VUPD chief addresses campus safety concerns

Kayla Trent, Assistant Editor

December 6, 2018

With the many school shootings that have occurred across the U.S. in recent years, many students at Vincennes University have probably asked themselves this question: “What if an active shooter was to come to VU?”

Students and faculty treated to Halloween event

Tay Simmons, staff writer

November 27, 2018

Students were treated to a Halloween event on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Summers Social Science Center. The event, sponsored by the College of Social Science, Performing Arts and Communication was held mainly for students with undecided majors, but every student was welcome. Students filled their bags with candy from faculty and staff and played Plinko to win prizes, including VU T-shirts. Overall, the students seemed to have had a great experience.

Vanderburgh Hall elevator back up & running

Nya Adams and Khadijah Doumbia

November 27, 2018

Vanderburgh Hall recently faced electrical issues with the elevator on Oct. 20.

New director is welcome to Multicultural Affairs

DeeShawnte Jefferson, Social Media Manager

October 25, 2018

Here at Vincennes University, there are several new faculty and staff members coming from different areas who specialize in their own fields at the university. A new staff member The Trailblazer interviewed was the director of Multicultural Affairs, Cortney Cross.

Students share cultures of Swaziland and Ethiopia at Africa Banquet

Olivia P. Tucker and Noel Lee

October 11, 2018

The Banquet of Africa is one of Vincennes University’s traditional celebrations for the international population according to Zhe Ji, director of International Student Affairs. The banquet featured two students, Selam Kelil and Mothusi Dlamini, who each presented cultures from their respective countries in Africa: Ethiopia and Swaziland.

Students reflect on Explore Japan 2018

Kayla Trent, Assistant Editor

October 11, 2018

Over the summer, several students were given the chance to stay in Japan from May 16-31. The Trailblazer was able to attend a presentation given by Yoshiko Cockerham, Japanese Language and History professor, and her students. During this presentation, they described their experiences in Japan to give other Vincennes University students and faculty a better understanding of what their annual trip entails.

Sandy’s Pantry supplies VU students with needed food items

Khadijah Doumbia, staff writer

October 11, 2018

Vincennes University has many programs to offer students. A service that some students may be unaware of is Sandy’s Pantry. The pantry is located at St. John’s United Church Of Christ at 606 5th street.

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