics
.Dr. Russell Triplett - visiting assistant professor of economics
.Dr. Robert Watson - visiting assistant professor of French; director of language commons
School of Music
.Dr. Timothy Peter - director of choral activities and professor of music
.Dr. Douglas Phillips - visiting assistant professor in music
School of Business Administration
.Dr. Giovanni Fernandez- visiting assistant professor of finance
.Dr. Deborah Goldring - assistant professor of marketing
.Kelly Hall - visiting instructor in management
.Dr. Matt Hurst - assistant professor of finance
.Dr. Tom Schwarz - dean of the school of business administration and professor of family business
.Dr. Jason Martin - assistant professor of library and head of public services