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September 5-11, 2014

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  • Hometown News mentions Stetson University in the article, "Performing Arts Center supporter donates grand piano," on Sept. 5.
  • According to Hispanic Business on Sept. 3, the Family Dynamics and Education Team at Abbot Downing added to their staff Jill Shipley, previous assistant director of the Family Enterprise Center at Stetson University, adjunct professor in family business and co-developer of Stetson University's academic major in family enterprise.
  • On Sept. 5, Professor of Law Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, "Erasing History One Forgotten Political Expenditure at a Time," for The Progressive.
  • The Daytona Beach News Journal announced that Stetson University will be hosting its fifth annual Politics 101 conference - a "nonpartisan, one-day crash course on political campaigning" - on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional Coverage: USA News.
  • On Sept. 5, College of Law Associate Dean and Professor Susan Rozelle was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, "Perspective: Murderers and childlike minds."
  • On Sept. 8, Professor of Law Catherine Cameron spoke with the Tampa Tribune for the story, "Artist opts not to show hacked nude celebrity photos in St. Pete."
  • Professor of Law Rebecca Morgan wrote these blog posts for the Elder law Prof Blog: "Technology For Caregiving-A Tool, Not A Replacement?," Sept. 5; Living in the moment—when family members have Dementia," Sept. 8; "Anyone Can Be A Victim Of Scam...Anyone," Sept. 7; and "International Housing—A good Idea From Oregon," Sept. 9.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in a Sept. 5 article featuring William Eleazer, former professor of law turned writer, on Fabulous Florida writers.
  • On Sept. 9, Kait8.com reported that Los Angeles filmmaker John Wellington Ennis will be discussing political corruption and campaign finance reform at the Stetson University College of Law.
  • Midweek reported that Professor of Percussion Marja Kerney and Professor of Piano Krisite Born performed for NIU on Sept. 9.
  • DeLand city commissioners tapped Chris Cloudman, associate director of continuing education, to serve out the remaining two years of former Seat 4 Commissioner Phil Martin, according to USANews on Sept. 9.

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  • On September 9, SYS-Con.com reported that Jeanie Dubinski will take over the role of vice president of business development at Big Truck Rentals.
  • On Sept. 8, Financial News and the Daily Record in Jacksonville featured Reid Hart in Lawyer snapshot: Reid Hart.
  • On Sept. 10, Naples Daily News reported that John Passidomo has been elected to the board of directors at Jewish Family and Community Services.
  • Melody Lynch spoke with Fox News in Orlando about Jennifer Lawrence's fight to get hacked nude photos removed from the Internet.
  • Samantha Bishop, executive vice president of the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce, will step down at the end of this month to become economic improvement coordinator for the city of Edgewater, according to USANews on Sept. 8.
  • John Imbergamo is featured in a Sept. 8 article in the Denver Business Journal for his work with successful restaurants.
  • On Sept. 4, PRLog reported that Richard Miller was elected 10th Circuit Trustee on Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund board.

August 22-28, 2014

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  • Jamil Khader, Ph.D., professor of English, published an article Aug. 22 on Yahoo! News (Maktoob) on the conflict between Israel and Gaza. The article originally appeared on Al Jazeera.
  • The Aug. 26 USA Today, The Tampa Tribune and other outlets quote College of Law Professor Charles Rose in the article, "Military involvement called into question in court case." The Aug. 26 10 News story "Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?" also quotes Professor Rose.
  • The Aug. 22 WhoIsCatalyst quotes Professor Charles Rose in the article "Cops cleared more than 400 times each year for justified homicides."

