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University officials announce budget increase at the town hall Tuesday. The university will have an operating budget of $48.2 million in 2022.

Budget increase allows employee raises, return to traveling

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 27, 2021

University officials announce an increase in state funding, travel returning and a plan for employee raises at town hall Tuesday. The state is allocating $48.2 million in 2022 and $51 million in 2023...

Julie St. Clair, professor of nursing, briefs student nurses in the upper level of the Screaming Eagles Arena before the first vaccinations take place on campus.

Students get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Shelby Clark, Digital Editor April 7, 2021

  A student is going to hug her grandparents for the first time in over a year.  Riley Hays, a sophomore public relations and advertising major, received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine...

Pitzer and the Rices

Betty Rice remembered as leader and servant

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 1, 2021

Betty Rice, wife of late university president David L Rice, Jan. 26 in her Pennsylvania home, she was 90 years old. Rice is remembered by numerous members of the university’s community, past and present...

Spring Commencement canceled

Spring Commencement canceled

Nik Cunningham and Rhonda Wheeler July 17, 2020

University President Ronald Rochon sent an email to the USI staff and student body announcing spring commencement has been officially canceled. “I had sincerely hoped to stand and celebrate with you,...

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini January 9, 2019

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kennard Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs, President Ronald Rochon announced in an email sent to the USI community Jan. 9. "Dr....

Provost’s old friend delivers informative speech, says ‘the dream still matters’

Bradie Gray January 19, 2015

James Anderson, a man of more achievements than one can count on both hands, delivered an informative speech during the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon. Anderson, the Edward William...


Provost interviews for chancellor position in Washington

Paola Marizan November 20, 2014

UPDATED 12:02 p.m. Nov. 25 Provost Ronald Rochon has applied for chancellor at the University of Washington - Tacoma.  Rochon, who has served as Provost at USI since 2010, was scheduled to interview...

New VP position to improve enrollment

Shannon Hall February 18, 2014

President Linda Bennett is adding her first vice president position – vice president for enrollment management (VPEM). “It’s a brand new position for the history of our university,” Provost...

Rowser replaces Durham as interim graduate studies director

James Vaughn February 11, 2014

Provost Ronald Rochon appointed Mayola Rowser interim graduate studies director after former director Wesley Durham stepped down. Rowser, College of Nursing and Health Professions assistant dean and...

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