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Grad Fair to be held in person

Graduating students get ready to take pictures at the Grad Fair last year at the Student Union Ballroom. This year, the event will be held in the Pennington Center.

Jordyn Franklin, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

With new safety protocols and changes in operations, the Alumni Association plans to host its annual Grad Fair in person. The fair, which will be held on Oct. 12 and 13, is a one-stop shop to equip graduate seniors with the resources they need to graduate. Unlike previous years, the event will be held i...

Alumni Association eliminates membership fees

A university alumni poses with Roomie the Lion at the  2019 'Lion 4 Life' party. Being a member of the Alumni Association grants graduates access to a variety of social and networking events.

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter

July 14, 2020

The university’s Alumni Association has announced a new structure of initiation that will grant all graduates an automatic entrance into the alumni family. With the elimination of membership fees, the association has opened its arms to over 72,000 alumni. This change will provide alumni with more ...

Hammond prepares for Starry November Night

Young attendees enjoy the downtown Hammond lights and faux snow during the 2014 Starry November Night.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2019

The time for Downtown Hammond’s annual winter tradition is just around the corner. Hammond Downtown Development District will host its 15th annual family-friendly event Starry November Night on Friday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. This year, DDD is introducing new ideas for the evening, including...

Farmers markets on the rise

Summer Veatch, right, from Candlestick Bakery, believes that the best part of being a vendor is talking with the customers.

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2019

Vendors at the local Hammond Farmers Market reported seeing more attendees at their booths compared to previous years. The growth of farmers markets has gained national attention too. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the amount of registered farmers markets increased 76% b...

What to know for the 23rd ‘Hot August Night’

“Hot August Night” allows artists like Kelly Boyett to show off her creative skills by capturing a scene in the Art Alley.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

July 23, 2018

Every year, the Hammond Downtown Development District brings together the community and showcases local work. Scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24, the 23rd annual “Hot August Night” will promote what downtown Hammond has to offer.  “Last year was one of the best ‘Hot August Nights’ we’v...