The Shield

Social activist talks importance of advocacy

Social activist talks importance of advocacy

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 23, 2018


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The students in Carter Hall listened as Tia Oso, the director of impact at Revolve Impact and an outspoken social justice activist, spoke about the methods of creating social change at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day Wednesday night. Oso’s speech included discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.’s...

Transportation troubles

Transportation troubles

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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Transportation is not as easy as it may seem for some students on campus. Many students are not comfortable with driving or simply do not have a car. It is even more difficult for international students who are traveling abroad in the United States and do not have a U.S. license. Loc Duong, a stud...

What goes around comes around

What goes around comes around

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

February 16, 2018


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The revolving door in the Performance Center does not perform. The university has no clear timeline as to when it will be fixed after remaining inoperable for over a month. Construction Project Manager Gary Burgdorf said that revolving door has caused problems since the Performance Center was ...

Campus Resources: Students access to sexual health assistance abundant

Campus Resources: Students access to sexual health assistance abundant

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

February 14, 2018


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Source: U.S. Army website A recent university survey indicated only a little more than half of freshman students had protected sex most or all of the time. The survey was sent out to freshman during the fall of 2016, with 359 of those students responding. Any freshmen responding that they “have no...

Biology professor balances campaigning, teaching

Biology professor balances campaigning, teaching

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 8, 2018


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Edie Hardcastle is looking to turn her political activism into political action. The associate professor of biology is running to replace Republican incumbent Jim Tomes for the District 49 seat in the Indiana Senate. Tomes has held the seat since 2010 and neither candidate currently has a primary...

University pushes back Phase I of construction

University pushes back Phase I of construction

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

February 5, 2018


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Correction: Completion of Phase I of the Physical Activities Center (PAC) has been pushed back to December. The Shield previously reported Phase II construction would not be completed until December but construction of that phase will not begin until the fall. “We added an additional section of work and some st...

University airs ‘Super Bowl’ commercial

University airs ‘Super Bowl’ commercial

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

February 3, 2018


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The university’s push to increase enrollment kicked off in a ‘super’ way Sunday. As part of a new marketing campaign, the university will unveil a new commercial that will debut tomorrow, the day of the Super Bowl. The commercial features a young woman, who is played by a hired actress, exploring ...

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Poll: Students unsure about post-grad success

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 30, 2018


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Graphic by Monica Smith Students across the country are feeling less assured that they will graduate with the necessary skills to prepare them for the workforce. A 2017 Gallup/Strada national student survey poll shows that current college students are less confident that they will graduate with...

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

January 27, 2018


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As the university seeks the institution’s next president, the search committee is taking a closed-door approach to the selection process. Chair of the Presidential Search Committee and Board of Trustees Harold Calloway said applications to replace retiring President Linda Bennett are now in a more fina...

Foundation to form new student board

Foundation to form new student board

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 23, 2018


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Students with a passion for philanthropy will be given an opportunity to participate in their interests beginning next semester.   The university Foundation will be accepting applications for a new Foundation Student Advisory Board throughout the semester. “They will be providing a student ...

Women arrested for drunk driving on USI-Burdette Trail

Women arrested for drunk driving on USI-Burdette Trail

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 22, 2018


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A motorist was arrested for drunk driving Saturday night after their jeep struck a concrete safety pylon on the USI-Burdette Park Trail. A sheriff’s deputy saw 33-year-old Tara Evans of Evansville speeding through a parking lot near the entrance of the trail around 9 p.m. in a white Jeep Wrangl...

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