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Stetson University in the News, April 19-25, 2019

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Bonnie Holloway

• Visiting Professor in Accounting Bonnie Holloway was featured in a CBS-affiliate news story titled, “Getting Results Award winner helps thousands cash in.” Holloway won the news station’s “Getting Results” award for being the site coordinator for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) at Stetson. The program offers free tax assistance using student volunteers. “It’s a wonderful service,” Holloway said. “I enjoy helping the clients, making sure they get the best deal that we can get for them.”

Terence Farrell, Ph.D.

• Professor of Biology Terence Farrell, Ph.D., was quoted in the April 22 Daily Commercial story, “Bloodsucking Asian worms killing Florida snakes.” Parasites spreading from Burmese Pythons are leaving a devastating effect on Floridian snakes. “When an invasive species first shows up, no one knows what it’s going to do and that’s what we’re dealing with here,” Farrell said. “We’ve got something that has just appeared in Florida. It’s spreading rapidly. It’s impacting a bunch of different species, and at this point, nobody really understands how much damage it’s doing to local reptile populations. No one understands how far it will spread.”

• Professor of Religious Studies Gregory Sapp, Ph.D., was quoted in an April 19 Jab News article titled, “Truth or consequences.” Sapp discussed the moral concepts behind honesty and deceit.

• Alumnus Roman Franklin, president of Simplicity eSports, was quoted in an April 23 article at the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal website titled, “Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company Announces Location of Second Esports Center.” Franklin said, “As an alumnus of Stetson University’s School of Business Administration, I am excited to bring our Esports Center experience to the DeLand community. The DeLand location will continue the anticipated expansion of our footprint into areas near colleges and universities, as we previously announced at the NAB Conference.”

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Ellen Podgor

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the April 23 Law.com National Law Journal article, “Ahead of the Curve: Mueller Crash Course, Clooneys on Campus.” The article is also running in Yahoo! Finance. Podgor was also mentioned in an April 19 Fox Business Show segment. Podgor is teaching a class called, “The Mueller Investigation and Beyond,” that explores Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 19 CBC article, “Mueller’s report is worse for Trump than Barr let on — but likely not as ruinous as Trump feared.” Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the April 20 Vox article, “Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? I asked 12 legal experts.” Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the April 21 Atlantic article, “Luckily for the Trumps, Some Laws Are Hard to Break.” Professor Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the Alternet article, “An election law expert explains how Citizen’s United might have spared Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner from prosecution.”

• The April 22 Tampa Bay Newspapers reports that Law alumnus and Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtier has been named Sheriff of the Year by NSA.

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• Law Professor Susan Rozelle is quoted in the April 19 Tampa Bay Times article, “Was it wrong to let jurors talk to witnesses in the Jonchuck trial?” She appeared on Bay News 9 on April 16 discussing the trial.

• Law Professor Charles Rose is quoted in the April 23 Tampa Bay Times article, “In four states, parking officers can no longer mark your tires. Florida isn’t one of them.”

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the April 19 Elder Law Prof Blog, “New Article on Compassionate Release.” Professor Morgan wrote the April 22 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Scams, Scams & Robocalls.” Professor Morgan wrote the April 23 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Gray Divorce and Caretaking: A New Article.” Professor Morgan wrote the April 24 Elder Law Prof Blog, “Elder Suicides on Rise in Long-Term Care Housing?

Alumni News:  

• Law alumnus Thomas L. Marshall was selected Educator of the Month according to the April 23 Sarasota Herald-Tribune article, “Sertoma Club recognizes Venice High students, teacher.”

• The April 24 PR.com reports that Law alumnus Dale E. Workman has been awarded the Platinum Client Champion Award by Martindale-Hubbell, which is its highest designation for client satisfaction.

• Alumnus Michael P. Mason was featured in the Newton Wicked Local for his appointment to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., a Newton-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical company.

• Alumnus Scott Muri was featured in the April 23 OA online article “Spring Branch chief named lone finalist for ECISD superintendent.” Muri was voted to be the lone finalist for the position unanimously by the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees.