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Jeffery Jeff Seyler, professor of chemistry, demonstrates a chemical reaction to local students as part of a tabling event. Seyler passed away Dec. 16, 2021, on campus.

Campus community remembers beloved professor, coworker and friend

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2022

Students, faculty and staff return to campus for the Spring 2022 semester remembering their beloved professor, coworker and friend who passed away the day before the last day of Fall 2021 classes.  Jeffery...

Donations collected by senior Alexis Price for the survivors of a deadly Kentucky tornado in December. Price collected 32 bags and boxes total.

Student collects donations for Kentucky tornado survivors

Fallon Heady, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

A student looked at a bag of donations that had been lying near her door for months. After hearing about the recent tornado destruction in Kentucky, she thought to herself, “You know what, I could probably...

Life with Lawrence: Making a mess

Life with Lawrence: Making a mess

Elizabeth Harris, Cartoonist January 19, 2022

Lexie Green, sophomore guard, looks for a pass Monday evening.

Gallery: Women’s Basketball Beats McKendree University 90-59

Michaela Nees , Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

Women's basketball beat Mckendree university 90-59 Monday night with a lead in both halves. This is their third straight win. The next home game for women's basketball will be against the University...

Freshman guard Elijah Jones drives the ball down the court Monday evening.

Gallery: Men’s basketball loses to McKendree 77-71

Michaela Nees, Staff Photographer January 19, 2022

Men's basketball lost their fifth game of the season to McKendree on Monday night. The Eagles lead with 38 points in the first half but fell short in the second with 33 points, leading to a final score...

Ron Romain, chair of the Board of Trustees,  speaks at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. Romain said the board will make an official decision on transitioning university athletics to NCAA Division I by mid-February.

DI Exploratory Committee releases their final report

Ian Young and Tegan Ruhl January 18, 2022

The Division I Exploratory Committee released their final report to the public Thursday. The report broke down the 24-member committee's feelings and research on transitioning university athletics to Division...

David Bower,  chair of the COVID-19 task force, speaks before the Board of Trustees Thursday. Bower said the week of Jan. 2, 2022 to Jan. 8, 2022 marked the highest number of university COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

University has highest number of COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic

Tegan Ruhl and Ian Young January 17, 2022

112 students and 15 employees tested positive for COVID-19 between Jan. 2nd and Jan. 8th. David Bower, chair of the COVID-19 task force, said this is the highest number of university positive cases since...

All students can park in lots A, B, C, D and F during the day for Spring 2022 including residential students who were previously restricted from parking on campus from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday during Fall 2021.

All students are allowed to park on campus for Spring 2022

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor January 17, 2022

Public Safety changed its parking policy for the Spring 2022 semester. The change allows all students to park on campus in lots A, B, C, D and E during the day including residential students who were restricted...

Jon Mark Hall and Nick LaRowe, Division I Exploratory Committee co-chairs, present Division I survey results to faculty, staff and administration Wednesday morning at the virtual University Update session.

Division I Exploratory Committee release DI survey results

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

Division I Exploratory Committee released Division I survey results at the virtual University Updates session Wednesday morning during Spring 2022 Professional Development Day for faculty, staff and administration.  Jon...

In this skip it or stream it, staff writer Abby Sink shares which holiday movies she would skip and which ones she would stream.

Skip it or stream it: Holiday edition

Abby Sink, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

In my family, I’m the one who starts celebrating the holiday season as soon as November 1st hits. There’s something so magical about this time of year. The spirit that seems to exist within everyone...

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