Stetson University In The News, Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2022

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Top Stories

• Public radio station WMFE 90.7 cited Stetson in a Sept. 27 broadcast about classes being cancelled due to Hurricane Ian. WESH 2 NewsFox 51 NewsNews 6, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Times and numerous other Central Florida media also cited Stetson in Sept. 27-29 broadcasts and articles about cancelled classes. Bay News 9 and other broadcast media cited Stetson College of Law in Sept. 26-27 segments about cancelled classes.

• The West Volusia Beacon published “Stetson University’s Hurricane Ian update Sept. 29.” WESH 2 News cited Stetson in the Sept. 30 broadcast segment “Classes moving online.” WMFE 90.7 reported Stetson’s move to online classes in the Sept. 30 story “Some Central Florida kids will go back to school on Monday after widespread closures.” WESH 2 News cited Stetson in the Oct. 2 broadcast “Colleges Reopening.”

Stetson University’s Ukrainian students are hopeful for the future.

• News 6 WKMG-TV featured Stetson students Yana Verbova and Yuliia Balan in the Sept. 23 broadcast segment “Stetson University welcomes 4 Ukrainian students amid Russian invasion.” “We hear air raids every day and sometimes we are here, when we hear any sound that is similar to the air raid, we always look whether there is enemy plane in the sky,” said Balan, who is studying political science. “I hope the war will finish soon and we will celebrate our victory,” said Verbova, who is studying pre-dentistry.

• Ars Technica and New York Folk quoted Law professor Luz Nagle in the Sept. 22 story “Hackathon finds dozens of Ukrainian refugees trafficked online.” “Social media has allowed traffickers to reach more vulnerable people,” Nagle said. “Technology now is being used by criminal organizations to recruit, to communicate and to transfer [victims].”

• Radio stations WFAE, KSKA, KNPR and others featured an interview with Phillip Lucas, PhD, professor of Religious Studies, in a Sept. 22 broadcast segment on Spiritualism.

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Chris Ferguson, PhD

• Newsweek and MSN published the Sept. 22 opinion piece “The American Psychological Association Is Waging War on Men and Boys” by Chris Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology.

• Hometown News featured Stetson in the Sept. 22 story “Stetson ranked in Top 5 by U.S. News & World Report.”

• BNN Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, Business Standard and the Straits Times quoted Jaclyn Lopez, assistant professor of Law, in the Sept. 28 story “Hurricane Ian Stokes Potential for ‘Catastrophic’ Chemical Spill.”

• The New York Times profiled Stetson Law student Kaelee Overfield in the Sept. 29 story “The Lesbian Perez Hilton of TikTok.” “I view it kind of like when you’re in high school and you go on Instagram or even now, being an adult and you see that, you know, ‘Person A’ has deleted all the pictures of her boyfriend, you assume they broke up,” Overfield said. “Then you go to work and you tell everybody, ‘they broke up.’”

Other Stories

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s Hand Art Center in the Sept. 22 story “Volusia Art Notes.”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Stetson Army ROTC members in a photo accompanying the Sept. 22 story “Spring Hill T.U.R.N. Festival to Unite, Rebuild & Network DeLand.” The Daytona Times cited Stetson in the Sept. 22 story “DeLand museum to showcase Southern Crossroads.”

• The South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel quoted Law professor Ellen S. Podgor in the Sept. 23 story “Officials recently ousted by DeSantis join a growing list of Florida’s high-profile cases.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s Aquatic Center, Gillespie Museum and Nicole Mottier, PhD, associate professor of History, in the Sept. 29 story “West Volusia Community Notes.”

• The Orlando Sentinel cited Stetson’s Second String Theater in the Sept. 22 post  “Theatre & Dance listings.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s School of Music and Stetson Theatre Arts in the Sept. 23 post “Out & About.” The article mentioned the Jazz Ensemble and director Jon Oxford; Tammara Phillips, DM, visiting assistant professor of Music, flute; Dione Chandler, adjunct faculty, oboe; and Kristie Born, D.MA, visiting lecturer. 

