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Students offer free tax preparation

Students offer free tax preparation

Bowman Clark, News Editor

February 6, 2019


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Assistant Professor of Accounting Brett Bueltel is in his second year of running the volunteer-based tax assistance program at the university. “The volunteer income tax assistance program, also known as the VITA program, is where the Internal Revenue Service partners with local organizations to prov...

BIZCOM applications now open

BIZCOM applications now open

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 4, 2018


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The university is accepting applications for the 2018 Eagle Innovation Business Model Competition also known as BIZCOM. The business-model competition is designed to solicit innovative business ideas and connect those ideas to teams, mentors and resources to develop the business model. Applica...

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 30, 2018


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Graphic by Monica Smith Students across the country are feeling less assured that they will graduate with the necessary skills to prepare them for the workforce. A 2017 Gallup/Strada national student survey poll shows that current college students are less confident that they will graduate with...

Student, alumni attempt to transform hammock industry

Student, alumni attempt to transform hammock industry

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Lexi Taylor and Justin Locher just wanted a hammock that would allow them to see the outdoors. So they created one. Taylor, a university alumnus, and Locher, a junior mechanical engineering major, founded Troika Outdoors, a business specializing in three-point hammocks. Troika is Russia...

Selfless and Soaring: Sophomores roast coffee for charity

Selfless and Soaring: Sophomores roast coffee for charity

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

January 21, 2017


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As they enjoyed cups of joe in a diner on a late night in June, Keegan Roembke and Mitchell Thomas contemplated becoming coffee roasters.

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

(GALLERY) ‘It’s so beautiful’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 17, 2016


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Light rain pattered the sidewalks as freshman Alicia Fredrick and her mother, Katherine, arrived on campus the evening of Aug. 16. The two were all smiles after a three-day road trip from California.

Toastmasters meet Sept. 1

Gabi Wy

August 25, 2015


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Speaking Eagles Toastmasters will have its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Toastmasters is a communication-enhancing club for business students. According to the business college’s website, members learn to introduce speakers, give prepared speeches, conduct meetings, give impromptu talks...

StartUp your engines: Local ventures to take off Friday

StartUp your engines: Local ventures to take off Friday

Rachel Christian

February 18, 2014


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Kristina Mobley, who works at Papa John's in her hometown of Floyds Knobs, Ind., said she's tired of cutting uneven pizza slices. So the senior public relations and marketing major came up with an idea - the Pizza Guide - a piece of plastic that fits over the pizza and serves as a guide so the pizza...

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