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Sep. 16, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University's Shircliff Gallery of Art will host an exhibition titled Natural/Material featuring the works of Andrew DeCaen and Meredith Setser from Sept. 23 through Oct. 23.  The Gallery is located inside the Shircliff Humanities Building at the corner of Second and Harrison Streets.  A reception for the artists will be held at the Gallery on Sept. 25, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon (EDT).  Admission is free.

DeCaen currently serves as an associate professor and printmaking area coordinator at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  Setser is an assistant professor of art at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis.

Setser will speak about her work on Oct. 24, 10:00 a.m., at Shircliff Auditorium. ...

Sep. 15, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - The legacy of America’s beloved clown, Red Skelton, lives on through Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center and the adjacent Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy.

The Museum will host an informal “Remembering Red” chat on Sept. 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (EDT), where local Skelton historians Doug Carroll and Mark Kratzner will be on hand.  Visitors may drop in at their convenience to share their memories of Red or to enjoy hearing stories about the entertainer.

“Remembering Red” celebrates the legendary performer who passed away on Sept. 17, 1987.

Sep. 15, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - Ground was broken on Sept. 12 for a new $4.35 million Student Center at Vincennes University.

“This new student center will be a place for people to meet, enjoy each other’s company, and to learn from each other.  Students work hard and they need a place to relax,” said Alain Moulari, president of the Student Government Association.

The two-story facility will include a technology café, gaming lounge, study areas, multi-function spaces, visual display boards, indoor fireplace, and outdoor seating areas.

“One of the strengths of this project is that we will have the new Student Center, Student Recreation Center, Aquatic Center, and Physical Education Complex under one roof,” said VU President Dick Helton.  “This will be a student-...

Sep. 10, 2014

VINCENNES, Ind. - Ken Spencer, adjunct instructor in the Vincennes University English Department, is the recipient of a 2014 Judge’s Spotlight Award for his tabletop roleplaying game, Rocket Age.  The award was part of the Gen Con EN World RPG Awards (the “ENnies”).

The awards are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplay gaming.  Presented to game designers, writers, and artists, it is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted for online by the gaming public.

The line developer and lead writer for Rocket Age, Spencer is a former archeologist who now splits his time between teaching and writing.  As a freelance writer he has worked for Cubicle 7 Entertainment, Alephtar Games, Chaosium, Steve Jackson Games, and Frog God...

Sep. 09, 2014

JASPER, Ind. - The Vincennes University Jasper Campus will host a free community event on Sept. 16 to launch ALL-IN, a new program designed by Indiana Humanities in Dubois County.

From 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (EDT), the event will feature fun, family-friendly challenges from Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center’s eight humanities-based categories:  Explore, Discover, Read, Remember, Participate, Connect, Reflect and Dream.  Participating Dubois County organizations and community groups will bring the challenges to life by adding their own local flavor.

VUJC Dean Alan Johnson said the event will cater to all age groups and demographics.  “From sharing when your family first moved to Dubois County on the Indiana-versary timeline to listening to music from a...

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