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First JU “Presidents’ Society” dinner recognizing donors held

The first Jacksonville University Presidents’ Society appreciation dinner Friday, Feb. 8, honored individuals, corporations and foundations for their generous contributions of $10,000 or more in unrestricted gifts to the University during the calendar year.

Three JU presidents – Chancellor Emeritus

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President Cost touts JU’s programs, campus, affordability on WJXT TV-4’s “This Week in Jacksonville”

New JU President Tim Cost focused on continuing to strengthen the University’s core and signature programs during an interview Sunday, Feb. 10, on WJXT TV-4’s popular “This Week in Jacksonville” program.

“At our base we are a liberal arts institution …

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Attention to controversial City Council member enhanced by media technology, JU prof Stephen Baker tells Times-Union

Jacksonville University professor Dr. Stephen Baker

Social media and other means of widespread, instantaneous communication tend to bring increased attention to controversial politicians, Jacksonville University political science professor Stephen Baker said in a Feb. 11 Florida Times-Union profile of Jacksonville

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Gov. Rick Scott lauds JU Public Policy Institute in remarks to advisory board

By Phillip Milano

Using examples in education, trade, tourism, manufacturing and more, Florida Gov. Rick Scott stressed the value of public policy to help shape the future and improve lives, praising the JU Public Policy Institute for its efforts during …

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Struttin’ their stuff: JU notables to highlight Friends of Library Fashion Show Feb. 12

11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12

JU Kinne Center

 Women’s Fashions by Coldwater Creek; Men’s Fashions by Beau Outfitters

This year’s models include:

WXJT Meteorologist Rebecca Barry,

Santhea Hicks (Mrs. Alvin Brown)

JU Athletic Director Brad Edwards

JU University Advancement

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Political commentator, sex advice columnist Dan Savage to speak at JU Feb. 19

What: “Savage Love Live” presentation for JU students by Dan Savage, popular political commentator, sex advice columnist and co-creator of the “It Gets Better” global movement for LGBT youth.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Where: Kinne Center, Jacksonville University, …

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JU students prepping for expo, careers


The Spring Career Expo — a signature Jacksonville University event that connects students with prospective employers — is next week.

So, this week, JU’s Career Development Center is doing something new: It is helping students prepare for their moment …

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JU Prof Stephen Baker to chair Healthy Start Coalition


Jacksonville University political science professor Stephen Baker has been elected to chair the Northeast Florida Health Start Coalition, the Florida Times-Union reported Feb. 5.

The Healthy Start Coalition covers Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties and is

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