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Elite company: President Cost’s appointment to NCAA Board offers a dynamic chance to help guide college athletics’ future

With a seat at the NCAA’s top governance table, President Tim Cost has earned a prestigious spot that gives him the ability to help steer a nonprofit entity regulating nearly 1,300 educational institutions and helping nearly half a million student-athletes …

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A new Starbucks brings ‘the A package’ atmosphere for students to take a break in the Kinne University Center

The wrapping is off the cushy furniture, the baristas are pouring shots of espresso and the bacon-egg-cheese croissants are hot and ready. The new full-service Starbucks in the Kinne University Center, one of only two on small college campuses in …

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One of strongest freshman classes in JU history greeted by strong investment in progress

One of the strongest incoming classes in Jacksonville University history is being greeted by one of the strongest eras of investment in academic excellence, innovation and community involvement in the school’s history.

An active summer of planning and continued enhancement …

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Leadership upgrades bring new structure for JU; Horner named Senior Vice President of University and Academic Affairs

Upgrades to its leadership have prompted a new administrative structure at Jacksonville University, including naming Dr. Donnie Horner as Senior Vice President of University and Academic Affairs/Provost and streamlining University responsibilities into five primary areas.ju-logo-wave-magazine

In addition to Dr. Horner’s …

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International citizen-scientists live on campus, research microplastics in waterways at JU Marine Science Research Institute

CISV IPP Plastics1They’re in everything from disintegrating water bottles and weathered synthetic clothing to facial scrubs and even, until recently, some toothpastes. Microplastics and their smaller cousin, microbeads, can eventually end up in our water, and have helped create huge swaths of …

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WELL-TRAVELED: Yes, Rio really is that beautiful

Rio de Janeiro has been in the news for months leading up to the Olympic Games, and it hasn’t been good: the Zika virus, political unrest, ouster of the president, security issues, an uncertain economy and questions about the city’s …

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