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November 2-9

Top Stories

  • Stan Van Gundy, a current NBA analyst for ESPN and "a frequent visitor on the Dan Le Batard Show" recently accepted a position on Stetson's campus as an instructor in the sports business program. He was featured in an article for the Bradenton Herald, and according to the piece he will "teach a special topics class that will examine the ethical, management and leadership aspects of sport business." Van Gundy will begin in January.
  • Executive Director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, Clay Henderson, J.D., was mentioned in an article for Flagler Live regarding a planned project to "restore more than 110 acres of Intracoastal Waterway marshes." He was the moderator at a district board meeting to discuss the project.
  • Associate professor of taxation and accounting Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., was quoted in the Nov. 5 Bankrate article "Spent a lot on medical care? Those costs may be deductible." "Many employers offer plans that allow you to pay a portion of your medical expenses with pre-tax dollars," Chambers said. "This is a very good deal – almost a guaranteed 15 to 25 percent discount for most services. It helps to absorb the economic shock of an illness – and it is a shock."
  • Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was a guest on the Nov.1 MPR News. "Outside money in Minnesota's campaigns." Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Nov. 3 HuffPost article, "Florida Has A Chance To Make Civil Rights History In This Election." Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Nov. 7 Washington Monthly article, "Will Republicans Steal Power From New Democratic Governors?"

Other News:

  • Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Nov.1 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Disaster Recovery Resources." Professor Morgan wrote the Nov.4 Elder Law Prof Blog, "10 Commandments of Capacity." She wrote the Nov. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, "A 22 Year Retrospective of Elder Abuse Prosecutions."
  • Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in the Nov. 6 Tampa Bay Times article, "Rushing ahead with Florida Supreme Court interviews is a great idea for one demographic."
  • The Nov. 5 PR Newswire reports that Bruce R. Jacob is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in the field of Law in recognition of his role as Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law.

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Jeff Bates was mentioned in a press release in Public Now stating that the Florida Hospital of DeLand has named him the "director of operations." In Bates' new role, he will "provide director-level oversight for rehabilitation services, in addition to the facilities, environmental services, and materials management departments."
  • Thomas Rebman '11 was featured in two articles for his work with resource centers in Palm Bay for the homeless. In 2016, Rebman was recognized by local news for living homeless for a year in order to empathize and advocate for the homeless population. This year, he was named "volunteer liaison" by the Palm Bay City Council for all matters related to homelessness.
  • Stetson Alumna Stacey Morris published an article titled, "Crude Spreads Here, There, And Everywhere – What It Means For Midstream" at Seeking Alpha. Morris discusses the crude oil market and its effects on the midstream sector. "Refinery turnaround season," writes Morris, "particularly in the Mid-Continent of the U.S. has likely exacerbated already tight crude pipeline takeaway capacity in Canada and the Bakken. For midstream companies, the number of crude price blowouts is tangible evidence of the need for infrastructure."
  • Stetson Alumna Elizabeth Diaz was featured in a 40 under 40 article by Business Observer. Diaz has five collegiate degrees including an M.B.A. from Stetson and a J.D. from Stetson Law. She is currently a partner at Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen Law Firm.
  • Executive director of Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, Clay Henderson, was mentioned in a Nov. 6 Daytona Beach News-Journal article. Henderson will be the guest speaker talking about Volusia County water challenges for a Nov. 13 Garden Club meeting.
  • Law alumnus James Grant has won a Florida House seat, according to the Nov. 7 Tampa Bay Times.
  • The Oct. 31 Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that law alumnus and 7th Circuit Judge Clyde E. Wolfe died at 65.
  • The Nov. 6 Gulfshore Business Daily reports that Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt P.A. has hired law alumna Madison Allen to its tort and insurance litigation department.
  • The Nov. 6 CityBizList reports that law alumna Hillary Albertson has been added as an associate to Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin's Professional Liability Department in Jacksonville.

October 26-November 1

Top Stories

  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, wrote an Op-Ed piece in The Daytona Beach News Journal titled, "New Smyrna could protect a true treasure," regarding the Nov. 6 ballot measure on the preservation of land along Turnbull Creek. "Our water quality along Turnbull Bay, Spruce Creek, and the Indian River Lagoon are already in decline," Henderson said. "Protection of these wetlands and headwaters will go far in protecting water quality in the future."
  • Political Science Professor Emeritus T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Developer donations flow to incumbents in Ormond Beach’s growth fight." Campaign contributions from businesses in the development and real estate industries have caused controversy in Ormond Beach’s political world. "There are huge stakes here regarding the proliferation of businesses and the expansion of businesses in excess of capacity and infrastructure, frankly," Bailey said. "That's not surprising … because they believe they can elect officials who would give them their ear, and of course the officials are supposed to not be beholden to special interests."
  • Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., wrote an article for The Conversation, later re-published in Salon, titled "Overhype and 'research laundering' are a self-inflicted wound for social science." Ferguson discussed the dangerous consequences of amplifying small or inconclusive research findings. "Part of the problem is something I call 'death by press release,'" Ferguson said. "This phenomenon occurs when researchers or their university, or a journal-publishing organization such as the American Psychological Association, releases a press release that hypes a study’s findings without detailing its limitations. Sensationalistic claims tend to get more news attention."
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "NSB voters weigh $15 million for preservation, starting with 150 acres slated for 293 homes." The Nov. 6 ballot will allow voters to approve or deny a $15 million bond for the preservation of land along Turnbull Creek. "The Turnbull Creek area has been a concern for many years," Henderson said. "And with sea level rise, it will be one of the first areas to flood."
  • Sharmaine Jackson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Sociology, was quoted in an October article at Private University Products and News titled, "Multimedia Exhibit at Stetson University Explores Impact of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Immigration." The exhibit called "The Immigration Project" was on display at Stetson's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center. "As a sociologist, I felt that the images set up some interesting questions about perspective and observation," Jackson said. "When you keep a safe distance, you can see the person in the portrait, but upon closer inspection, all you see is the fingerprints. Coding is also represented in Anni's choice to reproduce the photographs in black and white. The dualistic thinking is reflective of other social shifts in contemporary American life."
  • Former Stetson pitcher Logan Gilbert was mentioned in the Charleston Gazette-Mail article "West Virginia Power excited for new Mariners affiliation." Gilbert was drafted by the Seattle Mariners 14th overall.
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy Melinda Hall, Ph.D. was quoted in an Oct. 28 Washington Times article, "Hollywood liberals fail to focus #MeToo outrage on Democratic men." Hall said, "Hollywood actors in general are calling out hypocrisy among right-leaning and conservative politicians who claim to support traditional family values and yet lead lives that depart quite sharply from those values."
  • Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, Ph.D., was quoted in the Treasure Coast Newspapers article, "We asked 22 Floridians what they're thinking about this election year. Here's what they said." Evans said that he was most interested in environmental issues in the upcoming election, adding "I grew up thinking that the environment was getting cleaner … So I've been shocked over the past 10 to 15 years that we’ve seen this reversal."
  • Professor of Practice in Marketing and Director of the Centurion Sales Excellence Program John Riggs, D.B.A., was quoted in the Nov. 1 IA Magazine article "Death of a Salesman: The Sequel." Riggs discussed the evolving nature of sales in the digital world. "A rather robust debate is happening with respect to the misinformation that exists related to consumer reviews and social media posts," said Riggs. "Large selling organizations are beginning to shift back to the personal contact and personal validation of consumer information."
  • Britt McHenry, '07, was featured in the Oct. 26 Fox News article, "5 Things You Didn't Know About Fox Nation Host Britt McHenry." McHenry is a commenter on Fox Nation, a news streaming service from Fox News.
  • Assistant Professor of Marketing and Chair of Marketing Scott Jones, Ph.D., was quoted in an article in The Star. The article, "NHL's casino partnership puts a dollar value on data," analyzes the NHL's new gambling partnership with the corporation MGM. "If you're collecting this data why not share it with gambling interests, especially if you can generate some revenue?" Jones said. "The indirect effect is that you hope there's more people wanting to watch games, and that money ultimately comes back to (the NHL) through media rights."

Other News:

  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the Oct. 21 Washington Times article, "Watchdog: Trump Justice Department pursuing fewer corruption cases."
  • Law Adjunct Professor Ashley Krenelka Chase is referenced in the ABA Journal article on Oct. 21, "In the battle for net neutrality, the A2J community is notably quiet."
  • Law Professor Royal Gardner is quoted in The National Oct. 22 regarding the Global Wetland Outlook, the first comprehensive report of its kinds on wetlands.
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, "University Students Do Year-Long Investigation on Elder Abuse in R.I." Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 21 Elder Law Prof Blog, "FTC Releases New Report on Older Consumers." Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 22 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Medicare for All in the 2018 Midterms." Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Life Begins at 65?" Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 25 Elder Law Prof Blog, "New Report: ALF Promising Practices."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Oct. 24 Tampa Bay Times article, "Florida's governor's race draws celebrity megadonors in preview of 2020 showdown."
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Oct. 20 Tampa Bay Times article, "Romano: Has 'stand your ground' made Florida more tolerant of deadly force?"

Alumni News:

  • Stetson alumnus Paul Peacock was featured in the Oct. 31 Daytona Beach News-Journal article "Flagler Schools names principal, assistant principal of year." Peacock, principal of Indian Trails Middle School, was named Flagler County's Principal of the year. "To me, it's a reflection on our teachers, our staff and our kids,” he said. "I'm honored, but it's about those guys, and I couldn't work with a better group of people."
  • Law alumna Jounice Nealy-Brown has joined Gunster Law Firm as an associate in the firm's Tampa office.
  • Law alumna Roxanne Fixsen is quoted in the Oct. 19 Tampa Bay Times, "Candidate responses."
  • Law alumna Debra Krause is quoted in the Oct. 19 Orlando Sentinel, "Judicial elections: Incumbent faces assistant public defender in Seminole County runoff."

October 19-25

Top Stories

  • Wendy Anderson, Ph.D., professor and chair of Environmental Science and Studies, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 22 and the Leesburg Daily Commercial on Oct. 23 in an article titled, "Volusia, Flagler customers and businesses pick up on plastic pollution movement." A 2015 video depicting the extraction of a plastic straw from a turtle's nose made many people aware of the issue, Anderson said, adding she was happy to see Stetson's campus dining facility recently replace plastic straws with paper.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, wrote an article for The San Francisco Gate titled "Overhype and 'research laundering' are a self-inflicted wound for social science." In the article, Ferguson said meta-analytic studies are "symptomatic of a big problem within social science: the overhyping of dodgy, unreliable research findings that have little real-world application."
  • Professor of Biology Terence Farrell, Ph.D., was quoted in an Oct. 23 Daily Mail article titled, "Giant centipede and snake battle to the death in a mesmerizing struggle – which one do you think survives?" Though much smaller, the centipede killed the snake in a bloody battle. "Most things do not want to mess with centipedes," said Farrell. "They've got these nasty fangs on the front end that inject very painful bites."
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of the Roland George Investments Program, was quoted in U.S. News & World Reports on Oct. 22 in "7 Ways to Buy Sports Dividend Stocks." Commenting on Nike stock, Ma said that the company "has aggressively embraced the power of digital to enhance most facets of its business."
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the Oct. 21 Washington Times article, "Watchdog: Trump Justice Department pursuing fewer corruption cases."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Oct. 24 Tampa Bay Times article, "Florida's governor's race draws celebrity megadonors in preview of 2020 showdown."

Other News:

  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science and studies, was featured in an article at Capital Soup, "Jason Evans to Discuss Problems, Solutions for 'State of Watery Peril'."
  • Law Professor Royal Gardner is quoted in The National Oct. 22 regarding the Global Wetland Outlook, the first comprehensive report of its kinds on wetlands.
  • Law Adjunct Professor Ashley Krenelka Chase is referenced in the ABA Journal article on Oct. 21, "In the battle for net neutrality, the A2J community is notably quiet."
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, "University Students Do Year-Long Investigation on Elder Abuse in R.I." Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 21 Elder Law Prof Blog, "FTC Releases New Report on Older Consumers." Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 22 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Medicare for All in the 2018 Midterms." Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Life Begins at 65?" Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 25 Elder Law Prof Blog, "New Report: ALF Promising Practices."
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Oct. 20 Tampa Bay Times article, "Romano: Has 'stand your ground' made Florida more tolerant of deadly force?"

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Robert Dempster was mentioned in the Oct. 20 Miami Herald article "North Miami Beach to elect a new commission this November after a year of scandal." Dempster is running for mayor of North Miami Beach. "Whether it's about public contracts or zoning decisions, a Mayor's first responsibility — and my first priority when I'm elected — must always be to represent the residents first and foremost," Dempster said.
  • Stetson Alumnus Kevin Fang was interviewed in Medium Authority Magazine regarding the future of cryptocurrency markets. "My biggest concern is that the government wields too much power when it comes to the financial sector, and will abuse its power to slow down the innovation." Kevin is a founding principal of BK Coin Capital, LP.
  • Alumnus Steven Lane was mentioned in an article in Broadway World Orlando "Orlando Shakes Opens The Door For The 2017 Tony Nominee, A Doll’s House, Part 2." Lane will be portraying Torvald in the production A Doll's House, Part 2 produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with the University of Central Florida and premiering Jan. 2, 2019.
  • Former major league pitcher Lenny DiNardo was mentioned in the Mets Merized Online article, "Revisiting the Mets' 2001 Draft." DiNardo played at Stetson from 1999-2001 and played with the Boston Red Sox, the Oakland A's and the Kansas City Royals during his career.
  • Alumnus Steven Lane was mentioned in an Oct. 23 Broadway World article. Lane, who graduated with a bachelors in vocal performance, plays Torvald in "Orlando Shakes' A Doll's House, Part 2."
  • Law alumna Jounice Nealy-Brown has joined Gunster Law Firm as an associate in the firm's Tampa office.
  • Law alumna Roxanne Fixsen is quoted in the Oct. 19 Tampa Bay Times, "Candidate responses."
  • Law alumna Debra Krause is quoted in the Oct. 19 Orlando Sentinel, "Judicial elections: Incumbent faces assistant public defender in Seminole County runoff."
  • The Oct. 19 CityBizList reports law alumnus Paul M. May has joined Kelley Kronenberg as an attorney in the firm's Fort Lauderdale office.

October 12-19

Top Stories

  • Melinda Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor of Philosophy, was quoted Oct. 11 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in "This Life with Gracie: Why are women surprised, angered by Kavanaugh confirmation?" Some women were surprised that a woman, like Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, voted for him. But Hall said conservative women are unlikely to align with progressive causes like the #MeToo movement. "They feel too much kinship with the status quo," she said.
  • Clay Henderson J.D., executive director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted Oct. 17 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "County may seek compromise with opponents of Mosquito Lagoon plan." The Mosquito Lagoon Reasonable Assurance Plan establishes water quality targets for the lagoon. "[The plan] does not give reasonable assurance that water quality standards will be achieved or that significant improvement will occur within five years," Henderson stated.
  • Political Science Professor Emeritus T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., was quoted Oct. 12 in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The article, titled, "Decade-old dropped charges raised in Volusia County School Board race," discusses several older charges resurfacing against Al Bouie, a candidate in the Volusia County school board race. "We think information and transparency are so important," Bailey said. "The information needs to be within context. It needs to be available for some fact-checking."
  • Jalena Petrovic, Ph.D., assistant professor of Communication and Media Studies, was mentioned in an article in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Petrovic hosted a free presentation about fake news at the Port Orange Regional Library.
  • Law Professor Royal Gardner was lead coordinating author of the Global Wetland Outlook, which received media coverage around the world in more than 700 online articles in outlets, including the Japan Times, Times of India and others.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Oct. 11 Harvard Law Review Blog, "Florida Voters Have the Chance to Expand the Franchise in 2018," picked up by the Election Law Blog.
  • Law Professor Torres-Spelliscy spoke with the Guardian for a story about the Summer Zevros defamation case involving President Trump. Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in KPVI in the Oct. 15 article, "Hawley v. McCaskill: A slideshow battle of billionaire donors."
  • The Oct. 18 newswire reports in multiple outlets that Stetson’s Dispute Resolution Board has won the National Mediator Competition in Houston, Texas.
  • The Oct. 13 newswire reports in outlets including CBS8.com that Stetson Law won the Leroy R. Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition at Regent University School of Law.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with WDBO Orlando for a story that aired the morning of Oct. 18 about the Florida Supreme Court overturning a lower court decision to throw three proposed constitutional amendments off the November ballot.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with News Channel 8 about a child pornography investigation for a news program that aired on Oct. 12.
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 11 Elder Law Prof Blog, "California Vets Sue for Right to Aid in Dying." Professor wrote the Oct. 14 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Fictional Times in Dementia Care." She wrote the Oct. 15 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Demand for Nursing Homes Dwindling?" She wrote the Oct. 15 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit." She wrote the Oct. 16 Elder Law Prof Blog, "SSA Number for 2019." She wrote the Oct. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog, "EAGLE: Elder Abuse Law Enforcement Guide."

Alumni News:

  • Alumna Kim Perlak '98, was named chair of Berklee's Guitar Department. She joined the department as an assistant chair in 2013 and has now become the first female chair in the organization's history.
  • Alumna Katie Giroud was appointed to Kemco Systems' Marketing Team. Kemco Systems is a Florida-based water and energy systems manufacturer. Giroud, who specializes in digital marketing, has over seven years of experience in the field.
  • The Oct. 11 Citybizlist reports that law alumnus Robert A. Stines, a partner in the firm's Tampa office and a member of Freeborn's Emerging Technologies Industry Team, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
  • Law alumna Rhea Law is quoted in the Oct. 15 Tampa Bay Times blog, "Rhea Law isn't jumping into Tampa's mayoral race – yet."
  • The Oct. 15 SGRlaw announced that law alumnus Todd R. Dobry is one of the eight new attorneys to the Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP firm.
  • The Oct. 16 Lakeland Chamber of Commerce reports that law alumnus Dalton R. Allen joined Hill Ward Henderson.

October 4-11

Top Stories

  • Professor Emeritus of Political Science, T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., co-wrote an opinion piece in The Daytona Beach News Journal, titled, "Vote No on Amendment 10." The article urges voters on Nov. 6 to reject the proposed amendment to Florida’s Constitution, which would require, rather than authorize, the Legislature to provide for a state Department of Veterans Affairs, create a state Office of Domestic Security and Counter-Terrorism, and force all counties to elect a sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, supervisor of elections and Clerk of Circuit Court. The proposed amendment is "a wolf in sheep's clothing," the authors wrote.
  • Law Professors Linda S. Anderson, Lance N. Long, Rebecca Morgan, Ellen S. Podgor and Candace M. Zierdt are mentioned in the Oct. 4 TBO article, "Florida law professors sign letter blasting Kavanaugh." The letter "garnered support from more than 1,700 law professors nationwide, including 65 others from Florida," the article said. The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh Oct. 6 and hours later he was sworn in at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • John Sheehy of Stetson's Office of Career and Professional Development was quoted in the Penny Hoarder article "Not a Lot of Job Experience? Use These 5 Tips to Craft the Perfect Resume". "Quantifying the data is always a wonderful thing," Sheehy said. "It's a loophole that most students aren't doing enough of."
  • The Oct. 4 The Cut reports that Law Professor Candace M. Zierdt is one out of 250 law professors that released a statement: "The Problem With Sexual Harassment Is Sexism."

Other News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, wrote two articles on seekingalpha.com: GM And Micron: Risk On And Risk Off and AMD Vs. Micron: A Tale Of 2 Cities.
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science at Stetson, was quoted in the Star News Online in the story entitled, "Did a warming climate make Florence worse?" The story previously appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Alumna and pianist Kosumo Morishita, Ph.D., was appointed to music director of the Marion Chamber Music Society in Ocala, according to South Marion Citizen. Morishita earned a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from Stetson, studying with Professor Emeritus Michael Rickman, D.M.A.
  • Law Professor Lance Long is quoted in the Oct. 8 Minnesota NPR MPR News article, "Climate change trial: MN jury to decide if protesters' lawbreaking is justified."
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Oct. 9 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Medicare Advantage Plans Shifting Financial Risk to Drs?" Professor Morgan wrote the Oct. 9 Elder Law Prof Blog, "It's Still Hurricane Season."
  • The Oct. 5 Election Law Blog reports that Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was a guest on the No Jargon Podcast, "Episode 150: Giving the Vote Back." Professor Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned in the Oct. 10 The Guam Daily article, "US Supreme Court won't review voting rights lawsuit."

