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Student, alumni attempt to transform hammock industry

Student, alumni attempt to transform hammock industry

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Lexi Taylor and Justin Locher just wanted a hammock that would allow them to see the outdoors. So they created one. Taylor, a university alumnus, and Locher, a junior mechanical engineering major, founded Troika Outdoors, a business specializing in three-point hammocks. Troika is Russia...

Pence’s niece to present on experiences with campaign

Pence’s niece to present on experiences with campaign

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 18, 2017


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The first thing Grace Poynter's uncle tells her when he sees her is that boys are evil. Poynter, the niece of Vice President Mike Pence, will give a presentation about her experiences on Pence’s campaigns for congress, governor and vice president as well as events like ball dances and debate...

Provost encourages civility, praises education in inaugural convocation address

Provost encourages civility, praises education in inaugural convocation address

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 17, 2017


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Quality teaching is at a premium and the university wanted to recognize that. All faculty were invited to attend the university’s first-ever faculty convocation. They began by marching around the Quad led by drummers and bagpipers from the Hadi Shriners before entering Carter Hall to be recognized for the...

Indiana Supreme Court to hear oral arguments at USI

Indiana Supreme Court to hear oral arguments at USI

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 17, 2017


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The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case B.A. v. State of Indiana for the first time ever at the university Oct. 30 at 10:30 in Carter Hall. The court holds about 70 oral arguments every year at the State House in Indianapolis, while occasionally scheduling the arguments outside of the...

Graduate releases innovative, obscene card game

Graduate releases innovative, obscene card game

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 16, 2017


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Graphic courtesy of Sam Kuban If you are looking for something offensive and fun to play on Friday night, a USI graduate has a solution. Sam Kuban is the owner of Evansville entertainment company Dead Ends Entertainment. A 2013 graduate, Kuban graduated from the university with a degree in Inte...

Acclaimed poets attract community, captivate audience

Acclaimed poets attract community, captivate audience

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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World-renowned poets Matthew Guenette and Maggie Smith held a public reading to a packed house Oct. 12 in the Griffin Center.

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Chief Information Officer: worst year ever for phishing emails

Chief Information Officer: worst year ever for phishing emails

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


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Photo Illustration by Megan Thorne Phishing emails have been sent out across the university to thousands of accounts, now officials are warning that the danger is not over. “This is the worst year we have ever seen,” Chief Information Officer Richard Toeniskoetter said. “It comes down to th...

‘It shows a lot of potential’

‘It shows a lot of potential’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 10, 2017


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The future looks bright for the university. Campus planners from design firm SmithGroupJJR hosted a student-only town hall Thursday night in which they presented three alternative plans: Residential Front Door, Learning Communities, and Downtown USI. One of the three plans will be the design ...

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Evansville Health Center scheduled for May opening

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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As anticipation for the Evansville Health, Science, Education and Research center grows, so do the opportunities. “There are not a lot of places that have done this before,” Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions Ann White said. “Three universities coming together, working togethe...

Trustees approve presidential search committee, timetable

Trustees approve presidential search committee, timetable

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 4, 2017


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The university Board of Trustees approved the appointments for the candidates of the presidential search committee and the timetable for the search Oct. 4. The committee is charged with bringing forward candidates to fill the office of the president with unanimous approval from the Board of Trus...

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

TEDx speakers to encourage innovation, focus on culture

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

October 3, 2017


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  When Ryan Loehrlein told his friends and family he wanted to audition for TEDxEvansville, they looked at him like he was crazy. Loehrlein, one of three USI speakers at this year’s TEDxEvansville event, will present his talk “Innovation from a Spark of Curiosity” Friday, Oct. 27 in the Performanc...

Poets to present at Griffin Center

Poets to present at Griffin Center

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

September 27, 2017


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In a world “at least fifty percent terrible,” Maggie Smith encourages her children to have good bones. Smith and poet Matthew Guenette will read selections from their books “Good Bones” and “Vasectomania” Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Griffin Center. The reading is free and open...

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