New medical school; Warren Folks; 'Moving Forward'; best Jax events
Jacksonville has long been the biggest U.S. city without a medical school. Now we’re getting one.
Jacksonville University is partnering with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, or LECOM, to establish a medical school at the north end of the university’s Arlington campus.
JU’s new four-year medical school will be supported by local health care providers like Baptist Health, Flagler Health and AdventHealth.
- Tim Cost, JU president.
- Chris Sapienza, JU provost.
- Dr. Michael Mayo, Baptist Health CEO.
- Dr. Travis Smith of LECOM.
Warren H. Folks was a local gadfly who led a conservative church, frequently ran for office and often made national news. Folks was a barber and a rabid anti-Communist, and some of the ideas he espoused have become norms on today’s far right.
Jax historian and author Tim Gilmore has been blogging about Folks and told us more.
On Saturday, the Main Library will host a Lit Chat Interview with Chris Barton and Alton Yates.
They will discuss Barton’s book "Moving Forward," a nonfiction children's book about Yates’ roles in Space Age military experiments.
And also, his legacy as a local civil rights icon, when Yates took part in Jacksonville's 1960 civil rights sit-ins that culminated in Ax Handle Saturday.
Guest: Alton Yates.
Best Jax events
Toni Smailagic of Cre8Jax has been photographing Jax events — and the people who attend them — for years.
He also puts together a list of the best events and places to check out and shares them online.
Local multimedia personality Catalina Selvagn can often be found at these events alongside Toni. Catalina shares THE MOVE, their picks for this week and next. For the full list, got to https://www.cre8jax.com/thisweek.
Guest: Catalina Selvagn, multimedia host and personality.