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  • Paul Croce, professor of history and American studies, was quoted in an Aug. 24 article in Naples Daily News saying that endorsements are one way to increase potential voter interest in and attention to political candidates.
  • Chris Cloudman, associate director of continuing education and John Michael Sheehy, career development coordinator, have applied for a seat on the DeLand City Commission that was vacated by former Commissioner Phil Martin, according to the West Volusia Beacon on Aug. 20.
  • An Aug. 22 Daytona Beach News-Journal article about the sale of the Clarion Hotel also mentions that Stetson University purchased the University Inn and converted it to a residence hall for students. The new owners of the Clarion plan to convert it to an assisted living facility for Alzheimer's patients within three years, according to the article.
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal Aug. 23 coverage of the Volusia County School Board election included commentary by T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., professor of political science.
  • Stetson University was mentioned as one of the funding sources for Team Volusia Economic Development Corp., according to the Aug. 25 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • A 2014 Pioneer Football League preview on UPI.com, Aug. 24, predicts Stetson University will finish ninth in the league. Additional coverage: Sports Network, MyNews3, Ticker Tech and a dozen other media outlets.
  • President Wendy Libby, Ph.D., was mentioned in an Aug. 24 Daytona Beach News-Journal article about Embry Riddle, whose president challenged Libby and two other university presidents to take the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
  • Stetson University freshman pitcher Ben Onyshko will be representing Canada at the Pan American Baseball Confederation Championship in Houston, according to Sport Balla Aug. 26.
  • Tanya Curran, director of the Hand Art Center, will be presenting her work at her alma mater, Winthrop University, on Oct. 9, according to an article in the Johnsonian on Aug. 28. Alumni presentations are sponsored by the Fine Arts Education Initiative Fund.
  • On Aug. 21, College of Law student Christina Walsh is quoted in the PRLog article, "Florida Party Bus Operators Shirk Regulations Putting Revelers and Motorists at Risk".
  • On Aug. 21, College of Law alumna and Professor Rebecca Morgan blogged about Retirement Readiness—Some Are, Some Aren't.
  • On Aug. 22, Politicsofpot.com reports that Stetson University College of Law will be holding a day-long seminar for doctors and lawyers focused on things they may want to consider when dealing with Florida's Charlotte's Web law.
  • On Aug. 22,the Tampa Bay Times reports that College of Law Adjunct Professor Laura Snell is running for 6th Judicial Circuit Judge, group 1.
  • On Aug. 26, The Tampa Tribune reports that the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has a new collaborative effort called Education Connection, which pairs business professionals with the schools training their future employees. Education Connection is a partnership between the Chamber, Hillsborough County Schools and higher education institutions, including the Stetson University College of Law.
  • The Aug. 22 PRWeb reports in national outlets that Professor of Law Ellen S. Podgor has been selected as the new president of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.
  • On Aug. 22, PRWeb reports that College of Law Professor Peter Lake developed two Title IX Magna Online courses to account for changes in university accountability under the Title IX law.

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  • The American Accounting Association (AAA) announced that the 2014 Innovation in Accounting Education Award was given to Tracey E. Sutherland, according to TMC on Aug. 24. Additional Coverage: Insurancesnewsnet.
  • Justin Ward Weber, accomplished composer and jazz pianist, performed jazz and Big Band-era music at the Modernism Museum in Mount Dora on a one-of-a-kind Steinway piano. The museum is showcasing the piano as part of a year-long exhibit, according to the Daily Commercial, Aug. 21.
  • Feryal Quodourah, coloratura soprano, will be performing with Florida Opera Theatre's Opera in the Park on Sept. 7.
  • Ben Ferguson was featured in an Aug. 23 article in The Jackson Sun for his two companies, Personnel Placements and theCO.
  • Nick Rickles, Oakland Athletics' minor league catcher, is sitting out the 2014 season while rehabbing an injury, according to a feature on him in the blog Baseball Historian, Aug. 23
  • Marybeth Harris is now community resource director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, focusing on board development, corporate and community partnerships, donor development, and mentor recruitment, according to the Aug. 25 Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Previously, she was executive director of MainStreet DeLand.
  • Family Dynamics and Education Team at Abbot Downing expands with the addition of Jill Shipley, former assistant director of the Family Enterprise Center, according to MSN Money on Aug. 25. Additional coverage: Yahoo! Finance, Miami Herald, Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, On Wall Street and several other media outlets.
  • Wayne Rigsby will lead the hospitality program at Club Avalon in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Lisa Bickerton was featured in an Aug. 26 The Ledger article for her winning ways on the volleyball court. Bickerton is now coaching at George Jenkins High School. Additional coverage: News Chief.
  • On Aug. 21, Hernando Today reports on College of Law alumnae Mary Hatcher and Sandy Kautz are running in the non-partisan 5th Judicial Circuit, Group 3 race.
  • On Aug. 22, Suncoast News reports that College of Law alumnae Laura Snell and Alicia Polk are running for circuit judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
  • On Aug 26, KWQC reports that Law alumnus Joseph Vecchioli recently launched an informative new website.
  • On Aug.26, Saintpetersblog reports that College of Law alumnus Ed Narain won the HD 61 Dem primary.
  • On Aug 26, The Tampa Tribune reports that College of Law alumnus Ed Narain won the state House race to succeed Betty Reed.
  • On Aug. 26, Saintpetersblog reports that College of Law alumnus Chris Sprowls will be facing Carl Zimmermann for House District 65, after easily winning the GOP primary campaign.
  • On Aug. 25, PRLog reports that College of Law alumna Suzanne Boy was recognized in Gulfshore Business 40 under 40, which honors local young professionals who have distinguished themselves in their profession and in the community.
  • An Aug. 22 Allen Dell P.A. news release reports that College of Law alumnae Cynthia A. Mikos, Tabatha A. Liebert and Marian P. McCulloch have been named to Best Lawyers in Americafor 2015.
  • According to an Aug. 18 news release, College of Law alumnus R. Bruce Anderson has been named a Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Land Use & Zoning Law for the Fort Myers metropolitan area.

