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Zimmerman, single gender classes top news

Single gender classrooms and the Zimmerman trial, as well as the Atlantic-Sun Conference All Academic Trophy are leading news coverage for Stetson this week. Also, Stetson faculty and staff wrote articles for the July 4 opinion sections of both the Orlando Sentinel and the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Notable national and local placements include Yahoo! News, Christian Science Monitor, WGRZ-TV, WESH-TV, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Alaska Dispatch, and the Kingsport Times-News. Coverage for June 28-July 4 includes:

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Stetson research on single gender classrooms made news in Buffalo, NY, on June 28, when the research was mentioned at a meeting of community leaders and school board members. WGRZ-TV captured the story, as did WUTV.

Rebecca Watts, associate professor of communication and media studies at Stetson, was quoted in a June 28 article in the Christian Science Monitor, regarding the influence of race on the Zimmerman trial. Additional coverage: Yahoo! News, Alaska Dispatch.

Stetson athletes won the Atlantic-Sun Conference All Academic Trophy for the first time with 73 percent of its athletes making a 3.0 GPA or better, according to the WCYB-TV. Additional coverage: Kingsport Times-News.

A patriotic opinion piece, “Embracing patriotism through service,” was featured on July 4 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, written by Savannah-Jane Griffin, director of Stetson’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE), and Kevin Winchell, assistant director of the CCE.

History and American studies professor Paul Croce wrote this opinion piece, “Democracy’s close watch on our government’s reputation factory” that was published in the July 3 issue of  the Orlando Sentinel.

Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s op-ed about the Supreme Court is running in the July 3 Huffington Post.

Law Professor Susan Rozelle is quoted in an article about a compromise verdict in the June 29 Daytona Beach News-Journal.  

Law Professor Kate Bohl joined the WSRQ “Let’s Talk Law with Bill Robertson” on June 28 to discuss First Amendment rights and a panhandling ordinance. Law alumnus Matt White also joined the program.

Law Professor Jason Bent spoke with Law 360 for the story “NY Court Plants Supreme Court Seed With GPS Snoop Ruling.”

Other Stories in the News

Emily Richardson, associate vice president for Boundless Learning, authored a three-part article on continuing education management – with comparisons between hospitality and higher education. Part I has been published on Evolllution.com, July 3.

Jeff Altier, Stetson athletic director, was interviewed by WESH-TV, July 1, about the start of Stetson football after 57 years without a team.

The July 3 issue of Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that single-game football tickets will be available next month.

West Volusia Beacon’s coverage of the Stetson football tailgating issue included a map of the affected areas on June 26. More news on the launch of Stetson football came in a Daytona Beach News-Journal July 1 article about progress that is being made on changes to Spec Martin Stadium. Additional coverage: Hometown News.

Stetson was mentioned in a June 26 Q&A with Gabriela Cowperthwaite on Dazed Digital about her new documentary, Blackfish, which details the treatment of orcas in captivity. John Jett, Stetson professor of biology, appears in the film.

“Stetson University Celebrates 125 Years as a Federal Depository Library – Pic of the Week” was featured again in The Library of Congress Blogs.loc.gov ‘June Top 10.’

In a Sarasota Herald Tribune article on June 29, Stetson was mentioned in relation to a developer’s bid to host the 2017 World Rowing Championships. The developer’s daughter rows for Stetson.

Alumni in the News

Kait Ballenger’s new book cover was revealed in a post on Romancing the Dark Side blog, June 28. Ballenger was also interviewed on Red Hot Books, June 27. Additional coverage: Coffee and Characters, Talk Supe, Dangerous Romance.

According to the July 2 Naples News, Law alumna Ashley Hodson has joined the firm of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP in its Naples office.

Chris Johnson, third baseman for the Atlanta Braves, has received more than one million votes for the All-Star game in his first appearance on that ballot, according to the Courier-Post, July 1.

In the Middletownpress.com (Connecticut), alumnus Marty Ryczek, was described: “one of those guys who came home as an adult from his Stetson University days to give back and become an integral part of his community as teacher and coach.” Ryczek is currently director of Athletics at Hale-Ray High School in Conn.

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.