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Stetson University In the News

Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University was mentioned in an article in The New York Times Sept. 29, “Advice to College Students on Bank Promotions: Read the Fine Print,” which stated “some schools, like Stetson University, report that their sponsored accounts don’t have any fees.”
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was mentioned in the article, “Lawyer Encourages CRC to Consider Statutory Initiative,” posted by WFSU News Sept. 28.
  • Pamela Cappas-Torro, Ph.D., assistant professor of World Languages and Cultures (Spanish) at Stetson University, was one of over 200 academics to sign the Latino Rebels article, “The Cruelest Storm: A Statement for Puerto Rice,” posted Sept. 30.
  • Stetson University alumnus and former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland was featured in a column by Stetson Political Science Professor Emeritus Dr. T. Wayne Bailey and Stetson alumnus Larry Arrington, “Vietnam Vet Max Cleland Shows Us All the Way Home,” posted by The West Volusia Beacon Sept. 29.
  • Kyle Gookins, head men’s soccer coach at Stetson, was featured on DIY Network’s Tiny House, Big Living on Sept. 21.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Schools With Highest % of Students With Financial Aid,” posted by College Atlas Sept. 28.
  • The Oct. 4 JDJournal mentions Stetson in the article, “Law Schools that Place an Importance on Canine Friends.”
  • Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. National Security Council member, “will be teaching at Stetson University starting in the fall,” according to the article, “On the Campaign Trail: Nancy Soderberg, 6th Congressional District of Florida,” posted by WJXX-TV Online Sept. 30 and The Florida Oracle Oct. 1.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of Accounting at Stetson University, contributed to the article, “Practitioner’s Incorrect Change to Passive Status Costly,” posted by The Tax Adviser Oct. 1.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Oct. 1 True Viral News article, “Does Wall Street Charge to Manage New Mexico’s Retirement Money.”
  • Law Professor Joseph Morrissey’s lawsuit is featured in the Oct. 3 Forbes Online article, “Trump 11th Circuit Pick Writes Opinion Denying Tax Deduction for Gay Man’s Reproductive Expenses.”
  • Public Historian is scheduled to speak at Stetson University College of Law’s Biodiversity Lecture on Oct. 9 and at the DeLand campus on Oct. 10. The event was mentioned in the Oct. 3 Capital Soup post, “Noted Public Historian Dwight Pitcaithley to Speak at Stetson University.”
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Teens are Growing Up More Slowly, and They Seem OK With It,” posted by Pocono RecordOct. 1. Ferguson was also mentioned Oct. 3 Derry Journal article, “Up to Six Hours of Screen Time Doesn’t Harm Kids After All,” and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Online article, “Adulthood on Hold,” posted Oct. 4.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Sept. 29 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Yet Again on D.C.’s Physician-Aided Dying Law.” Professor Morgan is listed among the Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting authors.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “UNF Program Readies Students for Peace Corps,” posted by The Florida Times-Union Sept. 20.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “19 USA Varsities Representatives Visit Millennium Campus,” posted by The Nation Sept. 23.
  • Law Professor Jason Bent was quoted in the Sept. 29 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Social Media post puts Volusia deputy on leave and under investigation.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Sept. 29 GW Hatchet article, “GW faces limited options in defending Obama-era sexual assault protections, experts say.”
  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the Sept. 29 Targeted News Service article, “Stetson Offers Study Abroad in South Africa for Law Students, Lawyers, and Business Professionals.”
  • Stetson University College of Law’s Trial Team competed in Denver, Colorado, this past weekend. They were mentioned in the Oct. 3 Northwestern Now article, “Northwestern Law team wins trial competition.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “MTI’s Post-Secondary College Night has 100-Plus Schools,” posted by Bradenton Herald Oct. 3.

Alumni News:

  • Stetson University alumnus Eric Cinnamond wrote the article, “Would You Rather,” posted by Value Walk Sept. 28.
  • Greg Dasher, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “CNA Announces Greg Dasher as Vice President, Underwriting for Small Business,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) Sept. 29.
  • BJay Pak, graduate of Stetson University and former Gwinnett legislator, was featured in the article, “Senate Confirms Former Gwinnett Legislator, BJay Pak, as U.S. Attorney for Northern Georgia,” posted by Gwinnett Daily Post Sept. 29.
  • Law alumna Ashley Moody was featured in the Sept. 29 SaintPetersBlog post, “Brevard Sheriff endorses Ashley Moody for Attorney General.”
  • Law alumna Sarah Alsofrom was featured in the article, “Leadership Florida Selects Sarah Alsofrom as Chair of the Regional Council for Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian and Okeechobee Counties,” posted by The Buffalo News Online and New Karala Sept. 30.
  • Linda Lozis, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “New Faces at Community Presbyterian,” posted by Englewood Sun Sept. 30.
  • Law alumna Sarah Hobson was featured in the Sept. 30 Patch.com article, “Attorney to Run for Cherokee County Solicitor General.”
  • Law alumnus Jeremy Bailie was featured in the Oct. 3 Florida Politics article, “Jeremy Bailie wants to bring intense focus to Florida Legislature.”
  • Scott Popilek, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Insurance Industry Veteran Scott Popilek Joins Risk Strategies Company as Managing Director, Florida Regional Leader,” posted by IT Business Net, Markets Insider and several other outlets Oct. 4.
  • Daniella Hanker, graduate of Stetson University, was profiled in an article by WOAY-TV – Online, posted Sept. 5.

Sept. 22-28

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University earned the highest marks among area colleges in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 college rankings, according to the article, “Report Lists Volusia Universities Among the Best.” President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., said, “At Stetson, we take pride in being recognized as an academically rigorous institution that places a high value on global citizenship, personal growth and social responsibility,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-JournalSept. 23.
  • Law Professor Jason Bent’s interview with the Fort Myers News-Press on nurses being fired for failing to appear at work during Hurricane Irma appeared in USA Today and in close to 90 media outlets around the country, including the Sept. 27 True Viral News article, “Company fires employees who didn’t work during Irma, then rehires them.”
  • Russell Franks, visiting assistant professor of voice at Stetson University, was covered in the Your Vero Beach Newsweekly article, “Well ‘Met’: Vero Opera Lineup is Teeming with Talent.” According to the article, Franks is the Vero Beach Opera stage director and is currently working on sets for the show.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was featured in the article, “Who Wants to be an Adult? Teens Taking Their Time Growing Up,” for his critical review of Jean Twenge’s book, iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. The article was posted by Sci-Tech Today, NewsFactor.com and CIO Today Sept. 24.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Should You Give Your College Kids a Credit Card?” Chambers said, “The Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 made it illegal for a credit card company to sign up an individual under the age of 21 without an adult cosigner, unless that underage individual shows convincing evidence of ability to pay,” posted by GoodCall Sept. 21.
  • Bill Jackson, Ph.D., director of the Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Big Changes Announced in Prince Entrepreneurship Program at Stetson University.” Jackson said, “After joining Stetson last year, I began developing a plan to expand the program and advance innovation and creativity through entrepreneurial activities,” posted by Benzinga and several other outlets Sept. 21.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, was quoted in the article, “New Potential Burden for Houston Homeowners: Higher Taxes,” posted by Sun Herald Online, Times Union Online, Journal-News Online and several other outlets Sept. 21.
  • Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby was mentioned in the Orlando Sentinel article, “Your Community in Brief.” Libby will be the guest speaker for the Oct. 27 Ladies Legacy Luncheon, where she will discuss “Daring to be Significant,” posted Sept. 24.
  • According to the Daytona Beach News-Journalarticle, “The Higher Ed Notebook,” Stetson University’s School of Business Administration has added a new major in entrepreneurship, posted Sept. 24.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Sept. 26 Chronicle of Higher Education Onlinearticle, “What Does the End of Obama’s Title IX Guidance Mean for Colleges?” He wrote the Sept. 24 Chronicle of Higher Education Onlinearticle, “’Interim’ Guidance on Title IX Creates Confusion, Not Clarity.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 22 Inside Higher Ed article, “Advocates warn against immediate changes to campus assault policies.”
  • Law Professor Joseph Morrissey was quoted in the Sept. 27 Daily Report article, “Judge Analyzes Tax Deduction for Gay Parenthood in His First Opinion.”
  • Stetson University College of Law students Taylor Greenberg and Ashleigh Thornton were featured in numerous articles via the newswire including the Sept. 27 Digital Journal article, “Stetson Law Students Selected for Ms. JD Leadership Academy at Harvard.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Sept. 26 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Nursing Home Abuse: Reporting to Law Enforcement.” She also wrote the Sept. 25 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “The Newly Redesigned Medicare Card.” Professor Morgan also wrote the Sept. 22 Elder Law Prof Blogpost, “Embrace Aging.”

Other News:

  • Law alumna Mary Lou Baker was featured in the Sept. 25 Tampa Bay Newspapers article, “Mary Lou Baker inducted into Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.”
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is listed as a guest speaker in the Sept. 23 The Independent View blog post, “Unrig the System Summit.”
  • Stetson University College of Law’s admissions agreement with USF was mentioned in the Sept. 24 Tampa Bay Newswire article, “Bulls Notebook: USF Sarasota-Manatee sees enrollment gains.”
  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the Sept. 24 vSpotz post, “Meet Stetson Law in NYC.”
  • Stetson University was briefly mentioned in the article, “Architectural Tour Around the State,” posted by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Online Sept. 24.
  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the Sept. 26 Tampa Bay Business Journal article, “Pass rate for Florida’s July bar exam increases.”
  • Stetson Law Review was mentioned in the Sept. 27 CrimProf Blog article, “Dervan on Corporate Criminal Liability.”

Alumni News:

  • Louis DeJoy, Stetson University alumnus and director of XPO Logistics, was profiled by Plus Company Updates (PCU) Sept. 21.
  • Law alumnus Sterling Lovelady was mentioned in the Sept. 22 Pensacola News Journal article, “Throwback Thursday: The area’s top recruits from 2011.”
  • Greg Dasher, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “CNA Announces Greg Dasher as Vice President, Underwriting for Small Businesses,” posted by Yahoo Finance, Crossroads Today, Profit Quotes, Spoke and several other outlets Sept. 25.
  • Law alumnus Patrick Duggan was mentioned in the Sept. 25 Bradenton Herald article, “Names and faces Sept. 25, 2017.”
  • Jason Mullens, Stetson University alumnus, was profiled in the article, “Profile of Jason Mullens Chief Human Resources Officer of Cetera Financial Group,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) Sept. 25.
  • Dan Allen, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the articles, “Two Join HopeHealth in Florence” and “HopeHealth welcomes Harrison, Allen as New Providers,” posted by Florence Morning News Online Sept. 26.
  • Law alumna and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was mentioned in the Sept. 26 Sioux Falls Argus Leader article, “Florida AG Bondi to headline law dinner in Sioux Falls.”
  • Law alumnus Blake Hampton was featured in the Sept. 26 Naples Herald article, “Blake Hampton – 40 under 40 List.”
  • Former Stetson University student Jason Paulk was featured in the article, “Professor’s Life Filled with Music,” posted by PublicNow Sept. 27.
  • Law alumna Sarah Alsofrom was featured in many articles regarding her new position as Chair of the Leadership Florida regional council for the Gulfstream region, among them the Sept. 27 Pilot News- Online article, “Leadership Florida Selects Sarah Alsofrom as Chair of the Regional Council for Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian and Okeechobee Counties.”

Sept. 1-21

Top Stories:

  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Science and Studies at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Why Houston Will Never Be Able to Stop Flooding for Good.” Evans said, “The scale of it is absolutely tremendous. I don’t know how many billions it would cost but I feel confident to say it would be billions, multiple billions,” posted by Time Aug. 31 and Yahoo News Sept. 1.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Sept. 21 New York Times article, “Rochester Launches New Inquiry into Professor’s Harassment Charges.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 13 The Chronicle of Higher Education article, “What Lies Ahead in the Campus-Speech Wars?” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 11 The Harvard Crimson, “Following Harvard, More Law Schools Accepting GRE.”
  • According to the article, “Stetson University Ranked 6 by U.S. News & World Report,” Stetson was featured on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of Best Regional Universities (South), posted by PRWeb and several other outlets Sept. 12.
  • Law alumna and former state Rep. Mary Lou Baker was featured in the Sept. 3 Tampa Bay Timescolumn, “Why Mary Lou Baker belongs in Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.” The columnist wrote, “I nominated her at least a dozen times, but the governor never selected her until last week, when Gov. Rick Scott chose Baker to be inducted into the 2017 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.”
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Digital Addiction.” Ferguson said, “Terms like [Internet addiction and IGD] are probably more a product of moral panic over new technology than they are a product of good science,” posted by The World Weekly Sept. 1.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, “Can Trump Legally Pardon Himself and His Children?” which was published in several online articles, including AlterNet. Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Sept. 21 The International Business Times article, “Did Gov. Susana Martinez Break SEC Rules in New Mexico Pension Deals.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Sept. 1 Tampa Bay Times article, “As UF Maneuvers, White Nationalists Say They’re Coming to Campus.” Professor Lake is also quoted in the Campus Safety Magazine article, “University Clery Act Has Prompted Positive Changes in Campus Public Safety.”
  • Mayhill Fowler, Ph.D., assistant professor of History and director of SPREES (Stetson’s Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies), was featured in a Q&A article with the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, entitled “Former HURI Fellow Publishes Study of Soviet Ukrainian Theater.” Fowler discussed her new book, “Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine.”
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Market Events, Best Stocks to Watch This Week (AAPL, ADBE, BBBY).” Ma said, “The delay of the iPhone X launch into November will prompt the Street to revise downward the current year estimates as the new iPhone revenue will be pushed into the March quarter of 2018,” posted by U.S. News & World Report Sept. 18.
  • Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., was mentioned in the article, “Florida Hospital Waterman Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.” According to the article, Libby will be speaking at this year’s Ladies Legacy Luncheon, posted by Publicnow Sept 18.
  • Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor and Jessie Ball Depont Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Surviving the Storm, Emotionally,” posted by The DeLand-Deltona Beacon OnlineSept. 21.
  • Chris Colwell, Ph.D., associate professor and Chair of Education at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Harder Test Contributes to Teacher Shortage.” Colwell said, “It would be reasonable for the state to consider the SAT, ACT, and GPA to be a concordant score, and waive the test,” posted by The DeLand-Deltona Beacon Online Sept. 21.
  • Sylvain Daudel, director of Stetson University’s Family Enterprise Center, was mentioned in the article, “Moving Ahead,” posted by Originator Times Sept. 4. Daudel was also featured in the Sept. 21 article, “Daudel Named Director of Stetson’s Family Enterprise Center,” posted by The DeLand-Deltona Beacon Online.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Teens Are Growing Up More Slowly – And They Seem OK with It.” According to the article, Ferguson criticized Jean M. Twenge’s conclusions on smartphone usage, posted by Orlando Sentinel and San Diego Union-Tribune Online Sept. 19.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Find Your Balance in Your 50s.” According to Ma, “investors would like to see a bear market soon, so they can get in at a lower cost basis and still have enough time to wait for the recovery,” posted by MSN Money US (en) Sept. 15.
  • Law Adjunct and Overseer Professor Richard Harrison spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Aug. 31 story, “Times investigation: Pinellas County construction agency steered work to board member.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Sept. 3 article, “Sales Class Getting Real-Life Training.” According to the article, the University of North Alabama is introducing a discount program for business students inspired by a program at Stetson University, posted by TimesDaily Online, USA Breaking News Online and other outlets.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, contributed to the Tax Adviser article, “Individual Taxation Report,” posted Sept. 1.
  • Matt Roberts, associate professor of digital arts, Terri Witek, professor of English, and Michael Branton, professor of mathematics and computer science, were featured in the Sept. 1 article, “APSU Art + Design to Unveil Augmented Reality Exhibit,” posted by Clarksville Now.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Sept. 5 Tampa Bay Times article, “Uncertainty about ‘stand your ground’ law dismays judge in Pasco theater shooting case.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Sept. 7 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Medicaid 101 Webinar,” Sep. 6 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “Dual Eligibles and Medicare Coordination of Benefits.” She also wrote the Sep. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “Borchard Foundation Opens RFP for Academic Research Grants.” Morgan also wrote the Sept. 4 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “Early Alert from CMS-SNF Abuse.” She also wrote the Sept. 1 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “The Eyes Have It? A New Tool to Detect Alzheimer’s?”
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Account of Nazi’s Mystical Interests Muddled,” posted by Winnipeg Free Press Online Sept. 10.

Other News:

  • Simone Magee, entrepreneur and Stetson University graduate, was covered in the article, “Back Off, Marilyn: Dress Downs Aim To Keep Skirts From Flying Up,” posted by DNAinfo Chicago Sept. 5.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Sept. 14 Inside Higher Ed article, “A Total Prohibition.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 9 Harvard Crimson article, “DeVos Title IX Review Sparks Concern from Activists.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 15 True Viral Newsarticle, “DeVos sets the stage for debate over campus sexual assault guidelines.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 13 Inside Higher Ed article, “Ohio University’s new free-expression policy bars indoor protests.” Lake was quoted in the Jezebel article, “In the Conversation Around Campus Rape, Who is Held Accountable – and Who Does the Accounting?” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 18 Rewire article, “DeVos to Use ‘Both Sides’ Approach to Campus Rape.” Lake was quoted in the Sept. 18 The Columbia Daily Spectator – Online article, “Majority of the on-campus sexual assaults do not Trigger Public Safety Alerts.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Sept 15 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Is Hospice Care Misunderstood?” She also wrote the Sept 14 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Women Who Are Older—Financial Fears?” Professor Morgan also wrote the Sept. 13 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Disaster Planning and Services on Our Minds.” She also wrote the Sept. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Doctors in Older Age: Should They Be Evaluated on Their Fitness?” She also wrote the Sept. 11 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Hurricane Irma and Florida: How Will Elders Fare?” Professor Morgan also wrote the Sept. 8 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Jimmo v. Sebelius-is The End in Sight?”
  • Stetson University will be co-hosting the 23rd Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Films in 2018, according to the Infos Fabula article, “Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures and Films (Floride)” posted Sept. 12.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Orlando Weekly article, “‘Native American Dinner’ at Cress Restaurant is Equal Parts Celebration and Commemoration.”
  • A solar energy meeting will be held at Stetson University’s Lynn Business Center Auditorium, according to the article, “Solar Energy Meetings Across Volusia Starting Wednesday,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online Sept. 18.

Alumni News:

  • Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer was featured in the Sept. 1 Tampa Business News article, “Nathan Bruemmer switched genders, graduated from law school, and now faces big obstacles to becoming a lawyer.”
  • W.D. Crowder, author and graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “New Financial Book Series – Reference Guide for Home & Business Use,” posted by KFVS-TV Online and several other outlets Sept. 1.
  • On Sept. 18, Law Professor Marco Jimenez’s Florida State University Law Review article was talked about in the Legal Theory Blog post, “Jimenez on Distributive Justice & Contract Law.”
  • Law alumna Ashleigh Brooks was mentioned in the Sept. 1 Jacksonville Daily Record post, “4th Circuit State Attorney’s Office adds 16 prosecutors” for being recently hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 4th Circuit.
  • Law alumna Traci McKee was featured in multiple online newswire articles, one being the Sept. 1 BizWire Express article, “Fort Myers Attonery Traci McKee Honored as One of Southwest Florida’s Top 40 under 40.”
  • Law alumna Alison Yurko was featured in the Sept. 1 Orlando Style Mag, “Alison Yurko.”
  • Rosalie Carpenter, Stetson University alumna and former dean of students, was featured in the article, “Professionals New to Pittsburgh.” Carpenter is Vice President for student affairs at Seton Hill University, posted by Pittsburgh Quarterly Sept. 3.
  • Law alumnus David Bryant was mentioned in Sept. 3 The News-Press article, “David Bryant.”
  • Jason Paulk, former student at Stetson University, was covered in the article, “Jason Paulk: Distinguished Honor,” posted by Education News Sept. 4.
  • Law alumnus Brett M. Henson has was mentioned in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Online in the Sept. 4 article, “Business People” for joining the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP as an associate attorney.
  • Law alumnus Michael Millett was mentioned in the Sept. 5 Saint Petersblog post, “Sunburn for 9.5.17 – Hurricane Irma, President’s DACA decision threaten Florida politics” for being appointed to the board of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA).
  • Law alumnus Burton Ginsberg died Aug. 15, according to the Sept. 6 South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
  • Law alumna Shannon Finucane was highlighted in the Sept. 8 Ball Park Digest article, “Minor League Baseball Adds Six New Staff Members” for being named Associate Counsel in the Minor League’s legal department.
  • Law alumnus Jeremy Bailie was mentioned in the Sept. 9 Florida Politics article, “Third Republican files for House District 69” for entering the political race for the GOP primary seat.
  • Law alumnus Steven Schwartz was mentioned in the Sept. 13 UtahJazz.com article, “Jazz Announce Basketball Staff Additions and Promotion” for being promoted to the director of basketball operations for the Utah Jazz NBA Basketball team.
  • Law alumnus Eddie Stephens was mentioned in the Sept 16 Stephens’ Squibs article, “Eddie Stephens, William Foman, & Cory Strolla Tapped to Chair Leadership Grow.”
  • Law alumna Amy Brooke Swan has died, according to an Aug. 25 obituary.

Aug. 25-31

Top Stories:

News of the death of Stetson University football player Nick Blakely on Monday, Aug. 28, was reported by media across the country and the world, including in Africa and Canada.

Coverage included the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Stetson Community Rocked by Football Player Nick Blakely’s death;” the Orlando Sentinelarticle, “Stetson Football Player Nick Blakely Mourned by Friends, Family, Teammates,” the Tampa Bay Times article, “Player Collapses, Dies During Football Practice in Florida” and the Florida Today article, “Stetson Football Player Collapses in Practice, Dies at 19 Years Old.” Stories also appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times Online, The Canadian Press, Latest Nigerian News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lebanon Daily News, Africa News, USA Today, ESPN and many other national and international news outlets.

  • Alumnus Fred Ridley was announced as the new chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club in the Aug. 28 Golf Inc article, “Ridley New Chairman of Augusta National.” This news also appeared in the Goo JP Blog.
  • The Aug. 28 Good Day Orlando featured Stetson University in a story about universities locally “breaking records when it comes to enrollment” this year.” The Daytona Beach News-Journal also ran news of Stetson’s increasing enrollment, posted Aug. 28.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “4 Under-the-Radar Stocks Buffett Would Love.” Ma discussed Zoetis (ZTS), stating “their product portfolio enjoys the protection of approximately 4,800 granted patents and 1,700 pending patent applications, filed in more than 60 countries, with a focus on major markets,” posted by U.S. News & World Report Aug. 25.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., executive chef and co-owner of Cress Restaurant and associate professor of mathematics at Stetson University, was covered in the article, “Farm-to-Table: Social Justice on the Menu.” Pulapaka will be a panelist at the Farm & Table Conference in New Orleans, according to the Aug. 25 Orlando Sentinel Online article.
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history at Stetson University, was featured in the Aug. 26 News & Observer Online article, “Aliens and Monsters Had a Role in Hitler’s Rise,” which discusses Kurlander’s book, “Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich.” Kurlander’s book was also discussed in the article, “Eric Kurlander’s New Book Attempts to Explain Nazi Supernatural and Occult Beliefs,” posted by My Informs Aug. 25.
  • History and American Studies professor at Stetson University and author Paul Croce, Ph.D., wrote the History News Network article, “What Historians Can Contribute to Current Public Debates,” posted Aug. 27.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in the Aug. 24 10connects.com story, “Miami Case Raises Question: Are Facebook Friends Really Friends?” On Aug. 25 Professor Virelli was featured on 10 News Early Morning to talk about judges recusing themselves from cases where Facebook friends are involved.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Aug. 25 My Informs story, “Election Law Professor: Public Financing Encourages Diverse Candidates.” Professor Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Aug. 28 WGCU Public Media story, “Who Actually Benefits from Public Financing?” Professor Torres-Spelliscy spoke with WFSU radio for the story, “Election Law Professor: Public Financing Encourages Diverse Candidates.” The story also aired on WUSF and on WMNF.
  • Law Professor Catherine Cameron was quoted in the Aug. 28 Salon story, “The Florida Woman Trying to Break Free of Being ‘Florida Woman.'” Cameron said, “We’ve been good with putting records on the web. Other states have not done that, because they still believe in the concept of ‘Well if we don’t put it on the web, then maybe not as many people will pay attention to it.'”
  • Matthew Hurst, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the Miami New Times article, “Report: Miami, Miami Beach Among the Worst Real-Estate Markets in US.” Hurst said, “Foreign buyers are driving up demand for premium and vacation houses,” posted Aug. 28.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Aug. 28 University of South Florida Crow’s Nest article, “Campus Rape Policies get Hard Look by DeVos, says Improvements Needed.” Lake said, “I think what colleges focused heavily on the most was to fill the need for adequate grievance systems that could be adequately responsive to sexual violence issues.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Aug. 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, “SNF Residents Stranded After Harvey.” She also wrote the Aug. 29 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Reverse Mortgage Resources.” She wrote the Aug. 30 Elder Law Prof Blog “ER’s Learning About Elder Abuse.”
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Can a Debt-Burdened Flood Program Take on Hurricane Harvey?” posted by Property Casualty 360 and My Informs Aug. 30.