Alumni News:  

  • Alumnus Peter Nyong'o was listed in the story, "Check out the most eligible bachelors among politicians son's in Kenya," by Classic105, Radio Africa Group. Nyong'o also is the younger brother to Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Kathy Paradis, a Stetson alumna, was featured in the Boca Beacon article titled, "Boca Grande native is now successful Navy attorney." She is a staff judge advocate and the principal legal adviser to the commander of Sub Group Nine. As a Navy lawyer, she provides advice on a wide range of ethical and legal concerns.
  • Stetson alumnus Mary Melle "Met" Burgess Schrieffer accepted the South Carolina Baptist Foundation's Lonnie H. Shull Jr. Legacy Award for her and her late husband George Alan Schrieffer's legacy of charity and support for the organization. The story says, "George and Met Schrieffer met at Stetson University and were married Dec. 22, 1953."
  • Alumnus Bill Dudley was mentioned in the Tampa Bay Newspapers article, "Peters and Kedron compete for a seat on Board of County Commissioners." Dudley ran for school board in district six during the Aug. 28 primary election against the eventual winner Matt Stewart.
  • Chrissy Stiles is running for a seat on the Mount Dora City Council in the Nov. 6 election, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Stiles is the owner of a Barrel of Books and Games, a bookstore in Mount Dora, and earned an M.B.A. from Stetson.
  • Alumna Stacey Morris published an article in Seeking Alpha, titled "Midstream Vs. Upstream: A Tale Of Two Market Reactions To Rising Capex," which discusses the differing reactions to the recent increase in capital expenditure. "MLP [Master Limited Partnerships] announcements were well-received, while E&Ps [Exploration and Production companies] generally faced selling pressure," she wrote. Stacey Morris is the Director of Energy Research at Alerian.
  • Law alumnus Robin Fuson is quoted in the Oct. 2 Osprey Observer, "Robin Fuson Has Experience Needed To Serve As County Circuit Court Judge, Group 25."
  • Law alumnus Bryan A. Lober is interviewed in the Oct. 5 Florida Today article, "Meet the candidates: County Commission District 2."
  • The Oct. 5 IPR Public Radio reports that law alumna Patricia Henkel is running for the Board of Education for Traverse Area Public Schools.
  • Law alumnus Richard Lawrence is featured in the Oct. 5 Business Observer article, "How Richard Lawrence became an accidental investor."
  • The Oct. 7 Orlando Sentinel reports that law alumnus Sutton Goodrich Hilyard, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018.
  • The Oct. 8 Hill Ward Henderson announced that law alumnus Dalton R. Allen has been added to the firm's Litigation Group.
  • Law alumna Kathleen Passidomo is interviewed in the Oct. 8 News-Press article, "Kathleen Passidomo: Candidate for Florida State Senator, District 28."
  • The Oct. 9 Freeborn & Peters LLP announced that law alumnus Robert A. Stines, a Partner in the firm's Tampa office and a member of Freeborn's Emerging Technologies Industry Team, has earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).
  • Law alumna Nirupa Netram is quoted in the Oct. 10 Fort Myers Florida Weekly article, "Community foundation seeks applicants for new immigration program grant."

September 29-October 5

Top Stories

  • Stetson University, along with five other universities, won EC-Council's Academic Circle of Excellence award, as reported by multiple news outlets. The award recognizes excellence in cybersecurity education, with the criteria being the commitment to educate and make a difference in the cybersecurity workforce, student feedback on EC-Council courses and faculty, evaluation reports post class, student engagement, ratio of students who move on to test out on EC-Council certifications, volume of students educated in cybersecurity, and continuous program development.
  • Valrie Chambers, CPA, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, edited the article, "Filing 'optional' partnership return costly," in The Tax Advisor. The article began: "Married couples that jointly own a business often by default choose to treat the business as a partnership, which requires the business to file a partnership return. However, in many cases, treating the business as a partnership and filing partnership returns is optional. A recent Tax Court case highlights how a married couple's choice to treat a co-owned business as a partnership can work to their detriment."
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Did a warming climate make Florence worse? Maybe, scientists say." Evans was posed the question, "Can Florence's impacts — especially the up to three feet of rain over three days — be directly linked to a warming climate and rising seas?" His response: "There's an active debate. Of course, everyone wants to know the answer. There are scientists who say you can do the attribution and scientists who say you can't."
  • The article’s conclusion: "Practitioners must use their professional judgment when presented with a new business operation that is owned by a married couple. A careful weighing of the potential risks and rewards when advising whether to prepare a separate partnership tax return is important."
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article "More Evidence Video Games May Trigger Aggression in Kids." Ferguson said: "Every parent knows their kid best. They have to use their best judgment."
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog "Financial Caregivers Now Can Request Security Freezes." Also, Morgan wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog "Reminiscence Therapy and Adult Day Care," along with the Elder Law Prof Blog "Medicare Advantage Costs Dropping," among others.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Huffington Post article, "Corporations Are Striking Back On Ballot Initiatives." Torres-Spelliscy pointed out that petition-gatherers are not under oath, so charging them with lying would be nearly impossible. Plus, she added, in 2014 the Supreme Court affirmed the right of political campaigns to lie, arguing that government bodies cannot be tasked with separating fact from fiction — with the court indicating that public debate is a better way to inform voters than regulation.
  • New York Times reported that five Stetson Law professors signed the letter, "The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh," which was to be presented to the Senate on Oct. 4. The opinion letter was headlined "The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh."

Alumni:

  • New York Mets pitcher and former Hatter standout Jacob deGrom finished the season with the lowest Earned Run Average(ERA) in Major League Baseball. He is a leading candidate for the National League’s Cy Young Award, emblematic of "best pitcher." His success has been widely reported internationally.
  • Stetson alumnus Stacey Morris published an article in Seeking Alpha about escalating ethane prices. Headline of the article was "Escalating Ethane Prices And The Implications For MLPs And Midstream." Morris is director of Energy Research at Alerian, which equips investors to make informed decisions about Master Limited Partnerships and energy infrastructure.
  • Kelly Dawson was appointed to senior vice president of Human Resources of Border States, an electric-utility company. In that role, Dawson leads the department and generally provides vision, direction and leadership for the employee-owned company's talent strategy.
  • The Imperial Valley News reports that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed law alumna Shadee M. Star, an immigration judge, to begin hearing cases in October 2018.
  • Gray-Robinson reports that law alumnus Stephen K. Tilbrook was named chair-elect designate of Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
  • Amnesty International reports that law alumna Becky Farrar has been elected chair of Amnesty International USA board of directors.
  • Law alumnus Will Robinson is quoted in the Herald-Tribune article, "Florida State Rep. District 71: Q&A with Will Robinson."
  • Law alumnus Ben Braun is quoted in the Herald-News article, "Candidate Questionnaire: Ben Braun."
  • Daily Record reports that law alumna Cheryl L. Worman is a board-certified construction lawyer and serves on the firm's board of directors.
  • Herald-Tribune reports that law alumnus Steven Brownlee has joined the community board of Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota campus.
  • Orlando Sentinel reports that law alumnus Roy Stevenson is running for the seat 3 on the Tavares City Council.

September 21-27

Top Stories

  • Stetson University reported its largest-ever undergraduate enrollment this fall, with 3,150 students, a 2.1 percent increase over last year. That total includes 895 new students, the second-biggest entering class for the DeLand university, as reported in the article, Stetson University reports largest-ever enrollment by The Orlando Sentinel. Several other media outlets reported the same news.
  • Psychology professor Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted in the article "China to Issue Rules for Treating Adolescent Web Addiction" in Yi Cai Global, a financial news group based in Shanghai. Ferguson said, "There was a fairly widespread concern that this is a diagnosis that doesn't really have a very solid research foundation." Ferguson also wrote an opinion in The Daytona Beach News-Journal, "Diversity's goals can sometimes sow division."
  • Former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy announced he will do volunteer work with Stetson in the article, "Former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy is at a crossroads over next step" from the Daily News Journal.
  • Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance, was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel's article, "SeaWorld pays $5 million over bogus 'Blackfish' spin — and maybe got off easy". "I don't think the SEC does this often enough," said Michelson about the SEC's fine of Sea World.
  • Paul J. Croce, Ph.D., professor of history and director of American studies, wrote an article on the late psychologist William James on the online History News Network.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., director of the Roland George Investments Program at Stetson, was quoted in an article Sept. 25 by U.S. News & World Report, "3 Dividend Stocks to Buy in October." Ma discussed the financial history of the Summit Midstream Partners (SMLP) stock.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Sept. 22 Wall Street Journal article, "Colleges, Buffeted by Courts and Washington, Navigate Sexual Assault." Lake is quoted in the Sept. 24 Harvard Crimson article, "Harvard's Capital Campaign Shows Enduring Support for Higher Ed, Growing Financial Gap Between Schools." He is quoted in the Forbes 24 article, "The Rich Get Richer: Harvard."

Other News:

  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Sept. 18 Brennan Center for Justice article, "The Hottest Tool in Campaign Finance Law Enforcement Today Is More Than 100 Years Old." The Sept. 24 Mercer News reports that Professor Torres-Spelliscy will be on a panel at the Mercer Law Review Symposium on "Corporate Law in the Trump Era" to be held on Oct. 5.
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Sept. 20 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Issue Brief: Older Adults, Legal Services & Disaster Assistance." She wrote the Sept. 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Kicked Out of ALF?"
  • Law alumnus Mike Boryla is quoted in The Sept. 22 Denver Post article, "Embittered by NFL, former Pro Bowl QB living in Castle Rock writes plays about 'psychopathic blood sport' he now hates."

Alumni:

  • Stetson alumnus Henry Brown was selected as the Jacksonville 2020 Chamber Chair. "Whether it's promoting downtown development to advocating for important policy issues, JAX Chamber is leading to make Jacksonville a city where businesses want to invest and where people choose to live," Brown said.
  • The Sept. 25 Herald Chronicle reports that Law alumnus Alan Parrish has been appointed as Director of Client Learning for Agency Services in the Southeast Region.
  • Stetson alumnus Rob Wagner, executive vice president at Brown & Brown Insurance of Florida, was appointed to the board of the Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross.
  • The Sept. 26 Space Coast Daily reports that Law alumnus Bryan Lober has been endorsed by Sheriff Wayne Ivey for Brevard County Commission District 2 Seat.

September 14-20

Top Stories

  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson, was quoted in "How one North Carolina town stayed dry during Florence," in the Christian Science Monitor. Swan Quarter stayed largely dry during the hurricane, thanks to a dike built despite political differences in town. "Working in Swan Quarter, flooding is not an ideological issue there. It is a way of life. Same with sea level rise. People have watched it happen within that lived environment. If you watch forests turn to marshland and the roads flood, the politics fade away," said Evans, who worked on the dike project.
  • A sinkhole that opened on Stetson University's DeLand campus received widespread coverage by media, including the Orlando Sentinel and the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The sinkhole opened in an empty field, owned by Stetson, near the DeLand House Museum. The sinkhole was later filled in.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was mentioned in the article, "Increasing Number Of Couples Divorcing Over Video Game Fortnite," on The Daily Wire. "Video game addiction might be a real thing," wrote Ferguson and another researcher about a recent study concerning gaming disorder. "But it is not the epidemic that some have made it out to be," as only about 1 percent of the general population suffer from the addiction.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Daily News on Sept. 19, entitled "Never mind the panic; the jury’s out on kids and screen time."
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, was quoted in the story, Artificial Intelligence Stocks 2017, in Boston Commons High Tech Network on Sept. 14. The story noted that Stetson's Roland George Investments Program launched a new stock index on Artificial Intelligence. "The stocks in the Artificial Intelligence Index will be first in its kind to directly invest in the pure play companies in Artificial Intelligence," he said.
  • Stetson University appeared in three rankings by U.S. News & World Report, including fifth as best Regional University in the South, No. 3 as Best College for Veterans and No. 17 Best Value School, according to The Minaret Online, the University of Tampa's student news source.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was a guest on the Sept. 19 MPRnews, "How the #MeToo era might make a difference for who's the next Supreme Court justice."
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in the Sept. 15 Tampa Bay Times, "Romano: Rick Scott's do-it-yourself guide to rigging a Supreme Court."
  • A video of Jason Evans, Ph.D., associate professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson, was featured as part of an editorial, "Get past platitudes on water supply: Another view," Sept. 16 on TCPalm.com. Evans monitors and inventories stormwater sewers for the city of Satellite Beach and other areas.

Other News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., also wrote two articles on seekingalpha.com this week: What Tesla Has To Do To Raise $2 Billion Capital and Micron Price Should Not Drop After Q4 Earnings.
  • Stetson students in a British Literature I course are working with students at Florida Southern College this semester to transcribe selected manuscripts for a class project, according to The Southern: Florida Southern College. The project allows students from both Stetson and FSC to work together to learn more about manuscript culture before the invention of the printing press.
  • Stetson University is mentioned in a story about Edward Larson, author of the 1998 Pulitzer-Prize winning book on the Scopes Trial, "Summer for the Gods." The article on Before It's News mentions that Larson gave lectures on the creation-evolution debate at Stetson.
  • Alumnus George Mitcheson was included in a story in the Tampa Bay Times on Sept. 14 about being the first in line when Publix opened a new store in St. Petersburg. The story notes Mitcheson majored in business at Stetson and worked at Carnation before starting his own company, Native Sun Sports, a promotional company he still runs.
  • Stetson University is mentioned in the story, Jacksonville's Bruce Horovitz has written a Gamble Rogers biography, in the Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com. Rogers, a revered Florida folksinger/storyteller, briefly attended Stetson as an undergraduate student.
  • The Sept. 14 The American Bar Association reports that Stetson Law will serve as one of the 11 regional hosts for the 2018-2019 American Bar Association's Client Counseling Competition season.
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Sept. 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Hospitals Selling Insurance?" Professor Morgan wrote the Sept. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Two Blogs You Don't Want to Miss." Law Professor Morgan wrote the Sept. 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Issue Brief: Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes."
  • Alumna Stacey Morris wrote an article for Seeking Alpha, entitled "Water In The (Mid)Stream: How Water Flows Generate Cash Flows," on Sept. 19. Morris graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stetson University.

Alumni:

  • Betty Hensinger, who attended Stetson between 1999 and 2001, recently was included in the Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, according to Business News Articles.
  • Alumna Helmi Banta has been selected for the 2019 Board of Governors for Newfields, according to Inside Indiana Business. Banta earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stetson.
  • The Sept. 13 Stanford News reports that law alumna Jill Thomas will serve as the Title IX coordinator and director of equity investigations.
  • The Sept. 17 Trenam Law announced that law alumnus Richard A. Bruner, Jr.; Patrick M. Causey; and Catherine DiPaolo have been elevated to shareholder.
  • The Sept. 17 Gulfshore Business Daily reports that FisherBroyles, LLP has added law alumnus Charles (Chuck) Geitner as a partner and litigator in the firm’s Naples office.
  • The Sept. 20 BizWire Express reports that law alumna Traci McKee was sworn in as President of Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

September 8-13

Top Stories

  • Stetson University was ranked fifth among the Best Regional Universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report's top 300 national college and university rankings for 2019. Stetson also was ranked third among 51 schools listed as the best colleges for veterans. The rankings were reported by The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Orlando Business Journal and numerous other media outlets.
  • New York Mets pitcher and Stetson alumnus Jacob deGrom was profiled in "A Deeper Look at the Cy Young Season of Jacob deGrom" on sportsmedia101.com. "deGrom's brilliant season shouldn't be ignored considering how much his team has struggled this year," the article said about the former Hatter's prospects of winning Major League Baseball's top award for pitchers. USA Today reported that deGrom set an MLB record by allowing no more than three runs in 26 starts.
  • Sam Friedman, the first Hillel director at Stetson, wrote the article "A great beginning for Hillel at Stetson – L'Shana Tova and go Hatters!" on the website of Heritage Florida Jewish News. "Excellent Hillels develop excellent students, who foster excellence on campus, and it's inspiring to watch an excellent Hillel develop at Stetson," Friedman wrote.
  • Friedman also was cited in "New Year's greeting from Central Florida Hillel" in Heritage Florida Jewish News.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was quoted in the article "Video Game Addiction Is Real and Professionals Aren't Prepared to Help" on newscaf.com. "Undoubtedly some people overdo games just as they overdo food, sex, work, dance, etc., but there's no real rationale for an independent gaming disorder diagnosis," Ferguson said.
  • Ferguson also was quoted in "'Warfield Widows' Say This Game Is Ruining Their Marriages" on agriculturalinformation4u.blogspot.com.
  • Stetson's Roland George Investments Program was featured in the article "How a Stetson University program is creating next-gen investors" on the website of the Orlando Business Journal and Tampa Bay Business Journal Online.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Sept. 6 Daily Magazine article "With parking-lot shooting, Florida 'stand your ground' law takes the stand." The Legislature "shifted the burden of proof in a pre-trial hearing from the defense to the prosecution," Rose said. "That leaves the possibility that if you indict someone and it doesn't hold up during the hearing, then you may be facing an allegation of false imprisonment by the individual who was asserting stand your ground."

Other News

Alumni News

September 1-7

Top Stories

  • Hari Pulapaka, associate professor of mathematics at Stetson and renowned chef, was featured in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Sept. 6 in "DeLand's acclaimed Cress Restaurant marks 10 years." The restaurant switched to an events-only format last year and may return to regular hours in the future, if owners Pulapaka and his wife, Jenneffer Pulapaka, can find help. "As a chef and a cook, ultimately, I'm not done. I seem to have found a new energy," Hari Pulapaka said.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal and the St. Augustine Record for the story, "Florida springs plans on hold until 2019." Henderson said, "I am hopeful that this will give all the interested parties a chance to tweak the rules in the meantime."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Aug. 31 Law360, "In State Farm Trial, Veiled Donations May Stroke Juror Anger." Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Sept. 3 Huffington Post, "Here's What Experts Would Ask Brett Kavanaugh At His SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing."
  • Stetson’s Hand Art Center was included in "Orlando Arts Season Preview 2018-19: Art" in the Orlando Sentinel on Sept. 6. The section listed six exhibits at Hand Art Center through May 2019.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson, was interviewed on Spectrum News 13's In Depth on Sept. 4 about the recent mass shooting at a video game competition in Jacksonville. "There is evidence to suggest that competition can increase aggressiveness, but that's true for lots of different things. It’s true for real football," he said.
  • The mother of former Stetson student and football player Nick Blakely has started a foundation in his honor, according to WAGA-TV Online Fox 5 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, and other media outlets. Smiling Hearts: The Nick Blakely Foundation works to raise awareness about the signs of sudden cardiac arrest and what to do in those situations.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Sept. 4 Diverse Education, "Guns on College Campuses Debate Ushers in New School Year." Professor Lake is quoted in the September 6 Columbia Spectator, "Leaked DeVos rules could trigger drastic changes in Columbia’s sexual assault policies."

Other News:

  • Stetson University was mentioned in a story on the Financial Wire about new commander, U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Patla, taking over for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 157 on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach Campus, which also includes cadets at Stetson.
  • Stetson University will attend the Straz Center's inaugural Performing Arts College Fair on Sept. 30 in Tampa, and meet with students interested in pursuing college degrees in such areas as theater or music, according to School Notes in the Tampa Bay Times Online Sept. 3.
  • Lynn Bria, the most successful women's head coach in Stetson University history, will be one of the featured speakers at the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches annual clinic at Bishop Moore on Sept. 8, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Aug. 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Rep Payee Reviews." Professor Morgan wrote the Sept. 4 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Podcast about Brooke Astor Case." She wrote the Sept. 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Rituals for the Death of Residents in LTC Facilities."
  • The Sept. 6 24-7PressRelease reports in multiple national media outlets that two new professors, Professor Andrew Appleby and Professor Anne E. Mullins, have joined Stetson University College of Law.
  • Kenneth L. Stilson, former assistant professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts at Stetson, recently had the 12th edition of his textbook, "Acting is Believing," ranked number one on Ezvid Wiki's "Top 10 Acting Textbooks of 2018." Stilson is now chair of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University, according to the university's website.
  • Four Leesburg High School students in Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) have received scholarships to Stetson, according to Lake & Summer Style. Three of the students, Katia Baita, Sarah Munnigh, and Connor Smith, were awarded three-year Army ROTC Scholarships. Doreen Barrett, another Air Force Junior ROTC student was presented with a one-year scholarship.
  • Stetson student Jessica Kamuche received a scholarship of $8,200 from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, according to Gwinnett Daily Post in Georgia on Sept. 1.
  • Samantha Kaye, a student at Stetson, received a $5,000 scholarship from the John M. Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund, awarded to students who are employees or children of employees of Johnstone Supply, according to Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News Online on Sept. 3.

Alumni:

  • Alumnus Tim Ballesteros has joined MORE Health, a medical co-diagnosis and second opinion global healthcare company, as a regional vice president, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, DMN Newswire and numerous other media outlets. Ballesteros lives in DeLand, home of his alma mater, where he played baseball, according to the reports.
  • Alumna Helmi Banta has been selected for the 2019 Board of Governors for Newfields, a Place for Nature and the Arts, which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art, according to ArtDaily.org. Banta earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stetson.
  • The Aug. 31 Veterans Resources reports that Law alumnus Jim Byrne has been named VA Acting Deputy Secretary.
  • The Sept. 1 Tampa Bay Reporter reports that Law alumnus Chris Hunter, who is running for the District 12 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, has set a fundraiser for Sept. 7.
  • The Sept. 5 Channel 8 Eyewitness News reports that Law alumnus Fred S. Ridley has been appointed as an independent director to Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Troy Henninger, who earned a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership from Stetson, has become a school principal, according to the Portland Press Herald and other media outlets in Maine.

August 24-31

Top Stories

  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson, wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Daily News on Aug. 27 entitled, "Can we once and for all retire the 'video games fuel violence' myth?" He wrote, "The answer to the question of what evidence exists to link shooter games to mass shootings is simple: None, and there's quite a bit of evidence against such beliefs."
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was interviewed for a story that aired multiple times on Spectrum News 13 in Orlando and appeared on its Facebook page Aug. 27, entitled "Gamer reacts to deadly Jacksonville shooting." Ferguson said no data can tie together video games and mass shootings. "It's unfortunate that this particular shooting happened at a video game competition, but there's no really nothing particularly crucial, that it happened to be a video game competition that makes it any different from all the other shootings in schools, churches or other places," he said.
  • Stetson's Carlton Union Building was featured in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 29 in the story, "Inside Stetson's new and improved $32 million student center." Stetson students and twins Jenna and JT Algieri said they like the design. "I think it's a big change, but it's very much a similar vibe," JT Algieri said. Jenna Algieri said she likes the dining area and the funky chairs scattered throughout the student spaces. "If they were going for an eclectic vibe, they certainly captured it," she said.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Aug. 23 The Conversation article, "There's a dark history to the campaign finance laws Michael Cohen broke – and that should worry Trump." Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Aug. 24 CBC News article, "Did Trump break laws with hush-money payments? Here's what legal experts are saying."
  • Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance, and Chair of Finance, was quoted in "Why the Stock Market Hasn't Crashed Alongside Trump's Political Crisis" on TheStreet on Aug. 26. "Yes, politics do affect the market, but the primary reason for the political effect of the markets is when politics are economically related, for example when the tax cuts were announced, it was positively related to the markets," he said.
  • Stetson University was included in "20 Florida Schools Make Forbes’ Top Colleges List" on Patch.com on Aug. 23. Forbes ranked colleges based on "things like alumni salaries, college debt and retention and graduation rates." Stetson ranked number 441.
  • Stetson Head Baseball Coach Steve Trimper was interviewed by the Times Daily in Florence, Alabama, for the Aug. 29 story, "At Stetson, baseball provides key national exposure." "We try to build off our tradition," he said. "We are trending up. I feel strongly about the program that we are one of those few mid-majors that can compete nationally on a consistent basis."
  • Stetson was mentioned in "Volusia County colleges post solid enrollments as classes resume" in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 26. Stetson "projects to have 3,080 undergraduates, including about 1,000 new students," according to the story.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in an article, "Water, waterways key Florida campaign issues in 2018" in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 27. Henderson said this year's election is "a watershed moment" and he hopes a new report, "Trouble in Paradise, Six Key Issues to Tackle Florida's Environmental Challenges" will spur action.
  • T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., political science professor emeritus with Stetson, was quoted in a story, "Voters' rejection of judge Brian Iten expected to 'shake up the judiciary' " in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on Aug. 29. Bailey noted judges are generally considered "immune from opposition if they handle themselves without scandal."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Aug. 23 The Daily Progress, "Heaphy, author of Aug. 12 report, hired as UVa's legal counsel." Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Aug. 29 Chronicle of Higher Education, "DeVos's Rules on Sexual Misconduct, Long Awaited on Campuses, Reflect Her interim Policy."

