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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


Filed under News, News Briefs

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...

Animal Care committee formed

Animal Care committee formed

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 3, 2018


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An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has been established at the university after years of discussion. The committee will work to review and approve any potential activities or experiments involving animals. Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the USI-ACUC Rex Strange said althou...

Flowers on the Lake returns

Flowers on the Lake returns

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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USI will hold its annual ceremony to recognize victims of domestic abuse, Flowers on the Lake, from 4 to 5 p.m on Oct. 11 outside of the Liberal Arts building. The event will be composed of a program and a silent march with the release of flowers on the Reflection Lake. The event will also prov...

USI holds major, minor fair

USI holds major, minor fair

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018


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USI will hold the Exploring Majors and Minors fair on Wednesday, Oct 10. Students will be able to discover information about departments and the possible careers that go along with majors of interest. The fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Carter Hall....

NBC’s “Dateline” to feature Rathgeber murder story

NBC’s “Dateline” to feature Rathgeber murder story

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 26, 2018


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The story of a former university student who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend will be featured on the season premiere of NBC's “Dateline’ this Friday. This Friday on the season premiere of #Dateline at 10/9c... pic.twitter.com/vEBJurBSrh — Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) September 26, 2018 Hal...

Undergrad application fees waived through Friday

Undergrad application fees waived through Friday

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

September 25, 2018


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The university will be waiving all undergraduate application fees through Friday, Sept. 28 in conjunction with College GO! Week sponsored by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students who wish to apply should enter the promo code collegego18 throughout the process to ensure to the fee is ...

Online Data fair comes to USI

Online Data fair comes to USI

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 17, 2018


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A week-long online data fair and webinar will take place for members of the public.  Beginning Oct. 1. the event is open to all faculty, staff and students of member institutions including the university. The entirely online seminars will take place in conjunction with the Inter-university Consortium for Po...

Guerzini named managing editor

Guerzini named managing editor

Noah Alatza, News Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs, Uncategorized

The Shield has named Riley Guerzini managing editor of the student publication effective Monday. He served as news editor for two years and community engagement for the past month. “I am excited for this new opportunity to expand my role within The Shield,” Guerzini said. “With the ever-changing...

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