Stetson in the News: June 14-20, 2024

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Rendering of the new 300-plus bed residence hall.

• The West Volusia Beacon featured Stetson in the June 13 story, “In the heart of campus: Stetson University prepares for a new 300+ bed residence hall.” The story also reported on a June 5 training exercise conducted by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team on campus, in a building to be demolished for the residence hall. “The SWAT team can do more hands-on operations and use tactics and equipment that’s going to damage the house,” said Jim Kurtz, Stetson’s director of Public Safety and Emergency Management. “They really appreciate that.”

• The West Volusia Beacon featured the late Stetson vice president, acting president and professor Charles Farriss and his wife, Stetson staff member Alma Richardson Farriss, in the June 13 story, “The DeLand House Museum reopens for tours following extensive preservation efforts.” The Daytona Beach News-Journal cited Charles and Alma Farriss and university benefactor John Stetson in the June 17 story, “DeLand House Museum reopens after years-long renovation.”

Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD

• The New York Statesman, VOA News and 30 other media outlets quoted Christopher Ferguson, PhD, professor of Psychology, in the June 18 story, “US surgeon general says social media apps need warning labels.” “It’s very clearly a moral panic,” Ferguson said. “Political efforts and lawsuits are creating this narrative, but there’s a wide gulf between that narrative and the actual data that can be used to support it.”

Fortune  and Yahoo! Finance quoted Ferguson in the June 19 story, “Some child psychologists say U.S. surgeon general’s call for social media warning labels is misguided ‘moral panic.’”

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

• Washington Monthly featured the June 12 analysis, “The Business Records Case Against Trump Wasn’t Some Legal Confection” by Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, JD, professor of Law.

• Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine featured Stetson in the June 18 story, “Exploring the Top Universities in Central Florida for Aspiring Students.”

Other Stories

• Television station WJXT featured Stetson student Erica Rose Carnegie in the June 19 broadcast, “Jacksonville Image Awards.”

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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.

• WIA Report cited former Stetson Law professor Natalie Lynner in the June 13 story, “Three Women Scholars Appointed to Endowed Positions at Universities.”

• The website featured Stetson Law in the June 14 post, “Pathways to Justice Academy – Youth Civics Course.”

• The website featured Stetson student Kelsey Lowe in the June 15 story, “Reef Relief announces new summer interns.”

• The Sarasota Herald-Tribune cited violin performance student Danae Tran, the Stetson University Symphony Orchestra and the Stetson University Chamber Orchestra in the June 17 story, “Arts Advocates awards $55,000 in scholarships to 10 Sarasota-Manatee students.”

• Hear the Boat Sing cited Stetson in the June 18 post, “Outside Time.”

• HappeningNext cited Stetson Law in the June 19 post, “SpeakOUT: Intersections of LGBTQ Identity and ART.”


Leonard Novati ’15

• Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce profiled alumnus Leonard Novati in the June 18 story, “AfroCharts: Streaming African music around the world.”

• The Aha Connection and Metro Atlanta CEO featured alumnus Todd Tarrance in the June 13 story, “Auditory Verbal Center Announces New Board of Director Members.”

• The Poteau Daily News, the Pilot News and more than 100 other media outlets featured Law alumnus Bryan Greenberg in the June 13 story, “Attorney Bryan Greenberg Speaks On Litigation Strategies At Florida Workers’ Advocates Conference.”

• and PressReleasePoint featured alumnus John Bradley in the June 14 story, “OmniTRAX taps Bradley for operations leadership role.”

Ira Holmes ’56

• The Ocala Gazette profiled late alumnus Ira Holmes and cited his twin brother Burton Holmes, also an alumnus, in the June 19 story, “A man of many interests.”

• The U.S. Sun featured Double Hatter Christina Unkel in the June 14 story “Meet ITV VAR expert Christina Unkel – former referee part of punditry team at Euro 2024.” The U.S. Sun also featured Unkel in the June 15 story, “ITV VAR expert Christina Unkel is a former player, referee and current president of up-and-coming US team.”

Read Stetson In The News: June 7-13, 2024.