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Alumnus Jay Thomas 1948-2017: “He controlled every room he was ever in and was the brightest light in it”

Jacksonville University is deeply saddened by the passing Thursday of Distinguished Alumni Jay Thomas ’72, one of our most well-known and accomplished alumni, a brilliant talent in the arts and entertainment world and a passionate supporter of his beloved alma …

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Randal Freebourn named Chief Financial Officer for Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University has named Randal Freebourn, a performance-driven higher education veteran with extensive fiscal expertise, as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective Sept. 1.

Freebourn is currently Vice President for Finance & Administration and Assistant Treasurer at Wittenberg University in …

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JU selected as Official Academic Partner of The District to study community’s effects on health

The partners behind The District—Life Well Lived Jacksonville, the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns River, announced today that Jacksonville University has been selected to be the Official Academic Partner of The District.

Under the partnership, JU’s Brooks

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Shooting team members put “skin in the game” to take command nationally

The collegiate shooting world took notice when Jacksonville University’s Varsity Shooting Team morphed into a national powerhouse in just its first several years.

Now it’s pulled off a stunner, and the word “dynasty” is beginning to come to mind.

The …

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JU’s Karla Reigosa participating in this week’s State Department EducationUSA Forum on Internationalizing U.S. Campuses

JU Admissions Officer Karla Reigosa is taking part in the U.S. Department of State’s eighth annual EducationUSA Forum (#EdUSAForum) in Washington, D.C. today through Wednesday.

More than 570 U.S. university representatives from 46 states, 60 EducationUSA regional coordinators and advisers …

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Jacksonville University to become smoke-free Aug. 7

Jacksonville University will become a smoke-free campus effective Aug. 7, prohibiting all lighted tobacco products on all property owned, operated, leased, occupied or controlled by the University.

“At JU, we believe a healthy campus is a dynamic, productive campus, and …

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Senator Aaron Bean ’89 named by Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida to “presidential honor roll” for historic increase in student financial aid

Florida Sen. Aaron Bean ’89, who told JU Spring 2017 graduates at commencement to take on the world with the “superpowers” of taking action and uplifting others, has been named to the “presidential honor roll” by the Independent Colleges and …

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Path to better patient safety leads through new Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute Regional Center at Jacksonville University

The call to action came in 1999, when the Institute of Medicine issued its “To Err Is Human” report estimating that as many as 98,000 people were dying annually from preventable medical errors. Urged on by an alarmed public, the …

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