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PAC renovations, new aquatic center slated for late 2020 completion

PAC renovations, new aquatic center slated for late 2020 completion

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager September 16, 2019

Construction of PAC phase II will bring some exciting new features to university. The Board of Trustees approved construction of phase I and phase II of the project in September of 2017. Phase I called...

Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Arena excites, Welcome Center underwhelms

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor April 9, 2019

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...

Work on the new floor began July 24, and ended earlier this month.

PAC Comeback

Men's basketball takes down UIndy in final PAC showdown
Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor March 12, 2019

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,...

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Trustees approve new program, degree candidates

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor March 7, 2019

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...

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

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...

After a series of pushbacks, the university’s newly upgraded arena has an anticipated completion of spring 2019, construction project manager Gary Burgdorf said.

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

Noah Alatza and Jessica Schiffhauer November 27, 2018

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,...

The Board of Trustees named Provost Ron Rochon as the university's fourth president Thursday afternoon. Rochon will officially assume his duties as president July 1.

Rochon talks changes to higher ed, enrollment and future

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor October 30, 2018

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 back row of parking lot C will not be available for public use until completion of phase II of the PAC renovation, which is expected to be done in October of 2020

Students demand parking

Riley Guerzini, News Editor September 14, 2017

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...

The Board of Trustees approved the appointments of members of the search committee for the next president of USI. The committee is expected to complete the search by spring of 2018.

Presidential Pursuit

Trustees seek Bennett's replacement
Riley Guerzini, News Editor September 12, 2017

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...

Trustees approve housing, meal plan rate increase

Riley Guerzini, News Editor September 7, 2017

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...

Construction of the Physical Activities Center (PAC) and the Fuquay Welcome Center are both in progress

Welcome Center goes overbudget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor August 23, 2017

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...

Bennett lobbies for budget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor January 25, 2017

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...

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