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Grouseland hosts the Walnut Grove Festival

Grouseland, the home of William Henry Harrison on 3 West Scott Street, will be hosting its annual Walnut Grove Festival this weekend.

Grouseland is hosting the Walnut Grove Festival tonight from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Festival will be hosting classes in multiple activities including natural dyes, ribbon weaving, bonnet making, quilting, candle wicking, moccasin making, how to make a Native American bead woven bracelet and many more. Individuals must register ahead of time for each class.

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Pet Port Donations

Every year schools and businesses in and around Knox County hold food drives for the Vincennes Pet Port and Animal Shelter. During these food drives people donate dog food, cat food, and other animal food to give to the Pet Port.

Laura Arial, a worker at the Knox County Animal Shelter, says that the cat litter that is donated is used to change the litter boxes at least twice a day. The cat food that they have donated is used to feed not only the cats inside but it feeds the outside cats that people have dropped off, according to Arial.

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Obama visits Princeton, IN

To celebrate National Manufacturing Day, President Barack Obama paid a visit to Millennium Steel in Princeton, Indiana, Friday, Oct. 6th, to talk about how U.S. manufacturing is creating jobs and strengthening the economy.

"The reason we set up this manufacturing day is because too many people do not know the opportunities in manufacturing," Obama said.

Liberian student sends supplies back home for Ebola outbreak

A VU sophomore and Fitness and Wellness major, Kolue Kabbah is collecting supplies to send to her hometown to help with the Ebola outbreak. Her hometown is Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ebola is a fatal and rare disease that has many symptoms such as fever (greater than 101.5 degrees), severe headaches, muscle pain, vomiting, stomach pain, and weakness.

Students prepare themselves for the arrival of midterms

As you all should know by now the dreadful midterms are approaching quickly, like next week. Which leads to the main question at hand, "Are you prepaired?" After asking a small handful of students this question they seemed to be fairly ready to take the challenge, so, what is their advantage for passing their midterms with flying colors?

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VU vs. Louisville Elite

Vincennes University baseball team will be playing Louisville Elite this Saturday, Oct. 4. The game will be held at Vincennes University's baseball field. The game will start at 4 p.m.

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Midterms

Midterms are from Oct. 6 to 10.

Midterm Exams are a very important time of every semester. For most classes a midterm is a large part of your final grade. Most midterms will be over what you’ve learned in the first half of your class.

“I think it’s crunch time when it comes to studying and everyone should take it seriously," Becca Garrison said about her experience with midterms.

She also said, “It’s important to make sure you don’t get to stressed out or you’ll do badly. So just stay calm and stay on top of your studying. 

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Movie Night

Green Activities Center will be hosting movie night on October 3rd.

They will be broadcasting two moves: The Purge, and Think Like a Man. The first movie will began at 7p.m. and the second movie will play right after at 9 p.m.

Admissions are free with student I.D, and a small admissions fee for those without. So come on out and enjoy yourself a free movie. Don't forget to tell your friends and family about the upcoming event, and don't forget your popcorn!

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Democratic caniadate running for State Treasurer

Mike Boland is a former Democratic member of the Illinois House of Represenatives representing the 71 district, and Democratic nominee for Indiana State Treasurer. Growing up in a family of seven Mike Boland  stated he is no stranger to struggle. As he has been forced to comprehend the true value of hardwork at a young age Boland has applied that same work ethic into his adulthood. During his 16 years of service as a state legislature Boland served as chair of House Financials Institutions Committee.

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Andrew Decaen and Meredith Sester‘s art displayed at last week’s Art Exhibition

Last week on Thursday, Sept. 25 VU held its annual art exhibition in the Shercliff Humanities Art Gallery.  Emily Loehle, Assistant Professor and Direct of Art and Design, hosted the annual Art Exhibition providing background information on the art, food and beverages for the show.   Commencing at 11 a.m., students gathered in the Shercliff Gallery and were held in astonishment at many of the artwork and sculptures on display.

 “This is our second art show this semester,” Loehle said. “Many of the art displayed is by Meredith Sester and Andrew Decaen.”

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