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$50,000 mystery; Uncertainty surrounds President Helton’s fund from student activity fees

Submitted by Damien Burge on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:15

President Dick Helton gets $50,000 per year from the student activity fee. This money goes to the president’s office for him to use as he sees fit. The money comes out as a line item from student activities.

Cheer team holds tryouts

The cheer team is holding tryouts for next semester. Being on the team awards a yearly scholarship of $500. Students trying out for the first time must perform a chair lift and their best stunt. Returning members trying out must perform a chair lift, toss hands, and their best stunt.
    Among that they must also know the VU fight song and meet various physical requirements such as men being able to bench 135 lbs. Tryouts will be held in the P.E. Complex April 26 at 10 a.m. There will be a tryout clinic on April 25 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for students to get ready for tryouts.

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Clubs and organizations gather to distribute awards

Clubs and organizations will give out awards at the SGA banquet. Pacemaker paddles will be given to highly involved students who have gained community service hours. Cords will also be awarded to students who are nominated by faculty and staff for performance and academics. Clubs and organizations will also have the opportunity to give out their own awards during the dinner. The event will take place April 23 at 6 p.m. in the Green Activities Center.

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Paralegals gear up for 5K

The VU Paralegal associatoin will host the 5k. Participants can choose to either run or walk the distance.  The VU Paralegal association is hosting the event to raise money. Individual runners will have a fee of $15, while teams can sign up at cheaper rates.
 A team of five will cost each member $10 and a team of 10 will cost five dollars each. The run will start at the RSPAC on April 26. Check-in will be 8 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 9 a.m.

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VU athletic program debutes new scoreboard system

A new video display and scoreboard system has graced the VU Physical Education Complex.
The new scoreboard is located on the main playing floor in the P.E. Complex to present a variety of features and animations that will add more vivid graphic elements during games and activities.

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Newly elected SGA officers announced

The results are in for the Student Government Association’s Executive Council. Seven students have recently been elected to their respective offices in the council.
The Student Government Association, or SGA, held its student election last Monday. Elections were held at TDC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at BSU Grand Hall.
While most students ran uncontested, there were two students who competed for the president’s position.

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Vincennes Men’s Tennis lands an early signee

On April 9, 2014 senior Brennan Buchanan was signed to Vincennes University. Buchanan, born and raised in Robison, Illinois, attends Robison High School. Buchanan caught the attention of VU through his father Tom Buchanan and signed immediately.  Buchanan will be attending VU in the fall.

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Flirting comes and goes as quickly as infatuation

By Tyrone Morris
Staff Writer
There are many common misconceptions about flirting.
As humans we all make mistakes whether it’s forgetting to turn off the oven, accidently breaking your mom’s expensive vase, or just making a wrong decision.  But the most mistakes, we make as humans, are the misinterpretations of flirting.

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Indiana ranked 40th in American Well-Being Index

Indiana has been ranked number 40 out of 50 on the Gallup and Healthways American Well-Being Index for the year of 2013.

The American Well-Being Index began in 2008 when it was created by Gallup and Healthways. Prior to the creation of the index, there was no way of obtaining information about the well-being of each state’s inhabitants as comprehensively as the index does. This information pertains such areas like depression, healthy behaviors, etc.

Katie Hnida Gives "Sexual Assault Awareness" Presentation.

Guest speaker Katie Hnida will be giving a presentation over “Sexual Assault Awareness” April 10 in Shircliff Theatre at 7 p.m.

Speaker Hnida is very well known for her being the first woman to play and score in an NCAA Division One football game. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a degree in psychology.

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