The Shield

University approves voting poll on campus

University approves voting poll on campus

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

December 3, 2019

When Anna Ardelean decided that the university needed a voting poll on campus, she set out on a mission that has taken almost a year so far. “The goal is that students would be able to vote somewhere on campus rather than driving home on a Tuesday, or messing with absentee ballots, which have a lot ...

Lighting a Tradition brings community together

Lighting a Tradition brings community together

Hayden Olberding, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

A miniature train carrying cheerful children rolled around the quad as community members harmonized Christmas carols in anticipation of the holiday season. Many activities were underway as many members of the USI community bustled around the Quad. Some decorated cookies, others enjoyed getting pictur...

Task force assists adult students

Task force assists adult students

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The number of adult learners enrolling in colleges across the United States has nearly surpassed the number of incoming freshmen who have just completed high school.  Adult learners are typically over the age of 25, and either return to college after having to leave for various reasons, or enteri...

Potential armed suspect in campus housing

Potential armed suspect in campus housing

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

December 2, 2019

Students, faculty and staff received RAVE Alerts that there was a potentially armed subject on campus on Dec. 2. At 5:25 p.m., the alert was sent out stating that the suspect was in the campus housing area. Students were asked to shelter in place for 8 minutes when there was another alert stating...

Former student dies after 14-month battle with cancer

Former student dies after 14-month battle with cancer

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

Former USI student Macy Simmons, 23, died Nov. 25 after a 14-month battle with osteosarcoma, a rare form of cancer that produces immature bone. Simmons was surrounded by her family at Lucy Smith King Center Care Center in Henderson, Kentucky when she passed according to her obituary. She graduated from Union Coun...

USI discontinues New Harmony Theatre program

USI discontinues New Harmony Theatre program

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2019

The university is ending the New Harmony Theatre program after 32 years.  A statement from the university said dwindling audiences and reduced charitable giving has put the program in a deficit. Attempts to turn the program around has been unsuccessful according to the university.  A...

VP of marketing and communications addresses website concerns

VP of marketing and communications addresses website concerns

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 19, 2019

Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kindra Strupp was invited to the Faculty Senate meeting Nov. 15 to talk about her position and team. Strupp said that the Faculty Senate meeting was a chance to give the faculty an opportunity to ask questions and to present what the Marketing and Commu...

Students gather at Statehouse for Red for Ed

Students gather at Statehouse for Red for Ed

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 19, 2019

Nearly 12,000 teachers surrounded the Indiana Statehouse Nov. 19 to protest low teacher pay and lack of resources in the education system. At least six students from the university traveled to Indianapolis to visit the Statehouse, said freshman elementary education major Serena Morgan. Morgan...

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Investigation underway after USI student shot at house party

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 18, 2019

A USI student was shot and wounded in the hip area Sunday morning at a house party on 101 S. Roesner Road according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Office deputies were called to the scene of a reported shots fired at approximately 1:51 a.m. according to a press release from the...

Students protest lack of Counseling Center resources

Students protest lack of Counseling Center resources

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Most finals involve writing essays or studying for a big exam but in the Community Psychology’s class, it hosted a walk and sit-in to bring awareness to improvements to the Counseling Center and mental health. Psychology students partnered with the Psych Club to host a protest that began in front of the ...

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 13, 2019

Vice President of Student Affairs Khalilah Doss answered anonymous faculty questions and took comments from the crowd at the second town hall Nov. 13. Doss mentioned that Student Affairs is currently working with the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council to address and inclusion concerns an...

TEDxEvansville features university alumn, professor

TEDxEvansville features university alumn, professor

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

Two USI alumni and an adjunct professor took the stage at the University of Evansville Nov. 8 for TEDxEvansville. The event had several short presentations that averaged around 18 minutes each. The talks are packed with thought-provoking and powerful messages by a group of some of the community’s best spe...

University of Southern Indiana's student publication
News