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Bright Futures funds, trailblazing women lead news

The future of Florida’s Bright Futures scholarships, women who made white-collar crime a field of study and single-sex classes all top Stetson’s news coverage this week. Top national placements include Huffington Post, ABA Journal, WomenTalkSports.com and Tech News. Notable local placements include Tampa Bay Business Journal, WOFL, WFLA, CFNews13 and Daytona Beach News-Journal. Coverage for April 5-11, 2013, includes:

Top Stories

  • Stetson was mentioned in an April 5 article on the Huffington Post blog regarding research that was done on single-sex classes as a viable option for education.
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is mentioned in the April 4 ABA Journal article, “Trailblazing women made white-collar crime an important field of study.”
  • Stetson was mentioned in a WOLF-TV article on April 8 in regards to the changes in Florida’s Bright Futures scholarships. Vice President of Enrollment Management Joel Bauman is featured explaining the anticipation of the changes and the impact it will have on applicants and enrollment.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 4 Center for Public Integrity article, “Governors’ group rely increasingly on ‘dark money’ affiliates.” The article also ran in the Tucson Sentinel.
  • Law Adjunct Professor Art Rios did a series of interviews about the Hakken family and missing children for the Tampa Bay Times, Lakeland Ledger, Newschannel 8 and Tampa Bay’s 10. Additional coverage: WWLP-TV, KSEE-TV, WFLA.
  • Law Professor Kate Bohl is quoted in the April 3 Herald Tribune article, “State abuse law passed after Penn State applies in Frazier case.”

Other Stories in the News

  • Jake Rutter, a former assistant basketball coach at Stetson, has joined the Drake University men’s basketball program as an assistant coach, according to an article in the Des Moines Register. Additional coverage: ABC5. In a similar move, KARE-TV in Texas reported that Dan Hipsher, former basketball coach at Stetson is moving to University of Texas Pan-American to become the new head coach of their men’s basketball program. Additional coverage: WHAM-TV, MyNews4, WMAZ, TheScore.com, and many other sports news outlets.
  • Law Professor Roberta Flowers appeared on the April 3 Bay News 9 Afternoon Update discussing drug sentencing disparities.
  • In an April 10 article in the Tampa Bay Business Journal on changes to the AACSB accreditation standards, Stetson’s School of Business Administration was mentioned as an AACSB accredited school.
  • Law Adjunct Professor Joseph Bodiford is quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Flagler School Board Member’s Wife to Be Sentenced in Fatal Accident.”
  • Law Professor Kirsten Davis is featured in the April 4 Monroe County Beacon article, “Monroe County Native Spearheads Stetson’s First Law and Rhetoric Colloquium.”
  • Stetson student athletes were quoted in an April 5 article on the local ABC station in Sarasota regarding a rowing facility. Supporters of that facility are trying to get legislators to set aside money for it.
  • Stetson basketball player Victoria McGowan was included on a list of potential WNBA draft picks on WomenTalkSports.com. McGowan also was named a Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-American by FullCourt.com, according to an April 10 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Stetson was mentioned in an April 6 article in the Belton Journal about a reporter’s memories of covering the 2004 March Madness events in Orlando.
  • The April 3 Lubbock Online mentions Stetson faculty will be joining a panel at Texas Tech on juvenile law.

Alumni in the News

  • The start of the 2013 Major League Baseball season will see former Stetson student Corey Kluber in a Cleveland Indians uniform, according to WELD Birmingham.
  • The April 11 Tampa Bay Times features Stetson Law alumnus Robert Pope in the article, “Gay St. Petersburg couple celebrate 50 years of togetherness.”
  • Orlando City has signed Jonathan Mendoza, a midfielder from Stetson, according to an April 6 article on CFNews13. Additional coverage: BayNews9.
  • LL.M. alumnus Alexandre Dammous is mentioned in the April 3 TechNews article, “MobAdWin Capitalizes on Groupon Misfortune–Offers Guaranteed Payback to Businesses in the Midst of a Struggling Economy.” The article also ran in Money News.
  • Ken Keck, was featured in a Western Farm Press article on April 9. Keck has been chosen to be the president of the California Citrus Research Board. Additional news coverage is The Produce News
  • Former Hillsborough County Judge and Stetson Law alumnus Donald Castor has died, according to the April 9 Tampa Bay Times.

Keep up with what’s happening at Stetson University campuses through Stetson Today. Additional news coverage can be found at: DeLand campus In the News and Law Faculty in the News.

Links to recent news releases from the Law and DeLand campuses can be found here: DeLand campus news releases and College of Law news releases.