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Welcome Center delays continue

Welcome Center delays continue

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Construction for the Fuquay Welcome Center will be further delayed after bids continue to run overbudget. “We have been using a construction firm to give us a pre-look at what they thought it might cost,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “We would like to be su...

Dispense with the fence

Dispense with the fence

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s 8:45 a.m., and I’m doing what I usually do—taking a moment to stare at the students depicted on the fence around the yet-to-be Fuquay Welcome Center. I walk up to the image of two young men, frozen mid-conversation, and I say, “So, like, why are you still here?” Hopefully no one...

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under News

Construction of the Fuquay Welcome Center is being pushed back after the initial bids for the project overshot the budget set forth by the university. Gary Burgdorf, a construction administrator with Facility Operations and Planning said the number the university had in mind for the project was $2.5 mil...

Trustees approve budget

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer
September 7, 2016
Filed under News

A new budget was approved at the Board of Trustees meeting September 1. The budget includes increased funding for Historic New Harmony, a contract with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office to increase campus security and a STEM Innovation and Expansion Initiative to support the growth of the un...

Board of Trustees provides construction updates, welcomes new members

Sarah Loesch
July 14, 2016
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees welcomed three new members to its table at the inaugural meeting in the newly opened Griffin Center Thursday afternoon. Current Student Government Association President, Ashley Wright, gave her first presentation at the table in which she noted her readiness for her new role i...

STORIFY: Trustees wrap up semester

Gabi Wy, News Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under News

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Griffin Center disrupts nearby residents

Griffin Center disrupts nearby residents

Zackary Willem
September 29, 2015
Filed under News

When Bob Schiff’s children were young, he used to take them fishing in Reflection Lake. “Now you can hardly see the lake,” he said, “let alone get to it.” The construction of the university’s Griffin Center now blocks his neighborhood’s view of the lake except for the cusp of the Liberal A...

University breaks ground on Griffin Center

University breaks ground on Griffin Center

Paola Marizan
August 20, 2014
Filed under News

Another addition to the USI campus is underway. The university broke ground on a new conference center July 21, after receiving a $5 million donation from Bob and Judy Griffin. Construction of the $5.75 million Griffin Center is scheduled to start in October. It will overlook Reflection Lake...

Teaching Theatre opening delayed two months

Paola Marizan
August 20, 2014
Filed under News

The Teaching Theatre, which the university broke ground on two years ago, will not be wowing students and faculty when they return from summer break as originally planned. Obstacles pushed the opening to October or November, said Mark Rozewski, Vice President for finance and administration. “The...

Orr Center to get makeover

Rachel Christian
April 24, 2014
Filed under News

The Orr Center will receive a face-lift within the next month thanks to renovations taking place in the building. The English department outgrew the Liberal Arts building and transferred its classrooms to the Orr Center three years ago. The department has phased in renovations as funding became available,...

Stone quarry number one reason for theatre delay

Rachel Christian
March 18, 2014
Filed under News

Construction at the new USI Teaching Theatre is taking longer than expected, but it should  be ready for the fall semester. The new building is still on budget, said Gary Burgdorf, the construction administrator at USI. The project was able to cut spending in some areas, while distributing those...

University goes under construction

University goes under construction

Jessie Hellmann
August 21, 2013
Filed under News

Even though students left for the summer, USI’s campus was anything but quiet with the whirring of machines tearing up asphalt, erecting building structures and the completion of several renovations. The university made headway on existing projects and started and completed some new ones. Here is a run...

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