Other News

Alumni News 

  • Alumnus and Rev. Daniel M. Bell Jr., Ph.D., a scholar, author and ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, will be the featured speaker Sept. 13 in Hickory, N.C., according to "Lives Worth Living series offered at Lenoir Rhyne University," published in the Hickory Record on Aug. 28.
  • Alumna Stacey Morris, director of Energy Research at Alerian, wrote an article for Seeking Alpha, entitled "MLP Distribution Coverage: How And Why It's Changed" on Aug. 29. Morris graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stetson.
  • Stetson Law alumna and Republican Attorney General nominee Sue Hatfield is quoted in the Aug. 23 NBC Connecticut, "Hatfield Questions Tong's Attorney General Qualifications."
  • The Aug. 24 The Ledger reports that Stetson Law alumnus Lee Adam Cohen is running for Circuit Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit in Group 10.
  • The Aug. 25 Florida Politics reports that Stetson Law alumna Megan Dempsey and Law alumnus Ed Narain were appointed to the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.
  • The Aug. 27 Herald Tribune reports that Stetson Law alumna Michelle Rowe is now a partner at the Law Offices of Lobeck and Hanson, in Sarasota.
  • The Aug. 28 Catholic Herald reports that Stetson Law alumna Denise Rutledge is the new principal of St. Joseph School in Herndon.
  • Stetson Law alumna Roxanne Fixsen is quoted in the Aug. 28 Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, "Pinellas and Pasco judicial candidate Roxanne Fixsen's history with the LGBT community."
  • The Aug. 28 KCWY13 reports that Stetson Law alumnus Matt Snyder is the new General Manager of the Casper Horseheads.
  • The Aug. 28 Florida Politics reports that Stetson Law alumna Rebecca Kapusta will become interim secretary of the Department of Children and Families.
  • The Aug. 29 Tampa Bay Times reports that incumbent State Rep. James Grant won the Republican nomination for Florida House District 64 against first-time candidate Terry Power.
  • Stetson Law alumna and Republican candidate for Attorney General, Ashley Moody, spoke with the Aug. 29 The Global Dispatch, "Florida Elections 2018: Ashley Moody beats Frank White in GOP race, will face Sean Shaw."
  • The Aug. 30 Florida Weekly reports that Stetson Law alumna Judge Mary Evans will lecture at the Florida SouthWestern State College Critical Thinking lecture series.
  • Troy Henninger, the new principal of Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maine, earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Stetson University, according to The Forecaster in Maine on Aug. 29.

August 17-23

Top Stories

  • First-year student Jordan Ross, a member of the Stetson women's soccer team, was profiled in "Stetson's Jordan Ross reflects on Stoneman Douglas shooting" in The Daytona Beach News-Journal and world.einnews.com. "We went to the corner, shut the lights off, and then I got a text from my sister's best friend asking if I was OK," said Ross, a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. "Then she started sending me pictures of the news, telling me I had an active shooter on campus."
  • Stetson University's Tech Faire + Hackathon has received a $2,000 grant from an Orlando fund that supports the tech entrepreneurial community, according to an Aug. 17 story in the Orlando Sentinel, entitled "City of Orlando awards grants to local entrepreneurial support programs."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Aug. 16 New York Times article "Education Department Opens Civil Rights Inquiry Into Abuse at Ohio State." "The Department of Education is clearly not asleep," said Lake, a former coordinator for Title IX — the federal sex discrimination law — who now trains officials on compliance. "There may have been a change in direction to some extent with the shift in administration. But the shift doesn't mean the car is parked in the garage."
  • Lake was quoted in the Aug. 20 Texas Tribune article, "Following backlash, Texas A&M overhauls its sexual misconduct policies." Lake also was quoted in the Aug. 20 Austin American Statesman article "At UT, an inappropriate relationship alters futures, raises questions."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Aug. 21 Pacific Standard article, "Experts React to Michael Cohen's Stunning Guilty Plea on Campaign Finance Violations." "Michael Cohen's stunning guilty plea included the gobsmacking admission that Mr. Cohen violated federal campaign finance laws in two different ways," Torres-Spellicy said.
  • Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Aug. 21 Vox article "What does Michael Cohen's plea deal mean for Trump? I asked 13 legal experts." Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Aug. 22 Brennan Center For Justice article "Just What Was Lara Trump Up To?" Torres-Spelliscy was a guest on Aug. 22 on NPR's "On Point" program in a segment titled "Former Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Reaches Plea Deal; Paul Manafort Guilty on 8 Counts."
  • Stetson will partner with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other institutions to address rising tides in New Smyrna Beach, according to a letter from the city's public information office in The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Former Stetson pitcher Corey Kluber was featured in "Cleveland Indians' Corey Kluber visits DMan's World to talk pitch mix, strategy" on cleveland.com. A two-time Cy Young Award winner, Kluber said his success "comes down to being able to command multiple pitches."
  • New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, a former Hatter, was profiled in "Jacob deGrom Just Cemented Himself as the NL Cy Young Winner" on us.pressfrom.com.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was quoted in "Lehigh Valley therapists treating 'gaming disorder,' a condition newly labeled by World Health Organization" in The Morning Call Online. "Some people have difficulty regulating pleasant activities but that's true for many things — food, sex, exercise, even religion and dance — not just games," Ferguson said. "So, making gaming a disorder is a classic example of a moral panic."
  • Ferguson also was quoted in "Memories of alleged N.B. shooter range from unpleasant loner to happy co-worker" on lillooetnews.net, and in "What the DeVos-Led School Safety Commission Did This Summer" on edweek.org. He also was cited in "It was hard to calm him down, says former colleague of alleged Fredericton shooter" on canadianews.org.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, was quoted in "6 Hidden Risks of Index Investing" in U.S. News & World Report and msn.com. "When an index changes constituency, if it is scheduled and expected…it always promotes arbitrageurs to buy expected index-in stocks and sell (short) index-out stocks," Ma said.
  • Ma also wrote two articles on seekingalpha.com: "Nvidia Overreacts to Q2 Earnings Release" and "Tesla's Mispricing Tapers."

Other News

  • Arkansas Gazette reporter Jerry Dhonau (far left) is among journalists helping to shield Elizabeth Eckford from the angry crowd Sept. 4, 1957, as she waits for a bus during the Little Rock Central High Crisis. Credit: Democrat-Gazette file photo
  • The career of Jerry Dhonau, a former Stetson journalism instructor whose reporting during the Little Rock school desegregation crisis in 1957 helped the Arkansas Gazette win a Pulitzer Prize, was recounted in his obituary in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Dhonau's career also was detailed in another obituary on arktimes.com.
  • Incoming first-year student Chelsea Hage was profiled in "Sisters' non-profit throws birthday parties for homeless and foster children" in a news report on WTSP TV in St. Petersburg, and online at wtsp.com. "I was learning about the foster care system in the theater class and it really opened my eyes that I'm getting this huge Sweet 16 where all of my family is coming in and these kids sometimes don't even hear 'Happy Birthday,'" said Chelsea. "So, I came home and talked to (sister Kayla) and said, 'something has to change.' So, we're changing it."
  • George Steinbrenner IV, grandson of the late owner of the New York Yankees and once a student at Stetson, was profiled in "George Steinbrenner IV’s goal is the Indy 500, not the World Series" on autoweek.com and racingroundup.com.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Aug. 23 Tampa Bay Times article "Florida Bar investigating one of stand your ground shooter's lawyers."
  • Paul Harvey's lectures delivered at Stetson last February will be published in 2019 by the University of Georgia Press as "Southern Religion in Global Contexts: Three Stories," according to uccshistory.wordpress.com.
  • The Aug. 22 Moultrie Observer article "Book leads Griffin to help teach law class" reports that author Jennifer Kuykendall Griffin was a guest lecturer for the Stetson Law Criminal Procedure class where her book has been used as a course textbook for the last three semesters.
  • The Aug. 21 Birmingham Business Journal reports that Sara Williams, managing attorney at Alexander Shunnarah Personal Injury Attorneys PC, was awarded the Stetson University College of Law Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award for 2018.
  • A profile of orthopedic surgeon Benjamin Thomasson on orlandomedicalnews.com noted that he treats Stetson University athletes.
  • Robert "Bob" Wallace, who completed the Principal Certification program at Stetson University, has been named principal at Flagler Palm Coast High School, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • George Marshall and Nancy Prosser-Marshall portrayed Stetson University Vice President Charles Farriss and his wife, Professor Alma Richardson Farriss, in a re-enactment presented by the West Volusia Historical Society on Aug. 18, according to theworldnews.net.
  • Stetson was cited in "What it takes to be an international student" on khaleejtimes.com.
  • Stetson's campus ministry program was cited on orlandodiocese.org.
  • Stetson University was cited in "USF joins Phi Beta Kappa" on crowsneststpete.com.

Alumni News

  • Alumna Denese Deeds, co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, was profiled in industrialhygienenews.com and States News Service.
  • Alumna Stacey Morris had her article "Q2 '18 Recap and the Barbell Profile of MLP Distribution Growth" published on seekingalpha.com.
  • The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners recognized alumnus Dennis Hollingsworth for 40-years of service, most of it as tax collector, according to historiccity.com.
  • The Aug. 20 Jacksonville Daily Record reports that law alumnus Henry Romeu joined Hall Booth Smith as an associate.
  • The Aug. 21 Keys Weekly reports that law alumnus Gregory Davila is running for Key West City Commissioner, District 4.
  • The Aug. 22 PR.com reports that law alumna Kayla Richmond was selected to leadership positions on local and statewide Florida Bar Associations.

August 10-16

Top News

  • New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was profiled in "Stetson's Jacob deGrom contends for Cy Young despite losing record" in the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel and Yahoo Sports. "Before beating the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 8, deGrom — a Volusia County native who pitched at Stetson — had gone 50 days between victories," wrote sportswriter Stephen Ruiz. "How does that happen with arguably baseball's best pitcher this year, one with a miniscule 1.77 ERA?" The article said deGrom could become the first starting pitcher with a non-winning record to ever win Major League Baseball's prestigious Cy Young Award, if he were selected for the National League's award in November. Former Hatter Corey Kluber, a two-time Cy Young winner, is in the running again with the Cleveland Indians in the American League.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was quoted in "Fredericton shooting suspect remembered as loner with interest in cycling, video games" on vancouversun.com, nationalpost.com, calgaryherald.com and more than 30 other media outlets, many a part of The Canadian Press network. "Long-term outcome studies of youth do not typically find that violent media consumption is a predictor of delinquency, conduct disorder or other antisocial outcomes," Ferguson said. Ferguson also was cited in the article "Violent video games – harmless fun after all?" on the websites of the World Economic Forum, Eye Witness News and CommonWealth.
  • Law alumna Ashley Moody, a candidate for Florida attorney general, was featured in the article "GOP race for Florida Attorney General gets personal" on orlandoweekly.com and northescambia.com. "I think voters are looking for a leader, someone that shares their same political and philosophical views," Moody said. "I'm a conservative, but I'm also someone who has experience prosecuting cases...there is no question who those in law enforcement support." Moody also was featured in "Florida election 2018: Attorney general candidates square off" on mypalmbeachpost.com.
  • Alumna Simone Magee, who invented garment weights called Dress Downs, was profiled in "Stetson grad's product helps prevent Marilyn Monroe moments" in The Daytona Beach News-Journal. "This is something that has been a problem for decades," Magee said. "If you've ever worn a dress, you know there's a market."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Aug. 6 Inside Higher Ed article, "The Chance to Answer Your Accuser."

Other News

Alumni News

  • Alumnus Rev. James Golden was appointed vice-chair on the Florida board of directors of Centerstone, a national behavioral healthcare provider, according to heraldtribune.com.
  • The Aug. 13 Daily Business Review reports that law alumnus, County Court Judge Joseph Davis, will be retiring effective Dec. 21 in Miami-Dade.
  • The Aug. 13 Space Coast Daily reports that law alumnus Bryan Lober received an endorsement by the Trump Club of Brevard for Brevard County Commission District 2.
  • The Aug. 13 Orlando Sentinel reports that law alumna Debra Krause is challenging a sitting judge in Seminole County for the county court seat.
  • The Aug. 14 Daily Business Review reports that law alumna Elisabeth Espinosa is challenging Judge David Miller for Miami-Dade Bench.

August 3-9

Top Stories:

Other News:

Alumni News:

  • Pam Stewart, Florida Commissioner of Education, was cited in an article on caymannewsservice.com. Stewart completed post-graduate work at Stetson and received certification in educational leadership.
  • Alumnus the Rev. James Golden was cited in “Business People: Promotions and new positions in Sarasota-Manatee, July 30” on heraldtribune.com.
  • Alumnus Stacey Morris, director of Energy Research at Alerian, had his article “Bye, Bye, Bye (MLPs) Part 3: What’s an Investor to Do?” published at seekingalpha.com.
  • Law alumna Andrea Wheeler is quoted in the Aug. 3 Florida Today, “Business Spotlight: Wheeler Legal works for a partnership with clients.”
  • The Aug. 6 Digital Journal reports that law alumna Debra Krause seeks to be re-elected for judge in Seminole County.
  • The Aug. 6 satPRnews reports that law alumnus Matthew Dolman received a prestigious award at COLT ceremony.
  • The Aug. 8 Orlando Sentinel, “Judicial races: Ex-prosecutor, defense lawyer, juvenile specialist vie for Division 41” reports that law alumna Laura Shaffer is running for circuit judge in Division 41.

July 27 - August 2

Top Stories:

  • Pete Dunn, former head baseball coach at Stetson University, was cited by Chipper Jones during his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 29. “I wasn’t just raised by my parents,” Jones said in his speech, which was printed in full on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution online and numerous other media outlets. “I was raised by the Hagstroms, the Abbotts, the other Joneses in Pierson, and my godfather, Pete Dunn, who was the head baseball coach at Stetson University for nearly 40 years. You all taught me discipline, respect and the value of hard work. Without even knowing it, you taught me to believe that a kid from Pierson, Florida, could make it. I wouldn’t be here without you.”
  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, was quoted and pictured in the article, “A hellish July validates climate change forecasts” on tcpalm.com. “I worry about water quality, about flooding. I think about pretty much any community along the coast. I think about climate change a lot, of course that’s what I work on,” Evans said. “I look at the most dire scenarios, and we don’t know that those are the ones that are going to come to pass, but when we think about them they are quite dire.”
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, “Groups protest new Florida springs action plans,” on The Daytona Beach News-Journal and The Gainesville Sun online. The article noted “a sweeping effort to adopt action plans to improve water quality in 13 springs systems across the state is on hold” after critics voiced concerns over alleged inaccuracies and flaws in the plans. Henderson said he hopes the additional time will give the interested parties “more opportunities to try to tweak things a little bit. We’ve recommended a number of things” to make the plans better.
  • Alumnus Ted Cassidy, ’55, the actor who portrayed Lurch on “The Addams Family,” was commemorated on his July 31 birthday with profiles on waldina.com, the Scott Rollins Film and TV Trivia Blog, and the blog Travalanche. The July 31 Rollins post, titled “Towering Ted Cassidy: Lurch, Bigfoot, Harvey Logan, Frankenstein Jr. & More,” features numerous photos of Cassidy as Lurch and in roles on such TV shows as “Star Trek” and “The Six Million Dollar Man,” and in such films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The post notes Cassidy “attended Stetson University in Florida, where he was active with the student government and was a star on their basketball team, the Hatters. Cassidy averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds.”
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, wrote an article “Why are some of us afraid to be feminists?” on houstonchronicle.com.
  • College Consensus ranked Stetson University No. 6 in its list of Best Colleges in Florida for 2018. According to the website, the list “averaged the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a unique College Consensus rating for each school.”

Other News:

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 30 Washington Post and AP News, “On eve of departure, Sullivan reflects on her tenure at the University of Virginia.”
  • Alumnus Bill Russell related his experiences as an Army combat correspondent during the Korean War in the article “Veterans mark 65th anniversary of Korean War armistice” in The Orlando Sentinel on July 26. “I rarely carried a weapon,” said Russell, a Stetson journalism grad. “A carbine was not an asset to me because I had troops around me. … I didn’t worry about it.” After the war, Russell worked as a public affairs officer for the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Alumna Sister Joan Grace, a nun, chaplain and educator, is profiled on spacecoastdaily.com as she prepares to celebrate 60 years in her religious vocation with a mass on Aug. 12 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Viera. “God’s plan for me was bigger than the plans I had for myself,” she said.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the July 27 Washington Examiner article, “No smoking gun of campaign finance violations by Trump in Michael Cohen tape, experts say.” Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the July 27 Colorado Independent, “Campaign Finance primer: What do soft, hard, and dark money actually mean?” The July 31 Election Law Blog reports that ProfessorTorres-Spelliscy was promoted to Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law.
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the July 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, “SNF Staffing and Resident Care” and the July 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Staffing Ratios Impact Medicare SNF Ratings.”
  • The July 27 National Jurist reports that Brielle Tucker, a third-year law student, is one of the 10 Ms. JD Fellows this year.
  • Stetson Law is mentioned in the July 27 Florida Trend article, “A Great Partnership: Higher Ed and the Community.”
  • Matt Heid, “a self-described Disnerd, Star Wars fanatic, and a digital arts major at Stetson University,” had his review of the film “Christopher Robin” published on chesapeakefamily.com.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, wrote three articles for Seeking Alpha this week, including “NXPI Standalone Fair Value” on Aug. 2, “Facebook’s Fair Value” on Aug. 1 and “How to Trade Tesla Q2 Conference Call?” on July 29.
  • Sean Kennard, assistant professor and Piano Area Coordinator in the School of Music, was mentioned in the article “Baroque to Bluegrass performances to open Aug. 7” on capegazette.com.

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Steve DiFrancesco, a biology graduate and winemaker for Glenora Wine Cellars in New York, is profiled in the blog East Coast Wineries by Carlo DeVito, author of “East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia.” “Don’t let that charming, easy-going personality stuff fool ya,” DiVito wrote. “Steve is an exceptional winemaker with extensive knowledge.”
  • Attorney Russell Schropp has been named to the 2018 Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite. Schropp, who earned his undergraduate degree from Stetson, is the chair of the Land Use & Environmental Law Department for the Fort Myers firm Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
  • Alumnus James Golden is running for the District 5 school board seat in Manatee County and is featured in a Q&A at heraldtribune.com, and in an article in The Bradenton Times.
  • The June 24 News Chief and July 26 Lakeland Ledger report that law alumnus Frank Rouse died at 78.
  • The July 28 PR.com reports that law alumnus Dale E. Workman’s law office was named one of the top 20 criminal defense law firms in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • The July 30 Athens CEO reports that Governor Deal appointed law alumna Rachel H. Davidson to serve as Division of Family and Children Services interim director.
  • The July 30 Bay News 9 reports that longtime Pasco attorney and Stetson Law alumnus Harvey Delzer and his son Edward Delzer were victims in a fatal crash in Seminole.
  • Law alumnus and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is quoted in the July 30 Reason, “Legislatures Say Sheriff Who Declined to Arrest Michael Drejka for Killing Markeis McGlockton is Misrepresenting Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.”
  • The Aug. 1 citybizlist reports law alumnus Kevin J. Plunkett was named to Tompkins Mahopac Bank’s board of directors
  • Michael J. Donohue ’94, was appointed to the New Jersey Superior Court bench by Governor Chris Christie and confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate in December of 2016. Judge Donohue is now the senior Criminal Part Judge in Cape May County.
  • Law alumnus Dr. Julio Gonzalez, candidate for the 2018 Florida Primary Election, answered questions and provided a bio for the Herald Tribune.
  • Florida Today reports that law alumnus Bryan Lober is seeking County Commission District 2 seat.
  • The News4Jax provided a candidate profile for law alumna and Florida Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody.
  • Two alumni have been promoted at James Moore & Company, P.L. according to the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. Justyna Mueller has been promoted to senior manager in the Daytona Beach office, where she will plan, execute, direct and complete tax projects in a variety of industries. Ian (Matt) Thompson has been promoted to associate accountant in the Daytona Beach office, where he will assist with research and preparation of individual and corporate tax returns.
  • Alumnus Aaron “Mac” Buckle has joined James Moore & Company, P.L., as a staff accountant in the firm’s Daytona Beach office, according to the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
  • Alumnus Stacey Morris, Director of Energy Research at Alerian, had his article “Bye, Bye, Bye (MLPs) Part 2: Who Could Be Saying Bye?” published at seekingalpha.com.
  • Alumnus Pete Longo has been hired as VP, AxiomGO Product Manager at Axiom Bank in Orlando, according to reports on benzinga.com and other media outlets.
  • Alumnus John R. Hewitt, president and CEO of Matrix Service Company, has been named 2018 Board Chair of the Tulsa Area United Way.
  • Alumna Aimee Foster has joined Infinity Marketing as media coordinator, according to greenvilleceo.com.
  • Alumna Courtney Varney, DVM, had her article “Should You Be Concerned About Equine Windpuffs?” published at dressagetoday.com.
  • Alumnus James Rutt, Chief Information Officer of the Dana Foundation, was profiled on idgconnect.com.