Other News:

  • Current Stetson University College of Law students Ashleigh Thornton and Taylor Greenberg were recognized in August for becoming a part of the inaugural NWLSO Leadership Academy at Harvard Law School. They were announced in the Ms. JD Blog story, “Announcing the Ms. JD NWLSO Leadership Academy Class of 2017.”
  • According to the article, “Andrew Gillum: ‘Nothing Admirable or Respectable’ About Donald Trump,” democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum visited Stetson University in his “Back to School” tour of college campuses, posted by Florida Politics Blog – South Florida Sun Sentinel Aug. 25.
  • The blog article, “Film Friday: The Waterboy,” mentioned Stetson University as the main filming location for the 1998 film “The Waterboy,” posted by This Is My South Aug. 25.
  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the Aug. 28 Wherevent article, “Study Abroad Fair.”
  • On Aug. 28, Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the Vindy.com article, “YSU’s Moot Court Program ranks 6th in US.”
  • Stetson College of Law was mentioned in the Aug. 29 University of Akron’s Online Newsroom story, “Longtime Mock Trial Coach Honored Twice Over” for honoring attorney Lawrence A. Sutter with the inaugural Cornerstone Award for his leadership in the field of trial advocacy education.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online article, “Solar Energy Cooperative Kicks Off in Volusia,” posted Aug. 31.
  • According to the article, “Drive-in Movie Theater Proposed for Orange City,” Dan Engel hopes to build a drive-in theater called Stetson Drive-In and collaborate with the digital arts program at Stetson University, posted by The West Volusia Beacon Aug. 30.

Alumni News:

  • Rick Koethe, Ph.D., Stetson Alumnus (1977) and also current Masters of Fine Writing student at Stetson, has been named as the Director of Training and Instruction for INTEGRAS Life, an organization dedicated to helping Wounded Veterans and those who have PTSD attain a fuller and richer life.
  • Alumnus, Overseer Richard Harrison was quoted in the Aug. 25 Bradenton Herald Online article, “Tampa Lawyer Mobilizes Opposition to Voting Right for Felons.” Harrison was quoted in the Aug. 25 Tampa Bay Times story, “Tampa Lawyer Will Lead Opposition to Restoring Rights for Felons.”
  • Alumnus Daniel Hartpence was highlighted in the Aug. 25 PRBUZZ.COM story, “Daniel Hartpence, Premier DUI Attorney, Advanced Level Training on Ultraviolet Light Issues During Drug Recognition Expert Evaluations.”
  • Alumna Alexandra Simser was highlighted in the Aug. 25 Spacecoast Business Magazine article, “Executive Profile for SIMSER LAW.”
  • Stetson University alumna Marcy Wilson was mentioned by Hamilton County Herald. According to the article, Wilson joined Girls Preparatory School as the coordinator of the Cadek Conservatory of Music, posted Aug. 25.
  • Alumna Paunice Scull is a candidate to become a Judge in the Sixteenth Circuit in Key West, according to the Aug. 27 FL Key News story, “List narrows Monday to be next Keys Judge.” She was also mentioned in the Aug. 30 Florida Keys News article, “Panel culls Florida Keys judge hopefuls to three, list goes to Scott.”
  • Alumnus Danny Alvarez was reappointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority. This was announced in the Aug. 28 flgov.com blog post, “Gov. Scott Appoints Three to Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority.” This news was also written in an article by the Capital Soup and Saint Petersblog.
  • On Aug. 29, alumna Traci McKee was honored as Top 40 under 40 in the Henderson Franklin article, “Traci McKee Honored as One of Southwest Florida’s Top 40 Under 40.”
  • On Aug. 30, Alumnus Jesse Berkowitz received a perfect AV Preeminent 5.0 rating by Martindale-Hubbell. These rankings are based on evaluations by other attorneys and judges in the United States. This achievement was quoted in over 10 online news articles, including PRWeb story, “St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer Jesse D. Berkowitz Rated ‘AV Preeminent’ by Martindale-Hubbell.”
  • According to the Aug. 30 Florida Politics, Law alumnus Tim Knowles, founding member of the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, is stepping down from the board of directors after two decades of service.
  • Blanca Rivera, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “UHealth’s Blanca Rivera Named to Florida Board of Pharmacy,” posted by States News Service Aug. 30.
  • Stetson University alumnus Melissa Scholes Young was featured in the article, “Author Returns for Convocation, Public Reading,” posted by Review Atlas – Online Aug. 30.
  • Dr. Frederick Alfred de Armas, Stetson University alumnus, was covered in the article, “Dr. Frederick A. de Armas Celebrated by Marquis Who’s Who for Career Excellence in Comparative Literature,” posted by 24-7PressRelease – Online Aug. 31.

Aug. 18-24

Top Stories:

  • Stetson College of Law alumnus Fred Ridley, a Tampa attorney, will become chairman of Augusta National, home to the Masters Tournament, according to the Aug. 23 Palm Beach Post.

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, “Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?” Ferguson said, “Given that there are so many areas in the brain, it stands to reason that, by chance alone, some of these areas may randomly differ between any two groups of people,” posted by WVNS-TV Online Aug. 18.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Aug. 17 POLITICO Online story, “Free Speech Fights Take Center Stage.” Professor Lake was quoted in the Aug. 19 Tallahassee Democrat article, “Cotterell: UF Means Well, but the First Amendment is Clear.”
  • A review of Stetson Professor Eric Kurlander’s book, “Hitler’ Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,” was posted by Daily News Online Aug. 20.
  • Stetson University Football head coach Roger Hughes was quoted in a College Football Preview special section in the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 24.
  • On Aug. 21, the Tampa Bay Business Journal article, “Here’s what you can do if your employee is part of a hate group, according to Holland & Knight,” quoted Law Professor Jason Bent. The Jacksonville Business Journal also ran the news.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “10 Worst Wall Street Opinions in History.” Ma said, “On March 14, Bear Stearns stock fell 92 percent on news of a Fed bailout and $2-a-share takeover by JPMorgan,” posted by GoBankingRates Aug. 22.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, wrote the article, “No, Smartphones Alone Aren’t Making Us Unhappy,” posted by Houston Chronicle and True Viral NewsAug. 22.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Targeted News Service article, “UT Joins Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success.” According to the article, Stetson is one of four Florida-based institutions that are part of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, posted Aug.16.
  • Lua Hancock, Ed.D., Vice President for Campus Life and Student Success at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “CAHSS Alum is Vice President at Stetson University,” posted by SharkBytes Aug. 22.

Other News:

  • Patrick Hennessey, Ph.D., professor of music at Stetson University, will be leading a musical tribute for Ella Fitzgerald on Aug. 26, according to the Florida Today article, “Food & Fun: Space Coast Happenings.”
  • According to the article, “DeLand Police to Conduct Pedestrian Safety Operation Near Stetson University,” Stetson University is partnering with the City of DeLand Police Department to “assist with pedestrian safety education, awareness and enforcement,” posted by US Official News Aug. 18.
  • On Aug. 18, Adjunct Law Professor, Overseer and alumnus Richard Harrison was quoted in four separate online newspaper articles, including the Tampa Bay Times articles “Rick Baker Wouldn’t Recuse Himself from City Business with his Former Boss.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Aug. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Dropping ‘Anti-Aging’ from Vocabulary.” She wrote the Aug. 21 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Hospice Compare.” Professor Morgan also wrote the Aug. 22 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Affordable & Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults.” She wrote the Aug. 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, “DOJ Webinar Financial Exploitation in the Context of Guardianships and Other Legal Arrangements.”
  • John H. Pearson, former associate vice president of academic affairs at Stetson University, will become provost of Point Park University, according to the article, “Taylor, Ocampo, Pearson, Bennett, Hansen, Hissrich, Schörnich, Block,” posted by Pittsburgh Quarterly, Aug. 21.
  • On Aug. 20, Stetson University College of Law was mentioned during 970 WFLA radio talk show in regards to offering a part-time law program.
  • The Aug. 20 The Faculty Lounge story, “Stetson Law Seeks Faculty and VAP” discussed various positions for faculty at Stetson Law.
  • According to the article, “Sunburn for 8.22.17 – Adam Putnam up Close; Goat Blood-Drinker Running for Senate; Bill Nelson,” Andrew Gillum will be visiting Stetson University in his tour of college campuses, posted by SaintPetersBlog.
  • The Aug. 23 Legally India mentions Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition.

Alumni News:

  • Jim Clark, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “UCF Forum Opinion Series to Begin 6th Year with New Columnists,” as one of the new columnists for the UCF Forum opinion series, posted by UCF Today Aug. 17.
  • Stetson University alumnus Jason Mullens was profiled in the article, “Profile of Jason Mullens Chief Human Resources Officer of Cetera Financial Specialists LLC,” posted by Plus Company Updates Aug. 18.
  • Taylor Benneweis, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “New Teachers Greet New Schools and the New School Year,” posted by Cavalier County Extra Aug. 18.
  • Charlie Page, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Economic Council August Newsletter,” posted by Plus Company Updates Aug. 19.
  • Alumna Jane Kleeb, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and president of the Bold Alliance, was featured in the article, “A Leader of the Keystone Opposition Talks About Building Progressive Coalitions in Red America,” posted by My Informs Aug. 19.
  • Alumna Michelle Johnson-Weider was recognized on Aug. 22 in the LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law Blog, for being a part of the University of Arkansas LL.M. Program in Agricultural & Food Law.
  • Alumna Isabella Sobel was featured in the Aug, 21 Tampa Bay Newswire story, “Bryant Miller Olive welcomes Isabella Sobel as Senior Associate.”
  • Reverend James C. Teets, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Church of the Holy Cross Appoints New Vicar,” posted by the Murfreesboro Post – Online Aug. 22.
  • Milt Douglass, Stetson University alumnus, was profiled in the article, “Profile of Milt Douglass, Vice President of World-Wide Sales of CAVIUM, INC,” posted by Plus Company Updates Aug. 22.
  • The Aug. 23 PRWeb reports in multiple media outlets that Law alumnus Jesse D. Berkowitz of the St. Petersburg law firm of Berkowitz & Myer has been named as a Top 100 Attorney in the state by The National Advocates.
  • Laurette Koellner, graduate of Stetson University, was profiled in the article, “Profile of Laurette Koellner Director of Celestica,” posted by Plus Company Updates Aug. 23.

Aug. 11-17

Top Stories:

  • “Stetson University had the area’s highest graduation rate at 63 percent, well beyond the national average of 42 percent. Its graduates also had the second-highest salaries of all area institutions,” according to the article, “Area’s Colleges Show Mixed Results in Fed Scorecard,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Aug. 13.
  • Jack Latvala, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Republican Running for Florida Governor Says He’ll Be the Pragmatic One,” posted by My Palm Beach Post Aug. 12. Latvala was also featured in the Aug. 12 Palm Beach Post article, “GOP State Sen. Latvala Running for Governor.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Aug. 16 Tampa Bay Times story, “UF’s move to deny white nationalist Richard Spencer a venue sets up a First Amendment court fight.”
  • K.C. Ma, professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Millennials Are Set to Inherit Record Wealth – And the Way They Manage It Will Be Unprecedented.” Ma said, “More than 75 million millennials born between 1981 and 1997 are ready to take over estimated $30 trillion in wealth from baby boomers,” posted by Business Insider Aug. 10.
  • Law Professor Michael Allen was featured in the Aug. 11 WUSF NPR story, “Stetson Prof to Join Veterans’ Appeals Court.” He was also featured in Health News Florida in WUSF.
  • Eric Kurlander, professor of history at Stetson University and author of “Hitler’s Monsters,” was mentioned in the article, “Review: ‘Hitler’s Monsters’ a Chilling Look at Nazi Obsession with the Occult,” posted by Tampa Bay Timesand My Informs Aug. 10.
  • According to the SaintPetersBlog, Law alumna Ashley Moody is ready to become Florida’s next attorney general, succeeding Law alumna Pam Bondi.
  • Law Professor Jason Bent was quoted in a Aug. 14 Bay News 9 story about the aftermath of the white supremacist march and protest, killing in Virginia, commenting on whether employees can be terminated for speech conflicting with private employers.
  • Andy Dehnart, professor of journalism at Stetson University, wrote the article, “Did The Bachelorette Succeed? And 31 Other Stories About Reality Shows and Stars,” posted by Reality Blurred Aug. 15.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Disney Price Hikes Could Embarrassingly Sadden ‘The Happiest Place on Earth.'” According to Ma, it was not too long ago that some experts suggested Disney would be more profitable if it spun off ESPN,” posted by MSN Money US. Aug. 16.
  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Aug. 17 Politico story, “Free Speech Fights Take Center Stage.”
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with Bay News 9 for the Aug. 15 news story on discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Aug. 16 Sarasota Herald-Tribune quoted Law Professor Virelli in the news article, “Judge recuses himself from 30 cases in three months.”
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article, “10 Tips for Keeping a Cool Head in a Market Meltdown.”

Other News:

  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Buzz Feed article, “Want to Fire a Professor for Sexual Harassment? It’s Going to Take a While.”
  • Stetson University student Leia Schwartz was quoted in the Apopka Voice article “Graham Returns to Central Florida” and the Saint Petersblog and Florida Politics Blog – South Florida Sun Sentinel article “Gwen Graham Spends ‘Workday’ at Camp for Sick Children,” posted Aug. 12.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Huffington Post article, “More Loving Families and Fewer Barry Blacks,” posted Aug. 15.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Aug. 10 Elder Law Prof Blog, “GAO Report on Federal Low-Income Programs.” She wrote the Aug. 15 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Marshall Kapp Recent Article on Factors Affecting End of Life Care in Elders.” She wrote the Aug. 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, “House Hearing on Right to Try Bill.” She wrote the Aug. 15 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Marshall Kapp Recent Article on Factors Affecting End of Life Care in Elders.”
  • The Aug. 10 Daily Times quoted Law Professor Ann Piccard in the article, “Repatriation of graves is a just action.”
  • The Aug. 10 Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Charlotte Sun mentioned the Tampa Law Center in an article about a 2DCA case, “Appellate court to resolve Sarasota sheriff judge impasse.”
  • The Aug. 10 Tampa Bay Times reported that former Stetson Law employee Nancy Marie Fox has died.
  • According to Your Observer as a recap of the MTV reality series Siesta Key, prospective law student “Alex” has been waitlisted at Stetson Law.
  • Pianist Steven Lin mentioned Stetson University in the Aug. 11 article, “Intersection: Pianist Steven Lin and Cellist Francisco Vila-Haas.” Lin said, “The opportunity presented itself at Stetson University to study with David Bjella, who is a great teacher there, and I stayed for two years and they offered me a full scholarship,” posted by WMFE-FM Online.

Alumni News:

  • Former Stetson University student Mark Schwiezer was featured in the article, “The Lyric Wore Lycra,” posted by the Tryon Daily Bulletin Aug. 10.
  • The Aug. 13 Bradenton Herald reported that J.D/M.B.A. alumnus Jack W. Brown III, a second-generation collection agency owner and president of Gulf Coast Collection Bureau, Inc., in Sarasota, will be the president of ACA International for the 2017-18 term.
  • The Aug. 14 Miami Herald reported that Law alumnus Richard L Barbara has been named chief operating officer of Coral Gables Title + Escrow.
  • Sherri Chien-Niclas, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “Kodiak Date Adds to Leadership Team to Keep Pace with Accelerated Growth,” posted by Markets Insider, PR Newswireand several other outlets Aug. 15.
  • According to the Aug. 15 Fox21, Law LL.M. alumnus Joseph J. Ranni has been recognized as one of the top in his industry by the expert network.
  • According to the Aug. 16 Post and Courier, Law alumnus William “Bo” McGillivray Morrison Jr has died.
  • Marcy Wilson, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Girls Preparatory School Announces New Hires for 2017-18 School Year,” posted by the Chattanoogan.com Aug. 17.
  • According to the Aug. 17 Press Release Rocket, Law alumnus Jesse D. Berkowitz was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2016.

Aug. 4-10

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University was featured in the article, “BestCollegeReviews.org Releases Selections for Top Online Master’s Degrees in Accounting.” According to the article, Stetson’s Online Master of Accountancy Degree was named one of the top online Master’s Degrees in Accounting for 2017-2018, posted by Profit Quotes, PR Newswire – Online and several other outlets Aug. 9.
  • The Aug. 4 World News, Stars and Stripes and Targeted News Service reported that Law Professor Michael Allen has been confirmed by the Senate as a judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C.
  • Law alumnus James Byrne, new general counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs, was profiled in the Aug. 8 Bloomberg Law story, “Lockheed Martin Privacy Lawyer Takes Government Post.”
  • Julia Nesheiwat, Ph.D., graduate of Stetson University and Acting Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, was chosen as the Keynote Speaker for Stetson University’s Convocation ceremony on Aug. 23, according to the article, “Stetson University Announces Julia Nesheiwat as Convocation Keynote Speaker,” posted by Capital SoupAug. 9.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Here Are the Top Reasons Why Smart Beta ETFs Should Be in Your Portfolio.” Ma said, “It is always better to buy a share of a smart beta ETF which owns thousands of stocks then to buy a small fraction of one share for each of the thousands of stocks,” posted by TheStreet July 27.
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Turns Out ‘Raiders’ Was Right.” The article discusses “Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,” Kurlander’s book about the “fringe movements and lunatic beliefs that swept through Germany in the late 19th and early 20th centuries,” posted by The Daily Herald, Daily Republic Online and several other outlets Aug. 6.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Can Video Games Cost You Gray Matter?” Ferguson said, “Given that there are so many areas in the brain, it stands to reason that, by chance alone, some of these areas may randomly differ between any two groups of people,” posted by U.S. News & World Report and several other outlets Aug. 7.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Netflix Stock Has Increased in Value By 5,110% Since Adding Streaming.” According to the article, Netflix’s revenue reflects its “superior pricing power over fierce competition from Amazon, Hulu, YouTube Red and Time Warner’s HBO,” posted by Streaming Observer OnlineAug. 8.
  • The Aug. 5 Waco Tribune-Herald featured Law Professor Peter Lake in the article, “Q&A: Compliance Expert Peter Lake Talks Title IX on Campuses and the Era of Regulation.” The Aug. 3 Tampa Bay Times quoted Lake in the article, “Why Florida Schools Might Steer Clear of Trouble if Trump Shakes Up Affirmative Action.”
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Brennan Center for Justice article, “Trump Already Profiting From 2020 Campaign,” posted Aug. 7.
  • Law Professor Ann Picard was quoted regarding forced assimilation of Native Americans in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, “Matter of Honor,” posted Aug. 9.

Other News:

  • Charles J. Scriven, graduate of Stetson University, wrote the Tallahassee Democrat article, “FAMU Still Hesitating on President Decision.” According to the article, “the Board of Trustees of Florida A&M University has been notably hesitant in taking decisive steps toward selecting a replacement for the ousted president of FAMU,” posted Aug. 7.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Aug. 7 Elder Law Prof Blog, “New Report on LGBT Elders.” She also wrote the article, “Free Webinar: In-Kind Support & Maintenance,” for the Aug. 6 Elder Law Prof Blog. She wrote the Aug. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Free Webinar: Bankruptcy & Elders.” Morgan wrote the Aug. 4 Elder Law Prof Blog, “The New Uniform Guardianship Act.” She wrote the Aug. 8 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Senate Passes Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act.”
  • Elaine Dobson Lerner, former Stetson University student, was featured in the article, “End of an Era: After 37 Years of Running Bellini’s, Family Says Goodbye as New Owner Takes Over DeLand Eatery,” posted by The West Volusia Beacon Aug. 9.
  • Law alumnus adjunct Dr. Jay Wolfson was interviewed for the ABC Action News story, “Report Descrbes What Patients Went Through During Liposuctions by Fake Doctor.”
  • Valerie Hiller, Stetson graduate, was awarded Stetson University’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award. Hiller said, “I am honored to receive the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and I am deeply humbled to know that I was nominated based on my character and commitment to serving the community,” posted by Milford Mirror Aug. 7.

Alumni News:

  • According to the Aug. 2 LaRue County Herald News, Law alumna Martha Sue French was sworn in to the State Bar of Georgia.
  • Shelley Niswonger, graduate of Stetson University, was appointed to the position of principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School, according to the article, “Principals and Presidents: The New Wave of Catholic Educators,” posted by Diocese of Orlando Aug. 3.
  • Ariel Blue, actress/singer and graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Actress and Singer Ariel Blue Shares Her Beauty Secrets,” posted by Sarasota Magazine – Online Aug. 9.
  • Loretta Monroe Calvin, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “Edible Peace Patch Project Expands Programs, Hires Executive Director.” According to the article, Calvin was named Interim Executive Director of the Edible Peace Patch Project, posted by Tampa Bay Newswire Aug. 3.
  • Robert Redd, graduate of Stetson University and executive director of the New Smyrna Museum of History, was featured in US Official News for his discussion on “St. Augustine and the Civil War,” posted Aug. 3.
  • The Aug. 4 Jax Daily Record reported that Law alumna Shelley Eckels is running for Duval County judge.
  • Jason Mullens, Stetson University alumnus and chief human resources officer for Cetera Financial Group, was profiled by Plus Company Updates in the article, “Profile of Jason Mullens Chief Human Resources Officer of Cetera Financial Holdings, Inc.” posted Aug. 4.
  • Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer is the new director of ALSO Youth, according to the Aug. 4 Sarasota News Leader.
  • Thomas C. McGeachy, graduate of Stetson University and principal of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, was profiled by Plus Company Updates in the article, “Profile of Thomas C. McGeachy, Principal of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation,” posted Aug. 4.
  • The Aug. 4 Plus Company Updates profiled Advanzeon Solutions Inc. President and Law alumnus Mark Heidt.
  • Turner Kimbrough, former student at Stetson University, was profiled by Plus Company Updates in the article, “Profile of Turner Kimbriugh Senior Consultant of NCOP Strategic Partnership, Inc,” posted Aug. 5.
  • The Aug. 5 mycci.net and Colorado Springs Gazette mentioned Law alumnus Stephen Atwater in a profile of his father, Steve Atwater, “Paul Klee: Dever Broncos Great Steve Atwater Should Join Terrell Davis in Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • The Aug. 6 Times Union reported that Law alumnus John Ouimet died Aug. 4. The Aug. 4 Jasper Jottings Daily also reported on the death of Law alumnus John A. Ouimet.
  • Tom Aiello, Stetson University alumnus and Managing Director at Alvares & Marsal Taxand, LLC, was profiled by Plus Company Updates in the article, “Profile of Tom Aiello Managing Director of A&M Holdings, LLC,” posted Aug. 7.
  • The Aug. 7 Bloomington Pantagraph featured Law alumna Dawn E. Duggan in the article, “Ginzkey Law Office Welcomes Attorney.”
  • Jane Kleeb, former student at Stetson University, was interviewed by The Nation in the article, “A Leader of the Keystone Opposition Talks About Building Progressive Coalitions in Red America,” posted by My Informs and other outlets Aug. 8.
  • Mandi Titus, graduate of Stetson University, wrote the Travel Tips article, “Allegiant Airlines Inside Baggage Rules,” in which she describes the specific baggage requirements for Allegiant Airlines. She also wrote the Travel Tips articles, “Enterprise Requirements for Renting a Car” and “Coral Reefs & Injuries to People,” posted Aug. 9.

