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Art Here and Now: JU’s Newest Public Installations

The cool and coastal tones of Opportunity by recent Jacksonville University (JU) College of Fine Arts graduate Tori West and the undulating River Wise marinescape by MFA candidate Tiffany Gonzalez, are JU’s newest public art installations.

Opportunity

Opportunity, installed …

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Then and Now: RiverTones Ensemble Jazzes Up Fall Semester

It has been more than a decade since the Jacksonville University (JU) Dolphinaires graced stages around the state of Florida.

Today, JU’s newest vocal performance ensemble, RiverTones, enters its second year with big plans to bring a little jazz to …

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The Road from Tegucigalpa: Alejandra’s Story

Though Jacksonville University alumna Ninoska Alejandra “Ale” Nuñez Garcia Keyes (’14) never had the pleasure of meeting her grandfather, it is his legacy that largely inspired her educational journey. He passed away in 1969, decades before her birth.

Still, she …

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Juilliard Quartet Founder & Jacksonville University VIP Guest Dies at 97

Born on July 19, 1920, and raised in Portland, Oregon, renowned American violinist Robert Nathaniel Mann made three guest appearances at Jacksonville University (JU).

Mann passed away earlier this year at the age of 97. He is survived by all …

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Count the Brave: Student Veteran Reflects on Sorrento Study Abroad

“March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free,
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory,
We’re the Army and proud of our name…” ~ from U.S. Army Anthem “The Army Goes Rolling Along”

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Hot Off the Press: An Evening of Original Compositions with Your JU Orchestra

By Marguerite Richardson, D.Mus.
Associate Professor of Strings & Director of Orchestral Activities, Jacksonville University

The Jacksonville University Orchestra will present a program of contemporary compositions on Tuesday, March 6, in Terry Concert Hall at 7:30 PM.  The music, which …

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“Mrs. Warren’s Profession” puts acclaimed instructor Deborah Jordan center stage in JU theater debut Feb. 16-24

One of the most formidable female characters ever crafted will be portrayed by one of the most passionate instructors in the College of Fine Arts, as Associate Professor of Theater Arts Deborah Jordan makes her JU debut in the title …

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Elton John’s epic ‘Aida’ casts a soaring refrain of love without borders in Music Division production Feb. 15-25

Warring nations come together and forbidden love faces its ultimate challenge in Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical that comes to JU’s Swisher Theater Feb. 15-25.

The tale of a bond between an Egyptian …

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Electroacoustic Barn Dance to bring hundreds of composers and performers to campus for free festival

The Seventh Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance is coming Feb. 8-10 to Jacksonville University, a free three-day national festival of electronic music and art drawing acclaimed composers and artists from as far away as Estonia.

On stage performing with top student …

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A new age of Aquarian as national notice rolls in

When you pick up an Aquarian, you can’t help noticing the remarkable imagery and captivating words.

National judges are picking up on that, too.

In one recent honor, the literary and arts magazine for Jacksonville University was one of …

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