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Stoneking named Lifelong Learning director

Nick Leighty, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Dawn Stoneking’s career has been one surrounded by university outreach. The university named Stoneking the director of Lifelong Learning Jan. 5. Lifelong Learning, a collection of various programs for both career skills and leisure, starts as early as Pre-K and continues through 12th grade all th...

USI propels students, faculty, community

Gabi Wy

October 26, 2015

The university’s Strategic Plan, approved by the Board of Trustees in 2010, included six goals USI aimed to meet by 2015. As for the goal of being a leader in Indiana and the region, Mark Bernhard said the university did well. Over the course of five years, committees specific to each point of the pla...

University expands certificate programs to bridge employee skills gap

Rachel Christian

October 25, 2014

In early 2013, USI conducted focus groups in the Vanderburgh County area to find out what skills companies thought employees were lacking. The data showed many employers needed professionals with stronger "soft skills" – skills like interpersonal communication and leadership. "Over and over again...

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