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Keigwin School of Nursing launches student mentorship program

nursing mentorship

For nursing students starting their education during a pandemic in 2020, collaborating and interacting with classmates wasn’t an easy task.

Classes were online, students weren’t in the same place and as a result, in-person interactions between students were a bit …

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2021: Year in Review

2021 has been a year of growth, accomplishments and positive change at Jacksonville University. As we wrap up another year, here’s a look back through some of the top stories from 2021. 

Jacksonville University named a top university on U.S.

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Charlotte Rose wins second national sailing championship

Grit – it’s the single-minded pursuit of a dream, the ability to dig deep when the chips are down, the sheer display of will and the inner resolve to achieve. It’s also exactly what Charlotte Rose exhibited during her second …

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Freedom to Create, and Relate

Choral Union

The Linda Berry Stein College Choral Performers Thrive in the Midst of the Pandemic

“If I can sing, I still am free.” This lyric from Refuge by American composer Elaine Hagenberg, performed as part of the Jacksonville University Fall Choral …

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River Life: A student’s perspective on the St. Johns River

This past semester we offered a course at Jacksonville University entitled “Ecology of the St. Johns River.” It was mentioned in last month’s column. As part of their final exam, I had them review some past River Life columns and …

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Six JU seniors commissioned as Navy officers, pinned as nurses

navy nurse commissioning

Receiving their pin at the Nurse Pinning Ceremony on Nov. 19 was the second life-changing event of the day for six Jacksonville University graduating seniors.

Earlier that day, they were commissioned as officers into the U.S. Navy. In a few …

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How to support alumni-owned businesses this season

Jacksonville University alumni are hardworking individuals who continue to make waves and serve their communities long after they graduate. When you’re looking for holiday gifts this season, or want to support an alumni-owned business on Small Business Saturday, be sure …

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JU, JAXPORT launch St. Johns River education initiative

As part of a shared commitment to advance the health and vitality of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI) and the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) are partnering to launch an educational initiative called Connected, …

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Inclusivity, understanding makes JU a top campus for veteran students

Defender's Den group

Mike Mitchell, director of the Veteran and Military Resource Center, says he wants to “roll out the red carpet” for the 251 veteran and active military students he assists on campus because he’s been in their shoes. 

Mitchell, who is …

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Deep Dive: how to protect our river

Doctor Quint White's monthly column

With Halloween just behind us and Thanksgiving looming not too far away, it means the year is coming to an end. Every year I think about how fast it has passed. This one has been no exception, but I am …

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