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STEM educator to bring inspiration, education

STEM educator Fredi Lajvardi will speak  at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Performance Center.

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

February 16, 2020

Carmen Stoen enjoys hearing other’s stories and drawing inspiration from them. “I think it’s always helpful to hear someone else’s story and learn from others so I think it’s a good way to gain some encouragement for yourself,”  said Stoen, the director of student development.  U...

Stigma behind education majors

Stigma behind education majors

Emily Catterton, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

Two common phrases I have heard as an education major since declaring my major my sophomore year are “wow, I could never deal with all of that” or “it definitely isn’t about the money, huh?” I am now a senior and student teaching, and there are still comments I hear daily about, once again,...

‘I want to do something I genuinely like’

'I want to do something I genuinely like'

Brian Alexander, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2018

LaVerne Jones In physics class, there is not an open seat. Students are packed into the classroom, pencils furiously scratching notes as the teacher gives examples. In a class of 40 students, only four are women. “I was always interested in how we got here,” Ernestine Tramill, a junio...

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 31, 2018

Graphic by Monica Smith Students across the country are feeling less assured that they will graduate with the necessary skills to prepare them for the workforce. A 2017 Gallup/Strada national student survey poll shows that current college students are less confident that they will graduate with...

Bennett lobbies for budget

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 25, 2017

University President Linda Bennett went before the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee last Wednesday to request 44.7 million for the 2017-2019 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. The budget request for the biennium centers on renovation for the Physical Activities Center (PAC). The $41 mil...

University opens summer camp registration

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

February 23, 2016

The university’s SwISTEM Resource Center and the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education has opened registration to three summer camps. These camps are open to children between 6th and 12th grade. The Girls Only STEM! camps is open to girls in high school to explore the STEM fiel...

Pott College receives grants to impact STEM education

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 12, 2016

The Teaching Eagles program and the university graduate program for high school teachers received more than $700,000 in separate grants from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to use through 2017. The program, which mainly provides scholarships to education majors, received a grant contin...

Pott College receives grant for STEM development

Shannon Hall

January 28, 2014

Indiana Governor Mike Pence awarded USI $835,138 through the Indiana STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund to create a program that will recruit Indiana STEM teachers. USI has more than 2,400 students majoring in either STEM disciplines or teacher education programs. “This is a first time we received...

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