Stetson in the News: Sept. 22-28, 2023

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Jason Evans, PhD

• The National Science Foundation, Agriculture Industry Today and other media outlets cited Stetson in the Sept. 21 story “Civic Innovation Challenge awards $19M for climate change resilience and community-driven innovation.” In a related story, public radio stations WMFE, WFIT, WUSF, WFSU and WJCT cited the award and quoted Jason Evans, PhD, executive director of Stetson’s Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience and associate professor of Environmental Science and Studies, in the Sept. 25 broadcast segment and online story “Native Florida plants could be part of the solution to state’s flooding, water quality problems.”

Evans said a new project calls for creating “bioswales” in Cape Canaveral’s Veterans Memorial Park: “We’re going to plant it with native plants, with water-friendly plants. So, it’s going to be really beautiful. But it’s designed to store and to treat a lot of the stormwater that otherwise is running down the street and would go off into the lagoon.” 

Also, Embry‑Riddle Aeronautical University cited Stetson and Evans in the Sept. 21 story “Researchers Plan Drone Study of ‘Green’ Stormwater Solutions.”

Kevin Winchell

• The West Volusia Beacon quoted Kevin Winchell, director of Community Engagement, and William Nylen, PhD, professor of Political Science, in the Sept. 27 story “Stetson’s Ready Team is there to lend a hand.” The story also cited the late Greg Sapp, professor of Religious Studies, and featured a photo with alumni Matthew Morton, Sarah Edwards, Abigail Heisner, Matt Detlefson and Florencia Abelenda.

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal cited Stetson’s Family Enterprise Center and profiled alumnus Christopher Marlow in the Sept. 21 story “For 31 years, this restaurant has been family-owned success story in Flagler Beach.”

• Omaha Magazine cited Washington Garcia, DMA, dean of the School of Music, in the Sept. 22 story “Sarah Fernandes is Redefining Play Time.” Also, Philanthropy News Digest quoted Garcia in the Sept. 24 story “Stetson University receives $15.2 million for music scholarships.”

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Washington Garcia, DMA

• Yahoo and the Asheville Citizen Times on Sept. 24 published the commentary “Opinion: Court procedures key in extending statutes of limitations in sexual abuse cases” by former Stetson faculty member McFerrin Smith.

• The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Practice Source cited Stetson in the Sept. 25 story “Lawyer Gives $20 Million So Low-Income Law Students Can Avoid Enormous Debt.”  

• JD Journal cited Stetson in the Sept. 26 post “Stetson University’s Fortunate $15.4 Million Bequest.”

• The Jamaica Observer cited Patrick Coggins, PhD, JD, professor of Education, in the Sept. 25 story “Jamaicans in Central Florida clamor for an honorary consul.”

Other Stories

• St. Petersburg College included Stetson in the Sept. 21 post “Arts Career Day: Preparing for College.”

• Hometown News included the University Chamber Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble and Karen Coker-Merritt, DM, assistant professor of Music, Voice in the Sept. 21 story “Out & About.” The story also cited several other concerts at Stetson.

• World Atlas cited Stetson in the Sept. 23 story “The Least-Crowded Towns In Florida To Catch Fall Foliage.”

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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.

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Sept. 24 post “University Symphonic Band.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Sept. 24 post “Flashlight Night Tours at the Haunted Antique Shop.”

• The Clinton Courier featured Chadley Ballantyne, DMA, assistant professor of Music, Voice, in the Sept. 26 story “Christmas Performances, Masterclass Offerings, Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ Highlight Fall Concert Series at MC.”

• The Tallahassee Democrat cited Stetson Law in the Sept. 26 story “FSU bar exam scores rise to second best in state; FAMU falls to lowest rate in state.”

• The West Volusia Deacon reported on Stetson in the Sept. 27 story “Spotlight: Our new principal, Mr. D.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Sept. 28 post “Acting with a Script with Dolores D’Amore Goldsmith: 6-class series.”


• Florida Politics profiled alumnus Mike Mannino in the Sept. 22 story “Mike Mannino launches second Clearwater City Council bid.”

• One Place on Sept. 24 posted the podcast “Don’t Go There” by alumnus James Merritt.

• Stack Exchange cited alumnus Lester Dabbs Jr. in the Sept. 23 post “Is there any evidence that the black community was anticipating election-related violence in the lead up to the Ocoee Race Massacre?”

• CE Noticias Financieras English featured alumnus Jackson Olson in the Sept. 26 story “Who is Jackson Olson? The Savannah Bananas player has already accepted that he’s not going to make out with Taylor Swift after seeing her with Travis Kelce.”

• TMCnet, the Pilot News and other media outlets profiled Law alumnus Scott Stevenson in the Sept. 26 post “Palisade Insurance Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team.”

• Jacksonville Mom featured the Sept. 26 post “On The Road: Jax to Anna Maria Island” by alumna Nikki Wiggins.

• The University of Tampa profiled Law alumna Brielle Bell Tucker in the Sept. 26 post “TBAC Council Members.”

• Sportskeeda profiled alumna Kim Barclay in the Sept. 26 story “Zach Johnson’s wife: Exploring all about the US Ryder Cup Captain’s spouse Kim Barclay.” First Sportz profiled Barclay in the Sept. 28 story “Who is Zach Johnson’s wife, Kim Barclay?”

• The Daytona Beach News-Journal cited Law alumnus Adrian G. Soud in the Sept. 28 story “Federal appeals court judge seated.”