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Creative Arts Series explores the human condition

In celebration of the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts’ 60th Anniversary, the 2021-2022 Creative Arts Series presents a season of performances, interactive exhibits and celebratory events spanning the visual and media arts, performance arts, design, and humanities. Featuring …

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Logo

Originally observed as a week-long celebration of the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans, Hispanic Heritage Month was extended from September 15 to October 15 by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Today, this month-long tribute is a time …

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Cubans Want Political Freedom and Social Justice

The flag of Cuba set against the sky

A hip hop song, “Patria y Vida” (“Homeland and Life”), has galvanized a protest movement demanding change in Cuba.  It condemns the way that the Cuban government has shut down artistic expression, and it rejects the rhetoric and ideas of …

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Kinne Legacy Exhibition to Open at Alexander Brest Gallery

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne Smiling while sitting on a couch

When Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne first set foot on the campus of Jacksonville University, no one knew the changes that would follow, the impact she would have, the legacy she would leave, and yet, she shaped the future of this …

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“Diversity and Discussion” Makes Successful Debut

Feature Image of Patrice Abner for Article

As part of its 2021 Black History Month programming, Jacksonville University successfully launched “Diversity and Discussion.” This conversational series is devoted to exploring issues of contemporary significance to the Black community. Each presentation was hosted by a moderator with expertise …

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Passion for Life: A Black History Month Portrait of Dr. Marvin Wells

Feature image for Black History Month Profile of Dr. Marvin Wells

It was 1969 – the final year of a decade marked by tragedy and riddled with change. Nixon was president, the country was embroiled in Vietnam, Woodstock invaded Max Yasgur’s dairy farm, and civil rights set the stage for what …

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