American Studies and History professor Paul Croce and Associate Professor of Geography J. Anthony Abbott also won Hand awards; Harry Price, an associate professor of chemistry, got the John Hague Teaching Award.
Student speakers are Caitlin Peterson of Ocala, Jason Reese of Telford, Tenn., and Maxwell Grossman of Wellington, the latter, a conductor and pianist, representing the School of Music.
Stetson’s third-place overall showing was out of a field of 288 colleges and universities. The university won first in the paper-recycling division, earning it a trophy made of recycled glass.
Stetson Kennedy, who unmasked the Ku Klux Klan after infiltrating it and remains a prominent voice for unions, labor and civil rights, gives a free lecture at Stetson University. He is 94.
Lemay re-founded Stetson’s chapter of the National Organization for Women and the university’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter, and produced Even Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” in 2010 and 2011 .
TJ Leyden is the author of Skinhead Confessions and an adviser and trainer to state and federal panels, the military and law enforcement. Jason Alexander, the Seinfeld star, wrote the Foreword to Leyden’s memoir.
In a free event open to the public, Stetson University professor Jamil Khader will moderate a panel discussion titled “The Egyptian Revolution and the Future of American-Arab Relations.”
The author of Freedom and The Corrections, an almost sure winner of this year’s Pulitzer for fiction, will be at Stetson on Nov. 22 for just one hour. The event is free, but tickets are extremely limited.
Marco Rubio as Taj Mahal pasha, Mainland Coach Maronto resigns, police brutality on the elderly in Orlando, Harvey Firestein as gay Santa, septic tank emanations, Philip Roth on suicide, and more.
Stetson Professor Monique Forte, beloved as a friend and mentor, had been battling mounting stress in her work and personal life.