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Assessing the day away

Sam Lyden

December 7, 2010

Freshmen and seniors trudge through the halls while the rest of campus has, for all intents and purposes, died. Computers hum as the students either for the first time, or the last, take the Assessment Day test. Ninety-three percent of over 2,700 students took the test regarding core curriculum knowledge...

Journalists helping journalists

Justin Law

November 18, 2010

High School Media Day brings high school journalists to USI for lessons, awards.  Future journalism students from local high schools visited USI to hear from professors and local journalists on how to develop and improve their school’s yearbook or newspaper on Friday. Read More »...

President confirms smoking ban

Zach Evans

November 11, 2010

Security will not issue tickets to smokers On July 1, USI will be one of the last Indiana campus’ to become tobacco-free. Anyone wishing to use tobacco products will have to do so in the privacy of their vehicle. Smoking in housing will not change and continue to follow the current policy. “Since we ...

Theater construction to begin in spring

Zach Evans

November 11, 2010

The Commission on Higher Education votes Friday on whether or not to move forward with the estimated $16.5 million teaching theatre project that is supposed to begin in the spring.The old theater, located on Ingleheart Avenue, has been used for storage for the last two years while all performances have been m...

Weekly sessions discuss the science of christianty

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

Knowledge is power and power is freedom. Chi Alpha Campus Ministries is providing just that, the ability to expand ones knowledge and for Christians to learn how to defend their faith with science. Read More »...

Cooking and Culture Fair goes Deutsch

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

Students, faculty and guests experienced traditional German cooking and a taste of German culture Wednesday at the Cooking and Culture Fair.  Guests got to cook their own German meal and enjoy the presentation, “A Spread of German Flavor,” presented by Silvia Rode, head of the department of modern...

USI students put their ‘beer goggles’ on

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

A field of orange cones covered the eastern corner of the quad on Thursday.  These cones outlined a golf cart path for the Impaired Driving simulation put on by the Student Government Association (SGA).    Starting in October, USI has been taking part in National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week by hosting numerous free events for students.   This ...

Business author to discuss innovation, intersection of ideas

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

“Diversity Drives Innovation” is the College of Business’ theme this semester as Dean Mohammed Khayum prepares for speaker Frans Johansson as well as the implementation of the new Entrepreneurship minor.   Frans Johansson, best known for his book “The Medici Effect,” is also an entrepr...

First Safe Zone workshop trains 62 students

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

Over 60 students filled the tables in Carter Hall D for the Safe Zone workshop put together by SPECTRUM.  The training was held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Read More »...

Where in the world is Ronald Rochon

Justin Law

November 2, 2010

USI Provost visits India to build relationships between USI, India  Traveling through the streets of New Delhi. Studying at the University of Mumbai. Teaching Indian students the same subjects studied at USI. These are all things the University hopes will be possible for students and faculty in...

Paranormal Activity: USI

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

In the spirit of Halloween, Activities Programming Board (APB) invited Chris Fleming to give a ghost lecture in Carter Hall and have students participate in a ghost hunt around campus Thursday. Paranormal Investigator, Chris Fleming, has worked on over 500 cases involving paranormal and supernatural experienc...

TV Corner: ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Eastbound and Down’

Justin Law

October 21, 2010

When two planes meet at a forty-five degree angle they create what we most commonly refer to in the English language as a “corner.” Well, there are two planes of fantastic existence in the world of television right now—the show “Mad Men” on AMC and “Eastbound & Down” on HBO. Of course...

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