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Update: Health sciences building construction

Update: Health sciences building construction

March 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The new health sciences building is scheduled to be up and running Fall 2019. As of now the third floor will be home to the faculty offices and the second will be dedicated to nursing and respiratory care. The first floor will have classrooms and will possibly hold the dental hygiene department. ...

Intramural basketball tournament kicks off finals week

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

EDITOR'S NOTE: According to Michael Richardson, assistant director of recreational sports, the intramural basketball tournament, mentioned in this article has been canceled. "We have canceled the 3-on-3 tournament today due to our obligation to help with Finals Frenzy," Richardson said. Finals week beg...

Medical director discusses hazards of antibiotic use

Nathan Martinez, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To learn about problems with the use of antibiotics, about 16 people attended a presentation Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Presenter Keith Williamson, medical director, said, "We want the students on campus to care and understand appropriate expectations of antibiotics when to use them and when not to when they go to seek medical care." The Stud...

Series of equipment added to Wellness Center

Hayden Nolan, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Every year Wellness Center officials have purchased new equipment for students to use. This year, eight new pieces of exercise equipment have been brought in to assist students with staying fit and active. Angie Reay, wellness director, said, "We have added at least one large piece of equipment to...

Second annual ‘Cookies and Condoms’ event raises sexual awareness today

Tasia Floissac

February 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

To raise awareness and emphasize the importance of strong sexual health, members of the organization People Respecting the Identity and Diversity of Everyone will host the second annual "Free HIV testing with Cookies and Condoms," event on Feb. 7 in the Clark Student Center as a part of activities to...

Health Science interim dean is up for permanent position

Health Science interim dean is up for permanent position

Rachel Johnson

January 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Jeffrey Killion, interim dean of Gunn College of Health Science & Human Services, stood before his peers in Dillard Room 101, addressing his vision for the department and the goals he has to better the College of HSHS. The word Killion used to sum up his visions and plans as future Dean of the co...

Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

Bridget Reilly

January 17, 2018


Filed under News

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual harassme...

Faculty focus RA training on community, safety

Faculty focus RA training on community, safety

Tyler Manning

January 15, 2018


Filed under News

To regroup and refresh on community and standards, the office of Residence Life and Housing hosted training sessions for the resident assistants from Jan. 8 — 12. in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. Norma Ramirez, assistant director of Residence Life, was in charge of coordinating the trai...

Raise Your Standards to Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions

Markell Braxton-Johnson

January 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Op-Ed

Around this time, people are in the beginning stages of their New Year’s Resolutions. We all know the usual ones: “I want to go to the gym more, eat healthier and lose weight,” “I want to study more and make better grades,” or, for the freshmen among us, “I want to drink less.” It is...

New Health Science building over budget

Justin Marquart, Design Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The university is using money obtained from a tuition revenue bond, consisting of $58.4 million, to update the campus, a new health science building. Administrators set a budget for this project at $38 million with $2 million in reserves, for as need basis, making $40 million of that bond reserved ...

New faces bring new events, activities to rec sports

New faces bring new events, activities to rec sports

Jennifer Wright, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A student walks into the Wellness Center and is immediately greeted by the smell of gym clothes and the sound of barbells clanking as they hit the floor. Angie Reay, director of recreational sports and wellness center, works alongside Mike Richardson, assistant director of recreational sports and wellness center to ...

The day my brain exploded

Robin Reid

March 1, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I had a ticking bomb inside the vessels of my brain and it almost ended my life. I lost my memory for nine days, but I do remember the daylight. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 started out just like any other day. I woke up by 7 a.m. and got ready for my 9-5 shift at work. The nagging headache I'd had since ...

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