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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

The Faculty Senate, Administrative Senate and Staff Council held the second town hall of the academic year Nov. 13 with Vice President of Student Affairs Khalilah. Doss answered questions that faculty have anonymously asked. Some of her key points include: Student Affairs are working with t...

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...

Advising Center helps undecided majors find their way

Advising Center helps undecided majors find their way

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

Some college students find it difficult to decide on a major for what they want to do for the rest of their lives when they first enter college. The  Center for Exploring Majors is an advising center that was designed to help students who aren’t sure what they want to major in. They advise ...

Gaming, outdoor adventure LLCs coming in 2020

Gaming, outdoor adventure LLCs coming in 2020

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

Incoming freshmen next year may have the opportunity to live in a community that will help them balance studying and gaming.  The university will be adding new Living Learning Communities (LLC) for the residence halls in the 2020-2021 academic year. The new LLCs include a Creative Expressions, which i...

Over $5,000 stolen from faculty offices

Over $5,000 stolen from faculty offices

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

November 12, 2019

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft on campus in which over $5,000 was stolen from a faculty office. Someone stole credit cards in a faculty member’s office in the Orr Center Nov. 5 according to an incident report from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office. The...

White supremacist flyers found on parking lot vehicles

White supremacist flyers found on parking lot vehicles

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

White supremacist flyers were discovered on vehicles on a campus parking lot this afternoon, marking the second time in four months the flyers have been placed on vehicles on campus. Public Safety became aware of the flyers in the third and fourth row of Parking Lot C towards the north side this afternoon...

Winter weather advisory in effect until midnight; snowfall likely

Winter weather advisory in effect until midnight; snowfall likely

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Evansville until midnight.  One to three inches of snowfall is expected by late tonight. Some sleet and freezing rain are also possible according to the NWS in Paducah. Slick roads are expected, especially after dark with p...

Trustees approve $48 million Health Professions renovation, new degree program

Trustees approve $48 million Health Professions renovation, new degree program

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2019

The university Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to begin the planning and renovation of the Health Professions building along with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree program at their meeting Nov. 7. The $48 million renovation and expansion project will add more classrooms ...

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Evansville attorney teaches students about immigration

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

In recent years the topic of immigration has become more and more controversial because of growing concerns in regards to the economy. However, there is a lot more to immigration than what meets the eye.  USI College Democrats hosted an event on Oct. 29 to educate students on immigration and the ...

New academic calendar removes study day

New academic calendar removes study day

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

The academic calendar has been used by every student for the last four years and this one will only last for one more academic year. The USI academic calendar is up for review and study day is leaving.  The current calendar has been used since August of 2015 and will run until the end of the third...

New team to help students with financial troubles

New team to help students with financial troubles

Maddie Nolan, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Students who are struggling with finances are now able to get more help from the university. The Financial Care Team is a new service provided by the university, offering financial relief for students struggling to pay their tuition bills even after taking loans and receiving scholarships due to reason...

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