Stetson University In the News

May 13-19, 2016

Top stories

  • “Ukraine’s Eurovision win shows that art follows invasion,” in CNN.com, May 16, was written by Mayhill C. Fowler, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, who is also author of a forthcoming book, Beau Monde at Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., director of Stetson’s Roland George Investments Institute, is quoted in the article, “Stock Market Showdown: Ford Versus GM,” in Finance.yahoo.com, in Canada, May 12. The article was also picked up in U.S.News.com, Yahoo!NewZealand, Yahoo!News(AU), YahooFinance, sg.finance.yahoo.com, msn.com.
  • Bloomberg and the Orlando Sentinel quote Law Professor Louis Virelli in the article, “Transgender bathroom policy ignites protests.” Professor Virelli did an interview with Bay News 9 airing on May 17 about the Supreme Court sending the Affordable Care Act birth control provision back to the lower courts.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the May 9 Politico article, “Feds sue North Carolina over transgender law.” Law Professor Lake spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the May 11 article, “Clubs weigh legal options.” Professor Lake spoke with Aminewswire for the May 13 story, “Senators seek law to boost college sexual assault reporting.”
  • “Stetson’s Bailey recalls 50 years in political science department,” about T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was featured in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 13.
  • “Central Florida couple uses CIA training to rescue 149 Iraqis from ISIS,” reported in DailyCommercial, May 14, featured faculty expert Margaret Venzke, Ph.D., professor of history.
  • “Power of Positive Thinking Skews Mindfulness Studies,” in GenerationNext.com, May 14, quotes faculty expert Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Stetson’s Psychology Department.
  • The blog post, “When Media Scholars and Anti-Media Advocacy Groups Get Too Close,” also written by Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., was posted in HuffingtonPost.com, May 12.
  • “Stetson study links racial segregation with health disparities,” in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 12, features the cancer research led by Asal Mohamadi Johnson, Ph.D., assistant professor of integrative health science.
  • “50 of the Most Historically Notable Colleges In America,” written by Best College Reviews.org, on May 17, listed Stetson University as NO. 32, of the Top 50 Colleges on the National Historic Register, noting, “The school seeks to ‘serve future generations with compassion, significance, and respect’ by preparing students ‘ready to create a better world.’” Covered in many media outlets, including TickerTech.com, ITNewsOnline, Markets.IBTimes.com, May 17.
  • “Top 10 Culturally Dynamic Universities,” featured in College Magazine, May 16, listed Stetson as one of the top universities stating, “Head over to Stetson if you plan to change the world.”
  • The article, “Stetson University — Executive Vice President and Provost,” in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, on May 17, announces the search for Stetson’s next Chief Academic Officer. It also praises Stetson’s diverse campus, core values and “transformative education.”
  • Law Associate Dean Susan Rozelle spoke with WUSF NPR for the May 9 story, “Miami Judge Says Florida’s New Death Penalty Guidelines Are Unlawful.”
  •  Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 10 SCOTUSblog Tuesday Roundup highlighting controversy over the Supreme Court nomination process in the wake of Justice Scalia’s death
  • “A Recipe from Chefs Taste Challenge 2015 Winner Hari Pulapaka,” chef and associate professor of math, was published in Food & Beverage, “Farm to Table Experience,” May 2016 issue.
  •  “La.-Monroe hires David Saur to women’s basketball staff,” reports that Saur was previously at Stetson, where he helped lead the program to the WNIT 2013-15. Picked up by AP, this ran May 12 in most major news media outlets, including MiamiHerald.com and USA Today Online, and more than 50 others.

