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Bill could give undocumented students out-of-state tuition

Jessie Hellmann

May 2, 2013

A bill that passed through the house and senate and is currently awaiting Governor Pence’s signature could make undocumented students enrolled before July 1, 2011 eligible for in-state tuition. Undocumented students currently have had to pay out-of-state tuition to attend any Indiana-public four-year ...

Stambush offers News and Info ‘extensive world view’

James Vaughn

May 2, 2013

When the factory Connie Stambush worked for relocated in 1992, something told her to quit, so she did. “I flipped a coin, bought a backpack, a one-way ticket and landed in Germany,” she said. “I wanted to live overseas and see what it was like to be an outsider. I think that’s important for ...

Award-winning professor of dental hygiene to retire

Jessica Stallings

May 2, 2013

Phyllis Maddox, assistant professor of dental hygiene, retires at the end of the spring semester and was the recipient of the 2013 Sydney L. Sadelle Berger Faculty Community Service Award. This award was established in 1996 by Charles L. and Leslie Berger in honor of their parents and recognizes a USI ...

Boostrom named Distinguished Professor

Dennis Marshall

May 2, 2013

At the beginning of the semester, Education Professor Robert Boostrom separated his EDU 176 class into groups according to passages he wrote on the board. This week, he asked the class if they continued to believe in those passages. Every student, aside from two individuals, agreed on a single passage be...

Walk-up songs ‘fire up’ players, show personality

Ariana Beedie

April 25, 2013

The University of Southern Indiana baseball players have spiced things up with their walk-up music on campus. To encourage focus and comfort during games, players hear a few seconds of their individually picked songs when they go up to bat. Instead of hearing the silent anticipation of the crowd w...

Elevating illusions: Campaign video creates false image

Jimmy Pyles

April 24, 2013

I love this university, and when I graduate, I hope that I am fortunate enough to have money to donate to this university that has given me so many opportunities. But the new video USI has put out in hopes to gain more donors through their “Elevating Excellence” capital campaign to reach their goal ...

Stop the Violence, pt. 3: Outlook

Meredith Harris

April 24, 2013

For the next couple of months, I was jumpy, angry and emotionally hurt. The pain slowly ebbed away, and I was left with memories. The memories come back at inopportune times. Whenever I see something on TV where someone is choked or asphyxiated, my hand automatically moves to my throat as a protecti...

QBOT, get out of my way!

James Vaughn

April 17, 2013

There’s nothing better than free or discounted food. But there’s also nothing more frustrating than waiting in line for an unnecessary length of time before getting it. I’m a busy guy, so my lunch breaks tend to be pretty brief. Whether it’s class, a meeting or a deadline, I’m usually on-...

Stop the Violence, pt. two

Meredith Harris

April 17, 2013

Editor’s Note: In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, staff writer Meredith Harris will give personal accounts of abuse and how to help prevent child abuse for every issue this month. I thought I should be doing more than just going through life normally, so I decided I should be crying. I ma...

Take the good with the bad

Jake Tapley

April 17, 2013

Due to the recent events in Boston and Iraq, the menace that evil poses on society has been brought to the forefront of our collective conscience. When I first saw the footage of the explosions at the Boston Marathon, it seemed surreal to me. Honestly, it felt like I was watching a movie. Unfortunat...

USI announces $50 million campaign; renames College of Business

Jessie Hellmann

April 5, 2013

'Elevating Excellence' campaign to be completed December 2015 USI announced it was moving into the public phase of a $50 million capital campaign called “Elevating Excellence,” and the university is almost halfway to that goal. Thursday night Ron Romain, USI Board of Trustee member, chair of th...

Eagles prepare for first round of NCAA tournament

Zane Clodfelter

March 15, 2013

As 2-seed Southern Indiana prepares for their NCAA Midwest Regional opener against 7-seed Wayne State Saturday (2:30cst tip), USI Head Coach Rodney Watson continues to see improvement from his players with the last leg of the season quickly approaching. “We feel good about our team,” Watson said....

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