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Stetson University In the News

May 8-14, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • Stetson University 2015 graduation, Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 9.
  • Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob is quoted in the May 10 Ledger article, “Ruling Could Affect Florida Death Row Sentencing.” The news also ran in the News-Chief.
  • The May 5 WUSF News quotes Law adjunct professor Adam Levine in the story, “Scott Forms Commission to Investigate Hospitals.”
  • Adjunct Law Professor Richard Harrison’s interview with the News-Journal in September has been quoted in the May 10 article, “Charges against ex-Flagler elections chief drift into murky legal terrain.”
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the May 9 Orange County Reporter story, “Still no report.”
  • The May 10 Tampa Tribune reported that Stetson law students Rebecca Watts won the Law Student Pro Bono Award and students Tamara Major and Kelly Green received honorable mention from Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit for their commitment to creating pro bono service opportunities for students at Stetson.
  • The May 7 PRWeb reports that “Stetson’s FAWL Named Outstanding Student Chapter.” The news ran nationally via the wire.
  • Bar and Bench reported May 4 that the Jammu University team won the “Spirit of Stetson Award.”
  • The May 6 Targeted News Service reported that “Professor Teaches Course on Elder Law in Israel” and “Stetson Wins Hermes Creative Awards for Video Features.”
  • The May 7 Creative Loafing quotes Law adjunct Lily McCarty-Gonzalez in the story, “Could Baltimore Happen Again.”
  • New partnership between Florida Hospital Community Care at Florida Hospital DeLand and Stetson University beginning in the fall, as reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 7. Sophomore and junior students in Department of Integrative Health Science in the College of Arts and Sciences will receive health coach training and enroll in internship with FHCommunity Care.
  • “Is Daytona Beach missing opportunities?” in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 10, credits Stetson’s survey on beach driving with ‘hearing from the people."
  • There was also negative backlash in Letters to the Editor to the News-Journal/Stetson survey conducted recently on beach driving.
  • “Rising enrollment creates space crunch for Volusia colleges,” as reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 8.
  • FoxNebraska.com reported on “Violent video games don’t influence kids’ behavior,” research by Dr. Chris Ferguson.
  • Dr. Chris Ferguson’s research on “Digital poison? Three studies examining the influence of violent video games on youth” is featured, along with student coauthors in several other outlets, including: http://christopherjferguson.com/Digital%20Poison.pdf and http://christopherjferguson.com/Teen%20Stress.pdf and none of the research links violent games to aggression in teens.
  • Florida universities draw Hillsborough’s best and brightest grads TBO-Tampa Tribune, May 10, includes Stetson University.
  • Baseball star alum Corey Kluber made news again by striking out 18 for Indians, as reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 13.
  • Integrative Health Science associate professor Matt Schrager is featured in “Effects of blueberry supplementation on functional mobility in older adults,” reported in Canadian Science Publishing, May 13.
  • Sciencenewsline.com, May 8, “Enhanced Dating Site Photos have mixed results for men and women,” is a recent study published in the Journal of Communication by a researcher at Stetson University.
  • “Stetson to graduate more than 700 students this weekend,” in beacononlinenews.com, May 5.
  • “Congratulations, DeLand” in West Volusia Beacon, May 11, is about economic development drive for DeLand, touting positives of DeLand and Stetson University, for Abbas Abdulhussein, co-owner of Summit Hospitality Management Group.
  • Summit purchases DeLand’s historic Putnam Hotel, reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 10, and in West Volusia Beacon.
  • Stetson University on Princeton Review’s “Green” List, reported in TheBradentonTimes.com, May 9.
  • Blog: Incoming Class Looks Strong on Decision Day / also featured in Stetson Today, May 8.
  • The Amaranth Duo, an international ensemble has trained with Stetson music professor, Routa Kroumovitch, among the greatest musicians in the world, reported in icelandmonitor.mbl, May 15.
  • More coverage on the Mother’s Day story about step-moms, featuring research by Stetson professor Page Thanasui appeared this week in Deseret News, May 9.
  • Stetson University is featured in FloridaHikes!
  • “A Whole Year of Whole Farm,” in rafiusa.org blog, May 7, alumna Viola Glenn writes about sustainable agriculture.
  • Stetson Kennedy, relative of John B. Stetson, and renowned storyteller “who led the way,” passed away, as reported in St. Augustine Record, May 10.
  • Kris Light, an Orff instructor at the Stetson Community School of Music, 27-year music teacher finds niche with elementary students, featured in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 12.
  • Examiner.com, May 11, St. Augustine’s Romanza Festival to feature classical music, including Stetson musicians.
  • Music professors Stephen Robinson and Boyd Jones are featured on “Strange Friends,” on WQXR.org, May 10.
  • WSJM.com United Federal Credit Union Announces SouthWest Michigan Scholars, and one is headed to Stetson.
  • BroadwayWorld.com, May 8, “Central Florida Native Brent Wakelin dishes about Enchanted Object Life in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.” Wakelin said he started singing with Stetson’s Children’s Choir.
  • Listed at $2.99 million, the highest priced house currently listed in West Volusia is located on Orange Ave., DeLand, and described as close to downtown DeLand and Stetson University, as reported in West Volusia Beacon, May 7.
  • The obituary feature on J. Hoyle Rymer, former president of Stetson’s Family Enterprise Center, ran in Daytona Beach News-Journal and in West Volusia Beacon.
  • Czech executives at ILI program at Stetson University are pictured in blog “What I know about writing/Teachers who care too much,” in Writing Wisdom.blogspot.com, May 9.
  • Charlotte Sun, May 9, reports that Lemon Bay High School graduate plans to attend Stetson and study music.

