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SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

SpringFest kicks off with Food Truck Festival

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The university will host a food truck festival April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the new arena as a part of the annual SpringFest week at the university, meant to celebrate warmer weather and campus spirit. This year's SpringFest is only Aprill 11 and 12. USI students are inv...

SpringFest Recap

Jordan Auker, Photographer

April 17, 2018

Food truck festival tops Springfest lineup

Four different food trucks will occupy parking lot D from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 12 for USI's annual Springfest.

Ciera McCann, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018

It is time to have fun and to take a break from the stress of the school. Springfest, the annual campus event to celebrate the end of the semester, will take place from April 11-13 on campus. Jennifer Garrison, assistant director of student development programs, said that SpringFest is a ...

Concerned about concerts

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

USI SpringFest won’t have a huge concert at the Ford Center this year, and it’s got me a bit disappointed. Large musical acts have always been a staple of the annual event, but as the reins get pulled back this year, I have to wonder if the days of Smash Mouth and O.A.R. are behind us. Most fre...

SpringFest to feature varying performances


Megan Thorne, Nick Leighty

March 31, 2016

When country singer Emily Earle thinks of music, she thinks of a painting. “My definition of music would look like a pretty abstract painting,” Earle said. “The canvas is music, the texture of the paint is the rhythm, the colors are the melodies and the overall concept of the painting is the words.”

SpringFest will no longer include concert

SpringFest will no longer include concert

Gabi Wy

September 29, 2015

Students must face the music and say goodbye to a SpringFest concert, said provost Ronald Rochon. Rochon shared his concerns about concert financing, safety and student satisfaction with the Student Government Association. For the past two years, the university partnered with University of Evansv...

VIDEO: Students react to SpringFest headliner

VIDEO: Students react to SpringFest headliner

Bradie Gray

February 11, 2015 Students will be able to purchase tickets in the bookstore and at the Ford Center starting Monday. Tickets are $5 for students purchasing one for themselves and $10 for one guest. Nonstudents who will not be attending as guests can purchase tickets at the Ford Ce...

Welcome Week’s only sort-of fun for freshmen

Armon Siadat

August 27, 2014

Welcome Week isn’t the same when it’s not your first year on campus. Each year, various organizations on campus put on events in the days leading up to the first week of classes. As a freshman, Welcome Week was exciting because I had no idea what to expect and my RA really talked it up. At...

SpringFest committee snags ‘All Star’ band (VIDEO)

SpringFest committee snags 'All Star' band (VIDEO)

James Vaughn

February 26, 2014

Rumors spread – from J.T. and Beyoncé, to Maroon 5, to the Plain White T’s. A Sonny and Cher reunion was even joked about. But the USI SpringFest Executive Committee thought the “throwback” genre would suit more students. So the committee – a body of 10 to 15 students – in conjunction wi...

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