July 21-27

Top Stories:

  • Terence Farrell, Ph.D., professor of Biology, was featured in National Geographic on July 25 in Animals, Wild Encounters: “Watch What Happens When a Rattlesnake Meets a Giant Centipede.” Farrell said, “Snakes are often thought of as incredibly stupid eating machines. But it turns out that the more you look at snakes, the more sophisticated their behavior becomes.” Farrell recently started a YouTube channelwith his videos of Pygmy rattlesnake predatory behavior, which National Geo picked up and used with the article.
  • Stetson University was included in an article, “College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in Florida 2018,” on WBBH-TV Online, the Arizona Republic Online, Telemundo Amarillo, the Mammoth Times Online in California and numerous other media outlets. College Consensus is a new college ranking website and included Stetson in its ranking of the Best Colleges in Florida 2018.
  • Stetson Trustees Hyatt and Cici Brown were mentioned in Florida Trend online on July 25 in Business Briefs. Hyatt Brown, the Daytona Beach insurance executive and former House Speaker, and his wife will donate $18 million to Stetson University to build a science building and expand science programs, the magazine reported. It is the largest gift in the university’s history.
  • Stetson student Emily Rosenfeld and her Chihuahua, Archie, were included in the article, Colleges and Universities Say Yes to Pets, on July 25 in Voice of America and other media outlets, including NewDelhiNews.net and BritainNews.net.
  • Stetson University was featured as “A Beacon of Innovation” on July 17 in E-Learn Magazine, which included quotes and video clips with Stetson faculty, students and administrators discussing improvements in the digital learning environment for faculty and students since Stetson selected Blackboard Software as a Service. The video clips and photos with quotes also were shown during the Blackboard World 2018international conference on July 16-19 in Orlando.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the July 24 article, “What You Need to Know About Florida’s Voting Rights,” for Shondaland. Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the July 25 Vox article, “Did Trump violate campaign finance law? I asked 11 legal experts.” She is quoted in the July 26 Bustle magazine article, “The Trump & Michael Cohen Tape Raises Some Burning Questions – Here’s What Legal Experts Say.”
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, was quoted in U.S. News and World Report on July 26 in an article, “Elon Musk Makes Tesla Stock a Volatile Bet.” Tesla stock fell by 4.5 percent in May after CEO Elon Musk’s angry outburst, wiping out $2 billion in market cap that day, the article said. Ma said, “Musk has the relentless, almost obsessive drive to always be the best at whatever he does. He is self-centered, egotistic and borderline narcissistic.”
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the story, “For Chipper Jones, the Perfect Upbringing,” on July 24 in the Napa Valley Register, the St. Louis Post Dispatch and numerous other media outlets. The story notes Jones’ father, Larry, played shortstop and later became a coach at Stetson under former head baseball coach Pete Dunn. Dunn is Chipper Jones’ godfather and coached him as a boy during summer baseball camps at Stetson, according to the article. The former Atlanta Braves player is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars player Donald Payne was mentioned in the Gainesville Sun’s Top Cats column, the Florida Times-Union online and other media outlets. One of the columnists wrote, “I’m convinced Donald Payne is a special player – just needs the opportunity to show it. He’s the only player in the NFL from Stetson, which doesn’t offer football scholarships.”
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was interviewed in an article, “‘Head cases: Internet gaming disorder’ really just a human failing?” in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on July 24.
  • Law Adjunct Professor Arturo Rios is quoted in the July 21 WRAL article, “Immigration a top issue for Republican governor candidates … but what can they actually do about it?”
  • Stetson alumna Kim Barclay was the subject of an article, “Who is Zach Johnson’s wife Kim Barclay, how many children does golfer have, and what is his net worth?” in The World News in the United Kingdom on June 22 and other media outlets. The article says Barclay graduated from Stetson with a degree in sociology.

Other News:

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Bill Dudley is running for the Pinellas County School Board, according to an article July 25 in Tampa Bay Newspapers.
  • Stetson alumnus and Chiropractor Ronald Fulmore II was included in the article, “Fulmore Chiropractic cares for others like family” in the Sanford Herald on July 21. The article noted Ronald Fulmore II is a Stetson business school graduate and former Stetson Hatters Soccer Team MVP.
  • The July 20 Space Coast Daily announced that law alumnus Bryan Lober has been endorsed by Jim Glover for Brevard County Commission District 2.
  • The July 23 Carlton Fields announced that law alumnus J. Ryan Yant has joined the firm as an associate in its Tampa office.
  • According to the July 25 Chron and MySanAntonio, law alumnus Ian Larson has been promoted to vice president & associate general counsel of AssuredPartners, Inc.
  • Law alumnus and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is quoted in the July 25 Daily Beast.
  • According to the July 26 Gulfshore Business, Law alumnus Will W. Sunter has been selected for the 2018-19 class of the Florida Fellows Institute by the Florida Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
  • The July 26 Tampa Bay Times recommends law alumnus Dave Ellis for Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court Judge.
  • According to News4Jax, law alumnus John Upchurch is running as a democrat in the 6th Congressional District election.
  • Alumnus Jared Lanza has been elected to Geico assistant vice president of the Competitive Advantage Leadership Group by the Geico Board of Directors, according to the Business Wire. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Stetson.

July 13-20

Top Stories:

  • Jason Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of Environmental Science and Studies, was featured in a story, “Sea-level rise expert helps Florida cities plan for survival,” on July 19 that appeared in The Pensacola News Journal, Treasure Coast Newspapers and other media outlets. “When things collapse … it’s much harder to put them back together than it is to keep them whole in the first place,” Evans said.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 13 Inside Higher Ed article, “When Jurisdiction Matters in Campus Rape.” Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 13 Lexington Herald Leader article, “Many UK students don’t report sexual assaults. Could new rules make things worse?” Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 18 Michigan News article, “Stopping Nassar-related reform legislation is condition of MSU settlement.”
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history, and his book, “Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich,” were featured July 16 in an article by Communities Digital News entitled, “Hitler’s Monsters: Heidrich Himmler and the supernatural underpinnings of the Third Reich.” His book also was featured July 13 by other media outlets, including an article in The Federalist, entitled, “Indiana Jones Isn’t Wrong—The Nazis’ Fascination With The Occult Was Very Real.” The book “provides a sober scholarly treatment of a subject that has frequently been sensationalized in pop history potboilers as well as pop culture,” according to the article.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, was quoted in U.S. News and World Report on July 19 in a story, “Microsoft Earnings Impress in Stellar Q4.” Microsoft has shifted to a cloud-centered enterprise, increasing its revenue growth. “This surge in profitability is the main reason why MSFT stock doubled in the last two years,” Ma said.
  • Isabel Botero, Ph.D., assistant professor of Family Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, and Ram Subramanian, Ph.D., professor of Leadership, were mentioned in the article, “Why Family Businesses are the Hidden Gems of Latin America,” on July 13 in Tharawat Magazine for Family Business and Entrepreneurs. The two professors are among the co-authors of a book, “Family Firms in Latin America,” which provides an academic understanding of family business dynamics within that region.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the story, “The raising of a Hall of Famer: For Chipper Jones, the perfect upbringing,” on July 19 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ahead of the former Braves player being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The story notes Jones’ father, Larry, played shortstop and later became a coach at Stetson under former head baseball coach Pete Dunn. Dunn is Chipper Jones’ godfather and coached him as a boy during summer baseball camps at Stetson, according to the article.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, wrote articles for Seeking Alpha entitled, “What If Qualcomm Walks?” on July 20; “Tesla Smart Money Speaks” on July 18 and “The Anatomy Of AMD And Micron’s Short Sellers” on July 16.
  • Associate Dean Darryl Wilson is quoted in the July 12 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Deltona trespasses resident whose video led to state violation.”

Other News:

  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the July 12 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Consumer Credit Security Freezes for Free on September 21, 2018.” Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the July 13 Elder Law Prof Blog, “More on California’s Aid-in-Dying Law.” Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the July 16 Elder Law Prof Blog, “The Future For The Aging Demographic?”
  • Adjunct law professor and overseer Richard A. Harrison is quoted in the July 17 Tampa Bay Times article, “Times Investigation: Pinellas County construction agency steered work to board member.”
  • According to the July 18 citybizlist and Florida Politics, adjunct law professor and Stetson Law alumna Simone Marstiller has been appointed to the Florida Judicial Management Council of the Florida Supreme Court by Chief Justice Charles Canady.
  • A story in the South Florida Sun Sentinel online, the St. Augustine Record and other media outlets reported, “Three state university leaders top $1 million.” The story also mentioned Stetson University.
  • The July 15 Omaha World-Herald announced that Law Professor Peter Lake will speak at Hillcrest Country Club during the Nebraska State College System Forum on Title IX compliance and other higher education topics.
  • Stetson student Adeline Weems has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship, the Public Accountants Society of Colorado Chester Borelli Award by the National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation, according to the CPA Practice Advisor on July 12.

Alumni News:

  • Alumna and Cantor Riselle Bain is mentioned in a review by Talkin’ Broadway of a play that she wrote while a student at Stetson, called “Tops from Flops.” Bain also performed in the play by The Players Centre for the Performing Arts in Sarasota.
  • Alumna and Maine resident Alison McKellar will talk there Aug. 15 about her work as volunteer and chair of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit NuDay Syria, which collects supplies for Syrian refugees fleeing from violence in their country, according to an article in the Penobscot Bay Pilot.
  • Alumnus Henry Brown, CEO of family-owned Miller Electric Company, was featured in a story in the Jacksonville Daily Record, “You Should Know … Henry Brown,” on July 19. Brown received a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Stetson University.
  • Alumnus Jonathan Martin has been appointed to the Florida Southwestern State College District Board of Trustee, according to Capital Soup. Martin, of Fort Myers, an attorney with Parvey & Frankel Attorneys, P.A., received his bachelor’s degree from Stetson.
  • Law alumni Andrew and Anna Pardun are mentioned in the July 15 Winona Daily News article, “Cochane native, Cotter grad Anna Pardum receives law degree from Stetson.”
  • According to the July 12 Space Coast Business, law alumna Alexandra Simser was elected to the board of directors for the Founders Forum, a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs and new business.
  • According to a July 17 press release from Governor Scott’s office, Law alumnus Richard E. Doran has been reappointed to the First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, Law alumnus D. David Keller has been appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, Law alumnus Vincent A. Citro has been appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, Law alumna Varinia Van Ness has been reappointed to the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and Law alumnus Robert D. Sale has been appointed to the Fourteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

July 6-12

Top Stories:

  • Alan Green, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Economics Department, wrote an op-ed column for The Washington Post on July 11 and other media outlets, entitled "Donald Trump is embracing a traditional strain of conservatism. Just not the one you think." Green writes, "Trump’s notions of power and privilege reflect not the modern conservatism of the Republican Party, but the classical conservatism of the old European aristocracy … setting the United States on a dangerous path away from Western democracy and toward petro-state dictatorships around the world."
  • Stetson University was included in an article by Rare on July 11 entitled, "Some Colleges Now Allow Dogs in Dorms + 20 Pet-Friendly Colleges." According to the article, "(T)he anxiety kids face in college is absolutely real. Why not have a tiny friend to help alleviate some of it? Allowing pets — dogs specifically — in dorms is nothing short of a sensible, fantastic idea."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the July 11 Vox article, "7 legal experts on how Kavanaugh views executive power – and what it could mean for Mueller."
  • Stetson University was mentioned in Florida Trend Education on July 5 in "Incarceration doesn’t mean an end to education: How Stetson University is reaching inmates." According to the article, "Inmates at Tomoka Correctional Institution started to receive higher education opportunities three years ago when Stetson’s Community Education Project began."
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of the Roland George Investments Program at Stetson, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on July 10 in an article, "Ford Investors Face a Major Intersection." Ma said Ford Motor saw "the best May F-Series sales performance in 18 years" this year and is "moving away from low-margin passengers cars."
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of Roland George Investments Program, wrote two articles for Seeking Alpha entitled, "Enough Trade War Talk: What Does Micron’s Smart Money Think?" and "Who Is Intel’s Smart Money?"
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted by Politico on July 5 in "Key backer says judge’s order on conservation spending 'too narrow'." Henderson said he disagreed with a recent judge’s order that sided with environmental groups and found Amendment 1 revenue must be spent on land acquisition or the management and improvement of land purchased. Henderson, who helped write the statewide ballot measure, said the ruling may put in jeopardy spending for things like springs projects, which amendment supporters intended to fund.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was mentioned in an article regarding gaming addiction, including in The Indian Express in India on July 10 entitled, "In Fact: Why WHO wants to treat gaming as a disorder, and why some disagree" and other media outlets.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was interviewed by "AirTalk," FM 89.3 KPCC in Southern California for a show entitled, "Mental health experts diagnose and dissect WHO’s designation of compulsive sexual behavior as a mental health disorder."

Other News:

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 3 Diverse Education article, "Surviving and Thriving: Teresa Sullivan’s UVA Legacy."
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the July 10 Elder Law Prof Blog, "The Right to Visitation for Persons Under Guardianship." Professor Morgan wrote the July 11 Elder Law Prof Blog, "How Liveable is Your Community?"
  • The July 6 Town-Crier reports on Stetson Law student Taylor Tyson, who has been crowned Miss Florida 2018. News of Tyson being named Miss Florida ran in multiple regional media outlets throughout Florida.
  • Stetson University alumna, Katherine C. Russo, co-wrote a July 9 article entitled, "How law enforcement is using genealogy testing services to solve cold cases." According to the article, "DTC genealogy testing services have been accessible for the last 10 years and now include dozens of independent labs such as AncestryDNA, 23andMe and Pathway Genomics. … the DTC genealogy testing technique opens the door to potentially solving many cold cases, but law enforcement must be sure they remain in legal boundaries."
  • Florida Business Daily on July 10 recognized graduates from Stetson University. According to the article, "about 26.5 percent of the 1,166 degrees and certificates handed out by Stetson University in 2016-17 were to students on Legal and Professions and Studies programs, making them the most popular programs that year."

Alumni News:

  • The July 11 White House announced that Stetson Law alumnus Donald L. Palmer will serve as a member of the Election Assistance Commission for a remainder of a four-year term expiring December 12, 2021.
  • Stetson University alumnus Stephen Lanier passed away on July 5, according to the Rome News-Tribune. Lanier received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Stetson University in 1971.
  • Stetson University alumna Rachel A. Ramsay-Lowe was mentioned in The Network Journal. According to the article, Rachel A. Ramsay-Lowe "fell in love with musical theater as a little girl and majored in the field at Stetson University." She is currently working as an associate attorney at Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman and Goggin P.C.
  • The July 7 Sanford Herald ran a story about local authors, Carey E. Ferrell and Elizabeth H. Ferrell, authors of the book, "Sanford: Life in the Celery City." The Ferrells wrote this book that contains "270 photographs and intriguing details about people, places and events.” The couple “met at as students at Stetson University … and after graduation the couple married,” according to the article.
  • The July 5 SLK Law reports on Stetson Law alumna Jennifer Wilson.
  • The July 6 citybizlist reports that law alumnus and Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm co-Founder Jim Haliczser was appointed co-chairperson of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association.
  • The July 5 Florida Politics, "Ashley Moody says technology may change fight on crime," interviews Stetson Law alumna Ashley Moody.
  • The July 6 News Herald and The American Lawyer reports on alumna Ashley Moody, candidate for attorney general, who earned an LL.M. from Stetson University College of Law.
  • The July 9 Sarasota Magazine reports that Law alumna Alyssa Acquaviva was recently hired by the law firm Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in its trusts and estates department.
  • The July 11 Space Coast Daily reports that Stetson Law alumnus Bryan Lober is running as a Republican for the District 2 Brevard County commission seat.

June 28 - July 5

Top Stories:

Other News:

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the July 3 Diverse magazine, "Surviving and Thriving: Teresa Sullivan’s UVA Legacy." He is quoted in the June 29 Inside Higher Ed article, "A ‘Retro’ Title IX Lawsuit."
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the June 28 Elder Law Prof Blog, "New Infographic on Dementia Trends."
  • The Daytona Beach News Journal published an article entitled, "Unwanted birds find permanent pleasure at Patty’s Parrot Palace." Students from Stetson University are interning at Patty's Parrot Palace this summer, according to the article.
  • The July 2 Sarasota Herald-Tribune features Law student Kelley Thompson.

Alumni News:

  • The July 2 4 Traders ran the news that law alumnus Richard Nummi is now director and chairman of the executive compensation committee of INTREORG SYSTEMS Inc.
  • Stetson Law alumnus Eric Koenig is new shareholder at Trenam Law, according to the firm’s website.
  • Stetson Law alumni Calvin Brown and Joe Collins Jr. are featured in the July 2 TCPalm.
  • The June 29 BizWire Express ran the news of Law alumni Suzanne Boy, Traci McKee, John Miller, Shannon Puopolo, Kayla Richmond and G. Donald Thomson being named Florida Super Lawyers.
  • Law alumnus David P. Carter had a letter to the editor published in the July 2 Wall Street Journal.
  • Law LL.M. alumna Rishma Eckert was invited to speak at Capitol Hill by the Institute of Caribbean Studies in June 2018 as part of Caribbean Legislative Week on the topic of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships between U.S. and Caribbean banks.

June 22-28

Top Stories:

Other News:

  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux is quoted in the June 24 The Hill, "Five things to know about efforts to repeal Obama’s water rule."
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with Bay News 9 and News 13 via Skype on June 28 to discuss Justice Kennedy’s announcement to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the June 26 Brennan Center article, "It’s Time for Florida to Join the Rest of the Union on Voting Rights."
  • Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the June 27 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Free Webinar-Financial Exploitation & Medicare Fraud." She wrote the June 26 Elder Law Prof Blog, "More on End of Life." Law She also wrote the June 25 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Age Discrimination Investigation."

Alumni News:

  • PR.com and Gulfshore Business report that law alumnus Forrest J. Bass has been appointed to Florida Bar's Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Committee.
  • Prlog.com reports that law alumni Suzanne M. Boy, Traci T. McKee, John M. Miller, Kayla E. Richmond, and G. Donald Thomson have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists appearing in Florida Super Lawyers magazine.
  • The Tampa Bay Times interviewed law alumnus Lee Elam, Brandon's longest-serving attorney.
  • Florida Politics reports that law alumnus Trey Lytal became the Florida Justice Association president.
  • Space Coast Daily reports that law alumnus Bryan Lober filed to run for Brevard County District 2 Commission Seat.

June 15-21

Top Stories:

  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was mentioned this past week in the Sydney Morning Herald's article for "Moral panic over Fortnite is misplaced," and an Island Packet article by the L.A. Times, entitled "World health organization says video game addiction is a disease. Why American psychiatrists don't." Ferguson and a co-author wrote in a commentary accompanying one study that, "Video game addiction might be a real thing. But it is not the epidemic that some have made it out to be."
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted the Politico article, "Questions loom over state environmental spending after surprise court ruling." A state circuit judge sided with an environmental group and found Florida's Amendment 1 requires money to be spent on land purchases. "Everybody knows this is going to be appealed," said Henderson, a lawyer who defended the proposed amendment before a panel of state analysts in 2014. "The only question is whether the District Court of Appeals punts it downtown to the supremes [Florida Supreme Court] or they take it on first."
  • Law Professor Royal Gardner was quoted in the June 15 Associated Press article, "Trump's move to redefine water rule threatens wetlands banks." The article ran across the U.S. in more than 80 news outlets including The New York Times and U.S. News.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of the Roland George Investments Program in Stetson’s School of Business Administration, wrote three articles for Seeking Alpha this week: "What will a $10 billion buyback do for Micron’s shareholders?," "Is Tesla Losing its Mojo?," and "Micron Q3 ER: Will this time be different?"
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the June 15 Common Dreams article, "The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump's Foundation."
  • The June 13 West Volusia Beacon reports that Stetson plans nearly $12 million in improvements at the DeLand campus and at the College of Law in Gulfport.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the June 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Interpreting a Living Will in the ER setting." Professor Morgan wrote the June 20 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Register Now-Webinar-Elder Homicides." She wrote the June 21 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Boomerang Hospital Admissions and Medicare."
  • The June 15 Poynter reports that chairman of the board of the St. Petersburg Times and Evening Independent, Nelson Poynter, received an honorary doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 1962.
  • The Herald-Tribune reports that Stetson Law student Rinaldi White was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Sarasota County Bar Association's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
  • Attorney at Law Magazine reports that four attorneys with Bryant Miller Olive are published in Stetson Law Review's Latest Issue.

Alumni News:

  • The June 14 Sarasota Magazine reports that law alumna Sarah Campbell was recently hired by Dunlap & Morgan, P.A.
  • The June 14 Connecticut Law Tribune interviews law alumna Susan Hartfield, Republican attorney general candidate.
  • The June 15 BizWire Express, Gulfshore Business and PR.com report that law alumna Suzanne Boy has become Florida Bar Certified in Labor and Employment Law.
  • The June 16 PR.com reports that law alumna and attorney Kayla Richmond was selected to the 2018 Class of Leaders in the Law by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers' Lee County Chapter.
  • The June 18 Stars and Stripes reports that law alumna Sharon Freshwater White Cook will attend the interment of Air Force Capt. James White's remains at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
  • The June 20 Florida Politics reports that law alumna Jennifer Wilson has moved to Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC, to help boost its Florida practice.
  • The June 20 Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reports that law alumnus Bob Pope has been named a Grand Marshal of the St. Pete Pride Parade.
  • The June 21 Orlando Sentinel announced that law alumnus Circuit Judge Mark Nacke, advocate for Lake County’s Veteran Treatment Court, is stepping down July 13.

