by KAITLYN BOEHLER
Construction on the university’s new Performing Arts Lab (PAL) is set to begin January 2017, paving the way for the expansion of the university’s growing arts program.
“The Tiffin University music majors and performing arts ensembles do not have enough space to meet the growing program needs and demands,” said Ali Rees, director of prospect research at Tiffin University.
The arts program has grown tremendously since 1995 when it started with one choir of a few singers and has outgrown its current space in Hayes Center for the Arts. Currently, the program has over 20 diverse performing arts ensembles that include vocal, instrumental, dance, theater, and concert production teams. One hundred and seventy-five students, nearly 20 percent of on-campus students, participate in these extracurricular art programs.
by AMANDA RUNION
Studying abroad offers students a semester of college credits, the chance for new experiences and memories to last a lifetime, but where do you begin? Perhaps in a conversation with Professor Tiffanie Goff.
Goff accepted the coordinator position for the study abroad program this summer when Professor Bruce Bowlus had decided to step down after 20 years.
The study abroad program gives students a chance to experience a different culture within a semester; however, specific majors may narrow choices. This is a conversation that the student should have with Goff once the decision of choosing to study abroad has been made.
by AMANDA RUNION
Blood. It is an integral part of anyone’s well-being, but the need for it is constant. Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Want to help? Here’s your chance.
Donating blood is a simple and safe process. Most people make it through a quick overall health check and are able to give blood and leave within the hour. Many factors go into the process and when the potential donor passes the health check, the rest of the process runs smoothly, with snacks supplied at the end (a.k.a. the best part). Any information given to American Red Cross is confidential.
by NICK BUCHANAN
What do Mark Twain, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Dr. Suess, Hannah Montana, and Tiffin University’s dragon mascot all have in common? Besides the fact that they’re clearly all among the greatest American icons, they’ve all been subject to a name upgrade.
Formerly known as Stuey, our dragon mascot received a name change this semester after Lonny Allen, Tiffin University’s athletic director, inspired the Student Athletic Advisory Council.
“Lonny Allen came to us with the challenge to brainstorm new names for the mascot. The previous executive board [of SAAC] had students make suggestions. We came up with a few, but as you know, spring is a crazy busy time for everyone on campus, so I think the re-naming of our mascot was pushed forward to this year so we could have everyone's input and make it a priority in the fall with it being the start of a new year,” said Taylor Hayes, the president of SAAC.