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Senior Misha Chalkley becomes first female JU NROTC Midshipman to earn elite Submarine Warfare Officer assignment

It won’t be long before senior Misha Chalkley is submersed in all things nuclear as the first female JU NROTC Midshipman to earn a highly competitive post as a U.S. Navy Submarine Warfare Officer.

Of 67 NROTC units with applicants …

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OCEARCH launches new expedition with JU shark researcher helping guide study of great whites off Southeast coast

The world-renowned shark-research ship M/V OCEARCH is docked in downtown Jacksonville this week, readying for a return to open waters Thursday, Jan. 18, to study mature great white sharks as they winter off the Southeast coast.

On board the flagship …

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Online Nursing master’s program soars to new heights on U.S. News’ “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” list

Engaged students, responsive faculty and state-of-the-art technology have put the online Nursing masters program offered through JU’s Keigwin School of Nursing in elite company on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” list.

The program, administered …

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Dr. Erica Kines and Nursing students double underserved patient care at Community Health Outreach using innovative $50,000 training grant

More than twice as many underserved patients are getting primary care — and with a week’s wait time instead of a month — as a result of a flourishing year-long partnership between Jacksonville University’s Keigwin School of Nursing and the …

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A closer look at each other’s lives inspires JU sociology students along with their Arlington mentees

Students in Sociology Professor Shelley Grant’s Media and Crime class reconnected with youths from Arlington area schools this week to culminate their semester-long mentoring together and give the young mentees a taste of campus life. (See a Facebook photo

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JU becomes Florida’s first private university to take ACHA “Healthy Campus Pledge” and join prized national network

Jacksonville University has become the first private higher education institution in Florida to commit to the goals of the American College Health Association’s “Healthy Campus Pledge” and is now part of an exclusive network of official Healthy Campus 2020 Partners.…

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JU, Boys & Girls Clubs partnering on major new Arlington youth facility near campus

A new 20,000-square-foot, $2.5 million “Jacksonville University Boys & Girls Club” on Justina Terrace near campus will be among the vanguard of the nonprofit’s facilities when it opens in 2019, on land owned by the University.

The collaboration with Boys …

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More recovery specialists on the way for region with major $447,150 training grant to School of Applied Health Sciences

More peer recovery specialists will be available for underserved areas as JU’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies enhance a pioneering training program with a major $447,150 subcontract awarded through a federal grant …

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