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5 Things To Do in Jacksonville During Orientation

This month, Jacksonville University is welcoming hundreds of new students and their families to campus during four New Student Orientation sessions, when they learn more about academic programs, get acquainted with the campus, and connect with the broader Phin Family. …

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Dr. Makaziwe Mandela Celebrates International Nelson Mandela Day at JU

What’s the significance of teaching a farmer in a remote region of Africa how to grow a better potato?

For Dr. Makaziwe Mandela — humanitarian, successful businesswoman, and daughter of the late South African President Nelson Mandela — it’s an …

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JU Recognizes Dr. Makaziwe Mandela with 2019 Presidential Global Citizen Award

Jacksonville University is known as a forum for vibrant conversations on significant social, political and business topics. In line with that vitally important role, JU will award its 2019 Presidential Global Citizen Award to global human rights activist Dr. Makaziwe …

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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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JU becomes Florida’s first private university to take ACHA “Healthy Campus Pledge” and join prized national network

Jacksonville University has become the first private higher education institution in Florida to commit to the goals of the American College Health Association’s “Healthy Campus Pledge” and is now part of an exclusive network of official Healthy Campus 2020 Partners.…

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JU, Boys & Girls Clubs partnering on major new Arlington youth facility near campus

A new 20,000-square-foot, $2.5 million “Jacksonville University Boys & Girls Club” on Justina Terrace near campus will be among the vanguard of the nonprofit’s facilities when it opens in 2019, on land owned by the University.

The collaboration with Boys …

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More recovery specialists on the way for region with major $447,150 training grant to School of Applied Health Sciences

More peer recovery specialists will be available for underserved areas as JU’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies enhance a pioneering training program with a major $447,150 subcontract awarded through a federal grant …

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Escalation Workshop joins JU student facilitators with community to shed light on relationship abuse

Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate students Africa Pino and Cindy Williams, along with junior biology major Kasey Williams, recently took time to facilitate an Escalation Workshop in downtown Jacksonville at the community group Fresh Futures.

About 60 high school students …

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