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Red Cross hosts blood drive

Today, Feb. 3, is the last day VU students, staff, and faculty will have the opportunity to donate blood. 

The blood drive is hosted by the Red Cross, and those interested in donating should go to the Beckes Student Union before 6 p.m.

More information on whether or not one is eligible to donate blood can be found here: http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.

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From a rough start to a strong finish

Play4Kay Annual Game is Here Again

Submitted by bburgess on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 14:17

The annual Play4Kay basketball games will be taking place on Wednesday February 3. The women’s game will start at 5:00 p.m. and the men’s will start at 7:00 p.m. Both teams are playing Southeastern Illinois.

Vincennes University hosts firearm debate

Vincennes University will be hosting a debate on whether or not faculty should be allowed to hold firearms on campus. The debate will be in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on Feb. 9th and 11a.m. Faculty speaking on the behalf of allowing faculty to have firearms on campus are Lou Caprina, the chair of VU's Homeland Security program, and William Gollmitzer, professor of Law Enforcement at VU. Speaking on the behalf of not allowing faculty to have firearms on campus are Gary May, emertitus associate professor of Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana and Dr.

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Jennifer Hensley talks about her novels

Jennifer Hensley is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work, however, not only is she a professor, she also writes her own novels. Hensley has written three books and she is currently working on her fourth novel. Wedding Dreams, Stronger with Him, and Stronger with Her, are her first three books that she has published.

“My sister, in law is an author, and she’s been published for a few years, and we started writing a book together. Then she decided that she wanted to do her own thing, so she gave me the story, and told me to go for it, so I did,” Hensley said.

Family Weekend is almost here

Every semester VU hosts Family Weekend for the students, parents, and families that are involved with the university.  Family Weekend is scheduled for this weekend, and will begin on the evening of Friday, February 5, and last until Sunday evening.

Meet Your Legislators

Last week, WVUT-TV and WVUB radio broadcasted a discussion about the recent session of the Indiana General Assembly featuring legislators, Rep. Bruce Borders of Dist. 45, Rep. Kreg Battles of Dist. 64, Rep. Mark Messmer of Dist. 63, Sen. Lindel Hume of Dist. 48, and Sen. John Waterman of Dist. 39. The discussion could also be viewed in Davis Hall, Studio B.

A similar broadcast will be happening again at 5 p.m. on Jan. 30. It is unclear who will be speaking and exactly what they will be speaking about.

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B.S.A. Open Mic & T.B.W. After Party

Black Student Association (B.S.A.) is hosting second semesters Open Mic. This will be Thursday the 28th at 7:00p.m. in the Greens Activity Center. Followed by an after party hosted by, Today's Black Women (T.B.W.) starting at 10:00p.m. sharp, admission for the after party is $5. Make sure you have you student ID at both of these events and try out the bake sale at open mic or the after party while having fun. All sweets are $1.

Vincennes University Hosts a Faculty Recital

There will be a Faculty Recital in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center on Jan. 26th at 7:30p.m, according to the Vincennes University website. Admission is free to students and the public. The Faculty Recital will be hosted by the Music and Theatre Department. Faculty performing in the Recital are: Justin Bird on the piano, Mike Howell on the classic guitar, Virgil Franklin on the bass guitar, Susie Jackson on the marimba, Dr. Matthew Latta with vocals, Dr. Lisa Lowery with vocals, Scott Mercer on the guitar, and Jason Sulliman on the bass trombone.

Food for students!

Sandy's Pantry is a food bank that will be available to students from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Jan. 26 at St John's United Church of Christ, located at 606 N 5th St. Those interested in donating nonperishable food items can do that at the same time and place.

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