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JU, Boys & Girls Clubs partnering on major new Arlington youth facility near campus

A new 20,000-square-foot, $2.5 million “Jacksonville University Boys & Girls Club” on Justina Terrace near campus will be among the vanguard of the nonprofit’s facilities when it opens in 2019, on land owned by the University.

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More recovery specialists on the way for region with major $447,150 training grant to School of Applied Health Sciences

More peer recovery specialists will be available for underserved areas as JU’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies enhance a pioneering training program with a major $447,150 subcontract awarded through a federal grant …

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A patient-centered approach to the U.S. drug epidemic to be discussed by top experts Nov. 14

A major seminar at Jacksonville University Nov. 14 will gather the region’s top substance abuse experts to describe outreach, prevention and treatment for those affected by the cascading U.S. drug epidemic, including U.S. veterans.

The 3½-hour event is supported by …

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Escalation Workshop joins JU student facilitators with community to shed light on relationship abuse

Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate students Africa Pino and Cindy Williams, along with junior biology major Kasey Williams, recently took time to facilitate an Escalation Workshop in downtown Jacksonville at the community group Fresh Futures.

About 60 high school students …

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Newly named Alfred I. duPont Plaza study space celebrates acclaimed philanthropist, nursing scholarship fund

Jacksonville University is celebrating its new Alfred I. duPont Endowed Nursing Scholarship Fund and honoring Alfred I. duPont’s commitment to education by naming one of its most prominent study spaces for the legendary industrialist and philanthropist.

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FIT LIFE: Can time outdoors reduce the nearsightedness epidemic?

Nearsightedness — the ability to see close objects more clearly than those far away — now affects about 50 percent of young adults in the United States and Europe. This is double the prevalence of half a century ago. In …

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