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Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 22
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USI dining services began offering a new food-ordering app Tapingo on campus Monday. The app allows customers to order food or drinks from anywhere on campus and pick it up within the designated time. The Shield sat down with Food Service General Manager Lamar Patterson to discuss the app and how it w...

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 22
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Nick LaRowe said salary increases are Faculty Senate’s number one goal at this year’s budget hearing. The next round of hearings is scheduled for March 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium. LaRowe, the chair of Faculty Senate, will present his budget requests followed by Nita Musich, the ch...

Uber co-founder: tech revolution coming

Uber co-founder: tech revolution coming

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 22
Filed under News, Showcase

Oscar Salazar is 40 years old and has never owned a car in his life. Salazar, the founding Chief Technology Officer of Uber and a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur,  spoke at the Physical Activities Center Tuesday as part of the Romain College of Business’s Innovative Speaker series. Salazar ...

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Bennett: Funding formulas ‘not working’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 20
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If the Indiana House of Representatives has its way, the university will lose over $14,000 in funding for next year. “We don’t know if we are going to stay here, but we don't know how much it is going to change,” said university President Linda Bennett at the annual budget presentation. “We don...

Grant applications to go online

Grant applications to go online

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 16
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Keegan Roembke said he is trying to make grant applications more efficient and easier to access for students. Roembke, SGA’s chief financial officer, said the grant committee has met with Kyle Johann, the program coordinator for student development programs, and Crystal Willoughby, the senior a...

Board of Trustees approves new degree

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 15
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The Board of Trustees approved the Doctor of Education degree and reviewed the budget for the next biennium at its meeting March 2. The new degree for the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education is scheduled to be implemented during the  fall of 2017. The degree requires a minimum of 60 credit hours for...

President to answer campus community’s questions

President to answer campus community’s questions

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 15
Filed under News, Showcase

Nathan Criss said he is always interested in hearing about the state of the university from President Linda Bennett. “She is always busy, and there isn’t really a setting where you can ask those big questions,” he said. “It’s just a great opportunity to talk to Dr. Bennett and establish mo...

Designer talks creative process

Designer talks creative process

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 15
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Abigail Stanley Renda Morton clicked her computer and a picture of a mess of scribbles appeared on the screen. “This is how the creative process starts,” Morton said addressing her audience in Kleymeyer Hall. Morton pointed to the right of the screen, where the scribbles began to detangle, and eventua...

University to host political science conference

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 15
Filed under News

The university is set to host the 2017 Indiana Political Science Association  conference March 24 in Carter Hall. The statewide organization gathers every year to host a conference that promotes the exchange of political ideas. The conference is usually hosted and organized by the university where the presid...

Intent different than impact

Nigel Meyer, Special to The Shield
March 1
Filed under News

Cameron Clark was walking into the Art Center from the back entrance facing the parking lots Feb. 6 when he found an unfamiliar term chalked onto the wall next to the doors. The chalk read “Fight Cultural Marxism” and, since the term was unfamiliar to Clark, it sparked his interest and led him to ult...

Faculty Senate alters subcommittee-reporting

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 1
Filed under News

The Faculty Senate voted  Friday to alter subcommittee-reporting practices along with requiring university officials to justify a non-tenure promotion. The senate voted to move the subcommittee reporting date to the second-to-last senate meeting of the semester instead of the last meeting. Subcommittees...

Former librarian dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 1
Filed under News

A retired university librarian died Sunday night following a car accident near Mount Carmel, IL in Wabash County. Philip Orr, 67, retired last semester after working at the university full-time since 2001. “He was a workaholic,” Serials Technical Services Librarian Peter Whiting said. “He was ...

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