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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 …

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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 …

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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.…

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“Hearing” silent films at the heart of $10,000 Fine Arts grant to create live music for movie classics

Letting viewers “hear” silent films through original music is at the heart of a JU College of Fine Arts Division of Music project benefiting from a $10,000 grant by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

JU Assistant Music Prof. Tony

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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 …

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Dr. Laney “Doc Y” Yelverton 1938-2016: Phys. Ed. professor inspired many, didn’t live by the book

Dr. Laney Yelverton (“Doc Y”), former Professor of Physical Education at Jacksonville University who taught hundreds of area youths how to swim and was known for his Harley and ponytail along with his rigorous but attentive teaching style, died yesterday …

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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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ASPIRE Campaign tops $100 million raised, announces $2.5 million from Bisk Family Foundation for online learning

bisk education logoJacksonville University’s ASPIRE comprehensive campaign has reached a record-breaking $100 million raised toward programs and facilities for its students, including a $2.5 million donation this week from the Bisk Family Foundation, the largest single investment in dedicated online learning in …

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