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Student found dead in Warrick County

Student found dead in Warrick County

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
April 25, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

The body found in Warrrick County Monday morning was identified as an university sophomore. Halee Rathgeber was found dead at the Alcoa soccer fields in Newburgh according to a news release from the Warrick County Sheriff's Department. A release from the Warrick County Coroner, Sarah Seaton, stated...

University reports overall enrollment increase, available data contends

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
September 19, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, News

This story has been updated to reflect updated numbers.   Overall university enrollment dropped for the fourth year in a row, a decrease of 0.04 percent. According to the university 9,025 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in classes for this fall. Last year, 9,029 undergraduate and gradu...

Three students arrested in campus drug bust

Three students arrested in campus drug bust

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-chief
April 4, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, News

Sheriff’s deputies arrested three students on drug-related charges Monday morning at an on-campus apartment.

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University names Liberal Arts Dean

Gabi Wy, News Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under Breaking News

Provost Ron Rochon has named James M. Beeby the new dean of the College of Liberal Arts, according to a press release today. The appointment is effective as of July 1. Beeby serves as the chair of the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University and is originally from Northampto...

University bans hoverboards

Bobby Shipman, Editor-in-Chief
January 7, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, News

An email was sent out by University Relations today stating that all hoverboards are banned from campus.

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Adjunct ackowledges sexual abuse allegations, according to EPD report

Adjunct ackowledges sexual abuse allegations, according to EPD report

Bobby Shipman
October 20, 2015
Filed under Breaking News

UPDATE: Vanderburgh County Republican Party Chairman Wayne Parke released a statement that he sent to Republican City Council at-large candidate Jack Schriber saying he was disappointed to learn of the news of the candidate's inappropriate relationship with a student. "Even though at this point, as a candidate, y...

Students counter protest Students for Life

Bobby Shipman
October 20, 2015
Filed under Breaking News

A counter silent protest began at 8:30 a.m. this morning in USI's Free Speech Zone in response to a Students for Life silent protest that will also occur today. Junior English education major Lauren Abney, who began the protest, wrote that their silent protest promotes being pro-choice and what choice me...

Student killed in single-vehicle crash

Bobby Shipman
September 24, 2015
Filed under Breaking News

A USI student died Wednesday afternoon as the result of a single-vehicle car crash. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office put out a report stating that a red passenger car was heading westbound on the 15000 block of Old Henderson Road when the vehicle traveled at least 100 yards off the roadway...

UPDATE: Missing student found safe

UPDATE: Missing student found safe

Bobby Shipman
September 19, 2015
Filed under Breaking News

UPDATE: Amber Dean has been found safe and is home with her family. The USI student had not been seen by or spoken to friends and family since Thursday night, said her mother Carol Dean. "It's over and I'm just really glad. I'm happy. I can't imagine anyone going through this and never finding their child," she said. Carol said her daughter Amb...

Bueltel wins SGA presidential election

Bueltel wins SGA presidential election

Bobby Shipman
April 9, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, News

Alexa Bueltel will be the 2015-2016 university Student Government Association president. It was announced during Thursday's SGA meeting that the SGA Assistant Vice President for External Relations beat out opponents Alex Hoffmann and Nehal Ninad. Bueltel is in the Honors Progra...

Basketball player arrested on impaired driving charge

Basketball player arrested on impaired driving charge

Sarah Loesch
March 29, 2015
Filed under Breaking News

USI men's basketball player George Edwards was arrested after being pulled over near a sobriety checkpoint at West Franklin Street and North Lemcke Avenue around 4 a.m. Saturday morning. He registered a blood alcohol content of 0.087, according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. The juni...

Nursing student killed in Kentucky wreck

Bobby Shipman
March 9, 2015
Filed under Breaking News

A 22-year-old USI student died Sunday morning in a car accident. Senior nursing major Alyssa Wagner of Ireland, Indiana, was driving northbound on the Pennyrile Parkway in Kentucky in a 2004 Lincoln Aviator carrying five passengers, according to Kentucky State Police, when for unknown reasons her...

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