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Plans for reconstruction of Stuenkel Road ongoing, extensive

The constant deterioration of GSU’s main access highway, Stuenkel Road, is perhaps the most universally common transportation obstacle that almost every GSU commuter is forced to navigate each day and night.  Stuenkel’s pockmarked pavement and       crumbling asphalt shoulders are at their worst between the Governors Highway (Hwy 50) intersection and the main university entrance. Full story

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Operation Mascot Contest

Student entries accepted online until March 10 deadline

Got a penchant for running with the pack? Dreaming with dolphins? Would you rather flock with birds of a feather, or are you a lone wolf?  Governors State University is looking for mascot suggestions! In anticipation of the fall start of GSU’s new collegiate sports teams, the Marketing and Communications department has initiated a university-wide contest, “Operation Mascot,” to solicit Mascot suggestions from students, faculty, and members of the GSU community. Full story

De’Borah, of NBC’s The Voice fame, spoke passionately about her  inspirations and motivations for pu

Black Women Rock Awards Ceremony

By Jonathan Bulthuis Editor GSU’s second annual Black Women Rock Awards ceremony was held on Friday, February 28, at 7:30 pm in the Center for Performing Arts. The evening of lecture, performance, and recognition of and by black women from the GSU community featured song and dance performances by the GSU Electric Ladies, Lava Ink, Arletha Bolton and the Harvey Blue Angels, and The Voice’s De’Borah. Full story

Campus News

    Concealed Carry and College Campuses

    Phoenix: What is unique to GSU in terms of the Concealed Carry Act? Chief James McGee: The law regarding Concealed Carry at GSU and state colleges is that firearms and weapons won’t be permitted in the campus.  Upon exiting a vehicle, any firearms or weapons must be secured in a closed compartment, like the trunk or a locked glove box. Full story

    TAPS members stage multimedia, participatory performance art event

      Students in "Performance and Social Change", one of the courses in the new Theatre and Performance Studies program, performed an original work about injustice on Friday, April 11. Students were asked to consider their semester study of radical street performance and Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed as part of the performance’s development. Full story

Arts & Culture

    TAPS members stage multimedia, participatory performance art event

      Students in "Performance and Social Change", one of the courses in the new Theatre and Performance Studies program, performed an original work about injustice on Friday, April 11. Students were asked to consider their semester study of radical street performance and Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed as part of the performance’s development. Full story

    Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is about the love between a concierge and his lobby boy, but it is also about the bitter sweet nature of life. That nature is revealed throughout the film in a familiar style reminiscent of Anderson’s previous work. This is not to say Anderson does not venture into new territory, because he certainly does. Full story

Editorials

    Letter from the Editor

    By Jonathan Bulthuis Editor-in-Chief Friends and Colleagues; The Phoenix is implementing a bunch of cool stuff, and this seems like the best place to explain it all. 1. The misdirecting links on our website have been corrected, and all of the articles from the first three issues of 2014 are published to the website. Full story

    Letter from the Student Trustee

    On February 28, GSU’s Board of Trustees met once again to deliberate and decide upon the upcoming undertakings our    institution will engage in. Statements during the meeting made me feel the need to address concerns that the focus on the incoming  freshman class could be causing diminished consideration for the current students and programs on our campus. Full story