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Welcome Center roof in need of repairs less than year after opening

Welcome Center roof in need of repairs less than year after opening

Alex Brennan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

One of the newest buildings on campus is already in need of repairs. The Welcome Center’s walk-on roof is not available at this time due to various repairs needed and will remain out of commission until deemed safe for walking upon.  The Center reached its final stages of completion less than...

Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

April 9, 2019

Within the school year, two shiny new buildings have been unveiled by the university. There’s the Fuquay Welcome Center that was released last fall, and recently, the Screaming Eagles Arena, which opened at the beginning of this month. Both buildings took a considerable amount of time to construct,...

Welcome Center opens after numerous setbacks

Welcome Center opens after numerous setbacks

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

The Fuquay Welcome Center officially opened Nov. 1 following over two years of construction. Ground broke on the Welcome Center in September of 2016, located between the University Center East and the Orr Center, but construction did not start until nearly a year later. Construction faced num...

Fuquay Center showcases beauty of USI

Fuquay Center showcases beauty of USI

Alleigh Dillman, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

After months of construction the Fuquay Welcome Center is finally finished, and its grand opening is just around the corner. Fortunately, I was able to go to the roof and explore before the official opening and let me say, this place had me feeling welcomed way before reaching the top. Approachin...

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018

When former university President David Rice and Vice President for Business Affairs Byron Wright were visiting Evansville Mayor Frank McDonald in his downtown office in the fall of 1968, McDonald suggested they establish a foundation in order to make the university a success. McDonald, who was an avid supporter of the u...

Welcome Center delays continue

Welcome Center delays continue

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 19, 2017

Construction for the Fuquay Welcome Center will be further delayed after bids continue to run overbudget. “We have been using a construction firm to give us a pre-look at what they thought it might cost,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “We would like to be su...

Dispense with the fence

Dispense with the fence

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

It’s 8:45 a.m., and I’m doing what I usually do—taking a moment to stare at the students depicted on the fence around the yet-to-be Fuquay Welcome Center. I walk up to the image of two young men, frozen mid-conversation, and I say, “So, like, why are you still here?” Hopefully no one...

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

January 10, 2017

Construction of the Fuquay Welcome Center is being pushed back after the initial bids for the project overshot the budget set forth by the university. Gary Burgdorf, a construction administrator with Facility Operations and Planning said the number the university had in mind for the project was $2.5 mil...

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