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Provost encourages civility, praises education in inaugural convocation address

Faculty walk around the quad as students clap and cheer for thier professors during Faculty Convocation Friday afternoon. After walking around campus, faculty made thier way to Carter Hall to hear form the keynote speaker provost Ron Rochon.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 17, 2017

Quality teaching is at a premium and the university wanted to recognize that. All faculty were invited to attend the university’s first-ever faculty convocation. They began by marching around the Quad led by drummers and bagpipers from the Hadi Shriners before entering Carter Hall to be recognized for the...

Trustees approve presidential search committee, timetable

The Board of Trustees approved the appointments of members of the search committee for the next president of USI. The committee is expected to complete the search by spring of 2018.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 4, 2017

The university Board of Trustees approved the appointments for the candidates of the presidential search committee and the timetable for the search Oct. 4. The committee is charged with bringing forward candidates to fill the office of the president with unanimous approval from the Board of Trus...

Fuquays honored at Founder’s Day

Dan Fuquay speaks at the Founder's Day luncheon in Carter Hall Sept. 13. Fuquay and his wife, Janet, received the Honorary Alumni Award for their contributions to students and the Welcome Center.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 13, 2017

Dan Fuquay approached the podium dawning his Jerry Garcia tie, welcomed by students, faculty and alumni who will receive similar hospitality from the facility that will bear his name. The university Alumni Association awarded Fuquay, along with his wife, Janet, the Honorary Alumni Award, an honor given to o...

Presidential Pursuit

The Board of Trustees approved the appointments of members of the search committee for the next president of USI. The committee is expected to complete the search by spring of 2018.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 12, 2017

The university Board of Trustees will begin their search for the next President of USI within the coming weeks. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Harold Calloway said the Board will be forming a search committee within the next couple weeks to begin their search President Linda Bennett’s re...

Bennett announces retirement

University President shares a hug after announcing her retirement at an August faculty meeting. The Faculty Senate will vote on candidates to serve on the search committee for the next President of the university following a public forum Friday

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 15, 2017

    University President Linda Bennett announced her retirement at Tuesday’s fall faculty and administration meeting. Holding back tears from the podium, Bennett thanked students, faculty, administration and support staff for making the university a community that she is “very pro...

Tuition to spike over next two years

Tuition to spike over next two years

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

June 8, 2017

The university Board of Trustees moved to increase tuition to $7,460 for the 2017-18 school year and $7,829 in 2018-19. Tuition for 2016-17 currently sits at $7,105. The increase also includes a $2.50 hike per credit hour per semester in the technology fee. University President Linda Bennett said the ...

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 22, 2017

Nick LaRowe said salary increases are Faculty Senate’s number one goal at this year’s budget hearing. The next round of hearings is scheduled for March 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium. LaRowe, the chair of Faculty Senate, will present his budget requests followed by Nita Musich, the ch...

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Linda Bennett

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 20, 2017

If the Indiana House of Representatives has its way, the university will lose over $14,000 in funding for next year. “We don’t know if we are going to stay here, but we don't know how much it is going to change,” said university President Linda Bennett at the annual budget presentation. “We don...

Board of Trustees approves new degree

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 15, 2017

The Board of Trustees approved the Doctor of Education degree and reviewed the budget for the next biennium at its meeting March 2. The new degree for the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education is scheduled to be implemented during the  fall of 2017. The degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours for...

President to answer campus community’s questions

Luke Williams, a senior biology major, asks Linda Bennett about her take on advertisement on campus at the annual breakfast March 27, in Carter Hall.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 15, 2017

Nathan Criss said he is always interested in hearing about the state of the university from President Linda Bennett. “She is always busy, and there isn’t really a setting where you can ask those big questions,” he said. “It’s just a great opportunity to talk to Dr. Bennett and establish mo...

Indiana universities release statements on executive order

Indiana universities release statements on executive order

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

February 2, 2017

President Linda Bennett released a statement through email to the entire campus community Monday afternoon regarding the recent order banning immigrants and refugees from the United States. Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University and Indiana State University also published state...

Bennett lobbies for budget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 25, 2017

University President Linda Bennett went before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee last Wednesday to request 44.7 million for the 2017-2019 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. The budget request for the biennium centers on renovation for the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The $41 mil...

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