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Gideon decision, water conservation lead news

A panel discussion of the Gideon v Wainwright case and a water conservation workshop at Stetson led the news this week. Notable media placements include WMNF, Florida Times-Union, Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, SFGate and Reason.com. Top stories for Feb. 14-20, 2014, include:

  • Law Dean and Professor of Law Christopher Pietruszkiewicz and Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob spoke with WMNF News during the panel, “Defending Gideon,” on Feb. 11.
  • An article in the Florida-Times Union about water conservation talks about the St. John’s River Basin Water Supply workshop that was held at Stetson.
  • Law Professor Charles Rose spoke with WMNF News for the Feb. 17 story, “Local law professor says Michael Dunn hung jury is another reason Stand Your Ground must go.”
  • A Daytona Beach News-Journal letter to the editor praises an event, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, hosted by Stetson’s chapter of Alpha Chi Omega in collaboration with the Health and Wellness Center. The event featured a speaker from the Daytona Domestic Abuse Council and informed attendees of the seriousness of staying quiet about domestic abuse.
  • Law Professor Darryl Wilson spoke with the News-Press for the Feb. 17 story, “FGCU ticket sales strong, resales aren’t.”

Other Stories in the News

  • Terri Witek, professor of English, is featured in an article on One Human Gallery  that briefly discusses her poetry. Witek is the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing.
  • Stetson’s article on the Opera Theatre’s production of Candide is featured in the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
  • Hometown News features an article about Vinegar Tom and the collaborative efforts of the theatre, music, and digital arts departments.
  • A News and Record article about the annual Southern Entrepreneurship in the Arts Conference reports that Patrece Robinson and Stephen Robinson, both professors in the School of Music, will deliver the morning keynote address for the conference.
  • In a blog for the Palm Coast/Flagler Beach area, computer science majors Alex Ordonez and Marisa Gomez are quoted about a HTML boot camp class on coding that is being offered in that area.
  • The Feb. 18 Tampa Bay Times reports that Stetson Law is hosting the Raising the Bar public service day on Feb. 22.
  • Law Professor James Fox is quoted in the Feb. 12 Sarasota Herald Tribune article, “Gulfcoast Legal Services director leaves post.”
  • The Feb. 18 Elder Law Prof Blog quotes Professor Rebecca Morgan in the article, “Boomers Next in Line for Inheritances.”
  • The Feb. 12 Reason.com quotes Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks at Stetson Law.
  • Newswise reports on Stetson’s Kaplin Award in the Feb. 14 article, “With Open Arms: How Colleges Are Leading the Way to Help Those with Disabilities.”

Alumni in the News

  • According to the Southern Methodist University Campus Daily, Joanne Vogel is now associate vice president and dean of Student Life in SMU’s Division of Student Affairs.
  • Amy Creech-Gionis, D.D.S., is featured in an article about her practice in the EIN News.
  • Pete Longo is quoted in a Hometown News article about the importance of connecting with the clients. Longo is the Surety Investments Lead Advisor.
  • Lisa Weaver and Harry Messersmith will be judging the upcoming Art Fiesta in New Smyrna Beach, according to Hometown News.
  • Flagler Live features an article on Phil Chanfrau and the history of his law firm.
  • The Feb. 13 Al.com reports that Law alumnus J. Brent Walker will give the 2014 James A. Auchmuty Lecture at Samford University on Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • The Plant City Observer reports that Law alumna Rhia Winant joined Paramount Title Corp. in 2005 and will represent Hillsborough Title as legal counsel.
  • The Feb. 14 BizWire Express reports that Law alumnus Bill Allen has joined the Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. firm as an associate in the Business & Tax practice area.
  • The Feb. 16 Bradenton Times announces that Law alumna Anne Weintraub is being named Humanitarian of the Year by Temple Sinai.
  • The Feb. 17 Naples News reports that Law alumnus and adjunct professor James Sheehan will be speaking on his book, Alligator Man, at the Sunshine Booksellers on Feb. 22.
  • The Feb. 17 CityBizList reports that Law alumna Nicolette Vilmos, partner in the Broad and Cassel Orlando office, has been named chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, effective Jan. 1.
  • The Feb. 17 Good Men Project interviews Law alumnus Ken L. Foote regarding the Michael Dunn verdict.
  • The Feb. 17 GlobeNewswire reports that Law alumnus Jean-Paul (“JP”) Durand has been appointed to the new position of vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer in Tech Data’s worldwide ethics and compliance program.
  • The Feb. 18 PRLog reports that Law alumnus James Vickaryous has been elected by peers to the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors.
  • The Feb. 18 SFGate reports that the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has elevated Law alumnus Jonathan C. Chane to shareholder.