So, I’m moving into a dorm at USI in about…four days. I would really like to make friends and I really only use the internet to do so? So um…friends anybody? Sorry, I’m kind of bad at meeting people and you know, NOT being shy when in new places.
When Spencer Kiessling was a freshman at the University of South Carolina, he had a terrible roommate experience. “I really didn’t want to have to share a room again,” he says. So when he transferred to the University of Southern Indiana, a public university outside of Evansville, he requested a room all to himself.
And his new school was more than happy to oblige.
“The biggest advantage of your own room is, obviously, the privacy,” says Kiessling, now a junior majoring in environmental science. “Also, it makes it a lot easier for me to focus when I need to get work done.”
For students like Kiessling, who want to increase privacy, enjoy more personal space, and, most importantly, avoid bad roommate experiences, there’s an answer. In the parlance of university residence life, it’s called a “super single”: a room big enough for two people, but reserved for one. A natural outgrowth of the college amenities arms race—the competition to build facilities with ever-more luxurious spaces—super singles cater to a growing number of students willing to pay for a private room.
On Assessment Day, you were administered the ETS® Proficiency Profile. In order to gauge how well you scored, below is your score compared with scores from your peers. Scores from the ETS® Proficiency Profile range from 400-500.
USI FRESHMAN AVERAGE: 436.7 NATIONAL FRESHMAN AVERAGE: 434.5 YOUR SCORE: 470”
The We Are More campaign is a mission to show people that they are more than the things that hold them back. It is an opportunity to bring together those who believe they are broken, flawed or unloved because of the dark places they have been. Your worth extends infinitely past your dark places. TWLOHA-USI wants you to know that the labels, the ugliness and the scars are parts of your journey, but they do not define you. They are a part of your beautiful, unique and continuing story.
Throughout the week of of March 23rd-28th, we’re asking you to finish these statements:
I am more than ___________. I am _________.
If you would like to participate, submit your photos via our submission page on our Tumblr, or email them to us at email@example.com.
We’re compiling photos of people’s statements and will have them on display on our social media, as well as our benefit on Thursday, March 27th.
We hope you’ll join us for this special night of live music, speakers, and celebration as we remind ourselves:
WE ARE MORE than statistics. WE ARE living stories.
i looked really cute yesterday and it made me feel really confident for the first time in a long time. i went running through our fountain on campus with my fiancé and my friends and i fell down and scraped my hands and my elbows but i felt really alive which was amazing. we all went for a drive and ended up at denny’s where i ate the best blueberry pancakes (pictured above in all their glory) it was wonderful and i fell asleep at 4 AM feeling content with my life.
Tonight was our last meeting of the semester. Thank you to everyone for your support this year, whether you attended meetings, helped with events, encouraged friends, bought a tshirt or contributed in your own way. You are all amazing, and wherever life takes you, we hope you remember your worth. We Are More.