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Stetson growth spurt, LL.M. make news

Stetson’s phenomenal growth and the College of Law’s new LL.M. programs led the news coverage for the university this week. Notable national and local placements include the Florida Higher Education Spectator, National Jurist, Daytona Beach News-Journal, ESPN.com, NBCsports.com, Miami Herald, About.com, and Tampa Bay Times. Coverage for May 3-9, 2013, includes:

Top Stories

  • Stetson’s unprecedented growth in enrollment was the subject of a May 6 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The article also mentions that Stetson is expecting to add students to a wait list, at the same time that other institutions are missing enrollment targets. Additional coverage: Florida Higher Education Spectator.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Rachel VanLandingham did a live interview on May 6 about what happens when robots kill for the HuffPost Live at 4:30 p.m.
  • News of Stetson’s LL.M. programs has run in hundreds of national media outlets over the wire. The May 6 National Jurist is also running a story in their current issue.
  • Professor Luz Nagle is quoted in the International Enforcement Law Reporter article, “Cattle Rustling and Ranching by Illegal Armed Groups and Organized Crime.”
  • Stetson was mentioned for its new women’s lacrosse program in a May 6 article on ESPN.com. The article discusses the growth of lacrosse in Florida.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a May 6 NBCsports.com article about an upcoming decision from the Atlantic Sun Conference on where to hold the conference basketball tournament’s semi-finals. Additional coverage: The Telegraph.

Other Stories in the News

  • Stetson was mentioned in a May 2 Daytona Beach News-Journal article regarding a downtown DeLand bar that is being transformed into a tapas restaurant.
  • Stetson’s head sand volleyball coach, Tim Loesch, was quoted in VolleyballMag.com in a May 8 article about building a regulation sand volleyball court.
  • Stetson placed seventh in the Atlantic-Sun Conference Women’s All-Sport championship, according to the Marco News on May 8. FGCU took the top spot. Additional coverage: Naples Daily News.
  • Stetson student Katie Moore was one of only 60 undergraduates across the country selected to participate in “Posters on the Hill,” designed to bring Congressional delegates up-to-speed on some of the most cutting-edge federally funded academic projects, according to NAC&U News & Notes. The same article mentions that Stetson student Jay DeDon has been chosen as 2013 Newman Civic Fellow Award recipient.
  • In a May 9 article in the Courier-Post, FIT’s head football coach compares his program and Stetson’s, saying that both universities have been working on building a program over the last two years and this is the inaugural season for both new programs. FIT is a football-only member of the Gulf South Conference.
  • A May 2 article on About.com said that Stetson University still had space available for incoming freshmen. An article linking to that story provided statistics about Stetson students and admission data.
  • Law adjunct Judge Irene Sullivan conducted an interview with WMNF News for a May 7 story about the Kiera Wilmot case out of Bartow.
  • A May 6 Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald story about the homeless mentions Stetson’s Tampa Law Center.
  • Hometown News on May 3 provided coverage of a partnership between Stetson Health Communications students and the Volusia County Health Department in which the students developed videos and coloring books promoting the importance of public health. The projects were presented to the Volusia County Health Department for distribution at its centers.
  • A Stetson student received a scholarship from the William S. Harvey Deltona Scholarship Advisory Board, according to the May 3, Hometown News. Awards are based on GPA, residency, and standardized test scores.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a May 5 Daytona Beach News-Journal article on the award-winning ECHO (Environmental, Cultural, Historical, Outdoor) program designed to positively impact redevelopment and spur economic development. Stetson was mentioned in relation to the renovation of Spec Martin Stadium.
  • A new store, Sportsanity, in downtown DeLand features Stetson Hatters sportswear according to a Daytona Beach News-Journal article on May 5. Additional coverage: Florida Higher Education Spectator.
  • Political Science Professor T. Wayne Bailey was honored at the annual Silver Circle Recognition Dinner for his 50 years of service to Stetson University, according to the May 5 Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Alumni in the News

  • Englander Fischer announced that Law alumnus and founding partner Leonard S. Englander received the St. Petersburg Bar Association Professionalism Award on May 3.
  • Law alumnus Christian Barker is an artist manager who owns his own firm, Capri Nashville, according to a May 7 press release. The May 2012 graduate received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.
  • LL.M. alumnus Alexandre Dammous is featured in a May 6 KPHO and wire story about MobAdWin.

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.