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Students walking to class often pass by bulletin boards like these filled with information about upcoming events and important information for on campus events.

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 24, 2016

Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels he belongs at the multicultural center, and as a theatre major, he’s auditioning for his first U...

Bueltel’s administration ends

Chief Justice Jason Miner swears in the Student Government Association's '16-'17 members while '15-'16 President Alexa Bueltel takes a picture on her phone.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 14, 2016

The Student Government Association's last meeting of the semester had some "firsts" and some "lasts." As '15-'16 President Alexa Bueltel sat down in her meeting chair today, she knew it would be the last time. "My favorite thing about this role was not only working with students but with admini...

SGA gains graduate representation

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 28, 2016

Since joining freshman year, SGA President Alexa Bueltel had never seen a student appointed to the graduate member-at-large position. Today, the organization swore in Lauren Smith, a second semester graduate student, to fill the member-at-large position. SGA also appointed two undergraduate students...

SGA addresses absenteeism

Gabi Wy

November 11, 2015

Student Government Association issued four censorships at its Nov. 5 meeting, meaning that four members received formal warnings for absenteeism, or not fulfilling weekly SGA duties. SGA members must complete two office hours per week in addition to attending each assembly meeting. Not meeting these requ...

SGA hosts multi-institution conference

Gabi Wy

November 11, 2015

USI’s Student Government Association will host the Student Government Coalition Conference Friday and Saturday, involving over 100 students from 10 institutions including IUPUI, Hanover College, Indiana State University, Eastern Illinois University and branches of IU. Ball State University star...

USI propels students, faculty, community

Gabi Wy

October 26, 2015

The university’s Strategic Plan, approved by the Board of Trustees in 2010, included six goals USI aimed to meet by 2015. As for the goal of being a leader in Indiana and the region, Mark Bernhard said the university did well. Over the course of five years, committees specific to each point of the pla...

SGA population nearly doubles

SGA population nearly doubles

Gabi Wy

September 22, 2015

Student Government Association considered 15 applicants for membership Sept. 19, and after a meeting longer than two hours, the organization welcomed 12 new members and almost doubled its population. “I just got interviewed (to be part of SGA),” freshman biochemistry major Gabriela Aguilar said ...

SGA to travel to Ball State for conference

Rachel Christian

November 4, 2014

USI’s Student Government Association (SGA) will travel to Ball State Saturday where they will make a bid to host the event next year’s Student Government Coalition. This is the conference’s second year and it’s an event where student government associations from around Indiana gather to share...

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