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WJCT Live at JU Friday! First Coast Connect On the Go!

Don’t miss a special live broadcast of the popular WJCT radio show “First Coast Connect” from the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research institute at 9 a.m. Friday! This is a great chance to hear as host Melissa Ross discusses the exciting developments, cross-disciplinary research and close-to-market programs occurring at JU.

Listen on the radio, or click http://news.wjct.org/programs/first-coast-connect and see your Internet listening options on the right side of the page.

The expected guest lineup over the course of the hour includes:

  • JU President Tim Cost speaking on new facilities, upgrades and other exciting developments at JU, accompanied by Student Association President Will Baxley.
  • JU MSRI Executive Director Quinton White discussing the new state-of-the-art floating classroom for students dedicated last Friday, plus the Institute’s cutting-edge research and details on its unique partnerships with the St. Johns Riverkeeper and Florida Fish and Wildlife in its riverfront building.
  • JU College of Health Sciences Associate Dean Christine Sapienza on JU’s new Speech-Pathology program and the COHS’ innovative research efforts that have landed more than $1.2 million in recent grants for JU. She and Dr. Juan Merkt of the Davis Aviation Center will also offer an update on an exciting proposed research grant for JU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. It will partner with the Davis Aviation Center to answer questions related to pilots’ ability to act and communicate in noisy conditions.
  • JU Music Chair Dr. Tommy Harrison and Dr. Michael James Olson, Assistant Professor of Music, who will talk about the University’s music business program, which is on the front-edge of new innovations in the discipline, including a renewed focus on educational/industry opportunities and partnerships.
  • And if you listen closely, you may hear some original music by Dr. Harrison in between segments!