University of Southern Indiana

illume Spring 2021 | Activism

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State of the U: Activism

For Dr. Rochon, community activists are the heros and sheros of our community, nation and globe. Read his poignant perspective on the subject.

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A Luminary's Light Shines On

Betty Fordice RiceUSI's First Lady Betty Fordice Rice was a shinning luminary who left her imprint on our University community, touching so many lives.

Seeds of Change

Courtney JohnsonCourtney Johnson '15 had big dreams for his life - New York, LA - where he imagined he'd end up. But a twist in the road lead him back home and he's never regretted it. Feet firmly rooted in his hometown, Johnson is making a difference in the lives of the communities underserved youth.

The Thin Blue Line of Perception

policeman's shoulder with body cameraMost of us have a straightforward opinion on the subject of police body-worn cameras. But when two of USI's Criminal Justice faculty and a colleague from another institution researched the subject, they discovered it was not so cut and dry.

A Call Leads to a Calling

illustration of reaching handAlum and recent USI retiree Larry Back '99 had no idea a call from his daughter-in-law would put him on a life-long mission to make like better for people struggling with mental health issues and their families.

Courtney's Courage

Courtney SchoolcraftSoftball player Courtney Schoolcraft '23 never expected a diagnosis of cancer at the age of 19. Like a fast ball, it took her by surprise. Courage, team support and a fierce drive to win delivered a homerun for her.

Tailfeather: Dr. Bohan Ye

Dr. Bohan YeDr. Bohan Ye, Assistant Professor of Economics, has performed as a Chinese opera singer all over the world. Her theatrical skills allow her to read the audience so she can pace lectures to fit students' needs.


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