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ELEMENTALS— JU Super Isabella Martinez

Join WAVE Magazine for an exciting new series of interviews at Jacksonville University, where students are the heroes.

By Carley Stickney

Isabella Martinez, a junior musical theatre student at Jacksonville University (JU), has been on the stage her entire life.

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Composing the Future: Jacksonville’s Watkins-Hanson Journey

Dr. Scott Watkins, Professor of Piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Jacksonville University (JU) since 2001, researches the early life of famed American composer Howard Hanson in his spare time, focusing on the years that preceded Hanson’s directorship at

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JU in Italy: Welcome to Sant’Anna

By Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette

Spanning three centuries, the Sant’Anna Institute has stood as a source of learning, light, and leadership for the Sorrento community in the Campagna region of southern Italy. Located high above the Bay of Naples, jetting out …

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JAGS Favorite, JAX Native, JU Legacy Alum

By Sheri Webber

Alexander “Alec” Hadden graduated from Jacksonville University (JU) in 2014, with his BFA in Musical Theatre. On Sept. 16, he wowed a packed stadium where more than 68,500 fans anticipated the Jacksonville Jaguars facing off with the …

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A Little Love from JU Alum & Muralist Chris Sweeney

By Sheri Webber

Sat., Sept. 8, Christopher Sweeney (’13) adds his personal touch to Jacksonville University (JU) in a big way. The weekend project centers on JU’s Founders Building, an original and historical structure on campus, and involves Sweeney’s unique …

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Art Here and Now: JU’s Newest Public Installations

By Sheri Webber

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

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Then and Now: RiverTones Ensemble Jazzes Up Fall Semester

By Sheri Webber

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 …

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The Road from Tegucigalpa: Alejandra’s Story

By Sheri Webber

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 …

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Juilliard Quartet Founder & Jacksonville University VIP Guest Dies at 97

By Sheri Webber

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 …

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