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2016 Innovators in Education Awards honor those who inspire outstanding K-12 student outcomes

Celebrating the most inspiring and creative minds helping K-12 students in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville University and the Jacksonville Business Journal bestowed the annual Innovators in Education Awards at a luncheon on campus Thursday, May 5, featuring a keynote by JU …

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Don’t sit on the sidelines, former Sen. Bob Graham tells students in Public Policy Institute address

Jacksonville University has established its Public Policy Institute for the right reason: to function as a proactive, rather than reactive, service to the public, former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham said at the Institute’s Board of Advisors meeting …

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“Awe-inspiring” theater a matter of child’s play for students guided by renowned Creatively Independent resident artists

The revolution is here! No more waiting for someone else to pick you for a job, the part or the opportunity. Create your own. Uncover your passion. Embrace your unique process.

That’s the mission statement for Creatively Independent, a cutting-edge …

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Ground-breaking filmmaker Ken Burns honored with Presidential Global Citizen Award

Jacksonville University honored pioneering documentary filmmaker Ken Burns with its second Presidential Global Citizen Award on Tuesday, Feb. 9, recognizing a master storyteller whose profound achievement in creating powerful historical narratives has had a far-reaching effect on millions of viewers …

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Sea of Blue: Remembering the fallen with help from JU Photography students

A group of Jacksonville University students have come to the aid of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.

Not for an emergency, but to help document JFRD’s largest and most visible annual event: the Sea of Blue Fallen Firefighter Memorial …

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The Road to Joyful Learning: Professor brings new ways of teaching to educators in Guatemala

Helping Mayan teachers create “joyful learning” and inspiring U.S. educators back home are two reasons why Dr. Tammy Ryan, associate professor of Reading Education and director of the Master of Education in Reading Education program, went back to Guatemala.

Ryan …

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Glass virtuoso Brian Frus goes with the flow to bring the River City an imposing masterpiece

Go Big or Go Home

It was built using glass, copper, brass, fire, water and more. More importantly, it was born of imagination, discipline, frustration, joy, hurdles, victories, natural talent and, above all, collaboration.

‘River Table’, a stunning, 14-foot treasure …

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Music Prof. Scott Watkins has them standing at Carnegie Hall

Associate Professor of Piano Dr. Scott Watkins recently performed a solo recital at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall in the Weill Recital Hall.

His ambitious program included three masterworks from the early 20th century: Bela Bartok’s primitive-sounding Piano Sonata, composed …

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Civil, robust debate as Public Policy Institute hosts third of mayor’s town halls on emotional LGBT rights issue

With impassioned views on both sides over whether the city’s anti-discrimination laws should be expanded to cover lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute did its job well Tuesday, Dec. 15, hosting respectful discussion on …

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Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne to JU graduates: Achievements come from persistence, happiness from gratitude

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, who at 98 knows a little bit about accomplishments and happiness, told Jacksonville University graduates Saturday that they can have them, too, if they just learn a little bit about persistence and gratitude.

“We always think …

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