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Craft to give virtual presentation at international conference

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Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2020

A paper written by a university faculty member has been chosen to be presented at an international conference. Bruce Craft, an instructor of English, has been selected to present his paper, titled “The Myth of Chivalry and White Masculinity in the Digital Spaces of the South: Medievalism in the South...

What it takes to be a tutor

What it takes to be a tutor

Trinity Brown, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2020

The Center for Student Excellence Tutoring Center is holding Tutors Appreciation Week from Oct. 26-30 to celebrate Tinsley Hall’s tutors and Supplemental Instruction Leaders. SI Leaders and tutors are employed through the CSE’s Tutoring Center, and most SI Leaders begin as tutors. These tutors and S...

Let go of your stress by dancing

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2020

Students and staff will have an opportunity to release stress through a dance event organized on campus. “Moonlight Dance Fitness” is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The event is being hosted through a joint collaboration between The REC and the CARE team. A maximum of 90 participants wil...

Instructors’ perspectives on distance learning

Noel Milton, an instructor of biological sciences, is one of many instructors who is now delivering coursework remotely due to COVID-19.

Hannah Juneau, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2020

Due to the unforeseen arrival of the coronavirus, the university was forced to shut down and move to remote operations last semester. However, this semester, some classes continued the tradition of taking place in the classroom. Many classes are hybrid, meaning some students attend face-to-face one day and...

BSU and NAACP present Fall Pop-Up Shop for student entrepreneurs

The university’s BSU and NAACP have partnered together to create a pop-up shop designed to highlight students with small businesses. The event will be held virtually Nov. 9-13 with an in-person event still in the works.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2020

In a time of economic uncertainty, student organizations have banded together to show support for students with small businesses. The Black Student Union and the university’s chapter of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have collaborated to host the Fall Pop-Up Shop, an eve...

Q&A with an education professor: Teaching during the pandemic

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Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2020

With the pandemic still at large, teachers have faced major changes in the way they teach and have learned to adapt to the situation. Dr. Colleen Klein-Ezell, department head and professor for the department of teaching and learning, answered some questions regarding the department and teacher residents...

Butler and Richardson crowned 2020 Homecoming royalty

2020 Homecoming King and Queen Darnell Butler Jr. and Destiny Richardson, center, pose with 2019 Homecoming royalty Keenan Austin and Aesha Magee. The royalty announcement took place in the University Center on Oct. 24.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2020

Homecoming Week 2020 came to an end with the announcement of the 2020 Homecoming King and Queen. Darnell Butler Jr., senior management major, was crowned Homecoming King and Destiny Richardson, junior art major, was crowned Homecoming Queen. Richardson shared her initial reaction to hearing her name b...

Broadcasting professor Q&A: A significant time in the field

Professionals working in the field of broadcasting have had to adapt to new circumstances during the pandemic. Many have speculated that this is the industry’s most significant time.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2020

The broadcasting industry has had to adapt to new circumstances while keeping the public informed during a pandemic. Cheryl Settoon, a communication and media studies instructor, answered some questions about the role of journalists during COVID-19. How did you start your career in broadcasting and what...

Updates at D Vickers parking lot

A turning lane was added to the parking lot behind D Vickers Hall in order to keep pedestrians and other drivers safe.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2020

Recently, updates were made to the parking lot behind D Vickers. The road between D Vickers and the Kinesiology building was modified as well. Due to safety concerns brought to the university committee, a turning lane was installed in order to promote pedestrian safety. Gary Prescott, director of Tran...

Gumbo YaYa 2020 puts new spin on tradition

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Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2020

Although Homecoming Week has seen several changes to tradition, this year’s Gumbo YaYa remained true to its name.  The Campus Activity Board’s annual Homecoming celebration returned with free gumbo and entertainment on Oct. 21 in the Student Union Park. To prioritize safety and social distanci...

Lion Up Collegiate Recovery Program offers events throughout National Recovery Month

Lion Up Collegiate Recovery Program offers events throughout National Recovery Month

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2020

The LION UP Collegiate Recovery program offered various events to raise awareness about addiction recovery for Recovery Month. According to their mission statement, the LION UP Collegiate Recovery program provides “a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addictive diso...

CSE hosts Q&A panels with health care professionals for students

CSE hosts Q&A panels with health care professionals for students

Austin Dewease, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2020

Mindy Notariano, assistant director for the Center for Student Excellence, has put together a panel of health care professionals for a Q&A session with the Health Sciences Living Learning Community.  The CSE is offering three different panels this semester, with the Health Sciences panel being t...