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Weather here doesn't feel like spring

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

By Alyssa Schrull The first day of spring was March 20, but if you look out your window, you will find that it doesn't appear so yet. But don't be discouraged! Things will start to look up soon. We have already started to feel the effect of longer hours of sunlight. We will soon be able to welcome the warm embrace of the sun on our skin and be able to say good bye to seasonal depression...

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Tips for graduating students

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

By Tam Nguyen It's graduation season — a time for inspiring commencement speeches, proud parents and diplomas. At University of Jamestown, seniors are excited about this. While graduation is a proud moment for any student, to some students they are now on the verge of another milestone – only this one involves big change. This milestone isn’t about just growing up; it&r...

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Peterson takes over as UJ president

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

Dr. Polly Peterson replaced President Dr. Robert Badal as the new president at the University of Jamestown. Peterson served as the executive vice president at the university during Badal’s tenure for several years. Additionally, Peterson has had experience as an accounting instructor at UJ for seven years prior to serving various positions at the university. “Which (being an acc...

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Jamestown offers local shopping options

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

By Alexis Young In a small town, shopping can be scarce. But in Jamestown, there are a variety of options for college students to venture off campus. From locally owned boutiques to thrift stores, the choices are unique. University of Jamestown sophomore Hattie Scherer prefers to spend her time at the local thrift stores. “As a college student and on a budget, it is nice to have a cheap...

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Trapshooting as a sport at UJ? Student petitions to get university to add trapshooting as a sport

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

Elisabeth Dalke It all started with a petition on a door in Kroeze Hall. Carlynne Folkestad, of Albertville, Minn., took action in her steps of trying to make the sport of trapshooting a reality at the University of Jamestown. Trapshooting is one of the three major sports of competitive clay target shooting sports with a shotgun. It is a game of movement, action and split-second timing. It r...

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Trapshooting as a sport at UJ? Student petitions to get university to add trapshooting as a sport

Fri, 08 Dec 2017

Elisabeth Dalke It all started with a petition on a door in Kroeze Hall. Carlynne Folkestad, of Albertville, Minn., took action in her steps of trying to make the sport of trapshooting a reality at the University of Jamestown. Trapshooting is one of the three major sports of competitive clay target shooting sports with a shotgun. It is a game of movement, action and split-second timing. It r...

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UJ Caring Committee to hold soup cookoff Friday, Nov. 17

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

The University of Jamestown Caring Committee will hold a soup cookoff from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, on the second floor of the Nafus Alumni Center on the UJ campus. Funds from the event go toward the UJ Caring Fund, which is available to assist any faculty or staff member going through unanticipated financial hardship. Participants will have an opportunity to make their best sou...

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UJ ranked 'Best in the Midwest'

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

The University of Jamestown was once again named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review. UJ has received this ranking for 15 consecutive years.  “We welcome this longstanding recognition from the Princeton Review,” said Robert Badal, UJ president. “The quality of our programs and educational innovations are creating a stronger quality brand an...

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Harold Newman Arena opens at UJ

Sat, 07 Oct 2017

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Pipestem Dam draws visitors for variety of activities

Sat, 07 Oct 2017

By Alexis Young Staff Writer In 1969, Pipestem Creek overflowed due to excess snowmelt. This resulted in a third of Jamestown flooding, creating millions of dollars in damage. In response to this disaster, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started construction on Pipestem Dam in 1971, completing it in 1974. What started out as a saving grace for Jamestown turned into a community hot spot....

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