Jacksonville University honored pioneering documentary filmmaker Ken Burns with its second Presidential Global Citizen Award on Tuesday, Feb. 9, recognizing a master storyteller whose profound achievement in creating powerful historical narratives has had a far-reaching effect on millions of viewers …Read More »
WELL-TRAVELED: California’s Salton Sea is a weird but worthwhile travel destination
It is a massive inland sea in the middle of a Southern California desert. Ruins of forgotten motels, yacht clubs, restaurants and cocktail lounges dot the beaches. Isolated and sparsely populated communities of wrecked and dilapidated houses and mobile homes
Business/English standout Ellis Harr named citizen member of Times-Union editorial board
International Business/English double major Ellis Harr, a Presidential Student Ambassador who also heads Sigma Chi fraternity on campus, will bring his voice to The Florida Times-Union Editorial Board this semester as a citizen member, the newspaper announced.
The five members …Read More »
FIT LIFE: Where we live affects our health
If you are like most Americans, you have already broken your New Year’s resolution of becoming healthier. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology reveals that only 8 percent of us actually achieve our New Year’s resolutions.
RIVER LIFE: Understanding climate change, our role … and a long, long time ago
Climate change and sea level rise are two issues that are sure to initiate discussion whenever they are mentioned. But both topics need to be discussed intelligently so we can plan appropriately for the future.
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Sea of Blue: Remembering the fallen with help from JU Photography students
A group of Jacksonville University students have come to the aid of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
Not for an emergency, but to help document JFRD’s largest and most visible annual event: the Sea of Blue Fallen Firefighter Memorial …Read More »
Sleuthing the Keys: what (or who) is the culprit behind coral reef decline?
For years, scientists have lingered over a tantalizing menu of possible causes for coral reef decline, ranging from increased algae, more predators and disease to exacerbating factors like human-influenced poor water quality, higher sea surface temperatures and rising ocean acidity.…Read More »
The fertile power of STEM at JU attracts youthful attention
The batteries powered by a rhino’s “calling card” were a big hit. So were the dancing metal rings that showed how electromagnetism works, as well as the keychains, eyeglass frames and ukulele made with the 3D printer.
Those were just …Read More »
Rex Morgan 1948-2016: JU basketball icon passes away
Former Jacksonville University basketball great Rex Morgan, a two-year starter at guard who helped the Dolphins reach the 1970 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national championship game, passed away early today in Jacksonville. Mr. Morgan, 67, died after a lengthy …Read More »
Professional rebirth: artists rekindle their passions in MFA in Visual Arts program
Duval County Public Schools art teacher Joi Hosker had a quandary: She wanted to teach full-time at a university someday, but didn’t want to leave her job to advance her education.
Enter Jacksonville University’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in …Read More »