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August 15-21, 2014

Top Stories

  • 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.

Other Stories in the News

  • 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

Top Stories

  • 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.

Other Stories in the News

  • 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.

Alumni in the News

  • 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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