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Remembering Beloved Professor of Biology Dr. Ted T. Allen

By Sheri Webber

Professor Emeritus of Biology Dr. Ted Tipton Allen passed away peacefully on Mon., Sept. 3, after a short but hard-fought illness. A 47-year veteran of Jacksonville University (JU), Dr. Allen is fondly remembered.

Born March 22, 1932, …

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A Little Love from JU Alum & Muralist Chris Sweeney

By Sheri Webber

Sat., Sept. 8, Christopher Sweeney (’13) adds his personal touch to Jacksonville University (JU) in a big way. The weekend project centers on JU’s Founders Building, an original and historical structure on campus, and involves Sweeney’s unique …

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RIVER LIFE: The Grim Future of Plastics

By Dr. A. Quinton White

In the 1967 movie “The Graduate” some may remember the scene where Mr. McGuire takes Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) off to the side and delivers the famous quote:

“Plastics… there’s a great future in plastics.”

Little …

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MARKET LIFE: Why Companies Don’t Go Nuclear

By Dr. Don Capener

As World War II was winding down in Europe, President Harry Truman had a difficult decision to make: would the nuclear option ultimately equal Japan’s surrender?

While a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo in …

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Art Here and Now: JU’s Newest Public Installations

By Sheri Webber

The cool and coastal tones of Opportunity by recent Jacksonville University (JU) College of Fine Arts graduate Tori West and the undulating River Wise marinescape by MFA candidate Tiffany Gonzalez, are JU’s newest public art installations.

Opportunity

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In memory of Stephanie Bloom, JU employee

Stephanie Bloom with her daughter and first son

Jacksonville University is mourning the loss of a talented young member of our community, Stephanie Bloom, who passed away on Sunday, August 19, just two days after giving birth to her third child. She leaves behind her husband John and …

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Then and Now: RiverTones Ensemble Jazzes Up Fall Semester

By Sheri Webber

It has been more than a decade since the Jacksonville University (JU) Dolphinaires graced stages around the state of Florida.

Today, JU’s newest vocal performance ensemble, RiverTones, enters its second year with big plans to bring a …

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MARKET LIFE: What to Look for in a Business Program

By Dr. Don Capener

Is academic excellence always subjective?

Most observers would say yes; academic excellence is subjective because it is sometimes difficult to measure improvement in higher education and agree on the most important outcomes.

Another way to measure …

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