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Senior claims top honor

Senior claims top honor

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 6, 2017
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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...

Law Day speaker reflects on Scalia’s impact, health

Law Day speaker reflects on Scalia’s impact, health

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 31, 2017
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Since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February of last year, the U.S. Supreme Court has been deadlocked 4-4 in several major cases, but that could change soon with the nomination of a new judge. “He is still very much with us today in context,” Professor emeritus at the University of Albany...

Upperclassmen program struggles for numbers

Upperclassmen program struggles for numbers

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
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Phil Parker said he “would love” for the percentage of university students using Career Services and Internships to be higher, and he thinks the numbers should be higher because of the events they put on. “There are things we do that students don’t always realize we’re the ones doing it, or t...

‘A different America’

‘A different America’

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 28, 2017
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Immigration continues to be a topic of debate both at the university and abroad. David Haines, a professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at George Mason University, presented his discussion “Refuge in America” in Carter Hall Wednesday night. The discussion was centralized around Haines...

Women in leadership roles headlines IPSA conference

Women in leadership roles headlines IPSA conference

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 28, 2017
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In an “era of lowered expectations,” Kristina Sheeler said the road ahead is tough for women when it comes to political candidacies. Sheeler, a Professor of Communication Studies at IUPUI, was the keynote speaker at the Indiana Political Science Association conference Friday in Carter Hall. Her...

Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 28, 2017
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In just two years, Archie’s Army has outgrown its SGA roots. Archie’s Army, which is the “student cheer block” at university sporting events according to SGA’s website, was brought up as an initiative to the General Assembly last year to recreate the former student section, Red Zone, curr...

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 22, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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...

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