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USI’s new arena won’t open until spring semester

USI’s new arena won’t open until spring semester

Noah Alatza and Jessica Schiffhauer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a series of pushbacks, the university’s newly upgraded arena has an anticipated completion of spring 2019, construction project manager Gary Burgdorf said. “As with all construction projects, timelines are subject to many shifting variables, including weather,” Burgdorf said. “It is al...

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


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Ron Rochon said being president has been busier than he ever anticipated. “People tell you and they kind of prepare you for the schedule, but until you get in the chair, you just don’t understand the kind of demands that are on the office of the president, so that’s been revealing as I move f...

Students demand parking

Students demand parking

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 14, 2017


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Tian Moore-Denk said she usually arrives on campus at least 30 minutes early just to find a parking spot. “One thing that I don't like is that they have a whole section of the parking lot blocked off for the construction,” The freshman sociology major said. “If you don't come between 7 ...

Presidential Pursuit

Presidential Pursuit

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 12, 2017


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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...

Trustees approve housing, meal plan rate increase

Trustees approve housing, meal plan rate increase

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 7, 2017


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The university Board of Trustees approved an increase to the cost of housing and meal plans at its meeting Thursday morning. Per semester apartment rates will increase $69 for two bedroom apartments with two people living in a bedroom and a $122 increase for two bedroom apartments with one person...

Welcome Center goes overbudget

Welcome Center goes overbudget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 23, 2017


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Construction of the Fuquay Welcome Center is underway after bids ran over $700,000 over budget. “Construction is good in our area,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “When construction is good, the bids go up. There is a lot more demand for contractors and construction workers.”...

Bennett lobbies for budget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 25, 2017


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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...

Contracting firms bid on PAC renovation project

Bobby Shipman

February 17, 2015


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The university is planning to spend $16 million to renovate the Physical Activities Center beginning in the spring of 2016. The Board of Trustees Construction Committee, composed of both Finance and Audit Committee members, interviewed four contracting firms Feb. 9, that are interested in leading...

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE: Eagles win weekend games, prepare for another round

Bradie Gray

November 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

Both the men and women’s basketball teams snagged victories at home Saturday. The men began their regular season campaign with an impressive 28 point, 82-54 win over Davis & Elkins College. The Eagles kept the lead throughout the game, starting off with a 17-3 lead in the first 6 minutes...

The 40-year-old venue: Much needed PAC renovation finally in the works

Jerry McCartney

November 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

The university is about to embark on its second $16 million building project in the past three years with the renovations to the Physical Activities Center scheduled to take place in late 2015. This is the first big renovation to the PAC since its doors opened in 1980. The Board of Trustees approv...

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