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Music major DeAndre Lettsome’s winning sound earns him a coveted spot in the acclaimed ‘Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead’ residency

Saxophonist DeAndre Lettsome is on his way to blowing right by his teacher, and Director of Jazz Studies John Ricci couldn’t be more thrilled.

Lettsome starts one of the world’s most venerated residencies for emerging jazz artists on Monday. The …

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Davis College of Business forges coveted partnership with Japan’s acclaimed Waseda University School of Commerce

The Davis College of Business is only the second U.S. institution to partner in an exchange agreement with the prestigious School of Commerce at Tokyo’s Waseda University, with plans to send undergraduates to the top-ranked private school next spring, and …

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To colonize, you must collaborate; JU professors discuss final frontiers at 7th annual panel

Dr. Emre Selvi shows almost manic enthusiasm at the prospect of colonizing another planet. At the Jacksonville University College of Arts and Sciences 7th annual Cross Disciplinary Panel Discussion, “The Final Frontier: Exploration and Colonization,” he explained that the technology …

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FIT LIFE: Warmer weather leaves no excuse not to get out and get fit

It’s not too late to get healthier in 2017 – even if we’re long past the season of resolution-making and folks have moved on to other priorities. But with eight out of 10 American adults not meeting physical activity guidelines, …

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Therapy the Irish way is on the Spring Break Study Abroad itinerary for School of Applied Health Sciences students

When students in the School of Applied Health Sciences travel to Ireland this Spring Break, they won’t just be communing with nature at the Cliffs of Moher or hiking the Wicklow Mountains, they’ll be hitting the road (on the left …

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Uptick in international students and researchers predicted as campus receives official U.S. Exchange Visitor designation

Jacksonville University is now among a handful of private colleges in Florida to receive official U.S. State Department designation as an Exchange Visitor sponsor.

The approval means that more international short-term students, researchers and professors, including Fulbright Scholars, will be …

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New name, unrivaled excellence in care: Keigwin School of Nursing shines even brighter with $3.3 million in gifts and naming by Beverly and Jack Keigwin

Jacksonville University is home to the newly established Keigwin School of Nursing, thanks to gifts including $3 million from Beverly and Jack Keigwin, the University announced Wednesday. The Keigwins’ donation is the largest in the Nursing school’s 36-year history.

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‘Pink Out,’ timely topics and ‘100 Years with Fran’ on tap for Women’s History Month at JU

March comes in with a “Pink Out” for Women’s History Month tomorrow, kicking off events during the month that include discussions on timely topics such as Islam, gender in the workplace and racial misconceptions, and highlighted by a conversation with …

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Powerhouse jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. returns home to lead clinics, perform on campus March 2-3

World-class jazz drummer and band leader Ulysses Owens Jr. will stop in with his award-winning group to clinic with jazz students and perform a concert at Jacksonville University March 2 and 3.

Originally from Jacksonville, the virtuoso musician, who The …

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