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Startup Weekend winners develop idea to help dementia patients

Startup Weekend winners develop idea to help dementia patients

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

April 17, 2019


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Just one weekend is all the time participants of Startup Weekend needed to change the healthcare landscape for years to come. Startup Weekend is an annual event that took place from April 12-14. Within 54 hours, participants had worked on ideas focused on combining healthcare professionals, busines...

Former USI Board of Trustees member dies

Former USI Board of Trustees member dies

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019


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Ted Ziemer Jr., a former USI Board of Trustees member, has died at age 84. Ziemer was appointed to the Board of Trustees by former governor Mitch Daniels in 2007 and served as the chair of the board from 2011 to 2014. In July of 2015, he was reappointed by former governor Mike Pence to serve his current...

Student dies in car accident

Student dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

April 9, 2019


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University student Clay Atkins, 21, died April 6 due to injuries sustained from a single vehicle accident. Atkins vehicle was reportedly traveling south on St. Croix Road when it went offroad and struck a tree head-on. Perry County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the scene of the wreck shortly...

SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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The university will host a food truck festival April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the new arena as a part of the annual SpringFest week at the university, meant to celebrate warmer weather and campus spirit. This year's SpringFest is only Aprill 11 and 12. USI students are inv...

Katie Waters to present her artwork during her time with the university

Katie Waters to present her artwork during her time with the university

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


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The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana will host the final Liberal Arts Faculty Colloquium for the Spring 2019 semester. This will feature professor and chair of the USI Art Department, Katie Waters, April 12 at 3 p.m. in Kleymeyer Hall in the lower level of the Liberal Arts...

5 things you should know about Colin Powell before his appearance Thursday

5 things you should know about Colin Powell before his appearance Thursday

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

April 2, 2019


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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will make an appearance at the new Screaming Eagles Arena Thursday at 6 p.m. to present his moderated discussion “Leadership: Taking Charge.” The event is part of a week of festivities leading up to President Ron Rochon’s inauguration Friday. Doors will open at 4:30...

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to tackle sexual assault, gender violence

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to tackle sexual assault, gender violence

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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The university will host the Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Apr. 9 in at 5:30 p.m. in Carter Hall in University Center West. The Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Group and Albion Fellows Bacon Center will help with the International men’s March to stop rape, sexual assault and ...

Former NPR host to keynote 8th USI Law Day

Former NPR host to keynote 8th USI Law Day

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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The university will welcome Sanford Ungar, who will answer questions on why some Americans seem to have trouble on how to define and practice free speech in the keynote address for USI’s 8th Law Day. This event will take place Apr. 8 at 7 p.m. in Carter Hall. Ungar is the president emeritus of Goucher C...

Dixon named interim director of Graduate Studies

Dixon named interim director of Graduate Studies

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 29, 2019


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Provost Mohammed Khayum has appointed Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts Michael Dixon as interim director of Graduate Studies. The one-year appointment is effective Monday, April 1 and a national search for a permanent appointment will be held in spring 2020. Current director Mayola Rowser will step dow...

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon

Students invited to meet and greet with Rochon

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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President Ronald Rochon and First Lady Lynn Rochon are welcoming and serving cookies to the students in honor of his presidential inauguration April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Rice Plaza. Students will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the president. Inauguration t-shirts will be g...

Southern Indiana Dance Marathon to host annual tournament

Southern Indiana Dance Marathon to host annual tournament

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


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The Southern Indiana Dance Marathon will host its annual 3 v 3 basketball tournament Apr. 8 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Recreational Fitness and Wellness Center indoor basketball courts. This event will cost $5 per person and students can sign up until the day of the event online using the l...

Same-sex marriage ban blurs church’s future

Same-sex marriage ban blurs church’s future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 22, 2019


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Becoming an LGBTQ clergywoman in the United Methodist Church is not an option for Emma Loane. Loane, a former youth pastor at Newburgh United Methodist Church, said she was sad about the UMC General Conference vote last month to strengthen it’s ban on same-sex marriages and LGBTQ clergy but not o...

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