Stetson University In The News, Nov. 3-10, 2022

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John P. Downey, PhD

• Florida Trend cited John P. Downey, PhD, newly appointed vice president of Campus Life and Student Success, in the Nov. 2 post, “Movers & Influencers.”

Kelly Smith, PhD

• Fox 35 News featured Kelly Smith, PhD, assistant professor of Political Science, in the Nov. 8 broadcast, “You Decide 2022.” “I’m not convinced that we’re losing our status as a swing state just yet,” Smith said. “At the state legislature level we’re solidly red and I think we’ll be solidly red for a while . . . but I would need a couple more election cycles to be convinced that we’re going solidly red.”

• Public radio stations WLRN and WUWF quoted assistant professor of Law Jaclyn Lopez in the Nov. 7 broadcast segment and online story, “There’s a new plan to end decades of drilling in Big Cypress.” “This is wild swamp Florida,” Lopez said. “So that’s what you have on the one hand. And on the other hand, you have oil extraction for the benefit of a company.”

Purchasing the mineral rights, she said, is a reasonable solution. 

“It’s certainly not just allowable, it’s called for by the law,” she said. “Congress said, if you have this use that you’re trying to do, that’s detrimental to the purposes of the preserve, the next step is for the federal government to buy out your mineral rights.”

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, JD

• Yahoo News US, MSN and quoted Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the Nov. 8 story, “Maxwell Frost wins Florida race, becomes 1st Generation Z member of Congress.”

• Central Florida News 13 interviewed Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in a Nov. 4 broadcast segment on voter intimidation.

• The Tampa Bay Times, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Naples Daily News and the News-Press quoted Valrie Chambers, PhD,  associate professor of Accounting, in the Nov. 3 story, “Publix profit falls 54% even with higher sales. Company lowers stock price.”

• Kaiser Health News, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Fyne Fettle and more than 20 other media outlets quoted Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the Nov. 4 story, “Centene Showers Politicians With Millions as It Courts Contracts and Settles Overbilling Allegations.”

• Share the Good News profiled alumnus and actor Ted Cassidy in the Nov. 5 post, “He was ‘Largo’ in Los Locos Adams, suffered bullying and had a sudden death: the hard life of Ted Cassidy.” Radio station WCNN-AM 680 the Fan cited Cassidy and Stetson in a Nov. 8 broadcast.

• The Highland News-Sun featured Janardan Mainali, PhD, visiting teacher-scholar fellow, in the Nov. 9 story, “Mainali receives fellowship from Archbold.”

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Stetson Aquatic Center

• Hometown News cited historian and adjunct professor Peggy Macdonald in the Nov. 3 story, “Ormond Beach history group lines up lectures.”

• Hometown News cited the Stetson University Historic District and the Stetson Aquatic Center in the Nov. 3 story, “West Volusia Community Notes.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the Nov. 3 story, “Cloudman best for DeLand.”

• Miami New Times cited Clay Henderson, former executive director of the Stetson Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience, in the Nov. 4 story, “Ten Floridian Authors Telling Sunshine State Stories at the Miami Book Fair.”

• Orlando Magazine featured Stetson’s online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program in the Nov. 4 story, “2022 Orlando Magazine College Guide.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson’s Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling track in Stetson’s Department of Counselor Education in the Nov. 6 post, “Tech Talk: Navigating the Complex World of Social Media With Your Children.”

Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD

• HappeningNext cited Rajni Shankar-Brown, PhD, professor and Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education, in the Nov. 6 post, “Cultivating Empathy and Cultural Humility.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson’s School of Music in the Nov. 4 post, “Out & About.” The calendar listings mentioned orchestra conductor Anthony Hose and jazz ensemble director Jon Oxford. 

• Orlando Weekly cited Stetson’s School of Music in the Nov. 7 post, “Stetson University School of Music.” The article mentioned Sandra Peter, D.MA, acting director of Choral Activities, visiting senior lecturer; Timothy Peter, D.MA, professor of Music; Douglas Phillips, D.MA, director of Bands, associate professor of Music, Conducting; and orchestra conductor Anthony Hose.

• La Vie Collegienne profiled Urayoán Noel, affiliate faculty, MFA of the Americas, in the Nov. 8 story, “Writing: A Life hosts poets Nicole Cecilia Delgado and Urayoán Noel.”

