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SAGA raises awareness, money

SAGA raises awareness, money

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

Blaine Halford is no activist, but he said it's important for people to be aware of bullying against those in the LGBT community. Halford, a freshman computer science major, along with members of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) and Students for Gender Violence Awareness (SFGVA) helped raise...

Sophomore remembered as “sweet, beautiful”

Sophomore remembered as “sweet, beautiful”

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

Halee Rathgeber was always smiling. “She always had a smile on her face,” Ashley Thomas said. “Even if it was simply walking by her and waving at her she was always smiling from ear to ear.” Despite never attending school together Thomas and Rathgeber had been friends since they wer...

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...

Two Facility Operations staff members die

Two Facility Operations staff members die

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

One former and one current university employee from the Facility Operations and Planning department died last week. Staff Engineer Emeritus Bob Rust and Custodial Services Assistant Bob Alves died April 10 and April 14. Rust was a project engineer for the university on campus and in Historic New Harm...

Welcome Center delays continue

Welcome Center delays continue

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Construction for the Fuquay Welcome Center will be further delayed after bids continue to run overbudget. “We have been using a construction firm to give us a pre-look at what they thought it might cost,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “We would like to be su...

LSAT prep course to be offered in the summer

LSAT prep course to be offered in the summer

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

Pre-law coordinator Nick LaRowe is offering a Law School Admission Test preparation course from May 8 to June 2. The four week course will include logic games, reading comprehension and practice exams, and the registration fee is $990. The Shield sat down with LaRowe to talk more about the course. T...

Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees Finance and Audit committee elected to award Evansville construction company Empire Contractors the contract for the renovation of the Physical Activities Center (PAC). “The project is without a doubt going to be a transformational moment for our campus, our students and this c...

Day of Silence to promote bullying awareness

Day of Silence to promote  bullying awareness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

After a short hiatus from the university, the national Day of Silence has returned. After a three year absence, the Day of Silence, which intends to bring awareness to the “silencing” effects of anti-LGBT bullying, will be held in Carter Hall Wednesday April 19 from 7-9 p.m. The event is sponsore...

‘We should not be daunted’

‘We should not be daunted’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In its 11th year, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” once again attempts to tackle an ongoing issue. The event featured male students, faculty and community members who walked a mile in high heels and pledged to never “commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.” Also known as the Na...

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

The Faculty Senate is looking to increase salary transparency within the university. In a formal request sent to the Faculty Senate for action, Liberal Arts Representative Chuck Conaway charged the Faculty and Academic Affairs subcommittee to work with the Economic Benefits subcommittee and the Office of ...

Senior claims top honor

Senior claims top honor

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under News

Evan Stieler said during the college search he wanted to go somewhere that would let him play basketball. “I think I was in that mindset of the high school athlete like ‘oh I have to keep playing,’” he said. Stieler, a senior biology major, will be awarded the President’s Medal at commen...

‘Yarnstorm’ hits campus

‘Yarnstorm’ hits campus

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Last Sunday, students from Leigh Anne Howard’s Advanced Performance class ‘yarnstormed’ campus in an effort to visually communicate the ideas and theories they discussed in class. The Shield sat down with Howard, a Professor of Communication Studies, to talk about her class project. The Shield: What was the ya...

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