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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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#Cheers!

Global Toast New York

On Wednesday April 16, 2014 the JU community came together to toast JU’s 80th Birthday! Alumni posted their toast from all over the globe – from locations as far flung as Pakistan, the Netherlands and Rome using #jutoast, #jucharterday. Check …

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Summary of the funding priorities for the ASPIRE Campaign

The opportunity is here. The foundation is set. Now the bar has been raised.

Based on enhanced study and feedback, new needs and expanded priorities, we’ve re-set our campaign fund objective from $85 million to $120 million. Our overall goal …

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Campus-Wide Improvements Signal Bigger, Bolder Things to Come

Campus-wide improvements signal bigger, bolder things to come

The renaissance at Jacksonville University is picking up the pace as unprecedented opportunities for growth come to fruition. What began as simple cosmetic improvements last year has opened the door for some …

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JU holds one of its largest Fall Commencement ceremonies

Jacksonville University bestowed degrees on nearly 400 graduates this past December in the first Fall Commencement presided over by JU President Tim Cost. Dr. Tracy Connors, a retired Navy captain who attended JU from 1957 to 1959 and holds a …

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JU announces Dr. Wenying Xu as new Provost/Chief Academic Officer

provostJacksonville University announces Dr. Wenying Xu as its 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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Legendary JU mascot Nellie dies at age 61

Nellie the dolphin, the beloved Jacksonville University mascot, former TV star and water-show performer who charmed generations of young and old alike while raising awareness of marine life, has died.

At 61 the oldest dolphin in human care, she was …

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Professors honored at Faculty Awards for Excellence event

Jacksonville University professors were recently recognized at the 56th annual Faculty Awards for Excellence.

Honored for 2014 were:

Brian Palmer, associate professor of dance — Professor of the Year. Palmer, who is also chair of theater and dance, has …

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