July 28-Aug. 3

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University was recognized as one of the nation’s best 382 undergraduate institutions by The Princeton Review. “Stetson University is known as an academically rigorous institution that places a high value on global citizenship, personal growth and social responsibility,” said Stetson President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., posted by PRWeb and several other media outlets Aug. 2.
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “It Turns Out ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Wasn’t So Far Off About the Nazis,” as the author of “Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,” posted by The Washington Post Online and USA Breaking News Online Aug. 2.
  • The July 31 Tampa Bay Times and Bay Buzz profiled Law alumnus Judge Robert Beach, who celebrated his 87th birthday with a swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco. He became the oldest person ever to make that tough swim, finishing the 1.25-mile distance in 46 minutes, 29 seconds.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock Whiffs on Earning.” Ma said, “The acquisition is viewed by the publicly traded grocers as Amazon’s ‘rite of passage’ to the $800 billion grocery market, and signals the further reduction of an already paper-thin industry profit margin,” posted by U.S. News & World Report July 27.
  • Shih-hsiung Liang, a Fulbright Scholar visiting with Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was covered in the article, “Visiting Scholar Compares Local Springs with his Native Taiwan,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal July 31.
  • John Jett, marine biologist and visiting research professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Orca Calf Dies at SeaWorld: Why Killer Whales Get Sick in Captivity,” posted by LiveScience and True Viral News July 27.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Tesla Stock Cruises as Model 3 Hits the Street.” Ma stated, “Historically, Tesla has never been profitable for an entire year,” posted by U.S. News & World Report Aug. 2.
  • Stetson University’s study abroad program was mentioned in the article, “Go Out in the World to Study – With Vigilance,” posted by the Orlando Sentinel July 30.
  • Bette Brown, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “Appointments by Governor Rick Scott for Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017,” and was reappointed to the Board of Governors for Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, posted by Capital Soup Aug. 1.
  • Tampa Bay Times Aug. 3 article, “Why Florida Schools Might Steer Clear of Trouble if Trump Shakes up Affirmative Action,” quoted Law Professor Peter Lake. Peter Lake was quoted in the July 31 Tampa Bay Times article, “A Tangles Quest for Fairness as Students Accused of Campus Sexual Assault Push Back.” The Aug. 1 States News Service quoted Professor Lake in the article, “Disruptive Times: Higher Ed Futurist Focuses on Navigating Change While Hitting on Hot-Button Issues of the Day.” The July 31 Canadian Lawyer Magazine mentioned Law Professor Peter Lake in the article, “Recognizing the Reality of Imposter Syndrome.”

Other News:

  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the July 28 Elder Law Prof Blog, “FDA and the Right to Try.”
  • Deborah Goldring, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Here’s Why Brands Love Unbranded Vertical Content.” According to Goldring, the goal of unbranded vertical content “is to foster information exchange, dialogue, and support for a community with a unique activity, interest, or problem, where the sponsorship of that content is not prominent,” posted by EContent Online July 31.
  • The Aug. 2 “Bookforum.com OMNIVORE: the corporate role” mentioned Law Professsor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy. The Aug. 1 Brennan Center for Justice featured Professor Torres-Spelliscy’s article, “Who Were the Russians Working For?”
  • The Aug. 2 MTV reality program Siesta Key launched with a comment by cast member Alex Kompothecras that he hoped to attend Stetson law school.
  • Retired Law communications executive director Frank Klim was profiled in the Aug. 1 Argus-Press article, “Former Argus-Press carrier wins higher education award from Stetson University.”
  • The July 26 Burnet Bulletin mentioned the American Moot Court Association Invitational National Championships in the article, “Burnet’s Hahn helps lead HPU Moot Court to award-winning semester.”

Other News:

  • The July 26 Fox 13 mentioned Law alumnus Jay Wolfson for the story, “Free Clinics Help Fill Florida’s Widening Health Care Gap.” Dr. Wolfson also appeared on Canadian CTV in the story, “Obamacare Repeal Bill Fails Dramatically.”
  • Haley Mason, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Polk County School District Appoints 15 New Administrators,” posted by The Ledger Online Jul 27.
  • The July 27 Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Law alumnus David Brickhouse has been elected to the Leadership Tampa Bay Board of Directors.
  • Tonia Marin, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the Country Gazette as the new assistant vice president and Medway market manager for Charles River Bank, posted July 28.
  • The July 29 PR.com reported that Law alumnus Brett H. Sifrit was accepted into the ACTEC class for the Florida Fellows Institute.
  • The July 30 Palm Beach Post mentioned that Law alumnus Eddie E. Stephens, III, has been awarded the Alberto Romero Jr. Making a Difference Award by The Florida Bar.
  • Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the article, “Dr. Haridopolos Has Been Driven By Her Personal Experience,” posted by Florida Today July 27 and The Florida Oracle July 31.
  • Kellee Edwards, graduate of Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “The Battle of Her Life: Former Times-Tribune Reporter Fighting Cancer,” posted by The Sentinel Echo and several other outlets Aug. 1.
  • Cole Ripple, Stetson University alumnus, was featured in the article, “Ripple Joins Farm Bureau Insurance,” posted by TCPalm.com Aug. 1.
  • The Aug. 2 SATPRNews reported that Law alumna Jennifer Bate is the new executive director of Boca West Community Charitable Foundation.
  • The Aug. 2 Corporate LiveWire featured a Q&A interview with Law alumnus Karl Waheed on Immigration Law.
  • Jamie Watson, financial analyst and graduate of Stetson University, wrote the article, “Seven Business Resolutions for a Healthy New Year,” posted by PPB Newslink Aug. 2. Watson also wrote the PPB Newslink article, “A Blueprint for Selling Your Company, Part 1” and the PPB Newslinkarticle, “A Blueprint for Selling Your Company, Part 2,” posted Aug. 2.
  • Lew Oliver, graduate of Stetson University, was profiled by Plus Company Updates (PCU) in the Aug. 8 article, “Profile of Lew Oliver Chair of A.N. CJ Valencia Inc.”

July 21-27

Top Stories:

  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was featured in a special report, “Sea Level Rise is Accelerating in Florida, Scientists Warn,” posted by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Washington Times, U.S. News & World Report, Miami Herald and other major media outlets.
  • Stetson University was featured in the OnlineCollegePlan article, “Top 20 Best Online Colleges in Florida,” as one of Florida’s best online colleges.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, wrote the article, “Do Sexist Video Games Create Sexists in Real Life?” posted by the Houston Chronicle July 20.
  • The July 21 Congressional Quarterly reported that Law alumnus James Byrne was nominated to be general counsel of the VA.
  • Paul J. Croce, Ph.D., professor of American Studies and History at Stetson University, wrote the article, “What We Can Learn from Fake News,” posted by History News Network July 23.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Facebook Stock Crushes Expectations, Market Yawns?” Ma stated, “Facebook’s growth relies on international markets and on mobile, both of which are known to have a lower cost per click or ARPU,” posted by U.S. News & World Report July 26.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “CMG Stock: Chipotle Earnings Soar 167 Percent. Is it Enough?” Ma said, “It’s a bit disconcerting that Bill Ackman’s influence on the board has not come to fruition,” posted by U.S. News & World Reportand MSN Money US July 25.
  • Byung Jin Pak, Stetson University alumnus, was nominated to serve as United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, according to the article, “President Donald J. Trump Announces Fourth Wave of United States Attorney Candidate Nominations,” posted by U.S. Politics Today, Publicnow and several other outlets July 21.
  • Jason Evans, assistant professor of environmental science at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Sunburn – The Morning Read of What’s Hot in Florida Politics,” posted by Florida Politics July 25.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, “Researchers Debate Seagrass Health in Mosquito Lagoon.” Henderson said, “The quality of those seagrass beds appears to have significantly changed,” posted by the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online July 23.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Should Video Game Addiction Be Recognized as a Mental Illness?” Ferguson said, “The decision was made by some scholars to assume that the criteria that the DSM used for substance abuse could simply be transferred over and applied to games,” posted by Inverse July 20.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, “Who were the Russians working for?” posted by Brennan Center for Justice July 24.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli was featured in the July 24 Bay News 9 Midday News at Noon discussing President Trump’s travel ban and the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Other News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Why Alphabet Fell Despite Q2 Earnings Beat.” Ma said, “YouTube TV has launched in 10 more American cities with local contracts to allow inclusion of the Big Four networks,” posted by U.S. News & World Report July 24.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose did an interview with WUSF NPR that aired July 20 about “Death Sentence Overturned for Calie Brucia Killer” and also aired on WJCT NPR on July 20 about Florida’s death penalty.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the July 26 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Intervention as Mitigation of Elder Mistreatment?” She also wrote the July 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Central States Law School Association Annual Scholarship Conference.” She wrote the July 20 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Kupuna Caregivers Act of Hawaii.”
  • Law Professor Luz Nagle was prominently profiled in El Espectador’s Cromos in an article about her international work in the general area of human trafficking.
  • The July 21 Targeted News Service reported that Law Assistant Director for Admissions and Diversity Initiatives Carmen Johnson is the new Pinellas Florida Association for Women Lawyers president.
  • The July 22, 23 970WFLA and July 21 Schnitt Show ran news of Stetson Law School’s upcoming part-time law school information sessions.
  • According to the July 25 Tampa Bay Newswire and Sarasota Herald-Tribune, USF Sarasota-Manatee recently signed an admissions agreement with Stetson University College of Law.

Alumni News:

  • According to the Ormond Beach Observer, Law alumna Kelly Chanfrau of Ormond Beach is the 2017 Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers “Woman of the Year.”
  • Stephanie Haridopolos, Stetson University alumna, was covered in the article, “Primary Care Physician Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos Joins TEPAS Healthcare in Melbourne,” posted by Space Coast Daily.com July 25.
  • Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer was featured in the July 25 941ceo article, “LGBT Nonprofit Names New Executive Director.”
  • The July 20 Plus Company Updates reported that Law alumna Kayla Richmond has been elected to the board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
  • Robert Redd, graduate of Stetson University and executive director of the New Smyrna Museum of History, was featured in the article, “DeBary Hall Hosts Civil War Talk,” posted by US Official News July 20.
  • Scott Fischer, graduate of Stetson University, was profiled by Plus Company Updates (PCU) in the article, “Profile of Scott Fischer – Director of Marketing of American Franchise Co LLC,” posted July 21.
  • Elaine Uzan O’Leary, Stetson University alumna, was covered in the article, “The American Friends of Blerancourt Exhibit in Lewiston,” posted by Bangor Daily News Online July 22.
  • The July 24 PRBuzz reported that Law alumna and attorney Julia McGrath was named a 2017 Florida Super Lawyer.
  • The July 24 Wakulla News reported that Law alumnus E. Alan Brock earned a Stetson Law degree on May 13.
  • Christina Light, graduate of Stetson University, was profiled by Plus Company Updates (PCU) in the article, “Profile of Christina Light Relationship Manager of Bell Investment Advisors,” posted July 24.
  • Keelyn Mitchell, graduate of Stetson University, was profiled by Plus Company Updates (PCU) in the article, “Profile of Keelyn Mitchell Birthday Manager of Apple Seeds, LLC,” posted July 24.

July 14-20

Top Stories

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Will Millennials Be Ready for the Great Wealth Transfer?” Ma stated, “More than 75 million millennials born between 1981 and 1997 are ready to take over estimated $30 trillion in wealth from baby boomers,” posted by U.S. News & World Report and MSN Money USJuly 18.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, co-wrote the article, “Are Associations Between ‘Sexist’ Video Games and Decreased Empathy Toward Women Robust? A Reanalysis of Gabbiadini et al. 2016,” posted by Cheryl & Ethnovet July 16.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and director of the George Investments Institute at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Netflix (NFLX) Soars on Phenomenal Earnings Blowout.” Ma said, “The more noticeable news is that the overall quarterly profits have grown more than twice the rate of revenue,” posted by U.S. News & World Report July 17.
  • Michael Allen, J.D., professor of law and director of the Veterans Law Institute at the Stetson College of Law, was featured in the July 19 Stars and Stripes article, “Senators Call for Quick Confirmation of Six VA Appointees.”
  • Law alumnus James Byrne, nominated as VA counsel, was also featured in the July 19 Stars and Stripes article, “Senators Call for Quick Confirmation of Six VA Appointees.”
  • Peter Lake, J.D., professor of law, was quoted in the July 14 Christian Science Monitor story, “Beyond the Headlines: How All Sides are Working Together on Campus Assault Rules.” Lake stated, “A lot of institutions have internalized Title IX to the point that, even if the federal government pulls a foot off the gas pedal, there’s a feeling that strong intervention is going to be necessary.”
  • The July 17 Election Law Blog featured Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the Brennan Center for Justice article, “Can Federalism Cope with Russian Election Meddling?” Professor Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, “Is ‘Collusion’ Illegal? Fox News Host Says No.” The July 13 Election Law Blog also featured Professor Torres-Spelliscy for her Moyers & Company Blog, “Yes. Violating Certain Campaign Finance Laws is a Criminal Offense.”

Other News:

  • Law Professor Charles Rose, J.D. was quoted in the July 14 WUSF story, “Politifact Florida Dissects Claims on Medicaid; ‘Stand Your Ground’ Judge.” Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the July 19 WUSF story, “Death Sentence Overturned for Carlie Brucia Killer.” The news also ran July 19 in WGCU NPR. Rose was also quoted in the July 14 Daily Courier-Observer article and Watertown Daily Times article, “Judge Asked to Bar Drug Dealers.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the July 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act.” She also wrote the July 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Paying for Help at Home.” Professor Morgan wrote the July 18 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Nursing Home Quality of Care An Ongoing Issue for Some Facilities.” She wrote the July 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, “It’s Here Too: The 2017 Medicare Trustees’ Report.” She wrote the July 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, “It’s Here! The 2017 SSA Trustees Report.” She wrote the July 14 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Issue Brief: Medicare Savings Program.”
  • The July 14 Targeted News Service reported on the Stetson Law News article, “Visiting Professor Carla Reyes Joins Harvard Center Focused on Using Digital Technologies for Social Good.”
  • The July 17 Northern Kentucky Tribune reported that Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong is a member of the International advisory council for the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law and a national expert in Title IX policy.
  • The July 19 American Association of Law Schools featured the Stetson Law News article about Law Professor Luz Nagle, “Professor Luz Nagle speaks around the world in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica.”

Alumni News:

  • Bert Reeves, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Governor Deal Appoints 17 to State Boards.” According to the article, Reeves represents the 34th District in the Georgia House of Representatives, posted by Middle Georgia CEO and several other outlets July 17.
  • Karen Dee, graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the Tampa Bay Business Journal article, “After a Career in Banking, Karen Dee Finds New Life in Executive Coaching,” posted July 13.
  • Marlene Straughan, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “Lake County Announces New Principals at 3 Schools.” According to the article, Straughan became the principal of Triangle Elementary School in Mount Dora, posted by Daily Commercial Online July 13.
  • The July 14 Jewish Press reported that Law alumnus Allen Robert Samuels has died.
  • The July 15 Florida Bar News reported that Law alumnus Zack Zuroweste is the new Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division president.
  • Law alumnus Bert Reeves was elected to the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group, according to the July 17 Albany CEO.
  • The July 18 BBC News featured an interview with LL.M. alumnus Jay Wolfson in the report, “Trump to Let Obamacare Collapse After Losing Vote.”
  • Robert Redd, Stetson University alumnus and director of the New Smyrna Museum of History, was featured in the article, “DeBary Hall Hosts Civil War Talk,” posted by Targeted News Service July 18.
  • The profile of Stetson University alumnus and Financial Advisor of Allen & Co Inc. Terry Tolbert was featured on Plus Company Updates (PCU) July 19.
  • The July 19 BizWireExpress announced that Law alumna Kayla Richmond, recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Representative Award from Stetson, was elected to serve on the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida’s Board of Directors.
  • According to the SaintPetersBlog, Law alumna Katie Cole was reappointed to the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees. The State Capital News Feed also ran the news.

July 7-13

Top Stories:

  • The June 30 BizWireExpress ran the article, “St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Announces Candidacy for Florida House District 66,” about law alumnus Berny Jacques.
  • The June 29 FloridaNewsLine featured law alumnus Andrew Rush, CEO of Made in Space, in the article, “St. Johns County graduate comes full circle.”
  • Stetson University graduate Jim Looker was featured in the article, “Profile of Jim Looker Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer of The Summit Bank,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) June 29.
  • According to the July 2 Bradenton Herald, law alumnus Brett M. Henson was quoted in “Names and Faces in Manatee and Sarasota counties.”
  • James Rutt, graduate of Stetson University and Chief Information Officer at the Dana Foundation, was featured in the article, “Profile of James Rutt Chief Information Officer of European Dana Alliance for the Brain,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) July 3.

Other News:

  • The July 12 Northern Kentucky Tribune quoted Law Professor Peter Lake in the article, “David Armstrong: Thomas More College to Host Compliance Conference Amid Changing Landscape.”
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the July 11 Politifact article, “Richard Corcoran fails to prove claim that Miami judge Milton Hirsch ‘Constantly Overturned.'” The July 13 Watertown Daily Times quoted Law Professor Charles Rose in the news story, “Massena Town Supervisor Wants Three Individuals Banned from Massena.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan was quoted in the July Kiplinger Report article, “Beware Fraudsters When You Go Online.” She wrote the July 13 Elder Law Prof Blog, “If 60 is the New ’40’ is to the New 60?” She wrote the July 10 Elder Law Prof Blog, “New Report: Restoration of Rights: Adult Guardianship.” She wrote the July 10 Elder Law Prof Blog, “In Memory of Alfred ‘Chip’ Chiplin.” She wrote the July 10 Elder Law Prof Blog, “New Report: Restoration of Rights: Adult Guardianship.” She wrote the July 9 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Medicaid and Veterans.” She wrote the July 7 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Sicker Medicare Beneficiaries and Original Medicare.”
  • Stetson University Law was featured in the July 7 PublicNow article, “Stetson Law School Gets New Marketing Director.”
  • The July 7 Jamaica Observer reported that Stetson Distinguished International Fellow Senator A.J. Nicholson has been named officer emeritus of the People’s National Party.

Alumni News:

  • Mark Nye, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “CFO of the Year: Turning a Turnaround Effect into Lasting Success,” posted by Charlotte Business Journal July 7.
  • The July 7 State Capital News Feed and SaintPetersBlog mentioned Law alumna Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in the article, “New to the Campaign Trail, Ashley Moody Fundraising Like a Veteran Pol; AG Candidate Raises $600K in First Month.”
  • The July 5 Gunster website reported that Law alumna, adjunct law professor and “Former District Court of Appeals Judge Simone Marstiller Joins Gunster’s Appellate and Government Affairs Teas.”
  • Casey B. Weade, Stetson University alumnus, wrote the article, “What’s the Most Important Factor in Keeping Retirement Money Safe?” posted by Life & Health Advisor – Online July 8.
  • Athena Jeanne Hale, alumna of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Atheist Delivers Invocation in DeLand (FL): We Hold ‘Dignity in Our Own Hands,’ ” posted by Freethought July 8.
  • The July 9 Palm Beach Post reported that Law alumnus Greg Huber was installed as president-elect of the Palm Beach County Bar Association for 2017-18.
  • The July 10 Nixon Peabody reported that Law alumna Angela Cottrell joined the Nixon Peabody corporate practice.
  • The July 11 Plus Company Updates ran a profile of Law alumnus Thomas A. James, chairman of Raymond James.
  • William “Bill” Higginbotham II, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Profile of William ‘Bill’ Higginbotham II, Enterprise Vice President of Nemours Foundation,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) July 11.
  • The July 11 Our Town Florida profiled Law alumna Elle Rudisull’s campaign for state representative, District 37.
  • Law alumna Taylor Parker was recently hired at Ringling College of Art & Design as their Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator, according to LinkedIn.

June 30 - July 6

Top Stories:

  • “The Anti-Tweeter: President Vladimir Putin and the Art of the Interview,” an article by political science professor Eugene Huskey, Ph.D., appeared on the international blog Presidential Power, which publishes analyses and commentary on presidencies worldwide. The article used the recent media blitz to compare American and Russian presidential leadership styles, posted June 24.
  • Former Stetson University chaplain Michael Fronk was featured in the article, “Stetson Chaplain Turns to Oviedo Tech Company to Tell Life Story.” According to the article, Fronk has been using the storytelling website TSOLife to document his life, posted by Orlando Sentinel July 2.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, “How Modern Life Affects Our Physical and Mental Health.” Ferguson said, “Screens of various sorts are increasingly embedded into daily life, whether they involve education, work, socialization, or personal organization,” posted by Medical News Today July 3.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “5 of the Best Stocks to Buy for July.” Ma said, “Facebook’s future revenue growth rate will be jointly determined by MAU growth and ARPU growth. ARPU has been increasing at a 30 percent annual rate and is expected to stabilize at a low teen level in the coming years,” posted by U.S. News & World Report July 3.
  • Robert Sitler, Ph.D., professor of world languages and cultures, was featured in the article, “Stetson Professor Works to Save Florida’s Aquatic Gems.” According to Sitler, the degradation of Volusia County’s local springs over the years has been noticeable, posted by The Deland-Deltona Beacon Online July 5.
  • Stetson University student Cornelius White was one of several students to receive the Black Heritage Planning Committee’s “Young Pillar” Scholarship, awarded to students who were involved in various civic activities throughout high school, posted by The Miami Times June 28.
  • The June 30 NASDAQ quoted Law Professor Rebecca Morgan in the story, “Beware Fraudsters When You Go Online.” Kiplinger also ran the article. Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the June 29 Elder Law Prof Blog, ”Medicaid Per Capita Caps Explained.” She authored the July 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, “American Society on Aging-Call for Proposals Extended,” and the July 6 Elder Law Prof Blog, “How Much Care do Family Caregivers Provide?” Professor Morgan wrote the June 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Tips to Living Longer from Those Who Are.”
  • The July 5 Florida Trend listed Stetson College of Law among the top five Florida law schools in Legal Elite.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the story, “Judge to weigh use of new self-defense claim in slaying of ex-USF football player.”
  • The International Jurist “Best LL.M. Programs” edition featured Stetson’s LL.M. in International Law as an A+ for Student Experience.

Other News:

  • The June 30 Tampa Bay Business Journal ran the news that “Hot Leads: USF Sarasota-Manatee, Stetson launch admissions agreement.”
  • The June 29 and 30 Bay News 9 and 13 News featured interviews with Law Professor Louis Virelli on constitutional issues.
  • Law Professor Jason Palmer is general editor and Professor Brooke Bowman is assistant editor of the 2016 Year in Review in the ABA Section of International Law, according to the ABA Section of International Law Journal.
  • The June 29 Targeted News Service reported that “Stetson Presents Awards to Alumni and Friends at Florida Bar Convention.”
  • The June 30 InsuranceNewsNet and Targeted News Service picked up the article, “Professor Luz Nagle Speaks Around the World in Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica.”
  • The June 30 Targeted News Service ran the article, “Career Development Leader Appointed to ABA Young Lawyers Division Senior Leadership Team.”
  • Professor Roberta Flowers’ presentation on ethics was mentioned in the July 1 Elderlaw Report article, “ASNP’s 11th Annual Meeting: Special Needs Planning in an Era of Change.”
  • The July 5 Plus Company Updates profiled honorary doctor of laws recipient Donald M. Kendall, chairman emeritus of EastWest Institute and co-founder of PepsiCo where he served as chairman and CEO for 21 years before his retirement in May 1986.
  • The July 5 Florida Politics reported that Law adjunct and retired Judge Simone Marstiller has joined Gunster.

Alumni News:

  • The June 30 BizWireExpress ran the article, “St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Announces Candidacy for Florida House District 66,” about law alumnus Berny Jacques.
  • The June 29 FloridaNewsLine featured law alumnus Andrew Rush, CEO of Made in Space, in the article, “St. Johns County graduate comes full circle.”
  • Stetson University graduate Jim Looker was featured in the article, “Profile of Jim Looker Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer of The Summit Bank,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) June 29.
  • According to the July 2 Bradenton Herald, law alumnus Brett M. Henson was quoted in “Names and Faces in Manatee and Sarasota counties.”
  • James Rutt, graduate of Stetson University and Chief Information Officer at the Dana Foundation, was featured in the article, “Profile of James Rutt Chief Information Officer of European Dana Alliance for the Brain,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) July 3.

