SU students and professors in the news Dec. 5-11

President Libby tops the news the week of Dec. 5-11, 2014, with her opinion blog in Huffington Post about the revisions to the higher ed act. Also her announcement of Stetson’s new master’s in teaching program at the national Call to Action conference, continued to receive coverage. Law professor Peter Lake weighed in on the UVa rape story in national news, as well as the alleged sexual crimes in college football. Stetson students were featured prominently on a high profile website for their article on gender and popular culture. This week’s top news stories include:

  • Stetson UniversityPresident Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., joined President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with other college presidents and higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college, as reported in gov, on Dec. 4, the blog feed from Office of Science and Technology Policy, on website, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and other media outlets including, Dec. 10 – “Florida Institutions, Organizations Answer White House Call to Action, Commit to Increasing College Opportunity for Low Income, First Generation College Students.”
  • Professor and chair, Psychology Department Chris Ferguson, and his research were featured in the article, “Research questions link between media violence, violent behavior” on WWBT-TV and WFSB-TV. Also, Dr. Ferguson’s research was featured in Science Newsline Psychology, “No Link Found Between Movie, Video Game Violence and Societal Violence.”
  • Huffington Post ‘The Blog’ Dec. 9 – Dr. Libby’s opinion column: “Revisions to Higher Ed Act Could Cost Taxpayers More.”
  • In the Orlando Sentinel, Dec. 5, Dr. Bill Ball, expert in civic engagement, and his paper, “The Community That Cannot Speak,” were featured in Lauren Ritchie’s blog on “Sense of community lags, fueled by uninterest in elections.”
  • Law professor Peter Lake spoke with the Dec. 5 Chronicle of Higher Education for the article, “Doubts About UVa Rape Account Leave Concerns About Consequences.” The Dec. 3 Athletic Business ran Professor Lake’s quote in a USA Today article about Jameis Winston.
  • Law professor and alumna Rebecca Morgan is quoted in the Dec. 5 ABA article, “Who is the client and other questions in dealing with diminished capacity.”
  • Law professor Ellen Podgor is featured on the American Law Institute webpage regarding her recent J. Ben Watkins Award honor. PRWeb also ran the news of Professor Podgor’s latest recognition.

Other Stories in the news

  • President Wendy B. Libby was named one of this year’s Influential Women in Business by the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, as reported in the DaytonaBeach News-Journal, Dec. 7.
  • Three Stetson students are featured on com, a high profile blog founded by Zooey Deschanel and two of her colleagues, for their blogpost, “How three girls and a hashtag are redefining what it means to look “perfect.” Two of the students are Dr. Rebecca Watts’ visual communication class, and one student is a regular contributor to this site.
  • Law associate dean Michael Allen is quoted in the Dec. 9 Orlando Sentinel Front & Center column, “Vets get cavalry for the courtroom: Front & Center.”
  • T. Wayne Bailey, professor of political science, was quoted in the article, “Tampa’s Young says she’ll lead House GOP but protect home town,” on the Tampa Tribune and TCPalm on Dec. 7.
  • According to the Dec. 7 Tampa Tribune article, “Achievers,” Stetson University College of Law students were named best advocates at the 13th annual National Civil Trial Competition.
  • The Legal Writing Prof Blog mentioned Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition in the article, “Advising Students on Careers in International Law.” News of Stetson’s regional rounds of the IEMCC ran in various news outlets in India, including the Tribune India and Kashmir Despatch. News of the IEMCC also ran in the article, “Law School holds S&S 19th Stetson international environmental moot court competition,” in Early Times.
  • News of Stetson co-hosting the Caribbean Law Clinic this year with the U.S. Attorney’s Office ran in CaymaniNews and CaribSeek.
  • The Dec. 6 Grand Forks Herald ran the opinion editorial by Law professor Paul Boudreaux recently placed in the Washington Post.
  • Law professor Charles Rose is quoted in the Dec. 3 Tampa Bay Times article, “‘Stand your ground’ is the law you can never predict.”
  • According to the Dec. 8 Saintpetersblog, Law student Meagan Salisbury is partner to political campaign strategist Tom Alte.
  • News of Stetson’s upcoming National Conference on Law and Higher Education has run in PRWeb and outlets across the country.
  • News of Stetson Law’s assistant dean Laura Zuppo joining Leadership St. Pete has run in Targeted News Service and other outlets.
  • News of the Stetson-USF partnership on providing a veterans clinic ran in the Tampa Bay Medical News.
  • Stetson University’s mock trial team was mentioned in the Daytona Beach News Journal article, At, strangers offer cash for almost any cause, on Dec. 9.
  • Newgeography mentioned Stetson University in the article, Florida: How Fine Art Became Local, on May 3 and What College Gowns Bring to Towns on Aug. 6.
  • Her Campus has included Stetson University in their complete college guide.
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal’s Around Town column, Dec. 11, mentioned public talk by Drs. Cindy Bennington and Karen Cole, who will speak about the Volusia Sandhill Ecosystem by Gillespie Museum.
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal, Dec. 11, DeLand Jaycees present 66th annual Christmas Parade, with participation by Stetson University and 100 other groups.
  •, Dec. 10, “Community Service Looks Good on the Hatters.”
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal, Dec. 6, featured realtors Kathy Ambachtsheer and Debbie Dunn of Town & Country Realty in DeLand. Dunn is the wife of Stetson baseball coach Pete Dunn.
  • Stetson University was mentioned as one of several local colleges producing many “intelligent people,” but saying that unfortunately, most of them leave after graduation, in “Developer promotes Daytona Beach-style entrepreneurship,” Daytona Beach News Journal 6.
  • Professor and chair of Sociology and Anthropology Dr. Kimberly Flint Hamilton, officially signed this publications’ “Statement: Catholic Theologians for Police Reform and Racial Justice” along with 360 other professors at other distinguished institutions in com, Dec. 8.
  • – Dec. 6, featured the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum, which will be included in Stetson’s Road Scholar program until April 2015. Tour director and educator at Stetson’s Department of Continuing Education Dianne Jacoby portrays Miss Louisa Fatio on tours.
  • Noodls, Dec. 9, 14: Gender Studies Book Feast; Malka Altman, wife of adjunct professor Rabbi Altman, passes away.

Alumni in the news

  • Times Post, Dec. 6, picked up story from Daytona Beach News-Journal, about alum Tom Rebman, who lived homeless in the summer for 30 days to raise awareness of homelessness. Also picked up by Daily Reporter, Bradenton Herald, and several other outlets, including: Daily Journal, Gainesville Sun, GatorSports; San Francisco Chronicle, WKRG, The Republic, WZVN, WBBH, WOFL, WFLX, WJXT, WTVT, WWSB, WXIA, KHOU and
  • Law adjunct and alumnus Dr. Jay Wolfson is quoted in the Dec. 3 Times-Union Jacksonville story, “Orange Park Hospital workers claim retribution for complaints about medical center safety.”
  • Law adjunct professor and alumna Judge Irene Sullivan is quoted in the Dec. 6 Lakeland Ledger article, “What is Justice? Courts Face Special Questions When Juveniles Are Charged with Murder.”
  • Daytona Beach News-Journal, Dec. 6 – Darrel Harman, alumnus, joined Ocean Properties as a real estate associate. Spent more than 30 years in the golf course management field as a PGA pro and golf course manager.
  • Doris S. Mallard, 75, B.A. from Stetson, died Dec. 8, reported in The Northeast Georgian.