Stetson in the News: Nov. 3-9, 2023

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Jason R. Bent, JD

• Fox 13 Tampa Bay interviewed Jason R. Bent, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Law, for the Nov. 2 broadcast segment and online text story “ ‘Absolutely shocking’: The wide pay gap among workers in Florida’s court system.” “I think when people think of discrimination, they often immediately think of intentional discrimination, conscious discrimination,” Bent said. “That can overlook the possibility of unintended discrimination, unintentional unconscious bias.”

• Florida Record featured Stetson Law’s Veterans Law Institute in the Nov. 6 story “Veterans Consortium Honors VLI Pro Bono Work.” The story quoted Stacey-Rae Simcox, professor of Law, director of the Veterans Law Institute and director of the Veterans Advocacy Clinic. “It is an honor to be recognized by The Veterans Consortium for the work we do on behalf of veterans,” Simcox said. “And it only inspires us to build on our successful record of advocating for veterans while giving our students a chance to do meaningful work on behalf of those who have served our nation.”

Morgan MacIsaac-Bykowsk, JD

The story also cited Morgan MacIsaac-Bykowsk, adjunct professor and VLI associate director, and quoted Law alumni Christopher Gieger, Max Yarus and Vasilios Zimarakos.

• Talk Pittsburgh on Nov. 3 interviewed artist/alumna Carolyn Haas, who cited her exhibition at Stetson’s Gillespie Museum.

• The West Volusia Beacon featured the Hatter Angel Network in the Nov. 8 story “Stetson students direct investment toward Miami media company.” NewsBreak covered the story in the Nov. 3 post “Stetson University’s Hatter Angel Network Boosts Local Economy with Major Investment in Miami Media Firm.”

• Latin Post featured Florida Attorney General and Stetson Law alumna Ashley Moody in the Nov. 7 story “Florida Attorney General Calls Out Solar Company’s Massive ‘Scam’ in Pursuit of Legal Action.”

Kevin Winchell

• The West Volusia Beacon on Nov. 7 featured the article “Guest Commentary: Let’s lean in to the hard conversations” by Kevin Winchell, director of Community Engagement.

Other Stories

• Election Law Blog cited Law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy in the Nov. 2 post “Top Recent Downloads in Election Law on SSRN.”

• The Tallahassee Democrat featured Double Hatter Cassandra Jackson in the Nov. 2 story “City of Tallahassee Attorney Cassandra Jackson stepping down in latest City Hall drama.”

• South Texas College of Law Houston and the Southeast Texas Record cited Stetson Law in the Nov. 3 post “STCL Houston Hosting ABA Arbitration Competition Nov. 10-11; More Judges Needed.”

Peter Lake, JD

• Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP cited Stetson Law and Peter Lake, professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, in the Nov. 3 post “Managing Partner Scott Katz Presented at Stetson University College of Law.”

• HappeningNext cited the Sandra Stetson Aquatic Center in the Nov. 3 post “Volunteer Walk and Weed.” The West Volusia Beacon also cited the event.

• The Daily Commercial and the Lake County Conservation Council cited Stetson’s Institute of Water and Environmental Resilience in the Nov. 2 story “Lake County public workshop focuses on strategic conservation.”

• HappeningNext, I Love the Burg and Creative Loafing Tampa Bay featured Ryan Rivas, publisher of Burrow Press and the coordinator of MFA Publishing at Stetson’s MFA of the Americas, in the Nov. 6 post “Lizard People: A Conversation with Ryan Rivas.”

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Mayhill Fowler, PhD

• All Events In cited Mayhill Fowler, PhD, associate professor of History, director of SPREES (Stetson’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies) in the Nov. 5 post “Los Angeles Bus Trip for Holodomor Commemoration.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson in the Nov. 5 post “Flashlight Night Tours at the Haunted Antique Shop.”

• The website cited Stetson Law in the Nov. 6 story “Cumberland School of Law National Trial Team Places Second in National Civil Trial Team Competition.”

• Cracked cited Stetson in the Nov. 6 story “‘You Can Do It!’: 25 ‘Waterboy’ Trivia Tidbits on Its 25th Anniversary.”


• Orlando Weekly cited Stetson in the Nov. 8 post “Carlton Union Building, Stetson University.”

• Formosa News cited Stetson’s Saxophone Workshop in the Nov. 7 broadcast segment and online story “Spotlight on Brazilian saxophonist, Diogo Pinheiro.”

• The West Volusia Beacon cited Stetson University in the Nov. 8 story “Stetson Mansion among nominees for favorite holiday home tour.”

• The West Volusia Beacon’s Nov. 8 calendar cited Stetson’s Guitar on the Rocks concert, a faculty recital featuring Dione Chandler, DM, adjunct faculty, Oboe; and pianist Kristie Born, DMA, visiting lecturer; and others. 

• BestColleges cited Stetson in the Nov. 8 story “Common App Offers Direct Admissions to Colleges and Universities Nationwide.”


• The Key West Citizen profiled alumnus Eddie Kertis in the Nov. 4 story “Never Too Old: AARP member swims for The College of the Florida Keys.”

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• Breast Cancer News Today, Frankfurt Stock Exchange News Today and more than 100 other media outlets featured Law alumnus Shawn R. H. Smith in the Nov. 2 story “RTRLAW Welcomes Attorney Shawn R. H. Smith, Esq., Bolstering Its Estate Planning Practice Throughout Florida.”

• Carlton Fields profiled Double Hatter Mac R. McCoy in the Nov. 2 post “Carlton Fields Welcomes Former U.S. Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy Back to the Firm’s Business Litigation Practice.”

• BusinessNews, VN Explorer, the Sunday Independent and the Irish Independent profiled alumnus Kevin Maughan in the Nov. 5 story “UrbanVolt’s CEO gets his moment in the sun.”

• PRLog and the Floridant profiled Law alumna Kara Rogers in the Nov. 6 story “Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz hires Kara Rogers.”

• Patch featured alumnus Miles Sutton in the Nov. 7 post “Miles Andrew Sutton, piano.”

• The Tullahoma News, River Country News and more than 20 other media outlets featured alumnus Craig Henderson in the Nov. 7 story “PGT Innovations appoints Craig Henderson as Chief Financial Officer.”

• Real Radio 104 on Nov. 8 interviewed actor/alumnus Carlos Navarro, who cited his upcoming “To the Top” presentation at Stetson.

• The Jacksonville Daily Record profiled Law alumnus Frank Moya in the Nov. 8 story “Adams and Reese adds litigation partner.”

• ACC Docket featured Law alumnus Dan Coll in the Nov. 7 post “Dan Coll.”

• ACC Docket featured Law alumnus Caleb Bendix in the Nov. 7 post “Caleb Bendix.”

• The Gabber on Nov. 7 published “Life in the Moorish Castle, Back at Stetson Law” by Law alumnus Mike Davis.

• The Island News profiled alumnus Jeff Johnson in the Nov. 8 story “Veteran of the Week – Jeff Johnson.”

• The Glen Cove/Oyster Bay Record Pilot featured Law alumnus Heather C. London in the Nov. 8 story “Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club Announces Three New Board Members.”

• Positively Osceola featured alumna Erika Booth in the Nov. 8 story “Erika Booth, Tom Keen Set to Face Off in January General Election After House District 35 Primary Wins.”