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Jacksonville University again selected to host NCAA Tournament

In collaboration with the JAXSPORTS Council, March Madness returns to Veterans Memorial Arena in 2019, and Jacksonville University will serve as host for first and second round action. The city’s fourth stint as an NCAA Tournament site has captured events in the 2006, 2010 and 2015 seasons, with JU selected as the host institution each ...

Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert ups JU’s influence with appointment to NCAA Division I Council

The University’s voice on issues surrounding student athletes across the nation has doubled with the announcement that Athletic Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert is the newest member of the NCAA Division I Council. The council reports directly to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, and President Tim Cost was named to that governing body last fall. ...

‘Flexing our considerable muscle’: JU gives Arlington its all with its most impressive Charter Day of Service to date

On “the most important, exhilarating and vibrant single day of community service in its history,” as JU President Tim Cost put it, the diverse family that is Jacksonville University put the surrounding Arlington area in its embrace as never before Friday, April 7. Hundreds of accepted and current students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends fanned ...

Nursing’s Dr. Carla Fry walks on “hallowed grounds” with towering achievement of a Fulbright Scholarship

Dr. Carla Fry, Undergraduate Director of the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Online Learning and Director for the Keigwin School of Nursing’s RN-BSN Program at Jacksonville University, has been awarded a prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research at the University of Belize. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international ...

Purple Heart-designated spaces one more way JU works to make sure its veterans are ‘set up for success’

Special parking spaces set aside just for Purple Heart veterans may seem like a modest gesture to some, but to Kinesiology major Sean Karpf, it means “more than you’ll ever know.” For Karpf, who lost his left leg below the knee and suffered traumatic brain injury in 2012 when he stepped on an Improvised Explosive ...

One Woman’s History in Jacksonville politics: Audrey Moran addresses Public Policy Institute

“I’m with Audrey.” That was what the t-shirts and campaign signs stated, and it’s something people still say six years after Audrey McKibbin Moran’s run for mayor in Jacksonville. In the decades leading to that memorable 2011 race, she went from being a mother of four, the wife of a well-respected judge, and a successful ...


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