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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp General Manager Harold Craw discusses minor league baseball with students.

Students got real-life look at minor league front office ops

About 40 students from a variety of academic disciplines were able to get a real-life educational experience last week when Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp General Manager Harold Craw spoke to the Sport Business Club. Craw filled the River House attendees with an abundance of situations he has seen and he was able to connect on a ...

Professor Eric Thomas has created progrmas for the study of both Canadian and Australian history.

Prof. Thomas will step away from chair; teaching streak intact

When it comes to ongoing longevity streaks, Professor Eric Thomas may rank up there with baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. For every school term during the past 25 years Thomas, an Associate Professor of History, has been in the classroom to teach. Every fall term, every spring term, every summer term, 25 years. “I’ve been ...

Dr. Julie Brannon preparing for Jeopardy! "You can study only so much for this.''

It’s button mashing, not blurting, as Dr. Brannon prepares for Jeopardy! appearance

Like many of those who watch the popular game show Jeopardy!, Dr. Julie Brannon has a tendency to blurt out the response. Now, however, since she is actually going to be on the show work on timing and button mashing is in order. Dr. Brannon, professor and Chair of English, has been called as a ...


A World Away and Never Closer: The Knox-Stewart World Cup Reunion

May 5, 2007. The lawns are green, the temperature in the mid-80s and the Florida sun is shining. Back home it would have been raining, or at least cloudy, and about 30 degrees cooler. But Russell Knox and Duncan Stewart were not in the Highlands near the popular Loch Ness. They were on the Science ...

International look for MFA in Choreography

College of Fine Arts leaders and faculty have been looking for ways to keep the Masters in Fine Arts (Choreography) forward looking and ahead of the curve. In a big way they have found an answer. Beginning in July, 2017, for the first time the MFA is going international as the degree will be offered ...


Sport Management online master’s program gears up for January as professors solidify industry relationships

JU Sport Business professors Dr. Carol Dole and Dr. Todd Hall, who are gearing up for the January launch of the region’s only fully online business-focused Sport Management master’s degree, recently traveled to the inaugural Warsaw Sports Business Analytics Symposium at the University of Oregon. The symposium provided a forum for discussion with sport industry ...

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Jacksonville University offers more than 70 majors and programs at the undergraduate level, as well as over 20 graduate and doctorate level degree programs. JU is comprised of four colleges, two institutes, and several prestigious schools. Since 1934, JU has offered top-tier educational experiences, cultivating lifelong passions and meaningful careers in such sought-after fields as aviation, speech pathology, kinesiology, marine science, choreography, orthodontics, business, biology and many others.