Other news

  • According to a news article that ran in several news outlets, Stetson and the University of Tennessee are partnering to offer free webinar training on May 25.
  • Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the May 9 Florida Record story, “New VA policy would confirm a veteran’s death before stopping benefits."
  • Law Professor Roberta Flowers spoke with Fox 13 for the May 12 story, “FOX 13 Investigates: Son felt powerless to stop elderly father’s gifts to caregiver.”
  • Elder Consumer Protection Fellow Brandon Robinson spoke with MoneyGeek for the article, “The Servicemember’s Guide to Military Scams: How Veterans, Active Duty Members and Military Families Can Avoid Fraud.”
  • The opening public reception for the American Painting and the Florida School of Art, was included in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 12, in “3 Things to Do Friday.”
  • “’Lagoon Czar’ nominees are rolling in,” in Stuart News, May 15, mentions Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.
  • “Adrenaline and academia - Leadership Orlando explores Volusia County,” on News 96.5 on May 18, discussed a recent class tour of Stetson, noting the beautiful campus and esteemed academics.
  •  “TV critic to address local FPRA chapter” in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 13, and Orlando Sentinel, May 16, promotes alumnus Andy Dehnart’s talk to the organization. Dehnart is visiting assistant professor of journalism at Stetson.
  • The benefit concert presented by Stetson’s Concert Choir, Timothy Peter, D.M.A., director, in Alexandria/Mount Vernon, was promoted in Alexandria Gazette Packet, RedBrickTown.com and other outlets, May 13.
  • Stetson University Community School Young Singers Concert was included in the calendar events in the WestVolusiaBeacononline and in the May 13 Orlando Sentinel.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in “Satellite Camps,” in The Patriot-News, May 12.

Alumni in the news

  • “UF business school director to step down, continue focus on leadership and ethics education,” posted by Business Report of North Central Florida, May 17, commemorates Stetson 1991 alumnus Brian Ray, Ph.D.
  • Alumna Alexandria Hill, finance graduate, was interviewed on First Coast News at 11, WJXX-TV, as a successful millennial.
  • According to the May 13 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumna Rachel B. Goodman graduated from Tampa Connection, a program that helps guide executives into key leadership roles while helping meet Tampa’s growing social, health and education needs.
  • The May 11 Tampa Bay Newswire reports that Law alumna Michele Leo Hintson spoke on “What is Covered: Potential Avenues of Recovery By the Surety Against the CGL Policy” at a continuing education seminar hosted by U.S. Specialty Insurance Company.
  • Law alumnus Anthony Velardi wrote the May 18 Ledger article, “THE LAW: Protect yourself from radon.”
  • Alumnus Dr. Ron Crews, executive director for Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, will speak at United Churches memorial service, as reported in Public Opinion, May 13.

May 6-12, 2016

Top stories

  • “Poor blacks less likely to get lung-cancer surgery,“ featuring the research of Asal Mohamadi Johnson, Ph.D. assistant professor of Integrative Health Science, was picked up in The Washington Post, May 10, and Oncology Times, May 9. Also, “Neighborhood demographics linked with NSCLC treatment and survival,” covered May 5, in pm360online.com, FoxNews.com, Oncologypractice.com and many other news media outlets.
  • “Stetson University School of Business Administration, Accounting Awarded Five-Year AACSB Reaccreditation,” was picked up May 9 in many news media outlets including globeadvisor.com, ReutersOnline, YahooNews, investor.biospace.com, abc40.com and others.
  • The Business of Television Broadcasting & Cable.com, May 9, ran the article, “Academics to FCC: Ratings Revamp Must be Balanced – Say jury still out on causal link between media and violence,” which features video game/violence expert Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology.
  • “Target transgender bathroom policy ignites protests, debates,” Orlando Sentinel, May 7 – Stetson’s Deborah Goldring, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, and Law Professor Louis Virelli were both quoted in the article. This story was also picked up in Bloomberg.com, May 7.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the May 9 Politico article, “Feds sue North Carolina over transgender law.” Professor Lake spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the May 11 article, “Clubs weigh legal options.”
  • Dr. T. Wayne Bailey’s retirement was picked up May 5 in CapitalSoup.com, Orlando Business Journal, and BeaconOnlineNews, May 6.
  • Margaret Venzke, Ph.D., associate professor of history, who teaches courses on the Modern Middle East, was quoted in the cover article, “PERILOUS JOURNEY: NBS couple helps Iraqi Christian families flee ISIS, find new home,” in the Daytona Beach News-Journal May 9.
  • Stetson’s Commencement was covered in advance in Daytona Times, May 5, and immediately following the ceremony in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 7.
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal ran an opinions piece, May 8, “Our View: Support water compact,” referencing Stetson’s water summit, held in April.
  • Clay Henderson was quoted in the article, “New Funding for Removing Septic Tanks near Indian River Lagoon,” reported in MyInforms.com and WUSF-TV, WUCF-TV, May 11. Henderson is executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.
  • The article, “Deal clears way for transfers from Daytona State to Stetson,” ran in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 10.
  • Law Associate Dean Susan Rozelle spoke with WUSF for the May 9 story, “Miami Judge Says Florida’s New Death Penalty Guidelines Are Unlawful.” Dean Rozelle also spoke with WUSF for a May 5 story about commuting sentences of Florida’s death row inmates.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 10 SCOTUSblog Tuesday Roundup.
  • Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the May 9 Florida Record story, “New VA policy would confirm a veteran’s death before stopping benefits.”
  • The Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 report on Stetson/USF’s first J.D./M.D. student, Ahmed Mohamed.

