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Committee names 2020 Jacksonville University Women of the Year

Woman's History Month

The COVID-19 crisis curtailed many Women’s History Month 2020 activities, including this year’s public celebrations of Jacksonville University’s Women of the Year.

Still, members of the University community had nominated 34 exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and faculty and staff …

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JU mourns tragic loss of beach volleyball student-athlete

Over the weekend, Jacksonville University learned of the sudden and tragic passing of freshman and beach volleyball student-athlete Makenzie Befus.

“It is with a heavy heart that I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Makenzie Befus, …

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Tips to help you successfully work or learn from home

Tips on working from home

The country’s unprecedented response to the coronavirus has most of the Jacksonville University community working or taking classes from home. If you’re new to remote life, these tips collected from home-office pros can help you stay productive and maintain balance.…

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Women’s History Month celebrates Valiant Women of the Vote

Woman's History Month

Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. In 1911, it started with a day, expanded to a week in 1980, and finally became a month of celebration worldwide in 1988.

Ever since, the celebration …

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Student-athletes achieve highest aggregate GPA in school history

Swisher Gym

Sixty athletes finished the recently completed fall semester with grade point averages (GPA) of 4.0 to lead the Jacksonville University student-athlete cohort of more than 400 athletes to a school-record 3.36 average GPA.

 “An average GPA of above a 3.0

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University loses long-time friend, advisor and supporter Bob Shircliff

Robert and Carol Shircliff

Although long-time Jacksonville University friend, advisor, fund-raiser and supporter Robert T. “Bob” Shircliff died last week at age 91, his impact is ingrained into the institution he adopted as one of his own.

“Bob was the rarest of global business …

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River Life: A “hole” lot of interesting creatures

Shipworm holes

Boring is not a description normally associated with river or ocean life — at least not if the definition used means dull and uninteresting. But boring is the topic for this column — not in the unexciting way but in …

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Seven NROTC midshipmen receive military commissions

US Navy Vice Admiral Mary Jackson was the honored speaker when eight midshipmen received their Navy and Marine Corps commissions at the Jacksonville University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Fall 2019 Commissioning Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Terry …

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