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Football fever heats up DeLand, news media

With just weeks to go before the first Hatter football game since 1957, football has received much attention in the news media this week, in both the traditional and social news media. Head baseball coach Pete Dunn’s new four-year contract also received many positive responses in social media, too. Stetson’s news coverage for the week of July 5-11, 2013, includes the following: 

Top Stories:

Law Professor Charles Rose discussed the case of Major Nidal Hasan with Fox News Radio for an interview that aired July 9 on WTAQ and WIBC, WTVN and KLBJ.

Wall Street Journal (blog)  July 11: “The Manslaughter Option in Zimmerman’s Trial: An Explainer,” law professor Charles Rose was interviewed.

Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 10, reports: “Stetson’s Pete Dunn gets 4-year contract extension through 2017”

Rosalie Carpenter, Stetson assistant dean of students,  wins national award was reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 7.

Betsy Clark, Ph.D., president and founder of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf and an adjunct professor of sports management at Stetson University, was interviewed for the article “Sports for Everyone: Everything you always wanted to know about adaptive sports,” in Recreation Management.

According to the July 9 Corporate Crime Reporter, Law Professor Ellen Podgor joined a group of legal academics at the Chamber of Commerce’s Academic Task Force on Corporate Crime.

The July 4 Daytona Beach News Journal quotes Law Professor Jason Bent in the article, “NSB police chief given extra half-year’s pay for retiring.”

The July 5 WTVT Fox 13 interviewed Law Adjunct Professor Adam Levine for the story “Abortion suspect posts bond.”

“Democracy’s close watch on our government’s reputation factory” by guest columnist American studies professor Paul Croce in July 4 Orlando Sentinel.  The guest column was also posted July 9, by Andrew Hartman in s-usih.org – English-To Go!

Stetson Law is highlighted as one of the few schools who can claim 100 percent retention rates of scholarships in the ABA Journal’s article “Which law schools were most likely to yank merit-based scholarships?”  

Football coverage:

Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 1 – Stadium upgrades should be ready for Stetson football kickoff; DeLand to start trolley service for Stetson football games, as reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal July 4.

FCS has one-third of new football programs – The four from the FCS are independent Charlotte, which eventually will move to the FBS level; Pioneer Football League members Stetson and Mercer… Reported by The Sports Network, Philadelphia, PA, and picked up by 16 media outlets. Also picked up in tweets: Tweet from Damond Talbot: Another school to watch is Stetson University, brand new FCS school in Florida.

sbnation.com, July 9, reported: “Here are the 12 brand new college football programs for 2013”

Imperial Valley News: Imperial Valley California News Source, July 9, reports: “Record Number of Colleges Add NCAA Football Teams in 2013”

National Football Foundation tweeted: After a 56-year football hiatus, @StetsonU will begin competing as a FCS program starting in 2013.

Tampa Bay Times HOME TEAM July 10: “Stetson Hires former Tarpon coach Atif Austin as assistant”

WESH 2 News, July 6, reported on the “formidable facelift” of Spec Martin Complex for the return of Hatter Football.  

In Other News:

The July 9 Florida Trend reports that Stetson Law alumni are among the top Legal Elite honorees.

The July 7 Chinese Law Prof Blog mentions Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition.

The July 4 Mangalorean includes an opinion article by IEMCC award winner Ramya Jawahar.

Bill O’Connor, director of Continuing Education, was quoted: “College camps ‘make science fun’” in Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 11.

Tweet from Emily Richardson – The EvoLLLution, July 10: Emily Richardson from @StetsonU shares 2nd installment: “10 lessons on CE management from hotel industry”

Bud Asher obituary in July 6 Daytona Beach News-Journal mentions his position with Stetson in the 1950s as an assistant football coach. Bud Asher was the former mayor of Daytona Beach. Also reported in the Orlando Sentinel  July 9: “Former mayor favored football over legal field.”  “Community honors former Daytona Mayor Bud Asher” – coverage of his memorial service in July 9  Daytona Beach News-Journal. 

Alumni in the News:

Alumnus Henry Brown, double Hatter with undergraduate and MBA degrees, now executive director of Miller Electric Co., and member of the Executive Committee of Stetson’s Family Enterprise Center, has been named to JU Davis College of Business Executive Advisory Board, as reported in Jacksonville University’s WAVE Weekly, July 10.

