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Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Empire Contractors awarded PAC construction

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
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The Board of Trustees Finance and Audit committee elected to award Evansville construction company Empire Contractors the contract for the renovation of the Physical Activities Center (PAC). “The project is without a doubt going to be a transformational moment for our campus, our students and this c...

Day of Silence to promote bullying awareness

Day of Silence to promote  bullying awareness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
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After a short hiatus from the university, the national Day of Silence has returned. After a three year absence, the Day of Silence, which intends to bring awareness to the “silencing” effects of anti-LGBT bullying, will be held in Carter Hall Wednesday April 19 from 7-9 p.m. The event is sponsore...

‘We should not be daunted’

‘We should not be daunted’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 12, 2017
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In its 11th year, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” once again attempts to tackle an ongoing issue. The event featured male students, faculty and community members who walked a mile in high heels and pledged to never “commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.” Also known as the Na...

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 6, 2017
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The Faculty Senate is looking to increase salary transparency within the university. In a formal request sent to the Faculty Senate for action, Liberal Arts Representative Chuck Conaway charged the Faculty and Academic Affairs subcommittee to work with the Economic Benefits subcommittee and the Office of ...

Senior claims top honor

Senior claims top honor

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 6, 2017
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Evan Stieler said during the college search he wanted to go somewhere that would let him play basketball. “I think I was in that mindset of the high school athlete like ‘oh I have to keep playing,’” he said. Stieler, a senior biology major, will be awarded the President’s Medal at commen...

‘Yarnstorm’ hits campus

‘Yarnstorm’ hits campus

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
April 6, 2017
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Last Sunday, students from Leigh Anne Howard’s Advanced Performance class ‘yarnstormed’ campus in an effort to visually communicate the ideas and theories they discussed in class. The Shield sat down with Howard, a Professor of Communication Studies, to talk about her class project. The Shield: What was the ya...

Law Day speaker reflects on Scalia’s impact, health

Law Day speaker reflects on Scalia’s impact, health

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 31, 2017
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Since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February of last year, the U.S. Supreme Court has been deadlocked 4-4 in several major cases, but that could change soon with the nomination of a new judge. “He is still very much with us today in context,” Professor emeritus at the University of Albany...

Upperclassmen program struggles for numbers

Upperclassmen program struggles for numbers

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
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Phil Parker said he “would love” for the percentage of university students using Career Services and Internships to be higher, and he thinks the numbers should be higher because of the events they put on. “There are things we do that students don’t always realize we’re the ones doing it, or t...

‘A different America’

‘A different America’

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor
March 28, 2017
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Immigration continues to be a topic of debate both at the university and abroad. David Haines, a professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at George Mason University, presented his discussion “Refuge in America” in Carter Hall Wednesday night. The discussion was centralized around Haines...

Women in leadership roles headlines IPSA conference

Women in leadership roles headlines IPSA conference

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 28, 2017
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In an “era of lowered expectations,” Kristina Sheeler said the road ahead is tough for women when it comes to political candidacies. Sheeler, a Professor of Communication Studies at IUPUI, was the keynote speaker at the Indiana Political Science Association conference Friday in Carter Hall. Her...

Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

Archie’s Army aims to break from SGA

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 28, 2017
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In just two years, Archie’s Army has outgrown its SGA roots. Archie’s Army, which is the “student cheer block” at university sporting events according to SGA’s website, was brought up as an initiative to the General Assembly last year to recreate the former student section, Red Zone, curr...

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Sodexo now offering food-ordering app

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 22, 2017
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USI dining services began offering a new food-ordering app Tapingo on campus Monday. The app allows customers to order food or drinks from anywhere on campus and pick it up within the designated time. The Shield sat down with Food Service General Manager Lamar Patterson to discuss the app and how it w...

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