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the Sept. 27 post “Class Notes: Stetson University Homecoming set for Oct. 28-30.”

• The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education cited Stetson in the Sept. 27 post “Stetson University — Senior Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing.”

• Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University News cited Stetson in the Sept. 28 story “The Boeing Company Promises Job Interviews for ROTC Graduates From Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Other Top Schools.”

• Gulf Breeze News profiled Stetson Law student Savannah Green in the Sept. 29 story “Savannah Green wins $10,000 LawHER scholarship.”

• The West Volusia Beacon quoted Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, professor and Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, in the Sept. 29 story “Volusia lynching victims recognized.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s School of Music and Stetson Theatre Arts in the Sept. 30 post “Out & About.” The article mentioned the Jazz Ensemble and director Jon Oxford; the Symphony Orchestra; Routa Kroumovitch, professor of violin; and Anthony Hose, orchestra conductor.

Stetson 2022 Christmas Candlelight Concert ‘Light For A New Day.”

• The West Volusia Beacon published the Sept. 30 story “Stetson University’s Christmas Candlelight Concert tickets on sale Oct. 1.”

• Before It’s News and Conservative Angle cited Royal C. Gardner, professor of Law and Co-Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, in the Oct. 1 story “Will Sackett v. EPA Clarify the Scope of Federal Regulatory Jurisdiction Over Wetlands?”

• The website cited Stetson in the posts “Cities & Towns” and “Local History.”

Alumni News

• The Brookings Register profiled alumna Abigail Ramsbottom in the Sept. 22 story “Ramsbottom to address South Dakota Art Museum Guild.”

• Yahoo! News, the Times Telegram and the Democrat and Chronicle quoted alumna Maria Mahoney in the Sept. 22 story “Players driving vans, mismatched uniforms, unpaid coaches: Life before Title IX.”

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• CityBiz, Dragon Ink House and more than 10 other media outlets profiled Law alumnus Robert. W. Murphy in the Sept. 22 post “Fiduciary Trust International Appoints Robert W. Murphy as Wealth Director in Boca Raton Office.”

• The Lafayette profiled alumna Amber Kinney in the Sept. 23 story “Meet Amber Kinney: Lafayette football’s first female primary contact athletic trainer.”

• cited alumnus Rick Darlington in the Sept. 23 story “Volusia High School Football Preview.”

• The website cited Stetson Law student Rex Culpepper in the Sept. 23 post “Judge Culpepper Follows the Path Less Traveled.”

• HappeningNext featured alumnus James Merritt in the Sept. 24 post “Mountain Top Conference 2022.”

• Louisville Business First profiled alumna Erica Outlaw in the Sept. 26 story “Forty Under 40: Erica Outlaw.”

• Townhall, the Ridgway Record and more than 20 other media outlets profiled Law alumnus Sandip Patel in the Sept. 27 post “DataLink Augments Senior Executive Team to Serve Company Growth, Appoints Chief Growth and Chief Technology Officers.”

• Business Wire and more than 30 other media outlets profiled alumnus Tim Branz in the Sept. 28 post “Ironshore Announces Executive Appointments and Strengthening of the Global Business Management Team.”

• CIO Views profiled alumnus Hakim J. Lucas  in the Sept. 28 story “Hakim J. Lucas: Promoting the Highest Levels of Academic Achievement for Students.”

• The Suwannee Valley Times profiled Law alumnus in the Sept. 28 story “Judge Lin Williams retiring.”

• The website profiled alumna Michele Eichler in the Sept. 29 story “Interview: Michele Eichler of Muzzy Broadheads.”

• Milwaukee Business Journal profiled alumnus Leonard Novati in the Sept. 29 story “Startup AfroCharts aims to spread African music worldwide: The Pitch.”

• Travel2Latam profiled alumna Cinthia Douglas in the Sept. 30 post “Disney Destinations Appoints New Director of Sales and Marketing for Latin America.”