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Stetson University In the News

August 12-18

Top stories

  • Eugene Huskey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was quoted in the article “Russian Regulators Scoop Apple Into Price-Fixing Probe” posted by ECommerce Times, Aug. 12.
  • Christopher Tobler, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of finance, was quoted in the article “7 things to know today and exactly how free are you if you live in Florida?” in which he discussed Stetson’s new concentration in the School of Business Administration, the first kind offered in Florida, posted by Orlando Business Journal, Aug. 17.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the opinion article, “Column: Florida is running out of time to give all voters equal early voting,” for the Aug. 15 Tampa Bay Times. Torres-Spelliscy’s interview with Moyers & co. was picked up by the Aug. 14 Salon magazine. Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Aug. 12 Orlando Sentinel article, “Central Florida firms donate record amounts, favor GOP;” the Aug. 10 Creative Loafing article, “PAC it out: St. Pete’s effort to curb outside spending in local races;” and the Aug 15 WUWF article, “Advocates Want the Supreme Court To End The Write-In Dodge.”
  • K. C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, was quoted in the article “7 Hot (or Not) Stocks in 2016” posted by U.S. News & World Report, MSN, Yahoo! Finance and several of their satellite sources, Aug. 12. Ma also was quoted in the article “As Tech Stocks Reach Highs, Investors Face Potential of Reallocating Portfolios” posted by The Street, Aug. 17; and in the article “How Priceline is trouncing the pessimists” posted by Eye for Travel, Aug. 11.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake wrote article, “Compliance Crusader,” for Inside Higher Ed Aug. 11, about challenges faced when handling sexual assault and discrimination on campuses as Title IX coordinator. Lake was quoted in Aug. 10 Myinforms article “Sexual Assault Victims Urge Colleges to Apologize for Mishandling Cases;” Aug. 15 Daily Progress article, “Disputed dividends: Balancing endowments and expectations;” and Aug. 14 Richmond-Times Dispatch article, “Schools being pressured on endowments.”
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article “Violent video games do not encourage anti-social behaviour” posted by Zimbabwe Star, Dublin News, Gizbot and several other outlets worldwide on Aug. 11.
  • Jason M. Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and studies, was featured in the article “Stetson University Researcher Helps Florida Cities Adapt to Sea-Level Rise” posted by Capitol Soup, Aug. 11.

More news

  • Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the Aug. 10 WFLA- 8 Investigates report of a Pinellas County veteran appealing denial of VA benefits.
  • Law Professor Royal Gardner is quoted in the Aug. 14 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Stetson University researcher helps Florida cities adapt to sea-level rise.” The news that Stetson’s biodiversity institute won an ABA environmental achievement award ran in dozens of national media outlets via the newswire 24-7 pressrelease.
  • Kathy Piechura-Couture, Ph.D., professor of education and research fellow at the Nina B. Hollis Institute of Educational Reform, was quoted in the article “At Visible Men Academy, it’s about solving more than just academic issues” posted by Bradenton Herald, Aug. 13.
  • Andy Dehnart, M.F.A., visiting assistant professor of journalism, posted a new article, “How to stay informed and not be the only person who missed out,” on his website Reality Blurred, Aug. 12.
  • Stetson’s concerts held in Lee Chapel were featured in the article “Classical & Choral” posted by Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 12.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics and computer science and owner of DeLand’s Cress restaurant, was featured in the article “3-Course interview: chef Hari Pulapaka” posted by Gambit, Aug. 15.
  • Susan Ryan, M.L.S., dean of the duPont-Ball Library and learning technologies, and W. Tandy Grubbs, Ph.D., professor and chair of chemistry, were featured in the article “The New Library: From Information Repositories to Learning Centers” posted by IGI Global, Aug. 16.
  • News of student Natalie Yello being named a J.D. Fellow has run in multiple national media outlets via the Aug. 18 24/7 pressrelease.
  • The story of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys releasing a video series for people with Multiple Sclerosis, produced via a partnership between NAELA and Stetson University College of Law, ran in the Aug. 15 SFGate and quoted Law Professor Rebecca Morgan, co-director of Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law.

Alumni news

  • Erin Wright was featured in the article “Local Business Owner Erin Wright Running for the Boca Beach and Park District” in The Boca Raton Tribune, Aug. 11.
  • David Song was featured in the article “At the Savannah Philharmonic: Violinist shares the music in many ways” on Savannah Now, Aug. 15.
  • Susan Webb-Curtis was featured in the article “Webb-Curtis to present program on ‘Your Personal Brand,’” on Cleveland Daily Banner, Aug. 17.
  • The Aug. 16 Bradenton Herald profiled pioneering judge and Law alumna Roberta Knowles in the article, “Judicial Pioneers Evelyn Gobbie and Roberta Knowles broke legal glass ceiling.”
  • Law alumnus Chris Delp was recently hired as solar and real estate attorney for Shumaker, Loop, and Kendrick, according to the Aug. 15 Tampa Bay Newswire.
  • According to the Aug. 17 Tampa Bay Times, Law alumna Rena Frazier is running for House District 59.
  • The Aug. 17 Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumna Miriam Valkenburg is running for county judge.

