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Dr. Colleen Wilson honored as 2016-17 Professor of the Year

Dr. Colleen Wilson, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education in the School of Education, finds the opportunity to learn from her students and other educators especially rewarding, and now she’s been rewarded for her academic efforts over a 30-year …

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2016 Innovators in Education Awards honor those who inspire outstanding K-12 student outcomes

Celebrating the most inspiring and creative minds helping K-12 students in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville University and the Jacksonville Business Journal bestowed the annual Innovators in Education Awards at a luncheon on campus Thursday, May 5, featuring a keynote by JU …

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Raised expectations are raising the game of JU

The lawns keep getting greener and fuller. The dolphin statues are iconic. Corporate partners are paying for upgrades to academic and athletic programs. There are new residence halls, and new funding for key programs in the health sciences, marine sciences, …

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Florida should be seen as a gateway to success and innovation, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam tells JU PPI board

Issues key to making Florida a player in the global job market – economics, water, education and healthcare – were the focus of an address by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam when he visited with Jacksonville University’s Public Policy …

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Dr. Laney “Doc Y” Yelverton 1938-2016: Phys. Ed. professor inspired many, didn’t live by the book

Dr. Laney Yelverton (“Doc Y”), former Professor of Physical Education at Jacksonville University who taught hundreds of area youths how to swim and was known for his Harley and ponytail along with his rigorous but attentive teaching style, died yesterday …

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The Road to Joyful Learning: Professor brings new ways of teaching to educators in Guatemala

Helping Mayan teachers create “joyful learning” and inspiring U.S. educators back home are two reasons why Dr. Tammy Ryan, associate professor of Reading Education and director of the Master of Education in Reading Education program, went back to Guatemala.

Ryan …

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EPIC’s ‘Collaborate JU’ harnesses interdisciplinary learning to prepare students for real world

Getting a taste of real-world work experiences is at the heart of Collaborate JU, a program developed through JU’s Florida EPIC (Entrepreneurism​​, Policy, Innovation, and Commerce) Program. Students and professors from multiple disciplines are joining forces with …

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