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VU Board of Trustees Meets Over Summer to Discuss Budget

At a meeting on June 19, 2015, the Vincennes University Board of Trustees adopted a new record-high budget of $200.1 million.  As a result, tuition and housing rates have been increased by 1.42 percent, but will still leave Vincennes University as the most affordable residential college in the state.  The new budget includes funding for several new facilities and upgrades, as well as allowances for increased employee pay and health insurance.

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Fall Musical Auditions Start

Auditions for the Fall Musical, ‘Cabaret’, begin Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The auditions will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, and will run until 9 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and is asked to report to room 147, which is also known as the Theatre Lab.

Everyone who is intending to audition should familiarize themselves with the script, prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song from another musical, wear appropriate attire, and bring both their work and school schedules. Scripts are available in Red Skelton on loan for five hours.

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Art Gallery Available to Students in Shircliff

Vincennes University is hosting an art gallery in the Shircliff Humanities building in room A109. The gallery will be a group illustration exhibitation  will be available from Aug. 24 to Sept. 27. The open hours for the art gallery are Monday through Thursdsay 8am to 9pm, Friday 8am to 5pm, and Saturday 12pm to 3pm.

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VU Creates CONNECT Program for New Students

Starting college tends to be a stressful venture.  Thankfully, Vincennes University staff have orchestrated the CONNECT Program to assist not only new students, but all VU Alumni.  According to Dean Livers, this is the first year for the CONNECT Program.

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Major Changes Made to MyVU

Vincennes University has gone through some construction this summer. There are new paved roads and buildings to name a few. The type of construction I am focusing on is on the virtual side of things, the World Wide Web. If you are a returning student to VU, you may have noticed a few major changes to MyVU.  My bookmark on my laptop was set for myvu.vinu.edu. When clicking on the link, a new screen pops up. The title, “This site has moved to: my.vinu.edu” pops up on my screen.

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Baseball Games

Submitted by lmcphail on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 16:51

The Vincennes University men’s baseball team will travel to Rose-Hulman University in Terre Haute, IN to play one 9-inning game at 6 pm on April 31. They also will travel to East Peoria, IL on May 1 and May 2 to take on Illinois Central for a three game series. They will play one 9-inning game at 8 pm on May 1. Then they will play a doubleheader on May 2 and the first game will begin at 1 pm.

Could $4.35 million be spent better elsewhere

And, VU is in the design stage of planning a new, 80 thousand square feet math, science, and engineering building. However, the Shircliff Humanities Center isn’t receiving any work, and every student probably has at least one class in the building, as many basic English and Reading classes are taught there.

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WHIP: VU’s new organization seeks to empower women on campus

Vincennes University student organizations serve both as an educational and social function, offering students the opportunity to engage with other students and develop valuable communication, collaboration, and leadership skills.

With organizations like BMI, TBW, BSA, VU PRIDE (GLBT-Straight Alliance) that aim for the students through involvement in entertainment, learning, and leadership opportunities. Women Having Infinite Potential, referred to as WHIP is a new organization created by VU Sophomore and WHIP president Franny Pauley.

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Juried Student Art Exhibition 2015

The Art and Design department held a Juried Student Art Exhibition last Tuesday. Students work for this year’s exhibition were selected by Robert Millard- Mendez. Robert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville.

Mr. Millard-Mendez was invited by the Art and Design department to be the juror/ judge of the exhibition. Millard-Mendez received his BFA from the University Lowell and MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  

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WHIP sponsors blood marrow drive

Everyone wants to do something to help other people with illnesses in any way they can. Some people donate money but others donate something even better.

Bone marrow transplant has been used successfully to treat diseases such as leukemia’s, lymphomas, aplastic anemia, immune deficiency disorders, and some solid tumor cancers since 1968. Bone marrow is very useful to diseases but it can only be used if you and someone willing to donate match up.  

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