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David L. Rice: building a foundation

Dr. David L. Rice helped push the university into becoming independent.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 21, 2020

Robert Reid said that David Rice understood, better than anyone, that USI needed to be whatever the community thought was needed.  Rice was the founding president of USI where he served for 27 years. Rice oversaw USI back when it was still Indiana State University Evansville and it was his push f...

A clear voice in troubled times

White House correspondent April Ryan spoke at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon Jan. 20 in Carter Hall.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

January 21, 2020

April Ryan stood before a crowd of people in Carter Hall on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and asked them where was their "dis"ease (unease) at the state of the world for African Americans and where was the clear voice in troubled times that King represented. The Multicultural Center and USI Foundation ...

USI Foundation extends scholarship deadline application

USI Foundation extends scholarship deadline application

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2019

The USI Foundation has extended their scholarship applications through AwardSpring for the next academic year to Nov. 3. Current, incoming and transfer students can click on the AwardSpring Icon on their myUSI accounts and fill out a single application. A student must access and complete their ent...

Old theatre properties to be auctioned off

Bids for the old theatre property on Iglehart Ave. will close April 19. The university has owned the property since they purchased it from the Evansville Catholic Diocese in 1970.

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 23, 2018

The aged walls of the former Indiana State University - Evansville Playhouse on the westside of the city quietly blended in the with the backdrop of homes straddling Iglehart Avenue. The Playhouse was built in 1950, with both the church and home across the street built in 1945. The Catholic Dioc...

SGA allocates nearly $13,000 in grants

SGA allocates nearly $13,000 in grants

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 9, 2017

SGA passed three resolutions on Thursday allocating $12,879.75 in grants to 18 different students and student organizations. SGA distributed the grants three ways between the New Student Orginzation Start-Up grants, The Student Organization Support (SOS) grants and the Travel grants. $11,879.75 was...

‘Inspiring vision’: Griffin Center officially opens

Sarah Loesch

May 6, 2016

Robert Griffin said he doesn't believe anyone ever thought USI would grow to what it is today. "(USI) has been so well done," the former chair of the USI Foundation Board of Directors said. "We've been blessed with three great presidents." Griffin added to the growth of the university with the...

‘Life-transforming’ campaign exceeds goal

Gabi Wy, News Editor

December 3, 2015

With alumnus Keith Jewell’s gift of $2 million, the university surpassed Campaign USI’s goal of $50 million nearly a year ahead of schedule.

Bennett hopes to tackle student issues following annual breakfast

Bennett hopes to tackle student issues following annual breakfast

Bradie Gray

March 30, 2015

It was an early start for some Eagles Thursday morning as they slowly, but surely, made their way to Carter Hall before 8 a.m. These early birds were there to get advice and a few slices of French toast from President Linda Bennett at the 26th annual Breakfast with the President. Represent...

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