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Stetson University in the News, Jan. 20-26, 2017

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  • Katya Kudryavtseva, Ph.D., professor of art history, will be hosting an event on Feb. 6 at 4 p.m., centered on the rise and history of “deco fashion,” when women “abandoned the corsets of the 1910s for the flowing flapper dresses of Roaring Twenties.” The event will take place in the DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., DeBary, posted by US Official News Jan. 19.
  • Eugene Huskey, Ph.D., professor of political science, was quoted in the article “Comrades or combatants? Stetson prof talks of U.S.-Russia relations.” Having studied Russia since the 1960s and traveled to the country more than 20 times, Huskey answered questions regarding the current and future fate of Russian relations with the United States, posted by The Daytona Beach News-Journal Jan. 18.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University, spoke on the topic “Water Challenges” at the Trout Lake Nature Center to educate Florida residents on their impact on water, posted by Orlando Sentinel Jan. 19.
  • Law Adjunct professor and overseer Richard Harrison spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 20 article, “Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board plays fast and loose with disciplinary process.”
  • Law Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox is quoted in the Jan. 23 Orlando Sentinel article, “Accused airport shooter was troubled veteran who slipped through the cracks.” Professor Simcox is quoted in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel article, “Safety net failed troubled veteran.”
  • Law Adjunct Professor James Lake is quoted in the Jan. 23 WTSP 10 News story, “First Amendment Lawyer: Madonna White House comments not illegal.”
  • Law Professor Louis Virelli spoke with the Tampa Bay Times for the Jan. 23 article, “Pinellas judge removed from case over alleged animosity toward defense lawyer.”

Other News:

  • Stephen Robinson, professor of music and classical guitarist, will perform Feb. 10 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Ozark first spring 2017 classical guitar concert. Free to the public, the event is located at at 427 Camilla Ave., Ozark, posted by Dothan Eagle Jan. 19.
  • Law Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 23 Indianapolis Star, Evansville Courier and Press article,”BSU raises issues with regulations.”
  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education Jan. 23 article, “After a Tumultuous 7 Years, Teresa Sullivan Will Leave UVa.”
  • Professor Peter Lake is quoted in the Jan. 25 Harvard Crimson article, “More Than Two-Thirds of Undergrads Complete Sexual Assault Training Module.”
  • Law Professor Michael Allen is quoted in the Jan. 24 Florida Bar News article, “Legislators receive a death penalty education.”
  • The Jan. 26 MyInforms press release reports that 10 Stetson Law students won clemency for their clients. Story was picked up by several local news outlets.
  • The Tampa Bay Times and other media outlets reported on Stetson Law’s spring biodiversity lecture series.
  • The Jan. 21 Bay News 9 and Patch reported on Stetson’s Wills for Warriors program in February.
  • The Jan. 25 EIN Presswire reports that former Stetson Law Dean Darby Dickerson has been named one of the most influential leaders in legal education by the National Jurist.
  •  According to the Jan. 24 University of West Florida Voyager, Stetson sponsored the Sixth Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament at UWF.

Alumni News:

  • Katrin Dagge was featured in the piece “Katrin Dagge: The Rewarding and Fun World of Dressage,” where her passion and skill for dressage became her career. After graduating Stetson with bachelor degrees in International Business and Finance, Dagge went on to win the 2014 USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship at age 22 and her USDF lifetime achievement awards by age 25, posted by Sidelinesnews Jan. 23.
  • Rev. Frederick Newbill was recently appointed by Mayor Lenny Curry to serve on the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Board of Directors. With a bachelor degree in science from Stetson University and pastor of First Timothy Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Rev. Newbill has background in both the mechanics and community for this position, posted by US Official News Jan. 24.
  • Double Hatter Alison M. Steele was featured in the article, “New appointments involving HSN, WellCare Health Plans and Cushman & Wakefield head this week’s list of Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers” over her moving her practice to Alison M. Steele, P.A. in St. Petersburg, posted by Tampa Bay Jan. 19.
  • Jamie Watson’s do’s and don’ts of selling a company was featured in the article, “A Blueprint For Selling Your Company,” as a business services member. With a bachelor degree in business administration, Watson consults with promotional products companies, posted by PPAI Publications Jan 19.
  • The Jan. 23 Florida Bar News reports that Law alumna Adriana Dinis of the Immigration Law Group of Florida has won a law firm commendation for pro bono work from the Supreme Court of Florida.
  • According to the Jan. 22 Orlando Sentinel, Law alumnus Glenn M. Woodworth has died.
  • The Jan. 19 PublicNow reports that Law alumna Kathleen McLeroy won the William Reece Smith Jr. Public Service Award, given by Stetson University College of Law.
  • Law alumnus Lee Speronis will be a presenter in the second workshop of the Smart Business Seminar Series hosted by Husson University and the law firm of Eaton Peabody, according to the Jan. 25 Bangor Daily News.