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March for Babies

The Vincennes University annual event, the March for Babies is coming up. This Saturday April 18th and 10a.m. the march will begin at the Vincennes University track, located on Chesnut Ave. Knox County, 47491, according to the Vincennes University website. According to marchofdimes.org, the March of Babies supports research for programs to prevent premature births and birth defects. 

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Marco Rubio announces 2016 presidential bid

Recently Miami senator Marco Rubio announced that he will be running for president in the 2016 presidential race.  His announcement came via a speech he delivered Monday, Apr. 13.  He is a member of the Republican party, which means he will for sure be up against Jed Bush, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul among many other potential, but unconfirmed candidates.   

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Student safety needs to be properly enforced more at VU

When walking outisde there is very little lighting, lots of people are out when it's late, and that can become very unsafe, especially if you walk alone.

Several timese I have walked alone out at night and felt uncomfortable just becuase the lighting is basically non-existant on this campus. Back behind the Recreation Center and Physical Education Complex, there is maybe one or two lights, and out by the Humanities building, it is baiscally dark.

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Faculty reaches out to student protesters

Vincennes University faculty have said they reached out to student protestors to discuss racial profiling claims.

Student demonstrators began protesting the VU police department Monday, March 30th accusing the VUPD of racially profiling students. The protest came to the surprise of VUPD as students lined up outside with signs reading “Fair and equal rights from VUPD for all students”.

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The effects of RFRA controversy are still prevalent

On the morning of April 2, an amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was approved that “prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations. It also bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or U.S. military service,” according to the IndyStar.

However, the last few weeks of national controversy still have left effects not only in Indiana, but in many other states.

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Feminisim seeks to provide equality for women

When many people hear the words feminism or feminist they assume it’s something related to the bashing of men. A simple Google search will tell you all you need to know. The definition of feminism is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

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Battling global warming one step at a time

Many people know that global warming is an issue. Few do their part to help minimize their contribution to the problem. It is not only something that you can change when it is mentioned in class or on television. It does not stop because you don’t pay attention to it. It is an everyday thing. Doing your part may not seem like it can be a major contribution, but if everyone were to make a few changes it could become a part of everyone’s daily lifestyle.

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The End of the Semester and Finals

As the semester comes to a close and students prepare for finals, some final tmes are different than the actual class time and some in a different venu. According to the Vincennes University website's catalog students can find their schedule for finals and start making their schedules for the fall semester next year.

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Multicultural students affairs holds International culture night

The International Culture finale dinner will be held tonight. It begins at 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Green Activities Center. There wlll be an eclectic selection of food. 

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Sexual Assault Awareness and Promotion Month

April is sexual assault and awareness month and Apr. 7 sexual assault awareness day. Vincennes University tries to promote awareness, prevention, and intervention for sexual assault.

On Apr. 7 at 11 a.m. in the front of the Shake Library, BSU, and in the lobby of the Summer Center, there were booths to promote awareness for sexual assault. Student Carly Kindig, Williamsport native, and double major in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, age 19, was their helping with the booths, handing out wrist bands, key chains, and t-shirts to bring awareness to the issue.

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