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Board of Trustees approves new degree

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 15, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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 ...

Library unveils strategic plan

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 21, 2017
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The Rice Library released their strategic plan for 2017-2021 last week focusing on the four objectives: collections, services, spaces and staff. The strategic plan is the library’s second, the first one was set for 2010-2016 and was one of the last objectives of the previous library director, Ruth...

Help is real, hope is real

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2017
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Reeling from personal loss, broken friendships, depression, and the transition of coming to college for the first time, Katie Biggs decided she no longer wanted to live. The junior psychology and creative writing major was a freshman when she was clinically diagnosed with depression. “I decided...

USI alumni faring differently since graduation

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
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Teddi Rausch accepted an internship in Indianapolis last month and was told to look for a place to live. The next day the company told her the position had been offered to someone else because she wasn’t moving fast enough. Rausch, who graduated with a degree in international studies in December,...

SGA elects new president

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 20, 2017
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The Student Government Association elected Christina Lutes as the organization’s new president following the resignation of former president Ashley Wright three weeks ago.   Interim president Ashyln Jones will step down and return to her duties as Executive Vice President. Lutes will serv...

Local Planned Parenthood rallies offer differing views

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
February 15, 2017
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Weinbach Avenue is all that separated the pro and anti-Planned Parenthood rallies. Two separate rallies were held outside of the Planned Parenthood office in Evansville on Saturday morning The anti-Planned Parenthood rally was part of a nationwide protest organized by over 60 pro-life groups. The pro-Pl...

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