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Stetson University in the News, Oct. 10-16, 2020

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Asal Johnson, PhD

• Associate Professor of Public Health Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “Epidemiologist: Daytona Biketoberfest is a ‘recipe for disaster’ during pandemic,” on Oct. 10. “It’s a recipe for disaster right now,” she said. “I do not think it’s a good idea to bring this many people from multiple destinations to one little spot.”

• Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Wendy Anderson, PhD, was quoted in the Oct. 14 West Volusia Beacon article, “Soil and Water candidates want to expand the board.” Anderson is running for Seat 4 on the Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District.

• Professor Emeritus of Political Science Eugene Huskey, PhD, was featured in a podcast for Radio FreeEurope on Oct. 10. The segment was titled, “Majlis Podcast: A Turbulent Week In Kyrgyzstan — What Happened And What Might Be The Way Out Of This?

• Stetson was mentioned in the Hometown News in the article, “Thursday, Oct. 15 COVID-19 Update: Percentage of residents testing positive rises,” reporting that Stetson had five cases.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy recorded a public service announcement called, “Political Ads on Social Media: Selling the Truth?” for Common Sense Education for young voters and described how to recognize misinformation in political ads.  

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Andy Dehnart

• Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism Andy Dehnart published the article, “Amazing Race 32’s amazing two-year journey,” at realityblurred.com on Oct. 14.

• Associate Professor of Management Bill Andrews, PhD, was quoted by FinLedger in the article, “Banks can provide capital for VC funds again,” on Oct. 12.

• The article, “Stetson University entrepreneurship student Robinson of Titusville wins $10,000 at pitch competition,” appeared in Brevard Business News and the West Volusia Beacon, and quoted student Deja Robinson and Lou Paris, assistant professor of Practice, Management, and assistant director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program.

• The article, “Stetson University student named finalist in 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition,” appeared on Money for Lunch, and quoted student Bryson Pritchard and Lou Paris, assistant professor of Practice, Management, and assistant director of the Prince Entrepreneurship Program.

Other News:

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Kelly Larson

• The Stetson Historical Society and university Archivist Kelly Larson were mentioned in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Interested in history? Stetson wants to open its archives,” on Oct. 15.

• Stetson was mentioned on Govtech.com in the article, “Data: Climate change will heavily impact Florida Counties” on Oct. 14. The article reported Volusia County staff are taking part in projects with Stetson.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a WUWF story called, “Florida’s Hispanics Could Decide The Election.” 

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was quoted on Spectrum News in a segment about the U.S. Supreme Court nominee hearings.  

• Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in an Oct. 14 article in The Harvard Crimson called, “What to Expect Next in the Harvard Admissions Suit.” 

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an Oct. 11 article on Teller Report called, “The American currency is decorated with electoral campaign slogans.”

• Stetson was mentioned in the article, “Austin Community Scholarship Committee awards over $83K,” in the Austin Daily Herald on Oct. 14. Stetson is the college of choice for scholarship recipient Kellie Baier. 

Alumni News:

• Alumnus Scott Plakon was featured in the WESH-TV Channel 2 (an NBC-affiliated television station serving Orlando) virtual debate segment for the Florida House District 29 race on Oct. 8.

• Alumna Amy Datema was hired by Max Wealth Management at Lake Michigan Credit Union, as reported by the Traverse City Record-Eagle on Oct. 14.

• Law alumna Pat Kemp is running for Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners, District 6, according to an election guide on ABC Action News.  

• Law alumna Ashley Hart was quoted in an Oct. 9 segment called, “Florida’s virtual Bar Exam is days away and test-takers say the software is still faulty,” on WMNF.  

• Law alumna Genevieve Whitaker, deputy supervisor of elections for St. Croix, is running for Senate, according to an Oct. 9 article on The St. Croix Source.  

• Law alumna Andrea Teves Smith is a Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal judge up for a merit retention election on Nov. 3, according to the Naples Daily News.  

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