About the University
Spring 2016: Introducing illume
Welcome to illume, the University of Southern Indiana's newly redesigned magazine. Its name is a literary play on the torch of knowledge symbol used in the University's logo.
Now that we've celebrated the University's golden anniversary, commemorating 50 years of educational excellence, and we look forward to what it can accomplish in the next 50 years, it’s the perfect time to roll out a new look and feel for the magazine.
The editorial and creative team has been busy working on the redesign over the past year, paying close attention to feedback you provided through a survey, emails and letters. We learned you're interested in hearing from President Linda L. M. Bennett about USI's future directions, what students have to say about topics of national concern, and learning more about your favorite faculty. You want a publication that reflects the institution's cutting-edge feel in a clean, contemporary style, with a variety of article lengths—some brief while others are more in-depth.
We understand that your time at USI and your connections to the University hold a special place in your lives—the friends you made, the faculty who mentored and guided you, and the knowledge you gained have all enriched and impacted your lives. With that in mind, illume delivers stories and information that will inspire, intrigue, engage, inform, entertain, educate and enlighten.
You're proud of your USI education and connections, and we're proud to call you alums and friends. We hope you enjoy the redesigned magazine.
C. L. Stambush, editor