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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 …

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The Metropolitan: Alum played in World Series

Former Jacksonville University infielder and New York Mets slugger Daniel Murphy made headlines this year, earning the National League Championship Series MVP title, and leading his team to the 2015 World Series. Over the course of the National League Division …

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Sailing Team Advances to National Waters

Once again, the Jacksonville University Sailing Team made it into the College Sailing National Championship, one of only 36 college teams to qualify out of 250 nationally. That’s an impressive two bids to the marquee event in only three years’ …

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A Moment to Remember: U.S. Navy Vet Brian Holcomb in first Career Start

The moment last spring was bigger than the game of baseball for Brian Holcomb. The freshman pitcher and Navy veteran made his collegiate start.

Serving in the Navy for more than 15 years after high school, Holcomb was cleared through …

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The Road to Joyful Learning: Professor brings new ways of teaching to educators in Guatemala

Helping Mayan teachers create “joyful learning” and inspiring U.S. educators back home are two reasons why Dr. Tammy Ryan, associate professor of Reading Education and director of the Master of Education in Reading Education program, went back to Guatemala.

Ryan …

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Glass virtuoso Brian Frus goes with the flow to bring the River City an imposing masterpiece

Go Big or Go Home

It was built using glass, copper, brass, fire, water and more. More importantly, it was born of imagination, discipline, frustration, joy, hurdles, victories, natural talent and, above all, collaboration.

‘River Table’, a stunning, 14-foot treasure …

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Attack of the $13 Trillion Monster: Professor Richard Cebula explores the “new normal” of deficit spending

Illustrations by Cleo Brock ’16

Throughout most of U.S. history, the nation’s biggest budget deficits have come in times of war. From the Revolutionary War through Vietnam, armed conflict has ballooned the nation’s budgets and borrowing. But when the fighting …

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Music Prof. Scott Watkins has them standing at Carnegie Hall

Associate Professor of Piano Dr. Scott Watkins recently performed a solo recital at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall in the Weill Recital Hall.

His ambitious program included three masterworks from the early 20th century: Bela Bartok’s primitive-sounding Piano Sonata, composed …

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