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University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years

University could feel impact of COVID-19 for the next four years
November 5, 2020

Steve Bridges, vice president of finance and administration, said the university could feel the impact of this semester for the next four years as the smaller freshman class works its way through the pipeline. The...

University down $4.6 million

University down $4.6 million
October 1, 2020

Steve Bridges, vice president for finance and administration, said that the university has a shortfall of $4.6 million at a Zoom meeting last Thursday. “To summarize, the 2020-2021 budget has two...

Faculty Senate pleased with town halls

Provost Khayum speaks at town hall Feb. 12.
February 25, 2020

Kenny Purcell, chair of the Faculty Senate, said that the relationship between administration and faculty has improved in the last year, but with the financial difficulties of the university is in and...

New details released on future wellness center

The approximately 40,000 square foot Wellness Center will connect to the south side of the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center with the goal of centralizing university services and making them more accessible.  
February 5, 2020

A new Wellness Center will be expected to be built with the goal of centralizing university services and making more accessible. The Wellness Center will house the University Health Center, Counseling...

Sheriff’s Office partnership brings safety increase

Sheriff's Office partnership brings safety increase
February 5, 2020

When Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office finalized a partnership with the university to have deputies patrol the campus in 2018, Sheriff Dave Wedding said it would lead to a safer campus. Domestic...

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers

USI officials identify person who distributed racist flyers
January 23, 2020

University officials announced they have identified the individual who left White Supremacist flyers on vehicles in the campus parking lot multiple times last semester. Steve Bridges, Vice President...

Town halls address faculty and staff concerns

Steve Bridges
October 22, 2019

The university is hosting town hall sessions with faculty and staff throughout the year to address concerns regarding morale, lack of communicated vision and accountability that were expressed during the...

Rumors addressed at town hall meeting

Rumors addressed at town hall meeting
October 2, 2019

Vice President of Finance and Administration Steve Bridges addressed the apparent rumors around the university on Oct. 2 during a town hall on finances and business operations. During the meeting, he said...

Trustees approve housing, meal plan increases for third straight year

Trustees approve housing, meal plan increases for third straight year
September 5, 2019

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to increase student housing and meal plan costs for the next school year during their meeting Thursday morning. Meal plans will be increasing by $22 for is for...

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Tuition for full-time, undergraduate, resident students has increased by 225% since 1997.
August 28, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on...

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents
March 12, 2019

University officials are responding to multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence over the past month on campus. “If I deem that there is a potential danger to our campus community,...

University officials say not so fast on paperless timesheets

University officials say not so fast on paperless timesheets
January 22, 2019

Despite multiple funding requests for paperless timesheets and inclusion in the university's strategic plan, the university continues to use paper timesheets. Executive Director of Human Resources...

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