Other news

  • “Can We Take a Joke At Stetson,” a blog by Young Americans for Liberty, about students participating in the fight for free speech, was in YALiberty.org, May 6.
  • The Benefit Concert for Hunger Free Alexandria, Va., promoted the Friday, May 13, free concert by Stetson University Concert Choir directed by Timothy Peter,” in The Washington Post Community Calendar, May 12. It was also picked up in ConnectionNewspapers.com, Mount Vernon Gazette and Alexandria Gazette Packet.
  • The Stetson Concert Choir's performance in Seneca, during their Spring Tour, was reported in The Journal, May 7; it was also picked up in patch.com.
  • The May 5 BizWire and multiple media outlets reported that Stetson’s LL.M. is the best for career opportunities.
  • According to a news article that ran May 11 in multiple outlets, Stetson and the University of Tennessee are offering a Crime Lab Essentials webinar on May 25.
  • In the article, “5 Signs Your Love Is Being Taken for Granted,” in HerCampus.com, May 11, a Stetson junior Stephanie, is quoted.
  • “New generation of teachers gets help from retirees,” in Charlotte Sun, May 6, mentioned Joan Stancil, 85 years old, and the recipient of the scholarship named after her—Jackie Guerin, who just graduated from Stetson.
  • “First Annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Florida Chemistry Conclave,” reported in CosNews, May 10, reported Stetson’s student participation.
  • The May 8 Everything Lubbock reports on Texas Tech’s top national moot court ranking and Stetson’s second-place ranking.
  • According to the States News Service, William Thro, recipient of Stetson University’s Kaplin Award in 2014 and general counsel at the University of Kentucky, was elected as a member-at-large of the National Association of College and University Attorneys board of directors.
  • “Stetson graduate student Vendy Strakova and Sara Putt named AVCA Beach Volleyball All-Americans,” was reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 11.
  • Winter Springs High School student Adriana Ellis has committed to enter college early to play basketball at Stetson, reported in SwishAppeal.com, May 10.
  • Junior softball star Jessie TenBroeck was named First-Team All-Conference in the A-Sun college softball, as reported in Suwannee Democrat, May 11.
  • On May 9, the Orlando Sentinel and Daytona Beach News-Journal ran the notice of the upcoming FPRA meeting, to be held at Stetson, would feature Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of journalism, as guest speaker.

