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Influential women, ‘stand your ground’ top news

Stetson President Wendy Libby was named to a list of most influential women, and the verdict in the Zimmerman trial is still generating coverage for Stetson as is Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. Notable national, international and regional media coverage includes Volusia-Flagler Business ReportWashington Post, ABA Journal, CRI English (China), Orlando Sentinel, Tallahassee Democrat, Salt Lake Tribune, CapitalSoup.com, Modern Ghana and Tampa Bay Times. Stetson’s news coverage for July 19-25 includes:

Top Stories

  • Wendy Libby was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Business by the Volusia-Flagler Business Report, July 22.
  • Lance Long, professor of law, is quoted in the July 21 Washington Post article, “The ‘intensifying’ art of the dissent.” The article was picked up by the ABA Journal and news outlets around the country.
  • Charles Rose, professor of law, talked with Chinese media CRI English on July 23 about the outcome of the Zimmerman trial. Professor Rose joined the Life Elsewhere Radio program on WMNF on July 22 to discuss Stand Your Ground law and President Obama’s speech in response to the Zimmerman trial. Rose is also quoted in the ACQ magazine article, “‘Justice for Trayvon’ rallies hit 100 cities.”

Other Stories in the News

  • Jamil Khader, professor of English and director of Stetson’s Gender Studies Program, has been awarded a year-long Fulbright research and teaching fellowship in the Palestinian Territories for the 2013-14 academic year, according the July 21 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Susan Rozelle, professor of law, spoke with the Orlando Sentinel for the July 18 story, “Why Only Six on Florida Juries?” Rozelle is quoted in the July 23 Tampa Bay Times story, “Why Only 6 on the Zimmerman Jury?”
  • Stetson was mentioned in a July 18 article in the West Orlando News as the host of the 2014 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
  • Representatives from Stetson attended a meeting regarding a business incubator proposal that would help small businesses in west Volusia to grow by co-locating them with other budding businesses, according to the July 17, Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Lee Coppock, professor of law, is quoted in the Orlando Sentinel article, “OCSO settles with Torey Breedlove estate for $450k.”
  • Stetson was mention in a July 19 article in the Oklahoman as one of 56 schools that has added varsity football to their athletic programs since 2008.
  • Faculty and staff at Stetson were recently honored by the Quality of Service Council during its annual Employee Recognition Celebration, according to the July 19 Hometown News.
  • DeLand High School Bulldog Boosters will have concession rights for both Bulldog and Hatters football games at Spec Martin Stadium, according to a July 19 West Volusia Beacon article.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a July 24 article in the Tallahassee Democrat about the history of FSU football. Additional coverage: NoleSports.com, FS View,
  • CapitalSoup.com ran an article on July 19 about Stetson hiring Georgios Bakamitsos as associate dean of Graduate Programs for the School of Business Administration.
  • Progress on renovations for Spec Martin Stadium have been slowed by rain but the project should be ready for Stetson’s first game on Aug. 31, according to a July 24 Daytona Beach News-Journal article.
  • Stetson was mentioned in a July 23 article in the Salt Lake Tribune about unusual school nicknames.
  • Stetson student Matt Forkas was featured in a July 22 article in the Reston Patch. Forkas and his father are climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for HopeCam, a charity they founded that helps children being treated for cancer overcome social isolation issues by setting up classroom webcams to link children to their teachers and friends throughout the school day.
  • Modern Ghana magazine featured Stetson student Ryan Asare Bediako in a July 24 article about the soccer player’s success on the field in the United States. Additional coverage: GhanaWeb.com, myjoyonine.com.

Alumni in the News

  • Justin Bosco has joined Team Volusia Economic Development Corp. as marketing coordinator, according to the July 21 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Wade Slater, winner of the 2012 member show at Morean Arts Center, now has a solo show on display there, “Family Tree,” Bay News 9 reported on July 23. Additional coverage: Central Florida News 13.
  • The July 25 Memphis Daily News profiles Law alumnus Justin Giles, who relays that he attended Stetson for the highly ranked trial advocacy program.
  • The July 24 Tampa Bay Times profiles Law alumna Victoria Bowa, who is opening a women’s shoe, jewelry and handbag boutique in Hyde Park Village in Tampa.

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.