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Posted: 2013 Mar 15 - 06:01

Former senator to be keynote speaker at model senate

Bob Graham, former U.S. senator and Florida governor, will be the keynote speaker at Stetson University's 42nd Annual Floyd M. Riddick Model U.S. Senate, scheduled at Stetson's DeLand campus, March 14-16.

Mr. Graham will speak with the students participating in the Model Senate during the day on Friday, March 15.

At 7 p.m., he will give a public lecture on civic engagement in the Stetson Room, second floor of the Carlton Union Building, 131 E. Minnesota Ave., DeLand. The free lecture is open to the public.

Stetson University receives eight CASE awards

Stetson University received eight CASE awards at the CASE District III Conference Feb. 17-20, in Atlanta, Ga.

CASE stands for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Criteria used for determining CASE awards include writing, editing, professional execution of publications, design, technical quality, creativity, and an array of other elements to the programs. Stetson won one Grand Award, two Awards of Excellence and five Special Merit Awards.

Brain Awareness Science Saturday at StetsonU

Learn about the brain from Stetson University neuroscientists Camille Tessitore King, psychology, and Mike King, biology, and their undergraduate students at the March 16 Science Saturday at Stetson's Gillespie Museum.

This Science Saturday event is part of a global campaign, co-sponsored by the Dana Foundation and the Society for Neuroscience, to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of neurological study during Brain Awareness Week.

Once a month, the Gillespie Museum welcomes young scientists to its Science Saturday programs for a chance to learn scientific principles from Stetson faculty and undergraduates through games, puzzles and hands-on activities.

The focus will be on the brain, the nervous system, and the field of neuroscience from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Visitors are invited to drop in throughout the morning for informal learning and fun.

Free admission and open to all. Students younger than 16 must be with an adult. The Gillespie Museum is located on the southeast corner of Stetson's campus, at 234 East Michigan Ave., DeLand.

For more information call (386) 822-7330 or email gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu.

Daytona State to host Women in History Month luncheon

The Daytona State College Center for Women and Men and its advisory board will host its annual luncheon recognizing National Women's History Month from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

This year's luncheon honors Dr. Pamela Carbiener, a local woman who has made a difference in many lives through her work and community service over the past 20 years.

She has served on the board of commissioners of Halifax Health Systems, chairwoman of DSC's Center for Women and Men Advisory Board, board member for "Healthy Start" and trustee for the Bert Fish Foundation. Among her most recent accomplishments, she helped to bring the FSU College of Medicine Regional Campus to DSC and mentors many of its interns.

Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer (USAF, retired) will serve as keynote speaker for the event.

The luncheon is open to the public. Seating is limited; reservations and payment must be made by March 15. Cost for the luncheon is $25 per person; proceeds benefit the Center for Women and Men.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit daytonastate.edu/dass/wcluncheon.html, call (386) 506-3564 or email womenscenterluncheon@daytonastate.edu.

Animal control office certification course starts March 18

The School of Emergency Services at Daytona State College will conduct a 40-hour certification course for individuals who have a love for animals and are interested in becoming animal control officers.

Classes meet daily Monday, March 18, through Friday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will be at DSC's Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd. The course fee is $350 and includes all class materials and books, as well as a state licensing examination fee. The next course will be Sept. 9-13.

To register or for additional information, call (386) 506-4141 or email Davisro@DaytonaState.edu.

Fresh Start class to begin

A free Fresh Start for Men class will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 18 to April 10 at Daytona State College.

Sponsored by Daytona State College's Center for Women and Men, this four-week program assists men who desire to make a successful transition into career and technical training programs at DSC. Students will explore career options, examine educational opportunities, and establish personal and career goals.

They will also learn interview and job-readiness skills and how to create a resume for successful entrance into the workforce.

Participants must have a high school diploma/GED or be willing to pursue a GED at the DSC School of Adult Education.

Classes meet over the course of four weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at the Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (No. 100), Room 219 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach

For additional information, call (386) 506-3068.

Water safety instructor class to begin

This American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor course will be March 19 to 29, at the Daytona Beach Campus, Aquatic Center, Lemerand Center, Building 310, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Participants must be able to pass the pre-test, which consists of the front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and butterfly, and have a Fundamentals of Instructor Training certificate issued within the past 12 months.

Course fee is $225 ($125 for DSC students); a $75 non-refundable deposit is required at registration, balance due first day of classes.

For more information, call (386) 506-4386.

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