Alumni in the news

  • Ruthanne Madsen appointed new Vice President for Enrollment Management at Emerson College, as reported in WestfordEagle.com, May 7.
  • Alum Scott Muri, with master’s degree in public school administration from Stetson, will succeed Duncan Klussmann, as Superintendent of Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston, as reported in Chron.com, May 12. Also ran in TheSchoolZone, May 12.
  • Benzinga.com reports that Stetson alumnus Sean Emory, graduating in finance, is one of the Trading Educators answering questions live on #PreMarket Prep. Also covered in Yahoo! Finance.
  • The May 11 24-7 Press Release reports that Law alumnus Keith M. Carter of Morgan & Morgan P.A. has been named a Top-Rated Medical Malpractice Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Law alumnus Chad Vilushis is seeking a position of judge of the Erie County Court, according to the May 11 Erie-Times News.
  • According to May 3 Jasper News, Law alumnus Rhett Bullard is the new White Springs mayor.
  • According to the Tribune-Democrat, Law alumna Patricia Cvejkus married Joshua Candamo.
  • Alum Ian Church, Rogues General Manager, former Hatter standout, will conduct baseball camps this summer in Oregon, reported in MailTribune.com.
  • Alum William Millward, former past president of Delta Sigma Phi, passed away May 6, as reported May 8, in Statesville Record & Landmark and Orlando Sentinel.
  • Alum Charlet S. Alford passed away at 56, as reported in Orlando Sentinel.
  • Alumna Claire Sue Lott Cooley’s obituary ran in Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • The May 10 Orlando Sentinel ran an obituary for the late Law alumnus John Harvey “Jack” Rhodes Jr.

