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Stetson University in the News, April 30-May 4

Top Stories:

  • Stetson University unveiled new logos for its Athletics’ Department, according to a short item May 3 on FOX 35 WOFL.
  • The April 27 Apfelpage media outlet in Germany picked up Law Professor Charles Rose’s quote about Florida detectives trying to use a dead man’s hand to unlock his cellphone. The April 29 WDEL FM and WGKA AM also quoted Professor Rose in their reports. More than 200 national and international media outlets have picked up the story, which originally appeared in the April 20 Tampa Bay Times article, “Cops used dead man’s finger in attempt to access his phone. It’s legal, but is it okay?”
  • Stetson University Associate Professor of History, Kimberly Reiter, Ph.D., will host an event May 8 in preparation for the Royal Wedding. More information about the event can be found on the Volusia County, Florida, website.
  • Stetson University’s Professor and Roland George Chair of Applied Investments, K.C. Ma, Ph.D., was quoted on the Wealth Advisor website about exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, versus trading stocks. “In a stable market, ETFs which hold 15 to 20 stocks are a better option than trading stocks because they can reduce risk and add diversification.”

Other News:

  • Stetson University Assistant Professor of Music Composition Manuel de Murga, P.h.D., was scheduled in James Ehnes Custom Concerto this weekend, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
  • Stetson University Professor of Law Luz Estella Nagle, Ph.D, was appointed co-chair of the IBA Crimes Against Women Subcommittee and will serve through December 2019, according to the American Law Institute website.
  • The April 30 24 7 Press Release announced that Law Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Bruce Jacob has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the legal profession.
  • According to the April 30 Election Law Blog, Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy will be speaking at a May 7 FCS event on firewalling democracy.
  • The May 2 PR Newswire ran news in media outlets across the U.S. of Stetson Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic being honored for its video depicting work helping a Marine and spouse obtain benefits.
  • Law Professor Rebecca Morgan wrote the May 1 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Change Proposed re: Medicare Payment to Nursing Homes.” She wrote the April 30 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Back at the Post Office.”
  • The April 28 Panay News reports on Mark John Simondo, an International Environmental Moot Court Competition competitor at Stetson, passing the bar. The Daily Guardian also ran the news.

Alumni News:

  • The April 30 Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that two new county judges were officially sworn in in Volusia County, among them Stetson Law alumnus A. Christian Miller.
  • Stetson University alumna, Aundrea Croft Ed.S., was honored at Edward W. Bok Academy as Support Person of Year, according to the Lake Wales Charter Schools website.
  • Stetson University alumna, Judy DeRango, was recently named Alumni of Distinction by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, according to the Naples Daily News website.
  • Stetson alumnus Everett Stern will now be running for senate candidate on the independent ticket in Pennsylvania, according to American Towns Media.
  • Stetson alumna Rachel Hunt will be starring as Amanda in a series of eight 10-minute plays, “Short Cuts 8.” For more information on where to watch her, visit myPalmBeachPost website.
  • According to the May 2 Nova Southeastern University’s Newsroom, Law alumnus John T. Berry will be the commencement speaker at NSU College of Law commencement.
  • The May 1 Orlando Style magazine profiles Law alumna Rebecca Palmer in a feature on “Women of the Year.”
  • The May 1 Spacecoast Business Magazine profiles Law Professor Katherine Cobb in the article, “Dr. Katherine M. Cobb: Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.”