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Watch parties focus on local races

Watch parties focus on local races

Riley Guerzini and Megan Thorne
November 9, 2016
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2.5-year-old Jackson Windhorst ran around Party Central wearing a shirt with the U.S. flag across the front and a patriotic hat Tuesday night at the democratic watch party. “You have to teach them while they’re young and teach them the importance of voting,” Laura Brown Windhorst said. ...

Republicans rally

Republicans rally

Riley Guerzini and Gabi Wy
November 9, 2016
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As he watched the presidential polling results past 11 p.m. election night, Daniel McMurtry said he was “a little nervous and cautiously optimistic.” “(Donald) Trump wasn’t my first pick,” the president of the university College Republicans said, “but he’s definitely the one I wo...

Puppies & Positivity: OT class teaches students to manage stress

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26, 2016
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ccupational therapy synthesis class held a stress-relieving event on the Quad Tuesday to raise awareness for the symptoms of stress and promote stress-relieving resources. “We joined together as a group and helped come up with the idea for the project and go through the university to plan to get i...

Indiana Secretary of State visits university to talk voting laws, importance

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26, 2016
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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson visited the university Oct. 20 to speak to faculty, staff and students about updates on voting laws and the importance of voting. The Secretary of State is the Chief Elections Officer for the state, which means they ensure the integrity of all state election...

SGA seeks new Chief Justice

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26, 2016
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The Student Government Association reviewed applications for a Chief Justice position and tabled resolutions to expand veteran representation. SGA president Ashley Wright said she received four applications so far for the Chief Justice position. Nov. 1 is the last day to apply for the position. Onl...

TV production crew provides ‘learning experience’

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor
October 26, 2016
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The Shield spoke with Bobby Barnett who was on the production crew for the 14 News Gubernatorial Debate coverage Tuesday evening. Barnett spoke about what the crew has been doing for set-up, debate preparations and working with USI students to cover the debate effectively. The Shield: What have you h...

Watch party draws 11 students

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
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The university hosted a watch party for the final Indiana Gubernatorial debate in Carter Hall Tuesday night. Former house speaker John Gregg, R; Rex Bell, L; and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, R were asked questions from the public regarding health and social issues. The debate covered a series of issues,...

Campus holds final governor’s debate

Campus holds final governor’s debate

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 26, 2016
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The University Performance Center hosted the third and final gubernatorial debate Tuesday night. Libertarian candidate Rex Bell, Democratic candidate John Gregg and Republican candidate Eric Holcomb squared off in the final debate before voters go to the polls Nov. 8 to pick the next Indiana governor....

Campus to host gubernatorial debate

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
October 19, 2016
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The university will host the third and final gubernatorial debate 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Performance Center. Tickets for the event are all reserved, but students, faculty and staff still have the opportunity to watch the debate in Carter Hall through a live stream. All three candidates will participate ...

New library program offers students group study options

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 19, 2016
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The library leadership committee launched the new group study room scheduler, Bookit! Sept. 26. The program is available on the USI website under the library tab, with link son both the top of the page and on the side. Students must first register on Book it! In order to be able to reserve a room. ...

Social and Cultural committee kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
October 19, 2016
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The Student Government Association General Assembly passed a $57 extension to the Alcohol Awareness Week budget Thursday. The original budget, which allotted $250, could not cover expenses for the purchase of hotdogs, buns, advertisements, a slushy machine rental and a grill according the Resolutio...

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