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In news: Law insight in Zimmerman jury, alumna’s book

Stetson law professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Wall Street Journal regarding the ongoing Zimmerman jury pool selection process. The university’s enrollment figures rank 10th in Florida in Florida Trend‘s chart on private, non-profit universities. The departure of basketball coach Casey Alexander continued to be covered in print, online and social media, as did the announcement of Stetson’s new head basketball coach Corey Williams. This year’s congressional baseball game received a great deal of coverage, during which “the GOP thinks it found its secret weapon” in Stetson alumnus, freshman Congressman Ron DeSantis. Recent Stetson graduate Kait Ballenger’s new book, After Dark, going on sale in stores June 25, received several positive reviews on blogs. Dangerous weather conditions continued almost daily this week, impacting campus schedules, particularly, in the Tampa Bay area. And, high school graduates from around the country were reported as choosing Stetson University as the next step in their education. Coverage for June 7-13, 2013, includes:

Top Stories: 

  • Law professor Charles Rose is quoted in the June 10 Wall Street Journal article, “Zimmerman Jury Pool Queried on Biases.”
  • Law adjunct professor and alumnus Jeff Brown appeared on the June 11 Bay News 9 news program about the “timely justice act.”
  • Florida Trend: Chart: Florida’s Private, Non-Profit Colleges and Universities – Stetson, with 3,696, is ranked 10th in enrollment in list of 40. Nova Southeastern University is ranked first with 28,378.
  • Law adjunct professor James Lake spoke with Bay News 9 about the Kelley’s lawsuit against the Department of Defense for the news program.
  • Third-year law student Kevin Crews recently won the 2013 Florida Law Student Essay Contest. Crews won a cash award and complimentary registration at the Seventh Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference, and his essay on the topic of maintaining confidentiality with technology was published in the June 6 Florida Bar Journal.
  • Recent Stetson graduate Kait Ballenger was interviewed in three blogs, regarding her new book, After Dark, an anthology featuring Shadow Hunter, an Execution Underground novella, which will be available in stores June 25. Blogs included: All Things Urban Fantasy (where Para is Normal); Underworld Love Addiction and Blogspot and Book Monster Review: Guest post and Series Spotlight on Kait Ballenger.
  • BayNews9 reported on new Hatter Basketball Coach Corey Williams. 

Other News: 

  • Congressional baseball game: “The most contested turf in Congress isn’t where you think” – GOP thinks it found its secret weapon” – Florida’s freshman Congressman Ron DeSantis, Stetson alumnus. Covered by: RocketNews.com; Yahoo.com; RollCall.com; TheAtlantic.com; NationalJournal.com.
  • Law Student Shaun Cummings’ clerkship at the Franklin, Starnes & Holt P.A. firm during the summer is featured in the June 7 naplesnews.com and June 8 PR.com article “Three Law Students Gain ‘On-The-Job Training’.”
  • The June 11 St. Pete Patch, June 9 HeraldOnline, FreshNews.com and June 6 Miami Herald ran news of Stetson partnering on a legal workshop for veterans, military and their families.
  • In the June 10 Daytona Beach News-Journal, family enterprise professor Greg McCann is quoted in story about a family-run pizzeria in Holly Hill celebrating its 25th anniversary.
  • Athletics Director Jeff Altier is interviewed in “Stetson AD: Smaller A-Sun remains a strong conference” in June 9 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Blogs.Loc.Gov/law: Stetson University Celebrates 125 years as a Federal Depository Library, and featured photo was used in Stetson Today.
  • BeaconOnlineNews.com: Biology professor Kirsten Work will help celebrate the seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
  • In the following articles, several graduates of recent high school graduations plan to attend Stetson University in the fall:
  • Lehighvalleylive.com reports Parkland High School graduate Andrew Fuehrer will attend Stetson University on merit-based scholarship.
  • New Milford Spectrum reports on Canterbury High School graduate Christina Loya of New Preston will attend Stetson University.
  • VirginIslandsDailyNews.com: Several high school graduates from Antilles School plan to attend Stetson.
  • Tampa Bay News 10 – Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus member Courtney Welch plans to go to Stetson next year in music.
  • WickedLocal.com from Tewksbury: Bianca Enos, recent high school graduate of Austin Preparatory School, will attend Stetson. 

Alumni in the News:

  • WORLDGOLF, powered by Golf Channel: David Allibone, with B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Stetson, was hired as sales professional with ANNIKA Academy; GolfBusinessWire.com: ANNIKA Academy hires Golf-Industry Veteran David Allibone, Stetson alumnus.
  • According to The Tampa Tribune, Law graduate Kim Hernandez Vance is in the running for a circuit judge’s post in Hillsborough County next year.
  • The June 12 CityBizList Philadelphia reports that Law graduate Stacey Willits McConnell, partner at Lamb McErlane and Chair of its Trusts and Estates department, has been appointed to the board of trustees of The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa.
  • The June 12 Celebrity Press announced that Law alumna Aly Benitez, with Benitez Law Group, P.L., has co-authored the forthcoming book, Against The Grain: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How They Achieved Positive Results in a Down Economy!
  • The June 10 Consumer Electronics Net reports that LL.M. alumnus Alexandre Dammous is the founder of MobAdWin.
  • An article in Daytona Beach News-Journal, highlighted local piano students and their teacher, William “Billy” Perry, Stetson alumnus.
  • OrlandoSentinel.com: DeLand Sports Hall of Fame includes Debbie Rawlins, Stetson alumna, who played volleyball and softball for SU.  Also reported in PasadenaSun.com.
  • StatesboroHerald.com: Feature story, “Prayer at Work,” about Stetson alumnus Dr. Robert Lingle.
  • FBNewsLeader.com: Stetson alumna Regina Rutishauser Fachko died at 81.
  • Baltimore Sun obituary: Brian T. Dale ‘69, guidance counselor, died at 65.
  • Plant City Observer, June 12, 2013 – Piero Morselli, alumnus, died.
  • Orlando Sentinel: Myra Ann Southward Doudney ‘48, from Sanford, gifted pianist, died at 83. Also reported in News-Journal.

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.