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Stetson University In the News

Oct. 17-23, 2014

Top Stories

  • On Oct. 16, Peter Lake, professor of law, is quoted in a USA Today article regarding Jameis Winston and the struggles that higher education has faced in recent years. The article ran in 79 publications across the U.S.
  • Sporting News named Stetson product Jacob deGrom as its 2014 National League Rookie of the Year, on Oct 21. (MLB will announce its selection for this award on Nov. 10.) Additional coverage: WNDB, Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • Brooke Bowman, professor of law, was interviewed by preLaw for a feature on the best law schools for Moot Court success in the country, fall 2014. Bowman’s quote led the article.
  • Peter Lake, professor of law, spoke with NPR affiliate KPBS for an Oct. 21 story on the increased scrutiny fraternities will face related to sexual assault.

Other Stories In the News

  • Stetson student Trezdun Jackson was recognized again for his gracious deed in the Orlando Sentinel Letters to the Editor on Oct. 20.
  • College of Law student Todd Hover and his friend Alonzo Sullivan were profiled as Everyday Heroes Oct. 20 on Bay News 9. The two created the First 25 program literacy, which encourages racial literary equality In Pinellas County.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, Ageless: Author recounts life in DeLand in the 1940s, on USA News Oct. 20.
  • T. Wayne Bailey, PhD., professor of political science, was quoted about the state law in the article, School spokesman worked on campaign while on duty, on the Herald Tribune Oct. 17.
  • Christopher Ferguson, PhD., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article, 2 Flagler middle school girls face charges over Friendly Fade fight, on the Daytona Beach News Journal Oct. 17.
  • Jason Evans, assistant professor of environmental science, commented on the flood forecast in the article, Tidal flooding forecast as new normal for Savannah, Tybee Island, on SavannahNow Oct. 18. Additional coverage: Savannah Connect.
  • On Oct. 20, WBNS-10TV reported that former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and attorney John Morgan will be debating Medical Marijuana–Amendment 2 on Oct. 23 at Stetson University College of Law.
  • The Oct. 20 Targeted News Service reported that Texas Tech won Stetson’s National Pretrial Competition. On Oct. 16, Illinois Institute of Technology reported that Stetson is hosting a national pretrial competition.
  • Rebecca C. Morgan, professor of law, published several articles in the Elder Law Professor Blog: Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal, Oct. 17; On Oct. 20, Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Oct. 20; The Straightforward Pension System, Oct 21; Glen Campbell’s Last Song, Oct. 21.

Alumni In the News

  • Brent Reilly Turner played Don Jose, an Army corporal set on a dangerous path by Carmen, in the opera Carmen presented by Florida Opera Theatre, according to Sun Sentinel on Oct. 16.
  • Tommye E. Barie focuses on relevance, rigor, and reach as AICPA chair, according to Journal of Accountancy. Additional coverage: Accountingweb.com.
  • Robert R. Harris received the AICPA Gold Medal Award, the highest award granted by the AICPA, which is given to CPAs who have made major contributions to their profession, according to AICPA on Oct. 20.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported that Scott Orsini is running for State House of Representatives: District 69, on Oct. 16.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported that Pam Bondi is running for Attorney General, on Oct. 16.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported that Patricia “Pat” Kemp is running for Hillsborough County Commission: District 7, on Oct. 16.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported on Oct. 16 that Mary Hatcher is running for 5th Judicial Court circuit judge: Group 3. Additional coverage: Hernando Today.
  • WBNG reported that Pete Charnetsky is campaigning against three other candidates to continue working as a family court judge in Broome County, on Oct. 20.
  • Florida Society of News Editors reported that Miriam Steinberg will be taking on Jamie Grant for House District 64 seat, on Oct. 21.
  • According to the Orlando Business Journal, Carrie Ann Wozniak was named to the Orlando 40 under 40 list.

Oct. 3-9, 2014

Top Stories

  • Peter F. Lake, professor of law, is quoted in an Oct. 6 Politico article regarding free speech in the digital age.
  • Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, associate dean and professor of law, is quoted in the Oct. 1 Los Angeles Times article, “Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions.” Additional coverage: ABA Journal.
  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., professor of math, was featured on the Food Network’s Emeril’s Florida, a cooking show with chef Emeril Lagasse. Pulapaka, owner-chef of Cress restaurant, cooked and talked about how his background affects his recipes.
  • Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Certified Public Accounting awarded nearly $200,000 in scholarships to minority students in accounting programs throughout the state, including three students at Stetson, according to TMCnet.com on Oct. 4.

