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VU Mid-Year Commencement

On Dec. 6, 11:00 a.m. (EST), the Mid- Year Commencement exercises will be held at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The Vincennes University President Dick Helton will be presenting the degrees and addressing the graduates.

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Fall Marketing Yourself at VU series

The Center for Career and Employer Relations ended the final session of the 2014 Fall Marketing Yourself at VU series, located in the south lobby of Vigo Hall. Richard Coleman of Employer Relations conducted a workshop on the the four E's: education, experience, extracurricular, and employment. This allowed students a deeper insite on reviewing and prepping their resumes before submitting them to companies for internships while pursing a college education as well as career opportunities after graduation.

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How the World is reacting to the final verdict

The spot light of the media is currently focusing on the verdict of the Michael Brown case, which has caused controversy not only in Saint Louis but all over the world.

According to the Washington Post, places as close as Indianapolis all the way to the country of Turkey have expressed their feelings about the final verdict. British media has also sent over war correspondents to cover the protests over the past several months. The increase of the violent activities has the world in a bit of a shock.

Meet Associate Dean of Students: Taja Davidson

Taja Davidson has worked in higher education for over the past eleven years in Student Affairs in both private and public education. Through those years she developed a wide range of experience and expertise working with students traditional as well as non-traditional students. Most recently leaving her undergraduate and graduate Alma Mater, Tennessee State University, Davidson was grateful to be able to give back to TSU who has given her so much.

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Why you should no longer shop at Wal-Mart

I’m currently a WalMart employee. I work at Princeton, Indiana’s Wal-Mart, which is about 30 minutes away from campus.

However, as of Dec. 7, I will no longer work there anymore.

It seems like a pretty good job for a college student as they are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. This gives for them to work around my class schedule.

Also, as long as one isn’t a cart pusher, they will get paid above minimum wage.

Plus, I wouldn’t have to work around greasy food, and where a gross uniform.

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Poverty and unemployment becomes growing problem in Vincennes

Poverty has always been a problem within any nation or country.   Government programs have been created to maintain the poverty though these hardly help or quickly come and go just like many of the political parties of today.

 The very lack of programs and organizations dedicated to diminishing poverty prevents much these lower class civilians to effectively provide for their families.  Much of the surrounding neighborhoods at Vincennes University are obvious signs of poverty, even earning the title “poorest neighborhoods in Vincennes.”

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Console Comparison

During this holiday season, one of the hottest items will be the newest generation gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Sony’s newest console the, PlayStation 4, set a standard among all consoles when it came to graphics and the processor specifications that fit into a table top console. Microsoft then released the Xbox One as the competition to the PS4. The Xbox One brought a whole new style of formatting to a console by involving a form of windows and allowing users to snap from application to application seamlessly.

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VU résidentiel advisors refuse to give information concerning profession

In an attempted story to find out what RAs do and how you become an RA there was a wall put up by authority figures that would not provide information. Two people in authority would not speak, including Dawn A.  Brewer Residential Life Coordinator and Cheryl A. Litherland Clark Hall Coordinator.

“I cannot say anything you will have to contact Dawn Brewer,” Cheryl A. Litherland Clark Hall Coordinator said. 

“I can talk to you unless I have a written request about what you need to know.” Brewer said, after a potential interview.

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Movies hitting the big screen in December

This December, a plethora of movies will be hitting the cinema.

Starting on December 5th, a comedy featuring Chris Rock and Kevin Hart will hit the theater. The film, “Top Five”, is about a comedian film star who encounters a journalists who forces him to confront his comedy career that he has left in the past.

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#AIDSDAY

Dec. 1 is the day where people can unite and fight against HIV and show support for those whom have HIV and those who have died from HIV. This is known as AIDSDay. This has been a huge trend for the past few years. This world awareness first started in 1988 and has been going strong ever since.

With today’s social media this awareness of HIV has been spreading like wildfire. Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook have been glowing with people posting pictures of red ribbons in showing support, and #WorldAIDSDay.

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