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Football, video games, Miley Cyrus lead news

Stetson’s first football game in 57 years, research on the effect of violent video games on kids, and controversy over Miley Cyrus kept Stetson in the news this week. Notable regional, national, and international coverage includes the Miami Herald, CNN, CNNMoney.com, Forward Florida, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kenya Star, Sydney News, Tampa Bay Times and Elder Law Prof Blog. Coverage for Aug. 23-29 includes:

Top Stories

  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal ran a front-page, above-the-fold interview with Wendy Libby discussing football at Stetson and what it means for DeLand. The same paper ran an op-ed by Butch Paul, chair of Stetson University Board of Trustees, entitled “Stetson’s football program is all about teamwork.” On Aug. 25, the paper published a 24-page guide to Stetson football as a special section.
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the Aug. 27 CNBC article, “Is Raj Rajaratnam really living like a prison king?”
  • Chris Ferguson, chair of the psychology department at Stetson, was quoted in an Aug. 25 article on TheAdvocate.com about the effect playing violent video games has on children. Ferguson recently published research on the subject in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Additional coverage on the research: EurekAlert!, Algorithmica, MedicalXpress.com, Science Newsline, RedOrbit, Kenya Star, Mail Online UK, and others.
  • In addition, Chris Ferguson, chair of the psychology department at Stetson, wrote an op-ed for CNN about recent controversy over Miley Cyrus’ performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards. Additional coverage: Albuquerque Express, Big News Network, CNNMoney.com, North Korea Times, Kenya Star, The Sydney News, Phillipine Times, Argentina Star, Kyrgyzstan News, Cambodian Times, and many other media outlets.
  • Forward Florida’s September issue includes an article about Stetson’s teamwork with DeLand to bring football back to the university.
  • WRDQ, Bay News 9, Central Florida News 13 and WFTV aired stories on Stetson’s new lightning protection equipment on Aug. 23 and 24. Additional coverage: Daytona Beach News-Journal, Big News Network, West Volusia Beacon.
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal’s Aug. 24 article about banning smoking on beaches in Volusia and Flagler counties mentioned a similar ban instituted by universities such as Stetson. The article was picked up by dozens of media outlets throughout the country including: Miami Herald, Kansas City Star, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bellingham Herald, Anchorage Daily News, CareerBuilder.com, Lexington Herald Leader, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Idaho Statesman, Lexington Herald Leader, and many other outlets.

Other Stories in the News

  • Law Associate Dean Theresa Radwan spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for a Aug. 28 story about Channelside Tampa and bankruptcy.
  • Law Professor Kate Bohl was interviewed for a Aug. 23 WFSU radio program about the DCF and child advocacy.
  • Stetson was mentioned in an Aug. 22 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal about upgrades to Spec Martin Memorial Stadium. The same paper also covered the ribbon cutting ceremony at the stadium on Aug. 24.
  • According to the Aug. 26 CNBC and other news outlets, Stetson Law is participating in the annual National Civil Trial Competition on Nov. 8-10.
  • Stetson appeared in a Daytona Beach News-Journal article Aug. 25 regarding area universities starting their fall semesters.
  • According to the Aug. 27 Northwest Guardian, Law student Tiana Brockway-Horne received a scholarship from the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Scholarship Fund, Aug. 8.
  • Forward Florida magazine’s September issue covered research done by Stetson student Kate MacFarlane on the benefits of investment in communication technology by developing nations.
  • According to the Aug. 26 Elder Law Prof Blog, Stetson is hiring law faculty.
  • Stetson’s Nina B. Hollis Institute was mentioned in an Aug. 24 article in the Bradenton Herald on the opening of an all-boys school in Manatee County.
  • According to the Aug. 24 St. Pete News Feed, on Sept. 7, the Emerson Forum (www.emersonforum.org) is presenting a program that honors pets at Stetson Law in Tampa.
  • According to the Aug. 23 Bay News 9 and Aug. 22 Tampa Bay Times, Stetson Law is getting safer crosswalks as part of an effort to improve pedestrian crossing on Gulfport Blvd.
  • Judge William Fuente, Law adjunct professor, is mentioned regarding high-profile criminal cases on the August Central Law BlogSpot.

Alumni in the News

  • According to the Aug. 26 Traders Huddle, International Business Times and other news outlets, Law alumnus Chad Strickland has joined the Warrick Dunn Charities board of directors.
  • Ian Franklin is now manager of inside sales and business development for Professional Aircraft Accessories, according to AviationPros.com on Aug. 27.
  • According to the Aug. 24 Consumer Electronics Net, Law alumnus Alain Rivas announced the addition of a new associate.
  • Kathy Lopez has joined Augusta Health Family Practice in Verona, Ga., reports the Augusta Free Press on Aug. 28.
  • The Aug. 22 Pensacola News Journal included a feature on Law alumna Jessica Jo Lyublanovits, clerk of court for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Florida.