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LinkedIn for High School and College Students

LinkedIn for High School and College Students

Competition for employment, internships,
scholarships, grants and other forms of
financial assistance and entrance into
higher education has grown tremendously
in the past years.

Jacksonville University to Acquire Advanced Flight Training Device

Jacksonville University to Acquire Advanced Flight Training Device

Jacksonville, Fla. – A new state-of-the-art simulator coming to Jacksonville University this summer will give students their first realistic, fully operational training in flying passenger jets, improving their career chances and helping them reach FAA compliance sooner.

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.

Social Media and Teachers in 2012

Social Media and Teachers in 2012

Social Media and Teachers in 2012

Don’t allow frustration in the classroom prompt you to
post inappropriate content online in 2012.

Council Passes Bill to Monitor Big Spending, Considers Library Cuts

Council Passes Bill to Monitor Big Spending, Considers Library Cuts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There was a swath of red in council chambers Tuesday night, worn in protest to the proposed deep cuts to library funding.
    
The city's Finance Committee recommended reducing the library's $39 million dollar by about $3.5 million.
    
Library staffers, volunteers and patrons said the resulting cuts in services would reduce the quality of life in Jacksonville and remove a vital resource for job seekers.

"Our libraries are the place where anybody who does not have a computer at home, the libraries are the only place where there's free access to computers," said a member of the Friends of Murray Hill Library.

A final vote on the matter is expected later this month.

Testimony To Teaching

Testimony To Teaching

Never Would Have Made It Without You…
Never would have made it, never could have made it,
without you. I would have lost it all, but now I see how
you were there for me.” Marvin Sapp


The graduation ceremony at Andrew Robinson Elementary
was comparable to the commencement service of a College/University.
This was the intent of Crystal Lewis Principal of ARE; from the model
of “College Preparation” that was a motto of the year for all grades.
Incorporating a frame of mind for college, academic performance and
future acceptance in college. The level of academic performance and
ownership of learning; the “NOW” No Opportunity Wasted initiative.
Learning is continuous and no opportunity is wasted to provide
instruction. The prominence of the graduation ceremony inspired the
fifth grade students, parents, family members and friends to continue

Anti-violence Program Offers At-Risk Youth and Families Safe Activities on Friday and Saturday Night

 

The City of Jacksonville’s Recreation and Community Services Department (JaxParks), in partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, local media and nonprofit and community-based organizations, announces the return of JaxParks Summer Night Lights (JaxSNL). This is the second summer for the anti-violence program that targets at-risk youth. This year, JaxSNL will be offered in eight neighborhoods designated as high crime areas by The Jacksonville Journey.  The program will run eight consecutive Friday and Saturday nights, beginning June 24.