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Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville University
Established 1934
Type Private
President Kerry Romesburg[1]
Faculty 134+
Students 3,100
Undergraduates 2,699
Postgraduates 394
Location Flag of the United States Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Campus Urban 190 acres
Colors Forest Green and White[2]          
Nickname Dolphins
Mascot Duncan the Dolphin
Athletics NCAA Division I
Affiliations SACS, Atlantic Sun
Website http://www.ju.edu


Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university located in Jacksonville, Florida, on the shore of the St. Johns River. JU was founded in 1934 as William J. Porter University (actually a two-year college). The school changed its name to Jacksonville Junior College in 1935. The college became Jacksonville University in 1956 after having moved to its current location six years earlier. The current school president is Dr. Kerry D. Romesburg. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Forest Green Rovers F.C. are an English football team based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... This article is about the color. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) is a regional accreditor for over 13,000 public and private educational institutions ranging from preschool to college level in the Southern United States. ... The Atlantic Sun Conference is a college athletic conference which operates primarily on the east coast of the United States. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... “Jacksonville” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... The St. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


JU's colors are forest green and white, with black and gray as tertiary colors. their school mascot is the Dolphins. The school is the first NCAA sports team to have chosen the Dolphin as a mascot. Over 3,000 students attend Jacksonville University from 47 states and 27 different countries. For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... This article is about the color. ... Gray or grey is a color seen commonly in nature. ... For other uses, see Dolphin (disambiguation). ...


In 2006, in the U.S. News and World Report list of "America's Best Colleges", Jacksonville University placed in the first tier among more than 150 master’s universities in the South for the fourth year in a row. The category includes colleges and universities that offer a full range of undergraduate programs and provide graduate education, but few, if any, doctoral programs. JU continues to be recognized in the rankings for small classes, a small student-to-faculty ratio, quality faculty, competitive admission policies and rising alumni giving rates.

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Academics

Jacksonville University is known for its aeronautics program. Unique to such a university program, JU has joined forces with Delta Connection Academy, owned and operated by Delta Air Lines, to provide high quality flight training to its aviation students. A leader in the regional airline industry, Delta Connection Academy has hiring agreements with the largest regional airlines including Atlantic Southeast Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Chautauqua Airlines, Comair Airlines, and Trans States Airlines. Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... The Delta Connection Academy is a flight school for pilots who want to fly for Delta Connection. ... Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) is an American airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA flying to over 150 destinations as a Delta Connection carrier. ... American Eagle Airlines is an airline based in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Chautauqua Airlines is an airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It operates scheduled passenger services on more than 670 flights daily to cities in 30 states, Canada and the Bahamas, through feeder services under the names Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines, AmericanConnection for American Airlines, Continental Express for Continental... Comair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines based in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA, a city near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Trans States Airlines is an American regional airline based in St. ...


In addition, the Jacksonville University Flight Team competes in National Intercollegiate Flying Association Regional and National Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) against other universities. JU Flight Team has qualified from Regional competitions to earn spots in the National competitions for the past five years. The best team performance came in 2007. The program is the third largest in the nation behind Spartan School in Tulsa, OK and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) is a professional organization that provides a forum of competition and learning for aviation students from colleges all around the United States. ... Downtown Tulsa Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. ... Daytona Beach is a city located in Volusia County, Florida. ...


Jacksonville University Flight Team placed 10th in the nation at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) held in Columbus, Ohio, May 7-12. “Among the many trophies JU won, our team earned the prestigious Collegiate Aviation Progress Award given to the school that has made the greatest improvements in the nation,” said Juan Merkt, director of JU’s aeronautics program. “Jacksonville University moved from 20th place overall last year to 10th this year, so this is indeed an impressive accomplishment.” JU also placed 10th overall in Flight Events and eighth in Ground Events.


Jacksonville University also has a renowned nursing program, dance program, marine science program, as well as the second-largest NROTC program in the nation. The Davis Student Commons centervopened October 2006, and the long-dormant Swisher Theatre opened to much local fanfare in January 2007, and the school had received some of the highest faculty-student ratio markings from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In addition, new residence halls will be opening in Fall of 2007. Additionally, the school's ROTC program is the second-largest in the country, behind Texas A&M University, and works with the University of North Florida and the local navy stations (NAS Jacksonville and Mayport Naval Base)to prepare students for the armed forces after graduation. NROTC officers being comissioned The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program is a college-based, commissioned officers recruitment tool of the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Texas A&M University redirects here. ... University of North Florida State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The University of North Florida (UNF) is a public university located in eastern Jacksonville, Florida. ... Naval Air Station Jacksonville, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is the third-largest naval installation in the United States. ...


Athletics

JU sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Atlantic Sun Conference, except for football, in which they compete in the Pioneer Football League (the Atlantic Sun Conference does not sponsor football). Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The Atlantic Sun Conference is a college athletic conference which operates primarily on the east coast of the United States. ... The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ...


