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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.

Watson retires as men’s head basketball coach

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...

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

The next chapter

Bennett reflects on time at USI, hopeful for future
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,...

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

Bennett announces retirement

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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