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Oct. 21, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy will present An Evening with The Amazing Kreskin on Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m. (EST), at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Vincennes University.  This event, sponsored by the McCormick Family Foundation, is part of the Museum’s Red Skelton Entertainment Series.

Seating is reserved; tickets cost $25 and are available at the Skelton Center Box Office or by calling the Museum, 812-888-4184.

With a showman’s flair and a comedian’s wit, The Amazing Kreskin has, for some six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind.  His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world, invoked in comedy clubs, comic strips, print stories, and TV shows from...

Oct. 17, 2014

JASPER, Ind. - The Vincennes University Jasper Campus Activities Board invites the public to its annual Fright Night event scheduled for October 24, 6:00-8:00 PM (EST), in the Ruxer Gym on campus.  Admission is free and everyone is invited to wear costumes and enjoy a fun, family-friendly Halloween event.

VU Jasper employees and students will participate in a table decorating contest in the gym and hand out candy from their decorated tables.  There will be games, crafts, and a coloring contest with prizes for trick-or-treaters, and the Beta Sigma Club will sponsor a mini haunted fun house.

New this year is a Zombie Walk hosted by the campus Walk/Run Club.  Sign-up will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the first of eight walks with the zombies will commence at 6:15 p.m...

Oct. 15, 2014

JASPER, Ind. – Democratic, Libertarian and Republican Party candidates seeking Indiana’s 8th District Congressional seat have agreed to appear at a forum Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m. (ET), at the Jasper Arts Center.  The forum is sponsored by Vincennes University and the City of Jasper.

Candidates participating are incumbent Republican Larry Bucshon, Democrat Tom Spangler, and Libertarian Andrew Horning.

The forum will be presented in two parts. In the first part, each candidate will appear on stage with a three-member panel consisting of two news-media representatives and a VU Jasper Campus student. The conversations will be free-flowing and each candidate may be asked different questions.

In the second part of the forum all three candidates will appear on...

Oct. 10, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - Tyler Clark, Vincennes, is the first recipient of the Larry Stearns Memorial Scholarship.

Clark is a 2014 alumnus of the VU Paralegal program who is now majoring in Philosophy, with a minor in Religious Studies, at Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis.  The son of Theresa Clark and the late Conn Clark, Tyler plans to attend law school.

The scholarship is named for the late Larry Stearns who chaired the Paralegal Studies program and was an instructor in the Homeland Security program prior to his death in 2012.  “The more I learn about Larry Stearns, the more strongly I feel about honoring his legacy.  That’s why, in conjunction with the VU Foundation, we initiated two scholarships in the name of Mr. Larry Stearns,” said...

Oct. 10, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - John R. (J.R.) Gaylor, Noblesville, was unanimously re-elected chair of the Vincennes University Board of Trustees on Oct. 6.  He has served as chair of the VU Board since his election on Dec. 5, 2007.

Gaylor is president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana, Inc.  He was first appointed to the VU Board in Nov. 2005 and re-appointed in 2008 and 2011.

“I enjoy working with this Board.  Its spirit of cooperation is great and I am excited about our leadership team under President (Dick) Helton.  It is an honor to continue service as president of the Board,” Gaylor said.

In other action the Board approved a new naming policy for University facilities.  According to President Helton, the new policy is more flexible...

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