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Study abroad, OJ’s trial, poetry top news

A blog on international study, an appeal of the O.J. Simpson trial and an award-winning poet topped the news for Stetson. Notable national and local coverage included CSPAN 3, Slate, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Forward Florida, and Hawaii News Now. Top stories for Nov. 22-Dec. 5 include:

Top Stories

  • Huffington Post featured an op-ed by Stetson president Wendy B. Libby about studying abroad and the wider range of experiences universities provide both on campus and across borders.
  • Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob spoke with the Christian Science Monitor for a Nov. 27 story about O.J. Simpson’s appeal for a new trial.
  • Professor of English Terri Witek received the Silver 2012 Florida Book Award in poetry for her collection Exit Island. A poem from the collection, “Tomorrow Night, Shake Me”, was featured in Slate. According to Orlando Weekly, Dr. Witek had a reading in Orlando with Portuguese novelist Jacinto Pires which was explored in an interview with WMFE. She also appeared on 90.7 News to discuss the strength of the Central Florida’s literary scene.
  • Professor Luz Nagle joined a panel of experts discussing terrorism and organized crime at the 23rd Annual Review of the Field, ABA Standing Committee on National Security Law, in Washington, D.C. that was picked up by CSPAN 3.
  • According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the staff of Stetson’s WORLD International Learning department have been recognized for their strengths within the field. Also, the executive director of international learning Eric Canny was invited to speak on strategic planning and global operations safety at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar.
  • Law Adjunct Professor and alumnus Joseph Bodiford wrote the opinion article, “In Murder-Trial Mayhem, Dignified Justice: MY WORD” exclusively for the Nov. 25 Orlando Sentinel. Bodiford  also wrote the opinion editorial, “Try rooting for presumption of innocence,” for the Nov. 29 Tallahassee Democrat.

Other Stories in the News

  • Paul Croce, professor of history and department chair of American studies, features a letter to the editor in the West Volusia Beacon where he describes Halloween has a possible template for children to better understand differences among peers.
  • In Scott Maxwell’s segment Thanksgiving in Orlando, featured in the Orlando Sentinel, one reader said they were thankful for Stetson University being the state’s very first music school.
  • Professor of theater arts and play director Ken McCoy is quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal about the new play “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.”
  • Stacey-Rae Simcox commented about her new position as Stetson University’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic director and associate professor of legal skills in The Herald, Hawaii News Now, and other news outlets.
  • According to Daytona Times, Luis Paris, a visiting lecturer in the School of Business, will introduce a business program featured in the Deltona Library as part of a host of business workshops.
  • Assistant professor of business intelligence and analytics Joe Woodside gave insight into the complexities of the healthcare system in Forward Florida.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy spoke with Bay News 9 about the Supreme Court hearing regarding campaign finance reform for a Nov. 26 news story.
  • News of Stetson Law student Tai Lowry helping her team win the Florida Justice Association Mock Trial Competition has run in the Nov. 28 Gazette.
  • According to the Nov. 25 Hindustan Times, the three-day 18th Stetson International Moot Court competition concluded on Sunday at Rajiv Gandhi National Law University.
  • News of Stacey-Rae Simcox joining Stetson as the new Veterans Advocacy Clinic director ran nationally across the PRNewswire on Nov. 25 in multiple media outlets.

Alumni in the News

  • Debbie Faulkner was featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Under 30” feature.
  • Denise Hines was been named Executive Director of the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN), according to Market Wired.
  • The Nov. 27 Memphis Business Journal features a Q&A with Law alumnus Tom James, executive chairman of Raymond James Financial.
  • The Dec. 1 Tampa Tribune/TBO features an interview with Vincent D’Agostino, a Law alumnus who is enjoying an internship at the White House.
  • According to the Nov. 22 Tampa Bay Times article “Career makeover: Boomers and more seek something completely different,” Law alumna Robyn Featherston is enjoying a third career thanks to her Stetson education and thirst for learning new things.
  • The Nov. 22 Tampa Bay Business Journal 2013 Up & Comers features a profile of Law alumna Yova Borovska, who joined Fowler White after graduating.
  • According to Elite Tampa Bay, Law alumnus Robert Eckard was published in the October 2013 article, “Did You Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?”
  • The Nov. 26 Mail Tribune mentions Law alumna Katie Zerkel in the article, “Life is still good for local Beaver, Duck fans.”