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Newsletter Fall 2019

Issue 03 Fall 2019

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Three Distinguished Educators. Three Distinctive Styles.

Call it a celebration of gifts. On October 11, the Faculty Convocation illuminated the soul of the University—educators who bring their talents to the mission. Among those now wearing the laurels placed that day are all professors in the Romain College of Business. How do their fidelities speak to the College’s core values?

Always Learning.


Student at conferenceWhat Did You Do Over the Summer?

Did you spend a week at the beach? Finish up some books on your reading list? Unplug from e-networks? For some students, summer brought an honors adventure. Their souvenirs? Ideas.

Marketing panelIs There an Art to Marketing Art?

You’re an artist. You hope to capture eyes and win hearts with creative expression. But you need a means to sustain your energy. How do you go about marketing yourself?


studentsWhen did you start investing for retirement? Ever wish you had started sooner?

The growth potential for long-term investments is a message everyone needs to hear, the sooner the better. Which is why Romain College of Business brought it to JA JobSpark.

mcguireProfessor Leads International Honor Society into Next 100 Years.

Beta Alpha Psi has brought top students together since 1919. Now, an accounting professor with the Romain College has been selected to lead the honors society into its second century. Read what Dr. Brian McGuire, professor of accounting,  has to say about this leadership challenge and his hopes for students.

Two studentsSave the Date—and Save Yourself Worry.

Do you know someone who could use help preparing their tax return? VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will be offered at USI starting February 3. Mark your calendar.


cyberCyber Threat: Another Name for Opportunity.

There’s a never-ending barrage in cyberspace of bots and malicious actors looking to exploit users and gain access to networks for dark purposes. Call it the “new abnormal” for any internet-connected institution. At USI, around-the-clock defenses include the efforts of students in the Security Operations Center (SOC). Students like Austin Steele . . . 

SnyderZack Has Your Back.

If you are building and deploying a satellite for NASA, you want a coder like Zackery Snyder ’19, computer science, on your team. His work on USI’s CubeSat UNITE has been undeniable. After all, 23 university teams were working with the same kind of grant. One had to be first to get its satellite into orbit, right?


BurySpotlight: Rachel Bury '19

She got acquainted with USI while in high school, playing volleyball on campus during the weekends. She enrolled because she liked the school’s size and the idea of professors that know you by name. Now, as a new graduate in CIS, she is applying her education in the financial industry.

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