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USI alumni faring differently since graduation

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
February 21
Filed under News

Teddi Rausch accepted an internship in Indianapolis last month and was told to look for a place to live. The next day the company told her the position had been offered to someone else because she wasn’t moving fast enough. Rausch, who graduated with a degree in international studies in December,...

Alumni to host homecoming party

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
February 9
Filed under News Briefs

The university’s Alumni Association is hosting their own homecoming party for students. The party will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. between the men’s and women’s basketball games Feb 13. Multiple attractions will be at the event including Archie tattoos, a caricature artist and free spirit...

Fairer jumps back into action at USI

Fairer jumps back into action at USI

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
February 2
Filed under Sports

Candace Perry Fairer thought her life was over when she couldn’t compete athletically her freshman year of college. “I had interest letters from every school in the country,” Fairer said. “My grades were not where they needed to be and my test scores were not where they needed to be.” I...

Guided by the green

Guided by the green

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor
January 28
Filed under Sports

The summer before eighth grade, Brian Merrill’s grandfather gave him a golf club. He had his mind set at a young age that baseball was the sport for him, but after he picked up the club he knew he was in love. “I literally stuck a shovel in the ground, aimed at the shovel and started hitting it,...

Alumni to travel to Italy

Nick Leighty
December 8
Filed under News Briefs

Offered by the university’s Alumni Association, the “Reflections of Italy” tour is planned for June 15-24. The alumni, their families and the general public are invited to register. The tour will last 10 days to explore various cities, including Siena, Venice, Milan and Rome. Those partici...

Blockley hired as assistant Alumni director

Gabi Wy
October 6
Filed under News Briefs

Caylin Blockley from the university's Class of 2013 has been hired as assistant director of Alumni and Volunteer Services. His duties include managing university volunteers, organizing programs and heading the university Parents and Families Association and also the Student Alumni Association. Blockley...

Alumni hosts Founders’ Day Luncheon

Nick Leighty
September 8
Filed under News, News Briefs

The university’s Alumni Association invites all students to its Founders' Day Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 15 in Carter Hall. Registration is $15 and can be completed online. Following the luncheon will be an award presentation and a Tribute to the Founders. Some guests at the luncheon inc...

Gant takes on court experience to the sideline

Gant takes on court experience to the sideline

Sarah Loesch
August 25
Filed under Sports

Kevin Gant is ready to use his experience as an athlete at USI in his new role on the coaching staff. The new assistant men's basketball coach played for three years under head coach Rodney Watson and said since his graduation in 2012 he had looked into coaching but knew for a long time before that he ...

Elevating illusions: Campaign video creates false image

Jimmy Pyles
April 24
Filed under Opinion

I love this university, and when I graduate, I hope that I am fortunate enough to have money to donate to this university that has given me so many opportunities. But the new video USI has put out in hopes to gain more donors through their “Elevating Excellence” capital campaign to reach their goal ...

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