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Counseling and Psychological Services helps students navigate through grief and loss.

CAPS, students reflect on navigating grief, loss

Alex Mendoza, Staff Intern February 22, 2024

Counseling and Psychological Services assists students seeking help on and off campus. CAPS helps students who may need support or are adjusting to college life and are experiencing depression or trauma....

Student organizations create diverse areas on campus and emphasize the importance of diversity in higher education.

Diverse student organizations: The importance of diversity

Anthony Rawley, Assistant News Writer February 21, 2024

Asian Student Union The Asian Student Union promotes the diversity of Asian cultures. It serves as a safe space for Asian students and educates students on Asian heritage. Midori Matsuura, senior...

Adrianna Garcia, president of the Student Government Association, and Tamia Smith, administrative vice president for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, stand outside the SGA office Jan. 30 in University Center East.

SGA’s AVP EDI position promotes inclusivity, diversity on campus

Ava Bartley, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

The Student Government Association created the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion administrative vice president position in the 2022-2023 academic year. Tamia Smith, junior psychology major, currently holds...

The Health Professions Center contains the University Health Center and USI Dental Clinic.

Campus clinical services — ‘a good resource to have’

Autumn Meyer, Staff Writer February 20, 2024

In the Health Professions Center, the University Health Center and USI Dental Clinic provide medical care for students on and off campus. The following resources are available to students who pay the...

The Multicultural Center presents an annual film showing for Black History Month. The film shown this year was Is That Black Enough for You?!? shown Feb. 12 in the Byron C. Wright Administration Building.

Multicultural Center presents representative film screening for Black History Month

Alex Mendoza, Staff Intern February 20, 2024

The Multicultural Center presented its annual film screening for Black History Month Feb. 12 in the Byron C. Wright Administration Building. The event included free refreshments for attendees, including...

Attendees eat food from various cultures at the International Food Expo Friday in Carter Hall. (Photo by Alyssa DeWig)

Gallery: Students represent various cultures at International Food Expo

Alyssa DeWig and Ethan MacCowan February 20, 2024

The International Club presented the annual International Food Expo Friday in Carter Hall. The event included food tables, traditional clothing and students representing countries such as Panama, Japan,...

A Starbucks sign hangs above the entrance to Starbucks Monday in the David L. Rice Library.

Students, faculty speak on Starbucks boycotts

Anthony Rawley, Assistant News Editor February 14, 2024

Students and faculty have shared their thoughts on the Starbucks boycotts following the continuing conflict between Israel and Palestine after the Oct. 7 attacks. Following the Hamas-led series of armed...

The Loft accommodates students with dietary restrictions and provides healthier options.

Healthy, dietary changes to campus dining

Autumn Meyer, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Campus dining has made changes to accommodate those with dietary restrictions and healthier options for students. Sodexo’s website provides further information on USI campus dining with menus and...

Archie and a panel of judges smile for Archies Next Top event on Wednesday in Carter Hall.

Gallery: Students model on the runway for Archie’s Next Top Model

Ava Bartley, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Students participated in Archie’s Next Top Model and wore outfits to model on the runway Wednesday in Carter Hall.

David Bower, vice president for development and alumni engagement and president of the USI Foundation, smiles Friday in the USI Foundation Office conference room.

Vice president for development, alumni engagement, president of USI Foundation reflects on time at USI – ‘It’ll always have a place in my heart’

Ava Bartley, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

David Bower, USI vice president for development and alumni engagement and president of the USI Foundation, announced plans to retire Jan. 1, 2025.   According to the USI Foundation webpage, its mission...

Public Safety vehicles park in front of the Public Safety building. Public Safety has patrol vehicles across campus.

Public Safety, students, faculty provide safety tips for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Autumn Meyer, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

Public safety, students and faculty share safety tips for National Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  “Be cautious of emails, texts or messages that ask personal questions; if consuming alcohol,...

Housing and Residential Life to allow pets in all dormitories and apartments for the 2024-2025 school year.

USI residence halls, apartments expand Animal Friendly Policy to all campus buildings for 2024-2025 academic year

Ava Bartley, Staff Writer January 24, 2024

USI Housing and Residence Life is changing pet policies for all students living on campus starting in the 2024-2025 academic year by allowing any student to keep a pet in any of the residence halls and...

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