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Stetson University In the News, May 19-25

Top News:

  • Jason Evans

    Jason M. Evans, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental science and studies, was featured in the article, “Stetson University Researcher Addresses Growing Threat to Coastal Communities.” Evans believes that much of St. Mary’s flood vulnerability likely can be controlled with proper planning as well as long-term investments, posted by The Deland-Deltona Beacon Online May 18.

  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., professor of psychology, was quoted in the article, “Is ‘Internet Addiction’ Real?” Ferguson stated, “There’s no agreement about whether these pathological behavioral disorders are really the same thing as substance abuse addiction, but in my opinion they’re not comparable to, say, methamphetamine addiction or heroin addiction,” posted by WVPE and several other outlets May 18.
  • Sean Kennard, internationally acclaimed classical pianist, has been selected as assistant professor of piano at Stetson University, according to the article, posted by Press Release Rocket and several other outlets May 19.
  • Noel Painter has been named executive vice president and provost at Stetson University, according to the article, “New Presidents or Provosts: Delaware County CC, Gavilan College, Oregon State U, Reinhardt U, Stetson U, Tiffin U, U of Saskatchewan, Vassar College, Wilfrid Laurier U,” posted by Inside Higher Ed May 19.
  • Robert Andrews, former director of admissions at Stetson University, was featured in the article, “Robert ‘Bobby’ Andrews is Depauw’s New VP for Enrollment Management.” While serving as director of admissions at Stetson, Andrews “led university enrollment for the fall 2015 class that exceeded enrollment goals by 200 students,” posted by Publicnow and Depauw – Online May 19.
  • Clay Henderson, executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, was featured in the article, “State Study Considers Water Quality Improvements at Gemini, DeLeon Springs,” posted by Daytona Beach News-Journal Online May 20.
  • K.C. Ma, Ph.D., professor of finance,  was quoted in the article, “7 Best Companies to Invest in Smartphones.” Ma stated, “Jabil benefits from broad industry tailwinds such as mobility, cloud and big data,” posted by U.S. News & World Report May 23.
  • Christopher Ferguson, Ph.D., psychology professor, was quoted in the article, “Statements by Policy Makers and Media Linking Societal Violence to Video Games Reinforces Myths and Distracts from Key Issues.” Ferguson stated, “Most children and teens play video games without exhibiting violent behavior, and spikes in sales of violent video games actually correspond to decreased rates of violent crime,” posted by PRWeb and several other outlets May 23.

Other News:

  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, “Latest News From Business Schools,” which states the Stetson University School of Business Administration will launch the Centurion Sales Excellence Program in the fall, which will offer a major and minor in sales, posted by Venitism May 22.
  • Stetson University’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center is one of 75 institutions chosen to participate in the inaugural year of the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program, posted by Digital Media Wire and several other outlets May 22.

Alumni News:

  • Carrie Mann, Stetson University alumna and Senior Director of Kobie Marketing, was covered in the article, “Profile of Carrie Mann Senior Director of Kobie Marketing,” posted by Plus Company Updates (PCU) May 17.
  • Molly Winsten, Stetson University alumna, was featured in the Florida Today article, “Her Food Allergies Lead to Her Career.” While attending Stetson, Winsten discovered she was lactose-intolerant and allergic to wheat, peanuts and sesame, which led her to pursue a career in nutrition, posted May 21.
  • Crystal Contrino, Stetson University alumna, has been named director of community-based services at Children’s Friend and Family Services, according to the article, “Business Briefcase,” posted by Gloucester Daily Times May 22.
  • Chris Farrell, Stetson University alumnus, was covered in the article, “Chris Farrell Joins Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors.” According to the Targeted News Service article, Farrell has been selected to join the Board of Directors at the Surfrider Foundation, posted May 22.