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Tuition to spike over next two years

Tuition to spike over next two years

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The university Board of Trustees moved to increase tuition to $7,460 for the 2017-18 school year and $7,829 in 2018-19. Tuition for 2016-17 currently sits at $7,105. The increase also includes a $2.50 hike per credit hour per semester in the technology fee. University President Linda Bennett said the ...

Evansville man arrested in student homicide case

Evansville man arrested in student homicide case

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 29, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The Warrick County Sheriff's department has arrested an Evansville man in connection with the murder of Halee Rathgeber. 22-year-old Isaiah Hagan was arrested Saturday evening on the charges of Murder, Robbery and Obstruction of Justice according to a press release from the Warrick County Sheriff's...

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...

Welcome Center delays continue

Welcome Center delays continue

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 19, 2017
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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...

Actresses find themselves in Little Women

Actresses find themselves in Little Women

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Through the struggle of her own boyfriend being deployed, Morgan Book channels her emotion in “Little Women” as the romantic Meg, engaged to a man who goes off to war. “When we did the duet between Meg and Mr. Brook that first night of rehearsals, I cried through the whole thing,” the sophomo...

‘We should not be daunted’

‘We should not be daunted’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
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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...

‘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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