One university, “stand your ground” law top news
A pair of features on Stetson in the Tampa Bay Business Journal and an article on Florida’s “stand your ground” law led the news about Stetson this week. Top national and regional placements include Florida Public Radio, Huffington Post, Bloomberg BNA, Virtual Strategy Magazine, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Bar News, FindLaw and YNN Rochester. Top stories for July 18-24, 2014, include:
- The Tampa Bay Business Journal published an online video feature, “Focus for One Campus: Evolving Campus Strengths,” with President Wendy Libby on July 18. In addition, the article “Creating a Multifaceted Stetson” appeared in the print edition with a teaser on the front page.
- Susan Rozelle, associate dean of the College of Law, was interviewed with WFSU Florida Public Radio for the story, “Appeals Court Determines Felony Gun Possession Blocks Stand Your Ground But Not Self-Defense.”
- President Wendy Libby posted on The Huffington Post College Blog the article, Academics vs. Athlestics: It’s not a choice, on July 18.
- Jason Bent, professor of Law, spoke with Bloomberg BNA for the July 15 story, California Supreme Court Agrees to Review Component Parts’ Defense to Worker Suits. Professor Bent is also quoted in the July 19 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, Lawsuit, Volusia teacher’s child pornography arrest put spotlight on private schools’ lack of transparency.
- Virtual Strategy Magazine ran an article on July 17 regarding Hala El-Aarag’s, professor of computer science, election as vice president/president elect of CCSC. Additional coverage: WLTZ, Town Hall Finance, BioSpace, Money Show Network, Industrial Info Financials, Myrtle Beach Online, TMC Net, azcentral, Top Tech Wire, FOX2548, KLTV, KFVS12, Hawaii News Now, Fox21, KALB, News12, StamfordAdvocate, KXXV, NBC26, Digital Producer Magazine, Audio Video Producer, WKRG, and many other news outlets.
- Jason Palmer, professor of law, spoke with the Tampa Tribune for a story about gay marriage and divorce. Additional information: FindLaw.
- The Orlando Sentinel announced the death of T. Logan Fleck, Stetson men’s soccer coach, on July 21. Additional Coverage: The Daytona Beach News Journal.
Other Stories in the News
- Stetson hosted brass camp this week with over 100 high school and middle school students, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on July 17.
- Peggy Macdonald’s, adjunct professor of history, written biography of Marjorie Harris Carr was mentioned on WLRN on July 17.
- Stetson contributed information to Nerds Like You for the article, “Careers that Count: High Paying Jobs For People Who Like Math,” on July 17.
- The Daytona Beach News Journal announced on July 22 that Chris Colwell, director of the Department of Education, will be speaking at Embry Riddle’s Chamber Event. Additional Coverage: Bell Air News and Views.
- International Counselor announced Stetson as one of the United States’ Colleges and Universities that offer early binding decision admissions plans on July 22.
- News of Stetson University College of Law offering advocacy training in Ireland ran in the Targeted News Service on July 23. Additional Information: PRWeb.
- TMCNet.com ran the news on July 22 that Stetson and the University of West Florida are offering a 3+3 program.
- Daytona Beach News Journal reported on July 20 that Stetson College of Law students won best brief award at the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition at The Florida Bar conference June 25-26 in Orlando.
- The Daytona Beach News-Journal quotes Adam Levine, adjunct professor of law, in the story, “Daytona police, attorneys butt heads in investigation of possible sex crime at healthcare facility” on July 18.
- Rebecca Morgan, professor of law, wrote Elder Law Prof Blogs on July 21: No Hoarding in Apartments in Houston; and AALS Joint Session with Medicine, Health Care and Aging: Call for Papers.
- TheWorkplace Prof Blog announced a Call for Papers: Stetson Symposium on Inequality, Opportunity, and the Law of the Workplace on July 18.
Alumni in the News
- Jay DeDon and Nathan Drawdy are welcomed at Marshall Middle School and Plant City high school as the new band directors, according to Plant City Times on July 17.
- YNN Rochester reportedthatJenna Hoecker was announced the winner of the Danielle Downey Memorial Women’s Districts at Stafford on July 20.
- CityBizList announced that the Community Foundation of Hartford County elected Benny Walker as president on July 22.
- Peggy R. Hoyt, noted expert in estate planning, authored the new book, What’s the Deal with Estate Planning, as well as 11 other books, according to BroadwayWorldon July 22. Additional Coverage: KAIT8
- PRWeb ran the news that Law alumnus Murray B. Silverstein, recipient of the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award, has been appointed chair of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration Committee by Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman on July 22.
- The EINNewsdesk reports that Law alumna Ann Mackey Kling has completed her LL.M. degree in elder law on July 20.
- According to the FindLaw and Tampa Tribune on July 20, Jamie Grant is facing a challenger for representative.
- Bradenton Times reported on July 20 that Law alumnus Timothy Knowles has joined the Manatee Glens board of directors.
- Star-Banner reported on July 17 that Law alumnae Mary Hatcher and Sandy Kautz are running for the 5th Judicial Circuit.
- Gregory Coleman is featured on the front page of the Florida Bar News in the article, “Coleman begins his adventure as Bar president.”