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Jacksonville University receives $1.9 million Trio Upward Bound grant

Jacksonville University receives $1.9 million Trio Upward Bound grant

In one of the most competitive grant seasons in the history of federal Trio programs for disadvantaged students, Jacksonville University has received $1.9 million to continue its Upward Bound program another five years for students at five area high schools.

Jacksonville University graduates first class in lauded MFA in Choreography program

Jacksonville University graduates first class in lauded MFA in Choreography program

When they made their way across the stage May 5 to receive their diplomas, these Jacksonville University graduates made a little history, too.

They were part of the first graduating class of JU’s prestigious MFA in Choreography program, one of only a handful nationwide whose low-residency approach lets mid-career artists continue their professional lives while advancing their knowledge in performance and choreography.

“This program expanded my mind and perspective in terms of thinking about my career and potential,” said an excited Michelle Grant Murray, one of 10 graduates of the program, who teaches dance in Miami and has directed shows as far away as Japan. “It gave me the opportunity to meet new people and go to new places. It’s amazing, the amount of freedom to explore your processes without having everything superimposed on you.”

Turn passions to reality, Mayor Alvin Brown urges Jacksonville University graduates

Turn passions to reality, Mayor Alvin Brown urges Jacksonville University graduates

Take action in the face of adversity. Go beyond the nurturing environment of college to turn passions into reality. Above all, stand tall to lead rather than follow.

Becoming A Dollar and Discount People

Becoming A Dollar and Discount People

Becoming A Dollar and Discount People


Don’t be trained to a dollar down and discount mentality. Has anyone noticed in Jacksonville the increased number of discount/dollar stores?

Social Media & Technology Bar Camp

Social Media & Technology Bar Camp

Technology Bar Camp
http://barcamporlando.org/
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Tiffany Duhart, MosaicLifeStyles.com
 

Technology Bar Camp was an eye opening experience to the diverse world of technology and the integration
of technology in multiple career fields. Attending this years fifth annual event were computer programmers,
web browser developers, Java Script creators, Bloggers like myself, and other areas of current and emerging
tech developers.

Community First Credit Union is “Investing in You” to Inspire Change on the First Coast

Community First Credit Union is “Investing in You” to Inspire Change on the First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Almost everyone has at least one good idea to make the First Coast a better place, if only they had the funds to make it happen. Starting tomorrow, and for the next 90 days, anyone, anywhere on the First Coast — including civic groups— has the opportunity to earn $1,000 towards a new or existing initiative.

Now in its second year, Community First’s Investing In You contest will award $1,000 every two weeks for 90 days to fund innovative ideas for improving communities throughout the First Coast.  Idea entries can be submitted through the credit union’s Facebook site. Last year’s winners included a variety of projects ranging from educational technology for at-risk kids to swimming tubs for rescued tigers.