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Dr. Ray Oldakowski

Jacksonville University geography Prof. Dr. Ray Oldakowski and JU alum John McEwen, a former student of Oldakowski’s, have published a study on the diffusion of disc golf within the United States in the prestigious Geographical Review, the journal of the American Geographical Society.

Read more in this Wave Weekly article.


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Bandar Albuliwi

Jacksonville University has made an impressive addition to its faculty with Professor of Film Bandar Albuliwi, a talented and driven director who brings a new level of energy and expertise to the College of Fine Arts and its emerging filmmakers. Attending the American Film Institute and winning the Creative Promise Award at the Tribeca Film Festival are two achievements in the filmmaking world that merit not only a sense of accomplishment but some bragging rights as well. However, Albuliwi’s career has been spent garnering a unique perspective of the world – without the ego. His success reflects his hard work and determination, qualities he hopes to pass on to his students. “The difference between success and failure is persistence, and that’s really the only difference,” he said. “Those that make it are persistent, and they might keep failing but they go on with it; they don’t give up.”

Read more in this Wave Weekly article.


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