Other Stories In the News

  • The Tax Adviser ran several articles by Valerie Chambers, associate professor of accounting: substantiating health care coverage for 2014, Schedule UTP, and securing client data. Additional coverage: CPA Client Bulletin
  • On Oct. 6, PJMEDIA reported that J. Christian Adams will be speaking at Stetson Law School on Eric Holders Lawlessness at the Department of Justice and the impact on this year’s elections.
  • Stetson men’s basketball team participated in international walk to school day by walking children to school at Blue Lake Elementary in DeLand, according to WKMG-TV on Oct. 8.
  • David Bjella, professor of music, was the featured cellist for Chamber Music Amarillo, according to the Oct. 3 Amarillo Globe-News.
  • Stetson was described as a “crown jewel” of DeLand in an article about the city in the Oct. 7 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Joshua Rust, associate professor of philosophy, was quoted in an Oct. 6 Daytona Beach News-Journal article on Artisan Alley.
  • The FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County schools recently inducted five new board members including Chris Colwell, professor and chair of the Education Department, according to the Oct. 8 Daytona Beach News-Journal
  • A University Press feature on Zipcars mentioned Stetson as one of the univerisities that have the service, on Oct. 7.
  • Hercampus.com posted an article about Frank Barbera, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of the Family Enterprise Center, winning a best dissertation award from the Family Firm Institute.
  • Stetson was mentioned in an Oct. 6 Daytona Beach News-Journal article on Johnny Rockets.
  • Rebecca C. Morgan, professor of law, published several articles in Elder Law Professor Blog: tourism to Switzerland for assisted suicides growing, often for nonfatal diseases, Oct. 2; euthanasia, Oct. 3; dying in your own bed, Oct. 5; and sharing as our future, Oct. 6.
  • On Oct. 2, EIN Presswire and Online PR news reported that Kirk Davis, Akerman Healthcare Practice Group Chairman, will speak on “Health Law and Medical Marijuana: Implementation” at Stetson Law. This article was also featured on BioPortfolio and Kait8.com.
  • On Oct. 2, PRNewswire reported in media outlets across the country that Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida are joining forces to help Florida veterans through supportive clinical services, collaborative student training and joint research. 

Alumni In the News

  • Jacob deGrom was named MLB’s National League Rookie of the Month for September, according to New York SportScene. deGrom, who pitches for the New York Mets, returned to Stetson to throw out the first pitch for the Hatters’ game against the Canadian Junior National Team, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Additional coverage: EIN News, Mega Sports News, SBNation
  • Corey Kluber earned MLB’s American League Pitcher of the Month for September, according to Mega Sports News on Oct. 5.
  • Aundre Bumgardner debated his rival in the race for the Connecticut House of Representatives, 41st District, according to The Day.
  • Julie Meadows-Keefe is Tallahassee’s first City Ethics Officer, according to The Chamber on Oct. 7.
  • On Oct. 1, Law alumnus Chris Sprowls is quoted in the Saintpetersblog article, “Chris Sprowls calls out lies in Carl Zimmerman’s attack mailer.”
  • On Oct. 2, South Florida citybizlist reported the Law alumnus Travis A. Harvey has joined Kelly Kronenberg’s Fort Lauderdale office. This article was also featured on News-press.com.
  • On Oct. 2, the Sun-Sentinel featured Law alumnus and president of the Florida Bar, Gregory Coleman.
  • On Oct. 3, PR.com reported that Law alumnus Shaun Cummings is joining the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., in Fort Myers, FL.
  • On Oct. 3, citybizlist reported that Law alumna Melody Lynch has been appointed VP of programs for the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors.
  • Alumnus Judge William Ray Holley was featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record article, “E. Robert Williams Inn of Court earns platinum award,” and “Veteran judges offer advice for new colleague.”
  • Law alumnus Michael Sharrit was featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record article, “After ‘good run’ as attorney, Mike Sharrit anxious to take on role as judge.”
  • On Oct. 6, PRLOG featured Law alumna Suzanne Boy in the article, “Attorney Suzanne Boy to present Southwest Florida Medical Association.”