May 1-7, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • Professor of Law Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, “Like Man Bites Dog”. Professor Torres-Spelliscy’s article was picked up by the May 5 SCOTUSblog and published by Guernica.
  • Adjunct Law Professor Adam Levine spoke with WMFE Orlando about the governor’s plans for a healthcare commission for a story that ran May 5 in other media including WMNF and WUSF Tampa.
  • Stetson’s VITA Program: Vital to Communities, Campuses, Students, and Employers, May 1, reported in AICPA.org, written by business professors Valrie Chambers, Bonnie Holloway, and Maria Rickling.
  • Dr. Page Thanasui, assistant professor of Stetson’s Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling Program, is an expert quoted in Deseret News article (May 1), “Stepmoms navigate sometimes-tricky trail, but relationship rewards can be great.” Also picked up in NewsOK, Chronicle-Independent.com, Statesboro Herald, Connect Statesboro, OurTownJohnstown.com; Imperial Valley Press, Oklahoman, and many more.
  • “Violent video games don’t influence kids’ behavior,” featuring Dr. Chris Ferguson, reported on WSET-TV.
  • “Voting open to send DeLand chef to national Farm to Table contest” about Math Professor Hari Pulapaka, reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 6.
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 5, reports in a series of articles, that a News-Journal/Stetson survey, headed up by Stetson marketing professor Deborah Goldring, showed a majority of respondents do not support ordinances that would remove beach driving in the stretch of sand behind a proposed Hard Rock Hotel and former Desert Inn. Results of this News-Journal/Stetson survey covered in News-Journal and also on WFTV-News9.
  • Bar and Bench reported May 4 that the Jammu University team won the “Spirit of Stetson Award.”
  • Presser Foundation, one of the few private foundations in the U.S., dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy, awarded Stetson a Capital Support Grant 2014-15, reported in countless news media outlets, May 5, including MoneyShow.com, Philadelphia Business Journal, InternationalEntertainmentNews, Spoke, Profit Quotes, KMEG, KUAM, KFMB, and countless others.
  • CNN.com, May 1, 2015, lists DeLand, home of Stetson University, in America’s best small town comebacks.
  • One year anniversary for SunRail, reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 1, 2015. Featured John B, Stetson’s mascot, and Hatter cheerleaders at the celebration in DeBary.
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal, May 1, promoted senior Brian Rodriguez’s senior recital in Ormond Beach.
  • DeLand Beacon, May 5, reports, Stetson to graduate more than 700 students this weekend.
  • Orlando Sentinel’s Freebie Friday promotes Hand Art Center’s Bluemner exhibition, April 30.
  • Summer tips for College Students, picked up in noodls.com, May 1.
  • Discover the Stetson Mansion, Florida’s First Luxury Home, featured in palmbeachpost.com, statesman.com, Austin American-Statesman, and WHIO-TV, May 1, 2015.
  • Englewood Sun, May 2, reports that Hadassah Misner, voice and flute student, is graduating from Lemon Bay High School, and has been accepted at Stetson.
  • In first-ever Academic Signing Day at City of Homestead, Edeline Cangas from Homestead Senior High signed her intent to attend Stetson.
  • Spanish Colonial Records on Microfilm at University of Florida, as reported in nuevomundoradar.hypotheses.org. The John Batterson Stetson Collection (reels and photostats), originally curated at UF, is now held at St. Augustine Historial Society.

