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Spring Commencement canceled

Spring Commencement canceled
July 17, 2020

University President Ronald Rochon sent an email to the USI staff and student body announcing spring commencement has been officially canceled. “I had sincerely hoped to stand and celebrate with you,...

Students face mental struggles while social distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the sudden life change.
March 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has left students facing numerous uncertainty about classes, graduation, housing and more. The uncertainty has taken a toll on their mental health as they find ways to cope with the...

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things

COVID-19 has taught me to appreciate the little things
March 25, 2020

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone in some way. From state lock downs, toilet paper feuds and many people getting sick, this outspread has impacted everyone in the country....

Normal is boring; be different and own it

Normal is boring; be different and own it
December 3, 2019

When I was a senior in high school, my teacher told me that he’d be surprised if I could even graduate from college because I couldn’t stay focused.  He also told me that I should reconsider my...

SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy

SGA approves letter supporting new graduation policy
October 4, 2019

The SGA General Assembly voted unanimously to approve a letter supporting the ability for students to walk twice at graduation if they are receiving two degrees at their meeting Oct. 3. “Students...

Things don’t always turned out as planned

Things don't always turned out as planned
April 16, 2019

My time at USI ends in two weeks, and I can’t say I’m excited. I mean, I won’t have to worry about being swamped with homework, but at least after four years, I know what to expect from college....

Ask Alex: finals and graduation prep

Ask Alex: finals and graduation prep
December 8, 2017

Dear Alex, I’m terribly nervous about my finals this week and next week. I haven’t been able to study much because I have three dogs and two part-time jobs. How can I prepare myself in time to take...

Fall commencement to be ticketed

Fall commencement to be ticketed
August 18, 2017

The Fall commencement ceremony will now require tickets to attend due to safety concerns with overcrowding. “We start to evaluate and predict what the number of people attending will look like early...

New beginnings

New beginnings
April 4, 2017

The feeling of embracing the unknown is scary. The fear can come when it comes time to make a decision at the end of an experience. Everything comes to an end in life. This finality can awaken...

USI alumni faring differently since graduation

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...

Graduation requirements need to be more organized

September 24, 2013

In my time at USI, one thing seems to be a constant: change is inevitable. As a person who finds embracing change difficult and hard to fathom, I've made strides here on campus in adapting to changes. I...

Students look forward to next chapter in life

April 24, 2013

Senior Chelsea Schmidt, who will graduate in May with a degree in marketing and a minor in psychology, said after being in school for four years she is very excited to close this chapter of her life. “I'm...

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