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Career services director dies

Career services director dies

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne

January 18, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

Director of Career Services and Internships Philip Parker has died, multiple sources with knowledge of Parker’s death confirmed to The Shield Jan 18. Career Coordinator Katherine Weinzapfel told The Shield on a phone call Friday that Parker had died earlier in the week. Vanderburgh County Corone...

Memorial service honors late art administrative assistant

Memorial service honors late art administrative assistant

Haviland Cardinal, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

A cold and grey January afternoon, the trees on campus seemed barren of life, the grieving met inside the Liberal Art Center to celebrate the life of Virginia Thomas. The art department’s longtime administrative assistant died on Nov. 18, a month shy of her birthday. Thomas would have been 72 yea...

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Health Professions Center upgraded to meet accreditation standards

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

After spring break, students will soon be able to enjoy newer amenities on the third floor of the Health Professions Center. “What we identified is that there are some programs that really needed additional space,” Ann White, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions said. The th...

USI administrator files for city council seat

USI administrator files for city council seat

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

USI’s assistant director of the multicultural center officially entered the race for the 2nd ward seat on Evansville’s city council Monday. D'Angelo S. Taylor is challenging longtime incumbent city councilwoman Missy Mosby in the Democratic primaries in May. Taylor has run for political of...

Crime Log 1/9/19 – 1/13/19

Crime Log 1/9/19 – 1/13/19

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

January 15, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

1/9/19 11:08 p.m. - Injury Report/Ruston Hall   1/10/19 4:46 p.m. - Suspicious Circumstances/Whitcomb Building 7:34 p.m. - Fire Alarm - Cooking/Porter Building 10:10 p.m. - Code of Conduct - Alcohol Violation/Williams Building 10:10 p.m. - Drug Offense/Williams Building   1/11/19 ...

University unaffected by government shutdown

University unaffected by government shutdown

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

The United States government shutdown, now the longest federal closure in history, has left the university relatively unaffected. Director of University Communications John Farless said at this point in the closure, USI “has seen no negative repercussions from the government shut down.” Th...

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

College of Nursing and Health Professions receives major gift

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

The College of Nursing and Health Professions received a $1.35 million leadership gift from the estate of the late Hershel B. Whitney, the Board of Trustees announced at their regular scheduled meeting in Indianapolis Jan. 10. The Trustees heard a report from the USI Foundation that the gift includes...

Winter storm warning issued

Winter storm warning issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

A winter storm clipper system packing strong winds and heavy amounts of precipitation is barreling towards the tristate region and university campus. The National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Paducah, Ky. has issued a winter storm warning for Evansville and the entire USI campus in effect from ...

Snowstorm likely this weekend

Snowstorm likely this weekend

Bowman Clark, Junior Copy Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

The tristate area could see its first major snowfall of the season this weekend. Meteorologists are predicting 3 to 6 inches of snowfall for the Evansville area between Friday and Sunday. All three days will be a mix of rain and snow. Friday night will start with a mix of rain and snow, then li...

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Kiessling promoted to vice president, will retire in August

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

January 9, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Marcia Kennard Kiessling has been promoted to vice president for Student Affairs, President Ronald Rochon announced in an email sent to the USI community Jan. 9. "Dr. Kiessling is consistently student-focused and has brought a tremendous energy and passion to thi...

Trustees to meet in Indianapolis

Trustees to meet in Indianapolis

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

The Board of Trustees will meet for the first time of the year Thursday in Indianapolis. Among items on the agenda, a report will be presented on the 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly, including the initial budget recommendation from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education compared to USI’s a...

Crime Log 1/1/19 – 1/8/19

Crime Log 1/1/19 – 1/8/19

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under News Briefs

1/1/19 12:52 a.m. – Alcohol Offense - Underage Consumption/Hendricks Building 1/3/19 8:30 a.m. - Criminal Mischief/Prius Lane 1/4/19 6:55 p.m. - Drug Offense/Ruston Hall 1/6/18 1:09 p.m. - Fire Alarm - Cooking/Dunning Building 1/8/19 12:51 a.m. - Illness Report/Governors Hall 6:...

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