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Dr. Erica Kines and Nursing students double underserved patient care at Community Health Outreach using innovative $50,000 training grant

More than twice as many underserved patients are getting primary care — and with a week’s wait time instead of a month — as a result of a flourishing year-long partnership between Jacksonville University’s Keigwin School of Nursing and the local nonprofit Community Health Outreach. A $50,000 grant from the Florida Association of Free and …

A closer look at each other’s lives inspires JU sociology students along with their Arlington mentees

Students in Sociology Professor Shelley Grant’s Media and Crime class reconnected with youths from Arlington area schools this week to culminate their semester-long mentoring together and give the young mentees a taste of campus life. (See a Facebook photo gallery here.) After a spirited greeting from President Tim Cost and Provost Dr. Donnie Horner, during …

JU becomes Florida’s first private university to take ACHA “Healthy Campus Pledge” and join prized national network

Jacksonville University has become the first private higher education institution in Florida to commit to the goals of the American College Health Association’s “Healthy Campus Pledge” and is now part of an exclusive network of official Healthy Campus 2020 Partners. The pledge involves a rigorous, detailed look at a university’s practices related to health, fitness, …

JU, Boys & Girls Clubs partnering on major new Arlington youth facility near campus

A new 20,000-square-foot, $2.5 million “Jacksonville University Boys & Girls Club” on Justina Terrace near campus will be among the vanguard of the nonprofit’s facilities when it opens in 2019, on land owned by the University. The collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida is another proactive move by JU to strengthen key …

Foreign policy in the age of Trump is topic of 5th annual Hesburgh Lecture Thursday, Nov. 30

Leading national security expert Dr. Michael Desch will discuss foreign policy and the impact of Donald Trump in the fifth annual Hesburgh Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Davis College of Business, presented by the JU Public Policy Institute and the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville. The talk will broach topics …

College sailing’s coolest team now among its finest

They’re the coolest and youngest team in collegiate sailing, and now they’re among the most elite. The upstart Jacksonville University Varsity Sailing Team has cracked the Sailing World College Rankings for the first time, with its Co-ed Team coming in 20th out of 250 teams nationwide in the bi-weekly Coaches Poll, topping world-class programs such …

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