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Roland George, aquatic center lead news

Coverage of the successful Roland George Investments Program and Stetson’s pursuit of a new aquatic center on Lake Beresford topped the news for Stetson this week. Notable national and regional placements include Florida Trend, Huffington Post, Tampa Bay Times, Daytona Beach News-Journal and Tampa Tribune. Top stories for the week of Mar. 28-Apr. 3 include:

  • Florida Trend’s April issue includes coverage of the Roland George Investment Program, including the consistency of the program’s success in two separate competitions. The article quotes K.C. Ma, Ph.D., C.F.A., director of the George Investments Institute and chair of Applied Investments, as well as students and a graduate of the program.
  • WKMG-TV reported Mar. 31 on Stetson’s plans to build a new aquatic center on Lake Beresford. The center will be used for science research and men and women’s rowing team, as well as provide recreational facilities for the community. The county council will consider whether to support the project. Additional coverage: Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Psychology Department, published a blog post on Huffington Post on Mar. 28 which discusses where to draw the line between violent and non-violent video games.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Mar. 31 Tampa Bay Times PunditFact article, “Nancy Grace talks Oscar Pistorius: Could Premeditated murder happen ‘in the twinkling of an eye?’”
  • Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with the High Point Enterprise for the Mar. 27 story, “Analyst on hazing – path needed to healing.”

Other Stories in the News

  • In an article on The Courier-Journal on Mar. 28, Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Psychology Department, was quoted as an expert on violent behavior among youths. The article is about flash mobs in Louisville.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Apr. 1 Tampa Tribune article, “Schenecker won’t face death penalty in murder trial.” Additional coverage: FindLaw.
  • The New Criterion’s April issue picked up a story that originally appeared in the New York Chronicle regarding Stetson choir’s visit to New York and performance at Lincoln Center.
  • A Mar. 26 article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported on a discussion panel at Stetson featuring notable sports industry figures discussing the role of emerging media in professional sports. The event was sponsored by Stetson’s sport business program and Roberson Lecture Series, and organized by Matt Wilson, Ed.D., assistant professor of sport business.
  • Stetson’s online accounting degree program was named one of the best in the country, according to KLTV’s Mar. 31 coverage of the announcement by BestOnlineColleges.org. Additional coverage: WTOC, WSFA.
  • According to Hometown News on Mar. 16, the Lake Woodruff Wildlife Refuge celebrated its 50th anniversary. Stetson faculty and students from the Biology Department educated the public on “everything from bacteria to turtles.” A four-piece jazz combo from Stetson’s School of Music performed for the event. Terence Farrell, Ph.D., and Kirsten Work, Ph.D., represented Stetson.
  • An article in the Stemcellular on Mar. 28 mentions that  Stetson sponsors the Mark Twain Young Authors’ Workshop each summer in collaboration with the Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Mo.
  • Hometown News published an article on Mar. 28 about Stetson’s Guitar Program, under the direction of Stephen Robinson, Ph.D., professor of music, presenting visiting performer and internationally renowned guitarist/composer Benjamin Verdery in concert.
  • On Apr. 2, KTXD reported that Jeffrey A. Ulmer has been named vice president for development and alumni engagement at Stetson. Additional coverage: KEYC.
  • An article in the Orlando Sentinel on Mar. 31 announced that Friends Talking Faith radio show will visit Stetson. The Three Wise Guys — Rabbi Steven Engel, Imam Muhammad Musri and Rev. Bryan Fulwider — will record two segments of their show at the DeLand campus, Apr. 9 at 7 p.m.
  • On Apr. 1 Tampa Bay Times reported that a bike rally celebrating alternative transportation will start from Stetson Law on Friday, Apr. 4.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan posted “The Cost of Staying Warm in the Winter” on Mar. 28 in Law Professor Blogs Network, the Mar. 31 blogs Quiet Improvement to Medicare, Demonstrated Creativity in Aging, and the Apr. 2 Age Bias More Universal?  on the Law Professor Blogs Network.

Alumni in the News

  • On Mar. 31, Smart Meetings featured Anne Hamilton, vice president of resort sales and services at Disney Destinations, and a graduate of Stetson’s M.B.A. program. Hamilton talks about spending nights and weekends studying at Stetson while working.
  • Scott Williams has been named the boys head basketball coach at Apopka High School in Apopka, Fla. Williams was formerly head coach at Wekiva High School.
  • On Mar. 31, the Telegraph reported that law alumnus Jason Logan was promoted to partner in the Macon, Ga., office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP
  • Law alumnus Joe Jarret has authored the cover article of the Tennessee Bar Association, “Snakebit.”
  • Ryan Pagels is featured in a Mar. 27 article on Ocala.com for his performance on piano at the Marion Chamber Music Society.