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Students Pleased with Construction So Far

Students Pleased with Construction So Far

September 23, 2018

Major construction to the campus grounds is underway to prepare for construction of a new science building,...

Service by Design Seeks Members for Real World Work

Sierra Crane, Reporter

September 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Service By Design is recruiting new members who want to learn about design, advertising, marketing and more and create media for real world clients in the community. Rachel Urbanowicz, assistant professor in the Department of Mass Communications and Design, is the advisor for Service By Design. She said there are only two peo...

Welcome Week a Success

Iana Davis, Reporter

September 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Top Stories

A first time special event has students ready to call this place home. Welcome Week, an eight day event filled with activities to help first year students become more familiar with campus was held for the first time, and students say they approve. The university introduced students to some low budget, yet fairly popular...

What’s Behind the Groundhog Grievances?

Daniella Amendola, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2018

Filed under Campus Life

The university has a groundhog problem. Those fat, fuzzy creatures are all over the place. There are so many that rumors about the invasion are a-buzzing. “I just heard that there were just so many, and they were a problem because they eat plants and whatnot, and you know, we work so hard on our beautiful landscaping,”...

Athletes Approve of Under Armour Partnership

Nick Young, Reporter

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, Sports

The university’s sports teams are one year into a partnership with Under Armour to supply sports teams with gear, and athletes say they approve. Sophomore Dominic Pizzi, goalie for the men's soccer team, said the team received practice attire and game gear, and he received goalie gloves to use as well. “It's more of a ...

RAs, RDs Train for Students’ Safety

Falon Nonnemacher, Reporter

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Student safety is a growing concern after recent school shootings, but Resident Assistants stay up-to-date on training to keep students safe. An RA is usually the first staff member to respond to an incident in the residence halls. Staff are trained to handle a wide range of dangerous situations. “The training ranges from re...

Shuttle Malfunction Resolved

Amanda Montigney and Annette Ritzko

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

There was no break in shuttle service after one vehicle broke down, only minor inconveniences to students, officials say. One of the main shuttles that hauls students to and from Passan Hall returned to full-working order in April after an unexpected engine malfunction that left it unusable for close to three weeks. April Hin...

Ministry Wakes from Hiatus

Annette Ritzko, Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Renewed student interest is reviving the Students for Life ministry after a hiatus. The Students for Life Ministry, which is part of Campus Ministry, will restart after over a year without a leader,  said Christine Somers, Director of Campus Ministry. “What seemed to happen with the group is that it fizzled because...

Multicultural Club to Expand Outreach, Recruiting Strategies

Multicultural Club to Expand Outreach, Recruiting Strategies

May 25, 2018

Multicultural Club leaders question a decrease in membership and seek to grow it. The club once had over...

Spring Finally Blooms

Michael Murphy, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News

Grounds crews are starting to plant flowers around campus to recreate the famously beautiful campus scenery.  Students are finding colorful flowers throughout the grounds. Grounds manager Laurie Finnegan and staff plant marigolds every spring. "They are yellow, so they are a school color," Finnegan said. Marigolds are also re...

Officials: Fire Emergency Education Needed

Sierra Crane, Reporter

May 2, 2018

Filed under Campus Life, News, Top Stories

Officials think they know the cause of a recent rash of dormitory fire alarms: cooking problems. There have been 65 fire activations on campus since September 1, and 45 of those have been in the resident halls, according to Robert Zavada, Director of Campus Safety and Security. Zavada said one fire alarm activation is s...

Earth Week Flourishes

Earth Week Flourishes

May 2, 2018

The university celebrated Earth Week April 16 to 20. The celebration started a week early, with events leading up to Earth Day on A...

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