 

Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2014

Top Stories

  • Louis Virelli, professor of law, spoke with The Wall Street Journal for an Oct. 1 article regarding a long-simmering ethical debate confronting the U.S. Supreme Court over when a justice ought to sit out a case. At issue are comments by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on abortion law.
  • T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., was quoted in an Oct. 1 WMFE article regarding the resignation of Julia Pierson, former head of the Secret Service.
  • Orlando Magazine mentioned Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, his wife Jenneffer, and their restaurant, Cress, in the article, DeLand Diversion.
  • Judith A.M. Scully, professor of law, was quoted in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in-depth report, A Stick Up. A Manhunt. A Mistake?, on Sept. 19.

Other Stories In the News

  • Elin Baklid-Kunz, the woman who sued her bosses at Halifax Health and won millions of dollars, stood before a classroom full of Stetson University students earlier this week. It was her first time speaking locally in public about the lawsuit, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on Sept. 26.
  • Christopher Ferguson, PhD., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article entitled, It’s Time to Stop Banning Books Already, on All Voices Sept. 28.
  • Jay Wolfson, adjunct professor of law, was quoted in the 10 News article, Florida restaurants refuse to show inspection reports, on Sept. 25.
  • Richard A. Harrison, adjunct professor of law, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal and USANews article, Lawyer: No expectation of privacy in public meeting, on Sept. 30.
  • Hometown News published an article about Stetson’s Chicago-Style Improv show on Sept. 26. Additional Coverage: Go 386.
  • Stetson Univeristy junior, Alex Schleb, was quoted in the article, E-cig user question bans despite unknowns, on the Daytona Beach News Journal Sept. 26.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, University of Tampa gets first ever Hillel director, on Jewish Press Sept. 26.
  • Stetson hosted a debate on medical marijuana on Sept. 22, according to Tutorial Finder, Review Seeker, and Stamford Advocate.
  • Targeted News Service published the news that Stetson had 78 percent bar passage rate on the July administration of the bar exam, on Sept. 23.
  • On Sept. 23, The Tampa Tribune published the article entltled, Morgan Cleans Up Medical Marijuana Speech, which mentions that the Rotary Club meeting was held near Stetson University College of Law in Tampa.
  • The Jewish Press of Pinellas mentioned Hillels, of the Florida Suncoast, supports Jewish life on seven college campuses along the Suncoast of Florida, including Stetson University College of Law, on Sept. 26.
  • Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, associate dean for administration business and a law professor, was quoted in the article, Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions, on Visual Browse.
  • Rebecca C. Morgan, professor of law, posted several blogs in Elder Law Professor Blog: the recently released report card grades given to state nursing homes by Families for Better Care on Sept. 25; Grey Belt, Sept. 26; The Cost of Caregiving? Expensive or Priceless?, Sept. 24; NYC Elder Abuse Center blog about the top 10 blogs from the past year, Sept. 29.

Alumni In the News 

  • Julie Meadows-Keefe was hired as the new ethics officer, according to the Tallahassee Democrat on Sept. 30.
  • Advanzeon Solutions announced that it has elected Dr. Mark Heidt as president and director, on Sept. 25.
  • Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Matthew B. Taylor was selected by Manatee County judges as barrister for the 2014-15 Manatee American Inn of Court, on Sept. 25.
  • On Sept. 29, Financial News & Daily Record published its Lawyer Snapshot on Nancy E. Kemner.
  • The Ledger reports that Ellen S. Masters is among 33 applicants for two judicial vacancies at the 2nd District Court of Appeal, on Oct. 1.
  • Matthew B. Taylor was selected by Manatee County judges and attorneys to serve as barrister for the 2014-15 Manatee Inn of Court.

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. 

Other Stories In the News

  • 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.

Alumni In the News

  • 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.

Other Stories In the News

  • 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.

Alumni In the News

  • 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

Top Stories

Other Stories in the News

  • 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, Kait8.com 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, SYS-Con.com 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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