Alumnus Michael Budga, MBA, is appointed Director of Product Management by AES Corporation, as reported in TMCnet.com, July 8.

Interview with author and Stetson alumna Kait Ballenger in Melissa (My World…in words and pages) 

Law alumna Jane Geddes is featured in Inside Sports Illustrated’s “Where Are They Now?”

Law alumna Ashley Allen is profiled in the July 5 Tampa Bay Times article, “Lawyer presents her case as Cosette in ‘Le Miserables.’”

According to the July 10 Exec Digital and Business Observer, Law alumnus John Miller has received the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell.

According to the July 8 Sarasota Herald Tribune, Law alumnus and former employee Mark St. Louis has been hired by New College as general counsel.

According to the July 8 Jacksonville Daily Record, Law alumna Ashley Goggins has joined the Juvenile Court Unit in the Office of the Public Defender, Fourth Judicial Circuit.

The July 8 IT Business Net, WXVT, WPFO, KLFY, WISTV, Valley News Live, KLAS TV, WRIC TV, WMDT, KPTV, TMCNet, WSHMTV, KTEN TV and others report that LL.M. alumnus Alexandre Dammous created a Mobile Advertising Win Win Strategy.

The July 10 East County Observer profiles Law alumnus Judge Rick De Furia in the story, “De Furia shows respect on and off the bench.”

The July 9 Tampa Tribune and Pharmacy Choice report that candidates including Law alumnus Edwin Narain have filed for the seat in the Hillsborough district that includes Seminole Heights, East Tampa, Ybor City and West Tampa.

The July 9 ABC Action News profiles Law alumnus Sheriff Bob Gaultieri in the article, “Getting to know Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri with this week’s ’10 Questions.’”

The July 9 TMCNet.com reports that Law alumna Karen Kelly, general counsel at ProVest, is now a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

According to a July 9 press release, Fisher & Sauls, P.A. is pleased to announce that Law alumnus Terry L. Hirsch, Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, has joined the firm.

Alumna Dorothy Slaughter, piano major at Stetson in the 1950s, was featured in “Tragedy to Triumph” in Kingsport Times News, July 6. She was named the first Miss Kingsport who always has been a positive role model.

Alumna Blanche Adele Horne, born in 1935, passed away June 22. She attended Stetson before graduating from FSU in 1957. Reported in Telegram.com  in Seabeck, WA.

Rev. David Lee Early died at 82, as reported in the newsobserver.com in Raleigh, N.C.

Assortment of social media on sports and other topics:

“Hall of Fame Coach Inks New Contract” – Welcome to Stetson – tweeted by gohatters.com. West Volusia Tourism tweeted “It’s great news that Pete Dunn will be staying at Stetson University for a while longer. He’s a great coach…” Tweet from Aaron Fitt: #Stetson coach Pete Dunn, who just completed his 34th season as #Hatters head coach, has signed a contract extension (undisclosed duration). Facebook posts from Chris Ivey, Central Florida Sideline Sports Talk Radio Show

Tweet from Bob Pockrass: When The Waterboy needed worn-looking stadium, they went 20 miles west of DIS to DeLand … New Stetson U fb home (after renovations). This was picked up by several others.

Tweet from John B Stetson: How loud will you be at the @StetsonFootball game of the year on Aug. 31?

Tweet from Swann & Associates: New football field construction looking good on you @StetsonU!

“This is Greece olympia grad and Stetson University senior Jenna Hoecker just missing an eagle putt.” Featured on Your News Now (YNN) Rochester.

Check out this…Four Tweets about FLASHBACK independent movie:    Did you know more than 60 Stetson University alumni were involved in the making of FLASHBACK? DVD Release!  Thanks @StetsonU for posting this great article about me, @FlashbackMovie, and all of the @stetsonalumni involved!

Stetson job openings tweeted at IGotaJobToday

Tweet from Alexis Welch: When someone asks me what school I go to, it feels so good to reply with Stetson University. 

Many tweets about summer camps

The Choate Family Blog discusses the huge impact Stetson has had on their lives. “While at Stetson University, not only did we receive a fabulous education, but we also met people who still continue to influence our lives.”

Howard County Farmers’ Market Facebook announcement that Violinist Lexy Parsons, Stetson alumna, to perform at Farmers’ Market.

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.