Alumni in the news

  • On May 3, Law alumnus Rhett Bullard was elected as White Springs’ new mayor, according to Suwannee Democrat.
  • On May 1, The Florida Times-Union reported that Law alumna Susan Hartman received her certification for divorce financial analyst.
  • Alum Shomari Scott, Cayman Islands Director of Tourism, announced he’s leaving top tourism job there, reported in Cayman ieyenews.com.
  • According to a May 5 news release, Law alumnus William Woods has joined Trent Cotney, P.A.
  • According to a May 4 news release, Law alumnus John Schutz was recently chosen as the nation’s top one percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel 2015.
  • Alum Rachel Friddle-Johnson, CPO of the family business, Friddle’s Orthopedic Appliances, in South Carolina, featured in oandp.com, May 2015.
  • City Tech’s Hospitality Manager, Stetson alumna Receives Prestigious Disney Award, reported in CUNY Newswire, May 4. Recipient is Nelya Khayut ’11, EMBA candidate to graduate in the fall.
  • District 2 race pits candidate with civic experience (Alumna Lisa King, Democrat) to one who says he (Al Ferrara) knows district residents, as reported in
  • Music alum John Perrine, saxophone, is director of the Jazz Ensemble and coordinator of Jazz Studies, reported in ideastream.org, from Cleveland State University, May 6.
  • Alum Griffin Browne, guest soloist with Dyersburg Community Orchestra, to perform in Dyersburg, Tenn., as reported in stategazette.com, May 1, 2015.
  • Excellent review on the M’s Restaurant and Bar, a Global Fusion Cuisine concept, located in Pittsburgh, Pa., attractive particularly to Millennials, is featured in chefmarkmattern.blogspot.com, May 2. Mark Mattern is a graduate of Stetson’s EMBA program.
  • Alum Kristin Chase was presented Outstanding AlumKnights Award in psychology at UCF. She studied industrial organizational psychology at Stetson. COSNews.ucf.edu, May 4.
  • Alum Former Magic Chef President J. Hoyle Rymer dies at age of 70, as reported in the Cleveland banner.com. He served as president of the Family Enterprise Center at Stetson. Obituary also ran in Chattanoogan.com, May 6.
  • Alum Daniel D. Thomas, Jr., D.D.S., class of l965, passed away May 2, reported in Palm Beach Post.
  • On May 1, the Jacksonville Daily Record, reported that Law alumnus Charlie Towers has passed away.

April 24-30, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • The April 23 TIME magazine article, “Why Nursing Homes Need to Have Sex Policies,” quotes Law Professor Roberta Flowers.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the April 24 Tampa Tribune article, “Petraeus gets 2 years’ probation Disgraced general also ordered to pay $100K in fines.” The April 22 Orange County Register quotes Professor Rose in the article, “$650,000 Deal at Almost Unheard of Speed.” Bloomberg News and other outlets also ran the article.
  • Associate Dean and Professor of Law Michael Allen did an interview with Bay News 9 that aired April 28 about the Supreme Court hearing the gay marriage cases.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the April 26 Harvard Crimson article, “Government Releases Guidance on Title IX Coordinator Position.”
  • Family Business was the topic of a feature in Success.com, and Peter Begalla was quoted in the story.
  • “Study: Video Games Don’t Trigger Agression in Adults with Autism” – U.S. News and World Report ; YahooNews.com and maxconsole.com-Underground features Dr. Chris Ferguson.
  • Dr. Chris Ferguson wrote the article, “Don’t get into a moral panic with so-called violent video games” which ran in Turkish Daily News, Hurriyetdailynews.com.
  • Stetson Law student Starcee Brown is the Single Parent Scholarship Award Winner, according to PRWeb and national outlets running the April 28 story.
  • The April 28 Tampa Bay Times College Notebook ran news of Stetson Law’s upcoming commencement in May.
  • The April 28 State Times in India reported that the Law School University of Jammu team was awarded the Spirit of Stetson during the International Environmental Moot Court.
  • The April 22 PRWeb reported that Stetson won the AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition.
  • The April 21 Targeted News Service reported that the “Law Society of Ireland Wins Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court.”
  • Profitquotes.com announced Scholly Wins 10th annual Cupid’s Cup Business Competition, sponsored by UnderArmour founder and CEO Kevin Plank. ZOOS Greek Iced Teas (Stetson University), maker of a bottled caffeine-free Greek iced tea, was one of the six finalists. Also covered by Reuters Online, Telecom Expense Management, and many other outlets.
  • Former Stetson University Trustee Chauncey Paul Johnson, 83, of Santa Rosa, Ca., passed away April 9, 2015, as reported in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chicago Tribune. A memorial service will be planned in the coming months.
  • DeLand eatery (Cress), owned by Stetson Math Professor/renowned chef Hari Pulapaka named ‘top find’ by Travel Channel, as reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, April 28.
  • Article on Russian nationalism negatively affects foreign relations, in The Digital Universe, was translated by Stetson University.
  • “Kids learn importance of caring for planet” part of Earth Day coverage at the Gillespie Museum, Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Law professors Rebecca Morgan and Mary Alice Jackson were quoted in West Volusia Beacon in article “When to say goodbye” about advance directives/living wills.
  • “Stetson students make a difference for kids at Children’s Home Society of Florida” in Daytona Beach News-Journal. Stetson students have volunteers at Sunshine House for more than 18 years.
  • “Vietnam War peace activist speaks at Stetson” in early April, as reported in DeLand Beacon
  • Global War on Terror talks at Stetson – reported in Central Florida News 13.
  • Bluemner’s Europe: The Mediterranean in the Hand Art Center, and music concerts are promoted in the Orlando Sentinel’s “Freebie Friday: Birthday Freebies and other free stuff.”
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal promoted graduating senior Jennifer Ter Keurst’s senior recital, and the Music School’s performance by the Percussion Ensemble in Things to do Friday.
  • NewsChief.com reported bassoonist Christopher Gonzalez won First Coast Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition for High School Musicians. He studies with Ashley Heintzen of Stetson.
  • “Take your bicycles home” announcement included in WN.com.

