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March Madness, video games top news

Bidding on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and video game violence led the news for Stetson this week. Notable placements in national and regional news include Slate.com, Ebony Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Business Journal, Sports Illustrated, Sportballa.com, eWeek and Korea Herald. Top stories for Aug. 8-14, 2014, include:

  • The Central Florida Sports Commission partnering with Stetson, UCF and the City of Orlando, have submitted bids to the NCAA for the rights to host the second and third rounds as well as regional rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for 2016-18 seasons, according to the Orlando Sentinel, Aug. 7. Additional coverage: Central Florida News 13, Bay News 9, The Daily City, Orlando Business Journal.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in an Aug. 7 article on Slate.com that explores whether there is a link between video games and negative behavior. The article originally ran on The Science of Us.
  • Law professor Judith Scully is quoted in the July 2014 Ebony Magazine article, “Jailed, Raped & Beaten: Our kids in the juvenile justice System.”

Other Stories in the News

  • On Aug. 8, Sportballa.com picked up an article from GoHatters.com stating that Josh Lopez has joined the Stetson baseball coaching staff. Additional coverage: Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • eWeek’s Aug. 10 article included Stetson as one of several colleges whose campuses were added to Google Street View in September 2012.
  • Stetson played host to two Volusia County candidate debates, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on Aug. 10.
  • Stetson football is launching a Monday call-in show featuring head football Coach Roger Hughes, according to the Aug. 8 Daytona Beach News-Journal. The show will air on WYGM 740-AM, the same station that will broadcast Stetson football games.
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced that Luis Prats is now chair of Stetson’s Board of Trustees on Aug. 11.
  • Stetson’s Gillespie Museum is included in an Aug. 8 Hispanic Business roundup of science museums.
  • Mark  Powell, Ph.D., professor of English, talked about his new novel, “The Sheltering,” during a discussion on fiction writing at the Ormond Beach Library, according to an Aug. 8 article on go386.com. Additional coverage: Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • An Aug. 9 letter to the editor in the Daytona Beach News-Journal mentioned Stetson’s women’s football clinic.
  • On Aug. 11, TBO reports that adjunct professor Laura Snell is a candidate running to replace a retiring judge in Florida’s 6th judicial circuit.
  • On Aug. 7, PRWeb reports that adjunct professor, in the masters of LLM program, Bradley Frijon participated in a panel of experts discussing, “legalized marijuana,” at the conference of western attorneys General in park City, Utah.
  • Hala El-Aarag, Ph.D., professor of computer science, was elected vice president/president-elect of the Consortium of Computer Sciences in Colleges, according to the Aug. 13 Orlando Sentinel.
  • A profile of Stetson student Lucille Williams-Fernandez appeared in the Aug. 7 Cayman News Service regarding students who are interning in government service.
  • Incoming Hatter Devin Gillotte was featured in an Aug. 8 article in the Town-Crier.
  • Hometown News announced Stetson’s tobacco ban on both campuses Aug. 8.
  • Stetson’s single gender classroom research was mentioned in an Aug. 7 article on the Westside Gazette.
  • Orlando Sentinel mentioned Stetson’s Hand Art Center in its Aug. 8 “Freebie Friday” column which covers free things to do in Central Florida.

Alumni in the News

  • Jacob deGrom was featured in a Sports Illustrated article on New York Mets pitchers.
  • James Dator was interviewed foran Aug. 13 article in Korea Herald in which he called on Korean to broaden its perspective and prepare for alternative futures.
  • Bradenton Herald announced that James Golden is seeking the District 5 School Board seat on Aug. 10.
  • The Republican National Committee announced B.J. Pak as one of the four rising stars, according to insurance news net on Aug. 7.
  • Lindsey Caughel was featured in a San Bernardino Sun article Aug. 7 about his pitching for the minor league team Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Additional coverage: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts.
  • Abbey Shupe has joined Marquis Wealth Management Group as Associate Financial Advisor, according to the Aug. 7 Naples Daily News.
  • Zachary Schwartz is the new Technology Director for Moffat School District according to the Aug. 6 Center Post-Dispatch.
  • Shane Thomas, Jr., is now assistant director of the Treasure Coast Community Singers, according to the Aug. 11 TCPalm.com.
  • Mary Evans is one of several candidates profiled in the News-Press Aug. 13. Evans is running in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Group 3.
  • According to an Aug. 7 news release, Law alumnus Anthony David Tilton earned safety certifications and training from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • On Aug. 7, Tampa Bay Times reports about Law alumnus E. J. Salcines’ story of politics and redemption.
  • On Aug. 7, Plant City Times and Observer report that Law alumnus Patricia ‘Pat’ Kemp is a candidate for the Hillsborough County Commission District 7.
  • On Aug. 9, The St. Augustine Record reports on Law alumnus Steven Delaroche, candidate for circuit judge of the seventh judicial circuit.
  • On Aug. 9, Saintpetersblog reports that Law alumnus Ed Narain is endorsed by Rep. Betty Reed as her successor in House District 61.
  • On Aug. 9, The St. Augustine Record reports on Law alumnus Thomas Portuallo, candidate for circuit court judge of the seventh circuit.
  • On Aug. 8, My hometown news reports on Law alumnus judicial candidates’: Judge Thomas G Portuallo, Steven Delaroche and Adam Warren.
  • On Aug. 11, einpresswire reports that Law alumnus Christopher Brenton is managing attorney of the new St. Petersburg location of PeytonBolin.
  • On Aug. 11, Tampa Bay Times reports of circuit judge candidates and Law alumnus Alicia Polk and Alan Rosenthal.
  • On Aug. 11, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce reports on Law alumnus Luis Prats being named chair of Stetson University’s Board of Trustees.