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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...

Distanced seats in the Screaming Eagles Arena.

The university will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for Spring 2021

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 23, 2021

The university will hold in-person commencement for students graduating in the Spring 2021 semester. The university will have eight reduced-capacity commencement ceremonies. Commencement has been...

Spring Commencement canceled

Spring Commencement canceled

Nik Cunningham and Rhonda Wheeler 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,...

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.

Students face mental struggles while social distancing

Riley Guerzini and Nik Cunningham 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

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor 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

Megan Thorne, Managing Editor 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

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief 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

Megan Miller, Chief Copy Editor 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

Alex, Columnist 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

Riley Guerzini, News Editor 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

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer 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

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...

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