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Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

April 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Within the school year, two shiny new buildings have been unveiled by the university. There’s the Fuquay Welcome Center that was released last fall, and recently, the Screaming Eagles Arena, which opened at the beginning of this month. Both buildings took a considerable amount of time to construct,...

PAC Comeback

PAC Comeback

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

Rodney Watson said the Senior Night game was something no one would be able to ever forget. “To win a game dramatically like that... no one will ever be able to forget, whether it was the players, the coaches, the fans,” the head men’s basketball coach said. “That kind of took place of the ...

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under News

The university Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new degree program for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at their regularly scheduled meeting Thursday. The new degree will offer students enhanced experiential learning through hands-on experiences within each project and lab clas...

University officials say not so fast on paperless timesheets

University officials say not so fast on paperless timesheets

Bowman Clark, Junior Copy Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under News

Despite multiple funding requests for paperless timesheets and inclusion in the university's strategic plan, the university continues to use paper timesheets. Executive Director of Human Resources Andrew Lenhardt said that the university is still not paperless in many aspects. “We are hopef...

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

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