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Stetson University in the News, June 14-20, 2019

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Peter Urscheler

• Stetson alumnus Peter Urscheler, the mayor of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was recognized as one of “Nation’s 10 Outstanding Americans” by JCI USA, according to a June 19 story in the Daily Local News, The Mercury Online and other media outlets. “Urscheler attended Stetson University and became a prominent university and statewide student leader — elected as the youngest student government vice-president and a two-term president,” the story said. Urscheler graduated from Stetson in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Jason Evans, Ph.D.

• Jason Evans, Ph.D., associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies, was interviewed by Grist.com for the June 18 cover story, “A changing tide: Florida’s summer of slime turned its politics upside down.” According to the story, “Evans is an environmental policy expert who makes an effort to talk to Republican voters and politicians about green issues. ‘I have talked with Republicans privately who acknowledge the science of climate change but have also said pretty explicitly that they can’t talk about it, because their base voters have been conditioned to say that climate change is something that Republicans don’t believe in.’ ”

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the June 19 Reuters article, “As legal glare turns to Trump, his faith in Supreme Court may be tested.” This article was also published on Yahoo NewsNew York TimesBusiness InsiderInvesting.comU.S. News and World Report, and a variety of local news sources across the United States. The article was also published in national media sources in markets such as India, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and Israel.

Patrick Coggins, Ph.D.

• Patrick Coggins, Ph.D., Education professor at Stetson, was mentioned in the Florida Catholic on June 18 in the story, “Columbus High turns history into inspiration,” about a lecture series at the Miami high school, featuring African-American professionals to celebrate Black History Month. Coggins concluded the series March 6.

• Alumnus Josh Colwell, Ph.D., a physics professor at the University of Central Florida, was interviewed for the article, “UCF is part of NASA Cassini mission that reveals new details about Saturn’s rings,” on June 17 in Scienmag.com (Science Magazine), Bioengineer.org and other media outlets for his research on the Cassini mission to Saturn. The story noted that Colwell received his Bachelor of Science in physics from Stetson.

• Stetson University was mentioned in the story, AAUW chooses Florida Tech Trek participants, on June 19 in the St. Augustine Record. St. Johns middle schools sent 11 eighth-grade girls to the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Florida Tech Trek camps this month at Stetson University and a South Florida university.

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Chris Ferguson, Ph.D.

• Chris Ferguson was mentioned in FactsHerald.com in “Gaming Disorder Added By WHO In Their Guide,” on June 13 about the World Health Organization adding “Gaming Disorder” to the international classification of diseases. Ferguson said, “This expansion will likely have a psychological and societal cost, potential harming the well-being of our children.”

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor is quoted in the June 13 Washington Post article, “First sentence in college admission scandal seen as a setback for prosecutors.”

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote the June 14 Brennan Center for Justice piece, “Unenforced Campaign Laws Will Be Broken Again.”

• Stetson University was mentioned in multiple media outlets, including the Louisville Courier Journal’s June 18 story, “Bellarmine’s big move: Knights to join Atlantic Sun, NCAA Division I in 2020.” The private Catholic university in Louisville will join Stetson and other colleges in the ASUN conference.

Other News:

• Stetson’s Nina B. Hollis Institute Leadership Symposium was mentioned in the Associated Press’ Florida Daybook on June 17. The symposium featured Justice of the Florida Supreme Court James Perry.

• A 2018 video of Stetson Professor Jason Evans appeared in the story, “Climate change, South Florida sea level rise preparation could cost SFWMD $1 billion,” on June 13 in TCPalm.com, June 15 in the Fort Myers New Press Online and other media outlets.

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the June 14 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Ageism in Medicine? One Doctor’s Thoughts.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 17 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “GAO Report on Elder Justice.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 18 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Paying for Aging in Place with Payroll Tax: State’s Ideas.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 19 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “DOJ Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 20 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Maine Passes Medical Aid in Dying.”

• Law Professor Royal Gardner received Stetson’s Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship, as announced in the June 17 International Law Prof Blog and Legal Writing Prof Blog posts.

• Law Professor Ellen Podgor wrote the June 17 White Collar Crime Prof Blog post, “Game Thoughts,” which was mentioned on the June 18 SCOTUSblog post.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the June 14 Tampa Bay Times article, “Florida Republicans want only citizens to count toward seats in Congress.” This article was republished in the Miami Herald and the Bradenton Herald.

• Stetson University was mentioned on Rollingout.com in a story entitled, “Dungeon Family’s BlackOwned C-Bone shares his experience as a single father.” Cory Andrews, aka BlackOwned C-Bone, is a member of the hip-hop crew the Dungeon Family. “I have the street-smart education that helped me lead my children to obtain their degrees from their respective universities, Florida A&M University and Stetson University,” he said.

Alumni News:

• Stetson alumna Kristian Haggerty ’14 was featured on Heavy.com in the story, “Demi Burnett & Kristian Haggerty: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” about the upcoming Season 6 of “Bachelor in Paradise.” The story notes that Haggerty is a graduate of Stetson.

• Law alumna Alison Morriss has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the family law practice area, according to a June 13 article published by Cordell & Cordell.

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