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Petition created for student removed off campus due to Tourette syndrome

Petition created for student removed off campus due to Tourette syndrome
October 12, 2020

A student was reportedly asked to leave campus after several reports to Public Safety due to his Tourette syndrome on Monday. Seth Pressler, a freshman, suffers from Tourette syndrome and he is physically...

The dashboard isn’t enough

Wednesday's network outage is the third in the past month, each resulting in a one-to-two hour loss in network connectivity for all of campus according to an email from Lance Woods, Director of IT Infrastructure. 
September 24, 2020

Universities around Indiana created a COVID dashboard so the campus and the community can keep up to date about the number of cases on campus. The issue is by the time the universities update the dashboards,...

Spring Commencement canceled

Spring Commencement canceled
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,...

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. Gouard served 12 years as head coach of the UIndy before returning to USI.
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...

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

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

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.
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...

Students reflect before homecoming

Students reflect before homecoming
February 4, 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...

Cheer team places fifth at nationals

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

A leading legacy

A leading legacy
How one man's vision inspired a community
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...

What we’ve missed while on break

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

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