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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


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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:...

University memorial planned for administrative assistant

University memorial planned for administrative assistant

Noah Alatza, News Editor

January 7, 2019


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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


Filed under News Briefs

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 ...

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