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National Science Foundation’s $625,273 grant will benefit students in STEM fields

A nationally coveted $625,273 grant from the National Science Foundation will cement the University’s status as a premier institution of higher education offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Degree Programs.

The NSF is an independent federal agency created by …

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Women’s lacrosse Coach McCord extends contract

The foundation for future success in women’s lacrosse at Jacksonville University took a firm hold this week as Head Coach Mindy McCord signed a new five-year contract, extending through July 2019.

“I am thrilled to continue the good work that …

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Forty-acre land purchase expands campus footprint southward

Jacksonville University is pleased to announce the purchase of approximately 40 acres of riverfront property located directly south of its Arlington campus. According to University administration, the acquisition is JU’s largest in more than half a century.

“The purchase of …

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Dr. Donnie Horner named Chief Athletics Officer

Dr. Donnie Horner has been appointed to serve as Jacksonville University’s new Chief Athletics Officer, effective immediately.

“Dr. Horner is a proven leader of the highest character,” said JU President Tim Cost. “Student-athletes help form the backbone of our student …

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Dr. Christine Sapienza named College of Health Sciences Dean

Christine Sapienza, highly regarded throughout the country for her innovative work in speech-language pathology, has been named Dean of the fast-growing college. She began her new role May 28.

With her sights set on maximizing a new Health Sciences building …

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Dr. Wenying Xu named Provost/Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Wenying Xu has been named Jacksonville University’s new Provost/Chief Academic Officer, welcoming a consensus builder renowned for her innovation and inclusion to lead its academic efforts as it takes advantage of unprecedented opportunities for growth and improvement.

Dr. Xu …

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Armen Keteyian: “Ask the big questions, find the right balance.”

Armen Keteyian serves as spring 2014 commencement speaker

Enjoy this day – but then take some time to ask the big questions of yourself as you plunge forward in life.

That was some of the spirited advice 11-time Emmy Award-winning …

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Swisher, Sessions Undergo Upgrades

Dolphins fans who haven’t made it to campus for a game in a while are in for a treat. In 2014, two campus venues earned much-needed face lifts.

This past January, John Sessions Stadium was redecorated with custom artwork that …

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Happy Birthday JU: Charter Day honors milestone birthday

On April 16, 2014, Jacksonville University honored its 80th birthday and signing of its charter by hosting Charter Day, a daylong celebration highlighted by festivities at the newly refurbished River House on campus. In addition, local alumni, as well as …

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