Stetson University in the News, Sept. 10-16, 2021

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• Stetson was ranked No. 5 on the list of best regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel and the Daytona Beach News-Journal on Sept. 13. Stetson’s ranking also was included in the Orlando Business Journal, WFTS Channel 28 (an ABC affiliate in Tampa) and City Biz on Sept. 14.

• “The Princeton Review names Stetson University one of Best 387 Colleges in the U.S.” appeared in the West Volusia Beacon on Sept. 16.

• Jason Evans, PhD, executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies, was interviewed by an NPR affiliate, KPCW Radio in Park City, Utah, for the Sept. 14 segment, “Why Our Warming World May Be Creating Stronger Storms.”

Jessica Day

• Jessica Day, executive director of Residential Living and Learning, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for the Sept. 15 article, “Animal House: Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Lizards Accompany Students to Campus,” about students requesting to have two pets, instead of one, in their residence hall to keep each other company. “We have a saying around here,” Day told the WSJ. “That’s the cat’s cat.”

• Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance Stuart Michelson, PhD, was quoted in the U.S. News & World Report article, “6 Best High-Dividend Mutual Funds and ETFs,” on Sept. 14.

• Stetson’s School of Music was mentioned in the Hometown News Volusia Out & About, Sept. 10 segment. The School of Music was also featured in a WKMG Channel 6 News (an Orlando-based CBS affiliate) story for their performance in a 9/11 memorial ceremony.

• Stetson’s Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center and Gillespie Museum were featured in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Museum Day comes to Stetson University,” on Sept. 14.

• “Stetson University Theatre Arts presents new plays by local playwrights” appeared in the West Volusia Beacon on Sept. 14 and the story also appeared in the Hometown News on Sept. 16.

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Louis J. Virelli III

• Law Professor Louis J. Virelli III was featured in a WFTV ABC Orlando interview for the latest on the state mask mandate in schools.

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in a Sept. 14 article in the Wisconsin Examiner called, “Will backing Wisconsin’s Maricopa-style ‘fraudit’ hurt legislators’ contributions?

Other News:

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in a Sept. 13 article in TaxNotes State called, “Tax Foundation Finds Flaws in Maryland’s Proposed Digital Ad Tax Regs.” Appleby was also quoted in a Sept. 15 article in TaxNotes State called, “Maryland Digital Ad Tax Suit Not Ripe, AG Argues.”

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was interviewed on the Korean radio show tbs eFM This Morning on Sept. 14, discussing new laws banning social media outlets from de-platforming politicians.

• Law Professor Kirsten K. Davis wrote the following blog for the Appellate Advocacy Blog on Sept. 9: Thursday’s Rhaw Bar: The Objectives and Means of Brief Writing:  Who Makes the Rhetorical Choices?  Does it Matter?

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Stetson University in the News is a weekly roundup of media coverage that mentions Stetson, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

• USF’s The Oracle mentioned Stetson Law in a Sept. 9 article about the new fellowship program under the St. Petersburg Consortium for Racial Justice.

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog:

• Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted in an Aug. 30 feature for WalletHub about full coverage car insurance.

• Law Professor Peter F. Lake was quoted on the Vector Solutions blog for a post called, “Hazing Legislations: State by State.”

Donnie Jones

• Stetson’s men’s Basketball head coach Donnie Jones was featured in the College Hoops Watch article, “Stetson Basketball: Zoom with head coach Donnie Jones,” on Sept. 7.

• Planet+Purpose Solutions, a women-led consulting practice, has a partnership with Stetson University, as reported in the Sept. 12 Medium article, “Female Founders: Lia Colabello of Planet+Purpose Solutions On The Five Things You Need To Thrive and Succeed as a Woman Founder.”

Alumni News:

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Chelsea Hage started the nonprofit, Birthday Candles for Kids, to provide personalized birthday parties for homeless, foster and orphaned children.

• Alumna Chelsea Hage was featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “25 Under 25” segment on Sept. 10. Hage co-founded the company, “Birthday Candles for Kids,” in 2016 to provide birthday parties for underprivileged children who are homeless, orphaned or in foster care.

• Logan Gilbert, former Stetson pitcher currently of the Seattle Mariners, was featured in a Sept. 13 game preview on the Boston Red Sox community website, “Over the Monster.”

• Former Stetson standout football player Donald Parham was featured in the Sports Illustrated article, “Scouting Chargers: A Surprise vs. Washington?” Parham was called a player to watch by Locked On Chargers host David Droegemeier.

• Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Law alumnus and former state Sen. John Grant to the Florida Commission on Ethics, according to an announcement in Florida Daily.

• Alumna Maria Toledo was featured in a Tap Into Coral Springs article entitled, “Perspective: Coral Springs High School Band Is Ready To Play After Tough Year Due To Coronavirus,” on Sept. 8. Toledo has recently become the new director of Coral Springs High School’s marching band.

• Alumnus Harold Goodemote was featured in the Florida Politics article, “Takeaways from Tallahassee — Pop the cork,” on Sept. 11. Gov. Ron DeSantis recently named Goodemote to the Halifax Health Board of Commissioners.