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Watson retires as men’s head basketball coach

Coach Rodney Watson celebrates his 232 career win at USI after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan 82-63 at the Screaming Eagles Arena. Watson announced his retirement Monday.

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2020

Men’s head basketball coach Rodney Watson is retiring, the university announced Monday. Watson, USI’s all time winningest head coach, said via video message the timing was perfect for “a new voice, new style and new energy.” The university will begin a national search to fill the position. ...

The next chapter

President Linda Bennett and USI alumni Cody Morris pass the torch at the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

April 24, 2018

President Linda Bennett will mark her last day on the job come the end of June. Over the course of her nine years at the helm of the university, she has overseen growing enrollment, building of new facilities, and long-term planning. Bennett said one of the things she will miss the most about the ...

Bennett announces retirement

University President shares a hug after announcing her retirement at an August faculty meeting. The Faculty Senate will vote on candidates to serve on the search committee for the next President of the university following a public forum Friday

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 15, 2017

    University President Linda Bennett announced her retirement at Tuesday’s fall faculty and administration meeting. Holding back tears from the podium, Bennett thanked students, faculty, administration and support staff for making the university a community that she is “very pro...

Retirement class Oct. 14, 21, 28

Nick Leighty

October 6, 2015

There will be a “Passport to Retirement” class from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 14, 21 and 28 in University Center East room 2217-2218. This class has a registration fee of $89 for a single person or for two people sharing materials and registering together. If you register at least one week ...

Retiree benefits could change

James Vaughn

February 26, 2014

A Benefits Study Group is proposing eliminating retiree insurance benefits for those hired after July 1, and placing restrictions on benefits offered to current employees. The committee, headed by Vice President for Finance and Administration Mark Rozewski, met with some faculty and staff Feb. 13,...

Eric Otto says goodbye after 15 years

Ariana Beedie

December 11, 2013

After 15 years of increasing student enrollment strategies and succeeding in recruitment, Eric Otto says goodbye to the university and heads to Chicago to spend quality time with family, especially his 10-year-old grandson. “Both my son and daughters live in the Chicago area,” he said. Otto and his wife b...

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