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Three Employees Promoted

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
January 11, 2017
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University President Linda Bennett announced the promotion of three administrative staff members at the spring semester faculty meeting Jan. 4. The changes will go into effect Feb. 1. President of the USI Foundation David Bower has been promoted to vice president of development while continuing to...

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Welcome Center needs contractor, pushes back start date

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
January 10, 2017
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Construction of the Fuquay Welcome Center is being pushed back after the initial bids for the project overshot the budget set forth by the university. Gary Burgdorf, a construction administrator with Facility Operations and Planning said the number the university had in mind for the project was $2.5 mil...

Faculty Senate approves open letter, syllabus template

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under News

Faculty Senate voted to approve a post-election open letter on civility to the university along with the syllabus template for faculty on Friday. “The faculty at the University of Southern Indiana wholeheartedly embraces the university’s mission to prepare individuals to live wisely in a diverse and...

Student claims Indiana’s top sports broadcaster award

Student claims Indiana’s top sports broadcaster award

Riley Guerzini, New's Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under News, Sports

When Jevin Redman entered the conference ballroom filled with over 200 sports broadcasters from across Indiana, he didn’t know what to expect. “It was cool to be in the same room as people you listened to or watched growing up and then to go accept the award in front of them was very humbling and a...

New dean hopes to continue positive growth

New dean hopes to continue positive growth

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
December 8, 2016
Filed under News

Zane Mitchell was recently named the dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Teaching after serving as interim dean since June. Mitchell is a professor of engineering and before moving into the dean position, served as the chair of the engineering department. The Shield sat down with Mi...

Uber races into Evansville

Uber races into Evansville

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under News

Ever since her car broke down, Crystal Phillips has searched for a reliable transportation system to get her to and from work. Phillips, a freshman public relations major, said she has had difficulty getting an internship or a higher paying job because her modes of transportation are slim. “I really feel lik...

SGA focuses on membership, budget

SGA focuses on membership, budget

Riley Guerzini, New's Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under News

With rising membership over the course of the semester, SGA released its  remaining budget for the year, keeping in mind the cost of its new members. SGA President Ashley Wright said she is pleased with the participation for the 2016-17 SGA. “There has never been more than (about) 30 people,...

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Local journalist focuses on media, election

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under News

Rain drops raced down the freshly washed windows as the chatter filled room hushed to an expectant silence. Brad Byrd, lead news anchor for Eyewitness News, cleared his throat and thanked the room of 20 people for taking the time to hear him speak. Byrd began by explaining that even though social...

Campus group promotes ‘compassion, love, empathy’

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 18, 2016
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Encouraging chalk messages popped up around campus Nov. 9, courtesy of the campus chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms. Henry Kathman, the group’s event coordinator, said he thought of the idea while chalking around campus to promote the upcoming open mic night. “This was mostly spur of the moment,...

Faculty Senate discusses outside employment policy

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under News

Faculty Senate voted to endorse the removal of an outside employment policy and recommended  the approval of moving the University Core Curriculum committee to a subcommittee. Senators voted in favor of dropping the policy requiring employees to get the approval of their supervisors before conducting any o...

‘We didn’t see this coming’

‘We didn’t see this coming’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under News

Teddi Rausch hasn’t spoken to her mother since election night. “She’s from a different era and I just can’t fight it,” she said. “No matter what I say, I’m still just the dumb millennial kid.” The College Democrats’ president said she got into a political argument when her mother...

Panel answers students post-election questions

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under News

Dilek Ocak cleared her throat and spoke her question clearly into the microphone. Ocak, a first-semester graduate student in communication studies, was one of the many students squeezed into Kleymeyer Hall for the post-election panel discussion Thursday night. “How have gender stereotypes pl...

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