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UPD’s 5th Annual Toy Drive Kicks off in the Wake of Ian

Emma Rodriguez, Staff Writer November 30, 2022

FGCU’s Police Department and Heroes Unmasked Inc., a Southwest Florida nonprofit, are partnering for UPD’s 5th Annual Toy Drive. Participants can donate new, unopened toys, and contribute monetarily....

Lamanna works on a commissioned pair of custom shoes in his North Lake Village dorm room.

Vinnys Customs Hand-painted Shoes Step into the NFL

Hayley Lemery, Assignment & Features Editor November 25, 2022

Small business owner Vincent “Vinny” Lamanna has been operating Vinnys Customs out of his dorm room at FGCU. With his ever-growing business, his custom shoes were noticed by a professional athlete...

Researchers study the effects that Hurricane Ian had on the Gulf of Mexico aboard the W.T. Hogarth during a week-long voyage. Photo courtesy of Gavin Costello.

Water School Researchers Await Samples of Ian’s Damage to the Gulf

Jenna Hackeman, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

Seven FGCU researchers from The Water School have returned from a week-long research cruise where they studied Hurricane Ian’s impact on the ocean.  The team focused on water quality sampling, red...

UPD Beat: Driver Caught Defacing Political Signage

UPD Beat: Driver Caught Defacing Political Signage

Jenna Hackeman, Staff Writer November 21, 2022

A report was made Nov. 6 about a driver defacing political signs on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. The officer that arrived on scene, advised the individual who called where to place new political signs. The...

Years of Eagle News issues cover a wall in the University Archives exhibit Wings Up: 25 Years of Student Life at FGCU.

Eagle News Reflects on its 25 Years of Operation

Emma Rodriguez, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Twenty five years ago, FGCU was a newborn institution, and its first class was roaming the university’s buildings. One of the first milestones working towards putting FGCU on the map was the faculty-led...

Moments from the Tunnel of Awareness hosted by FGCUs Office of Multicultural & Leadership Development.

FGCU’s Tunnel of Awareness: From Awareness to Action

Emma Rodriguez, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

Despite being a predominantly white institution in a red state, FGCU still has a diverse student body more than deserving of representation. Students and faculty of all minority demographics study, work...

Board of Trustees Chair Blake Gable and Trustee Michael Martin sit in on the meeting. Gable voted to delay the process a second time after two candidates dropped out of the search.

Board of Trustees Moves to Restart Presidential Search Process

Tori Foltz, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

The Board of Trustees moved to reopen the presidential search for FGCU’s next president on Thursday. Two weeks prior, a vote was supposed to take place to choose the next president. Since then, finalists...

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting to Officially Open The Water School 

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting to Officially Open The Water School 

Jusolyn Flower, Contributing Writer November 16, 2022

After nearly half a decade of planning, The Water School is officially opening its new facility for students, professors and faculty with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. FGCU broke ground...

College Conservative President Silenced on WeAreFGCU During Election Week

College Conservative President Silenced on WeAreFGCU During Election Week

Carly Gugel, Contributing Writer November 16, 2022

An FGCU student is speaking out after the university temporarily denied his access to the Instagram account, “WeAreFGCU,” after he shared his political affiliation. The account, which has 9,700 followers,...

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Florida SouthWestern State College Navigates To a Virtual Return for Fall Semester After Ian

Alex McBride, Contributing Writer November 15, 2022

On Oct. 12, exactly two weeks after Hurricane Ian, Florida SouthWestern State College reopened its Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry/Glades campuses for students to return to classes. However, FSW’s Lee...

Tod Laursen Withdraws from Presidential Finalist Position

Tod Laursen Withdraws from Presidential Finalist Position

Hayley Lemery, Assignment & Features Editor November 15, 2022

On Monday, Nov. 14, a second presidential finalist, Dr. Tod Laursen, withdrew from the presidency selection. Out of the three chosen finalists for FGCU’s fifth president, Dr. Robert Gregerson is the...

Student and Community Counseling Center is located on FGCUs campus and is open to all.

CAPS is Teaming Up With Online Mental Health Providers to Administer Support to Students

Alex McBride and Eddie Stewart November 10, 2022

FGCU has established a partnership with online mental health support resources Uwill and Togetherall just in time to assist students in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The partnership was announced...

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