Chipotle fundraiser collects cash for Legacy Scholarship

After weeks of preparation and advertising through online publicity, flyers and word of mouth, Haleigh Wallace, mass communication senior, organized a Chipotle Mexican Grill fundraiser to continue the mass communication Legacy Scholarship on Nov. 6. Created in 2012, this scholarship is passed … [Read more...]

Legacy Scholarship fundraiser to be held Nov. 6

To financially continue the mass communication Legacy Scholarship, mass communication senior Haleigh Wallace will host a fundraiser on Nov. 6 from 10:45 a.m.-9 p.m. at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Created in 2012, this scholarship is passed down yearly — typically in May — from the past year's recipient … [Read more...]

Priddy Scholars brings new opportunities to first year students

Campus activities have since seen an influx in first-generation students thanks to the Priddy Scholars program, a full-ride scholarship that encourages involvement on campus, study abroad, and service projects. According to Cammie Dean, director of student transition services, the program began … [Read more...]

Mercado, Williams named top homecoming royalty

Mild chatter filled the stands as the crowd — and the nominees — waited for the announcer to crown the homecoming king and queen during halftime of the homecoming football game on Oct. 21. "And homecoming king and queen are..." Sociology seniors Jaylon Williams and Juan Mercado were announced … [Read more...]

’90s trivia event puts students to the test

To put their memory to the test, the trivia questions challenged about 100 students at '90s trivia night on Oct. 17. Struggling to answer 100 questions in 60 seconds on Kahoot, students quickly realized the faster they answered, the more points earned per question. Kenadi Campbell, computer … [Read more...]

Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble performance honor late mentor

Silence filled Akin Auditorium. The Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble had finished performing one of associate professor and director of bands and orchestra Matthew Luttrell's favorite pieces from Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin, WWV 75: Act II, Scene IV: Elsa's Procession to the … [Read more...]

‘Lots of opportunities’ at first SGA meeting

To discuss tuition, upcoming campus events and ways to honor cornerback Robert Grays' memory, the Student Government Association held its first official meeting on Oct. 3 in Clark Student Center. Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, informed attendees about … [Read more...]

Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant celebrate Caribbean culture

Laughter, chatter and loud, upbeat music filled Akin Auditorium on the evening of Sept. 28. About 250 attendees came to support eight students who participated in the 2017 Mr. and Miss Caribfest pageant, the first of four events spanning from Sept. 28-30. Hosted by Caribbean Students … [Read more...]

Next Steps to Success: filling the gap

A small crowd gathered in Sunwatcher Clubhouse for the second Next Steps to Success session, one of two "tracks" under the Steps to Success program, sponsored by the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs. Syreeta Greene, director of equity, inclusion and multicultural affairs, … [Read more...]

‘The miracle is we had Rob’

A warm, September breeze drifted through the air. Bright lights shone on a small, makeshift stage on Jesse Rogers Promenade, illuminating a big, wooden number 24 and a banner with general business sophomore and cornerback Robert Grays, showing off his wide smile. About 200 students, staff, … [Read more...]