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Business alum takes skills to 'The Rooftop'

Business alum takes skills to ‘The Rooftop’

Jasmine Myers, Staff Writer January 16, 2018

Tyler Baugh University alumnus Richie Patel has opened his first restaurant, The Rooftop, at the age of 22. Patel graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing....

Alumni moves merchant services company to Newburgh

Alumni moves merchant services company to Newburgh

Riley Guerzini, News Editor November 6, 2017

When Allan Noe founded Approval Payment Solutions in 1998, he had just two employees. APS, a merchant services and payment processing company, moved its headquarters from Boonville to Newburgh as...

Lexi Taylor sits in her Troika three-point hammock. Taylor along with junior mechanical engineering major Justin Locher founded the hammock company, Troika Outdoors, in April of 2017.

Student, alumni attempt to transform hammock industry

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer October 20, 2017

Lexi Taylor and Justin Locher just wanted a hammock that would allow them to see the outdoors. So they created one. Taylor, a university alumnus, and Locher, a junior mechanical engineering major,...

USI alumni faring differently since graduation

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer February 21, 2017

Teddi Rausch accepted an internship in Indianapolis last month and was told to look for a place to live. The next day the company told her the position had been offered to someone else because she wasn’t...

Alumni to host homecoming party

Nick Leighty, Staff writer February 9, 2016

The university’s Alumni Association is hosting their own homecoming party for students. The party will take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. between the men’s and women’s basketball games Feb 13....

Candace Perry Fairer completes a long jump attempt during a meet in 2005. Fairer is one of the six inductees into this year’s athletic hall of fame.

Fairer jumps back into action at USI

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor February 2, 2016

Candace Perry Fairer thought her life was over when she couldn’t compete athletically her freshman year of college. “I had interest letters from every school in the country,” Fairer said. “My...

Guided by the green

Guided by the green

Sarah Loesch, Sports Editor January 27, 2016

The summer before eighth grade, Brian Merrill’s grandfather gave him a golf club. He had his mind set at a young age that baseball was the sport for him, but after he picked up the club he knew he...

Alumni to travel to Italy

Nick Leighty December 8, 2015

Offered by the university’s Alumni Association, the “Reflections of Italy” tour is planned for June 15-24. The alumni, their families and the general public are invited to register. The tour...

Blockley hired as assistant Alumni director

Gabi Wy October 6, 2015

Caylin Blockley from the university's Class of 2013 has been hired as assistant director of Alumni and Volunteer Services. His duties include managing university volunteers, organizing programs and...

Alumni hosts Founders’ Day Luncheon

Nick Leighty September 8, 2015

The university’s Alumni Association invites all students to its Founders' Day Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 15 in Carter Hall. Registration is $15 and can be completed online. Following the...

Kevin Gant, the newly appointed men’s basketball assistant coach, on the court during a game in 2011. Gant was a member of the team for three years until his graduation in 2012.

Gant takes on court experience to the sideline

Sarah Loesch August 25, 2015

Kevin Gant is ready to use his experience as an athlete at USI in his new role on the coaching staff. The new assistant men's basketball coach played for three years under head coach Rodney Watson and...

Elevating illusions: Campaign video creates false image

Jimmy Pyles April 24, 2013

I love this university, and when I graduate, I hope that I am fortunate enough to have money to donate to this university that has given me so many opportunities. But the new video USI has put out in...

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