Vaping Use Goes Up In Smoke

Second year physical therapy graduate student Cheyne Kulessa vapes in the Henry Student Lounge.

Taryn Talacka, Reporter
February 25, 2015

   Cheyne Kulessa, a second year physical therapy graduate student, has been smoke-free for two years, thanks to his vaporizer pen. He said no one has ever had a problem with his vaping indoors, but according to the student handbook, smoking, e-cigarettes, and vaporizers are not allowed inside campus... Read more »

New Website, New Look, New Problems

Junior communications major Allison Counterman explores the new MU website.

Kathryn Canavan, Reporter
February 11, 2015

   The university’s external website,, has a new design and a more modern look, but users are noticing glitches.    Stephen Filipiak, web content coordinator, said the reason for the change was to keep in line with the university’s marketing plan and technology enhancement initiative.   ... Read more »

MU Wins National Award For Service

Donya Forst helps her bone buddy Amelia take an x-ray of another bone buddy’s hand in the energized lab in Mercy Hall.

MU Public Relations
February 2, 2015

   The university has been named by the Corporation for National and Community Service to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll 2014, recognizing the university as one of the nation’s leading colleges and universities for commitment to bettering their communities through... Read more »

Winter Woes Don’t Always Put Class on Ice

The sidewalk going to Insalaco hall covered with ice and snow.

Kathryn Canavan, Reporter
January 28, 2015

   The night before the start of spring semester classes, students watched the temperatures drop and the listing of cancelled and delayed schools throughout the region grow longer, and they questioned if there would be classes.    When Monday morning came, some students were disappointed to find... Read more »

Student Success Center Welcomes New Director

New student success center director Jessica Randall poses for a picture.

Courtney Garloff, Editor-In-Chief
January 28, 2015

   Jessica Randall is settling in at The Student Success Center after she took the helm as Director over winter break.    “We are very excited to have Jessica come in and be a part of the Student Success Center,” said Student Success Center and CAPS Center secretary Carol Llewellyn.    Randall... Read more »

MI Professor Gains Opportunity of Lifetime

Lorie Zelna, M.S., R.T. (R) (MR), Associate Professor of Medical Imaging, who recently accepted a position as a Director on the Board of Directors of the only programmatic accrediting agency in the country for medical imaging.

Donya Forst, Print Editor
January 28, 2015

   The medical imaging profession offers vast opportunities for faculty, staff and students. No one knows this better than Lorie Zelna, M.S., R.T. (R) (MR), Associate Professor of Medical Imaging, who recently accepted a position as a Director on the Board of Directors of the only programmatic accrediting... Read more »

Campus emergency response plan is well published, but many still unaware

Matthew Gromala , Reporter
December 3, 2014

Freshman communications major Katie Canavan said she was ruffling through papers stashed among her belongings when she came across the university’s emergency response plan. “I had no idea what the school’s safety plan was. I found it in my dorm while we were de-tripling and read it,” Canavan... Read more »

Some students are using Yik Yak to talk trash


Brittany Hayes, Web Editor
December 3, 2014

Yik Yak, an anonymous posting application, is causing a lot of yakking on campus, and much of it is downright mean. Senior communications major Mary Bove said students sometimes make extremely specific posts, and it is not difficult to figure out who the yaks are about. “I always see people being like,... Read more »

TIPS Certification


Donya Forst, Print Editor
December 3, 2014

Government, law, and national security students have an important addition to their resumes: They are certified to deal with alcohol-related incidents in a variety of workplaces. Dr. John Mellon, associate professor of business and  instructor for Training Intervention Procedures of Service of Alcohol... Read more »

Printer Fail: Students Struggle to Print Papers

Printer Probs

Brittany Hayes, Web Editor
November 12, 2014

Students are growing increasingly frustrated with printing problems on campus. Many students say they cannot get projects or papers in on time for one reason: they cannot find a printer that works. “I went to print out a paper for one of my business classes in Insalaco, and when I looked there was... Read more »