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Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Mia Jones; Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating and Violence Summit
http://nefhealthystart.org/rep-mia-jones-holding-teen-dating-violence-su...

This is a longer than normal blog, but the subject is very important and a Life and Death issue. The Prom season and summer months there is increased dating by teens. Parents should be talking to their teens about Dating Safety both young men and women. Women particularly because of the increased violence and deaths of young women in our community.

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

Doctors Use Eco-friendly Technology to Ablate AFIB

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Richard McCoy, 66, has always enjoyed an active lifestyle between tending to his greenhouse, working full time and playing with his three grandchildren. When all of this was compromised by a heart condition, McCoy’s doctors turned to Soundstar®eco technology to help fix his ticker.

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?

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.

Jacksonville University approves first Sustainability Degree in city

Jacksonville, Fla. -- Just in time for Earth Day, Jacksonville now has its first “green” college degree.

Jacksonville University has approved one of the few comprehensive Sustainability majors in the Southeast, part of a small but growing number of programs nationwide that encourage students to see how their personal choices can affect larger societal issues to help the environment and economy both thrive.

JU students gain valuable experience presenting at NCUR in Utah

JU students gain valuable experience presenting at NCUR in Utah

Two things happen when students finish their presentations at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, which this year is being held from March 29-31 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

Students, staff make “our house” shine at Jacksonville University Spruce-Up

Students, staff make “our house” shine at Jacksonville University Spruce-Up

For Jacksonville University student Andrew Soloway, Feb. 24 was all about cleaning up “our house.”

The senior in economics /business administration was out on the St. Johns River shoreline with fellow rowing team members, picking up trash as part of the annual JU Spring Spruce-Up.

“This is about the whole school coming together,” the Varsity coxswain said as a stiff breeze blew in. “This is like cleaning our home court.  The baseball team makes sure its facility is clean, and we want to be sure we keep our facility clean. And we have the largest one. The river.”

Several hundred students, faculty and staff took part in the seventh annual Spruce-Up, designed to landscape and boost the look of the campus grounds. Participants were treated to a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, and prizes were raffled off as well.

Among other things, a new JU monument was erected on a new base, areas were re-sodded and shrubs were planted across campus.