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FCAT PEP Rally At ARE

FCAT PEP Rally At ARE

by William Jackson, M.Ed. School Technology Contact
and Regina Thomas, M.Ed. Math Coach

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 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.

PROM NIGHT 2012

PROM NIGHT 2012
by William Jackson, M.Ed.
Encouraging communication between parents and their children.

On with the dance! let joy be unconfined;
No sleep till morning, when Youth and Pleasure meet
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet.
George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Update: JU student wins out of 6.5 million ESPN.com NCAA Tournament bracket entries

Update: JU student wins out of 6.5 million ESPN.com NCAA Tournament bracket entries

The team his heart wanted to win “choked,” but the team he picked to win triumphed.

Because of that, Jacksonville University freshman Jordan Linder ended up in a four-way tie for first place in ESPN.com’s Tournament Challenge NCAA bracket contest, beating out 6.5 million other entries after Kentucky won the NCAA Basketball Championship Monday night.

Book Sale Offering Children's Books For Jacksonville Teachers

Book Sale Offering Children's Books For Jacksonville Teachers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Public, private and home-school teachers will have their chance to stock up on children's paperback and hardcover books.

The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library (FJPL) are holding a book sale on April 10 and 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at their warehouse, which is located at the University Park Library, 3435 University Boulevard N. The sale is open to the public, but the FJPL wants to extend a special invitation to teachers.

Hardcover children's books are $1 and paperback and softcover books are $.50. Adult books will be on sale as well.

FJPL members can also receive an additional 50% off their purchases. Membership is $25 for a family, $15 for an individual, and $10 for a student or senior citizen.

The next book sale will be held June 1, 2, 3, & 9. All proceeds from warehouse book sales go toward supplementing the budget of the Jacksonville Public Library system.

Most JU nominations yet in AP Broadcasters College Contest

Most JU nominations yet in AP Broadcasters College Contest

This year’s nominee list in the Associated Press Broadcasters College Contest includes a bumper crop from Jacksonville University, with four student pieces named finalists -- the most yet for the school.

First-place winners in the contest, which is overseen by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Board, will be announced Saturday, April 21, in Orlando.