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Savannah Bates ’17 doing the math on HIV with coveted Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

She won Jacksonville University’s top mathematics scholarship in 2015, was named its Woman Student of the Year in 2016 and earned its highest academic honor in 2017. Now spring graduate Savannah Bates has gone national, winning the prestigious Phi Kappa …

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JU’s Karla Reigosa participating in this week’s State Department EducationUSA Forum on Internationalizing U.S. Campuses

JU Admissions Officer Karla Reigosa is taking part in the U.S. Department of State’s eighth annual EducationUSA Forum (#EdUSAForum) in Washington, D.C. today through Wednesday.

More than 570 U.S. university representatives from 46 states, 60 EducationUSA regional coordinators and advisers …

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RIVER LIFE: Anglers get chance to be part of river reef study

The St. Johns River is picturesque, flowing gently though Jacksonville. We look at and admire the beauty and tranquility of the water while enjoying the peaceful and calming effect.

What we see on the surface doesn’t tell the whole story. …

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Jacksonville University to become smoke-free Aug. 7

Jacksonville University will become a smoke-free campus effective Aug. 7, prohibiting all lighted tobacco products on all property owned, operated, leased, occupied or controlled by the University.

“At JU, we believe a healthy campus is a dynamic, productive campus, and …

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Senator Aaron Bean ’89 named by Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida to “presidential honor roll” for historic increase in student financial aid

Florida Sen. Aaron Bean ’89, who told JU Spring 2017 graduates at commencement to take on the world with the “superpowers” of taking action and uplifting others, has been named to the “presidential honor roll” by the Independent Colleges and …

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HEALTHY LIFE: Pregnant women at higher risk for zika

When people think of the Zika virus, they usually think of mosquitoes. Their bite is, after all, the primary mode of transmission of the disease. However, it’s important to know that this virus, first reported in the U.S. in 2015, …

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WELL-TRAVELED: A trip to Cambodia: Troubled history, stunning sights

When the word “exotic” comes to mind, I immediately think of the Far East: ancient civilizations, Buddhist temples, spectacular ruins, tropical climes and intriguing, and often tragic, histories. I have traveled to Asia several times and have immersed myself in …

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Personal Ties: Linda Berry Stein ’69 and David Stein Connect with their ‘Steiners’ Scholarship Students

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE Magazine.

Jacksonville University senior Nicole Luis is a member of the cheerleading squad, works two jobs and is member and past-President of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. She’s thrived during her

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RIVER LIFE: Impact of rains lasting; could prompt algae bloom

What a difference a month makes.

For faithful readers of this column, first, thank you, and second, you might remember that last month’s column was about the impact of the drought and the fires that resulted.

Now, we are experiencing …

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Liberty’s Cost: Art Therapy Volunteer and Veteran, Tawan Chester ’16

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE Magazine.
By Sheri Webber

Her thesis in the MFA Visual Arts program at Jacksonville University dealt with art therapy, but Tawan Harrell Chester is quick to admit that while she’s helping

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