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George students, law grads top news this week

Stetson’s impressive RGIP students and law school graduates led the news about Stetson this week because of their winning ways. Top national and regional placements include Bloomberg View, Forbes, Boston Globe, SCOTUSblog, Associated Press, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Orlando Sentinel and Tampa Bay Business Journal. Top stories for Apr. 18-24, 2014, include:

  • Coverage of the Roland George Investments Program’s wins in both the RISE and GAME competitions this year includes Boston Globe, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Miami Herald, Street Insider, Kansas City Star, Cincinnati Enquirer, Anchorage Daily News and more than 250 other media outlets nationwide on Apr. 23.
  • Dean and Professor of Law Chris Pietruszkiewicz did an interview with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for the Apr. 22 article, “Stetson grads do best on Fla. bar exam.” News of Stetson Law again ranking number one in bar passage in the state has run in the Associated Press, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Targeted News Service, Orlando Sentinel and dozens of national media outlets.
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the Apr. 23 Bloomberg View article, “We’re Using Enron Laws to Prosecute a Fisherman.” Podgor is also quoted in the Apr. 23 Forbes article, “Federal Prosecutor Turns Missing Fish Into a Sarbox Violation. Wha?”
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Apr. 22 SCOTUSblog regarding the recent denial of certiorari in Iowa Right to Life Committee v. Tooker, the challenge to Iowa’s ban on corporate campaign contributions.

Other Stories in the News

  • Volusia County, which gained notoriety when it laid off hundreds of teachers a few years ago, may have a hard time attracting recent graduates – including those from Stetson — to the more than 400 open teaching positions it will have in the fall, according Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13.
  • An Orlando Magazine article about WMFE’s show Three Wise Guys: Friends Talking Faith, mentions that the group of religious leaders took their show on the road to Stetson in April.
  • The April 17 ABC Action News 28 reports that the Tampa Law Center will host an event about the Florida Child Abuse Hotline on April 24-25.
  • Stetson student Peter Nyong’o was mentioned in the Orlando Sentinel article Apr. 23 regarding his sister Lupita’s picture on the cover of People magazine’s Most Beautiful People issue.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the April 21 Elder Law Prof blog “Not Only Is There an App for Advance Directives–there are Puppet Videos!”
  • Stetson has extended Coach Lynn Bria’s contract through the 2018-19 season, according to the Apr. 22 Daytona Beach News-Journal. Bria led Stetson to a school-record 27-win season in 2013-14 and the program’s fourth consecutive postseason tournament appearance.
  • The April 16 Targeted News Service reports that “Stetson Law Wins Awards for Written and Oral Advocacy at International Competition in Hong Kong,” “Stetson Co-sponsors Second Law and Rhetoric Colloquium,” “Best-selling Author, Animal Rescue Advocate David Rosenfelt Speaks to Standing-room Only Crowd at Stetson,” and “University of California, Hastings College of Law Wins Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition.”
  • Stetson’s School of Music presented two events, a jazz concert and a performance by the Choral Union, Stetson Men, Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra, according to the Apr. 20 Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Stetson’s Public Issues Forum: Changing Cannabis Laws in Florida received coverage in the Daytona Beach News-Journal Apr. 18.
  • Three senior recitals were announced Apr. 23 in the West Volusia Beacon. Weekend performances from the School of Music include Samone Hicks, Rachel Laquea and Airel Arthur.
  • Stetson was mentioned briefly in an Apr. 17 article on FloridaCatholic.org regarding religious outreach.
  • During Fellowship of Christian Athletes school gatherings – one at Stetson – more than 400 students made public decisions for Christ, according to the Apr. 19 Baptist Witness.
  • Jeffrey A. Ulmer has been appointed vice president for development and alumni engagement at Stetson, according to the Apr. 20 Orlando Sentinel.

Alumni in the News

  • The April 21 Herald Tribune reports that Law alumna Sarah Wertheimer has been appointed associate executive director of Embracing Our Differences.
  • Jacob deGrom is featured in an Apr. 22 article on SB Nation about New York Mets pitching prospects. Additional coverage: Bleacher Report, Las Vegas Review Journal.
  • The April 18 BizWireExpress reports that the Farr Law Firm announced the addition of Law alumna Sara Potts as an associate attorney.
  • According to The Record April 23, Law alumnus Wayne Nunnally is running for council unopposed in Irvington, Va.
  • Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles presented a TEDx talk at Southern Methodist University called Dying to Live, according to TEDxSMU on Apr. 20.

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