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Seventh annual St. Johns River Report finds cause for optimism, concern

The seventh annual State of the River Report on the lower St. Johns River Basin leaves reason for optimism for the waterway, but with some caveats, including concerns about increased salinity, encroachment of non-native species, and wetland changes that may …

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A lifelong passion for the environment and our river’s health rewarded

As a child growing up near the Elizabeth River system in Norfolk, Va., Quinton White saw firsthand how neglecting or harming the environment can directly shape the quality of a person’s life.

“We kids would go down to the mudflats …

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National Science Foundation’s $625,273 grant will benefit students in STEM fields

A nationally coveted $625,273 grant from the National Science Foundation will cement the University’s status as a premier institution of higher education offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Degree Programs.

The NSF is an independent federal agency created by …

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Women’s lacrosse Coach McCord extends contract

The foundation for future success in women’s lacrosse at Jacksonville University took a firm hold this week as Head Coach Mindy McCord signed a new five-year contract, extending through July 2019.

“I am thrilled to continue the good work that …

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Former Dolphin Daniel Murphy Selected for MLB All-Star Game July 15

Former Jacksonville University standout Daniel Murphy continues to represent the Dolphins at the highest level as the New York Met second baseman was selected to compete in the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star game. Murphy will serve as a reserve …

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Forty-acre land purchase expands campus footprint southward

Jacksonville University is pleased to announce the purchase of approximately 40 acres of riverfront property located directly south of its Arlington campus. According to University administration, the acquisition is JU’s largest in more than half a century.

“The purchase of …

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Dr. Donnie Horner named Chief Athletics Officer

Dr. Donnie Horner has been appointed to serve as Jacksonville University’s new Chief Athletics Officer, effective immediately.

“Dr. Horner is a proven leader of the highest character,” said JU President Tim Cost. “Student-athletes help form the backbone of our student …

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Dr. Christine Sapienza named College of Health Sciences Dean

Christine Sapienza, highly regarded throughout the country for her innovative work in speech-language pathology, has been named Dean of the fast-growing college. She began her new role May 28.

With her sights set on maximizing a new Health Sciences building …

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