June 21-29

Top Stories:

  • Stetson Law is among the top five Legal Elite law schools again this year in Florida Trendmagazine. A total of 118 Stetson Law alumni are named among the Florida Trend Legal Elite and Up & Comers this year.
  • The June 21 Targeted News Service and International Jurist report that Stetson received an “A+ for Best Law School Experience: Stetson’s LL.M. in International Law.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the blog article, “34 Weird (But Cool) College Majors” as an example of a university that offers a Family Enterprise major, posted by Fastweb June 23.
  • According to the June 22 White House.gov, Law alumnus James Byrne has been nominated by President Trump to be General Counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • The June 27 WUSF NPR reports that “Stetson, USF Sarasota-Manatee Ease Path To Law Degree” in a story quoting Law Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewcz. A story about the new program also was posted June 16 in the Business Observer.
  • Stetson Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer is profiled in the June 24 Tampa Bay Times article, “A March to celebrate Inclusion.” “There are so many marginalized groups within the LGBT community, it’s hard to advocate for all of them,” Bruemmer stated. “I think this year in the country, at least in our community and as an organization, we need to elevate trans voices. It’s overdue.” Bruemmer is also featured among this year’s Pride Award honorees in the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Florida Oracle also ran the news.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the June 21 College Fix article, “Law professor fact-checks bogus claims that Department of Ed ‘rolls back’ civil rights.” Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, “In the Time of Trump, Colleges Start to ‘Make Title IX Our Own’” on June 25. Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, “What Colleges Can Do When the Internet Outrage Machine Comes to Campus.”
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the June 21 article, “Dark Money Turns Elections Into Trench Warfare,” for Bill Moyers. The article also ran in the Brennan Center for Justice. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the June 28 SCOTUSblog Wednesday round-up.
  • Law Professor Michael Allen is mentioned in the June 23 Hill article, “Trump reshapes the lower federal courts with little progressive scrutiny.”
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog, ”Medicaid Per Capita Caps Explained.” Professor Morgan also wrote the June 26 Elder Law Prof Blog, “If Medicaid is Cut, is the Result a Crisis for Some SNF Residents?” Professor Morgan also wrote the June 26 Elder Law Prof Blog “Age with Dignity.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Coming of Age in America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You.” Professor Morgan also wrote the June 22 Elder Law Prof BlogACTEC Engagement Letters.”
  • Law Professor Jason Palmer is general editor and Law Professor Brooke Bowman is assistant editor of the 2016 Year in Review in the ABA Section of International Law, according to the ABA Section of International Law Journal.
  • The June 28 Bay News 9, News 13 Orlando reported on Stetson’s Cuba CLE program, departing this week.
  • According to the June 21 BizWireExpress, Law student Madison Allen is working as a summer associate with Henderson Franklin.
  • The Champion Magazine has run the news that Cris Arguedas received the 2017 White Collar Criminal Defense Award from NACDL/Stetson.
  • The June 22 Workers Compensation refers to a Stetson Law Review article in the article, “So What’s So Unconstitutional About Comp?”
  • The June 21 Legally India reports on student teams competing in regional rounds of the International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson.

Alumni News:

  • According to the article, “Uncommon Friends Foundation Elects New Officers,” Stetson University alumna Helena Dabrowski was elected president of the Uncommon Friends Foundation at the historic Boroughs Home & Gardens, posted by Florida Weekly – Fort Myers June 21.
  • Stetson University graduate Robert Travis was named Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice Leader, according to the article, “Robert Travis Named Leader of Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” posted by Globe Newswire June 26.
  • Julia Dreyer, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Multi-Million-Dollar Producer Julia Dreyer Known for Razor-Sharp Negotiation Skills.” According to the article, Dreyer is the co-owner of Dreyer & Associates Real Estate Group in Indian Harbour Beach, posted by Space Coast Daily.com June 27.
  • The June 23 Stuart News and TCPalm ran the news that Law 1965 alumnus James Schweikert was honored by the Florida Bar for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law.
  • The June 28 Tampa Bay Newswire reports that Law alumna Donna Devaney Stockham has been named to the Florida Trend Legal Elite.
  • The June 22 FordHarrison.com reports that Law alumni Todd Aidman and Ed Carlstedt have been honored by Florida Trend Legal Elite.
  • LL.M. alumnus Amos Goodall wrote the Centre Daily News article June 23, “Pa. rolls out savings program for disability-related expenses.” Goodall was recently honored at the Theresa Foundation Awards in May, according to Theresa Foundation.org.
  • According to a June 26 press release, Law alumnus Thomas Daniel Oates has been sworn in as Broward County Bar Association’s 92nd president.
  • Law alumnus Stanton Fears is profiled in the June 25 Knoxville News-Sentinel article, “Close-knit family feeling leads to long tenures.”
  • The June 27 Tampa Bay Newspapers reports that Stetson Law alumnus George Brown presented children Daniel and Catherine with J.D. diplomas during the law school commencement in May.

June 16-22

Top Stories:

  • Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of Communications and Media Studies at Stetson University, was interviewed by the South Korean radio station TBS Seoul eFM on June 4 about Audition Programs, and whether popular TV idol survival shows are real or scripted. Stetson was mentioned during the broadcast and on the official website.
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history, wrote the blog article, “The Ultimate Hitler-Darwin Debunking.” Kurlander discussed evidence debunking the creationist theory that Hitler relied on Darwin’s theory of evolution, posted on The Curmudgeon June 15.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Should You Invest in Apple (AAPL) Stock?” Ma said, “Service revenue is expected to double in the next four years,” posted by U.S. News & World Report June 19.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed Stetson University College of Law alumna Jennifer L. Page-Lozano an immigration judge to begin hearing cases in July 2017. Judge Page-Lozano earned a Master of Public Health degree in 2003 from the University of South Florida and a Juris Doctor in 2006 from the Stetson University College of Law, posted by Targeted News Service June 16.
  • Office of Professional Education Director Mercy Roberg spoke with QUSF NPR about Stetson University College of Law’s Continuing Legal Education program in Cuba and the impact of the Trump administration’s changes regarding travel to Cuba for a story that aired June 19-20.
  • Luz Nagle, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was featured in La Nacion regarding the issue of organ trafficking and her work in the area, posted June 13.
  • Jason Bent, J.D., Stetson University law professor, was quoted in the June 15 Tampa Bay Business Journal article, “Here’s How Medical Marijuana Could Cost You Your Job.”
  • Peter Lake, J.D., Stetson University law professor, was quoted in the June 19 Sun-Sentinel article, “Bystanders at South Florida crime scenes sometimes shoot video instead of rendering aid.”
  • Matt Wilson, Ed.D., associate professor of sport business, was quoted in an article written on the 14th Annual Athlete Development Summit and the 1st Athlete Development Research Symposium sponsored by the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists and co-hosted by Embry-Riddle University and NASCAR, posted by Embry-Riddle University Athletics June 9.
  • Peter Lake, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Is the Trump Education Department Really ‘Rolling Back’ Civil Rights?” posted by The EdNext Blog June 21.
  • Peter Nyong’o Jr., recent graduate of Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “11 Most Eligible Politicians’ Sons,” as the son of Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong’o, posted by East African Standard June 16.

Other News:

  • Loius Virelli, J.D., professor of law at Stetson, spoke with Bay News 9 for the June 19 InDepth segment on the Supreme Court taking a case regarding cell phone location and privacy under the Fourth Amendment.
  • Rebecca Morgan, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, wrote the June 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Denver DA & PD Units on Elder Abuse.”
  • The June 17 Internet Marketer featured an article about Stetson University College of Law adjunct Richard A. Gilbert in the article, “What I Can Teach You About Professionals.”
  • Matt Wilson, Ed.D., associate professor of sport business, was invited to serve on a panel discussion titled, “The Current Climate of College Athletics & College Tennis,” at the USTA/ITA College Coaches Symposium. This panel discussion was hosted at the USTA National Campus, Lake Nona, Florida, on Thursday, June 15, and included college tennis coaches, administrators and professional development specialists from across the United States.
  • Robert B Morrison, adjunct professor in accounting at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Orlando Business Valuer Elected International Vice President for Leading Multidiscipline Valuation Professional Organization,” posted by PR Newswire – Online and several other outlets June 20.

Alumni News:

  • Helena Dabrowski, graduate of Stetson University, was elected President of the Uncommon Friends Foundation at the historic Boroughs Home & Gardens, posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) and several other outlets June 15.
  • Kevin Tweddle, graduate of Stetson University, was named Group Executive Vice President, Innovation and Financial Technology, by the Independent Community Bankers of America, posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) June 15.
  • The June 16 Gaston Gazette reported that Matthew J. Brown graduated from Stetson law school in May.
  • The June 16 Center for Child Counseling announced that Stetson University College of Law alumnus Eddie Stephens was elected to the Center’s Board of Directors.
  • Britt Brown, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Performance: Taos Opera Institute’s Cantos de Taos Quartet.” Brown teaches voice and piano and is a professional alto section leader and soloist, posted by Events in United States June 22.

June 9-15

Top Stories:

  • The latest issue of the International Juristmagazine features Stetson’s LL.M. in International Law Program in the LL.M. News: South (page 9) and gives the program a grade of A+ for Best Law School Experience (page 22). Stetson’s LL.M. (Master of Laws) programs are listed in the Graduate Guide in the issue as well.
  • News of Michael Allen, professor of law at Stetson, being tapped for a federal judgeship in Washington at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has been reported by the June 14 WUSF NPR morning news. The news also was reported in the ABA Journal article, “Trump Announces 11 More Judicial Nominees, Including a Judge From His SCOTUS List.” The June 8 Political Insider and SaintPetersblog also ran the news, as well as multiple national media outlets including the June 9 World News.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Why Experts Love These 3 Restaurant Stocks.” Ma said, “Dave & Buster’s serves uniquely as an ‘adult’ arcade, a sort of Chuck E. Cheese’s for grownups. The bulk of D&B’s profit comes from its high-margin games and amusements,” posted by U.S. News & World Report June 8.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, “‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Debacle Could Help the Show, Experts Say.” Dating shows carry “some potential for risk to be sure,” Ferguson said. “Contestants may be pushed by producers toward actions they wouldn’t normally take,” posted by San Francisco Chronicle Online and several other outlets June 13.
  • According to the article, “Stetson University Selects Winning Lecture Capture Solution from Matrox & Ensemble Video,” Stetson will be launching the Centurion Sales Excellence Program in the fall of 2017, posted by StreamingMedia.com June 8.
  • Louis Virelli, law professor, was quoted on the issue of executive privilege in the news report, “Can Sessions Choose Not to Answer Congressional Questions?” Virelli said, “Being under oath and being compelled to answer the question are different things,” posted by 10 News June 13.
  • Kirsten Davis, law professor and director of the legal research and writing program, wrote the blog article, “Why Does Comey Get an ‘A’ in Legal Writing for His Written Testimony?” posted on the Lady Legal Writer blog June 10.
  • Peter F. Lake, professor of law, was quoted in the article, “Colorado Case Puts Focus on Colleges’ Handling of Alleged Domestic Violence.” Lake said, “It has been a challenge to get people to reimagine the reporting structure they’ve always known; that you go to your supervisor, and only your supervisor,” posted by Chronicle of Higher Education Online June 14.

Other News:

  • The June 9 Plant City Observer reported that LL.M. in International Law alumna and former circuit judge Ashley Moody will seek the GOP nomination to succeed J.D. alumna Attorney General Pam Bondi.
  • The June 13 Election Law Academics Update in the Election Law Blog announced that law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was awarded the Leroy Highbaugh Sr. Research chair by Stetson University College of Law in 2017.
  • The June 9 Journal-Sentinel reported that Mark T. Cumba, adjunct professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, received the Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award at Stetson University College of Law’s Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference.
  • The June 14 SRQ Sarasota Magazine reported that Williams Parker has announced five law school students have joined the firm’s summer associate program, among them, Diana L. Berlin and Barbara D. Negron, both of Stetson University College of Law.
  • The June 14 Elder Law Prof BlogFINRA Guidance and Rogue Brokers” was written by Rebecca Morgan, professor of law. The article, “The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule,” was also written by Professor Morgan for the June 12 Elder Law Prof Blog. Professor Morgan also wrote about a free upcoming webinar on the “Impact of Undue Influence, Advanced Webinar on Elder Abuse,” in the June 12 Elder Law Prof Blog. Professor Morgan wrote the June 9 Elder Law Prof Blog article, “Veterans ‘Hidden’ Benefits.”

Alumni News:

  • The June 13 SaintPetersBlog announced that Law alumnus Gregory Groger has been appointed to the Sixth Judicial Circuit serving Pasco and Pinellas counties.
  • Shawn Moore, graduate of Stetson University, wrote the article, “A Web CMS for the Modern Advertising Agency,” in which he discussed the history of the Solodev Web Experience Platform and its place in the CMS industry, posted by Solodev June 7.
  • Alison McKellar, graduate of Stetson University, responded to a series of questions in the article, “Camden Select Board Candidate Alison McKellar.” McKellar is a candidate running for the Camden Select Board, posted by Penbaypilot June 8.
  • The June 10 BizWireExpress reported that several Law alumni at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., were selected for inclusion in the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists appearing in Florida Super Lawyers magazine. Among them are Suzanne M. Boy, Employment & Labor; Traci T. McKee, Professional Liability Defense; John M. Miller, Civil Litigation Defense; and Kayla E. Richmond, Family Law. Also listed among the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers is G. Donald Thomson, Business Litigation.
  • According to the June 13 CityBizList, the new office of Hall Booth Smith will be co-managed by J. Brent Allen and Law alumnus Duke Regan.
  • Kevin Tweddle, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “ICBA Names Kevin Tweddle As Group Executive Vice President, Innovation And Financial Technology.” According to the article, Tweddle has joined The Independent Community Bankers of America as Group Executive Vice President, posted by Publicnow June 14.
  • According to Double the LL.B., Paul Carter received his bachelor of law degree from Stetson in 1907. He received a second LL.B. from Georgetown.

June 2-8

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University College of Law Veterans Law Institute director and Professor of Law, Michael P. Allen, J.D., was tapped for a federal judgeship in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, according to hundreds of media sources on June 7 and June 8, including The Washington Times, The Washington Post, Tampa Bay Times, Yahoo!News, States News Service, the White House, PublicNow and Newsroom America.
  • College Choice included Stetson University in a list of the 35 Best Online Master’s in Accounting Degrees for 2017, posted by PR Newswire – Online, Spoke, Profit Quotes, Crossroads Today and several other outlets June 6.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, wrote the article “Should We Panic About Teens’ Social Media Use?” for the Houston Chronicle, focusing on claims regarding the effects of social media on youth, posted June 2.
  • News of a new direct admission program between USF Sarasota-Manatee and Stetson University College of Law has run in media outlets Bay News 9, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Bradenton Herald, Gulf Coast Business Review, and the Business Observer June 8.
  • Matt Wilson, Ed.D., associate professor of sport business, appeared on the ESPN Radio’s The Scott Hamilton Show to discuss the University of North Carolina’s response to its 3rd NCAA Notice of Allegations regarding the University’s “Paper Class Scandal,” posted May 25.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor, was featured in the article, “Are Video Games like Drugs & Gambling?” arguing that video games are not like drugs because any pleasurable activity causes changes in the brain and video games affect the brain significantly less than drugs do, posted by Military June 1.

Other News:

  • Stetson University alumnus Vincent Citro, J.D., was quoted in the U.S. News & World Reportarticle, “Leak, Spies and, Just Maybe, Crimes.” Citro also wrote an article for the Federal Lawyermagazine.
  • Libba Galloway, J.D., visiting professor, and Matt Wilson, Ed.D., associate professor of sport business, had the following invited article titled, “Carter vs. FAU and Kiffin: What Can We Learn about the College Coaching Hiring Process?” published in the latest issue (Volume 14, Issue 10) of the Sports Litigation Alert, posted May 26.
  • The May 31 Targeted News Service announced that Ashley Krenelka Chase, associate director of Stetson University College of Law’s Dolly & Homer Hand Law Library, coordinator of legal practice technology, and an adjunct law professor, has been named American Association of Law Libraries 2017 Emerging Leader.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the MyHeadlinez article, “Stetson Approves $1.5M for Energy-Saving Projects.” According to the article, the dupont-Ball Library at the DeLand campus will soon be retrofitted with energy-efficient LED lighting, posted June 2.

Alumni News:

  • Donald H. Wilson Jr., Stetson University College of Law alumnus, was inducted into the district’s Hall of Fame on Friday, June 2, according to the May 31 Polk County Democrat.
  • The June 1 State Capital News Feed announced that Stetson University College of Law alumna Elle Rudisill, an assistant state attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit in Pinellas/Pasco county since the fall of 2014, announced Thursday that she will run for the House District 37 seat.
  • Shawn Moore, graduate of Stetson University, wrote the blog article, “The Cloud: From Crossing the Chasm to Reaching the Tipping Point.” Moore addressed the issue of how to reach mass-market adoption, a major problem that all businesses and products face, posted by Solodev June 2.
  • A profile of Sumner J. Waring, graduate of Stetson University and Senior Vice President of Service Corporation International, was posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) June 3.
  • According to the Tampa Bay Times, Stetson University College of Law alumna Mariela I. Tassone has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as an associate in the firm’s Tampa office, posted June 4.
  • Tonia Marin, graduate of Stetson University, joined the Medway office of Charles River Bank as assistant vice president and market manager, according to the article, “Charles River Bank Announces Addition,” posted by Wicked Local – Norfolk June 5.
  • According to Tampa Bay Times and SaintPetersBlog, Stetson University College of Law alumnus Gregory Groger has been appointed judge in the Pinellas-Pasco Judicial Circuit, posted June 7.

May 19 - June 1

Top Stories:

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Are Video Games Addictive Like Drugs, Gambling? Some Who’ve Struggled Say Yes.” Ferguson said, “Playing a video game increases the dopamine level by 100 to 200 percent. Methamphetamine increases it by 1,400 percent,” posted by Chicago Tribune May 30.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was featured in the article, “7 Warning Signs Your Stock Might Be Faking its Numbers.” According to Ma, when trying to determine a stock’s legitimacy, there are several behavioral indicators that investors should consider suspicious, posted by U.S. News & World Report May 25.
  • Peter Lake, J.D., professor of law, was quoted in the May 24 Inside Higher Ed article, “College Hazing Becoming Easier to Punish.” Lake spoke with the Chronicle of Higher Education for the May 27 article, “What’s Required of a Professor Who Learned of Student’s Rape? One University Seeks a Nuanced Answer.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “College Corner: Can I Bring My Pet to College?” The article lists Stetson as an example of a pet-friendly campus, posted by Davis Enterprise Online May 27.

Other News:

  • Paul Boudreaux, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the article, “Homeowner Upset That City of St. Petersburg Owns Land Under Their Docks, Requires Them to Sign Lease,” posted by Tampa Bay Times May 19.
  • Richard Harrison, J.D., adjunct professor, law overseer and alumnus, spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the May 28 article, “Director settled cases on his own.” “It would be extraordinary, if not unheard of, for the board of an agency to give the executive director blanket authority to negotiate and make final decisions without any oversight, reporting or approval,” said Harrison.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the article, “Wednesday Round-Up,” stating “the Roberts of 2017 in Buck seems to have a keener appreciation of racism than the Roberts of four years earlier in Shelby County,” posted by SCOTUSblog May 24.

Alumni News:

  • The May 19 WGAU Fox News radio reported that law alumna Georgia Supreme Court Justice Carol Hunstein was the speaker for commencement exercises at University of Georgia Law School.
  • The May 22 SaintPetersBlog reported that law alumna Simone Marstiller is considering a run for Florida attorney general.
  • According to PRBuzz, law alumnus Daniel Hartpence of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently received advanced level training from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys on “How to Beat a Radar Enforced DUE/Traffic Stop.”
  • According to the May 24 Newswire, law alumna Caroline Black Sikorske has joined the Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals.
  • The May 24 KMOV.com and other wire outlets mention that law alumna Jennifer Morrison has been elected chief compliance officer at TeamHealth.
  • Crystal Contrino, Stetson University alumna, was appointed by Children’s Friend and Family Services as director of community-based services, according to the May 26 Salem Gazette.
  • The May 29 Newswire announced that law alumnus Nathan E. Eden has joined the Expert Network, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals.
  • The May 22 Tampa Bay Newswire reports that law alumna Mariela I. Tassone has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin as an associate in the firm’s Tampa office.

May 19-25

Top Stories:

  • Jason M. Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and studies, was featured in the article, “Stetson University Researcher Addresses Growing Threat to Coastal Communities.” Evans believes that much of St. Mary’s flood vulnerability likely can be controlled with proper planning as well as long-term investments, posted by The Deland-Deltona Beacon Online May 18.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, “Is ‘Internet Addiction’ Real?” Ferguson stated, “There’s no agreement about whether these pathological behavioral disorders are really the same thing as substance abuse addiction, but in my opinion they’re not comparable to, say, methamphetamine addiction or heroin addiction,” posted by WVPE and several other outlets May 18.
  • Sean Kennard, internationally acclaimed classical pianist, has been selected as assistant professor of piano at Stetson University, according to the article, posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets May 19.
  • Noel Painter has been named executive vice president and provost at Stetson University, according to the article, “New Presidents or Provosts: Delaware County CC, Gavilan College, Oregon State U, Reinhardt U, Stetson U, Tiffin U, U of Saskatchewan, Vassar College, Wilfrid Laurier U,” posted by Inside Higher Ed May 19.
  • Robert Andrews, former director of admissions at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Robert ‘Bobby’ Andrews is Depauw’s New VP for Enrollment Management.” While serving as director of admissions at Stetson, Andrews “led university enrollment for the fall 2015 class that exceeded enrollment goals by 200 students,” posted by Publicnow and Depauw – Online May 19.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was featured in the article, “State Study Considers Water Quality Improvements at Gemini, DeLeon Springs,” posted by Daytona Beach News-Journal Online May 20.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “7 Best Companies to Invest in Smartphones.” Ma stated, “Jabil benefits from broad industry tailwinds such as mobility, cloud and big data,” posted by U.S. News & World Report May 23.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor, was quoted in the article, “Statements by Policy Makers and Media Linking Societal Violence to Video Games Reinforces Myths and Distracts from Key Issues.” Ferguson stated, “Most children and teens play video games without exhibiting violent behavior, and spikes in sales of violent video games actually correspond to decreased rates of violent crime,” posted by PRWeb and several other outlets May 23.

Other News:

  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Latest News From Business Schools,” which states the Stetson University School of Business Administration will launch the Centurion Sales Excellence Program in the fall, which will offer a major and minor in sales, posted by Venitism May 22.
  • Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center is one of 75 institutions chosen to participate in the inaugural year of the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program, posted by Digital Media Wire and several other outlets May 22.

Alumni News:

  • Carrie Mann, Stetson University alumna and Senior Director of Kobie Marketing, was covered in the article, “Profile of Carrie Mann Senior Director of Kobie Marketing,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) May 17.
  • Molly Winsten, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the Florida Today article, “Her Food Allergies Lead to Her Career.” While attending Stetson, Winsten discovered she was lactose-intolerant and allergic to wheat, peanuts and sesame, which led her to pursue a career in nutrition, posted May 21.
  • Crystal Contrino, Stetson University alumna, has been named director of community-based services at Children’s Friend and Family Services, according to the article, “Business Briefcase,” posted by Gloucester Daily Times May 22.
  • Chris Farrell, Stetson University alumnus, was covered in the article, “Chris Farrell Joins Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors.” According to the Targeted News Service article, Farrell has been selected to join the Board of Directors at the Surfrider Foundation, posted May 22.

