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May. 29, 2015

May 29, 2015 - John M. Lyons is congratulated by Pat Summers at Thursday's 2015 Walter A. Davis Citation Banquet at Vincennes University's Green Activities Center. Lyons is the 2015 Davis Citation recipient and Summers is the 2014 recipient. Lyons received tributes from Patty Dreiman, Jim Gislason, and Rob McLin prior to VU President Dick Helton presenting the Davis Citation to Lyons. "John is a wonderful role model for all of us," Helton said. "I have a tremendous appreciation for people who give and give and give. People who have this tremendous goodness of heart, who are willing to help their fellow man, deserve an A+ in my book. I appreciate what John has done for the community."  

Vincennes, Ind. – John M. Lyons, a Vincennes resident and local volunteer,...

May. 28, 2015

May 28, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Alumni Association will host a Paint Night on June 4, 6:00 p.m. (EDT), at Green Activities Center.  The cost is $45 per person and all art supplies will be provided.

Paint Nights have become a popular event, blending socializing with being creative.  Participants will follow the step-by-step instructions of a master artist to produce their own masterpiece from a blank canvas.  No previous experience is required.  Paint Nights are about fostering a fun environment that inspires everyone by trying something new.

Space is limited.  Tickets are available by signing up on line at, or call 800-945-ALUM (2586) or 812-888-4354.


May. 27, 2015

May 27, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Dr. Richard Helton is retiring as president of Vincennes University effective July 31, 2015.  Helton submitted his intent to retire at the VU Board of Trustee meeting this morning (May 27).  Helton is the longest serving president of Indiana’s public institutions for higher education.

Trustee Board Chair J.R. Gaylor calls Helton “a transformational leader” for the University.  “Dr. Helton has been a gifted leader who has united trustees, administration, faculty and staff, alumni, and the community with a shared and focused direction and purpose,” Gaylor said.

With Helton’s arrival in 2004, Gaylor said Helton brought immediate stability to VU and went on to lead Indiana’s First College to historic growth.  System-wide headcount...

May. 21, 2015

Welcome to Vincennes University!  For our new Trailblazers, we have designed a one-day registration program.

In an effort to provide the best service possible for our students, we'd like to inform you that we have reached capacity for the assessment test on the June 27 START VU.  If you had planned on selecting the June 27 date, we encourage you to take the Accuplacer assessment test prior to the START VU event.  If you have already tested and submitted scores to VU, please feel free to sign up for that day.  If you are needing to test, please follow the provided link to find testing locations in your county of residence.  You may also check with your high school or career center for possible testing options. If you would rather take the placement test on the VU campus,...

May. 12, 2015

May 11, 2015 - VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University’s English Department recognized high school students published in the 20th anniversary edition of The Best of Autumn Voices 2014-2015 at a reception in VU’s Maria Creek Chapel on May 7.  Following the reception attended by the students, their parents, teachers, and VU faculty, Assistant Professor Jesse Coomer led a writing workshop with the assistance of VU English majors Neely Held and Trey Snead.

PHOTO - High school students were saluted by Vincennes University's English Department for being published in the 20th anniversary edition of The Best of Autumn Voices 2014-2015. The students were introduced at a reception in VU’s Maria Creek Chapel on May 7, followed by a reception and a writing...


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