American composer James Barnes’ monumental “Third Symphony,” specifically chosen to highlight the fresh acoustics of the newly renovated Terry Concert Hall at Jacksonville University, will highlight a free joint concert featuring the First Coast Wind Symphony and the JU Wind …Read More »
JU family looks outward to help Arlington after Hurricane Irma
Most people wouldn’t stare Hurricane Irma’s wake of destruction in the face and see it as an opportunity, but that’s just how the Jacksonville University family saw it: a chance to give back to the Arlington community and accentuate common …Read More »
FIT LIFE: Can time outdoors reduce the nearsightedness epidemic?
Nearsightedness — the ability to see close objects more clearly than those far away — now affects about 50 percent of young adults in the United States and Europe. This is double the prevalence of half a century ago. In …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: Eclipse lets us know that all are affected by the light, dark cycle
Like most of you, I spent a lot of time Aug. 21 staring up at the sun with a very dark pair of glasses, completely mesmerized by what I was seeing. The sight was fascinating and sort of eerie at …Read More »
Alumnus Jay Thomas 1948-2017: “He controlled every room he was ever in and was the brightest light in it”
Jacksonville University is deeply saddened by the passing Thursday of Distinguished Alumni Jay Thomas ’72, one of our most well-known and accomplished alumni, a brilliant talent in the arts and entertainment world and a passionate supporter of his beloved alma …Read More »
Randal Freebourn named Chief Financial Officer for Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University has named Randal Freebourn, a performance-driven higher education veteran with extensive fiscal expertise, as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective Sept. 1.
Freebourn is currently Vice President for Finance & Administration and Assistant Treasurer at Wittenberg University in …Read More »
Kinesiology students raise their profiles nationally at Biomechanics conference
Three top JU Kinesiology students recently traveled to the University of Colorado Boulder to present research at the prestigious American Society of Biomechanics national conference.
Second-year graduate students Jaclyn O’Loughlin and Jared Mallard were joined by Robert Paxton, a recent …Read More »
JU selected as Official Academic Partner of The District to study community’s effects on health
The partners behind The District—Life Well Lived Jacksonville, the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns River, announced today that Jacksonville University has been selected to be the Official Academic Partner of The District.
Under the partnership, JU’s Brooks …Read More »
Davis College of Business debuts on U.S. News “Best Business Graduate School” list for part-time MBA program
U.S. News and World Report for the first time has ranked the JU Davis College of Business as a best business graduate school for its part-time FLEX Master of Business Administration program. Rankings are based on three main criteria, including …Read More »
Shooting team members put “skin in the game” to take command nationally
The collegiate shooting world took notice when Jacksonville University’s Varsity Shooting Team morphed into a national powerhouse in just its first several years.
Now it’s pulled off a stunner, and the word “dynasty” is beginning to come to mind.
The …Read More »