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Jacksonville University unveils historic $85 million ASPIRE fundraising campaign

Jacksonville University unveils historic $85 million ASPIRE fundraising campaign

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Marking a seminal point in its nearly 80-year history, Jacksonville University publicly unveiled its $85 million ASPIRE Campaign Friday, Nov. 30, announcing bold plans to move the university dramatically forward with new scholarship and research funds, state-of-the-art health sciences facilities, vastly improved athletics venues, a robust endowment and more.

CarbuX Car Wash Provides More Than 300 Free Car Washes on Veterans Day

CarbuX Car Wash Provides More Than 300 Free Car Washes on Veterans Day

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – CarbuX Car Wash provided veterans and military personnel with 302 free car washes  —complete with red, white and blue soap — on Nov. 11 to honor these men and women for their service. All three CarbuX Car Wash locations offered the free car washes as part of the international Grace for Vets program.

Building Entrepreneurship for High School Students

Building Entrepreneurship for High School Students

The ability to be a successful Entrepreneur takes vision, planning, marketing, branding and networking. Networking practices of physically meeting people, exchanging business cards, phone calls, lunch meetings, and even golf outings are becoming a rarity and unobtainable luxury for young entrepreneurs. The access to monetary resources is unavailable because high school students live with their parents and are financially challenged.

Strom River Jam to rock JU Nov. 5 with Chroma and more at new Larry Strom Amphitheatre

Strom River Jam to rock JU Nov. 5 with Chroma and more at new Larry Strom Amphitheatre

What: The Strom River Jam is a free public music fest with a lineup of exciting Dolphinium Records artists, including popular East Coast band Chroma and American Idol Season 8 contestant AJ Neaher. The event includes recognition of Jacksonville University alumnus Larry Strom, whose generous donation made possible the newly opened Larry Strom Amphitheatre on Dolphin Green at JU. The fest is also serving as a “learning lab” for JU Artist and Concert Management students, who are helping plan its promotion, merchandising, sales and logistics. JU students will be served dinner on the river as well. Concessions will be available.

When: 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

Where: Larry Strom Amphitheatre, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N.

Branding Your Online Content

Branding Your Online Content

First impressions are important, more so in the use of Social Media when the average views to an online site
is 45 seconds.  Branding and marketing yourself is becoming a process on the level of an advertising corporation where executives plan complex strategies to attract and keep viewers attention.

Central Florida Blogging Conference

Central Florida Blogging Conference

Central Florida Blogging Conference

William Jackson, Tiffany Duhart and Lee Brown writers/bloggers from Jacksonville
and Orange Park, Florida recently participated in the Central Florida Blogger and Social
Media Conference, http://www.cflblogcon.com/ which is growing as a national and
international conference for bloggers.  

CFLBCON http://www.cflblogcon.com/ is a 1 day conference in Orlando, Florida focusing
on blogging and social media content creation using multileveled digital tools.  
The conference goals were to create a hyper focus on the sharing of technical knowledge,
blogging expertise and expanding social media ideas for application. The growing
involvement of Social Media is creating a paradigm shift in how people share information

Teacher’s a Social Media Warning

Teacher’s a Social Media Warning

Having attended the Central Florida Blogging Conference many areas were discussed: content creation, consistent posting, monitorizing, Branding, Marketing, and plug-ins. Another issue that is just as important, but sometimes overlooked is the content of educational professionals.