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IUS implements program providing free menstrual care products in restrooms

IUS implements program providing free menstrual care products in restrooms

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2020

During the summer of 2019, Amanda Stonecipher, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs, and Rob Poff, director of facility operations, worked together to explore the idea of offering free menstrual care products in some of the university restrooms. The idea offered an alternative...

Famous magician Brent Braun guides aspiring illusionists in New Albany

Famous magician Brent Braun guides aspiring illusionists in New Albany

Dustin Kiefer, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Downtown New Albany’s J&B Magic Shop and Theater on Spring Street—as people would guess—is more than meets the eye. The business acts as a store, magic consultancy firm, and a hangout spot for local magicians to practice and share their skills. J&B’s is owned and operated by Brent...

Exit Zero artist makes unlikely art at Falls of the Ohio

Exit Zero artist makes unlikely art at Falls of the Ohio

Moriah Harrod, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

Al Gorman feels our planet is headed for trying times. He sees riverbanks lined with emptied automotive containers, detergent bottles, dolls with missing limbs, shoes, lighters, all found with rapidly increasing abundance. “We create so much waste and trash that ends up in the water – I do something...

Carnegie Center, City of New Albany complete new riverside skate park

Carnegie Center, City of New Albany complete new riverside skate park

Moriah Harrod, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2020

The City of New Albany and The Carnegie Center for Art and History completed construction in December 2019 on the New Albany Flow Park, a creative collaboration built along the Ohio River. Part public art exhibit, part recreational park, the $500,000 project replaces the outdated skate park between...

Sustainability Club rebrands as the GREENadiers

Sustainability Club rebrands as the GREENadiers

Anna Smith, Photo Editor

January 25, 2020

The spring semester means a new year and, for the GREENadiers, a fresh start after a semester hiatus. Formerly known as the Sustainability Club, the GREENadiers have an eventful semester planned with President Sidney Farmer and Vice President Lucia Rodriguez at the helm. The club took a hiatus last...

Louisville photographer makes photos by hand

Louisville photographer makes photos by hand

January 12, 2020

For Rudy Salgado, Instagram filters are just not enough. A Louisville, Ky.-based artist passionate about creating art with his hands, Salgado decided to make his photographs look ‘old-fashioned’ by making them the ‘old-fashioned’ way. He uses the tintype method, a photographic technology invented...

Ashley Wallace: Acting out in class

Ashley Wallace: Acting out in class

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

While traversing the halls of the Knobview and the Ogle Center, if the sounds of laughter, playful yelling and elaborate accents are heard, the classroom of Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Performance Ashley Wallace is the likely source. Wallace began her teaching career at the University...

Married IUS students both pursuing business majors

Married IUS students both pursuing business majors

Anna Smith, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2019

Gaven and Rocio Lozada-Smith met by chance while Rocio was out shopping with her family. After that serendipitous encounter, she quickly got in contact with Gaven through a mutual friend. The Lozada-Smiths are now married and both pursuing degrees in the School of Business. “We clicked quickly and...

Natalie Bowman: The Costume Queen of IUS

Natalie Bowman: The Costume Queen of IUS

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2019

Beneath the Robinson stage, an old storage room is now a fabric wonderland bustling with the activity of sewing machines, tailors and costume designers all thanks to the efforts of costume shop manager Natalie Bowman. Ever since she was a kid, Bowman told herself she did not want to be a teacher, as...

IUS professor forms Muslim Student Association

IUS professor forms Muslim Student Association

Jordan Gregg, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2019

The IUS Muslim Student Association, founded by Assistant Professor of Elementary Science and Technology Education Sumreen Asim, held its inaugural meeting Friday, Nov. 1. Asim said she collaborated with other faculty members to organize an association for Muslim students. She told them, “we need to...

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business

Aubryn Crotchett, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

Polly’s Freeze, the famed Georgetown ice cream stand, closed for the season after celebrating its 67th year of business Sunday, Oct. 20. In 1952, Polly’s Freeze opened as a local roadside stand outside Georgetown, Indiana. After 67 years, Polly’s Freeze still strives to serve good food and great...

Club Spotlight: Public Relations Student Society of America

Club Spotlight: Public Relations Student Society of America

Jordan Gregg, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2019

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a product of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) that provides networking with peers and professionals in the public relations industry. It is a pre-professional organization consisting of a national network of more than ten thousand...