Alumni in the news:

  • “Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc: Two Tech Stocks Among Glaxis Capital Management’s Top Picks” – Glaxis Capital Management was co-founded by Matt Miller, finance graduate from Stetson. News reported in TechnologyToday.com, EIN Presswire.
  • Alum Sarah Bunton, advocate for the LGBTQ community, authors a blog on HuffingtonPost.com entitled Bump Birth and Beyond, a blog for high-risk pregnancies, chronic illness, and the ups and downs of motherhood.
  • The April 26 PR Web reported that Law alumnus Bradley Frigon is now practicing in the state of Wyoming in addition to Colorado and Kansas.
  • The April 25 Orlando Sentinel reported that Law alumna Melanie Marsh will take over the role as Lake County’s chief legal adviser.
  • The April 24 Naples Daily News quoted Law alumnus Jim Bonaquist regarding law firm trends in advertising.
  • The April 21 PRWeb announced that Law alumnus Andrew D. Spence has joined the Clearwater law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.
  • The April 22 PRIDE Center reported that Law alumnus Rand Hoch of the Palm Beach Human Rights Council has been awarded Diversity Honors, which recognize people who make a difference in South Florida. The award will be presented on May 9 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
  • Feature on alum Frank Farmer: “Former surgeon general to retire after a varied career” in OrmondBeachObserver.com. Distinguished career has taken him from college, to Vietnam, to office of Florida Surgeon General, and most recently, induction into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
  • The photographs of alum Raymond Smith, American Studies major, featured currently at MOCA Jacksonville, capture life in 1974, as reported in Florida Times Union/Jacksonville.com.
  • Alum Lynn Koller, writer for Brintech, wrote the article “Intranets: A World of possibilities,” in French, published in Technology Evaluation Centers.com.
  • Leonard Pitts’ opinion piece, published in the Orlando Sentinel, is about alumna Britt McHenry, “Self-absorbed ESPN reporter gained fame, lost humanity.” Also reported in ideastream.org, WCPN-FM
  • Alum Edward Wimberley, Naples, ’68, wrote opinion piece “Don’t Eliminate Degrees” in News-Press.com, PostCrescent.com and Poughkeepsie Journal.
  • blogLakelandChamber.com reports alumnus Robert E. Puterbaugh is named to Lakeland Regional Health Senior Counsel to the Board.
  • Alum Paula Hawley was awarded Superintendent of Distinction, reported in Pikepress.com.
  • idleclassmag.com/gracemikellramsey blog “Things left unsaid: (alum) Grace Mikell Ramsey believes in storytelling. She paints the picture. The rest is up to you.”
  • Stetson alumnus cellist Griffin Browne is featured soloist in Memphis Symphony Orchestra, reported in StateGazette.com.
  • Alum James Olin Clements Jr., died April 18, at 83, as reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal. He participated in the 1952 Olympic Diving Trials, and was a former principal of Lake Helen Elementary, George Marks Elementary, DeLand Junior High, and DeLand Senior High Schools.
  • Alum Richard Allen Lynn died at 59, as reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Alum Clarence Dean Gatch died. He attended Stetson in 1950. JacksonCountytimes.net
  • Alum Nancy Garthwaite died at 86. She graduated Stetson with degree in education, as reported in Orlando Sentinel.
  • Patricia Erwin Nordman, 80, former archivist at Stetson, passed away, reported in DeLand Beacon.

