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Looking for love in only one place: Society turning inward on itself, sociology professor argues in new book

SocietyExplainedCover1Rapid technological advances, heavy use of social media, an uncertain economy and more vaguely defined relationship roles are having the paradoxical effect of causing people to become increasingly self-absorbed, damaging the very community they seek to connect with, argues a …

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Hitchcock masterpiece arrives with “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play”

It’s a mix of suspense, mystery and live radio as the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts presents the genius of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The 39 Steps” Oct. 3-4, complete with a 35-piece live orchestra and “Foley” sound-effects artists to help …

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Bringing it all back home: Senior Alexis Richens’ passion for raising the dance bar rewarded with $15,000 scholarship

Senior dance major Alexis Richens isn’t just looking to boost her own performance standards in the College of Fine Arts. She wants to inspire her fellow Bermudans back on the island to greater heights as well.

The 21-year-old, who is …

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Les Misérables wows them at Theatre Jax – with help of Fine Arts faculty and students

Jacksonville University Fine Arts students, alums and faculty are thrilling audiences in a three-week run of “Les Misérables” at Theatre Jacksonville, one of the first community theaters to ever receive rights for the blockbuster musical.

Award-winning JU Voice Prof. Kimberly …

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Fine Arts professor’s film in international online contest

A film by Jacksonville University Art Professor Bill Hill and starring College of Fine Arts students has been selected for showing in the Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF), a contest with $100,000 in prizes.

Using this year’s fest theme of …

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JU grad Arelis Resto makes her (colorful) mark across campus

Recent JU grad Arelis Resto, 22, has left indelible images across campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors to enjoy for years to come.

Resto, who graduated May 3, 2014, with bachelors’ degrees in Illustration and English, painted three murals …

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