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Stetson University In the News, May 29-June 4, 2015

The following stories about Stetson University were in the news this week, May 29-June 4, 2015:

Law Professor Rebecca Morgan was featured in a June 3 special WUSF NPR report on elder justice and consumer protection issues that featured her remarks at the regional White House Conference on Aging.

Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education story, “Kipnis Case Highlights Perilous Clash of Title IX and Academic Freedom.” The May 28  Chronicle of Higher Education article, “Fraternities’ Ranks Swell at a Time of Intense Public Scrutiny,” quotes Professor Lake.  Lake also spoke with the Harvard Crimson newspaper for an article about Harvard’s internal Office of the General Counsel and the increasing workload for in house counsel.

• Research co-authored by Laura Crysel, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, was featured in a June 4 West Volusia Beacon article. The research shows fiction may simulate and explain our personal and social world, and influence our perceptions of it.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s article is quoted in the Texas Tribune story, “Abbott Opposes Curbs on Dark Money.”

The May 26 Medvarsity Blog featured advice from Business Professor Mike Bitter, director of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation of Tax and Accountancy, in an article about Online Education Myths.

“NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; wage gap remains,” WSPA.com, Star Tribune.

Stetson Athletics Programs fare well in Academic Progress Rate (APR), reported in Daytona Beach News-Journal, WN.com and other media outlets.

On May 29, Orlando Sentinel featured Robert B. Morrison in PEOPLE ON THE MOVE. Robert has just joined Stetson as an adjunct business professor.

• Retired music Professor and Band Director Bobby Adams passed away May 28, as reported in the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Tallahassee Democrat, on May 31.

On May 30, Highlands Today mentioned that Stetson was shown to middle school students to highlight the importance of college at Sebring Middle.

On May 30, The Daytona Beach News-Journal featured Tony Abbott, environmental science professor, in an article on Florida panthers.

On May 31, Gatorsports.com featured Peggy Macdonald who previously taught history at Stetson, and is the new director of the Matheson Museum in Gainesville, Fla.

News about recent high school graduates who plan to attend Stetson University in the fall, was covered at the end of May and beginning of June in: Charlotte Sun, The Lake Wales News, The Osceola News-Gazette, and Newark Advocate – mentioning also that a prospective student was awarded the Stetson University faculty scholarship.

On June 3, Florida Today mentioned that Stetson music professor Patrick Hennessey will be leading during a music performance with the Space Coast Symphony JAZZ Orchestra.

The June 1 Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record reports on the entrepreneurial work of former Stetson Law student Josh Weinberger, who started a 3D evidence company.

Alumni in the News:

According to the NYC Business Journal News Network, Law alumnus and former Broome County Family Court judge and Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice Peter P. Charnetsky has been hired as a managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Binghamton.

Law alumna Victoria Cruz-Garcia has joined Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC, as principal attorney practicing family law.  She was selected by her peers to the “Rising Star” list compiled by Super Lawyers® 2012, 2013, 2014. The news ran via PRNewswire in business journals and media outlets throughout the region.

According to a June 1 news release from Givens Givens Sparks, Law alumnus Blair Chan has earned a board certification in marital and family law from the Florida Bar. He is a principal at Givens Givens Sparks.

On June 1, Naples News featured Stetson business alum Christopher Donovan, new president of Collier County Bar’s Young Lawyer Section.

According to a May 26 news release, Law alumnus Anthony Tilton of Trent Cotney, P.A., has earned safety certifications and training from the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association.