Stetson University in the News, May 24-30, 2019

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Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D.

• Stetson President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D., was featured May 29 in the West Volusia Beacon article, “Advent Health and Stetson Partner on Dual Master’s Degree,” about the partnership between Advent Health University (AHU) and Stetson to offer a dual-degree online program. Two degrees will be offered: A Master of Healthcare Administration in Strategy and Innovation and a Master of Business Administration. Libby stated, “I am thrilled with the way AHU and Stetson faculty work together to bring the strengths of both institutions into an original program specifically designed with busy, working professionals in mind.”

• Stetson University was mentioned May 29 in the Orlando Weekly’s article “Flying Horse Studio Settles into its New Space in the UCF Downtown Campus.” The story says Orlando could benefit from the new downtown UCF campus by providing “a student culture enriching the atmosphere like Stetson does for DeLand, NYU does for the Village, or the University of California does for Berkeley.”

Chris Ferguson, Ph.D.

• Stetson Psychology Professor Chris Ferguson, Ph.D., was quoted on May 30 in Slinking Toward Retirement and other media outlets in the article, “WHO Classifies Video Game Addiction Officially as Mental Disorder.” Ferguson discussed the possible ramifications of labelling video games under gaming addiction in January 2022, stating, “This expansion will likely have a psychological and societal cost, potentially harming the well-being of our children.”

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Stetson Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy is quoted in the May 29 Vox article, “Can the president be prosecuted? I asked 16 legal experts.” 

• Stetson University ­­­­­Roland and Sarah George Professor of Finance and Chair of Finance, Stuart Michelson, Ph.D., was quoted ­­­­May 17 in the U.S. News & World Report article, “7 High-Dividend Mutual Funds to By Now,” about investing in the best mutual funds to ensure a high yield of income. Michelson stated, “In good economic times, dividends tend to have higher yields than interest-bearing bonds.” Michelson also weighed in on higher risk verses possible returns on international investments.

Stuart Michelson, Ph.D.

Other News:

• Stetson Law Professor Peter F. Lake is quoted in the May 28 Harvard Crimson article, “What It Takes to Defend Harvard.”

• Stetson alumnus and former Hatter goalie, Robin Dieterich, was featured May 30 in the Daily News Journal article, “Robin Dieterich, Builder of Father Ryan Soccer, to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award,” which showcases his rise through soccer and his path to achieving the award.

• Former Stetson student George Steinbrenner IV was featured in an article on May 24 in Auto Racing titled, “Steinbrenner Tackles Indy 500,” detailing his rise into racing.

• Stetson Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor is quoted in the May 21 Law360 article, “Corporate Guilt Seen As Unfair Weapon Against Individuals.”

• Stetson Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the May 25 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Decision-Making Supports Guardianship Course.” Professor Morgan wrote the May 26 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “The Science of Being Susceptible To Scams.” Professor Morgan wrote the May 27 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “End of Life Case in France.” Professor Morgan wrote the May 29 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Denver’s Dementia-Friendly Initiative.” Professor Morgan wrote the May 30 Elder Law Prof Blog post, “Rocking On Regardless of Age!”

Alumni News:

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• Stetson University alumna Brandi Anderson was featured on May 29 in Education Watch International article, “Educating the Children of America’s Heroes” about the Freedom Alliance, which provides scholarships to children of military veterans. Anderson graduated in 2019 with a degree in Public Management, holding to her father’s advice to “never give up.”

• Stetson University alumna Blair Parke wrote an article on May 29 in Crosswalk titled, “How Should Christians View IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization),” detailing the experience, what it can do for couples, and how to go about deciding if it’s the best option.

• Stetson alumnus Rodney Lastinger was featured on May 31 in Az Central article,  “Conn’s, Inc Solidifies Leadership Team to Support Growth,” detailing his rise to Conn’s President of Retail on June 3. He received his M.B.A. in Management from Stetson.

• Stetson Law alumna Rhea Law wrote an opinion piece, “Council of 100 study has some good news for us in Tampa Bay — but also challenges,” which was published on May 28 in the Tampa Bay Times. Law currently serves as Chair of the Board of Overseers at Stetson University College of Law.