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A new era in men’s basketball

As they continue with conference play this week, the Jacksonville University men’s basketball program is off to a strong 9-4 start this season, including wins in five out of its last six contests. First-year head coach Jordan Mincy was brought …

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Keigwin School of Nursing launches student mentorship program

nursing mentorship

For nursing students starting their education during a pandemic in 2020, collaborating and interacting with classmates wasn’t an easy task.

Classes were online, students weren’t in the same place and as a result, in-person interactions between students were a bit …

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Design professor lands project in Times Square

When Assistant Professor of Design Ron Edelen dives into freelance design projects with some of the most recognizable brands in the world, that translates into opportunity and real-world knowledge for his students. 


2021 was a busy year for Edelen. While …

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Inclusivity, understanding makes JU a top campus for veteran students

Defender's Den group

Mike Mitchell, director of the Veteran and Military Resource Center, says he wants to “roll out the red carpet” for the 251 veteran and active military students he assists on campus because he’s been in their shoes. 

Mitchell, who is …

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JU professor tackles mental health in TEDx talk

Dr. LaTonya Summers

On Saturday, October 23, the annual TEDxJacksonville conference of ideas will feature Jacksonville University’s own Dr. LaTonya Summers, assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling in the Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. Dr. Summers’ TEDx talk, …

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“Ghost of JU” to make annual appearance

JU's centennial oak on campus

It has been said that at this very time of year on the campus of Jacksonville University, when the classrooms are dark and the offices empty and the mighty branches of the centennial oak twist skyward toward a moonless night, …

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Aura Air Purification Pilot Program in Place for Fall Semester

Photo of Aura Air Filter on a Wall in a classroom on campus

This fall as students return to Jacksonville University, and some semblance of normal resumes, there will be a new addition to the incoming class. It may not be noticed at first. Designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, it could …

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Study Abroad Restarts with Coconut Olympics

Photo of Study Abroad students at the airport

This year, as athletes around the world train for gold medals in Tokyo, a new competition has emerged. Originating on the five-acre island of Tobacco Caye in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef, the Coconut Olympics has left its …

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Graduates Honored at Multicultural Graduation

Pamela Pacheco Aldana wearing the La Raza stole given to students who identify as Hispanic or Latino

Jacksonville University’s office of student inclusion works hard to foster an environment where all students can feel seen, heard and valued. From intentional programming to passing on opportunities, student inclusion exists so that underrepresented students can reach their potential from …

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Charter Day 2021 Benefits Feeding Northeast Florida

Photo of Student pulling Weeds

“We believe we exist to help others.” These words, spoken by Jacksonville University President Tim Cost, are the heart, soul and purpose of the university’s Charter Day festivities. Charter Day, which commemorates the signing of the university’s charter on April …

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