World Languages Festival slated
The annual Volusia County World Languages Festival will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange.
Volusia County students and teachers as well as members of the community will gather for language competitions and cultural activities; scholarships will be awarded to deserving students.
The keynote speaker will be Richard Wainio, a strategic planner and business advisor for several international companies, who will speak on the "Importance of a Global Mindset."
Daytona State's Financial Aid Awareness Week provides workshops on 5 campuses
Starting Feb. 25, Daytona State College will offer free hour-long workshops offering information about applying for financial aid to attend college.
Each workshop will provide information about upcoming changes in financial aid regulations, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, federal tax information and assistance with general financial aid questions.
Monday, Feb. 25, at noon and 4:30 p.m., Daytona Beach Campus, Karl Learning Resources Center (Building 210), Room 204, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
Tuesday, Feb. 26, at noon, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus, Student Services Center (Building 1), Room 123, 940 Tenth St., New Smyrna Beach
Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m., DeLand Campus, Learning Resources Center/Library (Building 1), Room 114, 1155 County Road 4139, DeLand
Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m., Deltona Campus, Fathi Hall (Building 1), Room 129,2351 Providence Blvd., Deltona
Workshops are free and open to the public. For more information, visit DaytonaState.edu/finaid or call (386) 506-3015.
Stetson University selects dean of the school of music
Thomas Gilmore Masse has been named dean and professor of music of Stetson University School of Music.
Mr. Masse joins Stetson from Yale University where he serves as associate provost for the arts.
As dean and professor of the school of music at Stetson, Dr. Masse will provide strategic, collaborative leadership, and will be responsible for the overall leadership of the School of Music.
Prior to serving as provost, Dr. Masse was the deputy dean of the Yale School of Music since 2005. He has held teaching posts at Yale, the University of Michigan and the University of Northern Colorado.
A clarinetist, he has performed as concert soloist, chamber artist and orchestral musician throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and has taught and presented master classes throughout the world.
Dr. Masse will begin at Stetson in June.