April 17-23, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • Stetson University has been ranked among the country’s 353 “green” colleges and universities by The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.
  • The front-page feature on Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob in the Tampa Bay Times ran nationally via the Associated Press in media outlets on April 19 including the Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Times and others.
  • The April 19 Huffington Post ran the article, “The Smart Alice Vote,” by Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy.
  • Law Professor Judith Scully spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the April 20 story, “Are Tampa police violating civil rights law with bicycle stops?”
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Press Enterprise in California for a story that ran in other outlets April 22 including China Topix on police excessive force.
  • Law Adjunct Professor Adam Levine spoke with the Tampa Tribune for the April 16 story, “Scott says he’ll sue Obama administration over Medicaid expansion.” The story also ran in Treasure Coast Newspapers.
  • The April 21 PRWeb and April 15 Legal Monitor Worldwide ran the news that the Law Society of Ireland won the International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson.
  • The Pittsburgh Tribune News and PRWeb reported that Stetson won the AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition.
  • The April 15 EIN Newsdesk ran the news that Stetson’s July destination CLE is in Ireland.
  • Dr. Hari Pulapaka, associate professor of Math and Computer Science, and executive chef and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Cress Restaurant in DeLand, authors a blog, “From the Ivory Tower Kitchen” on Huffington Post. He evaluates his food system advocacy efforts locally in “Conscious Commitment” here.
  • Volusia/Flagler Business Report covered Stetson’s first and second place wins of the Cairns Innovation Competition.
  • WALB.com quoted Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology, in the article, “Violent Video Games Do Not Influence Kid’s Behavior.”
  • WMFE Interview on Two Floridas? The Case for a Split State – features Jason Evans and T. Wayne Bailey, March 31.
  • ZOOS Greek Iced Teas, is now one of six finalists in the national entrepreneurial competition, Cupid’s Cup. The Cupid’s Cup finalists are from “entrants representing undergraduate and graduate-level students at accredited colleges and universities internationally.” Stetson University is identified as the entrant’s university. Winners will receive $115,000 and in-kind services from top companies. The article, “Cupid’s Cup Organizers Announce Corporate Sponsors” was picked up in countless media outlets, including InvestorPoint.com, TheStreet.com, Reuters Online, Hollywoodindustry.digitalmedianet.com and many others.
  • Alliance for Excellent Education mentioned Stetson University in the article, The Main Course: 103-Year-Old Women Expresses the Importance of Earning a High School Degree, on Apr. 16.
  • President Wendy Libby will be keynote speaker when DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce honors West Volusia educators in May, reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Dr. Kenneth Stilson, former theatre instructor at Stetson prior to 2001, was honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education at Lincoln University in Missouri, as reported by Southeast Missouri State University.
  • WN.com / noodls.com: Stetson’s Boundless Learning hosting Learning Summer Camps; Stetson is looking for participants for an ADD/ADHD study; Hand Art Center seeking summer staff; Faculty Development Seminars and Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs; College of Law wins AAJ National Student Trial Advocacy Competition; Stetson is included in Princeton Review’s “Green” List; What will your legacy be.

