ISIS, Vietnam veterans memorial lead news

Stetson professors were quoted in the media this week on ISIS activities in the Middle East and plans to put a Vietnam veterans memorial on campus, as well as other topics. Notable national and regional media placements include CBS Miami, Orlando Sentinel, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Investor’s Business Daily and Tallahassee Democrat. Top stories for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2014, include:

  • Charles Rose, professor of law, spoke with the Terry Boyd show at KPAM Portland live on Sept. 2 about ISIS and Russian troops in the Ukraine.
  • Grady Ballenger, professor of English, is seeking to put a permanent Vietnam memorial on campus, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on Aug. 31.
  • Peter Lake, professor of law, did an interview with NPR that aired on KPCC FM, WAMU FM, and WBUR Radio on campus safety Aug. 29. Lake is quoted in the MarketPlace article, The business of preventing sexual assault on campus.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is asking the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to look into a Volusia County program of single-gendered classrooms, according to CBS Miami on Sept. 3. Stetson’s participation in the Volusia program is included in the complaint. Additional Coverage: Orlando Sentinel, The Daytona Beach News Journal, ACLU, News Chief, and The Ledger.

Other Stories in the News

  • On Sept. 3 Bruce Jacob, dean emeritus and professor of law, spoke with the Herald Tribune for the story, Man finds allies in fight involving ranch.
  • Chris Cloudman, associate director of continuing education, is one of the four finalists for the DeLand commission seat, according to USANews on Sept. 3. Additional Coverage: The Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • University of North Florida is working with Stetson in purchasing a single-crystal X-ray diffractometer to help further the research of the chemistry and physics departments, according to Spinnaker on Sept. 2.
  • Health Line News reported on Chris Ferguson, PhD., associate professor and chair of psychology, and his meta-analyses on video games and their correlations with violence, on Aug. 28.
  • Investor’s Business Daily published an article entitled, John Stetson’s Business Brain Made Him A Top Hat, about John B. Stetson’s life’s impact on Aug. 28.
  • Rebecca C. Morgan, professor of law, blogged about An emergency room designed for elders? in the Elder Law Prof Blog. Morgan also blogged about when you need a passport to visit momand not your typical phone callon Aug. 28.
  • Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, professor of law, and T. Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., are quoted in the Daily News article, Brevard man votes solo in his district.
  • N’Jhari Jackson, member of H.A.T.S. program (High Achieving Talented Students), pays it forward to veterans at a local hospital, according to The Tampa Tribune on Sept. 4.

Alumni in the News

  • All-girls Nashville private college Harpeth Hall will set up Stephanie Balmer as its sixth head of college subsequent week, according to The Daily News on Aug. 28.
  • An article in the Daytona Beach News Journal reported Bo Trivett’s new business change from car-salesmen to homebuilder and how his new business philosophy has changed his life, on Sept. 1.
  • Windpower Engineering & Development reported on Aug. 28 that John Kostyack was selected as new executive director by Wind Energy Foundation. Additional coverage: Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition.
  • Tallahassee Democrat reported on Aug. 31 that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is helping lead an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana.
  • Jennie Hayes is featured in the College of Science News article, UCF’s opportunities open doors for dynamic UCF alumna, on Sept. 1.
  • The Daily Gazette reported on Sept. 1 that Law alumnus Robert Hoffman is running for the newest Schenectady City Court judgeship.