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Tyler Hagen in the David and Betty Rice Plaza, Spring 2019. He was known as a generous and sweet friend to students and faculty.

University mourns recent loss of life

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2021

Students, faculty and staff are mourning the loss of their own this week.  Tyler Hagen, senior biology student, died on campus Tuesday night.  Hagen, 22, of Plainfield, Indiana, died from suicide,...

Greenhouse gives students opportunity to grow

Greenhouse gives students opportunity to grow

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer 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...

Biology and Environmental Science of Global Climate Change students smile during the symposium Tuesday evening.

Educating for a better tomorrow

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer 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...

Indiana state capitol building in downtown Indianapolis.

Biology professor balances campaigning, teaching

Riley Guerzini, News Editor 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...

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

Senior claims top honor

Riley Guerzini, News Editor 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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