Stetson University In The News, Oct. 15-21, 2021

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Randall Croom, PhD

Top Stories:

• Assistant Professor of Management Randall Croom, PhD, was featured on a Spectrum News Bay News 9 segment on hybrid and remote employment during the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, Oct. 18.

• Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, will be in the “Ladies Taking Liberty” production at the Athens Theatre in downtown DeLand on Nov. 2-3. Shankar-Brown was featured in the Oct. 19 Daytona Beach News-Journal article, “DeLand resident’s play celebrating women’s suffrage movement coming to Athens Theatre.”

• Stetson Law alumna Kathleen Passidomo was elected next president of the Florida House of Representatives, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.

• The Florida Department of Transportation held an event Oct. 15 at Stetson, teaching the public about pedestrian safety, as reported by Spectrum News 13.

• A study by Professor of Psychology Christopher Ferguson, PhD, was featured in the Mint article, “Video games with violent content don’t lead to aggressive behaviour, says study,” on Oct. 17.

Kimberly Reiter, PhD

• Associate Professor of History Kimberly D. Reiter, PhD, was quoted in the Medium article, “The Artistic Aspect of Ancient Sparta: Overturning a Stereotyped Image of Sparta’s Militaristic Warrior-Centered Society,” on Oct. 15.

• Visiting assistant professor of health sciences, Ronette Lategan-Potgieter, PhD, was featured in an American Council on Exercise (ACE) story, “Sugar Addiction: Real or Hype?

• Law Professor Jason Bent was quoted in an Oct. 13 article in the Wall Street Journal called, “COVID-19 Vaccine-Mandate Fight Between Texas and Biden Has Companies Caught in the Middle.”

Other News:

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Cindy Leung’s exhibit at Stetson’s Gillespie Museum in the Oct. 20 article, “‘On the Road’ exhibit features sculptures by Cindy Leung.

• The Mostly Green Halloween at the Gillespie Museum was featured in the Oct. 22 edition of Hometown News Volusia’s “Art Notes” section.

• Stetson’s School of Music was featured in Hometown News Volusia’s week of Oct. 24 “Out & About” section for the Symphonic Band performance on Oct. 22.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote an Oct. 20 analysis for Talking Points Memo called, “A Little-Noticed Supreme Court Ruling Could Help Build A Dam Against Foreign Money In American Elections.”

• Stetson Opera Theatre’s “Into the Woods” production was featured in multiple news sources during the week. Michael Foster, director of the Stetson Opera Theatre, and pianist Kristie Born, DMA, visiting lecturer in the School of Music, were both featured in the articles.

• Law Professor Luz Nagle was mentioned in an Oct. 17 article on Folha de S.Paulo as a co-author of the book, “Negotiation in Corruption Cases.”

• Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blog for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Oct. 22, More Resources on COVID Scams.

• Law Professor Andrew Appleby was quoted in an Oct. 15 article in TaxNotes State called, “TIA Not a Barrier to Maryland Digital Ad Tax Suit, Plaintiffs Argue.”

• Law Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy was quoted in an Oct. 22 article in the Tampa Bay Times called, “Anna Paulina Luna spent about $38k of campaign funds for legal fight.”

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Stetson University in the News is a weekly roundup of media coverage that mentions Stetson, its faculty, students, staff and alumni.

Alumni News:

• Stetson entrepreneurship and management junior Kendall Buck’s “Herbtastic,” a cooking utensil that strips leaves off herbs, was featured in the Freebie Deals & Steals’ fall/holiday gift guide.

• School of Music alumna Silviya Mateva was featured in Hometown News Volusia in the article, “From Bulgaria with Love — a Suntree Organ Recital,” on Oct. 14.

• Stetson Law alumna Merriann Metz, vice president, general counsel and secretary at Publix, will be promoted to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, according to an announcement.

• Stetson Law alumnus Torrey Taylor has joined the firm Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law, according to a press release.

• Alumnus Jim Hartman was appointed Chief Revenue Officer at Cleerly, a health technology company focused on treatment and care for people with heart disease. Hartman’s appointment was featured in several press releases on Oct. 18.

• Law alumna Pam Akin is retiring after 27 years as Clearwater city attorney, according to an article in the Tampa Bay Times.