June 8-14

Top Stories:

  • Clay Henderson, director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 13 in a story, entitled "NSB responds to growth with effort to preserve Turnbull Creek." Henderson said it is important to protect the land because "whatever we can't acquire is going to get paved over."
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, director of the Roland George Investments Program in Stetson's School of Business Administration, wrote two articles this week for Seeking Alpha: "Investor sentiment and tesla stock price" and "Micron technology: 2018 target prices."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the June 14 Boston Globe article, "Patrick stays quiet as his former aide runs for governor."
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the June 7 Elder Law Prof Blog, "BBB: Sweepstakes & Lottery Scams." Morgan wrote the June 8 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Guardianships According to John Oliver." She wrote the June 12 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Medicare Trustees Release Bleak News on Trust Fund."
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the June 13 Tampa Tribune article, "Neo-Nazi leader from Tampa, now behind bars, stars in new video extolling Hitler."
  • The June 10 Post and Courier reported that law alumna Marguerite Willis is running for governor in South Carolina.
  • Stetson Law student Amanda L. Govin co-authored, "False Claims Act 2017 Recoveries May Surprise You" in the June 6 AAPC.

Alumni:

  • Stetson alumnus Christian Koch was mentioned in Press News Room's article "Trusted advisor, Christian Kick, hits Amazon best-seller list with the big question."
  • Law alumnus Nathan Bruemmer is being honored again as one of the Outstanding Voices for the Business of Pride, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal. This marks at least the second time he has been honored at this event.
  • The June 5 Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., announced that law alumna Suzanne Boy became Florida Bar Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law.
  • The June 6 Lowndes-Law announced that law alumna Alexandrea Simser was elected to the board of directors for the Founders Forum, a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs and new business.
  • The June 7 The Laker/Lutz News reports on law alumnus Andrew C. McDannold of McDannold Law.
  • The June 8 Florida Politics reports that law alumnus Jason Rodriguez has taken a post handling "state government relations for BayCare Health System."
  • The June 8 Sanibel Captiva Islander reports that law alumnus Ken Cuyler submitted to the Sanibel City Council a letter indicating his intent to vacant the city attorney position, as of July 11.
  • The June 8 Eddie Stephens website reports that Stephens, a law alumnus, received the Palm Beach County Leadership Excellence Award.
  • The June 11 WJCT reports that law alumna Janet Carver is a candidate for a Northeast Florida judge seat.
  • The June 11 Miami Herald reports that law alumnus Pablo Rodriguez has been named partner and director of Therrel Baisden’s tax practice group in Miami.
  • The June 11 Jacksonville Daily Record reports that law alumna Giselle M. Girones is running for a seat on the 2018-19 Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section board of governors.
  • The June 12 citybizlist reports that law alumnus David C. Miller and Nicole C. Nate authored articles published in Stetson Law Review’s latest issue.

June 1-7

Top Stories:

  • Director of the Roland George Investments Program, K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, was mentioned in the article, "Millennials are waiting for a $30T inheritance that might not come," saying "the bottom line is that millennials do not trust conventional financial advisors."
  • Professor of Psychology, Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was mentioned in Mass LIVE's article, "Do smartphones cause mental illness?" for his argument that "self-isolating behavior is associated with smartphone overuse." Ferguson also was mentioned in The Conversation's article entitled, "Debunking the 6 biggest myths about 'technology addiction.'"
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy's article for the Conversation, "Missouri's dark money scandal, explained," was picked up by Salon. The June 2 Election Law Blog mentions the article also.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the June 4 Washington Times article, "Banned gun buyers beat background checks — and are rarely prosecuted when caught." Rose spoke with Bay News 9 for the story, "Appeals Court Disqualifies Judge from Attempted Murder Case."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the June 4 Times Higher Ed article, "'Seismic spring' shifts US attitudes to student safety on campus."
  • Law Professor Jason Bent is quoted in the Orlando Sentinel article, "Walt Disney World union loses fight over $1,000 bonuses."
  • Stetson’s Director and Chair of Roland George Investments Program, K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, wrote three articles for Seeking Alpha this past week. The first one, entitled "Tesla's smart shorts" speaks about Tesla's "high flying stock performance" over the past few years, as well as some fundamental short strategies that could be initiated. The second and third articles, "AMD: 2018 Target Prices" and "Nvidia: 2018 Target Prices," focus on the target prices of each of the two companies.

Other News:

  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog, "2018 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Webinar." She wrote the June 6 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Doctors' Conversations with Patients About Aid-in-Dying." She wrote the June 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Thank you Professor Frolik." She also wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog, "More on California's Aid-in-Dying Law."
  • The June 5 Florida Bar Foundation has shared the news of Stetson students awarded in their summer fellows program.
  • Law student Amanda L. Govins co-authored the article, "False Claims Act 2017 Recoveries May Surprise You," for AAPC.

Alumni News:

  • The June 3 Orlando Sentinel reports that Law alumnus Wilton L. Strickland has died.
  • The June 6 Citrus County Chronicle reports that Law alumnus John Booth has died.
  • The June 4 Fowler White Burnett reports that Law alumnus William A. Potucek was appointed a shareholder in the firm’s Insurance Practice Group.
  • The June 6 Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. announced that law alumna Alexandrea Simser was elected to the board of directors for the Founders Forum.
  • The June 5 Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., announced that Law alumna Melody Lynch been elected as vice president and president-elect of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Directors.
  • The June 5 Adams & Reese reports that Law alumnus Eric J. Partlow has been appointed partner in charge of the firm's Tampa office.
  • According to the June 4 Jacksonville Daily Record, Law alumna Janet Carver is a finalist for a circuit judge post.
  • The June 4 Sarasota Herald Tribune reports that Law alumna Sarah Harnden Campbell has joined the law firm of Dunlap & Moran PA, as an associate.
  • Law alumnus Jeff Harvey was honored with a Change of Command ceremony at Camp Blanding in Starke, Florida, in June.
  • The June 1 Prague Post ran a profile of Law alumnus Brian Motroni of Hunter Law P.A.

May 25-31

Top Stories

  • Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was mentioned in The Ladder's article entitled, "Social media has the 'exact same negative effect on depression' as eating potatoes" for his study that found only a negligible relationship between screen time and depression. Ferguson said his results "do not support a strong focus on screen time as a preventative measure for youth problem behaviors."
  • Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the May 31 L.A. Times article, "Missouri's dark money scandal, explained."
  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the May 29 Vanity Fair article, "This is bigger than myself: how the women of the U.S. Gymnastics team found their voice."
  • Dean and Professor of Law Christopher Pietruszkiewicz is quoted in the JD Journal article, "Stetson University College of Law Students Get Top Performances." The May 31 Inside Higher Ed mentions Pietruszkiewicz has been named president of the University of Evansville.
  • The May 24 Legal Writing Prof Blog ran the news that "Stetson Named Inaugural ABA Competitions Champion." The news ran across the newswire in hundreds of media outlets.
  • The Tampa Bay Business Journal ran the news that Law Professor Kristen Adams has been named interim dean of the College of Law.
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli is quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, "A Tampa Bay lawyer tweets 'never trust a Muslim.' Now he wants to be a judge."
  • Associate Professor of Taxation and Accounting in the M.E. Rinker Sr. Institute for Tax and Accountancy, Valrie Chambers, was featured in Wallet Hub's article on the "Easiest credit cards to get approved for" as one of the expert panelists responding to the most asked questions. Chambers responded to the question, "Are the easiest credit cards to get necessarily the worst credit cards on the market?" Her answer, "No. First, 'worst' varies by how you use the card."

Other News

  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the May 23 Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, "For-Profit College Probes Fuel Rise in Consumer-Protection Sentiments." Professor Lake is quoted in the May 24 The College Fix article, "UCLA bars speakers who are too controversial with security spending cap."
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article, "8 Key distinctions between an LL.M. and a J.D." The news also ran in the JD Journal.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 30 Bloomberg BNA article, "SCOTUS Ends One Partisan Gerrymandering Battle; More Remain."
  • Law Professor James Fox is quoted in the Sarasota Herald Tribune article, "Jury decision in development lawsuit could hit Sarasota taxpayers hard." The article also ran in the May 24 Southwest Florida Herald Tribune.
  • The May 29 Elder Law Prof Blog "Register Now: Webinar on Helping Elders Post-Disaster," was written by Law Professor Rebecca Morgan. She wrote the May 29 Elder Law Prof Blog, "No Stay During Appeal of California Aid-in-Dying Law." She wrote the May 28 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Chip Chiplin 2018 Recipient of NAELA Theresa Award." She wrote the May 24 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Not Everyone is Driving Along the Information Highway."
  • The May 24 Gunster website ran the news that Law student Cymoril White will be serving as a summer associate.
  • The May 29 SRQ Magazine mentions Law student Kelley Thompson in the article, "Williams Parker Takes Four for Summer Associate Program."

Alumni News

  • The May 24 Coastal Breeze features a story about the Woodard family, including Law alumnus Mark Woodard, in the article, "A Steward of Marco’s Past, Present and Future."

May 17-24

Top Stories:

  • Professor of Psychology, Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted in the article "Video Game Makers Reject Responsibility for School Violence," which was featured on 1200 News Radio WOAI. Ferguson disagreed with this point stating, "There was no evidence that playing video games in early childhood led to problems later on."
  • News of Stetson Law being named the first ABA Competitions Champion has run in across the PRNews media wire in dozens of media outlets across the U.S.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the News-Press article, "'To grieve but not despair': Estero church prays for Diana Alvarez's family on her 11th birthday."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 21 Vox article, "8 legal experts on whether Trump's demand for an investigation into the FBI is legal." Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 23 NBC News article, "Trump weaponizes 'deep state' to investigate his investigators" that also ran in MSN News and True Viral News. Professor Torres-Spelliscy is cited in the May 23 SCOTUSblog Wednesday Roundup. She is quoted in the May 23 Election Law Blog, "Voting Rights Scholars File SCOTUS Amicus Brief Urging Cert. Grant in Territorial Voting Case."
  • Stetson's Professor of English and Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing, Terri Witek, Ph.D., was featured on the Burrow Press for her book entitled "The Rape Kit."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the May 24 Inside Higher Ed article, "A Limit on Paying for Controversial Speakers." Professor Lake is quoted in the May 23 Diverse magazine article, "For-Profit College Probes Fuel Rise in Consumer Protection Sentiments."
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism, Andy Dehnart, was featured on Reality Steve's Podcast #78 entitled "Interview with Reality Blurred's Andy Dehnart & Info on Last Night's Tweet."
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the May 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Myths and Mistakes about New Medicare Cards." She wrote the May 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Call for Proposals: American Society on Aging 2019 Annual Conference." She wrote the May 22 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Congrats to NAELA."

Other News:

  • Stetson's Gillespie Museum of Minerals was featured on volusiacountymoms.com this week.
  • The May 21 Daily Business Review and Law.com report that former Judge Melvia B. Green participated in Stetson’s appellate advocacy program.
  • According to the May 18 Tampa Bay Times, Law student Ahmed Mohamed graduates from Stetson Law in the summer to begin medical school at USF in the fall.

Alumni News:

  • The May 23 Villages News reports that retired Circuit Judge John W. Booth, Law alumnus, has died. The Leesburg Daily Commercial also ran the news.
  • Sarasota Magazine reports that Law alumna Mallory Moretti has joined the Berlin Patten Ebling law firm.
  • The May 21 Action News Jax reports that Law alumna Varisa Lall Dass has joined the news team as a reporter.
  • The May 18 Lakeland Ledger reports that Law alumna Kristen Carlson is running for U.S. representative.
  • The Jacksonville Daily Record reports that Law alumna Giselle Girones has been selected as a Florida Bar Business Law Section fellow.
  • According to the May 23 CityBizList, Law alumna Alex Simser has joined Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed.
  • Law alumna Joann Grages Burnett, associate director of the Office of Career and Professional Development, has been appointed the member services coordinator for the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She was also appointed the YLD co-chair of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. She co-authored the article, "Reverse Mentorship Is the Key to Success for Millennials and Their Law Firms" for the ABA Young Lawyers Division.
  • Law alumna Beth Casey, the assistant director of the Office of Career and Professional Development, is being installed as the vice president of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation Board of Trustees on May 30. She has served on the board for six years.
  • Law alumnus Korey Henson, the associate director of the Office of Career and Professional Development, has been appointed to two positions with the National Association of Law Placement: co-chair of the CSO Employer Outreach working group of the JD Advisors Section and vice-chair of the "Ask an Expert Webinars" working group of the Newer Professionals Section. He also wrote an article for the March 2018 NALP Bulletin, "Counseling the 'Trailing Partner' Law Student." He was selected to co-present in the spring at the 2018 NALP Annual Education Conference on "Closing the Loop: Creating and Maximizing PD Partnerships."

May 11-17

Top Stories:

  • The Executive Director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, Clay Henderson, wrote a piece in The West Volusia Beacon, stating Gemini Springs is being polluted by people, not cows. Henderson wrote, "Everyone wants to be a leader in something, but why we want to be a leader in septic tanks is elusive to me. All of our major surface waters in Volusia, including our springs, St. Johns River and Indian River Lagoon, are now deemed impaired under the Clean Water Act."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake co-authored the May 16 Inside Higher Ed article, "Overreacting to College Student Suicide? Promoting reasonable expectations for suicide prevention will help everyone." The article stated, "Keeping suicidal students safe and well is difficult work and requires something other than pressure to attain an unrealistic goal of zero suicides. Instead, prevention campaigns should focus on counteracting stigma and encouraging students to seek help." Lake is also quoted in the May 14 GW Hatchet article, "Officials avoid dipping into waitlist for first time in at least nine years."
  • Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the May 13 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "Guns seized from 3 Volusia residents under 'red flag' law."
  • Law Professor Royal Gardner did an interview with WMNF News for the May 14 story, "Wetlands scientists support states' lawsuit to save Clean Water Rule."

Other News:

  • Stetson's Director and Chair of the Roland George Investments Program, K.C. Ma, Ph.D., CFA, wrote two articles for Seeking Alpha this past week. The first of the two articles, "Is Tesla's Default (Or Bankruptcy) Imminent?" talks about the financial ins and outs of Elon Musk's company and whether the company is bound to go bankrupt. According to Ma, the answer is "no." The second of the two articles, "Where Does Micron Technology Go From Here?" analyzes Micron Technology’s stock by using price prediction models and analyst price targets. Ma's conclusion: "MU is estimated to trade around $60 in the next 20 days."
  • Law student Jennifer Winn is featured in the May 11 Gulfport Gabber article, "Council Tables Plastic Straw Ordinance."
  • The May 11 NewsTalk Florida features an interview with Stetson Law student Kailyn Perez.

Alumni News:

  • Law alumnus, Mark Turner, was named one of two Polk State College District Board of Trustees by Gov. Rick Scott as mentioned in an article on Capital Soup.
  • Stetson alumnus, Walter F. Krueger, passed away on May 10, 2018, according to The Blade website.
  • According to a May 15 news article, Law alumna Catherine E. Davey of the Down Syndrome Association and Law Office of Catherine E. Davey, P.A., presented the 6th "Low Down on Law" presentation about the legal process for families of people with special needs.
  • Law alumna Taylor Parker, an associate with Safety Advisors for Educational Campuses, is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article, "Michigan State Settles Nassar Lawsuits for $500 Million."
  • Law alumnus Jim Vickaryous has been sworn in as the 18th Circuit’s new representative to the Florida Bar's Board of Governors in June at the Florida Bar Convention in Orlando.

May 5-11

Top Stories:

  • Law Professor Charles Rose's quote about detectives attempting to unlock a dead man's cell phone with his finger was picked up by the May 4 Engadget. The quote originally appeared in the Tampa Bay Times article, "Cops used dead man's finger in attempt to access his phone. It's legal, but is it okay?" and has run in more than 200 news outlets in 13 languages.
  • Stetson University adjunct professor Megan Young is one of the many teachers speaking out about the quality of pay for teachers and adjuncts in a protest that took place May 8, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • Stetson University Assistant Professor of Education Joyce Mundy is one of the two candidates left in the search for the next superintendent of the East Penn School District, as reported by The Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  • Stetson University Associate Professor of History Kimberly Reiter hosted an event May 8 for the Royal Wedding and how important it is in a historical context, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • Stetson University students Thomas Oltorik and Jilissa Zoltko won first and second prize in the 2018 Cairns Foundation Challenge, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the May 9 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Do You Know the Difference Between Fraud & Financial Abuse?" She also wrote the May 10 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Why can't Medicare Beneficiaries Use Drug Discount Coupons." She is quoted in the May 10 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Pennsylvania 'Dissolves' Its Continuing Education Subsidiary – What's Next?"
  • Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with the May 7 Chronicle of Higher Education for the article, "Court Gives Guidance on Colleges' Responsibility to Prevent Suicide."

More Stories:

  • Stetson University Visiting Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education Gregory Lefils, Ph.D, was a guest conductor at the Bel Canto Singers of Daytona's final concert at Central Baptist in Daytona.
  • Law student Jennifer Winn is featured in the May 9 Tampa Bay Times article, "Student crusader pushed plastic straw ban in Gulfport."
  • Stetson University Graduate Blaire Park wrote an article for 93.9 KPDQ, a broadcast radio station for Faith & Family, on learning to forgive. "God can use the situation to strengthen you and the forgiven person independently, together with your friendship/relationship, or even in sharing the testimony of the experience to reflect God's glory and love."
  • Cathleen F. Molloy, a cook at Stetson who retired in 1991, passed away April 30 at age 90, according to the Lankford Funeral Home website.

Alumni News:

  • Stetson alumna, Athena Panagis Constantinou, passed away this past Saturday, according to the Hall-Wayne website.
  • The May 4 Villages News reports that Law alumna Ashley Moody is running for Florida attorney general.
  • Stetson alumna, Lisa Carlton, was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to be one of fourteen members of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, according to the Florida Association of Counties website.
  • According to the May 7 TC Palm, Law alumnus Jeffrey Hendriks is running for judge in the 19th Circuit.

April 30-May 4

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University unveiled new logos for its Athletics' Department, according to a short item May 3 on FOX 35 WOFL.
  • The April 27 Apfelpage media outlet in Germany picked up Law Professor Charles Rose's quote about Florida detectives trying to use a dead man's hand to unlock his cellphone. The April 29 WDEL FM and WGKA AM also quoted Professor Rose in their reports. More than 200 national and international media outlets have picked up the story, which originally appeared in the April 20 Tampa Bay Times article, "Cops used dead man's finger in attempt to access his phone. It's legal, but is it okay?"
  • Stetson University Associate Professor of History, Kimberly Reiter, Ph.D., will host an event May 8 in preparation for the Royal Wedding. More information about the event can be found on the Volusia County, Florida, website.
  • Stetson University’s Professor and Roland George Chair of Applied Investments, K.C. Ma, Ph.D., was quoted on the Wealth Advisor website about exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, versus trading stocks. "In a stable market, ETFs which hold 15 to 20 stocks are a better option than trading stocks because they can reduce risk and add diversification."

Other News:

  • Stetson University Assistant Professor of Music Composition Manuel de Murga, P.h.D., was scheduled in James Ehnes Custom Concerto this weekend, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
  • Stetson University Professor of Law Luz Estella Nagle, Ph.D, was appointed co-chair of the IBA Crimes Against Women Subcommittee and will serve through December 2019, according to the American Law Institute website.
  • The April 30 24 7 Press Release announced that Law Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the legal profession.
  • According to the April 30 Election Law Blog, Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy will be speaking at a May 7 FCS event on firewalling democracy.
  • The May 2 PR Newswire ran news in media outlets across the U.S. of Stetson Law's Veterans Advocacy Clinic being honored for its video depicting work helping a Marine and spouse obtain benefits.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the May 1 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Change Proposed re: Medicare Payment to Nursing Homes." She wrote the April 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Back at the Post Office."
  • The April 28 Panay News reports on Mark John Simondo, an International Environmental Moot Court Competition competitor at Stetson, passing the bar. The Daily Guardian also ran the news.

Alumni News:

  • The April 30 Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that two new county judges were officially sworn in in Volusia County, among them Stetson Law alumnus A. Christian Miller.
  • Stetson University alumna, Aundrea Croft Ed.S., was honored at Edward W. Bok Academy as Support Person of Year, according to the Lake Wales Charter Schools website.
  • Stetson University alumna, Judy DeRango, was recently named Alumni of Distinction by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, according to the Naples Daily News website.
  • Stetson alumnus Everett Stern will now be running for senate candidate on the independent ticket in Pennsylvania, according to American Towns Media.
  • Stetson alumna Rachel Hunt will be starring as Amanda in a series of eight 10-minute plays, "Short Cuts 8." For more information on where to watch her, visit myPalmBeachPost website.
  • According to the May 2 Nova Southeastern University's Newsroom, Law alumnus John T. Berry will be the commencement speaker at NSU College of Law commencement.
  • The May 1 Orlando Style magazine profiles Law alumna Rebecca Palmer in a feature on "Women of the Year."
  • The May 1 Spacecoast Business Magazine profiles Law Professor Katherine Cobb in the article, "Dr. Katherine M. Cobb: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy."

