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SGA President resigns, special election to be held next week

SGA President resigns, special election to be held next week

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

Student Government Association President Sarah Seward-Genung resigned from her position at the organization’s first meeting of the academic year Aug. 22. Executive Vice President Kelsey McCullough will assume the duties of interim president until a special election is held at SGA’s next meeting Aug...

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of the average $30,000 in student loan debt for disabled veterans. Only about half of the 50,000 disabled veterans wh...

Former Art Chair receives award from mayor

Former Art Chair receives award from mayor

Emma Corry, Features Editor

August 17, 2019

Former Interim Chair of Art and Design Katie Waters received the Mayor’s Arts Award from Evansville Mayor Llyod Winnecke Thursday night at the 2019 Arts Council Awards ceremony at the Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Evansville. The annual awards ceremony hosted by the Arts Council of Southwestern In...

Buschon to visit Evansville

Buschon to visit Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2019

U.S. Congressman Larry Bucshon will visit Evansville Monday to host a town hall. Bucshon will answer community questions at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical School at 6 p.m. Bucshon represents Indiana's 8th congressional district which includes all or part of 19 counties in southwest Indiana. "These...

Grubhub replaces Tapingo, pickup process to remain the same

Grubhub replaces Tapingo, pickup process to remain the same

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 15, 2019

Students returning to campus are getting back into the swing of things with new classes, professors, jobs, clubs and now, a new way of skipping lines at Chick-Fil-A. Grubhub, an online and mobile food ordering app, will replace Tapingo as the campus food ordering app at USI starting this year. ...

IT employee dies

IT employee dies

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 7, 2019

Tim Risley, a senior systems administrator in Information Technology at the university, died Aug. 2 at the age of 50, the university announced in an email Aug. 6. Rinsley graduated from North Knox High School in 1986 and from Vincennes University with a degree in Computer Science according to h...

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Rochon names new VP of Student Affairs

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

July 26, 2019

President Ron Rochon has appointed Khalilah Doss as the new vice president of Student Affairs following a national search. Doss will take over as vice president August 13, succeeding Marcia Kiessling who will retire after serving 8 years at USI. "Dr. Doss brings a wealth of higher education experience and a student-centered ap...

Toddler found dead after being left in hot vehicle

Toddler found dead after being left in hot vehicle

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2019

A child has died after being left in a hot vehicle on USI’s campus. Maj. Jason Ashworth with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office said the father of the toddler went to the children’s learning center where the parent asked for help after discovering them in the car. The child later died. A...

Trustees approve tuition increase

Trustees approve tuition increase

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on the increases in which there was no public comment, the Trustees agreed to raise tuition for full-t...

University seeks tuition increase for next two years

University seeks tuition increase for next two years

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019

The university will host a public forum on tuition and fee increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2019 academic years at 3 p.m. June 4 in the Griffin Center. The forum will be followed by a Board of Trustees meeting. The university is proposing the tuition for full-time, in-state, undergraduate stud...

Students assaulted on campus

Students assaulted on campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

April 24, 2019

Public Safety and the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a battery with injury on campus earlier this morning according to a RAVE alert issued by Public Safety. According to the RAVE alert email, several students reported they were sitting in a vehicle in Lot M behind Ruston...

Startup Weekend winners develop idea to help dementia patients

Startup Weekend winners develop idea to help dementia patients

Rhonda Wheeler, Community Engagement Manager

April 17, 2019

Just one weekend is all the time participants of Startup Weekend needed to change the healthcare landscape for years to come. Startup Weekend is an annual event that took place from April 12-14. Within 54 hours, participants had worked on ideas focused on combining healthcare professionals, busines...

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