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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


Filed under News, News Briefs

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...

Winter Storm Watch issued

Winter Storm Watch issued

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky. has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Vanderburgh County including the entire University of Southern Indiana campus effective 3 p.m. Wednesday until 6 p.m. Thursday. Meteorologists say there is high confidence for potential snow and ice accumulations begi...

Student email accounts targeted, compromised

Student email accounts targeted, compromised

Noah Alatza and Bowman Clark

November 12, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The university's Information Technology department released a statement Monday warning students that over the weekend accounts were targeted and compromised. The statement from Assistant Director of IT Security Stacy Draper said “many” students reported the scam emails to Public Safety and the ...

Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Crime report details decrease in arrests, discipline

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

On-campus arrests and overall disciplinary actions have fallen to their lowest levels in over three years. The annual Security and Fire Safety Report released by the university in early October sheds new light on campus crime reports from the 2017 calendar year. The report is mandated by the Jeanne...

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Racist flyers found on campus ahead of midterm elections

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

Public Safety is investigating racist flyers found in the university's parking lot Monday, Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said.  A hate crime was reported on campus at 1:05 p.m. Monday according to the university's incident crime log. Public Safety Staff Sgt. Tami Jaramillo confirmed to The Sh...

Provost search update

Provost search update

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under News Briefs

Vice President for Development David Bower is leading a search committee to find the university’s next provost. President Ronald Rochon said he is hopeful the committee will give him a recommendation later this semester, with plans to introduce a candidate by the spring. ...

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