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Evansville community responds to Charlottesville tragedy

Evansville community responds to Charlottesville tragedy

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor
August 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

A rally held today in Evansville aimed to show support for the people affected by the recent events in Charlottesville.

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Freshman basketball player shot at Indianapolis party

Freshman basketball player shot at Indianapolis party

Gabi Wy and Taylor Hall
August 6, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News

Emmanuel Little, a university freshman and USI basketball player, was shot twice at a house party on the north side of Indianapolis just past midnight Saturday morning, according to a police report. Little, 18, survived despite "possible internal injuries" in the police report, and he tweeted about...

Tuition to spike over next two years

Tuition to spike over next two years

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under News

The university Board of Trustees moved to increase tuition to $7,460 for the 2017-18 school year and $7,829 in 2018-19. Tuition for 2016-17 currently sits at $7,105. The increase also includes a $2.50 hike per credit hour per semester in the technology fee. University President Linda Bennett said the ...

Evansville man arrested in student homicide case

Evansville man arrested in student homicide case

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 29, 2017
Filed under News

The Warrick County Sheriff's department has arrested an Evansville man in connection with the murder of Halee Rathgeber. 22-year-old Isaiah Hagan was arrested Saturday evening on the charges of Murder, Robbery and Obstruction of Justice according to a press release from the Warrick County Sheriff's...

SAGA raises awareness, money

SAGA raises awareness, money

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

Blaine Halford is no activist, but he said it's important for people to be aware of bullying against those in the LGBT community. Halford, a freshman computer science major, along with members of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) and Students for Gender Violence Awareness (SFGVA) helped raise...

Sophomore remembered as “sweet, beautiful”

Sophomore remembered as “sweet, beautiful”

Sarah Loesch, Editor in chief
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

Halee Rathgeber was always smiling. “She always had a smile on her face,” Ashley Thomas said. “Even if it was simply walking by her and waving at her she was always smiling from ear to ear.” Despite never attending school together Thomas and Rathgeber had been friends since they wer...

Student found dead in Warrick County

Student found dead in Warrick County

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
April 25, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, News

The body found in Warrrick County Monday morning was identified as an university sophomore. Halee Rathgeber was found dead at the Alcoa soccer fields in Newburgh according to a news release from the Warrick County Sheriff's Department. A release from the Warrick County Coroner, Sarah Seaton, stated...

Two Facility Operations staff members die

Two Facility Operations staff members die

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

One former and one current university employee from the Facility Operations and Planning department died last week. Staff Engineer Emeritus Bob Rust and Custodial Services Assistant Bob Alves died April 10 and April 14. Rust was a project engineer for the university on campus and in Historic New Harm...

Welcome Center delays continue

Welcome Center delays continue

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

Construction for the Fuquay Welcome Center will be further delayed after bids continue to run overbudget. “We have been using a construction firm to give us a pre-look at what they thought it might cost,” Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Bridges said. “We would like to be su...

LSAT prep course to be offered in the summer

LSAT prep course to be offered in the summer

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News

Pre-law coordinator Nick LaRowe is offering a Law School Admission Test preparation course from May 8 to June 2. The four week course will include logic games, reading comprehension and practice exams, and the registration fee is $990. The Shield sat down with LaRowe to talk more about the course. T...

Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

The Board of Trustees Finance and Audit committee elected to award Evansville construction company Empire Contractors the contract for the renovation of the Physical Activities Center (PAC). “The project is without a doubt going to be a transformational moment for our campus, our students and this c...

Day of Silence to promote bullying awareness

Day of Silence to promote  bullying awareness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

After a short hiatus from the university, the national Day of Silence has returned. After a three year absence, the Day of Silence, which intends to bring awareness to the “silencing” effects of anti-LGBT bullying, will be held in Carter Hall Wednesday April 19 from 7-9 p.m. The event is sponsore...

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