August 15-21, 2014

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  • Charles Rose, professor of law, is quoted in the Aug. 20 Washington Times article, "Cops cleared more than 400 times each year for justified homicides." Rose spoke with China Radio Aug. 19 about the Ferguson, Mo., case, protests and civil unrest in the wake of a police shooting there that resulted in the death of a man suspected of robbery.
  • Paul Croce, professor of history and American studies, was quoted in the article, "Analysis: Do endorsements influence voters?" on TCPalm Aug. 17. Additional Coverage: The Tampa Tribune.

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  • Faculty researchers at the University of North Florida will be engaging faculty and students at Stetson and other universities on interdisciplinary collaborations built around single-crystal X-ray diffractometer, a high-tech instrument used for determining the structure of small molecules and macromolecules, according to Newswise, Aug. 19. UNF was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation program.
  • Stetson was mentioned as a hidden gem in the article, "Off the Beach-Beaten Path: East Central Florida," in about travel.
  • The Orlando Sentinel reported that Brandi Anderson, daughter of a 9-11 victim, had Stetson as her top college choice in the article, "Years after 9-11, war's kids can't bury parents' loss," on Aug. 14.
  • Dixon Sutherland, professor of religious studies, was quoted in "Family, community gather to remember Daytona Beach leader in civil rights, education," in The Daytona Beach News Journal on Aug.16.
  • Richard Medlin, professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, Homeschooling for Critical Consciousness, on Truth Out Aug. 14.
  • Advocacy Teaching reports on Aug. 18 that Stephanie Vaughan and Charles Rose, professors of law, conducted intensive Teacher Advocacy Training (TAT) for two days at the University of Buffalo Law School.
  • Business Observer issued an article entitled, Family Expert, on Gregory McCann, professor of Family Enterprise; director of the Family Enterprise Center; thought leader on leadership development (FEC/EMBA), on Aug.15.
  • News 13 reported that Stetson University has partnered with Westside Elementary School to support gender-specific fifth grade classes on Aug.18.
  • Mark Powell, associate professor of English, presented his new novel as reported in The Mountaineer on Aug. 20.
  • On Aug. 17, Rebecca Morgan, professor of law, blogged about: Medicare Fraud, Aug. 17; Crossing the Street isn't a race but it seems like it sometimes, Aug. 18; Discharge from Hospice, Aug. 19.
  • Stetson Athletics is holding a memorial service for T. Logan Fleck on Aug. 23, according to The Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • Rev. Jefferson Parramore Rogers, founder and former director of Stetson's Howard Thurman Program, passed away, according to West Volusia Beacon on Aug. 13.

