Stetson University In The News, April 27-May 4, 2023

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Cheesy Burke, PhD

• Kotaku, Gamers Grade and Head Topics quoted Chesya Burke, PhD, assistant professor of English, in the May 2 story, “This Game Has the Best Depiction of X-Men Women We’ve Ever Seen.” “Within the movies, sidelined is probably an understatement,” Burke said about the character Storm. “It is not logical that she would be so subservient to the X-Men in the way that she is in the films.” (Burke’s recently published book is “Hero Me Not: The Containment of the Most Powerful Black, Female Superhero.”)

• The West Volusia Beacon quoted Wendy Anderson, PhD, professor of Environmental Science and Studies, in the April 28 story “County clears way for long-awaited development between DeLand and Orange City.” The story said: “Stetson University professor Dr. Wendy Anderson cautioned against luring distribution centers into the area. She expressed concerns about mixing two types of traffic, that is, ‘residents in a hurry to get to work and truck drivers in a hurry to deliver their loads.’ ”

• WIA Report profiled Elizabeth Skomp, PhD, newly appointed provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, in the April 26 story, “Four Universities Announce the Appointments of Women to Provost Positions.”

• The Westside Gazette profiled the late alumna Freddye Clay Moore in the April 26 story, “Remembering Mrs. Freddye Clay Moore.” Hometown News profiled Moore in the April 26 story “First Black woman on commission dies at 95; Moore served Daytona Beach, Volusia County.”

Chaz Underriner, PhD

• Hometown News cited Chaz Underriner, PhD, assistant professor of Digital Arts, in the April 27 brief “Stetson Professor selected as a Fulbright Scholar.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited new Stetson Law Dean Benjamin Barros and Stetson Law’s Wills for Warriors program in the May 2 story, “Class Notes.”

Other Stories

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Christopher Bell, PhD, associate professor of Religious Studies, in the April 25 story, “Spiritual Side.” Hometown News cited Bell in the May 4 story, “West Volusia Community Notes.”

Asal Johnson, PhD

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Asal Mohamadi Johnson, PhD, associate professor of Public Health, and Stetson Community Engagement in the April 27 story, “Spring Hill gets new painted crosswalk.”

• Florist Trends cited Stetson’s School of Business Administration in the April 27 story, “Flower Clique: Helping Floral Businesses Go From Meh to Magnetic – April Masterclass 2023.”

• Sebastian Daily cited Stetson in the April 28 story, “Local student selected to attend Noordbroek Organ Academy in Netherlands.”

Royal C. Gardner, JD

• ESA cited Royal C. Gardner, professor of Law and co-director, Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, in the April 27 post, “ESA Policy News: April 17, 2023.”

• HappeningNext featured Stetson in the May 1 post, “May 17th Digital DeLand at Stetson’s Lynn Business Center.”

• Hometown News, My Silly Little Gang, Stage of Life and more than 20 other media outlets featured Stetson in the May 2 post, “Stetson University to Honor More Than 1,100 Graduates During Spring Commencement.”

• Livability cited Stetson in the May 2 post, “The Heart of It All in Greater Daytona, FL.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson in the May 2 story, “DeLand commemorates National Historic Preservation Month with launch of digital historic tours.”

Alumni News

• SRQ profiled alumna Cameron Parker in the April 27 post, “District Announces Principal for Emma E. Booker Elementary School.”

• The Times News profiled Law alumna Michaela A. Morris in the April 25 story, “Michaela Morris joins the Vernon Law Firm, Burlington.”

• SRQ profiled Double Hatter Laura Smidt in the May 1 post, “Blalock Walters Hires Attorney Laura Smidt.”

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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.

• Southwest Florida Health and Wellness Magazine posted the May 1 story, “Handling Personal Property Left Behind After Tenant Vacates” by alumnus Cameron G. Woodward.

• WQCS featured Law alumna Brooke Brady in the April 30 post, “Governor Makes Four Judicial Appointments.”

• Focus Investment Banking profiled alumna Nancy Rolland in the May 2 post, “Nancy Rolland.”

• The Bluffton Sun and the Hilton Head Sun profiled alumna Sammie Jo Manning in the May 1 story, “Business Briefs.”

• Orlando Style profiled Double Hatter Rebecca L. Palmer in the May 1 story, “An Established Resource for Family Law.”

• The Gabber cited Double Hatter Jim Thaler in the May 2 story, “Gulfport Council Contracts Approved.”

• Diocese of Orlando profiled alumnus Zachary Parker in the May 3 story, “Arming himself for God.”

• Hometown News Brevard profiled alumnus Josiah Armes in the May 4 story, “Advent Lutheran Church to host Winter Park organist.”