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“Astonishing” Laramie Project (rescheduled), “stunning” 8 spotlight historic LGBT events in back-to-back Fine Arts productions

Two plays based on watershed LGBT-related events, one a tragedy that took place on a dusty plain in Wyoming and the other a victory that sprung from a courtroom in California, are running back to back at Jacksonville University with …

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JUSA President Adam Keller picked for national College Debate 2016

As the moderators pepper Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with questions this fall in their historic presidential debates, Adam Keller will be watching with much more interest than the casual observer. That’s because the JU Student Alliance President may have …

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WELL-TRAVELED: Yes, Rio really is that beautiful

Rio de Janeiro has been in the news for months leading up to the Olympic Games, and it hasn’t been good: the Zika virus, political unrest, ouster of the president, security issues, an uncertain economy and questions about the city’s …

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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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