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In-person commencement ceremony for 2020 graduates was announced at the July Board of Trustees meeting. The Board of Trustees met July 15 in Carter Hall.

In-person commencement to be held for 2020 graduates

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief July 15, 2021

Students in the class of 2020 will have an in-person commencement December 18 as a part of the Fall 2021 commencement ceremonies.  Kindra Strupp, vice president for marketing and communications, announced...

The Board of Trustees met in Carter Hall for the last meeting of the semester. This was their first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The EDIC continues plan to research diversity on campus

Hayden Olberding, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

The EDIC plans to consult focus groups, share data and begin conversations relating to their 2020 Insight Survey. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council surveyed students, faculty, staff and administrators...

University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years

University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2020

Steve Bridges, vice president of finance and administration, said the university could feel the impact of this semester for the next four years as the smaller freshman class works its way through the pipeline. The...

The total fall 2020 student enrollment is 8,565. The goal was 8,690.

Enrollment decreases ninth consecutive year

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2020

Enrollment has declined for the ninth year in a row.   It was revealed there was a 1.4% decrease in enrollment during an update at the Board of Trustees meeting Sept. 3. The current fall 2020 headcount...

Trustees approve housing, meal increases fourth year in a row

Trustees approve housing, meal increases fourth year in a row

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief September 3, 2020

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved housing and meal plan increases for the next school year during their Zoom meeting this morning. Housing rates increased by 2.5%. Last year, housing increased...

Spring Commencement set for mid-August

Spring Commencement set for mid-August

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2020

Commencement for Spring 2020 will be Aug. 14 for master and doctoral degree candidates and Aug. 15 for undergraduate students, the university announced in their weekly update. The dates are subject...

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

New details released on future wellness center

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2020

A new Wellness Center will be expected to be built with the goal of centralizing university services and making more accessible. The Wellness Center will house the University Health Center, Counseling...

Trustees raise concerns over expected enrollment

Trustees raise concerns over expected enrollment

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor January 14, 2020

Members of the Board of Trustees expressed concerns about enrollment during their meeting Jan. 9 in Indianapolis. Trustee Ron Romain said that he isn’t comfortable with the results after it was announced...

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  

Trustees approve $48 million Health Professions renovation, new degree program

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2019

The university Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to begin the planning and renovation of the Health Professions building along with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program...

Third strategic plan underway

Third strategic plan underway

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor November 5, 2019

It has been five years since the university made their last strategic plan and designs for the third strategic plan are now in motion. The strategic plan is a document that acts as the plan/structure...

Josi Barscz, a sophomore biochemistry major, started as the Student Trustee July 1.

New trustee to bring student perspective

Emma Corry, Features Editor September 17, 2019

Josi Barscz was excited and a little intimidated when she got a phone call telling her she had been appointed as the new Student Trustee.  The sophomore biochemistry major began in the position in...

Former USI Board of Trustees member dies

Former USI Board of Trustees member dies

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2019

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...

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