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Oscars 2020: the best of the best

Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh in Little Women (2019)

Brian Lang, Film Critic

February 3, 2020

The Oscars are just around the corner and predictions on who will win big are running rampant. Eight films are nominated for the highest honor of Best Picture this year, and this is my take on four of my favorites. One of the top-choices for award pundits is Sam Mendes’s tense war thriller “1917.” Men...

Largest class of graduating students recognized May 12

graduation group

Tyler Manning, Reporter

May 12, 2018

At the spring graduation ceremony, 741 students were recognized in the Kay Yeager Coliseum on May 12. According to Darla Inglish, university registrar, "[The graduating class] is just the largest class that we have had in May. That is the largest number we recall seating ever." Faculty responsible...

Students recognized at annual honors banquet

To open the ceremony, Maria Peña, student government association president and political science senior, introduces the evening and speakers at the Honors Banquet on Friday, April 20, 2018. Photo by Brendan Wynne

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 21, 2018

Honor. Leadership. Service. These three tenants were highlighted during this year's annual Honors Banquet. More than 200 students, parents and faculty filled the D.L. Ligon Coliseum in anticipation to see who would receive academic honors and scholarships at the annual Honors Banquet on April ...

Kangudja, Green wins Black Excellence Pageant

Participants pose for a group photo after the Ms. and Mr. Black Excellence Pageant at Akin Auditorium on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Fransisco Martinez, Photographer

April 9, 2018

Who? The winner for Ms. Black Excellence was Jamilah Kangudja, exercise physiology sophomore, and the winner for Mr. Black Excellence was Simon Green, sports and leisure junior. Charles Quaye, dental hygiene sophomore, was the runner-up for Mr. Black Excellence, and Latoya Fondren, mass communicati...

Wind ensemble performance, Fascinating Ribbons, wraps up Celebration of Scholarship

Gordon Hicken, assistant professor of music and associate director of bands, presents a performance of a new piece for saxophone and percussion at the Celebration of Scholarship Faculty and Graduate Student Poster and Podium Presentations on April 26. Photo by Timothy Jones

Robin Reid

May 3, 2017

The Department of Music University Wind Ensemble performed four pieces, closing out the Celebration of Scholarship, Thursday April 27. The 36-member band filled the stage in Akin Auditorium. The band members were dressed in all black, their brass and woodwind instruments making a stark contrast against...

Honors Banquet draws crowd to recognize students accomplishments

Students, sponsers, and guests sit at decorated and reserved tables at the Honors Recognition Banquet in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on April 22. Photo by Kayla White.

Lane Riggs

April 27, 2016

More than 200 students received recognition, including two who received the university's highest awards, at the Honors Banquet on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in D. L. Ligon Coliseum. These academic awards included outstanding student awards, academic honors by the colleges, and the Clark and Hardin Schola...

Nominations for outstanding student awards due March 10

Dierrica Smith

March 2, 2016

 For more than 30 years, faculty, staff and student groups have recognized student leaders with outstanding student awards, based on service, scholarship and involvement.Debbie Coughran, assistant to associate vice president for student affairs said, students do not necessarily have to be in a lot ...

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