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Spring Commencement canceled

Spring Commencement canceled

Nik Cunningham and Rhonda Wheeler

July 17, 2020

University President Ronald Rochon sent an email to the USI staff and student body announcing spring commencement has been officially canceled. “I had sincerely hoped to stand and celebrate with you, but this decision does not in any way diminish the amount of pride we have in the work that you hav...

Stan ‘Superman’ Gouard returns to USI as men’s head coach

Former USI athlete Stan Gouard was named the 10th head coach of the men's basketball team Tuesday. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.

Riley Guerzini and Nik Cunningham

April 7, 2020

USI athletics announced Stan "Superman" Gouard as the new head coach for the men’s basketball team Tuesday afternoon in a Zoom press conference. He will be the 10th men’s head coach in USI’s history. “I love USI,” Gouard said. “It’s been that way and has never changed since my playing days… It...

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

March 17, 2020

President Ron Rochon announced today the university will move to online-only classes for the remainder of the semester because of COVID-19. Campus, along with all other university owned property, will be closed to all non-essential personnel effective immediately until April 6.  All on-camp...

All sports cancelled until April 6

Coach Rodney Watson talks to the team during a timeout against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

The NCAA, GLVC and USI Athletics have cancelled all athletic season games and practices until April 6.  After April sixth the Athletics department will review the situation brought by COVID-19. They will either extend the cancellation or slowly start practicing again based on how the virus develops. ...

Students reflect before homecoming

Students reflect before homecoming

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

February 5, 2020

Javontay Moss said that going through the process of becoming a homecoming candidate gave him the chance to reflect on his time at USI. The senior communication studies major acts as a student ambassador and is involved in Campus Outreach, a campus ministry. He is also a peer advisor for the Center ...

Cheer team places fifth at nationals

The USI Cheerleading team looks up at the jumbo Tron during a media time out.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

The USI Cheer team finished 5 out of 18 teams in nationals on Jan.18 in Orlando, Florida. The Cheer team was competing in the Division II Small Coed Division for the first time since 2016. “When we made it down there, our first goal was to make it to finals,” Megan Murphy, the first-year head coach fo...

A leading legacy

A leading legacy

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

  "Every citizen who desires an education, who is capable of attaining an education, and who is willing to achieve an education shall have the opportunity to do so." - David Rice Founding university President David Rice died at his residence in York, Pennsylvania Jan. 15, the university ann...

What we’ve missed while on break

Kobe Caldwell, senior guard, celebrates during a timeout Saturday night at the Screaming Eagles Arena.

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

Dec. 15 The men’s basketball team defeated the Lincoln Lynxes by 20 points, 81-61. Junior Forward Emmanuel Little compiled a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Guard Darnell Butleradded another 18 points, shooting 5-8 on three-pointers.  Little was named the GLVC Player of the We...

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