Jacob deGrom, issues in higher ed top news

Buzz about Stetson alumnus Jacob deGrom as a contender for the National League Rookie of the Year, and high-profile cases that spotlight university responses to issues top the news for Stetson this week. Notable national and regional placements include USA Today, Sporting News, preLaw, KPBS, Orlando Sentinel, Bay News 9, Herald Tribune and Orlando Business Journal. Top stories for Oct. 17-23, 2014, include:

  • On Oct. 16, Peter Lake, professor of law, is quoted in a USA Today article regarding Jameis Winston and the struggles that higher education has faced in recent years. The article ran in 79 publications across the U.S.
  • Sporting News named Stetson product Jacob deGrom as its 2014 National League Rookie of the Year, on Oct 21. (MLB will announce its selection for this award on Nov. 10.) Additional coverage: WNDB, Daytona Beach News Journal.
  • Brooke Bowman, professor of law, was interviewed by preLaw for a feature on the best law schools for Moot Court success in the country, fall 2014. Bowman’s quote led the article.
  • Peter Lake, professor of law, spoke with NPR affiliate KPBS for an Oct. 21 story on the increased scrutiny fraternities will face related to sexual assault.

Other Stories In the News

  • Stetson student Trezdun Jackson was recognized again for his gracious deed in the Orlando Sentinel Letters to the Editor on Oct. 20.
  • College of Law student Todd Hover and his friend Alonzo Sullivan were profiled as Everyday Heroes Oct. 20 on Bay News 9. The two created the First 25 program literacy, which encourages racial literary equality In Pinellas County.
  • Stetson University was mentioned in the article, Ageless: Author recounts life in DeLand in the 1940s, on USA News Oct. 20.
  • T. Wayne Bailey, PhD., professor of political science, was quoted about the state law in the article, School spokesman worked on campaign while on duty, on the Herald Tribune Oct. 17.
  • Christopher Ferguson, PhD., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article, 2 Flagler middle school girls face charges over Friendly Fade fight, on the Daytona Beach News Journal Oct. 17.
  • Jason Evans, assistant professor of environmental science, commented on the flood forecast in the article, Tidal flooding forecast as new normal for Savannah, Tybee Island, on SavannahNow Oct. 18. Additional coverage: Savannah Connect.
  • On Oct. 20, WBNS-10TV reported that former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell and attorney John Morgan will be debating Medical Marijuana–Amendment 2 on Oct. 23 at Stetson University College of Law.
  • The Oct. 20 Targeted News Service reported that Texas Tech won Stetson’s National Pretrial Competition. On Oct. 16, Illinois Institute of Technology reported that Stetson is hosting a national pretrial competition.
  • Rebecca C. Morgan, professor of law, published several articles in the Elder Law Professor Blog: Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal, Oct. 17; On Oct. 20, Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Oct. 20; The Straightforward Pension System, Oct 21; Glen Campbell’s Last Song, Oct. 21.

Alumni In the News

  • Brent Reilly Turner played Don Jose, an Army corporal set on a dangerous path by Carmen, in the opera Carmen presented by Florida Opera Theatre, according to Sun Sentinel on Oct. 16.
  • Tommye E. Barie focuses on relevance, rigor, and reach as AICPA chair, according to Journal of Accountancy. Additional coverage: Accountingweb.com.
  • Robert R. Harris received the AICPA Gold Medal Award, the highest award granted by the AICPA, which is given to CPAs who have made major contributions to their profession, according to AICPA on Oct. 20.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported that Scott Orsini is running for State House of Representatives: District 69, on Oct. 16.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported that Pam Bondi is running for Attorney General, on Oct. 16.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported that Patricia “Pat” Kemp is running for Hillsborough County Commission: District 7, on Oct. 16.
  • Tampa Bay Times reported on Oct. 16 that Mary Hatcher is running for 5th Judicial Court circuit judge: Group 3. Additional coverage: Hernando Today.
  • WBNG reported that Pete Charnetsky is campaigning against three other candidates to continue working as a family court judge in Broome County, on Oct. 20.
  • Florida Society of News Editors reported that Miriam Steinberg will be taking on Jamie Grant for House District 64 seat, on Oct. 21.
  • According to the Orlando Business Journal, Carrie Ann Wozniak was named to the Orlando 40 under 40 list.