May 12-18

Top Stories:

  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and a New Smyrna Beach attorney, contributed to the draft of a constitutional amendment that would reauthorize the Florida Forever program and ensure that a certain amount of funds are used for the preservation of land, according to the article, “Leaders Defy Voters on Conservation,” in The Key West Citizen May 15.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, discussed the potential effects that media can have on teenagers in his article, “Could ’13 Reasons Why’ Cause Teen Suicide?” “The idea of suicide contagion – that vulnerable individuals may be prompted toward suicide by peers, news media or fiction – is controversial,” said Ferguson, posted by Houston Chronicle Online May 11.
  • Asal Mohamadi Johnson, public health researcher at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Segregated Neighborhoods May Influence Blood Pressure,” stating that segregation was set up in many areas to limit access to certain types of employment, education and housing opportunities, posted by Reuters Online and several other outlets May 15.

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    K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “The Best Ways to Value a Stock.” Ma stated, “The fair value of a stock should reflect the forward-looking fundamentals and be adjusted for the corresponding risk level,” posted by U.S. News & World Report May 15.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, “After Compulsively Watching YouTube, Teenage Girl Lands in Rehab for ‘Digital Addiction.'” Ferguson stated, “Sometimes with new technology you see these heightened claims of harm, these exaggerated focuses on the detriment of the new media,” posted by PBS Online May 17.

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    K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was featured in the article, “Microsoft and LinkedIn: Is It a Match?” Ma said, “Microsoft faces the challenge of how to let LinkedIn be run as independently as possible, yet reap the synergistic benefit for the parent company’s long-term growth and profit,” posted by U.S. News & World Report May 16.
  • Stephen Robinson, award-winning recording artist and professor of music at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “St. Augustine Music Festival Returns to the Ancient City,” posted by St. Augustine Social May 15.

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    Law professor Jason Bent’s interview with Newschannel 8 appeared in the story, “Florida Teacher Targeted by Co-workers’ Salacious Texts” on the May 15 WISH TV.
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and studies, was quoted in the article, “Final Sea Level Study Approved in St. Marys.” Evans stated, “The good news is public safety buildings are in good locations. There’s not a lot of infrastructure at risk,” posted by Golden Isles News Online May 17.
  • Louis Virelli, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, spoke to Radioactivity on WMNF News in a discussion about the May 16 firing of FBI director James Comey.

Other News:

 

  • Law Alumna and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appeared on Fox 13 on May 16 during an appearance in Tampa at the Tampa Law Center for the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking meeting. Capital Soup also ran news of Bondi’s appearance.
  • The May 16 Daily Tar Heel quoted law professor Peter Lake in the story, “Can Campuses Handle Sexual Assault Cases?”
  • Louis Virelli, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the article, “How Special Counsel Fits Into Ongoing Trump-Russia Investigation.” Virelli stated, “A special prosecutor can actually bring criminal charges,” posted by WTSP-TV Online May 18.
  • Paul Boudreaux, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the article, “Clean Water Rule: Will Scalia’s Dictionary Haunt Trump’s WOTUS overhaul?” Boudreaux said, “It would be much harder to come up with the conclusion that only things like permanent standing or flowing bodies of water can be covered,” posted by E&E News May 15.
  • The May 17 WTSP 10News mentioned future Stetson law student Henry Cobrun, grandson of Harry Klimis of Tarpon Springs Sponge Dock fame.

 

Alumni News:

  • Stephanie Haridopolos, primary care physician and graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the article, “Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos Appointed to Florida Board of Medicine By Gov. Rick Scott,” posted by Space Coast Daily.com May 16.
  • Drea Douglass, Stetson University alumna, was covered in the Plus Company Updates (PCU) article, “Profile of Drea Douglass Director of Talent Management Consulting of The Brooks Group,” posted May 12.
  • The May 15 Sports Destinations reports that Law alumna Jane Geddes has been appointed chief executive officer of the Executive Women’s Gold Association. The May 15 Palm Beach Post also features Geddes in the Local Business People to Watch section.
  • According to the May 16 Starkville Daily News, Law alumnus R. Paul Grady is the new president and chief executive officer of StoneMor, and will also join the board of directors.

May 5-11

Top Stories:

  • According to the article, "Stetson University Leaders Break Ground on Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center," Stetson University leaders and athletes gathered in April for a ceremonial ground breaking of the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center, posted by WVNS-TV Online May 8.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., professor of taxation and accounting, was featured in the article, "Julie Jason: More Options for Building Good Credit." According to Chambers, there are certain factors that should be considered before deciding to apply for a retail credit card, posted by Greenwich Time Online and other outlets May 7.
  • Diana Ferguson, Stetson alumna and internationally recognized visual artist, was covered in the article, "Diana Ferguson's Work Featured in EAC Exhibit." Ferguson said that her "passion is to take simple shapes, give them a life, and let them tell a story by creating visual narrative that inspires the viewer to bring their own interpretation to the story,
    "posted by The Daily Post-Athenian May 5.
  • Bill Roberts, former Stetson University trustee and past president of the Stetson University Alumni Association, was featured in the article, "BHHS Florida Properties Group Realtor Bill Roberts Receives Lifetime Achievement Award," posted by PRLog May 8.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the May 5 SB News about the behavior of a judge who criticized a USF player, charged with sexual battery. The judge, a USF alum, said she was not proudly hanging her diploma in her office, and later recused herself from the case. Rose said in the article, "The only issue that you could probably allege if you were a defense attorney is she’s somehow shown a bias against USF football. But her language was carefully crafted and calculated to prevent that from happening."

Other News:

  • According to the May 8 Targeted News Service, Law alumna and Georgia Supreme Court Justica Carol W. Hunstein will deliver the University of Georgia Law School commencement address.
  • Christy Gorberg, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the article, “SunRidge Elementary Welcomes Principal Gorberg.” “It’s been an interesting transition from the high school level, where I’ve spent much of my career,” said Gorberg, posted by Orange Observer News May 10.

Alumni News:

  • Beth Koller, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Beth Koller Announced as Speaker for the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference,” posted by PRBuzz May 4.
  • Michael Duckworth, Stetson University alumnus, was featured in the article, “Lennar Atlanta Enlists New Home Consultant.” Duckworth said, “I am excited to be part of a proven winner surrounded by friendly, happy coworkers and peers who all share genuine enthusiasm and passion for selling in an environment of professionalism, integrity, and respect,” posted by Marietta Daily Journal May 7.
  • Billy Epting, graduate of Stetson University and principal of Leon High School, was covered in the article, “A Look in to the Life of Principal Billy Epting.” Epting said, “I like being the principal of high schoolers the most because I am able to give the students the tools to make good decisions and watch them apply those tools because they are almost (if not already) adults,” posted by The Leon High Life May 8.
  • Law alumnus Ben Braun will seek a circuit judge seat in the 2018 election, according to the May 9 My Suburban Life in Illinois, where he’s been a circuit judge for 11 years.
  • Anthony Guzzetta, Stetson University alumnus, was featured in the article, “Inland Securities Corporation Announces Appointment of Anthony Guzzetta as Senior Vice President-External Wholesaler,” posted by Business Wire – Online and several other outlets May 9.
  • Suzanne Williams, former student at Stetson University and manager of Puddingstone, was mentioned in the article, “Puddingstone Concert at Ashe Civic Center this Saturday,” posted by Jefferson Post Online May 10.
  • Biodiversity Fellow and Law alumna Erin Okuno has an abstract of her article, “Frankenstein’s Mammoth: Anticipating the Global Legal Framework for De-Extinction,” running in the Legal Theory Blog. The complete article is available at (Ecology Law Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2016) on SSRN.

April 28-May 4

Top Stories:

  • Alexander Pozin, former professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “A War Hero at 100: St. Augustine Centenarian Fought Nazis from Above as a Russian Pilot.” The article discussed Pozin’s background, including his history as a “former fighter and bomber pilot for the 210th Division of the Soviet Air Force in World War II,” posted by The St. Augustine Record May 1.
  • Luz Estella Nagle, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Human Trafficking Becoming Epidemic in Florida, Authorities Say.” Nagle stated, “We know that human trafficking is a hidden crime,” posted by The Palm Beach Post Online May 1.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Stock: Q1 Earnings Can’t Stop This Train.” According to Ma, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma’s friendly relationship with President Trump has “prompted Amazon to speed up its timetable to expand the Prime Video service and AWS data centers in markets like India and China,” posted by U.S. News & World Report April 27.
  • Charles Rose, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Judge Rips USF Player, Strong.” Rose commented on Judge Margaret Taylor’s scathing words against LaDarrius Jackson and Charlie Strong, stating, “The only issue that you could probably allege if you were a defense attorney is she’s somehow shown a bias against USF football,” posted by Tampa Bay Times May 4.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Why Investors Should Factor in Goodwill When Evaluating Stocks.” Ma stated, “Shareholders can consider that goodwill is the intangible portion of the assets they pay for,” posted by TheStreet April 28.
  • Stetson University was granted the Presser Foundation’s Capital Support Grant, designed for “capital projects of music organizations providing a broad range of classical symphonic, chamber, choral and/or vocal music,” posted by PR Newswire – Online and several other outlets May 2.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., professor of taxation and accounting at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Julie Jason: Write Your Own Credit History With a Secured Card.” Chambers explained that recent college graduates who have not applied for loans may still have a credit file, posted by The Advocate Online and several other outlets April 30.

Other News:

  • According to the article, “Bonner Leaders Work to Serve,” Stetson University was one of the first colleges to offer the Bonner Leader Program, a university program that pairs students with nonprofit organizations for volunteer work until graduation, posted by Public Now April 27.
  • The article, “What is Molecular Biology?” discussed the molecular biology major at Stetson University, describing it as a major that trains students interested in the interface between the life sciences and physical sciences to be scientists, posted by New York City High Tech News April 30.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was profiled in the Spring 2017 AALS News, “Spotlight on Sections: Election Law.” According to the profile, Torres-Spelliscy is chair-elect of the Section on Election Law.
  • Theresa Pulley Radwan, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the article, “Trustee Asks Court to Liquidate Steakhouse” about Spice Modern Steakhouse. According to Radwan, “If it’s a Chapter 11 reorganization, sometimes the business can be sold as a going concern, but when you are in Chapter 7, the most common course is to liquidate the parts,” posted originally by the Orlando Sentinel and later by the May 3 Troubled Company Reporter.
  • News of LL.M. student Riya Khan being selected for the U.N. Graduate Study Program ran in the April 27 Targeted News Service.
  • The April 30 KAIT-TV announced law professor Peter Lake’s participation in the ATIXA/SCOPE Joint National Conference.
  • Stetson’s LL.M. programs are listed among national programs and the LL.M in International Law is spotlighted in the article, “LL.M. News South,” posted by the International Jurist magazine.
  • The KFMB-FM and other newswire outlets announced the upcoming Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills Conference, May 22-25 in Gulfport.
  • According to the May 3 Gabber, law student Breanne Whited is helping Golfview Condominiums “Go Green” with recycling efforts.

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Luis Pedraja was featured in the article, “Bringing Higher Ed to the Masses.” Despite being born in Cuba to a low-income family, Pedraja was motivated by his parents and a mentor at Stetson to advance his education, and now he wants to give other people that same opportunity, posted by Worcester Business Journal Online May 1.
  • An honorary Doctor of Laws degree will be presented to Daytona Beach Mayor and Stetson alumnus Derrick L. Henry Sr., according to the article “Bethune-Cookman University Recognizes City of Daytona Beach Mayor, Derrick L. Henry, Sr., during Spring 2017 Commencement,” posted by Targeted News Service April 27.
  • Law alumnus Javier Centonzio is spearheading a veterans scholarship gold tournament, according to the April 30 and May 1 Tampa Bay Times.
  • Law alumnus Rich McKay was quoted in the article, “Falcons CEO Rich McKay Shares Life Lessons, Business Principles at Gwinnett Chamber Breakfast,” posted by Gwinnett Daily Post and other outlets May 2.
  • The May 2 Golfdom reported that the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) named law alumna Jane Geddes as its chief executive officer, effective immediately, becoming CEO of the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States.
  • According to the May 3 Sarbanes Oxley on Ulitzer, USForex announced the addition of law alumnus Tim Richey as risk and compliance manager.
  • Stetson University alumnus W.D. Crowder was featured in the article, “Financial Terms Dictionary Releases Free eBook with Over 200 Definitions.” Crowder, a published author, worked with Financial Dictionary CEO Thomas Herold to create two new financial dictionary eBooks, posted by Digital Journal and several other outlets May 3.
  • According to the May 3 PublicNow and Holland & Knight, law alumnus Mark Haranzo has joined Holland & Knight Private Wealth Services in New York.
  • According to a LinkedIn post, law alumna Christina Unkel was appointed to serve on the Consumer Protection Law Committee, to the 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A” and the American Association of Justice selected her for the 2017 Leadership Academy class.
  • According to the National Law Journal and Florin Roebig, law alumni Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig have again won one of the nation’s top 50 verdicts in the article, “Top 100 Verdicts.”
  • According to the PRWeb, law alumna Victoria Cruz-Garcia is a moot court coach and adjunct law professor at Cooley Law School.
  • The May 4 PR.com reported that law alumnus Forrest J. Bass recently received the AV Preeminent designation by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rankings.

April 21-27

Top Stories:

  • Elizabeth Paul, former Stetson University provost and vice president of academic affairs, has been inaugurated as Capital University’s 16th president, according to the article, “Capital University’s New President Elizabeth Paul Outlines Vision,” posted by ThisWeek Community Newspapers Online April 26.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was referenced in the article, “Corporations Gave Millions for Trump Inaugural.” According to an analysis of FEC disclosure reports by Torres-Spelliscy, only one publicly traded company made reported contributions to a pro-Trump super political action committee during the presidential campaign, posted by Bloomberg BNA April 20.
  • Stetson’s University’s ethics team members Megan Christopher, Sarah Klass, Alex Overdijking, and Nate Smith placed second in the International Business Ethics Case Competition held in California. The IBECC judges were impressed by the team’s polished presentation and argumentation skills, posted by NewsDog and several other outlets April 26.
  • Taylor Greenberg, law student at Stetson University, received the 2017 Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Service. “Pro bono work has been the most rewarding aspect of law school for me,” said Greenberg, posted by Targeted News Service April 26.
  • According to the article, “Sea Level Rise Already Evident in Chatham County,” a report that was partially drafted by Stetson University faculty and staff documented that less severe flooding of the highway U.S. 80 occurred two dozen times in 2015, posted by Savannah Morning News Online April 23.
  • Louis Virelli, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, spoke with 10News for the April 26 story, “VERIFY: Is Twitter Account Posting Every Trump Donor’s Name?” Virelli confirmed that the Twitter account @everytrumpdonor is accurately and legally tweeting the names of over 15,000 Trump donors.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “The Smartphone Has Really Thrown Gasoline on the Addiction Fire of Our Society.” According to Ferguson, addiction is defined in psychology as chemical dependence on a substance, posted by CBC Radio One, April 24.

Other News:

  • Peter F. Lake, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, wrote the College Planning and Management article, “Compliance U.” Lake discussed the important divisions of functions among general counsels and chief compliance officers in higher education roles, posted on April 20.
  • Peter F. Lake, J.D., professor of law, was quoted in the article, “Between Harvard and Office for Civil Rights, A Symbiotic Relationship.” Lake stated, “The regulators become your staff and your staff becomes the regulators. It can raise issues of direction and conflict of interest in some cases,” posted by The Harvard Crimson April 21.
  • Peter F. Lake, J.D., law professor, was featured in the article, “As Grand Jury Probes PSU Pledge Death, History Shows Hazing Prosecutions Difficult to Pursue.” Lake stated, “It showed others across the country that they could successfully prosecute hazing events that they might have been wary of pursuing before,” posted by Philly.com April 21.
  • Stetson University will host the annual Educating Advocates conference, which brings together professors, lawyers and legal practitioners from across the country to learn the Stetson method of advocacy, according to Fox21 and several other outlets, posted April 21.
  • The April 23 AllGov article “Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: Who is Robert N. Davis?” profiles former law professor Robert N. Davis, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
  • Former Appeal Court Judge Anthony Lucky, who is a judge of the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, spoke at Stetson University College of Law during the 21st annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition, according to a story in EtornoInteligente.
  • The May 1 Florida Bar News reported that Brian H. Bieber of Gray Robinson in Miami was featured as an instructor on “Investigating the White Collar Case and Accompanying Ethical Issues” at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson.

Alumni News:

  • The Tampa Bay law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hard & Hayslett, P.A., has announced that Law alumna Sarah Barkley Raaymakers has been made a partner in the firm.
  • Law alumnus Augustine Smythe “Gus” Weekley, Jr., has died according to the Tampa Bay Times obituary. A medical doctor, Smythe graduated from Stetson in 1989 and practiced health law. He was a member of the Chester Ferguson Inn of Court.
  • Law alumnus Christopher Y. Mills has been named partner in charge of the new Fort Lauderdale office of Adams and Reese, according to the April 24 Miami Herald.
  • The April 26 Laker/Lutz News ran an article about Law alumna Thania Clevenger, a civil and human rights attorney working as marketing director at her family’s new restaurant, La Yuma.

April 14-20

Top Stories

  • Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience hosted a meeting of St. Johns River Water Management District scientists, other scientists, officials and springs advocates to discuss a proposal that will affect water flow in Gemini Springs, according to the article, “Local Officials Question Proposal to Allow Decreases in Gemini Springs Water Flow,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal April 17. The article quoted Institute Executive Director Clay Henderson.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was featured in the article, “8 Unsexy Stocks With Super-Sexy Returns.” Ma discussed Procter and Gamble Co., a company that produces razors and other household products. Because of the consistent need for these products, according to Ma, Procter and Gamble Co. is a great company to invest in, posted by U.S. News & World Report April 11.
  • Shasta Ford, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Florida Film Festival: Field of Dreams for Filmmakers.” Ford’s 10-minute short film that celebrates vinyl records was presented at the Florida Film Festival, posted by Orlando Sentinel April 15.
  • Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Robert Powell: How To Save for Retirement When Politicians Keep Making it Harder.” Michelson stated, “The removal of the Obama-era regulation only hurts those that are not looking out for their retirement, so those workers will not be automatically enrolled in retirement accounts,” posted by My Informs April 14.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “What Happens to Uber Now?” Ma stated, “Most anticipate that Uber’s highly anticipated IPO won’t happen soon because of recent negative publicity. Uber’s loss on public opinion – from early 2017’s ‘#DeleteUber’ campaign to its recent scandals – is Lyft’s gain,” posted by Yahoo Finance April 18.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and professional chef, was featured in the article, “At Tampa Bay Farm-to-Table Restaurants, You’re Being Fed Fiction.” Pulapaka said, “I’m not trying to re-enact a scene from Portlandia, but consumers have to take ownership,” posted by True Viral News April 15.
  • Law alumnus Ahmad Yakzan is featured in the April 19 10News interview, “Buy American, Hire American: what does executive order actually do?”

Other News

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was featured in the article, “Investors Can Profit From Volatility By Selling Puts.” According to Ma, selling options, instead of buying options, can reduce the amount of risk by offsetting part of the capital invested in underlying assets, posted by Times-Herald Online April 18.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is referenced in the April 14 Friday Round Up of SCOTUSblog.
  • Law Professor Theresa Radwan’s quote in the Kiplinger article, “Dealing with Debts after Death,” was picked up by Yahoo! News india.
  • Law alumnus Ahmad Yakzan is featured in the April 19 10News interview, “Buy American, Hire American: what does executive order actually do?”
    Stetson was mentioned in the article, “Engaging Activities in Political Science.” Stetson hosted the annual Model Senate Competition in March, bringing in students from other colleges to play the role of U.S. Senators and debate current issues, posted by Targeted News Service, April 12.
  • The April 13 Cape Codder and Wicked Local reported that Stetson law students assisted with a model U.N. intergenerational program.
  • The April 19 Gulfport Gabber covered news of Stetson students participating in the Fun in the Sun community event.

Alumni News

  • Michael Duckworth, Stetson graduate, was covered in the article, “Lennar Atlanta Welcomes Michael Duckworth as New Home Consultant.” Duckworth was welcomed as New Home Consultant for the Roswell-based division of Lennar, the second largest residential builder in the U.S., posted by Patch April 15.
  • Trent Tomengo, Stetson University graduate, was mentioned in the article, “48th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit Awards Announced.” Tomengo judged the Seminole State College annual art exhibit and awarded prizes in the Best of Show, Best of Media, Awards of Excellence, and Merit Awards categories, posted by Targeted News Service April 19.
  • Stephanie Fischer, graduate of Stetson, was featured in the article, “Stephanie Fischer Named a Board Member of Georgia Restaurant Association.” Fischer has been named a board member of GRA, where she oversees Learning and Development, Guest Experience, and New Store Openings, posted by Restaurant Informer April 19.
  • The April 13 State Capital News Feed reports that Jason Emilios Dimitris has been appointed the newest judge to serve on the 11th Circuit.
  • According to the April 19 Contacto Latino News, Law alumna Suzanne Boy will present “The Hottest Employment Law Topics in 2017” at the RetNet Forum Spring Meeting, on April 22 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California.

April 7-13

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University was featured in the article, “Stetson University Program Taps Matrox, Ensemble for Video Tech,” which focuses on the new Centurion Sales Excellence Program that kicked off at Stetson last fall, posted by TV Technology Online and other outlets April 6.
  • The article, “The Complete List of Test-Optional Colleges and Universities, As of Now,” lists Stetson University as one of the many colleges or universities that is “test-optional,” or does not require ACT or SAT scores for admissions, posted by The Washington Post Online April 12.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Students Should Be Allowed to Keep Pets on Campus.” Stetson was listed as one example of a pet-friendly campus, posted by Indiana Statesman April 12.
  • Theresa Pulley Radwan, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Dealing With Debts After Death.” According to the article, “If your parent dies with a mortgage and you want to keep the house, you can try to arrange to take over the payments,” posted by Kiplinger Business Resource Centre, Yahoo! Canada Finance, Yahoo! India Business and others.
  • Paul Boudreaux, J.D., law professor, was quoted in the April 6 article, “Overshadowed: Why Florida Legislators Are Trying to Control Everything From Local Taxes to Human Rights.” Boudreaux stated, “It’s safe to say that a lot of state governments, particularly those controlled by the Republican Party, have been emboldened by what’s happening on the national scene,” posted by Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, contributed to the article, “Gaming is Not an Addiction.” Ferguson and Villanova professor Patrick Markey argued that “by treating the immoderate playing of video games as an addiction, we are pathologizing relatively normal behavior,” posted by IOL (ZA) April 8.
  • Kathy Piechura-Couture, Ph.D., education professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Single-Sex Classes at South McKeel Seem to be Working.” “Kids come with stereotypes,” Piechyra-Couture said. “In single-gender classes we can combat them much easier,” posted by The Ledger Online April 9.
  • Stetson Law students E. Alan Brock, Vanessa Denk, Bart Kubiak, Taofikat Ninalowo, Reshma Pharsi, Kara Rogers, and Ayodale Tan were featured in the article, “Stetson Law Students Win Awards in Three Categories at International Moot Court Competition in Hong Kong,” posted by the 24/7 newswire in Business News and other outlets.
  • Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., Stetson professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Update: How to Save for Retirement When Politicians Keep Making it Harder.” Michelson stated, “The removal of the Obama-era regulation only hurts those that are not looking out for their retirement, so those workers will not be automatically enrolled in retirement accounts,” posted by Morningstar StockInvestor Online April 13.

Other News:

  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, J.D., professor of law at Stetson, was mentioned in the blogpost, “Highlights from Federalist Society Student Symposium Panel on Campaign Finance and Free Speech.” Torres-Spelliscy was one of the panelists for The Federalist Society’s panel, posted on The Republican Lawyer April 11.
  • Ashley Moya, Stetson University College of Law graduate, was featured in the article, “Law Student Picked for ABA’s Judicial Clerkship Program.” Moya is one of nine law students in the country selected for the American Bar Association’s Judicial Clerkship Program, posted by SIU News April 12.
  • Matthew Bussin, Stetson University College of Law student, was featured in the blog post, “Meet the Law Clerks.” Bussin is one of the law clerks at Coye Law Firm, posted by Coye Law Firm on April 6.
  • James Fox, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, wrote the blog post, “The Framers’ Coup as a Challenge for Originalism.” Fox discussed his opinions of two possible consequences of “The Framers’ Coup,” posted on Balkinization April 11.
  • Law Assistant Dean for International Programs JR Swanegan joined law student Erica Ramos for an interview with Bay News 9 Info Mas on Stetson’s study abroad programs in Cuba that aired on April 6-7.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli appeared on the April 10 Bay News 9 discussing the impact of the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch. Professor Virelli also appeared on WFLA-AM discussing the confirmation on April 9 and April 10.
  • Law Professor Jason Bent is quoted in the April 12 Orlando Sentinel article, “Employee sues over ‘old white men’ allegations.”
  • The April 11 North Kentucky Tribune reports that Thomas More College President David A. Armstrong, a member of the International Advisory Council for the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, has created an Institute for Higher Education Compliance.

