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Stetson University In the News

Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2016

Top stories in the news

  • On Feb. 1, The Lawyer Herald and The Tampa Bay Times quoted Law Professor Charles Rose in an article titled “Jameis Winston's accuser, Florida State U reach settlement: A separate case could continue until 2018.” On Feb. 1, MyInforms and the Tampa Tribune quoted Professor Rose in an article titled “Petraeus case: After 5 years, bad decisions still resonate.”
  • Paul J. Croce, Ph.D., professor of History and Chair of American Studies, wrote an article titled “There’s a Way to Lower the Incidence of ADHD. We Should Try It,” published in the History News Network on Jan. 31.
  • On Jan. 28, The Tampa Bay Times quoted Law Professor Theresa Pulley Radwan in an article titled “Troubled Mosley Motel stops foreclosure sale by filing for bankruptcy.”
  • On Jan. 27, Legal Newsline quoted Law Professor Timothy Kaye in an article titled “Law prof says plaintiffs in Char-Broil grill class action could have tough road ahead.”
  • On Feb. 2, Tim Hurst, an analyst with the Roland George Investments Program at Stetson University, was quoted in an article posted on Yahoo! Finance, U.S. News & World Report, and seven other news outlets on Alphabet's success in the stock market.
  • Stetson’s Poverty and Homelessness Conference (PHC), headed by Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D., associate professor and chair, Social Justice Education, received national attention raising awareness of poverty and homelessness as critical justice issues in this Jan. 12 article, reprinted in the Feb. 5 issue of Equal Voice.

Other news

  • On Jan. 28, WowKTV and other outlets reported that “Stetson Law Schools Inns of Court Banquet Honored Disability Champion Maryellen McDonald.” The news also ran in the Higher Ed Notebook in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • The Feb. 3 San Francisco Gate and other outlets reported on Stetson’s moot court team winning a best oralist award.
  • The Jan. 29 TBN ran news of Stetson’s Wills for Warriors program for military veterans and their spouses.

Alumni in the news

  • Carl Vollrath, a graduate from Stetson University, was featured in an article on The Troy Messenger on Jan. 30.
  • On Jan. 29, Bloomberg BNA did a spotlight piece on Law alumnus Robert Paver in an article titled “Jabil Circuit’s Gun-Toting, Horse-Riding, Kaizen Blitzing General Counsel.”
  • On Jan. 27, BioSpace reported that Law alumna Julia McGrath was selected as a 2016 Super Lawyer.
  • On Feb. 1, Stetson graduate Steve DiFrancesco was featured in an article on Wine & Vines.
  • Post Online Media announced on Feb. 3 that Stetson finance graduate Glen Hauenstein will be appointed president of Delta Air Lines, effective May 2, 2016.
  • According to the Jan. 25 PRLog, J.D./M.B.A. graduate Douglas S. Williams is a new firm partner at Chiumento Selis Dwyer.
  • According to the Daily Herald, LL.M. in Elder Law graduate David F. Anderson has been recognized among the top in his industry by the Expert Network.
  • Stetson graduate Dan Glunt spoke at the 1 Million Cups entrepreneurs forum, as reported by The Daytona Beach News-Report on Feb. 2.

Jan. 22-28, 2016

Top stories in the news

  • The article, “Stetson University graduates find success after college,” was picked up Jan. 28, in news media outlets, including WTRF.com and KTEN.com.
  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux wrote the opinion article for the Jan. 22 Washington Post, “D.C. should learn from Europe’s approach to walking and cycling.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with WTSP 10News for the Jan. 25 story, “Sexual assault, Title IX, and college campuses.” Professor Lake is also quoted in the Tampa Bay Times Jan. 25 story, “FSU, Jameis Winston accuser reach $950 k settlement.” On Jan. 20, the Columbia Spectator quoted Professor Lake in an article titled “Debate brews over role of anonymous Title IX-related complaints in course evaluations.”
  • John Pearson, Ph.D., Stetson professor of English, was hired as Point Park University's new provost, as announced by The Point Park Globe and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 26.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 26 story, “Pinellas judge rejects death penalty request after Supreme Court ruling.”
  • Elder Consumer Protection Fellow Brandon Robinson spoke with WUSF NPR about Stetson’s free upcoming Wills for Warriors program for a Jan. 22 news story.
  • Law Professor Tim Kaye is quoted in the Legal Newsline article, “Law prof says plaintiffs in Char-Broil grill class action could have tough road ahead.”

