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Union vote, water resources lead news

Voting on whether to unionize at a Volkswagon assembly plant and a meeting of government officials regarding water supply in Florida led the news for Stetson this week. Significant national and local coverage included CNBC, Newsweek, Toronto Telegraph, National Post, Reason.com, WOFL, College Baseball Daily, and Daytona Beach News-Journal. Top stories for Feb. 7-13 include:

  • Law Professor Jason Bent spoke with CNBC for the Feb. 6 story, “Union point in Tennessee could be labor rally point.” The story also appeared in the Toronto Telegraph.
  • Nearly 60 officials from governments and utilities along the St. Johns River gathered at Stetson to discuss water supply issues, according to the Feb. 10 Daytona Beach News-Journal. Stetson College of Arts & Sciences faculty who presented a workshop for attendees included Kirsten Work and Anthony Abbott.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with Newsweek for the Feb. 11 article, “How Colleges Flunk Mental Health.”
  • Eugene Huskey, professor of Russian studies, is quoted in a Feb. 12 National Post article on politics in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Coverage of Chris Feguson’s, chair of the psychology department, editorial State of Play continues, most recently with this Feb. 7 post in GamePolitics.com.
  • Meghan Walter, assistant professor of counselor education, appeared on WOFL Fox 35’s Good Day Orlando Feb. 13 to discuss whether college students should pay for their own education, and what types of jobs they should have while in school. Additional coverage: WOGX.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote, “From American Hustle to the Super PAC Hustle,” for the Brennan Center for Justice. The article also appeared in the Feb. 7 Moyers & Co.
  • Lynn Schoenberg, director of the counseling center at Stetson, was interviewed for a Feb. 9 Daytona Beach News-Journal article regarding attempts to raise awareness about the threat of sexual assault on college campuses.
  • Stetson was mentioned briefly in a Feb. 12 blog post on Reason.com regarding race consciousness in America. The article uses quotes by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during a speech to an audience at Stetson about the Tillman Act of 1907.

Other Stories in the News

  • According to the Feb. 11 AEC Newsroom and other wire sources, Alan Davis, a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University, has been appointed the new executive director of the VTV Family Outreach Foundation.
  • NAC&U News included an article about Stetson’s Family Enterprise students placing fifth in the Family Enterprise Case Competition at the University of Vermont.
  • The Feb. 11 Legally India mentioned a regional competition of Stetson’s annual International Environmental Moot Court competition.
  • College Baseball Daily ran an interview with head coach Pete Dunn to discuss the Hatters’ upcoming season.
  • The Feb. 7 Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob in the article, “Experts: Rejected plea judge’s prerogative.”
  • The 33Annual Merridy Williams Memorial Concert, Melodies of the Heart, was held in honor of its namesake, a Stetson alumna. The free concert accepted donations for the Merridy Williams Memorial Flute Scholarship fund at Stetson. Featured musicians from Stetson included David Bjella, Michael Rickman, Lynn Musco and Routa Kroumovitch, all professors at Stetson, according to the Feb. 7 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Kate Pearce, assistant vice president for university relations, has been elected chair of the Board of Regents for Duvall Home in DeLand, according to the Feb. 7 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Brigid Noonan, chair of counselor education, presented a talk on religious sexual stereotypes at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, according to the West Volusia Beacon.

Alumni in the News

  • According to the Feb. 11 Herald-Tribune, Law alumna Michelle Lajoie Hermey of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi PA, has received her board certification from the Florida Bar.
  • Sharon Siskie, vice president of international marketing and sales for Disney Destinations, has joined Visit Florida’s Board of Directors. Her term runs through June 2016, according to Visit Florida.
  • According to the Feb. 11 Financial News & Daily Record, Law alumnus Andrew Abramovich has been elected partner at Boyd & Jenerette.
  • Matthew Miller has been hired by Dewberry to work in its Orlando office as an environmental scientist responsible for wetland and threatened/endangered species surveying and permitting, and water resource coordination, according to the Feb. 7 Water & Wastes Digest.
  • According to the Jan. 30 Targeted News Service, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that Law alumnus Chris Vernon, representing Collier County, was reappointed to the Edison State College District Board of Trustees.
  • Alyssa Lindsley has joined James Moore Certified Public Accountants and Consultants as a staff accountant, according to the Feb. 9 Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • The Feb 6 Cabinet reports that Law alumna Wendy Hunt is the new executive director of The Milford Improvement Team.