Stetson University in the News, March 24-30, 2023

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Elizabeth Skomp, PhD

• Manhattan Week, Middleboro News, the Demopolis Times and more than 65 other media outlets featured Elizabeth Skomp, PhD, Stetson’s next provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and quoted President Christopher F. Roellke, PhD, in the March 27 story, “Stetson University Selects New Provost and Vice President.”

“Stetson is so fortunate to have secured Dr. Elizabeth Skomp for this vital leadership role,” Roellke said. “Dr. Skomp is a champion of a broad liberal arts education and is also highly skilled in addressing the myriad of challenges and opportunities contained within the higher education landscape.”

“During my four years at Stetson, the evident commitment to creating transformative learning experiences for our students has impressed me time and again, and Stetson’s mission to provide a ‘creative community where learning and values meet’ has resonated deeply with me since I first began to engage with the university,” Skomp said.

Central Florida News 13 reported the story in the March 27 broadcast segment, “Stetson University Names New Provost.”

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Martin Blackwell, PhD

• Spectrum Bay News 9 profiled Ukrainian student Yana Verbova and interviewed Martin Blackwell, PhD, visiting professor of History, in the March 24 broadcast segment, “Stetson University’s Ukraine Initiative Helps Refugees Continue Their Studies.” “I really have faith and believe in my country,” Verbova said. “I hope that we will endure everything and when I return back we will celebrate our victory.

• Spectrum News 13 quoted Law Professor Catherine Cameron in the March 24 story, “Experts raise concerns about a proposed public records exemption for amusement rides.”

Asal Johnson, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Asal Johnson, PhD, associate professor of Public Health, and students Madison Long, Jenna Hassebrock and Celine Jose in the March 24 story, “Stetson students recognize Nowruz, ongoing protests in Iran.” “Here at Stetson, global citizenship is one of our missions,” Johnson said. “This class project allowed our students to lend their voice to the women of Iran. I loved seeing how they came together as a collective and made this happen with creativity and teamwork.”

“I loved how inclusive it (Nowruz) was,” Long said. “It’s interesting you can have a cultural holiday that’s so religiously inclusive.”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Stetson in the March 29 story, “Health care activist to speak at Stetson University.”

Melissa Gibbs, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon on March 28 published, “Guest Commentary: The problem with invasive nonnative species in DeLand” by freshman student Patrick Galloway. The column cited Melissa Gibbs, PhD, professor of Biology.

• The West Volusia Beacon on March 28 published a Letter to the Editor by Asal Johnson, PhD, associate professor of Public Health, titled, “Sobering parallels between Iran and Florida.”

Other Stories

• Broadway World, SRQ and Patch cited Stetson music students Justice Miguel Yates, Kaylan Hernandez and Grace Lauther in the March 24 story, “Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces Winners of Its Statewide Classical Vocal Competition.”

• Orlando Business Journal featured Stetson in the March 23 story, “Stetson University’s Hatter Angel Network aims to expand.”

• Florida Politics cited Stetson in the March 23 story, “Bill upping penalties for illegally handling venomous reptile clears second House committee.”

• The Orlando Sentinel cited Stetson in the March 24 story, “Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra jazzes up its 2023-24 season.”

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Mayhill Fowler, PhD

• Hometown News cited Mayhill Fowler, PhD, associate professor of History, Director of SPREES, Stetson’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, in the March 23 story, “Open air market benefits Enterprise museum.”

• All Events profiled Urayoán Noel, PhD, affiliate faculty, MFA of the Americas, in the March 25 story, “Colloquy: Translators in Conversation.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the calendar listing, Stetson Faculty Chamber Music Concert.

• StayHappening cited Stetson in the March 27 post, “National Young Composers Challenge.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the March 27 post, “Paranormal Museum Tours at the Haunted Antique Shop.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson Professor Emeritus Michael Rickman in the March 23 story, “Beethovenfest returns to Volusia.”

• Hometown News cited Stetson in the March 23 story, “Volusia Art Notes.”

• Newswise cited Stetson in the March 27 post, “UWF Finance expert available to discuss the Silicon Valley Bank collapse.”

• Cardinal News cited Stetson in the March 28 story, “Emory & Henry College to become a university starting in fall 2024.”

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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.

* Overton County News cited Stetson in the March 28 story, “Raines wins competition with Belmont team.”

• Happening Next cited Stetson in the March 29 post, “Taylor Roberts Blue Jay Residency featuring Joshua Bowlus.”

Alumni News

• HappeningNext profiled alumna Holly Keris in the March 27 post, “Saturday Speaker Series with Holly Keris: Frederick Carl Frieseke in Florida.”

• Greene Publishing profiled alumnus David Garrett in the March 28 post, “Pastor Spotlight: David Garrett.”