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Stetson University In the News

September 19-25, 2014

Top Stories

  • Matt Wilson, Ed.D, associate professor of sports business, wrote Academics vs. Athletics on trends revealed by his research on coaches’ salaries for the September issue of Forward Florida magazine.
  • Bruce Jacob, dean emeritus and professor of law, is quoted in The Florida Times-Union article, Second Michael Dunn murder trial beings Monday in Jacksonville.
  • Peter F. Lake, professor of law, was quoted in the Sept. 19 Harvard Crimson article, Weeks In, Sexual Harassment Investigation Office Remains Understaffed. 

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  • F. Robert Huth, vice president for business and chief financial officer, was named 2014 Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, according to Forward Florida on Sept. 17.
  • Bruce Jacob, dean emeritus and professor of law, spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the story, Clearwater man serving life in child sex case gets new trial, on Sept. 20.
  • Christopher Ferguson, PhD., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in Science News Sept. 24, for the article, The debate over spanking is short on science, high on emotion.
  • Mar Bauer, professor of law, was quoted in the Sept. 21 Tampa Bay Times article, “43 times a minute, ‘sound of progress’ just makes people furious.”
  • Stetson welcomed Johnny Rockets to the DeLand campus, according to several news outlets including Myrtle Beach Online.
  • Stetson will host a debate on medical marijuana on Oct. 23, according to the Stamford Advocate and WFLA.
  • Stetson sophomore safety Donald Payne was selected as the Pioneer Football League’s defensive player of the week, according to USA News on Sept. 24.
  • Rebecca Morgan, professor of law, posted several blogs in the Elder law Prof Blog: Home, Housing & Boomers, Sept. 18; Death Bed Radio and An Optimum Age to Die?, Sept. 21; The Honor Commandment & Women as Caregivers, Sept. 23; The Cost of Caregiving? Expensive or Priceless?, Sept. 24.
  • Timothy Peter, Ph.D., director of choral activities, was mentioned as a guest conductor in the Daytona Beach News Journal Sept. 25 article, University High students participating in building Homes for Heroes fundraiser.

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  • Elin Baklid-Kunz is the Taxpayers Against Fraud (TAF) whistleblower of the year, according to Corporate Crime Reporter on Sept. 18.
  • Jacob deGrom, New York Mets pitcher, is leading the National League candidates for Rookie of the Year according to the Sept. 19 Washington Post. Additional Coverage: USA News.
  • Emoney Daily reported that Kristina Snyderman joined the Sarasota law firm of Tannenbaum Hanewich, on Sept. 18.
  • Financial News & Daily Record reported on Judge William Ray Holley in the article, Taking the Bar: Local attorneys share words of wisdom and stories of fear, on Sept. 22.
  • Saintpetersblog reported that Holly Grissinger has been appointed to the Pinellas County Court by Gov. Rick Scott, on Sept. 23.


September 12-18, 2014

Top Stories

  • The Orlando Sentinel published Stetson University President Wendy Libby's article, "Data can't divine a college's worth: Front Burner," on Sept. 12. A similar article, What College Rankings Won't Tell You, appeared in the Huffington Post Sept. 15.
  • On September 11, Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, was quoted on CNN for the story, End the flood of dark money in politics.
  • On September 14, Charles Rose, professor of law, was quoted in the Tampa Tribune article, which was also featured on USANEWS, Court may unmask Hillsborough drug informant known as Mr. X.

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  • The Chicago Tribune ran a short feature on Stetson University.
  • On Sept. 15, Adam Levine, professor of law, spoke with 10News for the story, Do you know what Florida's Amendment 2 really says about medicinal pot?
  • Central Florida News 13 and other media outlets reported that Stetson University is reaching out to the business community in efforts to stop a scam by Hart Media involving Stetson Athletics, on Sept. 16. Additional coverage: West Volusia Beacon, Big News Network.
  • Charles Rose, professor of law, spoke with Australian Broadcasting Corp. for the story, U.S. jury decides fate of Blackwater mercenaries who killed 14 Iraqis. Rose also spoke with PunditFact for the story. PunditFact fact-checked the Sept. 14 news shows.
  • Big News Network announced that 102 people took the Oath of Allegiance at Stetson University on Sept. 15.
  • Local colleges, including Stetson University, are cutting back on printed books to create more room in libraries for student study areas, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Sept. 17.
  • Rebecca Morgan, professor of law, blogged in the Elder Law Prof Blog: Put Me In Coach! on Sept. 11; Book Review—Government Regulation in Excess?, Sept. 12; Wake Up Tired? Maybe You Are Working In Your Sleep, Sept. 16; Moving Video From Cleveland Clinic, Sept 17.
  • On Sept. 11, T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., was quoted in the Saintpetersblog article, New survey shows partisanship is a big problem in Florida Politics.
  • On Sept. 15, media outlets via PRWeb reported that the Stetson University College of Law is hosting a debate on the Greenlight Pinellas Plan on September 29.
  • Stetson University presented the Poverty and Homelessness Conference on Sept. 15, according to two articles in USA News.

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  • Jacob deGrom, New York Mets rookie right-hander, a former Stetson University standout, struck out his first eight batters to match a major-league record and is being discussed as a contender for Rookie of the Year, according to the Palm Beach Post on Sept. 15. Additional News Coverage: Daytona Beach News-Journal and CBS Sports.
  • On Sept. 11, the Herald-Tribune reported that Matt Westerman will be leading the Blalock Walter firm's new office in St. Petersburg.
  • On Sept. 15, NASDAQ reported that Mark Heidt was elected president and director of Advanzeon Solutions, Inc.
  • On Sept. 15, the Herald-Tribune reported that Timothy Knowles has been added to the board of directors of Manatee Glens.
  • On Sept. 16, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was featured in The Bradenton Times article, Candidate Profile: Florida Attorney General: Pam Bondi.

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, 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.

Alumni in the News

  • On September 9, 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.

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