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New bus line added to campus

New bus line added to campus

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS), has added a new bus line to run on USI’s campus. The new White line is the third bus line on campus and will run simultaneously with the Blue and Red lines from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service for the new line began on October 1. “It’s been ...

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

SGA kicks off Alcohol Awareness Week

Noah Alatza, Special to The Shield

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Alcohol Awareness week, hosted in conjunction with the Student Government Association, kicked off Monday. According to a study from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, approximately 1 in every 10 university students had problematic alcohol use and 4.6%  of stude...

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Foundation celebrates 50 years of gift giving

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under News

When former university President David Rice and Vice President for Business Affairs Byron Wright were visiting Evansville Mayor Frank McDonald in his downtown office in the fall of 1968, McDonald suggested they establish a foundation in order to make the university a success. McDonald, who was an avid supporter of the u...

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Man who raped student in 1998, accused in recent kidnapping

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


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A man arrested in Evansville last week for an attempted kidnapping has a lengthy criminal history with ties to the university. Roy C. Bebout, 46, was accused of trying to kidnap a girl Friday and was formally charged on Monday with six felony counts including attempted rape, kidnapping and strang...

Rape reported on campus

Rape reported on campus

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

A rape was reported on campus Oct. 8. According to the USI Public Safety Incident Log, the incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The case was forwarded to a local law enforcement agency, and no further details have been released. The university is required to disclose all sexual a...

Transition period going “smoothly” for new sheriff’s deputies

Transition period going “smoothly” for new sheriff’s deputies

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs, Showcase

The transition period of having Vanderburgh County sheriff's deputies regularly patrol campus has been going “extraordinarily well,” Director of Public Safety Steve Bequette said. “The impact is readily apparent even though we have had off-duty deputies here a long time,” he said. “I think...

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

USI, St. Vincent’s to partner for autism conference

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

St.Vincent Hospital and the university will collaborate to host the fourth annual autism spectrum disorder conference. 1997 alumna Tangela Floyd, who now serves as the director of public relations for St. Vincent Indiana, said the conference hits close to home. Her 19-year-old son is on the autis...

Faculty to be honored in second annual convocation

Faculty to be honored in second annual convocation

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

The second annual faculty convocation will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Carter Hall. The faculty processional, which will start in the upper level lobby of the Performance Center at 2:45 p.m., will cross campus before ending in Carter Hall for a ceremony. President Ron Rochon will give the open...

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Former USI President to give lecture in Evansville

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Former university president Linda Bennett will present “Higher Education: America’s Troubled Dream Machine” at the 2018 Stephens-Otterson lecture at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Evansville. Bennett, who served as USI’s third president from 2009-2018, will focus on Fr...

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Health Center seeing ‘several’ patients with viral infections

Bowman Clark, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

Patients with viral infections including cold and upper respiratory infections are currently being treated at the university’s Health Center, according to Practice Manager Brandy Sitzman. She said the Health Center is currently seeing “several” patients with viral infections. “Antibiotics...

USI sophomore dies

USI sophomore dies

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini

October 3, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News, News Briefs

Sophomore computer science major Ryan S. Johnson, 23, died at his home in Henderson, Ky. on Monday. Henderson County Deputy Coroner Shelia Patterson confirmed that Johnson died by suicide. He attended Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School in Henderson and received his high school diploma from H...

Animal Care committee formed

Animal Care committee formed

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, News Briefs

An Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has been established at the university after years of discussion. The committee will work to review and approve any potential activities or experiments involving animals. Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the USI-ACUC Rex Strange said althou...

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