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UNF Professor Leads Double Life, With A Side of Sinister

UNF Professor Leads Double Life, With A Side of Sinister

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Whoa, whoa, whoa... before you get worried, just know that this double life isn't a bad one. No, this story is NOT about a professor who's made bad decisions. This story is about a 13-year University of North Florida English professor who teaches English Romanticism by day.

But it's Michael Wiley's second job that prompts the "sinister" tag in the headline.

"I spend my days talking poetry and of the poets that winded through England," he said.

"My nights are spent writing in the noir scenes of Chicago."

Wiley has written speeches, essays, and has had articles published in magazines.

But it's his latest project, his private detective based series of novels that seems to have him most excited.

"The three titles are The Last Strip Tease, The Bad Kitty Lounge and A Bad Night's Sleep," he said.

His latest, A Bad Night's Sleep, will be released on June 21.

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Hands-Only CPR Takes 60 Seconds to Learn and Could SAVE the Life of Someone You LOVE

Did you know, CPR Week runs from June 1 to June 7? In celebration of National CPR Week we want you to know that anyone can learn CPR – and everyone should! Sadly, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. This alarming statistic could hit close to home, because home is exactly where 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur. Put very simply: The life you save with CPR is mostly likely to be someone you love.

 This June, in honor of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association is calling on all Americans to learn how to give Hands-Only CPR by watching a simple one-minute video at heart.org/cpr.

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus

Meet Ribault's Early College graduates TONIGHT at FSCJ North Campus
Nearly 50 graduating students from Ribault and Lee high schools have finished their Associate degree requirements from Florida State College at Jacksonville before they get handed their high school diplomas--10 from Ribault and 37 from Lee.

Nemours Employee Departs Jacksonville on a 900 Mile Bike Ride

Bright and early this morning Nemours General Counsel Steve Sparks departed from Jacksonville on a 9-day bike ride. At 6:30 am, he left from Epping Forest, the Florida home of Nemours’ founder Alfred I. duPont and will finish 900 miles away in Delaware.  The ride honors Sparks’ daughter, Katie, who beat leukemia 15 years ago after being treated at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.  The ride will also raise money for Nemours cancer programs.

Nemours Executive to Bike 900 Miles from Florida to Delaware

Every journey begins with a single step. For Nemours General Counsel Steve Sparks, the 9-day journey he is about to embark on really began 18 years ago, when his daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. The Delaware County, PA, native and his wife Michelle, received the difficult news about then 3-year-old Katie, and understood that life as they knew it would never be the same.

Florida’s Diabetes Master Clinician Program Offers Patients Higher Quality of Life

Dr. Edward Shahady, Associate Faculty Member at St. Vincent’s Hospital leads the program locally and statewide; Baptist Primary Care office in Ponte Vedra one of eight clinics recognized as a Center for Diabetes Excellence

Bridging the gap between knowledge and patient performance, the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) Foundation Diabetes Master Clinician Program offers physicians an edge on a disease that’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, the leading cause of renal failure (end-stage renal disease), non-traumatic limb amputations and blindness, and the leading contributor to cardiovascular disease.

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Students at Fletcher Middle Participate in the Opening of the Beaches Parade

Four students from Fletcher Middle School participated in the Opening of the Beaches Parade with Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA). The girls were asked to participate by the FOJA beach committee.

In addition to walking the dogs and hyping the crowd during the parade, the girls designed posters, flyers and decorations for the float. The theme was “Rock Star” and they gave the dogs names such as “Mick Wagger” and “Elvis Pawsley.” The girls continued volunteering at FOJA’s adoption event after the parade. Four of the dogs found potential homes thanks to students’ efforts.

This project began in December during a service-learning lesson in the classroom. During a unit on research and communication, the students studied and discussed pet overpopulation.