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It’s time to start appreciating USI’s beauty

It's time to start appreciating USI's beauty

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

One of the things that stands out with USI is the beautiful layout of the campus.  Out of all the schools I visited, I fell in love with the architecture and landscape of USI the most. A beautiful fountain welcomes visitors and students every day, showcasing what USI has to offer.  Each buildi...

Goose tails

Cristine Pyle, a senior art and international studies major, sits with Melon, the Canadian goose they rehabilitated.

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

August 27, 2018

Cristine Pyle was driving home when they noticed cars swerving out of the way for something on the road. The senior art and international studies major was tired after working a double at O’Charley’s and wasn’t going to stop for the gosling hobbling in the middle of the Lloyd. After ...

‘It shows a lot of potential’

Campus Planner from design firm SmithGroupJJR Lauren Leighty shows students in Forum I the firm's three ideas for the university's Master Plan.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 10, 2017

The future looks bright for the university. Campus planners from design firm SmithGroupJJR hosted a student-only town hall Thursday night in which they presented three alternative plans: Residential Front Door, Learning Communities, and Downtown USI. One of the three plans will be the design ...

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Conference Center to boast unique look, location

Jessica Stallings

November 19, 2013

The west side of Reflection Lake will soon be home to a 13,800-square-foot Conference Center and an 80 to 90 car parking lot. A private donor paid for the $5 million facility. “We're calling it the Conference Center,” said Stephen Helfrich, director of facility operations and planning. “Maybe...

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