Alumni in the News

  • Michael Vlach and Chesley Woods will be featured singers for An Evening of Classical Music at Flagler Beach United Methodist Church, according to WFTV on Aug. 18.
  • Justin Ward Weber, pianist and composer, took center stage performing at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, according to The Orlando Sentinel's Clermont Forum on Aug. 15.
  • Debbie Faulkner is running for State House District 65, according to Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 14.
  • On Aug. 14, Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumnus Ed Narain is running for the District 61 state House seat opening.
  • Eileen Maxwell is now a staff accountant at James Moore in Tallahassee, according to the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Aug. 20.
  • On Aug. 14, Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumna Patricia "Pat" Kemp is running for Hillsborough county commission, District 7 (Democrat).
  • Corey Kluber was featured in an Aug. 19 article on Bleacher Report that calls him the best pitcher in the American League.
  • On Aug. 14, Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumnae Mary Hatcher and Sandy Kautz are running for Circuit Judge, Group 3, in the 5th Judicial Circuit.
  • On Aug. 14, Tampa Bay Time reports that Law alumna Karen Stanley is running for Hillsborough Circuit Judge, Group 20.
  • On Aug. 14, Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumnus James Grant is running for State House, District 64.
  • On Aug. 14, Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumnus Chris Sprowls is running for State House, District 65.
  • On Aug. 15, PRWeb reports that Law alumnus Grant Gillenwater joined Graves Injury Law Group.
  • On Aug. 15, Town-Crier Online reports that Law alumna Michelle Santamaria is candidate for the Palm Beach County commission.
  • On Aug. 15, Hometown News reports that Law alumni Samuel Bookhardt III and Christina Sanchez are both running to become 18th Circuit Judge, Group 13 seat.
  • On Aug. 16, Weidner Law reports that Law alumni Alicia Polk, Alan Rosenthal and Phil Matthey are Pinellas County judicial candidates.
  • Robert "Bob" Schumaker joined GrayRobinson Tampa Real Estate Office, according to Miami Herald, on Aug.18. Additional Coverage: MyrtleBeachOnline, Herald Online, Enhanced Online News, TechNews, iStockAnalyst and several other outlets.
  • The Financial and News Daily Record published an article on Bill Watson and his real estate firm and its success over the past five decades on Aug. 20.
  • According to an Aug. 12 news release, Law alumna A. Courtney Cox has been promoted to Vice President, Litigation, at WellCare.
  • Law alumnus Woody Pollack of GrayRobinson P.A. has been named vice chair of the Florida Bar Business Law Section Intellectual Property Committee, according to an Aug. 7 news release.

August 1-7, 2014

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  • T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, Absentee voting in Volusia, Flagler counties reaches record levels, on August 3. Bailey also was quoted in a July 31 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, Standing up for elections without party labels.
  • Jason Bent, professor of law, was interviewed on CNBC on the McDonald's liability ruling has run in NBC, the Toronto Telegraph and others.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in New York Magazine Aug. 6 regarding the lack of evidence linking violent video games with criminal violence. Ferguson also published an article in The Psychologist (UK) regarding the public's perception of a link between video game violence and criminal violence even though research disputes any link. A similar article was published in International Human Press on Aug. 3.
  • News of Stetson University launching a new dual degree J.D. and LL.M. in Advocacy has run Aug. 5 in the national news wire in placements across the country and regionally in the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

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  • Legal Theory Blog referenced Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, in the article, Torres-Spelliscy on the Parallels Between Establishment Clause & Campaign Finance Jurisprudence, on August 4.
  • Joshua Rust, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy, was quoted in the article, Academic Urban Legends, on Inside Higher Ed on August 6.
  • Lucille Williams-Fernandez, junior student, was announced to be one of the newest interns in Cayman Island Health Ministry, according to iNews on August 3. Additional Information: RadioCayman.
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal publicized Stetson University's new tobacco-free campus on August 3. Additional Coverage: BayNews9.
  • According to the Sunshine State News, Stetson University placed fifth for being one of the best colleges in the south and overall academic excellence on August 6.
  • The Dartmouth quotes Peter Lake, professor of law, in the article, One Year After, Clery Complaint Investigation Lost, on August 5.
  • Elder Law Prof Blog includes a post, Who is your neighbor?, from Rebecca Morgan, professor of law on August 5.
  • Stetson University hosted the at-large Volusia County Council candidates' debate sponsored by the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 6.

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  • Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, will be facing a tea party challenger in an upcoming election for his Senate District 32 seat, according to the Palm Beach Post, Aug. 5.
  • According to The Western Recorder, Tom James, pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church, will be nominated as Kentucky Baptist Convention president when KBC annual meeting convenes in November.
  • Fitnezz.net announced Nicole Nagrani as the number five spot in the Top 10 Most Impressive Physiques Ever on August 6.
  • According to the Tampa Tribune on August 5, Chris Sprowls is vying for the State House of Representatives.
  • The Bradenton Herald reported on August 4 that Douglas A. Peebles received the Community Service Leader Award.
  • The Citrus County Chronicle reported on August 1 that Mary Hatcher is running for the 5th Circuit Court.
  • The News4 Jacksonville reported on July 31 that Steven DeLaroche is running for 7th Circuit Judge.
  • According to the South Florida Business Journal, Lewis Cohen of GrayRobinson has been named a Top Power Leader in banking.
  • The News12 reported on July 31 that Nathan E. Eden has maintained the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest possible rating.

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