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Annual USI distinguished accountant named

Annual USI distinguished accountant named

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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USI has awarded 1996 alumna Michelle Schroeder with the 2018 Romain College of Business Distinguished Accountant award. Schroeder acts as CFO of Kimball International, and has worked for the company since 1984, only leaving to pursue an accounting degree from USI before returning to Kimball in 19...

Day of the Dead celebration planned

Day of the Dead celebration planned

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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Festivities have been set for a Day of the Dead celebration for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Liberal Arts Center lobby. The event will feature a speech by Associate Professor of Spanish Manuel Apodaca-Valdez, a candle procession ceremony and light refreshments. This free event is put on by the College of...

Swiss poet to read at USI

Swiss poet to read at USI

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 22, 2018


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The university’s World Languages and Cultures department are set to host their annual Multilingual Poetry Reading. The reading will feature Swiss poet Rolf Hermann as the guest presenter. Hermann is an award-winning poet who has published three poetry books and multiple recordings of performanc...

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Noah Alatza, Special to The Shield

October 22, 2018


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Alcohol Awareness week, hosted in conjunction with the Student Government Association, kicked off Monday. According to a study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, approximately 1 in every 10 university students had problematic alcohol use and 4.6%  of stude...

Crime Log 10/6 – 10/16

Crime Log 10/6 – 10/16

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


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10/6 5:33 p.m. - Fire - False Alarm/Ruston Hall 5:33 p.m. - Smoking/Ruston Hall   10/7 6:52 p.m. - Injury Report/USI-Burdette Trail   10/8 10:49 a.m. - Welfare Check/Orr Center 5:00 p.m. - Rape/On Campus   10/9 5:17 p.m. - Fire Alarm - Cooking/Saletta B...

Global Crossroads festival to return

Global Crossroads festival to return

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


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The Global Crossroads festival put on by the university and Historic New Harmony will return for the fifth year in a row from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in New Harmony. Attendees will experience a celebration of diverse cultures through many mediums including live music, food, dances and more. ...

Transition period going “smoothly” for new sheriff’s deputies

Transition period going “smoothly” for new sheriff’s deputies

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

The transition period of having Vanderburgh County sheriff's deputies regularly patrol campus has been going “extraordinarily well,” Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said. “The impact is readily apparent even though we have had off-duty deputies here a long time,” he said. “I think...

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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St.Vincent Hospital and the university will collaborate to host the fourth annual autism spectrum disorder conference. 1997 alumna Tangela Floyd, who now serves as the director of public relations for St. Vincent Indiana, said the conference hits close to home. Her 19-year-old son is on the autis...

Faculty to be honored in second annual convocation

Faculty to be honored in second annual convocation

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


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The second annual faculty convocation will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Carter Hall. The faculty processional, which will start in the upper level lobby of the Performance Center at 2:45 p.m., will cross campus before ending in Carter Hall for a ceremony. President Ron Rochon will give the open...

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


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Former university president Linda Bennett will present “Higher Education: America’s Troubled Dream Machine” at the 2018 Stephens-Otterson lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Evansville. Bennett, who served as USI’s third president from 2009-2018, will focus on Fr...

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Bowman Clark, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


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Patients with viral infections including cold and upper respiratory infections are currently being treated at the university’s Health Center, according to Practice Manager Brandy Sitzman. She said the Health Center is currently seeing “several” patients with viral infections. “Antibiotics...

USI sophomore dies

USI sophomore dies

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

October 3, 2018


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Sophomore computer science major Ryan S. Johnson, 23, died at his home in Henderson, Ky. on Monday. Henderson County Deputy Coroner Shelia Patterson confirmed that Johnson died by suicide. He attended Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Henderson and received his high school diploma from H...

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