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Students and individuals in the university community will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This saline drawn syringe from the April vaccination clinic in the Screaming Eagles Arena represents the amount of the Pfizer vaccine administered in each dose.

Presidential Task Force will not mandate COVID-19 vaccine

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2021

President Ronald Rochon announced the Presidential Task Force will not require students or faculty and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Rochon made this announcement at the university meeting...

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...

Julie St. Clair, professor of nursing, briefs student nurses in the upper level of the Screaming Eagles Arena before the first vaccinations take place on campus. You dont have to go fast, she said. we want to facilitate things by moving through the process.

Students get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 7, 2021

  A student is going to hug her grandparents for the first time in over a year.  Riley Hays, a sophomore public relations and advertising major, received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine...

The university pays consultants $150,000 to identify its human personality

The university pays consultants $150,000 to identify its ‘human personality’

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor March 11, 2021

The university paid just under $150,000 to have Carnegie Dartlet conduct research on defining the university’s “human personality.”  Carnegie Dartlet is a for-profit organization that began...

Strupp gives presentation in front of Faculty Senate

VP of marketing and communications addresses website concerns

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor November 19, 2019

Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kindra Strupp was invited to the Faculty Senate meeting Nov. 15 to talk about her position and team. Strupp said that the Faculty Senate meeting was...

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor March 7, 2019

The university Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new degree program for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The new degree will offer students...

The university has updated its policy regarding areas on campus which are designated for “speech and expressive activities.” The locations are the lawn area south of Rice Library, the lawn area between the Physical Activities Center and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and the lawn in front of the Health Professions Building. The three areas combined are approximately 1.6 acres of the 1,400 acre campus

‘Every intent of being open’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor August 31, 2016

Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our...

USI launches recruitment campaign in Indianapolis

USI launches recruitment campaign in Indianapolis

Rachel Christian November 11, 2014

The university focused some of its latest recruitment efforts on the Indianapolis area, where 100 promotional billboards were installed recently. The billboards feature a website targeted specifically...

Q&A with Kindra Strupp: new assistant VP for marketing and communications from Evansville area

James Vaughn April 3, 2013

Newburgh native Kindra Strupp, a graduate of Castle High School, recently joined USI as the assistant vice president for marketing and communications. She double majored in journalism and psychology...

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