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Stetson University in the News, Oct. 24-30, 2020

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Maureen Breakiron-Evans

• Stetson Board of Trustees Chair Maureen Breakiron-Evans was featured in the San Diego Business Journal after being honored as Director of the Year at the Corporate Directors Forum’s 29th annual Director of the Year Awards. Breakiron-Evans, who serves as independent director and member of the Audit and Compliance and Technology Strategy Committees for Cubic Corporation, was selected as the Corporate Governance honoree.

• Stetson was mentioned in the Inside Higher Ed article, “New Programs: International Relations, Nursing, Accounting, Data Analytics, Organizational Leadership, Nonprofit Administration,” on Oct. 27. Stetson is beginning data analytics tracks in its Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

• Stetson’s School of Music was featured in the Oct. 26 Opera Wire article, “Stetson University School of Music Announces Winners of Student Contests, Readies to Stream Performances.” 

Steven Smallpage, PhD

• Assistant Professor of Political Science Steven Smallpage, PhD, was featured in a News 13 segment on Oct. 28. Smallpage provided his expertise on voter misinformation and the widespread belief of conspiracy theories.

• Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Studies Jason Evans, PhD, was quoted in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Flooding a constant problem for homeowners” on Oct. 29. “We’ve had really big rainfall events and severe storms that have come through, and if you happen to be in an area that has received more of those storms, in theory, that could explain why you have that amount of standing water,” he said.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned in a Columbus Free Press article called, “New documentary Fish in a Barrel details allegations of NRA’s broken election laws, Russian relationships, and lavish lifestyles of executives.” Information about this new documentary is also available in a press release that has been published around the web, including on Business Insider.  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted on NPR/Wyoming Public Radio for an Oct. 28 segment called, “Wyoming Is Using Dark Money To Help Keep Coal Plants In Other States Open.” This was picked up by several other local NPR affiliates in Delaware, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi and many more around the nation.  

Michèle Alexandre

• Dean Michèle Alexandre participated in the second round of a two-part series focused on leadership, diversity and inclusion in an age of unprecedented change, hosted by The Federal Bar Association, Tampa Bay Chapter. The segment was called, “Staying in the Game Part 2 – Resilient Leadership,” and took place on Oct. 21, according to The Florida Bar.  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was interviewed on Oct. 29 by Matthew Peddie of WMFE Intersection for a segment called, “How The 2020 Election Could End Up In The Courts.”  A portion of that interview was also featured on WMNF 88.5, as well as other NPR stations, and was mentioned by the Election Law Blog.   

Other News:

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an Oct. 29 article on Slate called, “Is There a Smarter Way for Democratic Candidates to Spend Their Gobs of Money?” 

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III co-authored an opinion column with Russ Feingold called, “How politicians made the case for Justice Barrett to recuse herself from election disputes at the Supreme Court” that was published in the Oct. 27 Tampa Bay Times. He also wrote an Oct. 28 blog post on the same topic for the American Constitution Society called, “Supreme Court Recusal.”  

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an Oct. 23 segment on WTSP Channel 10 called, “How effective is last minute campaigning?”  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an Oct. 23 segment on Axios called, “The 2020 campaign money story.” This was also picked up by the Election Law Blog.  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Oct. 27 segment on WTSP Channel 10 called, “Why Florida’s hodgepodge of voters make it difficult to predict who wins the battleground state.” 

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was mentioned in an Oct. 29 article on Salon called, “Kayleigh McEnany’s new volunteer role with the Trump campaign raises ethics questions.” A version of this was also featured on Raw Story

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III appeared on Court TV on Oct. 26 to discuss the confirmation vote of Amy Coney Barrett.  

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Oct. 23, “Forgetting a Word Doesn’t Mean Dementia;” Oct. 25, “Inspirational Story of Voting;” Oct. 26, “Weakened Memory Recall: Leading to Remembering?” Oct. 27, “No Title,” and Oct. 29, “More on Nursing Homes & Federal $.” 

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Rebecca Morgan

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby was mentioned on the TaxProf Blog as a commentator for the 15th Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop that concluded Oct. 30 at The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.  

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy participated in an online seminar from New America on Oct. 28 called, “Do We Need a First Amendment 2.0?”  


• Alumnus Donald Parham was featured in the Oct. 28 Sports Illustrated article, “Chargers TE Donald Parham Jr. Is Ready for a Bigger Role in the Offense.” Parham, a member of the Los Angeles Chargers, scored his second touchdown of the season last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

• Alumna Stacey Morris was featured in a Seeking Alpha podcast titled, “The ETF Investor’s Guide To MLPs, With Alerian And ALPS,” on Oct. 26.

• Blair Parke published the article, “10 Things to Know about Martin Luther and His 95 Theses,” at Christianity.com on Oct. 19.

• Alumnus David Johnson, a candidate for Seminole County Property Appraiser, was featured in the Oct. 21 Click Orlando article, “Meet the candidates: Here’s who’s running for Seminole County Property Appraiser.”

• Lester J. Dabbs, Jr. was mentioned in the Oct. 30 Orlando Sentinel article, “Story of Ocoee Massacre finally being told – 100 years after it happened,” for his academic work on the 1920 Ocoee Massacre.

• Collins Manufacturing founder John Collins was featured in the i4 Business article, “Essential Parts,” on Oct. 28. Collins discussed the founding of the company and the new adjustments it has made in the post-pandemic world. 

• Law alumnus and current Tampa City Council Member Luis Viera wrote an Oct. 27 opinion piece for 83degrees called, “Training, apprenticeships can help ensure economic security in Tampa Bay Area.” 

• Law alumna Kayla Richmond of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. was honored during the Lee County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Awards on Oct. 16, according to an announcement from the firm. 

• Law alumna Kimberly Matot has been included in Marquis Who’s Who, according to an Oct. 30 press release.  

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