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Greenhouse gives students opportunity to grow

Greenhouse gives students opportunity to grow
October 3, 2019

The university has it’s very own greenhouse, utilized by students enrolled in classes such as Botany and Ethnobotany, located on the third floor of the Science Center.  Students gain first-hand experience...

Educating for a better tomorrow

Biology and Environmental Science of Global Climate Change students smile during the symposium Tuesday evening.
Environmental science, biology majors present research on climate change
April 9, 2019

Alyssa McClung believes that when she mentions climate change, most people think about the coastal regions of the U.S. instead of the midwest. Yet McClung said southern Indiana has been experiencing...

Biology professor balances campaigning, teaching

Indiana state capitol building in downtown Indianapolis.
February 8, 2018

Edie Hardcastle is looking to turn her political activism into political action. The associate professor of biology is running to replace Republican incumbent Jim Tomes for the District 49 seat in...

Senior claims top honor

Evan Stieler crowns fellow homecoming court member Virgilio Paulino at the PAC. Stieler was the 2015-2016 homecoming king.
April 6, 2017

Evan Stieler said during the college search he wanted to go somewhere that would let him play basketball. “I think I was in that mindset of the high school athlete like ‘oh I have to keep playing,’”...

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