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Assistant dean wins ‘dietitian of the year’

Assistant dean wins ‘dietitian of the year’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 17, 2018


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Julie McCullough, chair of the food and nutrition program, won Outstanding Dietitian of the Year in the state of Indiana Thursday. The award is through the Indiana affiliate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which is the largest organization of food and nutrition professionals in the United...

Trustees to announce next President

Trustees to announce next President

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 17, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, Showcase

The Board of Trustees will meet in a special session to approve the selection of the university's fourth president Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Griffin Center. Director of Communications John Farless told The Shield that the upcoming meeting is open to the public and media. A press conference is sche...

Tobacco policy “covers everyone on campus”

Tobacco policy “covers everyone on campus”

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 16, 2018


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The smell of burning tobacco greeted senior Natalie DeClue as she stepped out of her car on a clear April afternoon. The education major has seen the campus landscape change during her four years at the university, including completion of the Performance Center in 2015 and the Griffin Center in 2016. ...

Student remembered as passionate, driven

Student remembered as passionate, driven

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The university's psychology department confirmed Saturday that former senior psychology major Alex Hurt died Friday. “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share this news with you,” a statement on the psychology department’s Facebook page said Saturday. “We will miss her contagious energy, bi...

McFarland responds after losing appeal

McFarland responds after losing appeal

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 8, 2018


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The university court voted April 5 uphold the election committee’s decision to disqualify SGA presidential candidate Trevion McFarland from running in the upcoming election and remove him from the ballot. McFarland was found guilty of violating numerous election rules including interfering in t...

Board of Trustees to hold executive session to discuss “personnel matters.”

Board of Trustees to hold executive session to discuss “personnel matters.”

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

April 6, 2018


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Clarification: The Shield previously reported that an announcement of USI’s next President would be made at the conclusion of the executive session. A later meeting and date will be scheduled for an announcement. The university has announced that a closed-off executive session scheduled for 10 a.m. April...

New Vectren facility not sitting well with students

New Vectren facility not sitting well with students

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 3, 2018


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A natural gas plant and solar farm are in the works for Vectren’s A.B.Brown plant in Posey County, just six and a half miles from USI’s campus. Vectren announced in late February that the $900 million upgrade would be anywhere from 800 to 900 megawatts. Vectren plans on retiring three of i...

Food truck festival tops Springfest lineup

Food truck festival tops Springfest lineup

Ciera McCann, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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It is time to have fun and to take a break from the stress of the school. Springfest, the annual campus event to celebrate the end of the semester, will take place from April 11-13 on campus. Jennifer Garrison, assistant director of student development programs, said that SpringFest is a ...

Candidate’s fate still uncertain ahead of election

Candidate’s fate still uncertain ahead of election

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 3, 2018


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The university court heard the appeal of student government presidential candidate Trevion McFarland Tuesday morning just one week after the election committee voted to remove the candidate from the ballot. The court will reconvene Thursday night to finish the hearing. They will have seven days after ...

UE names next president, USI decision still unknown

UE names next president, USI decision still unknown

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under News

The University of Evansville has named Christopher Pietruszkiewicz as the university's 24th president after a formal vote by the Board of Trustees March 28 according to the university's website.

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Election committee votes to remove candidate from ballot, will appeal decision

Election committee votes to remove candidate from ballot, will appeal decision

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

March 27, 2018


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The university election committee voted March 22 to remove Student Government Association presidential candidate Trevion McFarland from the ballot on charges that he campaigned outside of the campaign period set by the committee, interfered in the election process and disrupted the integrity of the el...

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Five full-time sheriff’s deputies to patrol campus starting next year

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

March 27, 2018


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Amid confusion on the potential location and presence of a new Sheriff's Office on campus, Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding wants to set the record straight. “You can call it a district or a post, but we haven't determined what we are going to name it yet,” Wedding said. Wedding sai...

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