August 5-11

Top stories

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Aug. 5 Tampa Bay Times article, “Attorney cites bias in Antonio Callaway’s sexual assault hearing.” Lake spoke with Inside Higher Ed for the Aug. 10 article, “Asking for an Apology.” Lake wrote the Inside Higher Ed article, “The challenges and rewards of being a Title IX coordinator.”
  • K. C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, was quoted in the article “Disney Rebounds, But DIS Stock Falters,” in U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 9. Ma also was quoted in the article “5 Big Stocks Reporting Earnings This Week: DIS, SHAK, BABA, NVDA, JCP,” posted by U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 8. In addition, Ma was quoted in the article “Why Millennial Entrepreneurs Should Consider a Solo 401(k),” on U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 10.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article “Can Street Fighter and Hot Sauce Help Us Better Understand Aggression?” posted by Nintendo Enthusiast, Destructoid and several other outlets on Aug. 10.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy conducted an interview about her new book, Corporate Citizen? for an Aug. 10 feature in New Books Network. Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, “Could Florida, Of All Places, Be a Leader in Campaign Finance Reform?” for the Brennan Center for Justice. Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Aug. 10 Creative Loafing article, “PAC it out: St. Pete’s effort to curb outside spending in local races.”
  • Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox spoke with Newschannel 8 for the Aug. 11 story, “8 INVESTIGATES: Pinellas vet appealing denial of VA benefits is 12,396th in line.”

More news

  • Stephen Robinson, D.M., professor of music, was featured in the article “Guitar Recitals: Bill Kanengiser, Martha Masters, and Stephen Robinson Talk About the Art of Practice and Preparation,” posted by Classical Guitar, Aug. 5.
  • Stetson University’s Glee Club was mentioned in the article “The Buzz 8/11/16,” posted by Inweekly, Aug. 11.
  • News of Stetson’s biodiversity institute receiving the ABA Environmental Achievement Award ran Aug. 8 in media outlets across the U.S. via the newswire.
  • News of Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s new book ran in the 24/7 newswire in media outlets around the U.S.
  • The Aug. 8 Seattle Post Intelligencer features Matthew Brosman, a student who attended Stetson’s winter Cayman Islands program.
  • The Aug. 9 Florida Times-Union features former Law student Josh Weinberger, who co-founded a division of a company that produces 3-D printed evidence.

Alumni news

  • Chelsea Oxendine, who studied classical vocalist performance at Stetson, was featured in the article “The Savants Of Soul Plays At The ‘Free Fridays’ Concert Series Aug. 12,” posted by Public Now, Aug. 8.
  • The Aug. 7 Tampa Bay Times, Aug. 4 Tampa Bay Newspapers and MyInforms features Law alumnus, university trustee and longtime overseer Josh Magidson, recipient of this year’s Barney award, in its Movers & Shakers section.
  • Law alumnus Aaron Swift is profiled in a Tampa Bay Times article about his work with the Alpha House shelter through Leadership St. Pete.
  • According to the Aug. 5 Tampa Bay Newswire, the Trenam Kemper law firm has added two Law alumni to the firm, Patrick Causey and Bradley Muhs.
  • The Aug. 5 Tampa Bay Times features Law alumnus Michael Wilson in the article, “Three in race for judicial position.”
  • According to the Aug. 3 SaintPetersBlog, Law alumna Tamela I. Perdue is leaving the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) for Sunshine Health, one of the “largest health care plans in Florida.”

July 29-August 4

Top stories

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 31 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “What the Future Holds for the Federal Crackdown on Campus Sexual Assault.”
  • News of Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s new book, Corporate Citizen?, has run in more than 40 media outlets via the Aug. 3, 24/7 newswire.
  • K. C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance and Roland George chair of applied investments, was quoted in the article “Olympic Stocks: 5 Companies Betting Big on Rio,” in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance and other media outlets on Aug. 3. Ma also was quoted in the article “Tesla Earnings Disappoint, but Future Looks Bright (TSLA),” in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance and other media outlets, Aug. 3. In addition, Ma was featured in “5 Stocks Wall Street Is Watching This Week: PFE TSLA SQ FIT BRK.B” posted by U.S. News & World Report, Aug. 1.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article “Sex on TV: Less impact on teens than you might think” posted by News Times, Stamford Advocate and several other outlets on Aug. 1.
  • Kathy Jo Piechura-Couture, Ph.D., professor of education and research faculty of the Nina B. Hollis Institute of Educational Reform, was quoted in the article “Troubled Teachers,” posted by Fort Myers Florida Weekly, Aug. 3.

More news

  • Stetson was credited with helping to make DeLand an “artist’s haven” in the article “How Art Critics Create Community,” on News Geography, Aug. 2.
  • Stetson student Johnny Pingshaw was quoted about his military training in the article “MCLX challenges cadets in tactical environment” on The Gold Standard, July 28.

Alumni news

  • In a July 31 South Florida Sun-Sentinel feature about the Broward Education Foundation Wilnar Julmiste describes how a scholarship helped her 16 years ago.
  • Tim Callahan has been named a principal at Avison Young in Tampa where he will lead the firm’s capital markets expansion. The article “Promotions and appointments at Tech Data, Marxent among Tampa Bay movers and shakers” was reported by Tampa Bay Times, July 30.
  • College of Law Hall of Fame inductee Matt Towery is mentioned on the July 31 WAGATV The Georgia Gang program.
  • Jason Maughan was interviewed for his own profile, “Jason Maughan: Florida State Senate, Dist. 27 candidate” posted on News-Press, July 29, and quoted in the article “Water crisis, son drive Maughan of Sanibel,” also posted by News-Press, July 31.
  • Cary Rada is featured in an Aug. 2 Daily Commercial article about the life experiences that prepared him to be a judge.
  • Susan Webb-Curtis was featured in the article “Third-Quarter Women’s Council Presentation To Discuss ‘Your Online Brand,” posted by The Chattanoogan, Aug. 1.
  • Tamela I. Perdue is leaving the Associated Industries of Florida for Sunshine Health, one of the “largest health care plans in Florida,” according to the Aug. 4 SaintPetersBlog and State Capital News Feed.

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