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Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Khalilah Doss

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2019

President Ron Rochon has appointed Khalilah Doss as the new vice president of Student Affairs following a national search. Doss will take over as vice president August 13, succeeding Marcia Kiessling who will retire after serving 8 years at USI. "Dr. Doss brings a wealth of higher education experience and a student-centered ap...

Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

Jennifer Hammat

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019

Vice President for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling announced the appointment of Jennifer Hammat as the university’s next dean of students following a national search. Hammat currently serves as university Title IX coordinator for the Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics Office at George Mason U...

New dean of students to be chosen in March

USI is expecting to select a new dean of students in March after the position was vacated in May of last year.

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019

The university is seeking to fill the dean of students position after it was vacated in May of last year. USI expects to select a candidate this semester. The position was vacated after former Dean of Students Bryan Rush left to become the Associate Vice President for Campus Living at Auburn Univer...

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

January 9, 2019

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kennard Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs, President Ronald Rochon announced in an email sent to the USI community Jan. 9. "Dr. Kiessling is consistently student-focused and has brought a tremendous energy and passion to thi...

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

RFWC launches Eagle Perks

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017

The Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center will give away free tickets and coupons to various activities and amenities in the Evansville area beginning this month. The program, pinned as Eagle Perks, is aimed to increase student engagement across the university. “This is funded through the student activi...

Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

Members of Archie’s Army cheer on the volleyball team during a game last year. The organization is the university’s official student section.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 28, 2017

In just two years, Archie’s Army has outgrown its SGA roots. Archie’s Army, which is the “student cheer block” at university sporting events according to SGA’s website, was brought up as an initiative to the General Assembly last year to recreate the former student section, Red Zone, curr...

24/7 campus goal lacks ‘great demand’

24/7 campus goal lacks 'great demand'

Gabi Wy

November 11, 2015

Justin Kelly works best in the wee hours of the morning. As part of the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, the university pushed toward the goal of a 24/7 campus. Kelly, a sophomore social work major, said although the library already extended its hours, he would appreciate more time there. “The u...

‘The carrot and the stick’

Armon Siadat

November 11, 2015

Campus Clarity holds rendered ineffective, completion encouraged Rachal Sperka started the required Campus Clarity course Nov. 2—five weeks after the original deadline. Despite receiving an email from the Dean of Students Office stating there would be a hold on her account and she would be unable to ...

Strategic Plan progresses as ‘living document’

Gabi Wy

October 21, 2015

Marcia Kiessling, associate provost for Student Affairs, said USI’s strategic plan is unlike any other she’s encountered at other universities. “People actually know it, and people actually work toward it,” she said. “Most places I’ve worked, it’s kind of like this esoteric piece that ...

Students voice thoughts on controversial Quad display

Students voice thoughts on controversial Quad display

Gabi Wy

October 6, 2015

Laura Schwindel wanted the Quad and only the Quad for the visual display protesting Planned Parenthood Sept. 30. The Students for Life president said the university Scheduling Services pushed for the event, entailing pink crosses, banners and handouts, to be held in the designated Free Speech Zone between t...

SpringFest: A reinvented tradition

Students glide through the air on a zip line during USI's SpringFest festivities in 2014.

James Vaughn

April 15, 2014

The new and improved SpringFest gave some students the college experience they had been waiting for. "There were some students that said, 'It feels like I'm on a college campus for the first time since I've been here,'" said Marcia Kiessling, associate provost for student affairs. Though she was...

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