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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 observing plants, researching how they react in certain environments and producing plants that may b...

Educating for a better tomorrow

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 just as many effects from climate change. “The changes are pretty dramatic in some cases,” the ju...

Biology professor balances campaigning, teaching

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 the Indiana Senate. Tomes has held the seat since 2010 and neither candidate currently has a primary...

Senior claims top honor

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,’” he said. Stieler, a senior biology major, will be awarded the President’s Medal at commen...

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