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Jacksonville University: Committed to Veteran Students

On Nov. 11, the United States will celebrate Veteran’s Day. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday began in 1919, exactly one year after the armistice between Germany and the Allied Forces of World War I. The agreement called for an …

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Student Expresses Social Injustice through Music

By all accounts, 2020 has been a year filled with challenge, strife and its fair share of tragedy. Against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic, it has also been a year where many societal issues have bubbled to the surface. …

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#JUStrong: Your Voice Matters

Voting precincts, long lines, filling in tiny boxes and receiving an “I Voted” sticker makes voting here in the United States a complex experience. That is why Jacksonville University is doing its part to prepare students for the upcoming election.…

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“Ghostwriting” Exercise Makes for Spooktacular Good Time

In the spirit of Halloween, the English department held its fourth annual Ghost of JU Write-a-Thon in the Council courtyard. The event is an opportunity for students to tap into their creative writing skills and collectively create a story about …

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Make Way for the Future: Work Begins on New Basketball Performance Center

Rendering of Jacksonville University's new basketball performance center

Ground has been broken, and clearing has begun for Jacksonville University’s new basketball performance center. The center, currently scheduled to open in time for the 2021-2022 season, will be the future home of the JU men’s and women’s basketball teams, …

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Art and nature collide to create ‘Instagrammable’ spots in Jax

In 2012, Dr. Melinda Simmons stood among smiling strangers posing in front of colorful murals of wildlife at the San Francisco Zoo for the quintessential vacation photo-op. It’s a similar scene that plays out in places like Nashville, Los Angeles, …

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Marine Science students engineer homemade ocean ‘drifters’

The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is being put to the test by students in Jacksonville, and scientists are reaping the benefits.

Jacksonville University Professor Jeremy Stalker created an inexpensive and effective method for studying ocean currents …

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Registering to vote: what you need to know

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, Americans will choose their President for the next four years. In fact, citizens are already submitting their ballots in many areas of the country.

But if you’re a Florida resident on the Jacksonville University campus and …

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New video series offers glimpse of campus life amid pandemic

New video series shows what campus life is like.

This fall there’s considerably more anxiety for college students and their families, as universities all over the country work to maintain a safe living and learning environment on their campuses. 

To help ease some of that stress, Jacksonville University leaders …

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