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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

Mohammad Khayum has been appointed 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 former provost Ronald Rochon was named as USI’s fourth president. Among the four candidates who sought to bec...

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...

Student television program lacks funding, support

Student television program lacks funding, support

Noah Alatza, News Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

USI graduate Lauren Leslie painted the yellow backdrop that coats the current SETV12 “Access USI” studio more than six years ago. Today, the same dried paint and background pictures of campus assembled by Leslie, and other former students, has been utilized by many radio and television progra...

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...

‘It feels like a summer camp’

‘It feels like a summer camp’

Noah Alatza, News Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Survey results from housing residents were “very much in favor” of changing the current overnight visitation policy, Student Housing Association Executive Director Holland Davis said.   “We are writing up a draft of the proposal and hope to have something by the beginning of next semester,” the j...

‘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. ...

University names four finalists for Provost job

University names four finalists for Provost job

Riley Guerzini and Noah Alatza

November 20, 2018


Filed under News

USI’s provost search committee has invited four finalists for the provost position to visit campus next month. Chair of the provost search committee David Bower made the announcement Nov. 19, with interviews set to begin on Dec. 3. The position was left vacant late last year after former Provos...

Potential Title IX regulations could alter university policy

Potential Title IX regulations could alter university policy

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under News

Proposed regulations to Title IX procedures by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Friday would have significant changes to the university’s sexual misconduct processes, Title IX Coordinator Carrie Lynn said. The 150-pages of new regulations will not take effect until the public is ...

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,...

Federal research partnership focuses on pyrotechnic pollutants

Federal research partnership focuses on pyrotechnic pollutants

Bowman Clark, Junior Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

USI and Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division strengthened a decade-long relationship with a new research agreement last month.   The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), signed Oct. 22, outlines the legal framework for USI labs and the federal labs at NSWC Crane to...

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...

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