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Feb. 09, 2016

Should faculty members carry firearms on college campuses? That will be the topic of debate on Feb 9, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. (EST), at Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.

The public is invited to the debate which is sponsored by VU’s Center for Research and Learning. The Center has sponsored debates on a range of public policy topics.  

The Center has proposed this debate in the context of a spree of shootings that have occurred across the country. Currently most college campuses, including VU, have policies prohibiting any firearms on campus outside of campus police departments.

Taking the side that proposes firearms should be allowed are Lou Caprino, chair of VU’s Homeland Security program, and William Gollmitzer, professor of Law Enforcement...

Feb. 08, 2016

VINCENNES, Ind. - The culture and cuisine of Asia will be celebrated at Vincennes University on Feb. 11, 6:00 p.m. (EST), at Green Activities Center.  The Asian Culture Night will feature a dinner and highlights of Asian culture through the eyes of VU’s international students who originate from those areas.

Tickets cost $8 per person and must be purchased in advance at the VU Bookstore located in the Beckes Student Union.  VU students and employees may receive one free ticket by visiting the Student Center.

The menu will feature orange chicken, lo mein noodles, steamed and fried rice, spring rolls, crispy green beans, sweet potato soup, spring salad, gyoza fried pot stickers, steamed dumplings, and beverage.

Feb. 05, 2016

VINCENNES, Ind. - Filling out financial aid paperwork for college can be complicated and time-consuming, but College Goal Sunday makes it easy.  The program offers assistance and advice to help college-bound students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial aid professionals will be available at Vincennes University’s Vincennes and Jasper campuses during College Goal Sunday on Feb. 21 at 2:00 p.m. (EST).  The Vincennes Campus event will take place at the Shake Learning Resources Center and on the Jasper Campus in the Classroom Building.

Most colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools throughout the U.S. require students seeking federal financial aid, including grants and loans, to complete the FAFSA.  The FAFSA...

Feb. 05, 2016

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University hosted the Boy Scout’s Merit Badge University on Jan. 30, 2016.

Photo: From left, Steve Riggs, chair of Vincennes University's Department of Information Technology, assists Boy Scouts Cole Walker and Ian Kyle, who are both from Haubstadt, during a Game Design session that was part of Boy Scout Merit Badge University last Saturday at VU.  

According to Scout leader Thomas Young, there were 200 scouts and 81 leaders from 27 units who attended. In addition to units in the Buffalo Trace Council, which includes the southwest portion of Indiana and south east Illinois, one unit came from Owensboro, Kentucky.

Topics included citizenship, communications, emergency preparedness, first-aid,...

Feb. 03, 2016

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University’s Family Weekend begins Friday with bowling at the VU Bowling Center from 7 to 9 p.m. followed by the screening of the film, “The Hunger Games Mockingjay-Part 2” at 9:30 p.m. at Shircliff Theater.

Saturday features a Block Party from 12 noon to 5 p.m. in the Bell Student Recreation Center, Trailblazer basketball game at 7 p.m. at the P.E. Complex against Lewis & Clark College, followed by a Roller Rave Skating Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Bell Student Recreation Center. 

“The Family Weekend Block Party will have multiple opportunities for fun. Participants can vest themselves in inflatable sumo wrestler suits for some friendly matches, jump onto an inflatable Velcro
wall, navigate through a challenging...


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