April 21-27

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University student Thomas Oltorik received $10,000 for winning the Cairns Foundation Innovation Challenge with his Quik Clip Invention; a clip that protects valuables while operating a moving vehicle, according to the Ormond Beach Observer.
  • Stetson University President Wendy. B. Libby, Ph.D., wrote an opinion article April 25 for University Business about college tuition and how to make higher education more attainable to everyone. President Libby states, "We all want to make the dream of higher education more attainable, and soon. Too many students and their parents really have no idea of the true cost of college."
  • The April 23 NBC News and more than 200 other national and international news outlets, including Time.com, quote Law Professor Charles Rose in the AP news story, "Police use dead man's finger in failed bid to unlock his cellphone." The story originally appeared in the April 20 Tampa Bay Times article, "Cops used dead man's finger in attempt to access his phone. It's legal, but is it okay?"
  • Stetson University was ranked in the top ten 2018 Regional Universities of the South, according to the College Consensus website.
  • Stetson’s University Assistant Professor of Counselor Education Jesse Fox, Ph.D., was interviewed by Fatherly, an online publication for dads, about how to better connect children to their spirituality through prayer and religious rituals.
  • Stetson Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted in an article by the Daily Beast on April 24 about the crimes of Nikolas Cruz being a result of video game violence. He states, "We're not able to find any evidence to support this idea."

Other News:

  • Stetson University graduating senior, Tenor Michael Rodriguez, was set to perform his senior recital at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, along with a few musical theatre numbers at the end, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Local Happenings on April 21.
  • Stetson Professor of Organ Boyd Jones, D.M.A., was scheduled to perform Bach's Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord at the Jewish Community Alliance in Jacksonville, according to The Florida Times-Union on April 22.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the April 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, "You Are Only as Old as You Feel!" She wrote the April 20 Elder Law Prof Blog, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere…Baby Boomers and Alcohol Consumption." She wrote the April 19 "Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing on Guardianships."
  • The April 23 GWHatchet quotes Law Professor Peter Lake in the article, "Rising tuition costs push students to pursue three-year track."
  • The April 19 Politifact quotes Adjunct Professor and alumnus Adam Levine in the article, "Florida Democrats slam Gov. Rick Scott for defrauding US taxpayers."
  • The April 19 Election Law Blog lists Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy as a "must read" in its post, "The Changing Story of the NRA and Russia."
  • On April 23, news of Lieutenant General Vincent R. Stewart speaking at Stetson Law commencement in May ran in the national wire, including NBC12.
  • According to the April 24 Bay News 9, law alumnus and chief assistant state attorney Bruce Bartlett has been assigned as a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission member.
  • Stetson's Second Stage Theatre's "Student Directed One Acts" was mentioned in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on April 21 in a list of top activities to go do that weekend.

Alumni:

  • The April 24 ABC7 reports that Law alumna Anne Stinnett is an Amazing Suncoast Woman.
  • According to the April 23 Law.com and Daily Business Review, Law alumna Elisabeth Espinosa is running for judge.
  • Stetson Alumni, W. Theodore Etzel III, CEO of Conditioned Air Co., was on a panel of judges this past February for the Templeton Southeast Regional Business Ethics Case Competition here at Stetson. According to the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Etzel has a large company that works in Naples, Venice, and Fort Myers.
  • Stetson Alumni, David Maura, was recently elected Chief Executive of Spectrum Brands Holdings according to Your Hometown Stations.

April 14-20

Top Stories:

  • Philanthropy News Digest reported "Stetson University Receives $18 Million for New Science Building" on April 13. Stetson Trustees Cici and Hyatt Brown recently donated the money for the new building on the DeLand campus. Florida Trend online also reported "Stetson University receives $18 million gift, largest in school's history," and linked to a full story in The Orlando Sentinel.
  • Stetson professor of psychology, Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., wrote an Opinion piece for the New York Daily News on April 17, "Many reasons why we shouldn't worry that '13 Reasons Why' is leading teens to suicide." Ferguson wrote, "it's advisable that suicide-prevention advocates exercise greater caution when linking fictional media to suicide contagion. The data don't support the claims of harm."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 17 NBC News article, "Trump campaign paid Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller's lawyers, records show." The news also ran in MSN News.
  • An autopsy has revealed former Stetson football player Nick Blakely died of enlarged heart, according to a story in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on April 19. Blakely collapsed after a practice last August and was pronounced dead at Florida Hospital DeLand.
  • The parents of Stetson football player Nick Blakely have filed a wrongful death suit against the university, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported April 18.
  • Former Stetson assistant cross country coach Brian Sharbono was the highest finishing local runner in the Boston Marathon, posting a time of 2 hours, 48 minutes, 22 seconds, according to a story in The Daytona Beach News-Journal on April 17. The story, "Locals Brave Brutal Marathon," also said ex-Stetson head cross country coach, Joe Matuszczak, finished with a time of 2:57:32. The highest finishing local female was former Stetson soccer player and cross country runner, Laurie Scott '17, who finished in 3:18:37.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., Roland George Chair of Applied Investments at Stetson, was quoted in the U.S. News and World Report on April 16 about the hurdles that electric vehicles are still facing in terms of investments. One hurdle is that the global electric vehicle market rose only by 1 percent based on the number of cars sold in the past five years, he said.
  • Law Professor Luz Nagle is quoted in the April 14 Global News Radio story, "What Accused Police Officers Are in Store for in Cuba."
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the April 17 Washington Post article, "Stormy Daniels's lawyer could be playing mind games with Michael Cohen." The news also ran in The Fix.

Other News:

  • WMFE 90.7 Public Radio in Orlando featured, "Spotlight: Stetson Students Finalizing One Act Plays" on April 13. Student director Cori LaPinsky talked about Poof!, a play by Lynn Nottage, in which the main character's abusive husband spontaneously disappears. "The play opens and you hear him yelling, and then all of a sudden she screams at him and he just combusts into thin air. So, it has a comedic element to it…but there are still some moments in it where it's very directed towards abuse," LaPinskysaid.
  • The Gulfport Gabber includes news of a proposed ban on plastic straws in area restaurants brought by Stetson Law student Jenn Winn before Gulfport City Council as part of her environmental advocacy class with Professor Lance Long.
  • A previous Stetson faculty member, Ronald Brownie, was recently named secretary of the board of directors for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).
  • Andy Dehnart, visiting assistant professor of journalism, was set to discuss the infiltration of fake advertising in social media during a free program Thursday, April 19, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Stetson University was recently mentioned in a story, "25 Best Small Towns in Florida," which included the city of DeLand, in VacationIdea, Dream Vacation magazine.
  • Stetson alumna Britt McHenry was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, according to Space Coast Daily.com. She joined ESPN in 2014 and has appeared on various shows including Sports Center, Outside the Lines, NFL Live and Baseball Tonight.
  • Stetson University's Earth Day Beach Cleanup on April 14 was mentioned in The Daytona Beach News-Journal story, "April offers bevy of nature festivals in Volusia, Flagler," on April 13.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the April 17 Boston Globe article, "Mount Ida Students' Records Shared Without Their Permission."
  • The April 17 Workplace Prof blog ran news of Stetson Law's upcoming Law Review Symposium on animus.
  • The April 17 Good News Pilipinas ran news of the winner of Stetson's annual IEMCC.
  • Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the April 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Hawaii Governor Signs Medical Aid-in-Dying bill." She also wrote the April 16 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Do The Hospital Doctors See Your Advance Directives?"
  • The Highlands News-Sun reports "Local IB students continue to perform above national averages," including one International Baccalaureate student Tanner Tuck, a graduating senior from the Highlands County School District who "plans to major in entrepreneurship at Stetson University and then attend law school."

Alumni News:

  • Stetson Alumni, John Renick, is on a new mission later in his life to become an ordained minister. At the end of this month, he will be considered to for approval by a candidacy committee for ordination, according to the Greenfield Reporter.
  • Eric Cinnamond, who graduated from Stetson with a B.B.A. in Finance was interviewed recently by the Valuewalk about investment and financial advice as well as opinion.
  • Garret Mary Bowyer, a Stetson alumni, passed away on April 10 at age 83 in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Stetson alumna Danielle Cinicolo, CPA and Assistant Director of Tax and Accounting Services at Keyes, Stange & Wooten CPA Firm, has become an equity member of KSW and Keyes, Stange & Wooten Wealth Management, according to Plus Company Updates.

April 6-13

Top Stories:

  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal was the first media outlet to report Hyatt and Cici Brown's historic gift to Stetson. Numerous other media outlets followed with coverage. The $18 million "investment" in science education is the largest in Stetson's history. As reported by the News-Journal: "I can't think of a better place than Stetson University to support science programs," said Hyatt Brown, who referred to the donation as an investment. "The science building (Sage Hall) is nearly at capacity, and supporting student learning in the sciences is a way to invest in the long-term economic vitality of DeLand and West Volusia."
  • Andy Denhart, visiting assistant professor of journalism, was quoted in the New Orleans Advocate, offering his opinion on the new Bravo television show "Southern Charm New Orleans." Denhart, also a reality-TV critic for two decades, was quoted: "Nearly all of Bravo's shows … are now just variations on 'Real Housewives.' As I've written: 'rich people acting like (jerks) for our entertainment. It's a formula that’s worked, and they’ll continue to produce shows like that until they stop getting the necessary ratings."
  • Clay Henderson, J.D., executive director of Stetson's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, spoke out against permit changes to protect the Port Orange rookery. According to The Daytona Beach News-Journal, he stated: "For significant wetlands, the Corps [U.S. Army Corps of Engineers] has pushed for avoidance while the state has essentially relied on mitigation."
  • Fox 35 was among numerous media outlets reporting about Stetson's third annual Hackathon, featuring students competing in computer-science challenges. As reported, the winner was Stetson's own Malak Patel, who received a guaranteed interview with Apple.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the April 6 Shondaland article "A Brief Explainer on Trump's Forgotten Lawsuits." She began the article with the following: "I don't envy any of President Trump's lawyers or the members of the Department of Justice — all of whom have to defend his positions in court."
  • On April 11, Law Adjunct Professor Jay Wolfson was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article "Judge: Joe Redner can legally grow his own marijuana." The news was published in blogs across the country.
  • On April 4, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the article "LGBTQI Report from AARP" for the Elder Law Blog. Other articles for the blog included the topics: 2018 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures, Aging & the Law Journal Proposals; and the Right to Try Bill and Document Drafting.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the GW Hatchet article "Class of 2017 earns higher salaries than previous years, survey finds," published April 11.

More News:

  • Alicia Slater, Ph.D., formerly professor and chair of the biology department at Stetson, has joined Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, as dean of the School of Science, as reported by the Daily Freeman.
  • On April 6, multiple media outlets, including the Law Writing Prof Blog, reported that Law Professor Kirsten Davis was elected to the Legal Writing Institute Board.

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus S. Tucker Cooke and his School of Athens mural at the University of North Carolina – Asheville were highlighted in The Public. As reported: Cooke directed the creation the mural, a full-scale reproduction of the 16th-century Vatican fresco by Raphael, with special details added, such as the two bulldogs for UNC Asheville's mascot. The 2007 mural is thought to be one of the largest recreations of the School of Athens in the world and resulted from two years of work by more than 100 students, faculty and community members. It hangs in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith Union.
  • On April 9, the Herald-Tribune announced that Stetson Law alumnus Steven D. Brownlee had joined the healthcare practice at the law firm of Williams Parker.
  • On April 8, the Wilson Post announced that Stetson Law alumna Melanie Bean was named a partner at the Law Offices of Lannom & Williams.

Mar. 24 - April 6

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University Law Dean Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz has been named the 24th president of the University of Evansville in Indiana, according to the Evansville Courier & Press and other media outlets on March 29. He has been the Stetson Law School dean since July 2012 and will assume his new duties on July 1.
  • Alicia Slater, Ph.D., Stetson professor and chair of the Biology Department, has been selected as Dean of the School of Science at Marist College and will assume the role July 1, posted by Hudson Valley 360 and other media on April 4.
  • Sam Friedman was appointed as Stetson University's Hillel director, posted in "People on the Move" by Orlando Sentinel on April 6.
  • Stetson's Roland George Investments Program (RGIP) has launched a new stock index focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) related stock. Five undergraduate seniors in the program researched, vetted and eventually pitched the stock index to a board of faculty and students, posted by Tuscon News Now and numerous other media outlets on March 30.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, "I really want to quit Facebook, but …" posted by the Houston Chronicle March 23. Ferguson said, "Most people have a love-it-but-hate-it relationship with Facebook. That's been coming to a head in the last week or two. But it's so easy to keep in touch with a broad range of people that you otherwise just wouldn't."
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., director of the Roland George investments program at Stetson University, was quoted in a story, "Tariff Threat Puts Damper on Chinese Stock," in U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo Finance and other media March 27. Ma said the tariff on technology imports is only the beginning of a wide-scale trade war that will not end at least for another two to three years. "Following January's tariff on solar panels and washing machine and March's tariff on steel and aluminum, brace yourself," he said.
  • On April 3, Law student Jennifer Winn and Law Professor Lance Long were mentioned and quoted in the WMNF article, "Law student Pushing for Plastic Straw Ban in Gulfport."
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University psychology department co-chair, was quoted in the article, "Commentary: Kids these days: Are they really worse?" posted by the Orlando Sentinel on April 4. Ferguson pointed out that from "Elvis Presley to rap music to video games, older adults are quick to blame youth culture for perceived social problems, often forgetting that the media valued in their own youth was similarly disparaged."
  • Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., chair of the Finance Department at Stetson, was quoted in a story March 24 in The Daytona Beach News-Journal entitled, "Millennials face obstacles on road to home ownership." Michelson said, "Student loans are much higher now, as well as credit card debts are higher, but (millennials) are not paying them off. Those two things are tying them down and making it hard to pay a mortgage."
  • Florida Senate President Joe Negron was featured in a story March 23 in the Palm Beach Post entitled, "With session done, what is Negron’s political future?" Negron obtained his bachelor's degree from Stetson University.
  • T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., retired political science professor at Stetson, was quoted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal story, "50 years later, painful memories of King's assassination linger," posted April 3. Bailey said the nonviolent civil disobedience that King taught "may have saved the U.S. from a civil war."
  • Stetson University was included in a story March 25 in Orlando Sentinel, called "Stetson University expands historic Union Building." The story said Williams Company is enlarging and renovating the historic Carlton Union Building from 52,000 square feet to 86,584 square feet in time for the fall semester.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D, professor of psychology, wrote an opinion piece for The Houston Chronicle on March 26, called "How 'toxic masculinity' is hurting boys," that refute some claims that "raising boys to be traditionally masculine might be one of the underlying causes of violence." Ferguson said, "The risk is that, in disparaging masculinity as a whole, whether explicitly or implicitly, advocates can do real harm to boys and men themselves."
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D, professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, "Smartphones horrified me as a new parent — here’s why I stopped worrying and learned to embrace kids' tech-filled futures," which appeared in numerous media outlets March 25-28, including Business Insider, Times Union Online, Connecticut Post Online, Medical Health News and Latest Nigerian News. He said, "There's no question that people overdo media, but people overdo lots of other things too — food and sex and work and exercise. So one question is, is the overuse of media different from the overuse of all these other things?"
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of Psychology, was quoted in the story, "Time to end the debate about video games and violence — research doesn’t support it," posted in The Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer March 30. Ferguson said, "speaking as a researcher who has studied violent video games for almost 15 years, I can state that there is no evidence to support these claims that violent media and real-world violence are connected."

More News:

  • Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., Roland & Sarah George Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Department, was quoted by Wallethub in an article, entitled "How to Check Your Credit Score for Free, in 2 Minutes." Michelson said it's 100 percent easier to check credit scores today than it was five or ten years ago. "With the advent of free credit reports and many more online resources, everyone should check their credit report regularly," he said.
  • Stetson University's use of Third Eye Technologies was featured in the company's news. X1 Smart Glasses are used to give virtual campus tours to prospective students and families around the world to see the university without having to book a trip to Florida, posted by Enter Tint Name on April 6.
  • Valrie Chambers, CPA, Ph.D., Interim Chair of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy at Stetson, was the editor of two articles on April 1 in The Tax Adviser. She edited the article, "Requests by IRS and state departments of revenue for electronic accounting software records of taxpayers," and the article, "Reporting publicly traded partnership Sec. 751 ordinary income and other challenges."
  • Author Cynthia Barnett will speak at Stetson on April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center about "Rain: A history for stormy times," posted in The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online March 24.
  • Great Organists at Stetson Series will present Jack Mitchener on April 10, according to Flagler Live on April 5. Mitchener, professor of Organ at Mercer University and Artist in Residence at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Admission is complimentary and open to the public.
  • Rabbi Barry Altman, a Stetson University faculty member, will hold a discussion on Anne Frank and the uncovering of her journal at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Hometown News and other media April 2.
  • Stetson University's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience was featured by i4 Business on April 1 in an article entitled, "An Advocate for Environmental Responsibility." The institute promotes "interdisciplinary learning and research, advancing policy development and demonstrating environmental stewardship that is benefiting the entire region."
  • Adam Cooper, an undergraduate chemistry major at Stetson University, was quoted by Chemical & Engineering News on April 3 in a story titled, "Atlantic Basin Conference on Chemistry hosts inaugural meeting." Cooper said, "I absolutely loved the conference. It matched really well with my research interests."
  • Kelly Cleary, former director of Career Services at Stetson University, was appointed to serve as the executive director for the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, according to a story April 5 in The Daily Pennsylvanian Online, the University of Pennsylvania's independent student media organization.
  • Stetson University has joined the Chartered Financial Analyst program, according to a story in the West Volusia Beacon March 28.
  • On March 26, Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the InsideHigherEd article, "Duty to Protect," regarding a California Supreme Court ruling that public colleges and universities have a duty to protect their students. The story was picked up by several other news outlets.
  • On March 26, Law Professor Charles Rose was featured on WMFE Orlando radio regarding the Pulse nightclub trial.
  • On March 27, Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with Bay News 9 regarding a Supreme Court case on abortion.
  • On March 27, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the article "Florida Governor Signs Generator Bill" for the Elder Law Prof Blog. On March 22, Professor Morgan wrote the article, "Free Webinar Protecting Elders from Scams" for the Elder Law Prof Blog.
  • On March 25, Law Professor Paul Boudreaux was quoted in the Fort Myers News Press article, "Fort Myers hotel developer confident 'long hand from the grave' won't derail downtown project."
  • On March 23, TaxProf Blog announced Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy would be featured on a panel on federalism. She wrote the article, "Federalism Keeps Me Up at Night," for the March 28 Brennan Center for Justice Blog.
  • News of the new Master of Jurisprudence programs has run in the March Ll.M. Guide.
  • On April 2, Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy spoke with the L.A. Times for the story, "David Hogg's call for a boycott of Laura Ingraham is in the best tradition of democracy."
  • On March 29, Professor Torres-Spelliscy wrote "Why Federalism Keeps Me Up At Night" for the Brennan Center for Justice.
  • On April 3, Law Professor Louis Virelli appeared on Bay News 9 regarding cases before the Supreme Court on gerrymandering.
  • On April 3, Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with WMFE Orlando regarding the highlights of the Noor Salman trial.
  • On April 3, Law Professor Paul Boudreaux was quoted in the River News article, "A look at the history of large lot zoning."
  • On April 3, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the article, "More on Dementia Advance Directives" for the Elder Law Blog; other articles for the blog this week included the topics: Opioid Fight; Peeps and Pensions; and Medically Assisted Dying.

Alumni News:

  • On March 26, the Orange Observer reported that Stetson Law alumna Jay Goff-Marcil entered the Florida House race.
  • Law alumnus Thomas S. Edwards was featured in the March 28 Jacksonville Magazine.
  • Law alumnus Kevin J. Plunkett was featured in the March 28 Fairfield Business Journal article, "Former Deputy County Executive Plunkett joins Simone Development."
  • On April 3, Law alumnus Josh Kligler joined Dunn Law PA in Miami, per CityBizList.
  • On April 2, Law alumna Carrie Pilon announced filing for state Senate on FloridaPolitics.com.
  • Law alumnus Fred Ridley was mentioned in the Augusta.com article, "Masters Chairman Fred Ridley: A pro off the course." The April 4 Golf Central TV program also mentions Ridley.
  • The April 3 TBO.com reported that Law alumnus Jay E. "Gene" Ulmer Jr., whose nearly four decades as a Pasco-Pinellas Circuit judge made him a fixture in the court, died March 7.
  • The March 29 PRLog reported that Law alumna Amanda Ross has joined the Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. group in the Tort & Insurance Litigation Division.
  • The March 30 Business Observer reported that Law alumnus Jeff Guy was recently named partner at the Sarasota-based Kirk-Pinkerton in a profile.
  • According to Seward Law, Law alumna Alicia Regina Seward owns her own law firm.
  • Shannon Spahr has been promoted to Vice President and Controller at Merchants Bank. After earning her Master’s in Accountancy at Stetson University in 2011, Spahr had been a controller at Merchants Bank since 2015, posted by Winona Daily News, March 28.

Mar. 17-23

Top News:

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Stetson University College of Law as the top law school for Trial Advocacy for the 20th time in 24 years and second in Legal Writing. News of the ranking ran on multiple newswires March 20.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, "Science Finds Once Again That Violent Video Games Don't Turn People Into Rage Monsters." Ferguson said, "We've seen some folks argue that effects ought to accumulate over time, but this study contradicts this claim," posted by True Viral News and other outlets March 17.
  • On March 19, Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy authored the National Law Review article "Why Does it Matter if the NRA Used Russian Money to Help Donald Trump's Election?"
  • Paul Croce, Ph.D., professor of history, wrote the Society for US Intellectual History article, "Two Cheers for Pragmatic Democracy (Guest Post by Paul Croce)," posted March 16.
  • On March 16, Law Professor Jason Bent was quoted in the Orlando Sentinel article, "Disney Union's Complaint for $1,000 Bonuses Could be Hard Fight."

