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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Aug. 22, 201706:50 AM EST

City Notes: New wing is dedicated at Morning Star School

JU business program ranked by U.S. News; St. Vincent’s offers care via video chat
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

A new wing of Morning Star School in Arlington was dedicated Friday by Bishop Felipe Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine.

The $1.5 million project adds four classrooms each for the middle school and new high school, and a media technology center.

Morning Star School, at 725 Mickler Road, serves students who have a diagnosed learning disability. While Morning Star is a Catholic school, 90 percent of its students are non-Catholic.

“There are few special education high schools in our city,” said principal Jean Barnes. “This is a long-awaited moment for the school, and for parents who have few options for their children with learning disabilities.”

The wing is named in honor of Archbishop Joseph P. Hurley, who founded the school in 1956.

“What an amazing and joyous occasion for everyone who has worked so hard to conceptualize and shape what was once just a dream,” Barnes said. “Our success in adding a Morning Star high school program is inspiring and critically needed — an exciting milestone in our 60-year history of teaching children with disabilities.”

JU business program ranked by U.S. News

The Jacksonville University Davis College of Business has been ranked for the first time by U.S. News and World Report for its  part-time FLEX Master of Business Administration program.

Rankings are based on three main criteria: quality assessment, placement success and student selectivity.

“This is the first time that we have compiled the necessary sets of data to submit for the ranking, and we debuted at 204 out of 1,000 part-time MBA programs,” said Don Capener, business dean. “U.S. News is the preeminent source for rankings of this type.”

To be eligible for the part-time ranking, the program needed to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and have at least 20 students enrolled part-time in fall 2016, based on statistical data reported to U.S. News in fall 2016 and early 2017.

JU wasn’t the only area business school ranked by U.S. News. The Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida was ranked No. 215.

The JU Davis FLEX MBA allows professionals to complete their MBAs, usually in two years, through evening and weekend classes once per week.

St. Vincent’s offers care via video chat

St. Vincent’s HealthCare has opened a virtual clinic that allows patients to talk to a physician or nurse practitioner via Internet video chat using a using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

St. Vincent's OnDemand is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and costs $49.99. Insurance is not accepted, but patients can request an invoice to submit to their insurance carrier for reimbursement.

The service treats Florida residents of all ages. Not eligible are patients under government-sponsored insurance, such as Medicare, Medicare Advantage,

Medicaid or Tricare.

Common ailments treated include cold and flu, pink eye, rash, sore throat and headache.

Medications prescribed include antibiotics, allergy and anti-nausea medications and skin creams or ointments.

Providers will not prescribe or refill narcotics, anti-anxiety medications or stimulants.

For more information, visit

Colliers International names Oldenburg managing director

Christian Oldenburg

Colliers International hired Christian Oldenburg as managing director of its Northeast Florida office.

Oldenburg will lead the company’s business development and assist with growing the firm’s market share, brand, platform and performance, as well as manage day-to-day operations. He will report to Robert Selton, III, CEO of Colliers International Northeast Florida,

Oldenburg previously served as senior vice president of real estate operations for Block One Ventures and held multiple roles at Regency Centers Corp., culminating as vice president of national property operations.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead the tremendously talented and successful team at Colliers in Jacksonville,” Oldenburg said.

Oldenburg is a graduate of Cornell University.

Colliers International Group Inc. is a global real estate services company with 15,000 employees in in 68 countries.


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