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RIVER LIFE: Manatee’s new status should be celebrated

Last month, our local charismatic megafauna, the Florida manatee, achieved a very significant milestone in recovering from near extinction, when the federal government down-listed the marine mammal from endangered to threatened.

While some are upset that the status of the …

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Florida Sen. Aaron Bean ’89 to be awarded honorary doctorate, deliver keynote address at Commencement April 29

Florida Sen. Aaron Bean, a 1989 graduate of Jacksonville University, will deliver keynote remarks to nearly 900 graduating students as JU celebrates its Spring Commencement Saturday, April 29, under the oak canopy of its Science Green.

Sen. Bean was first …

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Jacksonville University again selected to host NCAA Tournament

In collaboration with the JAXSPORTS Council, March Madness returns to Veterans Memorial Arena in 2019, and Jacksonville University will serve as host for first and second round action.

The city’s fourth stint as an NCAA Tournament site has captured events

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‘Flexing our considerable muscle’: JU gives Arlington its all with its most impressive Charter Day of Service to date

On “the most important, exhilarating and vibrant single day of community service in its history,” as JU President Tim Cost put it, the diverse family that is Jacksonville University put the surrounding Arlington area in its embrace as never before …

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Charter Week 2017 celebrates JU campus and community April 3-8 with acts of service, ArtWalk, TedX Salon, concert and festivities

Charter Week 2017 (#JUCharterWeek) recognizing the University’s 1934 origins features dozens of events over the coming week of April 3-8, including a food drive and distribution, Day of Service, hip-hop concert for the JU community, a first-ever JU ArtWalk, a …

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New name, unrivaled excellence in care: Keigwin School of Nursing shines even brighter with $3.3 million in gifts and naming by Beverly and Jack Keigwin

Jacksonville University is home to the newly established Keigwin School of Nursing, thanks to gifts including $3 million from Beverly and Jack Keigwin, the University announced Wednesday. The Keigwins’ donation is the largest in the Nursing school’s 36-year history.

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Powerhouse jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. returns home to lead clinics, perform on campus March 2-3

World-class jazz drummer and band leader Ulysses Owens Jr. will stop in with his award-winning group to clinic with jazz students and perform a concert at Jacksonville University March 2 and 3.

Originally from Jacksonville, the virtuoso musician, who The …

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Dr. Quinton White to Fall 2016 graduates: embrace life-changing events, be thankful for those who helped shape them

Life-changing experiences almost always occur without warning but often arise because of decisions we’ve made earlier, so take them as the gifts they are – and appreciate the people who helped make them possible.

That was part of the wisdom …

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