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Stetson University In the News

Oct. 14-20

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  • Stetson University Theatre Arts will perform “Boston Marriage” for the final night on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Second Stage Theatre in the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, posted by Flagler Live, Oct. 20.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., C.F.A., director of Stetson University’s George Investments Institute, and the Roland and Sarah George Chair of Applied Investments, was quoted in the article, “Netflix Stock Rockets Higher on Blowout Third-Quarter Earnings,” saying that the company’s next initiative is getting its streaming services into China, which other companies have failed to do, posted by Yahoo! Finance, Oct 18.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Oct. 16 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Title IX Officers Pay a Price for Navigating a Volatile Issue.” The Oct. 16 Waco Tribune references an essay by Professor Lake.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is featured in the Oct. 18 Corporate Crime Reporter article, “Torres-Spelliscy on Corporate Citizenship and the Argument for Separation of Corporation and State.”
  • Law Associate Dean Susan Rozelle is quoted in the Oct. 16 Tampa Bay Times article, “Death Penalty Law Rejected.”

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  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., C.F.A., director of Stetson University’s George Investments Institute, and the Roland and Sarah George Chair of Applied Investments, was quoted in the article, “Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Declares a Price War (WMT).” As Wal-Mart continues to edge out Target and Dollar General, it could take $35 billion away from competing stores. Ma assessed that Wal-Mart stock is worth more than its competitors, especially Target, posted by Yahoo! Finance and several other outlets Oct. 19.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., C.F.A., director of Stetson University’s George Investments Institute, and the Roland and Sarah George Chair of Applied Investments, was quoted in the article, “7 Sectors To Watch Out For High Tech Investment,” saying that cloud computing franchises such as Amazon, Google and Oracle are increasingly competitive, posted by Venture Capital Post and several other outlets Oct. 18.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., C.F.A., director of Stetson University’s George Investments Institute, and the Roland and Sarah George Chair of Applied Investments, was quoted in the article, “Long-Term Options Such as LEAPs Can Lower Risk,” saying that investors seeking time to lower risk invest in long term equity anticipation securities because they are less expensive than the stock itself, posted by The Street, Oct. 14.
  • According to Globe Newswire, former Stetson law school dean Darby Dickerson is the new dean of Chicago’s John Marshall Law School.
  • According to Fox29 via the 24/7 Press Release, Law Professor Carol Henderson was recently honored in New Zealand. The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law received a $400,000 grant from the Department of Justice to produce additional training programs and webinars to educate death penalty litigators.

Alumni news

  • Andria Herr has been promoted to Senior Vice President for Client Strategy and Resource Development of the nationally recognized brokerage firm, Hylant Group. Having 30 years experience in brokerage and carrier and her bachelor’s in Business Administration from Stetson University, Herr was chosen for her vast knowledge, posted by Targeted News Service, Oct. 17.
  • Mark Williams has reached 25 years of service in music ministry. Receiving a bachelor’s in music from Stetson University, Williams used his concentration in voice to further his work and passion for seminary, posted by Waycross Journal Herald, Oct. 14.
  • Law alumna Tammy Briant, director for student affairs, Title IX deputy director and adjunct professor, is featured in the Oct. 14 Business Observer.
  • The Oct. 14 Tampa Bay Times reports that Law alumnus Chris Sprowls is campaigning for a spot in the District 65 of the Florida House of Representatives.
  • According to the Oct. 17 PRNewswire, Law alumnus Mark Bentley has joined Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP.
  • According to the Oct. 15 Tampa Bay Newswire, Law alumnus David Brickhouse, an associate in Broad and Cassel’s Tampa office, has been honored with a 2016 Up and Comers Award from the Tampa Bay Business Journal. He was also honored this summer as a 2016 Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.
  • According to the Oct. 14 Tampa Bay Times, Law alumnus Luis Viera is running for Tampa City Council District 7.

