Choosing a home away from home

Coming to a college campus for the first time, especially as a first-time student, can be daunting. Just the notion of all the opportunity and freedom is enough to make anyone’s head spin. But with freedom comes responsibility, and one of the first tough decisions incoming students have to make is … [Read more...]

Greek life: More than you might think

This is not "Animal House." I repeat, this is not "Animal House." Greek life is so much more than you think. Greek life is so much more than Hollywood thinks. Greek life is so much more than the normal person thinks. "Greek life to me is a way to be a part of something, a brotherhood. Whenever I … [Read more...]

Students weigh convenience and freedom when deciding where to live

Moving away from home and onto a college campus for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. Students get a newfound freedom and are faced with many decisions to make. Being able to decide where to live on campus is a tough one. There are four residence halls on campus and three apartment … [Read more...]

Living on campus gets students involved

Living on campus provides a great opportunity to make friends and get involved in activities throughout the semester. The university has events to attend that are right outside of the residence halls, making it easy for students to get out and enjoy the college life. There are four residence halls … [Read more...]

Bolin lab named after former provost

Faculty gathered to honor Betty Stewart, former provost and vice president of academic affairs, by renaming room 301 in Bolin Hall to the Betty H. Stewart Instrumental Lab on April 27. Betty Stewart said she was grateful of this honor, but said her former co-workers were instrumental in her … [Read more...]

Travel drives student to see beyond hometown

Routine plagues him. Wake up. Class at 9 a.m., and get out at 4 p.m.. Go to work, get home, maybe play with the dog a little bit. Then repeat the same thing day after day. Looking back, the only thing that really changes throughout his weeks are the restaurants he goes to. Mass communication … [Read more...]

Johnston named new provost

From department chair and program director, to director of interdisciplinary education, to interim dean, to actual dean. University President Suzanne Shipley named James Johnston the new provost and vice president of academic affairs on April 21. Johnston replaced Betty Stewart, who held the provost … [Read more...]

Don’t be shy: get out there

At the start of my freshman year of college, I didn't know what to expect. My parents left after they helped me move in. That's when the emotions kicked in. I was nervous. Scared. I didn't know anyone. I was a shy person. In fact, I was so shy that I was afraid to get involved on campus. I … [Read more...]

9/11 hate crime survivor gives strong message to college students: ‘You can end hate’

"How would you react if you were shot in the face?" Rais Bhuiyan, a 9/11 hate crime survivor, gave a talk on compassion, connection and community to a crowded room on April 18. As pictures of his survival after he was shot in the face point-blank were shown, the crowd collectively held their … [Read more...]