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Counseling Center Director: ‘It’s okay to be anxious’ in this time

Dean of Students Brian Rush and counselor Thomas Longwell sign the poster which states that they will stand against racism or discrimination of any kind during the Stand Against Racism rally put on by the YWCA on Thursday.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

April 13, 2020

The Counseling Center is the place to go when you’re anxious, depressed, or just stressed, but with the campus shutdown and the counselors distant, stress is running high for many students. Thomas Longwell, director of the Counseling Center, said it’s OK to feel stressed about this pandemic. “Reg...

Counseling Center wants to add student fee, hire more counselors

Rachel Christian

April 1, 2014

The Counseling Center wants to add an activity fee to students's bills in order to help pay for services. Thomas Longwell, Counseling Center director, went before SGA March 27 to discuss the possibility of adding a $20 fee to tuition bills to help cover the hiring and salary of new counselors. “We...

Counseling Center meets needs with time

James Vaughn

October 13, 2013

­Students who visited USI’s Cou­­­nseling Center Oct. 10 received a little white card listing the day, month, date and time of their appointment – 13 days away. Counseling Director Thomas Longwell said wait time varies from week to week. “It has gone up to three weeks at one point this...

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