Urban Wildlife

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.

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.

Jacksonville Men Charged for Possessing Venomous Reptiles

Jacksonville Men Charged for Possessing Venomous Reptiles

Two Jacksonville men were arrested Monday for multiple captive wildlife law violations involving venomous snakes and conditional reptile species.

According to a release from Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Robert S. Hayes, 58, and Scott Hayes, 29, were cited when FWC officers executed a search Monday afternoon at the Hayes’ residence.

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

Tiger Shark, Hammerhead Prohibitions Start Jan. 1

 

The recreational and commercial harvest of tiger sharks and smooth, scalloped and great hammerhead sharks will be prohibited in Florida state waters beginning Jan. 1.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the management change at its Nov. 16 Commission meeting in an effort to further protect these top predators.

The Jacksonville Humane Society Reminds Families to Keep Pets Safe on Halloween

The Jacksonville Humane Society Reminds Families to Keep Pets Safe on Halloween

The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), a non-profit animal welfare and education organization, is encouraging families to ensure their pets are safe this Halloween.

“Many pets get sick or go missing during holidays like Halloween,” said Denise Deisler, JHS executive director.  “It is important that families keep their pets in a comfortable, safe place, especially during parties and trick-or-treating.”