Other News:

  • On March 19, Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times and New York Post articles regarding a Florida man requesting the death penalty.
  • On March 20, Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Inside Hired Ed article, "YouTube Channel Costs Athlete His Scholarship."
  • Stetson University's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience was mentioned in the March 21 article, "Call for Sponsors for The Water Festival 2018," posted by The West Volusia Beacon Online.
  • On March 15, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the article, "Who Doesn't Want to Live in Margaritaville" for the Elder Law Blog. On March 18, Law Professor Morgan wrote an article for the Elder Law Blog titled, "No Right to Try Law Yet." On March 19, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote an article for the Elder Law Blog titled, "Med Students Learn to Talk About Dying." She wrote the March 21 Elder Law Prof Blog, "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2018."
  • Stetson Law's Journal of International Aging, Law, and Policy was mentioned in the Global Elder Law Blog on March 15, 2018.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the TechWeek article, "How RaiseMe Makes Colleges Affordable Through Your Achievements," posted March 19.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan was mentioned in the Norwalk Reflector as a board member of the American Society on Aging.
  • Stetson Law was mentioned in the March 21 Suncoast News article, "Robert Green and Ellie Paladine crowned Chasco royalty." Green received a Book Award Sponsorship Award from Stetson Law.

Alumni News:

  • On March 16, the law firm Kelley Kronenberg announced that Stetson Law alumnus Travis Harvey was promoted to partner.
  • Stetson University alumna Shannon Spahr was featured in the March 18 Winona Daily News article, "Shannon Spahr, Dawn Stenberg Earn Promotions at Merchants Bank."
  • On March 19, Stetson Law alumna Suzanne Boy was mentioned in the press release, "Attorney Suzanne Boy to Share Best Employment Law Practices at Global Pet Expo in Orlando."
  • On March 19, the article, "Kira B. Doyle, Esq., Has Been Recognized Among the Top in Her Industry by Noticed," featuring Stetson Law alumna Kira B. Doyle, ran on multiple newswires.
  • Imogene Wilson, Stetson alumna, was featured in the Patch article, "Salon Opens in New Location in Fairfield," posted March 22.
  • Stetson University graduate Christine Taylor was profiled in the March 22 Plus Company Updates article, "Towne, Ryan & Partners, P.C. Welcomes New Associate Christine E. Taylor."
  • Law alumna Carrie Pilon was mentioned in the Florida Politics report, "Jeff Brandes expected to draw challenge from trial lawyer Carrie Pilon."

Mar. 3-16

Top News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article "Aluminum, Steel Stocks Rally." Ma said: "Steel prices will only go higher from here," posted by U.S. News & World Report March 2. Also, Ma was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article "Penny Stocks: 5 Ways to Spot a Pump-and-Dump Scam," posted March 8.
  • Eric Kurlander, Ph.D., professor of history, was quoted in the Newsweek Online article "NASA Named Its Next New Horizons Target Ultima Thule, a Mythical Land with a Nazi Connection," posted March 14.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the WMFE NPR article "Orlando Shooting: Jury Selection Begins for Orlando Shooter's Widow." The article ran in 62 national media outlets. Rose was also quoted in the March 2 Newburgh Gazette article "Widow of Pulse Nightclub Gunman Set to Stand Trial." The article ran in 131 news outlets nationwide. In addition, Rose appeared on the March 13 WMFE Orlando radio program "Intersection: Salman Trial Preview; Astronaut Nicole Stott; The Orlando City Soccer Story." Rose was quoted in the March 9 WMFE news report "Intersection: Noor Salman Trial Update." And Rose spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the March 8 article "He Liked something on Facebook. Then he went to jail."
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, wrote the article "Trump's Video-Game Smear is Cynical, Evidence-Free BS," posted by New York Daily News Online March 3. Ferguson was quoted in the article, "Trump is Wrong About Video Games and Violence," posted by Yahoo Tech and other outlets March 4. Ferguson also was featured in the Africa News article "Video Game Industry Confirms Thursday Meeting About Violence With Trump," posted March 5. Ferguson was quoted saying: "Survey of scholars in the field suggest that only 10 to 15 percent of scholars agree that violent games contribute to societal violence, so scholars who'd support Trump appear to be in the minority" in the March 11 GK Men article "White House Releases Graphic Video Showcasing Video Game Violence."
  • On March 2, Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education article "Can Colleges Act More Quickly to Punish Professors Who Harass?"
  • According to the article "Stetson University Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program," Stetson's School of Business Administration's finance program "has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program," posted by KAIT-TV Online March 4.
  • On March 5, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the article "Surgery Late in Life" for the Elder Law Prof Blog. On March 6, Morgan wrote the article "Florida Moves Forward on Backup Generator Requirements for Nursing Homes" for the Elder Law Prof Blog. She wrote the March 8 Elder Law Prof Blog "Young Blood for Anti-Aging?"
  • On March 6, Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with WMFE NPR for the article "Intersection: Responding to Threats Against School Campuses." Also, Virelli appeared on the March 13 WMFE Orlando radio program "Intersection: Online Threats; PTSD & First Responders; Jeff Zentner."
  • Alan Green, Ph.D., professor of economics, wrote the Tampa Bay Times Online article "Why Protectionist Policies Don't Work," posted March 11.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the March 9 WFSU article "Representative Warns Campus Free Speech Bill Would Be 'Litigation Nightmare'."
  • Law adjunct professor Jennifer Dietz spoke with the March 10 ABC Action News for a news story on animal law and a woman attempting to get her dog returned.
  • On March 15, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog, "Dementia-Friendly City in Heart of Silicon Valley." She wrote the March 14 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Expanding the Right to Physician-Aided Dying?" She wrote the March 13, "Technologies to Connect & Age in Place" and "House to Vote on Right To Try Bill."

Other News:

  • News of Stetson launching an MJur program appeared nationally in more than 100 media outlets via the newswire.
  • The March 7 Gulfport Gabber profiled Stetson Law’s Gulfport campus in the article "Gulfport’s Northwest Shines on Flamingo Home Tour."
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the March 14 West Volusia Beacon Online article, "DeLand is Florida’s First 'Monarch City USA.'"
  • News of Stetson competing in the Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility appeared on the March 15 Elon University website.

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Sam Ryder was featured in the PGATOUR.com article "Play Like a Pro: Sam Ryder’s Pre-Shot Routine," posted March 5.
  • On March 5, Trenam Law announced Stetson Law alumna Catherine DiPaolo received an ABA Diversity Fellowship.
  • Alumna Mandi Titus wrote the Coin article "Where Can One Exchange Foreign Currency Coins?" posted March 6.
  • Alumna Monika Lamud was featured in the article "Fried Okra Entertainment Promotes Consent on Spring Break," posted by SHOOT Online March 8.
  • Alumna Imogene Wilson was featured in the article "Alchemy Salon Grand Opening: March 9, 4:30pm," posted by HamletHub Local News March 8.
  • The March 8 Weekly Challenger profiled Law alumna Tamara Felton-Howard.
  • The March 8 Bonita Springs Florida Weekly announced that Law graduate Aysegul Timur has been named board member of Uncommon Friends.
  • Alumna Jessica Rafalowski was featured in the March 11 Crave article "Former Miss Florida Jessica Rafalowski Will Floor Ya."
  • The March 13 Naples Herald reported that Law alumna Ashley Moody is a candidate for Florida Attorney General in the article "Republican Attorney General candidates square off in Fort Myers."
  • The March 14 Norwich Bulletin reported that Law alumnus Dean Trantalis has been elected as the new mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is the city's first openly gay mayor.
  • According to the Henderson Franklin website, Law alumna Suzanne Boy will present two sessions at the Global Pet Expo at the Orlando Convention Center on March 21.
  • The March 14 PRLog reported that Law alumnus Travis A. Harvey has been promoted to partner in the Kelley Kronenberg law firm.
  • Stetson University alumnus Jhaysonn Pathak was featured in the Folio Weekly Network article "Jhaysonn Pathak is Determined to BEAT the Odds, Again," posted March 14.

Feb. 24-Mar. 2

Top News:

  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Newsweek Online article, "Colleges in These States are Pledging Support for Students' #NeverAgain Movement for Gun Control," posted Feb. 28.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, "How Negative Interest Rates Work." Ma said, "If stagnation is too deep, simply lowering the central bank’s interest rate may not be sufficient to stimulate borrowing and lending," posted by TheStreet Feb. 23.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was mentioned in the Lad Bible article, "Trump is Concerned About Violent Video Games, But Do They Cause Violence?" posted Feb. 24. Ferguson was also featured in the article, "Teens and Social Media? It’s Complicated," posted by The Mercury News Online and other outlets March 1.
  • In February, Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy spoke on C-SPAN regarding Russian interference with elections.
  • The news of "Stetson Students Win Mediation Competition, Advance in All Four Dispute Resolution Competitions Sponsored by the ABA," ran across the newswire in multiple outlets around the country.
  • On Feb. 27, Law Adjunct Professor Arturo Rios appeared on News 13 Orlando regarding the DACA decision.
  • On Feb. 25, Law Professor Peter Lake’s article "In Times of Scandal, Conflicts With College Lawyers Multiply" appeared in The Chronicle for Higher Education.
  • On Feb. 27, Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote "Medicare Good News … and not … out of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018" for the Elder Law Prof Blog.
  • On Feb. 27, Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted on 90.7 WMFE's Intersection Podcast regarding the Noor Salman trial. Professor Rose's interview with WMFE was picked up and ran Feb. 28 and March 1 on radio station's around the country.
  • Stetson University was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, "ECHO Founders On What Makes Program Special," posted Feb. 24.
  • Stetson University was featured in the West Volusia Beacon Online article, "Stetson's VITA Volunteers Mark Major Refund Milestone," posted Feb. 28.
  • Emily Mieras, Ph.D., associate professor of history and American studies, will be discussing women's suffrage activism on March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the DeLand Regional Library, according to the March 1 Publicnow article, "Learn About Women’s Suffrage."
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli appeared in an interview with WTSP 10 News regarding free speech and social media.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, "Sharing Dorms With Pets," posted by PUPN Feb. 27.

Other News:

  • Stetson University alumnus Carl Persis was featured in the article, "Carl and Susan Persis to be Honored as 2018 Humanitarians of the Year," posted by PRLog Feb. 28.
  • The Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition was held at Stetson, according to the article, "Stetson University Hosts Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition 16 Schools From Across the Country Participated," posted by PRWeb and several other outlets Feb. 28.
  • Matthew Hurst, Ph.D., assistant professor of finance, was quoted in the article, "Stetson University Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program." Hurst said, "This designation recognizes that we have aligned our curriculum with industry standards, the demands of our students, and also serves a signal to future employers of our dedication to the highest ethical and professional standards," posted by PRWeb and several other outlets March 1.
  • The Gabber mentioned Stetson Law in the article, "Pink Flamingo Homes Tour Celebrates 13 years." The tours of historic homes that includes Stetson’s Gulfport campus kicks off on March 3.

Alumni News:

  • On Feb. 26, Law alumna Mayra Calo was quoted in the Crow's Nest article regarding Puerto Rico Hurricane Irma relief.
  • On Feb. 27, the law firm of Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP announced the addition of Law alumnus Jeffrey Wilkens.
  • On Feb. 27, FloridaPolitics.com announced that Law alumna Joy Goff-Marcil entered the Florida House District 30 election.

Feb. 17-23

Top News:

  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, wrote the article, "It's Time to End the Debate About Video Games and Violence," posted by Arizona Daily Star Online, The Daily Caller and other outlets Feb. 16. Ferguson was mentioned in the Feb. 22 Game Developer article, "Rhode Island Might Tax Violent Games to Fund Mental Health Programs" and the AZ Family article, "Do Video Games Lead to Violence?" and the Daily Beast article, "The Myth of Video Games Making Killers is 'Nuts.'"
  • President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., was quoted in the Feb. 21 Orlando Business Journal article, "Higher Ed Execs Must Battle Perceptions, Prepare C. Fla. Workforce for Growth." Libby said, "At Stetson, our average student is getting about a $25,000 financial aid package, not counting work/study, loans and other pieces of help."
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the article, "Florida sheriff: Jeff Sessions' Anglo-American comments divisive." Rose said, "You don't choose words that are emotionally charged in a negative fashion to deliver a positive message," posted by the Tampa Bay Times Feb. 14.
  • Basyle Tchividjian, graduate of Stetson University, was featured in the article, "Billy Graham's Grandson, Who Has DeLand Ties, Said His Grandfather Was Humble Man," posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Online Feb. 22.
  • News of Stetson's Dispute Resolution team winning the Florida Bar International Law Section Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot, Best Oralist, and advancing to the international competition in Austria ran across the national newswire in placements including the Feb. 22 Digital Journal.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon Online article, "Amelia Ave. Danger Zone Could Get Fix," posted Feb. 21.
  • According to the Feb. 22 Family Business article, "Branding the Family Business: Does It Work or Does It Hurt?" the Stetson University School of Business Administration and Family Enterprise Center will be holding a seminar presentation on March 28.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Feb. 14 Highlands News-Sun article, "Florida's broken sentencing system."

Other News:

  • George Winston will be performing a benefit concert on Feb. 25 at Stetson, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal Online article, “Festivals, Pet Shot Clinics, Children’s Programs and More,” posted Feb. 23.
  • Stetson University was listed in the Florida Trend Online article, “Chart: Florida’s Private, Non-Profit Colleges and Universities,” posted Feb. 21.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the “2018 Spring Break Schedule for Major Universities” list, posted by Fort Myers Beach Bulletin Feb. 22.
  • Lucianna Chixaro Ramos, Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal for Stetson’s MFA of the Americas, was interviewed by Trish Hopkinson in the blog article, “No Fee Submission Call + Editor Interview—Obra/Artifact, Deadline: Mar. 5, 2018.”
  • Law Professor Royal Gardner was quoted in the February Ramsar Convention Newsletter.
  • Stetson’s Gulfport campus is a highlight of the Pink Flamingo Home Tour, according to the Feb. 22 Gulfport Gabber.

Alumni News:

  • Alumnus Christian Koch was covered in the Feb. 17 article, “Wealth Expert, Christian Koch, Signs Publishing Deal with CelebrityPress® to Co-Author The Big Question with Larry King,” posted by Arizona Republic Online and several other outlets.
  • Stetson alumna Stacy M. LaFrance was featured in the article, “Store Capital Corp: Change in Directors or Principal Officers (form 8-k)” posted by 4-traders Feb. 17.
  • According to the Tampa Bay Newswire, on Feb. 19 Law alumnus Jason Lambert was announced as VP of Tampa National Remodeling Industry Chapter (NARI).

Feb. 9-16

Top News:

  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article "5 Stocks to Buy Despite Poor Earnings Report." Ma said: "Aside from the short-term headwinds, Facebook is a must-hold stock for its leadership position in artificial intelligence, social responsible corporate culture and virtually no competitors in sight," posted by U.S. News & World Report Feb. 9.
  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux was featured in the Feb. 9 10News story "People forced out when Trop was built still resentful."
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the Feb. 9 article "New Tech 'Addictions' Are Mostly Just Old Moral Panic." Ferguson was featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article "Stetson Prof Dismisses WHO Theory on Video Game Addiction," posted Feb. 12. Ferguson wrote the Feb. 13 Houston Chronicle article "Hold On. Does Social Media Use Really Affect Kids?" In addition, he was featured in the article "It's Time to End the Debate About Video Games and Violence," posted by Times Union OnlineSan Francisco Chronicle OnlineJournal Times Online and several other outlets Feb. 16.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting, responded to the Free Credit Scores topic in the WalletHub article "How to Improve Your Credit Score – 8 Tips."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Feb. 12 Editor & Publisher article "Lawsuit battle over campus free speech security costs." Lake’s interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education was picked up in the University World News article "Lawsuit battle over campus free speech security costs." Lake was quoted in the Feb. 12 GW Hatchet article "Greek Life confronts questions about diversity, inclusion after racist Snapchat."
  • Law Professor Carla Reyes was quoted in the Feb. 12 BitCoin magazine article "Vermont Lawyer Warns of Legal Complications Ahead for Cryptocurrency Miners." The news also ran in NASDAQ and Yahoo! Singapore.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article "Florida sheriff: Jeff Sessions' Anglo-American comments divisive."
  • News of law professors Dorothea Beane and Luz Nagle being honored as Tampa Bay "Firsts" ran in the Feb. 12 PublicNow. The Feb. 11 Tampa Bay Times also published the story, including news of alumni and an overseer being honored. The Feb. 12 Targeted News Service and other outlets ran the news that Stetson Professors, Alumni, Overseer Honored as 'Hidden Figures' by Tampa’s U.S. District Court.

Other News:

Alumni News:

  • The Feb. 9 Daytona Beach News-Journal reported that two prosecutors from 7th Circuit State Attorney R.J. Larizza's office have been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to county judgeships, including Stetson Law alumnus Arthur Christian "Chris" Miller to the 7th Circuit.
  • News of Stetson Law alumnus and Judge Robert Beach "Leaving the Bench" ran in the Feb. 11 Tampa Bay Times.
  • Stetson alumnus Miles Ripley was quoted in the Feb. 15 Patch article "Nutrition and Garden Education at Saint Andrew’s Day School."

 

Feb. 2-8

Top News:

  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in Spectrum News 13's Feb. 1 article "Challenge to Florida Hazing Law May Ripple Nationally." Lake said: "Everyone nationally will be watching this case. This is not just really a Florida case — this will influence legal analysis in other states." Lake also was quoted in the Feb. 7 Chronicle of Higher Education article "Security Costs Loom Larger."
  • On Feb. 3, Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with Bay News 9regarding the FBI Nunes Memo. Rose was mentioned in the Feb. 5 Orlando Sentinel article, "Ybeth Bruzual hosts 'Town Hall: Crossing Party Lines.'"
  • According to the article "The Higher Ed Notebook," Stetson's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offered to eligible taxpayers on campus, posted by The Daytona Beach News-JournalFeb. 5. The news also ran in The West Volusia Beacon Online article "Stetson Student Volunteers Assist Taxpayers."
  • Deborah Goldring, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, was featured in the WalletHub article "2018 Valentine’s Day Facts – Gifts, Money & More," posted Feb. 5.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article "These Opposites Attract Investors." Ma said: "JNJ is an all-American household blue chip that has both the growth potential and defensive nature against economic risk," posted Feb. 6.
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was mentioned in the Feb. 7 San Diego Union-Tribune article "Is Psychology a Real Science?"
  • Law Professor Joseph Morrissey was featured in the Feb. 8 TIME magazine article "Inside Trump’s Plan to Dramatically Reshape Courts."
  • The Feb. 8 SCOTUSblog Thursday Roundup quoted Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s article for the ABA Human Rights Magazine. On Feb. 5, The Chief mentioned Torres-Spelliscy in the article "Federal Prison Union: Trump Privatizing To Endanger Cos."

Other News:

  • Stetson was mentioned in the article "Greenspoon Marder Hosts Stetson University Alumni Reception," posted by Greenspoon Marder Feb. 1.
  • On Feb. 2, The Lakeland Times article "Large Lot Zoning Has Its Problems" quoted Law Professor Paul Boudreaux.
  • On Feb. 2, The Senior article "Conference Shines Light on Elder Abuse Problem" quoted Law Professor Rebecca Morgan. Morgan wrote the Feb. 7 Elder Law Prof Blog article "Webinar on Multidisciplinary Teams."
  • Stetson held its 39th National Conference on Law and Higher Education on Feb. 1-3, and the winners of the Kaplin and Facilitator Awards were announced. The news ran in multiple news outlets.
  • The Banker Lopez Gassler website announced the upcoming HCBA Judicial Pig Roast and Food Festival at Stetson.

Alumni News:

  • On Feb. 2, Tampa Bay Times mentioned Stetson Law alumna Ashley Panaggio in the article "Miss Tampa Pageant Sponsor Celebrates 25 Years of Success."
  • Bethune Cookman University reported that Stetson Law alumna C.P. Patrick will give the keynote address during the annual "Rags to Riches" Zora Neale Hurston Writers' Conference on Feb. 2.
  • Esther Horton, Stetson alumna, was featured in the Charlotte Sun article "Englewood History Coming Alive," posted Feb. 4.
  • Stetson graduate Frank Witcher McCullough III was featured in the Feb. 5 24-7PressRelease – Online article "Frank Witcher McCullough III, Esq., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who."
  • On Feb. 5, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP announced that Stetson Law alumnus Christopher Cavaliere was selected to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA).
  • Law alumnus Matt Newton has joined Johnson Pope, according to the Plus Company Updates article "Johnson Pope Stays True To Its Commitment To Grow Its Tampa Presence Adding Real Estate Strength."

Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Top News:

  • Mitchell Reddish, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Religious Studies, was featured in the PolitiFact article, "Fact-Checking Matt Gaetz's CNN Comments About Immaculate Conception, Missing FBI Texts," posted Jan. 25.
  • The Jan. 29 Harvard Crimson quoted Law Professor Peter Lake in the article, "Experts Connect DOJ Probe to Harvard Admissions Lawsuit."
  • Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the Buzz News article, "North Korea Launches Scathing Attack on Video Games for 'Causing Mental and Physical Harm.'" Ferguson said, "Individuals who have remedy centres for online game habit or gaming dysfunction will now be capable to get reimbursed," posted Jan. 30.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, "Health Stocks Pressured Under JPM-AMZN-BRK Venture." Ma said, "The stock market just needs an excuse to take out some air," posted by U.S. News & World Report Jan. 31.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Jan. 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Want to Live Longer? If You Can Afford It, Retire Early But Do Stuff!" She wrote the Jan. 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, "The Challenges Facing Sellers of LTC Policies." She wrote the Jan. 29 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Learn the SSI Basics!"

Other News:

  • Stetson University student Allison Fahey was featured in the article, "Orchid Island Outreach Awards Scholarships," posted by TCPalm.com Feb. 1.
  • Law Professor Judith Scully was featured in the Southwest Florida Herald Tribune article, "Bias on the bench."
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, "SCB Marketing Announces Promotion of Key Leaders and New Editor to Support Continued Growth," posted by i4 Business Online Jan. 25.
  • The Jan. 26 Florida Trend article, "A Good Place to Learn," includes a profile of Stetson Law.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Publicnow article, "Florida College System Transfers Receive Early Access to Scholarships, Degree Plans," posted Jan. 30.
  • News of the Stetson Experience ran in media outlets across the region including PublicNow.
  • The Jan. 30 Washington Examiner reported on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's remarks to Stetson Law students regarding attending the State of the Union address.