JU has been noted for its basketball program, which has produced professional stars such as Artis Gilmore, Otis Smith and Dee Brown. In 1970, JU became the smallest school (by enrollment) to ever make it to the Final Four. After defeating St. Bonaventure in the national semi-finals, the team that starred Gilmore, Pembroke Burroughs and Rex Morgan, lost to Sidney Wicks, Curtis Rowe, and UCLA in the National Championship Game. The following year, JU became the first school to average 100 points per game but could not repeat their miracle run in the tournament. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Artis Gilmore (born September 21, 1948, in Chipley, Florida) is a former professional basketball player in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player and current general manager of the NBAs Orlando Magic. ... Dee Browns no-look dunk at the 1991 Slam Dunk Competition For other persons named Dee Brown, see Dee Brown DeCovan Kadell Dee Brown (born November 29, 1968, in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former professional basketball player. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... St. ... Sidney Wicks (born September 19, 1949 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American basketball player. ... Curtis Rowe, Jr. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


In 1998, the university launched a football program for the first time. Playing in NCAA Division I-AA (non-scholarship), the Dolphins were coached by Steve Gilbert from the programs inception until his dimissal after the 2006 season. Under Gilbert, the Dolphins won the Pioneer Football League South Division title in 2001, before losing to Dayton in the PFL Championship Game. The Pioneer Football League is a college athletic conference which operates literally from coast to coast in the United States It has member schools that range from North Carolina and Florida in the east to California in the west. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ...


On January 2, 2007 the Dolphins named former University of Florida and NFL quarterback Kerwin Bell their new football coach. Bell previously coached at Trinity Catholic High School (Celtics), in Ocala, FL with ex-Florida Gator wide receiver Ricky Nattiel. The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Kerwin Bell (born June 15, 1965) is the head coach of the Jacksonville University football team. ... Ricky Rennard Nattiel (born January 25, 1966 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American former professional football player. ...


Greek Life and Student Life

The school's Greek system, consisting by some estimates of 30% of the school, includes the Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, FIJI, Sigma Nu, Alpha Phi Alpha and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternities and the Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Delta Pi, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Kappa Alpha,Delta Sigma Theta, and Gamma Eta sororities. Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Alpha Epsilon Phi (ΑΕΦ) is a sorority and a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, is the first Greek-letter organization established and incorporated by African-American college women. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Fifty-three percent of all students live on campus in one of five different residential halls and 8 different apartment style housing. Most residence halls provide academic and social events as well as host programs that acclimate incoming students to the college experience.


While Greeks do offer some social events, many residence halls host their own events, though alcohol policies are strictly enforced. The school has one of the lowest number of binge drinking documentations in the country, but does not restrict alcohol on campus.


The student center of the University (The Davis Student Commons Building) includes a state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the St. John's River, a sports-themed dining facility named Nellie's (after the school mascot), a game room for all campus community members, and serves as a focial point for campus life. The facility opened in October 2006.


Student life at Jacksonville University includes opportunities in a diverse range of activities and organizations. Besides fraternities and sororities, there are multicultural groups, arts groups, political and social action groups, service and professional groups, religious groups, sports and recreation groups, academic and professional groups, and special interest groups. Campus media organizations include the student newspaper (The Navigator), the campus radio station (WFIN), the literary and arts magazine (The Aquarian), and the yearbook (The Riparian). The Student Government Association also serves the needs of the students through the 26 senators elected from each class at the school. In addition, the Florida Leader magazine ranked JU as the third-best positive student life experience out of the 28 private colleges and universities in the state, citing the small campus size, peer and faculty relationships, and the close-knit campus community that JU has to offer.


In 2007, the film “Slow Motion Sickness”, produced by four JU students and Sigma Chi brothers, was named Best Picture at the Campus MovieFest Florida finale April 5 in Orlando. The film came in 3rd place at the national finale in Atlanta, GA. The film was also awarded the Golden Tripod Award for best special effects. This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Notable Alumni

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See also

The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) is an association of 28 private, educational institutions in the state of Florida. ...

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Jacksonville University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (307 words)
Jacksonville University (JU) is a private university located in Jacksonville, Florida, on the shore of the St.
JU was founded in 1934 as William J. Porter University (actually a two-year college).
The college became Jacksonville University in 1956 after having moved to its current location six years earlier.
Jacksonville State University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
Jacksonville State University is a public, coeducational university in Jacksonville, Alabama in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama.
Founded in 1883, as Jacksonville State Normal School, the university offers programs of study leading to Bachelor's, Master's, and Education Specialist degrees in business, communication, education, family sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and nursing, in addition to continuing education programs.
The school is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference in Division I (I-AA in football) of the NCAA The universities football team garnished in 2003 when Junior Fieldgoal kicker Ashley Martin became the first female football player to score a point in a Division 1 game talling 6 points against Cumberland University.
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