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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Kim Wilk


Melissa Nuñez – Opinions & Features Editor     Kim Wilk, Hilton C. Buley Library’s reserve circulation supervisor, said she started working in the Registrar’s office 31 years ago. Before the ease of helping students online or over the phone, lines would stretch all the way out the door. Twelve years later, Wilk said she got a promotion and began working at the library.

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Cindy Stretch


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter A year after grad school Cindy Stretch, Ph.D., English professor, said she found a job teaching K-12 students in Southern Indiana, but after moving to Iowa she found that teaching positions were scarce and decided to continue her education. Stretch said she never anticipated being a professor, yet 17 years ago she was offered a position

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Nursing department secretary, Lydia Vega


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter About six weeks ago, after missing a few days from work, students were thrilled when Lydia Vega, Nursing Department secretary, was back, saying the place could not run without her. But upon hearing her house burned down, students, faculty, and staff from a variety of departments rushed to her aid. “When the fire happened, everybody helped

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Campus Locksmith, Donald Neznek


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter It was 27 years ago when Ronald Neznek was flipping through a newspaper and came across the job posting in the wanted ads. While he was not looking for a new job,  position for the university locksmith caught his attention. He pondered whether the university environment could match the excitement he already had in his current

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Teresa Massaro


Melissa Nuñez – General Assignment Reporter Teresa Massaro, store manager at Southern’s Bagel Wagon, said she moved from Italy to the United States when she was 23-years-old, along with her husband and three babies. Massaro said after owning a successful seamstress business in Italy, she and her husband had plans of opening another one in the U.S.; but after only a short

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Southern’s Unsung Hero: Jeremy Chandler


Cristina D’Almeida – Copy Editor  Courses in Photography are available to students ranging from introductory classes in Digital Photography to Advanced Photography and Film, according to Photography professor, Jeremy Chandler. Chandler has been teaching Photography at Southern for four years and has been teaching in general for a total of 10 years. He is originally from Florida, where he earned his undergraduate

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