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Stetson University In the News

Dec. 2-15

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  • 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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