Alumni In The News

  • Britt McHenry was suspended from ESPN Broadcasting for viciously berating a towing company employee by ridiculing the women’s physical appearance and attacking the woman’s intellectual prowess, according to countless media outlets including New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Time.com, Orlando Sentinel and countless other news media outlets.
  • Micko Paparo, tuba player at Stetson, part of the Helmsmen band, as reported in tcpalm.com, Apr. 23.
  • The April 18 U.S. Official News reports that Law alumnus and Florida attorney Christian D. Searcy was inducted into The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.
  • The April 21 PRWeb announced Law alumnus Andrew D. Spence has joined the Clearwater law firm of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A.
  • The April 21 PRWeb announced that Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) is proud to welcome Law alumna Wendy Rivera as its first executive director.
  • The April 21 PRLog ran the news that Law alumnus Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo has taken the role of managing partner of the Miami office of Kelley Kronenberg.
  • The April 22 24-7 Press Release reported that Law alumnus Kelton Farris, attorney for Premium Assignment Corporation, a subsidiary of SunTrust Bank, has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in collection law and the premium finance industry.
  • The April 20 Daily Record profiles Law alumnus and circuit judge Brad Stetson, who attended Stetson College of Law.
  • The April 19 Tampa Tribune features Law alumnus Jamie Grant in the story, “Special election to fill House seat. But Tuesday’s vote comes just days before legislative session ends.”

April 10-16, 2015

Top stories in the news

  • Fortune 500 quoted Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, in the April 13 article entitled, Is the death tax killing American family farms.
  • Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the April 13 front page article, “Stetson law prof took Gideon case to Supreme Court, but believed in the other side.” Jacob is quoted in the April 11 MSN article, “Stingray Spying: FBI’s Secret Deal with Police Hides Phone Dragnet from Courts.” The article originally ran in the Guardian.
  • Professor of Law Peter Lake spoke with The Chronicle of Higher Education for the April 12 article, “Should Colleges Be Judging Rape?” Lake is also quoted in the April 7 eWall Streeter article, “30 Frats Shut Down in the Past Month as Colleges Respond to Misconduct More Aggressively.” The article originally ran in HuffPost.
  • Professor of Law Ellen Podgor spoke with Law 360 for the April 8 article, “Why Utah’s ‘White Collar Crime Registry’ Is Unnecessary.”
  • Forward Florida April 6 tweet: Great video from a wonderful Central Florida university. Here’s to a fun-filled Senior Week! #HatterGrad #StetsonU http://fb.me/4kf8C1udZ
  • David Cross, who has directed of the small business development center at Stetson University, was published in the University of Maryland– Philip Merrill College of Journalism website in the article, Media EnTERPreneurship at Merrill: Harnessing the Potential of Information Creativity, April 14.
  • PRWeb ran the news nationally April 13 that “Stetson professor calls for policymakers to protect the world’s wetland.”
  • News of Stetson’s destination CLE in Ireland has run via PRWeb April 14 across the U.S.
  • Newseum Institute referenced the Stetson Law Review as one of its sources in the April 13 article, “‘Famous Footnotes’ Step Up In Important First Amendment Cases.”
  • Washington College of Law reported that Stetson Law’s director of international programs, JR Swanegan, will be one of the presenters for the 5th Annual International Legal Education Abroad Conference.
  • Bleacher Report April 15, Urban Meyer, coach of Ohio State Buckeyes, chose Stetson to host summer satellite camps, as well as at Georgia State.
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal:

Alumni in the news

  • Jacob deGrom was said to be the key in taking the Mets to the playoffs, according to CBSSports on Apr. 13.
  • Florida Sportsman, editor Jeff Weakley, is a founding editor of Shallow Water Angler magazine, an offshoot of Florida Sportsman, where he has been employed since graduating from Stetson University with an English degree in 1995. He has penned hundreds of how-to magazine articles on subjects ranging from fly fishing for snook to trolling for wahoo. In the article “Sushi for all.”
  • On April 10, The Ledger reported that Captain D’s has hired Stetson Law alumna Wendy Harkness as chief people officer.

