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Stetson University In the News, July 2-9, 2015

The following stories about Stetson University ran in news media outlets this week, July 2-9, 2015:

Professor of Law Peter Lake spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the July 3 article, “Education Department Backs Away from College Rating System.” Individual quoted Professor Lake on July 2 in an article addressing the U.S. Department of Education’s plan to release a data tool for prospective students and their families to compare colleges this summer. Inside Higher Education quoted Lake on June 30 in an article addressing the increased use of external adjudicators in Title IX claims of sexual assault. The story also ran in MyInforms.

Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s article in the Brennan Center for Justice is quoted in the SCOTUSblog July 2 Thursday round-up on the topic of the Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent. Professor Torres-Spelliscy participated in the Twitter Town Hall with CNN commentator Donna Brazile #BetterPolitics.

Stetson Professor Laura Crysel and her research on “Hogwarts Houses Correspond to Real Psychological Personality Traits New Study Finds,” was featured in The Medical Chronicles, Psychotherapy.tumblr.com, and several other blogs including, tinewashere.tumblr.com, symphanie.tumblr.com.

Everyday Life – Global Post July 7, featured Stetson as the first of a few universities in Florida with strong creative writing programs.

On July 2, U.S. News University Directory.com, Upworthy and Ihomeidea published Stetson Psychology Professor Christopher Ferguson’s study, which found that violent video games do not correlate to violent behaviors in real life.

Law Professor Peter Lake spoke with the Harvard Crimson for the July 3 article, “Education Department Backs Away from College Rating System.”

Stetson University Provost Beth Paul is quoted in the July 3 Tampa Bay Business Journal article “Education Roundtable: The Root of the Problem.”

On July 4, the Daily Tribune reported that former Law Adjunct Professor David T. Tirella has joined McKeen & Associates as an associate.

Daily Chronicle July 3, and MidWeekNews.com, July 8, reported that Stetson student Madisyn Russell is one of the recipients of the Mary K. Roberts Scholarship Foundation for the 2015-2016 year.

On July 3, The Daytona Beach News-Journal published an article about Holly Hill’s Solar-Fit Company celebrating its 40th anniversary, and featured how Stetson implemented 143 solar panels to heat Stetson’s pool in an environmentally friendly way.

Political Science Professor T. Wayne Bailey was featured in Mark Lane’s column in the Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 4: Bailey was approved to help with the 10-year check-up of Volusia County’s Charter—to suggest updates and improvements before it goes to the voters. (Bailey was among the original writers of the County’s Charter.)

MLB.com, on several TV stations, including WGN, WNDY, discussed former Hatter standout, Jacob DeGrom, selected last year as NL Rookie of the Year – 2014, and the article, “239 reasons to love Baseball and America,” in July 3 issue of MLB.com mentions Stetson’s current baseball standout catcher, Patrick Mazeika.

SavannahNow.com, July 5, reported that Courtney Krueger, business management alum, from Stetson, has been working as an associate financial representative at Northwestern Mutual for more than a year.

Renovations at the former Clarion Inn are underway, as reported in the West Volusia Beacon, and will be completed in October, for the assisted living facility. Stetson students will continue living in the top two floors until the contract is complete.

In the Business Briefs, July 2, West Volusia Beacon, it’s reported that Eveline Kraljic, business graduate from Stetson, has been named new chief operating officer of the Council on Aging of Volusia County.

Also included in the Beacon’s Business Briefs, July 2: DeLand names new facility management at Florida Hospital DeLand, Jeffery Bates, Stetson business alum.

“Sweet! DeLand tax-base robust, growing,” in West Volusia Beacon, July 6, features Stetson University.

The West Volusia Beacon, July 2, in “West Volusia History,” reported from the June 20-22, 2005 edition, that Stetson would be tearing down the historic Hulley Tower because it was unsafe to surrounding historic buildings.

Daytona Beach News-Journal, July 9, reports on a CATALYST banquet (Children and Adults Together Achieving Leadership, Inspiration, Success and Trust), celebrating five years in Volusia County, was held at Stetson.

Alumni in the news:

“Four ways to protect children from sexual abuse” published on OneHope.net blog, is written by Stetson alum Boz Tchividjian.

Business and Marketing graduate Madison Orr Hauerstein is named new executive director of Tampa Bay’s The Arc, serving clients with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as reported in the Tampa Bay Newspapers Weekly.com.

Sharon Whitehead, graduate alumna, was honored as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Somerset Community College, reported in Targeted News Service.

On July 1, Florida Politics reported that the Trial Lawyers Bar honored Stetson Law Alumna Kathleen Passidomo as a Top Legislature.

Stetson Law alumnus Richard Johnson was quoted on July 1 in The Mount Airy News about his unusual gift he gave to his father.

On July 1 Adams and Reese reported that Stetson Law alumnus Tom Dart has been named to the Executive Council for the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar.

On July 3 the Stuart News reported that Stetson Law alumnus Jonathan Chane has announced his candidacy for Congress.