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Steel Magnolias returns for theatre’s 50th anniversary

  Laced with southern sass and spines of steel, it’s a celebration 50 years in the making. The Theatre Department will present Steel Magnolias April 8-12 at 8:00 p.m. in the performing arts hall as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of theatre at Malone. “Every show is about the celebration,” said Tammie McKenzie, director of theater [...]

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Nontraditional students bring diversity and experience to campus

  More and more people in the later stages of life are returning to the classroom. Nontraditional students are on the rise. “It’s a common thing for the university to get any aged students back looking for degrees,” said Bob Sampsel, admissions counselor. “I try and help people come back to school and get their [...]

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2013 nursing graduates ace post-grad exam

  Graduates of the 2013 nursing class passed the NCLEX with a 93.6 percent passing rate. This is significantly above the national program average for first time pass rate, which is 83.04 percent. “That was a really strong class,” said Beth Rettew, director of the BSN program and associate professor of nursing. “They were all [...]

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Senate Notebook: April 3

  Senate Notebook is a regular news feature with the goal to keep students up to date on what Student Senate is up to. Senate meets every Wednesday at 9 p.m. in the Brehme Conference Center. Guests are welcome to attend.  Senate is working on finding ways to have student input heard regarding budget cuts. [...]

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WATCH: Look behind the scenes of Open Frame

  The 12th Open Frame Film Festival takes place Saturday, April 5. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of one of the short films that will be premiering at the Palace Theatre.  Emily Cowen is the video editor for The Aviso AVW.

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Pioneer Focus: Emily Fisher

  Pedigree: This week’s Pioneer Focus is awarded to junior Emily Fisher, who posted another school record in the 400-meter hurdles while competing at the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State University on Saturday. Fisher was coming off a week where she broke a 13-year-old school record in the event. Fisher broke her own [...]

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Forensics team achieves national success

  Forensic team members Rachel Criswell, freshman early childhood education major, and Alicia Meyer, freshman communication arts major, wrapped up their season by bringing home multiple national titles at the National Christian College Forensics Tournament at California Baptist University, which took place March 8 to 10. At the tournament, Criswell won first place in novice [...]

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Andrew in Vienna makes its dreams come true

  From churches to headlining shows and from covers to originals, Andrew in Vienna has had tremendous success in the music world this past year; they were recently signed by 25th Street Productions and their first EP, Night Owls, will release in just a few weeks. The EP will debut at a release show on April 26 [...]

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Tennis team cuts affect student athletes

News of the recent tennis team cut is no secret. The cut has affected 20 athletes, both men and women, and has brought the Pioneers’ intercollegiate programs down to 18. “The analysis in choosing what program to cut was certainly rooted with some financial analysis, the operational budgets, the facilities that we have on campus [...]

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Ukraine and Russia conflict close to home for some students

  “Someone should tell Putin he is not having it with us,” said Anna Musiyenko, a Ukrainian and a sophomore communication arts major. While the past week has become increasingly intense, the conflict in Ukraine heated up when President Viktor Yanukovych refused to sign an economic agreement with the European Union (EU). This ignored popular [...]

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