Alumni News:

  • Edward Cooney, Stetson University alumnus, is one of four new board members for The Pankey Institute, according to the PRLog article, “The Pankey Institute Announces New Board Members,” posted April 6.
  • Melany Gnaizda-Gibson, Stetson graduate, was featured in the article, “Melany Gnaizda-Gibson: A Counselor Who Cares.” Gnaizda-Gibson stated, “Students want to ask questions when they have a relationship with the advisors,” posted by Her Campus April 8.
  • Christopher M. Delp, College of Law graduate, was featured in the article, “Christopher Delp Presents at SAMA Meeting.” According to the article, Delp spoke at the Sarasota Manatee Manufacturers’ Association meeting, discussing legal considerations for industrial power users, posted by Tampa Bay Newswire April 10.
  • Christopher Y. Mills, graduate of Stetson University College of Law, was featured in the article, “Adams and Reese Taps Top Financial Services Lawyers to Lead New Offices in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.” Mills is one of four new Adams and Reese partners, posted by Business Wire – Online April 11.
  • Michael Duckworth, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Lennar Atlanta Adds Michael Duckworth as Home Consultant.” Duckworth has been added to the Roswell-based division of Lennar as New Home Consultant, posted by CityBizList April 13.
  • Law alumnus Javier Ojeda Chenard did an interview in the Bay News 9 Info Mas studio about Stetson’s CLE program in Cuba and his experiences in Cuba that aired April 11-12.
  • The April 7 PublicNow ran news that Law alumnus Arturo Rios spoke at a forum on issues surrounding immigration at Stetson University.
  • According to the April 12 Miami Herald Naked Politics, Gov. Rick Scott promoted Miami-Dade County Judge and Law alumnus Jason E. Dimitris to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. The news also ran in Florida Politics and Capital Soup.

March 31-April 6

Top News: 

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Does the Scientific Method Apply to Psychology?” Ferguson commented on the idea that psychology is “sliding towards a state of being unfalsifiable,” according to the article, posted by Patheos March 30.
  • Louis Virelli, J.D., law professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Citing Prosecutor’s Death Penalty Stance, Fla. Governor Reassigns 21 Cases.” Virelli stated, “When viewed on a case-by-case basis, this remedy by the governor strikes me as dangerous,” posted by The Police News April 5.
  • Carol Henderson, J.D., professor of law at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Women’s History Month: AAFS Celebrates Carol E. Henderson, BA, JD 2008-2009 AAFS President,” posted by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Magazine March 28.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, contributed to the article, “Procedure for Obtaining Rescission of 90-Day Letters.” The article, posted on The Taxadviser, focuses on the process necessary to obtain rescission of 90-day letters in underreported income cases, posted April 1.

Other News:

  • The April 5 Targeted News Service ran the news that Stetson Law student Mary Gantert presented with Judge Edward LaRose at the Tampa Bay Lawyers Guild’s Law Day.
  • The SaintPetersBlog and State Capital News Feed ran news of Stetson’s screening of Foster Shock and panel presentation by the student organization, Child Advocates of Stetson Law, posted March 30.
  • Stetson is offering a CLE program this summer in Cuba. The trip will be led by Darryl Wilson, associate dean for faculty and strategic initiatives, and is designed to teach students about the Cuban legal system, posted by Tampa Bay Newswire March 31.
  • The March 30 Public article, “Up Close With Cuba: Law School Students, Professor Travel to Havana,” reported on Stetson law school’s recent Spring Break trip to Havana, Cuba.
  • The BrainTree Forum reported that the Yarmouth Senior Center’s April 8 intergenerational model UN will feature international and elder law experts from Stetson speaking at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston.
  • The April 3 Akron Legal News ran the news that Stetson Cornerstone Award recipient Professor Lawrence A. Sutter III has died.
  • The April 2 Legally India reported on the champion International Environmental Moot Court win at Stetson. 

Alumni News: 

  • Deborah J. Blue, graduate of Stetson University College of Law, was covered in the article, “What I Wear to Work: Deborah J. Blue.” In the article, Blue gave her best piece of legal advice: “Litigation or collaboration is a process. Nothing happens overnight,” posted by Sarasota Magazine – Online March 31.
  • Thomas S. Edwards, Jr., Stetson law alumnus, was featured in the article, “Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.” Edwards is a firm partner at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., where he fights to give residents of Jacksonville a voice in the courtroom and protect their rights in the justice system, posted by Jacksonville Magazine – Online April 3.
  • According to the April 3 Irvin Law Firm press release, Stetson University College of Law alumnus Grady C. Irvin Jr. is featured in the Showtime documentary, “Disgraced,” for his work with a high-profile murder case that erupted into the Baylor men’s basketball scandal in 2003.
  • Stetson University College of Law alumna Cristen Martinez will speak at the Tampa Bay REIA meeting on April 11, focusing on “Florida land trusts for the savvy real estate investor,” according to Wherevent.
  • According to the March 30 Jasper News, Stetson University College of Law alumnus John McCormick has died.

March 24-30

Top News:

  • Stetson University was featured in the article, “Best Online Master of Business Administration Programs Ranked by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.” In it, Stetson’s MBA program was listed as one of the best in the United States, posted by One Page News March 27.
  • Louis Virelli, J.D., constitutional law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Constitutional Professor: Scott’s Retaliation Goes Too Far.” Virelli stated, “But in my view it’s a very difficult reading of that statue to say, every time you disagree with an elected official, a constitutionally empowered elected official, you can replace them,” posted by WFSU – Online March 24.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and director of the Roland George Investments Institute at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Energy Stocks Search for Their Spark.” Ma said, “Pretty soon, the U.S. will come to grips with the fact that the economy will now grow at 4 to 5 percent annually in the next four years,” posted by Plus Company Updates March 24.
  • Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the Faculty Senate and member of the President’s Cabinet at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Stetson Professor Wins National Diversity Award,” for receiving the 2017 Giving Back Award from Insight into Diversity magazine, posted by Daytona Times March 23.
  • Law Professor Theresa Pulley-Radwan is quoted in the March 24 Orlando Sentinel article, “Trustee wants Spice steakhouse to liquidate after third bankruptcy.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the BuzzFeed article, “A University Says It Shouldn’t Have To Pay Money To Campus Rape Victims.” Lake wrote the March 26 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “First Amendment Survival Guide for Presidents.”
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Icahn, Ackman, Falcone, Musk.” Ma stated, “In order to make exuberant amounts of money in the investment world, they all have to constantly test the line between morality and legality, and sometimes fail,” posted by KCMA Blog March 25.
  • Alan Green, Ph.D., Stetson University economics department chairman, was quoted in a blog post on Opinions to go Online. Green said, “There is arguably nothing more important for the government to do now than pursue competitive markets in sustainable energy,” posted March 28.
  • Kevin Winchell, Stetson University associate director of community engagement, was quoted in the article, “Raising Profile, DeSantis Pushes Term Limits in TV Ads.” Winchell stated, “This is an organization that helps elect conservative candidates to the United States Senate,” posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal March 27.
  • According to the March 29 Tampa Bay Times, Florida Attorney General and Law alumna Pam Bondi has been appointed to President Trump’s Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission.

Other News:

  • Stetson University is hosting a discussion forum about immigration laws with St. Petersburg immigration attorney Arturo R. Rios, according to the Flagler Live article, “Thursday Briefing: St. Patrick’s Day, Cynical Lawyers, Picnics and Pops Tickets, the Great Yale Snowball Fight,” posted March 23.
  • According to the article, “Stetson University to Host The Architecture of the Holocaust,” Stetson will be hosting the 10th anniversary Bernard Weiner Holocaust Memorial Lecture, “The Architecture of the Holocaust,” posted by Capital Soup March 28.
  • William Shakespeare’s “Othello” will be presented by Stetson University’s Theatre Arts Department at the Second Stage Theatre – Museum of Art from April 20-22 at 8 p.m. and April 23 at 3 p.m., posted by Wherevent March 28.
  • The March 24 Tampa Bay Times ran news of Judge Lucky’s presentation of the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on March 30 in Gulfport.
  • The March 23 St. Petersburg College reported on Stetson’s Medical Legal Partnership with the VA.

Alumni News:

  • Stephanie Cook, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Teacher Seeks Democratic Nomination to Oppose Del. Charles Poindexter.” Cook is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 9th District seat of the Virginia House of Delegates, despite not having a history in politics, posted by The Roanoke Times Online March 23.
  • Joshua T. Howle, Stetson law graduate, was mentioned in the article, “Charleston-Area Hires and Promotions.” Howle was named as a partner of the Wigger Law Firm Inc., posted by The Post and Courier March 27.
  • Woodrow H. Pollack, J.D., former law student at Stetson, was featured in the article, “Woodrow H. Pollack Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property Practice in Tampa.” Pollack has been added to the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. as a Shareholder, posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets March 24.
  • Katie Cole, J.D., Stetson Law graduate, was featured in the article, “Belleair Attorney Katie Cole Named to District Board of Trustees for St. Pete College.” Cole is the newest member of the St. Petersburg College District Board of Trustees, posted by State Capital News Feed March 25.
  • Vivian Cocotas, graduate of Stetson University, was listed in the Florida Today article “Front-Runner Emerges Among Candidates for School Attorney” as one of the candidates for a new in-house attorney position at the Brevard County School Board, posted by Florida Today March 27.
  • Holly Keris, former student at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Programs at the Museum.” Keris will be a special guest at the Amelia Island Museum of History on April 5, posted by Fernandina Observer March 27.
  • Dan Byrne, former finance student at Stetson, was featured in the article, “USPack Logistics Strengthens Executive Leadership.” According to the article, Byrne has joined USPack Logistics as vice president of business development, posted by Citybizlist – New York and several other outlets March 29.
  • Michele Leo Hinston, J.D., graduate of Stetson law, was featured in the article, “Michele Leo Hinston and Timothy C. Garding Spoke at Tampa Chapter of Professional Association of Health Care Office Management Monthly Meeting,” posted by Tampa Bay Newswire March 29.
  • Law alumnus and adjunct Dr. jay Wolfson did an interview with BBC Scotland and with BBC Radio about healthcare reform on March 24.
  • According to the March 28 Tampa Bay Times, Alfred Dyson, WWII and Korean War veteran who attended Stetson Law school, died March 26.
  • Law alumnus and Florida Representative Jamie Grant is quoted in the March 27 The Buzz in the Tampa Bay Times.
  • According to the March 25 Dayton Daily News, Law alumnus Gerald L. McDonald has been named law director of the city of Huber Heights.

March 17-23

Top News:

  • Stetson University was ranked one of Florida’s best universities in a list compiled by LearnHowToBecome.org. According to the Press Release Rocket article “Best Colleges in Florida for 2017 Honored by LearnHowToBecome.org,” Stetson is one of the Top Five four-year schools in Florida, posted March 17.
  • Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the Faculty Senate and member of the President’s Cabinet at Stetson, was featured in the article, “Stetson University Professor Patrick Coggins Wins 2017 Giving Back Award.” Coggins received the Giving Back Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, posted by Capital Soup March 20.
  • Christopher J. Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Researchers Question Establishment of Video Game Disorder.” Ferguson stated, “In the variation they have now in the ICD-11, they didn’t even bother with listing symptoms … They don’t even delineate boundaries,” posted by Addiction Professional – Online March 16.
  • Charles Rose, J.D., law professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Did Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Reduce Violent Crime?” Rose stated, “I would posit that it has had little or no effect on any decrease,” referring to the “stand your ground” law, posted by Tampa Bay Times March 16.
  • Alan Green, Ph.D., Stetson professor and chair of the economics department, wrote the Tampa Bay Times Online article, “Here’s What a Responsible Budget Looks Like.” Green stated, “With the economy in solid shape, fiscal policy should have a long-term focus on sustainable spending, addressing long-term problems and promoting long-run growth,” posted March 17.
  • Christopher J. Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor, was mentioned in the article, “A New Book Argues Concerns Over Violent Video Games Are a Moral Panic,” describing the concern that violent video games lead to violent acts committed by young gamers as “just another youth-oriented moral panic in a long line of them,” posted by New York Online March 17.
  • Louis Virelli, J.D., Stetson University law professor, was mentioned in the article, “Lawyer introducing Gorsuch suing Trump administration over travel ban.” Virelli noted that justices make decisions that are not based on who is representing one of the parties, posted by Washington Post March 20.
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., Stetson University professor of environmental science, was featured in the article, “Climate Change News for March 2017.” Evans stated, “The Sea Grant program represents a tried-and-true model of cooperation between universities, local governments, state governments, and the federal government,” posted by Climate Change News March 20.
  • Peter Lake, J.D., Stetson law professor, was quoted in the article, “In Spanier Case, College Leadership Goes on Trial.” Lake said, within higher education, “this is the biggest white-collar crime trial we’ve faced in a quarter-century,” posted by Chronicle of Higher Education March 20.
  • K.C. Ma. Ph.D., finance professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Energy Stocks Search for Their Spark.” Ma said, “Prolonged depressed prices across the board simply reflect the lack of strong economic demand, signified by the Chinese slowdown in summer 2015,” posted by Yahoo Finance and several other outlets March 22.
  • Michael Goldman, Stetson student, was quoted in the article, “Stetson University Students Unveil New Indices: Investments in Amazon, Cannabis Top the List,” stating, “The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries…” posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets March 22.
  • Leonardo Valle, student at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Stetson University Students Unveil New Indices: Investments in Amazon, Cannabis Top the List.” Valle stated, “Amazon has revolutionized the way we shop,” posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets March 22.
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., environmental science professor at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “Coastal Programs Face Fears of Deep Budget Cuts.” Evans stated, “If they do eventually decide to elevate the road more because of sea level rise that’s one of the considerations I would think the Sea Grant project at least had a contribution to that,” posted by Savannah Morning News Online March 23.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University law professor, was mentioned in the March 20 Take Care Blog, commenting on President Trump’s revised entry ban. Torres-Spelliscy asserted that Judge Gorsuch might vote against the entry ban on grounds of religious freedom.

Other News:

  • On March 18, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Stetson University College of Law presented Cristina C. Arguedas with the 2017 White Collar Criminal Defense Award.
  • Stetson was featured in the article, “Elon Earns Third Place in Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition.” The Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition was held at Stetson University from March 2-3, posted by Elon University March 20.
  • Keith Rizzardi’s article for the Stetson Law Review was mentioned in the March 20 News-Press article, “How many exemptions to Florida’s Sunshine Law? 1,119 and counting.”
  • Stetson Law’s Trial Team was mentioned as a competitor in the Digital Journal article, “John Marshall Law School Hosts National Criminal Justice Trial Competition for Twenty-Seventh Year,” posted March 21.
  • Finance professor K.C. Ma, Ph.D., was quoted in the article, “Stetson University Students Unveil New Indices: Investments in Amazon, Cannabis Top the List,” stating, “E-commerce is the inevitable future,” posted by Press Release Rocket and other outlets March 22.
  • Bay News 9 ran news on March 23 of Stetson’s CLE trip to Cuba. The weekend Tampa Bay Times also ran news of the upcoming summer CLE (Continuing Legal Education).
  • Stetson law school was mentioned in the March 23 Public Now article, “Undergrads Raise the Bar with Moot Court Success” as being the host of the American Moot Court Association National Tournament.
  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in the article, “Human Rights Activist to Speak at Stetson,” for hosting John Prendergast’s lecture “Stopping Genocide by Stopping the War Profiteers,” posted by Tampa Bay Times.

Alumni News:

  • Suzanne Boy, law alumna, was mentioned in the March 14 Public Now and March 17 Cape Coral Daily Breeze article, “Boy to Share Employment Law Practices at Global Pet Expo in Orlando.”
  • Stetson University law alumnus Amos Goodall’s article, “How to plan for end-of-life wishes” was published March 17 on the Centre Daily Times.
  • Stephanie Troutman, Stetson graduate, will be delivering an address focused on the intersections of race, class, and sexuality, according to an article posted by North Carolina Central University on March 20.
  • Law alumna Patricia Carlson was mentioned in The Palm Beach Post March 20 article, “Local Business People to Watch.”
  • Fred Rudzik, Stetson law alumnus, was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court opinion Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Group, decided on March 22.
  • Stetson University law alumna Agata T. Kuzniar’s story, “Driven Across the Globe to Make a Difference in the World” was published by the Federal Bar Association.
  • Law alumnus Bobby Reynolds and former Stetson employee Ernest Stone were featured in the March 8 Tampa Bay Times article, “Colorful cast vies for Gulfport Counsel seats.”

March 3-10

Top News:

  • Michael E. Bitter, Ph.D., professor of accounting at Stetson, was featured in the article “2017’s Property Taxes by State.” Bitter stated, “There are many tax considerations, including sales tax, state and local income tax, and other taxes and fees,” posted by WalletHub March 1.
  • Royal Gardner, J.D., Stetson law professor, was mentioned in the article “Clean Water Rule: Seven Scientific Organizations Endorse Brief Co-Authored By Stetson University’s Biodiversity Institute.” Gardner co-authored a brief intended to protect the nation’s aquatic resources in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order against the Clean Water Rule, posted by Digital Journal and several other outlets March 3.
  • Also, Royal Gardner was featured in the article “Rosemont, Developments Would Benefit from Trump’s Proposed Water Rule Change.” Gardner said that if a new rule following Trump’s vision takes effect, the mining company wouldn’t need a Clean Water Act permit, posted by Arizona Daily Star Online and other outlets March 12.
  • Charles Elson, J.D., former law professor at Stetson, was featured in the article “Land and Buildings Nominates Two Directors for Taubman Centers Board of Directors.” Elson is one of two new directors nominated for the Board of Directors at Taubman Centers, posted by Spoke and several other outlets March 2.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson, was featured in the article “Countries That Play More Violent Video Games Such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty Have Fewer Murders.” Ferguson is part of a team of psychologists who claim the safest countries in the world are actually the countries where video games are the most popular, posted by DailyMail March 2.
  • Also, Christopher Ferguson was quoted in the article “Violent Video Games May Not ‘Desensitize’ Players, Brain Scans Suggest.” Ferguson stated, “Over the last 10 years we’ve really seen a wave of behavioral studies indicating that violent video games are not associated with behavioral problems in players,” posted by Herald & Review Online and several other outlets March 9.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson law professor, was featured in the article “Did Companies’ Donations Buy a Trump Change in Private Prison Policy?” According to Torres-Spelliscy, the GEO Group made contributions to a pro-Trump super political action committee while he was running for president, posted by Tribune Online and several other outlets March 4.
  • Also, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the article “Ethics Office Tells Trump & Co.: Sorry, You’re Not Above the Rules.” Torres-Spelliscy stated that rejecting formal ethics training for his staff, nominees and advisers was perhaps “the worst $1 million Trump ever saved,” posted by eNews Park Forest March 10.
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., a scientist at Stetson, was quoted in the article “NOAA Sea Grant Cut Could Slow Climate Adaptation.” Evans said: “Sea Grant personnel often are embedded in coastal communities and represent a tried-and-true model of cooperation between universities, local governments, state governments and the federal government,” posted by Columbia Basin Herald – Online and other outlets March 7.

Other News:

  • Keith Rizzardi, J.D., who wrote the law review of the Stetson University School of Law, was quoted in the article “Florida Reporters to See How Lawmakers Stand On Open Records.” Rizzardi said: “In normal circumstances, the Sunshine State’s public records law is a model for ensuring the disclosure of information to the benefit of an informed citizenry,” posted by Washington Times Online and several other outlets March 5.
  • Jessica Floyd, a Stetson graduate, was mentioned in the article “Strings In Need Helps Kids Hit High Notes in Lakeland,” as one of the piano teachers offering lessons to children through the program Strings In Need, posted by The Ledger Online March 7.
  • Bo Trivett, former Stetson student and owner of Chevy of Murfreesboro, was covered in the article, “Trivett Celebrates 1 Year at Chevy of Murfreesboro.” “I want to give customers the best experience,” Trivett stated. “Because I care so much, I want to do everything I can to make them happy,” posted by The Daily News Journal Online March 11.

Alumni News:

  • Stetson graduate Louis DeJoy was mentioned in the Winston-Salem Journal article “Business Milestones.” DeJoy, a certified public accountant, president of LDJ Global Strategies LLC and the former CEO of New Breed Logistics, was given the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership, posted March 5.
  • Pam Stewart, Stetson graduate, was featured in the article “Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Three Education Leaders to Revision Commission.” Stewart was one of three state education leaders appointed to Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, which meets every 20 years, posted by Tampa Bay Times Online and other outlets March 3.
  • Stetson graduate Jacqueline O. Ellet was introduced in the article “All Life Legal Expands and is on the Move in Riverview,” as a new addition to All Life Legal, a law firm that specializes in Elder Law, posted by Osprey Observer Inc. Online March 3.
  • Katherine Cobb, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was featured in the article “Holy Trinity Names President.” Cobb was chosen to serve as the first president of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, a private educational program in Brevard County, posted by Florida Today Online March 3.
  • Ryan Smith, a graduate of Stetson, was quoted in the blog article “A Nation of Immigrants: Embracing The Other.” Smith stated, “I’m envious of the students in my class because they’re getting exposed to ides and backgrounds that will shape them for the rest of their lives,” posted on North Of The James March 2.
  • Russell P. Hintze, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was featured in the article “Russell P. Hintze, Board Certified Tax Attorney, Joins Shutts & Bowen.” Hintze has joined Shutts & Bowen as a partner in the Tax International Law Practice Group at the law firm’s Orlando office, posted by Spoke and several other outlets March 7.
  • Beth Koller, J.D., Stetson graduate, was featured in the article “Beth Koller Announced as Speaker for the 2017 CLM Annual Conference.” Koller was chosen to speak on “Tear Down That Wall! Challenges Faced by Non-Traditional Work Environments” at the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance annual conference, posted by PR Buzz March 8.
  • Vivian Cocotas, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was mentioned in the article “School Board to Replace Bistline with In-House Attorney.” Cocotas is one of the potential candidates running to replace the Brevard County School Board’s longtime attorney Harold Bistline, posted by Florida Today Online March 9.
  • Tyler A. Hayden, J.D., Stetson law graduate, was featured in the article “Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard Announces New Addition.” Hayden has joined Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard, P.A. as an associate attorney, posted by Tampa Bay Newswire March 9.

Feb. 24-March 2

Top News:

  • Dean and Professor of Law Christopher Pietruszkiewicz is quoted and Professor Brooke Bowman is mentioned in the Feb. 27 Florida Record article, “Stetson University College of Law’s moot court named one of the best of the decade.”
  • Stetson University was included in this year’s list of top online accounting programs in the article, “MastersinAccounting.info Releases Ranking of Top Online Master’s in Accounting Programs,” based on “factors measuring academic quality, student experience, and graduate success,” posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets Feb. 28.
  • Mari Hanley, Stetson student and competitor in the Jeopardy! College Championships, was featured in the article, “She Got a Lot Out of ‘Jeopardy!'” According to the article, Hanley left Jeopardy with $10,000 and almost became a finalist, posted by South Florida Sun Sentinel Feb. 24.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “7 Tax Mistakes That Could Land You in an Audit.” Chambers stated, “Generally, what causes someone to be audited is to fall outside the expectations of their tax bracket,” posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 23.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “When Does Your Teen Have to Start Filing Taxes?” stating, “Normally, babysitting money will not qualify. … Occasional money earned outside the home is probably not subject to tax,” posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 24.
  • Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., professor of education at Stetson, was mentioned in the article, “Dean at UC Riverside Receives 2017 Insight Into Diversity Magazine Giving Back Award.” Coggins is one of 39 recipients of the 2017 Giving Back Award, given to “university administrators who go above and beyond their everyday leadership duties,” posted by Scienmag Feb. 27.
  • Maureen Breakiron-Evans, who serves on the Board of Trustees at Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “Meet the Clearwater CFO Blazing a Trial for Women in Corporate Boardrooms.” Breakiron-Evans has been elected to the board of directors of the San Diego-based firm, Cubic Corp., posted by Tampa Bay Business Journal Feb. 23.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “How Options Can Help Minimize Short Risk.” Ma stated, “Even though you have the ability to meet the margin calls, the shareholder who loaned you the stock may like to take the profit on a rising stock by asking you to return the stock,” posted by TheStreet Feb. 27.
  • The March Florida Bar Journal article, “The Pro Bonos: And How You Can Become One,” highlights the pro bono work of Stetson Law students and alumni.
  • Michael E. Bitter, Director of the Master of Accountancy Program in the School of Business Administration at Stetson, was quoted in the article, “New Jersey, Blue States Have Most Property Taxes.” Bitter stated, “If one plans to own property, then clearly property tax rates should be considered, as in many locations, they can be significant,” posted by DSNews March 1.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted in the blog article, “Risky Behavior Comes From the Movies.” In response to researchers examining the effect of violent movies on children, Ferguson stated, “There’s no affirmation that this is a public-health concern, nor do the authors of this den fix up any evidence of a public-health concern,” posted by Donald M. Riggs Blog March 1. 

