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Student-athletes achieve highest aggregate GPA in school history

Swisher Gym

Sixty athletes finished the recently completed fall semester with grade point averages (GPA) of 4.0 to lead the Jacksonville University student-athlete cohort of more than 400 athletes to a school-record 3.36 average GPA.

 “An average GPA of above a 3.0

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University loses long-time friend, advisor and supporter Bob Shircliff

Robert and Carol Shircliff

Although long-time Jacksonville University friend, advisor, fund-raiser and supporter Robert T. “Bob” Shircliff died last week at age 91, his impact is ingrained into the institution he adopted as one of his own.

“Bob was the rarest of global business …

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River Life: A “hole” lot of interesting creatures

Shipworm holes

Boring is not a description normally associated with river or ocean life — at least not if the definition used means dull and uninteresting. But boring is the topic for this column — not in the unexciting way but in …

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Seven NROTC midshipmen receive military commissions

US Navy Vice Admiral Mary Jackson was the honored speaker when eight midshipmen received their Navy and Marine Corps commissions at the Jacksonville University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Fall 2019 Commissioning Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Terry …

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Jacksonville University’s Top 10 Alumni & Family Engagement Moments of 2019

Highest. Best attended. Biggest.

Those are just a few of the terms that describe some of the most memorable and important moments for Jacksonville University alumni and family during 2019.

Please scroll through the photos below that captured the top …

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Electroacoustic Barn Dance features boundary-challenging performances

Electroacoustic Barn Dance performance

From a 10-foot pendulum incorporated into a musical performance to a three-movement piece about mental disorders performed with the Jacksonville Dance Theatre, this year’s Electroacoustic Barn Dance beginning on Thursday, Nov. 14, promises to showcase expanded boundaries.

“This is all …

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Phins celebrate Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

Despite sometimes threatening weather, more than 1,000 guests from 28 states helped make Jacksonville University’s Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019 a huge success.

This year’s festivities were the largest and best attended in the event’s history.

Watch the video below …

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