Alumni in the news

  • “Senate Candidate Everett Stern (I-PA) Urges Americans to Push Back Against Rising Tide of Apathy,” was reported May 5, in CNBC.com, Reuters.com, StreetInsider.com and many other news media outlets.
  • The May 8 Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumna Victoria Cruz-Garcia has been named a 2016 "Leader in the Law" by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Law alumna Lynn E. Hanshaw has received the Sixth Judicial Circuit Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer Award.
  • Alumna “Beverly Patrick O’Brien was recognized as a Professional of the Year by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication” in the field of library science, as reported in Finance.dailyherald.com, stocknod.com, Biz Wire Express, Minyanville and several other news media outlets, May 11.
  • Alumnus Ron Crews, executive director for Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, will be guest speaker for Memorial Day United Churches memorial service, as reported in PublicOpinionOnline.com, May 11.
  • Alumnus John Alexander Jr. is an Investment Tiger, featured in InstitutionalInvestor.com, May 10.
  • According to the May 9 Ledger, Law alumnus C. Richard Nail, a lawyer with GrayRobinson, was recently named to the Alpha Eta Greats list by University of Florida's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.
  • According to the May 11 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumna Michele Leo Hintson presented “What is Covered: Potential Avenues of Recovery By the Surety Against the CGL Policy” at a continuing education seminar hosted by U.S. Specialty Insurance Company on April 28 in New Orleans.
  • According to the May 10 Produce News, Law alumna Merriann Metz has been promoted to assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Publix.
  • According to the Marietta Day Journal, Law alumna Leah Zammit is running for judge, State Court of Cobb County.
  • The May 8 Miami Herald reports that Law alumnus Aydin Bonabi has started the benefit corporation, Jurbid, to bridge the litigation gap.
  • Mile High Sports, May 12, featured “A Mother’s Sacrifices,” about Ben Paulsen and his mother, Stetson alumna Leslie.
  • Ret Turner, Emmy Award-winning costume designer and Stetson alumnus, died at age 87, as reported in the New York Times, May 8, and TheGlobeandMail.com, May 11.

April 29-May 5, 2016

Top stories

  • “Black Patients from Segregated Neighborhoods were Less Likely to Receive Lung Cancer Surgery,” research led by Stetson's Asal Mohamadi Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of Integrative Health Science, was selected for publication in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The news story was picked up, to date, from May 2-5, by HealthCanal, CNBC, MedicalXpress.com, MedicalNewsToday.com, Lifescript.com, YahooCanada; ReutersUK, ReutersIndia, ReutersNigeria, and other news media outlets numbering more than 40 internationally.
  • “General Electric Charges Ahead,” reported May 2 in MoneyUSNews.com, finance.yahoo7.com, YahooFinance, features quotes from expert K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor and chair, Roland George Investments Program.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 4 Tampa Bay Business Journal article, “Eric Lynn doesn't have to return your contributions, but he will if you ask.”
  • The May 2 Mansfield News reports that the May 19 Tiger Bay Club will host a presentation by Law associate dean and professor Michael P. Allen on “Where Do My Rights End and Your Rights Begin?”
  • ScienceAlert.com, April 29, features Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of Psychology, in the article, “The benefits of mindfulness are probably overrated, research suggests.”
  •  “New Evidence Links Spanking to Child Behavior Problems, but Perhaps the Evidence Isn’t So Clear,” written by Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., appears in HuffingtonPost.com May 2.
  • AACSB International Extends Global Business or Accounting Accreditation for more than 60 schools across eleven countries,” including Stetson University School of Business Administration, reported May 2, was picked up by 38 news media outlets, to date, including Reuters.com, investor.biospace.com, CNBC, CBS19, and others.
  • An April 28 article, “Volusia Water Summit planned at Stetson,” in Daytona Beach News-Journal, features Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience.
  • “Volusia officials gather in DeLand for water summit,” was covered in Daytona Beach News-Journal April 30.
  • “Eight teams vie to launch downtown UCF campus” was reported in Orlando Sentinel, May 1, and picked up by Bloomberg.com. One architectural team mentioned is RLF, who also worked on projects at Stetson’s campus.