Other News:

  • Charles Allen Cusack, Ph.D., former director of the Stetson University Gospel Choir, passed away on Feb. 8. He was remembered in the article, “Remembering Dr. Charles Allen Cusack: Businessman, educator, musician,” for his love of music and dedication to his community, posted by Daytona Times – Online Feb. 23.
  • Stetson University was listed in the article “Got Plans?” which advertises the upcoming concert for Stetson’s Concert Choir, a highly selective ensemble consisting of 52 vocalists and directed by Timothy Peter, on March 7 at First Presbyterian Church, posted by The Ledger Online March 1.
  • Valrie Chambers, associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, contributed to the article, “Current Developments in Taxation of Individuals,” which focuses on several recent developments concerning issues of individual taxation, posted by The Taxadvisor March 1.
  • Professor of Law Charles Rose spoke with 970 WFLA Radio about proving a Stand Your Ground defense.
  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Feb. 26 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Title IX Due Process: More students are filing complaints and winning.”
  • Professor of Law Rebecca Morgan is quoted in the Feb. 23 Trail Gazette article, “Planning for Incapacity and Writing a Will program at the Senior Center.”
  • News of several events and faculty presentations at the law school are mentioned in the Tampa Bay Times Feb. 27 College Notebook.
  • Stetson Law student advocate Nathan Bruemmer did several interviews on the impact of removing Title IX protections for transgender individuals. He spoke with Feb. 23 10 News, ABC Action News and Newschannel 8 about the issue.
  • The Feb. 23 WLRN Miami referenced Stetson in the news story, “Authorities Warn: ‘Grandparents Scam’ is Back.
  • News of the upcoming Law Review Symposium at the College of Law with keynote Ben Cohen appeared in the March 1 Election Law Blog.

Alumni News:

  • Kimberly Struhs, Stetson University graduate, was featured in the article, “Kimberly Struhs Joins On Target Web Solutions as Content Specialist.” According to the article, Struhs has joined Target Web Solutions, a digital marketing agency based in Orlando, posted by Mil-Tech Feb. 24.
  • Alden Chapman Smith, II, graduate of Stetson University, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, according to the News & Record Online/Greensboro.com obituary, “Smith, II, Alden (Al) Chapman,” posted Feb. 26.
  • Betty Jackson, graduate of Stetson University and primary school teacher for 41 years, was quoted in the article, “Longtime Teacher Says Discipline, Love are Key.” Jackson stated, “Today, children aren’t as disciplined. I was a strict teacher, but every child had a chance to be a leader in my class,” posted by Citrus County Chronicle Feb. 23.
  • Myra Nicholson, graduate of Stetson University College of Law, was covered in the article, “International Assets Advisory, LLC Names Myra Nicholson as General Counsel.” Nicholson has been named General Counsel of International Assets Advisory, where she will provide expert advice, set governance policies and evaluate impacts of firm decisions, posted by Daily Herald – Cook County Online March 1.
  • Grant Jefferies, photographer and graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Museum Showcases Nature Photography of Grant Jefferies.” Jefferies’ nature photography has received regional and local recognition, posted by The M&M Printing Co. Online March 1.
  • According to the Feb. 27 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumna Allison M. Stevenson has joined the Hill Ward Henderson Litigation Group.
  • Law alumnus Charles Gallagher wrote the Tampa Real Estate Insider Blog, “What Should I Disclose When Selling My Home?”
  • Law alumnus and overseer Richard Harrison wrote the article, “Buckhorn should follow charter and require finance chief to live in Tampa,” for the Feb. 24 Tampa Bay Times.
  • According to the Feb. 26 Tallahassee Democrat, Law alumnus Leslie McLeod Jr. died Feb. 22.
  • According to the Feb. 25 Tallahassee Democrat, Law alumnus Raymond E. Rhodes has died.

Feb. 17-23

Top News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was quoted in the article, “Smart and Stable Stocks to Invest in During the Trump Administration.” Ma stated, “E-commerce is an inescapable future. Consumers want to use the least amount of time to purchase the same goods at the lowest cost,” posted by My Informs and GoBankingRates Feb. 16.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Authentic Florida: Daytona Beach So Much More Than Racing” for being an essential part of the “charming college town,” DeLand, posted by Florida Today Online on Feb. 17, USA Today Online on Feb. 18, and several other outlets.
  • Michael Goldman, Roland George Investments Program student at Stetson University, discussed ESPN’s subscriber loss over the last three years in the article, “Don’t Sell Disney Because of ESPN.” According to Goldman, “the loss in revenue is near $3 billion,” posted by SeekingAlpha Feb. 7 and Huffington Post Feb. 14.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake wrote the article, “The Hazards and Opportunities Presented by Title IX,” for the Feb. 19 Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned in the Feb. 17 Bloomberg BNA article, “Trump Inaugural Got Millions From Big Companies.”
  • Laionel Cintron, recent Stetson graduate, was mentioned in the article, “College Student Out to Disrupt the Textbook Industry.” Cintron worked alongside University of Rhode Island student Anthony Markey to draft the proposal for a website where students can sell their textbooks to other students, posted by Consumer Affairs Feb. 16.
  • Antoni Akkerman, Roland George Investments Program student at Stetson University, commented on the future of the Stericycle company under the Trump administration in the article, “Stericycle: Patient Zero for Deregulation and Repeal of Obamacare,” posted by SeekingAlpha Feb. 14. and Huffington Post Feb. 16.
  • Melinda Hall, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “The Unexpected Upsides of Dying,” posted by The Atlantic Online Feb. 18.

Other News:

  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., Stetson professor and professional chef, will be hosting a meal at Cress, his restaurant in downtown DeLand, “featuring the cuisines of the 7 countries who are part of the administration’s immigration ban,” according to the Tasty Chomps’ Orlando article, “Cress Restaurant – 7 Courses, 7 Countries,” posted Feb. 16.
  • Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute partners with Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Area Legal Services and Gulfcoast Legal Services to assist veterans. The event was reported in the Feb. 16 Targeted News Service newswire.
  • Law student Nathan Bruemmer did an interview with ABC and NBC about changes to Title IX protections for transgendered students that aired Feb. 22.
  • Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., was mentioned in the article, “B-CU School Of Education Supports Dolly Parton Imagination Library Volusia.” Shankar-Brown’s poetry was read during a book reading at the second annual Dolly Parton Imagination Library Breakfast, posted by Publicnow Feb. 22.
  • Carmen Llop Kassinger, Stetson graduate, was featured in the article, “Chicago Philharmonic Presents Sound of Change, 2/19.” According to the article, “Kassinger has performed in the violin section of the Chicago Philharmonic for twenty seasons,” posted by Broadway World, Feb. 17.
  • Cindy Gardner, former student at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Analysis: Mississippi Museum Directors See Role as Educators.” Gardner, responding to the new Mississippi history museum, stated, “I will handle all the day-to-day operations of the building in general,” posted by Sun Herald Online Feb. 17.

Alumni News:

  • W.D. Crowder, graduate of Stetson University, was mentioned in the article, “New Financial Terms Dictionary Offers Article Style Description.” Crowder is part of the team responsible for creating a new financial dictionary, posted by WZVN-TV Online and several other outlets Feb. 23.
  • Law alumnus Michael McNicholas was recognized in the Feb. 17 TC Palm article, “Michael McNicholas sworn in as circuit judge.” And McNicholas, who graduated from Stetson in 1990, was featured by Stuart News Feb. 18.
  • Donald Ingham was featured in the Feb. 19 announcement, “Keyser Engagement.” Ingham, a graduate of Stetson University, will be getting married to Rachel Keyser on July 22, 2017, posted by Daily News.
  • Lindsay Turner, cum laude graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Loftus Law Welcomes Lindsay Turner,” for joining Loftus Law as an associate, posted by WDAM-TV Online and several other outlets, Feb. 22.
  • Law alumna Judge Miriam Valkenburg, the first Puerto Rican judge in the 13th Judicial Circuit, was profiled this weekend on Bay News 9.
  • Law alumna Jennifer Collins Mostert was recognized in Feb. 17 SpaceCoastDaily article, “Attorney Jennifer Collins Mostert Uses Extensive Experience, Knowledge To Represent Her Clients.”

Feb. 10-16

Top News:

  • The winter 2017 issue of the National Jurist magazine again lists Stetson University College of Law’s moot court among the best 20 programs in the nation during this decade. Stetson is also mentioned in the article, “Best schools for bar exam preparation.” The Feb. 24-7 Press Release newswire reported in multiple media outlets that Stetson Law’s Moot Court Board and Bar Prep is among the best programs in the nation.
  • Stetson University was listed as one of Florida’s best online schools for 2017, according to the Feb. 16 One Page News article, “Best Online Florida Schools Ranked by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org.”
  • Asal Mohamadi Johnson, public health researcher at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Few Poor or Minority Patients in New York City’s Academic Hospitals,” commenting on a study conducted to determine the correlation between race, ethnicity and payer status and the likelihood of being treated at an academic medical center, posted by Reuters Online and other outlets Feb. 9.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Lousy Twitter Earnings Report Highlights Long-Term Concerns for the Stock.” Ma stated, “It is worrisome that Twitter didn’t give revenue guidance this time,” posted by MSN Money Us and several other outlets Feb. 9.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was featured in an interview with MedicalResearch.com. The interview focused on Ferguson’s study regarding the degree to which screen time influences youth today. According to Ferguson, “Youth today look better behaviorally than they had in previous generations … despite an increasing plethora of screen use,” posted on Feb. 9.
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., ecologist and Stetson professor, was featured in the article, “Coastal Cities Could Flood Three Times a Week by 2045.” Evans commented on the increase of flood hazards and the likelihood of major flooding in only 30 years, posted by Climate Central and several other outlets Feb. 10.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was featured in the article, “Buy Disney Shares in Spite of ESPN,” stating that, in the past, there has not been a correlation between the Disney company’s stock returns and the growth of ESPN, posted by Times-Herald Online Feb. 13.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Is Apple Inc. (AAPL) Stock Really Worth $150?” Ma stated, “The only upside remaining to $150 or $170 has to come from the tax benefit of Apple’s large foreign capital repatriation, which is not counted into the most target prices,” posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 14.
  • Valrie Chambers, associate professor of taxation and accounting, was featured in the article, “Tax Fraud Crackdown to Delay Early Filers’ Refunds.” Chambers commented on the nonexistent “student tax” that fraudsters are using to target college students, posted by Yahoo Finance Feb. 15.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the spring 2017 preLaw article, “Top schools for trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and international law.”
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli appeared on the Feb. 14 Bay News 9 discussing the Florida Supreme Court stance on a school voucher case. Professor Virelli was quoted in the Feb. 9 LawNewz article, “No, Judge Gorsuch Shouldn’t Attack Trump, Here’s What He Should Do Instead.”
  • Professor Virelli is quoted in the Feb. 15 10 News story “Could Trump’s Overtures with Putin Mean Impeachment?”
  • Mark Powell, former professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “The Mark Powell Story,” which focused on him as a writer and a new professor at Appalachian State University. Regarding his writing, Powell stated, “Writing is a response, a way to make sense of your life,” posted by The Appalachian Feb. 7.
  • Dianne Jacoby, Road Scholar with Stetson University, appeared in Florida Today’s “Best Happenings: Feb. 15-22.” Jacoby will be accompanied by costumed interpreters in the historical presentation, “Florida: the First 450 Years” on Feb. 19 at the Franklin DeGroodt Library in Palm Bay, posted Feb. 12.
  • Dylan Fitz discussed his experience teaching Magical Fiction at Stetson University’s HATS Program in his Jan. 30 blog article, “The Lessons of Magical Fiction” on The Real Mr. Fitz.
  • Pastor Charles “Chuck” Jacobson, former Stetson University student, passed away on Feb. 9. His funeral was announced on Swift County Monitor-News and will be taking place on Feb. 25 to remember and celebrate his life.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Feb. 11 Ormond Beach Observer article, “Citizens Led Charge to Save the MacDonald House in the 1990s” for being home to the art of ceramic artist Sang Roberson.
  • The Eugene Ionesco play “Rhinoceros” will be presented at the Second Stage Theatre at Stetson University from Feb. 23 to Feb. 26, posted by Wherevent Feb. 14.
  • Stetson Law Student Keongela Nortonis mentioned in the Feb. 15 The Gabber article, “Lunch Pals Volunteers Get as Much as They Give.”
  • The Celebration Foundation New Urbanism Committee will be presenting a conversation with Rob Robinson, creator of the Celebration Pattern Book, on Feb. 22 at Stetson, posted by Orlando Sentinel Feb. 12.
  • Stetson University Opera Theatre and Orchestra will perform Albert Herring on Feb. 24 and Feb. 26 at DeLand High School Theater Center, according to the Feb. 15 article, “Stetson University Presents Comic Opera Albert Herring,” posted by Capital Soup.

Alumni News:

  • Vicki Fey, organist and former Stetson student, was featured in the article, “Organ Trio: Organ and Trumpet.” Fey will play the organ in an organ trio, posted by US Official News. Feb. 10.
  • Cindy Gardner, project manager of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and former Stetson student, was featured in the article, “Mississippi History, Civil Rights Museum Directors Named.” Gardner will serve as site administrator for two new museums opening later in the year, posted by Mississippi Today Feb. 13.
  • Jon Hopman, Hilton Head Prep’s headmaster and Stetson graduate, was covered in the article, “New Extension Will Keep Hilton Head Prep’s Headmaster into 2021.” Hopman’s contract has been extended for a second three-term year, posted by The Island Packet Feb. 15.
  • Law alumni Wil Florin, Thomas Roebig and Denis deVlaming were quoted and appeared in the 48 Hours program on Feb. 11 regarding their client in a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Law alumna Terri Parker was recognized on Feb. 10 by the American Law Society.
  • The Kelly Kronenberg law firm announced on Feb. 9 that Law alumnus Stanley M. “Mike” Kurek III has joined the firm’s Tampa office.
  • Law alumnus Mychal Katz is featured in the Feb. 15 Daily Legal News article, “More Changes announced at Roetzel & Andress.”

Feb. 3-9

Top News:

  • Clay Henderson, J.D., executive director of Stetson University’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, “Mosquito Lagoon a little more clear, improvement plan in works.” According to Henderson, more field research needs to be done before what is actually happening in the lagoon can be determined, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 1.
  • Gerard Marino, former Stetson University student and Interactive Academy Award winner, will be returning to Stetson to debut new music. Marino’s performance will be for the Stetson School of Music’s Sounds New concert series, which showcases new music and artists. The event is Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in Lee Chapel (located in Elizabeth Hall), posted by Capital Soup on Feb. 3 and Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Amazon.com Earnings: Record Revenue Can’t Lift AMZN Stock, Shares Plunge.” Ma commented that the recent return on Amazon shareholders’ investments has been long awaited and highly necessary to ensure further growth in market share, posted by Yahoo Finance and other outlets Feb. 3.
  • Stephen Robinson, professor of music at Stetson University, will give a classical guitar performance at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Ozark on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m., posted by Dothan (Ala.) Eagle Online on Feb. 3.
  • Nicholas Pearson, former Stetson University student, had a meet-and-greet/book signing on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Pearson discussed his latest projects and the spirituality of mineral studies, posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • “Ain’t I A Woman!” came to Stetson University on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and focused on the struggle of African American women throughout history. It was part of the Stetson’s Black History Month celebration, posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • Tonya Curran, director of Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, was featured in the article “A Woman’s Work: Balancing Printmaking And Homemaking On Feb. 9.” Throughout the piece, she provides her opinion on “Prints by Women,” posted by Publicnow on Feb. 6.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “More screen time for kids isn’t all that bad.” According to Dr. Ferguson, increased television viewing is not inherently bad for children. Furthermore, he argues that strict attention to limited screen time by policy makers is uncalled for, posted by Health Medici Net and other outlets Feb. 7.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University psychology professor, was featured in the article, “Study finds negligible link between excessive screen time and depression, delinquency among teenagers.” Ferguson argues that increased hours of media viewing does not have any noteworthy adverse effects on children, posted by Health Medici Net Feb. 8.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Analysts And Skeptics: Why Tesla Model 3 Deliveries Won’t Be On Schedule.” Ma remarked that the alleged delay of the Tesla Model 3 release was designed to build marketing suspense, posted by Inside Evs Feb. 8.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “Up to six hours of screen time doesn’t harm kids after all.” According to Dr. Ferguson, “Data from the current study suggests that children are resilient to screen consumption for up to six hours daily,” posted by The Newsletter and other outlets Feb. 9.

Other News:

  • The Feb. 2 Tampa Bay Times profiles the work of Stetson’s Clemency Project class.
  • ABC Action News Feb. 1 features an interview with Law Adjunct Professor and Overseer Arturo Rios, who discussed the impact of the immigration ban.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Feb. 7 SCOTUSblog regarding her article for the Brennan Center on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s campaign finance jurisprudence.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Feb. 8 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Betsy DeVos Survived a Historic Confirmation Fight. What’s Next for Higher Ed?” Professor Lake is also quoted in the Feb. 8 Chronicle article, “How a 20-Page Letter Changed the Way Higher Education Handles Sexual Assault.”
  • The Florida Bar reports that Pamela Wiener Dubrule, who oversees Stetson law students in the clinic program, received the 2016 Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award from The Florida Bar’s Public Interest Law Section at the Bar’s Winter Meeting in Orlando.
  • The Feb. 2 24-7 Press Release newswire reports that Stetson has won the Chester Bedell competition in news that appeared in multiple media outlets.
  • Stetson is mentioned in a Feb. 7 Tampa Bay Newswire article about a USF student who plans to attend the law school.
  • Stetson is mentioned in a Feb. 8 St. Petersburg College Blog article about Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, collaborating with Bay Area Legal Services, Gulfcoast Legal Services, and Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Law Institute to form their new program, Medical-Legal Partnership, to offer legal representation/consultation for Veterans at no cost.

Alumni News:

  • Mike Haridopolos, Stetson alum, was covered in the piece, “Mike Haridopolos Q&A: Citizens Want To See Real Changes In DC That Positively Impact Their Lives.” The story covered Haridopolos political career since graduating from Stetson in 1992, posted by Space Coast Daily.com Feb. 9.
  • According to the Feb. 6 Florida Politics and State Capital News Feed, Former Pinellas County Assistant State Attorney Berny Jacques is seriously considering a run for the state House District 66 seat.

Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Top Stories:

  • Noel Painter, Ph.D., was featured in several media outlets after being appointed Stetson University’s new executive vice president and provost. Painter has been a notable faculty member since 1999, and served as associate dean for the School of Music from 2007-2016, posted by Daytona Beach News-Journal Online on Jan. 23, the Orlando Sentinel on Jan. 27 and My Palm Beach Post on Jan. 29.
  • David A. de’Silva, Ph.D. will give his lecture “Grace: the Free Gift that Costs Us Everything” at Stetson University on Feb. 2. The author of 25 novels, de’Silva is the Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. The lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in the Carlton Union Building at 7 p.m., posted by Capital Soup Jan. 26.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Here’s Why the Tesla Model 3 May Not Debut in 2017.” Ma commented that Tesla Motors retracted its statement that the Tesla Model 3 would be released in late 2017 for marketing suspense, posted by Yahoo and other sources Jan. 26.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Can Facebook Start 2017 With an Earnings Bang?” As analysts anticipate a decrease in Facebook revenue overall, Ma said new user-engaging tactics will increase ad revenue, posted by U.S. News & World Report and other media Jan. 30.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., finance professor, was quoted in the article, “7 Stocks That Could Save Your Portfolio.” As tobacco prices continue to soar annually, Ma explained that pricing adjustments for addictive products are made at the discretion of the company, making them resistant to changes in the economy as a whole, posted by Yahoo Finance and other outlets Feb. 1.
  • Jil Gossard-Cook, four-time Emmy winning producer, was covered in the story, “Jil Gossard-Cook Is the Only Full-Time Female Producer in the NBA. Here’s What She Wants You to Know.” Stetson alum, and former member of Stetson’s golf team, Cook acknowledged that during her time at Stetson, she landed an internship with the Orlando Magic that changed her life, posted by Glamour Magazine on Feb. 1.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, offered his opinion on Facebook Inc. stock in the article, “Facebook Inc. (FB) Stock: Q4 Earnings Crush Expectations.” Facebook stocks are currently at an all-time high, having risen 15% since Jan. 1. Ma sees secondary Facebook outlets like Instagram and WhatsApp as the source of the long-term growth, posted by Yahoo Finance and other outlets Feb. 1.

Other News:

  • Law adjunct professor and overseer Art Rios spoke with the Bay News 9 for a Jan. 30 broadcast on President Trump’s Immigration ban. Rios also did an interview with ABC Action News on the immigration ban’s impact on Florida residents for a Feb. 1 broadcast.
  • Law Professors Theresa Pulley Radwan and Louis Virelli spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 29 article, “St. Pete entrepreneur Bill Edwards dogged by lawsuit seeking to freeze assets.” Professor Virelli also did a live interview with the RadioActivity program on WMNF and with 970WFLA Radio on Feb. 1 about President Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli also did a Skype Interview with Bay News 9 regarding the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. It aired Jan. 31 at 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 p.m. and on the Overnight News.
  • The Jan. 31 24-7 press release service reports that 10 Stetson Law students won clemency for their clients. Story was picked up by several local news outlets.
  • News of Stetson students winning the Chester Bedell competition ran in several media outlets via the 24-7 press release service.
  • St. Petersburg College Veterans Services posted news of the upcoming signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a new Medial Legal Partnership Program with Stetson University College of Law, the Veterans Administration, Bay Area Legal Services, and Gulfcoast Legal Services.
  • Secretary of Labor nominee Andy Puzder wrote an article in the Stetson Law Journal in 1984, according to the Hill on Feb. 2.

Alumni News:

  • Author Jacquel Clark was featured in the piece, “Book of the Week: The Lethal Equation (Jacquel Clark).” A double Hatter, Clark had a successful career as an accountant for over twenty-five years before retiring to pursue a career as an independent writer, posted by No Shelf Required Jan. 26.
  • Nicholas Pearson was featured in the piece, “’The Seven Archetypal Stones’ author Nicholas Pearson.” As an undergraduate student at Stetson University, Pearson discovered his passion for mineral studies while pursuing a degree in music. For the past two decades, he has dedicated his life to studying stones, and has published several notable works, posted by Blog Talk Radio Jan. 26.
  • Frank Bell was recently covered in the piece, “Profile of Frank Bell Founder & Chair of Intellinet.” After earning his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Stetson University, his deep interest in the technological era prompted Bell to found Intellinet, a software development firm, which has been praised for its innovation since 1993, posted by Plus Company Updates Jan. 26.
  • Louis DeJoy, president of LDJ Global Strategies, LLC, was acknowledged in the article, “Elon to honor Louis DeJoy for entrepreneurial leadership.” A former Hatter, DeJoy will be honored by Elon University with the University Medal for Entrepreneurship on March 1, posted by Elon University on Feb. 1.
  • TampaGov reported on Jan. 31 that Mayor Bob Buckhorn appointed Law alumnus Sal Territo as the next City Attorney. The news was reported in several media outlets.
  • According to the Jan. 27 Commercial Property Executive article, Law alumnus William Gulliford was promoted to senior managing director for CBRE North Florida.
  • The Florida Bar reports on Jan 26, “Public Interest Law Section has selected attorney, Law alumna, Pamela Wiener Dubrule, a resident of Pinellas County, to receive the 2016 Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award.”
  • A Tampa Bay Times Jan. 30 article reports “Pinellas County Attorney and Law alumnus, Jim Bennett, is set to retire after 33 years.”
  • Law alumna Kristin Grove has joined JLL as VP of National Retail Leasing according to Chain Storage.
  • Law alumnus Michael Dolce wrote an opinion article for the Jan. 31 Hill, “Say no to restorative justice for sex offenders.”

