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Don't go out shopping on Black Friday

Almost 135 million people go out to shop on Black Friday every year, according to economist Noreen Hiskey. And, the people who participate are putting not only themselves, but all of the people around them at risk.

Some may say that Black Friday deaths and injuries aren’t even that common, and argue that the likelihood of themself or anyone around them getting hurt is highly unlikely.


Information for Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break will begin Wednesday, November 25 and will resume Monday, November 30. The Vincennes University campus will be closed for the entire break except for the Shake LRC on Sunday, November 29. The hours on that day for the LRC are 6:00 p.m. to midnight.


World of Imagination Block Party

Gabriel Boderode, Katie Fraker, and Dustin Suxton ride in the bumper cars at the Block Party. Photo by Whitney A. Whitaker

The Homecoming 2015 Block Party was held on Saturday, November 14 in the Student Recreation Center. The event had food stations with nachos, corn dogs, hot dogs, cotton candy, cupcakes, and featured a self-serve candy bar. There were photo booths placed around the track along with inflatables, a mechanical bull, bungee basketball, and a crystal photo booth. Many VU students and community members attended the event as part of the Homecoming celebration.


VU Hosts Holiday Craft Night

Submitted by bburgess on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 22:06

Vincennes University is hosting a "Holi-DIY" crafts night on Thursday Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. The vent will take place in Shircliff Auditorium on the corner of First and Harrison streets. People wishing to participate must buy the tickets in advance. The tickets cost $20, to order them call 812-888-5789 or email Ann Herman at When purchasing the ticket participants will decide which craft they would like to complete. The options are a holiday ornament, tree, snowman, or a countdown square.

"So You Think You Can Dance"

Submitted by bburgess on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 22:27

On Thurs. Nov. 12 Vincennes University hosted the homecoming event "So You Think You Can Dance". The night consisted of dance competitions, performances, prizes, and health facts. To start the night off the NAACP group on campus got on stage and discussed the health benefits of dancing and gave some tips about making sure you are cleared to dance by your doctor. They also gave multiple examples of different dance styles like ballet and belly dancing. It was very informative and got the show started in an academic manner. 

VU to host Hunger Games during Homecoming Week

Attention all Hunger Games fans, Vincennes University will be hosting their own version of Hunger Games. The event will begin at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12 in the Student Recreation Center. All commuter and residence halls students will be categorized into districts. These districts will consist of Vigo, Godare, Harrison, Vanderburgh, Clark, Morris, Ebner, and commuter students.


VUPD searching for car in pellet gun attack

A male VU student was shot with a pellet gun Wednesday night while skateboarding near Clark Hall, according to VU Police The student was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where he was treated and released after a pellet was removed from his scalp. He received one stitch. The student’s name has still not been released.

The student was shot with a high-powered pellet gun, according to the E-Alert released late Wednesday night. The initial incident took place around 8 p.m.


Photography club looking for more members

Do you have a passion for photography? The photography club will help those interested to become more familiar with cameras, take pictures, and meet people. The cost to join the club is $10.00.  The next meeting will be held November 10 at 11:00 a.m. in Shircliff, room C109.


Steve Jobs movie to play during Homecoming Week

"Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine" will be playing in Shicliff Theater on Friday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. as part of Homecoming Week. The movie showing is free to attend.



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