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Speaker to talk Silicon Valley experience

Rayvon Carter, who works in Silicon Valley, will speak at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 in Carter Hall D.
February 4, 2020

D'Angelo Taylor said Rayvon Carter is innovative. The assistant director of the Multicultural Center said Carter, the upcoming speaker for Black History Month, inspired him. "He's always been one step...

Students offer free tax preparation

Senior accounting major Alice Sweeney works on a tax return while assistant professor of accounting Brett Bueltel supervises.
February 6, 2019

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...

BIZCOM applications now open

BIZCOM applications now open
September 4, 2018

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...

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success
January 30, 2018

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...

Student, alumni attempt to transform hammock industry

Lexi Taylor sits in her Troika three-point hammock. Taylor along with junior mechanical engineering major Justin Locher founded the hammock company, Troika Outdoors, in April of 2017.
October 20, 2017

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,...

Selfless and Soaring: Sophomores roast coffee for charity

After a trip to Uganda, sophomore Keegan Roembke fueled his energy into a coffee business benefiting the Hope for Uganda school and the Defenders of Wildlife Fund.
January 21, 2017
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’

After unlocking her dorm room for the first time, Fredrick gazes out of her window in Governors Hall. “It’s my new backyard,” she said to her mother, pointing out how green the view is compared to California.
Freshman and her mother ecstatic to experience campus
August 17, 2016
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

August 25, 2015

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,...

StartUp your engines: Local ventures to take off Friday

StartUp your engines: Local ventures to take off Friday
February 18, 2014

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...

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