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Stetson University in the News, March 1-8, 2019

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Christopher J. Ferguson, Ph.D., Stetson University
Chris Ferguson

• Professor of Psychology Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted in the March 5 Engadget article titled “Adults are the only ones who fell for the Momo hoax.” “There’s the general sense of teens behaving badly and technology oftentimes being the culprit in some way or another,” Ferguson said in the article. “It just seems that we’re kind of wired, particularly as we get older, to be more and more suspicious of technology and popular culture.”

• Professor Chris Ferguson was also quoted in a March 7 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article titled, “Why do rich men pay for sex when they can get it free?” Ferguson commented, ““Many men will solicit prostitutes basically because they can. It cuts out many of the nuances and complexities of sexual relations and makes it strictly transactional.”

Sam Friedman

• Hillel Director Sam Friedman published an article titled “Head in the Clouds” on March 4 in eJewish Philanthropy. In his piece, Friedman discusses a few lessons learned while he was Central Florida Hillel’s communications director and helping Hillel grow in that role.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the March 4 Marketplace story on NPR, “Can the internet save Congress from ‘call time’?” The story ran in dozens of NPR stations across the U.S.  Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was a guest on the Feb. 28 Radio Times WHYY, “Michael Cohen’s testimony and what it means.” 

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• News of the Stetson Law student team winning the AAJ regional competition has run across the country in dozens of media outlets via the March 7 newswire.

Other News:

• Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Feb. 28 10 News article, “Judge denies defense attorney’s motion for last word in Jonchuck trial.” Professor Rose also appeared on the Feb. 28 Bay News 9.

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the Feb. 27 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Nursing Home Employees Indicted.” Professor Morgan wrote the Feb. 28 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Pets and Pet Trusts.” Professor Morgan wrote the March 4 Elder Law Prof Blog, “U. of Ill. Lecture Today on Med. Mal. & Elderly.” Professor Morgan wrote the March 4 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Bibliography on Physician-Aided Dying.” Professor Morgan wrote the March 5 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Medical Records Not Reviewed By Medical Director Before Claim Denied.” She wrote the March 7 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Rural Nursing Homes Closing.”

• The March 2 Big Cat Rescue features an article mentioning the volunteer work of Stetson Law students.

Alumni News:

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• Alumna Stacey Morris published an article titled “MLP Q4’18 Distribution Coverage… Now Featuring Payout Ratios” on March 6 at Seeking Alpha.

• Alumnus Bill Arnold was featured in the March 6 Florham Park Eagle article “Resident named RWJ Barnabas Southern Region.”

• Alumna Blair Parke published two articles at Crosswalk.com on March 1 titled “5 Things about Mordecai We Can All Relate To,” and “What Is Fat Tuesday? Important Facts to Know about This Holiday,” respectively.

• Alumna Cathleen Vogelgesang was featured in the March 1 Cincinnati.com article “Saint Ursula Academy hires new alumnae director.” Vogelgesang was recently hired as the new director of alumnae and constituent relations. “SUA holds such a special place in my heart,” she said. “For me to have the opportunity to give back to the organization that helped shape me as a woman of faith, integrity and courage is incredible.”

• The March 5 The Herald-Tribune reports that Bradenton city attorney and Law alumnus Bill Lisch is retiring after 43 years. 

• According to the Feb. 28 Construction Dive, PulteGroup’s West Florida Division has announced Law alumna Kimberly Driscoll as director of procurement.

• The March 1 PR.com reports that Law alumnus Dereck Capaz’s law firm, the Capaz Law Firm, has been selected to Gator 100 for the second consecutive year. 

• The March 1 Law360 reports that Law alumna Lynn Walter Sherman will serve as shareholder at Trenam Law.

• The March 5 Trenam Law reports that Law alumnus Aaron Reichelson has been appointed to the ABA Construction Steering Committee.

• The March 2 Eagle Tribune features a letter by Law alumna Laura Flieder running for city clerk.

• The March 6 Naples Daily News quotes Law alumnus George Dondanville in the article, “Naples City Council candidates debate Naples Beach Hotel redevelopment plan at second forum.”