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A Little Love from JU Alum & Muralist Chris Sweeney

On 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 art of …

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A closer look at each other’s lives inspires JU sociology students along with their Arlington mentees

Students in Sociology Professor Shelley Grant’s Media and Crime class reconnected with youths from Arlington area schools this week to culminate their semester-long mentoring together and give the young mentees a taste of campus life. (See a Facebook photo

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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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JU reaches out to help Arlington students learn about college — and life

College students can do wonders for a youth with a half-semester of mentoring – or even a half-day.

The results of both approaches were on display on the same day recently as Jacksonville University students connected with youths from Arlington …

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ALA names sociologist Nathan Rousseau’s “Society Explained” one of Top 25 academic books of 2014

JU sociologist Nathan Rousseau’s book “Society Explained” is in grand company: It’s been named one of the Top 25 academic books of 2014, out of about 7,000 reviewed by the American Library Association.

The ALA’s editors critique titles for the …

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Looking for love in only one place: Society turning inward on itself, sociology professor argues in new book

SocietyExplainedCover1Rapid technological advances, heavy use of social media, an uncertain economy and more vaguely defined relationship roles are having the paradoxical effect of causing people to become increasingly self-absorbed, damaging the very community they seek to connect with, argues a …

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JU Sociology Prof. Nathan Rousseau named to Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

JU Sociology Prof. Nathan Rousseau has been appointed by Mayor Alvin Brown and the City Council to the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission for a two-year term ending Dec. 31, 2015.

Rousseau earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of …

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