Sept. 30-Oct. 13

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  • Stetson University’s School of Business Administration will launch the Centurion Sales Excellence Program as a major and minor in Fall 2017. Sales are the source of business profits, and graduates of sales programs have more than a 90-percent rate of job placement. These graduates are in high demand, posted by Times Union and several outlets Oct. 4.
  • Stetson University is hosting the third annual Poverty and Homelessness Conference. Dana Godek, Ph.D, director of Federal and State Programs for the School District of Palm Beach County, was scheduled to be the keynote speaker. The conference provides educators with the tools to create an equitable learning environment by understanding the complexities of poverty, posted on The Daytona Times, Sept. 29. (The conference later was canceled, due to Hurricane Matthew and local schools scheduling a makeup day on the same day.)
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Psychology associate professor and department co-chair, was interviewed for “Academic Minute: Sex on TV and Teen Behavior,” on Inside Higher Ed on Oct. 13 and said his meta-analytic study found “exposure to sexy media appeared to have little real relationship with teen sexual behavior. Beliefs that sexy media shape teen sexuality appear to be more myth than reality.”
  • Law Professor Jason Bent and Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy are both mentioned in an article about professors awarded tenure in the Oct. 7 Inside Higher Ed. Professor Torres-Spelliscy discussed her new book Corporate Citizen? at a book review being held on Oct. 7, according to the Public Citizen pressroom in Washington, D.C. The Oct. 13 American Prospect features an interview with Professor Torres-Spelliscy in the article, “How One Law Professor Fights Growing Corporate Power Post-Citizens United.”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, "What a Landmark Finding in a Title IX Case Means for Colleges Wrestling With Sex Assault." Professor Lake is quoted in the Oct. 10 Columbia Spectator article, “Administrators defend policy prohibiting students from recording gender-based misconduct proceedings.”

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  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Psychology associate professor and department co-chair, was also quoted in the article, “Social Media Perpetuates Clown Threats.” Ferguson explained how social media fuel urban legends in the article posted on NBC 10 Philadelphia, Oct. 3.
  • Scott Jones, Ph.D., Sports Marketing professor, was quoted in the article, “Broadcaster's partnership with DraftKings ends in suit.” In respect to a new all-fantasy sports network, Jones states that if it cannot differentiate itself from other fantasy sports outlets, use will be minimal, posted by the Toronto Star, Oct. 5.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., chair of applied investments at Stetson University, was quoted in the article, “The Presidential Candidates and the Right ETFs to Buy,” saying any ETFs (exchange-traded funds) that are built on stocks that have done well under the Affordable Care Act would falter if Donald Trump is elected because he has said he will repeal the act, posted on The Street, Oct. 3.
  • Ricky Hazel, Stetson University's associate director of Athletics, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 10, saying the college’s sporting events would go on as planned in the week after Hurricane Matthew had passed.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli joined the Bay News 9 In Depth live on Oct. 11 to discuss a Hernando sheriff appealing a county commission’s decision to under-fund his budget.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with Vox for the Oct. 11 story, “Here’s how the law decides when ‘locker room talk’ describes sexual assault.”
  • Law Professor Carol Henderson is quoted in the Digital Journal article, "Stetson University's National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law Awarded New Grant, Director Honored." The news ran via 24/7 Press Release newswire in multiple media outlets.
  • Stetson University College of Law was mentioned in WhereEvent visiting at the Philadelphia Law School Fair at Drexel University on Oct. 12. WhereEvent also mentioned Stetson will be at the University of Texas at Austin on Oct. 20.

Alumni news

  • Dean Hollis has been appointed to the Board of Directors of SunOpta Inc., as part of its strategic partnership with Oaktree Capital Management, according to an article on Packaging Network.com on Oct. 7. Hollis presently serves as a senior advisor for Oaktree Capital and Chairman of the Board at AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. He is a graduate of Stetson University.
  • Louis DeJoy was featured as part of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. Graduating from Stetson with a bachelor in Business Administration, DeJoy took over his father’s trucking business in 1983 and transformed it into a multi-million dollar logistics company that he sold to a larger company in 2014, posted by The Robesonian, Oct. 4.
  • According to the Oct. 12 Business Wire, Law alumna Ellyn Theophilopoulos, who is an MD, JD, FAAP, has been named the new Corporate Senior Medical Director at eQHealth Solutions, a leader in population health management for government and commercial clients.
  • Law alumnus Chris Sprowls is featured in the Oct. 13 Tampa Bay Times article, “Democratic newcomer challenges Republican incumbent in race for Florida House District 65.”
  • Law alumnus Scott J. Sternberg’s editorial, “New Florida Workers’ Compensation Bill Will Change Penalties” was published in US Official News.
  • Law alumnae Diana N. Evans has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP Tampa and Ashley Ward-Singleton and Viktoryia Johnson joined FordHarrison LLP Tampa, according to the weekend Tampa Bay Times Legal section.

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