Other news

  • Stetson students and alumnus, Brian, Manny, and Michael Rodriguez, the “Trio of Brothers” all singers, were featured in a Jan. 24 article in The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • On Jan. 21, Free Republic quoted Law Professor Joseph Morrissey in an article titled “IRS: homosexuality is a choice, no tax deduction for gays contracting surrogates.”
  • On Jan. 20, TBN quoted Law Professor and Dean Emeritus Bruce Jacob in an article titled “Legal battle between Largo, nonprofit reaches Supreme Court.”
  • The Jan. 20 Tutorial Finder reported that Law Professor Roberta Flowers will be speaking at the NAELA Summit Jan. 28-30 in California.
  • Three Hatters selected to A-Sun preseason baseball squad, reported Jan. 27, in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Two art exhibitions open with public receptions at Stetson’s Hand Art Center: Bluemner and Gunderson, in the Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 21.
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Community Breakfast, hosted by Stetson University, received good coverage in Daytona Times, Jan. 21.

Alumni in the news

  • On Jan. 21, Noodls reported that Law alumnus Marcos Marchena was reappointed to the University of Central Florida board of trustees.
  • Paul Granello ’90, graduated Stetson with his M.S. in mental health counseling, is now associate professor of counselor education at The Ohio State University, and an expert in suicide prevention. He is currently the recipient of the $1.5 million in federal funds for suicide prevention under the Garrett Lee Smith Act.
  • On Jan. 22, PrBuzz reported that Law alumna Julia McGrath has been selected for membership to the American Society of Legal Advocates, a nationwide organization of elite lawyers.
  • On Jan. 25, Smith Anderson reported that Law alumnus Stephen T. Parascandola was named a 2016 North Carolina Super Lawyer.
  • On Jan. 26, Flagler Live reported that Law alumnus Doug Scott Williams joins Chiumento Selis Dwyer as partner.
  • According to a press release, Law alumni David M. Kalteux and Daniel K. Miles joined the Tampa office of FordHarrison LLP as associates.
  • On Jan. 23, The St. Augustine Record reported that Stetson University alumnus, William A. Watson, Jr., founder of Watson Reality Corp., recently celebrated his company's 50th anniversary on Dec. 16.
  • Caroline Brazelton, recent Stetson music graduate, was featured in a review of the current musical, “Ordinary Days,” in EUJacksonville.com, Jan. 24.

Jan. 15-21, 2016

Top stories in the news

  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting at Stetson University, published an article in AICPA Insights on Jan. 14, regarding helping clients avoid ACA surprises.
  • Matthew Wilson, Ed.D., associate professor of sport business, participated with MSN News on Jan. 18 in researching contracts of college sports coaches.
  • KPCC-FM Online posted an article written by Kathy Piechura-Couture, Ph.D., professor of education, on Jan. 15.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., Roland George Chair of Applied Investments Director, was quoted in an article about the WWE stock posted on Jan. 15 in Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, U.S. News & World Report, and six other news outlets.
  • On Jan. 19, 83 Degrees Media featured Stetson’s advocacy program and Moot Court and quoted Law Professor Brooke Bowman and Law alumnus Jason Stearns.
  • On Jan. 16, the Tampa Bay Times quoted Law Professor Charles Rose in an article titled “After U.S. Supreme Court decision, old cases hint at what's next for Florida's death penalty system.”
  • On Jan. 13, Associate Dean Susan Rozelle was interviewed by Bay News 9 about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Florida death penalty.
  • The Jan. 15 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Lawmaker Calls Out a Professor,” quotes Law Professor Peter Lake.
  • Indian River featured an article on Jan. 19 about the Bluemner exhibit currently being displayed at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Alumni in the news

  • On Jan. 18, the Herald Tribune reported that Law alumni Allie Buckman and Nicholas Castellano II have joined the law firm of Buckman and Buckman P.A., in Sarasota.
  • On Jan. 13, The Florida Bar reported that Law alumna Judge Catherine Peek McEwen will receive the inaugural Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The new award, which recognizes an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially as it relates to the support of pro bono legal services, will be presented by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga at a Jan. 28 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida.

Jan. 8-14, 2016

Top stories in the news

  • Charles Rose, Director, Center for Excellence in Advocacy; Professor of Excellence in Trial Advocacy, shared his thoughts on the FBI's decision to keep evidence from the San Bernardino shooting sealed, as reported by MyInforms.com and The Press Enterprise on Jan. 8.
  • Alan Green, Ph. D., Assistant Professor and Chair of Economics Director of Africana Studies, and Christopher de Bodisco, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Economics, were mentioned in an article posted on The Economist and Latest Nigerian News on Jan. 9 and 7, respectively.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Jan. 7, 2016, Bill Moyers article, “2016 will test the power of Super PACs.”
  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux wrote the Jan. 10 opinion article, “Paul Boudreaux: Framers warned us about Trump and Clinton,” for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the Jan. 12 Bloomberg BNA article, “Former Brandeis President: Law Students Are Right to Worry.”
  • Law Associate Dean Susan Rozelle spoke with the Jacksonville Times-Union in the article, “Florida’s death penalty procedures declared unconstitutional by U.S. Supreme Court. Dean Rozelle did an interview with Bay News 9 in the studio that aired on Jan. 13 about the Supreme Court decision.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for the article, “Supreme Court says Florida death penalty system is unconstitutional.”

