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JAGS Favorite, JAX Native, JU Legacy Alum

By Sheri Webber

Alexander “Alec” Hadden graduated from Jacksonville University (JU) in 2014, with his BFA in Musical Theatre. On Sept. 16, he wowed a packed stadium where more than 68,500 fans anticipated the Jacksonville Jaguars facing off with the …

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MARKET LIFE: Busting Common Start-Up Myths

By Dr. Don Capener

What are the most common myths of entrepreneurial practice?

There are three myths that just won’t die in terms of understanding what works and what doesn’t in start-up environments. The following mythbusting is intended for those …

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HEALTHY LIFE: The Case for Cold Sores

By: Mary Gipson, PhD, ARNP

Cold sores? Fever blisters?

It has been estimated that as many as 50 percent of the American population has the virus that causes these painful mouth sores. But not everyone who has the virus develops …

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University Celebrates $6 Million Unrestricted Gift: The Swisher Legacy Lives On

By Sheri Webber

Jacksonville University (JU) is pleased to announce receipt of a $6 million unrestricted gift from The Carl S. Swisher Foundation.

“At this time of exciting progress at our University, we are extremely grateful to receive this transformational …

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MARKET LIFE: How China Can Impact Your Future Earnings

By Dr. Don Capener

China’s economy will impact U.S. retirement savings. But could it also impact a company’s bottom line?

Are you starting or growing a company, or worried about your 401K and other investments? Do you not fully understand …

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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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