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Bluemner, family games lead Stetson news

Stetson’s exhibit of Oscar Bluemner artwork and the benefits of family game night topped Stetson’s news coverage this week. Notable national and local placements include The New York Times, Parade magazine, Institutional Investor, Chicago Tribune, Chronicle of Higher Education, Daytona Beach News-Journal and Tampa Bay Times. Coverage for April 26-May 2, 2013, includes:

Top Stories

Stetson’s Meghan Walter, assistant professor of counselor education, was quoted in a Parade magazine article on April 25 regarding the importance of family game night.

On April 25, The New York Times ran an article about an exhibit, “The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913,” which included works of Oscar Bluemner from the Vera Kouba Bluemner collection at Stetson. The article links to the Hand Art Center web page on Stetson.edu.

Institutional Investor magazine reported the results of its first All-America Student Analyst Competition in which Stetson students ranked in the overall results as well as several categories. Thirty-four universities and nearly 700 students participated in competition.

Adjunct Law Professor Richard Harrison is quoted in the April 24 Ledger article, “Closed Meetings Expected After Landings Suit Filed.” The story also ran in the April 25 Chicago Tribune, Daily Press, South Bend Tribune and American News.

Stetson football was mentioned in an April 27 Daytona Beach News-Journal article regarding upgrades to Spec Martin Stadium including refurbished locker rooms, a training facility and a three-story press box. DeLand’s city manager said the improvements will be completed in time for Stetson’s first game. Additional coverage: Florida Higher Education Spectator.

Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the April 29 Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Federal Warning Against Retaliation Raises Questions for Colleges.” A story in the April 29 FIRE quotes Law Professor Peter Lake’s take on the “Dear Colleague” letter on Title IX retaliation.

Stetson’s economic impact on the DeLand and Volusia County was included in the coverage of Wendy Libby’s speech to the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on April 29. Jeff Altier’s remarks were covered as well.

Other Stories in the News

The April 29 RedOrbit picked up Law Professor Susan Rozelle’s quote in CNN.com regarding videotaping crimes.

Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on April 26, that an upcoming study by Stetson students that is expected to show that highway US 1 is a “problem child” for New Smyrna Beach and other cities in Volusia County.

A partnership between Stetson students in a health-communications class and the Florida Health Department in Volusia County has resulted in two videos and two coloring books designed to teach healthful habits, according to the West Volusia Beacon on April 26.

Ormond Beach businessman Chris Calabucci is hoping to capitalize on the return of Stetson’s football program and the university’s push to increase enrollment at its DeLand campus. He purchased the former Fogleman Studio building on N. Woodland Boulevard and opened a sports apparel shop, Sportsanity, in the 113-year-old structure, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal on April 26.

According to the April 23 U.S. Official News, Targeted News Service and States News Service, Law Professor Carol Henderson has co-edited the A new edition of Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and the Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 9.

Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with the April 29 Tampa Bay Times for the story, “St. Petersburg killer pleads guilty to two murders.”

Stetson was mentioned in a reference to the movie, “The Water Boy” during the Good Day Orlando show on WOFL-TV. Additional coverage: WOGX-TV.

Stetson was mentioned in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article on April 25, regarding DeLand’s Green Affair. Stetson hosted its fifth annual Green Symposium to help educate residents about green living. Additional coverage: Florida Higher Education Spectator.

Stetson senior and softball player Chelsea Whalley was quoted in a Hometown News article on April 26 regarding dog parks.

Trent Austin, a senior soccer player, was quoted in Cooper City High School’s The Lariat in a May 2 article telling students how to get recruited by colleges.

An April 28 article in the Tampa Bay Times on USF’s efforts to help students manage money and school loan debt listed several Florida universities – including Stetson — and the average amount of debt students have at graduation.

Josae Martin, a senior in high school in St. Thomas, beat 52 other students to win a spot at the national Virgin Islands Poetry Out Loud contest. She plans to attend Stetson in the fall, according to the Virgin Islands Daily News on May 1.

The April 26 Gulfport Gabber reports that Stetson Law faculty raised the most funds for the Relay for Life.

The May 1 ThingstoDoTampa reports that Stetson Law students will be holding a bicycle rally on May 3 on the Gulfport campus.

The April 27 Tampa Bay Times reports discussions in Tampa regarding panhandling in a park near Stetson’s Tampa Campus.

Student Javier Centonzio reports on the Sgt. Jessie Davila Memorial Scholarship page that more than $5000 has been raised towards a Stetson Law scholarship.

Alumni in the News

Flutist Emilio Rutllant is performing in a benefit concert in Vero Beach to raise funds that will pay for a friend’s medical bills, according to Hometown News. The friend is an architect and philanthropist in Vero Beach. Additional coverage: TCPalm.com.

Judge Beverly B. Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit will serve as the keynote speaker at the University of Georgia School of Law’s graduation. Martin earned her bachelor’s degree at Stetson according to the May 2 UGA Today.

Law alumnus Joshua Ferraro is mentioned in the April 30 TCPalm story, “Ferraro returns to Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith.”

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.