Other news

  • On Jan. 7, the Stetson University Symphonic Band was mentioned in an article posted in the SB&O - School Band and Orchestra Online.
  • News that Stetson University College of Law will host open houses in January and February for future students to learn part-time law program ran nationally on several news outlets.
  • News of Stetson University’s National Conference on Law and Higher Education ran in news outlets across the U.S.
  • Stetson’s paid ad ran in the West Volusia Beacon, Jan. 14-17, 2016, promoting the upcoming concert by Ragtime and Boogie-Woogie pianist Bob Milne.
  • Also, in the same issue of the Beacon, Stetson’s schedule for celebrating MLK Day received coverage.
  • Also, published in this same issue of the Beacon, was a review on Dan Gunderson’s upcoming art exhibition at the Hand Art Center, written by Tonya Curran, director of Stetson’s Hand Art Center. Gunderson, professor of art, is celebrating his 40th anniversary at Stetson University.
  • According to the Jan. 14 Creative Loafing, Associate Dean Michael Allen will discuss “Current Issues in Constitutional Law in March.”
  • Stetson’s Tampa Law Center is mentioned in stories in the Tampa Bay Business Journal and Lakeland Ledger, “Lawmakers look at moving Lakeland appeals court.”

Alumni in the news

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch has reported that Virgina Commonwealth University has named Stetson alumnus Andrew P. Daire dean of the School of Education on Jan. 12
  • Law alumnus Brian Tannebaum is profiled as Attorney of the Month in Attorney at Law.
  • According to the Jan. 13 Florida Bar News, Law alumna Judge Catherine Peak McEwen received the District federal Judge Service Award—the award will be presented Jan. 28 at the Florida Supreme Court during the presentation of the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards.
  • Law alumnus Tony Thomas has been selected as general counsel at Valdosta State University.
  • Law alumnus Adrian Rust has joined the Burr & Forman law firm as a partner, according to the Jan. 11 CityBizList.
  • Law alumni Brian Palumbo and Elizabeth Bertrand opened their law firm’s second location, Palumbo & Bertrand, P.A., according to the Olean Times-Herald.
  • Law alumnus and Stuart attorney Michael McNicholas is running for circuit judge according to the Jan. 12 TCPalm.

Dec. 18, 2015 - Jan. 7, 2016

Top stories in the news

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and director of the Sarah George Investments Institute at Stetson University, was quoted in a Dec. 18 article on Philly.com about the 10 worst performing stocks of 2015.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of psychology, shared his thoughts on recent studies suggesting a link between porn addiction and sexual aggression, as reported by Health Newsline on Jan. 5.
  • In the Jan. 7 George Public Broadcast Radio show “On Second Thought” about Active Shooter Training, Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson was interviewed on-air about the role human behavior plays in our ability to learn survival techniques.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Dec. 21 SCOTUSblog Monday round-up discussing a petition for review filed by chocolate giant Nestlé in a case that “arose when several John Does from Cote D’Ivoire in Africa sued Nestlé for aiding and abetting their enslavement as children.” She is also quoted in the Dec. 17 Tax Notes story, “States Pass Washington in Policing Political Nonprofits.”
  • The Dec. 20 Gay with Kids highlights Law Professor Joseph Morrissey’s lawsuit against the federal government for tax benefits. According to the Dec. 19 Agenda Florida Edition, Professor Morrissey is “A New Gay Hero: Joseph F. Morrissey.”
  • The Dec. 17 International Bar News reports that Law Professor Luz Nagle “Vice-Chair of the IBA President's Human Trafficking Task Force attends UN Conference in Amman, Jordan.
  • On Dec. 29, Chris Dodson, analyst at the George Investments Institute at Stetson University, shared his thoughts on Yahoo! Finance, U.S. News & World Report, and six other news outlets regarding prospective stocks to buy in 2016.
  • Anthony Petrine, an analyst at the George Investments Institute at Stetson University, was quoted in an article on Yahoo! Finance, U.S. News & World Report, and six other news outlets on Dec. 31.
  • Christopher Colwell, Ed.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Education, was quoted in a Dec. 22 article on the Daytona Beach News-Journal about teachers’ salaries in Volusia County public schools.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, was mentioned in a Dec. 23 article posted on the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • On Dec. 26, Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “New water protection rules that could affect Volusia and Flagler waterways.”
  • The Dec. 31 Straits Times quoted Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the article, “Can Super PACs decide the U.S. election?”
  • The Dec. 30 FirstCoastNews quoted Law Professor Roberta Flowers in the article, “Panel reviewing complaints against Jacksonville prosecutors.”
  • The December Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine featured Law Professor Royal Gardner’s visit to present at the UN on water and wetlands.
  • The Jan. 5 Newschannel 8 evening news featured an interview with Professor Charles Rose on President Obama’s stance on gun violence in the U.S.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote in the December Elder Law Prof Blog about looking for the perfect gift for an elder.
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the Jan. 4 White Collar Crime Prof Blog, “Here Is Your $547 Million Check From Swiss Santa.”
  • The January 2016 issue of the Island Reporter reported that Law alumna and professor Stephanie Vaughan has been named associate dean at the law school.