Jan. 20-26

Top Stories:

  • Katya Kudryavtseva, Ph.D., professor of art history, will be hosting an event on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., centered on the rise and history of “deco fashion,” when women “abandoned the corsets of the 1910s for the flowing flapper dresses of Roaring Twenties.” The event will take place in the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary, posted by US Official News Jan. 19.
  • Eugene Huskey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was quoted in the article “Comrades or combatants? Stetson prof talks of U.S.-Russia relations.” Having studied Russia since the 1960s and traveled to the country more than 20 times, Huskey answered questions regarding the current and future fate of Russian relations with the United States, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 18.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University, spoke on the topic “Water Challenges” at the Trout Lake Nature Center to educate Florida residents on their impact on water, posted by Orlando Sentinel Jan. 19.
  • Law Adjunct professor and overseer Richard Harrison spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 20 article, “Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board plays fast and loose with disciplinary process.”
  • Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the Jan. 23 Orlando Sentinel article, “Accused airport shooter was troubled veteran who slipped through the cracks.” Professor Simcox is quoted in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel article, “Safety net failed troubled veteran.”
  • Law Adjunct Professor James Lake is quoted in the Jan. 23 WTSP 10 News story, “First Amendment Lawyer: Madonna White House comments not illegal.”
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 23 article, “Pinellas judge removed from case over alleged animosity toward defense lawyer.”

Other News:

  • Stephen Robinson, professor of music and classical guitarist, will perform Feb. 10 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Ozark first spring 2017 classical guitar concert. Free to the public, the event is located at at 427 Camilla Ave., Ozark, posted by Dothan Eagle Jan. 19.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 23 Indianapolis Star, Evansville Courier and Press article,”BSU raises issues with regulations.”
  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education Jan. 23 article, “After a Tumultuous 7 Years, Teresa Sullivan Will Leave UVa.”
  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 25 Harvard Crimson article, “More Than Two-Thirds of Undergrads Complete Sexual Assault Training Module.”
  • Law Professor Michael Allen is quoted in the Jan. 24 Florida Bar News article, “Legislators receive a death penalty education.”
  • The Jan. 26 MyInforms press release reports that 10 Stetson Law students won clemency for their clients. Story was picked up by several local news outlets.
  • The Tampa Bay Times and other media outlets reported on Stetson Law’s spring biodiversity lecture series.
  • The Jan. 21 Bay News 9 and Patch reported on Stetson’s Wills for Warriors program in February.
  • The Jan. 25 EIN Presswire reports that former Stetson Law Dean Darby Dickerson has been named one of the most influential leaders in legal education by the National Jurist.
  • According to the Jan. 24 University of West Florida Voyager, Stetson sponsored the Sixth Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament at UWF.

Alumni News:

  • Katrin Dagge was featured in the piece “Katrin Dagge: The Rewarding and Fun World of Dressage,” where her passion and skill for dressage became her career. After graduating Stetson with bachelor degrees in International Business and Finance, Dagge went on to win the 2014 USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship at age 22 and her USDF lifetime achievement awards by age 25, posted by Sidelinesnews Jan. 23.
  • Rev. Frederick Newbill was recently appointed by Mayor Lenny Curry to serve on the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Board of Directors. With a bachelor degree in science from Stetson University and pastor of First Timothy Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Rev. Newbill has background in both the mechanics and community for this position, posted by US Official News Jan. 24.
  • Double Hatter Alison M. Steele was featured in the article, “New appointments involving HSN, WellCare Health Plans and Cushman & Wakefield head this week’s list of Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers” over her moving her practice to Alison M. Steele, P.A. in St. Petersburg, posted by Tampa Bay Jan. 19.
  • Jamie Watson’s do’s and don’ts of selling a company was featured in the article, “A Blueprint For Selling Your Company,” as a business services member. With a bachelor degree in business administration, Watson consults with promotional products companies, posted by PPAI Publications Jan 19.
  • The Jan. 23 Florida Bar News reports that Law alumna Adriana Dinis of the Immigration Law Group of Florida has won a law firm commendation for pro bono work from the Supreme Court of Florida.
  • According to the Jan. 22 Orlando Sentinel, Law alumnus Glenn M. Woodworth has died.
  • The Jan. 19 PublicNow reports that Law alumna Kathleen McLeroy won the William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award, given by Stetson University College of Law.
  • Law alumnus Lee Speronis will be a presenter in the second workshop of the Smart Business Seminar Series hosted by Husson University and the law firm of Eaton Peabody, according to the Jan. 25 Bangor Daily News.

Jan. 13-19

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University’s annual MLK Breakfast was featured in the article, “Martin Luther King Jr. honored in Volusia and Flagler,” where attendees participated in a march to a festival at Earl Brown Park in DeLand, while singing and carrying banners with images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 16.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “Samsung Shoots for the Stars After Galaxy Note 7 Disaster,” noting that, despite the inevitable low first-quarter sales, there is room for Samsung’s redemption through the excitement over the new Galaxy S8, indicating that consumers will trust the company again, posted by Yahoo News and several other outlets Jan. 17.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate psychology professor and psychology department chair, was quoted in the article, “National grant to train principals on bullying,” noting that, although addressing bullying is an important step, the attention and hype can become a negative force through the accusation of bullying being a form of threat, posted by the Triangle Tribune and several other outlets Jan. 18.

Other News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, “7 Tips to Recover From Holiday Overspending,” noting that one of the pros to investing in Netflix is its strong programming and high quality content, posted by US News and World Report Dec 5.

Alumni News:

  • Eric Hogan was featured in the opinion piece, “Laurence Reisman: Remember those old wheat pennies?” where after graduating Stetson University, his hobby of coin collecting became a career, currently authenticating vintage coins at Numismatic Guaranty Corp, posted by the TC Palm Jan. 14.
  • Meg Harrington was featured in the article, “Love of art brought designers together,” founder of Huff Harrington Fine Art Home alongside Anna Huff, where their passion for design and similar European backgrounds forged a successful company, posted by AJC Jan. 14.

Jan. 6-12

Top Stories:

  • Alan Green, professor and chair of the economics department at Stetson University, wrote a column for the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 10 entitled, “How to fix the health care market.” He writes that repealing the Affordable Care Act would be “shortsighted and destructive,” and would make millions of Americans “suffer without health insurance while the wealthy save money on their taxes.”
  • K.C. Ma, the Roland George Chair of Applied Investments and Director of the Roland George Investments Institute, was quoted in TheStreet on Jan. 10 in an article entitled, “How Investors Can Generate Yields from MLPs.” Ma said when oil prices and interest rates are low, master limited partnerships (MLPs) can provide attractive dividend yields.
  • New York Online’s Science of Us wrote an article, “There’s a Problem With a Bunch of Psychology Textbooks,” that cited a paper in Current Psychology, co-authored by Stetson Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Psychology, Christopher Ferguson, about his study of introductory psychology textbooks that found many contained references to urban legends that had been debunked or controversial ideas that have been called into question, such as a connection between media violence and real-life behavior. Other online media have reported on the study, as well.
  • Valrie Chambers, associate professor of Accounting at Stetson University, co-authored a guest blog article for American Institute of CPAs Insights entitled, “Earlier Date for Information Returns Brings Penalty Risk,” on Jan. 6 about a new Jan. 31 deadline “for filing Forms W-2 with the Social Security Administration and 1099-MISC (when reporting nonemployee compensation payments in box 7) with the IRS. The earlier deadline will allow faster matching of W-2 and 1099 information with tax returns, which helps combat identity and refund theft.”
  • Art & Antiques Magazine ran a number of painting by Oscar Bluemner and credited the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection at Stetson University in DeLand. The magazine wrote a story, entitled “Oscar Bluemner: The Vermillionaire,” which profiles his life and artistic style.
  • Law Professor Tim Kaye is quoted in the Jan. 9 Tampa Bay Times article, “Driving death of football star Holloway showcases bar’s responsibilities.”
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Jan. 11 Bloomberg BNA article, “‘Soft Money’ Era Not Back Yet as Few Companies Contribute.”
  • Law Professor Michael Allen is quoted in the Jan. 11 WFSU Radio story, “FL House Begins Mulling Death Penalty Changes.” Professor Allen is quoted in the Jan. 10 Florida Politics story, “Former death row prisoner appears before House panel.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 12 Inside Higher Ed article, “Higher ed leaders muted in response to Texas bathroom bill.”

Other News:

  • Virginia Monte, co-founder of the two-year-old theatrical company, WallByrd Theatre, in Rochester was profiled in Rochester City Newspaper on Jan. 11. Monte, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Stetson, has directed a number of its plays.
  • Jacob Behara has joined the 2017 coaching staff for Minor League Baseball with the Greeneville Astros. Behara has previously worked with Stetson University as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, according to a news release in OurSports Central, which covers Minor League sport news, and other media outlets.
  • W.D. Crowder, who received a B.A. in History, has helped write an online Financial Dictionary that recently reached the milestone of having 600 financial terms. The website says the site is updated weekly and provides “the most common financial terms plan and simple explained.” A news release about the milestone appeared on tickertech.com on Jan. 11 and was carried by multiple media outlets.
  • The Jan. 6 24-7 press release service ran news via the wire about Stetson Law’s upcoming part-time law school open houses that appeared in multiple media outlets.
  • The Jan. 10 Plus Company Updates reports that Greta Van Susteren, who holds an honorary doctor of law degree from Stetson, has joined MSNBC.
  • The Leadville Herald Democrat reports that Law student Boone Forkner is attending Stetson with a scholarship.
  • According to the Jan. 12 University of West Florida Voyager, UWF will host the sixth annual mock trial tournament sponsored by Stetson Law.

Alumni in the News:

  • William Randall, “Randy,” Walford, who graduated from Stetson University and played on the baseball team, died Jan. 7. He met his wife Sylvia Blake at Stetson, and they were married nearly 57 years, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.
  • Robert A. D’Angio, Sr., who received his received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stetson University, passed away Jan. 9. He was a was a long time educator and coach in Palm Beach County, according to the Palm Beach Post.
  • Mary Redman Carpenter, who graduated from Stetson University, passed away Jan. 1 at her home in Port Orange, according to the West Orange Times & Observer.
  • The Jan. 5 Florida Bar reports that Law adjunct Kathlyn Mackovjak and Law alumna Adriana Dinis of the Immigration Law Group of Florida are receiving a commendation for their pro bono work. The Florida Bar also reports that Law alumna Jennifer Edwards is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award.
  • Law alumnus Jay Wolfson is featured in the Jan. 11 BBC News discussing the future of healthcare in the U.S.
  • The Jan. 5 Florida Weekly-Naples features Law alumnus Mike McDonnell in the article, “A life well lived: Mike McDonnell loved his family, the law and music.”
  • According to the Jan. 6 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumna Anisha Patel, an associate at Hill Ward Henderson, has been elected to the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors.
  • The Jan. 6 News-Press features an article about Law alumnus Representative Julio Gonzalez, “Legislature wants power to overrule judges.”

Dec. 14-Jan. 5

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University was recognized as a model for its use of prepaid debit cards for students’ college-sponsored accounts, according to a report to Congress from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Stories about the report and Stetson appeared in The New York Times, US Officials News and other media outlets, Dec. 15-16.
  • Stetson University hired University of Maine baseball coach Steve Trimper as its new head baseball coach, according to the Portland Press Herald and numerous other media outlets on Dec. 16-17.
  • Will Mason, ’14, co-founder of San Francisco-based UploadVR, was named Jan. 3 as one of the “Forbes 30 under 30: Media” for 2017, a list that identifies “today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.,” according to Forbes. Mason was named with Upload co-founder Taylor Freeman, 26, and is editor in chief of the company’s editorial site, which focuses on accelerating growth of the consumer virtual-reality industry and hosts events to help bring virtual reality to the public. Mason graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Stetson.
  • A story in the Sunshine State News on Dec. 27 and other media outlets in Florida listed the alma mater of the state’s top legislators and noted two Stetson graduates: Senate President Joe Negron,a Stuart Republican, and Sen. Jack Latvala, a Clearwater Republican and the Senate budget chairman.
  • Stetson University history major Mari Hanley will appear on the Jeopardy! College Tournament, which will be taped Jan. 8-12, according to the orlandosentinel.com on Dec. 27, and numerous other media outlets nationwide, including The Charlotte Observer Online, the Fresno Bee Online and the Associated Press. The tournament is set to air Feb. 13-24.
  • K.C. Ma, the Roland George Chair of Applied Investments and Director of the Roland George Investments Institute, was quoted in an article in U.S. News & World Report on Dec. 20, entitled “Key Indicators Show a Robust Economy in 2017.” In a slideshow that accompanied the article, Ma said he does not expect a long-term slump ahead because the markets currently aren’t in a bubble, like the housing bubble of 2008, which brought a market meltdown and a slow recovery.
  • K.C. Ma, the Roland George Chair of Applied Investments and Director of the Roland George Investments Institute, was quoted in an article, entitled “How Investors Can Generate Higher Returns From the January Effect,” in TheStreet on Jan. 4. “The well-known ‘January effect’ refers to the stocks’ superior returns during January,” Ma said.
  • The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest mentioned Christopher Ferguson, Stetson Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Psychology, in an article on Dec. 22, citing an article that Ferguson co-authored in Current Psychology on Dec. 15 that found introductory psychology textbooks “have difficulty covering controversial topics with care, and that whether intentionally or not, they are frequently presenting students with a liberal-leaning, over-simplified perspective, as well propagating or failing to challenge myths and urban legends,” Research Digest wrote. Stories about the study appeared in other media outlets, including HeatStreet on Dec. 28.
  • A study conducted by Christopher Ferguson, Stetson Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Psychology, was cited in a story in the New York Post on Dec. 19, entitled “Why violent video games are good for kids.” The study showed “video-games actually caused real-life violence to decrease,” according to the story.
  • Valrie Chambers, Stetson Associate Professor of Accounting, co-authored an article, entitled “Theft Loss Eligibility Is Broader for Estates Than for Individuals,” in The Tax Adviser on Jan. 1, 2017, explaining the IRS codes and court cases that govern how taxpayers and estates can take a theft loss when a company commits fraud.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Stetson Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science, and his wife Jennifer Pulapaka were mentioned in an article, “The Worst Food Trends Of 2016, According To A Pissed-Off Chef,” in Food Republic and received a good review (“overdue”) for their efforts to reduce food waste at their downtown DeLand restaurant, Cress Restaurant, and help install a high-temperature composter at Stetson University.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Dec. 20 Tampa Bay Times article, “Police Search Raises Debate,” and in the Dec. 26 Daytona Beach News-Journal story, “Study: Firearm killings climb in years since Florida’s stand your ground enacted.”
  • Law Professor Judith Scully is quoted in the Dec. 19 Tampa Bay Times article, “Pinellas case highlights questions over kids’ ability to consent to police search.”
  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux wrote an opinion article about abolishing the Electoral College that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel and Palm Beach Post.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s paper, Dark Money As a Political Sovereignty Problem
ranked no. 4 among top downloads on the topic of election law in SSRN for Oct. 22-Dec. 21, and was mentioned in the Election Law Blog on Dec. 21.

Other News:

  • Stetson University’s Director of Wellness and Recreation, Colleen Vanderlip, was quoted in a story by the Private University Product and News (PUPN) in the December issue about Stetson implementing programs and providing resources to promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle among its students.
  • Colton Lightner, an infielder for the Stetson University baseball team, was featured in a story on Dec. 20 in The Sarasota Herald-Tribune about college and pro baseball players hosting a holiday, youth baseball clinic in Venice.
  • Stetson University students Braden Mattingly, of Perry, FL, and Collin Settnek, of Marienville, PA, are registered to compete in the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing tournament season that will kick off Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole in Bainbridge, GA, for the first of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the 2018 College Fishing National Championship, as reported by WOLO-TV, the ABC News affiliate in Columbia, S.C., on Jan. 4 and other media outlets.
  • Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, professor and chairwoman of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Stetson University, was hired by Lawrence University in New York as the associate dean for diversity and inclusion after a national search, according to The Journal on Dec. 22 and Inside Higher Ed. She starts her new job in January, the article said.
  • Stetson University student Elizabeth Triece hosted two podcasts of Renown Belief on Faith Fit Radio on the Diocese of Orlando website during Advent in November and December, discussing such topics as her upcoming graduation from Stetson, how God has a plan for her and everyone, and how students could focus on the true meaning of Christmas during final exams.
  • Manatee High School quarterback A.J. Colagiovanni announced his commitment on Twitter on Dec. 21 to play football for Stetson University, according to the Bradenton Herald. “He polished off his senior season with 2,384 passing yards, 30 touchdowns and 255 rushing yards this past fall,” the newspaper reported.
  • Stetson University lacrosse player Lauren McDonald was quoted Dec. 16 in the Naperville Sun (in Naperville, Ill.) about the school district there considering adding the sport at three high schools. McDonald said the sport opened up many opportunities for her in high school and college.
  • Sarasota artist Kevin Costello, who lectures in the Elderhostel program at Stetson University, was quoted Dec. 27 in an article, entitled, “On a Mission to Turn Florida Retirees Into Entrepreneurs,” on nextavenue.org, a national public media website, and on Forbes.com.
  • The Dec. 29 Future Lawyer reports that former law professor William McKinley “Mickey” Smiley has died, and a family memorial will be held at Stetson Law in Gulfport.
  • News of the upcoming Wills for Warriors program at Stetson has run in the Gulfport Gabber.

Alumni in the News:

  • Timothy O’Keefe, CPA, was recently appointed the dean of the College of Business at the University of West Florida after being the interim dean since fall 2013, according to the Voyager on Jan. 4. O’Keefe graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s in business administration.
  • Jessica Cogo has joined the Palm Coast Chiropractic Center as a chiropractor, according to a press release Dec. 23. She graduated from Stetson University with a bachelor’s in Health Science with a minor in Psychology and Biology.
  • According to the Jan. 4 State Capital News Feed, Law alumnus Bob Dillinger has announced his last term as Pinellas/Pasco public defender.
  • According to the Jan. 3 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumnus and Tampa associate Christopher Cavaliere has been elected to the Board of Directors of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA).
  • The Dec. 27 Sarasota Herald-Tribune mentions Law alumnus Rep. Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice, who filed proposal (HJR 121) to allow overrides of court rulings, for consideration during the 2017 legislative session.
  • According to the Dec. 24 State Capitol News Feed and SaintPetersBlog, Law alumna Allison Steele is leaving the St. Petersburg law firm she has helped build, Rahdert, and going solo.
  • According to the Dec. 24 Satellite PR News, Law alumna Mary King attended a CLE on tax and probate in Orlando.
  • The Dec. 18 Florida Business Daily announced that Law alumna Jessica Dareneau, a former insurance defense attorney, has been announced as the newest hire for Lumina Analytics.

Dec. 2-15

Top Stories

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article “These IPOs May Be Huge Hits in 2017,” noting that although Uber is forecasted to be a largely valued initial public offering, the company needs to control its losses, posted by Yahoo News and several other outlets Dec. 5.
  • Matt Wilson, Ed.D, associate professor of sport business, was quoted in the article “Review of Big Ten athletic contracts finds team performance valued more than academic performance,” noting that while there are incentives for athletes to achieve in competition, there are fewer incentives for athletes’ academic achievement, posted by The Lantern Dec. 5.
  • Stetson University College of Law professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article “14-year-old charged with first degree murder in death of elderly Pasco County man” on Dec. 11. Rose commented on Florida’s historical stance on treating juveniles convicted of first-degree murder no differently than adults.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson law professor and a campaign finance expert, was quoted in NJ Advance Media for NJ.com on Dec. 12 about the lobbying practices of companies and associations regarding birth-control contraceptives. Such practices, she said, could result in companies working at cross-purposes with themselves.
  • After 37 years at the helm of Stetson baseball, head coach Pete Dunn announced his retirement on Dec. 12, as reported by several sports outlets, such as BaseballAmerica.com. Dunn was inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • Law Professor Judith Scully joined the Dec. 12 MidPoint program on WMNF, discussing the minimum age for juveniles. Scully co-coordinates the Social Justice Advocacy Program and the pro bono program, and directs the Innocence Initiative at Stetson.
  • George Winsten, an environmental science student at Stetson, was interviewed on the Dec. 15 Yale Climate Connections radio show. Winsten commented on Florida’s rising shores (Florida City Prepares for Rising Seas). Yale Climate Connections consists of 90-second stories about how people are responding to our warming world. The show airs five days a week on approximately 260 radio stations.

Other news

  • The recently published International Jurist magazine featured a Q&A article with Stetson law student Robert Glenn, who attended Stetson’s winter intercession Cayman Islands program.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article “Pros and Cons of Buying Netflix Stock” noting that a pro in investing in Netflix is its strong programming and high quality content, posted by US News & World Report Dec 5.
  • The Dec. 8 WUSF News reported that “Stetson Offers Older Veterans Free Will Services.” The article noted that for a fifth year Stetson University College of Law is offering free will services to older veterans and their spouses who need to draft a will or end-of-life directives.
  • According to the Dec. 9 Florida Record, Stetson participated in a biannual Florida law clinic with students from the Cayman Islands. The November 2016 Caribbean Law Clinic was organized by the American and Caribbean Law Initiative, an association comprised of six Southern U.S. law schools and four Caribbean law schools.
  • The Dec. 9 Chaffee County Times, published in Buena Vista, Colo., reported that Boone Forkner earned a scholarship to Stetson University College of Law. Forkner, of Buena Vista, graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. degree in political science.
  • According to the Legal Writing Prof Blog on Dec. 12, Stetson University College of Law seeks applicants for a visiting professor position to teach legal research and writing in its nationally ranked first-year legal research and writing curriculum during Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, or both.

Alumni news

  • Lisa Loomis was named administrator of the Palm Beach Police Foundation. Graduating from Stetson with a bachelor’s in administration and working as a university development and admissions representative, Loomis’ experience in coordinating and organizing events was cited for the role by The Palm Beach Post, Dec. 4.
  • Alina Siegrist, graduating cum laude at Stetson with a bachelor’s in international business and Russian studies in 2013, was featured in the article “A landowner who wants to build affordable housing.” The story included an interview with her father, Ronald Siegrist, on his economic perspective, posted by Daily Planning News on Dec. 5.
  • As reported by the Dec. 8 Ledger-Enquirer, alumnus Dennis Dunn was announced as Chief Deputy Attorney General by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. Dunn received a B.A. degree magna cum laude from Stetson.
  • Alumna Lauren Hill is profiled in a video on Surfer Magazine’s website, titled “A Life Live Beautifully,” posted on Dec. 9. The video details how Hill turned her back on a sure-bet career as a competitive surfer, instead pursuing degrees in environmental and social science from Stetson and eventually managing to “carve a beautiful life out.”
  • Lauralee Westine, who received master’s and law degrees at Stetson, was featured on SaintPetersBlog on Dec. 10. with a warm “welcome to the bench.” Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Westine, a local government and land use attorney, to replace Judge Bruce Boyer on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court.
  • In a Dec. 11 MarieClaire.com exclusive, alumnae Britt McHenry tells her story in the article “I Blame Myself, but the Video Is Not Who I Am." McHenry, an ESPN sportscaster, discusses her outburst caught on camera and how she is rebounding from the incident. The MarieClaire story also was referenced the next day in several other news outlets, including the New York Post.

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