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Sodexo employees serve students in The Loft Wednesday night.

Students want more dining options; Sodexo wants more students

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

The campus community wants to see more dining options on campus, but Sodexo is struggling to have enough student participation at campus dining options and enough student workers to provide more dining...

President Ronald Rochon announced at the University Updates session that he does not plan to close campus with the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Campus will not close for Omicron

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

President Ronald Rochon is not closing campus for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. In-person Spring 2022 classes will begin Jan. 10, 2022 as planned.  The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was discussed...

Madison Gerbig speaks next to Brianna Stone (left) and Summer Skelton (right) on a student-led panel. The panel talked about the importance of mental health Monday in Mitchell Auditorium.

Students host mental health panel

Alexis Donner, Shelby Clark , and Casey Clark October 27, 2021

Student-led panel speaks about mental health on campus. Active Minds, a mental health student organization, and Pott College Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted a student-led mental health...

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide Prevention Resources

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Message from the Editor:  The Q & A below is intended to provide members of the campus community with the resources they need to help one another. Seven Indiana college students have died from...

Honors Program Director, Sarah Stevens, sits in her office in the Orr Center. Stevens says shes been collecting buttons for more than 10 years.

Women leaders encourage the university’s future leaders

Shelby Clark, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

A girl was walking into her middle school for the first time, she noticed the sign above the entrance said ‘dean of women.’ Jennifer Hammat, dean of students, asked her mother what the sign meant....

image of the University Center and cone in winter

Pandemic teaching: Stress vomiting, new technology and new appreciations

Shelby Clark and Hayden Olberding February 2, 2021

Professors and faculty share what they learned and experienced from the Fall 2020 semester, from stress vomiting to learning new technology. Dean of Students Jennifer Hammat had the unique challenge...

A student walks towards the University Center.

Students cautious about returning home for Thanksgiving

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 20, 2020

Students are taking precautions before returning home for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving break starts Nov. 25, after which all classes will continue online. Some students will be heading home for break...

Jennifer Hammat

Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor March 12, 2019

Vice President for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling announced the appointment of Jennifer Hammat as the university’s next dean of students following a national search. Hammat currently serves...

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