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University hosts mental health practitioners conference

University hosts mental health practitioners conference

Jacob Lofton and Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

January 12, 2020

The University Counseling Center held the third annual Terrell Conference as a learning and networking opportunity for mental health professionals. The conference was held on Jan. 9-10 in the War Memorial Student Union. This year, there were 177 people in attendance, with 34 organizations participati...

New equipment arrives at The Document Source

New equipment arrives at The Document Source

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2019

Changes were made to The Document Source print and mail center on campus to better help students and faculty with all their printing needs. New equipment including printers and a cutter machine has been added to speed up the process of printing and expanding the abilities The Document Source has access...

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni

Alumni Association lowers The REC center prices for alumni

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

The Alumni Association has made changes to the prices for alumni who use the Pennington Student Activity Center, also known as the REC. The proposal was first approved Friday, Nov. 8 and was implemented Nov. 11. Alumni are still required to be members of the Alumni Association in order to gain access...

How resident assistants balance priorities during the week of finals

How resident assistants balance priorities during the week of finals

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

With winter break approaching, student workers have to practice time management as they balance their work with final exam preparation. Resident Assistants, also known as RAs, are responsible for helping dorm residents check out of their rooms at the end of each semester. Because the check-out process...

Graduating seniors receive their ceremonial rings

Graduating seniors receive their ceremonial rings

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

A ring ceremony for graduating seniors was held by the Alumni Association and had an extra surprise at the end as Roomie the Lion also received his graduation ring. The ceremony was held on Dec. 4 in the Student Union Grand Ballroom and started with Dr. Joe Burns, a graduate coordinator, as the master...

Panel discusses issues and challenges in SPED

Panel discusses issues and challenges in SPED

Briyana Anderson, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

The College of Education and the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology sponsored the panel “Creating a Market Place of Ideas: Equity Among Special Education Students” on Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. The panel consisted of members that are apart of the educational system and advocates of spec...

Athletics hosts watch party at home to support away game

Athletics hosts watch party at home to support away game

Dylan Meche, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2019

While the university football team was on the road playing the University of Montana, a group of students and community members had the opportunity to cheer on the Lions at home. Athletic Marketing and Promotions held the FCS Playoff Watch Party in Strawberry Stadium on Saturday Dec. 7. The game was...

Seniors prepare to launch into a new chapter

Seniors prepare to launch into a new chapter

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The Lion 4 Life Launch Party is an event that celebrates the graduating seniors as their college careers come to an end. The celebration will take place on Dec. 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Alumni Center, just two days before commencement. Jenni O’Neil, associate director of alumni programming...

MISA recognizes outstanding students

MISA recognizes outstanding students

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

The Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs’ holiday celebration brought together students of multiple backgrounds for a night of food, awards and community. On Dec. 5, MISA hosted the event in the War Memorial Student Union ballroom. Students brought their family and friends to c...

Honors students recognized for excellence

Honors students recognized for excellence

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

The university’s Honors Program held a ceremony to award its students who go above and beyond in their studies.  The Fall 2019 Recognition Ceremony took place from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre.  Sophomore Honors Distinction recipients were honored with an award for completing 1...

Ceramics club hosts holiday sale

Ceramics club hosts holiday sale

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Students on campus organized holiday sale to promote talent and raise funds. The Southeastern Ceramics Club hosted a holiday sale on Dec.3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the War Memorial Student Union. The pieces for sale were made by members of the ceramics club. Janie Dick, a senior art...

University unveils revisions to the alcohol policy

University unveils revisions to the alcohol policy

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

On Oct. 1, 2019, the university made a few changes to the 2018 University Policy on Alcohol Use.  The current university alcohol policy was released on Sept. 27, 2018 and was recently revised by the Office of the Dean of Students. Gabe Willis, Dean of Students, shared the nature of the changes to the policy. “We ...