University of Southern Indiana

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State of the U: Legacy

Dr. RochonPresident Ronald Rochon contemplates cigarette smoke rings and legacy.

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Groovy Times: The Class of 1971

gold go-go bootsThe demand for college degrees from an affordable public university lead to USI opening its doors in 1965. Five of the 145 first graduates tell why they love USI.

Classic Student Excuses

cartoon of dog eating homeworkFaculty have heard it all ... but have you? These classic excuses for missing class and homework will make you smile. You might even see your excuse listed.

100 Years and Going Strong

2 men and a professorDr. Wanda Hibbitts earned her degree in bookkeeping (accounting) by mistake when she signed up for the class while in high school (1936). Looking back, she wouldn't have changed a thing.

Student POV

student in cap and gown sitting on grassBen Pfingston '21 was a bit of a rebel in his family. The bookish kind. The first in his family to earn a degree after setting some lofty goals.    

From the Desk of...

picture frame with young girl smilingLee Ann Shafer, Academic Programs Manager/Advisor, is in awe of her non-traditional sister.


man and basketballSteve Bridges, Vice President for Finance and Administration, always knew education was his path in life and USI offered the perfect trifecta: accounting major, close to home, affordable. He has come a long way and loved every moment of it.

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