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University officials announce budget increase at the town hall Tuesday. The university will have an operating budget of $48.2 million in 2022.

Budget increase allows employee raises, return to traveling

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 27, 2021

University officials announce an increase in state funding, travel returning and a plan for employee raises at town hall Tuesday. The state is allocating $48.2 million in 2022 and $51 million in 2023...

Cora Elmes, sophomore nursing major, (right) waits as public safety takes down her information. Elmes was called outside after a university snow plow ran into her car Thursday.

Students experienced damaged cars, slippery roads on campus 

Hayden Olberding and Josh Meredith February 18, 2021

Students drove on snowy roads and dealt with car damage as snow continued to fall this morning. Snow began falling on Wednesday night, and continued to this morning. The university remained open as...

Week eight COVID-19 data shows a decrease in new cases

Week eight COVID-19 data shows a decrease in new cases

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor October 16, 2020

The Office of Planning, Research and Assessment updated the university’s COVID-19 dashboard today with new data from Oct. 4 to Oct. 10. The new data shows there were 33 new COVID cases last week,...

COVID-19 protocols to continue

COVID-19 protocols to continue

Rhonda Wheeler, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2020

Fall semester started eight weeks ago and students here are still on campus. Provost Mohammed Khayum said the plan for reopening campus and staying at school involves the COVID-19 task force to monitor...

Students upset over loss of spring break

Students upset over loss of spring break

Mohammad Albazzaz, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

Students have mixed feelings about spring break 2021 being canceled and some didn’t know at all. Last year Dylan Murphy spent spring break in Orlando with his family, watching his brother play baseball....

Provost Khayum speaks at town hall Feb. 12.

Faculty Senate pleased with town halls

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler February 25, 2020

Kenny Purcell, chair of the Faculty Senate, said that the relationship between administration and faculty has improved in the last year, but with the financial difficulties of the university is in and...

Mohammad Khayum has been appointed to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne December 14, 2018

President Ronald Rochon appointed Mohammad Khayum to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019. Khayum was serving as the interim provost after the position was left vacant when...

University names four finalists for Provost job

University names four finalists for Provost job

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza November 20, 2018

USI’s provost search committee has invited four finalists for the provost position to visit campus next month. Chair of the provost search committee David Bower made the announcement Nov. 19, with...

Dane Partridge

Professor remembered for passion, mentorship

Riley Guerzini, News Editor November 1, 2017

Graduation will never be the same. Associate Professor of Management Dane Partridge died Saturday, Oct. 28 from a heart attack. Partridge was a frequent voice at graduation, reading students’ names...

University receives nearly $1 million from global investment firm

James Vaughn January 24, 2014

SS&C Technologies announced it will contribute nearly $1 million to USI’s Romain College of Business in cash and in-kind donations, which will benefit the university’s accounting program. “This...

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