• The Orlando Business Journal cited Stetson in the Nov. 8 story, “Central Florida colleges, school districts close for potential Hurricane Nicole.” WDC TV News cited Stetson in the Nov. 9 story, “Hurricane Nicole forecast to form, strike Florida tonight.” The Orlando Sentinel mentioned Stetson in the Nov. 9 post, “UCF announces closures this week, Rollins to stay open, Stetson, FIT go online | 1:51 p.m.” The Tampa Bay Times cited Stetson College of Law in the Nov. 9 post, “Here’s what’s closing around Tampa Bay because of Nicole.” The Daytona Times mentioned Stetson in the Nov. 9 post, “Nicole headed our way while Ian recovery lingers.”

Jason Evans, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon cited John P. Downey, PhD, newly appointed Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success, in the Nov. 8 article, “Class Notes.” The article also cited Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and Jason Evans, PhD, associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies.

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the Nov. 8 story, “DeLand Mayor leaves a wish list for his successors.”

• Florida Bar News cited Stetson in the Sept. 19 story, “July 2022 bar exam results.”

• The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education cited Stetson in the Nov. 9 post, “Stetson University — Assistant Professor of Trombone, Tenure-track and Assistant Professor of Voice, Tenure-track.”

• The Orlando Sentinel cited Stetson in the Nov. 10 post, “Music listings: Nov. 11-17.”

Alumni News

• MEAWW profiled Law alumnus Jack Lundy in the Nov. 4 post, “Who is Jack Lundy? Judge granted Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen a divorce in JUST 33 MINUTES!”

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• The Plant City Observer cited Law alumni Craig C. Villanti and Melissa Black in the Nov. 3 story, “Voting Underway in Hillsborough County.”

• Hometown News featured alumna Jan Tomlinson Master in the Nov. 3 story, “ ‘Silver Linings’ and configurations at New Smyrna Beach gallery.”

• Hometown News cited alumni Rob Bridger, Chris Cloudman and Jeff Allebach in the Nov. 3 story, “Volusia municipal candidates will be decided by Nov. 8.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson as well as alumna Sarah Gaudreault and alumnus Tom Barratt in the Nov. 3 story, “Edgewater nonprofit focuses on shoreline restoration.”

• Northside Neighbor profiled alumnus Adam Forrand in the Nov. 2 story, “Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce welcomes new CEO.”

• The Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Dragonink House profiled Law alumna Meghan E. O’Connell in the Nov. 7 post “Business People.”

• LexBlog published the Nov. 7 story, “Lee County to Consider Changes to 50% Rule to Facilitate Hurricane Ian Repairs” and the Nov. 8 story, “Outcome of November 8 Lee County’s Meeting Regarding 50% Rule for Hurricane Ian Repairs” by Law alumnus Taylor Bollt.

• PR Newswire, Citybiz Chicago and more than 20 other media profiled Law alumna Kendal Bowman in the Nov. 7 post, “Duke Energy names Kendal Bowman new North Carolina state president, succeeding Stephen De May.” Business North Carolina profiled Bowman in the Nov. 7 story, “Bowman named head of Duke Energy’s N.C. operations.”

• Patch cited Law alumna and Attorney General Ashley Moody in the Nov. 7 post, “Florida Elections: Voters To Decide On Florida Cabinet Members”  and in the Nov. 8 story, “Election Sees Republicans Dominate Florida Cabinet Seats.” The Free Press profiled Moody in the Nov. 8 story, “Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Re-Elected.”

• Attorney at Law Magazine profiled Law alumna and adjunct professor Rebecca L. Palmer in the Nov. 8 post,“Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group Named in 2023 Best Law Firms in America.”

• 24-7 Press Release profiled Law alumnus Charles W. Telfair IV in the Nov. 8 story, “Charles W. Telfair IV has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry.”

• The website profiled alumnus Matt Efird in the Nov. 9 post, “New Assistant Town Manager and Community Services Director Selected.”

• The Ormond Beach Observer profiled alumna Jessica Butcher Salazar in the Nov. 9 story, “Northwestern Mutual opens Ormond Beach location.”