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JU students take part in Mayor Brown’s inaugural Leaders in Training program


Seven Jacksonville University students were part of the inaugural class of Mayor Alvin Brown’s “Leaders in Training” recently and even had a chance to present business cases to the Mayor’s cabinet as part of the program.

Before being considered for …

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Former JU lacrosse player Corey Lovrich succumbs to cancer

Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse player Corey Lovrich lost his valiant fight against colon cancer and passed away May 31 in New York.

Lovrich, 21, from Long Beach, N.Y., played two seasons with the Dolphins before being diagnosed with Stage 3 …

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Welcome new JU employees


Here are new employees through May 31, 2012:

 Michael Peterson, Assistant Coach Rowing – Athletics

Stacee Vestal, Office Associate – Science & Math

Rafael Da Silva, Campus Security Officer – Campus Security

Shawn Jewell, Campus Security Officer – Campus Security

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Important upgrades to JU’s Blackboard to begin June 25

Blackboard, a course management system used campuswide at Jacksonville University that lets faculty post course materials, deliver tests and surveys, hold online discussions and facilitate many other course-related functions, will be undergoing some upgrades. Here’s a look at changes that …

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Jacksonville University duo start “GirlTalkJAX” social networking group for local women

By Phillip Milano

What started out as a class networking project by two Jacksonville University staff members and students is fast becoming a region-wide experiment in the benefits of “girl talk.”

Sharon Collins and Gracie Simendinger created “GirlTalkJAX” on Facebook, …

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De Profundis presents Solstice concert fundraiser June 20

 What: Solstice, a concert celebrating the longest day of the year.

Who: De Profundis, featuring JU adjunct instructor Joe Yorio on saxophones, JU alum Bob Moore on piano and Tony Steve, JU Assistant Professor of Contemporary & World Music, on …

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JU Flight Team shows strength at national competition

Jacksonville University Flight Team member Bill Luce earned the National Men’s Achievement Award at the recent National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Evaluation Conference, while team coach Capt. Jeff Harrison won Coach of the Year honors. 

Luce was honored by …

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Welcome Easton Alton Sorrow, all 9 pounds, 5 ounces!

Easton Alton Sorrow waited a few days after his due date and into the wee hours of May 28 to arrive, but baby, mom and dad are doing just fine. Jacksonville University Communications Coordinator Kristi Mace Sorrow delivered 9-pound, 5-ounce …

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Reminder: EAC representative nominations being taken until Thursday, May 31

As many of you know, the Employee Advisory Council (EAC) was created in April 2004 and serves as the representative organization for all JU Staff and Administrative employees.  The EAC is opening nominations for representative positions for the 2012-2013 year.  …

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