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USI Alumni Association travels to Scotland

Ariana Beedie

October 17, 2013


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Each year, USI Alumni and Volunteer Services  hosts a summer trip for students, alumni and children. Next summer they’re traveling to Scotland. The  Alumni and Volunteer Services offers a space on the trip to anyone who wants to travel to Scotland for 10 days. “We picked Scotland because we ...

COLUMN: River City Sound Aaron Vukovich

COLUMN: River City Sound Aaron Vukovich

Ariana Beedie

October 17, 2013


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Aaron Vukovich has been around the Evansville music scene for a long time playing bass in and out of ensembles. For now, the 33-year-old Evansville native is taking it easy and jamming here and there, but misses the older local music scene. “The scene back then was cool. There were all kinds of band...

Jessie Tremain, on campus cosmetologist

Jessie Tremain, on campus cosmetologist

Brandy Small

October 17, 2013


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Freshman Jessie Tremain is a licensed on-campus hairstylist. “I went to the Southeastern Career Center my junior and senior year of high school,” she said. Tremain is currently providing styling services to USI students at  low prices, compared to other salons. Kylee Hemaker, freshman, received a co...

Soles 4 Souls

Soles 4 Souls

Ariana Beedie

October 17, 2013


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Sophomore graphic design major Megan Lengacher sponsors Ben, a 14-year-old child in need, through an organization helping cultures around the world. Soles 4 Souls works as a non-profit organization accepting donations of clothes and shoes. The organization keeps a “ready inventory” to be distributed in cou...

Tenure track: a new perspective

Bobby Shipman

October 16, 2013


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Assistant Professors Aimee Adam, Sakina Hughes and Lorinda Coan brought diverse backgrounds when they joined USI’s faculty as tenure track employees August 2013. Tenure means an employee cannot undergo termination without just cause or subjection to periodic contract renewals. Faculty members on...

Students choose different methods of listening

Ariana Beedie

October 9, 2013


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As more streaming and download sites gain popularity, music is readily available at people’s fingertips. In order for streaming sites to have artist's material available, the company has to have some sort of agreement for artists to receive payment. Many artists have submitted testimonies about...

COLUMN: River City Sound Sexy, etc.

COLUMN: River City Sound Sexy, etc.

Ariana Beedie

October 9, 2013


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Three local artists combine musical forces for the sake of friendship. Brent Sigler, Zach Zint and Jeremy Graham make up Sexy, etc., a jazz, funk infused trio that focuses on making music when they have time to let loose. “We’re such (a) small ensemble, but with a throwback sound,” Sigler said. ...

USI Live at the Apollo

USI Live at the Apollo

Ariana Beedie

October 9, 2013


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Cindy Alfaro never thought she would have time to participate in USI Live at the Apollo, but in her last semester, she finally had the time. “I’ve been wanting to do it every year, but I kept having other things to do,” she said. “I’m really happy that I could do it for the first and last...

Students participate in intervention theatre

Roberto Campos

October 1, 2013


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Al enters stage right. A friend, Ted, introduces him to a blonde woman named Linda; Al notices her curves and examines her figure. Linda is caught off guard. She thought she was going to be introduced to a stereotypical white fraternity brother. Instead she comes to find that Al is black. The...

Professors present research, original work on roads

Ariana Beedie

October 1, 2013


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Steven Williams had an idea of the open road at age 16, after reading “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream” by Hunter S. Thompson. “It made me think, how do you find the American dream?” he said. “By going out and looking for it, by going out...

92nd Annual Fall Festival brings thrill to Franklin Street

92nd Annual Fall Festival brings thrill to Franklin Street

Ariana Beedie

October 1, 2013


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This year’s Fall Festival will feature 126 food booths which gives festival goers a lot of fried options, and booth owners a lot of money making possibilities. The oldest booth, the Ultimate Nutty Bar, is the only one still left that’s an actual profit booth, and has been around since the early ...

Greek event to raise funds for charity

Ariana Beedie

October 1, 2013


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Students can sink competitors' canoes and donate to charity, all at the same time. “Don’t Sink Your Battleship,” a competition sponsored by the Interfraternal Council, gives students the chance to sink another's canoe on Friday. The object of the game is simple: sink the opposing team's boat...

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