Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, captive orcas top news

Discussions about the fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was recently released by his Taliban captors, and an interview regarding orcas in captivity have put Stetson in the national news spotlight. Notable national and regional placements include Association Press, NPR, MSN Travel, Chronicle of Higher Education, Florida Times-Union, Houston Chronicle, Al Jazeera and Live Science. Top stories for June 6-19, 2014, include:

  • Charles Rose, professor of law, was interviewed twice on KPAM radio on June 4 and 5 about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was recently released from captivity by the Taliban. Rachel VanLandingham, visiting professor of law, was the guest on an hour-long NPR show on WHYY on June 6 in Philadelphia discussing the Sgt. Bergdahl case.
  • John Jett, visiting research professor in the Biology Department, was interviewed by Associated Press on orcas and their lives in captivity. Jett is a former SeaWorld trainer who appeared in the movie “Blackfish” to educate others on the poor conditions for these captive whales. Additional coverage: Park Record, MYnorthwest, NEWSOK, TwinCities and MSNtravel.
  • Charles Rose, professor of law, spoke with Associated Press, June 5, about statements made to a jury by a member of the military that could influence other cases. The story ran in the Courier-Journal and other outlets across the country.
  • Peter Lake, professor of law, spoke with the Chronicle of Higher Education for the June 6 story, “Why Colleges Are on the Hook for Sexual Assault.”

Other Stories in the News

  • Judith Scully, professor of law, spoke with the Florida Times-Union for the June 16 story, Number of black judges in Jacksonville area low, concerning many.
  • Charles Rose, professor of law, spoke with the Houston Chronicle for the June 17 story, Drug trafficker goes from billboards to invisible.
  • Michael Allen, associate dean of the College of Law, is quoted in the Sun Sentinel June 10 regarding veterans affairs.
  • Stetson’s pet-friendly campus has sparked a desire for more pet-friendly universities, according to The Herald Tribune on June 13. Additional Coverage: NewsChief and TheLedger.
  • Daytona Beach News Journal references the 15-week process of internships for Stetson education majors in a June 8 article.
  • Press Box discussed Stetson in its article, “Holiday near the beach,” June 7.
  • According to Newschief on June 8, Stetson is loser of the week because of the loss of funding for Sage Hall. Additional Coverage: TheLedger.
  • Al Jazeera published Jamil Khader’s, professor of English, article entitled, Palfest: “Who represents whom in literature,” on June 9.
  • Gainesville Sun mentions Peggy MacDonald, adjunct professor of history, in a June 8 article, saying she led a discussion and held a book signing for her book, “Marjorie Harris Carr: Florida’s Defender of the Environment.”
  • According to Volusia County Moms on June 5, Patrick C. Coggins, Ph.D., professor of multicultural education, will have a presentation at The Caribbean American Heritage Festival in Deltona.
  • Daytona Beach News Journal referenced Stetson’s garden, Hatter Harvest, in an article about community gardens on June 9.
  • The West Volusia Beacon discussed Stetson’s Carlton Union Building as a part of the JAMfest celebrations on June 9. Hometown News discussed Stetson’s movie under the stars as a part of JAMfest on June 13. Additional coverage of Stetson’s involvement in JAMfest appeared in the Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • According to Hometown News, Stetson participated in the Juneteenth celebrations on June 13.
  • Susan M. Ryan, dean of DuPont-Ball Library and Digital Learning Resources, will be speaking at the LITA Lightning Presentations on June 28.
  • The Observer News reported on Gibsonton Middle School’s need for funding for their fieldtrip to colleges such as Stetson on June 16.
  • KEYC-TV announces Kathryn Hamilton launch initiative for juvenile defendants called Justice Grows.
  • The June 5 Targeted News Service reported that a course at Stetson explores sea turtle conservation.
  • Paul Boudreaux, professor of law, is quoted in a June 4 Tampa Bay Times story regarding submerged land in St. Petersburg bought by mysterious trust.
  • Michael Allen, associate dean and professor of law, is quoted in the Orlando Sentinel and June 10 Sun Sentinel article, “Drop suit, join realistic efforts to reform V.A.”
  • Louis Virelli, professor of law, spoke with WMNF radio for the June 12 Radioactivity program, “Florida Legislature passes resolution for new U.S. Constitutional Convention.”
  • Rebecca Morgan, professor of law and alumna, wrote several blog posts for Elder Law Prof Blogs regarding a variety of topics.
  • Charles Elson, former Stetson professor of law, is quoted in the Tampa Bay Times regarding corporate cultures at GM and Bank of America.
  • Bay News 9 reports that representatives from C-W Bill Young V.A. Medical Center, the Veteran’s Benefits Administration and Stetson College of Law were on hand to talk with vets at an event at Congressman David Jolly’s office on June 17.
  • TBNWeekly reported on June 16 that Stetson College of Law staff member Julie Safan and alumna Jaye Ann Terry are presenting the play they co-wrote with Amanda Dodge at the [email protected] in St. Petersburg on June 26.
  • Chris Ferguson, associate professor and chair of psychology, is quoted in a June 18 article on Live Science regarding whether superheroes model damaging gender roles to kids.
  • Daytona Beach News Journal quoted Zaygamali Hemani, spokesman for Stetson’s Muslim Student Association, in a June 18 article about Muslims in Volusia County who watch the violence in Iraq, but hope for unity.

Alumni in the News

  • Joshua Colwell, Ph.D., a UCF physics professor and assistant director of the Florida Space Institute, will lead an experiment destined for space. COSNEWS says the experiment will look at how a projectile launched into simulated moon dust or asteroid material will behave in weightlessness. Knowledge of this behavior will help scientists understand future operations on asteroids or low-gravity moons for study and resource collection.
  • Corley Groves was mentioned in the Daytona Beach News as a prospective teacher for the Volusia County where she hopes to bring her interest in theater into her a classroom. Groves’ senior research project used dramatic arts to help engage students academically.
  • Vincent D’Agostino, College of Law alumnus, was featured in a June 10 Tampa Bay Times story about his internship at the White House.
  • Suzanne Boy, College of Law alumna, was elected to the Canterbury School Board of Trustees according to the June 6 Naples Daily News.
  • Paunece Scull, assistant state attorney and College of Law alumna, is running for circuit judge according to the June 10 Florida Keys News.
  • A June 12 Florida Keys News article reports that former Key West City Commissioner Bill Chappell was awarded a law degree from Stetson College of Law.
  • Tracy Jungar will be admitted as an assurance partner in Orlando according to WLTZ on June 17. Additional Coverage: NTVabc, tickertech, KPLCtv, FOX54, abc8, kstc45, WICU12, GTN News, WDRB, KNOE8, WTRF7, 9&10 News, KUAM News, WBOY12, WAVE3News, KUSI News, WRCB, Review Seeker, city biz list, pwc, News12.
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine reports that 181 College of Law alumni have been selected as Rising Stars and 298 have been selected as Super Lawyers in the June Florida Super Lawyers magazine.
  • Michael Marcone owns MarcOne Appraisal and Development, LLC, and is a certified appraiser, according to allvoices.com on June 13.