Other news

  • The National Jurist reported on Stetson’s study abroad in London.
  • According to Targeted News Services, the American Bankruptcy Institute is partnering with Stetson University College of Law to present the 40th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar on March 31-April 2, 2016, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida.
  • The Dec. 18 Tampa Bay Newspapers mentions retired Sixth Circuit Court Judge Stetson Law Hall of Fame recipient and adjunct professor Irene Sullivan in the article, “SPC forum focuses on race issues.”
  • The Dec. 15 Gulfport Gabber reports that Law student Courtney Cox is coaching girls at Girls on the Run.
  • According to the Dec. 22 Narratively article, “The Gitmo Defense Attorney Who Refused to Toe the Line,” author Randy Leonard teaches at Stetson Law.
  • The Dec. 17 Tampa Bay Times and other outlets report that “The Force isn’t very strong in these people,” including Stetson Law trial competition coach Erika McArdle.
  • Tenor Jamison Walker, a voice professor at Stetson University in DeLand, performed in the Messiah, as reported in the Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 8.

Alumni in the news

  • On Dec. 26, UX Delaware reported that Stetson graduate Tracy L. Feinsilver was recently promoted to senior vice president and regional manager at WSFS Financial Corporation. This news also ran in Reuters.com, IT Business Net, Stockhouse, Yahoo!Finance, CNBC, Globenewswire, and more than 30 other news media outlets.
  • The Lake Wales News reports that on Jan. 6, Stetson alumnus Ellis Hunt Jr. was elected to be The Florida Citrus Commission's new chairman.
  • Stetson alumnus William A. Watson Jr. was featured in an article posted Jan. 7 in the Ponte Vedra Recorder.
  • Stetson alumnus James Pecar was featured in an article Dec. 19 in the Macomb Daily News.
  • Law alumna Rhea Law is featured in the Jan. 3 article, “Leading Tampa Bay into 2016,” in the Tampa Bay Times.
  • Alumna Sarah Jafri is featured in the Jan. 1 US Official News story, “Virginia: Connect-Bridgeport's Top 2015 Feature Stories.”
  • The Jan. 1 Marietta Daily Journal reported on the death of Stetson University benefactor Maurice “Buddy” Towery.
  • The Dec. 30 News Chief column by Law alumnus Anthony Velardi is titled “The Law: selling a home with a tax lien.”
  • According to the Jan. 4 Tampa Bay Newswire, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP announced that Law alumnus Christopher Cavaliere joined the Tampa office as an associate in the Litigation practice.
  • The Dec. 29 News-Press Business Briefs reported that Law alumna Kayla Richmond, an attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, has been named president-elect of the Lee County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
  • Law alumnus Noah Kores reported that in January he will be moving to a new firm and joining John Gulash, who graduated from Stetson in 1976, at Gulash & Associates in Bridgeport, Conn.
  • According the Jan. 6 PR.com, Law alumnus Forrest Bass has been promoted to shareholder at the Farr Law Firm.
  • The Dec. 27 Sarasota Herald-Tribune mentioned that photographer Arnold Berns attended Stetson Law.
  • According to the Dec. 16 Tampa Bay Newspapers, Law alumna Victoria S. “Vickie” Jones was recently named principal of Jones & Hitt, Attorneys at Law, St. Pete Beach.
  • The Dec. 21 JDSupra Insights Newsletter reports that Law alumna Michele Leo Hintson attended the Pride Scholarship Banquet at Stetson Law.
  • Law alumnus Fred Ridley is mentioned in the Golf Magazine article, “Tiger and the Drop: An Inside Look at Golf’s Most Controversial Pardon.”
  • According to the Dec. 18 Noodls, Valdosta State University announced that Law alumnus Tony Thomas was named chief legal affairs officer and assistant professor in the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, Dept. of Management
  • The Dec. 17 Noodls reports that Law alumna Kimberly Prior has joined Baker & McKenzie.

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