A bartender well-known among university students will be honored by friends and his family at Oui Lounge this weekend.
Trent Reid was a bartender at the Blue Bonnet Circle location for 28 years before he died of cancer March 1 at the age of 56. Co-workers and "regulars" will hold a memorial for him Saturday night with music by guitarist Bill Hamm, a friend of Reid's, and barbecue.
Chad Chipman, a bartender at the Oui Lounge, said Reid was not only known for his long beard and cowboy hat, but also for his love of history and reading.
Students hoping for a good look at the Shire from "The Lord of the Rings" or a scenic trip through the land down under have signed up for a new study abroad program in New Zealand and Australia offered by the film-TV-digital media department.
The summer program, which takes place over three weeks, is open to all majors and will be supervised by FTDM professors Tricia Jenkins and Andy Haskett. According to the FTDM study abroad Web site, the program will only be offered once by the department every three to four years.
The discovery of a dead 20-year-old female student at an off-campus residence Monday night brought up many questions as to the circumstances of her death.
The news of junior nursing major Amanda Bebout's death brought a mixture of emotions ranging from shock to sadness to concerns about a possible homicide. For the university, it seems that the need to warn the campus came into conflict with the risk of disseminating information that had not been made official at the time. The decision to go public with an inaccurate statement could have resulted in panic.