April 10-16, 2015

  • Two student groups from Stetson University took first and second place in the 2015 Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge, as reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Apr. 5, and on KFVE on Apr. 8.
  • CBS News, SanDiegoJack.com, WHDH in Boston, New Jersey Herald, and countless other print and broadcast news media outlets featured Christopher Ferguson, associate professor and chair of psychology, for his study on violence in video game and quoted him in the article, Violent Video Games don’t affect kids’ behavior—but this might.”
  • Orlando Sentinel quoted Chris Colwell, chair of the department of education, in the article, Pay heed to the moral of Atlanta test cheating fable, on Apr. 6.
  • Roberta Flowers, professor of law, did an interview live on April 8 with HuffPostLive about a case of a former lawmaker accused of having sex with a woman suffering from dementia.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, is quoted in the Mar. 31 Slate article, How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing.
  • Peter Lake, professor of law, is quoted in the Apr. 7 HuffPostBlackVoices story, 30 Frats Shut Down In The Past Month As Colleges Respond To Misconduct More Aggressively. He also spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the Apr. 3 article, EdX Settles With Department of Justice.
  • Adam Levine, adjunct professor of law, has written the article, The best and worst states for ob/gyn practice: a professional liability perspective, for the Apr. 6 Contemporary OB/GYN.
  • Judith Scully, professor of law, spoke with Creative Loafing for the Apr. 2 article, False Confessions: Even with the advent of DNA, police interrogation tactics may lead to wrongful interrogation.
  • Dr. David Houston, a visiting lecturer of English and modern languages, will review Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, American Pastoral, at 4 p.m. April 8 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on Apr. 4.
  • James Mallett, professor of finance, was quoted in the article, Outlook For Economy Remains Positive Despite Weak Wage Growth, on Main St. Apr. 6.
  • According to the Apr. 3 Corporate Crime Reporter, Ellen Podgor, professor of law, is participating in a panel at the NYU Law Conference Apr.14 on Drawing the Line Between Civil and Criminal Punishment.
  • The Apr. 1 Tampa Bay Business Journal features Stetson Law student and Carlton Fields Jorden Burt summer associate Erin Hoyle in the Lawyers on the Move section.
  • The Apr. 1 Tampa Bay Business Journal Lawyers on the Move features Stetson Law student Darnesha Carter, who also joins Carlton Fields Jorden Burt as a summer associate.
  • The Mar. 30 Orlando Business Journal has run news of Deborah Duncan joining Stetson Law as Major Gifts Officer.
  • News of Stetson’s upcoming Foreman Biodiversity Lecture during the annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition ran via PRWeb Apr. 3 in multiple media outlets.
  • Stetson was mentioned in an Apr. 5 article in the News-Herald featuring Jim Kluber, whose famous son Corey (a Cy Young Award winner), used to play for the Hatters.

Alumni in the news

  • Sarah Hughes has been named the new director of advising at the Ohio State University at Newark, according Newark Advocate.
  • Jacob deGrom, a ninth-round draft pick out of Stetson University in 2010, was mentioned in the article, Tommy John surgery still is a risky procedure with no guarantees, on Newsday on Apr. 4.
  • The Apr. 5 News-Chief and Ledger ran a feature about Circuit Judge Catherine Combee.
  • The Apr. 5 South Florida City Biz List reported that Jorge L. Cruz-Bustillo, has taken the role of managing partner of the Miami office of Kelley Kronenberg.
  • According to the Apr. 6 Naples News, John Miller of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • The Apr. 3 Tampa Bay Times reports that Harmon Curtis Skipper died March 27.

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