Initiative A, Objective 3: Enhance Stetson's National Reputation Using Strategic Communication
Updated Monday, March 19, 2018
The School of Business Administration held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the doors of the new Centurion Sales Program’s sales laboratories in the Lynn Business Center and announced two local business partnerships at the event.
Stetson University College of Law students Ethan Dunn, Christopher Hallett, Amara Benitez-Rodriquez and Joseph Sise won the regional American Association for Justice Student Trial Competition on March 4 in Miami, and will advance to the National Finals Competition in April.
In a very personal note, Paul Croce, a Stetson University professor of history and the director of American Studies, discusses the role his own crisis had on his appreciation of philosopher William James. His article was originally published on the John Hopkins University Press Blog.
Former conductor in residence and director of instrumental studies at Stetson University Geoffrey Gilbert was the subject of a new documentary about his life, his music and his teaching.
Stetson University College of Law students won the 11th Annual Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, on Oct. 22. The team argued in front of two federal circuit court judges and a state supreme court justice.
Hispanic Bar Association honors Professor Luz Nagle with Judge E.J. Salcines “Spirit of Tampa” Award
The Hispanic Bar Association honored Stetson Law Professor Luz Nagle on Nov. 2 with the E. J. Salcines “Spirit of Tampa” Award.
Professor Nagle is the first tenured Hispanic law professor at Stetson University. An expert in international law, international criminal law, national security law and human trafficking, she has been a lecturer and visiting professor, training students, lawyers and professors around the world. Professor Nagle’s career prior to teaching included serving as a judge in Colombia confronting drug lords and pursuing software pirates as a member of Microsoft Corporation’s Latin America Copyright Enforcement Practice.
Stetson University Professor of Law Ellen S. Podgor received the American Bar Association Raeder-Taslitz Award on Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C. Podgor is the Gary R. Trombley Family White Collar Crime research professor at Stetson.
“I’m incredibly honored to get this award because Andy Taslitz and Myrna Raeder were my friends, friends who I miss dearly,” said Professor Podgor. “Keeping their names and their legacy alive is important.”
Stetson’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law awarded grant to train criminal lawyers to avoid wrongful convictions
Stetson University’s National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance by the U.S. Department of Justice, Capital Litigation Initiative to train lawyers litigating criminal cases. The grant facilitates training for lawyers in forensic science and expert testimony to help avoid wrongful convictions.
Stetson University Marketing reports continued growth in the university's overall reach in national, regional and local media outlets, with its top Designated Market Areas for placements being primarily along the I-4 corridor from Daytona Beach to St. Petersburg, as well as Fort Myers-Naples and Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, concurrently social media channels for the university are up in all areas except for Instagram. College of Law communications reports activity is also up for admissions driven programs including the JD and LLM programs and media placements and social channels are up over previous years.
Stetson University College of Law’s moot court team won the 2017 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition. The Stetson Law students argued before justices of the Florida Supreme Court during the final round of the competition, held in conjunction with the annual Florida Bar Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. Stetson teams have advanced to the final round of the Orseck competition 14 times in the past 18 years.
For the third year in a row, the Stetson University College of Law’s chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers has been honored as the Student Chapter of the Year. This year, the group spearheaded Stetson’s first Women’s Week, which featured programs to promote and celebrate women on and off the Law School campus.
Increased flooding caused by sea-level rise is a growing threat to coastal communities in the United States. In response, Jason M. Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University, is working with Sea Grant programs and several communities in the Southeast, including St. Marys, Georgia, and Satellite Beach, Florida, to discover ways to adapt to sea-level rise.
Stetson rolls out a new website with larger graphics and a simplified, streamlined look that is in keeping with industry trends.
Stetson has met its undergraduate growth goal a year ahead of schedule with a student body of 3,084 for Fall 2015, a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year. Of the 3,084 undergraduates, 983 are first-time-in-college (FTIC) students and 90 are transfer students, totaling an entering class of 1,073. This represents 77.9 percent growth in entering students since 2009.
Increases in online views of news outlet coverage of Stetson University rose by 2,200 percent over the same period in 2014. Increases in national (8.4 percent) and international (16.2 percent) coverage illustrate a growing interest in Stetson University, which assists student recruitment in a broader market. (from trustee book, Feb. 2016)