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JAGS Favorite, JAX Native, JU Legacy Alum

Alexander “Alec” Hadden graduated from Jacksonville University (JU) in 2014, with his BFA in Musical Theatre. On Sept. 16, he wowed a packed stadium where more than 68,500 fans anticipated the Jacksonville Jaguars facing off with the New England Patriots in a highly-anticipated rematch. “I’m very honored to sing the national anthem, especially for a …

University Celebrates $6 Million Unrestricted Gift: The Swisher Legacy Lives On

Jacksonville University (JU) is pleased to announce it has received a $6 million unrestricted gift from The Carl S. Swisher Foundation. “At this time of exciting progress at our University, we are extremely grateful to receive this transformational gift,” said Jacksonville University President Tim Cost. “We’re energized, as an institution, by the confidence placed in …

A Little Love from JU Alum & Muralist Chris Sweeney

On Sat., Sept. 8, Christopher Sweeney (’13) adds his personal touch to Jacksonville University (JU) in a big way. The weekend project centers on JU’s Founders Building, an original and historical structure on campus, and involves Sweeney’s unique art of encouragement. The mural will encompass an interior wall of Founders, just beyond the wrought iron gate, …

JU Vice-Provost Sherri Jackson Named 2018 Woman of Influence

Among healthcare leaders, lawyers, nonprofit leaders, financiers, and judges, Jacksonville University’s Dr. Sherri Jackson is the only 2018 Woman of Influence representing higher education. The 30-year Jacksonville University (JU) veteran first arrived on campus as a visiting professor. Today, she serves as JU’s recently appointed Vice-Provost. She says, “When I first interviewed with JU, at the age …

JU Athletics Brand Unveil Pulls in Bold City

Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Jacksonville University Athletics Department unveiled a fully re-imagined brand identity. The crowded event was live from Swisher Gymnasium with Senior Vice President and Athletics Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert and Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Communications Scott Bacon serving as JU’s number one brand ambassadors. In a release late last week, Ricker-Gilbert said, …

Eppley Foundation Awards JU Professor Funding for Plant-Based Electronics Research

On June 21, The Eppley Foundation for Research awarded Jacksonville University (JU) Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Ramesh Adhikari $24,850 in grant funding to conduct and oversee undergraduate research on the development of plant-based electronics. The Foundation was established by physical chemist Capt. Marion Eppley in 1947. Dr. Adhikari says, “Current growth in production and consumption …

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