Spanish Club leaders looking for new members

Joining a student organization may be the last thing on students' minds as they begin to adjust to a hectic schedule, but that should not be the case. One organization in particular, Spanish Club, is accepting new members. Vice President Norma Castro, Spanish junior, encourages students to attend … [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...]

707 degrees awarded at fall graduation

On Dec. 17, 2016, 707 students walked the stage at Kay Yeager Coliseum and received what they've been waiting four years (or five for those who took a "victory lap") to get — a college degree. "It's the student's day. It's important to allow them to express themselves. It's their graduation day. … [Read more...]

Your child will be just fine

Right now I think I understand where you are as a parent.You fed your child their first bite of oatmeal. You watched them take their first step, throw up something that looks like goulash and most likely silently prayed in the passenger seat the first time they drove.I would also bet you sat through … [Read more...]

30 people attend meeting on campus discrimination

The Town Hall Meeting lead by the black student leaders began their meeting on Nov. 23 with 30 people in attendance in response to recent events on campus . Shayla Owens, management junior, started the Town Hall Meeting  by addressing the purpose behind the meeting. Owens cited different … [Read more...]

Lip Sync Battle commences Nov. 13

Take a hairbrush in the mirror with some sing-in-the-shower-style serenade skills to the big stage at the first Lip Sync Battle competition Nov. 13. "We got the idea from the Lip Sync Battle TV show that aired this summer, and the programming board thought it would be a great idea to bring it to … [Read more...]

SGA election procedures changed to increase voter turnout

In an effort to increase voter turnout, student government elections are coming nearly a month sooner this year with polls opening April 8. Rebecca Stogner, sociology junior and student government president, said, “The elections have been changed from May to April so that it doesn’t conflict with … [Read more...]

Low gas prices help students travel for holidays

With the end of the semester only one week away, students from different walks of life will be returning home to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. Some said this is a season for giving to friends, family and loved ones. Theolette Simon, senior in management “It is always a … [Read more...]

University network manager warns of phishing scams targeted at students

In a mass email sent during the first week of classes, PC and networking services manager Jim Hall warned of phishing emails specifically targeted at students and faculty. "The semester startup phishing emails have begun so I am sending this gentle reminder that you should never follow a link … [Read more...]

Local, foreign students face similar challenges in first week of school

For college freshmen, the beginning of each new school year marks a period of adjustment. The transition from high school and living with mom and dad to the higher expectations of higher education can be a rigorous experience for students of any background. "Lots of students coming in to college … [Read more...]