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Lenhardt named HR director

Lenhardt named HR director

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

April 20, 2016

Andrew Lenhardt sensed he had a special opportunity as a first generation college student. The university appointed Lenhardt to be the executive director of Human Resources, effective June 1. Lenhardt grew up in the small farm town of Waterloo, Illinois where he started work on his grandfatherâ...

Startup Weekend educates entrepreneurs

Startup Weekend educates entrepreneurs

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

February 16, 2016

Fifty-four hours. That is all the time given to come up with an entire business plan and model proficient enough to move forward. A team containing a wide array of skills and entrepreneurial mentors dedicated to helping participants make the task possible. This is the goal of Startup Weekend Evansville...

River City snapshot

River City snapshot

Megan Thorne

October 14, 2015

USI alumna Amanda Brinkman wanted to shine a light on the “up-and-coming” city of Evansville by creating a Snapchat geofilter. Geofilters are special overlays for Snaps that can only be accessed in certain locations. Many major cities have filters, which show up when location settings are turned...

Museum hosts event to “revitalize” Evansville

Museum hosts event to “revitalize” Evansville

Amelia Peterson

October 7, 2015

  The goal for TEDx Evansville is to encourage the revitalization of the city by showcasing innovative ideas, Zac Parsons said. “Everyone says Evansville’s a great place to raise a family, and that’s fine, but everyone also says that we have a problem with retaining young, talented p...

IU Medical School to break ground Oct. 23

Gabi Wy

September 29, 2015

The groundbreaking for the new Indiana University Medical School Evansville campus is planned for 10 a.m. Oct. 23. Although planners estimate the building to be completed by late 2017, Vice President of Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said students probably won’t be able to study at the n...

Evansville community comes together

Evansville community comes together

Anna Todd

September 16, 2015

Records are being broken this year at the United Way Day of Caring, said Amanda Newman at the event’s  kick-off breakfast. Volunteers from across Evansville gathered together to give back to their community at the annual Day of Caring, put on by the United Way of Southwestern Indiana on Friday...

12-band music fest returns to Garvin

12-band music fest returns to Garvin

Megan Thorne

September 16, 2015

Alex Mourer said he wants ParksFest to make people as happy as possible. ParksFest will take place  at Garvin Park, featuring 12 live bands, including Shooter Jennings, Davina & The Vagabonds, Willie Watson and The Honey Vines. Mourer got involved with ParksFest after hearing about a poll sayi...

Slimy, yet unsatisfying: Tom + Chee disappoints

Bobby Shipman

August 24, 2015

Before I begin my review, I’d like to point out that I am not your average cuisine connoisseur. I’m not really a food “connoisseur” at all. I am just your average, everyday foodie with a crunchy twist – I’m vegan. Despite my restrictions, I still have an insatiable appetite and desire to exp...

Valley Vibrations: Mock Orange returns to Evansville, talks upcoming album

Valley Vibrations: Mock Orange returns to Evansville, talks upcoming album

Bobby Shipman

November 15, 2014

  Following a three year hiatus from performing live, Mock Orange will hit the stage again Nov. 26 at Mojo's Bone Yard in Evansville. Mock Orange's sound has evolved over the years The Newburgh native band entered the music scene with their album"Nines & Sixes" in 1998, which receiv...

Meet the candidates: State Representatives

Armon Siadat

October 29, 2014

By the district District 76: Wendy McNamara - Republican Tony Goben - Democrat District 77: Jeremy Heath - Republican Gail Riecken - Democrat District 78: Holli Sullivan - Republican Stephen Melcher - Democrat By the issue *Information about where candidates stand on certain issues was pulled from e...

Eagles work local screams

Eagles work local screams

Vanessa Roach

October 14, 2014

Upon arriving to the Olde Courthouse Catacombs/ House of Lecter, viewers find a reaper, a clown and a wolf man lurking outside. Inside, creepy instrumental music plays and the dimly lit chilly hallways feature trap doors, hidden rooms and old concrete stairs, which leaves guests wondering what could b...

Education key to prevention

Jake Tapley

September 11, 2014

Statistically speaking, this past summer wasn’t the best for women in the Tri-State. At least three separate cases of missing women received media attention: Dara Fine from Gibson County, Kristie Kelley from Boonville, and Joelle Lockwood from Evansville. Their faces were on the news, on social...

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