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University memorial planned for administrative assistant

University memorial planned for administrative assistant

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under News, News Briefs

The Art and Design department announced on Facebook Jan. 4, that a university memorial service for a former administrative assistant will take place on Jan 15. On Nov. 21, University Communications confirmed that Virginia Thomas, 71,  died on Nov. 18 in an email sent to the USI community. Inter...

Fingerprints found at USI help solve burglary case

Fingerprints found at USI help solve burglary case

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

The man arrested for leaving sexually explicit notes on vehicles belonging to USI students last fall has been arrested in connection to another crime. Aaron Otto, 32, of Newburgh, was arrested Dec. 22 after investigators said his fingerprints matched evidence linked to a cold case burglary in 2014...

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Former Dean promoted to be USI’s next provost

Noah Alatza and Megan Thorne

December 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

President Ronald Rochon appointed Mohammad Khayum to become the university’s next provost effective Jan. 1, 2019. Khayum was serving as the interim provost after the position was left vacant when Rochon, the former provost, was named as USI’s fourth president. Rochon made the announcement...

Man arrested on campus for warrant

Man arrested on campus for warrant

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

A man discovered in the university's parking lot late Wednesday afternoon has been arrested. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office took Brian J. Myers, 46, into custody on an outstanding warrant from neighboring Gibson County. The arrest was made along University Blvd. shortly after 4:25 p.m., ac...

Crime Log 11/27 – 12/4

Crime Log 11/27 – 12/4

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018


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11/27 12:21 a.m. - Property Damage/Townsend Building 2:15 a.m. - Misrepresentation/Clarke and Schutte Parking Lot 2:15 a.m. - Parking Violation/Clarke and Schutte Parking Lot 9:35 a.m. - Illness Report/Education Center 11:35 a.m. - Harassment/Non Campus 11:35 a.m. - Stalking/Non Campus ...

Is parking really a problem?

Is parking really a problem?

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Parking tickets distributed by public safety officers can be a hassle. The citations also come with a chance for students to submit an appeal through EagleSync via the myUSI portal if they believe their ticket was unjustified. The appeals are taken to the University Court, made up of the Chief Justice and fou...

Crime Log 11/13 – 11/27

Crime Log 11/13 – 11/27

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

11/13 6:20 a.m. - Lost Property Report/Unknown 9:55 a.m. - Criminal Mischief/O’Daniel Lane 12:13 p.m. - Solicitation/University Center East 5:02 p.m. - Fire Alarm - Cooking/University Center West 6:17 p.m. - Welfare Check/Governors Hall 7:22 p.m. - Fire - False Alarm/University Center West 8...

‘She was the heart of our department’

‘She was the heart of our department’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Longtime Art & Design Department Administrative Assistant, Virginia Thomas, 71, died Nov. 18. University Communications confirmed her death in an email sent to the USI community Nov. 21. Interim Art and Design Chair Katie Waters said the department was very pleased to have her join the team in 2002. ...

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Racist flyers were ‘random act’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

Racist flyers that were discovered in the university's parking lot Nov. 5 have been deemed a “random act,” according to Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding. “There are these groups of people that might be traveling across country or state to state and place propaganda on places of learning,...

Crime Log 11/4/18 – 11/12/18

Crime Log 11/4/18 – 11/12/18

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News Briefs, Uncategorized

11/4 5:26 p.m. - Fire alarm - cooking/Craig Building 8:55 p.m. - Drugs - possession of paraphernalia/Goodrich Building 11/5 11:00 a.m. - Incident report/Carter Hall 1:05 p.m. - Solicitation/Parking Lot A 1:05 p.m. - Hate crime/Parking Lot A 11/6 5:18 a.m. - Visitor violation/Clarke and Schutte...

Greek life seeks change in stigma after new alcohol limits

Greek life seeks change in stigma after new alcohol limits

Nicole Mitchell, Special to The Shield

November 13, 2018


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Sean Kennedy said the word “fraternity” at USI means much more than party-house. “You’re here for college, you’re not here to party,” the Lambda Chi president said. “The whole purpose of our organization is to make men better men.” Kennedy, a senior double major in history and ps...

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

USI to host civility event on recent racist flyers

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel discussion on ‘Valuing Civility & Maintaining a Climate of Mutual Respect,’ Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Forum 1. The conversation will center around recent racist flyers discovered on campus Nov. 5. Student Government Association Pr...

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