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Black and Brown Summit teaches students about success

Black and Brown Summit teaches students about success

Ariana Beedie
September 10
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For Herman Thomas, speaking at the Black and Brown Summit of Excellence on Friday was just like coming home. The summit is a chance for young professionals to express their opinions on subjects concerning race, professionalism and relationships. This annual event is geared towards African American a...

Women gather to learn about different sororities

Women gather to learn about different sororities

Shannon Hall
September 5
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Freshmen Whitney Crawford wants to "get involved." The pre-dental major said she wants to be a part of the USI community - so she decided to come to the Sorority Meet-N-Greet. As 6 p.m. hit, more than 30 women flooded the lower level of UC East to meet and learn about the different sororit...

Downtown neighborhood holds festival for theatre renovation funds

Brandy Small
September 4
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Haynie’s Corner boasted an assortment of student artists and local musicians to raise community support during the Alhambra Arts and Music Festival this weekend in downtown Evansville. All proceeds raised benefit the renovation and reopening of the Alhambra Theatre, as it marks its 100th anniversary. ...

River City Sound: Brett Siler

River City Sound: Brett Siler

Ariana Beedie
September 3
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Local artist stimulates Evansville scene with new interesting sounds. Brett Siler describes the sounds he creates as post minimalism, which has stemmed from many inspirations. It’s a mix between minimalism, classical music and black, sludge metal, he said. “It’s kind of like post mi...

Philosophy professor wins H. Lee Cooper award

Philosophy professor wins H. Lee Cooper award

Roberto Campos
September 3
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In high school, Garret Merriam had a desire to stimulate people to think for themselves. That desire stemmed from his observation that people tend to accept ideas because they’re presented as the way things are. While attending an intro to philosophy class on his first day of college, Merriam ...

Students enjoy their Labor Day at Kramer’s Lake

Students enjoy their Labor Day at Kramer’s Lake

Ariana Beedie
September 3
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A university tradition adds another successful holiday with Labor Day at the Lake. Each year students travel to Kramer's Lake, and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center staff treat them to a fun-filled holiday. This tradition has been going on since 2000, and students keep coming back for more. Kramer's...

Student Development Office gains new staff

Ariana Beedie
September 3
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This semester brings changes to the Student Development Office with a new programming adviser and graduate student. Jenny Wittstock is taking the place of Kathy Jones as senior programming adviser. A Columbus, OH native, Wittstock has worked with student activities since she was an undergraduate...

Faculty members prepare for Fall Colloquia Series

Ariana Beedie
August 27
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Each year the College of Liberal Arts hosts a free speakers series: the Fall Colloquia. These lectures spotlight the personal research of faculty in their field. Melissa Stacer, assistant professor of criminal justice, is the the showcase director of the colloquia for the second year in a row. “Most...

Rice Library adds more technology

Ariana Beedie
August 22
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Rice Library has taken steps to make the student’s study experience more convenient. This summer the library staff and the IT department has added new technology for students to have at their fingertips. Additions like charging stations, media hubs, more iPads and longer hours will take affect this...

Art professor tours 25 states

Art professor tours 25 states

Ariana Beedie
August 21
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Kristen Wilkins, art associate professor, traveled through 25 states in 73 days for the purpose of nostalgia and memory triggering images in a 1964 Avion Sports trailer named Alice. “I’ve always loved to travel,” Wilkins said. “There’s this sense of freedom when you leave in the car.” Wil...

Asst. dean of students feels at home

Ariana Beedie
August 21
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“When I met students during my interview process, I just felt so comfortable,” Frank said. “I raved to my partner about how much I loved it.”  As of July 1, the assistant dean was welcomed into the USI family, and she’s still feeling the love, she said. “People here are really there for...

Art professor tours 25 states

Art professor tours 25 states

Ariana Beedie
August 21
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Kristen Wilkins in front of her 1964 trailer, Alice Avion.Kristen Wilkins, art associate professor, traveled through 25 states in 73 days for the purpose of nostalgia and memory triggering images in a 1964 Avion Sports trailer named Alice. “I’ve always loved to travel,” Wilkins said. “There’s this sen...

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