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Khalilah Doss

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

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...

Jennifer Hammat

Hammat chosen as next Dean of Students

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...

The Dean of Students is a resource available on campus for students who need help.

New dean of students to be chosen in March

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...

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

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

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....

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,...

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

Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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

SpringFest: A reinvented tradition

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...

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