by NICK BUCHANAN
“Oh heavenly father, God of the universe, we come to you in prayer tonight for our protection. Please protect our bodies, souls, equipment, and all personal possessions from any harm. We ask that you send your angels to guard against all evil and malevolent spirits and protect us with your white light. We give permission to your angels to intervene on our behalf if necessary. We pray that no spirit or ghost of evil will or intention be allowed to attach themselves to any of us, any of our belongings, and that they not be allowed to follow us into our homes. Amen.”
This is how Lisa Swickard begins her interactions with the supernatural.
by NICOLE BEARD
“We, the jury, find the defendant…”
Never before has a student have the benefit of a jury during the appeal’s process here at Tiffin University. Now, Michael La Torre and Students Affairs are looking for students who are interested in serving on a conduct review board.
Dean of Students, Michael Herdlick, when asked about the conduct board gave this explanation, said, “They wanted to invoke and give the students an opinion in an appeal situation. That's fair and justice. They have a hearing board, like with a judge and jury.”
by NICK BUCHANAN
At roughly 10 years old, Tiffin University’s creative writing program seems like a mere infant in comparison to the school’s 127 years of history. Not to worry, though: it has matured quickly.
“We have a surprisingly good creative writing program for a program that’s really just started,” said English professor Dr. Vincent Moore. “We’re putting out some things that programs that have been in place for decades have been doing, but we’ve been doing it in no time at all.”
TU offers creative writing as an undergraduate minor and a concentration in the Master of Humanities graduate program. In addition, TU boasts the Dragon Writers Guild, an extra-curricular group with a passion for writing. Many of the university’s creative writers have the chance to be featured in on-campus publications like the TU Review arts journal and the Tystenac student newspaper.
submitted by SARAH JOHNSON
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Two Tiffin University graduates who have dedicated their lives to educating today's youth have been recently recognized for their work. Jessica Corns has been shortlisted for an award, and Jon Hemmelgarn has been promoted to assistant principal of his high school.
submitted by SCOTT WILLIAMS
additional reporting by NICK BUCHANAN
This month marks the recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month, and student activist group SPECTRUM will soon launch its celebration of the month with projects for National Coming Out Day, an event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign that has been celebrated annually on Oct. 11 since the late 1980s.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 8, members will sit in the Gillmor Student Center with a door on which students, staff, and faculty can sign their name to show support for both those who have come out and those who have yet to do so.
In addition, the group will host an open forum meeting on Oct. 8 from 8:00 until 9:00 p.m. in Main 13. Attendees will have a chance to share and listen to diverse coming out stories. Participation is voluntary; forum members will not be forced to tell their stories. Co-curricular credit will be offered to those who attend.