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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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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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