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Memorial service Saturday for alumna Sharon Laird, former Weekend Studies and Lifelong Learning director

A memorial service for alumna Sharon Laird, who advised hundreds of Jacksonville University students and was an instrumental figure at the University in the ‘90s in the College of Weekend Studies and later the College of Lifelong Learning, will be …

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Aviation Ambassador Steven Paduchak gives back to Davis Aviation Center

In 2013, Aviation Management student Steven Paduchak decided he wanted to give back to the program, becoming an Aviation Ambassador. Now a senior who will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management, Paduchak took time to

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Zoo’s leopard exhibit gets a lift from JU students

Jacksonville University students represented the University on Martin Luther King Day Jan. 19 by partnering with the Jacksonville Zoo and assisting in the leopard exhibit with zoo staff.

Constructing new terrain and updating the structure was the main goal of …

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Mitt Romney to deliver Spring Commencement keynote address

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary degree at Jacksonville University’s Spring Commencement on April 25, the University announced.

Romney joins a long list of distinguished speakers at …

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Exercise addiction putting more at risk for health problems, new book co-authored by JU fitness expert argues

As in most years, making exercise a more regular habit is again a top New Year’s resolution this year, but a new book argues that a growing number of exercise enthusiasts are taking their passions too far—and it’s becoming a …

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NASA Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell to discuss climate change

What: “Unconventional Solutions to Climate Change” — In an event free to the public, Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, will discuss sea level rise and climate change, including the potentially devastating impacts on coastal communities such as …

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