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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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JU legend Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne to set record with keynote to graduates at Fall 2015 Commencement Dec. 12

Jacksonville University will bestow degrees on nearly 400 students on Saturday, Dec. 12, one of the largest graduating classes ever for a Fall Commencement at the University.

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, Past President and Chancellor Emerita of Jacksonville University, will …

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JU Orchestra Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 features classics and pops

The Jacksonville University Orchestra will perform a program of holiday favorites  at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Terry Concert Hall on the JU campus.

Included on the concert will be classics such as JS Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s

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Those who serve and served honored at JU Military Appreciation Football Game

A special brand of honor and integrity was in the air at Milne Field Saturday, as the University recognized current and former service members at its Military Appreciation Football Game vs. Davidson College.

At halftime, one of JU’s most committed …

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Fran Kinne on The Chat: “Go out and make the world a better place.”

JU Past President and Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, who was the first female college president in Florida and recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of Influence Awards, stole the hearts of the hosts of First …

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