Other news

  • “Carpetbagging for Congress? GOP field vying to convince voters of their Volusia ties,” quotes Political Science Professor T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., May 2, in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., chef and associate professor of Math, wrote The Blog, “From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: The Real Victims of the Farm-to-Fable Controversy,” published in HuffingtonPost April 29 and also picked up in EnvironmentGuru.
  • Hari Pulapaka was also featured in “Farm to Fable: At Tampa Bay farm to table restaurants, you’re being fed fiction” in TampaBay.com.
  • The May 2 Above the Law and ABCActionNews, WFTS TV and other outlets reported that student Ahmed Mohamed will become Stetson/USF’s first JD/MD student.
  • According to a news article that ran in numerous media outlets, Stetson is among the most diverse law schools in the country.
  • Stetson’s Beach Volleyball team is No. 8 in finalists to compete in NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship this weekend, announced SportsDestinations.com and several other media outlets.
  • Stetson is named in US Official News, May 4, “Florida: Department of Health Employees Named “Best of the Best,” naming Stefany Strong, with DOH, for the partnership program she coordinated with Stetson, Bethune-Cookman and Embry Riddle universities to help guide students in health communications.
  • The April 28 issue of WinterPark Observer.com featured twin sisters who play lacrosse, one of whom will attend Stetson in the fall.
  • “Top Scholars: Florida Prep’s Geneva Kilfoy,” in FloridaToday.com April 28, featured several high school graduates who plan to attend Stetson in the fall.
  • “Weekend Best Bets Indian Hill presents ‘Spring Winds,” publicized French hornist Nancy Hudgins, Stetson alumna, in the April 28 SentinelandEnterprise.com.
  • The April 29 Ameblo.jp blog is about ‘essay university admission’ and includes application instructions for Stetson.
  • “McKercher joins Stetson staff as assistant AD,” was reported April 29, Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • “Hydraulic oil spill closes Amelia Ave. in DeLand,” was reported April 29, Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • The WestVolusiaBeacononlinenews.com, April 28, featured “American Painting and Florida School of Art Exhibition opens May 13,” at Stetson’s Hand Art Center. Also Beacon featured Stetson University’s Super Heroes at a festival in Orange City.
  • Stetson student Leia Schwartz of Miami first attended the annual Boggy Creek Reunion when she was only eight years old, and credits it with saving her life, as reported in the Orlando Sentinel, May 5, “Camp Boggy Creek celebrates 20 years of memories."
  • “UNH Center for Family Business Tackles Leadership Challenges, May 11,” will be facilitated by Stetson’s Greg McCann, founder of Stetson’s Family Business Center. McCann is an internationally known educator, consultant, speaker as well as the author of When Your Parents Sign the Paycheck. Reported in UnionLeader.com, May 2, and States News Service, April 29.
  • “Angelic art: Show Us Your #DeLandWings” May 2, Daytona Beach News-Journal, talks about DeLand’s most photographed landmarks, besides the historic Volusia County Courthouse and Stetson’s campus.

Alumni in the news

  • Stetson graduate Glen Hauenstein, ’82, named Delta president, reported May 2, in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Gretchen Nelson, Stetson alumna, was named West Hartford Director of Pupil Services, as reported in Equities.com, May 4.
  • “Heritage Awards honor some of N.C. Baptist’s Best” in BRnow.org, May 3, honors Stetson alum Kenneth Holland.
  • The Tampa Bay Newswire reports that Law alumna Marti Kimball is an honorary co-chair of a May 14 Monopoly Night.
  • The May 4 Tampa Bay Newswire reports that Law alumna Rhea F. Law, chair of the Florida offices for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence Award presented by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
  • “Volusia says farewell to voting chief Ann McFall” – a feature on Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall, Stetson alumna, in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 1.
  • Alumna Jacqueline Yantis joined Gateway Bank as vice president and manager of business banking relationships, as reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 1.
  • Publix CEO and President Todd Jones announced the promotion of Law alumna Merriann Metz to assistant general counsel and assistant secretary; the story was picked up in numerous media outlets.
  • Law alumnus Michael Babboni of Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh has received the American Institute of Personal Injury's 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award for 2016, as reported in media outlets.
  • The April 29 Daily Record profiles Law alumnus John Williams.
  • The April 30 Examiner profiles the work of Law alumnus Zachary Messa in the article, “Mural artists learn to protect public works in seminar with lawyer Zachary Messa.”
  • Alumna Susan Scaggs, Ph.D., named Phi Theta Kappa’s Vice President of Membership and Student Engagement, as reported in msbusiness.com.
  • Tina Calderone, former administrator at Stetson, will be one of the guest speakers at UCF’s commencement, reported in today.ucf.edu.

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