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Stetson University in the News, June 28-July 3, 2019

Top News:

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Jason Evans, Ph.D.

• Stetson University Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, Ph.D. was quoted June 29 in the Gainesville.com and the Daytona Beach News-Journal articles, “Climate Group: Fighting Sea Level Rise in Florida May Cost Billions.” Evans spoke about the costs associated with sea walls and other measures, which would protect Florida businesses and homes from the rising sea levels. Evans stated, “Over the next decade another five inches of sea level rise is pretty reasonable and on the low end of what we expect.”

• Jason Evans, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies, has been named interim executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, effective Aug. 15, according to The West Volusia Beacon on July 2.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the July 1 CNBC article, “Majority of Americans say they won’t donate to 2020 presidential campaigns.” This article was republished in Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland and in several local NBC markets.

• Law Professor Peter F. Lake is quoted in the June 30 Diverse article, “Sitting on Ready: Colleges Brace for Deportation Uptick.”

Donald Parham

• Former Hatter football star Donald Parham was highlighted in the Redskins.com article, “Seven Things We’ve Learned About Donald Parham,” on July 3. Parham is an undrafted tight end for the NFL team. “Donald expressed interest in playing in the NFL early on, and we laid out what he had to do in order for him to get there,” Stetson head coach Roger Hughes said. “He stayed at school, worked out, and made sacrifices to get in physical condition to play at that level.”

Other News:

• Retired Stetson University Professor Ellen Smith was quoted on June 28 in The Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Presidential Debates: What Volusia – Flaglar Democrats Are Saying.” Smith weighed in on her thoughts about the candidates in the most recent Democratic debate in Miami.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the June 29 Bustle article, “Why Are US Presidential Elections So Long? Experts Say It’s Built Into The Constitution.”

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Rebecca Morgan

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the June 28 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Report on Unreported Abuse & Neglect at SNFs.” Professor Morgan wrote the June 28 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Mark Your Calendars for Two New Webinars!” Professor Morgan wrote the July 1 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “European Heat Wave Endangers Elders.” Professor Morgan wrote the July 2 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “DNA Scams Targeting Elders.” Professor Morgan wrote the July 3 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “’LATE’, a ‘new’ dementia that isn’t Alzheimer’s.”

• Prior Stetson basketball coach Dan Hipsher was featured on June 26 on The News Tribune article, “Former Akron coach and SEC assistant Dan Hipsher is retiring.”

• Stetson University was mentioned on June 29 in Winter Haven News Chief article “Michaela McLean of Clermont Wins Miss Florida 2019,” as one of the two universities offering a full-ride scholarship to the winner of the Miss Florida Citrus pageant, Michaela McLean.

Alumni News:

• A number of Stetson University alumni, including Mathew Foreman, Christopher J. Greene and Kara E. Hardin, were mentioned July 1 in the FLGov.com article, “Governor Ron DeSantis Announces 66 Appointments and Reappointments to Florida’s Judicial Nominating Commissions.”

• Law alumna and Sarasota mayor Liz Alpert has been added to the Board and executive team of the Bay Park Conservancy, the organization in charge of “advancing the master plan for transforming 53 acres of the downtown Sarasota bayfront into a free public park offering fitness, health, cultural, recreational, and educational activities and events,” according to Sarasota Magazine.

• Alumna Stacey Morris, Director of Research at Alerian, wrote a piece for Seeking Alpha on July 3 entitled, “Happy Fourth! Is U.S. Energy Independence On Its Way?”

• Alumnus Hunter Brown recently started the six-month Conservation Education & Marketing Internship for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, according to a July 3 story in the Sanibel-Captiva Islander.

• Previous Stetson student Grant Lozoya was featured on Jun 26 in The Joplin Globe article “PSU’s Lozoya Excited for Opportunity to Play Professional Basketball” documenting his move from Stetson, to Pittsburg State to playing with C.B. L’Hospitalet in Spain.