Alumni News:

  • The Jan. 24 PublicNow reported that Stetson Law alumna CP Patrick will give the keynote address during Bethune-Cookman University’s annual 'Rags to Riches' Zora Neale Hurston Writers’ Conference on Friday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center President’s Banquet Room.
  • The Jan. 26 Tampa Bay Times mentioned J.D./MBA alumnus Tyler Payne in the article, "Development is among the issues as six vie for commission seats in Treasure Island."
  • The Jan. 26 Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Law alumna Sarah M. Glaser is a new partner at Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP.
  • The Jan. 28 Tampa Bay Times "Movers and Shakers" reported that Law alumna Jennifer L. Griffin has joined the Trenam firm as a shareholder in the Tampa office.
  • Former Stetson students Jasmine Chalashtori and Devin Wilkins were featured in the article, "This Virginia Bride Stole the Show With a Stunning Embroidered Wedding Cape She Found on Etsy," posted by The Washingtonian Online Jan. 29.
  • The Jan. 29 Destin Log reported that Law alumna Lisa Jo Spencer is president of the IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida board of directors.
  • The Jan. 30 Capital Outlook ran the news that Law alumna "Cassandra Jackson is an asset to City of Tallahassee." She is interim city attorney for Tallahassee.
  • The Jan. 31 Tallahassee Democrat reported that Law alumnus Judge Mike Allen of the First District Court of Appeal has died.
  • The Feb. 1 newswire reported in several media outlets that Law graduate and attorney Terri F. Cromley, of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., was recently recognized by Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.

Jan. 19-25

Top News:

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the Barbwire.com article, "Chicago Tribune Columnist Wants to Outlaw Spanking," posted Jan. 19.
  • Clay Henderson, J.D., executive director of Stetson’s Institute of Water and Environmental Resilience, was featured in the article, "New Smyrna Enlists Residents to Talk Growth, Environment," posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 22.
  • More than 80 guests attended Soul Supper on Jan. 14. The outdoor event was a benefit for the nearby Spring Hill community garden.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the article, "Tesla is Among 5 Toxic Stocks for 2018." Ma said, "Intel share prices may have also factored in the immediate cleanup cost and a mountain’s worth of legal liability costs," posted by TheStreet Jan. 23.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Jan. 24 Harvard Crimson article, "Experts Disagree on Motivation for DOJ Harvard Probe."
  • Stetson University’s Center for Community Engagement was featured in the article, "Sharing o’ the Greens: Soul Supper Features Community Garden Crops," posted by The West Volusia Beacon Online Jan. 23.
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Brennan Center for Justice article, "An insidious foreign dark money threat." The article appeared in the New York Daily News. Professor Torres-Spelliscy wrote the Jan. 24 article, "Welcome to Florida, Voters (Votantes, Bienvenidos a Florida," for Shondaland. Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was cited in the Jan. 25 Legal Theory Blog. Professor Torres-Spelliscy’s forthcoming article was mentioned in the Jan. 24 Concurring Opinions. She was quoted in the Jan. 22 Talking Points Memo.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Jan. 24 Elder Law Prof Blog, "SSA's Rep Payee Program." She wrote the Jan. 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Physician-Assisted Death: Ethical Debates, Professionals Challenges, Societal Questions." She wrote the Jan. 22 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Elders and Bankruptcy-Mark Your Calendars." She wrote the Jan. 21 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Dementia Advance Directive?"

Other News:

  • Stetson adjunct law professor Robert M. LeVine was presenting at the Complete UCC, according to ISBA.org.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Jan. 21 Highland News-Sun article, "Boom Boom's Celebrates 100,000th Customer."
  • Retired Stetson University economics professor Richard Wood was featured in The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 23.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon Online article, "Planning Board Could Lead to Sale of Boston Avenue School," posted Jan. 24.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the Jan. 24 West Volusia Beacon Online article, "DeLand Chamber Installs Officers."

Alumni News:

  • The Jan. 10 PRBuzz reported that Law alumnus Jesse Berkowitz was named to the Florida Super Lawyers 2018.
  • Stetson University alumnus Joe Harrin was covered in the article, "Hernando High Band Program Grows Students Through Music," posted by Tampa Bay Times Online Jan. 18.
  • Charisse Nabors, graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the US Official News article, "Nabors Recertified for Cyber Security by SANS Institute," posted Jan. 19.
  • The Jan. 19 Ledger reported that Law alumna Jennifer Spath is a House candidate for District 39.
  • According to the Jan. 19 PublicNow, Law alumnus Donald Thomson has been named chair of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council.
  • Stetson University graduate Casey B. Weade wrote the Life & Health Advisor – Online article, "How Best to Keep Retirement Money Safe?" posted Jan. 19.
  • Stetson University alumna Daniella Hankey was profiled by WOAY-TV Online Jan. 19.
  • The Jan. 22 Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Hall of Fame inductee and alumnus Lu Prats has been named managing shareholder at the Carlton Fields Tampa office.
  • The Jan. 22 Daily Commercial reported that Circuit Judge William G. Law Jr. is retiring.
  • David M. Maura, Stetson University alumnus, was featured in the "Amended Annual Report," posted by ADVFN Jan. 23.
  • Stetson University alumnus Ryan Napier was featured in the Bull City Press post, "Titles! Titles! Titles!" for his book, Three Stories About the Human Face.
  • The Jan. 24 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP announced that Law alumnus Mark A. Catchur is the new managing partner of the Tampa office.
  • The Jan. 24 Bulletin and Connecticut Mirror reported that Law alumna Susan Hatfield is considering a run for state attorney general.
  • The Jan. 24 SRQ magazine and Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Kirk Pinkerton in Sarasota recently named Law alumnus Jeffrey M. Guy as a partner at the full-service law firm.

Jan. 12-18

Top News:

  • Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, was featured in the article, "DeLand's Cress Restaurant Spotlights Trump Immigration Slur With Event," posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 17.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance at Stetson, was quoted in the article, "Millennials Are Saving Early for Retirement, Thanks to the Great Recession." Ma said, "With the historically high student debt on their backs, Millennials really have to plan for their retirement earlier than ever before," posted by TheStreet Jan. 17.
  • The Jan. 12 PRNewswire ran the article, "Stetson Again Offers Free Will Service for Veterans Aged 60 or Older."
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University’s Institute of Water and Environmental Resilience, and Jason Evans, Stetson University professor of environmental science and studies, were mentioned in the article, "New Smyrna Beach Asks Residents to Chart Course for Future in Resiliency Workshops," posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 13.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor at psychology at Stetson, was mentioned in the article, "Kids Glued to Smartphones, Video Games Could Signal Addiction," posted by Yahoo Finance Jan. 17.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, "Company's Growth Reflects Strength of Area Housing Market," posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 13.
  • Nicole Grebosz, educator and graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the article, "From Student to Educator, Longtime Volusia Resident Honored as Teacher of the Year," posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 12.

Other News:

  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, "Dogged by Irma, 'Angels' Battle to Get Back to Normal," posted by The West Volusia Beacon Online Jan. 18.
  • The Jan. 15 Tampa Bay Times reported that Law Professor Judith Scully is moderating the panel, "Reclaiming Our Youth: Creating Solutions for Juvenile Justice."
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, "President Donald Oprah," for the Brennan Center of Justice. Professor Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in the Jan. 16 States News Service article, "Report: Presidency Appears to Have Caused Trump’s Brand to Decline." Professor Torres-Spelliscy was cited in the ElectionLawBlog, "Boycotting the President’s Brand: Commercial Reactions to Trump 2015-2017," and "Campaign Finance, Free Speech, and Boycotts."
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the ABA Journal article, "Campus sex assault investigations have become polarized and political."
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Jan. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Patient Dumping-By the Health Care Provider." She wrote the Jan. 17 Elder Law Prof Blog, "FINRA FAQ for Elder Financial Exploitation." Professor Morgan wrote the Jan. 16 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Of Those Boomers: Reaping the Impact of Loud Music." Professor Morgan wrote the Jan. 15 Elder Law Prof Blog article, "Regenerative Medicine: The FDA." Professor Morgan wrote the Jan. 12 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Federal Right to Try Legislation." She also wrote the Jan. 11 Elder Law Prof Blog, "ER Visit Signals Underlying Issues?"
  • Stetson University was briefly mentioned in the Maronda Homes blog post, "Salt Life, Beach Life, Maronda Homes Life," posted Jan. 15.
  • Stetson Law student Cymoril White was quoted and pictured in the Jan. 17 Gulfport Gabber article, "Gulfport Community Gathers for Day of Service." Students Raymond James, Justin Bell of the Black Law Students Association were featured in the article and a photo as well.
  • Erich Friedman, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, was mentioned in the Futility Closet article, "Et Tu?" posted Jan. 17.
  • The National Jurist listed Stetson's Granada program among the Most Unusual Law School Study Programs in the current issue. Highlights of the story also appear in Above the Law.
  • The Jan. 18 Tampa Bay Reporter reported that Chris Hunter, running for District 12 in the Florida House of Representatives, teaches at Stetson.

Alumni News:

  • The Jan. 11 Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Law alumna Lynn Welter Sherman has been selected to the Board of Directors of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Florida Network for 2018, the organization announced earlier this month.
  • The Jan. 13 Tallahassee Democrat mentioned that Law alumnus Joe G. Durrett has accepted the offer of partner at the law firm of McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, P.A.
  • The Jan. 13 Vallejo Times-Herald reported that Law alumnus Matt Snyder will be the new assistant general manager at the Vallejo Admirals.
  • The Jan. 14 Tampa Bay Times profiled Law alumna Judge Catherine Peek McEwen in the article, "Multi-Faceted Judge Cathy’s Reporter Past."
  • The Jan. 14 Tampa Bay Times and Jewish Press reported that former Law professor Elihu H. Berman has died.
  • The Jan. 14 Florida Politics mentioned Law alumnus Jeremy Bailie in the article, "Not Just a Body of Water."
  • Stetson University alumnus James Pecar was covered in the article, "Macomb Educator Wins Lottery’s Excellence in Education Award," posted by Macomb Daily Jan. 16.
  • Law alumnus Chris Sprowls was quoted in the Jan. 16 Tampa Bay Times article, "In major shift, House bill would turn three USF universities into one."

Jan. 5-11

Top News:

  • Alan Green, Ph.D., professor of economics, wrote the article, "Yes, America, We Have an Inequality Problem, Which the Tax Bill Will Worsen," posted by the Tampa Bay Times Online Jan. 4.
  • Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., professor of accounting, was quoted in the article, "Your February Paycheck Could See a Little Bump, Thanks to the New Tax Bill." Chambers said, "The individual tax changes go into effect for 2018, so 2018 paychecks and tax returns will change," posted by TheStreet Jan. 7.
  • Asal Johnson, Ph.D., public health researcher at Stetson, was quoted in the article, "Not All Elderly Lung Cancer Patients Get Recommended Care." Johnson said, "Elderly patients and their physicians should not be discouraged or timid to try available and recommended treatment options, including combined chemotherapy and radiation therapy," posted by 100.7 MIX-FM Online and 95.5 FM Online Jan. 9.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was featured in the article, "2 Biotech Stocks Climbing on Positive Findings," posted by 107.7 YES! and other outlets Jan. 9.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was featured in the article, "You Play Games a Lot. Are You an Addict?" Ferguson said, "It’s a really tiny percentage of individuals who would actually qualify for this diagnosis," posted by The Daily Beast and MSN News Jan. 10.
  • According to the Tampa Bay Reporter, Targeted News Service and the Florida Bar, "21 Lawyers to receive Florida Bar Pro Bono Awards in Supreme Court Ceremony Jan. 25." Among them are Law alumni Dan B. Hendrickson J.D. '87, Erica K. Smith J.D. '07, and Jo Ann Palchak J.D. '05. The Hallisky & Davis law firm, co-founded by alumna Deborah M. Hallisky B.A. '75, M.B.A. '78, J.D. '97, will receive commendation for pro bono work on Jan. 25 at the Supreme Court of Florida.
  • Clay Henderson, J.D., executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, "Coastal Waters Threaten Florida’s Historic Resources." Henderson said, "Jupiter Lighthouse, Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West, Fort Jefferson and Fort Pickens in Pensacola – all of these places are threatened," posted by Pechanga.net Jan. 8.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance, was quoted in the MSN Money US article, "How Brexit Will Impact Investors." Ma said, "There seem to be no winners in the post-Brexit era," posted Jan. 10.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in the Pennsylvania Tribunearticle, "Penn State fraternity faces uncertain future."
  • Law Professor Paul Boudreaux was cited in the Tallahassee Democratarticle, "Opinion: Time to boot fracking out of Florida for good."
  • Law Adjunct Professor Jay Wolfson was featured in the Managed Healthcare Executive story, "Expansion of association health plans: 6 things to know about Trump’s proposal."

Other News:

  • Law Professor Louis Virelli was quoted in the Tampa Bay Times article, "Will Her Beliefs, the Law Collide?"
  • Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was cited in the Jan. 8 Rewire article, "Gavel Drop: Are Federal Courts Having Their Own #MeToo Moment?"
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog, "MN Concerns SNF Penalty Rollback Affects Efforts to Fights Elder Abuse." She wrote the Jan. 8 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Florida Nursing Homes and Emergency Generators." She wrote the Elder Law Prof Blog "The Role of Social Supports in Preventing or Reducing Impact of Elder Abuse."
  • Stetson University's Chemistry Department and duPont-Ball Library were mentioned in the article, "C&RL News – January 2018," posted by ACRL Insider Jan. 5.
  • Stetson University was featured in the Publicnow article, "Stetson Quartet to Perform at DeBary Hall," posted Jan. 8.
  • Stetson University’s Roland George Investments Program was featured in the article, "Stetson Stock Picks: Investments in Artificial Intelligence and Women's Health," posted by The West Volusia Beacon Online Jan. 11.
  • The National Jurist profiled Stetson’s study abroad program in Granada, Spain, in the article, "Most Unusual Law School Study Abroad Programs."
  • The Jan. 10 University of West Florida newsroom reported that Stetson is sponsoring the Seventh Annual UWF Argo Invitational Jan. 13-14.

Alumni News:

  • The Jan. 4 Florida Politics reported that Law alumnus Javier Centonzio is running for House District 69.
  • The Jan. 6 Florida Oracle and Orlando Sentinel reported that Law alumnus and longtime Judge William Law is retiring after 28 years on the bench.
  • The Jan. 8 AL.com and citybizlist reported that Law alumnus Brian M. Rowlson has been named partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
  • Stetson University Alumna Karyn Mullins was covered in the article, "Jackson Healthcare Names Karyn Mullins President of Healthcare Staffing Technologies," posted by ADVFN and other outlets Jan. 9.
  • Tom Schmid, graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the article, "Meet Tom Schmid, Expanding the Possibilities," posted by Meetings + Events Jan. 10.

Dec. 15-Jan. 4

Top News:

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor, was featured in the article, "World Health Organization to Recognize Gaming Disorder as a Mental Health Condition." Ferguson said, "Although some people do over-game, in the same sense that some people overdo almost any pleasurable activity, there isn't good evidence to suggest that gaming is unique and deserving of its own diagnosis," posted by The Mighty Dec. 22. Ferguson was also featured in the article, "WHO to Recognize Gaming Disorder as Mental Health Condition in 2018," posted by CNN Online, Crossroads Today and several other outlets Dec. 27.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake was quoted in Dec. 15 New York Magazine's article, "Inside a Training Course for Campus Sexual-Assault Officers."
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of Stetson University's Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was quoted in the article, "Coastal Waters Threaten Florida's Historic Resources" that appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal and was picked up nationwide by news outlets, including AP News, US News and World Report and the Seattle Times Dec. 30. Henderson said, "It's the first project that we’ve placed on our annual endangered list because it’s endangered by sea level rise."
  • Professor Charles Rose spoke with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for the article, "Man convicted of unlawful sex with minor, other charges." The article also ran in the Associated Press and appeared in the Seattle Times, Darien News, New Milford Spectrum, Connecticut Post, Houston Chronicle, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Idaho Statesman and many others. Professor Charles Rose also spoke with VICE News for the Dec. 21 article "It's easier than ever to get away with murder in Florida."
  • Stetson Assistant Professor Joyce Mundy was interviewed in the Jan. 2 Orlando NPR segment, "Intersection: How to Stop Bullying in the Classroom."
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Stetson, wrote the Slate article, "More Than 500 Slate Readers Tell Us How They Handle Screen Time at Home," posted Dec. 21.
  • The Daytona Beach News-Journal posted an obituary for retired Stetson University Chaplain Michael Fronk.
  • Stetson University student Eddie Molina was featured in the West Volusia Beacon Online article, "Stetson Student Honored as Hometown Hero During Orlando Magic Game," posted Dec. 20.
  • Professor Jason Bent spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the story, "When Does Sexual Harassment Become a Crime? It's a High Bar." The story ran via the wire and was picked up by WRAL TV and the Watertown Daily Times online.

Other News:

  • Professor Rebecca Morgan posted the Dec. 29 "Dementia Therapy in German Nursing Home" to the Elder Law Prof Blog and the Dec. 28 "Elder Caregiving and Women Not in the Workplace," and "Five Part Webinar on Abuse in Later Life" to the Dec. 27 Elder Law Prof Blog. She also posted "Mark Your Calendars: Webinar on Elder Abuse Hotlines" in the Dec. 26 Elder Law Prof Blog. She also posted in the Dec. 22 Elder Law Prof Blog on the "Florida WINGS Project." She wrote the Dec. 21 "Social Media Job Ads Targeted to Specific Age Groups-Discriminatory Based on Age?" She also wrote the Dec. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Hawaii Starts Long-Term Care Program." She wrote the Jan. 3 Elder Law Prof Blog article, "Monetary Penalties vs. SNFs lessened." She wrote the Jan. 3 Elder Law Prof Blog, "Emergency Preparedness Legislation." Professor Morgan is listed among the Bloomberg Law Experts.
  • Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the article, "Vet Them Now Or Vet Them Later" for the Brennan Center for Justice. The article was picked up by the Dec. 27 Real Independent News & Film. The Dec. 27 Bookforum references Professor Torres-Spelliscy’s article in "17 things we learned about money in politics in 2017." Read the article in the Brennan Center for Justice. The Dec. 21 Election Law Blog also pointed to the Brennan Center for Justice article.
  • Adjunct Professor Judge Irene Sullivan spoke with WUSF News for the story, "Parenting Law Goes Into Effect in Florida." The story also ran on WLRN.
  • News of the Disaster Research Project at Stetson was featured in the Dec. 14 Law Practice Today article, "Lessons Learned in Providing Disaster Legal Services in Florida."
  • Adjunct Law Professor Lt. Col. William Lanier Wallis Sr. has died, according to the Dec. 16 Tallahassee Democrat.
  • Law adjunct Chris Hunter is challenging U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, according to the Jan. 2 Tampa Bay Times and Florida Politics Blog.
  • Stetson University's Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center was mentioned in the Orlando Business Journal article, "Here's a Roundup of What C. Fla. Businesses Have Been Up to in Recent Weeks," posted Jan. 3.

Alumni News:

  • The Dec. 16 Florida Politics reported that Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Gerard Joseph Curley Jr. to the 15th Judicial Circuit Court.
  • According to GrayRobinson, Law alumnus Andrew Mayts Jr. has been announced as shareholder at GrayRobinson’s Tampa office.
  • The Dec. 18 Orlando Political Observer reported that Law alumnus Gerard Joseph Curley Jr. of the Gunster law firm has been appointed to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court.
  • According to the Dec. 19 Business Wire, PuppySpot.com welcomes Law alumnus Kenneth Vail among members of the Scientific Advisory Board.
  • Stetson alumnus Paul Bickel was featured in the article, "Stock Yards Bancorp Names Paul J. Bickel, III, to the Boards of Directors of the Company and Stock Yards Bank & Trust," posted by Publicnow, Profit Quotes and several other outlets Dec. 20.
  • Law alumna Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was interviewed about the FBI/DOJ investigations on Fox News Dec. 20.
  • Law alumnus Rom Watson Powell has died, according to the Dec. 21 Orlando Sentinel.
  • Stetson alumna Jamie Haskins was covered in the article, "Haskins to Receive 2018 Remley Award," posted by News Tribune Online Dec. 26.
  • The Dec. 27 Calhoun Times reported that Law alumna Elinor Portivent has been appointed Gordon County Schools attorney.
  • Anita H. Lenssen, graduate of Stetson University, was covered in the article, "Local Author's Love for Animals Inspires Senator Bollweevil Cat Extraordinaire," posted by The Tribune Papers Dec. 28.
  • The Dec. 28 Dunn County News reported that Law alumnus Grant A. Beardsley has been elected shareholder of the Weld Riley SC firm.
  • According to the Dec. 28 Florida Weekly Naples, Law alumna Nancy Lascheid, co-founder of the Neighborhood Health Clinic, has been reelected to the board of directors for the Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, of which she is a founding member.
  • The Dec. 31 Tallahassee Democrat reported that Law alumnus Mark Edward Becker has died.
  • According to the Dec. 31 PR.com and Dec.19 CityBizList, Law alumnus Scott A. Griffith has joined the Kelley Kronenberg law firm.
  • Law alumna Amy Boggs was mentioned in the Florida Politics article, "Lawyer couple claims exemption from St. Pete Beach short-term rental rules."
  • According to the Jan. 4 Bonita Springs Florida Weekly and Fort Myers Florida Weekly, Attorney Donald Thomson of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt has been named chairman of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council.
  • Law alumnus Thomas Stanton wrote the ChannelProNetwork Blog, "You Created It, You Own It. You Need to Protect It Too."
  • Law alumna Elizabeth M. Young LaBerge was profiled in CUInsigh

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