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Sorority recruitment begins Sept. 13

Nick Leighty
September 1, 2015
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The Panhellenic Council will begin their formal recruitment process Sept. 13 and will continue through Sept. 19. Chapters will invite the potential new members on Sept. 20. There is a registration fee of $25 to all women who are interested. Payment is acceptable online, in advance by ma...

Suicide awareness through ribbons, training

Nick Leighty
September 1, 2015
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September is Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month. Yellow ribbons will be available at the Counseling Center, Student Health Center and other locations on campus. There will be a QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training class from 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 12 in Carter Hall. All USI communit...

Rags clog UC sewage pipe

Gabi Wy
September 1, 2015
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Assistant Director of Facility Operations Miles Mann said an unknown person clogged the sewage system, resulting in a pungent smell that overwhelmed University Center on Monday, Aug. 31. Workers from the university’s physical plant discovered that a rags clogged a pipe. Mann speculates that a...

APB announces upcoming events

Gabi Wy
August 27, 2015
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Thursday, Aug. 27, students can watch "Pitch Perfect 2" in Forum 1. Activities Planning Board will provide fun prizes like movie posters and a Pitch Perfect DVD. APB will have a Call Out Meeting on Sept. 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in UC2217. The meeting will involve games, free food and information...

Toastmasters meet Sept. 1

Gabi Wy
August 25, 2015
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Speaking Eagles Toastmasters will have its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Toastmasters is a communication-enhancing club for business students. According to the business college’s website, members learn to introduce speakers, give prepared speeches, conduct meetings, give impromptu talks...

Mini grants available for quality-focused professionals

USI Shield Staff
August 25, 2015
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Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center(SWI-AHEC) is offering eligible schools and other community organizations in southwest Indiana a mini-grant opporunity. The organization is interested in projects across the healthcare workforce pipeline, from youth to current healthcare professionals...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Henderson bridgework to close traffic lane

Gabi Wy
August 24, 2015
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All southbound traffic on U.S. 41 at the North Twin Bridge will move to the right-hand driving lane Monday morning as crews resume construction on the bridge, according to the Henderson Gleaner. The shift in traffic will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday....

Theatre season include three plays, one musical

Gabi Wy
August 19, 2015
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The university’s theatre program posted the four productions lined up for the 2015-2016 season on their website. Oct. 15-18 USI Theatre will present “Grapes of Wrath,” a play by Frank Galati based on the novel by John Steinbeck. “Grapes” is set during the Great Depression and fol...

Dean of LA retiring after fall semester

Gabi Wy
August 18, 2015
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Michael Aakhus, dean of liberal arts, will retire after the fall semester. Ann White, dean of nursing and health professions, spoke at a fall faculty meeting expressing appreciation for how helpful Aakhus has been to her throughout her own time at the university. Her words led to all faculty members...

SGA needs ‘great note-taker’ for Executive Clerk

Gabi Wy
August 18, 2015
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Student Government Association (SGA) announced an opening for the position of Executive Clerk. The student will be required to attend all SGA General Assembly meetings as well as Executive Board Meetings (Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., respectively). The Executive Clerk must...

Finance team places first place at national competition

USI Shield Staff
April 28, 2015
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A team of undergraduate students from the Romain College of Business placed first at the Private Business Valuation Challenge at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. The team included senior finance majors Jesse Montank and Kelsey Fulton and accounting majors Mackenzi Seib, a senior,...

University team wins information systems competition

USI Shield Staff
April 22, 2015
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A team of nine students from the Romain College of Business was named overall champion in the 4th annual Information Systems Project and Case Competition. Twelve teams from seven universities participated. This is the first year a team from USI entered the competition, and they received the highest...

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